Thursday, December 31, 2009

Some Audible Treats For Ya



This collection includes The Roots rehearsing a bunch of interstitial tracks for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

1. Head Slicer
2. Wearwolf Barmitzva
3. Spain Rehashing (Featuring Chick Corea)
4. The Juice of Chicago
5. Baatin
6. Woman
7. Choir Fire
8. Teen Town According To Owen Biddle
9. Once In A Lifetime
10. Cant Keep Headphones on Head!! COTDAMMY!
11. Sizuuuuuuurpin
12. Red Toe Nail Bashing
13. Dreams Pt.2
14. Wan Cook Soup?
15. Blinded By The Light (No Douche Here)
16. Someone Is Late To Dentist Appointment
17. Caveman For Dennis Quaid
18. I Get Lifted
19. Like This Anna Torv
20. Breezin (ft. George Benson)
21. EvenzarahlikesTHISone
22. The Suits
23. Usher In That Choir

Enjoy: Link

Saturday, December 26, 2009

NORM!



I love Reg E. Cathey.

Lots of peeps from The Wire showing up in Season 4 of Oz.

Herc
Lester
Norm
Daniels (with a wackass Jamaican accent)

Yo, this Beecher vs Schillinger thing is getting a little tired. I wish the writers would move on.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

More | Less

2010

Film | Television
Writing | Reading
Phone calls | Text messaging
Friendship building | Wasting time with acquaintances
Travel | Not traveling
Socializing | PS3
Worrying about what accessories to buy | Worrying about what clothes to buy
Making money | Being a broke ass nigguh

"Slicker This Year"

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Have No Internet

This is what happens when you share a bill with someone. Forced to the library to check emails, job search and blog.

I'm currently looking at other providers, but until then, posts will be a little more sporadic than usual.

In the meantime, check out the recently released 2009 Black List.

A quick scan tells me that revenge stories seem to be popular with writers these days; someone has an idea similar to something i wanted to write (i'm not deterred); and the silliest script title comes courtesy of Wendy and Lizzy Molyneux.

MY SISTER IS MARRYING A DOUCHEBAG

“A young woman, thinking that her sister’s new fiance is a douchebag, sets out to sabotage their wedding.”

AGENT William Morris Endeavor - Phil D’amecourt, Simon Faber
MANAGER Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment - Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone

2009 Black List: link

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rap Videos Suck

Starring Raekwon The Chef



I'm so not feeling hip hop videos nowadays. Why do they all look like high school film class projects? Is it because it's all digital? bad direction? bad editing? bad lighting? All of the above? I'm by no means a film major, so somebody help me out here. There's just no warmth or personality in any of these videos.

Tell me you wouldn't rather watch the video below. This is what you do with a small budget.



I feel like I've made this rant before. If I have, please forgive me.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Black List



The Black List compiles top 10 lists of favorite film scripts read by over 250 film executives. The films with the most mentions (as of 2008 4 mentions are needed to be listed) are ranked and published yearly.

The lists from 2005 to 2008 have been made available for download on their website. It's a pretty interesting read. Some of your favorite movies will appear on the list, while some that rated as favorites among the execs bombed (Passengers), or are still in development hell.

2008 seems to have a lot of sexually charged films that impressed those polled. Check out some of these titles and their loglines

FUCKBUDDIES by Liz Meriwether
“A guy and a girl struggle to have an exclusively sexual relationship as they both come to realize they want much more.” (39 mentions)

WINTER’S DISCONTENT by Paul Fruchbom
“When Herb Winter’s wife of fifty years dies, the faithful but sexually frustrated widower moves into a retirement community to start living the swinging single life.” (34 mentions)

THE TUTOR by Matthew Fogel
“A twenty three year old recent graduate decides, at his mother’s insistence, to tutor his ex-girlfriend’s younger sister for the SATs. When they begin a romantic relationship, his ex-girlfriend moves back home for the summer and begins to fall back in love with our anti-hero as well.” (15 mentions)

THE PHANTOM LIMB by Kevin Koehler
“A troubled private detective uncovers a blackmail scam involving a gangster who runs a brothel that caters to amputee fetishes (and other taboo sexual interests) and the doctor who performs the body modifications.” (11 mentions)

and for something totally different, there's this...

THE GARY COLEMAN –EMMANUEL LEWIS PROJECT by Dan Fogelman
“Emmanuel Lewis and Gary Coleman save the world from an evil madman.” (7 mentions)



2009 Black List coming soon. Previous publications available here: The Black List