Creative COW Blogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Blogs, brought to you from media professionals world wide. Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Kubo and the Two Strings - Movie Review 6/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14368/kubo-and-the-two-strings-movie-review-610 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14368/kubo-and-the-two-strings-movie-review-610 This week on Now Playing Reviews, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, a new stop-motion animated featured from Oscar nominated Director of THE BOXTROLLS, Travis Knight whose other credits include PARANORMAN and CORALINE. Kubo (Art Parkinson - Rickon from Game of Thrones) enlists the help of a talking monkey ( Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:20:18 GMT Telltale Batman Ep 1 Realm of Shadows - Review 9/10 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14367/telltale-batman-ep-1-realm-of-shadows-review-910 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14367/telltale-batman-ep-1-realm-of-shadows-review-910 On this episode of Confessions of a Basement Dweller, Jake Essoe reviews the first episode of the highly anticipated Batman: The Telltale Series "Realm of Shadows". This is the first crossover for Telltale into a DC franchise and we see how it stacks up to prior Telltale titles. Will the Dark Knight Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:18:42 GMT Addressing Professional Fears and Growing Up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14355/addressing-professional-fears-and-growing-up https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14355/addressing-professional-fears-and-growing-up Last week, a young woman on Twitter told me she had read an old blog post I wrote and immediately related to it and needed more information. The post, titled “Professional Fears”, was published on February 5, 2010. As a recent graduate, she told me she was being held up with exactly what I wrote Sun, 07 Aug 2016 01:05:19 GMT Jason Bourne - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14353/jason-bourne-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14353/jason-bourne-movie-review In this 5th installment of the popular Bourne franchise, Matt Damon reprises his role as Jason Bourne the CIA operative gone wronged, gone rogue. Still out there in the world all alone, with a few familiar faces, Julia Styles reprising her role as Nicky Parsons and a few new ones, Alicia Vikander an Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:58:24 GMT MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler - Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14352/man-vs-snake-the-long-and-twisted-tale-of-nibbler-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14352/man-vs-snake-the-long-and-twisted-tale-of-nibbler-review We review the Now Streaming film, MAN vs SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler, the inspirational and outrageous true story of one man's quest for the highest video game score ever. MAN vs. SNAKE is the Directorial debut by Editors Tim Kinzy, Andrew Seklir (Battlestar Gallactica: Razor). Tim M Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:56:19 GMT Stranger Things - Season 1 Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14351/stranger-things-season-1-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14351/stranger-things-season-1-review Now Streaming the Netflix original series, Stranger Things. This is our review of Season 1 -- and it KILLS, literally and superlatively. The series created by The Duffer Brothers (Wayward Pines), stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Matthew Modine. It is set in sm Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:54:45 GMT The World Inside Hall H - San Diego Comic Con 2016 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14350/the-world-inside-hall-h-san-diego-comic-con-2016 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14350/the-world-inside-hall-h-san-diego-comic-con-2016 There's a reason San Diego Comic Con is King of the Cons, it delivers, all the goods -- from the Show Floor, to the Cosplayers, to the events, rides & VR experiences all over San Diego to the legendary Hall H, it's the most magical fan experience in the world. In this recap episode, we talk Hall H p Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:53:10 GMT Dynamic Music Partners Interview - Batman: The Killing Joke https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14349/dynamic-music-partners-interview-batman-the-killing-joke https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14349/dynamic-music-partners-interview-batman-the-killing-joke Emmy Award winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners, have created hundreds of hours of music for a variety of different genres, including TV series, independent films, video games and live performance events. They have Wed, 03 Aug 2016 22:48:49 GMT Swiss Army Man - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14345/swiss-army-man-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14345/swiss-army-man-movie-review Famed music video directors DANIELS (Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert) make their feature film directorial debut with SWISS ARMY MAN. The film stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe who gives a brilliantly gutsy performance in what might be the weirdest film in the last several years. Dano plays a hopeless Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:10:22 GMT The Invitation - Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14344/the-invitation-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14344/the-invitation-movie-review This week on Now Streaming, we review the 2016 film THE INVITATION starring Logan Marshall-Green (PROMETHEUS), John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and Tammy Blanchard (MONEYBALL). The horror/thriller is directed by Karyn Kusama (GIRLFIGHT) and wr Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:05:25 