Hey all, sorry the updates have been few and far between lately. I’ve been working on a couple of different projects, one of which I’m proud to share with you today!! About a month ago, a group of friends and I participated in the Guerrilla Film Challenge, where we wrote, shot, and edited a short film in 48 hours. Our genre was “mockbuster,” the proud tradition of low-budget B-movies pioneered by The Asylum. We selected summer blockbuster The Avengers. Thus, THE REVENGERS!!
To help us have at shot at winning the $1000 People’s Choice prize, please click on the video’s “like” button on the YouTube page. I’m not entirely sure whether they’re tallying “likes” or views or both, so doing both is the best way to help us out. Thanks so much!!
P.S. While you’re there, why not check outMiddleman: The Don DeFalski Story, another short film by a bunch of my friends? Voting isn’t a zero-sum game, so “liking” them doesn’t hurt us. Support good movies!!
As long as there have been movies, there have been restaurant tie-ins. Who doesn’t remember getting those sweet-ass Batmobiles and Riddler Cars in their Happy Meals? But recently, marketing companies have been thinking outside the box with their advertising. The Transformers film series has 7-11 Slurpee straw toppers. Subway offered reusable Green Lantern-themed tote bags, in an effort to “be green.” And for Captain America: The First Avenger?
Harry Potter faithful have recently discovered Pottermore, an enigmatic website featuring a logo, the words “Coming Soon”, author J.K. Rowling’s signature, and a couple of owls. Clicking on the owls leads to a truly tricked-out YouTube page with the phrase “The owls are gathering” and a countdown to an announcement, which will take place June 23rd at 7:00 AM EST (presumably involving a video announcement on the YouTube page itself). Speculation has abounded as to what this announcement means, ranging from an Harry Potter universe encyclopedia to an 8th book to a spin-off series. Whatever the surprise is, it’s probably going to stay that way until the official announcement, given the amount of secrecy around previous books prior to their release. So what do you guys think? HP Book 8? Spin-off series about Harry’s kids (or parents)? Single camera sitcom based on the lives of young wizards after Hogwarts, to premiere on NBC in the fall of 2013?
P.S. The only significance I can find of June 23rd in Harry Potter canon is that it’s Dudley’s birthday, so it’s also the day Harry first spoke Parseltongue to that snake at the zoo. Probably nothing, but who knows?