Blu-ray

More Pick Ups Videos

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A few recent videos on my YouTube channel Vague Ramblings featuring some very cool additions to the collection (the always growing movie collection) plus an amazing Jason statue.

Film Festival

Ella Gets Into The Manhattan Short Film Festival

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I am proud to announce that Ella Gets A Promotion? will be showing at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It will be shown around the world(!) in a multi-theatre stream. Just amazing! Details are coming on all of the festivals Ella Gets A Promotion? will be showing at. Great to see our little film doing so well.

Filmmaking

No Witnesses Trailer

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The trailer for my new short film No Witnesses is online. I am looking into festival submission options. I haven’t looked in awhile so I am happily surprised by the amount of festivals out there. I’ll post more information on the film soon. In the meantime, here’s the trailer!  

Film History

Happy 40th Anniversary Jaws

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Hard to believe it but we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS. A film that not only terrified and thrilled me but fascinated and inspired me as well. I saw it for the first time when I was a kid on VHS. Even as a kid there was something about the film that drew you into it. I don’t mean just the naked girl who gets killed in the very beginning either.¬† The build into the story and the sense of how much this shark tears apart this community and the leading up to the, in some ways, modern Moby Dick sea hunt. JAWS shows the master work of a young director who showed that he was a talent to go in line with the greats before him. A lot has been written about the way the film works because how rarely we see the shark since […]

Films

Battle Royale Poster

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As some of you know one of my hobbies is collecting movie posters. Specifically for movies that have special meaning for me. One of my latest additions is a very cool one. I love the Japanese film BATTLE ROYALE released in 2000 but not released in the U.S. until 2011 on video. I first saw it in 2003 or 2004 thanks to a UK DVD release which was playable on Region 1 players. I had heard of the film since its release so the desire to see it was pretty high and the film did not disappoint. Memorabilia for it is a little hard to come by since it never was released in the U.S.A. theatrically outside of some film festival showings. So the only thing, in relation to film posters, are foreign releases including a cool U.K. quad poster and naturally from its Japanese release which is where I […]

Films

Update And Movie Trailers

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I know I haven’t posted in almost a month but things have been a little hectic. However, there will be an update video coming soon. I haven’t posted a Vague Ramblings video in awhile but it’s coming soon. I am coming up with ways to do them regularly. Ideally at least one a week if not more. Something I am super excited about are the movies coming out next year. I am behind in the movies this year (some I plan on seeing if they’re still playing within the next couple weeks) but next year there are a few I will see opening day. The main one for me, as is obvious if you know me or have been reading this blog, is for Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens. My Star Wars fandom knows no bounds and the fact that we’re seeing something that, to be honest, I […]