Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Bob opens the door, Charlotte's standing there trying to
look casual, she's happy to see him (she's put some pants on
and flip flops instead of her dumb looking Ugg boots).
She knocks into a low table, bumping her knee as she comes
Bob pours some cold sake, smoothly.
Bob and Charlotte watch La Dolce Vita with Japanese subtitles
on the TV.
Hans was very attentive to you.
I think he kind of liked me...Is
that so hard to imagine?
No, its easy.
How'd a Japanese guy get a name like
I don't know.
Anita Ekberg holds the kitten on T.V.
Charlotte gets up to pour more sake.
She picks up and looks at a prescription bottle on his night
stand and reads the label : Lipitor.
Do you remember when we met at the
bar? ...You were wearing a tuxedo.
But the first time I saw you was in
Yeah, you don't remember?
Did I scowl at you?
No, you smiled.
I don't remember.
I know, I kind of blend in here.
HINT: In 2003 it won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
Still not sure??? Here's the answer
Well this commercial is an UNCUT version! Well actually its a phony knock off...but the actors were really good...they had me fooled! They should totally air this commercial during Superbowl Sunday. Of course....there will be some heavy editing involved.
Check it out:
Apparently there is this short film out on the net made to support the ongoing Writer's Guild Association's strike and the film stars none other than Maggie GAAGyenhall.
In the clip, the Secretary star turns up to a hotel room to meet a man only to find two other beauties waiting to see the SAME fella. The man called AMPiTePa - short for Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers - has stood them all up. After a spell period of frustration, Maggie takes a swig from her glass of wine and says: "We don't need him. We've got everything we need right here. "Girls - you want to make an interim agreement?" The other ladies join her on the bed, but, as things start to get interesting, the lights fade and the film ends with a sexy pizza delivery girl entering the bedroom.
I guess you can watch the video and judge for yourself. In my opinion, there's nothing hot about Maggie gettin it on with ANYONE. Seein her face alone just makes me wanna gag. The only cool thing about this video is that its 3 and 1/2 minutes long....thank Gawd. We can only hope her screen time in Dark Knight will be as long. Seriously though....with a face like that she shoulda played The Joker.
SOURCE: I Don't Like You That Way
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This is a hilarious 2001 film set in NYC about a conservative uptight journalist who curiously answers a female looking for female personals ad.
In this scene she reveals to her best friend that she is dating another woman. I LOVE the last line in this scene...great film!
Courtesy of AC
1. Postal Stamps
3. Padded Envelopes
4. Digital Video Tapes/ Film Stock
5. Digital Camera
6. DVD Cases
7. Amazon.com Gift Certificate
8. Magazine Subscription
9. Netflix Gift Subscription
10. MONEY. Always a great gift.
*11. An email link to NYIndieSeen - an excellent resource for info on the indie scene!
Monday, January 28, 2008
asap!! We're looking for short films about romance, sex, or love. Event takes place Thurs. Feb 14th at 7pm (after party is 9pm) Deadline is Feb. 1st (though we reserve the right to extend the deadline) Screening takes place in Manhattan.
also be available the brief Q&A following screening (recommended, but not
attn: VDAY Salon
8553 Eliot Avenue, #53a
Rego Park, NY 11374
No Drop offs, no express packages.
March 13th - Foreign Intrigue: Foreign Short Films
(if you want to submit for this event, please do so. Same rules apply. Any
subject, films not in english MUST be subtitled)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
After the recent death of Brad Renfro, a movie I remembered seeing which was an intriguing yet disturbing performance by Renfro in the Larry Clark film Bully. I say it was disturbing becuz honestly it seems like Renfro was high the whole time. I don't know if that's how the character was to be portrayed, or if the drugs revealed itself though his performance. Bully is actually based on a factual account of a group of high school aged slackers who decide to kill one of their own. Marty has become fed up with his friend Bobby's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel insults and sexual assaults, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering Bobby, with a group of willing and unwilling participants in a small Florida town. In the midst of their plotting, they find themselves contemplating with the possible aftermath of what could happen. Larry Clark (in typical Clark-inspired fashion) uses close-ups on body parts and gratuitous shots of Bijou Phillips' crotch.
