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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Hunt for Mercenaries

Ah, hiring. The last time I had to do this, it was college kids with little experience that I didn't have to pay. Had some good ones, some bad ones and some I'm still friends with to this day. But now I need high-end talent.

Work is blowing up and I'm tired of working 80 hours a week. Soooo, time to bring in some hired goons...I mean guns!


Well, not literally 'guns'. The few people I do need 'taken care of' can probably be handled by a hobo for $5. I need talent for other things. Interwebby things.

Stephen King's THE MIST!!! FINALLY!!!

This Fall is gonna be horror-iffic. I can't WAIT.


Monday, August 27, 2007

Sunny Funnies!

If you don't watch It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, you SHOULD.

Danny DeVito & The Contract

Hipster Olympics

I can't decide which one made me laugh more. The hunt for the ironic t-shirt or the self-taken MySpace photo challenge.


So, if you're one of our friends in the LA area, chances are you've already seen this, but just in case:


This is the latest addition to The Compound. The inflatable screen is less than $250, and is only available at Wal-Mart. So I bought it from eBay. Cost me a little more, but cheaper than losing a piece of my soul. The projector was considerably more expensive, but not too bad. I think the screen, projector, 2-channel receiver, speakers and speaker wire (I already had a spare DVD player) ran about $1200. Not too shabby!

We initially tested the screen with Starship Troopers, mostly to balance the audio (I bought the speakers from people on craigslist). Shortly after, we had a small birthday party for Dinah and showed Goonies, which ruled. Our big premiere was Raising Arizona and last Friday was Mystery Men. I had hoped more people could have checked that one out because the movie is pretty rad. But no worries. The next show will be CLASH OF THE TITANS. So, so sweet.

Depending on the weather, I don't know how many more we'll have before it gets too chilly, but the plan is to have a fire and marshmallow roasting while watching Better Off Dead as our last hurrah before I store the screen until next summer.

And really, setting this whole thing up takes less than 20 minutes and is even quicker to take down.

Pretty awesome, indeed. Now the question is....what do we add next?!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Countdown to TV-Time

So we had a chance to check out a few of the pilots for the Fall and Pushing Daisies and Reaper are definitely worth checking out. Daisies is a great little comedy about a guy who can touch people and they come back to life until he touches them again. The story-telling style is very similar to the fantastic elements of, say, James & the Giant Peach, Big Fish or Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. Paul Reubens was just cast to join the show as well.


Reaper is an awesome comedy about a loser kid who works at Costco who finds out on his 21st birthday that his parents sold his soul to the Devil and now he has to work for him collecting escaped souls (i.e. demons with different powers). The Devil is played by Ray Wise and reminds me of The Mayor from Buffy. Good stuff! There's tons of other shows starting, so I figure I'll check some pilots out and see what's what.


Here's a list of premiere dates for stuff we may check out depending on the reviews, though most likely the majority will be pushed off until DVD, since it's waaaaaaay too much. Man, I remember when there was just nothing on TV at all. Yeek!

9/8 Torchwood
9/13 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
9/17 Prison Break
9/17 K-Ville
9/23 Cold Case
9/23 Family Guy
9/24 Chuck
9/24 How I Met Your Mother
9/24 Heroes
9/24 CSI: Miami
9/24 Journeyman
9/25 Bones
9/25 House
9/25 Reaper
9/26 Bionic Woman
9/26 Gossip Girl
9/26 Private Practice
9/26 Dirty Sexy Money
9/26 Life
9/27 My Name Is Earl
9/27 Smallville
9/27 Ugly Betty
9/27 C.S.I.
9/27 Grey's Anatomy
9/27 The Office
9/27 Big Shots
9/28 Moonlight
9/30 Dexter
10/3 Pushing Daisies
10/4 30 Rock
10/4 Supernatural
10/5 Friday Night Lights
10/12 Women's Murder Club
10/21 Viva Laughlin
10/25 Scrubs

Movies A-Go-Go!

Here's some cool stuff from the past month that I've come across.

The 30 Days of night poster (which I may have posted before) and the RED BAND (R-Rated) trailer and super-sweet extended scene with nasty little vampire.

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Also, here's the red-band trailer for Aliens vs. Predator 2. It looks cheesy, but gory as hell, so at least it's got that going for it.

This flick Dragon Wars looks RIDICULOUSLY awesome. I definitely plan on checking this one out. Maybe not sober, though.


In the same vein as 30 Days of Night (i.e. graphic novel adaptation) Kate Beckinsale is starring in Whiteout, which is a murder-mystery set in Antarctica. They did an awesome job with the poster. Not creative, but definitely cool.


And last but not least, New Line is looking at a film called Croc Vs. Shark, about a small town in Australia that gets flooded during a natural catastrophe. So. Awesome.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Can't, Won't, Don't Stop...

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Gotta keep movin'!

August and July have gone by in a vicious blur. We've been glued to laptops for up to 80 hours a week, cutting, pasting, e-mailing over and over and over again, just keeping up with a busy workload.

We were too busy to do any sort of business development like building our website, getting company materials made, creating a budget, dealing with expenses & taxes & invoicing and all that good stuff. We just ran and ran and ran.

Here's the weird thing. We haven't asked anyone for new business and yet we've secured 2 side projects, are on the verge of signing a new client, have a lunch set up with another and 2 others that just need a follow up call.

Apparently "Yeah, I have my own company, we specialize in online PR" is some sort of freakish roofie for entertainment industry folks.

Crazy. And here all I wanted to do was work at home. I'm gonna get forced into an office at this rate, dammit. We gotta start hiring soon, too.

HIRING. That's just nuts.

OK, I gotta run.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Why there's been no new posts

I'm in hiding!