Movie Review: Cut! Movie


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I was sent a DVD screener of the new movie called Cut!  Cut! is a horror/thriller film and it features plenty of cuss words, killing of people, and some nudity.  So this is a movie only the adults only should watch!  And this movie is nothing like the 2000 Cut! movie.  Cut! features an inspiring filmmaker who wants to make his own horror film.  In fact, during the movie you see other camera and microphone equipment in the background.

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The filmmaker does this by scaring real people, especially hookers, how not smart there!  Soon, it begins to go too far and people begin to die!  One dies by a beheading, one dies by hanging, one gets ran over by a train, and it gets weird!  The filmmakers think killing for real to make a good movie makes sense, but killing for real will only get you killed!   David Rountree wrote and directed the film, and I thought he did a good job with directing.  For a horror film, I wish he would of made those death scenes even more gruesome!  They could of shown more blood and people being cut to death.

In between the killing scenes, I thought the dialogue was good, and good storytelling was . being shown.  The movie was one hour and 40 minutes long.  I thought the cop scenes was somewhat lackluster, and the end where the filmmaker was trying to sell his movie to a Hollywood studio was weird.  Yeah, kill real people and try to make money off of it.  You deserved to have your head chopped off, too bad it was only a dream!  The movie has already won some awards!

During the 2014 Independent Film and Television Festival, it won best film, best director, best leading actor, and the award of merit for audio.  And the website Movie Rankings ranks Cut! as the 4th overall horror movie in 2014.  The movie has plenty of things that are spooky and gross.  But I never was screaming from my couch during the movie.  It’s very hard to scare me!  It’s that hard to scare me I think haunted houses are fun places to go!

So, I think that Cut! was a good horror movie!  Psycho Rock Productions made a good movie!  And if you like horror movies you should check out Cut!  The movie is now out on DVD!  Learn more and order at: http://www.thecutmovie.com/

The Evening Post: Gravity Alternative Featuring Superman


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Tonight, I wanted to share this awesome video from the YouTube channel Krishna Shenoi who took clips from the popular movie Gravity and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and turned it into something you will love seeing!  What if Superman saved the astronauts in trouble from the movie Gravity, it would make this movie so much different!  And stay tuned for the spoiler, enjoy!

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The Incredibles 2 Will Be Made / Smarter Every Day Patreon Contest


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On this post, I am going to fill all of your heads with a bunch of geeky and nerdy information.  And this news has a lot of us in the geek/nerd world excited!  Because who wants to see The Incredibles 2 and go on tour at a rocket fabrication facility?  I do!

The Incredibles 2

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Remember the Disney/Pixar movie The Incredibles movie back in 2004?  The movie was a huge success and director Brad Bird became a household name in the geek/nerd culture!  Today, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed in a shareholder meeting that plans are currently in the works for The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3!  I am so happy, cue the George Takei happy dance!

Right now, Brad Bird is busy with the next film release called Tomorrowland due for release next year.  But there is confirmation that Brad Bird is now writing the scripts for a Incredibles 2 movie!  Yeah, we know it’s going to be a few years until we see our favorite Pixar superhero family back in action.  But at least our wishes for a Incredibles 2 movie has come true.  And people can quit nagging Disney, Pixar, and Brad Bird about making a sequel to the original hit film.

Still, I can not believe it’s going to be around 15 years or more since the original Incredibles movie came out.  The Incredibles is one of the top cult family films in the history of motion pictures.  Thank you Brad Bird, Pixar, and Disney for finally seeing inside the hearts of all geeks/nerds and realizing a Incredibles 2 had to be made!  I can guarantee this movie will be a major hit when it comes out in theaters in a few years!

Smarter Every Day Patreon Contest

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I also wanted to include this since it is a part of the geek/nerd culture in Alabama.  Smarter Every Day and host Destin is running a contest through Patreon that will allow three people to join Destin and Patreon CEO Jack Conte at a rocket fabrication facility somewhere in America in June 2014.  To learn more about the contest, and to see some cool helicopter light paintings, watch the video below.  The video will be taken down on March 19th in the early morning.

To learn more and to register for the contest, that closes on March 18th (TODAY!), go to: http://www.patreon.com/smartereveryday

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Enter To Win A Veronica Mars DVD And Limited-Edition Trucker Hat


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UPDATE:  The contest is now closed.  I had a total of 9 entries and got a number of 6 on random.org.  Congrats to Benjamin for winning!  Here is his response about why he wanted to win!

I’ve been a fan of the show for years, owning the DVDs, and pimping the show out to several friends and family members over the years. When the Kickstarter campaign started I wanted to give money to it but, alas, I am a broke college student and was unable to give more than my fervent wishes that is was successful.

Everyone knows about the massive Kickstarter campaign to make a Veronica Mars movie.  This weekend, the movie was released in theaters and online.  And now, if you want a free copy of the Veronica Mars movie, plus a limited-edition trucker hat, enter this contest below!

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As you need any reminders, On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her.  While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder.  Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013.  And now, from the great folks at Partners Hub, one lucky person will win a Veronica Mars DVD and a limited edition trucker hat.  In conjunction with the movie release, Partners Hub has released the Veronica Mars Blog App.  The app allows anyone to play Purity Test Marshmallow Super-fan Trivia.  Think you know all there is to know about Neptune, California?  Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow!  To access the app, click on the link or picture below!  https://www.blog-luv.com/campaigns/veronica-mars/interactive_elements/41%22

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This contest will be open until Friday March 28th at 12 pm Central.  To enter, leave a comment with your name and e-mail address on the contact form below about why you want to win!  I will give each commenter an extra entry if you like the Geek Alabama Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/geekalabama or follow on Twitter @geekalabama.

