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    • Surveymonkey... Well, shit...

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

      Well damn... guess I didn't research enough. Surveymonkey only let's me view 100 responses. If I pay per month, I can still only view 1000 responses. So far the Million Dollars But survey has received over 850 responses. I may not be able to do a full community survey study, sadly.

      If anyone knows of a free alternative (or has a really nice surveymonkey account) let me know.

    • Million Dollars, But... Community Survey!

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

      This is a community poll for the series of Million Dollars, But. Answer whether to take the money or pass!

      This is for episodes 1-3. A new poll will be out after more episodes are released. Hopefully we can get a lot of answers to reveal the percentages after RTX!

      Answer the survey here! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PHRWJDV

      -Phoenix, the intern who wasn't asked to do this but totally is anyways.

    • Internship - Month Two...

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

      So it's been almost two months now at Roosterteeth as an intern. A lot of ups and down, but mostly ups... vast majority ups in fact. I've been involved with a lot of cool projects, many of which I can't talk about yet, but of the ones I can, I've been a PA on Million Dollars, But, and even appeared twice in an episode. Edited several RT Life's including the Scorpion Prank which has over a half million views right now. Operated camera at a Hot Dog Eating Contest. Run audio for Dick-Tation. Created a lot of video thumbnails. And been audience for several episodes of On the Spot.

      Coming from the fan side of things, this has been really awesome, and an amazing opportunity. It's been hard though coming down to Austin not knowing anybody here, and I have a resting angry face so it sadly gives me an aura of "pissed off" even when I'm really happy, so it doesn't make me all that approachable... anyways... my point is, without people to hang out with after work hours, and very little funds to begin with, it's let me focus all of my energy on working at Roosterteeth.

      Today I stayed late at the office, still editing. Not because I had to, but because i wanted to. I've never done that before anywhere that I've worked. I'm enjoying myself, even if the look on my face doesn't initially speak a volume to that.Never have I ever had a job that I've immersed myself so thoroughly in, and enjoyed doing so, than I have working at Roosterteeth.

      I want to keep doing this for as long as I can (which, really, is till the end of August, cause that's when my savings runs out, haha).

      I'll see you all at RTX! Look for the grumpy looking asshole in the leather cowboy hat. Tell me the Lannisters send their regards and give me a high five, cause I'm a white guy, and white guys love high fives.


      -Phoenix








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    • Review - Ant Man

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

      Hey hey, this'll be my first video review. I've been doing these as text for a while, but now I'm going to start trying to make them into video reviews.
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      www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwjel0zSDdU


      I completely admit, I was fully expecting this to fail. I knew that Marvel's momentum just couldn't keep going and I was convinced that Ant Man was going to be the one where it stumbled, because, well.... It's Ant Man... no one really likes Ant Man.

      Let's start with the comic books. Hank Pym is the first Ant Man, and in those comics, he's a misogynist drunkard who makes an all around asshat of himself. The second Ant Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd in the movie) is a divorced ex-convict who is pretty much inept at everything he does except steal things, as he even stole the Ant Man suit to begin with.

      So going into this movie, knowing that all of those comic elements were still going to be in it, I was expecting this to fail. Surprisingly, and pleasantly so, it was actually an extremely entertaining comedy heist movie.

      It's actually a bit of a side story to the Marvel cinematic universe, as all the action takes place far removed from the main action. If this were a tv show, this would be a one off episode where they their main stars don't show up in order to save budget on the season. It certainly doesn't detract from the movie though, as one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes was one where they let David Tennant take a break. (Blink)

      What I like about the Marvel movies recently is that all of their movie "episodes" have really been different genres. Iron Man is scifi, Thor is fantasy, Cap 1 was a war movie, Winter Soldier a spy thriller, Guardians was a space opera, and the Avengers are Joss Wheden movies (TM). Ant Man, in the same vein, is a heist movie, and it plays itself very tongue in cheek, making itself easily one of the funniest Marvel movies to date.

      The only downsides of this is, like almost all the Marvel movies, it has a really weak character as it's villain. The character of Cross is explained to have insanity issues because of his failed Ant Man serum, but I felt like that was just an excuse. He was both written and performed as too much of a mustache twirling evil doer for my taste, and he's just too over the top of a bad guy for me to believe it, and this is a superhero movie, where I can very easily forgive that, but here it was too much.

      I was however very pleasantly surprised by the appearance of another female superhero that I won't spoil here.

