Friendly Film Perspectives Commentaries! “The Mummy”

Hiya, Film A Week Listeners! Serg Beret here to write some words about what this exactly is.

This is a test run of a possible series of alternate commentary tracks known as “Friendly Film Perspective COMMENTARIES!” Name and formatting are subject to change in the future.

This test run is done by myself and Matthew Reveles on the 1999 film “The Mummy” since the reboot comes out the weekend of this recording and release. Please be aware that there is are moments of us dealing with separate audio issues with hearing the film for the most part. Luckily, the audio of us speaking was recorded using a separate setup.

For the most part, enjoy me and Matt get nostalgic over the film by riffing key moments in the film, some fun trivia and general shooting-the-breeze conversation. We hope to continue doing more of these and hope you enjoy as well.

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Film A Week Podcast Episode 22: “In the Realm of the Senses” (Criterion of the Month) NSFW

“A girl like you can stab a man’s heart without a knife, huh?”

Film A Week continues “Passion & Romance” month with Criterion of the Month pick, the controversial pornographic erotic thriller “In the Realm of the Senses.”

Hosts Serg Beret and Matthew Reveles give their thoughts on the real life tale of Sada Abe leading to serious discussion on the importance of sexual consent, the harsh reality of abusive relationships and the film showing everything that goes behind closed doors. It’s a breakaway from the lighter tone of the podcast as we venture into heavy territory as this film did not pull any punches.

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Intro Music:
“Earned It” (Violin Cover) by Angela Smart www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i80h0ISs5g

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“Hustle” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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State of the Website Address: Late Nov.-Early 2015

Hey readers,

As many can see, not everything in October got done. Personally, this month was pretty damn hectic. I did not have no time to post everything or make everything come to fruition. I got busy with a new tutoring gig I’m doing, the newspaper work piling up and college eating up my time. I feel like complete crap for not getting it all done and I personally apologize for all of it. To make up for it, late November and December are going to be filled with lots of stuff to make up for this misfortune.

The last episodes of Friendly Film Perspectives have not been uploaded, but will be soon in a quick unedited format on YouTube. This is to get them out of the way and bring Friendly Film Perspectives back again. The FFP podcast will now be every two weeks in order to free up more time for personal life situations and more editing in between. It gives me and Matthew Reveles room to breathe in life. Solo Film Perspectives or Top of the Crop Lists will be done in between episodes.

Late this month, me and my sister Jennifer Berrueta are going to be officially starting Back to the Drawing Board, a new podcast show that will focus on animation in film and television. This series will be different from Friendly Film Perspectives as it will dive deeper into the creation and history of the work with a review toward the end of the show. We’ve been trying to get this off the ground for about two years, but the time is about right to make it a possibility. Unlike FFP, this show will take longer to create in order to put more work into talking about the history to give a new and informative experience for those listening or viewing. The first episode will be about Sleeping Beauty and should be up by the end of the month. Since we are busy people, expect this show either once or twice a month.

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Scheduled for Late November

Also, our first true video series should be starting around this time with my best friend Gerardo Monroy aka Jerry in which we tackle our favorite topic: food. It’s nothing new really, but it’s a show about food in which we try new foods, eat classic food faves and even some gross stuff. Gross food is not the main focus of the show. This is honestly more about exploring food around or area and eating it. The show will be filmed by Guillermo Morales, a close friend of Jerry’s, who is a new addition to the site. This series working title is Another Unoriginal Internet Food Show.

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Scheduled for Late November-Early December

 

The one thing that is sure to come quite soon is a series I’ve been wanting to do for some time now and can finally get around to it. One game franchise I enjoyed, along with millions of others, was Guitar Hero. Personally, I wanted to know the history behind the product, its rise to fame and its inevitable downfall. This series will examine the game series from the first installment to the last (with some spin-offs discussed in between) as well as take a look at the history of the franchise. This series will start pretty soon as well and is aptly titled The Rise and Fall of Guitar Hero.

