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‘Star Wars’ (The Original) Was The Reason I Became A Filmmaker…

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Filmcraft, Filmmaker, Star Wars, Writing with tags , , , , , , on December 20, 2019 by darkjade68

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‘Star Wars’ (The Original) Was The Reason I Became A Filmmaker…

In Honor Of The Last Film, I Give You The Links To All 32 Of The ‘Star Wars’ Related Posts I’ve Done On This Site Since 2011 (Some Of The YouTube Video Links In Posts No Longer Work)

  1. ‘Star Wars’ (Darkjade’s First Look) – August, 2011
  2. ‘Star Wars’ In Review… – September, 2011
  3. Filmcraft (Volume 2) ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ – December, 2011
  4. DarkJade Presents – ‘Star Wars’??? – January, 2012
  5. DarkJade… The Meaning Behind The Name – February, 2012
  6. Happy Easter… And A Little ‘Star Wars’ Fun – April, 2012
  7. ‘The Written Word’ One Year Anniversary – August, 2012
  8. DarkJade Presents… My Sci-Fi Path – September, 2012
  9. Disney Buys ‘Lucas Film’ For 4.05 Billion Dollars – It’s A Changing World – October, 2012
  10. The Writer – Keeping The Dream Alive – November, 2012
  11. ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – December, 2013
  12. ‘Star Wars’… The Reason I Became A Filmmaker – My Story (Part I) – April, 2014
  13. “I, Filmmaker” – “Star Wars” Part 1 – September, 2014
  14. George Lucas – Charlie Rose Interview – November, 2014
  15. “Star Wars: Episode VII (The Force Awakens) Trailer – December, 2014
  16. “Star Wars” Episode VII (Darklord Trailer) – February, 2015
  17. “Star Wars”… – March, 2015
  18. “Star Wars: Aftermath (Book Sep 5th, 2015) – March, 2015
  19. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (Japan Trailer) – November, 2015
  20. “The Star Wars Films” – Plus “The Force Awakens” In Review… – April, 2016
  21. No Words – December, 2016
  22. A Tribute To Carry Fisher – April, 2017
  23. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Teaser – April, 2017
  24. “Who Is James Mahoney?” – July, 2017
  25. Why I Became A Filmmaker– February, 2019
  26. Dear Me – March, 2019
  27. We Lost Him… Seemed Like The Sweetest Guy In The World – May, 2019
  28. Harrison Ford Bids Farewell To “Star Wars” Co-Star, Peter Mayhew – May, 2019
  29. Amazing – October, 2019
  30. “The Mandalorian” – October, 2019
  31. “The Mandalorian” Episode IV – December, 2019
  32. “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” Full Press Conference – December, 2019

The Mandalorian Episode 4

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Star Wars, Stream, Writing with tags , , on December 4, 2019 by darkjade68

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We Are Your Friends… In Review

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Movie with tags , on September 30, 2019 by darkjade68

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Really enjoyed this Film

The Director had a specific vision, and I feel he achieved it.

Always good when a Film pulls you into someone’s life and reality, and leaves you feeling like you know a bit more afterwards.

Zac Efron Gives a fresh, real performance

3/5 Stars, definitely worth seeing

Django Unchained… In Review

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Filmcraft, Movie, Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , on July 28, 2019 by darkjade68

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Watched Django Unchained Yesterday For The First Time… Let Me Start By Saying, I Know Right Off The Bat That A Quentin Tarantino Film Is Going To Be Violent… Something I’m Not All That Into. Knowing That I Cover My Eyes As Needed lol That Said, He Does Use It As A Style Thing, And Method To Drive Points. And Humor. Moving On. As Much As I Love Jamie Foxx, Christopher Waltz For Me In General, Is An Unbelievable Actor. But Jamie And Leonardo DiCaprio Were Awesome As Well. Tarantino Holds No Punches With Casting In His Films. The Music/Soundtrack Is Pretty Much Everything, Once Again A Tarantino Thing. More Than Anything, I’d Have To Say This Is One Of The Most Penetrating Films In Regards To The Horror That Is/Was Slavery. Lastly, Jamie/Django Is A True Hero Of Retribution In This Film, And DiCaprio Is Truly Dastardly

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Movie, Movie Review, Superhero with tags , , on July 9, 2019 by darkjade68

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Wow… Watched this for the first time last night on Netflix

So much heart

And the Animation was Mind Blowing

Bradley Cooper (Spoiler Alert)

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Movie, Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , on February 24, 2019 by darkjade68

 

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What It Says

After I posted this, I realized ‘wow’, I’d always assumed Rami Malek (From Bohemian Rhapsody) was going to win.

But though I loved Rami, I think I actually have to give it to Bradley.

Though Rami will likely win… We shall see.

Bohemian Rhapsody… In Review

Posted in Film, Film Making, Film Review, Movie, Movie Review, Movies, Writing with tags , , on January 24, 2019 by darkjade68

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Let me just start by saying, Freddy Mercury is my favorite all time singer… Followed by David Bowie, and Steve Perry

Also, Rami Malek does deserve the Oscar for his portrayal as Freddy

That said, my Review

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Anticipation; I admit, I was looking more forward to this Film than I have about a Film in a long time.

One of the vibes I got through the whole of the Film, was that of a Tribute Film… Kind of a Film for the Fans

Which is cool, but it was a bit different than what I expected

Directing; As beautiful as this Film was, I did find myself feeling that it kind of focused on the Highlights of his career. Like I say, a Tribute Film, but I was actually more interested in some of the nuts and bolts…

I will say this though, this Film is worth seeing alone for the ending, which is basically a recreation of most of the Live Aid Concert Performance that Queen did… Which I always thought was one of the best performances of anyone, ever

Acting;

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Rami Malek; Brilliant… I already like Rami from Mr. Robot

I will say, and this has more to do with the Directing, and/or Writing I think, that I didn’t find myself ‘liking’ Freddy the way that he was portrayed in this Film

In the ending scenes, and performance, I caught glimpses of it

In my experience of Freddy, he’s one of the most passionate, amazing humans that has ever walked the earth. I feel the Film focused more on, like I say, his Career Highlights, and odd persona.

And though Rami was brilliant, I really do feel that it was the Directing, and/or Writing that fell short on capturing how amazing he was, beyond the music.

Not perfect, just vibrant.

Rating; In the end, it left me wanting to see it again… In case any subconscious expectations had snuck in. I really liked this Film, but he is one of my all time favorite people, so I would have liked, ‘liking’ him more by the end, and during actually. But if nothing else, see it for the final Live Aid Concert scenes.

4.25 Stars Out of 5