Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Spirit Sucks?

So I thought I should share this piece of valuable information. I'm sitting here, waiting for an advanced screening to start and I just so happen to overhear a group of entertainment journalists discussing Frank Millers new movie, The Spirit. I wish I could say that what I heard was good. These guys were ranting about how embarrassed Frank should be having directed this "royal piece of sh*t." They continued to say that studio heads will know that the "Frank Miller experiment is a total failure." "He should go back and stay in the comic book world."

Just a little FYI, you might want to sit this one out while its in theaters, wait for this one to stink on DVD. I know I will!

"I'm on my way!"

Terminator Salvation has a trailer...

From the looks of this new trailer, I just might be interested in seeing this new imagination of the Terminator series. Check out Terminator Salvation!

To see the trailer in HD CLICK HERE

Thursday, December 04, 2008

New Chapter in the Ghostbusters franchise...

...only its a video game. Don't let that scare you though, ALL original cast members are lending their voices to make the game as authentic as possible. Check it out:


Friday, November 21, 2008

The Resurrection of Mickey Rourke's Career...

You don't have to be a fan of Wrestling to appreciate this film. The Wrestler debuted at the Toronto Film Fest, and opens in theaters at the end of December to qualify for the Oscars. Darren Aronofsky's latest work, The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke, is earning critical acclaim. Some have even called this film the "Resurrection of Rourke's career." Check out the trailer and judge for yourself:

Rotten Tomatoes gave this indy movie a 100% fresh rating.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I remember when...I was a news producer...

It was just over 2 years ago that officially left KUTV in Salt Lake City to pursue my career in Los Angeles. For two and a half years I was part of the 2 News team that informed the entire State of Utah about the happenings of the world. I worked as a morning producer for a good chunk of that time. My main responsibility was to write/produce the hour-long newscast, 2 News this Morning: Weekend Edition. I really enjoyed the job, but I loved the people I worked with on a daily basis. I have very many fond memories from Channel 2, from my first day as an intern, to the day I made my "On Air" debut, I will never forget my time in news.

I was lucky to be a part of the weekend morning show from its inception. All the anchors, reports, editors and photographers I worked with, made my newscasts look great and were always a riot. I couldn't have done it without them.

Recently I came across some old airchecks of my final show. It's kind of fun, because the anchors chose to include me in all of the the feature segments. Take a look-see:

So that was my last day at KUTV Channel 2.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Looking at Halloween past and present...

I spent a good part of the weekend, getting this year's Halloween costume in order. For some reason I had a really hard time figuring out what to do this year. In fact, for most of October I had NO idea what I wanted to do. But inspiration came to me two days ago, and I think it is going to be good. I am not going to reveal my idea just yet but my hope is that folks will enjoy it, just as much as I am.

Here is a look back at Halloween past...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My College Roommate Murdered...R.I.P. Brad Gerrard

Today I learned some very sad and disturbing news. My Freshman year college Room mate, Brad Gerrard, who was working as a corrections officer was murdered in cold blood last night in Buckeye, Arizona.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Brad's wife, children and extended family. He leaves behind his pregnant wife and one child.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The countdown to Solace...

We are officially less than one month away from the AMAZINGNESS OF SOLACE! Bond 22, or the Quantum of Solace, explodes into theaters on November 14, 2008.

For most people who have a beating heart and blood flowing through their veins, this is movie is what they are looking forward to this holiday season. If you're not that stop reading my blog, NOW! If you made it into theaters at all this past weekend, you probably saw the newest version of the Quantum of Solace trailer. I don't know about you, but it totally tickled my senses. Check it out for yourself...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Two very impressive Music Videos...

"Restless" by Langhorne Slim

"Work It Out" by RJD2

Zombies attack again, and speak Norwegian?

If you haven't figured it out by now, I am a HUGE fan of the Zombie film Genre. Several of my all-time favorite films are from that genre. Specifically, 28 Days Later..., number one on my "Zombie Film" list. Danny Boyle's unique twist on the genre, has set a new standard that has us fearing from highly contagious zombies that can run. The movie take place 28 days following a rabid outbreak of a virus, RAGE, that leaves all of London abandoned by humanity with packs of "infected" running loose.

