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It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a “Lbs.” update. Just wanted to let you all know that it is now available on iTunes for $9.99. You can get more info on their site here. If you get it, don’t forget to let me know what you think!
I haven’t watched it in a while…thinking it might be time to again!
I mentioned once before that “Lbs.” is up for a Spirit Award. The awards air this coming Saturday, February 26th, at 9pm CST on IFC. I won’t be able to watch it that night, but will most likely be taping it. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for them.
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have already seen my next bit of news. I get Google alerts for “Lbs.” and received one a couple of days ago for an interview with Matthew Bonifacio. I flagged it for follow up later to add here on my blog. I happened to check my site stats yesterday, however, and noticed that I’d gotten a few hits from the IFC website. I thought that was odd. Until I went to check it out and discovered it was a link to the article I’d flagged for follow up (that I obviously hadn’t read yet).
Matthew was kind enough to mention me in the interview! I’m truly honored, and it was very nice of him. He was asked for his most memorable moments while traveling for the film and one of the ones that he mentioned involved me. He said:
Finally, last year when “Lbs.” was in release it opened in Washington DC, a young lady flew in with her mom from Kansas City to see “Lbs.” and meet us. She had started her own “Lbs.” forum on her blog called Uncovering Pamela. She is such a dedicated fan and religiously updates her blog when there’s any news on “Lbs.” I’ve even found myself going to her blog to find out updates! It’s all so flattering and a great reminder of the reason we made this film.
You can check out the full interview here.
Of course, that makes me feel all the more guilty about slacking off on updating my “Lbs.” info lately. I need to get on that. So be expecting an update post in the next couple of weeks.
Not much energy after a trying day at work (complete with 1.5 hrs of overtime), so this is going to be short and sweet.
Imagine my excitement to open up my mailbox today to discover this:
Unfortunately, haven’t had a chance to pop in the DVD and check out the special features yet, but I’m looking forward to it. Expect a full review once I get around to it. And, I don’t know if it was just luck, but check it out! The autographed postcard is numbered 1 of 95! Yay!
If you’re interested in getting your own, hop on over to the official “Lbs.” site.
And if you’re unfamiliar with the movie, I believe you’re missing out. You can check out all of the info I’ve found on it here.
Here is the trailer:
Thinking I might have to have a viewing party for some of my friends soon. 😀
The date has finally been announced for the release of “Lbs.” the movie on DVD!
It will be released on January 25th, however if you visit the official website at www.lbsthemovie.com, you can preorder your copy today for only $12.99. I just ordered mine and it came out to $16.98 with shipping.
Also, according to the site, if you preorder a copy, you could receive a postcard signed by Matthew Bonifacio and Carmine Famiglietti along with the DVD.
If you’re new to my blog and want to know what all the fuss is about, check out the official site above or the page I created for the film.
Here I am last May meeting the guys responsible:
Here is the trailer for the film:
And here is a big WHOOHOO for it coming to DVD.
Anyone who has been following my blog for any length of time knows that I’m a huge supporter of the movie, “Lbs.,” and have done my best to promote it as much as I can on here.
Supposedly a DVD is still in the works with lots of extra features that should be released within the next few weeks. (YAY…trying not to be impatient. 😉 )
I also learned today via Facebook that “Lbs.” has been nominated for a Spirit Award (recognizing independent films). The award they’ve been nominated for is the John Cassavetes Award. To see the Spirit Award page regarding Matthew Bonifacio and Carmine Famiglietti, the creative team behind “Lbs.,” please click here.
And, as always, to check out my own personal page for everything “Lbs.” related, click here.
This is fantastic news and I’d like to congratulate both Matthew and Carmine, and everyone else involved in the creation of this movie!
From the subject heading, any of you who have been following my blog for a while know how ecstatic I was to hear today that “Lbs.” will be coming to DVD.
They announced today that it should be releasing in less than two months, in time for Christmas. Here is what they said:
Finally!!!!! “Lbs.” THE DVD, is less than 2 months away. It will have DELETED SCENES including the infamous “PRISON SCENE”, CAST INTERVIEWS, DIRECTOR COMMENTARY, BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE, REHEARSALS, and AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM THE FIRST STAGED READING OVER 10 YEARS AGO! It’s going to be an awesome DVD and will be out in time for CHRISTMAS.
I don’t have any more information than that at this point, but you know I’ll keep you posted! And even I’m not sure what the infamous “Prison Scene” is! Hmmm…
As always, click here to check out my “Lbs.” page where I’ve collected a whole heck of a lot of info on it or on the link in the first sentence above to see the official site.
As most all of you know, one of my biggest changes lately has been the recent (as of the 4th of October) shift in my work hours. I went from working from about 4pm until midnight M-F to 1pm-9pm on Mondays and 12pm-8pm the rest of the week.
