NaNoWriMo and the Denver International Film Festival

This has been a crazy week. I’m trying to write 1700 words a day and attend films at the festival here in Denver at the same. I work in the same building where most of the films are showing, and I have been very lucky in that I have been able to attend many screenings … Continue reading

Attack the Block: The Movie You Didn’t Know You Had to See

A few days ago, I went to go see a film called Attack the Block. Now, I had high expectations for this film but that’s because I have lots of film friends who know about movies like these. However, I’m going to assume that a lot of you will have never heard of this film. … Continue reading

Cowboys and Aliens VS. Captain America

Okay, yes, yes, these are two completely different films. I agree. But I saw both of them this weekend and liked one a lot more than the other. Can you guess which one? It was Captain America. The ways in which these films differ: One is about aliens and Cowboys and Indians (oh my!). The … Continue reading

In Which I Write a Movie

It’s a short movie. 3 pages, really. But a friend came into town this week and had an idea, only a few days to shoot it, and a will to get it made. So we’re doing it. It’s interesting the way collaboration goes with people you’ve never worked with before. I had a bit of … Continue reading

Bridesmaids is Funny, or, the Women in Film Epiphany

Before you start reading, I’m going to drop a bomb on you. Bridesmaids is NOT a chick flick. Repeat, NOT a chick flick. not a romantic comedy. Not a romantic dramedy. It’s a comedy with women. And there is a huge difference. Okay, I’ve harped on this a lot. Women aren’t given a large enough … Continue reading

In Which There is a Pause, or, Finding the Motivation

There is a moment in your life when you wonder what you’re doing here. Scratch that – there are millions of moments, millions and billions of pauses we take throughout our lifetime when we wonder what we’re doing here. Growing up, I knew what I wanted. I still do – but I also thought it … Continue reading

In Which Heroes Has Sucked Out My Brain

**Spoilers ahead** It’s not even well written. The characters and their actions are contrived so much so often that I find myself rolling my eyes. There are so many things that do not make sense, that do not have reason. My ability to suspend disbelief has been pushed to it’s limit. And yet. There is … Continue reading

We Have A Problem

We have a problem. We as in, the human race. Okay, we have several problems. Hundreds, thousands. But I’m going to talk about one. Pride. The absence or refusal of shame. Yesterday, I witnessed a blatant bridge burning on Facebook. Yes, Facebook (word of advice: if you’d like to burn a bridge with one person, … Continue reading

Team Zach (Galifianakis)

I didn’t know who he was a few days ago. And then I watched Visioneers. Then I saw his stand – up comedy. Then I embarked on the Hangover adventure. Then I experienced Due Date. I’ve decided that Zach Galifanakis is a pretty special breed of actor/comedian. In that, he can and actually does act. … Continue reading

In Which I Fall Asleep at My Desk on a Friday

So, it’s Friday. I’m bored at work (as usual). I’m considering jumping into Script Frenzy, in April. I have a few ideas that I’ll need to plot if I’m going to do so, but I think it could be fun. NaNoWriMo was fun and just the sort of challenge I needed. I feel as if … Continue reading