Movie Recommendation of the Week #6

Assault on Precinct 13 For some reason a lot of people seem to think that Halloween was John Carpenter’s first movie. It was actually his 3rd feature length film and it wasn’t even his first great film. Assault on Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s 2nd feature film and it came out in 1976, two years…

Newfound administrators says ‘Film making is not an art’

By Amy Lyn Kench “Film making is not an art and has no educational merits.” This is what Lori Lane, the new Director of the Newfound Area School District Project Promise After school program said to teen film maker Sam Kench right before disbanding the Film Making Club that he founded two years ago. For the past…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is overrated and self indulgent

2001: A Space Odyssey is often considered a sci-fi masterpiece. Praised by many as the greatest sci-fi film of all time. Even praised by some as the greatest film of all time… Which is why many people will want to tear me apart when I say that it is not a good film. The movie has…

Sam’s Movie Recommendation of the Week #2

RED STATE Red State is a very dark movie and it was especially surprising coming from writer director Kevin Smith who is known for raunchy comedies like Clerks and Mall Rats, then he comes out with Red State and shocked everybody who saw it. It was the subject of an extreme guerilla marketing campaign and as…

On the First day of Christmas Sam’s Movie Recommendation for me was…

Almost everyone knows the story “A Christmas Carol” and has seen at least one film adaptation, but here is one that is often overlooked. Rowan Atkinson takes his great Black Adder character and puts him in the role of Scrooge in “Black Adder’s Christmas Carol“. Now if on the off chance you’re not familiar with the…

The Raid: Redemption ~ Jumping Off Point Review

Members of the Newfound Film Making Club review the movie The Raid: Redemption. SUMMARY: A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. Director/Writer:  Gareth Evans Stars:  Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy WARNING: This video contains profanity Related articles ‘Battleship’ Writers Penning ‘The Raid: Redemption’ American Remake (screenrant.com) The…

RED 2 (2013) Movie Review

I was a big fan of the first “Red”, but going into the sequel I was a bit skeptical. Some early reviews of the movie were not the most positive, but I went into the film, hoping for, at the very least, a fun ride. Most of the main cast from the original returns and…

A Descent Into Insanity Double Feature Movie Premiere

The Newfound Film Making Club (NFMC) will host a double-feature movie premiere event on June 26 starting at 6:00 pm at the Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton, NH. The club will be showing two of it’s original short films. Both are horror movies with a similar theme of “descending into insanity”, but each is filmed in a very different style….

This is 40 (2012)

I recently set out on a quest to watch every Judd Apatow film. This turned out to be an easier  task than I had anticipated because it turns out he’s only directed 4 movies. He’s written and produced plenty but only directed 4. So I went through his films loving all of them including “Funny…

A Lapse in Sanity

I have recently completed my latest short film, titled “A Lapse in Sanity”, A 25 minute horror short starring Shaun Hathaway and Cathy Nolan Vincevic. The short focuses on the idea of something Mrs. Crowley says “When you blink your mind shuts off. For that fraction of a second, your brain is off, and your mind…

Jesus was the original zombie

Easter is the day when we celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead. So what better way to spend the day than having a tasty brunch followed by a Zombie movie marathon? Our Easter Sunday Zombie Movie Marathon included:28 Days Later – The first zombie movie with fast zombies. As if zombies weren’t scary enough already. Now I’m really…

Community Movie Night

Sam and his friend Shaun started the Newfound Film Making Club  (NFMC) in the spring of 2012 with me, Amy Lyn, as the adviser. The group has grown in size over this past year and has done a lot of fun projects together. In October we hosted a triple feature horror movie night at the…