The 2002 film was followed up with a so-so sequel, 28 Weeks Later... that didn't quite reach the expectations that were had by many, but still held to be entertaining. The sequel pits U.S. military forces in London trying to repopulate the city with evacuees, 7 moths (28 weeks) after the initial infection. Of course, things don't go as planned and infection breaks out again leading to the mass death of hundreds of military and civilian personnel.

Now the Internet is buzzing about a possible 3rd installment to the series. It doesn't take a genius to figure out what the title will be either, 28 Months Later... According to Arrow in the head news ‘28 Months Later’ will be directed by Paul Andrew Williams (The Cottage). No exact details have surfaced on the plot, but I think it is safe to assume that based on the end of "28 Weeks" the Rage virus will have spread to western Europe and possibly further. Stay tuned...

In other Zombie news, what do you get when you combine Nazis, my favorite genre of horror with my motherland, a cabin and a lot of snow? A little Independent Norwegian horror film called "Død Snø" translated "Dead Snow." Looks like an awesome premise, A group of Norwegian medical school students go camping at an isolated cabin in the dead of winter and when all seems safe zombies show up. You ask where is the twist, well, these zombies happen to be former Nazi soldiers that have been dead since WWII. It's not clear if they have been roaming the winter tundra since dubya dubya 2, or if they were mysteriously resurrected by a scientific experiment gone wrong. Check the trailer, I will find someway to see this movie, even if it means I have to stow away on a Norwegian Whaling ship to make the premiere.

Dead Snow comes to theaters in Norway on January 9, 2009.

New Transporter 3 Trailer...

Jason Statham is my boy, it may be a bit over the top, but I look forward to the Transporter 3...

Friday, October 03, 2008

VP Debate + Football + Niel Diamond= AMERICA

Last night was a pretty eventful one. Not one that I will be forgetting anytime soon. First off, most Americans were looking forward to the Clash of the Vice Presidents, the debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. My mind was weighing heavy, due to the fact that I had 3 important events occurring at the same time. First, the much talked about debate. Second, my good buddy, Aaron, scored some free tickets to a ridiculous show at the Hollywood Bowl. And third, My undefeated University Of Utah Utes were playing a strong Oregon State. How could I possibly choose between all the options. I figured that our wonderful media would be talking about the debate for the next two or three weeks, as they always do. And thanks to the advent of the iPhone, I could keep tabs on my Utes as I enjoyed the GREAT NEIL DIAMOND in concert.

The concert was great. Granted, I'm not the biggest Diamond fan, I wouldn't even call myself a fan at all, but that man really knows how to put on a show. And at the age of 67, he's still got it. While singing along to "Sweet Caroline" I couldn't take my eyes off my iPhone, the Utes were up, then down, then tied. I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. I kept thinking "Why am I not at home, watching this game?" I was beyond nervous for my Utes, but luckily they pulled it out in the last quarter with a field goal. They are still undefeated and I got to enjoy some good old fashion rock and roll at the Hollywood Bowl.

Here are the remaining minutes of the incredible game that I missed. GO UTES!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Mike Myers Austin Powers...

So I'm sitting here inside theater 5 awaiting the showing of AFI Night at the movies presentation of Austin Powers. This is a very cool event hosted by the Arclight Hollywood. The theater closed it's doors to all regular business to accommodate each of these movies. Initially I was very worried that I wasn't going to make it on time, there was bad traffic between here and the Hollywood bowl, probably from Niel Diamonds adoring fans(I'm actually seeing the Diamond for free tomorrow night.). But I made it with 10 minutes to spare, this was supposed to start at 7:00, now it is 7:38 and still nothing, but I anticipate it to start soon. In fact I'm hearing the ushers saying that we are moments away, so I am going to put my AMAZING iPhone away and report back later...

