3d animation star wars death star trench run test. 3d animation for star wars fan film in production.

3d animation star wars death star trench run test. 3d animation for star wars fan film in production.

3d animation star wars death star trench run test. 3d animation for star wars film for the fans. Subscribe to my YouTube channel, Steve Rotter, for more updates on this star wars fan film in progress. disney sucks! star wars episode 9 will fail like the rest. we are creating this film for fans of star wars episodes 4 – 6. http://www.steverotter.com braintank studios and rotter studios. star wars for the fans. death star trench run test for fan film. Check back for updates and to see the final film.

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The best Heath Ledger Joker impression

The best Heath Ledger Joker impression

The best Joker impression by a Heath Ledger fan is something I never thought I would hear someone say about me. I have always loved voice impressions since I was a kid. It amazed me how someone could sound, and even look like, someone else. Who doesn’t love a great voice impressionist? Being into photography, filmmaking and music, if a movie really grabs my attention, I can’t help but feel drawn towards it…it just pulls me in. The Dark Knight is one of those films.

The Dark Knight is one of those perfect films. The storyline, casting, acting and feel of the film was a perfect work of art. Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, as you know. Heath Ledger is one of my favorite actors. The first film I saw him in was A Knight’s Tale. Check it out if you haven’t already. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again.

Heath Ledger died on 22 January 2008 from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs. A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Heath Ledger joker impression from the dark knight
Heath Ledger

Many people try to perform Heath Ledger’s joker impression on YouTube. I enjoy watching them all. I never thought of doing the joker impression until a friend said I was pretty good. He’s an artist and a huge DC and Marvel comic fan. If Eric said I was good, maybe I was on to something.

Long story short, I watched the Dark Knight more and more, listened to Heath’s pitch and how he spoke, and tried to get closer to it. Most of the time I do a pretty good job if I do say so myself. It’s a lot of fun.

I started the YouTube channel, THE JOKER BOX to see how well it would go over, or flop. Subscribers of the channel love it and always want more, so I give it to them. If they love it and it helps to keep Heath’s memory alive, I’m good with that.

Here are a couple videos from the YouTube channel THE JOKER BOX. What do you think? If Hollywood is watching, yes, I would love to do voice over work, which I already have done for a handful of people.

 

 

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5 ways to make money fast by cutting expenses

5 ways to make money fast by cutting expenses

5 ways to make money fast by cutting expenses you don’t need.

GET RID OF CABLE TV

Cutting the cord and getting rid of cable tv is easy since there are many cable tv alternatives. Cable tv is becoming more of a dinosaur with each passing year. Cutting expenses can be difficult but sometimes the easiest answers are right under your nose. I cut cable tv expenses by getting rid of cable and will never have it again. I kept the internet for streaming and surfing the web. You will need internet access for what I discuss in this post.

how to cut cable tv and survive

Unfortunately, we get caught up in paying for things we don’t need. Just like keeping things in boxes in the basement…you may need them some day so you don’t throw anything out. Most people think we still need house phones. Just because you were raised with it doesn’t mean you need it.

I have a tight budget and am always looking for ways to save and make money. The house phone went away in 2002! I thought, “why am I paying for a house phone when everyone calls me on my cell phone?” Although the answer was clear, it was difficult for me to cut the house phone, ridding my life of something that I “always had.”

GET RID OF YOUR HOUSE PHONE

Honestly ask yourself, “am I using this?” Do you really use it? $45 a month for what?

getting rid of landline house phone

Let’s get to the big one, getting rid of cable tv service. I thought about this for over a year. I was afraid to make the change because I’ve had cable since I was a kid. Everyone has cable tv, you need cable tv….uhhh no you don’t. Comcast charges an average of $150 for you to channel surf. REALLY?!

All you need is internet access to enjoy movies and tv from YouTube, HULU, NETFLIX, Amazon fire stick, etc. Cable tv offers nothing more than an added expense of $100-$200 a month to channel surf. What a waste of your time and money. GOTTA HAVE ALL THE CHANNELS! No you DON’T! Most people don’t even watch cable tv but refuse to let it go.

cable tv alternatives - how to cut the cord on cable and stream tv

I have the internet and installed this awesome antenna on the roof to get local channels (up to 100 miles away from my home) in TRUE HD! Watching tv for the news or shows on NBC, CBS, ABC is great especially when they’re free and it’s true HD. We don’t mind the commercials…in fact, I kind of like them…they remind me of how tv used to be as a kid.

How to save money by getting rid of what you don’t need

If you got rid of your house phone, let’s say $50, and cable tv, that’s $150 or so. This would save you $200 a month or more. It’s not like you’re cutting yourself off from civilization and living in a log cabin. We’re talking about something you pay lots of money for that you aren’t using.

I got rid of cable tv in 2015 and haven’t been affected at all. I bought a MOHU house antenna that gives phenomenal picture quality and is highly recommended by thousands on Amazon. Check them out. MOHU also sells small tv antennas that resemble a mouse pad, which can be stuck on the wall or hidden. I bought the whole house antenna and couldn’t be happier. 100 mile range of pure HD tv channels for local networks.

GET A HOUSE ANTENNA FOR TV AND GET TRUE HD PICTURE

Here’s a video I made on the simple MOHU house antenna install

Now that we have internet only, I upped the internet package to give us a bit more speed. I pay about $15 more a month for faster internet speed, but still saving $120 because cable tv is gone.

But what about tv commercials? So what. I was raised on watching live tv and commercials give me a chance to get something from the kitchen. They’re not a big deal and I actually don’t mind them. We use the house antenna for live to and apple tv for movies and other programming via HULU. With Hulu, you can pay a little more a month for commercial free and also live tv viewing.

