Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And there goes the other one.

To be honest, I had my doubts about finishing the two scripts, mainly because my brain registered that both of them had the same due date.

Thankfully, I overcame that hurdle. Here's to clearing more of them.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

And lo, it is done.

One of the scripts, anyway; the one that didn't need to be rewritten for a contest.

I'll have a post about my vacation, eventually.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

28 is the new 27.

Yet another birthday that felt like an ordinary day...but with presents and cake.

It felt kind of nice not to have to worry about going anywhere, though.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

"Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie..."

420...baked. Maybe that's how that came about.

Well, it's the week of my vacation. I went to renew my learner's permit and it's as if I was registering for it for the first time; I had to get a new picture taken and re-take the written exam, which I passed (though I can't help but think that one of the questions was a trick question; if you're turning from a two-way street to a one way street, lanes wouldn't be an issue. It's a one-way street).

Also, I'm close to completion on two scripts. One, I'm writing for Script Frenzy, the other I'm re-writing for a contest. I have high hopes about the both of them.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

"Sheesh! Hundreds of channels and there's nothing on!"

What happened to television? Moreover, what happened to cable television?

Flipping through the cable listings, I saw that a rerun of "The Cougar" would be airing today on TV Land. A show like this on any channel would be weird enough, but that it's airing on TV Land, which allegedly shows classic television shows, is just stupid. When one watches a channel dedicated to a particular theme, one expects the channel to deliver. Whether it's a question of ratings (or outright stupidity), there's no reason for a network to abandon what it sets out to deliver to the audience.

Let's go down the dial (figure of speech) and see what's going on:

- E! Entertainment Television: reality shows with would-be celebutantes. Entertaining? Not in this universe.

- SciFi Channel (soon to be...I just can't type it out; I may as well substitute 'have' with 'of' in all future message board postings): a marathon of Uwe Boll movies...which is somehow less retarded than their original movies and occasional airings of wrestling. If not for the "Twilight Zone" marathons, would there be a reason to watch this network?

- American Movie Classics: Death Wish 3 is on right now. 'nuff said.

- MTV: marathons of "Viva La Bam", "My Super Sweet 16" and something called "Bully Beatdown". That's nice and all, but would it kill them to play a fucking music video once in a while?!

- CMT (short for Country Music Television): reruns of "Cribs" and "Nanny 911" and the movie Captain Ron. Ummm...yeah.

- Spike TV: Ultimate Fighting competitions...but since they stopped airing (or lost the rights to) "The Three Stooges" and shoved "MXC" into the wastelands of late night, who gives a shit what their brand is?

- Cartoon Network: Do I really have to tell you?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to look for a good movie out with which to veg. There's gotta be something on, right?

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Review haikus.

I've been working on this for a while. Maybe I'll do this more often, maybe not:

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Stuck in Die Hard sitch
It's harmless and amusing
Haters, go to hell

Neeson kicking ass
Not as fun as expected
Still an awesome time

Jailbait Dakota
Evans as cool as ever
Comic booky fun

The International
Bank's shady dealings
Guggenheim shootout was cool
Pretty good thriller

Young girl in strange world
In dazzling stop-motion
So far, the year's best

Star Wars fans on quest
In long-delayed comedy
Dumb but quite funny

Long but engaging
A balls-out adaptation
Better than Dark Knight

The Last House on the Left
Parents battle thugs
Revenge is unglamorized
Not for every taste

Clive and Julia
The twisty plot entertains
Good fun to be had

Monsters vs. Aliens
Like the title says
Exciting and amusing
Kicks butt in 3-D

12 Rounds
Cena saves the day
Another guilty pleasure
From madman Harlin

The Pink Panther 2
More clowning around
Script is too short on real laughs
Cast deserved better

Coming-of-age tale
Decent mix of laughs and heart
Trailers sell it short


Thursday, April 02, 2009


Imagine that you've worked at a job for over five and a half years (and that you perform quite well at your duties). Imagine that, at this job, there is a board that lists people's birthdays every month. Imagine that, when it gets to your birth month, your name is listed on the board...and it's misspelled. Imagine that the people responsible for the board could do something so easy as a) look through your files for the proper spelling or b) ask you how it's spelled. Now, imagine that you tried to correct the misspelling yourself, only to find it erased a couple of days later.

It's hardly the worst thing to happen to me at my job, but, Christ on the rag, this is ludicrous.

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