Jason Hansma

Hello there. I am an aspiring filmmaker, novelist, and film critic. To help achieve my goal, I am currently taking the Professional Writing course at Algonquin College to hone my creative and technical skills as a writer. Although this course is only two years long, I intend to stay in school - off and on between travelling and working – for quite a few years that will take me through film and writing.

This blog is intended to be based around film, which is perhaps my favorite hobby. It’s not only that I love film, but I love analyzing them and critiquing them. I know people who love film but only seek the entertainment value of film. I see film as art and art must leave lasting impressions - which any good film should do. Too many films out there make millions of dollars because the average person doesn’t pay intention to reviews. I am here to help prevent people from spending their money, and to perhaps make people truly think about what they are going to watch before viewing their selected film.  

Trailer Trash

The worst of the latest movie trailers and why they'll suck - no blue ribbons here.

Friday
Apr132012

Bel Ami

Based off the classic novel, Bel Ami, or so the trailer says. I’ve never heard of it and the trailer never reveals the author, so he or she has no name for his or herself. If it is truly a classic novel, then the studios will use it as a ploy to entice audiences in; that and Robert Pattison, the actor who played in his own biographical film, Twilight (jab at his paleness, which is evident in the trailer.)

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Tuesday
Mar272012

Feature: Future of Housing

Mark bought his first house in July, 2011 at the young age of 20. Since then he has been upgrading it and renting it out, and in the last few months he has working full time on real estate with his father’s company, Benjamins Realty.

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Tuesday
Mar202012

Column: Under the Bridge

There is a place in Ottawa where pedestrians walk under a bridge, with one stair leading down, the other leading up. There, one man pours his heart and soul to anyone who is willing to listen: I was one of the fortunate ones. I listened to the man, and it was a life experience I will never forget, for more reasons than one.

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Friday
Mar162012

That's My Boy

On the first day of March, Columbia Pictures released the red-band trailer for That’s My Boy – red-band meaning it is only appropriate for 17 year-olds and older. It was a wise choice. The type of audience interested in this film is the raunchy crowd, the crowd that loves Adam Sandler as a screw-up with a bad mouth – not your high class stuck-up critics’ choice, but it’ll do.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Review: Free: The Radical Future of Price

The world is changing, with technology becoming quite personal within its citizens, with social media entangling itself around our work, social and home life, changing our attitudes and possible social interactions. Advertisements bombarding us at all possible angles (which are changing in the way they approach the public); and of course things are becoming free according to Chris Anderson's latest book Free: The Radical Future of Price.

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