Matt Denison

Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

America: We Bleed Oil Pt. I

In Film on 01/16/2011 at 6:30 pm

My film I made w/ my friend at Pratt, which includes some really rare footage of Marilyn Monroe! Click here to watch!


A five minute film exemplifying the pressures, demands, and ideals American society unrealistically holds for it’s citizens. Lady Columbia (i.e. Miss America) traditionally represents the feminine personification of America, who is typically represented in early 20th century war posters pleading for American men to fight for their country. This film describes the brutal truths of the contemporary Lady Columbia, Miss America.


Glory at Sea

In art, Film on 10/12/2010 at 12:22 am

My video teacher at Pratt showed us this film, they made it for about $25,000, it’s so awesome!

The aesthetics and music are what I find to be the most striking, it’s visually stunning.

Mildred Pierce teaser trailer

In Film on 10/10/2010 at 1:48 pm

From the man that created Alejandro

In Film, Photography on 09/01/2010 at 12:08 pm


In art, Film, Photography on 07/13/2010 at 1:48 pm

Sequels Sequels and more Sequels!

In Film on 05/12/2010 at 11:32 am

Remember 2002’s Charlie’s Angels ‘Full Throttle?” Unfortunately, I do. I watched it last night before bed and the movie made me feel so old, because of wedged heals, Bernie Mac still alive, massive cell phones, ugly desktop computers, and the once existent careers of Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz (Does Drew Barrymoore even still have a career?). To get back to my point of ‘sequels,’ eight years later Paramount decides it is time to revitalize these former babe’s acting careers with a 3rd Charlie’s Angels. Unfortunately this is going to be the third time they’re going to have to change their ‘Bosley’ character (Bill Murray to Bernie Mac to ?). It’s even rumored that there will be a fourth Charlie’s Angel… who Perez Hilton is hoping to be Megan Fox.

2010’s second sequel is Austin Powers four. As the Austin Powers trilogy has been… quite a ride… it’s a ride I don’t seem to be able to get off. I will watch Austin Powers again and again and again, the jokes about poop and etc. never seem to get old. Apparently, Austin Powers four is supposed to be more about Dr. Evil than Austin this time, or maybe more balanced between the two? I’d also like to see how Fast Bastard has been able to keep the weight off all these years with his subway diet. Maybe he’s switched to the taco bell diet?

Mommie’s coming, darling! Mommie’s coming!

In Film on 05/09/2010 at 9:50 pm

Don’t forget to watch Mommie Dearest tonight!

Hatez this, Lovez that

In Film on 05/02/2010 at 9:29 pm

One of my more favorite websites to check out once in a while is, providing the latest information on technological and social advancements on Facebook. One unfortunate group the site brought to my attention was that there is a growing number of members in the Facebook community calling for the death of President Obama. MORE THAN A MILLION. I refuse to put the link to the page on my blog, obviously, because I don’t want to provide them with any attention. However, there is a group growing close to a million saying that the group should be deleted (click here to join). Facebook strongly supports freedom of speech, but I think it’s a little whack when someone’s calling for the death of a living person… let alone our President.

Fucking hatez it.

FINALLY the tabloids and shitty gossip websites have presented the internet with production photos of HBO’s soon-to-be 5 hour mini-series of Mildred Pierce. One thing that greatly confuses me is the time period in which the story takes place. In the movie (c. 1945) everything coincided with the 1940’s style… but the mini-series presents styles even out dated for the film.  Websites are saying it’s taking place during the Great Depression, which makes sense when it comes to the garments Kate Winslet is wearing and the cars filling the streets on New York City. There seem to be quite a few different things about the mini-series than the movie staring film legend, Joan Crawford (for instance the setting, time period, and length of the film). I have a feeling this mini-series might touch upon the story of Mildred Pierce a little more accurately than the film, as films back in the 1940’s were so romantically driven.

Anyways, lovez it and can’t wait to see it when it’s released.

RIP Titanic

In Film on 04/16/2010 at 12:50 pm

well, I am a disrespectful idiot, HOW COULD I FORGET THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC? If you know me, you know I am a Titanic OBSESSED FREAK, so I’m sorry Titanic, please accept my apology.

In two years James Cameron will be re-releasing 1997’s smash hit, Titanic, to the public as it’s been completely digitally remastered (even though it was only made 12 years ago) and will be shown in IMAX 3D (probably to make Cameron another few billion). As you probably know… I hate 3D… but Titanic in 3D? I’m all over that shit. Titanic came out when I was in 3rd grade, I was almost nine when I first saw it… I dragged my family to see the film FOUR TIMES and every time was better than the last. I had become a Titanic fanatic two years before the film had come out (I know, I’m a trendsetter, even at seven), my obsession sprouted from when my I learned that my Great Great Grandmother almost boarded the Lusitania back in 1915 (the Titanic’s lame sister ship), which sank when a German torpedo hit the side of the ship, which led to my learning of the Titanic and ever since then I have purchased the majority of films, board games, and books about the Titanic (and the board game is amazing, btw, ask my friend Cathy).

Tim Burton heartz remakes

In Film on 04/12/2010 at 9:46 pm

Where creativity doesn’t exist right now… is in Hollywood. Remakes are at their height as digital technology is lending itself to newer possibilities that ‘enhance’ their re-story telling quality. As everyone knows Disney has acquired filmmaker Tim Burton to remake their classic Alice in Wonderland, which I absolutely hated (it was a stupid 3D cash cow), but recently he’s been hired to remake another classic… Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney movie… to see this animated film cheaply re-made as to simply drag in $100 million or so in for Disney would be an absolute shame and a slap in the face for the classic. However, what is interesting is that it’s going to be more focused on the life and evil doings of Maleficent, not the pure and beautiful Princess Aurora.

I appreciate what Tim Burton is doing, but I don’t really care for his films, he’s aesthetic is almost a character of it’s own that absorbs the spotlight from any actor or actress starring in his film, as it’s mostly what I pay attention to throughout the film. So far, all I know is that Angelina Jolie is supposed to star as the evil Maleficent, which could possibly be good, but I’m not going to hold my breath. And how much do you want to bet that Johnny Depp will be playing Princess Aurora?