Monday, January 12, 2009

Wrap Up

A lot has been going on. I had a great Christmas in Nashville. Ash and I had fun in PG for New Years, we got to hang with her family and her nieces and our friends for the most part. We didn't get up to Towson this time though. We're coming home again for Spring Break though hopefully.

On our plane from Phoenix to Burbank we rode with Dave Gruber Allen aka Mr. Jeff Rosso from "Freaks and Geeks" and The Naked Trucker from "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show."

Also, at Big Wangs last Tuesday one of the characters from the show "Work Out" was there, Brian Peeler. That makes two "Work Out" characters we've seen out and about since we saw Jesse at Pinkberry a few months ago. Here's the Brian guy.

I have another movie that I wrote coming to DVD soon and the company sent me a screenshot of the DVD cover.

I hope the HIS praises that they're singing are God's and not Pastor Jones', the cover doesn't make that clear. It's like Pastor Jones, singing HIS praises. Hopefully this will be better than the Johnson Family disaster and I can show it to people and be proud of it, you know? According to Wal-Mart's website the release date is May 12, 2009 but I'll keep you updated.

In other film news I am almost done with another draft of my screenplay loosely based on the Cheverly pool. I hope to send this one to everybody I know and get it read. Best case scenario it could get me an agent, worst case no one cares. I'm hoping somewhere in between.

Alright, lots to do today but I'll leave you with this...

I watched 293 movies this year, falling short of my 366 movie goal. This year I'm just going to try and go for an even 300. Here's 2008's list:

