Friday, July 29, 2011

Your Prayers: Answered


You been looking for something good to watch on Netflix streaming, haven't you? Well, look no further.

Under New Arrivals: TV is The Good Guys. This show is hysterical. Bradley Whitford makes this show--he plays one of the funniest characters I've seen on TV in a long time.

Give it a watch. It's one of those shows that got better and better. Then give the finger to Fox, who once again lets a great show die after one season.

Also: Called Luke. Had a good idea for something for the script we're working on. To over-simplify it, it's about a bunch of people trapped in one place, and they start getting killed off one by one. You know, Ten Little Indians, but WAY different.

Anyway, came up with an idea that pretty much gives everyone a motive for killing. I tell Luke and he says to me, "I said that when we talked last week."

I said no, this idea was definitely not discussed. I remember everything we talk about regarding the storyline. He says, completely serious, and I quote:

"Oh. Well I probably mentioned it in my head."

Yeah, he's funny sometimes.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Last Week Of The Store


Or, as I said to my customers in an email, So Long and Thanks For All The Fish.

So I'm packing it all up, taking shit apart, selling whatever I can. Throwing tons of shit on eBay, packing stuff that I've sold on eBay.

And then my D.P. from GOH calls me. "Hey, we're gonna be filming my comedy movie, " he says, "and the opening 3 pages is actually a horror movie. Wanna guest-direct it?"

I tell him to send me the script. It's actually a pretty funny little scene, so I tell him yes. So next Thursday I'm guest directing. Should be fun, since there really won't be any pressure on me. A one-day gig with a big-breasted hottie.

Then the very next day I'm gonna take a mini-vacation for a couple of days at the beach. Just a couple of days, and come back to begin some intensive looping/foley work for GOH, and plotting the script for the next movie...

See, Luke is going to France for like a month, and when he gets back we won't have much time to put together a treatment to show Tiffany at the convention where we'll try to get her on board.

Busy couple of weeks I have in front of me...what else is new?

And oh, Conan comes out on Blu Ray next week. Will be very tough to restrain myself from buying it day one. Sure, I own it on DVD, but it's one of my favorite summer movies ever...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not Fifth & Final?


I know, I know. I said GOH was the fifth and final KK(me) movie. So how do we get to a place where we're planning the sixth?

It's Luke's fault really. He comes to me with an interesting idea AND a guy who's willing to put in almost three times GOH's budget.

Now we're trying to break the story and figure out where budget can go, and I'm even attempting to put some small names in the flick. We're going to have dinner at a convention in September with Tiffany rhymes-with-Pep-Iss in September. I'm going to see about getting Judah hatguy from the Tina Fey 30 Stone program. Finally, I'm looking into getting Leslie Vernon(the actor who played him) also.

I'm not putting their names in the post, as I don't want the search engines to hit. But I think we have a realistic chance of all three.

And this would help up our visibility. This would help us get into festivals, because nowadays your flick isn't gonna play in one unless you have either A) a contact who works at the fest or B) real actors in your movie.

We'd have a better chance at wider distribution and possibly an actual paycheck.

Meanwhile, the store is in the last 2 weeks of its life. Packing up shit as fast as I can. Doesn't help that it's like 100 degrees out. Loading comic boxes into a car and unloading them at the house...man, I'm too old for this shit. (thanks, Danny Glover!)

Plugging through the next cut of GOH...hope to send it to the composer soon while we loop/foley all the shit we need.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Why Bother?


Am having an argument with some pinheads on FB. Many of them think Insidious as a movie sucked. I think they're fuckin' idiots who couldn't rub two sticks of wood together to make fire.

But one in particular keeps talking like she's an expert, and I keep busting her on some facts, and I really just want to say: "You are wrong, and I can prove it. Do you wanna know how?"

She'll say, "Yes."

I will reply: "Because you're a woman, and you are speaking."

Why do I bother? Idiots can't be taught...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Weird, and Follow Up


First off, I went out this morning to pick up any nail or screw that didn't get stuck. Don't want MY tire flat, right? There is only 1 left on the road, so that means he has 5 assorted beautiful nails/screws in his tires.

Ahhhhhh, revenge is wonderful.

Second, file this under "Why Complain?" I sometimes list stuff up for auction and every once in a while I put up a FOC2. Here, check out what it just sold for:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330583525493&ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT

Yes, $45.

What's the weird? I put IN THE AUCTION a link to my web site where you can buy FOC1 and FOC2 for $20 total. This person just spent $25 more than they should have if they had just checked out the link.

Goddamn, sometimes I can't get over how stupid people are.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Kid's Birthday Today


But that's not what I'm here to talk about.

It went okay. The camping theme this year. Yay. Whatever. Decided to have some drinks this year, vodka cranberries. Got a nice buzz going.

Stayed until about 11pm. Came home.

There's someone parked in front of my house. SMACK dab in the goddamn center of my house. I can not park behind them without blocking my neighbor, and to park in front of them puts me in front of my driveway/mailbox.

If they backed up a little, I could park in front without a problem. If they pull forward, I could pull in behind them, which is where I normally park so my wife can put her truck in front.

I mean...are you FUCKING KIDDING ME? You park smack dab in the middle of the front of my house, and across the street is wide open? FUCK YOU.

What do I do? I mean...you don't think I'm going to let this slide, do you?

First, I pull my car in front of his...I'm literally touching his bumper.

Then I go to my basement, pull out 6(six) assorted nails/screws, and prop them up behind 2 of his wheels. Yeah, pointed right in, so when he backs up(he has no choice--can't go forward), he will drive those fuckers right into his wheel.

Oh, it will be beautiful. I will probably be asleep, and it's a shame he won't realize it's in retaliation for his thoughtlessness...but hey, fuck him. Let this be a lesson to all: Start looking around you. The world doesn't revolve around you. Be considerate of others or YOU WILL PAY FOR IT.

Fuck, I'm a mean drunk.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Unexpected result


So that article below? Apparently people read it. I didn't realize anybody read the paper anymore, but given the influx of people to the store, I guess they do.

Unexpected, we've had some sales of more of my dvds at the store than usual. That's kind of cool.

The weirdness is how many people read the article and saw that I was going back to teaching video, and they came in to see if they could hire me to teach them to edit.

I guess I should have mentioned it was for a company...but maybe I should think about freelancing it...not sure if they could afford me, honestly. Something to think about though.

Happy 4th, btw!