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When purple things are pulsating on your mind, I'm the one whose clock you want to clean. Aiding is Sparky, the Astral Plane Zen Pup Dog from his mountain stronghold on the Northernmost Island of the Happy Ninja Island chain, this blog will also act as a journal to my wacky antics at an entertainment company and the progress of my self published comic book, The Deposit Man which only appears when I damn well feel like it. Real Soon Now.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004


Say what you will - one of the most controversial subjecst raised at this year's San Diego Comic Con was the casting of the big budget Fantastic Four flick centering around Jessica Alba nabbing the role of Susan Storm, the Invisible Girl or Woman considering on your politically correct point of view. When I first heard it through a co-worker of mine at the studio before taking off on vacation, chasing me down and panting for breath at my office door in fear that I might have already taken off without hearing this gut wretching news. It may just be me, but I think Ms. Alba is wayyyyyyy too young for the role. Foremost, she's not a natural blond, but is indeed more scrumptious looking as a brunette (mayhap some one could persuade her to do Scarlet Witch?) as she so infatuatedly demonstrated on two seasons of James Cameron's footnote foray in genre tv's Dark Angel (whose final season seamlessly teetered on the parapet of absurdity). There are reports chiming in about how she's really determined to bone up on the role and really put some heavy research into it. If that being the case- my suggestion would be to concede the argument: if she has the ambition to give it her damnest and make this out to be the role of her career, then everyone should be wishing good luck to her. Now that I'm catching up on my regular website haunts after being away for a week or so, what I'm starting to find really discerning is the outcry of these no-life message board posters questioning her ethnicity in her ability to take on the role. By all looks and mannerisms, Jessica has that definitive allure of a gum cracking hot pillow talking sensual booty shaking latina (sort of reminds of me of a certain cuban girl of whom I like to run circles with) - which is something I'm sure she's already worked out of her system in last winter's sleeper hit, Honey - but with comic adaptations running rampant with box office records these days (well, there are a few rotten eggs in the bunch if you're counting Halle Berry's bastardization of Catwoman. Uber pretty to look at, but a real mind slop to entirely sit through) , the general populace of movie goers are not really all that hard up when the subject of a character's race is shifted than to what's already portrayed in the comic books. No one that I knew personally had thrown any kind of a shit-fit temper tandrum when Michael Clarke Duncan wooed the role of Kingpin in Daredevil - I embraced it wholeheartedly and I thought he did a tremendous job at it too. People seemed to have forgotten that back in 1989 Tim Burton had casted Billy Dee Williams in the role of District Attorney Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face in the first Batman film and from what I recalled, there was no violent upsurging or fervor that occurred after the movie's release- although the casting was later motified years later to allow Tommy Lee Jones to puff out the character in the seemingly medicore Batman Forever. However, floating rumours can become killjoys for the franchise when the single notion was suggested that the role of Robin be handed over to a black person. Eddie Murphy was also scoffed at when he expressed interest in bringing the Green Hornet to the big screen. With Jessica, I personally don't find it that too much of a big deal- now that I've seen stills of her for the new Sin City movie, but her kittenishness is going to be distracting. And it's seems to be some kind of warp drived fashion statement when the Latinas to bleach their hair platinum blonde- maybe for some it's not instantly noticeable, but for some it most definitely needs to be a best kept secret amongst each other as evident by what I see climbing aboard a MTA bus on a daily basis or when I'm flipping the tv through Telemundo.

I guess we can only wait and see. I hear the production is off to a rocking good start (pardon my Thing pun) with co-stars Chris Evans as the Human Torch, Ioan Gruffudd as Mister Fantastic, and the inspired casting choice of Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/The Thing.

I hear that maybe Jessica could use some Slip & Slide practice tips from David Spade - especially after when I read Jessica's comments on the fitting for her costume which went through a grueling process of molding her body and having to apply Vasoline jelly over every, every luscious inch of her body. Yeah, yeah I know Eliza Cuthbert would have probably been the better slip and slide contender (my personal pick of another actress out of Fox's stable who would have been better suited for the role- and I had both my fingers and the tips of my ass hairs crossed for it to happen too!) - special attention applied to Jessica's very sensitive areas. Lucky mold making schmucks!

This morning when I first arrived at work, I managed to scoop Heidi MacDonald's the Beat on the casting of Julian McMahon as Doctor Doom. This adds yet another actor whose popularity had begun on a cable or regular network television show. Julian is best known for portraying one half of the philandering plastic surgeon team that run amok each week on FX's Nip/Tuck. Everyone knows Chiklis as the emmy winning dirty cop Vic Mackey on the Shield and like I mentioned before, Alba used to play a genetically altered super soldier on Dark Angel. Heck, if they manage to nab Dennis Leary- he'd make a great Molecule Man.

Some quick observations:

* If the country is so tweaked up on Orange Plus Tang alert - was it wise to be opening the Statue of Liberty monument to the public on the very same day that terrorists want to trade stock and bonds on Wall Street?

* M. Night Shyamalan's The Village was utter painful shit to sit through. It was just as about entertaining as your grandmother or great aunt piercing your gonads all the way through with a croquet neddle and almost just a snoozer as the remake of Solaris was. What a ruse and what a fucking rip-off on the theme of the great 60's cult show, The Prisoner. With a ending that you can see telegraphed from a mile away, all I can say upon leaving the theater that it's a very disappointing fourth effort from a reputable filmmaker. Well, I guess they can't be all winners, or a Hitchcock clone for that matter. Shyamalan's Unbreakable still remains a genius ahead of it's time- and I'll argue that proclaimation until I'm blue in the face.

* Earthsea has finished filming on the lot.

* I spotted Joey Pants off the set of Dr Vegas grabbing a Starbuck's on the studio lot




  • At 1:22 PM , Blogger Lightning said...

