Friday, March 12, 2010

Follow Me On Twitter or Facebook

Due to the ease of tweeting - I've been posting a lot more over on Twitter and Facebook. So c'mon over and join me and other podcast listeners from around the world.

1. Follow yogoldsmith on twitter

2. become a FAN of Jeff Goldsmith on Facebook - as a "fan" it's all podcast listeners all the time - I separated it that way on purpose so my family doesn't bore of film talk...

Both sites get the same "feed" so you can't lose!

See ya over there!


Friday, February 12, 2010

The 2010 Oscar Screenwriting Nominees Q&A Participants!

I'm pleased to announced the following writers be on hand for the Feb. 15th Q&A!

Mark Boal for The Hurt Locker
Nick Hornby for An Education
Oren Moverman & Alessandro Camon for The Messenger
Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche for In The Loop
Geoffrey Fletcher for Precious
Terri Tatchell for District 9
Pete Docter and Bob Peterson co-writer/director for Up
Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner for Up In The Air

If you have a question you'd like to ask - email it to me. Don't forget to include your name and the city you're writing in from. Remember the more unique the question - the better its chance of being asked...-JG

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sundance Day 2 Schedule - Friday 1/22

This is technically day 1 for me as I got so hosed with my travels yesterday.

These are the films I'll be seeing on 1/22 - assuming I don't get any "surprises" with my tickets.

If we're at the same film, come on over and say, "Howdy."

You can read about each of these films in the Film Guide at

8:30 am - Daddy Longlegs - Prospector Theater

12:15 pm - HappyThankYouMorePlease (not a typo) Eccles Theater

3:15 pm - Hesher - Eccles

6 pm - Boy - Egyptian Theater

9 pm - Animal Kingdom - Egyptian

11:59 pm - Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

Hopefully it'll be a smooth day... -JG

Friday, August 7, 2009

Go see THE COVE!


The Cove is an excellent documentary and if it's playing in your hometown - I strongly urge you to see it and/or to look for it on video later this year.

23,000 dolphins a year slaughtered in this one cove - and no one seems to be able to stop the Japanese government from practically endorsing this behavior.

Oddly - as the film shows - the mercury levels from the pollution these dolphins are exposed to show up in their meat at 20 times the acceptable level for mercury consumption in seafood as set forth by the WHO (World Health Organization) or even allowed in Japan for that matter - yet - the meat is being resold as "whale" meat - not dolphin meat - and thus poisoning their own citizenry.

The whole thing is really preposterous if you think about the fact that if we can't as a civilized society stop something like this from happening in one tiny cove - you've really gotta wonder what we're actually capable of doing.

I guess it should come as no surprise as the genocide continues in Darfur - a much more serious issue than this - but it really is mind-boggling since I certainly wouldn't consider the Japanese government as far gone as the powers that be in Darfur...

Anyhow - see the movie - tell a friend. Here's the trailer...JG

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hippie Weirdo Yoga Farmers are kinda disturbing...

My friend Steve sent me this here's a TV show that might make for a good horror-feature remake! - JG

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Klingon Happy Meal...

I mean - Klingons were not the biggest part of the original Star Trek film, but clearly Ronald M. didn't care much about that...JG

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Just Shoot Me, He Said...

I mean - this is odd - but seemingly real.

Forget piercings - this guy wants to have a gunshot wound...

I like the tension right up to the final moment - real or unreal that worked.

As for wanting to get shot to have a wound? Kind of a dumb idea...JG

Star Trek in the Park

Portland is a great city wish I could visit again and man if only LA had such entertainment in the parks...

Scroll down to see the video...JG

Trek in the Park

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Funny People viral videos are - well - Funny

Don't forget to check out my Judd Apatow interview in the July/August issue of Creative Screenwriting Magazine - on sale everywhere.

Apatow was a great interview and I'm quite happy with the way the piece turned out.

Funny People is a funny enough film (go see it) and interestingly they filmed a large concert sequence with so much great footage that there isn't time for in the film that they've already planned a DVD of it but have begun releasing some viral videos of it.

check out their site at : -JG

Friday, July 10, 2009

I'm the first person to ever sign up on Facebook and Twitter!

Hooray - I'm such an early adopter of new tek... or maybe not.

Nonetheless - I'm now on Twitter and Facebook and will do my darndest to post as often as makes sense without utterly boring you.

TWITTER: yogoldsmith

--- yeah my name was taken ages ago

FACEBOOK: Jeff Goldsmith

Here I set up an actual page so you can become a fan and follow what I'm doing.

