As someone who is deeply passionate about narrative fiction, film has always been something that deeply fascinates me. As such, one always wants to share their thoughts on movies and what they meant to them. Recently I was finally given a platform to try that out on, and it has been quite the adventure.
Working for MoviePilot has been a real treat, though it has taken some of my resources away from the novel. But no matter. Life as a paid writer has been extraordinarily fun and has given me a platform to speak about film. I have thus far earned 38 dollars. Not a lot, mind you. I still very much need to figure out a good formula to get my articles maximum hits. My last three didn’t exactly break a thousand.
Still, working on all of these has been a real joy, and I would like to share them with all of you.
My first article is a list of 10 Black and White horror films that in spite of their age, still scare the audience pretty good. The next is a retrospective on the original Westworld, the movie that inspired the hit HBO tv series. After that is a brief list of top 10 underrated sequels. After that is a little quickie on top 10 greatest movie taglines.
Hopefully soon these will be getting more hits. We shall see. In the meantime, please enjoy these pieces as I’m very proud of all of them. Please feel free to share as every little bit helps.
10 Black And White Horror Films That Are Still Very Scary
While Waiting For Season 2 Of ‘Westworld’, Watch The Original Classic
10 Sequels That Deserve a Second Chance
10 Taglines That Sell Their Movies Perfectly
Thanks for reading and I will be checking back with all of you soon.
Another day, another photoshop. After the warm reception to my previous post on Indiana Jones and the Halls of Erebor, I decided to put my favorite hero ever, Indiana Jones, into another franchise that is very near and dear to me, taking him to another realm of high fantasy and magic.
And giant snakes.
That’s right. Indiana Jones now finds himself at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and is pitted against Voldemort, the Death Eaters, and his personal favorite, a deadly basilisk.
Now I know Indiana Jones was active in the 1930s and the main Harry Potter arc takes place in the early 2000s, but come on people! It is Indiana Jones meets Harry Potter! Granted, Indy could have gone to Hogwarts while Lily and James were going to school and that could have been fun, but I didn’t feel like doing that so here we are.
How does Indy get to Hogwarts? I dunno. Maybe he is invited by Dumbledore and becomes the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. They switch that teacher out every few weeks anyway. Maybe he winds up on Platform 9 3/4 while fighting some Death Eaters and makes his way to the school from there. But who cares!? We get to see Indiana Jones fight a basilisk
So without further delay, here is my latest photoshop.
Ah, such creative potential with this one. How would Indy get along with our three young stars? Would he and professor Snape actually find some common ground? How well would a fight between him and Delores Umbridge go? Probably not too well for Delores I would gather. One thing is clear. Voldemort is going to have his hands full with this muggle.
Hope you all like the eye candy.
The year of 2016 has come and gone, and the first dawn of 2017 brings with it a glimmer of a hopeful future for me. Today I completed and published the first piece of writing for which I’ll be paid.
It seems fitting that I chose this subject matter. The 1999 game Aliens vs. Predator is one of the many works of fiction that jumpstarted my desire to work in the field of storytelling as a filmmaker or novelist. How poetic that should be the subject of the first bit of writing that would actually put a little cash in my bank account.
This was an article that was in my heart for years, ever since the bungled release of the Alien vs. Predator films, I always wanted to talk about what made the series special, where it had worked before, and why the movies failed. I must have worked four days on this piece, collecting the images, researching the facts, making sure all the bases were covered so that it would all come together.
In the end, I’m very thrilled with how it has turned out and believe it is my best piece for MoviePilot yet. I hope you all agree.
A Different Kind of Star Wars: Rise, Fall & Future of ‘Aliens vs. Predator’
Read at your leisure and you are encouraged to share this piece to your heart’s content. After all, the more it is read, the more it helps me get established in this field. Also, offer up any thoughts you may have for improvement or ideas for future articles.
Thank you to all who helped me get this far, and Happy New Year.