Log in

No account? Create an account
when I created this...
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in spunkytwit's LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Monday, August 11th, 2008
2:14 am
can't sleep. too brainy.
I'm in wacky academia mode. (again). (I know). But it's not my fault! The US News rankings came out this week and have all of the best Graduate schools and I had to take a peek!! But of course that peek became a 3 hour research session complete with notes and psycho lists and budgeting. Combine this with my job search session last night and psycho travel planning session the night before and there you'll find me - with a healthy pile of notes that still amount to nothing real.

Basically though, I'm in information absorption mode right now. My brain is just dying to be used again now that it's finally recovered from Entertainment Industry Assistant drivel and is beginning to get tired of just talking to slacker YMCA workers at the lifeguard stand. I've been reading books like mad and watching really intellectual, dweeby documentaries and specials in between constant CNN and BBC News, and then I went to a Bernini exhibit at the Getty today to top it off. (PS, who are these boyfriends that will go to the art museum on a Sunday afternoon with smiles on their faces? they were there in droves today! and cute too! I want one of these boys! Where do I find them?) Anyhow, I seriously can't wait for school to start, so in the meantime I'm looking up grad programs and imagining a completely unique and brainy future. It's nice to find out about as many programs and possibilities as I can and realize that there are a lot of cool things that I can do without feeling like I'm starting all over from scratch...

It all started with me wanting to go to Belize... and finding articles on Guatemala and Nicaragua... and then randomly clicking on a google link about teaching GAP year programs in Central America. I read a cool article written by a history teacher who spends his summers in Costa Rica surfing and leading community service outreach through a program for high school students who want to get an international perspective and volunteer before going to college. And I started thinking, well this sounds pretty good to me! So I kept clicking on other suggested links until I found one with full profiles of its teachers all over the world called Putney. It's exclusively for graduates of prestigious universities that want to get involved in global education and service, and looks completely awesome. Like, all of the bios were just so interesting and the people were doing things that I would love to be doing - it sort of made me feel like I wasted my time in college and didn't do nearly enough cool things with the resources that were available to me, but moreso I just felt like I still have the chance to accomplish those things now with the new direction that I'm heading in.

So a few awesome things that I really want to do over the next couple of years... finish my credential and get experience teaching in an urban setting; take Spanish classes and feel competent in conversation; complete a TEFL course and go teach English overseas for a little while (likely just for a Summer or brief break); keep working with groups like Higher Edge and City at Peace; apply to some sort of Graduate program that will let me write, publish, what have you and blend education with media... I found the coolest programs at Harvard and Columbia Teacher's College. Evidently media in education has become a big component of Graduate Education programs because of the government's push for technology in the classroom - and here I thought I was being really creative and making my own niche by wanting to do this since college! Doh! NYU has a cool one too at Steinhardt, but the emphasis there is largely on video production and creating educational curriculum. Which is cool, but I like the sociological side to it better... We'll see though, I'm sure there are tons of other places for me to look into as well... I just really wanna go to grad school and be a dweeb amongst dweebs. Even if I decide not to go and somehow spend $50,000 on a year of living and going to school somewhere fancy schmacy like that, I still want to apply and see if I can get in. I never got to find out in high school if I would have gotten into bigger east coast schools, and I always wonder - so maybe this process would get it out of my system a bit.

The other really encouraging part of my psycho findings was finding out that this is such a legit thing. Harvard's website largely highlighted the special projects and publishing of their faculty, but it also gave a perspective that I'd never thought of or heard before. Education is a $60 billion business in the US. Between TV programming and software, textbook, web-based curriculum there's a lot of content out there! And tourism has a TON of education opportunities and jobs in it too! Someone has to design all of the programs that kids participate in on field trips to museums and make the movies that everyone watches in class at school - turns out those people are actually making good money doing it too! I guess I just always think of education being characterized by poor grumbling teachers, but there are so many more aspects to it and ways to supplement teaching that can provide good money. And with the way that technology is expanding and everything is becoming so globalized, that part of education is only going to continue to expand... So it gives me a bit more hope anyhow. I've never thought of myself going to Harvard before, but finding out how cool their outlook is and knowing that it can be possible to make a difference, encourage learning through the arts, and continue to research media and society all while maybe making some money to live, is insanely encouraging. This is great news to previously discouraged little ole me!!

