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1. Had a fantastic weekend including the best b-day party my son's ever had. What a relief!
2. I do not want to paint another vaulted ceiling again. Yeesh, my back.
3. Speaking of, I moved a good 500 pounds of compost this weekend plus 200 pounds of landscape rocks. But! The new planting bed is ready to be filled, so that's nice.
4. Still enjoying Big Love even though I felt Margene was "acting" I wish she could be more natural. Nikki, however, continues to be utterly compelling on screen. This article pretty much sums up my feelings. Ana needs more back story to make her arc believable. And the Joy books... Yeesh. I knew they existed in RL, but I wonder if that's how they really look: like cattle brochures with their hair and ankles and hands on display to show their worth? Blergh. That show pulls no punches.
5. And I saved the best (for me) for last. The movie I filmed last year, St. Nick, is officially having its world premiere at SXSW this March, which is pretty spectacular. Here's the trailer, and I cannot wait to see it. Whoo hoo, SXSW! (My icon is from the movie)



6. I think a lunch somewhere with a book is in order.

And happy birthday, soundingsea! My b-day notification thing appears to not be working...

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beadattitude
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I want to see that RIGHT NOW.
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
The director is quite the Indie darling right now. His shorts are fantastic - you should see those, too.

(Seriously, the two kids in this movie broke my heart. So natural, and they're bro-sis in real life, too.)
brunettepet
Feb. 2nd, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
What a compelling trailer. That last shot is gorgeous and a little creepy. I usually don't hit the movie portion of SXSW (saving my strength for the music), but I'll try to score a ticket. Congratulations on the premiere!

We pulled the sheets off the plants only to find out it's going to be in the 20's tonight. Drat, now I'm going to have to cover 'em all up again.
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Isn't it beautiful? David sent me a long wide shot a few months ago of Tucker (the boy) walking out of a forest and across a field. The music had been added and it was so simple, and so PRETTY. That magic hour of filming - sunset - plus HD = beautiful.

If you end up there, I'm fairly certain there will be a Q&A after the movie, so stick around so we can finally meet face to face!
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lynnenne
Feb. 2nd, 2009 04:21 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! *spins you around* It looks very skeery.
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Scary, really? Not dramatic and worrisome? and thank you, Cookie! i'm v excited about this one coming out.
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dampersnspoons
Feb. 2nd, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Joy books made me almost cry.
Samara (because she is always The Ring girl) made me crack up when she was standing in the street in her white dress, all creepy like...well, like SAMARA! "Don't leave without me!" and the running! Oh, that girl. I need more of her in the show.
Margene didn't bother me so much as how they were shooting the scenes. It was a bit overkill and could have been better used in a different episode. I know they're trying to deconstruct everyone while the trial is going on because the family net is slowly unraveling, but I think they were shoving it in our faces a little too hard for her character.
And, is it wrong that I had a sick wish for the brother and sister to kiss or something? I know. I'm sick.

AND HOLY SHIT, ST. NICK looks awesome! I wish you were in the trailer but hey, you're in the MOVIE so who cares? That got me all goosepimply.

"It's so small, if it were an iPod it would be a shuffle."
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
I always called her Samara, too, hahahaha. And the forced aspect of Margene's scenes is both the director and her portrayal. I don't mind her sweet, bubbly innocence most of the time, but it seemed very phoned in to me last night.

Well, my picture is in the trailer? The kids have a bunch of pictures of mom. And hahaha, man, I get the shaft in all the movies. "Hey, red carpet is in 45 minutes. Whoops!"

I LOVED LAST NIGHT'S OFFICE. I missed the last five minutes - the DVR didn't acknowledge the late start, booo.
bu_doodlebug
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Who are the kids? One looks like Tucker Sears...
Looks GREAT!! :)
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
It is Tucker! And his sister Savannah. I did this before signing with Linda. Those two kids were fabulous, btw. So natural.
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windstar
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
My company is hosting the Battle of the Bands at SxSW this year, so I think we will have passes. I think the movie looks great, can't wait to see it.
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'm thinking there's a Q&A after the movie, so be sure to stick around for that, too, if you get to go. :)
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julia_here
Feb. 2nd, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
The trailer's really beautiful, in a purely visual sense, and there's a nice sense of doom going on in the abandoned landscape.

And a SXSW openng is infinitely cool.

Julia, hoping to nibble on the huge pile of brush today: nothing like having someone come and do chainsaw work and then getting too sick to deal with the results.
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you think it's as pretty as I do. :)
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stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Aww, leave it to you to catch that glimpse of me in the pic! :D

I'll def. share pics of his room. The color is so pretty and peaceful. The official name of it is "heron blue."
mcpatti
Feb. 2nd, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
I think this might be the best season of Big Love yet. So far, anyway! Nikki is amazing. I agree about Margene to an extent, although sometimes I have to keep in mind that shes supposed to be in her early to mid 20s and she comes from a somewhat "normal" background in contrast to her co-stars, which makes her seem immature at times. Sad that I mean by "normal" in respect to coming from a broken home, but its true.
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
With Margene I'm referring to acting choices that whats her name makes. I get that Margene is innocent and wide eyed, but sometimes the actress makes it so I'm aware of her being a character that is wide eyed and innocent, if that makes sense. If I read the script, I'd buy it.
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windstar
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
By the way, Nikki is amazing, but Adaleen is my hero! I have a hard time liking Margene, but that could be because I didn't like that actress in Walk the Line, so I can't like her here...
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, Adaleen!! I love all the older moms on the show.
ethrosdemon
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
HOW CAN YOU WATCH BIG LOVE OMG

I had to stop watching it somewhere in the second season because it was too realistic and it made me sick and sad. The same reason I gave up on The Wire. This is pathetic commentary on my inability to deal with art that's reflective of reality, but there you have it: I'd rather watch vampires!
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
I feel like it is IMPERITIVE that I keep watching to make sure they are glamorizing polygamy!! Also, I'm continually impressed by the homework the writers do. They REALLY pull from RL. And as I'm a champeen of knocking these guys down, I like that they're kicking the rock over, if you catch me.

But yeah - I know what you mean. Vampires are always a better choice, no matter what. LOL!
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soundingsea
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! The "Joy" books were turning my stomach. UGH. I hope Nikki decides to make a real break with all of that, because how frakking degrading! And sweet about your movie. :)


stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, weren't those books horrible?!? i knew something like that existed in Rulon Jeffs' days, but I hadn't heard what was IN them. I don't know if Big Love is accurate in that aspect, but I wouldn't be surprised. :(

OH!! And Wanda was wearing garments! I was very impressed that they paid attention to that detail, because it's really REALLY important.

I hope your birthday continues to be fabulous, cookie!
kseenaa
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
That trailer looked freaky. But I guess that must be a good thing. :-) A bit like a thriller, but spookier, ya' know? :-)
stoney321
Feb. 2nd, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
It's about two small children that run away from home, so it's just a drama, there aren't any monsters, or anything like that. No serial killers. :)
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kdorian
Feb. 3rd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
ARGH! I'm not going to be anywhere NEAR there, and I want to watch the movie! Let those of us who can't go know when there's some way we can see it?
stoney321
Feb. 3rd, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
That's just the premiere - it'll start playing in lots of festivals and (hopefully) get picked up for national distribution.
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chrryblssmninja
Feb. 3rd, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
movie looks cool


sorry, I tend to leave small comments like that
stoney321
Feb. 3rd, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Pfft, I don't mind someone saying the movie looks cool, thanks!
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