GMT Rodelink Wireless Filmmaker Kit: Worth the Savings? https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14336/rodelink-wireless-filmmaker-kit-worth-the-savings https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14336/rodelink-wireless-filmmaker-kit-worth-the-savings Yesterday I had a customer concerned about interference he is experiencing with his RodeLink wireless system. I have used the RodeLink a few times in the past, without issue, so I have to confess––I was a bit skeptical about his complaint. He claimed to be experiencing a buzzy interference noise Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:05:41 GMT Movie Reviews - Hunt for the Wilderpeople https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14326/movie-reviews-hunt-for-the-wilderpeople https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14326/movie-reviews-hunt-for-the-wilderpeople HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE written and directed by New Zealand actor/writer/filmmaker Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS), is one of the best films of the Summer. Waititi adapted the screenplay from the novel by Barry Crump. It follows the story of Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison), a bad egg, who Sat, 02 Jul 2016 14:32:28 GMT Dead Along the Way https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14328/dead-along-the-way https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14328/dead-along-the-way “I was on my knees in every sense and I had some industry people telling me that I was biting off more than I could chew.” Filmmaker Maurice O’Carroll talks about bringing his first feature-length film, Dead Along the Way, to the film festival circuit. “The biggest challenge was to stand bac Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:04:35 GMT The Girls Are Back in Town! Game of Thrones Finale Recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14324/the-girls-are-back-in-town-game-of-thrones-finale-recap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14324/the-girls-are-back-in-town-game-of-thrones-finale-recap If you've seen it, you're probably still screaming, crying, in shock, clapping for justice, or all of the above. Just when we thought we couldn't be dealt anymore justice than the Battle of the Bastards, entre The Winds of Winter! Game of Thrones rewards their loyal fans (like us) with an epic and u Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:40:13 GMT We Talk Thrones - S6X09 "The Battle of the Bastards" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14320/we-talk-thrones-s6x09-the-battle-of-the-bastards https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14320/we-talk-thrones-s6x09-the-battle-of-the-bastards The Battle of the Bastards HOLY SHHHHHT! This week on We Talk Thrones, Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 9 "The Battle of the Bastards". Rarely do we get to say this but prepare ye for ULTIMATE JUSTICE! If you haven't seen the episode yet, our podcast is stock full of SPOILERS so be forewarned. Thi Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:01:39 GMT #MCS EP11: Canon C300 Mark II https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14319/mcs-ep11-canon-c300-mark-ii https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14319/mcs-ep11-canon-c300-mark-ii For the 11th episode we brought in a Canon C300 mkII. Alexis Landriault of MainFilm showed us all the new features and specs. Following the classic C300, this new version has can record 4K images. It also has one of the best autofocus in the market. If you like the C300, you'll love the mkII's impro Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:42:55 GMT Weekly Episode - 271 "A Girl is Zelda" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14318/weekly-episode-271-a-girl-is-zelda https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14318/weekly-episode-271-a-girl-is-zelda So much going on this week's podcast! We Talk Thrones, Season 6, Ep 8 "No One', Our Summer horror movie reviews, THE CONJURING 2 & HUSH as well as our trip to the E3 Video Game Expo! It was like going to the chocolate factory, we literally stepped into a world of pure imagination in the Nintendo boo Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:53:30 GMT We Talk Thrones - S6X08 "No One" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14317/we-talk-thrones-s6x08-no-one https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14317/we-talk-thrones-s6x08-no-one This week on We Talk Thrones, Season 6 Episode 8 "No One". We find out that Arya's blind girl training really paid off, Jamie & Brienne are still a thing, The Hound is out for revenge, gets it, meets some old friends, Cersei's hopes for trial by combat are squashed by her son & Daenerys is back in t Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:50:02 GMT Movie Reviews - The Conjuring 2 & Hush https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14316/movie-reviews-the-conjuring-2-hush https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14316/movie-reviews-the-conjuring-2-hush Who doesn't love Horror movies in the Summer!? This week we review two horror/thriller films one Now Playing and the other Now Streaming. HUSH from Writer/Director Mike Flanagan starring Kate Siegel who co-wrote the script and John Gallagher, Jr. It's a thriller with horror elements about a writer l Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:48:19 GMT E3 2016 Highlights https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14315/e3-2016-highlights https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14315/e3-2016-highlights Much to see this year at the annual E3 Video Game Expo which took place from June 12-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The biggest buzz on the showfloor, no surprise...VR! Virtual Reality is here yawl. We recap all the cool games and announcement for this year's E3 including the return of Hid Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:46:14 GMT