GET THE AMAZON FIRE STICK

Another option is the Amazon fire stick. This is a GREAT product, which is very inexpensive, that connects to an HDMI port on your tv. It delivers HD streaming of movies and shows. There is no monthly fee to use the fire stick. It connects to Alexa so you can control your tv via voice. No remote is required to control your tv, although it comes with one. The nice thing about the Fire stick is, you can take it with you and plug it in to a friend’s tv or any tv with an HDMI port, as long as there is internet for it to connect to. You need an internet wifi connection to stream content.  I have the firestick as well.

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Who needs cable tv?! Save your money, get a fire stick, and get unlimited viewing of movies and shows.

If you watch sports, there are plenty of options. ESPN has their own app you can stream for $10 a month via Amazon fire stick or apple tv.

GET RID OF YOUR CELL PHONE BILL

Yes, I know getting rid of your cell phone is crazy talk. I don’t mean physically get rid of it. Keep it but cancel service. You can still use your iphone as an ipad. There is wifi wherever you go. I have wifi service at work and at home. For phone calls I can get a Skype phone number for $20 a year. $20 A YEAR!

The downside to not having cell service is if you’re outside of wifi such as in the car and you need to make a call or get directions. For these situations you could get a cheap pay as you go phone for phone calls only.

Getting rid of my cell service is my next plan, as I can save an additional $100 a month! I’m paying AT&T $50 for a data plan I barely use since I’m ALWAYS IN WIFI! Think about it.

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Heath Ledger planned to play The Joker in a sequel to ‘The Dark Knight’

Heath Ledger planned to play The Joker in a sequel to ‘The Dark Knight’
Heath Ledger planned to play The Joker in a sequel to ‘The Dark Knight’
I would love to play the Joker, or, at least, do the voice overs, should a new Joker movie come a long. I am a huge Heath Ledger fan. Not only was Heath a fantastic actor, but an artist, photographer and gentle soul. I share many of the same passions as he did, being a professional photographer and filmmaker on the side. I have been a video editor for years, since 1988, and have worked on music videos, as did Heath.
I never thought of doing voice over work of any type until some friends mentioned that I do a couple voices quite well. I never tried or attempted to practice, it just kind of happened. I have recorded the Joker’s voice for clients who needed something silly on their voice mail messages or short Lego films. I also have a You Tube channel called THE JOKER BOX. Here is one of my favorite videos from that channel. It’s just something I do for fun. What do you think?

An interview from Heath Ledger’s sister, Kate Ledger…

He died six months before the movie was released.

Heath Ledger loved playing The Joker in The Dark Knight and wanted to play him again in a sequel movie, his sister has said.

The actor died on January 22, 2008 from the accidental intoxication of prescription drugs, six months before the release of the Batman movie that would see him be posthumously awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Heath’s sister Kate told news.com.au that had he lived, her brother had every intention of working with director Christopher Nolan and Batman actor Christian Bale on another film in the franchise.

“He was so proud of what he had done in Batman,” Kate said last year ahead of the I Am Heath Ledger documentary.

The interview has been recirculating in recent days around the tenth anniversary of the actor’s death.

“And I know he had plans for another Batman. He loved working with Chris Nolan and Christian Bale and Gary Oldman. He just had the best time ever doing that film.

“When he came home at Christmas he couldn’t wait to tell us all about it and he was doing the voice and laughing, showing me all the rushes. We had a great time.”

Related: Christian Bale confirms that Heath Ledger really did ask to be beaten up on the set of ‘The Dark Knight’

She denied that the role had made him depressed, adding: “He was a really happy person and he had huge plans for his future.

“I spoke to him the night before [he died] and we were laughing and joking.”

 

 

The Last Jedi Sucked. How about the Star Wars fans remake Star Wars

The Last Jedi Sucked. How about the Star Wars fans remake Star Wars

The Last Jedi Sucked.

How about the Star Wars fans remake Star Wars

We all know Disney ruined star wars. the last Jedi sucks and most star wars fans hate it. what do you say us fans remake star wars. make it dark, how it should be. the last jedi is garbage even as a stand alone film, lacking any form of storyline. star wars as a kid had magic to it. star wars a new hope, the empire strikes back and return of the jedi, had a great storyline. After seeing so much hatred against the last jedi, I had an idea to join forces with artists out there to create something truly amazing. If you’re a writer, animator, stop motion animator, actor or actress, I urge you to join us and make star wars great again. I am a professional video editor of 25 years, audio engineer, photographer, cinematographer and lover of film. We can work together via Dropbox and hold meetings via Skype. Please get ahold of me to organize. This will be made by fans for fans. It will not pay anything but it will get your work out there on YouTube. Please spread this around. share with friends and family and artists. Don’t think you’re not good enough. You can film segments in your part of the world and submit. We’re looking for actors and actresses, writers, filmmakers, animators, etc. contact me either here via messaging or my site, www.steverotter.com If you enjoyed this video, consider giving it a like and a share and SUBSCRIBE to ROTTER studios on YouTube. It helps out a lot! I discuss thought – provoking topics, movies and media. I’m a video editor of 25 years, audio engineer 20 years, photographer 25 years and guitarist 20 years. I post photography and stop motion animation videos, along with movie reviews and Indy film reviews.

 

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The Empire Strikes Back movie review

The Empire Strikes Back movie review

If you were a kid born in the early 1970s, there wasn’t anything more exciting than a Star Wars movie. Star Wars episode 4 A New Hope was a massive success, as everyone knows. The Empire Strikes Back was perfect and arguably the best Star Wars film, as most fans will attest. The dark overtones and strong story line brought the characters to a new, stronger level.

It was more exciting for me to receive Star Wars news and gossip from friends at school or the quick report on the news. There was no internet so we relied on friends telling friends. It was more fun that way. It made it more mysterious that way.

