Dec 3, 2013
Compared to the current slate of films that they have created in their canon, such as Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, The Princess and the Frog and more, some have mentioned that Disney has entered a new 'renaissance age.' With a strong story, engaging female characters, breathtaking animation and memorable songs, this year's Frozen shows that Disney is really making their strides and has delivered a modern classic musical that can be held up to the greats of the past.
Needless to say, but of course we're going to say it anyway, we're big fans of OU Cinema Studies major Madeline 'MADDY!' Kachadurian's video series on her YouTube channel, MadeMostlyMaddy. The spunky OU Filmmakers Guild member has made a number of videos, ranging from what college students wear to walking around at night on Halloween Eve. One of her latest vidoes is a special one because Tobi gets to join her as a special guest as they talk (very loudly apparently) about all the usual topics.
What topics are those, you ask? Check in to find out!
Nov 26, 2013
Looking at Georges Franju's classic film, Eyes Without a Face, OU cinema Studies major Eric Bartsch examines what makes the film as revered as it is today, along with the film's place in French New Wave lore and the other genres it touches on as well. With comptemories and influences ranging from Godard to Truffaut, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, French Impressionism and more, Eyes Without a Face is a dizzying thriller from the New Wave period.
Nov 22, 2013
'Are superhero movies screwed aesthetically?' That's a question that Tobi poses as he looks into a review of sorts in Marvel's latest entry into their cinematic universe, Thor: The Dark World. But looking further, he delves more into the nature of superhero movies, their relationship to the adaptation process, the connections between the movies, their original source material in the comic books, the movie-going audience and what informs their outlook on the superhero movies and why the Thor films and Captain America: The First Avenger are some of the best of Marvel Studios' output.
He also discusses the growing necessity and love for Tom Hiddleston's Loki, and his crush on Jaimie Alexander, so there's that too.
Also, in case you were wondering, spoilers abound so read accordingly from here.
Nov 21, 2013
We have another podcast that features Kian and Tobi talking about the Detroit Pistons, after they came from the game where they won against the New York Knicks, 92-86. What does this mean for the Knicks who are going in a bit of a tailspin, and what does this show of the Pistons? The boys talk about that, more basketball including the Lakers and Kobe Bryant's return, tanking and then discuss the happenings of Week 11 in the NFL; the Lions/Steelers game (and that crazy fake punt), the end of the Patriots/Panthers and more.
We also have our picks for Week 12 included too!
Nov 16, 2013
The 2013 NFL season has been a rocky affair to say the least, especially if you're a betting man like Tobi is. After having a rough two weeks with the picks, he brings in one of his best friends Kian Narimissa to make some sense through what looks like another hard week. The boys also talk about Andrew Luck, Ben Roethlisberger's contract situation, the MVP announcements of the MLB season, what's going on in the NBA season so far (the Pistons, Rockets, the Lakers and more) and how impressive the debuts of Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle were in college basketball.
Note; very impressive.
Nov 15, 2013
Full article of 'Scorekeeping - The Terminal'
Since we love film scores here, we're proud to introduce this new feature where we highlight the importance of a film's soundtrack, the composer who brings the music and what that means to the film's overall story. Thanks to OU Cinema Studies major Ian Montgomery, we have 'Scorekeeping' that looks at certain pieces of film music as an art form and it starts off with John Williams' work on Steven Spielberg's The Terminal.
Nov 12, 2013
The titular speech from Tom Hooper's 2010 Best Picture winning film is an incredible capoff to a charming film, lead by Colin Firth as King George IV and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Luge. Here, we examine the speech, that declares Britain's notions toward the eve of World War II, through its technique regarding the framing, cuts and mixture of the different shot selection used.
It's a good thing we set this in the opinion section, because Tobi has an opinion of his that he usually gets a lot of flak for (he does invite a lot of it though); he doesn't like The Departed. Like, at all. So, he offers up a number of other Martin Scorsese pictures that a much better than the 2006 Oscar-winning film (including Casino, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, the trailers to The Wolf of Wall Street, the music video to Michael Jackson's 'Bad' and more, and looks into some of what he considers to be the best films from the 2000's.