How to Fix The DC Movies With Just One Superman Film
Aug31

How to Fix The DC Movies With Just One Superman Film

(Forgive the camera shake at the beginning my elbows were jogging the desk and it does calm down) This is my pitch for a Man of Steel 2 or rather a Superman: Rebirth movie that will actually FIX the broken DC movie universe. I’ve been cooking this up for several weeks and just a day ago Bob MovieBob Chipman released a similar one on fixing DC’s Batman which you should also watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndlUs-Hd87I I also found myself doing an impression of Holly Hunter straight out of the We Hate Movies Batman V Superman podcast so you should really listen to that too: http://www.whmpodcast.com/ The music was by talented composer Ross Bugden whose channel you should peruse: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKGLOK2FqmVgVwYferltKQ And finally of course check out our show at:...

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What Do You Think Of The Phantom Menace?
Aug29

What Do You Think Of The Phantom Menace?

A brand new series in which we ask you what you think of some of the best and worst movies of all time. Next time we’re doing Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man from 2002 so follow us on Twitter @SchoolofMovies and hashtag your answers with #WHATDOYOUTHINKOF And if this video gets a thousand likes we will do Attack of the Clones so if you want to hear what people think of that piece of work OR if you want to speak in its favour for a change click like and then subscribe to...

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Ghostbusters 2016 and a Rant About Online Abuse
Jul20

Ghostbusters 2016 and a Rant About Online Abuse

Shortly after the release of Ghostbusters 2016 actor Leslie Jones was deluged with online hate and abuse. This is something I’ve been wanting to say for a long time regarding how to respond to this recurring scenario. It’s very angry and pretty upsetting at times, and I’m probably going to get some flak for it, but if it has the tiniest positive effect then it’s worth saying. 2016 has sucked for pretty much everyone, it’s going to be a hard struggle to win it back. Alex Shaw:...

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Everything Right With The Incredible Hulk
Apr06

Everything Right With The Incredible Hulk

A video focusing on what The Incredible Hulk (2008) gets so very right. It’s not a big old list but a boiling down of what matters about The Hulk and how this film and by extension the later Avengers movies get that right on the money. This is a five minute excerpt from the end of School of Movies podcast episode #33 which is all about that least appreciated movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/e/t… Come to http://schoolofmovies.com/ for more episodes on pretty much every sci-fi and superhero movie you’d care to name, as well as video games and TV. Hosts: Alex & Sharon Shaw Twitter: @SchoolOfMovies We need comments and feedback so subscribe, rate, and tweet, link and Facebook this thing all over. Oh and hey you can support us on Patreon. You should totally do that:...

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Star Wars Holiday Special [Quick Commentary]
Nov12

Star Wars Holiday Special [Quick Commentary]

Our quick commentary on The Star Wars Christmas Special has just hit YouTube. This was originally recorded in late 2012 with myself, Duane Griffiths & Matt Ramsay. Now it has visuals… terrible, nightmarish visuals! If you’ve never seen it before you’re in good company, Matt and Duane hadn’t seen it prior to recording this either. And in thirteen minutes you can get a pretty good idea of what an astonishingly awful experience this is. If you HAVE seen it then you’re also in good company, and like me, you can hear a pair of newcomers taking the plunge. WARNING: Foul language and...

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School of Movies: Mission Impossible III
Aug19

School of Movies: Mission Impossible III

Why is the intro to Mission: Impossible III so great? We take you through the anatomy of the first three minutes of the third Mission: Impossible movie, directed by J.J. Abrams, and explain how much densely packed information is elegantly delivered into the nail-biting countdown. Question of the Week: Favourite Movie Intro? Tweet us! https://twitter.com/digitaldriftuk Hashtag: #SchoolOfMovies Digital Drift Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk?skip_nax_wizard=true Talk about this episode on our forum! http://schoolofmovies.com/forum/ Email us! gonzoplanet [at] gmail [dot] com Main Website: http://www.schoolofmovies.com/ —————————————-¬—————- Asset Links: Music Used: Mission Impossible III theme by Michael Giacchino —————————————-¬—————- Hosted by Alex & Sharon Shaw (@NewCenturyShow / @cai_boxer) We also have a podcast! If you’re a fan of espionage listen to episode #41, 43 & 45 of Digital Gonzo for reviews of every single James Bond 007 movie: http://digitaldrift.podbean.com/category/james-bond-007/ Edited by Alex...