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the last jedi sucks

the last jedi sucks

Star Wars the last Jedi sucks.

It’s amazing how many hate videos there are on YouTube against star wars the last Jedi. I’m so happy to see these. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know the reasons why. Words cannot explain the stupid writing, poor acting and watered-down mini plots that went absolutely nowhere. As a stand alone movie, it sucks. I was embarrassed to watch it. So many bad thoughts went into this film. It’s as if someone tried to make it as bad as possible. It could have been so much better. An idiot could have written the film. It’s not hard to do with hundreds of thousands of fans clammering to see Luke Skywalker again. How could they screw it up? Well, disney did.

The biggest reason for the implosion was disney’s failure to connect the storylines they started. Kylo Ren held Darth Vader’s helmet in episode 7, saying, I will finish what you started my grandfather. Ok, How did Kylo Ren get Vader’s melted helmet? It was never addressed again. That was a huge scene and yet, it was never addressed, as many other things weren’t.

A video I made on WHY THE LAST JEDI SUCKS!

Snoke, the evil emperor, was introduced as Kylo’s supreme leader. Leader of what? Where did this guy come from? In all other movies previous, 7 to be exact, if you count Rogue One, snoke was never mentioned. He was brought in for the first time in episode 7 and killed off easily by Kylo Ren in episode 8. This is very odd since Kylo finds it hard to hold his own against a girl who has never been trained in the force and a janitor crybaby idiot finn. Kylo should be a dark knight, evil, but, for some reason, can barely hold his own against a failed stormtrooper / janitor…finn.

Gotta love disney’s reaction to the hate videos being created by true Star Wars fans:

I love how disney reacts:

Rian Johnson, the cast, and the Lucasfilm team have delivered an experience that is totally Star Wars yet at the same time fresh, unexpected and new.

Here’s my take on that…. IT’S DIAHRREA. Do a quick search for STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI SUCKS. You’ll be entertained for hours.

Another reason the last jedi sucks is the failed attempts at comedy. So stupid. The list just goes on and on just like the vegas scene with Rose. Another character introduced that we neither know nothing about nor care about.

Here is one of many hate videos on YouTube. I found this one particularly hilarious.

Here’s video my kids made. They said it needed to be done. They hated the last jedi. Remember, this video was made by a 9 year old and 6 year old…disney’s target market.

 

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disney ruined star wars

disney ruined star wars

Disney is ruined star wars

There has been a lot of complaining about the last jedi and how it was a fail. I will have to agree whole heartedly with this. When I heard Disney was buying lucasfilm, my heart sank. I knew that was the end of anything great coming out of the star wars franchise. Yes, things change, and I’m all for change if it is done well. disney writing and directing is severely lacking. disney started new plots and characters without finishing them. A great example of this is introducing snoke. Instead of letting us know who snoke is and where he came from and where he’s been for the last 30 years, they just kill him off. It’s ridiculous to introduce such a powerful and important character, just to have him killed off. Bad writing and planning. Mark Hamill did try to warn us about how bad this film would be, in various interviews before the launch of the last jedi. One of Mark’s quotes in many of the interviews was, “I can guarantee you I will be in the last jedi twice as much as I was in the force awakens.” Kathleen Kennedy, producer and feminist, saw to it star was destroyed by disney. Kennedy believes everyone is a winner and should be rewarded, especially if you’re a woman. This thinking is poisonous and upsets many.

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Disney ruined star wars with lame watered down Nickelodeon comedy and terrible storylines. Star Wars isn’t good anymore. the last Jedi sucks. disney sucks. Kylo is a whining twerp who rebelled against his parents as a teenager and never grew up. He’s a counterfeit Vader with the same charisma as Adam Sandler. finn is worthless and so is john boyega’s acting. acting used loosely. I never wanted to see star wars episode 8 and will definitely never seeing episode 9. steve and dj mondo discuss disney and how they ruined star wars.

There are people to blame for this franchise stumbling so early, but the most important of all is the Star Wars story group. This group, led by Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, is supposed to rule over the franchise’s canon, story and make sure the continuity and consistency is seamless. “Fifty percent of our executive team are women. Six out of eight of the people in my Story Group are women. I think it’s making a huge difference in the kind of stories we’re trying to tell.” Kathleen Kennedy ran around with “The force is female” t-shirts and staffed her story group with women, she apparently forgot to actually plan out this franchise. Ah, the woman power bs. The characters in The Last Jedi mirror this mess.

feminist bitch kennedy at disney
Feminism at its best. Kathleen Kennedy is a feminist control freak

Admiral Holdo, nicknamed by critics as Admiral SJW, is the definition of leadership as explained by someone with critically low testosterone: a person who must not explain herself, is expected to be followed blindly and without question, and must not be upstaged.

This character’s utter failure to show she deserves to be in charge, that she has some sort of plan, and failing to build-up the rebels confidence, leads to a chain of events where countless rebels die. All because she could not be bothered to explain that she has everything under control and a plan in motion.

The final character, Rose, a small asian woman isn’t much better as we spend 30 minutes with her on a casino planet sequence that is ultimately pointless and ends with them saving space-dog-horses and Rose pretending that this effort was worth it. Interesting note, that was preferred to saving the enslaved children who cared for these pod-race replacement animals.

In the finale, Rose blocks a certain male character from sacrificing himself to save hundreds of rebels, dooming them all to their death and stopping said character from having an actual arc. She explains her reasoning in a line that rivals Anakin’s famous monologue about sand in idiocy:

“We’re going to win this war not by fighting what we hate, but saving what we love.”

Disney went too far in a few places, and already their newly flagship franchise is stumbling. If the executives at Disney wish to course-correct and not end up like DC’s cinematic universe, it would be wise for them to start with the person who did not plan this trilogy ahead of time, and the team who failed to do their job in securing consistency from one movie to the next.

