Trivia: The last year in which the top-grossing film made less than $200 million was 1995.
Archive for January 28th, 2010
Just had dinner with famed author and all-around fun guy @brandonmull. His “Fablehaven” series — young adult fiction — is great.
My Portland friend @shawnlevy has recruited me to bring some salsa from Park City’s El Chubasco when I drive back. I am a salsa mule.
To answer several people’s question: no, I didn’t see 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION at Sundance. I’m *pretty* sure I know what it said, though.
Thanks to @kirk13, @ajmeadows, @moviegeeks, @foxtotally, and @rudie_obias for being cool Sundance roommates! Sorry I stole all your things!
Day 5 of my Sundance diary, including the tale of the Crazy Italian Woman. http://bit.ly/8ZvAkg
Day 5 (Monday, Jan. 25)
The snow stopped falling yesterday, and my nose stopped bleeding, so I guess Mother Nature and I have reached détente, at least until I offend her again, which is probably imminent, what with her being an odious slattern.
I was looking forward to today’s first film, “Cyrus,” written and directed by the Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay. Their other films, “The Puffy Chair” and “Baghead,” were smart, funny little gems, and this was what you might call their Hollywood debut: a real budget, with recognizable actors! John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener!
I was not disappointed. What do you know, it’s another very smart and very funny comedy, and it has heart, too. The opening scenes establishing Reilly’s character as a pathetic but lovable loser reach wonderful heights of awkwardness.
J.D. Salinger: as famous for not writing as he is for writing.
For some reason, here is this: Salt Lake paper Deseret News runs a story about me, Eric D. Snider: http://bit.ly/9QrRzJ