Saturday, September 22, 2018

"Being a writer or any kind of artist is about being comfortable with vulnerability." - Meg LeFauve, writer of INSIDE OUT

"Being a writer or any kind of artist is about being comfortable with vulnerability." - Meg LeFauve, writer of INSIDE OUT from Facebook
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"A great horror (film) is the embodiment of the fears of society at a specific period in time." - somebody quoting somebody else I don't know

"A great horror (film) is the embodiment of the fears of society at a specific period in time." - somebody quoting somebody else I don't know from Facebook
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

A ★★★½ review of The Predator (2018)


I lowered my rating to 3 1/2 stars (and could go lower as I think more about it). I was watching Chris Stuckman's review of THE PREDATOR (*spoiler* he hated it) and he put his finger on why I felt so weirded/off-put by this movie: there's practically no suspense. The 1st was all about suspense, granted this was our introduction to the alien hunter. But in this latest film, even with the introduction of the Predator hounds & the Super Predator, they all just show up and cause havok. There's no build, there's just a lot of high ideas but little craft in binding it all into a cohesive, meaningful narrative. So while I appreciate this film offering me 2nd thoughts, it's very disjointed & juvenile in comparison to the 1st 2 films (& maybe the 3rd but I'llhave to rewatch it, & I'm not including any AVP films). #facebook

Friday, September 14, 2018

A ★★★★ review of The Predator (2018)


I somewhat admire PREDATOR's conventional yet unconventional feel. But mostly it had a few good unexpected laughs in it. #facebook

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

I Will Make You Mine: Surrogate Valentine 3


So I have this strange passive relationship with the SURROGATE VALENTINE films. My name appears in the credits of both movies so far (including the sequel DAYLIGHT SAVINGS), mostly because I sent my Japanese film students to go work on the productions (in probably the same way a parent sends their kids off to boarding school). But many of the films I've shot also shared screen space with the SURROGATE series at various festivals, so they've rotted a soft nostalgic spot in my rock of a heart. All that said, I'm most excited to see how the film looks being lensed on the RED Helium Monochrome camera which is quite apropos since all the other films were post-processed to black and white (if I'm not mistaken). So give and let live I say - support the film in its becoming! #facebook

With all the leaks, Apple products are now the worst kept secret. There are just no surprises anymore.

With all the leaks, Apple products are now the worst kept secret. There are just no surprises anymore. from Facebook
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Hmmm, so the original iPhone X is completely gone while the iPhone 8 and even 7 are sticking around? Does that mean the X will drop in price as an antiquated model? Or will it become a rare commodity and be ridiculously pricey and hard to get?

Hmmm, so the original iPhone X is completely gone while the iPhone 8 and even 7 are sticking around? Does that mean the X will drop in price as an antiquated model? Or will it become a rare commodity and be ridiculously pricey and hard to get? from Facebook
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Nothing all that exciting with the iPhone Xs camera - that's one of Apple's strong suits.

Nothing all that exciting with the iPhone Xs camera - that's one of Apple's strong suits. from Facebook
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No Pencil support for the iPhone Xs? That would've been a nice bonus.

No Pencil support for the iPhone Xs? That would've been a nice bonus. from Facebook
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We now live in a world where the Apple iPhone has a bigger 6.5" screen than my Samsung Note 9 6.4" screen.

We now live in a world where the Apple iPhone has a bigger 6.5" screen than my Samsung Note 9 6.4" screen. from Facebook
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iPhone Xs - "s" stands for "still has the annoying camera bump."

iPhone Xs - "s" stands for "still has the annoying camera bump." from Facebook
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Jeezus Apple, just make a circular watch already - your rounded rectangle is practically there.

Jeezus Apple, just make a circular watch already - your rounded rectangle is practically there. from Facebook
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Uh-oh, Apple's resorting to cinematic parody to lead into their announcements - it's like the MTV Movie Awards.

Uh-oh, Apple's resorting to cinematic parody to lead into their announcements - it's like the MTV Movie Awards. from Facebook
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