Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Truth (This Side Of)

In the coming weeks, I have a few subjects I plan to discuss. Not least amongst them is the international phenomenon that is portroids.com. Nor second least, my secret weapon to combat the imminent death of Polaroid film. And third important (a.k.a. least), just, you know, some random blathering.

Today, though, I want to direct your attention to some portroid connections in a new film project that has captured my rapt interest. It is a movie written (co) and directed (co) by Ricky Gervais and Matt Robinson. It is currently being filmed in Lowell, MA.

It's called This Side Of The Truth. You should totally go see it (sight unseen) when it gets released. Probably late this year (no evidence of this) or early next year (also unfounded). You're going to love it (you know, why not?).

Ricky has been writing a blog on his website to track the creation of the film. Again, this is the kind of thing you should find time to enjoy. Give yourself a treat (cookies, maybe) and go to Gervais's This Side of the Truth blog. *

*while you're there, please check out his wind-up of the infamously round-headed Karl Pilkington in this additional Monkey News blog.


So now, just to show you I wasn't a liar a few paragraphs ago when I said this film has some portroid connections, check out the cast:

Ricky Gervais


Louis CK


Jennifer Garner


Jeffrey Tambor


Jason Bateman


Christopher Guest - I don't have a portroid of him. I did "meet" him once though. Sort of. We crossed paths on a stairwell and I gave him a huge idiotic smile and nodded my head happily. He looked back at me like I was an idiot. I then saw him later, standing in the same hotel lobby looking unapproachable, and so I did not approach him, love him though I do.

And, um, a bunch of people I haven't met (but who I love): John Hodgman, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Jonah Hill, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant and Shaun Williamson (cameos).

Also, just because he's mentioned and pictured in Ricky's blog, I'll include Rob Steen in my portroid connection section:


OK. That's it. Go see this movie whenever it comes out. Follow along in Ricky's blog. Put up Karl Pilkington posters in your town* (* see * above).

Truthfully Yours (sort of),
Rick
portroids@hotmail.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh yes. can't WAIT for this film. it will trump all the rest, no doubt.