Cans Film Festival

The 1st Annual Garner Middle School Cans Film Festival will be held on April 15, 2016 from 3:30pm – 5pm. Admission to the festival is two cans of food. The theme of the festival is “Heroes!” and each student will choose one out of four categories to submit their videos: CG, stop-motion, live action or music video. Each team will create either an individual movie, or a group of up to four people. Each movie will last 30-120 seconds long with a title page at the beginning and credits page at the end. The deadline to submit will be April 1, 2016. When you are ready to submit your video, save it to a memory stick and give it to Mrs. Cooper, Ms. Mosqueda, or Mrs. Pitman.

Each team will choose their own hero theme. It has to be made up and original, not from any movie or comic that has already been created by someone else. Be creative with your characters and setting. You can use any material needed from house or school. Don’t forget to put names in the credits. If your video is short but meets criteria, you can put bloopers with the credits at the end. Has to be hero themed. Anything else will be denied and not used during the festival. We will have trophies/medals for the movies that win first, second, third place in their category, and a first place overall trophy/medal. I can not wait to see all the talent that is in store for our first film festival.


Star Wars : The Force Awakens


Star Wars’ latest news is that its new trailer dropped for its upcoming movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The sequel to the movie “Star Wars:Return with of the Jedi” ( back in 1983 ) is going to be huge . The movie is going to return its original actors such a Harrison Ford ( as Han Solo ) , Mark Hamill ( as Luke Skywalker ) , and Carrie Fisher ( as Leia Organa ) .


Brian Miller (8) says, “I like Star Wars , but I need to watch the rest before I see this one.”


The movie has new things in it such as new  vehicles , a new stormtrooper design , a new villain with a cool looking cross lightsaber , and even the return of the Millennium Falcon .


D’Angelo Antonino (7) says ,“ I’m not really a Star Wars fan but I’ll see the trailer later . Then I’ll see the movie if it looks cool .”

See it here.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

If you didn’t know already, the Avengers:Age of Ultron trailer has been leaked. The trailer was supposed to show during Marvels new episode of “Agents of Shield”, but it obviously didn’t go as planned. The trailer is amazing and it looked like the movie is going to have a darker tone to it.

According to German Bolanos [8] he wants to see it because, “The first one is very cool and the graphics and all that was really amazing, and so I guess this one would be even better.”

The first Avengers movie main villain was Loki and his army. Many of us know who Loki is, or at least have heard of him, but do any people know who Ultron is?

Valente Rodriguez [8] says, “No, I’ve never heard of him.”

To give you a little background info on him, Ultron is the main foe of the Avengers, and he is originally created by a different superhero called Antman. There isn’t an Antman movie yet so in this case he is going to be created by Tony Stark. Ultron’s powers are super strength, speed, stamina, durability, reflexes, and flight, and he has hundreds of minion clones of himself. He could shoot energy blasts, and overall Ultron is a smart android / robot. To top it off he is made out of adamantium (adamantium is the same metal made out of Captain Americas shield), so Ultron is almost indestructible.

With the year going fast as usual it won’t be long till Avengers Age of Ultron comes on the big screen. It will hit theaters May 1, 2015.