Thursday, July 26, 2007

H-find 07

Okay, I didn't want to post this on the regular forums I frequent because I'm not looking to start a fight.

But I'm curious as to how many people are unimpressed by the Hfind celebrity list this year? Is it just me?

It's just--Hfind is supposed to be a huge show with big stars, but their lineup simply PALES in comparison to ANY other show on the east coast. Chiller, Monster mania, Fango.

I mean, maybe it's simply subjective, but nobody on that list besides Michael Gross interests me--you tell me. Does the list look a little light or is it me?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

FOC2: The Premiere

Yep. It's done. And I don't mind telling you that it's easily the best movie I've done. With the score in, pieces of it are actually pretty damn good.

That's not to say it doesn't have its problems. There's a few things I wonder if people will pick up on, but I bet we get a lot more positive reviews for this one.

If you're local, I hope you can attend.


Friday, July 13, 2007

Cooler Part of Being a Filmmaker

So you're done your movie. You've cut it, you're relatively happy with it. Some shit is good, some shit is okay, some shit is as good as it's gonna be.

Not quite.

Then you get the score. You lay it in. All of a sudden scenes that were okay are super-cool. Other scenes all of a sudden have an energy they were lacking. NOW they're starting to feel like what you envisioned when you were slaving over the keyboard.

That's where I'm at. I have all but three scenes of FOC2 layed in. The flick is DAYS, yes, DAYS away from being complete.

It feels like it's been a whole lot longer than 14 months since we shot it...but finally, the end is near.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Likin' FearNet

Did I mention I got digital cable recently and there's a billion channels? Today I got to see Gotcha, an 80's flick I hadn't seen in a million years(highlights are Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'Relax' and Linda Fiorentino's bared breasts).

But the cool thing is that I now get FearNet, which I was first exposed to at my inlaws place at the beach a while back. Got to catch Lifeforce to see if it was as crappy as I remember(pretty much) but you gotta love this description, from the FearNet onscreen menu:

"In this cult classic, a US space probe discovers an alien spaceship, and the lifeless bodies of three human-like creatures. But they're not human nor dead. They are space vampires. They're evil. And actually, one is pretty hot."

Now, could I have described it any better? No way.

Now to see if Krull is as bad as I remember...

Picture Of Me

My mom sends me pictures sometimes. Of me as a kid. I think it's to make me feel old or something. I mean, look at that.

That's my older brother Paul on the left. I'm on the right looking as happy as I always was as a kid. This would have been on one of the trips to my grandparents house in Florida--one of those trips is why I'm a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, even though I live in Maryland.

But really. Looking at pictures of that person who was me thirty or so years ago is pretty freakin' depressing though. Sheesh.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Rewatchable Romance

I know I've mentioned there are films that, when flipping through the channels, I'll stop on no matter how many times I've seen the films. Tremors. Face/Off. Aliens. Back To The Future.

But there's a hidden side I haven't discusses...for we manly men don't talk of these things. But today, I break the silence.






There are some romances--not many, mind you--but some that will stop my channel-flipping, and today there was one of them.

"Doc Hollywood" is one such (guilty) pleasure. I can't explain why I like the flick so much. Sure, it's hard to go wrong with Michael J. Fox in my book--yes, I even liked his other goofy romantic comedies like "Secrets of My Success", and "For Love Or Money", but Mikey doesn't automatically get a pass in my book. (See: "Casualties of War", "Bright Lights Big City")

But it was on today, and of course I had to watch it. There aren't a whole lot of the romances that I'm into. I like "Love Actually" near Christmas. I enjoy "The Cutting Edge" but don't have the insane obsession with it that my wife has with it(she will literally watch it five or six times a year).

Dunno. Some of them have it. Some of them don't. Those are a few that have it for me.

Stewie, you may now stop hugging yourself while you rock in the corner. Resume your manly endeavors.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Desperate Housewives, My Neighborhood Edition 3

The story changes slightly. Apparently it got garbled in the transition from neighbor to neighbor.

My neighbor's dad was not yet dead. The person who had power of attorney was trying to sell the house BEFORE the dad died. That didn't happen.

The dad just died last week, and now I guess my neighbor was named the heir in the will, so he gets the house.

Good news for him. Bad news for me. Damn dog.

I guess if you lose your wife and your daughter and your dad, a house makes an okay consolation prize. I guess. And then there's the added bonus of being neighbor to someone as cool as me...