Every year my wife and I devote October to watching as many horror films as we can. 2023 is no different, except this year we are including the kids. Last week I went through and meticulously curated a months worth of movies for us to watch. Some are probably not appropriate for the kids but that’s why they invented the fast forward button.
Check out our calendar of movies for the entire month of October and feel free to join in our fun! Also, a fun reminder that on my 2023 Media Log you can see what I have been watching all year long!
In celebration of the release of Home Entertainment Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we’re excited to share this craft inspired by the genius who created them, Dr. Hank Pym!
Ready to shrink and grow like Ant-Man and the Wasp? Check out this fun craft for a Disc Spinner inspired by Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, available now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD! Click the link to join the fun: https://bit.ly/AMWQDiscSpinnerCraft
It’s time to size up your collection! Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is available to buy only at Digital retailers on April 18 and arriving on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on May 16.
(And the movie just got even BIGGER! Over 2 hours of bonus content!)
BURBANK, CA (April 6, 2023) – Look out for the little guy! Ant-Man is back with the whole family, in their biggest adventure yet! Join Scott, Hope, Hank, Janet and Cassie as they take audiences deeper than ever before into the Quantum Realm – and face off against the all-powerful Kang the Conqueror.
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania arrives on Digital April 18 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD May 16. Fans can add the film to their collection and access exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a gag reel and audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness.
Film Synopsis Super Heroes Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought possible. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Katy O’Brian as Jentorra, William Jackson Harper as Quaz and Bill Murray as Lord Krylar.
Bonus Features* Gag Reel
Take a look at some of the fun outtakes on set with the cast and crew of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Watch the film with audio commentary by director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness.
All in the Family – Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer discuss the complex layers and secrets – yet incredibly strong bond of this heroic family.
Formidable Foes – Discover how Jonathan Majors, Bill Murray and Corey Stoll bring gravitas to the villains of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Learn more about how Kang brings a Thanos-level threat to this adventure and the larger MCU.
Drink The Ooze – Upon entering the Quantum Realm, Scott Lang nervously drinks the ooze.
I Have Holes – Veb expresses great excitement when he discovers he finally has holes.
From September 15 through October 15, it’s Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. As part of its commitment to celebrating diversity, Marcus Theatres announces it will feature blockbuster and family films in Spanish or in English with Spanish subtitles for Hispanic Heritage Month. The movies will run from September 16 to October 13 with a $5 per person admission.
The lineup for Hispanic Heritage Month offers the community the opportunity to see the most popular movies of the past year on the big screen in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles during September and October at 12 Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern locations. The month-long celebration includes the return of CineLatino, the five-day film festival featuring Hispanic-directed, written, and focused films. CineLatino will kick-off with a premiere event at the Marcus Majestic Cinema (Brookfield, WI) on October 5. Featured festival films will play through October 9 at select locations and special events will take place at Marcus South Shore Cinema (Oak Creek, WI).
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILMS/SCHEDULE:
September 16 – 22: “Jurassic World: Dominion” – Rated PG-13
Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new Era.
September 23 – 29: “Top Gun: Maverick” – Rated PG-13
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
September 30 – October 6: “Minions: The Rise of Gru” – Rated PG
The untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.
October 7 – 13: “Encanto” – Rated PG
A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.
Now that Jason Beware 2 has been out in the wild for a few months I figured I would offer a little behind the scenes look at how this fun project came together.
Back when we created the first video for Jason Beware we had no idea what we were doing. We went to a park, dressed up as some creepy characters and did a couple shots on an iPhone. I think the idea was originally just to do a photography session with the kids dressed up but it kind of turned into it’s own thing and we made a very short movie with no lines and really no plot.