I think Bijou is a talented actress, but she should really extend her range a lil more and not play the same ol' skanky chickenheadish type roles. Her character in Bully is the same character she played in Havoc and Black & White. I'm sure there's more I just haven't seen her entire filmography. The movie although based on a true story, is within the same genre of other Larry Clark films about bored privileged white suburban teens who have nothing else better to do with their time than to dabble in drug use, promiscuous sex, and illegal activities. The film almost pay some homage to Kids by the casting of Leo Fitzpatrick who helps the kids coordinate the murder of Bobby. Fitzpatrick played Telly, the unsuspecting HIV positive teen in Kids. The film also stars Nick Stahl and Rachel Miner.
The 2008 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners:
The Grand Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to TROUBLE THE WATER, directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. An aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, armed with a video camera, show what survival means when they are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, and seize a chance for a new beginning.
The Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to FROZEN RIVER, directed by Courtney Hunt, about a desperate trailer mom and a Mohawk Indian girl who team up to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States from Canada.
The World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to MAN ON WIRE/United Kingdom, directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles French artist Philippe Petit's daring dance on a wire suspended between New York's Twin Towers and his subsequent arrest for what would become known as “the artistic crime of the century.”
The World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to KING OF PING PONG (PING PONGKINGEN)/ Sweden, directed by Jens Jonsson. An ostracized and bullied teenager who excels only in ping pong descends into an acrimonious struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their family history and their father surfaces over the course of their spring break.
The Audience Awards are presented to both a dramatic and documentary film in four Competition categories as voted by Sundance Film Festival audiences. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience Awards are presented by Volkswagen of America, Inc.
The Audience Award: Documentary was presented to FIELDS OF FUEL, directed by Josh Tickell. A look at America's addiction to oil, Tickell is a man with a plan and a Veggie Van, who is taking on big oil, big government, and big soy to find solutions in places few people have looked.
The Audience Award: Dramatic was presented to THE WACKNESS, directed by Jonathan Levine. During a sweltering New York summer, a troubled teenage drug dealer trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist, and in the process falls for the doctor's daughter.
The World Cinema Audience Award: Documentary was presented to MAN ON WIRE/United Kingdom, directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles French artist Philippe Petit's daring dance on a wire suspended between New York's Twin Towers and subsequent arrest for what would become known as “the artistic crime of the century.”
The World Cinema Audience Award: Dramatic was presented to CAPTAIN ABU RAED/Jordan, by director Amin Matalqa. The first feature film to come out of Jordan in 50 years, CAPTAIN ABU RAED tells the story of an aging airport janitor who is mistaken for an airline pilot by a group of poor neighborhood children and whose fantastical stories offer hope for a sad, sometimes unchangeable, reality.
The Directing Awards recognize excellence in directing for dramatic and documentary features.
The Directing Award: Documentary was presented to Nanette Burstein for her film AMERICAN TEEN, an irreverent cinema vérité which chronicles four seniors at an Indiana high school and yields a surprising snapshot of Midwestern life.
The Directing Award: Dramatic was presented to Lance Hammer for BALLAST, a riveting, lyrical portrait of an emotionally frayed family whose lives are torn asunder by a tragic act in a small Mississippi Delta town.
The World Cinema Directing Award: Documentary was presented to Nino Kirtadze, director of DURAKOVO: VILLAGE OF FOOLS (DURAKOVO: LE VILLAGE DES FOUS)/ France. The film portrays life in a castle outside Moscow, where Mikhail Morozov rules autonomously over young initiates, laying the groundwork for a rapidly growing right-wing movement.
