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5 Significant Films

Posted in Hypothesis the 8th, Movies on April 13, 2014 by PoPS blog

PoPS video update 201-On Moving the Camera

Posted in Hypothesis the 8th, Movies on April 6, 2014 by PoPS blog

Talking with Wes Craven

Posted in Hypothesis the 8th, Movies on March 16, 2014 by PoPS blog

Explaining Horror

Posted in Hypothesis the 8th, Movies on February 23, 2014 by PoPS blog

Halloween Marathon: Nightmaraton 2

Posted in Movies on October 29, 2013 by PoPS blog

Hey, guys! It’s Halloween once again. Scary movies, awesome seasonal aisles, pop-up costume shops, and pumpkin carving!

IMG_20131028_184643Just like last year, me and my friends decided to take on an entire horror franchise in a single day. This year we face off against the shape who cannot be stopped, Michael Myers, in the Halloween series. 10 movies. Starting at 8 a.m. and finishing a little after 2 a.m., not everybody makes it through, but at least most of us last longer than the original Laurie Strode. Check it out. And Happy Halloween!


And here’s a picture of Eliza and me clearly being terrified in front of the original Myers’ house from Halloween, now housing accountants in South Pasadena.


See you next year. And in the words of Michael Myers: …

Oblivion & Legend/Tom Cruise Study Guide

Posted in Cinematic Study Guide, Movies on April 21, 2013 by PoPS blog

The Best Time for Content Creators

Posted in Movies on March 13, 2013 by PoPS blog

Today, Rob Thomas, the creator and show runner for Veronica Mars, posted a Kickstarter campaign for a Veronica Mars movie. It’s a project that he’d shopped around town since the cancellation of the show 5 years ago. It was getting no traction whatsoever. They low-balled the budget at 2 million dollars and a couple hours after launching the campaign they’d already cleared the 1 million mark. We’ll see how much they end up raising in the next 30 days, but I can tell you this much, it’ll include as big a donation as I can manage. Now sure, this campaign has the publicity advantage of reviving a project that had 3 years of appearing on actual television and all the publicity money that entails. Not to mention the push every time one of the seasons went to DVD. But the fact that a group of people can turn to their audience and get a studio-denied project off the ground on the goodwill and financing of their audience is unbelievably exciting to me. They played their campaign video perfectly too, showing us the characters we’ve been missing interacting just like old times. This thing has been blowing up all over social media, here’s the url to their campaign, and the campaign video:

In other creators-with-an-audience-can-do-whatever-they-want news, the trailer for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing dropped this week too. The fact that Whedon follows up one the biggest summer blockbuster’s ever with a black and white Shakespeare adaptation that he shot in his backyard in 12 days? What kind of amazing world is this? Check it out:

It’s the best time to be making stuff.