Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (coming this summer) – Now this looks like fun!
Great interview with Michel Gondry, director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – “…I developed an ability to let my brain be permeable…” (Interview on Nerve, might require registration)
“Cat With Hands”, a spooky short film – Glad I watched this in the middle of the day; it’s creepy, in the best way.
Go see Les Triplettes de Belleville. It is so good. So weird. So wonderful.
(Lance, if you haven’t gone yet, I’m dragging you down to the theater).
I’ve been waiting for this day for 3 years or so. Today I get to see Peter Jackson’s Return of the King. I know it will be the best of the trilogy. I know my expectations are very high. I know I won’t be disappointed.
And I know I’m going to like the extended version even better – just one more year to wait for it!
It’s 11am. I got up around 9:30 – hooray for a vacation day and making up for lost sleep – and I have a few hours to spend before the film. Gonna go buy some new eyeglasses. Maybe do a little holiday shopping.
Is it 3pm yet? No? How about now?
[date uncertain; placed in 2002 (rather than 2001) because it looks like he's got the little argyle sweater on]
The American Astronaut opens this Friday at the Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and I strongly encourage you to go. It is strange and wonderful.
“Written, directed, and starring Cory McAbee of The Billy Nayer Show, this space western musical uses flinty black-and-white photography, rugged Lo-Fi sets and the spirit of the final frontier to bring the film, set in the dirty, isolated vastness of outer space, to life. … The film features an original soundtrack by the The Billy Nayer Show.” [source]
I was excited to learn that there will be an opening night party at the Edinburgh Castle (950 Geary, near Larkin) at around 9pm. See you there!
Thanks to my totally awesome pal Kristin, you get to see the silliness I engaged in last Thursday. Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back was goofy fun and we all had a great time. To our amusement, the ladies in the Japanese restaurant next to the theater were unfazed by our outfits when we went there after the movie. I guess they’re just typical blasé San Franciscan waitresses.