Monday, December 31, 2012

My IMDB Movie Ratings

As a movie fan (and, yes, as an industry semi-professional), I've always loved The Internet Movie Database, AKA IMDB. Back in the olden, pre-Web days, a number of movie fans congregated around the USENET group rec.arts.movies (since split into many other areas). A guy named Chuck started collecting movie information and encouraged people to share their votes on movies. Eventually, this blossomed into IMDB, now owned by Amazon.

Much as I really love the IMDB voting feature, I've only ever voted for a small fraction of the movies/TV shows I've seen. So, here's my rating chart, for the movies I've remembered to vote for. The ratings skew high, but that's because if a movie looks bad, I don't bother seeing it.

2012 IMDB Ratings

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Glimmer to Shoot in Pittsburgh, Spring 2013

A science fiction movie (probably YA as it will star teens) is being shot in Pittsburgh next spring. It's called Glimmer, it's about time travel, and the script is rumored to be pretty good.

There's information about the project at Scriptshadow.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Casting Call for Wrestling Movie

A movie is being shot here locally, and it is recreating a number of wrestling matches during the '80s and early '90s including the '88 Seoul Olympics. If you have free time over the next two weeks, especially Thursday, December 13, especially if you're a man over the age of 18, they are looking for people who have full availability on Thursday, submit your photo, age, name and phone number to:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Two Pittsburgh-Made Films Win National Board of Review Honors

Stephen Chbosky's Perks of Being a Wallflower and Gus van Sant's Promised Land were named by the National Board of Review as two of the top movies of 2012. Perks is a smart teen flick and van Sant's deals with the impact of fracking in a small town (and won't be released until late December).

Tbe National Board of Review named Zero Dark Thirty its best film of the year. Here's more information about the National Board of Review 2012 award winners.