Tonight (as if I post on this thing more than once in a blue moon anyway), I’m re-posting an old entry from my MySpace blog. Reason? I found this cool photo to give the essay a bit of pizazz, and in the hopes that someone may actually read it here.
Okay, I know it’s not mine, but I just felt the need to share this ABSOLUTELY EPIC LIST of movies with the real nitty gritty truth of their main themes. Sure they’re basically the story taken out of context, but dear lords, are they ever funny… Continue reading ‘Uncomfortable Plot Summaries’
So, it’s yet another X-mas and my brain tends to wander to strange places when I’m in the shower, or when I’ve had too much to drink trying to drown out the screams and passive aggressiveness going on between my family members…
I really can’t (well, I can…) believe I haven’t posted to this blog since Star Trek came out way back in March. I’ve been a busy little bee: getting let go from my job, getting on unemployment, failing horrendously at finding a meaningful job in Eugene, and then getting an acting agent. It’s been quite an ordeal, and it is in no way looking up, really.
Recently, I procured myself a trip to LA in which I was supposed to audition for numerous casting directors & agents. I’m on that trip now, and thought it might be worthwhile to illuminate you folks as to what’s goin’ on down here in the melting pot of Los Angeles. Continue reading ‘My Trip to LA: Day 1 – “Welcome to the mouth of HELL”’
Upon leaving the theatre tonight, I was filled with a sense of awe. That feeling was due mostly in part to the fact that I was astounded at two things: First, that the new Star Trek movie was very well done and epic, and second, that finally a set of filmmakers had succeeded in not completely shitting on my devotion to a franchise.
I’ll say this, the new Star Trek movie is very awesome. I was completely thrilled by what I saw onscreen tonight and thoroughly enjoyed and was immersed in the universe portrayed. The dialogue was true to the characters, there were no major deviations that I considered totally out of line, and for the most part, the story worked. Be warned, spoilers do follow, so if you haven’t seen it, you can’t say I didn’t warn you! Continue reading ‘Where No One Has Gone Before: The Successful Reboot’
It has been heralded as the greatest graphic novel of the modern age. A work of genius, showing the dark, seedy underbelly of a world gone wrong. It’s one of the rare gems that shows that sequential art can be considered literature rather than frivolous flight of fancy reserved for drug store wire book racks and dank stores filled with musty fanboys. It was supposed to be the pinnacle, harnessing the notoriety that many other artists try to achieve. The “brass ring” so to speak. Yes, I speak of Watchmen. The Graphic Novel, mind you, as the film is unfortunately not in the same league.
We all wanted it to be brilliant. We all wanted it to blow away the past summer blockbusters based upon special effects, show that the fantastic story could be embodied on screen and do the book justice…
We were wrong.
Before I continue any further, this post will be so utterly spoiler laden, that if you were to read this with the expectation of it being a clean post, your head would explode from the sheer amount of detail I will go into here. You’ve been warned (Not like I think anyone reading this blog hasn’t read it / seen it anyway). Let us begin.
Continue reading ‘Watchmen: The Movie Review I Never Wanted to Write…’
I’ve been sick for the past 2 weeks with an on again/off agin bitch of a cold, so unfortunately I’ve been out of the office as of late. Basically an annoying sore throat has put me out of commission, mainly due to the fact that I have to talk to do my job. Sore Throat ≠ Good Service CSR. Anyway, I’ve been in and out , and today was one of the days in which I felt like crap in the morning, so I decided I should stay home to try and get better. I ended up going to Urgent Care for some treatment, after the insurance agency my company is with was unwilling/unable to get me in to see a regular GP. It was really quick though, one of the quickest doctors visits I’ve had, actually.