—Cycle (Orifex Remix)
They hate this.
fredrik asked: Hello. Will Knowledge for Thirst, or at least the reviews within, ever go online again, or at least be available in a way, or format, in wich a person (such as me), could get a hold of them. And read. Them. Thank you and good bye.
All my sites got moved to a new server last year and that bungled things up real nice — K4T in particular since it was on Wordpress, a thing I should not be allowed to use. I have a backup of the database but my attempts to get it up and running again have so far ended in hot hissy tears.
But anyway the reviews weren’t lost forever, which is what I was afraid of (some of my all-time fave kfan writing is there), so yes it’ll be available again at some undefined point in the future.
Today I got a box from Amazon which contained:
— Action figures of Lion-o and Cheetara from Thundercats
— Action figure of Sif from the Thor movie
— A box of 20 Hello Kitty temporary tattoos
— A box of 50 “classic” temporary tattoos
— Grizzly Broadhead arrowheads
— A tactical grip glove for a Glock 17
— A Glock disassembly tool
— A pack of three Field Notes notebooks, Expedition Edition
I did not order these things. I don’t know who sent them. I feel like someone is trying to tell me something … but what? Or maybe it was supposed to go to someone else … but who?
Either way, there’s a terrible story in that box and it’s creeping me out. I’m gonna put it way over there.
Looked through my high school yearbook last night because that’s an emotionally healthy thing to do in your forties on a Sunday night. I’d forgotten that my friend scrawled this note and then proceeded to deface the whole book with a hundred more EVERs before concluding with FORGET IT and a few lyrics from “Theme from Shaft.”
Josh is actually a delight (shh don’t tell) but it’s more fun to draw his curmudgeonly side.
Happy birthday, boyf. You are a real sweetpants. Hee hee.
Pretty uncanny! And the delight thing is dead-on, too.
Sometime in the 90s my Hollywood friend (I think he writes for Burn Notice now?) went to Sundance and brought back a VHS tape of a movie called Tomorrow Night that he said nobody liked but I probably would.
I went to UCLA to be a filmmaker (but didn’t get into the film program hence the English degree that ruined my life) so I saw a lot of student-y, Sundance-y films back then and they were all horrific so I was pleasantly surprised to actually find this VHS tape super funny. I watched it once and then my friend took it back, saying he wasn’t even allowed to have it.
Anyway I decided to pay attention to this guy Louis CK who made it. And today he finally made the movie available on his site for five bucks. I just downloaded it and am scared to watch it because what if it stinks? We’ve all changed a lot since then. All I remember is someone sitting on a bowl of ice cream and someone adopting a black kid named “Clean” and I might even be wrong about that.
Josh, are you just trying to tell us you were in on the ground floor of this whole Louis CK thing? yes goddammit gimme some candy
Hulk saw a phrase pop up again and again in the national dialogue calling Fast Six ‘not a good movie, but an enjoyable one.’ And Hulk couldn’t disagree more.
We have somehow become a culture that only equates good with overt seriousness. Which is a shame because Hulk would argue the last two Fast movies, while incredibly dumb on so many levels, are still two of the most functional summer popcorn movies that Hulk has seen in, like, years.
You may laugh at that word ‘functional,’ but to Hulk it’s one of the best words in all of moviedom. It means the film works, dammit. It means it is engineered properly and does exactly what it sets out to do.
They dramatize all the stakes and spell out exactly what’s happening without a hint of obfuscation. They make overtly sexual movies that at least have the dignity to give their female characters agency and independence outside of scotch-taping them to the men’s stories. They are movies that know how to execute all the basics flawlessly and Hulk would argue that’s the reason they’ve become ridiculously popular and beloved. It’s because they are coherent, clear, classically told stories.
It’s because they actually are good movies.
— Film Crit Hulk takes a break from dismantling Man of Steel to put my feels into words
- Mattie: If you were a bank and were robbed you could not simply tell the depositors to go hang.
- Stonehill: I do not entertain hypotheticals, the world as it is is vexing enough.
look what I found in my long white beard
thursday nite selfie time you guys let’s go
There’s only one movie poster at the Sandwich office and it hangs behind my desk (seen here)—a gorgeous Argentinean edition of my favorite ninja movie, 1983’s “Revenge of the Ninja”. Keep that in the back of your mind.
Today, NBC News is launching a brand new version of their Breaking News app, and they brought me in to make a video for it. Their whole thing is quality news you can trust, not a bunch of garbage. It’s based in a time-honored respect for journalism that reminded me of the old titans of news: Edward R. Murrow, David Brinkley, Walter Cronkite. So I pitched the client on the idea of having one of those salty old news guys present their app as the savior of news. And bless their hearts, they let me do it. So I enlisted my talented writing friend Joshua Allen to give the character a voice, and the next step was casting our news man.
Here’s the fun part.
Casting is never easy in these videos we make. Never. But every once in a while, a brilliant actor, a master of the craft who you recognize as having played the villain in your favorite ninja movie walks through the door to the audition and you try not to lose your shit, you try to pretend you don’t know who he is, but you know that voice, you know those wise, charmingly menacing eyes. This man is Arthur Roberts and he’s played a major part in your subconscious since the 3rd grade. He’s informed some important archetypes for you, as a storyteller. He’s Arthur Roberts.
So you cast him, of course. And he is simply a joy to work with. A gentleman and an artist and a pro in every sense of the word.
Breaking News. What a world.
This is probably the most fun I’ve ever had writing a script, and as a bonus I got to be on set while they shot it, like a real fancy gent!
When Adam was describing the character I was like “Oh OK so I should basically write it in my own voice.” And he said “Well I didn’t want to come right out and say it.”