by Scoobie Davis
Yesterday, I was at the Coffee Bean on Wilshire in Santa Monica and thought I saw the actor who plays Turtle on HBO's series Entourage. On closer examination, it turned out to be a Turtle look-alike.
I've only seen two episodes of Entourage but I like it. I don't particularly care for the characters (I've met a lot of wannabes who remind me of them and I got along with them, but no lasting bonds). What makes the show is good acting and a tight script. I like Entourage for the same reason I liked Ghost World (the comic slammed, too). I can't sympathize much for Ghost World's Enid (if I ever met an Enid-esque character in real life, I would be tempted to bitch-slap her) but the story, acting, score, and writing make it a great film.
Let me segue into film news: Ghost World's Terry Zwigoff and Dan Clowes are teaming up for Art School Confidential. I can't wait (I remember reading a Clowes strip about his ordeals in art school).
I saw the Constantine film adaptation graphic novel. I heard about the film adaptation (which stars Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz) a long time ago. They filmed part of it near the dump-apartment I rented last year near Alvarado and 8th in Pico Union. Whenever a studio films at a location, there are in the general area (usually on telephone polls), yellow signs with black lettering and arrows telling the crew where to go. They had them for Constantine. As far as I'm concerned, if a sign is left in a public area, then the doctrine of finders-keepers-losers-weepers kicks in so I took a sign. There were plenty of signs so I don't think any working people got lost because of me.
I hate to end on a sour note but I just heard about this.