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Starts November 17th

For December, a more elaborate 25 Days of XMAS will be done this year. This time, the site will be exploring 25 Christmas special and films with one per day as a way to celebrate the holidays. Unlike other series, I’m actually working on this one in advance to have stuff ready by December 1st. It’s a new work routine I want to start to ensure the best quality from this blog.

Begins December 1-December 25
Begins December 1-December 25

This is what is to come in the coming weeks. I’ll be back in full form again while balancing out my own life outside of the internet.

Thanks for your time and patience,
Sergio J. Berrueta aka Serg Beret

 

 

 

P.S. One more quick announcement before I go, next year, the real part two begins.

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Starts January 10, 2015

Friendly Film Perspectives: “The Wicker Man” (1973) *NSFW*

Hosts Sergio Berrueta and Matthew Reveles continue their journey through the Five Stages of Horror for the “Mystery” stage with 1973’s “The Wicker Man.” The duo enter the island of Summerisle to talk about the battle of religious views, the chilling music, apples, and foreskin.
The host also talk about their favorite Treehouse of Horror segments in the opener. 

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The Wicker Man is copyright of British Lion Holdings Ltd. and Canal+ Group © 1973 British Lion Films.
Buy it from Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00G3DA63Y

Music Featured:
“Tennis Court” (Instrumental) by Lorde © 2013 Universal Music NZ Ltd.
“Theme from The Outer Limits” © 1963 MGM Studios
“The Landlord’s Daughter” by Paul Giovanni & Magnet © 1973 Trunk Records
“Rollin at 5,″ “Night of Chaos” & “Theme for Harold (Var. 2)” by Kevin McLeod from Incomptech.com

Video Footage Used:
“King Kong,” “Dracula,” “The Wolf Man,” “Frankenstein,” “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “Shaun of the Dead” © Universal Pictures
“Surspria” © 1977 Seda Spettacoli
“Dead Alive” & “The Cabin in the Woods” © Lionsgate
“Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” © 2010 Magnolia Pictures
“Zombieland” © 2009 Columbia Pictures
“The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV” © 2013 Fox Broadcasting Company
“The Wicker Man” © 1973 British Lion Holdings Ltd. & Canal+ Group
“The Wicker Man” © 2006 Warner Bros. Pictures

No copyright infringement intended.

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Friendly Film Perspectives: “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954)

Hosts Sergio Berrueta and Matthew Reveles enter the Five Stages of Horror by entering the “Classic” first with 1954’s “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” Watch as the duo take a dip to discuss the film’s legacy, Julia Adams’ screaming and the awkward breathing of Gil-Man himself.
The hosts also talk about their first horror films and the Cryptkeeper.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon is copyright of Universal Studios © 1954 Universal International Pictures
Buy It from Amazon: http://amzn.com/0783240953

Music featured includes:
“Tennis Court” (Instrumental) by Lorde © 2013 Universal Music NZ Ltd.
“Rollin at 5,″ “Night of Chaos” & “Theme for Harold (Var. 2)” by Kevin McLeod from Incomptech.com

Video Footage Used:
“King Kong,” “Dracula,” “The Wolf Man,” “Frankenstein,” “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “The Invisible Man,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “An American Werewolf in London,” “Shaun of the Dead” © Universal Pictures
Suspria © 1977 Seda Spettacoli
“Dead Alive” & “The Cabin in the Woods” © Lionsgate
“Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” © 2010 Magnolia Pictures
“Zombieland” © 2009 Columbia Pictures

Copyright Disclaimer :
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Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include: the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

Friendly Film Perspectives: “The Transformers: The Movie” (1986)

Host Matthew Reveles & Sergio Berrueta gear up and roll out with the Autobots in the first animated film featured in this series, 1986’s The Transformers: The Movie. Watch and listen as we discuss the classic nostalgia fest by talking about the music of the 80’s, the random voice cast, and debate if it can be considered anime. We also find out that the ‘nostalgia goggles’ don’t work all the time.

