Phil Messerer is a jack of all trades when it comes to film. He wrote, directed, shot and edited Thicker than Water: The Vampire Diaries Part 1 all on his own, and on a shoestring budget. Such is the life of the modern indie filmmaker, and he does most of those jobs admirably. The story is basically a rehash of the cult-classic werewolf film Ginger Snaps, looking at family relationships through the lens of vampires this time instead of big fuzzy beasties. When the goth-girl’s perfect twin sister dies, she comes back as a vampire and her family tries to be supportive. We should all be so lucky to have families like that.
When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came out as a book, thousands of people lined up for hours to get a copy. Many fans dropped off the internet for a few days to avoid spoilers while reading it, and it turned out to be one of the most successful publications of our age, both critically and financially. Yet, here we are a few years later, and the film fails to bring in more than $200 million on it’s opening weekend, leaving the mindless fodder that is Transformers 2 as reigning king of the summer box-office. Why is this happening to a film that, based on the book sales, should be a “sure thing”?
WOW! Told ya'll vampires don't fucking sparkle!
Holy mother of Jebus! Seriously folks, if you like to laugh, and you like genre stuff like the Ghost Hunters, then you need to see this new piece from our friends at Lundo Pictures!
Let’s face it, no one expected Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen to be the next Citizen Kane. Nope, most of the people who went in to see it wanted big, bad ass robots blowing shit up, and that’s what they got. So, going in expecting the same lazy-assed trype Michael Bay usually puts out, why was I still disappointed in this movie?
"Blow up the basket..." BEST PLAN EVER!
WOW!! I'd hit paparazzi too!
Now, this might be on par with Dan O'Bannon's Return of the Living Dead, but it sure looks like fun!
I am a journalist. I am a proud member of the Milwaukee Press Club, and I've been writing and self publishing articles for the last two years. I haven't made a single dime doing it, but I AM doing it. There are a lot of people out there in my position who are just as broke and have no job, but they've chosen to take retail positions, technical writing jobs, and other various career paths because they do not want to starve. I can't fault them for that. I've been trying to do the same. Until I do, however, I feel I have a responsibility to spread information. News is like that, and usually, to be honest, I don't have much to do because the main stream media outlets pretty much have it covered. This is especially true in my chosen field of journalism: entertainment. Hell, even CNN has it's own version of Access Hollywood. But then the elections in Iran went wrong, and I found myself in a pretty weird place.