Mythical Movie Productions: Fact or Tact?

In the past decade, there have been some mythical and highly fictional movies that have been released, the criticism and controversies notwithstanding. One or two will be mentioned later on through this read. It will perhaps be too banal if this article were relentlessly carp about how Hollywood and other production ‘zones’ have stretched our imaginations to extreme levels with overly exaggerated films. The source of the myths that are now key themes in many successful films comprises old traditional tales, common but generally accepted myths, and fiction.

Old TV Series – The Best There Is

I love old television series. My favorites generally include those which were made before I was born. The shows were generally family friendly, had moral stories, and you didn’t have to follow the entire series to find out what is going on.

The Tree of Life Movie Review

Terrence Malick is a truly extraordinary and enigmatic filmmaker; over the course of the last 38 years, he has directed only five films, each one of which is widely regarded as a consummate masterpiece. The beauty and complexity of his images are almost in a league of their own. Between the sheer cinematic perfection of his work and its anti-prolific output, he is reminiscent of perhaps the cinema’s greatest auteur, the late Stanley Kubrick. His latest film is likely his best work to date (I still haven’t seen 1978′s Days of Heaven, widely regarded as his greatest achievement up until now), and it certainly feels like his most personal, while simultaneously tackling the huge metaphysical ideas of Kubrick’s own greatest work, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

Make Your Own Online Film School – Does It Make Sense?

DIY online film school? Can you learn filmmaking just from resources you can find on the Web or is it really necessary to go to a university film school? Much has changed in recent years and the answer to this question may surprise you.

Prince of Persia – Sands of Time Review

Prince of Persia -The Sands of Time, based on the popular video game, as is customary with Hollywood making a string of video games onto the big screen to appease fan demand. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) as our ubiquitous hero Prince Dastan who seems to be able to go back in time by the aide of a magical device, and the gorgeous Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Princess Tamina the guardian of the aforementioned magical device from which the movie obtains its name. We join the movie as Dastan, and his older brothers, Prince Garsiv played by Toby Kebbel (simply awesome in RockNRolla, and one of the stars to look out for), Richard Coyle (A Good Year) as Tus and their uncle Nizam played by the dependent Sir Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast), attack a fabled city, looking for the mythical treasure of the city, they do not find any treasure so to speak,but a princess who they are told is the Guardian of the city.

The Multi-Ending Movie Making Strategy Discussed – When Many Endings Are Better Than One

Have you ever watched a movie, and you didn’t like the ending? Well, you wouldn’t be alone, and I imagine this has happened to all of us at one time or another, sometimes because we’ve been tricked and the ending is an ironic twist, other times it’s a sad ending, it’s not what you expected, and you are not pleased. As movie producers and screenplay writers we need to make sure that we know what our audience is thinking, and although it’s nice to surprise them at an end of the movie, it’s also important to keep them happy.

Secrets of Making a Love Scene in a Movie

This is an article about the art of doing a love-scene in a film with another actor. It’s not the way you would imagine it. This is a unique look at a lovescene from an actress on the set of a film. Amber has done everything from musical theatre to films. She has produced television for the Discovery Channel, and also has directed scenes at the local college. She is an actress that studied her craft at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She is currently in production of Lot Lizard, which she is starring in.

Special Film Making Techniques

Film making is a type of entertainment and it takes place in all places of the world featuring all aspects of the real life stories like political, economical, love stories, and social. The objective of film making, is to come up to an idea on how to make an attractive and compelling for the audience to watch the movie, from the selection of a good story through script writing, shooting, directing then do some final editing after the film is done, and finally it will be distributed to the different cinema to the all different possible places for the audience.

Movie Review: Super 8 (2011)

Super 8 takes a winning formula and replicates it to a successful degree, but very little originality finds its way into the film. Comparisons to other movies are almost unavoidable, and though Steven Spielberg’s canon will certainly be included, such derivation works against the overall entertainment value of director J.J. Abrams’ efforts. The child actors are spectacular and their youthful exuberance keeps the excitement and adventure going even when the plot can’t quite catch up.

A Review on Jessica Sitomer – The Greenlight Coach

The other day I was able to go to my very first special guest workshop at The Actors Network. The headlined guest was a woman named Jessica Sitomer. She is known as the ‘Greenlight Coach’ for people in all facets of the entertainment industry.

Under Great Northern White Lights Review

When The White Stripes came out with their third album, White Blood Cells, they painted the music industry red, white and black. Their gimmicky outfits and claims of being brother and sister (a marriage certificate later confirmed that they had been married, but Jack kept Meg’s last name after the divorce) left some listeners thinking that they were nothing more than attention-seeking one-hit wonders. But by the time they made Icky Thump in 2007, they were universally regarded as one of the most innovative, raw rock bands to date.

Dogtooth Review

Let’s play a game, yeah? Let’s turn on the hot water faucet and all stick our fingers underneath the stream of scalding hot water. The person to leave their finger in the longest is the winner. It’ll be a game of endurance. Does that sound like fun?