“Raising Helen”Film: Public Relations

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I’ve enrolled in my first Public Relations course and what the professor taught the class thus far is something that seems recognizable in the film, “Raising Helen.” Not only do Public Relations professionals deal with advertisements but work hard to endorse, promote, sell and write speeches for every successful businesses on the job market.

In “Raising Helen,” Kate Hudson’s character worked as an assistant coordinator in the fashion industry. What her job entailed was to work with as many clients before they walked across the stage, pose for the judges and receive certain scores which can make or break their careers. Not to mention but schedule flight bookings for her clients and boss, Dominique (portrayed by Helen Mirren).

As for her second job as a cars salesman, she not only had to work with clients but had the willingness to sell used cars with confidence and carry the knowledge about the company and her job description. Advertising isn’t just enough for clients to walk in and select a car to buy. As a salesman, it’s essential to communicate thoroughly with the public, update as much information about newer vehicles as possible and address their comments, questions and concerns in a timely manner.

Public Relations in this film was used to promote and gain a basic knowledge of what two different job duties required for those companies. Lastly, in order to be rewarded for your hard work and dedication to your company, you must be willing to work patiently with the public and work from dusk until dawn. These jobs require lots of team meetings, lunch with clients and updating work on social media everyday.

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“The Mummy” 2017 Film: Second Impression

Even though I wrote about the top five summer films to see in 2017 for MTSU Sidelines and The Mummy was the first film to be listed on there, I now take back what I say about this film for two reasons: One, it may not be a remake but it has a similar style of how the other films were introduced. For example, the narrator talking about the person who committed murder during the Ancient Egyptian times as well as being found, mummified, buried elsewhere along with a curse. Not to mention but Tom Cruise’s character Nick who kept zoning in and out of reality dozens of times throughout the movie which led to nowhere. And because I read information about the plot and wrote the review before going to the movies with my grandfather on an early, sunny Sunday afternoon with the thought of giving this film a chance to see if it would pass or fail the test. To no avail, it failed at an instant rate.

Secondly, there wasn’t a plot story to begin with. In other words, there were two guys who went from bombing Iraq when an airstrike suddenly hit one of the areas where they found the mummy’s tomb to flying with an archaeologist on a plane back to London when suddenly one of the guys from the aircraft was cursed and killed another individual and the plane crashed somewhere on the countryside of England.

Sure this isn’t a remake of the 1932 and 1999 films but it had a similar back story to it in regards to the mummy. It was disappointing in the end because there were far too many details in regards to Tom Cruise’s character seeing the mummy from ancient times and back to reality in a matter of seconds as well as Russell Crowe’s character explaining to him that he was like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The plot was extremely complex to the point where very little people had shown up to the theaters and watched the film. It failed to deliver what was promised and for that reason, the “Mummy” films should be left as is while throwing this one away in the garbage.

New Jeepers Creepers 3 Story-line: Why?

As a fan of the original Jeepers Creepers films which were released between 2001 and 2003, the third film finished the filming production in Louisiana two months ago with an unknown release date and with one of the strangest story-lines to be shared via social media.

After reading from a few sources, the plot of this movie will be a “fill in the hole” between the first two films. In other words, what happened after Darry’s death, before and after Billy Taggart’s death (second film). Sure, it’s understandable that some people would like to have some questions answered in regards to what happened before and after but why consider doing this plot now? Why didn’t they consider doing this before filming the second film in 2003?

Has it occurred to the writers and director that going with this story will ruin the suspense the audience first encountered when watching both Jeepers Creepers 1 and Jeepers Creepers 2 for the first time?

While some pictures have been released and used in other sources along with other information, I am going to keep this post real and beg the question to my audience: why go along with this story-line and not the one where people are curious about the Creeper’s origins? What makes this story seem to be better than the original script they intended to use?