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A Result from my Movie Survey

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Hey Guys! This is going to be short. Sorry Been super busy with finals and papers that need to be due. But I just wanted to show you the results of one of the answers I asked people in my class and this is what they said.

Good luck to you guys that have finals!! (ps sorry that’s suppose to be Bridesmaids not Birdesmaids

John Hughes Movies timeline

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Hey Guys so for my Multimedia class I had to do a timeline that was  Movie related since my blog is about movies. So I thought what would be an awesome timeline and one person came to mind the great late John Hughes. He has produce, written and directed a lot of movies.  While creating the timeline I seen many 90’s classics like Beethoven, The Breakfast club, Home Alone, Weird Science and Sixteen Candles and it doesn’t stop from there. The Timeline consists of the date the movie came to theaters and also a brieft description of the movie. There were shows that he also did too but I decided to keep my timeline to just his movies. So please take a look at it and tell me what you think!       (timeline)

Pennsylvania Movie Spot Locations!

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So for my Journalism class I had to make a map about my blog topic. So what better way to represent my movie blog by doing a map mash up about five well know movies that shot some scenes in Pennsylvania! I’m from Pittsburgh so I thought this would be an excellent idea. This map shows some of the filming spots in Pittsburgh for the movies: The Dark Night Rises, Flashdance, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Night of The Living Dead and Inspector Gadget. Here are some interesting facts that I found on three of the movies.

The Dark Night Rises was mainly filmed in Pittsburgh. When I was watching the Movie I spotted many locations like the ally way by Point Park or Smithfield Street. Places that I walked past and for me that was an “Oh my goodness I was there!!” (Spazing moment) It’s pretty nice seeing place that I actually walk by everyday on the big screen.

As for Flashdance some of the spots were filmed in Pittsburgh. One spot in particular is well known on the Point Park University campus. Apparently Alex’s apartment address was the same address as the Conestoga building, which is a Point Park resident building. This surprised me because I use to live in that building and also I only heard of the movie but never actually watched it. This just makes me want to go and watch it just to see if I could recognize the building. It’s said that it looks nothing like the building that it is today. It’s hardly recognizable.

Lastly The Night of The Living Dead what I found to be interesting about this movie was that one of the scenes took place at the late actor Karl Hardman (Harry) Studio which after researching a while found out that it’s location is somewhere around Smithfield street every time I looked on the map it shows that it’s close by The Art Institute but it’s address is way down the other end.. I would think by now that the studio doesn’t exist anymore. Maybe Google maps can’t go back that far.

So there you have it! These are only five of a lot of movies that have been shot in Pittsburgh.

My review on a student short film: Another Night

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Hey Guys so today I’m going to switch it up. Instead of reviewing a well know movie today I thought I should do a little review on student movie that I saw that I thought was really so good and that it should be seen. That short movie is called Another Night by Trisha Smith. It’s based off of one of Trisha’s events that her and her friend use to do. (except for the zombies showing up) The video was put together really nicely.

I also have to say  that I absolutely loved the grandfather ( played by her real grandfather)  in this short film. He is really funny and I loved the plot of it. It kind of reminds me of Buffy but instead with zombies of course!.

Introducing my Movie Project

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Hey guys and girls! For my Multimedia class I decided to do a interview with two people Trisha Smith a Point Park student and Victoria Smith a Art Institute graduate (no relation).  These two have done student related films. and This is what inspires them to do some of their films.  SO please tell me what you think and enjoy!

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Movie Review

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Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Burt and Anton

Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as Burt and Anton

I’ve been seeing commercials for this  upcoming movie for a while now. It just came out in theaters as of today! and Just by looking at the promos for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone I could say this looks like this could be a very funny movie.  Let’s start off with this amazing cast. It seems like the producers picked the best of the best and the funniest of all the funniest comedians.

The movie is about two magicians Burt Wonderstone played by Steve Carell and Anton Marvelton played by Steve Buscemi who felt like they were on top of the world with their classical magic acts. They may have been on top of the world like twenty years ago. While their acts are getting old a new modern day magician named Steve Gray played by Jim Carrey  is making a scene with crazy stunts that people are loving. So Burt get’s help from the person that made him start loving Magic in the first place, the magician Rance Holloway played by Alan Arkin to come up with crazy stunts of their own to hopefully get back their fame.  Can they do it? From what I’m seeing from the promo I would give it a 4 out of 5. I would give it all 5 points but hey  I haven’t seen it yet. It wouldn’t be fair to the movies I have already seen.

Here’s the four leading men:

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Steven Carell:

 

A very funny guy I would say best known for playing Michael Scott on the Office. He’s playing Burt Wonderstone a man who lived for magic since he was little when he got his first magic kit to be just like Rance. But since him and his child hood friend Anton’s  magic career is going down hill Burt tries to think of crazy stunts to get their fame back.

Steven’s Imdb

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Jim Carry: 

This comedian got his first shot on In living color. He plays Steve Grey, A new popular up and coming  magian who does crazy stunts that are taking over the world.  One of his stunts is holding his pee for more then a human should. It’s funny because his character reminds me so much of Criss Angel.

Jim’s IMDb

 

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Steve Buscemi:
Best known for some of his roll’s in the Cohen brother’s  films. Steve plays Anton Marvelton  Burt’s best friend and his magic sidekick.
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Alan Arkin: 

Is a famous singer, producer and author etc. He plays Rance Holloway  Burt’s childhood hero in the magic world.

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movie interview

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monty This week I had to Interviewed two people Jessica Yanavitch, my 20 year old friend from Point Park University. Also my mother Nadine Mckenzie. Two different generations answering  three common question about one important subject, Movies! (it’s a important subject on my blog anyways) It surprised me how the young Criminal Justice major mentioned movies from around my mother’s time. I guess it goes to show that old movies can still rule. There was some answers that I had to cut out of the interview but one was  what was the worst movie by far Nadine said Night of the Living Dead while Jessica said Piranha 3D  she saw no point in it.  I also asked them both what movie would they never watch again Nadine said night of the living dead because she hates zombies. While Jessica said Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That’s where I will leave it up to you guys. What do you think is the worst movie by far comment below. Also the interview is down below tell me what you guys think.

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