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Jack Reneau

Hi guys, I've been tagged by Syed Shadan in the Moviepilot Creators wave. I get to answer the three questions he posed to me, and then tag someone else and give them three new questions to answer. Let's get started!

Which film series has appealed to you the most and why?

Easy: Star Wars! I saw my first Star Wars movie when I was five years old: my family was on a road trip, and we had one of those old box TVs with a built-in VCR that we jammed between the front seats of the car. We stopped at a Walmart and my mom came back with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for my sister and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace for me, and I've been hooked ever since.

I'd have to say that the reason Star Wars appeals to me the most is the sheer scale of it: the universe, the fans, the books I grew up reading, the shows that keep on going. The new teaser release a couple of days ago is a perfect example. So many people were touched and excited and freaking out. The love for the Star Wars universe spans generations and it's only going to keep growing.

Who is your favorite superhero and why?

Normally asking me a question about a favorite ________ of mine makes me freeze up and stay quiet until whoever asked it goes away, but as far as superheroes go I would have to say Kick Ass. Kick Ass is the story of a kid who wonders why no one has ever tried to be a superhero, and then does it himself. Both the graphic novels and the (first) movie are fantastic, and they helped me find my favorite cinematic team: Mark Millar (if you don't know who he is, ask Alisha Grauso) and Matthew Vaughn (director of Stardust, Kick Ass, X-men: First Class, etc). Still don't see why I like them? Go watch Kingsman: The Secret Service and get back to me.

What is your favorite film of all time that you will recommend to me?

Now THAT is the kind of question that would make me freeze up, but since Syed is an aspiring director I'm going to recommend *one* of my favorite films: Chronicle. Chronicle (directed by Josh Trank, who also directed the upcoming Fantastic Four movie) is the story of three friends who mysteriously gain superpowers, and goes through the changes in their lives as they develop and hone their skills. Most interestingly, the film is done entirely through found footage. I think you would enjoy the different tricks Trank uses to film the protagonists just as much as you will enjoy the story itself. If you've already seen it, message me and I'll recommend another! Can't wait to see what you think!

Now it's time for Nicholas Staniforth to answer these !

1) If you could visit any one movie set during filming, be it past or present, what would it be and why?

2) What side of Marvel's Civil War are you on?

3) You're allowed to save one character in a movie or TV show from dying: who is it?

You have 24 hours Nicholas! Looking forward to seeing your answers! Thanks again to Syed Shadan for the tag!


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