“My hair is hauntedly long.”
– Akemi today, presumably comparing her hair to Ringu’s creepy crawling Sadako.
I spent much of the weekend going over the director’s cut of episode #101 (directed by T.J. Scott, edited by Paul Day). It’s pretty awesome – and will be awesomer still once they’ve addressed my persnickety notes (“add/trim head/tail”, “swap the wide for a closer shot”, “swap the close up for a wide shot”, “slug for insert”, “More ship!”). I’m in for main unit call tomorrow so I can catch as much of the corridor/airlock sequences as possible and do the production meeting before heading over to editing.
Today, I showed Akemi Alex Mallari Jr’s bo staff sequence. Her first response was: “Kung Fu Panda!” Her second response was: “Very cool!”
This afternoon, I visited The Comic Pile in Kensington Market and picked up the above-pictured titles. It’s been a while. Following the conclusion of the under appreciated The Superior Foes of Spiderman, and Miles Morales’s recruitment by SHIELD, I rarely ever pick up single issues anymore. The big event crossovers are just too damn tiresome. Only a few trade paperbacks make the list: The Walking Dead, Saga, Alex + Ada, and, surprisingly, Afterlife with Archie. Is there something I’m missing?
Not that I’ll necessarily have time to check them out. The production has seriously cut into my reading time. I definitely won’t be getting close to the 180 books I read in 2014 (check out my top titles of the year in this blog entry: https://josephmallozzi.com/2014/12/31/december-2014-top-books-of-2014/). But that won’t stop be from trying. I’m presently reading The Rosie Effect on set between set-ups and picked up the above-pictured books today.
I have little time to read and even less time to watch television, so the shows I actually check out are few and far between. There’s Game of Thrones (premiering April 12th), and there’s The Walking Dead premiering – Hey, whaddya know! – tonight at 9:00 p.m. on AMC.
What are on your watch lists? Besides Dark Matter of course.