Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thoughts for the weekend

I'm going on a brief vacation out of town. You gotta get out of town at least once a year, I say.

I got to page 60 in my script, which was my goal. I didn't want to leave town until I had at least 60 pages. I also enjoyed these last few pages more than the rest, which hopefully means I can go back to the beginning and rewrite those pages to make them even stronger now that I have a clearer sense of the script's identity.

Things that have annoyed me on television lately:

I hate that Hughes Net commercial. I don't know if you guys get it where you are, but it comes on ALL THE TIME on my TV. Hughes Net is some kind of internet service provider, and their whole schtick is this idea that you may be in the middle of nowhere, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for dial-up internet! But I'm not in the middle of nowhere. I'm in the greater Los Angeles area. Nobody here is getting back to nature. Where do they think they're advertising? Drives me an unreasonable amount of bonkers.

Dear Colby on Top Shot, please stop smiling like the Joker. It creeps me out. You don't actually have to talk through your teeth.

I wish high school kids were played by people who look remotely like high school kids. When your high school junior has forehead wrinkles he is not believable as a teenager. I'm looking at you, tough slutty guy on Glee.

A thing that made me happy recently:

Fright Night was fun. The lead had forehead wrinkles and the high school scenes were a bit silly, but once things got going it was quite enjoyable. But by far the most joy to be had in that film was.....


...When David Tennant showed up. I was looking at this magic guy thinking, this dude is basically Russel Brand, so why didn't they just hire Russel Brand? Why hire this random actor guy? Who is this guy anyway? Seems familiar. And then he pulls off his wig and his facial hair and I squealed. I ADORE David Tennant in all forms. And he wasn't just a cameo, either. He was a liquored up leather-clad badass with a filthy mouth. He made that film way better than I expected it to be. I just wish I hadn't been tricked into watching it in 3D because the 3D was completely unecessary.

Have a good weekend, everybody.


  1. Anonymous8:48 AM

    Hey Hey Emily,
    On vacation take this with you for a cool read on the beach or coffee hut or while cooking pizza with Joey Fatone :)
    "EX MACHINA VOL. 1: THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS – Civil engineer Mitchell Hundred becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him amazing powers. He eventually tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crimefighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide.

    Brian K. Vaughan: Bio | Other works
    Tony Harris: Bio | Other works

    "...Compelling entertainment with fiery thoughtfulness." – Entertainment Weekly, Top 10 Best Fiction '05

  2. I like reaching page 60 because that means that I'm closer to FADE OUT to FADE IN.

  3. Colby is HOT.

  4. I enjoyed FRIGHT NIGHT very much when I saw 1985. It's a good movie. And I didn't have to pay a stupid 3D surcharge then either. I know that no film is 'necessary' but this remake seemed particularly pointless. I'd like to think that multiple 3D reboots tanking in the same weekend would be a good thing for the future--but maybe I shouldn't be so naive.


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