It may not seem like that big of a change, but it has made a world of difference. Even though there are many nights that I still do the same ol’ same ol’ of heading straight home and vegging, it has had a huge effect on my attitude and how I feel. There are nights that I’ve actually met friends after work, and even just knowing that it’s a possibility has been a refreshing change.
One of my concerns was an increase in road traffic and commute time getting to and from work. Yes, the roads are a bit more congested. Yes, the traffic is a bit more annoying. But since I’m still going to and from work at off-peak times, I’ve only added maybe 5-10 minutes to my commute time. Not too shabby.
I was also concerned about some of the people I’d be working with. So far so good. Just a couple of incidents have been annoying. I can handle that. Another concern was work load. Yes, some days the amount of rush jobs have been a bit overwhelming, but we’ve handled them. And I honestly think it makes the time go a bit faster (though when working on a rush project, you actually don’t want it to). It’s been almost a challenge – a good one.
In a way, I almost feel as though my stress level has taken a nosedive, even with the extra work/rush projects and new personalities to work with. Before, there was a great deal of negativity that I was having to deal with on a daily basis, and I tend to be a sponge, picking up the emotions of those around me. I still have to deal with it a bit, because I am still working fairly late, but it has been greatly reduced.
I feel more human with more normal sleeping hours. Last night, I was asleep at 2am! Still late, I know, but considering I used to go to bed at 5, 6, 7, or even 8am, that’s major progress. And now I’m getting up around 10am every day instead of 2pm. For some reason, though, I’m feeling like I have less time at home. It’s odd, because I’m home for the exact same amount of time as I was before. Still working on figuring out what time I need to get up to get to work on time and trying to get myself to sleep sooner. I also feel that my weekends have been much more productive and that I’ve felt much less lethargic during them.
My eating still hasn’t been so great lately. Have only been half-paying attention to what’s been going into my mouth and am still trying to work out an eating schedule. I think this is the area that has been the most adversely affected by my time shift. But to be honest, I’m also not eating as much at work because I’ve been busier. I never did eat much at work, for some reason (it was always at home that I had the problem), but on my new hours, I find myself skipping snacks and not eating all that I brought for “lunch.” Hopefully that’ll balance out the extra I’ve been eating at home. But I’m working on getting a schedule in place.
So overall, I’m really enjoying this shift and life change. My boss asked me yesterday how I’m liking the new hours and I told her that I’m loving them. The day crew has also welcomed me with open arms. One of them is already a good friend and I think another has the potential to become one. The others, I’m sure, are just happy to have someone take on some of the work. 😛 My boss said she thought that it seemed to be working out really well. Of course, I’ve only been doing this for a week and a half now, so the jury’s still out. But I have hope that the new hours will be something I enjoy enough to make more permanent.
Keep your fingers crossed.
PS: On a side note, I finally allowed my car stereo to wander past the song “Hello World” on the Lady Antebellum CD and have now listened to all of the songs on it. I came across this one today, called “Ready to Love Again,” that I thought was just absolutely beautiful and thought I’d share it with you.
PPS: I know I haven’t mentioned “Lbs.” much lately, but that’s because as far as I can tell, there hasn’t been a lot of news about it lately. Here are a couple of pictures from their showing in North Carolina. You may remember that I posted a while back about one of the songs that was written for the movie, entitled “Monday Came,” and how much it meant to me. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a comment and an email from Michael Carey, one of the men involved in making the song (producer, recording, musician). You can click here to read the post I wrote about it and then scroll down to the comments to check out the extra info he provided.
Thank you so much for your comments & messages re: my last post. They meant a lot. Hope you’re all having a beautiful week!
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Hi folks! I’ve been slacking on getting you the latest “Lbs.” the movie info! Though there was a slight lull for a while (I’m sure the guys needed a break).
So here is the latest:
“Lbs.” will be premiering in Durham, North Carolina on August 20th at the Durham Arts Council. Click here for more information. Tickets are $10 and Carmine Famiglietti will be in attendance.
And in somewhat related news, “Lbs.” director, Matthew Bonifacio is set to begin filming his next film, a “follow your dreams comedy,” entitled “Not for Nothing” in NYC in September. Check out the details here.
And, as always, you can check out my “Lbs.” the movie page here.
In posting this, I realized that I haven’t watched the film since I got to meet Matthew and Carmine in DC in May. I need to remedy that ASAP! Of course, the theatrical release is wee bit (just a wee bit) better than the copy I have, but it’ll do in getting my “fix” in until it comes out on DVD! 🙂 (If you missed it, you can read more about my trip to DC here.)
Hi again! as a follow-up to my last post, I just discovered that “Lbs.” will be showing in Fort Lauderdale, FL on July 25th at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). It will be held at Cinema Paradiso and it looks like both Carmine Famiglietti and Michael Aranov will be in attendance for a Q&A session after the show. Check out more details here.