I have crossed over to the other side of the footlights for a few days, shooting some bits and pieces of a new webseries concocted by Mr. James urbaniak and myself. There was not only food, but nudity. The results will soon be found on a computer near you — perhaps even the one right now on your lap!  Normal blogging will resume soon.

Recent movies viewed: The Public Enemy, Kung Fu Panda, Eraserhead.free stats


20 Responses to “Apologies”
  1. ndgmtlcd says:

    A webseries? A western prehaps? Or some mad science? or both?

  2. urbaniak says:

    There was not only food, but nudity.

    Your penchant for disrobing during moments of stress was surprising to say the least.

    • mcbrennan says:

      Bah. He’s only under real stress when he breaks out the angora and starts cruising Orson Welles at Musso and Frank’s.

      I’m in town for the next 16 hours, and am likely to be wandering around naked anyway, so give me a ring if you need distracting background thesps. I do an excellent Edie McClurg Has Really Let Herself Go.

  3. pjamesharvey says:

    Kung Fu Panda is clearly my favourite film of last year, showing incredible depth and humanity in a completely unexpected masterpiece of a film, with buckets of humour and obvious reverence towards its sources.

    • Todd says:

      That’s pretty much how I feel, except I would replace “incredible” with “surprising.”

      • r_sikoryak says:

        Haven’t seen Kung Fu Panda yet, I guess I ought to. But that description pretty well matches my feelings about Wall-E, except for the “unexpected” and “buckets of humour” parts.

        I know Pixar generally gets lots of lavish praise, but that movie absolutely floored me. (Mostly the first half, but still.) I walked out really believing that we’re witnessing another Golden Age of animation.

    • Anonymous says:

      I felt ultimately let down that Kung Fu Panda was, at its core, yet another damn kids movie about Believing In Yourself. I was hoping for something deeper and more novel. But the action scenes were magnificent, maybe the best and most imaginative I’ve seen in an animated movie, and I really liked how the script gave Dustin Hoffman and Ian MacShane some really meaty and honest material to work with.

      Also? Best opening sequence of the year, hands down. “There is no charge … for AWESOME.”

      — N.A.

      • Todd says:

        I’m not going to argue that Kung Fu Panda was a particularly deep or revelatory movie, only that it was exceedingly well executed and very, very funny.

  4. zodmicrobe says:

    cannot wait to read what you felt about ERASERHEAD.

  5. Kung Fu Panda has got to be the most overrated film of last year.

  6. teamwak says:

    I thought Kung fu Panda was an absolute gem! Didn’t expect anything as good as it was lol, although I must admit the furious five were a little underwhelming themselves. The food training montage was sheer genius, as was the ending 🙂

    And am looking forward to these new fangled webisodes of yours. I wonder which one of you will come out of the closet as happened to quite a major character on the Battlestar Galactica webisodes between their break in season 4 lol 😉

  7. woodandiron says:

    I watched The Public Enemy last night. It was fantastic. They didn’t even try to make James Cagney’s character sympathetic at all.

    And right when I was thinking “the guy who just killed a bunch of Germans is now criticizing his brother for bootlegging” Cagney’s character said something along those lines.

    It’s interesting to see how the code really neutered the movies and worth wondering where movies might have gotten sooner if the code wasn’t implemented (I’m not saying they might get better but just how they would have been affected).

    Plus, that ending is pretty haunting to this day.

    And I don’t know if it’s a sign of me growing up, but the ladies in old movies are starting to look attractive rather than alien. Although, I still can’t fathom how women from most 80’s movies were supposed to be good looking.

  8. stormwyvern says:

    I spent part of yesterday enjoying my new Venture Brothers home video game system cartridge, so I didn’t lack for entertainment while you were busy elsewhere. There a plug for your blog in the commentary, so I expect you’ll be seeing an influx of fresh “Venture Brothers” fans any day now.

  9. noskilz says:

    Neat, although I’d assume that much like Jackson Publick’s allusion to then upcoming female nudity before Viva los Muertos!, fanservice doesn’t figure into it.