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Why the last jedi sucked

Why the last jedi sucked

Why the last Jedi sucked. Disney ruined the last Jedi.

I named my son Luke and my dog Leia. I kind of like Star Wars, but not anything after 1985. Rogue One was very good, and I did enjoy ep3 but that is it.

To be honest, I didn’t have plans on seeing Star Wars the last Jedi. After Star Wars episode 1 and 2, it just didn’t work for me. Star Wars the force awakens was an upset to many but it brought us Rey as a new interesting character. This gave new hope to the Star Wars franchise.

Since I’m talking about new characters, let’s talk about Finn. I HATE this character. Finn brings absolutely NOTHING to the table besides unnecessary watered-down cheesy comic relief and bad acting. I could rant and prove my point all day but I will not. There are plenty of YouTube videos for that.

The last Jedi promised to be great with many questions finally answered:

  1. Who are Rey’s parents?
  2. Who is Snoke and where did he come from?
  3. Where has Snoke been all these years?
  4. Why did 3PO have a red arm?
  5. Who are the knights of Ren and where are they?
  6. Who made the plans to get to Luke Skywalker?
  7. Why is Anakin’s light saber calling to Rey?
  8. Why did Anakin’s light saber choose Rey?

With countless YouTube videos and forums guessing at what would happen, we were sure to have an answer, to at least a few things….along with an epic lightsaber battle.

NOPE! Disney chose to do NOTHING. None of these questions were answered.

INSTEAD…

Finn becomes more stupid with lame slapstick. The kind of “comedy” anyone who enjoys the sitcom FULL HOUSE would enjoy. Gotta LOVE the beginning of the film when he wakes up with water spewing out of his hospital suit. Man I could hardly keep from laughing. NOT. Just like the scene with BB8 tying up the guards. That was the BEST. Along with this; Rey gets a laugh when she asks if Kylo can put a shirt on. But I think my favorite part is when BB8 saves the day driving the AT ST. Nevermind how he got up into the AT ST; he’s driving it and blasting the hell out of bad guys! Boy, these Disney writers really know how it’s done. I’m so glad they bought the star wars franchise.

Did you know I’m sarcastic?

the last jedi sucks

We get to meet Rose, a new character, who no one could care less about. Disney spent more time on the stupid Rose character than Snoke!

We meet a new commander for the rebels, the Jurassic park chick from the first Jurassic park movie. She becomes commander after Leia is in a coma from her Mary Poppins stunt. Wait, I think she’s a spy, wait, no, she’s not. Now she has a crush on Poe. Who knows what the hell is going on.

Star Wars the last Jedi is a pure FAIL. George Lucas is gone and so is Star Wars. With Disney at the helm, it’s a good old family film packed with silly laughs by people who don’t know how to write. disney also died with Walt Disney in case you didn’t know. I didn’t capitalize the d in disney on purpose…I never do.

