Friday, April 24, 2009

Movie Watch: April 19-24

-Hard Candy
-Twilight (pretty in HD, but dumb as hell)
-Dead Alive
-I Come In Peace/Dark Angel
-Baby Mama
-Schindler's List
-City Hunter
-Three episodes of the first season of ER (1994)

Missed some, but this note taking is a good habit! (says the one with the memory made of mesh.)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Video Break

"Stop that lying!"

Also fascinating is John Waters' gallery art.

I've upped my movie quota in order to not forget that that's the point of my life. I'm going to list what I watch to make sure I don't forget them (tends to happen). So here's the first.

Friday, April 10, 2009

I love it when good stars work on short films

It says something about their priorities. It also adds a wealth of legitimacy to the legitimately undervalued shorts world.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Zombie gets a date

Online and for your on-demand pleasure, double-click to watch in screen-defying HD:

Monday, April 6, 2009

My first computer was a Macintosh.

Bored at work, cheating on movies by thinking about computers:

Hey Freud, they don't call it the motherboard for nothing.

My other lover is my office computer.

Don't worry, the floppy gets hard later.

Computers of the 80's

Retro computer ads

Friday, April 3, 2009

Something to write about

I promise I am not a pessimist. I'm a realist. I didn't mean for this blog to get so snarky and sad, and all of us in LA are a wee bit pissier in the wintertime. I disappeared amidst the studio deadline for our movie and the production of my own little project (updates to come, after the polish that is Color Correction). I meant to triumphantly return to this blog with something a bit more upbeat, but then I came across this angsty piece from a Development Exec Blogger. Despite my vastly improved mood as spring blooms, what he (she?) has to say continues to ring true.

I’m pretty sure the term high concept was hatched years ago by studio execs that were completely stoned out of their head and didn’t have the attention span to read a whole paragraph, so they called their preference to only read one-liners the “high concept.” ... And that my friends, is how good weed and parents who would rather load their own kids up with drugs because they are too proud to call them dumb, have ruined the movie business. Thanks, Mom!

I still love high-concept, though. A high-concept movie with character, that's the one-two punch that puts me in a coma, my friends.

Speaking of high-concept: