Academy Awards – 2016 Best Pictures Review, Matt Kring Style

Where do I begin?  I was absolutely not planning on watching all the best picture nominations, but an impromptu weekend getaway to Chicago (thanks to working in Rockford this past Wed-Fri and only being an hour away from Chicago) allowed me the opportunity to get it done.  I took last year off, and back at again this year.  So my brother came up with a plan to knock off all the best picture noms, so I said lets do it.

I only saw La La Land, Hidden Figures and Manchester By The Sea prior to Friday, SO I saw 6 films this weekend, a major, major, major binge fest.  It was a blast man!

So here are my rankings for this year:

Moonlight – I did not know what this movie was about, all I knew was that it was a best picture nominee, and Ali was up for best supporting actor.  I really liked the transformation and growth of the main character once I saw the entire movie.  At first I was getting a little irritated with how much he was getting picked on, until the scene in the classroom, where he had enough, went APESHIT, and unloaded on the bully!  Great scene changer, and I pumped my right fist after it happened.  I did not expect Ali to be in the film for a brief period.  Janelle Monae  gave another solid performance as Ali’s girlfriend.

Arrival – This is a movie that you need to be locked into, a movie that you to bring your watching movie “A” game to.  This is a well made film that brings together the brilliant mind of Dr. Louise Parks (Amy Adams) and her ability to see the future.  This film does bring the stereotypical hard ass military leader (Forest Whitaker) and the building love story between Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.  Still, well made film, and I liked it.

Hell or High Water – This is the adventure of two brothers from Texas doing what it takes to fight for their Mom’s ranch.  So let’s rob a few small town banks.  Chris Pine’s character is definitely underrated.  He beats the system, gets away with crime, and the sheriff (Jeff Bridges) knows it, but there is nothing he can do about it.  I definitely did not think this should have been a best picture nominee, but I liked the film.

Hacksaw Ridge – I knew that there were going to be some war battles, but they dragged on for more than they should have.  What a great story about Desmond Doss; he proved that one can make a difference without using a firearm, in a WAR.  Even though the battles dragged on for a little bit, the makers of this film did a great job showing the transformation of the respect the other soldiers had for Doss.  Good movie.

Fences – I will not deny the great acting, but I felt like I have seen a movie or two with a similar plot.  Do we feel sorry for Denzel, or don’t we?  Again, I commend the acting of Denzel and Viola Davis; both I would be fine if they won best actor and best supporting actress.

Manchester by the Sea – Casey Affleck warned us on Saturday Night Live (SNL) that this movie would be depressing, and it was, but that is what the story is about.  The everyday life of a man doing his best with what he has, to make it in today’s society.  He does his best to hold it together, but the struggle to make ends meet is what is the strength of this film.  It makes it more real and the possibility of it happening in the real world.  Great story.

Hidden Figures – This is the most feel good best picture nominee of all of them.  Great combination of humor, drama and overall plot.  I wasn’t sure about this film being a January release, but I forget a lot of distinguished films come out in January (The Revenant).  High Rotten Tomatoes score and a best picture nominee; it’s gotta be good, right?  I’m kind of a math geek, but I’m trying not to be biased on my opinions.  Three African-American mathematicians in the 60’s staying strong, not letting the color of their skin stop them from following their dreams.  Plus I didn’t know Janelle Monae was an actress.  If you haven’t seen this film, and you want a feel good historic story, go see Hidden Figures.

La La Land – I’ll start off by saying I’m not the greatest fan of musicals, but the team behind this film pulled it off.  What better way to start off introducing LA by showing us a typical trafffic day on the interstate- by the way the opening song was well done, and it introduced us to Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  The struggles of Stone’s and Gosling’s character lead them to being an item.  Everything is going well; both of them  are heading in the right direction towards success.  Their communication and chemistry gets stronger and stronger.  So I asked myself, will this be a Scooby Doo ending where they fall in love forever and forever and have made their dreams come true?  NO SIR!  And I liked it, something different.  In a different twist, the ending was Scooby Doo, that is all I will say.  I enjoyed this film a lot.

