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.