Movies I’ve Seen in 2008

All The King’s Men (2006) Steve Zaillian
Wayne’s World (1992) Penelope Spheeris
Shooter (2007) Antoine Fuqua
Hoop Dreams (1994) Steve James
October Sky (1999) Joe Johnston
Murder By Numbers (2002) Barbet Schroeder
Superbad (2007) Greg Mottola
One Missed Call (2008) Eric Valette
Paris Je T’aime (2006) Various
The Break Up (2006) Peyton Reed
Blue Crush (2002) John Stockwell
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino
Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977) George Lucas
Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Irvin Kershner
Idiocracy (2006) Mike Judge
Eastern Promises (2007) David Cronenberg
Big Fish (2003) Tim Burton
Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee
Airplane! (1980) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Huo Yuan Jia (2006) Ronny Yu
Gangs Of New York (2002) Martin Scorsese
Rushmore (1998) Wes Anderson
Dogville (2003) Lars von Trier
Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius “Hook” Mitchell (2003) William O’Neill, Michael Skolnik
There Will Be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson *
Cloverfield (2008) Matt Reeves *
The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese
Manderlay (2005) Lars von Trier
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002) Alfonso Cuaron
Swimming With Sharks (1994) George Huang
The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001) Joel Coen
3:10 To Yuma (2007) James Mangold *
The Big Lebowski (1998) Joel Coen
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Brett Ratner
Eagle vs Shark (2007) Taika Cohen
Saved! (2004) Brian Dannelly
Rocket Science (2007) Jeffrey Blitz
Alpha Dog (2006) Nick Cassavetes
Wayne’s World 2 (1993) Stephen Surjik
Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi (1983) Richard Marguand
Juno (2007) Diablo Cody
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Quentin Tarantino
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Quentin Tarantino
Barton Fink (1991) Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
The United States of Leland (2004) Matthew Ryan Hoge
The Elephant Man (1980) David Lynch
The King of Kong (2007) Seth Gordon
Visions of Light (1993) Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) Joel Hodgson
The Savages (2007) Tamara Jenkins
Hot Fuzz (2007) Edgar Wright
Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott
Unbreakable (2000) M. Night Shyamalan
Harold and Maude (1971) Hal Ashby
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Tim Story
Dan In Real Life (2007) Peter Hedges
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Ben Affleck
Jumper (2008) Doug Liman
Diary of the Dead (2007) George A. Romero
X-Men (2000) Bryan Singer
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Andrew Dominik
Once (2006) John Carney
Michael Clayton (2007) Tony Gilroy
We Own The Night (2007) James Gray
Trois Couleurs: Bleu (1993) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Michael Caine: Acting In Film (1989) Michael Caine
The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Wes Anderson
Saw IV (2007) Darren Lynn Bousman
The Limey (1999) Steven Soderbergh
Fargo (1996) Joel Coen
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theaters (2007) Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis
Apocalypto (2006) Mel Gibson
Knocked Up (2007) Judd Apatow
A Simple Plan (1998) Sam Raimi
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Anthony Minghella
Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee
No Country For Old Men (2007) Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Craig Gillespie
El Orfanato (2007) Juan Antonio Bayona
Awake (2007) Joby Harold
Rendition (2007) Gavin Hood
Sunshine (2007) Danny Boyle
The Amateurs (2005) Michael Traeger
American Movie (1999) Chris Smith
Southland Tales (2006) Richard Kelly
Borderland (2007) Zev Berman
Semi-Pro (2008) Ken Alterman
Bread and Roses (2000) Ken Loach
Best In Show (2000) Christopher Guest
Tooth and Nail (2007) Mark Young
O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) Joel Coen
Into The Wild (2007) Sean Penn
Crazy Eights (2006) James Koya Jones
The Machinist (2004) Brad Anderson
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) Goran Dukic
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Tim Burton
Breaking the Waves (1996) Lars von Trier
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) Jake Kasdan
P2 (2007) Franck Khalfoun
Jackass Number Two (2006) Jeff Tremaine
The Lion King (1994) Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Atonement (2007) Joe Wright
The Baxter (2005) Michael Showalter
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Nicholas Stoller * *
Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) David Wain
The School of Rock (2003) Richard Linklater
Smiley Face (2007) Gregg Araki
Bee Movie (2007) Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Iron Man (2008) Jon Favreau
The Ruins (2008) Carter Smith
I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With (2005) Jeff Garlin
Teeth (2006) Mitchell Lichtenstein
Confessions of a Superhero (2007) Matt Ogens
Billy Madison (1995) Tamra Davis
Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (2005) Michael Drumm
American Cannibal (2006) Perry Grebin, Michael Nigro
Two Days in April (2006) Don Argott
Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006) Michael Blieden
American Pimp (2000) Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Andrew Adamson
I’m Not There (2007) Todd Haynes
Seven Up! (1964) Paul Almond
Seven Plus Seven (1971) Paul ALmond
Finding Neverland (2004) Marc Forster
Baby Mama (2008) Michael McCullers
Speed (1994) Jan De Bont
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Steven Spielberg
What Happens in Vegas (2008) Tom Vaughan
Speed Racer (2008) The Wachowski Brothers
The Strangers (2008) Bryan Bertino
Mission Impossible III (2006) J.J. Abrams
Cassandra’s Dream (2007) Woody Allen
Elizabethtown (2005) Cameron Crowe
Sicko (2007) Michael Moore
The Wedding Singer (1998) Frank Coraci
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005) Jim Sheridan
Pastor Jones 2: Help Save My Daughter (2006) Jean-Claude La Marre