Lion – This was the last best picture I saw.  Now I’ve seen them all.  This is a very good movie to see for my last.  A young 5 year old boy named Saroo just wanted to be like his older brother, Guddu; he wanted to do everything like him, but Saroo’s life changed when he went with Guddu to find work.  That is when the purpose of the film kicked into high gear.  You began to see Saroo develop into the person he is (when Dev Patel takes over the character), especially when he gets involved with a woman he met at school (played by Rooney Mara).  You want a feel good, warm hearted story, go see this, on my request.

My rankings from worst to first:

9.  Hacksaw Ridge

8.  Hell or High Water

7.  Fences

6.  Arrival

5.  Manchester By The Sea

4.  Moonlight

3.  Lion

2.  La La Land

and #1…


Last Shot to Get Green Screen Backgrounds at the Lowest Price

Hello Everyone,

Todd Gross & Matt Houghton shocked us with the launch of Virtual Studio Simulator
on Tuesday, that package of 32 studio news-sets + Green Screen training. The price was so much lower than what you can get these type of Studio Backgrounds elsewhere.

BUT.. the price is going up a notch at midnight tonight.

Last chance to get the Earlybird Prices:

Virtual Studio Simulator also includes 32 music tracks, one of which IS a TV-NEWS type track, and some neat Green Screen tricks that are good for newbies to more seasoned “Green Screeners”.

For instance we even include  “Katarina’s Shrinking Trick”, which is so simple, a 10 year
old can do it (and she IS 10!)

Then there’s the Green Grass Trick which shows you how you don’t even need a physical Green Screen to do the magic –

and of course.. Matt Houghton literally takes you on a ride as he turns into Superman before your eyes (and YOU can too!)

This product REALLY helps you to stand out from the rest of the video crowd, and increase your authority.


Matt and Todd take you through the basics on how to use green screen… and your brand new studio backgrounds.

Go now to this link, and get the most exciting new video product of 2015: Virtual Studio
Simulator at this link before the original pricing expires at midnight:

Matthew Kring

NEWS: “Green Screen” Coupon Code EXTENDED

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have some great news. The coupon code for Virtual Studio Simulator, that package of studio news-sets + Green Screen training has been extended 24 hours until Wednesday night at 11 PM CT!

You can still get the full set of 16 at the lower price.

Here’s the code:


Here’s the link to go to:

Virtual Studio Simulator also includes 32 music tracks, one of which IS a TV-NEWS type track, and some neat Green Screen tricks that are good for newbies to more seasoned “Green Screeners”.

For instance we even include  “Katarina’s Shrinking Trick”, which is so simple, a 10 year
old can do it (and she IS 10!)

Then there’s the Green Grass Trick which shows you  how you don’t even need a physical Green Screen to do the magic.. and of course.. Matt Houghton literally takes you on a ride as he turns into Superman before your eyes (and YOU can too!)

This product REALLY helps you to stand out from the rest of the video crowd, and increase your authority.


Matt and Todd take you through the basics on how to use green screen… and your brand new studio backgrounds.

Go now to this link, and get the most exciting new video product of 2015: Virtual Studio Simulator at this link:

and remember you have another 24 hours to use your “5offplatinum” coupon code!
See you next blog,

Matthew Kring

Virtual Studio Simulator (Video Flux) Review and Bonus Gift

Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening,

If you’re looking for more information on video plug-ins for WordPress (WP), then keep reading this blog…

The product I am reviewing in this blog is a never done before video plug-in that creates stunning video pages and posts and pulls in the viewer, hands down!  The next video page builder is here!  It’s called Virtual Studio Simulator (or Video Flux), and it is associated with WP.  It is available as a pre-launch right now, but it will be available to the public, Thursday June 11, 2015 at 11 am EST.  Mark your calendars.

A brief overview of Video Flux for WP:

It provides a one of a kind video plug in that creates stunning video pages from scratch or video “sections” on existing pages or even posts with all the design and CTA options you need to convert viewers into buyers.  “Video Flux” is the FIRST sophisticated Page Builder focused on the center of attention: VIDEO!  I know.  That is why I started creating review videos through YouTube.  Videos are what’s happening, right now.

