The Pre-Weekend Recap: November 1, 2013 | One of Us

The Pre-Weekend Recap: November 1, 2013

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It’s Friday and you now what that means: The Pre-Weekend Recap is here! If your actual responsibilities got in the way of gorging on our content, it’s time to rectify that. Check out the features below and get started on catching up on everything you missed this week!

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Write A Movie With Us: Week 1

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If you haven’t contributed to One of Us’ collaborative writing project yet, just stop.

Seriously, stop reading this and go there instead. GET OUT OF HERE.

Still here? But there’s so much happening over there! Thus far, there’s been a lot of activity in the writers’ room. This week’s discussion covers different types of horror and how they function to create fear. The input from this topic will be used to shape the kind of horror script you and your fellow writers will create, so don’t miss out on your chance to influence the direction of this project! Head over there and add your thoughts to the discussion!

 
One of Us.Show – Zach Martin Talks Designing Posters for George Takei

This episode of One of Us.Show features Mr. Zach Martin, the graphic artist for Austin’s renowned Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy. Zach recently designed a poster for an in-store appearance by the legendary George Takei. Takei loved Zach’s work so much, he licensed it immediately and Zach’s career has continued to prosper ever since. This edition of One of Us.Show is the exclusive first interview with this incredible pop artist, so you’ll definitely want to catch this one!

 
The Die Cast: Ghost Stories, or “Screw You, Wu-Feng!”

One this week’s episode of The Die Cast, four intrepid heroes will face off against the evil demon king Wu-Feng and his army of the undead. Join Jacob Hall as he plays a game of Ghost Stories with Daniel Kalbacher, Toni Taylor-Salisbury, and Tyler Mager. Can they work together to overcome insurmountable odds and stay the end of the world? Listen in and find out!

 
Trailer Reaction: X-Men: Days of Future Past

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The first full trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped this week and it ruled. Take it from me, I watched it about 30 times before I wrote this trailer reaction. Obviously, you’re enthralled with my thoughts and opinions, so you’re just bursting with anticipation about what I have to say. What does this trailer have to do with Battlefield Earth and Forrest Gump? What are my biggest hopes for the movie? Well, you’ll just have click the image about and read the article to find out!

 
Digital Noise Episode 17: This is Halloween

This episode of Digital Noise is definitely one of the more supernatural ones. After all, this is a recording of three deceased geeks, doomed to roam the earth until they review everything in the world. It’s bound to be a bit on the spooky side. And when you find out what this week’s giveaway is, your skin be crawling! Don’t delay, press play!

 
Art Contest and Tumblr Launch

One Of Us is continuing its quest to conquer the internet by increasing its social media presence.  We’re launching a Tumblr page incredibly soon and we’re having an art contest to mark the occasion. All entries will be featured on Tumblr and the winner of the contest will receive one of our very own One of Us t-shirts and an Amazon gift card!

All you need to do is create some site-related art. It could be a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a bunch of sock puppets, or any other form of art you choose. As long as you can submit a picture of it, it’s eligible. All submissions should be sent oneofusnet@gmail.com with “Art Contest” in the subject line. The deadline is November 4th, so if you’re looking to win, now’s the time!

That’s all for now! But of course, I can’t leave without promoting our series of movie commentaries, Watch A Movie With Us! Imagine having the likes of Ashley Moreno, C. Robert Cargill, Brian Salisbury, Jason Murphy and some of your other favorite personalities sitting in your living room riffing on a film with you. Well, that dream is now a reality at the low price of $1.99 per movie! I call that a steal!

This week, we added Evil Dead and Tales From the Crypt’s Demon Knight to the library. Sure, they would’ve been great to have for Halloween, but these commentaries are great to have year-round. Every purchase you make helps to keep the site going, so you can have a night’s worth of entertainment and do some good at the same time! Click the image below and pick up a commentary or six! Have a great weekend!

 

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Dimitry is a seasoned researcher, a public media enthusiast, a lifelong gamer, and a fanatical technophile. While he holds degrees in political science, public policy, and legislative affairs from two of the nation’s finest universities, Dimitry is most proud of his Bachelor of Chiptune awarded by the chip-punk gods of Anamanaguchi. Additionally, Dimitry regularly spends far too much money on movies, video games, graphic novels, music, and the rest of his geeky passions. After a brief stint as a podcast host and a summer working with National Public Radio’s Intelligence Squared U.S., Dimitry is making his triumphant return to media as a member of the OneOfUs crew.