9th May 2015 | Films
A Life In Comedy - Chris Rock is the debut radio documentary from W!ZARD Studios, the production studio owned by W!ZARD Radio Media.
In the documentary, young British entertainment entrepreneur, James Gilmore, explores the expansive career of American comedian Chris Rock to discover how he rose to become one of the greatest comedians of all time.
The documentary is presented as a chronological story through the life of Chris Rock, from conception to current day. Featuring previously unseen footage of some of Rock's earliest stand-up as well as interviews with Rock and with some of the people closest to him, the documentary provides an insightful commentary on the different aspects of Rock's life.
It was released on Friday 8th May 2015 to celebrate the release of Paramount Pictures' "Top Five" which has been produced, directed, co-written and stars Chris Rock.
Thank you to Paramount Pictures for their assistance and guidance in making this production.
W!ZARD Studios Presents: A Life In Comedy - Chris Rock
25th April 2015 | Films
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the latest release from the Marvel Universe, directed and written by Joss Whedon ("Avengers: Assemble"). It follows the story of what happens when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program and things go awry. It is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan. James Gilmore had the opportunity to sit down for a few minutes with Director Joss Whedon to speak about this project and some of the actors.
James Gilmore : Hello Joss! Thanks so much for speaking with me today, I know I only have a short amount of time with you. I'm just interested to know: What was it like, being able to unite the amazing entire cast again?
Joss Whedon : It’s fun, it’s just fun. Just being back with all of them. When we made the first one, they didn’t know each other, Captain America hadn’t come out, Thor hadn’t come out. There’s an ease now that they have. They were great on the first one, but now there’s an ease also about what we’re doing. There hadn’t been an Avengers film. They were very sweat and trusting but they had no idea about what I was trying to do. But now they do so we come together really as a family – except that we like each other.
James Gilmore : Paul Bettany has been involved in Marvel for a long time, ever since providing voice over for the first Iron Man. What was it like having him on set?
Joss Whedon : Paul Bettany on set, he comes in and although his make up is not complete, because there’s going to be some 2D effects on the rendering of the face: he is The Vision. That costume, and he’s quite tall…
21st April 2015 | Films
So, where do I even start on this movie?
As someone who watches a lot of movies and thinks about them in the greater scheme of things I am going to be pointing out flaws in a movie that I did actually really enjoy. And that, I think, is a decent opening sentence for this review. This is a really great and very enjoyable movie, but like all movies, it has its flaws.
Other than it being overall just very enjoyable, this movie was a visual masterpiece. I say this with the greatest of honesty: the special effects were beautiful, the camera work was impeccable and the smallest things, from the colours of the costumes to the animation of The Vision's cape were seamless within the movie and were well appreciated.
One of the biggest things that divided ‘Age of Ultron’ from ‘Avengers Assemble’ is the shared yet still very interesting character development; this is particularly noticeable with the characters: Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). Although these developments were very much needed in this shared universe, I felt that certain chemistry was not needed between two these fore-mentioned characters. As well as bettering characters from previous movies in the franchise, Age of Ultron did a spectacular job of introducing four new characters: Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson), Ultron (James Spader) and The Vision (Paul Bettany).
The introduction of all four of these characters has changed the Marvel cinematic universe to one that is not so much grounded in reality anymore, but this fact hasn’t been abused at all. They were all introduced into the movie very well but to me, the stand out role of these new characters and in fact the stand out role of the…