Thursday, December 22, 2005

it's christmastime

wow! this year has absolutely flown by. I can't believe it's almost over. I promise to get some more content on the site next year. That's a mission of mine. I spent some time writing this year, so now I need to get some of that out there. As well as some other stuff that's been percolating. Until then, please take the time out to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. I will be heading home to Buffalo, NY to spend time with family and some friends. It will be another quick trip, but it will still be nice to see everyone. Merry Christmas to all of you and thanks for checking out Here's hoping your 2006 is better than 2005! thanks again!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

ordered my new computer

Well, I've been talking about it for forever. I ordered a new computer. I scaled back and just got an iMac G5. I'm very excited about it. I'm expecting to get it by Wednesday. I'll be able to play with it a little before I dash off on another trip. So excited.

I also ordered a new iPod nano. They are so freakin cool. Can't wait to play with that.

Saturday, September 17, 2005


Watching any new shows yet? I'm excited to see "invasion". So far though I'm hooked on "Prison Break". It's on Fox on Monday nights.

emmys are Sunday night. My pick for best comedy series is "Desperate Housewives" and my pick for best drama series is "Lost". i'll be watching.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

special night reviewed on Film

here's the link to the special night review on It's pretty harsh, but hey, it probably deserves it. I can do better. They love Natalie, which is usually everyone's reaction. We love Natalie too. Take a look. It got 3 stars. Buy the DVD. judge for yourself. later.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

ipod nano

Is this little gadget cool or what? check out iPod Nano. They look hot. I'd love to have one.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

help the victims of Hurricane Katrina

I've been watching the news the last few weeks and it's been devastating. Watching what's been happening to everyone around the Gulf Coast especially in New Orleans. My prayers are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy. Please help by donating whatever you can to the american red cross. I'll update again soon.

new movie reviews

I finally posted some new content. Since you've been waiting, there are three new movie reviews. One is a big summer movie report. The other two are single reviews. Enjoy!

Friday, July 29, 2005

dance chicken dance

here's a stupid website that you should check out for fun.

it's subservient chicken

it's a website created by Burger King to promote their chicken tendercrisp sandwiches. It features a man in a chicken suit who dances around. I think it's been around for awhile but I heard about it on the Diggnation podcast.


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

it's almost the end of july?

I can't believe it's almost the end of July. I've been traveling a lot again to visit family. I've been attempting to slow down the work patterns, but now that I'm used to this pace I find myself needing to work more.

I'm saving up a few dollars trying to pay off credit cards and getting ready to buy a new computer. I know i've been talking about it for, I don't know - 2 years?, anyway, I'm finally going to do it soon.

I'm very slow and methodical about almost everything I do, because I like it to be done right. But it also slows down the output.

Podcasts are now available on iTunes. Hope you're checking them out. They are quite cool. TONS to choose from.

It's been a busy summer. I should write some movie reviews soon. I haven't put up any since May. UGH! I need to make a list to keep pushing forward with my moviemaking goals, since they are getting lost in the shuffle of my life.

But here's some updates:

I have some more stuff shot for a short video which I hope to release by September online. I'm looking into all kinds of VOD RSS type feeds, rather than direct downloads. I'm just looking. This next movie will be a direct download I'm assuming though.

I submitted a script to the Blue Cat screenplay competition. I was very encouraged, since I got some good comments. Of course, I didn't win anything and they had lots of "problems" with the script, but all in all, I'd recommend it and I wil submit again in November when they open up a new competition. The best part is that you get a critique afterwards. Mine was honest, direct and very helpful I found. I will use the critique to revise the script.

I'm still working on my 2nd full length script and I will strive to have it done by the end of September. I need to make some time to sit down with it. Then the plan is to break right into a third script. The first two are more comedic and romantic in nature. The 3rd and possibly 4th script are quite different. One is a sci fi story that my brother wrote a short story on. The last is an outright thriller, that I think if I write it right, I could make that my feature directing debut. It's all still in the thinking stage, but I told you I was methodical.

Thanks for reading and visiting Talk to you later.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

my mac to run intel?

Well, it's official. After weeks of rumors, Steve Jobs announced that the Mac platform will make a transition over the next few years to intel processors. I'm still not sure how i feel about this one exactly. I love my iMac and want to buy a new machine, but this whole changeover sounds like it could get a little messy. I guess time will tell. Jobs says that OSX already runs on intel. I just don't want my mac to start to look and feel and work like a PC. But I would love my mac to be cheaper and faster.

