10 Movies From 2017 That Have The Potential To Be Future Cult Favorites

By David Zou

For various reasons, movies don’t always get the attention they deserve. Whether they bomb at the box office or underperform critically, not every movie is destined to be a classic. In some cases, a miracle happens. People decide that the critics were wrong all along or people finally get around to watching that movie everybody missed when it first came out. Without small but dedicated fan bases, movies like Donnie Darko, Eraserhead, and Super Troopers would fade into obscurity.

With that in mind, this list is going to look at ten movies that have the potential to become cult classics. For some reason, the movies listed all lack the mainstream appeal to push them into future classic territory. However, they have potential to become cult classics for various reasons. Whether it’s due to their quirky nature or intellectual maturity, these movies all show signs that they can (and hopefully will) earn a dedicated audience.

10. Colossal

Colossal

Colossal misses the mark in terms of accurate marketing. It’s not a monster movie but rather an oddly melancholy look at alcoholism and mental illness. It instead chooses to use the “colossal” monster as some type of allegory. Some folks will love it while others will immediately want their money back. Including a giant movie monster in a movie generally means that large-scale brawls are going to happen. Colossal takes a decidedly different approach. Does it work? Absolutely. Is everyone going to love it? Not a chance.

Aside from the incredibly strong cast, Colossal works precisely because it puts the monster in the background. This isn’t a monster movie as much as it is a drama that happens to have giant kaiju monsters in it. The concept is already pretty strange. Anne Hathaway controls a giant monster from a different country without even → continue…

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JOBY GripTight PRO TelePod & GorillaPod Mobile Rig

By Matthew Allard ACS

JOBY have announced the first telescoping tripod for pro video content creators, the GripTight PRO TelePod, as well as the GorillaPod Mobile Rig. If the name JOBY rings a bell…

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Think Tank Video Tripod Manger 44 Review

By Matthew Allard ACS

The Think Tank Video Tripod Manager 44 was unveiled towards the end of 2017 and it immediately garnered my interest. When it comes to good tripod bags that are designed…

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State of play 2018: Motherboards

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Leo Waldock)

State of play 2018: Motherboards

We have seen an upheaval in the world of CPUs throughout 2017, which has huge implications for other hardware and in particular the motherboard.

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    Lensrentals.com Puts the EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Through The Machine Testing

    By Canon Rumors Roger over at Lensrentals.com has completed his OLAF testing of the brand new Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS. There are lots of charts and all of that to look at. From Lensrentals.com: This is a lens where the designer has focused on being very good in as many situations as possible rather than obtaining the highest … → continue…

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    Samyang Set to Announce EF Mount 14mm f/2.8 With Autofocus

    By Canon Rumors It looks like Samyang will soon announce an AF 14mm f/2.8 for EF mount. To the best of our knowledge this is the first autofocus lens by Samyang for Canon’s EF mount. An announcement is unknown at the time of writing this, but it’s probably safe to assume it’ll be here soon. → continue…

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    The Art of Being Alone: Brian Bolster’s Elegant Short Doc, Winter’s Watch

    By Scott Macaulay

    A hotel left empty during wintertime, a stormy island and a lone caretaker are the poetic elements of Brian Bolster’s elegant Winter’s Watch, a short documentary premiering on the Atlantic Selects. For 19 winters photographer Alexandra de Steiguer has worked as a caretaker of the Oceanic Hotel, an imposing structure located on Star Island, 10 miles off the New England Coast. The island’s lone inhabitant, she sinks into her solitude and makes images, although, it is clear that, in this instance, her artistic practice is a byproduct of her need to escape the noise of the mainland and exist, one-on-one, […] → continue…

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    SmallHD introduces the 703 Bolt. A 7″ monitor with built in Teradek receiver.

    By Erik Naso

    What do you get when you stick a Teradek Bolt wireless video system into a 703 high bright monitor? A portable monitoring machine. Since SmallHD and Teradek are under the Vitec Group of…

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    DP Dan Laustsen on The Shape of Water, Judging Exposure without a Meter and Capturing Rich Blacks

    By Matt Mulcahey

    There’s a line in Bob Dylan’s “Brownsville Girl” that goes, “(It’s) strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than people who are most content.” Suffering together connected director Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Dan Laustsen on the set of 1997’s Mimic. The Miramax-produced giant insect creature feature marked the first American effort for del Toro and just the second studio gig for the Danish Laustsen. The experience was not a pleasant one. As del Toro put it during an on-stage interview at the BFI London Film Festival last October: “Two horrible things happened in the late ’90s: my father […] → continue…

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    Famed agency Stockland Martel shut down on December 31st

    Bill Stockland and Maureen Martel, founders of the photo-representation agency Stockland Martel, have announced that the agency permanently closed on December 31st, 2017.

