Hello internet perusers! We are back with round 2 of the four part year break down of things to come. Between April and June, the writers on HST have plenty that we are looking forward to in movies, music, and games,, and we want to share them with you. No, none of these are April Fool’s jokes. Zac is actually really excited to see a movie about male strippers. [Read more...]
Hello people! Tonight is the 54th Annual Grammy’s on CBS, and I will be live blogging it here. Who will win? Who will lose? Will Adele win everything like I predicted, or will someone else take those trophies away from her? Will a surprise winner take home Best New Artist, or will it just be between Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver? How will the recent passing of Whitney Houston effect the mood of the evening? Keep it here to find out! (Starting @ 8/7 Central Time) [Read more...]
Back in 2003 Bethany Hamilton was all over the news after loosing her arm in a shark attack while surfing. Following this she became an inspiration to many when she returned to the water a month or so after to continue doing what she loves. Considering how much Hollywood loves bringing these “inspired by / based on true events” to screen it was more than likely that we would eventually see this one gracing the big screen as well. Eight years later it finally happened, but unfortunately the transition to this medium doesn’t work as well as hoped.
Now maybe this is unfair to say and I almost feel like a horribly insensitive person for tearing this film a new one because of the subject matter and my memories of hearing about Bethany Hamilton and seeing her on the news when it happened, but the film is just so poorly done that it becomes comedically painful to watch. Sure it is nicely shot, fully capturing the beauty of Hawaii and will have you leaving the theater dying for a glass of water after staring at that clear blue water, but it is what was shot that doesn’t quite work. [Read more...]