Monday, April 28, 2008

Indiana Jones TV Spot

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Killer at Large on the News

KSL Eyewitness News did a piece about our Producer and Killer At Large.


Check it out.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Republican Tactics Against Harvey Dent

You all know there's a boatload of viral marketing going on for The Dark Knight. I'm not sure if there's a cost benefit to it for Warner Bros. yet, but it's fun as hell. In fact, I can't figure out why Marvel hasn't started working on viral marketing for the Hulk yet. That's a movie that can use it.

Anyhow, the opponents of Harvey Dent are push polling in the most Republican ways right now.

Don't believe me?

Check out Big Shiny Robot. They've got a rundown on it and the phone number to call to take the poll yourself.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


List Of Actual Subtitles Used In Films Made In Hong Kong When Translated To English:


I am damn unsatisfied to be killed in this way.

Fatty, you with your thick face have hurt my instep.

Gun wounds again?

Same old rules: no eyes, no groin.

A normal person wouldn't steal pituitaries.

Damn, I'll burn you into a BBQ chicken!

Take my advice, or I'll spank you without pants.

Who gave you the nerve to get killed here?

Quiet or I'll blow your throat up.

You always use violence. I should've ordered glutinous rice chicken.

I'll fire aimlessly if you don't come out!

You daring lousy guy.

Beat him out of recognizable shape!

I have been scared shitless too much lately.

I got knife scars more than the number of your leg's hair!

Beware! Your bones are going to be disconnected.

The bullets inside are very hot. Why do I feel so cold?

How can you use my intestines as a gift?

This will be of fine service for you, you bag of the scum. I am sure you will not mind that I remove your manhoods and leave them out on the dessert flour for your aunts to eat.

Yah-hah, evil spider woman! I have captured you by the short rabbits and can now deliver you violently to your gynecologist for a thorough extermination.

Greetings, large black person. Let us not forget to form a team up together and go into the country to inflict the pain of our karate feets on some ass of the giant lizard person.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

More Dark Knight Virals

Harvey Dent held a press conference today...

Or was set to at least, until a hostage situation broke out.

Here's the video.

For more updates, check out Big Shiny Robot.

Clone Wars Trailer!

Star Wars is better than all of you.

Click here for a link to a new theatrical Clone Wars trailer.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Saturday Short

I made a Saturday Short today. I know it's Sunday. This went from conception to final product in about 5 hours and my son and my nephew helped with the story.

"Mormon Hunnies" and This Divided State

I was trolling about the internet and found these "Mormon Hunnies" discussing This Divided State...

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

Shine a Light and Leatherheads

A few nights ago, we all got tickets to see an advanced screening of Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary at an IMAX theatre.

It was amazing, but to call it a documentary is something of a misnomer. True, it has documentary elements to it, perhaps 20 minutes of fantastic archive footage, but this really is a concert film.

But what a concert film!

The Rolling Stones have been a rock and roll mainstay for as long as I've lived doubled and to see them on a screen four stories high, I assumed that their age would show. I'm so glad that assumption was laid quickly to rest.

The performance of the Rolling Stones hasn't aged a day.

This film proves without a doubt that the Rolling Stones deserve their long careers as rock stars, no questions asked. And each member of the band was given his time in the spotlight, both in the archive footage and on the stage. Aside from Mick Jagger, who has always been and probably always will be the most energetic member of the group, it was amazing to see Keith Richards step into the spotlight. It doesn't look as though time has been kind to him, but when the he steps into the spotlight it's like he's a different person.

The sound and image were so good that I felt like I was part of the crowd. So much so that I felt like the people behind me were clapping. Also, I strongly desired a beer.

My only complaint about the film? I wish there was more of the documentary interludes. In a 2 hour film, we got 1 hour and 40 minutes of concert and 20 minutes of documentary and I would have liked to see that evened out a little bit more.

But how can I complain? I watched an amazing Stones performance that's probably the closest thing I'll ever get to seeing them live... Unless they tour again. In which case, I'm there.

My recommendation? If you like the Rolling Stones, you have to see this film. If you don't like the Stones, well then... There's probably something wrong with you.

So, next on the agenda:

George Clooney's Leatherheads. I went to see this tonight and it was pretty funny. I mean, there can be no mistake, it really is a fairly competent ape of screwball comedies from the 30's. It's not as good as my favorites, but it was competent.

