Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I’m off the lot

Anyone else think that “On the Lot” show (where a bunch of aspiring filmmakers go at it “Idol”-style for like a studio deal or a sack of cash or a chance to meet Spielberg or something like that) could be a hell of a lot better?

Me too.

I really wanted to like it. But something’s off with it. Several things, really. I’ve muscled through like two or three episodes but can’t take anymore. And I heard today the foxy Chelsea Handler hosted the first episode that I missed! She’s way better than whoever that ball of insight is they got on their now. And I’m not sure if I was a filmmaker that I'd care what Princess Leia, the guy who directed “Pretty Woman”, and last week's guest judge who directed the Rob Schneider suck-a-thon “the Animal” have to say. I mean, ok. Great. I'll call you when I wanna make a hit movie in 1987.

And this may just be the guy whose job involves getting assignments and turning around cool ideas for little short films in a matter of days talking, but most of their little shorts suck. I know they’re not writers but still. Try to come up with something we haven't seen before. Just a thought.

Then again, just like our best musicians will never end up on American Idol I’m afraid the best filmmakers out there are the ones out actually making movies.

It's a crazy concept.


Blogger me jeff b said...

you beat me to the punch on this one.

Can someone tell those judges to take off the kid gloves and give a gut punch where it is deserved? Besides the one film where everyone was backwards, the rest of the films were unimaginative, cliched, and just plain boring.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

Yeah, that was the only good one. The "magic glasses" one was beyond horrible. The "donkey tail" one had too much voiceover. The "spagetti" one was expected and had a weak ending. The rest just blew. I'm off it.

5:48 PM  

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