Friday, April 22, 2005

When film geeks get together, they talk about movies and not much else. Amy and I ran into our friend Mike Haushalter and Carolyn Oliver from Secret Scroll Digest by accident this weekend (which was ironic because I'd called Mike that morning to see if he wanted to meet up and didn't get him!). We grabbed dinner and talked... movies. We went through Sin City and our respective desires to see Kung Fu Hustle--they'd just seen it and loved it; I'm lukewarm on Stephen Chow and have determined to wait--and on and on. Amy is a tried-and-true movie geek as well (nyah, nyah--thought you could resist it!), but her eyes started to glass over after only half an hour.

For some reason, she likes to talk about other things once in a while.


Anyway--finally saw Murder Set Pieces... I'll have more to say about this later, but I'm sorry to say it's a complete waste of time except for Tony Todd, the performance of the lead 11-year-old girl whose name escapes me and the always top-notch effects by Toe Tag Pictures. As a movie, however, it's pointless.

On the other hand, Debbie Rochon visited the set of James Gunn's Slither a few weeks ago and posted her on-set diary over at Fangoria TV. This sounds like it's going to be a cool movie and it's neat getting the perspective of a hardline indie person on a big-budget Hollywood-type film being run by another, but former, hardline indie type. Check it out...

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