3 awesome movies out this weekend. I struggle to remember the last time so many good movies came out at the same time, and if this continues, as I am thinking it will, 2015 is going to go down as a GREAT year for film.
The Martian is the screen adaptation of Andy Weir's book by the same name. I hear the book is incredible and much more science heavy. The film version however, has Matt Damon playing the astronaut in need of saving. Matt Damon is a great actor, but really, how many times can an actor have a movie made about him needing to be saved? (Interstellar, Saving Private Ryan and now the Martian). lol
Great movie. Highly recommended to see in theaters.
This is the theatrical version of Phillipe Petit's audacious tight rope walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974. The documentary of the same subject, Man on Wire, was the 2008 Sundance Film Festival's World Documentary Winner.
Not only is this story compelling, it is shot in such stunning fashion by the-one-and-only Robert Zemeckis, that if you watch this in 3D on an IMAX screen as I did, you are completely immersed in the experience of the walk itself and should feel as if you are on that wire too. This is the films greatest achievement, and I believe it will win awards for it. There is clearly CGI used, but it is so good you won't notice.
I think with The Martian out this weekend, The Walk is going to be a little slower to start, but this is an absolute GEM of a movie.
It was outstanding. Feels a lot like No Country For Old Men, and that is because legendary Director of Photography Roger Deakins shot both films. Incredible tension in at least 4 different scenes. Not for kids, but definitely recommended if you are into thrillers.
I just wanted to update everyone on my friend Gokul in Nepal, he was the crippled man we found on the path. Gokul is doing wonderful in his care home. He is clean, eating, happy and as healthy as he can be. He is loving his new home, new friends and thanks everyone for their support that made it all happen. My friend Harry who translated for me visits him occasionally to check in on him. Thank you again everyone for donating and supporting Gokul. What a miracle it was to be able to help him. #nepal #prayfornepal
After a home invasion and theft Oakland based photographer Jennifer Little also lost her entire life's work. The thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of equipment but even more sad, they stole all of the hard drives containing her life's work. I guess the lesson here is to always keep copies of your work in more than one place and on the cloud as well.
Jennifer is offering a "no questions asked" reward in a bid to get her work back.
How excited and thrilled I was to see that my oneman charity aid group #redlightning was awarded a media scholarship from #avalaunchmedia I visited their office this last week, and saw they had it up on their wall. Even feel more honored to be up there next to the Mark Forester Scholarship, which is now the Mark Forester Foundation. Mark was one of my best friends, an Air Force Combat Controller who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. A special thank you to #avalaunch & the crew there for helping me to help others!