It was a Joke.

So, the world is not ending. And to those people that didn’t get that it was a joke I am truly saddened… not really. So I’m writing this from the theater waiting for the movie to start. I just seen Mr. Magoriam (CEFM Rating: 2/5) I rate it as okay but not great. It seamed not to flow and left you waiting for the story to progress. That is it for now.
 

 

The foggy path to…?

It is very peculiar how many opportunities pose themselves all at once and yet you need to make a decision is this the right road, do you go aimlessly strait or do you sit and wait on the trail for a better option to come around then doing nothing.

If you wait that opportunity might come or you might be on a deserted foggy road just waiting to be rained on. Like the old saying “When it rains, it pours.” Is it time to take the diversion from the path and when you do it is always a massive suffocating web, a web so sometimes scary that it is often overwhelming not only in size but in magnitude (I always wanted to use that word in a post).

Right now I am approaching that there are 4 options to the future. All diversions could be challenging, costly, very risky and possible overwhelming, but in the end (I love that phrase too) it could be so overwhelmingly rewarding that words could not describe.

Earlier this week, and last week too I saw “The Nanny Diaries” (CEFM Rating: 4.5/5) which I must recommend as a very rewarding film to see. It is basically the age old story about “Who am I, Really?” and taking a break to dig deep and figure our you destiny. It has now been 5 years and 11 jobs since I decided to take this break, now I am at the point where I feel comfortable and am yet troubled by the yearning to decide in the screenplay that has become my life what comes next. If I were in a book this would be a chapter end point, or maybe the conclusion of the intermission in a great Broadway musical.

Why am I here…? Where am I going…? Shouldn’t you be dragging me kicking and screaming…?

The pics are up, the question of Life, and other stuff.

Okay, to start off with I have posted the pics that were taken during my Toronto trip on my camera phone in my gallery http://cefm.ca/category/snapshots/ if you are reading this via RSS or Facebook) I still have some more that were taken with my Digital Camera.

Remember the Answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything is 42.

Crushed Beautifully 2 has now been storyboarded and my other video project, working title is “Remember…” has been rewitten and just needs some more casting. And than filming. I am hoping to get it submitted to a film festival by this fall.

As for movies I have seen recently I have to make a three really good recomentations, in order of greatness is Oceans 13 (CEFM Rating: 4.5/5), Knocked Up (CEFM Rating: 5/5), and Pirates of the Carribean 3 (CEFM Rating: 5/5).

I cannot wait until the Simpsons movie (CEFM Rating: 5/5) comes out and Licence to Wed (CEFM Rating: 3.5/5) with Robin Williams.

Crushed Beautifully 2

I’m planning on making a Part 2 of my video “Crushed Beautifully” everybody send me close-up or macro photos of something crushed in an artistic setting. Everyone will get credited if they want. Send the pics to charles.frees-melvin@gmail.com.

Acadamy Awards picks and comments

Ok, so let’s begin the post I have promissed a few days ago about my what my Oscar Pics whould have been. Here are my choises and comments.

Best Actress-

Performance by an actor in a leading role
    Will Smith in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Will Smith really diserves this award. I have never been the largest Will Smith fan but his acting in this movie just about made me cry.

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

I really don’t know about this catigory who should get this award. There is really not an outstanding name to look for here in this catagory. Neither nominated or not.

Performance by an actress in a leading role
  Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox)
  Kate Winslet in “Little Children” (New Line)

These 2 names are my hopfulls, but I was really hoping to see maybe Kirsten Dunst here for here roll in “Marie Antionette”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  Abigail Breslin in “Little Miss Sunshine” (Fox Searchlight) 

Best animated feature film of the year
  “Happy Feet” (Warner Bros.) George Miller

If any movie diserved this more it was Happy Feet. I have never seen more non-moviegoing people go and see a Cartoon movie than I have for this movie. Even though I missed this one.

Achievement in art direction
  “The Prestige” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

Achievement in cinematography
  “Children of Men” (Universal) Emmanuel Lubezki 

Achievement in costume design
  “The Devil Wears Prada” (20th Century Fox) Patricia Field
  “Marie Antoinette” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Milena Canonero

Both are very deserving of this award.

Achievement in directing
  “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.) Clint Eastwood
  “United 93” (Universal and StudioCanal) Paul Greengrass

Best documentary feature
  “My Country, My Country” (Zeitgeist Films)
A Praxis Films Production
Laura Poitras and Jocelyn Glatzer

Best documentary short subject
  “Rehearsing a Dream”
A Simon & Goodman Picture Company Production
Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon

Achievement in film editing

None of the nominiess seem to belong here, I really think that this award might have been better chosen 

Best foreign language film of the year
  “Water” A Hamilton-Mehta Production

Achievement in makeup
  “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista) Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
  “The Good German” (Warner Bros.) Thomas Newman

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
  “Our Town” from “Cars”

Best motion picture of the year
 My choises would have been:
The Devel wears Prada
Night at the Musem
Prusuit of Happyness
Marie Antionette

Best animated short film
  “The Danish Poet” (National Film Board of Canada)

Best live action short film
  “West Bank Story”

Achievement in sound editing/Achievement in sound mixing
  “Apocalypto” (Buena Vista)
Sean McCormack and Kami Asgar
Kevin O’Connell, Greg P. Russell and Fernando Camara

Seriously this movie had to have the best sound track ever. The sound in this movie tells the story better than the acting.

Achievement in visual effects
  “Superman Returns” (Warner Bros.)
Mark Stetson, Neil Corbould, Richard R. Hoover and Jon Thum

Really dissapointed that “Night at the Museum” was snubbed. The reason I liked this one for visuall effects was that they looked real. Most visuall effescts are just too computer faked lately it is sickining. 

Adapted screenplay
  “Notes on a Scandal” (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Patrick Marber

Seriously Borat cannot win this one. That movie is a mockery of Screen play writing.

Original screenplay
  “Letters from Iwo Jima” (Warner Bros.)
Screenplay by Iris Yamashita
Story by Iris Yamashita & Paul Haggis

Worst Movie Ever

I went to see Slither ant the Studio 10 today it was a terrible movie got to be one of the worst I have seen in my life it was truly a pointless movie. Even the special effects were quite lame.

cyrkam airt?

cyrkam airt

This is a very fun and addictive flash game. It is sort of what most people do in the office place but more competitive. I found it on addictinggames.com.

Synopsis:
A co-worker throws paper balls at you for about 60-90 seconds and the object is that you try to catch them and throw them in the waste paper basket for a bonus. Also as a bonus there are flashing balls and a flying paper planes. As you throw a ball successfully into the waste paper basket another co-worker moves it. My best score so far is 1200.

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