Dial M For Melissa
What We Watched
- Melissa - The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Double
- Michael - The Butler, The Way Way Back, Prisoners, The Monuments Men
- Cori - The Lego Movie, (Book!?) Scripted
- Brad - Stall Witches, Wicked Blood, Time to Kill, True Detective, Walking Dead
- Joey - rewatch About Time, Breaking Bad
This week, we're joined by Joey DeMarco of Photography by Joey D. Digital photographer available for weddings, family portraits, boudoir, cosplay, body paint, pin up, head shots, and everything in between. Joey answers our questions about his work and how film influences his work.
Fun Facts About the Production of 'The Wind Rises' - Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature
In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
Originally released in Japanese with English subtitles, the English-version of The Wind Rises doesn't quite capture the experience as I would have imagined it would. However, it's truly beautiful, vibrate and possibly the last film by writer/director Hayao Miyazaki so I just had to see it.
Dazzled by the visuals, the pace was slow and steady, never quite gaining momentum. One element that I was puzzled by was the sound effects. Listening, I could swear they were actual people making the sounds. Guess what? That's true. Read about it after the jump.
What We Watched
- Brad - Netflix' House of Cards Season 2, Cabin Boy
- Melissa - The Wind Rises, Netflix' House of Cards Season 2, Cabin Boy
- Brad - Planet 9 From Outer Space, Ed Wood, Howard the Duck, Ravenous
- Melissa - Office Space, The Big Lebowski
- Cori - Rocky Horror Picture Show
Subtopic - Reminiscing about video stores
- The Dark Knight vs X-Men: First Class
- Last week: Thor vs Spider-Man