Friday, October 06, 2006

Random Shizzle

TV - Lost had a nice premiere, good start to Season 3. The Nine was decent, but I wouldn't go seeking it out if it wasn't on after Lost. I'm still on-board for Jericho, I'm curious to see where they go with it. Smith is cancelled, which surpised me. So much for nurturing shows with possibility.

The Office is still the best thing on TV. The Call Of Duty stuff was priceless.

MUSIC - Listening to the new Killers cd, plus the new Youth Group album (which is amazing). Might check out the Secret Machines Saturday night.

MOVIES - Only thing I've seen is Open Season. Nothing new but not an awful movie, had some moments, one of which including shit pellets flying out of Ashton Kutcher's deer-ass.

WRITING - Currently awaiting the next step for my TV Pilot Cricket Hill. My feature script FOOD FIGHT was read recently by a pretty damn big producer of comedies, so we're awaiting his thoughts.

As for new scripts, I'm working on my real estate comedy called Open House, plus my comedy Westville, and I recently started my first drama in a long time - it's a high school drama called Titan. If I had to compare it to anything, you'd think Elephant (similiar one word title, although the name of the high school football team in my script is the Titans). Plus, although Elephant was an interesting movie, it didn't capture one ounce of what a real high school is.

Now I'm gonna crank up some tunes and hit the Final Draft......



Aaron Coffman said...

"Titan" is a great title. (That's really all I've got.)

Joe Valdez said...

Patrick ... terrific blog. Maybe having a wife and kids is what keeps you more grounded than most of the screenwriting bloggers out there, but imagination and really good writing probably have more to do with it.

I definitely get the sense that you're "doin it", not sitting around dreaming about it. I'm looking forward to more posts about progress.

p.s. A real estate comedy, that's a great idea. I was about to say I haven't seen that done since The Money Pit, but then I remembered Ice Cube's sequel to Are We There Yet? is going to be about building a house. I hope your script and Cube's are acres apart.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Yeah, they are (Thank God!). Mine is more of a behind-the-scenes. I work with a lot of real estate agents (I'm a home inspector until I sell Spielberg a few scripts) and I see all kinds of them.

MaryAn Batchellor said...

so crap -- I have a romantic comedy called Open House -- time for a new title.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

No sweat, it won't matter if neither sells! And if they both do, well, that's a good problem to have!