Class Notes - 01/18/17

01/18/17 - Class Notes

This class we are going to be discussing multiple things from the textbook. Re-read some of the sections you discussed later to make sure you understand all of it. In order to get back to the site once the teacher goes away, simply hit the close button at the top right next to comments and share. If you are the teacher and reading this, cut the kid a break - if your class was more interesting this would have never happened in the first place.

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GYPSYs: A Web Series For Under-Employed Millennials [Video]

GYPSYs: A Web Series For Under-Employed Millennials [Video]

Gypsys is a web series that will follow 8 different stories, revolving around 8 main characters, each in a unique location or environment, as they struggle through a series of themes relevant to Gen-Y – personal entitlement, job and life expectations, the influence of the Internet, and agency vs. environment. Below is the first trailer […]

We Eat Films Festival In UWO’s UCC Feb 28th [Submit Your Films Now]

We Eat Films Festival In UWO’s UCC Feb 28th [Submit Your Films Now]

Email weeatfilms@hotmail.com for info on submissions!

Calling All Actors: Casting Call for Feature Film

Calling All Actors: Casting Call for Feature Film

FEATURE FILM CASTING CALL Barfoot Productions and Richmond and Tower are looking to cast their first feature film. Synopsis: A group of students gather for the last house party of their university undergrad. The guests arrive, the keg is opened, and everything is going as planned–until the electricity in the house suddenly flickers off. In […]

Production of Redhill’s “Goodness” Tackles Genocide and Other Evils

Production of Redhill’s “Goodness” Tackles Genocide and Other Evils

A playwright breaks his promise and tells a story he said he would never tell: this is the story of Althea, the only survivor of her family from an unnamed genocide. Althea became a prison guard to the intellectual behind it on trial many years later. However, he claims to have Alzheimer’s disease and cannot remember the past two decades of his life. This is a story of genocide; a story of broken relationships; a story of guilt and the loss of innocence, of love and hate, and asks the question “why do good people rush to do evil, and what do they become?”

UWO USC Presidential Candidates 2012: The Race Has Begun

UWO USC Presidential Candidates 2012: The Race Has Begun

The election trail has started, the candidates are no longer clandestinely whispering, “I might possibly, kind of, not sure yet for policy reasons, be running  for Western University Students’ Council Presidency. “ Now we know the four titans running the good race.  Let me tell you, from someone who has now worked with Steven Lecce, […]

‘Faint Hearts’ [Short Film] – Patrick Barfoot

‘Faint Hearts’ [Short Film] – Patrick Barfoot

‘Faint Hearts’ is the first in a trilogy that revolves around the fictitious character Kale Stein. Here Kale (Andrew Pel) meets up with an old friend (Rebecca French), whom Kale hasn’t seen for a year. Unbeknownst to her are Kale’s true feeling. Will Kale reveal them?

[We Eat Films] Film Review: “Puss in Boots”

[We Eat Films] Film Review: “Puss in Boots”

Overall, Puss in Boots was fairly entertaining, but a bit of a disappointment. There were some really well-done jokes and a large dose of the adorable (I admit that little kitten Puss made me melt with sheer cuteness), but they didn’t quite make up for the nonsense and technical problems that made up a great deal of the film. I have no intention of watching it again, but I can see how it would have appeal for some people.

[We Eat Films] X-Men: First Class Sequel Hires Writer

[We Eat Films] X-Men: First Class Sequel Hires Writer

20th Century Fox has hired Simon Kinberg to write the sequel to the blockbuster hit X-Men:First Class

[We Eat Films] Peter Jackson Shares New Hobbit Journal

[We Eat Films] Peter Jackson Shares New Hobbit Journal

Peter Jackson has posted a fourth journal entry about his journey making the hobbit.

[We Eat Films] Top 5 Films About Kicking Stress in the Balls

[We Eat Films] Top 5 Films About Kicking Stress in the Balls

Quick list of four independent/foreign films surrounding a theme – this one is coping with stressful situations.

[We Eat Films] Garbage Day: The End of Blockbuster…in Canada.

[We Eat Films] Garbage Day: The End of Blockbuster…in Canada.

