Monthly Archives: February 2011

Trailer | Revenge of the Nerds (X-Men: First Class)

So I’m coming to terms with the fact that I’m not a daily blog type of writer. I just can not sit, and write daily. I can’t think about writing after thinking about tons of other crap the whole day.

To cheer myself up I decided to watch this……

This looks epic! I’m not sure of origin of the script (that’s another blog), but from the looks of it the Producers are trying to re-boot the X-Men franchise. I don’t blame them. X-Men: Last Stand was a weak final installment of the recent Trilogy started by Bryan Singer (Who is Producing X-Men: First Class).

Considering trailers are made to make you WANT to see a film, it’ll be interesting to see how the movie does. So far I like it.

I had a quick conversation with a friend earlier in the week about how all the things people used to make fun of nerds for doing (Reading Comic Books, Playing Video Games, etc…) are all BIG business now. As of 2009 video game sales reaches as much as $10 billion, and comic books / graphic novels reached over $400 million. It’s no wonder Hollywood has been looking for more original content in these two industries. Who wouldn’t when you already have a built in fan base.

Unless you get it completely wrong……

Until next time.

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Music Video | Goonie J – Goonie Going Hammer

Photo by. R. Raven

My first intro to Goonie J was his video for So Easy. Part of the Good Life Music Group, Goonie brings his raw lyrical style to the already saturated Chicago Hip Hop scene. However he’s not one to over look. Below is his latest video promo for his up coming project, Hip Hop Jr, Directed by Sense Hernandez.


Trailer | Captain America: The First Avenger

As a young Filmmaker I told myself there are 5 movies that I would love to make.

This is one of them.

As a child Captain America was one of my favorite Comic Book Heroes. A man genetically modified to be a fighting symbol for this country. In a time when America was at it’s proudest. Fighting Nazi’s and saving the world from evil on both coasts.

I personally think its pretty cool for a super hero to not have powers to take down the villain. Much like Batman, in the DC Verse, Captain America uses this physical prowess, and tactical skill to get the job done.

So it’s no surprise to know that I was ecstatic when I heard they were making a Cap film. With Marvel now in control of all their character properties, they now tying all their films together leading up to the big Avengers film in 2012.

During Super Bowl XLV, Paramount and Marvel Studios released their first TV Spot revealing the transformation of Steve Rogers into Captain America. It also featured some quick action scenes, and an appearance of the Red Skull. Also from the looks of it, the producers are keeping the story in WW II era, and probablly ending with Cap joining the Avengers.

I can’t wait!!!

Official Captain America: The First Avenger Website


News | “The Dark Knight Rises will blow your mind!”

Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight (2008)

Why so serious?

Why?

Because it’s make or break time for Christopher Nolan, and crew as they continue on Pre-Production for the 3rd installment of the current Batman film series. Unfortunately comic book movie series have always had bad luck with the with the third, and usually final film based on our beloved characters. Have you ever seen Spider-Man 3….X-Men: Last Stand….or how about Blade Trinity?

The answer is No.

No one saw these films, and if they did they immediately told everyone not to see them. For this reason Dark Knight Rises needs to be a solid hit. This means David S. Goyer (Writer), Nolan, and cast have to be on point. If they do, it could solidify the series as a “Perfect Trilogy”.

Well this article by Cinematical may have given us a hint that it just might be.

The Dark Knight’s Director of Photographer, Chicago’s Own Wally Pfister, on a recent talk show said, “–He’s done it. Its a phenomenal script.”

Pfister also goes on to tell that we will see more IMAX scenes in the film.

Check out the article at Cinematical.

Dark Knight Rises is set to be released July 20, 2012.


Happy Trails

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What horrible timing for me to start a daily blog right before I leave for a week to work on a production. No computer access however was a blessing however because the only why I’ve been able to pass the time with reading blogs about Sundance, and the relevance of Indie Film.

I should be writing a full blog with links, pics, and video of myself and the Windy City Poker Film Crew’s fun week in Jacksonville. However we’ve been stranded in Northern Florida for another day due to snow.

Southwest didn’t even answer the phone till this morning, leaving their phones off the hook overnight because of the high volume of calls. Not a bad place to get stuck. A little muggy, but not a snow flake in sight.

So hopefully I’ll be able to give everyone a Behind the scenes look at our Indie produced Poker TV show, where the winner took home over $100K.

Until then safe travels everyone.