Slumdog Millionaire as a Movie Poster

One thing is sure: some movie posters I create are definitely not fit for marketing. If it comes close they could be used as teaser posters that spark thousands of questions in the mind of the viewers and therefore do their job. Most often, though, my posters are for those who already have seen the movie and hence understand the underlying meaning.

The movie poster I created for Slumdog Millionaire is such an example.

A Review of Star Trek

Star Trek is back!

At least this is what I can say about this franchise in light of the rave reviews and the recent success at the box office which blew everything else from the past out of the water.

Yesterday I finally watched Star Trek (2009) and I feel I need to write everything regarding this movie and mainly my personal history with this franchise to simply and finally get everything out of my head – especially regarding my hate for one special series.

Be prepared for a long post that deals with the series of Star Trek.

Star Trek and its Opening Weekends

Star Trek made a lot of money this weekend and The Movie Blog just compared this success with the rest of the movie franchise. And do you want to know what my first thought was, when I read this post? No?

Well, I didn’t think about a franchise that finally made it and fully deserved it or thought about the abysmal quality in recent years. And I didn’t felt compelled to watch Star Trek now.

No. My first thought simply was: did they adjust the opening grosses for inflation?

After opening my last Star Trek Excel and entering the numbers mostly was done with it and would have patted my inner wisenheimer for this nitpicking grandeur – if there wouldn’t be a little major discovery on Mount Obvious:

Ten Reasons we really watch Movies

There are hundreds papers out there that try to find scientific reasons for why we watch movies. Some reasons they come up with are to be entertained or to flee the harsh reality of life.

Bullshit!

Here’s a list of ten reasons we really watch movies in our movie theater of choice:

All Star Trek Movies and Episodes in Two Charts

Star Trek seems to be everywhere at the moment – which is no wonder regarding the fact that the premiere just took place and the worldwide release is only days ahead.

So, I thought I add my part to the crowd, do some statistical analysis and put together all numbers for almost the whole franchise. The results are two charts into which all those numbers are condensed.

For one, I took the box offices of all movies of the Star Trek franchise, adjusted them to today’s ticket prices and put them into one chart.

For the other, I searched for all Nielsen Ratings of all episodes of all Star Trek series from The Next Generation to Enterprise and put them together. The result you will see below is in many ways the ultimate series chart of Star Trek any Trekkie should love and hate at the same time.