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  1. This is a short film that I recently made. Tim did the poster for it. A 9-minute short film about bullying and school violence from writer/director Brian McQuery. A troubled teenager is haunted by a recent school shooting and commits and an act of extreme violence to defend his sister, but before he turns himself into the police, there is one important thing that he must do. Starring: Jackson White Maura Corsini Julian Comeau Cindy Pickett (FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF) Vernon Wells (THE ROAD WARRIOR, COMMANDO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Gsd8ri3mU Please leave a c
  2. Glad to hear you had such a great time with Michael, Jen, Lance and Mark at the convention. I did a Q&A with Michael and Jen Friday night for the L.A. premiere of THE VICTIM at the New Beverly Cinema and then they got on a plane at 10pm to go to the convention. I've become friends with both of them and they're really great to their fans. They showed up at 6pm and Michael walked over to the fans in line and just talked with them for a while before they did a free poster signing. I got to do an ALIENS 25th anniversary Q&A last summer with Michael, Lance, Mark and Jenette Goldst
  3. Comic-Con 2012... Overall I had a great time. These are the highlights. Hopefully I'm not forgetting anyone/anything! Roomed and hung out with fellow geek Michael Monterastelli. At Comic-Con, I got to see 3 new pilots: ARROW Better than I expected and I really enjoyed the action and some of the humor. REVOLUTION Good, solid, but not great. Was really hoping for a pilot as compelling as LOST, but it was definitely better than TERRA NOVA. THE FOLLOWING Loved this pilot! Knew nothing about it and it played like a sequel to MANHUNTER, which is one of my favorite movies.
  4. I was very happy to be at the COVER STORY panel when Tim was given his Inkpot Award. I took some photos during the panel and of Tim afterward with the Inkpot, which are posted on my FB page. Tim is tagged in them, so if you're his FB friend, you can check them out. Really proud of my dear old friend. I remember the days back at Chicago Comic-Con when he was just starting out. Love that you got some well earned validation this year and hope for nothing but continued success. Congratulations, brother!
  5. I saw this in the theater with my friend Ricardo. We both really enjoyed it and were moved by it. I think Ricardo's comment as we exited the theater was, "That was all heart." While I had some problems with the screenplay and some of the pacing, it's a really powerfully emotional film that I highly recommend.
  6. SLEEPLESS NIGHT My friend Marc told me about this movie. Apparently it has been described as DIE HARD in a nightclub and it was supposed to be great. That’s all I knew about it, so when we had the chance to see it, I went. First of all, forget the comparisons to DIE HARD. Yes, most of it takes place in the nightclub and it involves a cop who has to rescue a family member from gangsters. And yes, it is a smart film with smart characters doing smart things and there are some really solid and believable action sequences. But this is not DIE HARD, so it’s best if you don’t expect it to b
  7. GET THE GRINGO (Ain’t It Cool News at LA Live) I’m a Mel Gibson fan. I grew up watching his movies and several of them are still and always will be favorites. I’ve also enjoyed his work as a Director. A few months ago, I attended the MAD MAX trilogy at the Egyptian, which included a Q&A with Mel. While he was excited about some upcoming projects as a Director, he said he probably wouldn’t be acting again because there are plenty of actors out there who are way better than he is. That really bummed me out. But at that time, I didn’t know that GET THE GRINGO was in the can. I ha
  8. GOD BLESS AMERICA (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith at LA Film School) I really admire what Bobcat Goldthwait is doing as a filmmaker. He’s making movies at a very low budget so that he can make the movies that he wants to make with the goal of pleasing himself and being proud of the work. This isn’t going to make him rich or more famous, but it is resulting in really bold, entertaining films. When I heard about GOD BLESS AMERICA, I wanted to see it. Then I heard my pal Chris Nelson was not only in it, but also did the SFX makeup and I saw the trailer, and it was a must see. After the
  9. HEADHUNTERS I heard from some friends that HEADHUNTERS was a really good picture, so I went to see it using my MoviePass at the Laemmle NoHo 7. I enjoyed this movie from the start, but when it really kicks in, it takes you on a fantastic ride. I don’t want to say much about it, because I knew very little going in and I’m glad I did. The only actor here that I recognized was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, The Kingslayer, on GAME OF THRONES. He is great here and so is the whole cast. The movie is smart, bold, and seems to make sense, though they do stretch some p
  10. THE AVENGERS (The Hero Complex at AMC Burbank) The mere fact that this movie exists is historic. Hanging out in a comic shop as a kid long before Tim Burton’s BATMAN came out, I never would have dreamed that this could happen. Sure, I grew up with the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN films and I loved them. But making four superhero films, IRON MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA, and then combining all those characters into one film is an amazing accomplishment. It’s never been done in any capacity before in film history, to my knowledge. And the fact that it’s an amazing movi
  11. I definitely wasn't referring to you with regard to ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and John Carpenter. I wrote that review a while back and posted it on my Facebook page. Then decided to post it here. Sorry if you thought I was! I had heard that a lot leading up to the film's release.
  12. CABIN IN THE WOODS review: Through great effort and apparently some really good karma, I managed to score tickets to this preview screening at WonderCon which was followed by a Q&A with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, moderated by Geoff Boucher. And I think they made the ticket process a bit too difficult because while I was expecting a huge crowd for this, they didn’t even fill a theater with a capacity of less than 200. I’ve been hearing about this movie for years. Unfortunately it was stuck on a shelf for a while during MGM’s bankruptcy. Sometimes that’s a bad sign because grea
  13. LOCKOUT review: In the early ‘90s, Luc Besson wrote and directed two of the best action movies of the last 25 years, LA FEMME NIKITA and LEON THE PROFESSIONAL. Since then he has directed a handful of movies, some really good, some okay, and has written and produced tons of action movies. But why are most of them so mediocre? There have been a few gems, DISTRICT B13 and TAKEN come to mind, but most of them are weak. How could they come from the same man who made NIKITA and LEON? LOCKOUT is relatively entertaining, but very forgettable. Comparing it to ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK is rather
  14. Happy Birthday, Tom! Stay out of trouble.
  15. I think Tim's wrong on the running time. I think it was about 2 hours. I think the Sundance cut was closer to 2:20. It's inspiring, and I told Mark Pellington this, that he essentially willed this film into being. Jeff Goldsmith's Q&A was about 100 minutes and was really interesting. But see the film before you listen because it's full of spoilers. I love that Pellington is interested in telling stories he's passionate about and wants to continue to do so at low budgets like this. Just because you've made big budget Hollywood films doesn't mean that's all you have to make.
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