Movie Review – Beneath the Darkness (2012) (R)

We open with a man jogging at night along a wooded road with his dog. Another man quickly catches up to him. This would be Ely (Dennis Quaid), the local mortician. What begins as a cordial conversation immediately escalates into something much more terrifying when Ely pulls a gun on the man. He orders the man to act normally and jog towards a van. The now panicked man repeatedly asks what this is about. Ely angrily asserts that the man knows exactly what this is about.

How To Save Money On Your Cable TV Bill

Cable television is getting more expensive every year. Find out three ways how you can effectively lower your monthly cable bill without sacrificing much of what you and your family like to watch.

Getting a Great Headshot

It’s the simplest thing in the world but most actors get it wrong. And photographers get it wrong and ironically, many headshot photographers working specifically with actors get it wrong. What’s the secret? Nothing. Doing nothing. All you have to do is be yourself in front of a camera. Simple.

Movie Review – Project X (2012) (R)

Is Project X a cautionary tale of irresponsible teenagers, or is it a glorification of underage debauchery? I wish I could answer this question. The film is nothing if not an eighty-eight-minute lesson in sending mixed signals, which will not do any favors for its primary audience (you and I both know its R rating will not deter those under the age of seventeen from seeing it).

Movie Review – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012) (PG)

Thirty years before Al Gore was demonized for telling the truth about global warming, Dr. Seuss was chastised for promoting environmentalism in his book The Lorax. Even before its publication in 1970, global deforestation was a major problem, and it continues to this day, especially in tropical regions. I will not provide the statistics here; there’s more than enough quality information on the net for you to research.

Movie Review – Snowtown (2012) (Not Rated)

Between 1992 and 1999, seven people were either directly responsible for or complicit in a South Australian torture and murder spree. Eleven people were confirmed victims, while a twelfth was dropped from the case due to lack of evidence. Eight of the bodies were stored in six acid-filled barrels, which were moved by the perpetrators to various locations before finally being stored in a disused bank vault in the sleepy hamlet of Snowtown.

Movie Review – Boy (2012) (Not Rated)

The key word in Boy is “potential.” It’s repeatedly spoken aloud by the title character (James Rolleston), an eleven-year-old Maori living in Waihau Bay, New Zealand in 1984. Initially, he has no idea what it means. All the same, he thinks he has plenty of it. From our perspective, his circumstances suggest otherwise; he lives a meager existence on a farm with his grandmother, Nan (Mavis Paenga), his kid brother, Rocky (Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu), a pet goat named Leaf, and several cousins.

The Vampire Diaries – Family Ties

This article is about the fourth Vampire Diaries episode of season one. It shows the most important happenings in the episode.

Are You Enjoying The Pawn Stars Show Yet?

The History Channel has a rather unique reality show called Pawn Stars. It is the number one rated cable show for 7 weeks in a row now and it just keeps on getting more and more popular. This is what it’s all about.

Rango and the Recession

Equal parts Chinatown and Blazing Saddles, Rango offers an inspired reworking of some classic themes in American political culture. Its surrealist visual flair suggests how Tim Burton or Quentin Tarantino might rework the Western genre, while its poignant political narrative manages to connect the pulse of populist outrage that underlies many tales of the American frontier to the politics of today’s Great Recession. The frontier was often the story of booms and busts, and the town of Dirt speaks to a rich tradition of big dreams crashing into bitter reality; given the nation’s latest brush with economic disaster, the adventure of a chameleon who tries to outwit corrupt politicians and speculators seems all too familiar.

An Eye Catching Set Design

Depending on whether the set design is for something live (like plays, or TV shows that are shot in front of a live audience) or whether they are to be seen on TV or movies, the types of special effects, and the additional tools that a designer is going to incorporate when developing the set design are also going to vary.Considering all of the factors and elements that must go in to creating a particular set design, designers have to consider all aspects of how to create the perfect set design.

Movie Review: Warrior

Warrior tells the story of two struggling brothers, who after being apart for over fourteen years are now set to clash in ‘Sparta’ a mixed martial arts tournament. Warrior takes a modern approach to the well-trodden fight-film formula by swapping boxing for Mixed martial arts (MMA) offering not just one, but two fighter’s stories. Very much a film of two rounds, the first a well handled, moving melodrama that sets the tone for the climatic, brotherly bash, with both brother’s stories being told separately.