Horrible Bosses 2 is a lot like the first one. The jokes are hit or miss and the plot gets kind of lost somewhere in the middle. This is unfortunate because the original, while funny, was only barely above average. This film feels about half an hour too long, and the jokes either really land or really don’t. This isn’t to mention the fact that the whole film feels completely unneeded.
Final Verdict: 2.5/5
‘S’ is a book dreamed up by J.J. Abrams and written by Doug Dorst. ‘S’ follows the conversation of two readers of the last book written by the fictional, controversial author, V.M. Straka.
To prepare for the upcoming short film i’m directing, Bad Bad Things, formally titled Snuff, I teamed up with my Art major buddy, and former roommate, Josh Dodd (linked to his Tumblr) to write a short, experimental, art film which we titled Fallacy In Fantasy. Sadly, I don’t have any pictures from the shoot since it was just me doing every job, But I was working with a great cast so everything went well. I’m hoping to do two more before I go back to college sometime in August, but we’ll see how that goes.
Yeah, so I’d like to do three shorts before I go back. One artsy (Fallacy,) one comedy, and one other genre, maybe a drama? But then again I always do dramas…maybe a musical? I can’t pull off a musical, I have no musical talent at all. Anyway the picture above is the script (which printed in landscape because that is the angle I had it in my iPad when I hit print,) and the two masks worn by The Protagonist and The Liar. Well, The Liar didn’t actually wear the mask in the shoot, due to a last minute judgement call from me. Like I said before, I should have the short up soon, since it shouldn’t take long to edit (if I can get the right FireWire and actually import it.) Look forward to it!
So while I’ve been doing nothing, I’ve been racking up a whole bunch of stuff I should be doing/am doing but can only work on so much/I’m making excuses. Update time! Snuff, which is now getting a title change due to finding several other films and or novels with the same name is coming along nicely. I met with Andrew today and we went over half of the script and finalized a bunch of stuff. Took out lines of dialogue that didn’t flow, etc. etc.
I also decided to get to work on a short fim that I could shoot in a day or two and entertain myself with in Final Cut. Well the script is all done and it’s going to be a nice little artsy film. Symbolic for the brainwashing that American media does to it’s citizens and all that stuff. We were going to shoot that this Thursday but my main actor had to bail. So now it’s up in the air. The title: Fallacy in Fantasy. Look forward to it. If everything goes as planned I saw it’ll be up here in three weeks.
Besides that the final version of ‘Too Late,’ the short film I helped Curious Intentions Media with for the 48 Hour Film Festival a while back. You can view the final here, or directly below. I don’t know why I’m going to link it and embed it, but I can do whatever I want because this is my blog and it’s 5:30 in the morning (which is when I get all my best work done, FYI.)
Speaking of Curious Intentions Media, they asked me to do their logo. Which I haven’t done (well I’ve done some sketches on paper, but nothing in photoshop yet) simply because my pen for my drawing pad is broken so I can’t use it. I need to borrow my friend David’s pad for a day or so. I really need to get off my butt and work on this one already.
Other than that I’m also working on the script for the pilot episode of an animated series I’d like to do sometime in the future. I’ve got a bunch of sketches to go with it and the majority of the series planned out. Maybe I’ll post some of the sketches soon. I’m also working on the script for my first feature length film. Haven’t done much work on it yet. Still forming ideas. So yeah, that’s it for updates. Go away now.
Honestly I don’t have much to say here, I’m mainly posting here to apologize for not updating as much as I should. I’ve simply been busy with the Adult Swim production, and then once we wrapped I flew to Hawaii for a week. Basically we’ve been focusing all our energy into working hard on the script for Snuff (which is now a working title upon the discovery of a movie and a novel of the same name.) It’s nearing completion. We have the script ‘finished,’ we are just looking for a way to give it that kick that every good movie needs. We are going to start out Kickstarter campaign for funds pretty soon, and we have already dipped our toes into casting. That is still largely open, though. Things are moving along nicely…
As a side note you may have noticed that the TNL Facebook page has a new look (as well as a new name.) Our new, silly name is the product of something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. You see, the name TNL Productions comes from the product of the two names of its founders, Adam Lowry and Jacob Thorpe. TNL is mainly used by me these days, as Jacob has focused his energy into studying business at Gordon as well as his job at Golden Corral. I was never particularly found of the name Thorpe ‘N Lowry, and I always thought it’d be fun to change what TNL stands for with each production that we do. With Snuff being our first production (that is actually going to work, unlike the incredible failure APV was) I’ve decided to go forward with the idea. Currently TNL stands for Totally Narcissistic Lobster. Like it? I thought so. Moving on.
Actually, other than that I don’t have much to report. I did participate in the 48 Hour Film Festival, and that was a great deal of fun. The trailer for the film we produced, “Too Late” can be viewed below. The full film should be up soon. I worked with the production group Curious Intentions Media for the festival. They have pictures from the production up, as well as an awesome blog for you to check out. I actually used to write for their blog, but due to school I kind of, how to put it, fell behind on my supply of articles. The ones I did write are still up, though. So check those out here!