    The famed agency was founded in 1983 in New York City, where it went on to represent some of the most notable photographers of the last three decades, including Walter Iooss, Art Streiber, Lauren Greenfield, Nadav Kander, and many others. The agency represented up to 25 commercial photographers at any given time across a variety of genres, including fashion, food, sports, and more.

    The duo announced the agency’s closure on its website home page, explaining that they have retired from the business with plans to explore different interests, among other things. The statement reads, in full:

    After more than three successful, exhilarating, and memorable decades, we decided to retire and begin a new chapter in our lives. We are looking forward to enjoying life at a slower pace, exploring new interests, and spending more time with family and friends.

    We have been honored to represent some of the most talented photographers in the industry and are grateful for the trust they invested in us. Together, we built a business that we will forever be proud of, one that endured and thrived despite the many ways in which commercial photography has evolved since we began in 1983.

    Stockland Martel has been the center of our lives for so long, and we have made so many wonderful friends along the way. We thank all of you for your collaboration and support over the years, and we wish you all continued success.

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    Godox accidentally leaks AD600 Pro strobe that boasts several key improvements

    Oops. Godox recently leaked its own strobe light—a new model called the AD600 Pro—via a product listing published briefly on its website. That product listing has since been pulled and no official announcement has been made, though a version of the light sold under the Flashpoint name is already up for preorder on Adorama for $900 USD as of this writing.

    The Godox AD600 Pro retains the same 600 watts of power as the original model, but improves other elements such as decreasing recycle time from 2.5s to 0.9s, and replacing mini USB with USB-C. Screenshots of the Godox website product page were shared with DIY Photography, which notes that the modeling light’s output has also been increased from 10W to 38W.

    Other notable changes between the original and new model include a “stable color temperature mode,” a step-less handle for angle adjustments, a slightly heavier weight at 3kg / 6.6lbs versus 2.66kg / 5.9lbs, and a redesigned head that eliminates the recessed bulb.

    Based on the AD600 Pro’s spec sheet, not all changes are positive. The AD600PRO’s li-ion battery has a capacity of only 2600mAh, a drop from the AD600’s 8700mAh battery capacity; that means it can only shell out 360 full power flashes rather than the 500 flashes the original model is rated for. The AD600 Pro also lacks optical transmission mode.

    Godox’s launch plans for the AD600 Pro are unclear, but screenshots of its product page live on in this Dropbox file, and it’ll likely appear online shortly.

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    Robin Shenfield Of The Mill To Chair The 2018 AICP Show  

    By Admin

    NEW YORK

    Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP announced today that Robin Shenfield, Co-Founder and CEO of The Mill, will serve as Chairperson of the 2018 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. The AICP Show is one of the tent-pole events of AICP Week, which also includes the…

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    IFH 212: Out of Time & the Back to the Future DeLorean Documentary with Steve Concotelli – Indie Film Hustle

    By Alex Ferrari

    Out of Time & the Back to the Future DeLorean Documentary with Steve Concotelli Today on the show we have documentary filmmaker Steve Concotelli, the director of OUTATIME: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine. Out of Time is the documentary about the restoration of the screen used Back to the Future DeLorean Time Machine. We discuss how…

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    Shutterstock bans unnatural monkey and ape photos at PETA’s request

    Stock photography website Shutterstock has banned images showing monkeys and apes in unnatural situations following a complaint made by PETA. The complaint is made on the behalf of primates that may be exploited in order to produce the images, which may also show these animals in a state of distress even if they’re not perceived in that way.

    An unnatural image, in this case, is one presenting an ape or monkey is an environment where it wouldn’t ordinarily be found, in costume or otherwise dressed up, demonstrating unnatural behaviors like dancing, interacting with humans in a way that isn’t natural for the animal, and similar scenarios.

    In a post dated December 19th, PETA said, “Images of these animals in unnatural settings can harm conservation efforts and may increase the demand for these wild animals as ‘pets.'” After discussing these potential issues with Shutterstock, PETA says the company decided to ban the aforementioned content, also applying the ban to its Bigstock subsidiary.

    The stock photo company’s ban is similarly applied to images that have been digitally altered to show the above situations. Other images featuring monkeys and apes are still allowed, however, including ones featuring zoos and natural habitats, as well as in cities where they’re naturally found.

    Shutterstock confirmed the content ban to DPReview yesterday evening, with Shutterstock’s VP of Content Operations Paul Brennan saying:

    In line with advertising industry changes regarding the use of great apes and monkeys in stock images and clips, Shutterstock no longer accepts commercial photographs or video clips of great apes and monkeys in unnatural situations.

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    “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

    By Artisans PR

    Culver City, CA

    In Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji. Director Jake Kasdan has introduced many clever twists to the action-adventure, and that created plenty of opportunities for the film’s sound crew to get…

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