Wives Of The Skies: Preview and Trailer


Wives of the Sky

From Press Release:

Winner of 24 awards, including Best Film at the New York Cinematography Awards and Best Original Screenplay at the Indie X Film Festival, Wives of The Skies is a romantic dramedy, set in 1965, starring two stewardesses, Fran and Marcy from Fine Air, a well-appointed airline. One evening after work, at their stewardess’ hotel, they befriend Derrick, a British photojournalist who wants to interview them as “subjects” for his “documentary film”. 

 As Fran and Marcy are interviewed, they are revealed as very different than Derrick hoped for or could possibly have expected…  As they get to know each other, Wives Of The Skies makes a contemporary socio-cultural statement regarding the meme of “the good girl, drawn bad”.  Wives of The Skies clarifies the impact of the overarching “men’s gaze” which objectifies women as carnal sex objects men seek, while they look for love…  along the way, addressing the primitive issue of Trust vs. Mistrust, Wives of The Skies displays the Japanese art of Kinbaku.
Currently a soaring success on the festival circuit, the short film is directed by Honey Lauren and features a superlative cast including Rachel Alig, Maddison Bullock, Sebastian Fernandez,  Drew Brandon Jones and Embry Rose.

Director Honey Lauren : When someone I know sent me a link to vintage 1960’s Stewardess outfits for sale on EBAY, I was blown away at not only the popularity and high prices, but that these outfits are sold, collected and bid on, by what looked like mostly men. I recognized that these uniforms have become a fetish… for me, at the very least unexpected. Curious, I researched the history of stewardesses during this particular era.
The stewardesses were sporting uniforms by top fashion designers like Pucci, Mary Wells and Yves Saint Laurent. The fabrics, which “hugged” as they stretched, were considered revolutionary for their ability to display the stewardesses. During the flights, the layers of clothing came off at different altitudes. Dramatic designs were all the rage, with geometric patterns and stripes; bold pinks and lavenders topped off with tangerine go-go boots!

As I read the famous COFFEE, TEA OR ME, the tell all book by two “randy Stewardesses”, something about these “sexy Stewardesses”, seemed pushed and insincere. It seemed a marketing ploy by the airlines to sell tickets. Ok. We’ve seen this before. Sex sells. These ladies, and only ladies, were dressed, weighed, packaged and displayed. One airline even advertised the suggestive “Does your wife know you’re flying with us?” Another display of the pattern of woman being sexualized and sold. Only after I wrote WIVES OF THE SKIES, did I find out that COFFEE, TEA OR ME was indeed a hoax, written by a man hired by the airline industry.

I have long recognized that where there is a pattern, there is a story. WIVES OF THE SKIES, is a story. And a question… ‘Sex sells, but at what cost?’

My Review:

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This is a beautiful short film (about 25 minutes) but it covers some hard hitting topics that need to be dealt with in our society. Humorous at points, graphic at others. I loved how Honey Lauren took a modern problem and placed a throw-back theme on it. Everything about this film had me connected from the start. The cinematography is just spectacular, the music is amazing. I could watch this movie for hours on end.

Would I Recommend this movie?

Yes, absolutely and definitely! (And you might need a tissue while watching)

Where can you see it?

Unfortunately, with all the cancellations lately, It might not be in theaters for a while, but, here is hoping everyone gets to see this gem of a film! (I’ll give updates on release dates if/when they become available)

Here is the trailer:

Wives of the Skies Official Trailer from Panik Piktures on Vimeo.

Credits:

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Here’s The Trailer For A Rough Draft!


So, this is weird.

This trailer just dropped today and I watched it and I thought the movie looked like it might be fun.  It’s called A Rough Draft and it’s about a video game designer who gets sucked into some sort of multi-dimensional portal or something like that.  I mean, the plot sound stupid but the trailer looked like it could be entertaining.  If nothing else, it looked like it might be the Asylum version of Ready Player One and y’all know how much I love The Asylum.

But then I did some research and I discovered that this movie was released in Russia in 2018 and apparently, the Russian critics hated it and it was a total bust at the box office.  A Rough Draft is based on a popular Russian novel so it was a widely anticipated release but the general consensus was that it didn’t live up to what people were hoping for.

I mean, that happens, right?  The trailer still looks like fun.

Then I discovered that the film is now available to stream on Prime.  Apparently, it just dropped like two days ago, with absolutely no fanfare.  So, I guess I’ll watch it next and discover whether or not it’s actually any good.

Until then, here’s the trailer:

Here’s The Trailer for Resistance!


While we think about what won at the Oscars, we can also think about some of the movies that will be coming up over the next couple of months!

For instance, let’s consider the upcoming film, Resistance.  Resistance is being distributed by IFC films and it stars two past Oscar nominees, Jesse Eisenberg and Ed Harris.  The film deals with how, as a young man, the French mime Marcel Marceau was a member of the French Resistance.  Eisenberg plays Marceau while Ed Harris will play American General George Patton.  It’s an inspiring story and it has all the elements for a good and powerful film.

Resistance will be released on March 27th.  Here’s the trailer:

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The Universe Is Expanding: Here’s The Super Bowl Disney+ MCU Trailer!


The universe is expanding!

Out of the three shows that are featured in the teaser below, it’s the one with Wanda and Vision that most interests me.  I can’t wait to see what happens with those two characters.  And, of course, there’s no way I couldn’t smile a little when Loki popped up.  His death in Infinity War depressed me almost as much as Black Widow’s death in Endgame.

Here’s The Super Bowl Teaser For Minions: The Rise of Gru!


The Minions are back.

Actually, the <inions are cute.  One of the first things that Arleigh and I bonded over was our love of the Minions.  That said, I have my doubts that there’s really much more that can be done with the Minions.  Still, I get the feeling this new movie will be cute.

We’ll see!

 

Here’s The Super Bowl Teaser For No Time To Die!


No Time To Die is the 25th James Bond film and apparently, it’s going to be Daniel Craig’s last.  I’ve been pretty critical of Craig’s interpretation of Bond and I hated SPECTRE but the Super Bowl teaser for No Time To Die actually looked kind of good.

So, let’s hope for a film that will leave us stirred and not shaken!

Here’s The Super Bowl Teaser for Black Widow!


Hell yeah!  This teaser is literally one of the main reasons I’m watching the Super Bowl this year!  I’m a little bit worried that the movie is going to be like, “Yes, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is dead but here’s a replacement that we won’t have to pay as much!” but still, I can’t wait to see it.

Seriously, if I could be any MCU character, I would be the Black Widow.  (I also would have shoved Jeremy Renner off that cliff in Endgame.  Seriously, I’m still mad about that scene.)