Well, looks like I’m going to have to print a retraction. My “Movies That Everyone Else Loved That I Hated” entry engendered a fair amount of controversy in the writers’ room. Mainly, it was Exec. Producer Robert Cooper who was doing most of the complaining, insisting that the term “Everyone Loved” is wildly inaccurate. He felt the need to point out that, in fact, he and my producing partner Paul Mullie both hated Spiderman 2. And, for the record, Rob also shares my intense dislike for Moulin Rouge, as does fellow Exec. Producer Carl Binder. We were unanimous in our hatred of Death Proof. But their love for Little Miss Sunshine remains undiminished.
The aforementioned post also resulted in some very interesting comments, a few of which included a listing of your personal “non-favorite” flicks. I was strolling by Carl’s office yesterday when I heard him shout: “Annie Hall?!!!” with the sort of indignant outrage usually reserved for aggressive panhandlers or deeply disappointing series finales. Turns out someone had listed Annie Hall as a movie they hated. Carl was, of course, beside himself because Annie Hall is his favorite film of all time. Well, I managed to talk him down and then left him, seething but significantly less agitated, to scroll through the rest of the fan comments. I was halfway down the corridor when I heard him shout: “Pocahontas?!!!” Yeah. That one he actually wrote. Ouch. He was still weeping quietly in his office as I was leaving work today.
Movement on the comic book project front. If you didn’t know (Which indicates you haven’t been reading this blog on a regular basis. Shame on you. Hit the archives in the right sidebar.) Paul and I have been in talks with a major comic book publisher about producing a series based on a scifi concept we’ve developed. One more creative conference call set for week’s end after which I imagine it’ll be smooooooooooooooooth sailing. If the timing is right, I’d love to be at next year’s Comic Con promoting this project and the superhero-themed anthology I contributed to earlier in the year (details here: http://louanders.blogspot.com/2009/08/look-up-in-sky-is-it-bird-is-it-plane.html).
So I was crossing the parking lot, headed to my car, when I happened to glance over and noticed something a little out of the ordinary. I walked over to investigate, camera in tow, and got the following shots. Just a typical day on the lot…