Monday, October 18, 2010

Jackass 3D and Waiting for Superman reviews, Double Headers coming this week

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Well, it sure was an interesting experience to write a review for Jackass 3D one day and a review for Waiting for Superman the next. However, the experience of seeing the two films back-to-back was much more unusual. I literally went from watching one of the most intelligent documentaries of the past decade to watching Jackass. Suffice it to say that while it's not the worst double header you could choose, it isn't exactly the best one either. In my opinion, a double feature should be two movies that have something in common with one another. I guess you could argue that the fact that these two movies were so radically different makes them work together in some awkward way. Personally, I'd rather have a double feature with much more substance to it.

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That is why later this week I plan to unveil my next project here on Cinemafangeeque: Double Headers. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I figured now was as good a time as any to start the series because I have a rather good match up for Horror/Suspense fans. My idea for the Double Headers series is to present my case for watching two films back-to-back. In some cases it may just be the genre that the films are in, but in other cases I will be comparing something as small and seemingly insignificant as the character development. My intent is to suggest Double Headers that you might not have considered before, and in so doing help you to think about film in a different way. While I doubt I'll be doing these as often as once a week, it's not out of the realm of possibility to expect one per month.

The first one is probably going to be a bit of a head scratcher for most readers, but I promise I'll make my choices as clear as I possibly can. Having seen these two back-to-back myself, it really is interesting to compare and contrast both films based on the very little that they have in common. Lets just say that one film clearly borrows from the style and significance of another in an extremely original and effectively creepy way. I'm sure most of you will enjoy the Double Headers, but if they aren't your thing you shouldn't worry; it's not like that's all I'm going to do here on Cinemafangeeque. I'm also planning top ten lists of some of my favorite movies, and I have an idea for a Halloween themed list that I might do next week. Keep on the lookout for that one!

Other than that, there's not much else to say right now. If the Double Headers go over well enough, I might just make them into a video series if I ever get the time to make some videos. The problem with doing videos right now is that my computer is on its last legs and almost every attempt I have made at shooting something in the last month has met with a systemic crash of some kind. Trust me, it isn't that I don't enjoy making videos, nor is it for lack of actually trying, it's just that my computer is a piece of crap. That being said, it's not as if I am in a hurry to make a lot of videos either. With the way that Youtube has been treating me I've been moving some of my videos to, and my videos don't get nearly as much attention there.

To add to that pile of problems is the fact that I'm more of a writer anyways. I don't know if any of you have watched some of my videos, but a common theme among most of them is my inability to form coherent thoughts. When I'm writing, it's much easier for me to express myself in any and every way I could possibly imagine. While I ramble on just as much here as I do in my videos, here you'll notice that you can actually understand what I'm trying to say. Consider also that I'm currently majoring in English and writing reviews for a website, which should say something about my aspirations for the future. As much as I love making videos and immersing myself in the process of the very art of film that I love so much, I'd much rather write about the subject than to perform it. Why? I'm just better at writing, and I'd rather have film be my hobby than my profession.

With that in mind, I hope you'll keep coming back to check out what's new on Cinemafangeeque. Hopefully this will be a much more comfortable and less frustrating place for me to practice my craft and express myself without limitation. Whatever I choose to post, you can be sure that it will be film related and close to my heart. Thanks for reading, and please check out my reviews on Jackass 3D and Waiting for Superman if you haven't already. I enjoyed both films
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immensely for different reasons, and I go into detail in both reviews to explain why. For my next review I'm planning to take a look at the recent cult classic Brick, directed by Rian Johnson and starring a bevy of former child actors. I absolutely adore this film, so you can expect a damn good review of it. Check out the trailer below if you're unfamiliar with the title. Be back in a few days!

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