8 Reasons Why “Wonder Woman” Is Overrated

By Cara McWilliam-Richardson

Hailed as the saviour of the DCEU, Wonder Woman garnered so much attention and positivity that it was even being discussed as a possible Oscar contender.

The film also set a number of box office records. It grossed over $820 million at the box office and is the sixth highest grossing superhero film of all time at the domestic box office. It also helped push the DCEU past the $3 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

It holds a score of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and is listed as number two on their ‘Best superhero movies of all time.’ But is it really worthy of all the praise it has received from both critics and audiences?

There is certainly a lot to enjoy in this film and there is no doubt that it is a very entertaining film. It is also not an exaggeration to call it the DCEU’s best – but when a film is this lauded, it needs to live up to its reputation. Taking this into account, the following are some of the reasons that Wonder Woman may be considered overrated. Please expect spoilers from the outset and throughout.

1. Whose movie is this anyway? Steve’s or Diana’s?

Wonder Woman begins as we are introduced to Diana who is played by Gal Gadot. Perfectly cast, Gadot brings Diana to life as a warm, caring, thoughtful, and adventurous woman. And throughout the first act, the film belongs to her. We follow her from the present day back to the past, from Paris to Themyscira.

We see as she grows from a spirited young child to a woman who cares deeply and strives for knowledge. So when she is abandoned after the first act in favour of Steve Trevor as → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

NAB 2018, da Sony la nuova PXW-FS5 II con Black ND Filter e 4K/120 in una 4 Second Burst (Raw Out)

By News

NAB 2018, la Sony ha prestato la nuova versione della videocamera PXW-FS5 II, si tratta di un aggiornamento che non apporta enormi modifiche ma sicuramente delle migliorie. La Sony FS5 II incorpora ora una nuova scienza colore, progettata per migliorare i profili delle immagine già esistenti, ci sono i soliti profili LOG compatibili con Slog2 e Slog3

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From:: Pro AV

Sony officially announces the new FS-5II E-mount camcorder

By SonyAlpha Admin

Just like we told you Sony announced the new FS-5II E-mount camcorder and no new A7sIII. FS-5II Press: Newsshooter, Redshark, Sony PRO. Other new NAB products at pro.sony/ue_US/press Videos:

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

Sony FS5 II – Sony’s camera gets upgraded with VENICE like colour science

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Ned Soltz)

Sony FS5 II - Sony's camera gets upgraded with VENICE like colour science

Sony upgrades it’s FS5 to MK2 status with brand new colour science and high framerate capabilities, alongside announcements for additional new XDCAM cameras.

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    From:: RedShark News

    Indian Festival of Los Angeles April 11th – 15th

    By Olivia Gleichauf

    The Indian Festival of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization devoted to appreciating Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the dispersion of the Indian people. Each year, IFFLA showcases a combination of features, shorts and documentaries that build and support the Indian entertainment industry. Held […]

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    From:: BLT News

    Industry Master Calendar April 8, 2018 – International Film Festivals and More

    By Olivia Gleichauf

    Welcome Below the Line Subscribers, The New Directors New Films Festival ends today, with the Cleveland International Film Festival and the National Association of Broadcasters Show continuing on to last most of this week. The Athens International Film and Video Festival begins on Tuesday, and the Indian Festival of Los Angeles starts Wednesday. The Atlanta […]

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    Atlanta Film Festival April 13th – 22nd

    By Olivia Gleichauf

    For the 42nd year, the Atlanta Film Festival offers entertainment, networking, education and professional development as one of the largest and longest-running festival in the region. As one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying events in the country, the ATLFF showcases over 200 films annually to over 27,000 attendees across this ten day event. Each year […]

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    From:: BLT News

    Athens International Film and Video Festival April 9th -15th

    By Olivia Gleichauf

    Since 1974, the Athens International Film and Video Festival has been known globally as a festival that supports cinema from underground and marginalized populations. For four decades, AIFVF has presented experimental, narrative, short-form, feature length, and documentary films from every corner of the world, offering filmmakers a platform for public exposure. Besides the screenings, AIFVF […]

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    From:: BLT News

    Live video stream: Follow the Sony NAB show presse event!

    By SonyAlpha Admin

    Let’s see if Sony is going to surprise us!

