Jonatan’s pictures at Seeds

 

 

Hello my name is Jonatan. I am calling you, can you hear me now? ha ha ha ha that is very funny.

 

DJ, Jonatan, Jake and Michele working on the newsletter.

 

Jonatan and DJ they are having fun making a youtube video. Jonatan raps for DJ and Michele.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales(2017)(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview the upcoming movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. This movie is the 5th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise while featuring both old and new characters. The cast of characters consist of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow who in this movie is not only the captain of the Black Pearl but also seeks the Trident of Poseidon which gives it’s bearer total control over the seas, Javier Bardem as Armando Salazar who in this movie is an undead pirate hunter who also seeks the Trident of Poseidon so he can eradicate every last pirate in the world which includes Captain Salazar’s old nemesis Jack Sparrow, Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner who is the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth who is a feisty and altruistic astronomer, Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs who is Jack Sparrow’s loyal friend and 1st mate, Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa who is the captain of the Queen Anne’s Revenge as well as Jack Sparrow’s former rival turned ally and Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner who is the captain of the Flying Dutchman. This movie also features new additions such as a young Jack Sparrow and a location known as the Devil’s Triangle as well as finally featuring the return of Jack Sparrow’s Crew such as Pintel, Ragetti, Mr. Cotton and Mr. Cotton’s Parrot. In conclusion, this movie is a must see summer blockbuster which is due out in theatres on Friday May 26, 2017.

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Jeff’s Eccentric People, Places and Things: Mike Jittlov

 

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Who dosen’t like to go to the movies? I know prices for the snacks are outrageous when you can get them for at least three times less at the gas station. The lines are also a pain and so is all the crap you get for the first fifteen minutes of the show, (But I do enjoy  the film trailers). Well I guess we all could wait for Redbox to release the film for a buck or get Netflix. However some movies are almost forgotten as soon as they are made. Of course we’ve got our cult classics, b-movies, midnight movies and art films, but we have also have films so bad they probably should stay forgotten but we can’t because they are so bad ( I’m talking to YOU, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Last Airbender”). We do have some gems so rare they are hardly known and only the super nerdiest of nerds, geeks and film buffs can find, providing that they know what they are looking for. Which leads us to the almost unknown genuineness of Mike Jittlov.

 

Mike was born in Los Angeles on June 8, 1948. He became a math-language major at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and took an animation class to satisfy the art requirement. He made a number of short films specializing in stop motion, rotoscoping and pixilation, works that still look impressive for its time. His work won a number of awards and Academy Award nominations and even caught the eyes of the Walt Disney Company. There he created the shorts “The Collector” and its sequel “Mouse Mania” for Mickey’s 50th, a two hour special in 1978, celebrating the world famous mouse’s’ golden anniversary. “Mouse Mania” featured the first stop motion of Mickey Mouse and over one thousand Disney toys dancing in a psychiatrist’s office, with Mike Jittlov as the patient, to the tune “Baroque Hoedown,” the theme to the Disney’s Electrical Parade. The following year Jittlov worked on another project, a three minute short for another Disney special Major Effect entitled “The Wizard of Speed and Time.” In the short it…well…you know what, maybe it’s better if I just show you…

 

Whoa.

 

Just blows you away the first time you see it. Right? I mean, I can not describe how I felt when I first saw this. I learned about it in a documentary and looked forever to find it. Then, after many years, almost giving up on looking for the Wizard until, “BAM!” I discovered Youtube and experienced the magic for myself. But if you think that was amazing you should see what Mike had up his green robed sleeve. This…

 

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Yep,  in 1989 Mike Jittlov created a full fledged 95 minute movie based on the three minute short he created ten years ago. In this film Mike Jittlov played himself, a brilliant, eccentric but unknown jack of all movie trades trying to get his big break in showbiz, despite his talent he is non union and is constantly under attack from by the book, arrogant, money-grubbing bureaucrats out to steal or destroy his work. Mike also directed, wrote, and produced special and visual effects for the movie, among other things. A number of big named (well sort of) stars appeared in the film like Steve Brodie, Philip Michael Thomas of “Miami Vice” and “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” fame, voice actor Will Ryan and Stephen Stucker. Music was done by John Massari, who also created  the soundtrack for “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” and Russell Carpenter worked on cinematography. He later worked on big name films including “Titanic,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Shallow Hal.” There was even a cameo of Ward Kimball, award winning animator and on of  Walt Disney’s core animators the “Nine Old Men.”  I just love this film, five out of five star entertainment at its best.