So my psycho research internet fest fostered some warm fuzzies. Sigh, on that note, I'm going to go sleepy sleep.
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
7:40 pm
there's a reason I'm more the "english major type"
man. I'm basically going to repeat what I wrote yesterday. BUT I woke up this morning ready to really try and tackle the business side of things. I decided, I'm here, I have all of these chances to learn about the business side of things and I should - I was on a mission.

But then I put things into action. I read a 10 page document of our Executive Summary - which is something we send out to potential investors so that they can know all of the ins and outs of my company's business. It was essentially a handbook for all the things that we do. Should have been easy and I should have already known all of it. But for the life of me, I couldn't get through it. I seriously hate business and economics and legal things. Then we got in a Senior Debt Proposal from a Bank for financing. and I tried to read that. I tackled it like a dense textbook - if I didn't understand a word or a point, I wikipedia-ed it. I took fucking notes. And dear god. I don't know how people get turned on and pumped up about this stuff. This isn't even stuff that I could see myself reaching a point of liking somewhere down the line. Or even putting up with.

It's the most frustrating thing in the world, because I do this exact same thing at least every 2 weeks. and I always fail. And I know that I'm smart, so why is this so unbelievably hard? It's like I enter this world and just tune out. All through school I got straight As and then Bs in math. And I was in the advanced math classes, and maybe half of the time I'd be able to pull off an A on a test - but I always just lost it a few weeks into the semester. I hated it. I get massive anxiety being around it even.

I'm in the wrong place. I need to help myself out and make a move towards something more productive in my life and career - it's like I'm in the wrong major in college. The only thing that I get enjoyment out of in my day is goofing around joking on im, email or facebook. My latest vice is writing fake press releases. Which in no way pays the bills. After this brief stint in business, econ, pre-law, I totally know why I excelled so much in liberal arts. I need to deal in words, not numbers. I think I'll go home and cry myself to sleep on my HUGE pillow.

Current Mood: stressed
Monday, September 10th, 2007
7:06 pm
some much needed perspective
So I’ve been looking through old journal entries and got really disappointed in myself lately because I used to work so hard and be so good at my old job:

I hate that my job is so damn easy yet if I'm gone for any period of time, all goes to shit. it's like Mark puts all of his eggs in one basket with having me take care of everything for him. he's very much a "if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself" kind of person, and unfortunately I am too - so put those factors together with me being a perfectionist and both of us being slight workaholics and there you have it.
and because he's so freaked out and control freaky lately he takes on everything for the entire department for certain clients and I get the brunt of it. and I know that Chris and Trevor (other agents in the dept) at least notice it. Chris is Marks best buddy at work and was giving him shit the other day for having me photocopy something for him - it was funny, he was like "she doesn't have enough to do? you can't just walk next door and photocopy a damn piece of paper?"
and then the other day when I was getting instructions from them, Trevor commented that he was giving me a lot of work and someone else could take care of a certain aspect of something and Mark completely cut him off and poopooed it with "we may as well have everything consolidated." i.e. he doesn't want to trust anyone else that he can't keep a close eye on to do anything. i.e. Meagan will take care of it.
and of course once people start to see that happening they always come to you for answers. the other day Scott (another agent in our dept - it really is a frat) came in to ask me who was going to some screening that he and Mark were going to and I sat there answering him until halfway into the conversation I realized that it was actually his assistant that set the whole thing up and why wasn't he asking him? and that type of stuff happens more and more lately. it's like they know that I'll know and it's just easier to ask me so that's what they do. I swear sometimes it's like I'm the little frat/den mother of a bunch of fraternity brother boy scouts.
I came in from being sick at home yesterday and Mark walked in the room (which is a rarity for him to enter assistant land) and was like, "I was having heart palpitations this morning when that meeting got rescheduled - it was really bad. thanks for coming in, I'm glad you're here"
chris and I just started cracking up after he left. I love that my boss thinks I'm good at my job and is hopeless without me there to take care of all of his shit but it's just so entertaining that he's SUCH a baby.

