Actual new stuff
On the sidebar to the left, I have posted some new stuff.
Because they are “pages” and not “posts,” they do not show up in this main space. I have not gotten comments to work on them yet, mainly because I have no idea what I’m doing.
Actual Movies is a movie ratings system I created after seeing many, many bad films. The list covers films that either a) came out recently or b) are coming soon--to theaters, DVD, or the Pacifying Device. It will be periodically updated, as I see more bad movies.
Actual Movies, Explained is the logic, or lack thereof, behind this ratings system. Here is an excerpt:
I have left the theater so many times with the feeling that I just witnessed an amalgamation of arbitrary formula, marketing strategies, committee-based decision-making, and opportunistic career-building–with nary a singular, creative vision to be found among it all–that it could not even technically be called a film. This garbage I just sat through could not possibly be considered a movie in the same vein as a film that actually tries to express something genuine, could it? No. Thus it is Not Actually a Movie.
New Lows is a page about making it as an artist, but not by being good at what you do; rather the opposite. It also cites specific examples, if you like the kind of words that would get you in trouble in grade school.
New Lows separate themselves from the average and below-average by either being so bad they’re good, or by being so bad that they deserve their own category of bad. If you can manage to successfully lower the bar in this respect, you have achieved New Lows.
Other pages, like, oh, say, the explanation behind this site, are still not posted. Basically I've avoided the most important thing by getting the less important things done--I just cleaned up my room because I had homework to do, essentially. The good thing about "No" Film School, though? No homework. The bad thing? The tuition is outrageous.