Traditionalism had never been my forte, whether via my recent marriage or the content we produced in The Guttersnipes. Our comedy troupe had been releasing some solid work and some mediocre work. I could tell that something was missing from these ideas, and I was adamant that it was the lack of a proper script framework. Ideally, to me, I thought if we had better prepared for the shoot, then maybe the quality would have been better.
Others in the group loved the improvisational approach to our comedic voice, and instead, questioned my edits or my contribution to shooting the videos. The improvisation wasn’t the issue for me, I just wanted a stronger framework around it to enable a more efficient workflow with the little time we had. Both arguments wanted the same thing: a better product. We were like the Hatfield and the McCoy’s facing off against one another without actually sitting down to listen to one another. The majority of the members stayed out of the tussle or never voiced their concerns (to me) directly.
Here is our fourth episode for our Youtube show, We Need Movies! Watch as Brandon Doyen and Jamie Gagnon (me) discuss the week of film: movie releases, Dvd/Blu-ray purchases, News of the Week, and a special segment every week!
This week’s special segment: We discuss amazing actors turned directed and their films; the best of which are:Read More »
Here is our third episode for our Youtube show, We Need Movies! Watch as Brandon Doyen and Jamie Gagnon (me) discuss the week of film: movie releases, Dvd/Blu-ray purchases, News of the Week, and a special segment every week!
This week’s special segment: We Rank the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU); which are:Read More »
So I’m not going to lie here, Captain America: Civil War was a bit of a letdown. I suppose I didn’t expect it to be the best film in the series, and certainly of the past decade (I’m looking at you Michael Campbell), but I still enjoyed the film quite a bit.
Originally, the #52PickUp was only going to feature movies that meant something to me as a filmmaker, or solidified my particular tastes when it came to the medium. When I compiled my list late last year, I found that a lot of the films mentioned were more recent ones; and I had wanted more of my childhood/early teens represented.
So I took a lot of the recent ones like Inception out. But there is one recent one that I’d like to discuss due to its impact and resonance on some of my favorite types of events: Crossovers.
…And of course due to the imminent release of Captain America: Civil War (or as I like to call it, Avengers 2.5).
But here is the first Big Daddy of crossover events: