Hello, my name is Andrew Jara. I am trying to be a writer/director. I made a film named "Last Days" that i'm trying to bring some press to.

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Plot: Tonto recalls the story of how his first adventure with the Lone Ranger. 
Review: So the lone ranger movie is here and guess what? It’s not as bad as you think it.  The only problem is it’s still not good. The movie is pretty much split into two parts and it seems most people like the second part.  But I found myself liking the first two hours better than the last one.  Overall you won’t kill yourself watching this but you will find yourself asking “what were they thinking” more than once!  Let’s take a look at the lone ranger! 
SPOILERS  So I was never off a fan of The Lone Ranger so I wasn’t really excited or unexcited for this.  But I went to see it after all the noise about it and how bad it was.  Maybe cause I was expecting something, I wasn’t as annoyed as I thought.  Tonto is a fun character and they explain why he talks like that. As for Johnny Depp playing him, hey my great grandfather was Iranian. So if someone asks me if I am I will say yes. So that didn’t bother.  It does make you think why he didn’t just play the Ranger but I guess he wanted to play Tonto. So the story, while dark but not any darker than say Pirates, was enjoyable and the characters had good chemistry.  The problem being that at the end for the whole 20 minute finale, they play the lone ranger music. The old timey lone ranger music FOR TWENTY minutes.  It just sucked me out of the film. The music may have worked in another film. A more tongue in cheek version like last year’s 21 jumpstreet.  But that’s not this film. This film has spent 2 plus hours convincing us to take it seriously. So you do that at the end,  you divide the audience. Between the people that wanted it to be a fun romped film that are getting what they want and the people that are watching the film on screen that are embarrassed by what the director chose to do at the end. 
I think the problem goes down to choices.  As I stated earlier, I don’t think anyone had said no.  I mean Pirates made millions of dollars, The Lone Ranger is a beloved franchise and Johnny Depp is box office Gold.  So Disney figured they knew what they were doing. But when you end up with is three people fighting for three different films ( The Fans, Johnny Depp and director, Gore  Verbinski.)  Sure you can pick the one you enjoyed the most but you have to sit through two other films and those films suck. 
Trivia: The first radio broadcast of the Lone Ranger was in 1933. 

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Plot: Tonto recalls the story of how his first adventure with the Lone Ranger. 

Review: So the lone ranger movie is here and guess what? It’s not as bad as you think it.  The only problem is it’s still not good. The movie is pretty much split into two parts and it seems most people like the second part.  But I found myself liking the first two hours better than the last one.  Overall you won’t kill yourself watching this but you will find yourself asking “what were they thinking” more than once!  Let’s take a look at the lone ranger! 

SPOILERS  So I was never off a fan of The Lone Ranger so I wasn’t really excited or unexcited for this.  But I went to see it after all the noise about it and how bad it was.  Maybe cause I was expecting something, I wasn’t as annoyed as I thought.  Tonto is a fun character and they explain why he talks like that. As for Johnny Depp playing him, hey my great grandfather was Iranian. So if someone asks me if I am I will say yes. So that didn’t bother.  It does make you think why he didn’t just play the Ranger but I guess he wanted to play Tonto. So the story, while dark but not any darker than say Pirates, was enjoyable and the characters had good chemistry.  The problem being that at the end for the whole 20 minute finale, they play the lone ranger music. The old timey lone ranger music FOR TWENTY minutes.  It just sucked me out of the film. The music may have worked in another film. A more tongue in cheek version like last year’s 21 jumpstreet.  But that’s not this film. This film has spent 2 plus hours convincing us to take it seriously. So you do that at the end,  you divide the audience. Between the people that wanted it to be a fun romped film that are getting what they want and the people that are watching the film on screen that are embarrassed by what the director chose to do at the end. 

I think the problem goes down to choices.  As I stated earlier, I don’t think anyone had said no.  I mean Pirates made millions of dollars, The Lone Ranger is a beloved franchise and Johnny Depp is box office Gold.  So Disney figured they knew what they were doing. But when you end up with is three people fighting for three different films ( The Fans, Johnny Depp and director, Gore  Verbinski.)  Sure you can pick the one you enjoyed the most but you have to sit through two other films and those films suck. 

Trivia: The first radio broadcast of the Lone Ranger was in 1933. 

Synopsis:  Rylan and the marshals try to solve a 20 year old mystery while Boyd tries to set him and Ava up for life.
What Season: 4
Review: Justified has one of the best formulas right now. Every season they introduce a new drug and a new big bad. It’s worked great for 3 season which is why it was so strange to see them decide to change course this year. Instead of a big bad, they had a season long mystery that needed to solved. I was wary at first but man oh man it was amazing. It helped to bring back characters and let Boyd and Givens detour a bit instead of relying on their chemistry to drive the series. I feel like this was the show runners respond to people saying the show was too traditional to be great and it manages to out “The Killing” The Killing and be a great mystery while also reenforcing the themes that Justified loves to play with. It was another great season and I hope more people watch this show. Also I’m so excited that they brought back “You’ll never leave Harlan alive” It was much needed in the season 3. 
Favorite Episode: Ghost  The season finale was the best episode of tv this year so far. I can’t say much without giving it away but it wraps everything up and ends perfectly by pushing the characters to places we wouldn’t think we would ever see them. Also the lead up to next season is amazing. They end on a sequence that shows not only the similarities of Boyd and Rylan but takes a step closer to the destiny that they have both lost everything to try to get anyway from. 
Worst Episode: There are no bad episodes of Justified
Trivia: Wynn Duffy may be the big bad next season. 

Synopsis:  Rylan and the marshals try to solve a 20 year old mystery while Boyd tries to set him and Ava up for life.

