Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Take On Why I Love Movies

The reason I love movies so much is similiar to those who love to read. When watching a movie I can escape into the characters world for a while, feel what they feel, sypathize, empathize, and analyize what the character is going through. Watching movies is lathargic for me. I love it when a movie moves me to think, laugh, or even cry. I enjoy this time away from worry about what is going on in my own life. I can hide away in a theater, or sit at home in my most comfortable chair and just enjoy being entertained. I mean I learn loads of useless entertainment knowledge, but it is my passion. Since I am wanting to become a screenplay writer, it allows me to study the interaction of characters and their surroundings. I look at it as my study tool. If you want to be good at something, you have to study it out in your mind! I love the feeling of thoughts flowing through my mind after a good movie. It is at this point when I decide if a movie is worth my while or not. So thank you for those of you who actually read this blog!!! Thank you!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

AFF- Bloodworth

AFF delivers again! This is an Oscar worthy film in my book! Killer soundtrack and Kris Kristopherson wrote a song just for this movie! He also plays the Grandfather who returns to town after 40 years of being gone! The story is a heart wrenching journey of a young man surrounded by pains and woes trying to find his way in the world. The Bloodworth family has been dysfunctional ever since the patriarch of the family had left. Just an outstanding cast of characters! Love this film. It is rumored to be available this coming May!

AFF- S&M Lawn Care

First off, these guys are funny! Check out their website http://singletree-productions.com/. This movie, though low budget, was well done! They have great comedy and if they keep it up, they will soon become cult classics! This movie entails two friends who own a lawn care business and when competition moves in on their territory, it is time to get to work! Remember that if the sign says ICEE then by all means call it a freaking ICEE!!! :) I wish we knew more about distribution on this is film. As for now we will just have to wait and see!

AFF- Robert Rodriquez presents Sin City

Sin City in blue ray...freaking sweet! My first blue ray film and it was great! As always killer all star cast, and if you haven't seen it yet, go check it out! It is worth it! There was only one sad note of the day, Robert Rodriquez was scheduled to be there for Q and A, but did not show! But we can forgive him because he is hard at work filming Spy Kids 4 here in Austin! :)

AFF- High School

This one is a great stoner flick! Imagine your entire school getting high off "special" brownies. Totally funny! Adrian Brodie and Collin Hanks were hysterical! It is one to add to the list of greats like Friday, and Half-Baked. Extra bonus was Collin Hanks was actually there and he is a very nice young man. He took the time to answer our questions and was very down to earth! It is always cool when actors can take the time to hear their fans! :)

AFF- I Love You Phillip Morris

Jim Carey and Ewan McGregor disearve big props for their acting abilities. The story line was good and so was the acting. You have Jim Carey playing an ex cop con artist who falls in love with Ewan Mc Gregor's character in prison. It was an interesting movie. That's about all I can say towards this one. You will have to check it out for yourself.

AFF- The Last Lovecraft

This movie fell short of the mark for me. It was well written, and had the budget been a bit bigger, could have been so much better. I do give kudos though to all the actors, writers, producers..ect. They did the best they could with what they had. But if you enjoy a cheesy semi science fiction flick, then this would be right up your alley. I could see this on Mystery Science Theater 3000 one day.

AFF- Adios Mundo Cruel

First off this movie is subtitled in English. I still highly recommend it. It is hilarious. A man loses his job and inadvertently begins working with a local gang. His wife is obsessed with her soap opera, and somehow he figures stealing a lion will solve everything. There is a lot of comedy that just makes this film great! Hopefully they will get distribution so it will be available for everyone! :)

Austin Film Fest

So folks, the Austin Film Festival is underway! It has been a great time thus far and we still have three nights of movies left!! The next few posts will be all films that I have seen at the festival so far! Hope you all enjoy :)


This movie was great! Funny and action packed! Lots of good action scenes with great visuals. John Malcovich was amazing as a paranoid freak. Bruce Willis character was both sweet and hardcore. It was great to see him switch back and forth that way. I highly recommend this film. It was great fun! :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunset Blvd

Ok so this is now my number 2 all time favorite movie!! Wonderfully written and directed by Billy Wilder. Love the story and the acting was amazing. Great quotes and just awesome dialogue all around. I understand now why so many people love this movie! If you have not checked it out, do so asap! It's an oldie but goody! :)