Archive for January, 2008

Catching Up With Oscar – Part 1
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am updating my “Oscar nominations post”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/01/23/3078/, scratching out films as I see them. (and I’m crossing my fingers that Austin makes the “50 city cut”:http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3iaf676f04e0a633c6372c493ceb1e6dd8 for Magnolia and Shorts International’s distribution on February 15th.) I am trying to see these films in the theater as time/availability permit, but (I’m old and) weeknights aren’t really […]

Planned Obsolescence
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By KellyMc - Last updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Last night, sometime between 7:00 and 8:00, while I was playing Assassin’s Creed, my Xbox 360 emitted a horrible grinding noise from its optical disk drive. The game gave a couple of audio glitches, but the drive quieted down and everything seemed fine, and I was happy to pretend like I wasn’t in for another […]

Goliath
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By becky - Last updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Growing up in B/CS, TX my family would often hang out with a few other families whose parents all taught at the local university. I haven’t really kept in touch with anyone, but have vaguely kept an eye on the set of brothers who happen to make films here in Austin. Their new movie, Goliath, is […]

TMCM for Cat People
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2008

All you dog-centric people can turn away. This holds particular hilarity for me and mine, because both Cassie (our white cat) and Miss Hannigan (our white dog) like to try sitting on the pillow that Becky uses to cover her head when she’s sleeping.

Oscar Pick ‘Em – Beta
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By etrigan - Last updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2008

*Bump!* (See my note below.) I’ve got the “Oscar Pick ‘Em page”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/oscar-nominations/ ready to go. If you have any problems, please, take a screen capture and “send it to me”:mailto:sa-oscar@rollerfeet.com so I can fix it. Anyone who is a member at BPB(Backporch Beer) can play, and anyone can “sign up”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/wp-login.php?action=register to be a member. Before […]

Becky’s Birthday Dinner
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, January 28, 2008

For Becky’s birthday last Thursday we went to dinner at “Uchi”:http://www.uchiaustin.com with “Connie Britton”:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0110168/ …well, we had dinner _near_ Connie Britton. Becky claims she sees her in South Austin all the time and I guess since she’s here so often (filming “Friday Night Lights”) she’s decided it is so awesome she has to live here. […]

Go towards the light!
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By KellyMc - Last updated: Sunday, January 27, 2008

They live! (And yes, I am planning to micro-blog this year’s tomato crop.)

Oh Where oh where has my little woot shirt gone?
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By leiabox - Last updated: Sunday, January 27, 2008

(First Post to BPB!) I ordered a really cute shirt from Woot on 1/10. Johnny Rollerfeet already got his, so I checked the tracking on mine… only to find that my shirt has been on quite a US tour: Carrollton to Austin – via LA and Jersey City? Is Woot using airline miles for shipping? […]

Blue versus Red II
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By etrigan - Last updated: Friday, January 25, 2008

More wood for the “high definition media format war”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/01/14/3042/ fire. One of my weekly websites is “High-Def Digest”:http://hddvd.highdefdigest.com so I can see what new discs to buy. Check out the offerings for next week. I’m still not saying that Blu-Ray is winning, but I think JT may attract more buyers than Zimbabwe. I’m even tempted […]

About Last Year…
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By TheGirlWhoWouldBeKing - Last updated: Friday, January 25, 2008

I saw 82 movies in theaters last year. Which means that I know every single Fandango commercial by heart, I can pick the Regal Arbor employees out of a lineup blindfolded, and I somehow feel that I already saw (and loathed) the interminably-previewed “Vantage Point.” That also means that I feel just as entitled as […]

Congrats, Penny-Arcade
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By etrigan - Last updated: Thursday, January 24, 2008

At “BNAT”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/01/20/3029/ this year the guy bedind me was wearing “a Penny Arcade”:http://www.pennyarcademerch.com/pat070321.html t-shirt whilst I was displaying my limited edition “Achewood”:http://achewood.com t-shirt lamenting the fact that I left my “PvP blanket”:http://pvponline.com at home. My little geeky world of comics and video games is “going”:http://www.rollerfeet.com/backporchbeer/2008/01/15/3051/ “mainstream”:http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/top10/article/0,30583,1686204_1686244_1692006,00.html. This week there was even mention of Penny-Arcade in […]

You say tomato
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By KellyMc - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Can you believe it’s that time of year already!? I’m sure you’re all as excited as I am about starting tomato seeds. For those following along at home, or interested in seedlings, this year’s selections are: Cherokee Purple, Pruden’s Purple, SMicollum’s Surprise, Black Krim, Persimmon, Costulano, Stupice, Brandywine, Sungold, and Principe Borghese. I’m also trying […]

Oscar Nominations and Pick ‘Em
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I first saw the Oscar Nominations “at Ain’t It Cool”:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35360. After the fold you can check out a rundown of what I consider the big 10 nominations, with commentary. Before the fold I want to first mention that I’m unhappy with the availability of online Oscar pool applications so I’m building “a WordPress page for […]

Rambo
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By etrigan - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

“AICN”:http://aintitcool.com and “the Drafthouse”:http://originalalamo.com brought us an early showing of Rambo last night. If you have any reservations about the amount of violence, Sly Stallone’s minimalist one-liner dialog, or his HGH(human growth hormone) scuplted physique then you will probably find plenty to complain about. However if you appreciate (like me) a good revenge flick, or […]

David Lynch’s iPhone Commercial (NSFW)
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By etrigan - Last updated: Monday, January 21, 2008

== Get the Flash Player to see this player. == Wow. For the most part I don’t like David Lynch’s films but I sure do like _him_ after seeing this clip.