The main question is, what is Video Flux?  I’m going to tell you:

These days the first thing most website visitors do is “look for any video on the page…”. Video is what grabs website visitors’ FULL dedicated attention, and Video Flux turns them into buyers and leads. It doesn’t stop there though…

Apart from creating stunning pro looking pages (opt-in pages, sales pages, review pages, etc.) you can use Video Flux for posts as well.  With Video Flux you can even add attention grabbing, super converting video “sections” to ANY existing WP page or post! Unlike ANY other page builder for WP currently on the market, with which you MUST start creating pages from scratch and posts are completely out of the question.  Perfect for ALL marketers who use their blogs to promote products or build lists, so they can keep using and intensify their current posts and pages.

This brand new advanced plugin can be used with every WP theme and ALL page builders, except for Profit Builder. You’ll find every imaginable design option you would expect from a high quality page builder, TONS of “In Video” CTA options (or out) to pull your viewers in and lots of easily customizable templates for posts and/or pages to choose from. You can even put buy buttons inside any video!

Here’s a quick overview of what Video Flux will do for you and your customers:

Build Stunning, Engaging, Pro looking video pages and posts from scratch, or candy up existing pages and posts with an eye catching center of attention.  Create as many Video Flux sections in posts or pages as you want!

  • All the imaginable design and animation options you can think of with just a few clicks… Headlines, sub-headlines, text, images, bullets, multi columns, video and motion backgrounds, video sliders, image backgrounds (with effects), color gradients, fade-in and slide-in (left, right, bottom, top), etc.
  • Use our 20+ easily customizable templates and save your OWN designs as templates for later use.
  • All the possible CTA options for EVERY video…where ever you put it, like opt-in, 2-step opt-in, pop ups, buy buttons, redirects and MORE… All “In-Video” layers! Even required or delayed CTA to watch a video, finish watching a video or watch the NEXT video.
  • Faster than (but works with) most other page builders out there and is compatible with EVERY WP theme you may already be using.
  • Can be used with ANY Youtube or Vimeo video and even your own MP4 or MPEG videos.
  • And LOADS more to literally PULL IN the viewer !

Here’s my intake.  If you can simply browse the web, then you will have no problem operating Video Flux for WP.  It’s a complete 100% steal!  You’re going to feel like you are robbing them, big time!  If you’re a heavy blogger, and blogging is your main stream of income, you have to get this.  You’re not going to find video plug-in software anywhere else online.  Todd Gross, Matthew Houghton and their team have done a tremendous job as usual to put together a high quality product.  I sure hope I get another opportunity to review another one of their products, because they are that damn good.

Video Flux will give you excellent 5 Star Support!  Although we’re 100% confident that WP Video Flux is very natural, needs no explanation and won’t cause any technical issues, they make sure your customers get the ABSOLUTE BEST support.

So what did we learn today?  A lot, right?  This is just the beginning.  If you are convinced that this product is right for you, click here to get started.  Very inexpensive product!  If you haven’t already, go to my YouTube Channel and subscribe.  Feel free to subscribe to my blog.  All my review videos are on my YouTube Channel.  Just for reading this blog, I am giving you an e-book, at no cost to you.  It’s called Simple Sales Systems, and it shows you how to cash in on payout services such as PayPal and Clickbank.  Thank you for reading.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reply to either this blog or my Virtual Studio Simulator/Video Flux YouTube Review Video.  My name is Matthew Kring, and I will talk to you soon!


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Introduction to Friday Posts


Today is the start of my Friday Blogging Session.  I’ll post a picture or video of something related to Friday, and the text will consist of humor, something clever and/or informative.  The title of my blog will be called, “At Least It’s Friday, Right?”

Here we go…


This is for those who have a 9-5 type of job Monday-Friday with weekends off:  What is our excuse for staying up so late on Thursday Night?  When we go to bed normally at 10 pm, why is it that we go to bed at 11:30 pm on Thursday?  Answer:  the next day is Friday.