Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Osborn Family Christmas


Making cookies for Santa.

Putting cookies out for Santa.

Making sure Santa can get in.

Christmas morning.

Santa totally came to the Osborn house!

And he brought the Tangled hair braiding toy! OMG!

Getting all kinds of pretty for Christmas dinner.

Along with the cookies, candies and pies, this is part of the reason
I gained 5 pounds in one week.

Egil and little Ceci.

Mike and Noah.

Laura sweetly being subjected to Mark's guitar hero antics.

Football.


My sleepy little boy.

Bella and Mike.

And sweet little Cecilia.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top Tens Schmop Schmens (2010)


--> Here you go. Everything's in alphabetical order. My faves were ones that left me laughing my ass off, inspired, hopeful, a weeping mess, broken into pieces or simply in awe.
MY TOP TEN
  • Black Swan
  • Despicable Me
  • The Ghost Writer
  • A Horrible Way to Die
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Jackass 3D
  • The Kids are All Right
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Social Network
  • Toy Story 3

OTHER FILMS I TOTALLY ENJOYED
  • 127 Hours
  • Babies
  • Best Worst Movie
  • Catfish
  • The Crazies
  • Easy A
  • The Fighter
  • Frozen
  • Inception
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  • MacGruber
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Please Give
  • Rare Exports
  • Red Riding 1974
  • Rubber
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • That Evening Sun
  • True Grit
  • Winnebago Man
  • Winter's Bone

FAVORITE PERFORMANCES
  • Andrew Garfield (Never Let Me Go, Red Riding, Social Network)
  • Barry Pepper and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
  • Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston (The Disappearance of Alice Creed)
  • Christian Bale and Amy Adams (The Fighter)
  • Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
  • Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)
  • AJ Bowen (A Horrible Way to Die)
  • Michael Shannon (My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, The Runaways)

OLD GEMS I DISCOVERED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH
  • The Apartment
  • The Housemaid (1960)
  • Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains
  • Splendor in the Grass
  • This is England

FAVORITE SHORTS
  • Crossbow
  • Day & Night
  • Fatakra
  • My Mom Smokes Weed
  • Old Meal
  • Pioneer
  • Stranger Hero

MOVIES I MISSED THIS YEAR DAMNIT, BUT WOULD PROBABLY LOVE
  • 45365
  • Fish Tank
  • I Am Love
  • The Legend of Beaver Dam
  • Make Believe
  • A Prophet

MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2011
  • Blue Valentine
  • Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
  • The Innkeepers
  • Jane Eyre
  • Meek’s Cutoff
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Somewhere
  • Submarine
  • Sucker Punch
  • Take Shelter
  • Tiny Furniture
  • The Tree of Life

Thursday, December 09, 2010

My BFFs 4-Eva

Clare, Ama, Karen and a very young me. This was back in our college days. We're a little older, some with kids, scattered around the country, but we're still (and always will be) best friends.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

My Linda Linda Linda Happy Clip

When I need some cheering up or a smile on my face, I just watch this.

The Screenplay Workshop - Winter Registration

The Screenplay Workshop - Winter Session
Instructor: Jill Chamberlain

MASTER CLASS
10 week program
Central Austin classroom
All levels welcome

DAY & TIME - 2 choices:
* Tuesday night group: 7-9:30 pm, Jan 18 - March 22
* Saturday afternoon group: 1:30-4 pm, Jan 22 - March 26

SPECIAL OFFER:
New students who mention code "Kat" when registering
for the Master Class will receive a $20 discount !

ALSO AVAILABLE:
* 5 Week Workshop (Tuesday and Saturday groups)
* Private Script Consultation & Instruction

Questions: registration@thescreenplayworkshop.org

For syllabi, registration, & more info:
www.thescreenplayworkshop.org

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

UT RTF - Final Screening, 12/12, 12pm


Advanced Narrative Digital Production
Showcase Screening

Sunday, Dec 12th

12pm KLRU's ACL Studio
6th Floor
CMB Building
(SE Corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton)
Running Time: 90 Minutes
Free to the Public

Saturday, December 04, 2010

River Phoenix at Einstein's A Go Go

In doing a little research on a project hopefully going into pre-production next year, I dug up this old photo of River Phoenix. This was the night his band Aleka's Attic played at Einstein's A Go Go in Jacksonville Beach, FL. I was at this concert. I was fifteen, I think. Still have the ticket stub and a stack of photos to prove it. I remember this night like it was yesterday. He walked up to the bar and stood next to me for a brief second while he ordered a drink. My heart stopped and I couldn't breathe. I wanted to tell him, "I love you so much. I've loved you ever since Stand By Me. I'm cool. I swear. We should be friends." But yeah, I didn't say that. Any of that. Or even open my mouth. I just stood frozen savoring the moment.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Destroy All Movies!!!!

I just picked up my copy of Destroy All Movies at Book People today. You should too. It makes for a great Christmas gift for film and punk lovers alike!