If you’ve made a pitch in the past ten years, you understand the euphoric sensation when someone says, “I didn’t see that coming!” But working that twist into your narrative in a meaningful way only results in pain and misery. The “twist” is good for pitches, but consider ditching it as soon as outlining phase starts. With most twist ideas, the character arc sudde...Read more
While Pet Sematary‘s presentation might feel a tad Lifetime-y now, it still serves up a great tale on the human inability to accept the end of life, hitting all the right beats with regular thrills,...Read more
I’ll be posting short reviews for the sake of search-ability, focusing on genre and how they live up the Action Kickback Model. I’ll review genre films in general; action, horror, sci-fi, etc...Read more
No major conflict appears in Strange Days until almost an hour in. Until then it’s snazzy virtual reality and an inept love story. 2 and a half hours of not caring much about the victims, let alone the hero, and there’s no wonder why this flopped. Some say it was too early with its police commentary, but the bottom line is that aside from a great concept, which delivers with some cool virtual reality elements, it’s just tedious.
Philippine Cinema: 1960s-1990s
The situation of Philippine Cinema has seen major dramatic changes after the 1950s which is considered by critics and film watchers/historians to be the Golden Age of Filipino film-making. During the 1960s, films were characterized by rampant commercialism with James Bond and Western knock offs, bomba (soft porn) films, and musical films. The studio systems came under siege from the growing labor movement, which resulted in labor-management conflic...Read more
The late Total Recall massacre reminded us all how vital it is to the health of cinema that Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the big screen. Thank God he’s back.
Hiroshi Adachi’s Shoreline Operation with Emmanuel Manzanares
Sleeping Dogs, action by EMC Monkeys, funded by Enix themselves! Reddit article Read more
Yesterday I shot the first fight scene I’ve done since finishing Death Grip. It’s a videogame parody where I play a Karate man taking on two other players played by fellow Stunt People and Death Grip actors Shaun Finney and Yun Lujhei Yang.
Stunt practices have paid off: I could still kick and punch pretty quick, and my bones took a decent amount of damage whenever hitting my forearm or s...Read more
It’s been a long time coming since the last indie action roundup, and since there’s been so much good stuff released lately just featuring various Stunt People members and associates, it’s time to resume the madness and show you exactly how indie action videos are superior to Hollywood’s latest stream of ooze (though Captain America was a pleasant surprise).
Please check my main website at www.thestuntpeople.com for our crew films and bios!