Half a Month There on Foot

You will find me at the corner of Speed and Power

Monday, April 09, 2007


Next time, explain "shorter" in relation to hair.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Fuzz in the afternoon

Well then. Somebody forgot to post. For like three months.

I got really tired of just talking about media I was consuming. And we may have shot a TV concert. Or two. Then there's Christmas, birthdays, food poisoning, business decisions, and everything in between.

But now I have something to type about. It's a typical three-act structure, with an overly-long falling action.

... it might be multi-parted. But there'll be pictures.


In 2004, I loved 'Shaun of the Dead.' It was my FAVORITE movie of the year. I loved the mix of actual romantic comedy with actual zombie movie, billed by filmmakers Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg as "RomZomCom." I marveled at the progression these guys from 'Spaced' (see: "Second Favorite TV Show of All Time" post somewhere in the archive) had made from TV to film. Great movie.

And now we have Hot Fuzz. I've been anticipating it since the title was released. The initial release stateside release date was pushed back from February to April.

Except... for sneak previews. In the United States. Starting in March.

And the first showing was in Washington, D.C. at the Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse.

What follows is the story of what would be the best time I've had at the movies ever.

...without making out with a girl.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Mr. B.

Joe Barbera died.

A lot of us grew up watching the same cartoons, and most likely the first, alongside our Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies, were Hanna-Barbera.

Click below and read some great obits and anecdotes from animation writers, lovers, and fans.




Monday, December 11, 2006


In celebration of having a big project being shot and being home before 10 p.m., here's movies I love that film snobs will be upset about. Not quite so bad they're good, but some are kinda close:

'Real Genius' - the best Val Kilmer movie? I think so. And so should you.

'Anaconda' - Jon Voight versus a giant-ass CGI snake with Ice Cube trying not to swear. And Keri Wurer is fun to say. But maybe not to spell.

'Executive Decision' - yeah, you know what? F' you. It's awful. But there's some Kurt Russell. And if it's on TV I watch it.

'Tango & Cash' - Ah! Kurt Russell! Again! Woo hoo!

'My Science Project' -shut up Bryan. You konw you love it. And anything with Fisher Stevens.

' Tremors' - Fred Ward. Kevin Bacon. Michael Gross. And Reba. Fighting Tremors. With dynamite.

' Cry Baby' - I've seen it through once, but I watch it if it's on the TV. Is John Waters even bad? Is he beyond bad? Anti-bad?

Friday, November 24, 2006

Johnny DC & models? I'm there

Wow. I've been pointed to Device via Graeme from Newsarama's blog.

Design, illustration, logos, film, fonts... Rian is good. Like scary good. If you like fun, smart design, check it out.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It’s a great thing to be 81 and in love.

I've enjoyed the Altman movies I've seen. I was looking forward to his fictional version of 'Hands on a Hardbody.' And I'd like to have a few word written about me by Garrison Keillor:

"Mr. Altman loved making movies. He loved the chaos of shooting and the sociability of the crew and actors --- he adored actors --- and he loved the editing room and he especially loved sitting in a screening room and watching the thing over and over with other people. He didn’t care for the money end of things, he didn’t mind doing publicity, but when he was working he was in heaven.

He and I once talked about making a movie about a man coming back to Lake Wobegon to bury his father, and Mr. Altman said, “The death of an old man is not a tragedy.” I used that line in the movie we wound up making --- the Angel of Death says it to the Lunch Lady, comforting her on the death of her lover Chuck Akers in his dressing room, “The death of an old man is not a tragedy.” Mr. Altman’s death seems so honorable and righteous --- to go in full-flight, doing what you love --- like his comrades in the Army Air Force in WWII who got shot out of the sky and simply vanished into blue air --- and all of us who worked with him had the great privilege of seeing an 81-year-old guy doing what he loved to do. I’m sorry that our movie turned out to be his last, but I do know that he loved making it. It’s a great thing to be 81 and in love."

– Garrison Keillor

Monday, November 20, 2006

Skip to the end

If you didn't like Shaun of the Dead then I never loved you. A shotgun AND three pistols: Simon, Ed, and Nick lovingly make an English Michael Bay movie?

... doesn't matter. You had me at"You're scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese."