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Quick and Minor Update About ShortCuts the Podcast

Jordan and Devin recording an episode of ShortCuts

This is just a quick update regarding the state of ShortCuts the Podcast. Season 1 went quite smoothly and Devin Marble and I had a blast while recording. Even though we haven’t had the time to jump on Season 2 as quick as we originally planned, the wheels are actually in motion. We have one interview in the can and another planned in the coming week or so. With a little luck ambition, we should be going live with the new podcast episodes soon(ish).

In the meantime, go back and enjoy some of the interviews from Season 1. Additionally, Devin has started a blog of his own which he will also use to post various updates about the podcast. More importantly, however, he’ll be offering some insights, observations, and questions every Read more…

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My (unnecessary) Disgust with the Oscars

January 26, 2012 2 comments

Well, I mentioned in previous posts (here and here) how much I loved the performances this year of Michael Fassbender in Shame and Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin. About the thespians, I said, “It’s a good thing these two aren’t competing with one another for awards because I would be at a loss when choosing a favorite.” Thanks to the oh-so-wise-and-cutting-edge  jackasses at the Academy, I’m in no danger of choosing my favorite actor or actress this year.

I hate to say it, but I was fuming when I read the Oscar nominees that were announced on Tuesday morning. I know it’s silly to be so incensed over something so trivial and vain, but I feel like I am the Academy Awards demographic– I love movies! I love the art Read more…

My 10 Favorite Films of 2011, Plus a Special Guest’s Top 10!

January 24, 2012 4 comments

Program from my screening of 'Shame' at LACMA

Well, the day you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. It took some time and I had to make some tough (not really) decisions, but I’ve finally settled on my ten favorite movies of 2011. Not until I actually sat down to compile the list did I realize how many movies this year impressed me…

A year is a long time, and it was fun to go back through and reminisce about all of the movies I saw. Oftentimes I didn’t even realize that a particular film had been released last year. It’s not like I empathized with Sophie and her choice (drama queen), but I really did have to leave off some excellent movies– which is good! No one wants to dig for films just to salvage a shoddy top ten list.

As an additional treat, my podcast co-host, Devin Marble, sent me his Read more…

Thank You

January 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Well, the day has finally come. Devin Marble and I originally discussed setting up a podcast last year. Rather than jump into it and just throw some crap together, we did our best to prepare. We recorded a lot, and Devin dutifully put together our website (shortcutsla.com) and we’ve spent today hassling our various friends and acquaintances to drop by and listen. To those people who took time out of their day to stop off, I thank you. I know how precious your free time is– I choose my entertainment carefully and I imagine many of you do as well. Read more…