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Controversy

Controversy

The lovely Edgar Wright asked if I’d like to show COST OF LIVING before SCOTT PILGRIM this Friday at New Beverly in Los Angeles. New Beverly is my favorite theater. SCOTT PILGRIM is one of my favorite movies. I said yes. (COST OF LIVING features two stars from SCOTT PILGRIM: Brandon Routh and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.)
Brandon Routh and I will be introducing the short and film. (There may be someone else involved with SCOTT PILGRIM.)
Midnight. Friday.
Should be fun.
Tickets!
(If anyone has any serious questions for Bryan Lee O’Malley during our introduction I will text him and I’m sure he will have some very curt responses.)

The lovely Edgar Wright asked if I’d like to show COST OF LIVING before SCOTT PILGRIM this Friday at New Beverly in Los Angeles. New Beverly is my favorite theater. SCOTT PILGRIM is one of my favorite movies. I said yes. (COST OF LIVING features two stars from SCOTT PILGRIM: Brandon Routh and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.)

Brandon Routh and I will be introducing the short and film. (There may be someone else involved with SCOTT PILGRIM.)

Midnight. Friday.

Should be fun.

Tickets!

(If anyone has any serious questions for Bryan Lee O’Malley during our introduction I will text him and I’m sure he will have some very curt responses.)

We are now officially a Vimeo Staff Pick. Yeeeeeeeeeeah. Feel free to reblog that shit. Or just continue to ignore my self-promotion.

SMASHED! FRIDAY!

My friend (and “star” of COST OF LIVING) Mary Elizabeth Winstead has a seriously fantastic little movie coming out this Friday in NY and LA. Last I checked it was 100% on Rotten Tomatoes so if you don’t trust my opinion at least trust the tomatoes. [Edited to add: It is now 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s what I get for not googling it first.]

If you like awesome performances or great characters or levity or Aaron Paul or Ron Swanson please go. I’m copying and pasting the info about cast and crew introductions at various screenings.

(Please note the film is about 50 times better than the trailer. I feel like a douche for knocking a trailer a lot of people probably worked really hard on but it makes the movie seem generic.)

Anyway, the info…

Friday (Oct. 12th) at The Landmark director James Ponsoldt, star Mary Elizabeth Winstead,  and co-writer Susan Burke will participate in a Q&A after the 7:50 show and introduce the 10:15 show.

Saturday (Oct. 13th) at the Sundance Sunset Cinema director James Ponsoldt, star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, co-writer Susan Burke, and actors Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Octavia Spencer will participate in a Q&A after the 4:35 show and introduce the 8:00 show.

Saturday (Oct. 13th) at The Landmark director James Ponsoldt with actors Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Octavia Spencer will participate in a Q&A after the 7:50 show and introduce the 10:15 show.

Sunday (Oct. 14th) at the Sundance Sunset Cinema director James Ponsoldt, star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and co-writer Susan Burke will participate in a Q&A after the 4:35 show and introduce the 8:00 show.

Yay! America!

Yay! America!

Watched the first cut from last June for the first time in like 6 months. Wow. So much different.
Post is nuts.

Watched the first cut from last June for the first time in like 6 months. Wow. So much different.

Post is nuts.

The tunnels. We had to rig three miles of cable just to shoot down there.

The tunnels. We had to rig three miles of cable just to shoot down there.

From our first tech scout. This is the location of the final showdown. Underground. Beneath downtown Los Angeles.
If anyone had to pee the nearest bathroom was a mile walk.

From our first tech scout. This is the location of the final showdown. Underground. Beneath downtown Los Angeles.

If anyone had to pee the nearest bathroom was a mile walk.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Movie #30 of 2012: HESHER

Movie #30 of 2012: HESHER

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah.