The Black List 2016

A running feature on this site is to always (at least three other times in 4 years) link back to the yearly Black List: a list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood. Keep in mind these are the best in terms of being most-talked about rather than quality, which is why the fruition of…

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

Uncharted 4 & Overwatch lead nominations w/ 7 & 6 respectively. Titanfall 2 w/ 4 & Quantum Break shutout. It is interesting to note the changes from year to year; as performance categories have smartly melded into one of voice and performance capture gender inclusive category. VR is a new addition and curiously, the best…

Angelina Jolie’s divorce from Brad Pitt raises BIGGER QUESTIONS!

In what is untangling as a darkly yet perfectly tinged cursed web of Fincher-esque conspiracy: The perceived Cradle Robber of Life, or Something Like It is seeking custody for all 6 children with visitation rights for the Perpetually young Vampire/ true to life form of Benjamin Button– Bradley vs. Pittsburgh. It will likely either devolve…

Hollywood Misuse of Trailer Card Captions

There is a small unaddressed issue in movie trailers for as many as they have. Many use the Title Card captions incorrectly, failing to capitalize or use name recognition. Often trailer editors use the same film as a marker of success too often thinking they can fool the audience with the same film every time…

Suicide Squad Divide: Critics v. Fans

Contains mild spoilers for Suicide Squad. Not enough to convince you to not see the film. Your most loyal friends are the ones that stick with you through thick and thin. I admire those who defend Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice because Zack Snyder is a unique visual stylist who at least tried, though…

Background Check: What makes ‘NERVE’ very interesting.

NERVE, stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and a ton of YouTube celebrities in a film about a game of truth of dare…but without the truth. NERVE has non-stop, hyper-stylized thrills with an awesome soundtrack to match and you just might like it! Here’s the trailer: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIUSEw9YVPM] Filmmaker Resume: From the directors of Catfish [the controversial…

Case 3: Crisis Communication – The Microsoft Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death

Analysis/ Context of Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Problem Affecting Stakeholders Figure 1:Crisis framing applied to the Xbox 360’s life cycle The scope of Microsoft’s Billion-dollar problem: ‘Xbox 360’s Red Ring of death’ coined by the early social media age of the mid 2000’s is difficult to discern, because it is so unique in nature. Its place…

Modern Electronic Film Composing in the 2010’s: Case ‘Legacy & Oblivion’

Featuring the music composed by “Daft Punk” and “M83”: Mission Statement: Big-time Hollywood director Joseph Kosinski made his mark on movie history landing an expensive debut with Tron Legacy and following it up with the relatively big Oblivion, an adaptation of his own sci-fi treatment. Both times he collaborated with musicians outside the movie industry….

6 Ambitious, Modern Movie Directors Who Stepped Their Game Up

I remember when I was 14 seeing the movie Disturbia in theatres. Afterwards impressed I said to my dad, ‘I’m surprised that movie was so good since the director hadn’t really done anything before.’ ‘Well where do you think good experience comes from?’ These following directors came from backgrounds that don’t exactly suggest the perfect…