I will randomly draw a winner using random.org based off all the entries!  The contest will close on Friday March 28th.  Enter now!  Learn more about the Veronica Mars movie at: http://theveronicamarsmovie.com

Note: Warner Bros. is supplying the Veronica Mars DVD and trucker hat in this contest.  I was NOT paid to write this post.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars Prize Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.

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Crowdsourcing Weekends: Simply Good Tea, Mini Museum, Jenny’s Wedding


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This is Crowdsourcing Weekends!  This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from KickstarterIndiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Simply Good Tea

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The good things in life should be simple & affordable, and tea is no exception.  When Jake Reznick lived in China, drinking tea became an essential part of his daily routine.  While his obsession began in order to fulfill a caffeine addiction, exploring the world of tea soon became an adventure unto itself.  He quickly found himself hiking through tea plantations, reading books on tea, and sharing cup after cup with farmers and fellow tea addicts.  He was hooked.  The tea he was drinking not only tasted great, but it kept him alert all day without the jitters or crashes associated with coffee.  Better yet, premium loose leaf tea can be re-steeped all day long, unlike a tea bag.  He founded Simply Good Tea for tea lovers like himself who are sick of compromise.  Their tea is both a daily staple and a culinary adventure, a productivity boost and a sip-by-sip escape from whatever is clouding your mind.  They’re thrilled you’ve found them and are excited for you to join them.

Simply Good Tea is a subscription service designed to support a daily tea drinking lifestyle that combines the convenience of tea bags, K-cups, or stops at your coffee shop with the affordability and quality of buying loose tea in bulk.  You start with the Simply Good Bottle, then each month you will receive 30 pre-measured packets of premium loose leaf tea. Simply grab a packet, empty it into your bottle, add hot water and you’re good to go!  By working directly with farmers, they ensure our tea is not only top quality but also extremely fresh!  There are so many amazing varieties and flavors of tea that they are excited to introduce you to – the picture below is just a small sampling of what you’ll receive from Simply Good Tea!

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As of February 23rd, this project has raised around $16,670 of their $8,000 goal.   This project only has 27 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $60, you will get a Simply Good Tea bottle and a month’s supply of great tea!  For a pledge of $175, you will get a six month subscription to Simply Good Tea with the Simply Good Tea bottle.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/simply-good-tea

Mini Museum

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The mini museum is a portable collection of curiosities where every item is authentic, iconic and labeled.  It’s been carefully designed to take you on a journey of learning and exploration.  The idea is simple.  For the past 35 years Hans Fex has collected amazing specimens specifically for this project.  He then carefully break those specimens down into smaller pieces, embed them in resin, and you end up with an epic museum in a manageable space.  Each mini museum is a handcrafted, individually numbered limited edition.  And If you consider the age of some of these specimens – it’s been billions of years in the making.  The majority of these specimens were acquired directly from contacting specialists recommended to him by museum curators, research scientists and university historians.

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The Universe is amazing.  He really wanted to remind people of that with this collection. How awesome would it be to own a group of rare meteorites, dinosaur fossils and relics of some of the most talked about places and events in human history?  All in the palm of your hand?  The mini museum is a portable learning tool, a smart and rare ice breaker, and a wonderful piece of historical art.  Great for folks aged 7 to 122 and completely safe and non toxic.  Each mini museum is handcrafted and carefully encased in resin and ready to inspire you.  Display it on your desktop, mantle, or coffee table.  Or carry it in your pocket – mini museum can go wherever you go.  It also makes a beautiful gift for the person that has everything.  The Universe is amazing and realizing this collection has been one of the biggest accomplishments of his life.

As of February 23rd, this project has raised around $352,700 of their $38,000 goal.   This project only has 24 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $99, you will get the small mini museum containing 11 specimens.  For a pledge of $179, you will get the medium mini museum containing 22 specimens.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2054592112/mini-museum

Jenny’s Wedding

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Jenny Farrell (Katherine Heigl) has led an openly gay life – except with her conventional family.  When she finally decides to start a family and marry the woman they thought was just her roommate, the small, safe world the Farrell’s inhabited changes forever.  They are left with a simple and difficult choice – either change with it or drown.  Last November, MM Productions completed principal photography on the film “Jenny’s Wedding” and they are currently in post production.  Made independently, this film is the kind of movie the studios used to make all the time.  It is about real people, the problems they face, and the personal courage it takes to resolve them.  It is also about transformation and love.  Both moving and funny, it has an important message to send, and their goal is to ensure it reaches a wide audience.

The movie will star Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond, Grace Gummer, Alexis Bledel, and others!  The movie is directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue.  Rewards include everything from downloads of exclusive digital content, to DVD and Blu-Rays, Signed Limited Edition Posters, Signed Screenplays, Signed Production Stills, and Signed Wedding Albums featuring all the photos from Jenny’s Wedding!  Also included is an advanced screening and the wedding dress used in the film!

As of February 23rd, this project has raised around $30,437 of their $150,000 goal.   This project only has 33 days left to raise the $150,000 or it might not be funded!  For a pledge of $20, you will get a hi-res Download of the Poster for Jenny’s Wedding, a Download of our exclusive Behind the Scenes Video of the Making of “Jenny’s Wedding”, Behind the Scenes Photos and a PDF of the screenplay.  For a pledge of $30, you will get a Digital Download of the Feature Film “Jenny’s Wedding” when it is released on Home Video.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-the-filmmakers-of-katherine-heigl-s-new-movie-jenny-s-wedding

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