Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Next George Lucas

28 Screenings, 12 Reviews, and 100's of supportive emails finally to get our first bad review. Fuck.

And by Utah's own independent newspaper, The City Weekly. And for some reason, they have never really liked us. When everyone else in the nation was writing about THIS DIVIDED STATE back at its birth, the Weekly snubbed its nose, reviewed the Squeaky Clean Mormon flick "SONS OF PROVO" and gave it 3 stars. Scott Renshaw called it "genuienly funny!"

Then, when THIS DIVIDED STATE went on a national tour back in March, the "hip" and "independent" Weekly, didn't write a thing about it, instead reviewing the latest Ashton Kutcher film "GUESS WHO", and giving it 2 1/2 stars. Scott Renshaw called it "amusing!"

And ever since ever, The City Weekly, has failed to recognize one of the most influential pieces of alternative media to come out of the state of Utah.

Now that a theater in Salt Lake City has basically forced The Weekly to write a review. Scott Renshaw writes a "blurb" and gives THIS DIVIDED STATE 2 1/2 stars. He calls it "lacking" and claims that I was "unwilling to shape [my] compelling material into a narrative".

So he says our film has no narrative, just compelling material. I'm sure he thought the same thing of the Ashton Kutcher picture. Compelling material, indeed. How the fuck do people like this get jobs with "independent newspapers"?

So, there you have it. Our first bad review. Fucking Christ. Well, we got the same "Star Rating" as "STAR WARS Episode III". I guess that means we're on par with George Lucas. Thanks, City Weekly.

-Your Brother in the Cause

(email me for definition of "the Cause")

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