Cashback (2006) Sean Ellis
The Happening (2008) M. Night Shyamalan
Pastor Jones 4: Sisters in Spirit 2 (2008) Jean-Claude La Marre
Hell House (2001) George Ratliff
Kung Fu Panda (2008) Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show (2006) Ari Sandel
Funny Games (2007) Michael Haneke *
Horror Business (2006) Christopher P. Garetano
An Evening With Kevin Smith (2002) J.M. Kenny
Happiness (1998) Todd Solondz
An Evening With Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) J.M. Kenny
Be Kind Rewind (2008) Michel Gondry *
Super High Me (2007) Michael Blieden
The Grand (2007) Zak Penn
The Puffy Chair (2005) Jay Duplass
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2007) Scott Glosserman
The Onion Movie (2008) Tom Kuntz, Mike Maguire
Small Town Gay Bar (2006) Malcolm Ingram
In Bruges (2008) Martin McDonagh
Almost Famous (2000) Cameron Crowe
Almost Heroes (1998) Christopher Guest
WALL-E (2008) Andrew Stanton *
Film Geek (2005) James Westby
Full Frontal (2002) Steven Soderbergh
Charlie Bartlett (2007) Jon Poll
Spun (2002) Jonas Akerlund
Wanted (2008) Timur Bekmambetov *
The Host (2006) Joon Ho Bong
Match Point (2005) Woody Allen
Drillbit Taylor (2008) Steven Brill
What Would Jesus Buy (2007) Rob VanAlkemade
Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs (2008) Peter Avanzino
The Ten (2006) David Wain
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg
Jerry Maguire (1996) Cameron Crowe
Get Smart (2008) Peter Segal
The Mist (2007) Frank Darabont
300 (2007) Zack Snyder
Just Add Water (2007) Hart Bochner
Vanilla Sky (2001) Cameron Crowe
Dreams On Spec (2007) Daniel Snyder
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) Robert Rodriguez
Johnson Family Dinner (2008) Jamison Brandi
Dan in Real Life (2007) Peter Hedges
In The Valley of Elah (2007) Paul Haggis
Saw II (2005) Darren Lynn Bousman
Solaris (2002) Steven Soderbergh
My Kid Could Paint That (2007) Amir Bar-Lev
Dreamcatcher (2003) Lawrence Kasdan
Pineapple Express (2008) David Gordon Green
Boyz N Da Hood (1991) John Singleton
Doomsday (2008) Neil Marshall
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson
Space Jam (1996) Joe Pytka
Overnight (2003) Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith
Step Brothers (2008) Adam McKay
Stop-Loss (2008) Kimberly Peirce
Beowulf (2007) Robert Zemeckis
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Peter Jackson
George Washington (2000) David Gordon Green
Jurassic Park (1993) Steven Spielberg
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) Dennis Dugan
Gerry (2002) Gus Van Sant
All The Real Girls (2003) David Gordon Green
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Steven Spielberg
Smart People (2008) Noam Murro
Risky Business (1983) Paul Brickman
Lucky # Slevin (2006) Paul McGuigan
Hellboy (2004) Guillermo del Toro
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Tropic Thunder (2008) Ben Stiller
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) Vadim Perelman
The Family Stone (2005) Thomas Bezucha
Matchstick Men (2003) Ridley Scott
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008) Peggy Holmes
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
21 (2008) Robert Luketic
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Joel Coen
Baby Mama (2008) Michael McCullers
Outsourced (2006) John Jeffcoat
Changing Lanes (2002) Roger Michell
Jurassic Park III (2001) Joe Johnston
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Peter Jackson
Postal (2007) Uwe Boll
Son of Rambow (2007) Garth Jennings
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) Alex Gibney
Burn After Reading (2008) Joel and Ethan Coen
Snow Angels (2007) David Gordon Green
Heart and Souls (1993) Ron Underwood
Clerks (1994) Kevin Smith
South of Pico (2007) Ernst Gossner
Eagle Eye (2008) DJ Caruso
The Foot Fist Way (2006) Jody Hill
Hot Rod (2007) Akiva Schaffer
Choke (2008) Clark Gregg
The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008) Chris Bell
Cabin Fever (2003) Eli Roth
Batman (1989) Tim Burton
Jackie Brown (1997) Quentin Tarantino
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan (2008) Dennis Dugan
Enchanted (2007) Kevin Lima
Masters of Horror: Dario Argento: Jenifer (2006) Dario Argento
Paranoid Park (2007) Gus Van Sant
The Eye (2007) Xavier Palud
Bad Boys (1995) Michael Bay
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) Robert Greenwald
Young @ Heart (2007) Stephen Walker
W. (2008) Oliver Stone
Saw V (2008) David Hackl
Synecdoche, New York (2008) Charlie Kaufman
Fracture (2007) Gregory Hoblit
Run, Fat Boy, Run (2008) David Schwimmer
Role Models (2008) David Wain
Body Of Lies (2008) Ridley Scott
Good Luck Chuck (2007) Mark Helfrich
CQ (2002) Roman Coppola
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson
The Promotion (2008) Steve Conrad
Batman Returns (1992) Tim Burton
Johnson Family Christmas Dinner (2008) Eurika Pratts *
Vantage Point (2007) Pete Travis
The Morgan Lacrosse Story (2008) Luke David
Mean Girls (2004) Mark S. Waters
Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) Ronny Yu
Milk (2008) Gus Van Sant
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Louis Leterrier
Groundhog Day (1993) Harold Ramis
Horton Hears a Who (2008) Steve Martino
Monster (2003) Patty Jenkins
Four Christmases (2008) Seth Gordon
All About the Benjamins (2002) Kevin Bray
The Year One (2009, advanced screening) Harold Ramis
I Love You, Man (2009, advanced screening) John Hamburg
Sin City (2005) Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan *
American Teen (2008) Nanette Burstein
Transporter 2 (2005) Louis Leterrier
Transporter 3 (2008) Olivier Megaton
Bolt (2008) Byron Howard
The House Bunny (2008) Fred Wolf
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) David Fincher
Bedtime Stories (2008) Adam Shankman

* = multiple viewings

It's weird/ cool, I can remember what was going on in my life around those movies. Like the LAFSC era, seeing Iron Man right before going back to MD for a month. Seeing Kung Fu Panda at the Paramount studio lot with my roommate before Ashlea moved out here. Good stuff.

This was a very long post.