I prefer fans rather than friend requests since I'm keeping the other profile I created reserved for family and folks I actually know in the real physical world - and hey - you don't want to see my mom's updates anyhow - so - no offense - please choose the fan option if you're interested!

And of course I'm always still up to answer an email - so - you can always hit me that way as well!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wainy Days in the Summer Sun

If you haven't yet seen it - don't forget to tune into Wainy Days - now in its fourth season of webisodes, it's great stuff.

Of course this is the brainchild of good 'ole David Wain (Role Models) and he really bats it out of the park with each quirky episode. It's Wain's smart writing that really makes the show. Were he to do it with "no-names" I'm sure it would be equally as successful as its already been, yet the fact that he uses stars and popular comedians only elevates it.

Check it out at

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wow the future sucks!

Thankfully none of this ever happened.

I mean - who buys clothes from a computer?

You can't even try them on...


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

You'll Go INSANE from playing this awesome game!

Empire Magazine Film Puzzle

Empire Magazine out of the UK is celebrating their 20th Anniversary and they've put together an amazing collage that is interactive and contains images relating to 50 great movies (some honestly are not so great - but whatever)

I love Empire Magazine - and you'll love this game - so check it out.

The darkened areas on the photo are films that I've already "solved" as this is a screen-shot of my game in progress.

REMEMBER TO SOUND OUT the image that you're seeing - literally say it out loud to yourself and you should be able to guess the movie title.

I had to describe the flags into google to get a hint for the ones with flags - but this game is a blast! - JG

You can click below to play now!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Death Star destroys the Enterprise!

Glad to see the Star Wars vs. Star Trek rivalry is alive and well...

I believe this was created by Mike Horn --JG

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Kirk and Spock(s) take on doubtful fans

This was a funny Saturday Night Live sketch... however I'm not so sure you can write off the original series or its fans so easily just yet...something I of course look forward to examining in the Star Trek Q&A I'll be doing this Tuesday. Look for it in Itunes on May 8th...-JG

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Furniture for Black People and White People (and Hispanics too)

This is a very odd commercial that cracked me up. It seems this is a real company, but I'm not 100% sure on it.

Actually I just called and they are a real company - it turns out Rhett and Link made this commercial for them and these comedians have been specializing in cheezy commericals that have become internet sensations - you can visit their site to learn more about them and even watch a news piece on how this commercial has goten Red Furniture calls from around the world...



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Slap Chop Music Video

Somebody had a lotta time on their hands and a love for a certain infomercial... kinda funny... kinda creepy... - JG

Talking Gadgets Talk Blade Runner

Um, yeah - this amused me...

Kinda poetic to have these devices do their best to do Blade Runner...

Enjoy - JG

Friday, April 10, 2009

An old Jerky Boys video

I used to love doing prank phone calls and really haven't done one in a while - thus why not take a look back at the pros...

If you're reading this and don't know who The Jerky Boys are just look 'em up in Itunes and buy their first album or watch a little on Youtube.

This clip gives you the rare chance to actually see the people on the other end of the phone. To my memory - and I'm usually wrong - this was produced near the time of their feature film debut many years ago - which was at the height of their career.

Their original tapes were copied and distributed by friends of friends onto college campuses across the world - pre-internet - and based on such underground popularity ready to go mainstream with their film - MTV allowed them to wire their own customer service offices and tape these calls.

It's not exactly representative of their work - but rare and still amusing.

What was genius about their calls aside from being quite funny is they developed a cast of characters who each had their own quirks, so that over the course of that one initial underground tape, you truly got a sense of who these imaginary callers were.

Hollywood couldn't resist and sadly, the script completely failed The Jerky Boys and made for a bad film. With all respect to the co-writers - it was a very tough assignment, to take prank phone calls and make a movie out of them which would star the real-life prank callers. Much can be debated about the film, but, it's late and I'm not going to do it now.

SO - if you're looking for a good laugh - of course check out the above video and make sure to listen to a CD or download from Itunes to hear more of what these guys are about. While often risque, they've always kept me laughing... -JG

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nick Cage Sure Loves Pachinko

These ads really cracked me up. As we all know American stars are often offered insane amounts of cash to do foreign spots and here's a whole set of commercials Cage did for Pachinko.

Back in the day, it seemed that these gigs were one-offs that no one would ever see - of course now with that internet ain't the case...

Cage's quirkiness translates well to the absurdity of some of the ad concepts shown here which I guess just proves that cult of personality transcends all borders. -JG