But then I found one from about a month after that and remembered why I had to leave that job:

last week was so so insane and I don't know how I got through it but somehow I did.
I was a zombie anytime I wasn't on the phone doing business.
I didn't get to talk to anyone or think about anything other than work and scripts and networking and yeck.
I don't think I saw sammy for about 4 days straight.
I didn't talk to my mom at all.
I don't know that I returned anyone's phone calls or personal emails.
also, around about wednesday I realized that I was so busy that I was forgetting to eat. All that morning I drank so much coffee and suddenly looked over and saw that although I made oatmeal for breakfast out of habit - it had been sitting there untouched for about 2 hours. I was so rushed at lunch that I just picked up a sandwich and brought it back to the office but then only ate about half of it before I got back to work. so suddenly at 4 my stomach was ready to kill me and was completely distressed and bad news bears. I wanted to go home so so so badly.
and yeah, I went on through the week in this fashion til I left the office on Friday and basically collapsed on the couch at Evan's aunt and uncles house. poor guy, I was the worst friday night guest ever - I kept falling asleep and in between would try to have a conversation and get halfway through a sentence before spacing out and going "umm... what was I saying?"
it's true, I am so so useless if I haven't gotten any sleep....
this is so pathetic, but, before today, I honestly hadn't paid my bills in about two months.
I actually hadn't even opened any mail in just about two months.
I was shocked to see that if I didn't take care of the power by this coming wednesday, they were going to turn it off. I have NEVER been in that position before.
furthermore, I finally found all of my notices from the city of Beverly Hills and saw that my "bail" for failing to appear in court for a stupid fix-it ticket is set at $1,300.
talk about being neglectful of your personal affairs....
it's like ever since I've been working for Mark I've learned a lot and gotten really into the industry and all that but I've had NO LIFE of my own. case in point - I know when Mark's dentist appointment is, but have no idea when my own is.
or like I realized today - I know how much we've invoiced for and how much clients have been paid on projects or whether or not their writer's agreements are fully executed, but had no clue that my power was about to be turned off and that if I don't show up in court later this month my license will be revoked.
and that ain't right. that is COMPLETELY unlike me, it was a serious wake up call.

moral of the story: I'm in a really good place right now and much more balanced than I have been in a long time. I know I can do this, I've done much more before in much worse situations. I should be grateful for where I've worked to get to and rock the shit out of my current position instead of whining like a bitch and wallowing in self pity like I have been the last month.
Monday, August 6th, 2007
11:32 pm
I don’t have to take this... I’m going home.
In another adventure of pathetically unhollywood girl playing around in hollywood, I have just gotten home from yet another terribly amusing party....

But first, to give a little background on my position within the fickle cult of celebrity, let us flashback to April 2006 when a certain wide-eyed assistant got a golden ticket to the Entourage premiere....

Evan: whoa look, it's Jeremy Piven...
Meagan: huh? where? I don't see anyone... *looks directly to right* oh! huh.
Evan: and there's Paris Hilton!
Meagan: what? how can you see these people? *paris is at VIP table surrounded by photographers and glamourous hangers-on* where is she?
Evan: twelve o'clock
Meagan: *looks all around* twelve-a... huh?
Evan: dear god, she's RIGHT. THERE.
Meagan: *looks straight ahead* oh! well I'll be damned there's Paris Hilton.... hey look, there's Chris Smith from work! Hi Chris!
Chris: Hey Meagan. You see Paris Hilton is here?
Evan: amazing. only you would be excited to point out people that we see every single day at work while at a huge A-list Hollywood Premiere.

