Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hard Cover or Kindle?

An unexpected dilemma! Should I get the hard cover or Kindle version of "I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You" by Yumi Sakugawa :: Comic Book Artist + Illustrator. I'm leaning towards the hard cover because I like the tactile feel of illustrations on paper but then I'm also a committed Kindle user. Argh! The digital divide is making me do a mental JCVD split!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

From where I sit

I spent hours researching and writing about what it means to record video in a movie theater - the laws, the industry, the etiquette, the social impact. It's all very fascinating, but in the end if the debate is taking away from the experience of the movie, well then it's all lost on me as a filmmaker.

Friday, November 08, 2013

EVIL DEAD - a little late to the party

I really liked the visual palette of the 1st half of EVIL DEAD but thought it got muddy by the end. This re-did is not a bad film but I think it's been somewhat invalidated by recent advents like CABIN IN THE WOODS and the proliferation of zombie movies and TV. If this is supposed to be a "re-imagining" for a "new generation" then it has to be a little more self-aware of where horror movies are at and not just turn up the dials on sound, gore, blood, sfx, etc, etc.

SAKE-BOMB Theatrical Premiere

Tonight's the night. SAKE-BOMB the film I DP'd goes live at the The Downtown Independent theater in LA until the 11/14. And this Sunday the film will screen in San Diego at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. I'm sicky-vicky (as Minami likes to say) but I'll try and be there to stir up some trouble.