    This Deposit Man person needs to get over his obsession with Scott Goodell.
    Scott seems to have done the best he could with helping this project, and with all of the hijinx and horror shows that probably came his way in helping projects, he probably had his fair share with that one.
    I don't think slander or gossip helps the situation.
    Deposit Man is a fine project, and most likely ahead of it's time. Scott probably want to sell more books, and gracefully bowed out when the creators that be were fine on their own.

  • At 12:44 AM , Blogger Lightning said...

    re: Cary Coatney, this did not happen. Scott Goodell is filing suit tomorrow, with documentation of loss of reputation in dollars and cents, notorized. This documentation will take place between the time this blog was posted and the present, as Scott did not discover this until recently.

    "It wasn't so much the demands themselves that bothered me so much, it was the fact that he had to pepper my Yahoo account six or seven times a day with the same list of suggestions over and over again AND if you didn't get back to him straight away - he would call me at my edited...Here's a mild edited...look forward to continued success in our working relationship".

    re: All Scott Goodell said was that you hijacked a project with a written contract, did not compensate Scott for services tendered, stole his comic books and stuck him with the shipping bill. Then you slandered Scott to the artist Scott was generous enough to find for you, and after Scott's associate of reputation illustrated many issues of your book for you, you did not pay him either for services rendered. Then you posted blogs which has effectively cost Scott hundreds of thousands in revenue via slander and defamation of character. This documentation will be submitted tomorrow.

    "Yo, Did anyone say that we were blowing you off? You have to understand both Mark and I work very high stress level jobs. We can't just drop edited...try to make it look as good as I can. I should be getting (Scott's associate's) package either today or tomorrow.

    The (editor of Cary Coatney's hijacked property) that Scott is referring to is (Cary provided the full first and last name of this editor), who helped with the design of my first two Deposit Man books and edited...blah, blah. I told edited...all he's doing is throwing money around.

    re: Cary Coatney has proven he has no case by citing Scott's attempt to resolve this situation as a theft of Cary's 'hard ass' character...

    "And Scott's reply was to rip off on my hard ass persona":

    "coat- when you tell me about mark, i'd sympathize more ifyou didn't blow off every important question i askyou. what did you think of the 3 cover sketches? i wasvery proud of what i did, and am looking forward tofleshing them out with you." scott.

    re: Mr. Coatney has a misunderstanding and has slandered Scott Goodell as someone who is not friends with the members of the musical group Yes, or the album cover artist, Roger Dean. The only problem Mr. Dean ever had with Mr. Goodell was when Cary Coatney requested that Scott ask Mr. Dean to render a logo for his book. Cary Coatney did not acknowledge that Mr. Roger Dean would never be associated with a property as Mr. Coatney's, which depicts hatred toward minorities and gratuitous violence towards women.

    "Scott refers to his orginal cover sketches to the Last Great Gate of Mortality- which for some unfathomable reason I could not download off that disk which he edited...greferences to Yes music in his paintings- something I'm sure that Roger Dean wouldn't appreciate- if he had known about it. My version is a swipe or idea from a IQ song called the Last Human Gateway- but the overall difference between Scott and me is that I had secured permission edited...Scott didn't consort with anyone and I didn't want me or him to risk a lawsuit- we were too young for that kind of thing and plus we had our whole entire lives ahead of us not to be squandered away in some municipal courtroom bickering back and forth. Anyway back to our program":

    re: Scott provided Mr. Coatney with an artist of reputation, who does not remember this, fortunately.

    "Do you listen to your phone edited...Scott making suggestions on how Haupt Carl is to be treated even though Scott had no input whatsovever in his creation- it was something that was concocted between me (professional of reputation whom Mr. Coatney commisioned, did not pay and now has slandered) while we were all having lunch in San Diego one edited...i might have a problem".

    re: Mr. Coatney still does not understand, to steal and slander someone who offered himself and his associates, is a legally punishable offense in terms of dollars and sense...

    Days later:

    "coat- ever get the 3 cover sketches? if you never get back to me on this, instead of asking again, i'll just assume they're just the way you want them, and refuse to make any additions or corrections. you can always get it back"...s.

    "No Scott- I still didn't fucking see them" -

    "And still"-

    coat- "when you call after you've seen the sketches, let me know where we stand as far as compensation. haupt carl sounds interesting".

    "Eventually I did wind up seeing the sketches and they weren't what I had in mind- plus Scott had his upstairs neighbor help out on them I didn't really consider his input to be of any artistic functional ability - maybe his material would have worked out better for a coffee table book on preschooler fingerpainting - but not on Deposit Man".

    coat- "you didn't call me this weekend. did you get the box of comics? what is the exact money arrangement for dr.revolt? since i am donating all my time for free,(apparently) it wouldn't be that cool for me to pay him out of my earnings from book sales. again, he doesn't need a lot, just something. i donate my time out of friendship, so i require more cooperation than most business partners. about the covers".

    re: Mr. Coatney is now slandering another professional of reputation, who also was generous enough to donate a color cover for Cary's hateful and unsuccessful ashcan, as a favor to his friend Mr. Goodell. Mr. Coatney accuses the donator of services to his project of illegal activities and commits further slander as seen:

    (professional of reputation) is some pseudonym invented by dopehead that Scott knew who happened to have studied under (Big name professional who has no knowledge of Mr. Coatney or this project and it's subsequent damages) and had done (specifics of licensed property and disclosure of names and details of professionals who both donated work to Mr. Coatney and who do not know Mr. Coatney, which Scott was generous to share with Cary under the terms of professional ethics in edited...He really did a bang up job - and I still have to give credit to Scott for co-creating the look for Marty.


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