30 October 2009
29 October 2009
Caitlin and I will be going there this weekend with Trace Face. Caitlin has made that clear.
28 October 2009
Check it out.
26 October 2009
Mike (aka Potato King aka Po' King) spent Saturday selling bags of potatoes on the side of the road. Word on the street is that he was mega successful in unloading his inventory - possibly through sexiness.
Good work Po' King. You do Idaho proud (while at the same time shaming your NYC roots).
23 October 2009
But you can get to know them by reading their blog! Also, you can help Jana out by voting for her to win a cooking contest. Jana was recently a national finalist in a burger invention contest (see mad props from the National bestselling newspaper the Idaho Statesman). She's at it again with a contest for French's.
Here is where you can go to see her ham and swiss sushi rolls. Vote for them every day HERE and you can earn Phatwood's love and affection, and possibly their third born (no guarantees that they will have a 3rd born, but its yours if you want it).
15 October 2009
Caitlin and I are super proud of her. We burst with pride, even though we didn't do anything to contribute to her accomplishments in this situation.
14 October 2009
The nachos were good. The taco was great. The sauce is wildly scrumptious and I wanted another one. That hasn't happened to me since I had my first Crunchwrap Supreme (surprise! its the number 9 combo).
So if you are listening out there Taco Bell - bravo. There is finally something on your value menu that I am really excited about.
11 October 2009
09 October 2009
You may have read my post where I praised the director of this film for being able to scare people without relying on traditional Hollywood scare tactics. Well, last night was my chance to validate that statement.
I am happy to announce that this film was ridiculously awesome. While it definitely makes the audience jump - the focus of the fear is on true anxiety and uneasiness. Similar to Blair Witch in both style and "mode of fear," the film effectively kept a packed audience on the edge of their seats for one hour straight. When I say this film had nearly no effects, I'm not kidding. They scare you with sound, lighting and subject matter. Its massively impressive of a feat and I strongly recommend this film.
Warning - At least 20 people were congregated outside the theater at any given time due to fear and four of them puked. If ghosts or "whats in the closet" scares you - then this film will seriously mess you up.
In terms of the marketing campaign, it is working. The film just opened up in a few more theaters here and they filled three huge theaters on a Thursday night at midnight. Someone is going to be very rich this year - unfortunately it is probably Paramount and not the filmmakers.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE for Halloween!
08 October 2009
As you know, Caitlin is preggers maneggers - so any costume ideas should take that into account. Help us. We'll take your ideas. We are kickin' a few things around, but its just not that easy to come up with the best pregnant focused costume of the century that is reasonable to put together.
07 October 2009
04 October 2009
The happy couple. Tender moments were enjoyed, including an extremely nice moment when Caitlin's grandparents danced to their song. You have know idea how great of a moment this was.
02 October 2009
The film is Paranormal Activity. Have you heard of this film yet? If not, start by watching the trailer:
Directed by no-name Oren Peli, the film cost a mere $15,000 to make and has no major special effects, gory blood, or other of the basic Hollywood horror crutches. It was a Slam Dance film in 2008 and was picked up to launch in 13 college towns. Then they basically launched a word-of-mouth campaign where you can request the film to be brought to your town. Based on how many people request to have the film in their area, they will open it up in your town. So now it is in New York City. It just opened in Chicago last night. It is not open in Washington DC - apparently they don't like horror movies enough.
Its crap like this that makes me idolize the Sam Raimi's and Peli's of the world. I have $15,000. But could I make this film? Most likely not. But I value someone who can make you scared by simply understanding what scares the shiznits out of people. That is what a movie like The Eye missed. They think darkness, or loudness, or blood in-and-of-itself is what scares people. I think those things help, but when grounded in true human fear. Let's be honest, you don't want spirits messing with you in your bed in an intimate, real-life scenario. You really don't.
One movie I probably won't be able to see this month, unfortunately, is Scare Zone. Its been circulating around film festivals - but I don't think it has been picked up yet. I love the concept.
This is going to be a great month.
01 October 2009
So I am going to correct this problem. I think I'll start tonight. Some movies I really want to see are The Descent, Scare Zone, some movie my friend Jason mentioned that sounds amazing. I also need to bring in some classics and maybe a solid foreign horror. I have one from China that is supposed to be super rad.
Heaven. Are they any good ones coming out? Has anyone seen any good ones?