Snaggy Tees!

Hey Film Buffs!

RandomFilmBuff has been M.I.A. for quite awhile, but we are not shut down!

We’ve been busy working on other cool projects (screenplays! books! ), but we have to update you guys on all the exciting action.

Other than the projects mentioned above, one of our biggest ventures has been launching a t-shirt company.

Yep, you read that right. A t-shirt company.

We would like to introduce, Snaggy Tees, the new t-shirt company that strives to give the coolest tees around to the world. Our products range from inspirational and motivational to straight-up funny and eye-catching.

It’s our dream one day to be as big as the Life is Good brothers, or even to overtake Snorg.com. And honestly, we plan on doing exactly such.

Of course, there’s much more to come. Our t-shirts are

BIGGER

BOLDER

AND BETTER THAN EVER…

(As you can tell, we’re still kind of “cinematic.”)

Come on over, take a look, snag a great deal! We’re happy to welcome you into the SnaggyTees family.

SnaggyTees.com

Why David Fincher (and the whole ‘Benjamin Button’ Crew) Deserves All the Awards

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is one of my favorite films in the entire universe. Period. It’s incredible in every facet possible.

But never mind the lovely and excellent story, the incredible direction, the phenomenal special effects, sound, editing, and music. The scene below shows how amazing filmmaking is and how touching it can be. All the elements of film are at their absolute best in this one scene, and it confirms why Fincher is one of my favorite directors, and why I have to be a filmmaker.

Another Legendary Day.


Why hide it?

President Barack Obama has been re-elected for another four year term in America. The United States has made history again by giving the first African-American President two terms in office.

And for those who say Obama hasn’t fulfilled his 2008 promises (we’ll just ignore the messy presidency before he inherited the office), here’s a list of acts and actions accomplished from 2008-2012. (Hint: 5 million job growth, free healthcare [which most countries in Europe have handled with ease], and the death of Osama Bin Laden are some of them.)

Obama’s Top Fifty Accomplishments  – Washington Monthly

Angry Birds and Time Travel and Oh My!

As you know, I’m all about finding the greatest stuff on the Web and showing it with others. Too many times does great stuff go under the radar in the slew of Youtube vids, Tweets, and Facebook Statuses.

As you also know, I love movies and books that surround around time travel. The hilarious video below includes time travel and an amazing plot – exactly my cup of tea.

Check It Out Below:

 

Announcement!

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Hey film buffs 🙂

I won’t be posting as regularly as I usually do for the upcoming two weeks. I’ll update about twice a week if possible.

Why you ask?

I’m currently working on a short film, titled ‘Next’ – writing and directing. It’s been a blast so far, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with all of you!

Take Care,

-alleyandthemovies

Pull Up A Chair and Check Out Cop-A-Squat.com!

Need some inspirational encouragement in your life? Want to read something hilarious and encouraging? Cruise on over to Cop-A-Squat, the blog by author Paul Worthington. Packed full with phenomenal stories and wise musings, Cop-A-Squat.com is one of my favorite sites on the whole Internet.

The newest novel by Paul Worthington, Life: As Fragile As Dust is filled with 12 outstanding short stories, both chilling and absolutely lovely. Crossing all borders; from Italy to India, action packed thrillers to heart-rendering narratives, Life is the book you do not want to miss.

Can you see the five faces in the picture?

Book Vs. Film

“The book is always better than the movie.”

“But the film does things the book always can’t do.”

“But the book teaches you to tap into your imagination. And the movie always leaves out major things that are essential in the book!”

“But the movie gives you a whole another world to tap into-and isn’t it cool to see your characters brought to life?”

Sounds familiar?

It’s a common debate: which is better – the book or the movie? But it isn’t always the movie, or always the book. It always depends. That’s why RFB is introducing a new series: Book vs. Film.

For every month, I will choose a new novel (anything from 90 to 250 pages) to read. Once I finish the book, I’ll watch its accompanying movie. At the end of the month, I’ll post reviews of both the novel and the film, and tell you which was better: the book or the movie.

I’ll take requests for novels/movies to review, and even read short stories and review its film (for example, the fantastic film, The Grey, was based on a short story).

For this month (July), I am reading Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. By the 30th, I’ll post my review of its film, directed by Mark Romanek.

As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them. 

It might sound vague, but the book is getting very good. I’m excited!

 

Check back with RFB on the August 2nd!

What’s A Poie?

Hey film buffs!

I usually post movie-related topics, but I’m also an avid reader. There’s this great book I just have to recommend.

Poies: A New Beginning by Paul Worthington is absolutely enthralling. A new type of fiction, Worthington has designed the poie: poems+stories=poies. It has an eclectic quality to it, but every poem (or poie) is great.

It’s on B&N and Amazon; I got mine’s from the former on my Nook.

It’s pretty cool, go check it out.

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