*several hours later*

The movie was loads of fun, Austin Powers has always been one of my favorite comedies of all time. Before the screening the film's Director, Jay Roach, came out, shared a short story about the issue the production actually had with getting Sharks with "freakin" lasers attached to their heads. The budget wouldn't permit so they really couldn't get sharks. Mike Myers, in all seriousness suggested to Jay they get mutated ill-tempered sea bass. Jay liked it so much, that it was rewritten and added into the movie. See it for here...

After Jay Roach did his piece, he introduced the one the only, Mike Myers. Mike told of his love for the Austin Powers franchise and actor Robert Wagner aka "No. 2." Apparently "RJ" as his closest friends called him, made a lasting impression on Mike. As you would assume, Mike was full of jokes and funny stories. Unfortunately there was no hint of a possible fourth installment of the A.P. series.

The AFI night at the Movies event was very cool. I will be attending next year and so should you. Below is a list of the films and actors that presented at the event.

Monday, September 29, 2008

You gotta Love SNL...

After that embarrassing interview with Katie Couric, the folks over at SNL made us laugh yet again with this lovely piece of sketch comedy art. Thank you Tina Fey...I love you!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Too busy to blog...

It has been a hellish few weeks, who would have known that the end of the summer would have taken so much free time from me. Between a week long visit from my parents, NBC Fall Premiere Parties, and the Emmys and University of Utah Football it has been a crazy past few weeks. If you really know me you'd probably guess that my lack of blogging can be blamed on my iPhone, which I haven't put down since purchasing.

With that said, I will now be making an extra effort to write at least twice a week.

P.S. I'm sitting at work, listening to President Bush address the nation in this time of Economic Peril. And I am thinking to myself how lucky I am that I am virtually debt free.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dying to meet Dexter...

Today I sent my parents, aunt and uncle to the Tonight Show. As I went to pick them up we got the chance to meet Michael C. Hall out in the NBC midway. He was on the show promoting the new season of Dexter. The "parentals" got a REAL kick out of meeting Dexter himself. I don't often get star-struck, but would it be out of place to say that it was "killer" to meet the man behind Dexter Morgan (I know cheese ball line, but what else could I have said?).

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I broke up with Tmobile...and I'm happier than ever!

After a long 5 year relationship with T-Mobile I have decided to part with the cell phone service provider. Me and the hunk of junk pictured to the right, went through college together, hell we made the trek from Park City to Los Angeles together in 2006. I will say that through thick and thin this Samsung doorstop, has pulled through for me. But alas, all good things must come to and end...for BETTER and more amazing things!!

Last night I jumped on the bandwagon and got myself a little piece o' geeky technology, maybe you've heard of it, it's called an iPhone. In order to become so blessed, I had to cancel my old T-Mobile contract and joined AT&T. That in itself was much more of a chore than I had forseen. I had to change phone numbers which was VERY painful. I had grown very attached to my 801 Utah number over the years, but the "JUICE" was definitely worth 'SQUEEZE." The iPhone 3G is the best thing that has happened to my cellular phone world. Email, Internet and Apps, OH MY!! If you knew what was good for you you'd get one too!! Peer pressure!!!P.S. If you know me and haven't heard already I will be sure to send you my new cell number sometime in the very near future.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Want to find out what music you listen to most?

Recently I signed up for this little website called Last.FM. Maybe you've heard of it. It is a music service that learns what you love to listen to. Every song you play on your computer and/or iPod is tracked on your profile and stats are recorded showing what you listen to most. You can also connect with other people who like what you like - and recommend songs from your music collection.

One feature that I like is that Last.FM actually tells you what you top artists and/or albums for the week are. Its fun to see what your listening trends are and to actually see what you listen to most. Here is a listing of my top artists for the week.

I am anxious to see how my listening habits evolve. I highly recommend that you sign up for this service and add me as a friend, so we can share/recommend music to each other. Join!

Transformers 2 Blowing Up...

