March 15, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST
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March 15, 2010, 5:21 a.m. CST
I've enjoyed all of your reports so far. Glad to hear you made the movie after the nightmare getting there (shame about the projector issues though!)
March 15, 2010, 6:23 a.m. CST
"Will you PLEASE read my script?"<br> <br>Thank's to the IMDB for that one.<br> <br>Anyway, Olsen is a fucking douchebag who only ADAPTED A History of Violence and, for some reason, he's considered an authority on screenwriting? The only reason anyone would want him to read their script is because they figure that he'll help them sell it because most screenwriters are fucking parasites, just ask Drew McWeeney. You don't think Olsen wasn't kissing every ass he could to get work as a writer? So you ADAPTED a fucking graphic novel into a slow and dull movie by David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises was MUCH better then AHoV) and you act as though your Robert Towne/Paul Schrader circa 1976? Go back to Trailers from Hell where you can pretend to be an authority on cult/exploitation cinema with fellow ass kissing hack Eli Roth.
March 15, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST
March 15, 2010, 8:44 a.m. CST
SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA and MONSTER IN A BOX are great - can't wait to see the Spalding Grey doc - just hope it gets a UK release.
March 15, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST
The traffic was caused by the Kite Festival. I think it was supposed to have been last week but got postponed because of weather. Anyway, it was at Zilker Park and tons of people went, making traffic the worst I've seen it since moving to Austin. Also, I agree that Sebastian Gutierrez was charming and wonderful and handled the situatino as gracefully as possible.
March 15, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST
...War of the Worlds after that battlefield scene...
March 15, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST
It's not until the 6th paragraph that you actually start to talk about the movie. Sorry, but I don't give a crap about your backstory, get to the point of the review: the review.
March 15, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST
Not because he won't read your fucking script or because his segment in Gotham Knight was a pale rip-off of a better Batman Animated episode, but because when he actually did read his friends script (in the article he wrote), all he could do was talk about how this guy wasted years of his life and needed to quit screenwriting immediately. Any good writer knows that it takes time to hone your craft and learn the trade. Not Josh, apparently. And then Josh compared himself to Picasso! And now he's writing incomprehensible shit for AICN and making dumb jokes about his article, as if to laugh it all off. It's too late, Josh. You've already outed yourself as one of the douchiest people in Hollywood. Enjoy it for a few more years you fucking dirtbag.
March 15, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST
no one gives a shit about you or how much you pretend that you are a film insider. <p> just shut the fuck up and write ABOUT the god damn movies.
March 15, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST
and it was sort of a throwaway end of credits thing, but is what made me click on this article. great little movie, very funny, and can wait to see this follow up.
March 15, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST
by Kevin Bosch
...was the first Soderbergh movie I saw as a kid. Now he's my favorite director. I cant wait to see this doc.
March 15, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST
by Kevin Bosch
...regarding technical problems. Like the digital projector breaking. How do you feel about that, as an audience. Do you feel like the people who run the festival are just complete idiots, and that the festival itself is just a joke? Or is there a sense of understanding that shit happens, especially at events like these where they're trying to bring a lot of special things together? I just worked a film fest, in a tech adjacent position, where a few technical issues occurred at some screenings. All the new digital technology is making things harder. When it was all 35mm, the worst thing that could happen was the film would break, and then they fix it. But with Digibeta and HDCam, the whole night could be ruined by wrong settings or the wrong model deck. So, is there an expectation of perfection at these film festivals, or when stuff goes wrong, do you kinda go "oh well, it is a film festival"?
March 15, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST
You do have to be a fairly big prick to ask someone you don't know very well to read your screenplay. And it is COMPLETELY true that you can tell that someone can't write, and will probably never be able to write, based on a couple of sentences. I wish this wasn't the case - I've gone through having a very good friend show me a book he was writing, and I don't care how many years he hones his craft, he will never be published. It sucks to be put through that.
March 16, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST
by mr. smith
that "little texas trailer park" is one of the most posh bohemian enclaves in austin. hopefully you'll have the good taste to keep that shit unsaid when you're surrounded by the austinites who are hosting your party.
March 16, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST
I was a real fan of this guy as an actor after seeing him star in "The Upstairs Neighbour" (1994). It was one of the best indie movies of the 90's and almost nobody has seen it. If you can ever find this movie watch it! It's one of the best films about someone completely losing their mind that I have ever seen and it has ending you will never forget.
March 16, 2010, 3:39 a.m. CST
by Crewman Number Six
about the reviewers talking about themselves, have you only just joined us? Don't you know that's what sets this shit apart from Empire? No where else can you get five paragraphs on what Yoko ate for breakfast before the movie is even mentioned.