My week in film: “Saturday Night Fever” and “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gee’s” – April 21

This week I watched CBS’s salute to the music of the Bee Gee’s. After watching so many popular artists recreate the magic associated with these iconic songs, I had to rewatch the classic “Saturday Night Fever.” Later in the week, I also rented the disaster of a movie, “Shut In” and enjoyed the ’90s vibes from “Practical Magic.”

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My week in film: “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer – April 14

Marvel just released their new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” and it looks like it might be taking tips from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” I also rewatched one of my favorite Gothic films, “Crimson Peak.” I’ve also become obsessed with “The Great British Baking Show” on Netflix.

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Reel Florida: “The Infiltrator” and “Edward Scissorhands”

There have been many films based on the Florida landscape, but not as nearly as many were actually filmed on location in the Sunshine State. “The Infiltrator” was thought to have broken that trend with its eight day shooting schedule across over 20 Tampa Bay locations.
However,Ben Afleck’s recent film, “Live by Night” proves Florida’s film incentives are a needed asset when it comes to location scouting. “Live by Night” is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The story follows an Ybor City bootlegger who becomes a notorious gangster, but instead of filming in the authentic streets of Ybor, Afleck and his cast and crew relocated to build and shoot on a Georgia soundstage. 

This video stands in as an introduction to a project I am working on. I hope to capture the sights and sounds of “Reel” Florida and uncover the true loss the state faces when eliminating tax incentives for feature films.

Have there been movies filmed in your area? Let me know below, scouting out filming locations is a fun hobby of mine and I would love to hear of more spots to check out.

My week in film: “Nocturnal Animals” and “Annabelle: Creation” – April 7

 

After my content-filled post last week, I took it down a notch with my viewing habits. I was not able to make it out to the theater this week, but I did spend some time on the couch watching “Nocturnal Animals.” Keeping with the trailer theme from last week as well, I share my current thoughts on the new and terrifying “Annabelle: Creation” trailer.

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My week in film: “Ghost in the Shell” March 31

This week I rewatched the anime “Ghost in the Shell” before seeing the new, live-action and highly controversial version in theaters. Later in the post, I share my thoughts and excitement for the newly released teaser trailer for “It.” Plus, I finally got the chance to rent “The Edge of Seventeen.” 

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My week in film: “Beauty and The Beast” (Again) – March 24

Well technically I went to the theater this weekend, but I didn’t see something new. Instead, I decided to see “Beauty and the Beast” for a second time! I fell into the Disney spell and revisited Cinderella and I also enjoyed rewatching my favorite episodes of “The Office” on Netflix.

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My week in film: “Beauty and the Beast” – March 17

This week I was reminded of the blissful Disney magic after seeing “Beauty and the Beast” in theaters. I also revisited one of my favorite Woody Allen films and, very similar to last week, I stumbled upon some great YouTube content.

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