Saturday, May 28, 2005

movies arriving day and date in theaters and video

This is an interesting story.

2929 Entertainment is planning on releasing movies simulataneously on home video and in theaters. It's an interesting idea. I heard they did that in Japan with some releases to combat piracy. I'm not sure I'm in favor of it for all movies, but for some smaller movies, it's probably a really good idea. Because if you're not living in LA, NYC, Chicago, etc. A lot of independent movies don't come your way. (Although, I will say that Buffalo, NY has a healthy supply of independent movies.) So releasing them on video right away would allow them to be seen right away by a lot more people. I'm still one of those that enjoys going to movie theaters and seeing movies on the big screen. But I also don't like downloading movies that look terrible. Waste of my time. Anyway, read the article.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

american idol and podcasting

Gotta love that "American Idol". Carrie Underwood wins leaving Bo Bice the runnerup. That's what I thought would happen. Although, I think that her new record company should release the last song she sang Tuesday night, some Angels song, as the first single. She sounded amazing on that one. Although, I'm sure Bo gets to release a record too. His should be way different.

Also, did you hear that Apple is planning on supporting podcasting in the next verison of iTunes? I thought that was pretty cool. I listen to Adam Curry's Daily Source Code often and now I listen to This Week in Tech. It's a bunch of the folks from the old Screen Savers show on the old Tech TV/ZDTV channel. You should check it out.

Well, just sharing. Later.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Review Posted

I saw it and posted my review. It seems like from the box office take, that many others saw it as well. I've seen it twice already and plan to see it a few more times too. It's a great movie. Read the review. I saw it screen digitally both times. I would like to see a 35mm screening once too. I saw it the first time in the Cinerama Dome in LA. They have a 2K Digital Projector that they just got. It looked amazing. I would say to theater owners to upgrade to these 2K projectors or I hear 4K are coming soon too. Fantastic.

Other than that, it's been a pretty uneventful weekend. I hope to get some work accomplished soon too. I'm thinking of adding some new stuff to the website, I just need to make some time to do it. UGH! Well, I've got to go. Later.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

so busy

I've been so busy lately, that I am just completely vegging out this weekend. Right now, as I type this. Completely wasting time. Got my Star Wars Tickets for opening weekend. So excited. Well, back to nothing.

Friday, May 06, 2005

star wars tickets on sale

Did you get your Star Wars tickets yet? I actually haven't. I plan on seeing it as soon as possible, but my work schedule is hectic. I hope to get a ticket next week for the Arclight Digital Screenings. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I may need to see it non-digital first. We'll see. I promise to post a review as soon as I see it. Later.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

no clue news

well, no new video. sorry. I'm still working on it. It's been crazy at work and I'm traveling around to visit the family after my Dad had knee surgery.

new stuff in the next couple of months, I promise. thanks for checking us out at indenation.

Hey check out the new iMacs and other new apple gear. It's a good time to buy it looks like.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

answering reader emails

Occasionally I do receive emails. So i know some folks are looking at the website.

Scott Andrews wrote about my review for Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ". He wanted me to mention that although Latin is a dead language for the most part, Aramaic is spoken by 3/4 million people. Who knew? Thanks Scott.

Now since Scott did it, you can too. Email me. About anything. Anything at all.

Back to planning the next project. Hope to have a short video to put up by the end of April. Later.

new reviews

just wanted to let you know I posted two new movie reviews today. One for Sin City and the other for Hostage. I know both starring Bruce Willis. It just worked out that way. click here to read em

I also wanted to mention that I saw two other movies recently neither of which i was motivated enough to write about. The Jacket starring Adrien Brody was a time travel mystery movie. It was decent, but had better ideas than the movie was. Lastly, was The Ring 2. Not bad, an OK flick thanks to Naomi Watts, but mostly a bigger budget didn't yield a better movie. I liked the original better.

later. thanks for reading.

Sunday, February 27, 2005

saw the aviator today

I went to see The Aviator today. It was an excellent movie. Just stunning to look at and some good acting. It was a big Hollywood epic. They don't make too many like this now a days. We'll see how it does at the Oscars tomorrow night. Happy Oscar watching.

