I offer my thoughts on the teaser trailer for the film everyone in my generation has been waiting for: Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens.
Behold, the video that started it all for Blackcatloner: A review of the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull that was released in 2008.
Apart from the fact that I actually reedited it into widescreen format and gave it a bit of resaturation, I didn’t really change much on the video. Unfortunately the sound quality is not the greatest because I was worried that if I tried to narrate over the video itself that my voice would not sync up with my lip movements and so I decided to leave it alone. If you have issue with this, keep one thing in mind that this was my first video and that it was done in 2008 and obviously I’ve gotten somewhat better since then. Plus I may do a re-review of the film sometime next year.
And also my use of the Indiana Jones theme music by John Williams is Fair Use because this is a movie review and I can’t really do a review of an Indiana Jones movie without it.
I guess I am going to start this little video (apart from giving a display promoting the last Twilight movie being released on DVD the one-fingered victory salute) by assuming that if you’ve been on the web and enjoy wildly popular web series, you’ve heard the good news. Next Tuesday, February 5 marks the official return of one of the most beloved characters the Internet has ever created: The Nostalgia Critic.
In case you haven’t seen the video that Doug Walker posted on his website thatguywiththeglasses.com called The Review Must Go On, he is indeed resurrecting the Critic to appear in a biweekly series where he will review more movies with no cutoff date to speak of unless it is a movie that is currently in theaters. At the same time, he is cancelling his poorly-received web series called Demo Reel which he developed to replace the Critic’s show.
I started watching the Critic last year when I first got my laptop and I found him to be pretty decent. In fact, it influenced me to start up my own review series. There were a lot of people who were influenced by the Angry Video Game Nerd to do video game reviews. In my case, I decided to review movies both new and old which up until I started watching the Critic I had only done sporadically on my main channel. And I do admit that I had not seen an episode of Demo Reel so I don’t really have an opinion about it. It just wasn’t as good as the Critic was but now that he’s back I’m looking forward to the return of his show next Tuesday.
And now I am going to move on to my thoughts on the news that JJ Abrams is officially attached to direct Star Wars: Episode 7. When I first heard that, I was like didn’t he already direct a Star Wars movie? After all, his 2009 Star Trek reboot was frequently compared to the first Star Wars movie primarily because JJ Abrams is a Star Wars fan so this all makes sense that he is directing Episode 7. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out when Episode 7 hits theaters in 2015. So far there is no word on whether or not he is also attached to Episodes 8 and 9 but what I do know is that his next Star Trek movie is coming out in just a few short months plus I think he’s also attached to do at least one more movie in the Star Trek franchise.
But enough showbiz chat. So far I got through my first week of the new semester pretty well. Work load hasn’t been that heavy, at least not yet. However, as far as videos go I will probably be uploading a new video at least once or twice a week (which also applies to the Blackcatloner Reviews channel.) I got quite a bit in the pipeline, including the fact that I will be filming at Triple-Con, which is HCCC’s version of Comic-Con that is also expanded to include video games and anime. From what I’ve heard Triple-Con is supposed to be held sometime in April. So you will get to see some hot chicks in Cosplay outfits. So don’t say I don’t do anything for you.
And in honor of my five year anniversary of online video making, I am planning to upload a reedited version of one of my classic videos. I have been going through some CD-ROMs of stuff I burned to them from very early in my career and I found some unedited footage for the Librarian video I did with LisaNova. So I figure I’d reedit that in the style of my current videos and put a new soundtrack on it. I mean it’s not every day that I do remakes of my older videos the same way filmmakers redo their old movies and rereleasing them into theaters. Yeah that’s right, I’m looking at you, George Lucas. Redoing your whole Star Wars franchise because your beard ends where your double chin begins, which is where he got the idea for the Wookie.
So yeah I got a whole slew of new stuff coming out. That’s how I roll, people. Just wanted to get this little vlog out. So thanks for watching. Enjoy the Super Bowl. I know I probably won’t be able to watch it because I don’t get CBS where I live.