Well, "On the Lot" just keeps those changes comin': This week, instead of making us wait till the end of the evening to see which of last week's directors would be kicked off, Adriana cut the suspense and just told us Marty was going home.
Well, "On the Lot" just keeps those changes comin': This week, instead of making us wait till the end of the evening to see which of last week's directors would be kicked off, Adriana cut the suspense and just told us Marty was going home. Which means Kenny's still in, of course, but given that two of my least-favorite directors were in the same group, losing one was the best that could happen.
On to this week's films. The guest judge was Wes Craven (shouldn't they have saved him for horror film week?), who mainly served to make Adriana squeak and squeal at the mere thought of Scream. He wasn't my favorite guest judge of the season (that honor still goes to Michael Bay), but he seemed to take his task seriously and provided some good notes for the contestants. As for the films themselves:
- Will started things off with Glass Eye, about a guy who loses his glass eye but figures out he can still see through it, which becomes interesting when his dog eats it. Will is so sweet, totally my sentimental favorite to win, and this movie made me smile, despite some slow pacing and a poo joke. Carrie said it was sweet, but Will should make a movie with dialogue next time. Wes thought it was good overall, though he would have changed a few specific things about the direction. Garry said he couldn't be sympathetic to the main character because if a guy wears a wifebeater, clearly he's a wife-beater. Thanks, Garry.
- Jason went next, leading into his film by saying he's a Christian guy who just wants to make positive films. Like the ones making fun of the mentally challenged? Anyway, his movie this time around was Blood Born, about a troubled kid who finds out his blood can heal the terminally ill. It was full of saturated colors, tricksy visual effects, and heavy moralizing — and did anyone else hear the audience start laughing when the main character got a gun pulled on him? Ouch. Carrie and Wes said they both were unclear on what the lesson was supposed to be, and Garry said an uplifting ending might have worked better.
To see how the other three fared, read more