by Scoobie Davis
Film Stuff Backlog
One of the reasons I wanted to go on hiatus is that I have a backlog of stuff to write such as the promised coverage of the recent DIY Convention that I hope to have by the weekend. Here's some film stuff I did: I went to an advance screening of Guess Who starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac. Before the event, they had us sign a waiver form saying that we would not discuss the film on the net, etc. However, since I liked the film, I think they'll cut me a little slack. Don't get me wrong, this wasn't a comedy masterpiece but it would have been worth the money had I paid to get in.
Also, last Thursday, I went to the premiere of The Upside of Anger. I actually got in to the actual premiere without crashing. You see, when it's a relatively small premiere in a big theatre, they allow some of the hoi polloi to be a part of the event. I saw Kevin Costner in the audience. I didn't see anyone else in the cast (but I wasn't looking for them because I'm not a celebrity-watcher; quick note: I saw cast member Erika Christensen when I crashed the Swimfan premiere and party). I didn't like this film; it gave me a sour feeling. Of course, I don't think I'm part of the demographic the film is aiming for. I saw the film and thought: "What's the point?" I didn't relate to the characters.
Before I went to the Oscars party on Oscars night, I hung out with the crowd outside the Kodak Theatre. I saw some of the people from David Bossie's Citizens United with an anti-Hollywood sign (contrary to Citizens United's claims, very few of the Hollywood crowd entering the theatre saw their mocking sign. On the other hand, because I and other bloggers have previously googlebombed David Bossie's name, when you do a Google search of Bossie's name, sites that expose Bossie as the cretin he is pop up first. We own that bitch's name. One final note, Bossie's people had foam "We're number one" hands but the index fingers were purple to signify the Iraqi election.
Actually, the most prominent political sign was coming from a plane with a streamer; it read: "BAD ACTORS MAKE WORSE GOVERNORS: ARNOLDWATCH.ORG" Also, some guy in the crowd has a Clint Eastwood for president sign. Whatever.
I hope to see Gunner Palace when I have some money.