As of September 30, 2011, all of the Blockbusters in Canada closed forever. Leading up to this day were incredible deals starting at 15% off everything and ending with 70% off everything. I ended up spending well over $200 on items ranging from DVD’s and Blu Rays to video games, yet I would give it all to have my Blockbuster back.

[We Eat Films] Leaked: Hathaway as Catwoman Images

[We Eat Films] Leaked: Hathaway as Catwoman Images

Batman fans will be pleased to hear that more production stills for the upcoming Dark Knight Rises film have been leaked. On September 24th, Ann Hathaway was captured on set in Los Angeles in her Catwoman costume.
In case you missed it the first time, check out my detailed analysis of the Dark Knight Rises trailer here.

[We Eat Films] Adaptation: “Eyes Wide Shut”

[We Eat Films] Adaptation: “Eyes Wide Shut”

Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 novella Dream Story is an exploration of the erotic fantasies that occur deep from within human sexuality…

[We Eat Films] Culture Your Ass: “Burden of Dreams” [Herzog Trilogy]

[We Eat Films] Culture Your Ass: “Burden of Dreams” [Herzog Trilogy]

“Fitzcarraldo’s” production was not only choatic and eventful, but it was also extremely long with setback after setback. It is acatully documented that in order to keep sanity in his cast and crew, isolated in the deep Amazonian jungle, Herzog paid for live-in prostitutes for everyone including himself. And yes, many of the crew were married, including Herzog. All of this and more indeliable facts of the incredible production are captured in the second film of the Herzog Trilogy, a documentary by Les Blank named “Burden of Dreams.”

[We Eat Films]Garbage Day: ENTOURAGE SEASON 8 BALDERDASH

[We Eat Films]Garbage Day: ENTOURAGE SEASON 8 BALDERDASH

Before we get started there is something that my 3 loyal readers should know about me: I don’t watch much television. WHAT?! It’s true and when I do find a show I really like I get into it hard; racing through all the episodes and eagerly anticipating the next season.

[We Eat Films] Video Review: “Fright Night”

[We Eat Films] Video Review: “Fright Night”

Shawn and Josh review “Fright Night.” Wait, no…Josh didn’t see the film (what a punk), so Shawn and SARAH review it instead.

[We Eat Films] Short Picks: “New Boy”

[We Eat Films] Short Picks: “New Boy”

We’ve all heard the classic adage that “size doesn’t matter”…but does time? Can a short film be just as compelling as a feature length one? The answer, in short, is YES – and in 1/20th of the time to boot! Welcome to Short Picks, where I (Josh Litman) will introduce you to a variety of shorts that you simplyhave to see. Rather than merely talk about them, I’m going to post these flicks right here on the site for your viewing pleasure! It’s unfortunate that so few people realize how impactful a short film can be. As such, I’ve taken it upon myself to enlighten you. Enjoy!

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Contagion”

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Contagion”

These days, films about the end of the world are a dime a dozen. What elevates Steven Soderbergh’s pandemic thriller Contagion above the rest is the plausibility of its doomsday scenario. The film’s commitment to realism and scientific accuracy make it scarier than any zombie film.

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “The Debt”

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “The Debt”

For more Entertainment News, Film and Television Reviews and Articles go to We Eat Films. The Debt (a remake of an Israeli movie called “Ha-Hov”) is a competently made, well-acted thriller. But it has the feeling of starting out strong, then proceeding to get weaker as it moves along. The film has an opportunity to fully […]

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Attack the Block”

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Attack the Block”

If you were to believe everything advertisements and trailers said about a film then Attack the Block would be a comedy about a bunch of clueless teens who try to defend their apartment complex from an alien invasion in the Shaun of the Dead style. You also are probably suffering from severe depression over the fact that using Old Spice did not make you smell as attractive as Isaiah Mustafa.

