Archive for the ‘Short Films’ Category

Short Film: Cost of Living

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Going in, I was especially excited to watch “Cost of Living” because it starred Brandon Routh of “Superman Returns.” I am a fan of his work and will continue to follow his career wherever he goes. I’ve especially loved his recent guest spots on “Chuck,”[...]

Short Film: JT vs. the Good Guys

— by ADAM POYNTER — We have seen portrayals of bullies in movies, television shows, plays and every other type of media, because as long as there have been two people — one larger than the other — there has been bullying in one form or another. The most typical would be the p[...]

See the Oscar-Nominated Short Films

ShortsHD working with Magnolia Pictures will release the Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012 in more than 200 theatres across the United States and Canada on Feb. 10. Three theatrical programs will give audiences around the country an opportunity to watch the nominated shorts[...]

Short Film: A River in Our Own Backyard

— by BEV QUESTAD — “One of the things I like about the river is how it strips people down to who they really are.” Set to meandering, gentle music, that statement opens this short that showcases the 2012 Paddle Oregon kayak and canoe trip down Oregon’s Willamette River. Visions of [...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Adam: Next Generation Robotics’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Political agendas and social commentary are not new to the world of cinema, and are often worn on the sleeves of many movies. A lot of the time, the underlying message is just that, tucked away in the film so subtly you may not even recognize it. This is[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Cut All Expenses’

— by H.G. WATSON — What would you do to save money? Forgo the vacation you’ve been planning? Sell your house? Opt for the cheap little hybrid over a monster gas-guzzler? In Will Kraus and Dan Matyas’ short film “Cut All Expenses,” one man reaches into the darkest crevice of his s[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Vedova’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — If Stefani Germanotta and Edgar Allan Poe decided to take a poem and interpret it into a short film, that film would most definitely be “Vedova.” Visually, I adore this short film. The musicality mates with the images and I am hooked. It is amazing to me [...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Small Gods’

— by JESSICA MORALES — A dark, gritty crime drama with a sci-fi twist is how I’d best describe “Small Gods,” a new short film by Marcus Perry based on the Image Comics series. The film shows a world where people with extrasensory perception live in secret. They must registe[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘The Legend of Beaver Dam’

— by JESSIKA OWENS — Campfire ghost stories are the epitome of horror. Horror roots spawn around campfires. “Legend of Beaver Dam” combines horror with musical and does so in form of a short. I was very skeptical upon hitting play on this one. As much as I adore musicals and [...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Henry & Sunny’

— by ALEXA MILAN — Most celebrity crushes never go beyond admiration from afar. You see them onscreen, swoon over their good looks and charm, and that’s that. But in the Irish short film “Henry and Sunny,” one optimistic young man’s celebrity crush may just turn o[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Jouet’

— by ADAM POYNTER — We here at It’s Just Movies strive to bring you some of the best entertainment news and coverage that we can. One very cool thing we like to do is when we find young and talented filmmakers and showcase short film or documentaries that you might never have heard of [...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Batman: The Last Laugh’

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Have you played “Batman: Arkham Asylum” — one of the most incredible games ever made — and thought about how the game would look if you were seeing it in live action? Well, now you can. A team called ENSO Production, a group of incredible stun[...]

Short Film Theater: Tim Hetherington’s ‘Diary’

— by BEV QUESTAD — Stacato shots, gasping breaths, sirens, honking, shouts, dangerous car rides, unintelligible voices in distress, chaos. Impressionist film collage and war poetry. “Diary” begins with a barrier, a light silken curtain, that obscures vision. A fan whirs, perhaps to f[...]

Short Film Theater: ‘Successful Alcoholics’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — “Successful Alcoholics” is a short film is made up of two contradictory ideas. While it tries to be funny, it also tries to tackle the issue of alcoholism in a serious manner. Whether it is successful or not is a different story[...]