and now flash forward to tonight. I've been invited to an event at a swanky restaurant that I can't quite remember the name of except I am so thrilled at the title of the party "The Opium Den" that I've decided I simply must attend:
Meagan: Hey Peikoff! I'm going to this thing at some new restaurant called The Opium Den or something! Wanna come? I think there's an open bar!
Peikoff: sure!
*two completely underdressed and terribly hungry girls trot past the line and enter the swanky restaurant, happy in their "we're on the list... plus one" status*
Meagan: whoa!! there's fish swimming by in the floor!!!!
Peikoff: cool. where's the food at?
*time passes, every possible shrimp puff and cucumber with raw tuna appetizer is sampled, polite conversations are exchanged when suddenly...*
Meagan: Hey, there's Jim Dempsey! We used to work with him...
Peikoff: And I think that's Sebastian!
Meagan: huh. fancy seeing them here. ok, it's hot in here and I'm still hungry - let's get the hell out of dodge and go watch ondemand.
Peikoff: cool. yeah, ondemand has got some good movies, man. .... damn, those shrimp puffs were good.
*upon leaving the bar, Peikoff spots a group of ten year olds with video cameras*
Meagan and Peikoff: hey! what're you guys doing?
Enfant Papparazzi: filming celebrities
Meagan: huh? here? I didn't see anyone...
Enfant Papparazzi: Andy Melanakis is right there. *standing directly behind you as he has been at least 4 times previously in the night* And Steve Urkel is inside.
Meagan: WHAT? Stefan Ur-kell? Where, how come I didn't see him?
Enfant Papparzzi: *in his best "clearly I am cooler than you, even at the tender age of 10" demeanor* pft. well I don't know. But we did. Britney Spears is coming later.
Peikoff: WHat? She is?
Enfant Papparazzi: pft. no.
Peikoff: oh.
*amazed and slightly defeated by the precocious 10 year olds, the still hungry and far too sober girls (open bar my ass, whatever Crustacean.) walk back to the car*
Peikoff: whatever. I heard about those kids on k-roq - they're way more famous than Steve Urkell. and WE TALKED to them.

yes, I'm home at 10:45 and YES OnDemand ROCKS
Monday, April 9th, 2007
5:12 pm
getting out.
hyperventilating hyperventilating hyperventilating hyperventilating.

just had "the talk" with Mark. went a bit shitty. bad day. must go home. need ice cream.

more on this later.
Saturday, March 10th, 2007
11:51 pm
at mums
had to get away from life in the la. it's been nice - did my taxes, took my car in for its smog check, took bebe for a walk, read a script I've been wanting to get to and (most importantly and strongest in my mind) talked to both of my parents about making the change to journalism/pr/marketing. and they're both completely supportive. and my dad is actually completely into it and wants to go to this info session at USC with me next month. which is great and what I was really hoping for.

I think I might have the talk with Mark this week. just to get him used to the idea that I've changed my goal... I've been thinking through all of the possible connections to the public relations world that I could have through Paradigm in my head and I bet if I let people know, tons more will pop up. by the time I officially start interviewing and looking in April hopefully I can have a lot more support.

I'm not a huge believer in signs, but there are so many little things that keep happenning to make me think this change would be right. just people I meet and news items I read...
I miss writing so much. I feel like I haven't had the energy or time to create anything I'm proud of in SO long. even my journals bore me lately.
and like I was telling my dad, when I do have the time to focus on it, I'm constantly encouraged by people that read my writing to continue on with it. tonight I checked myspace just for kicks and read a message from some random guy just saying that he was internet surfing and ended up reading all of my blogs and thought I was pretty damn funny. (oh yeah, we're friends now, you know it.)
I know that's not a big deal but it just came at a perfect time for me.

and I had been meaning to read this new play for work all week and got really into it today because of the fact that it was about a press secretary for a presidential campaign and his relationship with reporters.
just a funny coincidence.

also, my taxes for my income for 2006 were depressing enough to encourage me to go into a more stable and lucrative line of work. or begging for help from my family and going back to school. I made so little money last year and now owe $1500 to the government which I flat out do NOT have.... and I'm scared of the costs of going back to school if I decide I want to try for a Masters in Journalism, but I have no doubt that I'd make it all back and be so much more secure in the job market if I have that degree. plus, I have the rest of the year to think about it and feel out that world.
just with timing, it's kind of cool that my entrance into a journalism program would coincide with media coverage of a presidential election and that my departure from the production/development world would coincide with a writer's strike that's probably going to make it VERY difficult to find jobs.

and I've found that I do love LA and I really like the young smart people that I'm surrounded by. and have finally learned that I want to stay close to family and that no matter what, Southern California is home. (even though I want to travel forever too.) So I want to stay where I am and I want to keep the quality friends of my entertainment friends (assuming that they don't abandon me when I switch over to PR, pft. assholes.) and I think that's big. that I've figured that out.