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  1. Anakin turned to the dark side because the Jedi Code is flawed, and it was written by Lucas to be so. That is the reason why Ben and Yoda wanted Luke to kill his father, the same as the Emperor did, but Luke decided to follow his own path and save his father….because he loves him.
  2. Let the fucking rage out and this is how Angry Video Game Nerd should review this movie😡 Now I am angry and royally pissed off! Like what a caca dookie Buffalo farts diarrhea stupid motherfuking movie! It like what haven’t been through enough with this shit! It’s like Disney got greedy with their greedy dicks decided let’s make a crappy movie and not give a shit about the fans! My God what were they thinking! That is so fucking cheap! How fucking Dare You Disney! Yeah now everyone will have nightmares over and over again! Go eat a pile of donkey doo doo stupid fuckers! Now my rage is in full throttle mode! What the fuck will see another fuck up of a film! How will future Generations relate to our generation by your fuck up! Oh please give us a reason why you decided secretly to ruin Star Wars forever and fuck you on that too pieces of shit greedy motherfukers! You know what Disney you deserve to get punched in the face and have a bloody nose while we’re at it and have teeth spitting out! It’s like that song We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel and I’m going to start your fire right now! You knew the fans wanted a good movie and you had to fuck that up! I’m not done with your ass! Fuck you for all the shit that comes out if your industry and you have so much money but you just don’t give a shit about the fans! No because you’re not going to fucking listen to what I have to say pieces of shit corporate dicks! A BIG FUCK YOU DISNEY! From Nerd himself would state and that is my honest opinion about them!😠 🖕 Go fuck off Disney. They have made me very enraged over the whole idea of them ruining my childhood. I’ve always had a respect for James Rofl character that reviews crummy games from NES. Just imagine The Angry Video Game Nerd doing Us justice and reviewing this crappy film that take a shit on us the audience.
  3. I loved Episodes 1-6. Rogue One was very good as well. Force Awakens seemed a repackaging of A New Hope with name and gender changes, but tolerable. However, The Last Jedi was the worst written plot ever. So many loop holes, too many artificial drama that did not work, whole scenes that were a waste. And the social justice crap is ridiculous. Luke is an established character of hope, but Rian Johnson destroyed that and made him a coward. And Leia Mary Poppins is a joke, and Rey is a Mary Sue, and the jokes during serious drama. And the way Luke died was stupid, the projection of himself idea was stupid. Hated the plot. The good things: John Williams score is great. The cinematography was great. The acting was good. Ridley as Rey, she is fabulous actress.
  4. It’s time for war the only way to hurt these fuckers Kathleen Kennedy Rian Johnson is to boycott all Star Wars Disney Movies over 50% of the fans hate what is happening to star Wars.. If you want a better future! for Star Wars then stand with us and don’t go. if you really must see this shit then see it on Pirate the war against these cunts has began! hurt them like they hurt you DON’T GIVE THEM ANY MORE MONEY!… Do the right thing and make a stand fuck Disney…
  5. Do it. Boycott. Only way I’m seeing another Star Wars is if the studio heads are completely replaced and 8 is ripped from canon. There was a myriad of ways to explain Rey’s powers and Luke’s isolation that fans would’ve accepted, but this was atrocious. I can’t remember a film franchise handled so insultingly disrespectful to fans and it’s source material. Everything I can think of was either comedy or satire in the first place (Ghostbusters, RoboCop, Total Recall). Hell, even Terminator tries to make it work. They have a bad record but they actually try. I personally don’t even care if some shithead executive has a hypocritical agenda to criticize capitalism (where do you work, again? and how’s that Chinese market working out?) or bash male characters (who made this franchise, again? and who built your studio?), as long as it’s a carefully crafted, coherent, and compelling story. This was just a monstrosity of a script in every way imaginable, which only leads me to believe that a.) the “story planners” are inconceivably incompetent b.) they’re too busy managing their agenda driven checklist to care c.) their bloated egos only enable them to hire yes men d.) they have a natural aversion to anything outside of their PC worldview (i.e. struggle, minorities with character flaws, women maybe needing help sometimes, men that aren’t terrible, etc.) e.) all of the above (Hint: pick this one… or maybe ‘d’ if you’re an optimist) I don’t know why this movie (I know it’s just a movie) hit home for me so badly, but it really feels directly insulting, and all I can think of is these ivory tower jag offs, being unaffected by the backlash. In a perfect world, Lucas would hire Hamill and make an original movie, because while Mark performed extremely well for the bs material he was given, millions of people want to see him be a respected character and are looking for a new sci-fi series.
  6. I’m totally with you man, I’m not seeing any more abortions from Disney. I liked the Star Wars trilogy (the original one on vhs) when I was a kid but after that shitty pile of movie, I no longer give a shit.
  7. I think the quality of Disney Star Wars movies will effect their box office especially after the Last Jedi where we saw a 30% drop and a flop in China. If Disney can’t rely on China for easy money then they will have to bring up the quality immensely or fail. If Solo gets worse numbers than 8 expect worse from 9
  8. Lol i was done with this feminazi SJW bullshit ever since TFA. Women are perfect, who can do no wrong while all men are stupid idiots and failures by default. Equality… Not !
  9. Purple hair didn’t tell Poe the plan “because” he was a man
  10. I hated the last Jedi but those who trashed it Rian Johnson and Disney grossed a billion dollars in the box office so everyone’s video rant about how the movie sucked is falling on deaf ears they have made their billion dollar profit. In other words they don’t give a damn what you think about the movie the only way for them to fix star wars is to hurt them financially at the box office. So expect more trash star wars films in the future only this new generation of kids like today’s star wars those who been threw first three orginals hate the last jedi.
  11. I CAN ‘T STAND the new star wars film either, guys……, — Great review, by the way! The two things I think I hated the most about tlj were the fact that there were no actual light saber battles for the first time in I don’t know, 8 or 9 Star Wars films(?)—- and also the rose character- made me cringe
  12. Rian Johnson is simply a bad writer that is a puppet to him master Kathleen Kennedy. JJ Abrams was had deliberately based TFA on A New Hope … and …. was intend films #2 & #3 to each be based on their original counter part. Kathleen Kennedy did not agree with what JJ Abrams was doing and planning for the trilogy and made sure he wasn’t going to write and direct TLJ. You are wrong …. about Fin. Fin was meant to be Rey’s soul mate. Rey is the new Luke. Luke never had a soul mate so that he would have to decide to follow love or duty. Anakin had a soul mate which contributed to him turning to the dark side. JJ Abrams did not write TFA. Rian Johnson wrote that POS film … and completely ignored what JJ Abrams was planning to do with Rey, Snoke, Kylo Ren, Fin … and Leia. TLJ was meant to be heavily based on ESB. In Empire, Luke found out who his father was and received training from Yoda. Luke stopped his training to go and save his friends. TLJ was supposed to show: 1) Snoke is Rey’s father 2) Luke went into hiding because Snoke was stronger than him and had put the thought of killing Ben into his head 3) Luke knew Rey was Snoke’s child and secretly protected and trained her — with Anakin’s ghost — via force projections/visions to get her ready to join him to fight Snoke and Kylo Ren. 4) Luke was suppose to be now the most powerful Force user 5) The Rebel base was suppose to be attacked with Luke & Rey showing up to save them. Luke easily defeats Kylo Ren & his army — the true Force Unleashed. 6) Kylo Ren kills Luke — not Snoke — while he is distracted arguing with Rey who was stopping him from executing Kylo Ren for crimes against Humanity. Luke knows Ben Solo is truly lost … unlike his father … because Kylo Ren does not want to be saved. 7) The Rebels escape just as they did in ESB. 8) Kylo Ren joins Snoke telling him the good news about Luke. 9) Just like Han Solo & Leia in ESB … Rey & Fin get closer.

Even as a stand alone film, Star Wars the last Jedi sucks.

I will not be seeing Star Wars EP 9, which should be the last in this series. I have absolutely no interest. I saw Star Wars, episode IV A New Hope as a kid. That film inspired me to not only get into filmmaking, but audio engineering and photography.

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star wars trailer with the joker

star wars trailer with the joker

star wars with the joker

What happens when two of my favorite movies (star wars and the dark knight) are combined into one? Well, when you have a video editor (me) who also loves the joker and does a pretty good impression of the joker (me) you get this…

I had a lot of fun making this video. Who knows, maybe you WILL see the Joker in this film if you look hard enough.

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Star Wars ep 7 The force awakens. How it should have happened.