[We Eat Films] Eryl’s Angle: Oscar, Meet Eddie

[We Eat Films] Eryl’s Angle: Oscar, Meet Eddie

Imagine that. It’s just been officially confirmed that Eddie Murphy will be hosting the 84th Academy Awards this February. The stellar star of such films as “Norbit,” “Meet Dave,” and “The Haunted Mansion,” will emcee the ceremony for the first time. Sarcasm aside, I can sort of see how this might work. I mean, after the lackluster hosting performances that Anne Hathaway and James Franco gave last year, Larry the Cable Guy could be doing the deed this year and audiences everywhere would be ecstatic.

[We Eat Films] Movie Review:  “The Descendants” [tiff Exclusive]

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “The Descendants” [tiff Exclusive]

“The Descendants” premiered Saturday September 10th at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Visa Screening Room Elgin Theatre. The director and cast, the press and the rest of us lucky souls who got to see it (including the writer/producer/Canadian Jason Reitman) all entered the regal, rococo theatre and took our seats on the first level or the balcony. The film’s director, Alexander Payne, introduced the film to the audience saying, “Welcome to the George ClooneyFilm Festival” (George had premiered “Ides of March” the previous night with Ryan Gosling). Payne is known for “Election,” “About Schmidt” and “Sideways,” the last of which also had its world premiere in the very same theatre some 7 years earlier.

[We Eat Films] Film Review: “TEENAGE PAPARAZZO”

[We Eat Films] Film Review: “TEENAGE PAPARAZZO”

A documentary about a teenage boy who is a major player in the world of paparazzi; Adrian Grenier’s quest to understand the world of papazazzi; a deconstruction of fame and celebrity itself and an analysis of why we as human beings have an unhealthy obsession with the tabloid.

[We Eat Films] Adaptation: “Conan the Barbarian”

[We Eat Films] Adaptation: “Conan the Barbarian”

Adaptation is a bi-weekly column that looks at the transition from book to film. Find out if the book sucks or the movie sucks, and which one, if any, you should check out. Also, tune into my weekly radio show Nerd Alert on 94.9 CHRW.

[We Eat Films] Garbage Day:  Summer Bibbidi Bobbidi Blues!

[We Eat Films] Garbage Day: Summer Bibbidi Bobbidi Blues!

YES! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Summer is over, fall is almost here, and the heat is gone for another year (Fuck yeah poet!). A little something you should know about me is that I hate the heat. HATE THE HEAT! If you ever want to see me in a bad mood, see me after an 8-hour day at my job in a warehouse where it’s +10 to whatever the temperature is outside. FUCK SUMMER, but I digress.

[We Eat Films] Ready for a Superhero Orgy?

[We Eat Films] Ready for a Superhero Orgy?

In a review of Thor, We Eat Film’s journalist Brent Holmes commented on the act of viewing Marvel origin films and noted that, at times, it “feels like watching the foreplay to the 2012 orgy of superhero movies.” This ‘orgy,’ directed and written by Joss Whedon, will hit the big screen on May 4th, 2012: The Avengers. Before the superhero foursome can be seen in theaters this Spring, however, the cast has been recently captured filming in New York City.

[We Eat Films]Movie Review: “The Help”

[We Eat Films]Movie Review: “The Help”

The movie “The Help”, directed by Tate Taylor, follows the female author Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan as she tries to forward her journalistic career. After being turned down by a publishing agency in New York, Skeeter gets a job in her hometown writing a cleaning advice column. However, having been raised in an atmosphere of Southern decadency, Skeeter has no knowledge of cleaning tips to boast of. Her maid having recently been let go, she asks a close friend if she can trouble her black maid to help her with the column. Once Skeeter gets a closer look into the way maids are treated by those she considers friends – or at the very least bridge partners – she has a revelation. The inspiration for the hard-hitting novel that will get her noticed and published by the New York publishing agency: an in depth look at the life of maids in 1960s Southern Louisiana.

[We Eat Films] Culture Your Ass: Herzog Trilogy – “Fitzcarraldo”

[We Eat Films] Culture Your Ass: Herzog Trilogy – “Fitzcarraldo”

This Culture Your Ass is a little different. I am not recommending one particular film, but rather three — the Herzog Trilogy. Those of you who know even a little of Herzog and his career can quickly point out that there is no such thing as the “Herzog Trilogy”. You are of course right. I made that term up to denominate three movies — one of which Herzog never actually directed — which surround the relationship between Werner Herzog, the director, andKlaus Kinski, the actor. Therefore, this is the first of three articles on that subject. I will start with Herzog’s “Fitzcarraldo”.

