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Axes of Evil

 

One thing that always impresses us is a massive amount of work poured into a short video. This guitar arrangement of the Star Wars Imperial March honors both John Williams and the t-shirt designers!

We hope that puts you in the mood for holiday films.

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Epic Smash-Up

There’s probably something coming out this holiday season that will get you back into the theaters at least once. For us, it was “The Last Jedi” but there may be at least one or two others that will get us spilling popcorn into our laps.

Since there will be a lot of Star Wars talk in the coming weeks, we couldn’t resist showing you this maker clip that celebrates the awesome bigness of the Super Star Destroyer.

The pure joy in the filmmaker’s reaction is worth the price of the ticket.

Fun With Pumpkins

It is that season when our thoughts turn to the possibilities of what you can do with pumpkins. We love pies, casseroles, jack-o-lanterns, and even sometimes a bit of flavor in our drinks.

But we never quite imagined all these things you can do.

This took several years and an incredible number of pumpkins. We’re awed at the commitment it required.

Sound of the Age

The coalescence of events from events from early November of 2016 will stand in history as a pivotal moment. We’re reminded of the depiction of 1968 in the mini-series “From Earth to the Moon

One outcome is that the number of otherwise civil and courteous people who regularly invoke the F-bomb will turn out to have reached an unprecedented peak. It’s also likely that the Angry Face emoticon on Facebook will turn out to have spiked at a level many times higher than ever since its introduction.

Leonard Cohen and Rufus Wainwright will probably occupy a place in this era similar to that of Joan Baez and Arlo Guthrie. This performance will probably be the “Alice’s Restaurant” of our time.

Or… maybe it’s just a beautiful moment. Either way, we commend it to your attention now.


Artists everywhere are considering what they can do to contribute to the future of our society. Many of them will show up at the SF Bay Area 48 Hour Film Project meet & greet scheduled for Dec. 10.

Competitors, organizers, and fans of the 48HFP will drop in at the Octopus Literary Society for a gathering on Saturday, 12/10 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. You’ll find more details on the Facebook pages for both the San Francisco and the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project.

Outta This House!

If there were justice instead of simple rules of baseball, this would be worth two runs all by itself. Take a look and see if you agree.

We’ll be back this season with lots of news about online series, festivals, indie film releases and more.

Next episode of Be My Guest is only a few weeks away. Some important announcements about the 48 Hour Film Festival dates for 2017 are about to go public. And we have some staff favorites to share with you, so stay tuned…