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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Houston & Mercer

photo copyright 2009 sujewa ekanayake

Monday, July 27, 2009

Filmmaker article on day jobs

I was going to write "day job hell" but day jobs, even though they take time & energy away from film projects, makes those same projects possible - so, I guess sometimes an annoying friend of indie filmmakers. Check out Filmmaker Mag's article on indie filmmakers & day jobs.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A video about an interesting & old religion that's down to about 200,000 members world wide

Encountering all the religious mythology & historical quotations in Stargate SG1 (as I catch up on missed episodes on Hulu & Netflix DVDs) made me look up some of the lesser known old religions. Zoroastrians (NYT article, wikipedia) are interesting: the religion has the familiar concept of good vs. evil & the world being the space where the long battle between the two takes place, and the religion encourages individual choice, and is not interested in monasticism. Here is a video about a documentary about Zoroastrians:

Crisis in Faith: Zoroastrians Today

Friday, July 24, 2009

Hot Tub Time Machine trailer

Oh yeah, you know I am going to check this out:

Comment from an angry Humpday fan

This was a comment re: my post about Humpday & G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, I've been laughing about it for days:

"Wait. So you "definitely want to see GI Joe" - a big budget Hollywood piece of crap although you admit "it might suck" but you're "not so sure" about Humpday?? Someone with no budget roots and really no real budget and you dont support, no forget that, you are not the least bit interested in something more real and honest and a more organic way of working that has coming out of the no budget digital community that you claim for years to support and you wont support it?

So typical. You subtly hate on any no budget film that achieves ANY level of mainstream success. I guess you only support DIY work that has to rely only on DIY distribution. Tully was right. You are a fucking fraud.

Your blog is done. You have been exposed. Thanks for the heads-up warning, Tully."

So, watchout bloggers, don't say that G.I. Joe might be better than Humpday (really, who would take such a comparison seriously? Besides Anonymous quoted above), 'cause you might get some angry comments.

I still think those two movies may work together well - or, a movie that combines the two worlds - the world of Humpday & G.I. Joe might work better than the two separate movies. Get on it people, a big budget mumblecore action movie! It's what the world needs for next summer.

- Sujewa

Positive review of Humpday in The Washington Times

The Washington Times is the conservative paper in DC (not as good as The Washington Post, in my opinion), & they've got a positive review of Humpday today. From the review:

"In this way, "Humpday" is less about the blurring boundaries of male friendship than an examination of a classic alpha-male power struggle. It's impossible to believe either man actually wants to have sex with the other.

Instead, they appear to be more interested in figuring out how far they can push things in order for the other guy to back down first. Setting this struggle within the world of the liberal artistic community gives it an extra freshness, if not the edgy transgressive quality some critics have assigned the picture: After all, Michael Mann has been examining alphas going toe to toe for years."

Times gives it 2 & 1/2 stars, not sure what that means in their context (do they go up to 3 or 4 stars?), but the review is positive, I'd say. Check it out here.

- Sujewa

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wormhole X-Treme intro

Made it to the 5th season of Stargate SG-1 (there are 10 seasons, catching up on them now on NetFlix), this season looks solid so far. Here is an intro to/ad for an episode that I have not seen yet, from Season 5, where the "real" Stargate people learn that there is a TV show about them called Wormhole X-Treme:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Humpday & G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

I'll definitely have to go see G.I. Joe even though it may suck 'cause I used to collect G.I. Joes. Humpday, not so sure, but the clips look funny, & the interview with Mr. Duplas is entertaining - check it out:



Ease + Limitations + Pretty Interesting Images = Photo Blog Project!

new blog featuring photos of new york city taken on an iphone, check it out! several new photos should be added to the blog every week.
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photo "parking garage near penn station" copyright 2009 sujewa ekanayake

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SoHo 7.15.09, 5 something PM


Watch out, I have a still camera again (have been without one for more than a month now, but the iPhone I got yesterday comes with one, takes pretty decent pics for a camera phone) so, no doubt a lot of new photos from NYC & elsewhere will be showing up at this blog again. This photo was taken around 5 PM, I think this was one of the first things I did with the phone after getting it from the Apple store on Prince St (photo was taken at a restaurant a couple of blocks away from the Apple store).