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Midnight in Paris”

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Midnight in Paris”

One of the greatest things about Midnight in Paris is the focus on the appreciation of art. Gil is redeemable because he wants to go beyond writing simple Hollywood screenplays. In contrast, his fiance, her family and friends are criticized for seeing art as a simple commodity. Lack of appreciation for art is criticized for either being capitalistic; with Inez’s parents commenting on the price of expensive furniture and clothing, or for being critical for prestige rather than for an introspective emotional reaction; as Paul’s rants adequately demonstrate.

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “30 Minutes or Less”

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “30 Minutes or Less”

With one of the main cast members being of colour, jokes surrounding the race are a requirement. Personally, I enjoy racial humour when it’s done right. A lot of the times it’s lazy (like NBC’s Outsourced). As I am of the same kind as Aziz Ansari, I have a unique prespective on whether the jokes worked/ were clever or if the film-makers were going for the easiest joke or not. In this movie it did work. And it was just the right amount. Race wasn’t the focus of the jokes; the jokes were based on the situations, which is great.

[We Eat Films] World War Z: Leaked Video Footage

[We Eat Films] World War Z: Leaked Video Footage

Production footage of the upcoming zombie thriller, World War Z, has recently been captured by a group of locals in Glasgow, Scotland where director Marc Foster has been shooting urban car crash scenes for action sequences. The film follows UN representative Gerry Lane, played by Brad Pitt, as he gathers information for a government report documenting the recent war against zombies: World War Z. In interviewing survivors of the apocalypse, Gerry learns more about the devastation, turmoil, and horror that has plagued the world with the spread of the solanum virus. His wife, Karen, will be played by Mireille Enos.

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

[We Eat Films] Movie Review: “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”

The romantic comedy, more than any other film genre, has been dissected by Hollywood and collapsed into a single static, invariable formula. It’s not like the action movie, or comedy, or science fiction genre where there’s at least some element of surprise pertaining to what’s going to happen next (unless you’ve seen one of those annoying trailers that spoils the whole movie…but I digress).

[We Eat Films] Eryl’s Angle: The Drive-In, A Forgotten Goldmine

[We Eat Films] Eryl’s Angle: The Drive-In, A Forgotten Goldmine

couple on your left are swapping spit like it’s going out of style, but a nice veil of fog stands between you and them, so you can focus on the movie and not the tongue twisting. The loner on your right is laughing hysterically at the most inappropriate moments, but you can turn up the dial to blur him out. The lower half quarter of the screen is occasionally blocked out due to the country boy’s ahead who can’t decide what position to park his truck in, but you can adjust your Toyota accordingly. Run- on sentences aside, in theory this is a very uncomfortable way to view movies. But, in reality the Drive-in Movie Theatre provides a unique blend of community, atmosphere and food that is second to none.

[We Eat Films] Canada’s Netflix: Get it or F**k it (Part 2)

[We Eat Films] Canada’s Netflix: Get it or F**k it (Part 2)

Last week I told you why you should get Netflix. This week I am going to give you reasons why you shouldn’t get Canada’s Netflix. If for some reason, that I cannot fathom at this time, you didn’t read my last article on Netflix you can read it here with this link: http://www.weeatfilms.com/extra-articles/canadas-netflix-get-it-or-fk-it

[We Eat Films] Magic Mike: New Cast Members Confirmed

[We Eat Films] Magic Mike: New Cast Members Confirmed

Director Steven Soderbergh, known for directing Oceans Eleven through Thirteen and Traffic, has a new project in the midst for 2012: a stripper comedy. Although details about the plot are still under wraps, the film will starChanning Tatum as Mike Martingano, Alex Pettyfer as “The Kid,” and Matthew McConaughey as Dallas. Jessica Biel has also recently joined the team and will play Martingano’s lover – a stripper named Amber.