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    From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

    DP Julius Koivistoinen

    By Matt Workman

    Julius Koivistoinen

    I feel like while many productions try to compress more and more content in a single shoot day there becomes less and less chances for any guesswork on actual set. But the problem is creativity doesn’t flourish that way and previsualisation for me is the way to combat that behavior and open up the possibility to slowly ripen my visions.

    Cinematography Database: Hey Julius, tell us where you’re from and what kind of work you do.
    Julius Koivistoinen: Hey! I’m a cinematographer from Finland currently specialized in medium to large-sized TV commercials.

    My background is in photography where I started my career as a photojournalist 10 years ago. I had worked towards becoming a concept artist beforehand but after realising my imagination simply wasn’t vibrant enough for that type of work and meantime landing my first job as photographer for a pretty sizeable magazine at the time, aged 17, I ended up choosing that path instead.

    Cinematographer Julius Koivistoinen

    While working on different types of photography commissions I found out my biggest passion lied in lighting, and it was really fascinating to me how it felt possible to manipulate and control light like some kind of invisible fluid. What made me switch to filmmaking is a combination of multiple factors like more in-depth storytelling, audio and how I find movies the most emotion-evoking art form overall.

    What resonates with me the most are the moodier and more quiet bodies of work, it’s always the story which dictates the overall direction. Now, in the future I see myself pushing towards more drama work and eventually lensing my first feature. Until then it’s all about honing my skills working on spots with wide range of talented directors and finessing my own visual vocabulary in the process.

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    From:: Cinematography db

    CP+ 2018 interviews: The reign of the DSLR is almost over…

    Canon executives (L-R) Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Go Tokura, and Naoya Kaneda. Will Canon announce a full-frame mirrorless camera this year? The signs are looking increasingly positive. Read the full interview

    At DPReview, we’re in touch with the companies that make your favorite cameras and lenses all year-round. Our best opportunity to really tap into how the leaders of those companies are thinking though comes once a year, at the CP+ show in Yokohama Japan.

    Senior executives from all of the major camera and lens manufacturers are present at CP+ and we try our best to speak to as many of them as possible. This year we sat down with leaders from (in alphabetical order) Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma, Sony and Tamron to learn more about how they see the market, and to get an indication of what might be coming down the road.

    Full-frame mirrorless will become the norm, and it will happen pretty soon

    This year, almost all the executives we spoke to seemed to agree on one thing: full-frame mirrorless will become the norm, and it will happen pretty soon. Kenji Tanaka of Sony even put a date on it, saying that in his opinion, Canon and Nikon would join Sony in the full-frame mirrorless space within a year. Executives from Sigma and Tamron were similarly confident, and even Go Tokura of Canon dropped a couple of fairly heavy hints that the move to mirrorless is imminent.

    Kenji Tanaka of Sony thinks that it won’t be long before Sony has some company in the full-frame mirrorless market, but must be hoping that products like the A7 III will increase his company’s share of the full-frame market in the meantime. Read the full interview

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    From:: DPreview

    Avid’s Brave New World

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton)

    Avid's Brave New World

    Avid’s been through a tough year, with an unexpected change of CEO. But that hasn’t stopped the pace of development. We report from the Avid NAB Press Conference.

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      From:: RedShark News

      The Lull

      By D Ok, here it is. I’m going to veer away from Dolly Gripping in specific here for a minute and talk about the craft of gripping in general. This is not something I would normally do on social media but it’s my page so screw it. The town I work in is a little slow right now. It happens every year and not just here. Even Los Angeles is generally slow from roughly Thanksgiving until February. Fine. My town was extremely busy last year. I mean EXTREMELY busy. We had at least three Marvel shows including one which shot for 14 months. That’s besides all the other series and pilots and movies. As a result, a lot of people were brought in to the business to take up the slack. Everyone worked at a frenetic pace. As for myself, I haven’t had a day off that I didn’t take voluntarily in almost two years. Then the lull, which everyone who has been in the business for more than five years saw coming, hit. Most of the veterans were prepared, and most of us kept working. The youngest among us, though, who were basically begged to work for their sandbag carrying skills suddenly found themselves out of work for many months, I now see a lot of them making some pretty daring posts on social media about how they aren’t being called back when some key they worked for in the last two frenetic years gets a show. All I can say is, “Dude, you were lucky.” You were lucky to come of age when the only skill that was required of you was a strong back and an ability to show up on time. And now that it has slowed to a more normal pace, experience trumps youth. Gripping is → continue…

      From:: Dolly Grippery