My name is Jed Elias and I am a blog supervisor for Kernel. I write articles and approve news written by the rest of the team. I enjoy discussing film and TV whenever possible and am a part time film student who, like so many others, dreams of pursuing a career involving movies in the near future.
Where are you from?
I’m from Tempe, Arizona and have been living there ever since I was born.
What’s your earliest movie memory?
The earliest movie I remember seeing was Ice Age (2002) when I went with a couple friends, during the summer. However, the earliest movie memory that I have, that has made a lasting impact on me, was when I first saw Up in 2009. I always had fun watching movies growing up, but until that moment, I was not aware of the emotional and relatable power that they can hold. Since then, I have learned so much from them and decided that I wanted to pursue a career involving film, in the future.
What are your top 5 movies?
As a major comic book fan, the Marvel Cinematic Universe holds a special place in my heart, since 2011’s Thor. However, since there are so many comic book films out there that I love, I thought it would be best to let you know of those, as well as some of my favorite original films, since many audiences might be unaware of them. Keep in mind, these lists aren’t in a specific order, but they are five of the best films that left me shocked, when the credits rolled.
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
- Searching (2018)
- Nightcrawler (2014)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- Sorry To Bother You (2018)
Comic book films:
- Deadpool (2016)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- The Avengers (2012)
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
What’s a movie trailer that you love?
There are so many trailers that I absolutely love, but the one I want to highlight here is the teaser for Mad Max: Fury Road. What makes this one of my favorites is how the music choice (Dies Irae- Giuseppe Verdi) is seamlessly edited in such a way to transport you to the world itself, even though it is not the full film. The violent, chaotic car chases and explosions. The beautiful visuals and some of the best cinematography to date for a trailer. It barely gives any of the plot away, either. It intrigues you, even though you know little to nothing about what is going on. A trailer that is equally fast paced, but low on plot details rarely exists anymore. Wish others could follow in its footsteps.
There are also some fan made trailers worthy of being mentioned, as well. If you like these, I highly suggest seeking out other ones, from their creators/ editors:
What’s a movie related collection you’re proud of?
Around 2011, I started collecting the ticket stubs of the movies I saw in theaters (I believe I have over 100 at this point). I also try to collect movie posters whenever possible, as they make for a good background for my reaction videos and the style of my room, as well. The outside world can be a scary place sometimes, so it is always relaxing to have your own personal space to come home to.