Obviously Losing

Location: Los Angeles, California

Friday, August 29, 2008

Little Shop of Sexy Jesus

Click here for my PopWatch post about the similarity between Hamlet 2's "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" and the title song from "Little Shop of Horrors."

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Synecdoche sample

Here's a snippet from Charlie Kaufman's script for the brilliant "Synecdoche, New York." I can't get the movie out of my head, and I can't wait to see it again.

In this scene, Caden (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is at an appointment with his therapist, Madeline (Hope Davis).

(click the photo to enlarge)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Samsung Omnia's sweet packaging

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's Zen Time

I finally decided to join the rest of the world and buy a MP3 player.

I purchased the 16GB Creative Zen, which Amazon has on sale for a meager $138. My reasons for going with the Zen over an iPod are many, but I'm going to wait until I actually have the player in my hand before I start talking about it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hooray for Synecdoche

Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York" is:

1. One of the most bizarre movies I have ever seen.
2. Essentially about everything.
3. An amazing display of female performances.
4. Occasionally maddening.
5. The best film I've seen so far this year.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New York, New York

Just sharing one of the photos from my trip last weekend:

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Dark Knight PSA: UV Protection

Apparently there's a bunch of these...

Monday, August 04, 2008

Hans Zimmer

Quotes from my interview with composer Hans Zimmer are here.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Interviewing Charlie Kaufman

I'm doing a phone interview with Charlie Kaufman tomorrow, and I'm a bit worried.

How does one interview one of the most inventive writers in the history of film? Kaufman's brain contains more intelligence and wit than I will ever obtain, and so, what kind of questions does a lesser mind ask when interviewing one of its heroes?

Will Kaufman think I'm dumb? Will he be able to detect my young age and the resulting inexperience of life that comes with being young? Will he humor this beginning journalist's attempt to ask thoughtful and interesting questions?

To quote Maxine from Being John Malkovich, "we'll see..."


Here's the great opening of Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979).

Although, wouldn't it have been even better if Allen wasn't talking over the majority of it? That juxtaposition of Gershwin and New York is so innately powerful that it could have carried the entire sequence all by itself.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Rumors stick on Obama's faith

This troubles me. Click here for the CNN video report.

McCain ad

Really? This is an actual McCain ad? Are you kidding me?