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Friday, June 29, 2007

One to go...

Wednesday: Liz Claiborne

Today: Joel Siegel

Who's Number Three gonna be?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Deutchland Über Alles!

You gotta love the Germans! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

And in more retarded news, apparently Larry King just scored the first interview with Paris Hilton after her GRUELING prison sentence. You go Larry, get that third Peabody award.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Where the Wild Things Are!

wherethewildthingsarebig.jpg, originally uploaded by macslost.

Remember how awesome this was?

Now check out Spike Jonze's version!!!!!


Nice! It'll go with my Tanqueray Tape Dispenser.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

IRON MAN cast!

ironmancast.jpg, originally uploaded by macslost.

Next summer can't come quick enough. I know, I know, you're saying "Dude, THIS summer is only half over! You still have Die Hard, Transformers, Harry Potter, Bourne Supremacy, Ratatouille, Stardust and War to look forward to! Calm down!"

But, dude, you SAW the Indiana Jones 4 photo. And check out this cast photo from Iron Man! HOW AWESOMELY EVIL DOES JEFF BRIDGES LOOK?!?!

Not to mention, next summer has the new Hulk with Ed Norton, Pixar's Wall-E, the new Narnia flick, Mummy 3 with Jet Li & Michaelle Yeoh, Get Smart remake with Steve Carrell, Tonight He Comes and oh, right, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT and HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY. Kinda forgot about those 2.

So I get excited about movies. Leave me alone.

I heart Marshall & Earl

Mr Brooks, originally uploaded by macslost.

What the HELL? As far as I was concerned, Kevin Costner had only done 2 good movies since Waterworld (I liked it and won't apologize for it). Thirteen Days and Open Range were both fairly fantastic films. Beyond that, I've avoided most of the dreck he's put out in order to keep my eyes, my soul and my sanity. In fact, when I saw the poster for Mr. Books, I cringed. Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Demi Moore and Dane Cook? Ugh. Not that I had anything against William Hurt. Plus, what the hell kind of movie was it with a poster like that? And it's called "Mr. Brooks". Lame, right?

And then Allistair said that he liked it (why he saw it in the first place, I couldn't say, but maybe he actually watched a trailer or read about it, which I did NOT). And if Mikey Likes It, then you best look into it.

Needless to say, it was pretty much 2 hours of homicidal glee. I was thoroughly entertained and what you DON'T get from the trailer (and don't go reading anything about the movie, just watch the trailer if you need more) is the relationship between Costner and Hurt. It's FANTASTIC. Pretty much every conversation they have is awesome.

Anyway, this movie was a big surprise and I recommend checking it out.

Friday, June 22, 2007


Woo-Hoo!, originally uploaded by macslost.

I would have posted this YESTERDAY, but my goddamn internet was out and now my blackberry is fucked up.

Urgh! Stupid technology.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Nick @#*$&%^# Fury?

Nick @#*$&%^# Fury?, originally uploaded by macslost.

Rumor on AICN is that Sam Jackson just filmed a scene as Nick Fury in the new Iron Man movie. If this is TRUE, it would be awesome, because he might be able to appear in other Marvel flicks in the future.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wolfman's got nards!!!!


Yipee-Ki-Yay, Mother F@#$*!

Ok, so the new Die Hard flick looks ridiculous and seems to be missing the charm of the old has-been John McClane that just beats the bad guys by the skin of his reluctant teeth. Anyway, this video is pretty funny and features some new action sequences form the new one and now I'm kinda excited to see it.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

FF2: Rise of the Silver Surfer

FF2: Rise of the Silver Surfer, originally uploaded by macslost.

Or, more appropriately, "Fuck You". Maybe that'll be my new curse. "Hey! FF you, buddy!"

I'm not going to go on a rant like the turd Spidey 3 was because I never really liked the Fantastic Four and had little to no expectations for either film. The first movie was tepid, but amusing, and Chris Evans was totally entertaining as Johnny Storm.

The contempt for the characters & fans in the second film is just unacceptable. Sue Storm should have just been killed in the opening scene and left at that. Who needs icky dumb girls anyway?

This time around nothing but the Surfer is interesting. And even HE is neutered 5 minutes after he shows up, which is 30 minutes into an already boring movie. This, like Pirates 3, was all talking with 2 action sequences. Only the 'action' in FF2 is more geared towards violence to your anus and mostly against your will, although you did volunteer to go into the theater in the first place.

Anyway, don't watch this. And no, being drunk will NOT help this. I was drunk. Or close to it. And it didn't help.

Marvel needs to stop for a second, take a breath and revisit having actual film auteurs handling their properties. Though Iron Man, Ant-Man and the next Hulk flick sound pretty good.

Then again, that's how I got suckered into Daredevil and Ghost Rider.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


After posting the trailer for the return of the Coen Bros., here's some more!

The return of Pixar!

The return of Westerns and Russell Crowe!

The return of the political conspiracy!

The return of the creepy-kid thriller!

Hot DAMN! The Coen's are back!

Ditching their main-stream run with top-end talent, the Coen's are back with a furious, albeit low-budget, vengeance and I can't WAIT.

Friday, June 15, 2007

PORN will not decide the HD format war

I keep seeing this pop up all over the place and have a succinct response to this. Please spread the word:

They found the cheapest and quickest way to get as much porn into the hands of consumers as possible. Consumers no longer had to go to theaters and the industry could now crank out hundreds of films a week and sell them immediately instead of making prints and making small-change off of a handful of showings a day.

