I Pranked a “Give Out Money” Scammer (from DHHS)!

**UPDATED 12/10 with NEW Conversation below!

Scammers are everywhere and they try dozens of methods to swindle people out of their hard-earned money. The problem with these scammers is that they use the likenesses of the people you know and love. For example, here’s my ex-wife’s Mother’s name being used in an attempt to scam me. At first, I was so busy at work, that I assumed she forgot her old password and created a new Facebook profile. In the fervor of my job, I ignored my instinct and responded to this bait. Then, I began to enjoy the prospect of messing with the scammer.

*Note: I truly apologize for all of the typos on my end; they almost prevented me from posting this conversation, but the following was too much fun to keep to myself:

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My Cancer Story Ch. 96 “Civilities of Union and of War”

Chapter 96: “Civilities of Union and of War”

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Traditionalism had never been my forte, whether via my recent marriage or the content we produced in The Guttersnipes. Our comedy troupe had been releasing some solid work and some mediocre work. I could tell that something was missing from these ideas, and I was adamant that it was the lack of a proper script framework. Ideally, to me, I thought if we had better prepared for the shoot, then maybe the quality would have been better.

 

Others in the group loved the improvisational approach to our comedic voice, and instead, questioned my edits or my contribution to shooting the videos. The improvisation wasn’t the issue for me, I just wanted a stronger framework around it to enable a more efficient workflow with the little time we had. Both arguments wanted the same thing: a better product. We were like the Hatfield and the McCoy’s facing off against one another without actually sitting down to listen to one another. The majority of the members stayed out of the tussle or never voiced their concerns (to me) directly.

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My Cancer Story Ch. 94 “The Guttersnipes”

Chapter 94: “The Guttersnipes”

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Maine was going to be my basecamp for filmmaking success. At least, that’s what I decided. I mean it’s not as though I could move Deirdre and Kaitlyn to LA…

 

I toiled away on the Fort Thomas, but the scripts were slowing to a trickle, and I felt that Travis’ work should have been done by now. I was waiting on his finished artwork in order to create the animatic, so I didn’t want to rework the scripts so much that the animatic would be irrelevant.

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78- Bad Timing, Alternate Casting, and Expensive Events!

This week the guys tackle some heavy-hitting topics in Ill-timed releases and fancy Hollywood Shindigs and how the independent filmmakers fit in and the most important topic of all: Should Hayden Christensen have been recast? All this and OUR FIRST Email (!), Another GIVEAWAY, and TWO #52PickUp Horror Films!

==Timestamps== 

Jamie– Alternative-Casting Options in Film (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Ill-Timed Releases (15:46)

Tim– The High Cost of Events (25:02)

#52PickUp #39– A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors (35:56)

#52PickUp #40– Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (42:17)

We have an EMAIL! (47:10)

Communal Films Yes, that’s a plural (51:17)

Plugs and Close (52:35)

*Links down below!

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Now on Stitcher!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? Email us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.

==LINKS==

Prom Night III: The Last Kiss Trailer

Football Drill Death

Dead Poets Society Trailer

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

 

Listen here.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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N64- Our Morning Podcast Thing With Kevin

We should have used this episode for video game movies… Oh well! This episode is amazing nevertheless! We talk films that changed directors, movies based on existing television shows, and the topic that is most like a David Copperfield “Magic Through the TV Act.” Special Guest, Comedian, Actor, and Writer, Kevin Masterson, joins us to read our casting types based on our initial look.

For reference, here are our photos for the second topic: Kevin | Jamie | Alex

Setting the Tone (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Films that Changed Directors During Shooting (7:04)

Okja (18:04)

The Working Actor’s Workshop Thing With Kevin Masterson (20:22)

Films Made From TV Shows (43:14)

#52PickUp– The Addams Family (55:14)

Plugs and Close (1:03:27)

WE PITCH A STEFAN MOVIE [Bill Hader contact us!] (1:09:59)

Alex’s Communal Movie ANNOUNCED! (1:14:11)

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Follow us on Twitter! @NQHPod

On Instagram– Jamie | Alex | Tim | Kevin

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire. Here’s the #52PickUp I mentioned!

See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at their other project: We Need Movies.

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TheBombDotComDotCom.com –Kevin’s Website

–Kevin’s Short Film, Les Hommes Sans

–My Morning Talk Show Thing With Kevin Facebook Page

–Pilot of The Last Man on Earth

–Robin Williams Singing Blame Canada!

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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33- We Get Personal and Compare Ourselves to Characters!

This week August roars like Godzilla, Jamie Thinks Twice, and John sings in High Fidelity.

 

August– Godzilla (1954) (Starts at 00:00)

Jamie– Don’t Think Twice (15:21)

John– High Fidelity (24:23)

 

 Oh and BONUS: I found the list I mention dated June 7th, 2004, when I was on the verge of nineteen.

 

TOP TEN BUBBLEGUMS

  1. Rain-Blo
  2. Chicklets (Fruit Flavor)
  3. Bubblicious (Watermelon)
  4. Orbit (BubbleGum)
  5. Gum Cigars (Any)
  6. Bazooka (Any)
  7. Dubble Bubble
  8. Big League Chew (BubbleGum)
  9. Freshen-Up (Spearmint)
  10. Bubble Tape (BubbleGum)

Where were those Easter Egg ones?

Then we also discuss the trailer for Passengers briefly. (48:08)

Naturally SPOILERS for each film ahead!

Each odd-numbered episode we talk specific films, and each even-numbered episode we discuss topics regarding Hollywood and the things we’re passionate about (either way).

Listen here.

Download us on iTunes every Thursday!! Subscribe and comment below to join the conversation!

Do you have questions, suggested movies, or topics for us to discuss? E-mail us at  NotQuitePod@gmail.com

Visit Jamie’s blog at GuyOnAWire.

And visit John’s new blog (!!) at They Called Him Red.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.


-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)

“Don’t Think Twice” #ConTENders 2016

This week’s Railroad Square Cinema viewing was a film that I had requested to be shown there (not that my lone voice had much of an impact on the owners’ decision), but a #ConTENder for the best film of the year is the 2016 comedy/drama:

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Don’t Think Twice is a film about an improv group known as The Commune, who perform in New York City, and not-so-secretly wish they could be cast in the thinly-veiled allegory to Saturday Night Live called Weekend Live. Jack Mercer (played brilliantly by Keegan-Michael Key), lands the role and it causes a dynamic fissure amongst the entire team. But in reality, the film is about failure. Writer/ Director Mike Birbiglia said as much when interviewed on the Scriptnotes podcast: Continue reading