August 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my absence from WordPress. I am determined to never let that day arrive. Yes, it would be far more momentous, far more glamorous for me to return on the day, albeit one year later, that I left, but I thought it necessary to post on here today! I do apologise to all of you who read my blog, for it has been an interesting year and I have not had the commitment to update this space in a very long time.
Though I am here with good news. I will be relaunching my blog, whilst not as fast as I maintained it during 2010, but I will attempt to get in a minimum of at least 2 film reviews per month. As for the Video Of The Week, I’ll leave that up to you, my audience, whether or not you would care to see it return (please feel free to comment). Additionally, I will be maintaining a nonchalant approach to my blog, I can see that during 2010, what started as a means of expression became a chore. A lot has changed in a year, including myself, and whilst I am now busy with a multitude of projects, I will be actively attempting to keep this blog fully updated.
Now if any of you have been in contact outside of my blog, you very well may know about the Halo film that’s being made. No, not by Peter Jackson, but by a dedicated team of Halo fans who also happen to be very skilled at what they do, in order to create Halo: Faith. Now this is no ordinary film, a hard-working band of brothers (by gaming preferences) have come together with highly skilled professionals who have worked on the likes of ’Avatar’, ‘The Hulk’, and ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’ to create an intense, revolutionary live-action fan-film of one of the largest gaming franchises in the world.
Now I have the luxury of working on the project, I’m the International Promotions Coordinator, developing the promotional artwork (see above) for the project and I can tell you that it is going to be absolutely huge. If you would like to know more information, you can check out the Halo: Faith Facebook page. Now posters aren’t the only things I bring with me today. We at Halo: Faith are going all out, especially on our soundtrack, which has been produced by two very fantastic composers, Giancarlo Feltrin & Daniel Ciurlizza. Here is a sample of one of the songs from the soundtrack and I can only hope it makes you as excited as it does me. You can also find more songs from the Halo: Faith OST here and here.
Now I’m sure you may be wondering when you’re going to get to see it (that is if you haven’t already glanced at my posters). You’ll be pleased to know that you can see it on November 20th, 2011. Just days after the release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Halo: Faith will be having a limited theatrical release, meaning it will play in theatres at select locations, however the film itself is also being released in association with Machinima and can be found on YouTube as well as on their website. The film will be available to download in beautiful 1080p, for all those HD-junkies (like myself). Now finally, if you would like to get an insight in to my brain, or for that matter anyone else’s working on Halo: Faith, you can go on over to Sikdailymags to read exclusive interviews with cast and crew members.
July 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
Over the years, director, producer and screenwriter Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma) has brought numerous films, comics and television series to life. Since he started, like anyone he’s had his ups and downs, but it’s safe to say that ‘Cop Out‘ is one really big up, despite what most critics are saying. ‘Cop Out’ stands out to be one of the funnier few films which this decade has provided, it’s a feel-good film which isn’t supposed to be taken as seriously as it has been. It’s evidently filled to the brim with hilarious skits and gags, which are silly but also memorable. ‘Cop Out’ effectively pays homage to a genre that always gives and never takes, but manifests itself as a guilty pleasure, getting less respect than Ronald McDonald at a clown convention. It’s a film which has been seriously under appreciated and underrated for what it is, the dorky, younger cousin to ‘Lethal Weapon‘.
‘Cop Out’ features two NYPD partners on the trail of a stolen, ultra-rare, mint-condition baseball card who find themselves up against a merciless, baseball-obsessed gangster. stoic macho man Jimmy (Bruce Willis – Die Hard, 12 Monkeys, The Fifth Element) is the veteran detective whose missing baseball card is his only hope to pay for his daughter’s upcoming wedding, and Paul (Tracy Morgan - SNL, 30 Rock, Death At A Funeral) is Jimmy’s “partner-against-crime” whose preoccupation with his wife’s alleged infidelity makes it hard for him to keep his eye on the ball.
With the likes of Adam Brody (Mr. & Mrs. Smith,Thank You for Smoking, Jennifer’s Body), Kevin Pollak (Ricochet, End Of Days, A Few Good Men) and Seann William Scott (Dude, Where’s My Car?, American Pie, Role Models), starring alongside Willis and Morgan whose chemistry is capitalized throughout the film and all of whom give fantastic performances, insures ‘Cop Out’ to be a laugh and a half. With a stable pace, plot line and cameos from those such as Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl, Vanilla Sky, Alvin & The Chipmunks) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Eurotrip, 17 Again) I’d say it’s well worth watching and certainly recommended!