Internet porn. It's FREE for fuck's sake and anonymous. Only the government knows. And the guy that watches you through the window. And now the porn industry doesn't have to produce any hard materials. Just slap the digital feed online and collect the cash.

Now you're an expert in case anyone ever brings it up again.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

So Good, It's Bad

Now that we've launched our new company, I've felt a SLIGHT need to step up my game a little bit to prove that we're wroth the 'risk' of hiring.

Downside? Me adding any additional effort to a job I already rock the face off of has caused an exponential increase in my workload. Like digging that extra foot and getting a gusher of oil or whatever. There's no nervous sensation like I'm going to mess anything up, but I have found myself becoming prone to anxiety attacks again because I can't seem to reach a stopping point - ever.

I keep making lists of things I need to do and it seems to stay the same length, no matter what I cross off. So I can be productive as a sumbitch, and I know I get more done than most people I know, but it never seems to be enough. And yet I've never really been an over-achiever per se (especially when i could coast-by). I CAN be, but it's not in my nature.

Anyway, long story short, I got up at about 6:45 this morning and the only break I've taken since then is to run to Target real quick (20 minutes) and to write this. Which is a little over 18 hours of work today. Damn.

To be fair, though, I work a LITTLE slower (not much, though) because I watch movies I've seen before, mostly because I can. Today I watched Colors, The Getaway, Evolution and Deep Rising. I NEVER get tired of watching Deep Rising. It's one of the most entertaining guns vs. monster movies ever. The ILM effects are pretty choice, as always.

I should be listening to music, but lately I've had little to no interest in listening to anything. I burnt myself out buying millions of CDs and songs. I do the same thing with books, actually. I buy 3 for every 1 that I actually read.

My new TV comes, soon, and I'll be DAMN sure I make time for THAT.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

UGH! Stupid losing things.

One of the DAMN annoying things I have to do today is recreate my Movie Log and my DVD-To-Get list. See, I keep an Excel sheet of all of my DVDs. There are 4500+ of them so it's a monster. Anyway, after I added about 100-200 DVDs to it over the last month, I neglected to back up my thumb drive and then somehow lost it. Now, I don't have to recreate the master list from scratch, because that would take FOREVER. But. I did put about a third of the movies away that I got, so I have to browse through and pull whatever I can remember I got out to input back into the last updated list I have. Ugh.

It'll get done, though. Then I need a new thumb drive.

Ah, Hollywood, how I miss you...rarely.

crowded, originally uploaded by macslost.

So, these past few days we had a few happenings going on in the Hollywood area.

Thursday night I hit the Grove for a 7:30 flick with Allistair. 28 Weeks Later, which started 40 Minutes Later, because some lame screening was going on and the theater moved the showtime back. Which left room for dinner and drinks first, so that was fine. Movie wasn't too bad, either.

Friday night, our Kiwi friend Emma had her final art show before skipping back to New Zealand. She's an amazing artist and we actually ended up investing in one of her paintings to go over our fireplace. We've been looking for 2 years for something to hang there, so we're really happy we have something that suits us and a friend actually painted it.

Then on Saturday we hit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a screening of Harold & Maude, which was awesome, since I hadn't seen it in at least 12 years.

Point is, while all of these events were thoroughly enjoyable, the clusterfuck that is Hollywood traffic & parking is just so damn annoying that it almost takes away from the fun you do have. Even going to the cemetery is drama since you have to be there NO LATER than 90 minutes early for a medium-known film and more than 2 hours for something popular. Luckily you can bring whatever you want and get hammered and stuff yourself with awesome picnic food while you wait.

I seem to have manipulated my schedule enough for the past two years that I had forgotten how bad it was. Needless to say, as soon as the first Click check comes in, I'm buying my own backyard theater. First up? KENNY. And you're all invited.

No traffic, no line and plenty of parking. Damn, I'm getting crotchety. Just no patience for that crap anymore.

Best Movie Poster Ever (er, today anyway)

Link Fall can NOT get here fast enough.

This is the movie poster for the next non-superhero comic book adaptation. Premise: Vampires get together to feast on a town in Alaska that has no sun for 30 days. Mmmmmmm.

Also? Check the super-sweet teaser for the I AM LEGEND adaptation. Looks freakin' AWESOME.

UPDATE!!! Allistair just pointed out that IGN has the 30 Days of Night trailer!! It's RAD!

Sometimes things just click.

Click circle logo.jpg, originally uploaded by macslost.

So! While I would be the first person in line to tell you that you should totally start your own company, I would heavily emphasize that it IS, in fact, a pain in the ass. People just don't tell you about the inane little things you need BESIDES your set-up with the government and name filing. Then there's the business license, bank accounts, health insurance, BUSINESS insurance. Plus the internal stuff like making the logo, website, business cards, writing proposals, etc.

Actually, the designing process is kinda cool. And our logo is freakin' awesome. And the website layouts we've seen are also pretty damn cool. It's really the paperwork that's damn annoying.

But in the end? You get PAID. PAID, PAID, PAID. I bought a 52" LCD flat-panel TV the other day. It'll be delivered this week, hopefully. Then, I will pair it with my PS3, get a whole mess of Blu-Ray DVDs and never leave the house again.

Of course, now that we work at home, we don't really need to anyway. Woo-hoo!