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“Happy New Year, let’s make it a good one!” – Predictions for 2015

Yep that’s my title for this article. Why? Because as soon as midnight came along it was all anybody really wanted to say. When New Years Day happens; as it does every year, we as a people are filled with great joy that the end of our date has a new number, we believe that all the problems 2014 had will just go away. It’s like being a fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. You hear about a new one, get excited and become hopeful that it will be a reform to the good old ways but when it’s released; you realise it’s still the same broken mess it has been for 10 years.

Let’s be honest, the New Year will be like every other year. The world’s problems will continue and we will all moan and groan until the next new year comes along; of which we can sing and cheer in the hopes it will be any better.

Enough of the downer nonsense, let’s start speculating events that will hopefully occur in the new year.

Justin Bieber’s Public Mental Breakdown:
We sure do enjoy it when a celebrity has a mental breakdown, those who we previously considered to be gods amongst the people are suddenly seen as mere mortals and worse; they are seen as nutters. Too be honest; it couldn’t happen to a worse speck of human faeces.
He’s been heading ever closer to the point of breakdown throughout the years, as he grows older; he acts like more of a child. He gets in a temper when things don’t go his way, he treats his loving fans awfully and in general, he spends most of his year at the height of controversy whilst news outlets constantly call him a “bad influence”.
When the breakdown happens, the media will react how it usually does; they won’t stop bothering him because there is nothing more interesting than a breakdown. The constant media attention will make the breakdown worse. The public will then say that the media caused the initial breakdown, the media will back off.
The best reaction will be from his fans, who will all decide to have mental breakdowns of their own simply so ‘the Beebz’ doesn’t have to go through it alone, thus beginning the devolution of an entire generation of children.
Whilst all this happens; Justin will be in his penthouse, walls singed from numerous fires, floors covered in vomit and in the middle of the room will be Justin; stood in nothing but his tattered Calvin Kleins as he makes a small fort made completely out of police warrants, newspaper articles of his breakdown and a notice informing him that his private jet is being taken away.

For One day only; Back to The Future Part II get’s everything right.
Even though we’re only in the second day of 2015, one of the most talked about subjects is Back to the Future Part 2. People joke about how weird things look in Back to the Future’s future compared to the life we all lead today. The simple answer is because it is a movie, if Marty arrived in 2015 and it was just like 1985 except people stared deeply at the tiny screens they have in the palm of their hands whilst they tweet about their weird obsession with Game of Thrones, the film would have probably landed on the dull side.
Suddenly, something strange happens. On October 21st 2015 (The date Marty travels to), all is revealed that the Back to the Future part 2 2015 is what we had been living in all along, but the world wanted it to be a surprise for when we were taken out of the Matrix. We’ll all wake up on this day and Spielberg will announce a box set featuring 14 new Jaws films with the 19th instalment to be released for Christmas. Hoverboards will exist but will be banned due to the amount of deaths caused by them. Also every H&M, Primark and Next store will be stocked full of weird neon and reflective clothing that will be compulsory to wear. Anyone not wearing these clothes will be taken Essex which has now been turned into a maximum security prison.
There will be a new online awareness trend
Yes, we had the ice bucket challenge last year to raise awareness of ALS. First it was a lovely sight but it soon become a big vanity project for people to show off whilst pretending to try and do something good. When you realise that it just becomes another subject matter to completely bloat your social network news feeds that makes you groan just at the sight of another one.
Well that will be coming back in 2015, look forward to it; because it’s going to be far more hardcore than a measly amount of cold water poured over you. There will be blood. Instead we will cut off fingers for prostate cancer awareness. There is no real connection between the two things but as soon as one popular celebrity does it; we’ll all jump on the bandwagon.
The video will be heart-warming, whole families getting together with butcher knives chopping off a finger; heck, why not two? You have 8 of those bastards.
You’ll probably join in as well, any reason to get more likes and retweets on something you made. Who knows, maybe the first person to do it will be Justin Bieber; which can then become the beginning of his mental breakdown.

That’ll be it for 2015, yeah we’ll still have our usual slosh of news that we have every day, but we have those three particular things to look forward to. So grab yourself a drink, gather around your loved ones and buckle up; 2015 might be that year you were hoping for.

It most likely won’t.

Summer Project: The Movie List

This project originally started at the beginning of Sixth Form (College) when my friends made me realise that for a student aspiring to go into media, I have not seen many of the films I should have. This was true as I usually watched random films which rated from bad to mediocre.

So through this realisation my friends and I wrote up a list of films I need to see before I start University. As I have been going through A-levels, I rarely found the time to sit down and watch 3 hour films hence why this project hasn’t started until now, as I have finished College and now have the spare time to watch all the films on the list over the course of this summer.