This is very cool...some bystanders caught this big pyrotechnics effects shot on video. It's all part of Michael Bay's upcoming Transformers2: Revenge of the Fallen. Check this out.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is expected to be released in theaters on June 26, 2009.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

If we voted on looks alone....VPILF

It's shaping up to be a very interesting race for the presidential throne. Sinse Senator John McCain announced his Vice Presidential nominee I must say that I am finding true joy in all the recent attention that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is getting these days. The Internet has NEVER been more entertaining. Pictures, videos and "you name it" are popping up. I like this particular photo of the baby makin, gun totin', oil drillin Governor.

Clearly a fake, but VERY enjoyable. Man, had I still lived in Utah, I would secretly vote for McCain/Palin purely based on the fact that Sarah Palin is a V.P.I.L.F. (if you don't know what that means, I'm feel bad for you but its a spinoff of the term "MILF"= "Mom I'd Like To F**k")

Monday, August 25, 2008

PCHS 10 year reunion, a weekend I will never forget...

I arrived in Utah safe and sound on Thursday August 21st. The only problem was I had a little tickle in the back of my throat. At first I really wasn't that concerned, seeing that I got up at 5:30 am to catch my 6:30 flight out of Burbank. But after I had been in Salt Lake City for a few hours, I really started to feel off. I had the shakes, very similar to the kind one gets after drinking too much coffee/cola. I still didn't think that much about it. I thought maybe it was my body acclimating to Utah's high elevation. It wasn't until later that night that I realized those symptoms were just the simple beginnings of what was going to be a long, painful weekend. By 9:00 I was lying in bed with a hellish fever, temperature of 101.7 degrees.

Now, I share this fact to help everyone understand just how perfect the timing of this illness was. For starters it has been months, maybe even longer than 1 year, since I had last been so sick. And here I was in Utah for 4 days to see and party with all my old high school friends and acquaintances, only I was too sick to move let alone talk. So thank you, mother nature, for spoiling what was supposed to be a wild weekend of old friends and crazy fun.

Fortunately the reunion wasn't until Saturday night, which gave me two and a half days to rest up and be in good enough form to make my grand arrival to the class of 1998's 10 year party. Although I wasn't at 100% and still had a mild fever, I did my darnedest to enjoy myself and be social. It was a lot of fun to see all the familiar faces. It was weird and neat at the same time to be around all the grown up Park City Miners. For the most part, everyone (that showed) looked exactly the same as they did on graduation day, save a few receding hairlines, beer bellies, and extra curves. The changes that I had been warned about from others who had attended previous high school reunions were not as apparent in my class. So I must say that my hat is off to my class for maintaining their health and sharpish good looks. Hell, even my buddy Lee who we called "Fats" for obvious reasons, had shed so much weight that nickname need not apply any longer. So despite my taxing illness, well damn, BECAUSE OF my sickness, this 10 year reunion weekend has been a memory that I will surly NEVER forget. Below are some pictures from The Lodge at Stillwater, where my precious get together was held...

*Thanks Matt Lyle for picking up after our class prez and putting great occasion together for us.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

GTA: What would it be like to live in Liberty City?

This is pretty funny. If we lived in the Grand Theft Auto world, this would be likely to happen at any second.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Street Art: BLU

This is some crazy art that I ran across on the web. MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo. Very cool stuff. Take a minute and admire this...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tiddy Bear brings tiddy relief!

I thought this was a joke, but apparently it is for real!

Now, if you need to relieve the pressure on your "Tiddies" go to their website and pick one up today. Act fast, because I hear these bears rushing out of the warehouse, most on their own will.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Time flys by when you are keeping busy!

Man I tell you, I can't believe it's been so long since I donned the cap and gown as a high school graduate. 10 years to be exact, that's right a WHOLE decade! You may remember I mentioned a few months ago that I have my 10 year high school reunion this year, it is in fact this upcoming weekend. I am very anxious and curious to meet and see all my old classmates and how they all turned out. Fat, thin, hairy, bald or with kids, it is going to be a lot of fun to see Park City High School Class of 1998 again. I will be sure to post pictures of this weekend's blessed event! GO MINERS!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Olympic JibJab fun...

