Golden Globe winners ! 

Picture, Drama: “The Revenant.”

  

–Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Martian.”

  
–Actor, Drama: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant.”

  
Actress, Drama: Brie Larson, “Room.”  
–Director: Alejandro Inarritu, “The Revenant.”

  
–Actor, Musical or Comedy: Matt Damon, “The Martian.”

  
–Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy.”

  
–Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, “Creed.”

  
–Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs.”

  
–Foreign Language: “Son of Saul.”

  
–Animated Film: “Inside Out.”

  
–Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs.”

  
–Original Score: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight.”

  
–Original Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” music and lyrics by Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes), “Spectre.”

  

 

My Star Wars recap- Pre The Force Awakens

Before We all see Disney’s mega blockbuster Star Wars The Force Awakens opens tonight! inpreparation for this massive pop cultural event I decided to watch all six pre existing films before this one came out !

This journey has been great. Me and my girlfriend  have finally watched all the films and I am so excited for The force awakens now. Rewatching all of them reminded me of my childhood. Star Wars are not just movies or films, but they are part of thezeitgeist and are engrained into our culture as much as if not more than any other film franchise.  

My order of the films from best toi worst would have to be

  
Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back 

Return of the Jedi

The Revenge of the Sith     

The Clone Wars

The Phantom Menace 

Enjoy this awesome time to be a fan of Star Wars and film all together !  

  

The Wolfpack

Lower east side manhatten, New York City, This is the location for 2015’s The Wolfpack. This unsettling look into a sheltered famlies views on life through the films they love is odd to say the least. The Wolfpack is about a family who consists of a father and mother with seven children who live in a cramped apartment together. The kids act out life through the films they love. Cardboard sets from the Dark Knight to Pulp Fiction litter the house. The boys all have problems coping with social problems caused by their lack of a social life. The boys memorize and act out all of their favorite movies.

The boys have a straineed relationship with the father who you find out is very strange himself. He does not work and does not want the familiy speaking with anyone outside the family. The basic idea of the film is a documentary crew films their lifes and chronicles the struggle of the oldest boy with his transition into the real world as he challanges the orders and demands of his oppressive father. 

One of my favorite scenes that shows just how off and distant the boys are from society is a scene where the oldest boy dresses up like mucheal myers from Halloween and goes into a bank,store, and many other New York City stores. He is eventually arrested and taken to a mental health facility. He sees how the world really is after he returns and vows never to take his fathers demands again. 

The wolfpack is a great show of love for family and film. The boys will stop at nothing to contiune their passion of film while still sticking to their deep roots in family. I reccomend this to anyone who loves cinema. The parts where the boys are renacting the movies reminds me of Be Kind rewind but even moire crude if that is aven a possibility.  

    

The Martian podcast !

We are bringing Mark Wattney home this week on Silver Screen Fiends film podcast ! We will be discussing and reviewing Ridley Scott and Matt Damon’s The Martian based on Andy Weir’s book of the same title. Check out The Martian now in theaters and help #bringhimhome  

 

Movies to watch in October ! 

October is loaded this year with fun looking flicks. These are the movies I plan on going to the theater to see !

The martian 10/3

  
Knock knock 10/9

   
    
 Steve jobs 10/9

  
Beasts if no nation 10/16

  
Crimson peak-10/16

  
Scouts guide to the apocalypse -Halloween

  

31 days of Halloween day 2-Grave Encounters

Grave encounters is a B list horror flick about a group of ghost hunters who explore an abandoned sanitarium.
The film starts off with a producer saying that all the footage is not doctored this is real. Like all found footage flicks
The movie has a group TV show called grave encounters. They go to an insane asylum, it looks nothing will happen until shit hits the fan.
Grave encounters has some awesome ideas it just needs to execute them better. I love the parts where time is nonexistent and wings, doors, rooms, and areas of the building appear and disappear at will.
This actually reminds me of one of my favorite and most disturbing books I have ever read, House of leaves by, Mark Z Danielski.
Besides the few parts with a good spoke or creative scene in the film deserves a 4/10.

grave encounters