2006 - Year of Big Change

END OF THE YEAR REPORT
2006

BEST MOVIES
(1) Science of Sleep
(1.2) Marie Antoinette
(3) Little Children
(4) The Departed
(5) Jackass Number Two
(6) The Prestige
(7) Casino Royale
(8) Devil and Daniel Johnston
(9) Brick
(10) Notes on a Scandal - this movie looks fantastic and could be number 10... or higher - I may make changes... check back later.

WORST MOVIES
(1)
Miami Vice
(2) Bobby

Period. Just awful. There are worse films, with worse production values - but these are such films with a bloated and exaggerated budget and casting - for films with nothing to offer than bullshit, crap and awfulness.

BEST TELEVISION
(1) The Colbert Report
(2) The Office
(3) Lost - I just started watching this this year - pretty fucking solid. I like it.
(4) 30 Rock
(5) Heroes
(5.5) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - just get even and you'd be great! Get even.

(I'll also sneak in The Amazing Race).

WORST TELEVISION
(1) Jericho
(2) The O'Reilly Factor
(3) Mind of Mencia
(4) The View
(5) Dancing With the Stars

FAVORITE BOOK
I read one book this year. Pathetic. But that was - My Education by William S. Burroughs and it was fantastic.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
When I get it - it'll be the Wii with Zelda:Princess Warrior and Mario Galaxy

BEST ALBUMS
(1) Beirut "Gulag Orkestar"
(2) French Kicks "Two Thousand"
(3) Peter and the Wolf "Lightness"
(4) Thom Yorke "The Eraser"
(5) Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Show Your Bones"

of course Sufjan Stevens is on this list - but of course, you knew that.

BEST WEBSITE
(1) Boing Boing
(2) You Tube
(3) Antsville
(4) Gorrilla VS Bear
(5) Audience

BEST MEALS

(1) Pasta w/ Spaghetti Sauce
(2) Chili
(3) Biscuits and Gravy
(4) Stuffing and Mashed Potatoes
(5) um - vegetables, yes vegetables...


BEST IDEAS
(1) Wii
(2) Voting Democrats Back into Office
(3) Giving 30 Rock a full season
(4) Working with Jon Jones on a music video
(5) Moving to Los Angeles

WORST IDEAS

(1) Not saving enough money before moving to Los Angeles
(2) PRIVATE
(3) Cancelling The Nine
(4) Sumner Redstone (the concept - the man)
(5) Allowing Brett Ratner to make movies.

FAVORITE MONTH
March. The whole world was ahead of me - and I was full of optimism.

FAVORITE DAY
June 22 - My first full day in
Los Angeles. I spend the day full of excitement and that evening, I walked the red carpet at the opening day of the Los Angeles Film Festival. It was a strange, coincidental moment where I stood there in front of hundreds of photographers (who were more interested in Anne Hathaway's ass then me) and made me feel both excited to be moving forward and scared as shit. A perfect moment.

FAVORITE MOMENT
Getting into the AFI Film Festival after believing that my short film was dead.

WORST MONTH
May - the world was becoming too real. It was the moments before I came out.

WORST DAY
May 13th, the day before I came out. I just hated everything and was tired of the world. It sucked.

WORST MOMENT
Finding out my friend from high school was killed in
Iraq.

FAVORITE THINGS I DID
Played two major film festivals, moved to Los Angeles, made movies for my own masturbation, wrote a feature I'm excited about (just need to polish it), came out, made myself happy, gave a dollar to a charity and then realized I didn't have another dollar to get home

CELEBRITY CRUSHES

(1) Sufjan Stevens
(2) Christian Bale
(3) Jack (Matthew Fox) and Sawyer (Josh Holloway) of Lost

THEMES OF THE YEAR
(1) The Age of Entitlement
(2) Getting Rid of Ugly Weight - metaphorically speaking...
(3) Animal Friendly VS McDonalds
(4) God VS Magic
(5) The Role of Art

HOPES FOR NEXT YEAR

(1) My feature moves signifigantly forward
(2) Find a partner
(3) Some friends move closer
(4) I am financially secure

GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR
(1) Shoot the short "Sunlit Shadows" on 16mm
(2) Pay off my credit cards
(3) Find a steady job, I can live with
(4) Get paid to direct something
(5) Meet new people/friends

SPECIAL THANKS

Stephen Colbert, Sufjan Stevens, Holly, Tiina Treasure, Erin Mosura, Jon Jones, Scott Uhlfelder, Dave Corey & Susanna Ulrich, The Heathens, Kristina Gomez, Drew Blatman, David Estrada, Danielle Salamone, Eric Ernst, Erica Harrell, Gina Powers, Tan Arcan, Miles and Thom, Jonathan Reside, Michael Cerrone, Central Florida, Los Angeles Weather, AFI Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, You.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?!