but I want to love what I do and make enough money to live the kind of life that I love. I've always said that I want to work out of home so that I can have kids. I know I'm only 24 but that idea is persistent lately. and in the short term, I want to be able to have a life outside of work! I've been harping on about this lately, but honestly, I want to have time to go to the gym! and date! and someday get married and have kids! and a dog!
someone told me this a couple of weeks ago - there are sort of two ways of looking at it: you can kill yourself working when you're young so that you can enjoy the fruits of labor in your early 30s before it's too late OR you can try things out and screw around as long as possible before working hard to catch up later. and I don't know that I like either of those schools of thought. I want to get some life experience and screw around occassionally while working hard. that should be possible right?

what I see now is a bunch of people working too hard when they're both young and a bit older and never stopping to enjoy the fruits of their labor. I've seen how it goes in production and I don't want to live the lives of these people. I'm pretty sure that it's not just the agency world or my boss at the agency I'm at. it's a way of life that the film industry demands. and maybe public relations will be the same, but I think it's to a much lesser extent. they don't leave work to network for business for another 2 hours and then read a script for another hour after that. and even if I'm wrong and it's just as horrible, at least if I decide to leave it after 2 years I won't be stuck back at square one. You can become a jr exec in marketing anywhere after 2-3 years of experience as an assistant. I'm all about diversifing my real world skill set right now.

alright, that's it. All I meant to say was that it was just really nice to get so much good feedback and excitement about this from my family. I'm really encouraged now and really do feel that it's right.

I'm going to an art show with my mom and grandma tomorrow. should be fun. damn this whole losing an hour of sleep thing though.

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007
11:19 pm
I wasn't sore today
dammit. guess that means my theory of "I can't work too hard right when I first go back to the gym" was bull shit after all. more on this later.
Friday, December 29th, 2006
5:10 pm
yikes that's depressing
so I'm watching 30 Rock and am disturbed by just how much I relate to the tina fey character. Her friend tries to take her out to a bar and she attacks everyone that tries to hit on her, but doesn't realize she's doing it. and now her boss is trying to set her up with a lesbian but she's straight and sort of annoyed that she can't be attracted to a woman because it seems that her life would be easier since chicks seem to dig her...
does anyone watch this show?
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
10:09 pm
i'm in hell
and there's a crucifix in it.

no, but really, work has completely sucked the past two days especially and I'm ready to cry and scream all at once. today I said the words, I sort of hope I just get fired.
shocking no?
I'm so stressed and my boss has been getting mad at me for any and every little thing that I do and it feels like everyone at my work is on edge and it just needs to be the holidays already.

on top of it all I'm getting sick with a sore throat and laryngitis -- just in time for my birthday celebration tomorrow night. dash it all.

Current Mood: melancholy
Monday, November 13th, 2006
11:03 pm
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
11:39 pm
and can I just add
I also can't wait for the holidays so I can play board games with my family. you scene it people are making me SO jealous right now. how fun!!
Friday, November 10th, 2006
1:38 am
young hollywood gay mafia
tonight, in typical margon fashion, I was a non-smoker amongst the smokers, straight fag hag amongst the gays and intimidating power lesbians, avid drinker amongst the absolut vodka sponsored open bar at the standard. it was the least I could do.

Current Mood: sleepy
Monday, November 6th, 2006
9:36 pm
ps I saw Borat on Friday night - so nice!!! everyone go. just do it. none of your measly excuses. GO
Monday, October 9th, 2006
9:18 pm
I'm in London!!!
I have about 5 different entries to put in here once I've gotten back home to free internet and ceased travelling, but to make a long story short - I love Europe, I'm desperately figuring out any possible way to move to London for real and I don't want to go back to work in less than 2 days!!!

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
8:32 am
I've been thinking a lot about changing the world lately. a big order to fill, no?
anyhow, I went down to San Diego last weekend to see my grandma for her 90th birthday and (as we always seem to do) we talked about a lot of the things that she and my grandpa did throughout their lives. About when they went to Brazil to build factories and bring jobs to the area to create a middle class, their cross country trip through Mexico... then my dad started talking about the trip he took to Africa two years ago, and the schools they helped build, the people he met. you get the picture. Any time I spend time with that side of my family I'm so inspired to do something to make a change towards unjust things I know are happenning in the world.

lately, I've realized that I'm trying to do this in a "macro" fashion. I really do believe that media is the strongest tool our society has to educate, and therefore initiate change. and, that if people with world change as their interest get to a level where they can strongly influence the media, that change will happen. so at least in theory, that's why I'm trying to "make it big in Hollywood".

