Entertainment

Five Film-Related Beach Reads for the Dog Days of Summer

It’s late in the season to be sure; deep into if not past the dog days of summer. The sun-soaked potential of June, July and August has curdled into an oppressive layer of damp heat hanging low in the atmosphere. Just a few months ago the promise of outdoor recreation presented itself as a reward for all of our hard work in Q’s 1 and 2. Now, it looms like a threat. But for better or worse, there’s still plenty of time left on the calendar to escape to the nearest beach, reservoir, pool, estuary or fjord for some well-deserved R&R. And—of course—to put a dent in Read More

Why ‘Brik’ Is A Comic Unlike Any Other

In an age of corporatized superhero blockbusters, writers Michael Benson and Adam Glass tell nuanced narratives. The duo first met on a picket line during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike. Benson had worked on HBO’s Entourage while Glass was getting ready to write and produce the CW sleeper hit Supernatural. A friendship was struck and suddenly the two were writing graphic novels together. Their creative partnership for Marvel has created stories where Deadpool is reimagined as a Cold War pulp thriller, Luke Cage wanders through a Prohibition-era Harlem defined by institutionalized racism, and the Punisher remains permanently trapped in his past hatreds. Throughout these immoral Read More

Stealing Time | Sci-Fi Time Travel Short Film

When a down-on-his-luck inventor builds a time machine to change the past, he unwittingly sets off a disastrous chain of events. This short film was made based on the following constraints: • Cannot take place entirely in one location. • Someone must say the words “time travel.” • Two characters must have a long-standing rivalry. • When one character was a kid, he/she used to wish he/she could travel back in time to see real-life dinosaurs. • One character is a wine lover and is very picky/elitist about their wine. • One character prefers bubble baths to showers. • Someone has to say: “I have to go Read More

The 10 Most Fun ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Episodes

This is not a list of the ten best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. You can find many such rankings highlighting the top moments aboard the USS Enterprise-D. These are the fun episodes, the ones we fire up on Hulu when we need 45 minutes of comfort television in the 24th century. Season 6, Episode 20 “The Chase” is a love-it-or-hate-it episode. The Cardassians, Klingons, Romulans, and Federation are all on the hunt for the same object, each trying to outsmart the next. But —SPOILER ALERT—the object in question turns out to be a recording revealing that the humanoid races of the Star Trek universe Read More

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 – HISHE REVIEW

After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Daniel shares his opinion on the film. There are spoilers here! Beware of your viewing. Watch More HISHEs: HTTPS://BIT.LY/HISHEPLAYLIST CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT HISHE.

Remembering Cinema’s Pioneering Women

ilm historian and author Anthony Slide, once described by Lillian Gish as “our preeminent historian of the silent film,” will attend the American Cinematheque’s 2017 Retroformat program “Comediennes of the Silent Era” on Sat., May 6, at 7:30 p.m., at the Spielberg Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Read more of the article by visiting this link.

Best Film Car Chases

The Art of the Car Chase from Filmnørdens Hjørne on Vimeo. The car chase montage (or supercut, if you will) is not exactly an original concept, but looking for an editing challenge, this one came up. Editing a car chase is no doubt hard and difficult work. Editing 50 of them together does make it easier depending on how strict your standards of continuity are. I tried to have “sections” of continuity – little scenes, that tell their own little stories, but don’t necessarily fit together as such. The most time consuming part of the process is no doubt finding and preparing the clips. It is also Read More

OSCARS – THIS MIGHT BE A YEAR WORTH WATCHING AGAIN

Great Movie Season = Great Awards Season

I think today will prove to be a good day for Oscar. People will naturally moan about the snubs of Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper and perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt all of whom turned in exceptional work this year. Alas, there are only so many spots to be had. View the official list of nominees here. I don’t agree with the high praise given to Ang Lee and Life of Pi. Does he deserve a Best Director nomination, maybe. His direction is undeniable but it is not Best Picture nomination worthy. The director is credited with the full package and his movie does not qualify. Read More

Betting On The Oscars – How To Make Some Dough

Of course you can bet on the Oscars at Sportsbook.com ($200 Max. Bet – Listed in Exotic Bets) GT Bets Sportsbook ($50 Max Win Amount), or Bodog Sportsbook (Large variety of Oscars bets – some very humorous like “Who Will Cry..”) or DSI Sportsbook. Bet Limits rise closer to Oscars Awards night. Also check out: http://www.easyodds.com/sports-betting/tv-and-awards-betting/awards/oscars.html for a great place to check the odds and most every conceivable place to put down any money on the Oscars. I must admit I have done this now for several years running starting in 2007. In 2007 I got heavily involved in online poker that year and even made a Read More

Academy Award’s 81st Best Picture Oscar (PREDICTION)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​81st Academy Awards Show: February 22, 2009 @ 8:00pm Sunday ​ Mmmmm. Smell that? That bitter sweet smell is Oscar. He cannot be stopped, he’s on the way. The film-like air that surrounds us once again is certainly that of our dear friend and enemy to some, Oscar. This year, for all movies released in the year 2008, might prove be a little smellier than in the last few years. I’m not sure whether Oscar will be as dark and brooding as last year’s 80th award winners. Winners such as There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men. The one thing I know that seems Read More