Reach For The Stars

Ack, I used to do this forever ago! Of course I didn’t do it this way – agent, cattle calls, etc. etc. – but if you’re in the market to make some good money, then you definately want to try your hand at extra work. You’re looking at at least $100 per day, upwards of $300 if you go with Talent6.

I’ve been out of the business so long, let me tell you. The last film I extra’d for was The Sandlot in 1992, which was a piece of crap with no budget that was filmed mostly in Utah (thank the Gods for that, because I happened to live in Utah at the time and it bought me my back to school clothes!). What I wouldn’t give to get into extra work again. Generally, you’re just filling a scene with realistic background movement – people walking, having conversations, jogging, you name it. Not a bad way to make $250 a day, huh?

If you’re up for it, call Talent6 (800-493-9047) and see how far you can go. You n ever know, this toll free call to a portfolio manager might be the start of a brand new career? Won’t know until you call, and since background work is 100% on the up and up you don’t have to worry about having to pay anything up front – I know it sounds too good to be true, but take it from someone who’s been there, it’s true. And a lot of times, though they have long hours, you can have some real fun doing it!

Stupid Movie Goers!

Can someone please explain to me how Beverly Hills Chihuahua is the number one movie in America for the second week in a row? How is this possible? Or, I should say, how does this crap keep happening? I swear at the feet of Loki’s gym teacher that everyone in this stupid country has it in for decent films. I’m not entirely sure how the bimbos and rednecks can manage to keep going to see crap like this and Twilight, while simultaneously voting gems like Eagle Eye off the island?

Some of the best of the big budget movies of the last decade were panned by critics for no apparent reason, I think Eagle Eye is just the newest in a long line. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise where every film was ripped to shreds, only to become the blue eyed child once the next sequel was released. Tim Burton’s re-adaption of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which was torn apart by fans of a shitty former adaption on the grounds that they’d seen the Gene Wilder version first. And, of course, the fun and very fitting Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull that has more fanboys bitching than Wesley Crusher.

I don’t get it. Why do people praise idiocy and utter tardation? Why do people ash can perfectly good, engaging and fun films in favor of pure crap? Why do we need 800 Highschool Musical movies? Someone, please, help me out here. :S

Jay and Silent Bob

You know what I miss? The 90s. It annoys me that the 90s is over, and that kids today are disrespectful, and they drive too fast, and their music is just noise, and things cost more than they used to, and Hawaii was better before. So, yeah, basically I’m really old, lol.

I’m watching Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, which is technically a 2001 production but it has so many earmarks of the 1990s that it’s nostalgic for me, and I’m sure that Kevin Smith intended such an emotional tug for a film starring two loveable stoners that we all grew up with. I’m actually sad that there will be no more Jay and Silent Bob films, because of all of the things from my youth, The Fat Man and The Little Kid will be one of the things I miss the most – along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 3rd Eye Blind, velour shirts and gemtones.

Don’t mind me, I’m just crying a tear into my beer, lol.