Sunday, November 25, 2012

film reviews and covenfilm tidbits

The first film i wanna talk about is The perks of being a wallflower.
Release date -October 12,2012. Plot- based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky. This is about a 15 year old Charlie ( Logan Lerman) , an endearing and naive outsider, coping with  his first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The int overt freshman is taken under the wing of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. I loved this film very much. The roles were strong with a tight storyline.

Covenfilm Tidbits- When Patrick holds up his report card, the name at the top says " Patrick nothing". In the book " the perks of a wallflower" Patrick was called nothing because he was always called Patty and one day he said "listen, you either call me Patrick or call me nothing", so his nickname was became nothing.

 Though not explicitly shown on screen or mentioned, the film is set during the 1991-1992 school year. Just as it was in the book. Music,technology, and clothing styles all reference this as well.

The "tunnel song" which is "heroes" by David Bowie, was covered for the "Godzilla" soundtrack by none other than the wallflowers.

The perks of a wallflower was shot in Pittsburgh,Pa.

The next film is Chasing Mavericks.
Release DATE- October 26,2012
Plot- The inspirational true story of real life surfing phenom Jay Moriarity. When 15 year Jay discovers that the mythic mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on earth, is not only real, but exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it. As Jay and Frosty embark on their quest to accomplish the impossible, they form a unique friendship that transforms both their lives, and their quest to tame mavericks becomes about far more than surfing.I really liked this film. It had a strong storyline and some amazing shots.

Covenfilm Tidbits- 6 red epics were lost while shooting the mavericks surf footage.

My next film Seeking a friend for the end of the world.
Release date- June 22,2012
This film was very strong, as it showed a man going through day to day life struggles, plus the end of the world was going to happen in four weeks. I really thought the ending was cinematic and very well done.It was Steve Carell's best performance.

Covenfilm Tidbit- the movie was shot on Arri Alexa's and edited on Advid software. makeup was by Mac.

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