Friday, July 28, 2006
Last night was the wrap party for Knocked Up, free booze and sushi "Hollywood" style, just the way I like it. The image is the show logo we have used during filming, not sure if it will be the same art on the movie poster when the film opens in August of 07. It has been a good show and I've been able to work with some talented people. Looking forward to see how this movie is received, and whether Seth Rogen will become a full blown star. There are big laughs in this film, but the humor isn't for everyone. I'm also excited to see how he and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, fare with "Superbad", which I'm told is essentially Micheal Cera (Arrested Development) and Jonah Hill (Knocked Up) playing Seth and Evan in High School. And Seth also has writing credits on "Drillbit Taylor" (starring Owen Wilson) with "story by" John Hughes, could be a winner. I hope these guys can revive the 80's style teen comedy (we don't need a Revenge of the Nerds remake!) Anyhow, today is my last day on the show, so next week I'm taking a little R&R... woosapce will most likely be down till next Thursday. But don't worry, I'll be back.
Master graphic artist, Kenneth Hung, brings you a world of colorful political parody that you can sink your teeth in. Have fun clicking around his secret "easter egg" political site, where you can see Washington's stars on parade. I even think you can confess your sins if you voted for Bush, have a try. link
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Lu Di, 6, flexes his muscles as other young kungfu students watch at a kungfu school in Central China's Henan Province July 26, 2006. According to school president Shi Yongdi, Lu did 10,000 pushups in three hours and twenty minutes four days ago. Since he shows so much promise, Shi says the school will waive his tuition for ten years.
Now that bio-pics are red hot, the life and times of Liberace are coming to the big screen. And Nick Cage is rumored to be playing the part of the famous flamboyant pianist. I actually think this is good casting, cage has the right features, and definitely knows how to play over the top. If done right, this could be a winner.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I don't know why I'm posting this, but Elizabeth Hurely is now the new campaign model for Jordache jeans. Weren't those the jeans that girls wore when I was in grade school? "With success as an actress, model, business woman and mother, Liz represents everything the Jordache brand is about. We chose her because she is the true modern woman." The professional poser will be pimping out the '70s denim brand's Vintage line, as well as the new Legacy line, the latter of which will be available exclusively at Macy's nationwide.
Check out the site for Swordplay LA. There's a great range of characters from Zorro, Pirates of the Caribbean, LOTR, Gladiator, and even Star Wars. Some of the costumes and characters are cheezy, but overall, I'd be excited if I was seven years old and these guys came to my Birthday party. Here's the link.
Check out this great gallery of screen captures of movie title pages, and tons of them. The thing here is that a designer worked and overworked a single frame, to create a 'lock-up' of the film title and it's a great education and an inspiration to see them all in one place. Link.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
"Six adults who are suffering from short stature pose for a group photo at a hospital in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province July 23, 2006. 48 short adults from acorss China get together in the city, discussing concerns over their disease and considering helping those who are distressed by their stature. A dwarf club is also founded, which is the first of its kind in China." I find it hard to believe that all these people are "adults", I can see the two women but the guy on the far right really looks like a little kid. I mean what's up with the their clothes? If you don't want everyone to think your a kid, don't dress like one right? This seems like some strange Chinese publicity stunt, but to what end?
Check out this giant inflatable sculpture that killed two women and injured many others when it suddenly lifted 30 ft. off the ground. The sculpture allowed viewers to enter the structure and thus the injuries occured as the sculpture crashed back down to earth. Read more here.
Got back from Comic-Con last night. Had a blast! My legs hurt from traipsing up and down the convention floor. Jim-Smash proved to be an excellent guide. Also took a side trip to Mexico on Sunday with T-Rex and Angie, blew through Tijuana and landed in Rosarito, just in time for the tomato throwing festival. I'll throw up some pics of the bordertown beaches when I get a chance. And the image here is by choc_orange, his blog his here.