Friday, February 25, 2005

new review posted

Check it out. I finally posted a new review. It's been a while. It's filled with my oscar picks. Click here to read.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

old news

as promised, here's a link to the old news if you want to check it out. I figured just leave the link work rather than dump all the old news in the blog.

My "real Job" is keeping me very busy these days. I'm still trying to labor away on some script work.

Still thinking of entering "special night" onto iFilm.

Got a short movie idea that I'm toying with at the moment too.

Busy, busy, busy. Even if it doesn't seem like it. I've got lazy time built in of course and I'm feverishly still watching all my award flicks. Thinking of watching something completely hilarious this weekend though in addition to the award worthy flicks. Maybe I'll rent "Dodgeball".


Monday, February 14, 2005

ifp spirit awards

Well, I just voted in the IFP Spirit Awards. I'm not sure who's going to win, but here's my picks.

Best Feature - Sideways
Best Director - Alexander Payne for Sideways
Best First Feature - Garden State
John Cassavetes Award - Mean Creek
Best Screenplay - Sideways
Best First Screenplay - Garden State
Best Female Lead - Catalina Sandino Moreno for Maria Full of Grace
Best Male Lead - Paul Giamatti for Sideways
Best Supporting Female - Virginia Madsen for Sideways
Best Supporting Male - Thomas Haden Church for Sideways
Best Debut Performance - David Sullivan for Primer
Best Cinematography - Maryse Alberti for We Don't Live Here Anymore
Best Foreign Film - The Sea Inside
Best Documentary - Tarnation (I didn't see it. The only one in this category I saw was Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster which was great. But I heard that Tarnation is amazing. I voted for Metallica: Some Kind of Monster.)

Watch the IFP Spirit Awards Live at 5p ET/ 2p PT on IFC LIVE Feb. 26th! Or the rebroadcast on Bravo at 10pm ET/PT.

Also, two movies that I highly recommend after viewing for the Spirit Awards are:

Maria Full of Grace & Mean Creek. These movies I hadn't heard of until I was screening them for the awards process. Both of them just blew me away. So go out and rent them. They are both available on DVD now.


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

see this movie

If you haven't already, you need to see the movie Mean Creek. I saw this movie the other day and it just grabs you. It's a bit disturbing, but it's got a fantastic young cast and was made for under $500,000. It's about a group of youngsters who decide to teach a bully a lesson and end up deciding what to do about a really bad situation. I don't want to say much else, since I think it's really worth watching. I think it's available on DVD now. Check your local video store or just rent from Netflix man. Later.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

oscar nominations

Oscar Nominations announced today.

I thought there were some surprises. I thought that Paul Giammatti would get nominated for "Sideways". He didn't. "The Aviator" got a lot more nominations than I expected too. I still haven't seen that movie. I haven't put out any new no clue reviews either in a while. UGH! I was glad to see Jamie Foxx get nominated. Both for "Ray" (where he was amazing) and for "Collateral" (excellent). I was also disappointed that "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" didn't get a Best picture nod. It did receive some other noms though, Best Actress Kate Winslet and Best Original Screenplay.

All in all, it was a pretty good movie year and there were some well deserved nominations. Of course, there are more folks who deserve it too, but they can't all be nominated I guess. Lead actress nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno for "Maria Full Of Grace" must have been surprised. But she was excellent in the film. Too bad that Uma Thurman didn't get a nom for "Kill Bill Vol. 2".

Oh well, I'll be watching and have some predictions up in a few weeks. Anyway, check out the full list of nominees and get ready for Oscar Night on Feb. 27.


Saturday, January 22, 2005

new year, new blog

I decided to convert the no clue news portion of the site into an easier to update blog. I hope you like it. For those that are interested, I'm using It's very easy and has a nice interface. I'll dump the old news into one post soon. The best part about doing the news this way is that you can easily post comments and search for items.

I will get back to doing some updates soon. Until then, here's 3 movies you should consider renting:
Maria Full of Grace - very very excellent movie.
Hitman's Code - directed by my friend David Craig and shot on HD 24 p. Formerly titled "The Face of the Serpent".
The Falls - directed by Paul DeNigris and shot on mini DV. It looks great. Filmed in Buffalo, NY.

Talk to you soon.

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