A year went by and my son asked if we were ever going to do another movie and I said “absolutely!” So we got to work on the sequel. I had an idea of how we could make the sequel really a prequel that tied into the first movie so I got to work writing the script. Before I knew it, I had written a nice draft that actually could work with our zero budget, non-technical skill, and amateur child actors. By April 2021 I had the script finished and started planning the production, however there was just one issue. I had 1 extra role than I had actors and that’s when I thought of a cool idea. Secure a popular actor or celebrity to perform this extra role. It was a voice only role, so I figured it could possibly be easier for someone to lend their voice than it would be to schedule them to be on set. So I started my search.
I began my search by just reaching out the easiest way possible, social media. So I crafted a message that I could send to various people with the hope of getting someone to reply and hopefully join our cast. I must have sent out a dozen or so messages to different voice actors, screen actors, YouTube stars, and more. I casted a wide net and I wasn’t very confident that I would even get a reply, and I was right.
A little bit after my contact blitz I learned about a website called Cameo. On this website there are dozens upon dozens of celebrities that will send you a video message for a fee. I thought, maybe this is how I can make this happen. So I got myself a budget of $20 and found who I thought would be an amazing additional to the cast, George Hardy from Troll 2. His Cameo was only $20 and it looked like he was pretty responsive to previous orders, so I figured why not, let’s try it out. I will admit, I was very disappointed in Cameo’s interface, you are very limited in what you can send to the actor. You only get so many characters to type out what you want. So I had to convey a message of what I am trying to do, as well as send him the script, all in under 150 characters. I figured this wasn’t going to go well, but I got to try for the sake of the fan-film. I trimmed as much from the lines I needed as possible and sent the message. The next day George Hardy sent his Cameo, and it was nothing like what I thought we would get. What I was sent though, is still amazing and something that we will cherish forever.
Now a month after the script had been finish I was dead set on making this happen. At this point I got the bright idea to start reaching out to former Friday the 13th actors, writers, and directors. First I started with some of the actors like Adrienne King, Derek Mears, Warrington Gillette, and several others. I never got a response from anyone and I was feeling a bit defeated until I tried one more, Victor Miller. He was the screenwriter for the original movie and I had read that he had also done some voice work. So I reached out and not even 20 minutes later I had a reply! Mr. Miller agreed to help with our fan-film. So I sent over the small part and by the end of the day Victor had already recorded and sent his part back to me!
After three months of searching for an actor for this very small role. We were finally ready to make this movie happen.
Everything really started to come together once that piece of the puzzle was found. I gathered up props and did some scouting for a nice creepy shooting location and made a plan for it all to happen. Luckily for me, my other actors and actresses had been practicing their lines this whole time. So when the time finally came for a table read, they were ready!
Because of how organized I was with everything, and how prepared the kids were, we only had two days of shooting! The kids did great, from the acting, to helping with set design, handling clapsticks, props, and other behind-the-scenes stuff, I am very proud of them all and the work they put into the movie.
Editing took a bit longer to finish up. I knew I would need some sound design for post-production, so I reached out to my cousin to see if his aspiring beat making son would like to produce some scary music for the fan-film. I wanted to create some creepy tunes as well to really round out this production.
After about a month in the editing bay, things were looking good and I could see a target goal of August 13th, 2021 for a release date. It was going to be Friday the 13th after all. With the final things left to do being designing the movie poster and planning a premier party, I would say things were just rolling right along.
Our party was a success and the fan-film has been getting some views. We are all extremely proud of the work we all put into making this and we all honestly cannot wait to make another. My wife and I even decided to get little Oscar awards to give to the kids for things like best actor, best death, etc. They loved getting them and also enjoyed the goodie bags with fake weapons, Jason mask, and candy!
It’s crazy that even a small project like this can take months to come together, and then when it finally does, it is amazing. This crazy cast of characters are sure to make you laugh and probably wince a little too. Our movie is creepy yet funny and definitely worth the watch.
So please, enjoy our Friday the 13th fan-film, and also be sure to like and subscribe to our Facebook page for Jason Beware, the kids love seeing the views go up, likes, shares, and comments! Anyways, without further ado, may I present, Jason Beware 2: The Origin.