Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
February 6, 2006
Calling all movie fans...!

You may get a kick out of the 75th Dusty Plastic HELL: Hot Flash.

-posted by Wes | 8:32 pm | Comments (0)
February 2, 2006

Mary-Kate and Ashley IN ACTION!

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February 1, 2006
I think I'm getting the hang of this...

Tammy and the T-Rex, now on DVD!

So after authoring a few basic DVDs, I tried to go for a more complicated one with a chapter menu and even the friggin' trailers from the VHS. Fun. Pretty time consuming, given that I actually had to watch the movie again to pick spots for chapter breaks (ugh), do quite a bit of image work for the menus (about as much as your average Scary-Crayon article, if not slightly more), and learn about the use of variables in the xml structure of DVD authoring programs to get the thing to behave the way I wanted, but I'm now pretty satisfied with my Tammy and the T-Rex DVD. Note the cute little T-Rex selection thingies -- I made those from Joe and Mac screencaps. Pretty cool, eh?

Aaaand now I need to get back to work. Then, Scary-Crayon updates!

-posted by Wes | 8:18 am | Comments (3)
November 28, 2005
And now for something that didn't contribute to my neverending sorrow

Everybody's Famous!

This is a really great movie. And I'm not just saying that because one of the characters is a singer who performs in a blue wig.

''I'll take you with me''

Doesn't hurt, though. Please take me with you, Debbie. 🙁

''His friends smirk with pity''

And what is it about talent that makes people so unbelievably attractive? I actually cried during Marva's song and the scene that precedes it. Beautiful. This was one of those movies that makes one want to track down other films (and television shows) starring the cast members -- Thekla Reuten and Eva van der Gucht in particular. Unfortunately, the vast majority of their work hasn't been released on video. 🙁

And with that frown, we return to my regularly scheduled misery.

-posted by Wes | 10:04 pm | Comments (0)
October 27, 2005
28 Minutes Later...

SO. If you've got a half hour to kill, I invite you to head over to Scary-Crayon and check out the latest Spectare review -- a literally 27+ minute long review and commentary on Flightplan. Or, y'know, if you don't have that kind of time, you can also read the abridged written review over there. Suffice it to say that I fucking despised that film. Not in the way that I thought Serenity and Corpse Bride were kinda blah -- I mean like this was one of the worst films I've ever seen and I'd like to bitchslap everyone who had a hand in making it. That sort of thing. Head to the SC review for more.

Honestly, it's media like Flightplan that have me utterly convinced that the remainder of my life -- should I choose to live it -- will be filled with failure and misery. Not because the movie depicted some heartrending tragedy that totally sucked me in, but because of the sheer number of successful movies, television shows, books, etc. that utterly disgust me, thereby underscoring the all too apparent separation between myself and the rest of society. And since I desire to contribute to these fields -- write books, scripts, even make films and so forth -- it seems to indicate that nothing I do will be well received by anyone of note, since what I'd hope to achieve and accomplish through writing and other media is so vastly different from what the public wants. The subject matter and content of the books on the bestseller lists consistently strikes me as being not only unappealing but insulting, whereas my favorite authors are either out of print or almost unheard of. It's maddening.

I've started writing another short story, but I'm fairly certain that no fiction editor alive would think it worthy of publication or be willing to pay for it. Ja.

-posted by Wes | 5:55 pm | Comments (3)