The CBP Show is probably the most fun I've had working on a video project. Mostly because the projects were born out of making ourselves laugh. The first of these: Steve's Night Out, was "written" during our weekly meetings. During these meetings we would find ourselves outside smoking and would often go off on imaginary tangents filled with hilarity and horror. It wasn't long before Monty suggested we film these ideas.
Unless you count Quidditch, I'm not really a sports fan. Because of this, I opted out of the SuperBowl this year. Since the only reason I would participate in a such an event would be to drink beer, eat a great deal of food and watch for the interesting commercials...and let's be honest, I can do that any day of the week. So this year I waited to see these commercials online the next day.
Because I wanted to keep my review (relatively) short, I was forced to cut a topics out of the review. Plus I'm not entirely convinced that people want to listen to me wax intellectual about movies for extended periods of time. Anyway, had to get a few things off my chest regarding this film before I put this review to bed...
The soundtrack is brilliant, I'm hoping to get more into Hughes' music choices in the National Lampoon's Vacation two part finale-Stay tuned.
Some of you may know Jered Leto from his career as an actor. He was the object of Claire Danes' affections in My So Called Life, he was physically abused by Edward Norton in Fight Club and he sported corn rows in Panic Room. Some of you may not know that Leto, with his beautiful high cheek bones and blue eyes that you just want to fall into, is frontman for the band Thirty Seconds to Mars.
The origin of this video was brought upon by recent financial discussions. My fiance and I are planning a wedding, I've gone to four days a week at work in order to pursue making videos, so our cash flow is in a bit of a transition right now. Don't get me wrong, we're not living some Dickensian existence where we pick coal up off the street in order to keep warm and cough our consumption into filthy rags...at least not yet. However, after our budgeting, I was feeling a tad discouraged and thought to myself, wouldn't it be great if I could just mine money?
This really is the movie that started it all. Which is probably why it took me all damn month to review this film. I've been trying to crack this for the past several weeks and it wasn't until recently that I was able to really get to the heart of why this movie is so special. While writing the review (and waiting for things to render) I was able to watch Don't you Forget About Me, a wonderful tribute film to John Hughes and it reminded me of why I wanted to review these films in the first place.
A short first impression of the 2011 film, The Green Hornet.
GRIND is the third film CBP ever produced, and the FIRST film we ever finished.
For months now, Denise (My Fiance), has been prodding me to see the latest Resident Evil movie. You see, we're both fans of the video game series (Resident Evil 4 remains one of the best video games I have ever played) and we have seen all of the films together. At best, I was skeptical. I had enjoyed the first film immensely but had watched the slow but definite decline in the series with each progressive release.
I did go in for jury duty and was in fact selected to serve. I had never before served on a jury but found the experience rewarding and interesting. No comic book law men served as judge and the entire experience was less jovial than Night Court. However, I found that the experience was perfect fodder for an animated monologue. What you see in the video is 75 percent true, I leave it to you to decide which 75 percent.