Watching True Detective this season, I was struck by the overweight brooding that filled every scene like sugar in a fattening pie. Every frame occupied not just by movie-turned-tv stars but with their DEMONS spiraling all around their heads. Read more
Inspired by the depth and emotional resonance of True Detective, I felt compelled to introduce the world to “Jack Harley” a grizzled man with deep emotional problems.
Download the PDF of Jack Harley: A Troubled Man with Big Boy Problems.
This is late and dumb, but I don’t care.
Look out, babies! Or rest easy, adults! (I haven’t worked out the science on this concept) He’s either a baby who is dressed in sleeveless leather outfits and struggles through the world OR he’s a bounty hunting badass who can’t talk? I dunno. I was watching Dog the Bounty Hunter at the gym and my heart was racing and then this happened.
What do Neal Patrick Harris, Leonardo DiCaprio and Scarlett Johansson have in common?
They have all changed!
See what the ravages of time have done to them.
Freestyle Releasing released the faith-based film “The Identical” this week to tepid reviews and low box office. The Nashville rock n roll identical twin melodrama starring Ray Liotta and Ashley Judd was only able to muster $1.9 million in 1,966 sites this weekend. With such low box office numbers, does this mean that God is dead?
God has had a good run with many of his films performing well including “God’s Not Dead” which boasts a worldwide box office total of $62 million, against a $2 million budget. After that movie, God was riding high. Maybe a little too high…God, coming off that masterful turn at the box office, defied critics and went on to greenlight “The Identical”. Some in His inner circle questioned the logic of picking a script based on the hack premise of identical twins separated at birth, but God didn’t listen. He got on the phone with Ashely Judd and Ray Liotta and offered them either eternal salvation or more than scale, which they accepted.
So now the box office numbers come in and like the rest of us, God has to be wondering if His days in the sun are now over. Are we sick of God? Has his shtick grown tired? Maybe it’s time God takes a little break and leaves the filmmaking to the filmmakers. (Hey God, maybe you go back to healing the sick or causing floods or whatever it is that you do these days?) But if Freestyle Releasing’s website is any indication, God has no plans to get out of the movie business any time soon. In fact, God has decided to cast His favorite person, His only living Son, Nicolas Cage in a remake of the Kirk Cameron “classic” “Left Behind”.
Seriously, God? Is this your move?
I think we can all agree that God peaked with “The Universe”. Since then, it’s been shit city with dud after dud after dud. Typhoons? Ebola? Non stop war? “The Identical”? Might be time to hang up the tunic, God and take a break. Maybe, just maybe, if “Left Behind” is as big a disaster as “The Identical” or Free Will, God will go back to that big La Z Boy in the sky and leave filmmaking to the pros.
Still can’t believe last night’s Modern Family where Phil tragically kicked the bucket in a firearms accident with his son.
Sleep deprived and working a long day in Newport last week, I came up with the idea of “March of the Juggalos” a beautiful marriage between March of the Penguins and the annual festival that is the Gathering of the Juggalos. Read more
From Twitter’s (TWTR -900%) video department comes this gem of a video that features people around the world sharing their World Cup experiences around the World Cup using twitter posts and vine videos. The video also also employs a cool technique of environment reactive sprites a la “Little Big Planet” to have little twitter birds dance around the world in Paris, Chicago and even the site of the World Cup, Rio. The thing with Rio is that their most iconic image is Christ on a peak with his arms outstretched over Rio. So seeing those little corporate logos dancing around his body is a little unnerving.
Here is a screencap. Christ: He Died for Our Tweets