Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's a Tuesday, My name's Hartman... I edit goofy videos; I don't carry a badge.

Incidentally - that's Dawn of the Dead on TV.




I got a haircut! Seriously - I was starting to look pretty Swayze, I had the full Road House look going and it wasn't pretty. Sure feathered hair was a sign of male virility and potency, but that was like the 80's. Mel Gibson, Swayze, all the best action guys of the generation had that look. Well, maybe not Schwarzenegger... or Stallone... or Bruce Willis, but that was because he was starting to go bald already. If Willis wasn't going bald, he would definitely sport the feathered mullet and rock it.




Yes I know it's been a while and things have been going on that have kept me from posting. Well, I have been looking for a new job, but that's not it. And it's not that I have been lazy exactly, I have, but it's because I was getting caught up on TV. By that I mean I've been obsessively watching this season of Hannibal! You want a great show to get sucked into that's filled with suspense and dread and is just all around good and creepy. I like that! It's fun! Also I'm impressed with the level of gore - it's not that gory really - but for broadcast TV they're getting away with a lot. If you haven't given it a shot yet, the first season is streaming on Amazon Prime. the first season is a bit "murder of the week," but the main story thread is great and this second season is just awesome. Try it, wont you?

Another thing that's kept me from posting until now is I've gone to the movies a few times. I know - that should have gotten me on here posting up a review, but in my defense I refer you back to the previous codicil about Hannibal. That show is that good! Each episode builds and builds, not just covering territory we've already seen, but going into places only alluded to in the books. But enough about Hannibal. I went and saw The Grand Budapest Hotel which was friggen fantastic! Seriously, I've seen that with my wife twice in the theaters now - it's that good. It's Wes Anderson at his most madcap zany fun. It feels like a warped Blake Edwards movie and everyone should go see it IN THE THEATER! Screw home video. This is a theater movie. It's an experience - so go experience it! 5/5

Next I got to see 300: Rise of an Empire. I'll be honest. I loved this movie... right up to the last 5 minutes. It was fun! The visuals were incredible, leaps and bounds above the previous movie. The action is incredible. The gore effects are actual effects, liquid blood splatters about the sets. There ARE sets! And the 3D is incredible! Seriously one of the best live action movies to showcase how great and fun 3D can be... and then the last 5 minutes kicks in. Truly up to that point the movie is awesome, sure it's dumb, but it's a fun dumb. Then that last little bit kicks in, and for me, as a story teller, completely ruined it. I hate giving spoilers, but I will say I am not against narration, so long as there's a point, it can serve the story. It can provide character depth. However, that all depends on what character is telling the story - and the reveal of who is telling the story, was just stupid. Particularly because the narration drops out at a very logical midway point, and it fits, it's fine, but then that character's voice picks up in the last 5 minutes to talk about stuff that is happening IN REAL TIME! They're no longer telling a story! They're narrating what they're doing! That's like me talking about going to the bathroom while I'm going to the bathroom! So because of that last 5 minutes, this movie goes from being a 4/5 fun romp that I would happily buy on 3D Blu-ray, to an irritating, anger, rage inducing 1/5 for the laziest story telling possible that I will most likely never see ever again.

What else have I been doing? Well it just so happens I have FINALLY created my latest Epic Trailer! That's right ladies and gents - sit bat, relax, and enjoy my version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!


That's it for now - gotta get to work on the next trailer! Be good and see you soon!


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