Clooney has impressed me as a filmmaker with all of his films. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck have both found their way into my DVD collection. I really liked the both of them. Clooney also has this Cary Grant quality to him that is undeniable. He's just bloody fun to watch.

This was clearly a directorial outing based around recreating a light-hearted screwball romp and it works. Yes, it has problems. Yes, there are a few weird things with the time setting of the film in relation to the War. Yes, the other guy, Kraz....whatever the dude from that show on TVs name a little too old for the part.

But it doesn't matter. This movie is a throwback to a day when movies didn't have to make total sense. And they could have wholes. It was a throwback to when all a movie had to do was entertain and that's all this movie did for me. And it did it in a style I love.

And so, that made it worth watching for me.

Another important thing to note: I hate, hate, hate football. And that wasn't a deal breaker in this movie. There really wasn't much football in it. It was about the characters and that was good times.

So. There you go. Shine a Light and Leatherheads.

Quick Update

1) I posted a new piece on Short Story... Short film rather. I wrote this one for Joel. Read it here.

2) Another press mention of Killer At Large. Read it here.

3) Some reviews of KAL should be up and around soon. We're getting some coverage for this upcoming festival.

4) I saw the Scorsese-Stones doc, "Shine A Light" a few days ago. Hopefully I'll have time to write up my thoughts about it tonight. Look for that.

5) There was something else I wanted to tell everyone, but I forgot what it was. But just so there's a link to click, go to Big Shiny Robot!



Thursday, April 03, 2008

2 Festivals

So, Killer At Large is playing Tuesday night at the First Take Film Festival in Augusta, Georgia.

Jitterbug just got accepted into the Maryland Film Festival as well.

So, we're swamped with publicity work at the moment.

Also, the local paper here mentioned Killer At Large in the paper today.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Clown Travel Agency

So, "The Dark Knight" had another of it's viral marketing campaigns today. At 3:00 pm the "Clown Travel Agency" left a riddle in place for people to figure out and follow. Miraculously, Salt Lake City was listed amongst cities participating in the campaign.

Without a seconds hesitation, some of the other Big Shiny Robots (Kill-Tacular-Tron) helped me figure out the riddle:

Ready to Have a Ball?

A Special Bag of Fun Awaits the First to Claim It,
But You'd Better Strike Fast, There's
No Time To Spare.
We were thinking the baseball stadium for a minute, but we realized that there were no spares in baseball. (We're nerds, not jocks.) Bowling Alley.

So we dropped everything at the office and headed to the largest bowling alley closest to downtown:

Here we are... The AMF Bowling alley on 2200 S. State Street in Salt Lake...

Going in....

When we got inside, we were told to talk to the lady at the front desk. Dr. Cyborg asked her what was going on with the Clown Travel Agency and we were promptly told that she couldn't tell us anything. "I'm not aloud to say anything more than you have your clues and you're in the right place."

As we looked around, we realized that there were a dozen other fellow Bat-nerds, all on cell-phones trying to get the clues to find the bag of whatever. Some of us assumed it would just be some type of Bat-loot.

We followed suit, jumped on our phones and started asking for help, but we were too late. Some Bat-nerds more enterprising than we deduced that whatever it was was in a locker in the alley. The combination was somewhere on the website and they got a bowling bag.

Inside the bag? A Joker playing card, a cell phone...

...and a Joker bowling ball:

Notice a phone number on the bowling ball?

So did we. The gents that found it used the phone provided in the bag to call the number and then left promptly.

What did it say?

So... They know who we are...

How comforting.

(Also, I gave my card to the guys with the ball and they said they'd email me any more updates about what happens with the phone.... So, look for that....)

UPDATE: Now that all the cities have finished their treasure hunt, we’re being asked to go to a website called, type in the password “Needle” and our email address…. More when I find out what the hell is up, as it is, the server is too busy to process my request….

UPDATE 2: I did what I needed to on the website and Jim Gordon called me.

Check it out:

(Cross posted at Big Shiny Robot)

Armageddon in Retrospect

The new (and, sadly, probably the last) Vonnegut book came out today.

I picked up a copy this morning. I'll read it tonight and have something to say about it tomorrow. Also, be on the look out, I've got advanced tickets to Scorsese's "Shine A Light" tonight.

So, until then, I'm going to go steal a mirror.