I don't really have a lot to say about Jennifer Garner's latest movie 13 Going On 30. It seems like a pretty mindless diversion. I guess it's getting pretty good reviews. A fairly positive one from our own resident movie-reviewer Nick Caster. He had the good fortune of catching a sneak preview last weekend and decided to share his thoughts. You should swing over to the Bonus Materials page and read it for yourself...
I'll admit the comparison to Big is a cheap one. Cami pointed out to me that a reviewer in Vanity Fair came to the same glib conclusion. I don't read Vanity Fair, so I'm excused from plagiarism. But that doesn't mean the common perception isn't out there.
Oh, well. My joke is more about a studio executive being so captivated by the concept of giant breasts that he wouldn't notice a couple of lowly screen writers stealing his checkbook to make a hack movie. Call it a reflection of the male condition. It makes it sound more educated.
With that of the way, I have a bunch of site related business to mention.
First off, I want to give a big welcome to Jeph Jacques whose excellent indie-themed comic Questionable Content was brought into the fold over at Dayfree Press. Jeph has a great thing going. Wonderfully characters and richly developed story lines. You should check it out.
In other Dayfree news, congratulations for Brian Carroll of Instant Classic for reaching 100 strips! Brian lead into his crescendo with a bang - literally! He took the comic in a narrative and artistic direction that really raised the bar. It needs to be see to be believed!
I also wanted to give a shout out to two of our newest advertisers - InfamousGreen.com , a site that will host a film makers short films for free. A great resource for you Spielberg's-in-training.
We're also advertising a new comic called The Munchies . It's ripe with adventures about food products. Get it? RIPE?! Oh, wow!...
The last thing I'll mention is to check out the forums for a fun game we play every week called The Friday Five . The concept is very simple. I pose five questions to the community at large, and they answer them. You can, too! It's a great jumping on point to the forums and you can learn a lot about the people who already post there with minimal research. Check it out!
I hope everyone has a good weekend. I know I'm looking forward to it. The weather is getting nicer every day!