So my aim is to watch all the films on the list shown below and afterwards, I shall review the film and give my personal opinion on it. The reviews will either be done via an article like this or a video on Youtube.

The reason this article is here is to keep my list updated without uploading another screen cap of it every  time I watch a new film.

Here is the list:

Usual Suspects

Rambo First Blood (All of them)

  • ·         First Blood
  • Rambo First Blood Part II
  • Part III
  • ·         Rambo (IV)

Commando

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Snatch

Silence of the Lambs

Clockwork Orange

Lethal Weapon (All of them)

Never Let Me Go

Last King of Scotland

Highlander

The Island

The Beach

Children of Men

Sixth Sense

Enemy at the Gates

The Fly

Forest Gump

Saving Private Ryan

Apocalypse Now

2001 A Space Odyssey

Event Horizon

Die Hard (All of them)

  • ·         Die Hard
  • Die Hard 2
  • Die Hard 3
  • Die Hard 4.0

Zulu

Clint Eastwood Westerns

  • ·         Good, The Bad, The Ugly
  • Fistful of Dollars
  • A Few Dollars More

Reservoir Dogs

Falling Down

Downfall

Das Boot

City of God

The Invasion

Toy Soldiers

Mars Attacks

Bullit

Blade Runner

E.T.

Groundhog Day

Shawshank Redemption

Bucket List

The Departed

This is Spinal Tap

Platoon

The Shining

Fight Club

House of Flying Daggers

Blade (Trilogy)

Se7en

Naked Gun (All of them)

Swordfish

The Italian Job

Assassins

Wayne’s World 1&2

Dumb & Dumber

Gladiator

Point Break

Bad Boys

Face Off

Mission Impossible

Transporter

Office Space

Magnificent 7

Blues Brothers

Full Metal Jacket

Men Who Stare at Goats

Pandorum

Wall Street

Running Man

Logan’s Run

Billy Elliott

Close Encouters of the 3rd Kind

Sleuth

The Truman Show

 

If you have any suggestions of films to add to the list, leave a comment, I will add it if I have not yet seen or have an interest to.

Update: Watched ‘Blade Runner’ so it has recently been struck off the list. Reviews will come shortly (after Wakestock music festival).

Update #2: Just Finished Shawshank Redemption. That too has now been struck off my list. Again, reviews will be written/recorded sometime after July 8th (Post – Wakestock)

Reasons I want to go into Film Production: Serenity/Firefly

This is a new feature I plan to put on this blog thingy entitled ‘Reasons I want to go into Film Production’ on these sections I will write about films and TV shows that have inspired me to try get into the business.

My first inspiration is quite a recent one for me as I had heard of Firefly for many years, I knew it as the beloved show which had an abrupt end after FOX made the decision to end it after it’s first season.

During a period last year when most shows either finished their season or were on hiatus, a friend of mine lent me the Firefly box set followed by Serenity on DVD. I decided to give this a chance as I thought by the time I get through these some new shows would have come up again.

Instead of watching one episode of Firefly whenever I could I decided to watch all of them in two days.

While watching the 14 episodes of Firefly that exist, after every episode I thought to myself “Why do shows like Family Guy and Two & A Half Men still get countless season renewals without trying while Firefly barely survived one?”

Sadly there is no true answer to this question though there are many theories as to why such as FOX purposely changing episode order and refusing to air some episodes in order for the show to get cancelled and there is even a theory on FOX being pro war and government while Firefly was the opposite. Though we will never truly know, all we really know is FOX hoped for high ratings like they got from Joss’ previous project ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ but sadly that didn’t happen.

After finishing the series of Firefly I moved on to Serenity, a movie which takes place a few months after the Firefly season finale. I must admit, when it comes to movies from TV shows I am quite sceptical as some of them feel like long episodes and don’t to have the feeling of a proper feature film.

After viewing the film I made the conclusion that it is one of my favourite Sci-Fi films to date, the characters were still well written and brilliant as they were in the series and the film really gave me a sense of closure to the series which up until then felt unfinished.

The reason this franchise has become such a large influence to my media production career is that I feel someone should try to keep quality television on air, quality of shows are always declining but the shows that lack quality stay on air because the audience is so used to seeing shows similar to it, the same can be said for animated shows as well, for example The Simpsons is the longest running animated show but many of the fans feel that the show hasn’t been funny for many years, some people wont notice the decline in quality because they are so used to seeing the Simpsons on their screen that is doesn’t phase them.

Also the fact that the Firefly franchise has such a strong and devout following makes me believe that if a show has a large enough following that even after cancellation it can stay alive.

MrGSeff