It's that time of year again, the season when a young lad's fancy turns to spooks and spectres! We're talking of course about Halloween! And, there's no better place to celebrate the holiday than in Shibuya, Tokyo, where the streets erupt in a costumed celebration of the macabre, the silly and the outright bizarre.
We try to do something new every year for our videos and this year the plan was to shoot in 2.35 anamorphic.
The gear we used this time around was:
CineMagic Anamorhpot 1.33 Adapter
Canon 24-70 4.0 lens
Atomos Assassin recording 1080 60p ProRes
This video was cut in Premiere Pro CC with animated titles being built in Apple Motion.
The music on this video was provided by Jevon Taylor, whose SoundCloud can be found here.
Raul Julia! Angelica Huston! Together on screen! You simply can't go wrong with that chemistry. And wrong-go this movie doesn't!
Shocktober continues! J.J. enjoys! Swinky endures! 5 college friends (who have almost no reasons to be friends) get mercilessly slaughtered in the woods. Halloween Month really is a special time of year!
Shocktober is the most shocktastic month of the year. And we're kicking it off with Ghostbusters 2016 starring Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate KcKinnon and Leslie Jones.
Key, Peele, a kitten named Keanu and all the chaos that follows.
Madea Gets A Job? Madea's Big Happy Family? We can't seem to get it right on this episode!
The Force took a nap. Now, The Force is done napping.
It's a double feature! First, J.J. and Swinky tackle the perpetual ballistic nonsense that is Arnold Schwarzenegger's Commando. Then, it's over to the indie art house for the underground animated French film, Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart. Also, rap battles!
Magical Michael is back in the stand up and cheer feel good stripper film of the year!
We pay tribute to David Bowie by watching and discussing Labirynth. Rest in peace, David! We thank you for all you gave to this world.
Could there be more drama than the drama-tacular drama about dramatists that is All About Eve? If there is, we haven't seen it yet. Also, we hadn't seen All About Eve.
Phenomenal First City!!! Will as a guest (first)! J.J. and Swinky watch Ant-Man (first)! And, we celebrate the Annual Play Awards (mega first)!!!
Butterfly Swinky has never seen Alfred Hitchcock's classic The Trouble With Harry. Join us on a journey of viewership that changes everything!
Three people who have never seen Dreamwork's Home are united by a screening of Dreamwork's Home starring Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and many others.
There is nothing normal about Earth Girls Are Easy. Despite the insurmountable incoherence of the film, Swinky is amazingly accurate in her predictions.
Anthony Hickox is back with another barely comprehensible crowd pleaser. J.J. & Swinky give it their best effort.
Never seen The Goonies?!? That's unthinkable! Swinky and (returning guest!) Michelle give their two cents on another 80's classic!
Hausu is a film that defies definition. J.J. knew this going in, Swinky was in for 90 minutes of pleasant surprises.
Tucker & Dale fight evil. J.J. and Swinky guess plots. It's a tale as old as tune. Song as old as time.
J.J. knows his way around Star Wars, Swinky and (for the first time ever) special guest Michelle Madden do not. All that changes by the end of this episode.
J.J. & Swinky try to guess the plot of Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster. They fail... But only because it's impossible to tell what this movie is about.
Neither Swinky nor J.J. have seen a frame of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid. Now they have and their lives are better for it.
Maybe you've seen Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. J.J. and Swinky sure as heck hadn't when they started this recording... And then, everything changed.
What's Dark City About? JJ knows. Swinky doesn't.
In the premiere episode of What A Movie(?), Swinky and JJ try to guess what Two Weeks Notice is about.
What's a Stars War?
When it comes to The Marx Brothers, plot would only get in the way of a good story.
Clocking in at 101 minutes, it's official: This is a movie.
It's a Spielberg period piece addressing life as a minority in the south at the turn of the centure. 'Nuff said.
Steven Chow might share directing credit on his newest film, but don't worry. It's awesome.
Rawr!!! Rawr! Starbucks! Rawr! Beats By Dre! Rawr!!! Family!!!
Don't let the comically over-sized spliff fool you, Permissive is a major downer.
For a poster that brags "New mission. New Fate.", there's something awefully familiar about all this.
Nightwish made a movie. Yeah. I didn't expect to ever type that sentence.
We finally watched Inside Out. What do you want? Movies come out later in Japan.
3 aliens come to earth, try to get laid and also even have a dance contest.
Freaky Deaky! Spooky Dooky! Any rhyming nonsense you like is fair game for House on Haunted Hill!
Zach Galligan is perdus dans le temps! At least Bruce Campbell is around to liven things up briefly.
Some videos are good. This is one of those.
Stop on by and give the afterlife a try!
It's not always the interviewer steering the conversation. Sometimes the interviewee takes over, for better or for worse.
A video so terrible, we couldn't find a good one to counter-balance it.
GVG/BVB is back, this time breaking down a pair of interviews based on the quality of the interviewer.
Good Video Good/Bad Video Bad compares two videos, trying to understand why one works and one doesn't.
Kick! Punch! It's all in the mind!
We do a quickie review of the Indie Sci-fi Drama Moon, starring Sam Rockwell, Sam Rockwell, and Sam Rockwell.
We watched No Country For Old Men and jammed out a review with the quickness.
A review of Sunset Boulevard. Not exactly timely, we know. But, better late than never.
A review of the erotic romp, Nine 1/2 Weeks. Better late than never.
Has the horror genre grown into an age of suck or is it more awesome and gut-wrenching than ever? We think it's the latter.
Some thoughts on animator Don Hertzfeldt's career and a review of his newest short, World of Tomorrow.
Part II of our look at how Tim Burton's career has evolved, a story that we framed using his opening title sequences.
Part I of our look at how Tim Burton's career has evolved, a story that we framed using his opening title sequences.
A breakdown of what works (and what doesn't) in Richard Curtis' time travel drama, About Time.
The structure of Beetlejuice as framed through the de-facto structure machine, The Blake Snyder Beat Sheet.
Stills from the event known as Tokyo Game Show.
Nintendo and DeNA partner up. Read our thoughts on the Free-to-play storm to come.
Takara Tomy didn't just raise the bar on Transformer cuteness. They blasted it out of the water.
Nintendo's series of Amiibo toys confirm that Nintendo is still doing what it does best, simultaneously hitting a bullseye and missing the mark completely. How do they do it?
What happens when you dump Professor Layton and Ace Attorney Pheonix Wright in the blender? A special kind of gaming magic. That's what.
Musings on the state of the gaming industry. And, oh boy... What a state it's in...