About Jarrod L. Hallman:
Jarrod L. Hallman is a 28-year-old former Marine and Film Making Practices major at Arizona State University. Jarrod got into film making in high school and won a first place prize at his high school’s film festival. He has made an hour long movie, 45-minute movie, as well as multiple short films and music videos. “Jurassic Park” was the first movie Jarrod watched as a kid that made him fall in love with movies but it wasn’t until middle school that his enjoyment of movies became a full blown obsession. He has kept every film ticket stub since “The Mummy Returns” back in May of 2001. Jarrod wants to continue writing and directing and focusing on his film reviews.
Goals: His ultimate goal would be to continuing making movies to some extent (either writing and/or directing) and also pursuing film critique and evaluation.
How does Jarrod review these films? What sets “Top Pun Reviews” apart from other reviews? When reviewing a film, Jarrod doesn’t base his rating off of personal enjoyment or how cool the movie is. These reviews are based off of the actual quality of the film. Often Jarrod will watch the film once and then go back for a second viewing and bring a notepad and a pen to take notes. He keeps his reviews short and sweet so the reader doesn’t have to waste much time. These reviews cut right to the chase but what also sets them apart are the punny hash tags at the end of the reviews. These add a layer of fun to the reviews.
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park
Favorite Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Ridley Scott
Favorite Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Zaillian, Eric Roth, John Logan
Favorite Male Actors: Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Daniel Day Lewis
Favorite Female Actor: Amy Adams
Favorite Composers: Clint Mansell, John Williams, Johann Johannsson, Ennio Morricone, Hanz Zimmer
Favorite Cinematographers: Roger Deakins, Matthew Libatique, Robert Richardson, Jeff Cronenweth, Janusz Kaminski
Favorite Film Franchise: Lord of the Rings
Favorite Opening Night Experiences: 300, The Dark Knight, Watchmen, The Dark Knight Rises, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
My Inspirations: Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Robert Rodriguez, Darren Aronofsky