Sadly “The Wizard” was not released in theaters for very long and only appeared in a selected areas. It has been released on VHS and LaserDisc, but not on an official DVD, and has mostly great reviews at about every website I found about it. There is a created DVD image file made by fans that Mike is aware of and supports that is available on peer to peer networks until an official is released and the complete movie and others of his works are available on Youtube for your entertaining pleasure.

 

The question that Jittlov fans all over the world (all ten dozen of them) ask is what happens next? Where is our Wizard in the robe of Green? To tell you the truth he pretty much remained a mystery. He was a fairly common visitor at conventions during the nineties. He worked as a special effects technician on the blockbuster film “Ghost” and played was the voice of Han Solo in the fan film “Darth Vader’s Psychic Hotline,” and was was an early internet user creating his own website:http://www.wizworld.com/ but it REALLY needs an update. From what I’ve heard Mike gave up making movies due to the bad luck he had with the limited release “The Wizard,” and not getting much money from the video release. Lately has moved back in with his mother to look after her in her old age. Hardly anyone know of him. Where are the Wizard of Speed and Time fanarts or cosplayers at Comic Con? Still even if he never creates another film again and despite being barely known, I still see him as a renaissance man and genius who helped bring stop motion to new levels and hop with this article more people will start appreciating that wonderful green Wizard of Hollywood, and as Mike sometimes says, “May all your fine wishes and good dreams come true”.

 

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The Batman

After the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Accountant, it’s been confirmed that Ben Affleck will indeed star, write, produce and direct the first Batman solo movie.

Since The Batman movie might take place before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this would be revealing that Batman was fighting crime for twenty years in Gotham. Ben had said in an interview that the film will be an original story: some rumors indicate that parts of the movie will take place in Arkham Asylum, meaning that the movie will be inspired by the Batman video game: Arkham.

I would say that would be awesome, New details around August; Ben Affleck posted a video teaser of Deathstroke, so that means Deathstroke will be the villain in Ben Affleck’s The Batman movie and will make an appearance in Justice League.

So my ideas for this movie are if Deathstroke will be the villain, they might as well bring in Maroni and Falcone who will play pivotal or small roles and even Oswald Cobblepot/the Penguin, Black Mask and the Joker might participate on whatever their role is in the movie

But since there is no release for The Batman, it’s possible it will release on 2017 or 2018

By Angel

The Accountant 2016 film review: autism

 

The Accountant is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Gavin O’Connor, written by Bill Dubuque and starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. The film follows a highly-functioning autistic[3] small-town certified public accountant who makes his living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement.

When saw I this trailer for this movie I found it very interesting. It is about a kid and man who has been diagnosed with autism. He is a small-town certified public accountant and makes a living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement.

But I don’t think of Ben Affleck’s character as being a villain, I consider him a man who had a tough childhood with autism who was not being afraid, learned to have self-defense and sometimes we can relate to him when we have difficulty socializing.

Somehow, when a person says you’re special and smart, there is nothing wrong to be diagnosed with autism. It’s a good thing to be smart and special.

So, watching this movie, I learned that sometimes when we have rough childhood, learning self-defense and being smart about all things can be very helpful to your own character.

But also I liked that there were hidden references in the movie. For example, when Affleck’s character had comic-books, one of them had a Superman comic and even when Christian was calling the Voice, it had a little nod reference to when Batman was calling Oracle on phone or bluetooth

I give this movie 100% approved. Ben did great and the cast was wonderful and I’m really looking forward to seeing Ben Affleck and J.K. Simmons again in Justice League as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Commissioner James “Jim” Gordon.

By Angel

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 sneak peek review

 

Oct 19, 2016 – Uploaded by Marvel Entertainment  They’re back. Check out this sneak peek of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” coming to theaters May 5, 2017.

Well the Guardians of the Galaxy are back, Old Friends, New Missions, New Enemies and a big new reveal about Peter Quill learning about his true parentage. GotG: Vol. 2 stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn with Glenn Close and Kurt Russell as Ego, An ancient and mysterious cosmic being who is Quill’s father and raises Mantis.

The film is directed by James Gunn.

My reaction to this sneak peek is very cool and excellent and I’m glad they brought the Hooked on a Feeling song back and I like the montage of the movie and the brief moment between Peter and Drax and I like the reveal when Baby Groot appeared on Rocket Raccoon’s shoulder.

Even though this Guardians Vol. 2 is a sneak peek, It’s possible we might get a full trailer soon, maybe this December or January…as much as I respect MARVEL studios and director James Gunn about this sneak peek.. we will have to wait and keep an eye on the details.

By Angel, a true MARVEL fan