Sunday, November 26, 2006

Movie Review - Monster House

Wow...this movie was kind of disturbing. The writing was really interesting, and the animation was awesome (although I still think the only animated film to get cartoon humans right was "The Incredibles") but wow, it had some pretty adult themes, and the last 20 minutes of the film all I could think about was "did the house really eat and digest those cops and Jason Lee?". Anyway, I find myself loving animated movies more and more these days, and Monster House was a pleasant surprise.

Speaking of Critics...Movie Review - F is for Fake

This one is weird yet intriguing. First off let me say that Orson Welles is probably more in love with himself than a nomal person should be. Then again Orson Welles never was considered a normal person.
So this is a pseudo documentary that tells the story of Elmyr De Hory, and Clifford Irving. De Hory who was the probably the world's greatest art forger, (a concept I'm not sure I completely understand, I mean does he copy existing paintings by famous artists or does he make new ones that LOOK like some famous artist painted them? Yeah...probably the second one...thanks for giving me the time to work/type this out) and Irving who wrote De Hory's biography, and then in later years lied about getting permission from the recluse Howard Hughes to write his biography and publish it (see the upcoming film "The Hoax" starring Richard Gere as tells the whole story).
Anyway the plot aside this film despite it's awful 70's audio dubbing and the presence of O.W.'s lame 70's girlfriend is way ahead of it's time in terms of its' non-linear editing and storytelling. The theme I enjoyed most about the film however, is that we put way too much stock in so called "experts". For example in the film they site that of the majority of art experts who examined De Hory's forgeries of artists like Picasso, almost none of them could tell that they were fake.
I think this film makes a brilliant point. What is an expert? What makes a critic right?

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Movie Review - The Proposition

Wow...more on this later. Got to go to bed for at least 8 hours.
It's later now. So this movie was beautiful and yet incredibly violent. Probably a safe bet to say that it's not for everyone. I have a feeling, perhaps a bad feeling that I'm falling more in love with quiet often slow paced films, spotted with moments of violence, embraced by the artistic elite. Gosh I hate critics, especially when I agree with them.

Awful Movie Review - Stay Alive

So this is the first review I did of a movie that was awful which I knew going into it.
-Jeff 11-2-07

First Movie...Stay Alive...Let the pain begin

Lot of interesting one of the crappiest movies I have ever seen. Why...Why...Why do I do this to myself? I think for some reason known only to Heaven and Idiot Savants that I was slightly intrigued by the plot...WHY??? Why do I have an addiction to STUPID lame genre movies?
On a side-note, I think Sophia Bush is cool as a goth chick.

I feel good about tonight...well yesternight

Been out of sorts lately with ComedySportz, but tonight felt good. I invited this girl that I barely know at all and somehow I still performed well. Which is crazy because usually when I invite someone I don't do well or at least I don't feel good about it.

One thing I find sad however is that sometimes when I feel like I have a good show I worry that my performance was at the expense of the other players, and I base the shows on how I did, and not how we did as a team or an ensemble. I just hope that everyone enjoyed it tonight and felt good about it. Players especially. I did. Real thought for the day tonight.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Ouch - 11-18-06

I think I need to start to reexamine my diet when I find myself eating more than one serving of fried cheese in one day.

What happened?

So I've been gone friends. I've been gone for quite a while. Where have I gone? I don't know. I've been working on my movie for a while now. I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth it. All that money, all this time. All I want is the chance to make something better, with a bigger budget, and the kind of crew that I can trust (not that these people I worked with weren't great. I would definitely work with all of them again). Anyway. What a cliche' Sometimes I hate being this introspective.
PS. Sometimes I want to pronounce it "Cove"-n not "Coven" like "Oven".