These are free and lots of fun. Go make one for yourself and share it with friends...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Another Milestone for my Youtube Video...

It was just under one year ago that we posted our short homage video to the 1980s scifi/action movie Predator, and we have reached yet another milestone, 40, 000+ views on Youtube. Ever since posting "A Tribute to the Handshake in Predator..." it has been getting rave reviews. Below I have compiled some of the BEST comments left on the video's Youtube page. See for yourself...

"This is the funniest video I've ever seen in my life." -Subdado

"prob the best video on youtube!! what a tribute to the best handshake ever." -matt42b3

I watch this at least once a day - it's f@#king hilarious!" -thebryman

"I'll say it again, this is simply the greatest scene recreation ever made." -23house23

"i normally hate these take offs but THAT WAS F@##KIN AWESOME!!! HAHAHAHAH funnnnnnnnnyyyyy sh%t! i was laughing for sooo long." -banksy711

"seemless!, for a moment there i thought the fat kid actually was Carl Weathers!" -thegottibrown

"This could be the best thing I have seen on you tube and in my life." -TheKradle

"i mean,making a movie called "A Tribute to The Handshake in Predator..." hahaha man ill give you 5 [stars] just for the title." -Kamelg

Me and my friend, Matt McGregor, came up with this idea while having an instant message conversation at work. We took one weekend and shot it, little did we know how well it would be accepted by everyone. It's been great and a lot of people have gotten a good laugh from it. So with no further ado, I give you my first semi-successful viral video:

If you liked this video as much as others have, PLEASE SHARE it with your friends. I would love to see the number keep climbing. Also check out our PULP FICTION TRIBUTE.

Triumph at Comicon...

I'm so glad Triumph the Insult Comic Dog wasn't around when I was perusing around at Comicon this year. This is hilarious...

And then there is the full length speech Triumph gave at the TV FUNHOUSE panel. Enjoy...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Earthquake fun...

I found these clips of different productions here in LA that suffered the wrath of Tuesdays' 5.4 Earthquake. They are pretty entertaining.

Big Brother

Judge Judy

And a little retro David Letterman video poking fun at LA quakes.

I'm just glad no one was hurt and we can all laugh at it now.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jesus found in a bag of Cheetos...

Who would have thought in this day and age people would find inspiration in the simplest of places. Like a bag of Cheetos. Dubbed "Cheesus," this little piece of cheesy goodness is being touted by one family as the best thing ever found in a bag of chips. See for yourself...

For the NEWS STORY click here

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Great Quake of 2008...

A major "groundbreaking" occurrence in the world of Kristian Odland today. Just before noon I experienced my first Los Angeles Earthquake. I was shocked and caught off guard by the 5.4 earth rumble, but normal Angelenos didn't seem to be phased. It was almost as if quakes happen so frequently they are numb to it. I guess I haven't lived here long enough to know that, but I thought it was a big deal. I mean my entire fourth floor office shook all over the place. And I don't know about you, but when buildings are moving, I 'm worried for my safety. It wasn't a pleasant experience. Gotta love the picture above. I think it captures exactly how most Los Angeles residents felt about today's tremor.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The time has come to GEEK OUT...

That's right boys and girls, Kristian is making the trek down to San Diego for his 1st ever Comicon experience. I really don't know what to expect, but I am very excited. I will be at the convention all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It might be a bit of an overload on Comic Books, Movies and television shows, but I am very anxious to see what Comicon has to offer. I don't know how often I will get to blog, but I will at very least try to utilize and call in blog entries as thing happen down there. I anticipate that there will be LOADS to share so stay tuned...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

CRANK 2 stills, WHAT THE?

We already know that Jason Statham is reprising his role as adrenaline junkie Chev Chelios in Crank 2: High Voltage. But these pictures make me wonder what exactly Chev is smokin' in next years sequel. These photos appear to be of some sort of depiction of Jason's head only with exaggerated facial features. Must be for a dream sequence, or hallucination. Either way they are very cool, almost like a character from Dick Tracy.