Star Wars ep 7 The force awakens. How it should have happened.

Star Wars ep 7 The force awakens. How it should have happened.

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Star Wars ep 7 The Force Awakens how it should have happened.

I’m not a Star Wars fan boy who attends conventions and dresses up like a Jedi….BUT…my son’s name is Luke and my German Shepherd’s name is Leia.

We were there on opening day of Star Wars episode 4, A New Hope. That was so awesome to be part of film making history. When I saw Luke standing over the desert with John Williams’ string section, as the two suns began to set, I knew, as a 5-year-old, that I would be creating art in photography and video for the rest of my life…and I was right. We were the first Star Wars fans, when story was king.

It goes without saying I was not a fan of ep 1-3. ep 1 was a train wreck. I almost walked out of the theater. Disaster of stupidity. I’m not sure what I hated more, jar jar’s BS or the boring CNN conference of the Jedi council. LET’S GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!

I digress.

Star Wars episode 7 was a fail to many, being a watered-down version of episode 4. Same cantina scene, same blowing up the death star scene. Boring boring. Stormtroopers looked different, which was also a stupid move. There was nothing to ground to the other films: too many changes. No story on how the New Order came into being. Who is this snoke guy and where has he been for 40 years?

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Why did stormtrooper costumes have to change?

Here is how I would have written the story for Star Wars episode 7:

  1. There is no Fin. He’s not necessary and takes up space. He’s fluff. No it’s not because he’s black. Give me a break. Black, white, red, Fin was boring and just seemed to tag along.
  2. Make the movie beginning as is, but when the disgruntled stormtrooper takes off the helmet, it’s Rey! What better place to hide her than right under the New Order’s nose. She was a stormtrooper and decided to defect. She learns of Poe being captured and saves him. They fly off together, escaping in the tie fighter, as in the film, still crashing into the sand.
  3. Rey takes off her stormtrooper costume and finds her way to the AT AT on the ground (like the original film.) She lays down to sleep within the security of AT AT armor and wakes to find the village in the distance. It is there she finds BB8 and is attacked, as she was in the original film. She takes the millennium falcon, and pilots it, as she does, with only BB8 aboard. The rest of the story can be as is.
  4. There would be no star killer base at all. It’s been done. It’s been destroyed. It’s the same thing over and over again. Predictable and boring.
  5. How is it Kylo Ren can stop a laser blast with a thought but can’t kill Fin at the end with a single force choke? What’s going on with that? Either it’s a failed attempt of Disney to create tension and action by prolonging the scene or Kylo Ren was just weak from Chewy’s laser blast. I don’t know, I think it was lame.

They could have done so much more with this film. I would have also kept the stormtrooper costumes the same. I get it. Times change.

HERE’S HOW IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. ADD THE JOKER

Unless Fin has some huge role in this franchise, something of mass importance, they should have left him out. His lines of “Jaku, why does everyone want to go to Jaku?”, and the failed comical banter between him and Han Solo, was too weak and went nowhere. Not to mention they all end up in a cantina with Fin looking for pilots. Sounds familiar.

Those are my thoughts. The film would have been cleaner and made more sense. Maybe I’m wrong, who knows. Let’s make a climactic ending but without a death star or giant sphere of doom to destroy. What do you think?

To be honest, I’m not looking forward to the rest of the films. I wasn’t looking forward to The Farce Awakens, or the Feminist awakens. It’s just not Star Wars anymore to me.

Rogue One, on the other hand. That felt like Star Wars.

Steve

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The Dark Tower movie review

The Dark Tower movie review

The Dark Tower movie review

I won’t ruin the movie with spoilers but will say I enjoyed this film a lot. A very strong story that’s easy to follow with great casting and acting. I’m not one for foreshadowing and can’t stand when films go that route. There was none of that here. Fans of the Stephen King book series, thousands of pages long, may not like it due to lack of details. Seriously though, you can’t cram all those pages into 90 minutes and you know this.

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the Dark Tower Movie recommended by me.
There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

The story is your good against evil with a very ingenious story line. A demonic wizard vs. a gunslinger. This is original. It has a wild west feel without the horses. Jumping to different worlds via portals, it’s a race against time to save the universe. Sounds complex but it’s not. Again, the story is strong with just the right amount of special effects to support the story and not the other way around.

the dark tower movie is great

Although I’m heavily into special effects (when done right), I can’t stand CGI, especially when it’s overused. I prefer the old school method of model making and stop motion animation (Empire Strikes back AT AT scene and all of ep 4-6 for that matter.) Just the right amount of special effects to carry the power of the story. The movie just made sense with the right amount of details to tie everything up nicely. I have seen a lot of bad reviews on it. A lot of those were from fans who read the books. Again, there is a lot to cover and no way can that be done in 90 minutes. You do not need to read the books to understand the film. I can’t see any negative to this film at all, whether you read the books or not. The Dark Tower movie stands on its own very well.

If you’re looking for a good film it’s worth checking out.

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Taco Tuesday cancelled

Taco Tuesday cancelled

Taco Tuesday cancelled

Taco Tuesday cancelled
Taco Tuesday cancelled

If you need a laugh, here’s a video. We created this for a client in Europe, who is a psychologist. It was filmed, edited and submitted in two days.

This is the director’s cut (my version.) Filmed after work hours so the streets were filled with people for more visual appeal.

The original video has no narration, just music and street sounds. There is no “taco tuesday cancelled” that shows on the screen. You never know what the patient / actor is upset about or what causes him to seek counseling in the original video.

Filmed with panasonic GX85 using Panasonic 25mm F1.7 lens.

All audio from camera mic was removed and replaced with street sounds I recorded with external digital recorder. This includes the keyboard sounds you hear. Every bit of audio was added. The sound of him stirring coffee is the sound of coins hitting pavement. That is called foley sound effects.

