Friday, February 13, 2009


This week sucked. I won't go into the reasons, but let's just say I'm getting seriously impatient and I gotta get the fuck out of this daily brain rot/jerk off situation.

But the Craigslist project was a lot of fun and kind of heartening. I kind of thought no one reading the Missed Connections would notice. But they did, and they played along and made it really interesting!

I'm running Fred's Midnight Picnic trailer on TV. You can do that via Google adwords. I don't think this will be profitable at all, but it's an experiment. I paid about $60 for it to run last night a couple times on BBC America and something called CHILLER. It also played on FX during Damages. I think it's going to run on some other channels tonight. It's a bid system, like buying a Facebook ad, and it only goes to homes where cable provider is the Dish Network. (Time Warner or RCN? Forget it.) Adwords estimates it was seen by about 50,000 people last night. I'll be surprised if one of them actually goes to (buy it from the publisher!) or amazon and actually purchases a copy. But hey, why not? I'm going broke anyway.

I read most of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, then stopped. It's about a girl who really really wants to fuck. The writing isn't good and the plot drags.

This alleged murderess, unfortunately, is really "foxy." It also kind of sounds like all prosecution witnesses are just puritans and think she slept around too much.

Check out the amazing list of movies expected to be shown at Cannes:

Broken Embraces (Pedro Almodovar)
Antichrist (Lars Von Trier)
The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
Bright Star (Jane Campion)
Taking Woodstock (Ang Lee)
The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch)
Forgiveness (Todd Solondz)
A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen)
The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderbergh)
The Informant (Steven Soderbergh)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (Terry Gilliam)
Ondine (Neil Jordan)
Agora (Alejandro Amenabar)
Looking For Eric (Ken Loach)
White Material (Claire Denis)
Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe)
Thirst (Park Chan-wook)
Face (Tsai Ming-liang)
Vengeance (Johnny To)
Nymph (Pen-ek Ratanaruang)
Mother (Bong Joon Ho)

WHAT THE FUCK? New movies by Park Chan-wook, Gaspar Noe, and Haneke, not to mention Tarantino, The Coens, Claire Denis, Soderbergh x2, Amenabar, and von Trier? And Solondz and Lee and Campion and Jarmusch? ALL AT ONCE? Does anyone want to pay for me to go? Really, does anyone? Park AND Noe??

There seems to be a bit of disappointment among internet types in response to the trailer for the Tarantino flick. Fascinating. I think it looks awesome, except maybe for Brad Pitt's vocal inflections in his introductory line.

Today I saw the new Friday the 13th remake. It's actually fucking good! A couple times it surprised the shit out of me. (For the record, I don't particularly like the original or any of the sequels I've seen.) The characters are actual characters and the movie is pretty funny. There's a ton of blood, a ton of naked girls, and some good decisions on the part of the writers. It is what it is and it does what it's supposed to do. Only one major problem... what is up with the premise... okay, Jason is killing teens to avenge the killing of his mother... who was killed by teens who she was trying to kill because they weren't paying attention when her son Jason went swimming, so he drowned. So... Jason died, right? But then he's alive as a child again at the beginning... and he grows up to be an adult... seems pretty alive... IS HE ALIVE OR UNDEAD OR WHAT? Early on, one guy says, "he came back" but do they mean he came back from the dead or he wasn't really dead? Whatever, the movie's fucking fun as fuck, go see it. Tomorrow I want to go see Gamorra.