Shooting a music video on the iPhone

While picking up an iPhone today (needed it for work :) thought for a few seconds about buying the 3GS model (shoots video) but skipped it since I have a video camera, but, these folks in the video below have 3Gs's & are using them to shoot a music video, pretty neat, check it out (also look around YouTube for the finished product, nice looking video):

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Building a DIY portable air conditioner

Too hot in your place to focus on your DIY movie making projects? Then take a break, go to Lifehacker, & figure out how to make your own portable air conditioner. Good luck.

Found on YouTube

Clip from an interesting movie:

Jem Cohen interview from a few years ago, from Rome

Cohen is going to be at IFC Center in NYC later today to show some stuff, more info. here. And now the interview, pretty neat:

Monday, July 13, 2009

New feature "Actually" is using Kickstarter to raise $s

Check out the Kickstarter page for Reid Gershbein's upcoming feature Actually.

Two films by Reid Gershbein coming to NYC for a screening in late August

Still working out the details, but the screening is on for late August, with Reid Gershbein (director of Here. My Explosion... & The Dabbler) in attendance with the movies. Should have all the info. by the end of this week.

In the meantime, go here to get more info. on the next round of 2 Week Films in October.

- Sujewa

Friday, July 10, 2009

Film and the Folk/Punk Connection - Movie Nights with Jem Cohen - starts 7/15 Wed at IFC Center


From an IFC e-mail:
Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 pm

Resolutely independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Chain, Benjamin Smoke, Instrument) hosts Ian MacKaye (Evens, Fugazi, Minor Threat) and John Cohen (There Is No Eye) for an evening exploring folk, punk and filmmaking as forms of homemade expression, featuring screenings of John Cohen's 1963 music documentary That High Lonesome Sound; Jem Cohen's Nice Evening, Transmission Down, a portrait of Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous; a short film of Patti Smith's cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; never-before-seen outtakes from Jem's Fugazi film Instrument; and other surprises.

The series "Movie Nights with Jem Cohen" presents three nights of sneak previews, premieres and discussion with special guests including Guy Picciotto from Fugazi. The next two evenings in the program will occur in August and September.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Report on newspapers experimenting with the internet in 1981

Well, now we know how this story played out over the next 28 years:

Your iPhone will not work in 1989, but this will

For the serious time traverler:



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Just one more post about Transformers 2

This one is a video, get yer T-formers 2 geek on yo:




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"The history of Delaware as a political entity dates back to the early colonization of North American by European settlers. It is made up of three counties established since 1680, before the time ofWilliam Penn. Each had its own settlement history. Their early inhabitants tended to identify more closely with the county than the colony or state. Large parts of southern and western Delaware were thought to have been in Maryland until 1767. All of the state has existed in the wide economic and political circle of Philadelphia." Read the rest at Wikipedia.

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Store and Information Farzad Rostami, 50, Wilmington He was on a Date September 19, 2012
Location - Tobacco Express, 671 Naamans Road, Claymont A 50-year-old Wilmington man The
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"The history of Delaware as a political entity dates back to the early colonization of North American by European settlers. It is made up of three counties established since 1680, before the time ofWilliam Penn. Each had its own settlement history. Their early inhabitants tended to identify more closely with the county than the colony or state. Large parts of southern and western Delaware were thought to have been in Maryland until 1767. All of the state has existed in the wide economic and political circle of Philadelphia." Read the rest at Wikipedia.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

These cars transform into old racist stereotypes, their powers include the ability to ruin an otherwise alright robots & war movie

Brief interview with Transformers 2 screenwriters about Michael Bay's Jar-jar Binks moments (creating two Autobots to resemble characters that could have come out of blackface minstrel shows from racist entertainment from a few decades ago) on the robots & war movie part 2, at Film School Rejects.

