Muppets Most Wanted – A Facebook Thread (inspired by my movie review)

After I posted my review of Muppets Most Wanted (as a series of Bullet Points) here, I shared it on FB and it created some great conversation on how the new generation of Muppet Movies compare to our childhood love of the Muppets. Since we are all old, that basically dates back to the original movies and TV series, as well as their premier on Sesame Street.

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Noah – Movie Review (as a comment thread on Facebook)

I have seen Noah twice now and think it is a heady, beautiful film that finally gives the Noah story some substance beyond the kind of Sunday School/Bedtime children’s tale it has become in the last 100 years or so. I also realize it has turned out to be a fairly polarizing film for a variety of reasons. So, instead of writing a review of it, or even doing it as bullet points, I thought I would just post the comment thread from my FB page. (Nicole wins best comment.)

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Muppets Most Wanted – Movie Review (as a series of bullet points)

The Muppets factor into my earliest happy memories. I have a huge soft spot for them that overrides most reason. They just released a new movie. After how easy and fun my Bullet Point Review of Divergent was, I figured I would do it again, but this time about Muppets Most Wanted. Plus, I love Tina Fey.

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Divergent – Movie Review (as a series of bullet points)

I saw Divergent the other day. I have a lot-ish to say about it, but don’t actually want to write a real review. That just seems like more work than the movie deserves. So, I figured I would just post my notes that I made of my thoughts as a series of bullet points rather than writing them out as full sentences and supporting thoughts.

So. Here you go.

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The 7 Real Signs of Creative Peoples

I have long wanted to wade into the deep and murky waters of Internet Meme List Making. Working in an actual creative industry for what I like to define as a Creative Agency, the recent rash of lists on what defines a creative person really jumped out at me, and I decided to dive in head first. It also gave me the chance to test out Getty Images new policy of letting blogs embed their images for free for non financial purposes, which I think is a very cool initiative on their part.

So, without further ado, may I present to you, based on my experience working in Advertising/Marketing (and considering myself a partial creative as well), the Top 7 Signs that define a real and truly creative person.

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A Second Series of Vaguely Movie Related Tweets (5-13-12 to 8-28-13)

I generally spend an inordinate amount of time inside of my head crafting reviews and opinion pieces that I then forget before writing them down. With the advent of Twitter and FB, I started sharing out random thoughts and ideas with the intention of writing something more indepth at a later date. That has rarely happened.

This second series of vaguely movie related tweets (the first being here) span the period from March 13, 2012 to today – August 28, 2013. They are listed in the order in which they were originally tweeted. I may be missing some, because picking through a spreadsheet of tweets is a pain in the ass.

And now, may I present to you… A Second Series of Vaguely Movie Related Tweets:

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My Twitter Reviews: Part 2 (from 4-14-12 to 8-28-13)

I have been tweeting short 140 character Movie Reviews since I got on Twitter. I have alternated between taking great pride in boiling down a complex opinion about something to a short, but thoughtful tweet and feeling lamely self-important about it.

This second set of reviews (the first set can be found here) span the period from April 14, 2012 to September 28, 2013. There are 94 of them and they are all in chronological order (rather, the order in which I tweeted them).

And now, may I present to you… A Bunch Of Twitter Movie Reviews – Part 2:

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All Mashed Up

(This thing is super rough, I will probably be tweaking at it for the next couple of years until I feel it makes some kind of sense.)

Mash-up – the act of taking two relatively unrelated things and making one new and exciting thing.

When I was really little, I had a little white line down my chest (it might have been an imaginary line) – we used to joke that it was the dividing line between my American half and my Chinese half. The thing is, kids take that kind of conceptual thinking literally. I really felt that there were two separate halves of me stacked side by side, and that line was the demarcation point between the two.

As a youth, I desperately longed to know other people like me. I wasn’t quite Chinese, but not quite white, either.

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Salt Lake City Weekly Interview With Me About Channel 801

In the interest of self promotion here is a link to an interview with me about the monthly local short film showcase that I co-produce here in Salt Lake City at Brewvies, an awesome brew pub/theater, called Channel 801. To be fair, I am super gabby and talk about a whole lot more than just Channel 801.

“It’s been a while since we’ve chatted about a monthly film festival, but to be fair, many of them have been here — or there — as far as planning and official events. That’s why it was a treat to find a brand-new festival in the format at Brewvies under the title Channel 801. Following in the footsteps of its California-based original, the film series has fans in the audience vote on the films submitted to stick around to the next week with a brand-new episode, or be shot down and forced to submit something entirely new.

Today, I chat with one of the founders, Ben Fuller, about his career in film, starting up Channel 801 and the first few shows, thoughts on the film community and a few other topics. (All pictures courtesy of Fuller and Channel 801.)”

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