But my family seems to see change in a very "micro" way. My dad KNOWS that he makes a difference when he visits Mexico and Brazil and Africa because he works directly with the people he's helping. Which is amazing and has completely given him a new energy in life. And of course I would love to do all of that with him and get that same satisfaction, but I also just don't feel like it's enough. I don't see myself being happy going to a third world country 2 weeks a year to volunteer but then driving around in a mercedes and living in a nice house that I've gotten from a selfish money hoarding job (ie the majority of studio execs).

And what's really funny, is that the way the film industry and media encourage change is by telling (or exploiting depending on how cynical you are when you look at it) people's remarkable "micro"-esque stories. And in order to be a good storyteller (which is ultimately what I want to be, right?) you have to have a firm understanding of the micro side of things...

It's just such a hard line to walk. Sometimes I feel like I completely agree with my family when they tell me to move back to San Diego and be near them and have a high moral, high influence job like teaching high school... Like this morning, I went to the starbucks on the way to work that's nearby an elementary school and watched all of the parents with their kids, and I could tell which ones were leading simpler, lower stress lives VS the ones that probably have careers like the one I'm striving to get, and DAMN it's appealing to do something a bit easier.
BUT at the same time I see myself being able to do so much more in the grander scheme of things if I work up to a place of higher influence (and if I make more money too).

Sammy told me the other day that if she moved home to San Marcos she would somehow feel like she failed at life - well, for the moment, I feel the same way about my career. Although I would doubtlessly feel more immediately valuable in life if I decided to become a teacher, I would almost feel like I was copping out or wasting my intelligence if I decided to leave the whole Hollywood thing and opted for an easier career.... which is sort of pompous I guess...we'll see how it all works out. I'm glad I'm leaving the country for a couple weeks, hopefully it'll freshen up my whole perspective on shit. like when I was down in St Bart's with the spider monkeys. trippin on acid. =0)

but yeah man, macro VS micro world change.

Current Mood: pensive
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
11:54 am
to go or not to go
alright mates. I found the perfect flight to visit Australia on. OR DID I?? input please!! should I get this? because it's a fuckload of money, BUT might be completely and entirely worth it....

leave LA December 26th at 11 at night --> ARRIVE MELBOURNE Thursday December 28th at 9:30am

spend 5 DAYS with my preciouses (preciosi?)
New Years Eve - what's the name of the place you're going to?

LEAVE MELBOURNE January 2nd at noon --> arrive LA Tuesday the 2nd at 730am and go to work! oh my god!

SO, Becky, Briony, Em, tell me where you'll be those days and if I'd get to see you at all and if all of the $$$ would be worth it for such a short trip... because of course I'm dying to come for a visit... but I'm apprehensive... naturally. ok.
Sunday, September 17th, 2006
11:46 pm
movies movies
just watched THE SQUID AND THE WHALE. really interesting. I wouldn't say that it was earth shattering, or even that it really lived up to the hype that I'd heard about it. but really interesting. It's been such a long time since I've watched a movie that has made me feel so uncomfortable. not in a tradtional sense but in a completely thematic sense.
It's about a family going through divorce in 1986 Brooklyn. The parents both have PhDs in literature and are writers. So this incredibly rational, intellectual, dry world is created. Meaning that none of the characters seem to express true emotion but instead perfectly articulate everything that they're feeling through this painful, awkward experience. So it sort of like took emotions and events that most people can relate to (relationships, divorce, custody) and laid them out in a way that was clearly psycho-analyzing it all and making it terribly unnatural. BUT in the world that it was done in, it all was natural.
It was just so strange because I couldn't latch onto any of the individual characters because I didn't really feel that any of them were real or complete, yet each one of the actors did such a good job of showing this front that they were putting up to cover intense, deep emotions that I knew that they actually were complete, just that we weren't allowed to see all of it... At some point in the story I really hated nearly every single one of the main characters. but was also totally intrigued by their entire world and all of their motivations. It's like they were all assholes, but they were so sincere in being that way that you couldn't help believing it all.. very interesting.
funny because the film seems to be such a statement about so many things, but it's also an auto-biographical film, so it's like someone who is inescapably OF that world is commenting on that world and therefore himself as well. ok, I'm getting tangled in my words here. bottom line, The Squid and the Whale was completely different than anything I've seen and is something that I think I'll have to watch again. I wish I had someone here to get all filmy with to talk about it a ton more. if anyone reading this has seen it, lemme know and we'll go crazy.
funny that it's the same guy that did Broken Flowers. I sort of had a similar reaction to that movie. wasn't gaga over it but found it really interesting. alex and I had quite the discussion after that one.
anyhow, I'm going to keep my eye on this Noah Baumbach....