The World Cinema Directing Award: Dramatic was presented to Anna Melikyan for MERMAID (RUSALKA)/ Russia. The fanciful tale of an introverted little girl who grows up believing she has the power to make wishes come true. She must reconcile this belief with reality when, as a young woman, she journeys to Moscow and grapples with love, modernity and materialism.
The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for outstanding achievement in writing was presented to Alex Rivera and David Riker for their screenplay for SLEEP DEALER. Set in a near-future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology.
The World Cinema Screenwriting Award was presented to Samuel Benchetrit for his screenplay of I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A GANGSTER (J'AI TOUJOURS RÊVÉ D'ÊTRE UN GANGSTER)/ France. Told in four vignettes, this existential comedy relates the exploits of four aspiring criminals who hope to improve their lot, but find that they might not have what it takes for a life of crime.
The Documentary Editing Award was presented to Joe Bini for his work on the film ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED. The documentary examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary director Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
The World Cinema Documentary Editing Award was presented to Irena Dol for her work on THE ART STAR AND THE SUDANESE TWINS/New Zealand. The film profiles artist Vanessa Beecroft and how her obsession to adopt Sudanese twin orphans drives her marriage to a breaking point and fuels her controversial art.
The Excellence in Cinematography Awards honor exceptional cinematography in both dramatic and documentary categories. This year's recipients are:
The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary was presented to Phillip Hunt and Steven Sebring for their work on the film PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE, an intimate portrait of the poet, painter, musician and singer that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.
The Excellence in Cinematography Award: Dramatic was presented to Lol Crawley for BALLAST. a riveting, lyrical portrait of an emotionally frayed family whose lives are torn asunder by a tragic act in a small Mississippi Delta town.
The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary was presented to al Massad for his work on RECYCLE /Jordan. A Jordanian family man living in the hometown of Muslim leader Abu Musa Al Zarqawi struggles to support his family and define his identity in a tense political climate.
The World Cinema Cinematography Award: Dramatic was presented to Askild Vik Edvardsen for KING OF PING PONG (PING PONGKINGEN)/ Sweden. An ostracized and bullied teenager who excels only in ping pong descends into an acrimonious struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their family history and their father surfaces over the course of their spring break.
A World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic was presented to Ernesto Contreras, director of BLUE EYELIDS (PÁRPADOS AZULES)/ Mexico. When Marina wins a beach getaway trip for two, her desperate search for someone to take with her leads to a complicated relationship and the revelation that she might be better off on her own.
A Special Jury Prize: Documentary was presented to Lisa F. Jackson, director of GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO, for her piercing, intimate look into the struggle of the lives of rape survivors.
A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, The Spirit of Independence was presented to director Chusy Haney-Jardine for ANYWHERE, USA, a wildly original look at American manners, prejudices, and family dynamics.
A Special Jury Prize: Dramatic, Work by an Ensemble Cast was presented to the cast of CHOKE. An adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, CHOKE is the sardonic story about mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual addiction, and the dark side of historical theme parks. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly MacDonald, Brad Henke.
The 2008 Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking was awarded to two films: MY OLYMPIC SUMMER, directed by Daniel Robin, and SIKUMI (On the Ice), directed by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean. The jury also presented the International Jury Prize in International Short Filmmaking to SOFT, directed by Simon Ellis. Honorable Mentions in Short Filmmaking were presented to: AQUARIUM, directed by Rob Meyer; AUGUST 15th, directed by Xuan Jiang; LA CORONA (THE CROWN), directed by Amanda Micheli and Isabel Vega; OIRAN LYRICS, directed by Ryosuke Ogawa; SPIDER, directed by Nash Edgerton; SUSPENSION, directed by Nicolas Provost, and W. , directed by The Vikings. The 2008 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Awards were presented by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
SLEEP DEALER, directed by Alex Rivera, is the recipient of this year’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The Prize, which carries a $20,000 cash award to the filmmaker provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is presented to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character.
