Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Kid Julius" (2011)

A film I produced with some friends. This wonderful short film was made possible by my very talented friend Kevin Hershner, who did more than his share of the work. Follow him on Twitter (@KevinRVA).

"Kid Julius" was an official selection of the 2011 Progeny Film Festival in Blacksburg, VA.

Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Michael Bay delivers another summer blockbuster based on the Hasbro line of toys with Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The joyous memories I had as a child watching Optimus Prime and Megatron do battle in Saturday morning cartoons were already crushed when Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was released in the summer of 2009. I’m happy to report that the third installment of the Transformers film saga isn’t any worse than its predecessor, though I’d be lying if I said it were much of an improvement.

The story in Transformers 3 is incoherent, which should come as little surprise considering the plot of last film. It all begins with a spaceship called "The Arc", which crashed on the moon to begin the Space Race. Russia wanted The Arc for themselves, but luckily the good ol’ U.S.A was able to reach it first. To drive this plot home, Buzz Aldrin gives a cameo performance in a scene that contains so much cheese my brain created an odor to accompany it.