Defending the End of 'Gone Girl'

SPOILERS AHEAD. BEWARE. My husband and I pretended to be wild young things last night and went to the late showing of Gone Girl. I've been excited about the movie for a long time, having loved the book, and my husband was game since he's a big fan of director David Fincher. I walked out with a super thrilled and satisfied grin, and when I asked my husband what he thought, he said it was great ... except for the end. ...more
I thought the ending was ridiculous.  In fact a real let-down.  However with that said, I still ...more

Middle Age Women and Entertainment

Lately I have been noticing a trend. I can't find much I want to watch on television or at the movies. I think it is because I have hit that magical age (44) when television and movies producers no longer care about me as a demographic. It has been my habit to go to the movies about every two weeks. In the past there has always been more movies to see than I could fit into my schedule and budget. That is not the case anymore. Not only is there next to nothing I want to see, but even on that short list there is next to nothing that mirrors my experience....more

Join our Google Hangout 6/26/14!

  James Poirier's 'The Color of Her Dress' premieres!Register to see the premiere June 26th 6pm PST then google-hang with the crew afterward!Use the code 'gold'! #itsashortitsashort.comitsashorttheblog ...more

What's Up! Marcus Dúpree's 'Junior'!

Tonight on premieres 'Junior' a short, film, suspenseful thriller written and acted by Marcus Dúpree starring Larry Gilliard, Jr. Register and join the discussion!Join us for the premiere and after-party Google chat!  ...more

What's Up? If only ...

Was it The Color of her Dress, the look in her eye, a stolen glance...can he conquer his fears and live his dream?...more

Phoenix Film Festival: Interview With Jason Carney

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7 Tips for Being on Set

Yesterday my sister was cast in her first Austin Brock/Allen gig as an extra. Today she's on set. (Mum's the word on what they're shooting.) I'm so proud! I absolutely love the Austin film and acting scene and was rooted pretty deeply in it a few years ago. ...more

Unacceptable Levels: A look into the aftermath of the Chemical Revolution

Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, Ed takes us along on his journey as he interviews top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law searching for answers....more

An English Major Goes to the Movies

My wife and I had a date tonight.  We went out to the movies for the first time in about a year.It’s not that we don’t love the movies.  We enjoy the entire experience, from the popcorn to the previews.  For the past three years, however, we have been living in a remote area of the Sonoran Desert where a trip to the movies involved driving three hours round-trip.  There actually was a two-screen movie theater in our little town when we first moved there, but it went out of business just a few weeks after our arrival....more

Disney's Frozen and How it Should Have Ended

A couple of weeks ago I finally got a chance to see Disney’s Frozen. While the movie was okay, I id have some issues with it.View Post ...more