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The Sony Hack

I’m not going to talk about the computer side of the Sony situation at all. Instead, I’m going to talk about the decision to make the movie in the first place. How in the world did a movie about assassinating the real leader, of a real country, in the present time, actually get a green… Read more »

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Notes From Network Executives

I’m a big fan of pulling back the curtain. I like to see what goes on behind the scenes; what makes something successful. One of my favorite Twitter feeds is @TVNetworkNotes where they post actual comments from network executives. After reading the comments below, I think I should have left the curtain alone! Take a… Read more »

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Warner Brothers Tour

This weekend I didn’t have time to write my standard, ever so sophisticated, blog entry for the week. Yeah. I figured instead of spending the weekend reading up on stem cell transplant procedures, or working on my cure for cancer, I would instead take a much needed break by zipping down to Burbank and experiencing… Read more »

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Luke Skywalker Lightsaber – Star Wars Episode IV and V

I was never a huge Star Wars fan. I had seen all six movies, but was more interested in the props and technology. I liked the look of the lightsaber, so I decided to build my own. I looked at the various lightsabers from the six movies, and decided to build Luke’s lightsaber from the… Read more »

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Add A Word, Ruin A Movie

One of my favorite ways to waste time online… It’s a pretty simple premise – add a word to a movie title and totally destroy the movie. Here are a few of my favorites: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Betty Disney’s The Exorcist Martin Lawrence of Arabia Annie Hall Monitor Oakland Raiders of… Read more »

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The Chocolate Factory V2

Earlier this week I watched an interview with Gene Wilder. While he talked about many of my favorite movies such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Silverstreak, he also went off on Tim Burton’s remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have to agree. The original was much better. But that got me thinking…. Read more »

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First Star Trek, Now Star Wars?

I’m still not sure if JJ Abrams should be directing the new Star Wars movies. Sure he’s amazingly talented, and he’s created some of my favorite TV shows like Lost and Fringe, but giving him carte blanche for Star Wars? I’m not so sure. He certainly didn’t learn anything from the original Star Trek movies…. Read more »

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Great Scott!

Well today I finally sent out the query letters for my new book, so I guess I’ll find out if anyone is interested in reading my book proposal. I’m hoping for a few nibbles since clown porn is en vogue right now (I said en vogue rather than in vogue because I’m sophisticated and just… Read more »

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Raiders Of The Lost AARP

Harrison Ford has been in the news quite a bit lately. Not only has he signed on for the next Indiana Jones movie, but he will also reprise the role of Han Solo in the newly announced Star Wars reboot. The Star Wars movie sounds great as long as the Han Solo character is age… Read more »