Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Go watch my new short film Zomba at the Sherbet Underground Production Blog!


Monday, March 23, 2009

Ed Wood

I had seen bits and pieces of Tim Burton’s Ed Wood before, but I had never actually seen the whole thing. But what I had seen from it I really enjoyed, and I planned to see it all the way through at some point. This weekend I finally bumped it to the top of my Netflix Queue, and sat down with it to watch. Incase you didn’t know Ed Wood was a infamous(although maybe not at the time) B-Movie director, who directed such cult classics as, Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, and of course, Plan 9 from Outer Space.

I fell in love with Tim Burton’s Ed Wood within the first five minutes of the movie. Johnny Depp is absolutely incredible as Wood, he brings a energy to the character that just makes you root for him all the way through. There are some really heartfelt moments in the movie that brought me to the verge of tears, these usually happened between Wood and Bela Lugosi portrayed by Martin Landau. I must say, I see it as a huge feet that Burton was able to bring out such an emotional response in me only from this campy cult oddity. It’s probably because I identify with Wood, because I’m just as passionate about film as he was. I broke into tears of joy during the montage of Wood making Plan 9, I was just so proud for the guy. I loved Ed Wood and I definitely recommend you go and see it right now.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sherbet Underground Productions

Go to my new production blog and read updates about my new short film Zomba and other film projects in the future.

Sherbet Underground Productions

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Nugent Smoothie Podcast #2

imeeWARNING: This episode is loaded with language and graphic discussions, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

In this episode Drew joins his friends Brad and LT to discuss Mr. Fahler and some unspeakable other things.

Nugent Smoothie - Drew Nugent

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Michel Gondry to direct The Green Hornet?

 When I read this story today on FilmJunk I passed it of as just another wild rumor, but apparently it's almost fact. According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Michel Gondry is on the verge of becoming the director of Seth Rogen's "The Green Hornet". This makes me way more excited than the old Stephen Chow news. I loved Be Kind Rewind and I can't wait to see what abstract hilarity is going to bring to the project with Seth Rogen in tow. This movie is now very anticipated for me.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Nugent Smoothie Podcast #1

In my first Nugent Smoothie podcast I talk about Coraline and Pirated Oscar Screeners. Music: Jon Brion-Knock Yourself Out and Queen-Your my Best Friend.


Since I wanted to catch up on some of the oscar nominated flicks this year I decided to steep down to the lowest level to do it, I pirated them(except for Benjamin Button, thats to cinematic for me to do that, the cinematography is to beautiful). Tonight I watched one of the most debated nominees, Frost/Nixon, and I really enjoyed it. One thing I didn't expect from the movie was a sort of mockumentary format throughout the film, there are various interviews with characters that are used to move along the plot, and while some people may see that as a weakness, I really enjoyed it. There was also alot of humor throughout that I enjoyed because I expected it to be alot more serious. The end of the movie is awesome and powerful as well. Frank Langella was also very good as Nixon, like Josh Brolin in last years W., he did more than an impersonation, and showed off the human element in the man. Overall, even though it may not deserve Best Picture, I really liked Frost/Nixon and I highly recommend it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Funny People Trailer

The first trailer for Judd Apatow's Funny People has finally arrived, and in my opinion, it's looking great. Adam Sandler plays George Simmons, a comedian who finds out he is dying, and while Sandler looks alright in this movie, it's Seth Rogen who looks the best. I'm glad he's willing to step back into a smaller role, and is it just me or has he lost weight. Another actor who looks awesome in this is Jason Schwartzman who i'm a big fan of. Funny People premieres July 31st, check out the trailer below.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

R.I.P Tori

Tori was the new puppy we got so my other dog Toby would have company. She was probably the cutest puppy i've ever seen, but she was born with a birth defect and last sunday we had to put her to sleep. We only got to know her for a week but I know I won't soon forget her. R.I.P Tori.