[We Eat Films] Video Review (RETRO): “Easy Rider”

[We Eat Films] Video Review (RETRO): “Easy Rider”

Shawn and Josh do the show’s first ever RETRO review of “Easy Rider” starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.

[We Eat Films] Brit Picks: ‘Casanova’

[We Eat Films] Brit Picks: ‘Casanova’

“Look at it this way; if you could do what I could do, then you’d do it too! But you can’t! I can, and I have, and I’ll do it again. So, you should be happy for me, just a tiny bit, don’t you think? And you, sir, just consider; you love your wife. I love your wife! Aren’t we both on the same side?” – Casanova

[We Eat Films] Culture Your Ass: “Sawdust and Tinsel”

[We Eat Films] Culture Your Ass: “Sawdust and Tinsel”

The nomenclature of Bergman’s “Sawdust and Tinsel” is quite odd. In Sweden it was named “Gycklarnas Afton,” meaning something like “the evening of the clowns.” When released in America, however, it was named “Naked Night,” since international movies were only deemed profitable if they were erotic or contained nudity. People in the U.S. must have been disappointed with this movie since it contains little to no nudity. In England, it was named “Sawdust and Tinsel.” I think most people believed this to sum up the film best: the shiny artifice yet valueless tinsel and simple rustic practicality of sawdust.

[We Eat Films] Canada’s Netflix: Get it or F**k it

[We Eat Films] Canada’s Netflix: Get it or F**k it

Here is the skinny for all those NOT in the know. Netflix is a streaming movie and TV site that allows you to watch a plethora of content on your computer, PS3, and other digital media devices. Right now, in the States, Netflix is increasing their monthly fee for their DVD delivery program. The increase means little to us CANADAS, but to loyal Netflix ambassadors it is the end of the world. There has been such an outcry that many users are switching to services like Hulu and amazon.com streaming. Here in Canada we don’t have that problem because we don’t use the DVD delivery thingy and our streaming services only cost $7.99 a month; pretty sweet right? While Netflix is good, there are some bad things about CANADA’S Netflix. I would gladly pay a little more money if it would mean fixing their problems but enough talk, let’s get to the shit: I will list the best and worst things about Netflix starting this week with why you should get Netflix. BEGIN THE SHOW!

[We Eat Films] Marilyn Monroe Film Premiere Confirmed

[We Eat Films] Marilyn Monroe Film Premiere Confirmed

Director Simon Curtis’ film, My Week with Marilyn, follows the tense relationship between Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl and will be released on November 4th, 2011. Taking place in the mid-50s, just after Monroe’s marriage to playwright Arthur Miller, this eerie behind-the-scenes look at the production process of a Hollywood film will expose the stories and bonds that were crafted while the cameras weren’t rolling.

[We Eat Films] Video Review: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

[We Eat Films] Video Review: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”

Josh and Shawn magically review the big finale to the Harry Potter saga.

[We Eat Films] Dark Knight Rises: Production Stills Leaked

[We Eat Films] Dark Knight Rises: Production Stills Leaked

While filming a fight scene between Batman, Christian Bale, and Bane, Tom Hardy, in Pittsburgh in front of the Gotham City Court House, The Dark Knight Rises team was caught on camera.

The leaked photos below not only feature an upgraded bat-suit (yes, I’m probably the only person who has noticed that), but also reveal a full-body shot of Christopher Nolan’s rendition of Bane standing on top of a camo Tumbler.

For noobs: A Tumbler is what they call the new, and improved, Batmobile.

[We Eat Films] Video Review: “X-Men: First Class”

[We Eat Films] Video Review: “X-Men: First Class”

Shawn and Josh X-pertly review Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class.”

[We Eat Films] True Blood Season 5 Confirmed!

[We Eat Films] True Blood Season 5 Confirmed!

Whether you are team Eric, Bill, or Alcide; all True Blood fans should be relieved to hear that Alan Ball, the show’s executive producer, has announced that a fifth season is in the midst. While commenting on the production process in an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Ball reportedly said that he is “having more fun than I ever had in my life,” and that he doesn’t “have any desire to leave [the project].”