The Road. thumbs down. Dragged WAY too much and the ending was very disappointing. Started off really good and took a turn for boring.
Tied for first place with Atlanta heading into game 3 against Detroit. Hopefully Takahashi can pull off the sweep and the Mets can run away with the division : )
Thumbs down. Skippable movie but it does show an interesting story about three guys who are sent to guantanamo prison for no reason. Most of the time I didn’t fully understand what was happening and the acting was really bad by the American soldiers in the reenactments.
Thumbs down. Dragged way too much, started off really good and then fell to stupidity and cliches.
Thumbs up. I got really into the story and couldn’t wait to see what would happen to Manny from run Lola run, lol.
Simple, thumbs up or thumbs down. One sentence why. I watch a lot of movies.
Collapse (documentary) - thumbs up. Some things talked about I already knew and some things seem maybe a little far fetched, but everything is going the right direction.
A Scanner Darkly - thumbs down. Couldn’t get into it.
In Bruges - thumbs down. Some good scenes, but skippable.
More reviews to come.
I had a dream that me and two other people (i don’t remember who) were wading through some kind of swamp on a surfboard or something. After spotting an alligator floating towards us on the surface of the murky water, we jumped off the surfboard into waist-deep mud. As the alligator was about to attack one of my friends I threw the surfboard into it’s mouth vertically. The surfboard was crushed by the massive jaws but I took the opportunity to use my hands to clamp the alligators mouth shut (yes, I was that strong in my dream).
Somehow I end up dragging the alligator onto dry land and laying it on it’s back which revealed that it’s completely hollow. It’s a robot alligator. So I stuff leaves and branches into the bottom of the alligator’s body, which somehow causes it to die.
Then I woke up.
I watch a lot of movies, usually one a day. Figured I’d give a simple thumbs up or thumbs down with a one sentence reason. Here goes:
Sin Nombre - thumbs up Shed light on the lives of illegal Mexican and south American immigrants trying to find a better life in America.
Rampage - thumbs down Guy goes on the biggest killing spree ever, but it’s incredibly dumb and unbelievable.
Shutter Island - thumbs up Decent storyline and brilliant acting, overall not impressive enough to buy on DVD, one shot deal.
Spider (short) - thumbs up This short film will make you laugh and be shocked, all at once.
Nine Queens - thumbs up Really cool story with really good twists, well directed.
Lucky Number Slevin - thumbs up Must-see for any noir fan, very clever story twists and great acting/directing.
The Simple Life of Bees - thumbs down Terrible story, terrible everything, I hated this movie.
More reviews coming soon (hey, why not).
How do we know if we are not insane? What can really insanity be defined as. How do you know for sure that your mind doesn’t play tricks on you? How do you know for sure that everyone you know is real? What were you doing last year on this date? What did you eat for dinner two weeks ago on Tuesday? The mind leaves out some details. Why? Why am I writing this blog entry? Am I insane?
When you tell a story, leave out race if it doesn’t matter. I’ll be less annoyed by you.
Example of when it DOES NOT matter
“I was in the supermarket and a black guy walked by wearing a Reebok shirt. I don’t like Reebok.”
Example of when it DOES matter
“There’s a serial killer in your area. Keep a look out for an Asian guy, about 6’0”, heavy build, always wearing a blue cap.”
I’m excited about the new opportunities that are opening up for me. Sending out resumes and networking is something I have been doing for a long time but now I feel as if this is the time when it actually matters. I’ve graduated with a BA from college and I’m ready for the world. Who knows if the world is ready for me?
Trying to formulate some ideas to put together a completed script so I can shoot another short this summer. It’s so hard to put something together with a zero budget. In this business though, there’s always people willing to work for free because there’s a slim chance it will make them money elsewhere. It’s always worth a shot. I have some good ideas (I think), so ask me about them and tell me what you really think. I’m tired of hearing “that sounds cool” or “that sounds good” about everything. (BTW if you guys haven’t checked out my short “My Name is Johnny”, you should check that out.)
Unfortunately, I am still in pain from the whiplash injuries in a car accident back in March. Two days a week I’m at physical therapy trying to get better. The medication I take makes me feel sleepy and dizzy. Getting hit while sitting in my car at a red light has really put a painful reminder of my mortality in my everyday routine. An ache here, a jolt of pain there. It doesn’t seem to want to end anytime soon.
In some ways I am still not out of college mode. This will change over time.
I don’t know why I decided at 4 AM to write a tumblr entry, but I did. So there you go. Back to finishing watching Sin Nombre.
that you all stop using BP gas stations. drive for an hour if you have to, avoid giving these criminals your money. thank you.