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Halloween, Twin Peaks, RT Roundups, Amazon Wishlists

Review: The Rum Diary + Happy Halloween! Happy Monday, everyone! But more importantly, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today, my review of Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary is running on The Junior Varsity and The Script Lab. Give 'er a read. "What I really fell in love with was the ability to craft a world born of grotesque truth, beautiful exaggeration, and a maniacal dedication to erasing the line between the two. Thompson wrote social commentary like Stephen King writes a haunted house story. But when dealing with the wasteland of American culture, the reader can never run out of the haunted house."...

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Scranton Strangler, RT Roundups, Shows, More Spirit Airline

SixtyNineties Videos + Scranton Strangler Your Friends Close is wrapped. We are into editing! Yay! Up next, I've got an article running today on the Junior Varsity where I offer possible scenarios for who could be the Scranton Strangler. Cannot wait for the show to start back up. Tonightish... Also, an article on Death Coaster: The Coaster That Kills People. And in SixtyNineties news, we have an official SixtyNineties Channel on Vimeo now.   RT Roundup: Can we please have a video game music conference called Arkham City Limits? I work in an office and therefore have discovered...

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Act Naturally, Broke Ass Bride & Spirit Airlines, Birthday Concert

Act Naturally's First Branches + Lindsay Lohan Via Mike Placito, editor of Junior Varsity Blogs: This is a review of I Know Who Killed Me that Brock wrote on July 27, 2007. Since he talked about his visceral hate for the film in his recent piece on Final Destination 5, we thought it'd be fun to republish the piece here and open the wound anew. Enjoy. So that's running now. Right here. And includes the line: "Lindsay Lohan is a robot. In a thriller that takes itself very, very seriously, Lindsay Lohan is not only a stripper, but also a robot." (Also covered at Save Point) In better...

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Save Point & The SixtyNineties

August 1st Stand-Up and Save Point Debut I'll be performing Monday, August 1st at The Comedy Store (8433 West Sunset Boulevard) in The Main Room for the 8pm show with Michael Quu. Hit me up if you're coming, so I can get you on the list. Also, as promised, I've begun contributing to the blog SAVE POINT, run by Your Friends Close starlet Lisa Foiles. Today I have a piece running on the rip-off that is "Dead Rising 2: Off The Record" and how I'm powerless to not purchase it. Yesterday, we kicked off with a new series wherein Lisa emails me a random photo and I have 3 minutes or less to write...

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Your Friends Close: VICTORY

Well, our Kickstarter time just expired. So I guess all I we have to say is thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank...

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JV 90’s Nostalgia Wrap Up + Save Point

The end of the month wraps up our 30 part series on 1990's Nostalgia over at the Junior Varsity. It started with Mike Placito's Opening Salvo and ends with guest writer Adam Bertocci's "A Modest Case For Ben Affleck". You might know Adam from his Shakespearean adaptation of "The Big Lebowski", know as Two Gentlemen of Lebowski", which is available HERE. The entire series is well worth the read, and moves from joyful to revealing to painful in just about every instance. Truly, a remarkable run that I'm proud to have been a part of. I contributed the articles on Game Gear, Music in the 90's,...

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Kickstart The Future

Kickstart The Future: How To Make The Studio System Obsolete... With Love! It's a manifesto about the future of film making, and how you can get started today. Also, some dignified self promotion. You can read it over at Junior Varsity right now. "It's like my old summer job of working road construction. I may experience the usual emotional dread while returning home for the holidays, but there's still a two-mile stretch just off the main drag where, I assure you, the gutters are mathematically perfect and will remain that way for decades to come. And I'm damn proud of that."

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Act Naturally Pre-Release Screenings & The Comedy Store Show

Act Naturally Pre-Release Screenings The time has finally come to unleash "Act Naturally" upon the world. If you don't know, ActNat is a film I co-wrote and acted in, about two girls who unwittingly inherit their dead father's nudist resort. We've been doing a series of early screenings, in both clothed and "clothing optional" formats. There's a few upcoming screenings, including the first in Los Angeles proper. Even if you don't like the movie, there's a guarantee of seeing naked people, both on screen and sitting next to you. That's something. Right? I mean, you'll like the movie......

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Script Lab, The Beaver, Time F.U.X.

New Writer for The Script Lab http://thescriptlab.com/ You want reviews of new movies before they come out? Perhaps analyzed to maximize screenwriting education? Perhaps biting and clever? Perhaps written by Brock Wilbur? No? I don't care. You're getting them anyway. Today I joined the fantastic team at THE SCRIPT LAB. Look for lots of film coverage and fun stuff coming soon. The Beaver: Human Disaster Movie Check out my review of Mel Gibson (actor) and The Beaver (movie) and Mel Gibson (human experiment) at: http://thejuniorvarsity.org/2011/thebeaver.html OR, my first...

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The SixtyNineties Debut Flyer

This Saturday marks the first show for both The 60/90's and Plot Moat. Come out to catch us at the Burbank VFW Hall. And enjoy this amazing poster that Aaron Gershman made. Catch Aaron, Jason Spitz, a real live drummer and Brock Wilbur being Comparable To Ezra and Quasisonic.

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