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Heath Ledger: keeping his memory alive

Heath Ledger: keeping his memory alive
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If you’re good at something NEVER do it for free!

There was something very magical about Heath Ledger’s joker in the Dark Knight. Heath has been a favorite actor of mine for quite a while. I wasn’t too sure how he was going to pull off the Joker in the Dark Knight film. Out of all the actors, they chose Heath? Many people, including me, were surprised and very curious.

Well, as you know, he pulled it off incredibly well. I was not able to tell it was Heath, which is the sign of an excellent actor. Still, to this day, after seeing the Dark Knight many times, it is hard for me to recognize both his voice and face.

As you may know, Heath spent a lot of time by himself, preparing for the role. He kept a journal with newspaper clippings and writings, similar to what the Joker would have kept. Locking himself away for days in a hotel room, he forced seclusion on himself. While in Chicago filming the Dark Knight, Heath would spend time in local bars, watching Chicagoans, and learning how they speak. I didn’t realize we have an accent, but apparently we do. Not only did Heath nail the character, he nailed it with the accent.

A best friend of mine, Eric, is a master of comic book history and movie trivia. It’s amazing to talk with him and joke around. Long story short, after the Dark Knight came out, we had to add our best Joker voice impression to silly things we would say. At times he said I did a really good job. I just chalked it up to “whatever” until I heard myself on a recording. I liked it, but didn’t put much stock in it. A few years later I tried it again and thought it was ok. Another few years later I found myself surfing You Tube for Heath Ledger videos late at night when I had the flu. I set up a recorder and went for it. I kind of liked it and wondered what response I would get on You Tube if I dare to post it.

Well, here I am, 2 years later, with a You Tube channel called THE JOKER BOX. When I feel silly, I like to record voice overs as the joker. To my surprise, a lot of people like it. I do feel silly attempting the voice, but it’s fun and a good way for me to unwind when I’m in the mood. Check it out and have a great night.

THE DARK KNIGHT MOVIE MEMORABILIA

Me in my recording studio playing around with lines from the Dark Knight.

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cable tv alternatives – how to cut the cord on cable and stream tv

cable tv alternatives – how to cut the cord on cable and stream tv

I thought of cutting the cord on cable and going with cable tv alternatives for months. I was nervous to get rid of cable. In this article I’ll show you what I’m using instead of cable, how much money I save and how happy I am now that cable tv is gone!

How I got rid of cable tv by using cable tv alternatives and cut the cord once and for all. For live tv I use a mohu house antenna. Mohu is ranked as one of the best antennas and are very affordable. Get rid of cable! Save yourself money! It doesn’t hurt like you think it will. We’ve all had cable either most of our lives or all of our lives. As a kid in the 1970’s and 1980’s there was no cable. We actually had to wait for something to be on tv and then, we could watch it only once. There was no way to record anything. In some ways, cable tv is the same way. You wait for the day and time a show will be on and you either watch it or record it to your DVR. When cable tv came out in the 1980’s there were no commercials. It was show after show after show with no interruptions ever. That all changed. Now, there are more commercials and BS than there are shows, and you’re overpaying for it! My cousin pays around $180 a month to comcast to channel surf. They have the full package with all movie channels. For what? He’s barely home and rarely watches tv! Really think about this. You’re better off getting rid of cable and I’ll give you reasons why.

I am not much of a tv watcher. I only kept cable around for the kids and the children’s shows it provided. I hated opening that cable bill every month. We’re a single income family and things are tight. It was time to make a change whether we wanted to or not. I also haven’t had a house phone since 2002 by the way. I knew it was stupid to pay for something I never use. Why have a house phone if you use a cell phone?

cut the cord with cable tv alternativesFor those of you into sports, there are a ton of options out there. Many stations, such as ESPN, have an app in which you can pay around $10 a month for games. This ESPN app is also available on APPLE TV and the Amazon Fire stick. Most people are streaming tv and movies to tablets, smart phones or computers. Cable is dying and I’m happy for that. It’s been a rip off for far too long.cable tv alternatives - how to cut the cord on cable and stream tv

I remember the day I got rid of cable and installed the MOHU house antenna. The final bill came and even though we didn’t pay for movie channels, I was paying around $75 a month! That’s insane for basic cable. I could use that money to feed my family. I was DONE!

Video of me installing the MOHU antenna:

So no cable tv for over 2 years now. How does it feel? AWESOME! I was nervous to cancel, thinking I would be cutoff from the world, which is what many other cable cutters felt as well. That statement couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, I feel much more connected than ever. We use the Mohu sky 60 whole house antenna for regular tv channels, which is awesome. The range of this tv antenna is 60 miles and it’s true HD. Not sure if you knew or not but HD from cable companies is NOT true HD. Their HD signals are compressed to allow for more users on their bandwith. The size is actually 720 and not 1080 (true HD is 1080 or higher.) When the antenna was connected, I could not believe the signal quality. Over the air signals are uncompressed which is why they are HD in pure form…and it’s FREE! Did I say FREE? Yes, I did. Purchase the antenna once and you’re done.

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We use a mohu sky 60 house antenna, hulu and apple tv.

The only thing I pay for is internet access so we can have internet at home, along with HULU for $7.99 a month. We tried netflix and hated it. All the movies are dated and the variety isn’t too good. We are more into tv anyway, which is what HULU is. HULU has ALL shows on tv. The great thing is they are current and can be watched a day after they air. So if we watch America’s got talent, it’s either live when it is airing, via the house antenna, or HULU the next day. HULU quality is HD as well and you can fast forward or rewind as with DVR. There are 2 commercials that play on HULU shows, like every 10 minutes…big deal. I can pay $2 more a month to remove all commercials but we don’t. Not only does HULU have all shows available the day after they air, but they have all shows from all seasons and all episodes. I have yet to not find anything I want to watch…and it’s current stuff.

