Sunday, January 10, 2016

SeaFilmz Awards 1

Welcome to the first ever SeaFilmz Awards which gives film fans the opportunity to vote on films. This award show is not like your typical award shows because the winners of each category gets nominated for the next SeaFilmz Awards. Also no movie released before the official first day of Seattle Filmz May 31, 2010 can be nominated. In addition the movie has to have a review posted on Seattle Filmz. For the first ever SeaFilmz Awards the last ten movie reviews posted on Seattle Filmz blog that fit the official SeaFilmz Awards rules get nominated. Please Vote

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Director: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh live action Star Wars movie. This Star Wars movie reminded me a lot of Star Wars: Episode VI - A New Hope because the main characters were both from a desert planet and went on an adventure beyond their planet. In addition the main characters both got help from Han Solo and Chewbacca on their adventure. Unlike the other Star Wars movies the main character in this Star Wars movie was not a man but instead a woman named Rey. Rey was one of the many new characters introduced in this Star Wars movie. Other new characters introduced were Finn, Poe Dameron, and a BB-8 droid. Another thing I have to mention is that the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams was also the director of the last two Star Trek movies Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Overall Star Wars: The Force Awakens brings fans of the series back to what they love about the original trilogy which includes episodes IV, V, and VI but does it with a combination of new characters and some original trilogy characters. I am not typically a fan of Star Wars but I tried to keep an open mind with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After seeing this movie it did not convert me to a Star Wars fan, but I'm sure there are many fans out there that will appreciate this film.  

Monday, December 21, 2015

Seahawks 4th Straight

The Seattle Seahawks just won their fifth straight game in a row with a 30-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday at CenturyLink Field. In addition with this victory the Seattle Seahawks clinched the playoffs again for the fourth straight year in a row. There are still two games left in the regular season for the Seattle Seahawks to play before the playoffs start. Both of these games are against division rivals. Next weeks game is against the St. Louis Rams who beat the Seattle Seahawks earlier this season 34-31 in overtime on September 13, 2015. The last game of the regular season is in Arizona versus the team with the best record in our division the Arizona Cardinals who defeated the Seattle Seahawks earlier this season 39-32 on November 15, 2015. The Seattle Seahawks current record is now 9-5.

2015 Seattle Seahawks Remaining Regular Season Schedule

Sunday 27-Dec-15  1:25pm pst  St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks
Sunday 3-Jan-15  1:25pm pst Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Friday, November 13, 2015

Goosebumps Movie Review

Staring: Jack Black (R. L. Stine), Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee
Director: Rob Letterman

Goosebumps is a children's horror comedy film. I did not get scared during this movie because I was never afraid of the villains. There are many different types of villains which include monsters. On the other hand I thought this movie was fun because it made me laugh. The most interesting character in this movie is Hannah played by Odeya Rush. In addition Jack Black gave a more serious performance than he usually does which took away from some of his silliness you are use to seeing.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Seahawks 2015 Season Opener

Last Thursday, September 10, 2015 started week 1 on the NFL 2015 regular season. During week 1 on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00pm eastern/ 10:00am pacific the Seattle Seahawks play their first regular season game of the 2015 NFL season versus one of their division rivals the St. Louis Rams. Last season they played each other twice and split the series at one win a piece. Go Seahawks and good luck in your 2015 NFL season.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PAX Prime First Timer

On Monday August 31, 2015 I attended my first Penny Arcade Expo (PAX Prime) in Seattle, Washington. PAX Prime is a gaming expo that was first held in 2004 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington and is now held annually at multiple locations throughout the city of Seattle. I spent my one day at PAX Prime at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) location. At this location was where the companies booths were set up, tabletop freeplay game areas, and much more. Some of the bigger name companies that had booths included Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. A booth I really enjoyed was the one with the Superfight demo because it made me laugh. Superfight is a card game like apples to apples but with arguments. In the tabletop freeplay area someone taught me how to play my first deckbuilder game Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil which I had fun playing. In the end I would definitely attend another PAX Prime in the future.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Movie Money through August 2015

Here is a list of all the movies so far in 2015 that have grossed $500 million dollars or more worldwide.

(U.S. Dollars)
7) Cinderella $542.3*
6) Fifty Shades of Grey $569.7*
5) Inside Out $702.5*
4) Minions $1,018.9*
3) Avengers: Age of Ultron $1,401.5*
2) Furious 7 $1,511.7*
1) Jurassic World $1,636.6*
*numbers from

After August 2015 no other movies have grossed $500 million dollars or more worldwide so far this year. As for movies that have have grossed over $1 billion dollars there is now a fourth movie Minions which makes 2015 tied with 2012 for the year with the most films that grossed over a $1 billion dollars. Also Inside Out moved from sixth place to fifth place. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Straight Outta Compton Film Review

Straight Outta Compton
Starring: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr., Aldis Hodge, Paul Giamatti
Director: F. Gary Grey

My most anticipated film to watch of the 2015 summer was Straight Outta Compton because of the intriguing red band trailer and movie subject matter which was hip hop/rap history. This film is a biography about the rap group N.W.A which included Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. In Straight Outta Compton Ice Cube was played by one of his sons O'Shea Jackson Jr. Straight Outta Compton brought me into the early lives of the members of N.W.A and showed me what it was like to be a rapper in the early years of hip hop. Overall I thought this film was satisfactory.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Movie Money through July 2015

Here is a list of all the movies so far in 2015 that have grossed $500 million dollars or more worldwide.

(U.S. Dollars)
7) Cinderella $539.6*
6) Inside Out $556.2*
5) Fifty Shades of Grey $569.7*
4) Minions $778.2*
3) Avengers: Age of Ultron $1,396.1*
2) Furious 7 $1,511.7*
1) Jurassic World $1,547.2*
*numbers from

Since last month there has been two more movies that grossed $500 million dollars or more worldwide this year which has increased the total number of movies to do this to seven. The two new additions to the list are both animated movies. Also the highest grossing movie of the year has switched from Furious 7 to Jurassic World which is now currently the third highest grossing movie of all time worldwide.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pixels Movie Review

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage
Director: Chris Columbus

Pixels was a 2015 summer movie I was excited to see because it was not another romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler but instead an action sci-fi comedy. This movie also only starred Adam Sandler and Kevin James from Adam Sandler's main crew of actors. Overall Pixels was a decent movie because it was enjoyable and made me laugh multiple times.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ant-Man Movie Review

Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Director: Peyton Reed

The twelfth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is Ant-Man which I thought was an okay movie because it keep me engaged the entire time and made me laugh. On the other hand the concept of shrinking in Ant-Man is not an original movie idea which made some of the special effects feel less inventive. Also the character Ant-Man reminds me of Iron Man because they both have a suit that gives them there power but there suits do different things. Ant-Man is not my favorite movie in the MCU.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Terminator Genisys Review

Terminator Genisys
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Emillia Clarke, Jason Clarke
Director: Alan Taylor

Terminator Genisys is the fifth movie in the Terminator series. The only actor in this movie that acted in any of the other Terminator movies was Arnold Schwarzenegger which means all the other actors in this movie were new to the Terminator series. Terminator Genisys was not as awesome as I expected it to be because it reused visual elements from the first two Terminator movies which made this movie feel less visually impressive. This felt like a Terminator movie but consisted of dialogue with cheesy one liners.

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