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Monday, February 18, 2013

Dark Skies

Well hello again! It's been quite a while since my last post here and I'd like to apologize for that. Screenwriting and filmmaking in general have been taking up a lot of my time over the past year or two. I've got a couple of features in the works and a few shorts in the bag! I'll be posting one of my short screenplays here soon so keep an eye out for that! I'm also starting a new format for the blog. In addition to my traditionally haphazard amalgamation of cinema news and filmmaking goodies, I'm going to add my thoughts and whatever information that's available on one new film per month. After an initial brief/personal take on each film, I'll be posting updates at least once a week on them. You'll still see the random ads, and other films and articles, but I wanted to try to challenge myself as well as uphold a commitment to my readers to constantly provide a place of excitement for just plain good movies, new, and old. Now that all that's been said it's time to turn our focus to this month's featured film, "Dark Skies". Here's the latest theatrical theater, courtesy of Movie Insider : For those of you who've read enough of this blog, it should be no secret that I'm a HUGE science fiction fan, in any medium, but especially in film (Oh how I wish I'd been on top of my posts when "Prometheus" was released! Although, if I'm being truthful, I was a little disappointed plot wise with the film). I know that you can't judge a book by it's cover, but you can at least get some semblance of an idea about whether a movie is going to be worth seeing or not just by watching the trailer. I do have other more solid reasons for being excited for this one, but as you saw above, this trailer looks like some sort of cross between Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The X-Files, sprinkled with elements of horror (which was enough to persuade me to dig deeper). Upon further investigation I learned that the director of this film (who also happens to be the writer), Scott Stewart, was also the writer-director of "Legion", and the director of the vampire-western horror film, "Priest". With the producers of "Paranormal Activity", "Insidious", and "Sinister" on board to help steer this ship in what will hopefully be a terrifyingly fresh direction, there's a lot of promise here. You can find all the information you could ever want by clicking the link for the film's official website, darkskiesfilm.com. Keep your eyes peeled for a review of "Dark Skies" next week, as well as some exciting news about the film, "Prometheus"! Until next time!

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