I mentioned apple tv before and we have one. Apple tv is awesome. Think of apple tv as itunes for your tv. You can buy movies or music on your phone and watch them on your phone or any apple device right? Well, after connecting the apple tv little box to your tv via HDMI, all that content you purchased, and more, is available to stream on your tv. So the movies we bought for the kids…all available on the tv at any time. But that costs money you say? Yeah, we may spend $18 a month, if that, on a movie night that I know we will want to watch again and again such as Star Wars or Raiders of the lost ark. Apple also has a very large bargain section where great movies can be had for cheap. I got the first ghostbusters movie for $2.99. New apple tv models are much better than they were, now incorporating siri. This is the way of the future and I’m glad we did it.

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We got rid of cable and use apple tv and Hulu with an affordable internet access package.

Spending money to channel surf garbage is stupid and does nothing more than line the pockets of idiots running companies that can’t help you when help is needed. This is one reason I cut the cord on cable tv.

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Steve

spider man homecoming review

spider man homecoming review

Spider man homecoming was done well. Out of all the spider man movies, I enjoyed this one the most. I thought the cast in the Tobey Maguire films was wrong. Not a fan of the acting at all, especially the scene where Toby struts down the street wearing black eyeliner….I’M A REBEL! BETTER LOOK OUT. Whatever. I’m glad those are gone.

I did enjoy the reboot spider man films with Andrew Garfield…the Amazing Spider man film series. He was a good actor with a warmer tribute to the web slinger we all know and love.

Tom Holland, the most recent actor to portray spider man of the spider man series, in spider man homecoming and Captain America Civil War, did the best job in my opinion. He is humble, very excited with everything cool he encounters, actually was a teenager, and a good actor. I felt Tom Holland captured the role perfectly.

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Marisa Tomei in Spider man homecoming

The cast is perfect, with Marisa Tomei playing Peter’s aunt, and of course Michael Keaton…one of my favorites. Marisa still looks and acts to perfection in this film. She plays a very down to earth, real and warm family member, which is something Marisa has always done. Some fans felt odd with Marisa playing Peter’s aunt since we’re so used to seeing an elderly woman with grey hair in the role of aunt May. I, for one, was happy with this change. Peter is a high school kid and so it’s only fitting that his aunt is closer to the age of Marisa Tomei.

Marisa, who first portrayed the MCU’s younger version of Aunt May in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before reprising the role for Homecoming, went on to explain how the scene would have given her character and Peter another outlet to connect on, albeit an unspoken one. “Then I come home, and I don’t even tell him that that’s what happened, and, of course, there’s all this stuff that he’s not telling me,” Tomei continued. “So he’s like, ‘How was your day?’ And I’m like, ‘It was fine,’ but really I was shaking inside because of this whole crisis that had happened in the city. I’m kind of fibbing to him, and he’s fibbing to me, and we’re living in this house together, and it was a very interesting setup. I was quite disappointed that wasn’t in there.”

 

The appearance of Iron Man and Stark in spider man homecoming tied the films together well. This is something Marvel studios is really good at doing with all their films. It’s a great way to make the Avengers world bigger and more true to life, as if it could be a real thing. Spider man on his own would have made the film a little cold and sterile I believe. I’m not much of a comic book person so I appreciate the small tie ins they are creatied by merging their worlds. This helps people like me, who don’t follow the comics. I’m not sure if spider man’s costume was constructed by Stark in the comics. As a kid, watching the tv series cartoon from the 1970’s, it seemed that Peter Parker designed and built his costume without the help of anyone else. Spider man certainly didn’t have Karen to talk to or any fancy technology in his suit. For a few seconds, I thought that would ruin it, since it wasn’t true to the original tech Pete he had…just a suit. I like the idea though and it was executed very well in the film.

The film wasn’t too complex and the story was laid out very well. I can’t stand obvious foreshadowing in films and this film doesn’t have any at all. When something happens in the film that was meant to be a surprise, it truly was a surprise. I like that. I had no idea certain scenes were going to play out how they did. Because of this, I was pleasantly surprised and got to feel the scene through the eyes of Peter Parker.

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Michael Keaton as the vulture in spider man homecoming

SPOILER ALERT – The scene where Peter Parker is greeted at the door by Michael Keaton when arriving for the homecoming dance….I had no idea Michael Keaton would be the one answering the door. Micheal Keaton is the bad guy in the film, the vulture. Michael Keaton is also the father of Pete’s love interest. Because of great writing, I was surprised when spider man’s enemy answered the door…just as much as Peter Parker was.

The acting was good and made me feel how the character would have felt. One scene in particular is when Peter Parker was outside in his spider man suit, contemplating on entering the party at the house of his love interest, Liz. Everyone was expecting spider man to show up and Peter was against the idea. He sat outside saying to himself, “this is a stupid idea.” It made sense, as he was trying to find his way as a super hero, and yet, contemplating entering a party to impress the kids at his high school. I can relate to that situation minus the super hero part.

One thing I didn’t like is when Michael Keaton attacked Stark’s jet as the vulture at the end of the film. With all Stark’s technology, not one alert went off when the hull of the jet was cut. The vulture was free to roam around the jet and go through whatever he wanted. No motion sensors? No laser sensors? Nothing on a Stark jet transporting his prized tech? In other films, Stark appeared anywhere in the world to fight a crisis within minutes…but his jet, flying within 100 miles of him…and just nothing? That was odd.

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I recommend this film and will be buying it.

Glad they got spider man right! Great writing, acting and overall production, as you would expect from a Marvel studios film.

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Steve

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