      So yeah, Ant Man, of all super heroes... grab a magnifying glass and go see it.


    • My first video review - Ant Man

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

      So I decided to also start doing video reviews along with the typed reviews of movies. They're still short and more impressions than reviews, but still, I'm trying something new with it.

      Like and subscribe and stuff:
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwjel0zSDdU

    • Review - Terminator Genisys

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

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      One thing that's always bothered me about the Terminator movies is that whoever they get doing their trailers never understand what a plot twist is and that you need to keep it a secret. First it was way back in Terminator 2, when the trailers spoiled the fact that the Terminator was actually the good guy and Eric Roberts was the bad guy, and now this one was spoiled.

      Big spoiler ahead, but it's in the trailers, so I'm going to talk about it. So just as they are sending Kyle Reese back to the past to save the "helpless" Sarah Conner, John Conner is attacked by the Doctor... I'm sorry, I'm sorry...

      Well, after Kyle meets up with Sarah and her guardian terminator, Pops, they encounter none other than John Conner himself, who has been turned into a new advanced terminator. That right there should be the massive plot twist no one should see coming, and yet it's spoiled in the trailer.

      Anyways, I should stop talking about the trailer and start talking about the movie itself. I genuinely enjoyed it, probably more than I enjoyed T3 and Salvation. Emilia Clarke is both adorable and kickass, and really fits the role of Sarah Conner. What I find interesting is that her Game of Thrones co-star Lena Headey has played the same role in the past on the Terminator tv show. Arnie is back in the role that made him famous, and truthfully, I really liked him. But there were two characters I really felt they could have done a lot more with. JK Simmons was probably my favorite part of the movie and he didn't get enough screen time, in my opinion. And Matt Smith (the Doctor himself) has a very small but vitally important role that I won't spoil here, but needless to say, I wish there was more of him (and apparently, there may be more of him in the way if they make more).

      What I think really makes this movie shine is the dynamic between our three leads, Pops, Sarah, and Kyle. All the little character moments were actually genuinely great. While the big plot twist is spoiled already, there's still a lot of turns in the story that have now drastically changed the terminator timeline, and does a good job of rebooting the franchise and the threats to humanity within the story.

      I went into this movie expecting it to suck, mostly because reviewers didn't get to see advanced screenings, which usually is because the production companies don't have faith in the movie, but I walked out of the theater satisfied. This is probably my second favorite in the franchise, right next to Terminator 2.

    • The Scorpion Prank - I'm loving the reactions

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

      I'm loving the fan reaction to the latest RT Life (The Scorpion Prank). It was really my first editing project as an intern so it's really cool knowing that something I edited is getting so much attention and love (#humblebrag). It couldn't have happened without the guidance of Brandon and Daniel n the Live Action department. And of course Josh and Chris for setting up the whole thing.

      Loving the RT community, you guys are awesome!

      Watch the video here: roosterteeth.com/archive/?id=11584

    • Review - Inside Out

      1 year ago

      PhoenixFilms Community Hunter, Austin

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      Damn you Pixar and making me cry.

      Not only does this movie deliver on the feels, it delivers some incredible voice acting and amazing character animation. Whatever pixie dust these animators took to become so good at animating the character of Joy, in particular, I want to try some (unless it's cocaine, cause then... probably not).

      Amy Poehler by far stole the show. An extremely animated voice for an extremely animated character. Facial expressions, body movement, everything.

      But what really hot me was how accurate they portrayed Sadness. I suffer from depression a lot, especially since I'm new here in Austin, with nobody to really hang out with. Hell, I went to see this movie by myself when I usually see movies with friends, friends that are in Dallas. Sadness has the uncontrollable urge to touch things she desperately wants to be a part of, and yet everything she touches turns into sadness. No matter what she does, she can never be Joy. If that doesn't sum up the hopelessness felt in depression, I don't know what does.

      In turn, Joy suffers from an overabundance of pride. She believes that all anyone needs is happiness and everything is fixed. But in thinking that she's all that's needed, she bottles up the other emotions, making it disastrous when situations arise that happiness just can't be found. Sometimes, you just need a good cry.

      Overall, an amazing movie, but this is Pixar we're talking about, so of course it's an amazing movie. Go see it.

      And stay for the short stuff at the beginning of the credits. The part with the cat is easily my favorite funny part of the movie.

  • About Me

    Find me on YouTube where I post daily videos:
    www.youtube.com/c/AshesRisingGaming

    I also have short films:

    www.AshesRisingFilms.com




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