Here's some exclusive video of QT gettin a "tude" at Sundance with a photog. Get your popcorn out and enjoy!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Matthew Modine (memba him??) at 121 W 10th St chillin with some dude at a resturaunt. But he was checkin out a girl's ass so the gay rumors aint really necessary.
Wanda Sykes was all up in E 49th St & Lexington Ave right outside the W Hotel...speaking of gay rumors...I heard the lesbian ones about her are actually true.
Jeffrey Wright at E 48th St & Park Ave lookin a lil ruff but still good for his age. Is it true he lives in Fort Greene? Anyone know his address so we can stalk him?
Michael Rapaport was at 37 Spring St in Rice to Riches in SoHo gettin into it with his girl. Prolly they were fighting over who's gettin the Perfectly Legal Pecan Pie. It's completely understandble why a fight would ensue over that flavor.
Clive Owen's sexy ass was at E 47th St & Park Ave. HE could soooo get it!
Gwenyth Paltrow's bony ass was at Varick St & Franklin St strolling with an apple...uh we mean her kid Apple. What a fugged up name to have....Apple.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Not matter what race you are....we are all victims.
"This is a well researched documentary that exposes the "White" Media's long-term agenda to standardize Caucasian people as the "social norm" for general society. Through the globalization and centralization of the "White" media and its constant propagation of repetitive images depicting Caucasians in positive roles and as protagonists while usually depicting Non-Caucasians as background characters and antagonists -- which are often connected to negative themes and stereotypes -- the media elite have been able to effectively condition general society into subconsciously adhering to a racist social hierarchy in which Caucasian people are at the very apex"
For more information go here
Monday, January 21, 2008
Damn did we forget our own birthday??? I guess we did. But that's how we do here at NYIndieSeen. We're 1 year old this month and feel old as hell already.
Anywayz...for those of you visiting the blog STILL...thanks and keep reading. We know the updates have been scarce the past few months...but we appreciate you hangin in there!
And The Razzie Award "The Biggest Skank In Hollywood" Goes To: Reuters
WGA West Coast Branch Meets Tomorrow To Discuss Strike: Wall Street Journal
It's official. There will be a sequel to Cloverfield: M&C
New York never looked so good in Utah: New York Times
CBS decides to trash 20 projects in development becuz of strike..OUCH!: Reuters
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Brief Review: You will jump out of your seat, you will get scurred, and you will suffer from some motion sickness especially if you had a few drinks before getting to the theater like I did.
Be ready to look for little clues and hints in the film. J.J. Abrams produced this flick so if any of you are "Lost" fans, then you know what I'm talking about. Great story told from the perspective of a video camera. With the marketing hype and the way the film was shot it was very reminiscent of the Blair Witch phenomena of the late 90's.
The film did extremely well at the box office and there's already talks about a sequel. Of course, watching the film you already get the sense that a sequel is coming anyway. Interesting flick. Well directed. Any indie filmmaker could of made it too which is inspiring...
But shit...now I'm scared to leave my apartment. From watching I Am Legend to Cloverfield...this island is really a trap if a disaster were to occur. Can someone buy me a one way ticket to L.A.??
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Quentin Tarantino who is by far the best filmmaker EVER is going to remake 60's soft-porn cult classic "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!".
Since GrindHouse, Tarantino is very interested in making campy-sexy horror thrillers. The original film was about three thrill-seeking strippers who come upon a couple in the desert. Killing the boyfriend, they take the girl hostage and hide out on a secluded ranch owned by a wheelchair-bound redneck farmer and his two dim-witted sons. Trying to locate the man's hidden fortune, they seduce the sons to learn of the secret - soon all hell breaks loose.
Tarantino wants his version to be even raunchier. That's why we love him---and only for that reason. His choices in casting is lackluster we must say. His first choices are Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes and none other than Britney Spears for the roles. YUCK!!!
Here's what NYIndieSeen would pick as the Pussy leads:
Jennifer Beals---she certainly knows ALL about being a Pussycat these days!
