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October 07, 2008

iPhones and Producers and Beverly Hills Chihuahua

I'm very excited right now because the iPhone application is really shaping up to be amazing. I can't wait until I can share all the details, because it's going to rock your socks.

I have a meeting with a producer today at 3. And another meeting with a Navy Seal at 11. Interesting day.

I took Lyric and Ollie to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua. It was surprisingly entertaining. We went to El Capitan, in Hollywood. It's an old, grandly restored movie house owned by Disney. It's just beautiful, and a wonderful place to see a Disney film. They almost always have some special live event before the film, and this time the actual dogs who starred in the film were there, doing tricks with their trainer. It was really fun.

And people complain about movie formulas. For the most part I agree. But BHC is a testament to the fact that if you hit all the points to a hero's journey kind of formula, and hit them well, you'll have a satisfying story, even if it's not all that creative. I am not ashamed to admit that I got a little teary eyed at moments. Ok, yes, I'm ashamed to admit it but there it is and nothing can change it.

Posted by jason on October 7, 2008 12:55 PM

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Aww, that is sweet that you got teary-eyed! I cry very easily, even with commercials.

Why did you have a meeting with a Navy Seal, if you don't mind my asking? And how do you arrange that? It's not like you can just go to Old Navy. (yuk-yuk! Sorry, couldn't resist!)

Posted by: kathiek on October 7, 2008 04:34 PM

We also saw BHC and I think that German Shepard deserves some sort of acting award. He was great and the cgi is so good, it's getting kinda freaky, it looked as if those dogs were actually talking.

NO MAS

Posted by: jeano on October 7, 2008 06:58 PM

Yeah--what happened with the navy seal?

Go Navy!!!

I love the people who protect us and sacrifice their lives for our freedom, btw...And you can tell the Navy Seal I said that!

Posted by: jessica on October 8, 2008 01:06 AM

obviously, Jason is not talking about his meeting the Navy Seal man--so now have you entered a new secret career, Jase?

Posted by: Mom on October 9, 2008 06:36 AM

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