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School of Movies: Inside Out
Aug03

School of Movies: Inside Out

How does Inside Out visually represent its concepts? Pixar gave themselves the challenge of representing in an easily understandable way the inner workings of human emotions. This is a look into how that was achieved for a family audience. Question of the Week: What is your favourite example of a concept expressed visually in a movie? Tweet us! https://twitter.com/digitaldriftuk Hashtag: #SchoolOfMovies Digital Drift Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk?skip_nax_wizard=true Talk about this episode on our forum! http://schoolofmovies.com/forum/ Email us! gonzoplanet [at] gmail [dot] com Main Website: http://www.schoolofmovies.com/ —————————————-¬—————- Asset Links: Music Used: Bundle of Joy/Joy Turns to Sadness/Free Skating/First Day of School/Dream productions all by Michael Giacchino from the soundtrack to Inside Out —————————————-¬—————- Written and hosted by Alex & Sharon Shaw (@NewCenturyShow / @cai_boxer) We also have a podcast! Listen to episode #110-112 of Digital Gonzo for supremely in-depth discussions of Lord of the Rings: http://www.digitaldrift.co.uk/tag/lordoftherings/ Edited by Alex...

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School of Movies TV: Ant-Man
Jul29

School of Movies TV: Ant-Man

What does Ant-Man tell us about the virtue of the small? Marvel have changed the way long-running movie series’ are produced with multiple interlinking stories. Considering the blockbuster status of every one of them why does occasionally going small actually benefit them in the long run. Question of the Week: Which movie with an epic scale and massively high stakes, had you absolutely gripped, and why? Tweet us! https://twitter.com/digitaldriftuk Digital Drift Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk?skip_nax_wizard=true Talk about this episode on our forum! http://schoolofmovies.com/forum/ Email us! digitaldriftuk [at] gmail [dot] com Main Website: http://schoolofmovies.com/ —————————————-¬—————- Asset Links: “Empathy Can Be Limited if You Let it Be” by Daryl Cameron can be found on emotionnews.org http://emotionnews.org/empathy-limited/ Music Used: Rollin’ at 5 by Kevin McLeod Rollin’ at 5 – Electronic by Kevin McLeod Summer Days by Kai Engel Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Master of the Feast by Kevin McLeod “Baygasm” artwork by Mike Hearn. Check out his webcomic at www.walterthewicked.com —————————————-¬—————- Written and hosted by Alex & Sharon Shaw (@NewCenturyShow / @cai_boxer) We also have a podcast! Listen to episode #76 of Digital Drift for a two hour round table discussion all about Ant-Man. Podcasts on all the other Marvel movies can be found here: http://schoolofmovies.com/tag/avengers/ Edited by Alex...

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School of Movies: Jaws
Jul22

School of Movies: Jaws

What does the adaptation of Jaws teach us about the importance of likeable characters? For this we look at the differences in character action between the 1975 movie and the source novel by Peter Benchley and how their onscreen personas inform on what happens to them in a movie featuring a giant, character-devouring shark. Question of the Week: What makes a character likeable for you, to the point where you’re actively rooting for their survival? Tweet us! https://twitter.com/digitaldriftuk Digital Drift Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/digitaldrift… Talk about this episode on our forum! http://schoolofmovies.com/forum/ Email us! digitaldriftuk [at] gmail [dot] com Main Website: http://schoolofmovies.com/ — ————————————–¬¬—————- Asset Links: Video Channel for “The Shark is Still Working” documentary project: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzoD… BBC Documentary “In the Teeth of Jaws”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MiVt… Music Used: Jaws theme by John Williams Highway to the Stars by Kai Engel Summer Days by Kai Engel Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Electro Cabello by Kevin McLeod Animated intro by Alex Shaw and jazzed up by Jordan Hedges. —————————————-¬¬—————- Tweet of the week: https://twitter.com/TheNerdyTwit/stat… Written and hosted by Alex & Sharon Shaw (@NewCenturyShow / @cai_boxer) We also have a podcast! Here’s an episode in which we talk about another Spielberg movie with great characters; Jurassic Park:http://schoolofmovies.com/2015/05… Edited by Alex...

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The Reason I Watch Movies [Under Pressure]
Jul21

The Reason I Watch Movies [Under Pressure]

This is a montage of clips of some of my favourite movies set to Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie. In the simplest terms I watch movies and connect with some of them intensely because it helps me get through life. Talking about them on the podcast and through writing and videos is my way of sharing that. Come along to Digital Drift at www.digitaldrift.co.uk for the best movie podcasts you’ll likely ever hear. Below is a list of movies featured. I tried to keep it spoiler-free but if you’re worried, read the list first. 1. It’s a Wonderful Life 2. To Kill a Mockingbird 3. The Shawshank Redemption 4. Return of the Jedi 5. The Superman 6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 7. The Lion King 8. Muppet Christmas Carol 9. Iron Man 2 10. The Fifth Element 11. Rise of the Planet of the Apes 12. The Lego Movie 13. Serenity 14. Pacific Rim 15. X-Men: First Class 16. King Kong 17. Contact 18. Star Trek 19. The Fast and The Furious 6 20. Up 21. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 22. Sunshine 23. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 24. WALL-E 25. Tangled 26. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 27. Guardians of the Galaxy 28. Avengers: Age of Ultron 29. Captan America: The First Avenger 30. Thor 31. Jerry Maguire 32. Rain Man 33. Back to the Future Part III 34. Kill Bill Vol. 2 35. Pan’s Labyrinth 36. How to Train Your...

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