What Season: 4

Review: Justified has one of the best formulas right now. Every season they introduce a new drug and a new big bad. It’s worked great for 3 season which is why it was so strange to see them decide to change course this year. Instead of a big bad, they had a season long mystery that needed to solved. I was wary at first but man oh man it was amazing. It helped to bring back characters and let Boyd and Givens detour a bit instead of relying on their chemistry to drive the series. I feel like this was the show runners respond to people saying the show was too traditional to be great and it manages to out “The Killing” The Killing and be a great mystery while also reenforcing the themes that Justified loves to play with. It was another great season and I hope more people watch this show. Also I’m so excited that they brought back “You’ll never leave Harlan alive” It was much needed in the season 3. 

Favorite Episode: Ghost  The season finale was the best episode of tv this year so far. I can’t say much without giving it away but it wraps everything up and ends perfectly by pushing the characters to places we wouldn’t think we would ever see them. Also the lead up to next season is amazing. They end on a sequence that shows not only the similarities of Boyd and Rylan but takes a step closer to the destiny that they have both lost everything to try to get anyway from. 

Worst Episode: There are no bad episodes of Justified

Trivia: Wynn Duffy may be the big bad next season. 

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Plot: A bounty hunter teams up with a freed slave to rescue the slave’s wife at the vicious CandyLand.
Review: For the last film of the year and Tarantino knocks it out of the park and makes me rethink my whole top ten lists! Damn you Quentin! Now anyone who knows me knows I wasn’t a fan of Inglorious Basterds. After much thought, my main problem was that it didn’t mention the holocaust or concentration camps in more than a passing fashion. I thought that was disrespectful and made me not have fun at all. Which is why I loved this film so much. Django is the complete opposite of Basterds. It faces slavery head on! I loved Tarantino for that. It’s his version of a western that has fun but never lets you forget the terrible things that happened. He manages to make a self aware fun western, which I never thought was possible. It’s something that I think only Tarantino could do as he brings the western into the modern area. It’s not a throwback or a modernisation but yet both at the same time. So let’s get to the plot. The plot is also typical Tarantino and even though it doesn’t have the “chapter” titles, you can feel the episodic tone. As they rescue Django from his slavers, then the killing of the Brittle Brothers, then the bounty hunting and finally Candyland. Candyland actually has two chapters but it ruins it a bit if I explain so I’ll just state it. I feel that a lot of people are having problems with the episodic tone as they feel that Django becomes somewhat of a side character in the film but that’s also typical of Tarantino films. It also feels better in this film as they are all connected. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz have great chemistry and bring unique perfect characters. Kerry Washington also does a fantastic job as Django’s wife and it’s great to see Tarantino tackle a real love story. It’s his first time really diving into this territory and it gives Django more depth than usual. Plus they really seem to care about each other and you want to see them win. Leonardo Dicaprio turns in his first “Fun” role and it’s one of his best. As the sadistic slave owner, Candie, he is truly a villain and you can tell he loves playing such a out there character. Everyone is really on their A game and I don’t want to ruin the fun cameos. I’ll have more to say in my Top Ten but I will say everyone should see this film. Just make sure that you are okay with rated R films. Also there are a lot of slavery jokes and inappropriate humor that seems to be too much to some. But Tarantino is never one to shy away from controversy and I love him for it.
Trivia: Will Smith was originally cast as Django but then had to turn it down.

My last review of the year and it’s a doozy!

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Plot: A bounty hunter teams up with a freed slave to rescue the slave’s wife at the vicious CandyLand.

Review: For the last film of the year and Tarantino knocks it out of the park and makes me rethink my whole top ten lists! Damn you Quentin! Now anyone who knows me knows I wasn’t a fan of Inglorious Basterds. After much thought, my main problem was that it didn’t mention the holocaust or concentration camps in more than a passing fashion. I thought that was disrespectful and made me not have fun at all. Which is why I loved this film so much. Django is the complete opposite of Basterds. It faces slavery head on! I loved Tarantino for that. It’s his version of a western that has fun but never lets you forget the terrible things that happened. He manages to make a self aware fun western, which I never thought was possible. It’s something that I think only Tarantino could do as he brings the western into the modern area. It’s not a throwback or a modernisation but yet both at the same time. So let’s get to the plot. The plot is also typical Tarantino and even though it doesn’t have the “chapter” titles, you can feel the episodic tone. As they rescue Django from his slavers, then the killing of the Brittle Brothers, then the bounty hunting and finally Candyland. Candyland actually has two chapters but it ruins it a bit if I explain so I’ll just state it. I feel that a lot of people are having problems with the episodic tone as they feel that Django becomes somewhat of a side character in the film but that’s also typical of Tarantino films. It also feels better in this film as they are all connected. Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz have great chemistry and bring unique perfect characters. Kerry Washington also does a fantastic job as Django’s wife and it’s great to see Tarantino tackle a real love story. It’s his first time really diving into this territory and it gives Django more depth than usual. Plus they really seem to care about each other and you want to see them win. Leonardo Dicaprio turns in his first “Fun” role and it’s one of his best. As the sadistic slave owner, Candie, he is truly a villain and you can tell he loves playing such a out there character. Everyone is really on their A game and I don’t want to ruin the fun cameos. I’ll have more to say in my Top Ten but I will say everyone should see this film. Just make sure that you are okay with rated R films. Also there are a lot of slavery jokes and inappropriate humor that seems to be too much to some. But Tarantino is never one to shy away from controversy and I love him for it.

Trivia: Will Smith was originally cast as Django but then had to turn it down.

My last review of the year and it’s a doozy!