Other than that weird distraction (Mudflap & Skids), pretty good robots & war movie - saw it today. I think they can also do without a lot of the regular humans interacting with other regular humans parts also - since the creators of the movie are just stringing stock & stereotypical situations together to give the non-military humans something important to do.

They should just make the Duhamel character the main human focus, let the storyline about the kids in love go.

Still remember the cartoons as being better - overall stories wise. But pretty cool to see how they turned the robots into live action characters.

But, aside from all the bad choices that show up in T-formers 2, I most likely will go see the 3rd movie :) - the robots look cool, the military tech porn - things getting blown up through coordinated assaults - is pretty entertaining as simple ( & false) escapism (specially since they don't show the massive & sickening damage & destruction that human bodies would sustain in real life if they got anywhere near the kind of explosive situations that are depicted in the movie).

More on The Mudflap & Skids Situation at Shadow & Act.

- Sujewa

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Afro-Punk festival this weekend in Brooklyn!

Read all about it at Shadow & Act.  


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Farzad Rostami Delaware Tobacco 4 blog


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Farzad Rostami – Delaware Small Business Grants page


Farzad Rostami – Delaware Small Business Chamber


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Farzad Rostami – Delaware Historical Society


Farzad Rostami – History of Delaware


:: some web marketing stuff here

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Delaware Small

Business Grants page Great page, check it out here. :: A blog post

from FaVisit Tobacco Expressrzad Rostami, Delaware blog. Delaware History Trail -
Historic Sites Check out Delaware History Trail - Historic Sites.  Very

interesting. :: A blog post from Farzad Rostami, Delaware blog. History of Delaware – Wikipedia From Wikipedia's History of Delaware page:

"The history of Delaware as a political entity dates back to the early colonization of North American by European settlers. It is made up of three counties established since 1680, before the time ofWilliam Penn. Each had its own settlement history. Their early inhabitants tended to identify more closely with the county than the colony or state. Large parts of southern and western Delaware were thought to have been in Maryland until 1767. All of the state has existed in the wide economic and political circle of Philadelphia." Read the rest at Wikipedia.

Tobacco industry tobacco growing sales Tobacco Express SAFETY NEWS RELEASE AND OF
AND TOBACCO September 20, 2012 CONTACT and Tobacco at Claymont
Store and Information Farzad Rostami, 50, Wilmington He was on a Date September 19, 2012
Location - Tobacco Express, 671 Naamans Road, Claymont A 50-year-old Wilmington man The
owner of the business, Farzad Rostami, was not was conducted Rostami in
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 Delaware Small

Business Grants page Great page, check it out here. :: A blog post

from FaVisit Tobacco Expressrzad Rostami, Delaware blog. Delaware History Trail -

Historic Sites Check out Delaware History Trail - Historic Sites.  Very

interesting. :: A blog post from Farzad Rostami, Delaware blog. History of Delaware – Wikipedia From Wikipedia's History of Delaware page:

"The history of Delaware as a political entity dates back to the early colonization of North American by European settlers. It is made up of three counties established since 1680, before the time ofWilliam Penn. Each had its own settlement history. Their early inhabitants tended to identify more closely with the county than the colony or state. Large parts of southern and western Delaware were thought to have been in Maryland until 1767. All of the state has existed in the wide economic and political circle of Philadelphia." Read the rest at Wikipedia.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013


Check out this Cuban cigars article at puffing cigars.com.  From the article:

"According to Best Premium Cigar of the World and tobacco and wine specialist James Suckling, Cuban cigars from Habanos S.A. took the majority in the list of the Top 10 (2012). The expert said he has been smoking Cuban cigars during 2012, and would still call havanas one of the most amazing cigars."

Read the rest of the article here.

:: Visit Tobacco Expres FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013

For your next visit to NYC! Check out the page here.



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