earlier tonight I watched WEDDING CRASHERS too. funny, cute enough. again, built up a bit too much. to be a bit of a hyper-intellectual myself, I think it did as well as it did because it's a good film to speak to Generation X growing up right now. Owen Wilson keeps assuring himself that he's not that old and someone finally calls him out that he's not young anymore. And what the hell is he doing still crashing weddings? time to clean up his act and settle down and grow up and etc etc. which I think a lot of gen x'ers are realizing these days. to completely psycho-analyze --- my brother was the one that most highly recommended it to me. there ya go. nuff said.

Current Mood: missing film theory
Monday, September 11th, 2006
9:09 pm
been 5 years
Just thought I'd make a note of the fact that it's been 5 years since the world trade center terrorist attacks. I woke up this morning at about 7am and heard stupid dub-ya talking about how strong we are as a country, etc etc - didn't really pay attention to what he said other than it reminded me that 5 years ago I woke up at about the same time to the phone ringing. and after I got off with my mom, I turned on the tv and saw a plane fly into a building in new york. I just remember it being completely surreal. and it's so strange to me that 5 years ago seems like another lifetime.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Monday, September 4th, 2006
11:45 am
whoa wait...
steve irwin died?? how come I haven't heard about this?
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
11:56 pm
hmmm... my guess is I AM LAME (LAME AM I? green eggs and ham?)
hmm... I'm going to put a star next to client ones. just to see how many lame movies my work makes....
SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 movies, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen.
There are 169 movies on this list.
Put your score in header and repost:

( ) Nacho Libre
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the caribbean 2
( ) Orange County
( ) The Green Mile
(x) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane!
(x) Red Eye
( ) Stick It
(x) Shes the Man*
( ) 8 Mile

Total so far: 9

(x) The Princess Bride
(X) SNL's The Best of Will Ferrell
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Fun With Dick and Jane
(x) Saw*
( ) Saw II*
(X) White Noise*
( ) White Oleander*
( ) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 17

(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie*
(x) Scary Movie 2*
( ) Scary Movie 3*
( ) Scary Movie 4*
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total so far: 23

(x) Harry Potter
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil I
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Cinderella Man
(x) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 31

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
( ) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots

Total so far: 36

(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story*
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(X) KingPin
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
(X ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong

Total so far: 42

(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
( ) The Ring*
( ) The Ring 2*
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber
(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle*
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards

Total so far: 52

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) 10 Things I Hate About You*
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge*
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total so far: 56

( ) Bad Boys 2*
( ) Joy Ride (it's called road kill in Australia)
( ) Lucky Number Seven
(x) Ocean's Eleven
( ) Ocean's Twelve
( ) Identity
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
(X) Superstar
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice age 2 The Meltdown

Total so far: 59

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
(X) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss' Daughter
(X) Maid in Manhattan
(x) Monsters, Inc.
(X) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2

Total so far:66

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
(x) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3

Total so far:74

(x) X-Men
(x) X-Men 2
(x) X-Men 3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(X) Sky High*
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
(x) Freaky Friday
(x) Reign of fire
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
(x) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2

Total so far: 89

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle
(x) Old School
(x) K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old-virgin
( ) The Hills Have Eyes

Total: 96

repost as a bulletin
post that you have seen __ of these movies

huh, I just barely have no life. which is a bit of a worry considering watching everything on these sorts of lists is sort of my job. dammit.
hey, at least I've seen LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE!!! that should be added just so that everyone goes to see it!!! damn it's good.

Current Mood: sleepy
[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com