Angelina Jolie---I know I know...so typical. But why the hell the not? I would love to see her in a Tarantino flick.
Aishwarya Rai--- What about the hot Bollywood chic? Time for her to do more A-list crossover American flicks.
Christina Milian---I don't like her acting per se...but I'm curious to see how she would do in a soft core porno.
Stacey Dash--Where did she go? Has anyone seen her? Let's bring her back to the big screen!
Check out the movie trailer to the original version here:
For some of you that actually read this blog and know a bit about it's history....occasionally I "blog-out" about my favorite TV show in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD: My Grey's :)
BUT NOW....I have a new crack addiction. I mean really this show is like crack for me. I have to have a hit. And I went so far as to BUY all 4 seasons of the show becuz its that damn good. Nip/Tuck was birthed by Ryan Murphy and has aired on the FX network for the past 5 years. I know I'm a little late to the game, but the show is really the shit. Plus they use the word shit! Like...alot. The verbal profanity is not the reason I like this show it's actually a man who I worship and adore: CHRISTIAN TROY. You gotta see Christian work his magic from episode to episode. He's the mack. He can get any woman, anytime, anywhere. He's an amazing surgeon, he's ripped, and I've seen his ass more times than Ron Jeremy's and trust me...that's a MAJOR improvement...let me just tell you. For those of you living under rocks that know absolutely nothing about this show, Nip/Tuck is about two plastic surgeons. Sean McNamara and Christian Troy are running a partnership in Miami, Florida with different issues to life.
Sean is a wishy-washy, weak-kneed, family man who distances himself with work to avoid his dysfunctional home life which includes his needy and spiteful wife Julia, his rebellious teenage son Matt and young daughter Annie. The more slicker Christian is an arrogant, narcissistic, unethical, ladies man who worships wine, women, and the all mighty dollar, and will do just about anything to get what he wants (lie, cheat, steal, blackmail and seduce)and has no qualms about practically anything.
In Season 5 of the series the two doctors moved their practice to Los Angeles and now work on a Grey's Anatomish type series drama as medical consultants. Currently though Sean McNamara has asked to be a series regular on the show. Of course the cocky-Christian is pretty pissed off about it.... I am deprived on my Grey's now becuz of the Writer's Strike and I have a few more episodes to go on Nip/Tuck...including watching the rest of Season 4. This is an indie-off course topic which is why it's been archived that way. Any show that has raunchy sex on EVERY episode, serial psychopaths, out of this world surgeries (like getting a woman's clit replaced), and seeing Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh's ass every five minutes...is definitely something worth blogging about. Nuff said.
Below is a video I found on YouTube of Dr. Christian Troy at his "best".
Title: Diablo Cody
Stats: Born June 14th 1978. Graduated from the University of Iowa.
Why NYIndieSeen cares: Cuz she's a former stripper turned screenwriter!
With absolutely no other screenwriting credits prior to birthing the Golden Globe nominated film Juno, Diablo Cody born as Brook Busey-Hunt, worked formerly as a stripper in Minneapolis. She wrote a day to day account of her life of her experiences in the seedy world of exotic dancing in the 2006 memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in The Life of an Unlikely Stripper.
While still stripping, Cody began writing for City Pages, an alternative Twin Cities weekly newspaper. Cody drew literary fans and received accolades for puff-free accounts and columns, with special emphasis on critiques of society and popular culture. In one instance, she humorously referred to her time at the Village Voice-owned newspaper as "yellow journalism". She left City Pages just before it changed editorial hands. Cody has since written for the now-defunct Jane magazine.
After completion of the book, Cody was encouraged by Mason Novick, the manager who helped her secure a publisher for the book, to write a screenplay. Within months she wrote Juno, a surprisingly tender coming-of-age story about a Minnesota teenager's unplanned pregnancy. The Jason Reitman-directed comedy stars Ellen Page and Michael Cera.
Check her out here on a David Letterman interview....funny gal