Pineapple Express

Today I watched  Pineapple Express and I thought it was a lot of fun, but I was a little let down by it. The only reason I was let down by it was because when I saw the original trailer it completely blew my mind, that plus the fact that David Gordon Green was involved, so I expected something amazing. But Pineapple Express was not what I was expecting. It really is more of a tribute to Comedies of the 80's like See No Evil, Hear No Evil. But nonetheless I still enjoyed it, especially the big action blow out at the end of the movie. One actor who I really enjoyed was Danny McBride, who has been in a lot of mainstream Apatow comedies lately, but is also a David Gordon Green protege. He co-stared  in Green's early film All The Real Girls and plays Red in this. Even though Pineapple Express didn't completely meet my expectations, I still enjoyed it, and I recommend you go out and see it.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Observe and Report Trailer

I was very excited about this years Mall Cop movies, and so far Paul Blart dosen't look that great(although I still want to see it) but this one is a whole different story. I haven't been this excited about a movie since (ironically) Pineapple Express which also had an awesome trailer. It seems that Danny McBride's crew is taking over the Apatow genre of Comedy. McBride's first two movies were directed by David Gordon Green(Pineapple Express) and Jody Hill who is directing this and also directed The Foot Fist Way. Be forewarned the attached trailer is Red Band so don't go crying to me that you were offended.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Being sick, I had time to sit down and watch a movie, so I watched Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Overall I found the movie enjoyable, it wasn't really anything we haven't seen before, but still enjoyable. I thought Russell Brand was the best part. I love that man and wish him a long career.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Follow me on Twitter!

I am now on Twitter(i've actually had this for a while but i just never used it until now), so click on the link and follow me!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Land of the Lost Super Bowl Teaser

 I wasn't expecting much from this movie before but now i'm very excited. I'm a big fan of Will Ferrell, the visuals are awesome, and I think Brad Silberling has a real knack for these kinds of movies. I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events. But I don't think I'll be checking out the original show though, (looks cheesy as hell).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Podcasting Test

Hey guys, I've been planing on starting a podcast of sorts soon and this is is just a test to see if the way i was planing on doing it will work. Contained is a voicemail I sent to the website Film Junk. Hopefully there will be podcasts coming soon!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

American Teen

The documentary American Teen started generating buzz early last year at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie centers around the lives of High School Students in a rural Indiana town, the Jock, the Princess, the Rebel, the Geek, and the Heartthrob. These people are of course used as stereotypes to give you a feel of what High School is like these days, and I, being in High School myself, feel that they did it. When I watch a fiction film about High School, modern or retro, I don't feel that they capture what it is really like, but this movie does it. I related the most to Hannah in film, I felt like she was almost the female version of myself, being interested in film and all. But I feel that everyone will find a person to relate to in these simple stereotypes of people, and thats one of the great things about this movie. The one thing that I didn't like about the movie was the animations which felt very budget, and it felt a little long in spots, but otherwise American Teen was very enjoyable for me, and I recommend it to you all.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Digital Video Dorks

 I just wanted to announce a new project i'm pursuing with Josh Howard of the Pompcast called Digital Video Dorks. It is a podcast in which me and Josh will review a certain movie on a semi-weekly basis. So far we've done Napoleon Dynamite and next up is Larry Cohen's "The Stuff". follow the link in the my sites bar and enjoy!

The Spirit


Recently around the net Frank Miller's debut Feature Film "The Spirit" has been getting alot of negative buzz, with a 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and Internet Fanboys saying it's worse than Battleship Earth things aren't looking good for the future of Frank Miller's directing career, but i'm here to step in and give a second opinion. I enjoyed The Spirit merly as campy fun, And yes I did find it fun, especially with lines like “I’m gonna kill you all kinds of dead!” and “Lets Die!” spread throughout the film. The movie does have more talking than action but I did enjoy the action that there was if only because it was so ridiculous, I thought that last action scene was awesome (after all it did have the let’s die line, you could put that on a t-shirt). I liked the giant guns they were using, I laughed every time they pulled one out. People critisize the movie for having to much dialouge and exposition but I don’t see what’s wrong with that, no I didn’t retain much of that stuff after leaving the theater, other than the ridiculous but awesome catchphrases, but I felt that it was o.k because I found that the dialogue wasn’t that important. Plus it makes up for it with awesome visuals. The things I enjoyed the most were all the silly action scenes, the octopus pulling out 2 giant guns with 4 barrels on each and saying “I’m the Octopus, i’ve got 8 of everything.” The Spirit beating the Octopus in the water while ridiculous punching sound effects play. There is no question though that Miller is stealing the style not only from his own Sin City but from all things in the Graphic Novel medium, that shot when the Octopus blows up is taken right out of Watchmen. I dod enjoy The Spirit though, and remember, I’m not saying this was a masterpiece, and i’m not saying this was the best film of the year, I just really enjoyed it. I think The Spirit is destined to become a cult classic.