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Music featured includes:
“The Transformers (Theme)” performed by Lion © 1986 Volcano Entertainment
Theme Song from The Transformers performed by Ford Kinder & Anne Bryant  © 1984 Hasbro Studios
“Rollin at 5” & “Theme for Harold (Var. 2)” by Kevin McLeod from Incomptech.com
“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff (Aka “The Most Overplayed Song in History”)

Video Footage Used Includes:
The Transformers: The Movie © 1986 Hasbro Studios & Toei Animation
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan © 1982 Paramount Pictures
The Transformers Commercials © Hasbro Studios
“The Safety Dance”- Men Without Hats © 1983 Universal Music Group

The Transformers: The Movie is copyright of Toei Animation, Hasbro Studios, Marvel Entertainment & Sony Wonder (© 1986).
Buy It from Amazon: http://amzn.com/B000H6SY5K

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Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include: the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

The Spooktacular Cinema: Villains of Pop Culture- This October 1st to 31st

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The Halloween season is upon us and SergBeret.com is looking to make is “Spooktacular” again. This time around, The Spooktacular Cinema: Villains of Pop Culture highlights the most fiendish villains ranging from the classic villains of the silver screen, evil bosses in video games and famous baddies from the television screen. It’s a bit of a stretch, but makes the month interesting in hindsight to give every villain an equal share.

Top of the Crop, the list series on this site, will be doing a list of Top 12 Horror Icons in film to pay respects to those who tormented our minds growing up. Where will Freddy rank? Will the Wolfman have to claw his way to the top or will Ghostface be cutting him down to size? Find out when Top 12 Horror Icons comes this month.

The video podcast Friendly Film Perspectives, hosted by Sergio Berrueta and Matthew Reveles, will be entering the Five Stages of Horror this month entering sub-genres of horror such as classic science fiction, mystery, psychological, musical and comedy. Find out which films have been chosen every Wednesday starting on October 1st and ending October 29th.

Finally, Film A Week: The Spooktacular Seventies returns on Halloween with 1979’s The Amityville Horror, starring Margot Kidder and James Brolin. Originally chosen for last year’s run of Film A Week, it was scrapped in order to make room for Suspiria to be featured, but this year, there is no turning back. Enter the house of a former mass murder and see if we can survive the night.

Stay tuned because October is going to be a ton of fun for readers as The Spooktacular Cinema takes over.

Friendly Film Perspectives: “The Rocketeer” (1991)

Hosts Sergio Berrueta & Matthew Reveles prepare for a high-flying adventure with Disney’s The Rocketeer. Enjoy as we take down gangsters, Nazis, and Timothy Dalton’s mustache in a 1930’s inspired action romp. We recognize favorite character actors, wonder what happened to Billy Campbell and gush about the beauty of Jennifer Connelly. We are even joined by a special guest, so stay tuned.

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Music featured includes:
“Rocketeer” by Far East Movement ft. Ryan Tedder © 2010 Universal Music Group
“Theme for Harold (var. 1)” by Kevin Macleod of Incomptech.com (Royalty Free)
“Main Title/Takeoff” by James Horner © 1991 Walt Disney Records

The Rocketeer is copyright of Walt Disney Pictures (© 1991 Walt Disney Pictures)
Buy It from Amazon: http://amzn.com/B005JZBP4Q

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Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include: the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; the nature of the copyrighted work; the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.

Solo Film Perspectives: “The Fault in Our Stars”

John Green’s popular teen romance novel “The Fault in Our Stars” became a successful motion picture this past summer. Sergio Berrueta reviews the film to see if it is just as good as it’s source material and reveals his crush on Shailene Woodley.

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Solo Film Perspectives: “Ghostbusters” 30th Anniversary

Ghostbusters was re-released in theaters for one week and Sergio Berrueta went to go watch it again in all its 4K Resolution glory. It’s short, sweet, and simple.

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