BYOB Archive for August, 2008

BYOB – Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?


BYOB – Travelin'

The floor is yours… for the moment…


BYOB – The Non-Political Movie One (Traitor Opens)


BYOB – The Political One (Nomination By Proclamation)


BYOB – Democratic National Convention Week

I’m not going to stop working, but while on a constant schedule of movies for TIFF and planning for the fest and watching the convention, I might be a little absent. Self-amusers are welcome… if asked for a touch of restraint.


BYOB – Slow Roll

Sorry for being distracted…
Three movies today in anticipation of Toronto… the beat goes on…


BYOB – Sunday

Not much more to say about the Sunday estimates… enjoying the TT excuses… of course, we all know that The Clone Wars underperformed as a result of the geek reverse embargo.
Still in NC, seeking the best BBQ. Had to come east to see Phelps win his seventh and eighth gold in real time.


byob on the road…


BYOB – 8138

I have the urge to weigh in on Paula Wagner, trying to balance out Crazy Nikki’s Wag-Wag Attack and Anne Thompson’s generous appraisal of all things Paula. The most interesting unturned rock to me is why Paula and Rick both got the boot/took the exit in the same few weeks. Odd.
But the truth is, this story is still all spin and little substance. And I don’t feel like speculating.
You have to wonder, however, who talked Team MaGMa into releasing Valkyrie in the most expensive release month of the year, a week after Will freakin’ Smith and Brad bearded Pitt, not to mention a perhaps-funny-for-a-change Jim Carrey arrive in the marketplace to rape and pillage.
Oh yes… it’s also head-to-head with Oscar hopeful Revolutionary Road and The Spirit, which may not seem to be the same demo, but will draw anyone interested in a little adult action.
Are they out of their bloody minds?
Perhaps they know they are dead and this is the most aggressive, really-we-love-it way of putting it out there and letting it die at the altar of bigger movies.
Even with that, they should at least open the thing on December 12 so that it has a week to breath.
God, I would love this movie to be good.
ADD, 6:42p – MGM’s press release on the date change just landed… the headline…
All I want for Christmas is a Nazi film… a Nazi film… a Nazi film…
All I want for Christmas is a Nazi film… so I can wish you Merry Heil Mass
(Oddly, the “christmas release” is on dec 26)


BYOB – Starring Mutiny


BYOB – Sloooooow

Did I mention that it’s a slow time of the year….
Whaddya got?


BYOB – Friday

I like Pineapple Express.
I wanted to love it.
Guess I should have been stoned.
It’s a movie that really demans no review. David Gordon Green did what he does. Apatow, Rogen, and Goldberg did what they do. James Franco gives one of the most memorable performances of the year, even if I kept finding myself thinking, “Seth & Evan were watching True Romance and said, ‘We want to see a movie about Pitt and Rappaport doing a deal, not Slater.” And thus… Pineapple Express!!!
Fun. Not too sticky.
My favorite pull-quote of the week is “No one’s going to listen to me. I’m just a guy with a big mouth and i just like to write every day.” Proud moments for the internets.
Sad to see Bernie Brillstein go. A good guy. Old school… but created some new ideas in his slot. Survived Brad Grey… unlike Paramount. A few great loyalties gave him a life of eventfulness.
Iron Man announces a Sept DVD release… to beat The Dark Knight out before their inevitable November date.
This weekend, it’s finally time to stay in for Chinese.


BYOB – Weekend


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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.


One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump