Seven Psychopaths (2012) Review

Last Friday I had passes to check out a pre-release screening of Red Dawn (2012) (imdb.com), but Loretta and I didn't get to the theatre early enough and it filled up before we got inside. Not wanting to waste a trip to the theatre we...

Unruly Headgear: GoPro Cage Review

A while ago, I backed a Kickstarter (kickstarter.com) project for the Unruly Headcase/Headgear GoPro Case (lifeisunruly.com). I got the Headgear. It came in few months ago, but the shipment got lost in the mail when I moved. Fortunately, I finally got my hands on it;...

Looper (2012) +Commentary Review

One of the biggest film releases this year is Looper (2012) (imdb.com) from director Rian Johnson (rcjohnso.com). A lot of people I know, myself included, felt that it was the most anticipated film of the year. And it definitely didn't disappoint. You may be wondering why...

99 Ways to Tell a Story

If story is everything; and every story that can ever exist has already been told; then how can we create original (or at least seemingly original) work? Easy! We re-tell the same story over and over again, but in different ways. Think about films like Avatar...

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Review

Wes Anderson (imdb.com) hits awkward awesomeness again with Moonrise Kingdom (imdb.com). Anderson, who directed such cult films as Bottle Rocket (imdb.com), Rushmore (imdb.com), and The Royal Tenenbaums (imdb.com), is known for writing/directing films that are chock full of unique, interesting characters that make you squirm from their sheer awkwardness. That may...

Movie Review: The Avengers (2012)

I usually don't buy into hype around movies. When "blockbusters" come out, I'm not the first person in line. But this summers' The Avengers (imdb.com) has had me drooling for months. I knew when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) showed up at the end of the...

Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Review

The Light Craft Workshop (lightcraftworkshop.com) Fader ND MkII could make all the difference in being able to get a shot, or not. Imagine shooting video on a DSLR with a fixed ISO and aperture and still being able to control the light coming in. Everyone knows that using...

The Woman in Black (2012) Review

I usually don't see horror films because I usually just end up laughing all the way through it. But, I have a girlfriend now, and she wanted to see the new Daniel Radcliffe (imdb.com) film, The Woman in Black (imdb.com), so that means that I had...

Jason Segel + Kermit= Good Times

I grew up watching re-runs (yes, I'm too young to watch the first runs) of The Muppet Show and I've seen all of the movies. I'm a big fan of the franchise. Jim Henson (imdb.com) is one of the all-time most creative people that Hollywood...

Monsters (2010) Review

Monsters (2010) is a British sci-fi film that combines a post-apocalyptic alien take-over with romance and slight political themes. I can only say that I am truly mixed on this film. The landscapes and set direction are stunning and the effects, while cheesy, are pretty...

"Our Idiot Brother" Review

Last night I got the chance to go to a pre-screening of Our Idiot Brother (imdb.com) hosted by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (emmysf.tv). I know the movie doesn't officially premiere until Friday, so I will try not to spoil it...

“Our Idiot Brother” Review

Last night I got the chance to go to a pre-screening of Our Idiot Brother (imdb.com) hosted by NATAS (The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (emmysf.tv). I know the movie doesn't officially premiere until Friday, so I will try not to spoil it...

Autodesk 123D Sculpt Review

Last week I heard about a new app release for the iPad; a 3D modelling program put out by Autodesk (autodesk.com). How could I NOT get excited? They make the absolutely solid 3D program: Maya. And the thought that I'd be able to create models...

Harry Potter 7.2 Review

Preface: Yes. I am jumping on the bandwagon of Harry Potter reviews. Yes. You probably wont like my review. Yes. I am prepared for your flak. Just know that I'm coming at this as someone who never read the books. Also please note that this...

"Conan O'Brien Can't Stop" Review

I live across the street from the Lumiere Theatre (landmarktheatres.com) in San Francisco, and the other night I looked out my window and saw "Conan O'Brien" on the marquee. At this point, I got super excited. I missed Conan when he went on tour after...

5 Reasons Why Shooting Video with an iPad Sucks

Last Friday I was at my girlfriend's graduation (sidenote: here's her portfolio, it's pretty damn good. lorettamaydesign.com) and I saw numerous people recording the event with the Apple iPad2 (apple.com). Now, I realize they aren't professionals, but I've seen some videos shot with the iPhone4...

Cowboy Studio Lights

About a month ago I stumbled upon the DSLR Film Noob's review (http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com) of the Cowboy Studio CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light)  light rig, and I decided to look a little more into it. He basically said that, for the price, these are a good lighting...