Sunday, June 24, 2012

Review - Brave

A young Scottish princess, who is determined to make her own path, defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trailers - The Master

Paul Thomas Anderson is back with his first feature film in five years "The Master," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, and Amy Adams. While fans of PT Anderson know it has been a long time coming, it is clear that he wasn't just messing about, he was working on what looks to be a remarkable film. A while back the first teaser hit and left me dumbfounded and now a second teaser has been released in much of the same vein. Take a look at both of these eerie trailers below...

KCET Summer Cinema Series

KCET's Summer Cinema Series is back and it is full swing having already hosted two dates but there are still seven nights left to attend. Last year I covered KCET's weekly cinema series and this year I have returned to cover what I can (busy schedule permitting). Moderator Pete Hammond is also back behind the microphone asking some great questions to talent of the films being screened. Just what is being screened you ask, take a look below...

Monday, June 18, 2012

"Bad" Movies I Love

All my life I continue to consume as many movies as I can. Movies of all variety from the schlock on late night cable to highly rated films that are touted as the cream of the crop each year. Movies are my escape, they are my window into new things and perspectives, they give me an outlet from everything else going on in the world. Watching a wide swath of films over the course of my life I have seen countless movies that others may deem as "bad" but for whatever reason I connected with them. These titles gave me some form of joy that may be deemed strange or foreign to others. These are ten "bad" movies I love in no particular order inspired by @bobfreelander of Rupert Pupkin Speaks...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Letter to Readers

In the four and a half years I have been running this site my frequency of writing has fluctuated up and down. I started this site with lofty goals of becoming a major film news site doing an extreme amount of aggregate blogging. I tried and maintained to write at least three to five posts a day for well over a year. Over the years I refined down my writing into more focused op-ed pieces about stuff that really peeked my interests, coverage of film related events I attended, and reviews of every new theatrical film I saw each calendar year. As you may or may not know I am a full time social science teacher in El Monte High School District. It is my number one profession, a career I hold very dear to my heart. Over the last two years I have been working towards my Clear Credential. It has been a long process with constant reflection and assessment of not only my students but of myself as a professional educator. It is a process that has finally reached its climax and I wanted to share with you my readers the other side of my writing, my educational side. Below I have included a reflection letter to readers on my last two years as a preliminary educator in BTSA working towards my Clear Credential.