Thursday, 16 January 2014

OJ's Movie Review - Junk Head 1

A 30 minute short-film uploaded to YouTube - better than some big movies I've seen at the cinema.

So it's not a major feature film or anything (but hey it has an IMDB page) but I really had to review it Junk Head 1 is AWESOMNESS. because it's just an amazing piece of art. The creator if it, Takahide Hori, took four long years to make it because he has a full-time job so this was done on late nights, and busy weekends - but the work he has put into it is incredible. The basic plot is that in the distant future mankind begins research on clones that live underground in search of lost genetic information so they send one little guy deep below the surface. The film itself has very dark, atmospheric feel to it. The sounds, visuals and everything are all really eerie and creepy; and then some scenes are very thrilling and heart-racing. It's all surrounded in mystery as well, you never quite know what actually happened all those years ago and with the story you never know whats round the corner (literally). But it's not always dark, there's humorus scenes in it too, quite a good mix actually of humor, horror, and then some fun scenes too because the music is really cool. So I think for a 30 minute film created in four years
  After it was uploaded, Takahide set up a campaign for $100,000 to make a 60 minute sequel. If he gets that then he'll quit his job and work full-time on the Junk Head 2. Unfortuanatly it ends on Febuary 28th and the contributions arn't going up to high; but if you want to donate for the next Junk Head film then here's the link:

Watch the full film on YouTube thing HERE.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

OJ's TV Review - Sherlock series 3

Dare I say?....... BEST SERIES EVER.

  Wow, Sherlock is back, I mean back! He jumped off a building, hit the ground and then he's just BACK. For two years the Internet has come up with 1000 different theories and then along came 'The Empty Hearse' and fandom imploded. The first episode of this series was excellent, it made fun of what people have said, it gave viewers it's own fan fiction and was just what BBC's Sherlock should be - funny as ever, thrilling as ever, enjoyable as ever, I mean they upped the stakes a bit in the first episode but boy was it good. Then along comes episode 2 and this just borders on stand-up comedy, 'The Sign of Three' is hilarious from beginning to end, it has crime scenes obviously, cases to solve and all that but not quite the way they've done it before which has seemed to split some fans but I enjoyed it. And then of course is the third and final one; 'His Last Vow', what can I say? At the time of writing this it's been less than 40 minutes since it finished and I'm still in shock. Every Sherlock series has a cliff-hanger and I was worried it would't quite stand up to the first two but this is equal, if not better. All in All series 3 was a brilliant ride; I love how everything links together, how each title references basically one line of an episode and just how it looks, the visuals, music, actors everything - pure genius. Sherlock's third run really is: AWESOMNESS!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The OJ Reviews: 2014 UPDATE

It's 2014! Get ready for Godzilla, Peter Capaldi, and Vin Diesel as a tree! Last year The
OJ Reviews had a lot of changes throughout and most of which are it's social network sites. If you are on one of these sites then feel free to follow The OJ Reviews, here is a list:

  • Google+ - This is where you can find all the links to official reviews, extra reviews and also links to the other posts from the social networks.
  • Tumblr - The OJ Reviews on Tumblr gives you reviews of trailers, clips and announcements from the media world. Also posts pictures, gifs, videos, and stats.
  • Pinterest - One of the least used of the networks but here I post media pictures relating to The OJ Reviews or media in general.
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Here you can find a collection of all my movie reviews!

So there are all the new extra OJ Reviews stuff but what about any changes to the main site? Well there will still be ORIGINAL VS REMAKES, and the usual 3 posts a month, but one new type of review will be OJ's Reviews, that's with an 's' at the end, because I will do a review of not just one thing but multiple things in one post; so it might be a movie trilogy, or a whole franchise, a book series, an entire TV Series or anything like that really - these reviews will come under the tag "Multiple".
  Another type of review will be OJ's Back In Time Review, where I will review considerably old media weather it be black & white movies, a really old game or similar things.

 Well I hope you enjoyed 2013 and all it brought but now look forward to another year of The OJ Reviews! Please join the site if you have Blogger, Google, or Yahoo and share with you friends if you like. Thanks anyway and see you soon!