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Blog Profile / Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog

Filed Under:Genres / Sci Fi
Posts on Regator:2528
Posts / Week:7.2
Archived Since:March 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

September 30, 2014: My new mystery show!

Well, it’s actually a scifi series, but it IS a mystery insofar as no actual details have been released.  I’ve been told the network will only make an official announcement once the deal has been finalized – and it looks like those lawyers sure are being sticklers.  So…soon? Certainly before we go to camera in […]

September 29, 2014: Akemi, kids, and dogs!

“I don’t know why I am so popular with kids and dogs,”Akemi mused today after our night out with friends Steve and Jodi and their daughter (Akemi’s new best buddy) Gemma.  And, after some consideration: “Maybe kids think I am kid and dogs think I am dog.” Maybe. Akemi claims she essentially re-set her age […]

September 28, 2014: A Fantasytic Football Sunday!

After starting the fantasy football season by dropping our first two games (by a combined five points!), my Snow Monkeys have bounced back big time, winning last week and, today, racking up a lofty 136 points to cast to our second consecutive victory, knotting our record at 2-2.  I predict BIG things for this team. […]

September 27, 2014: My Favorite Movies By Genre!


September 26, 2014: Your continuing guide to Akemi-isms!

Please add to your ever-expanding glossary of Akemi-isms: FIY = FYI Gram molass = glamorous Hinch = a hunch Lettucehead = letterhead Melancholy syndrome = depression Rock work = Geology Shoe fly = fruit fly Snow killing = snorkeling The Tim Hortons Team = Green Bay Packers

September 25, 2014: ECHO! ECHO…ECHo…ECho…Echo..gardiogram!

“Ah!   You have have a baby in your heart!” - Akemi today after I told her about my echocardiogram. Yes, today I went in for an echocardiogram, a procedure that uses sound waves to produce an image of the working heart.  Sort of like a pregnancy ultrasound – but different.  Still, that didn’t stop […]

September 24, 2014: October fast approaches!

I can’t believe September is almost done and, in a few weeks, I’ll be making the BIG move to Toronto – just in time for what’s predicted to be (and I quote) “the T-Rex of winters” (  Of course, I’ll be spending most of it on a nice, cozy spaceship set.  Or, in a nice, […]

September 23, 2014: Resident Film Critic Cookie Monster Returns and Reviews Man of Steel!

Monster spend last few months on vakation where me bone up on cursive writing, try all tree boardings – wake, paddle, and water for first time (Me MUCH prefer first two!), and generally healing from mental scars inflikted by 94 straight weeks of Supermovie reviews.  Now me back after much-needed R&R (Rest and Remi Martin) and […]

September 22, 2014: The New Fall Line-Up!

Here are a few of the new shows I’ll be checking out… GRACEPOINT Premieres: Thurs., Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. on FOX I loved the premise of the original, Broadchurch, but was disappointed in the finale.  Apparently, this one is the same premise – with a different solution.  And it’s a self-contained 10 episode mystery.  I’m […]

September 21, 2014: Again! Back on the home front!

Both Akemi and I managed to sleep through most of our 9 hour flight back so that, by the time we landed at 9:30 this morning, we were well-rested and rarin’ to go! Well, I was anyway.  Akemi decided to lie down for a little while and, seven hours later, came downstairs looking like a […]

September 21, 2014: Japan Day #11!

We were standing at the hotel reception, purchasing our tickets for the shuttle bus that would take us to the airport.  The middle-aged Caucasian guy beside us was purchasing a ticket of his own.  “What’s your room number?”asked the staff member.  The guy looked around anxiously, then leaned in conspiratorially and whispered his room number. […]

September 20, 2014: Japan Day #10!

I love Japanese department stores – not only for the quality and scope of their products, their terrific customer service, and their impeccable gift-wrapping, but for the little things.  Like the fact that, right around closing time, they always play Auld Lang Syne to let everyone know it’s time to clear out.  And, I discovered […]

September 19, 2014: Japan Day #9!

Today, we had plans to meet up with our friend, Nihei, for a yakitori lunch but, unfortunately, a last minute meeting derailed those yakitori plans – and sent us to Butagumi, my favorite tonkatsu restaurant, instead! Tucked away in a little side street in Nishi-Azabu, the rustic restaurant offers varieties of tonkatusu (golden-fried pork cutlets) […]

September 18, 2014: Japan Day #8!

I finally hit the wall.  Mark the date and time: September 17th at 7:23 p.m.  That is, officially, when I stopped being hungry.  Yep, I’m done.  At this point, I’m just going to reduce my portions to the point where I can simply wean myself off food. Today, I met up with my oldest friend […]

September 17, 2014: Japan Day #7!

No.  No!  Day #7?!!!  It’s almost over!  In a matter of days, I’ll be back in Vancouver, scrambling to plan and pack and make my way to Toronto for a seven month stay – one month of advance prep in which we’ll be filling out the director’s schedule, approving designs, hiring DOP’s and editors, start […]

September 16, 2014: Japan Day #6! I feel like I lost a day!

Seriously.  My vacation is short enough without my misplacing days! Last night, Akemi and I hit the basement food level of the Mitsukoshi department store where we picked up a variety of tasty treats. Tokyo street fashion.  I gotta get me one of those for Toronto. Our dinner haul.  My favorite was the cutlet and […]

September 14, 2014: Japan Day #4!

On our last night in Osaka, we joined Akemi’s family for dinner at Le Comptoir de Benoit, an Alain Ducasse restaurant on the 33rd floor of the Breeze Building in Nishi-Umeda.  We had counter seats which allowed us an unobstructed view of the open kitchen, allowing us to take in the culinary theatrics while we […]

September 14, 2014: Japan Day #3 – Tea, Eel, and Leg Cramps!

Last night, I turned in at a nice and early 10:00 p.m.  As a result, I woke up this morning at a less nice and early 3:50 a.m.  I dozed on and off, cobbling together about another hour in catnaps, before sitting bolt upright at 8:15 a.m. with the realization we had a tea ceremony to […]

September 12, 2014: Tokyo Day #2 – More eating, and I take a ride on the shinkansen!

There are three “can’t miss” restaurants I HAVE to visit every time I come to Tokyo.  The first is Sawada sushi – which, sadly, is closed during this two week stay.  The second is Esquisse, a brilliant French restaurant headed by Chef Lionel Beccat – which we’ll be visiting in the coming days.  And the […]

September 12, 2014: Tokyo Day #1 – Guts, Grub, and Garb!

It’s a ten hour flight from Vancouver to Tokyo and I had hoped to sleep through part of it, but just as I was nodding off, about seven hours, I was awakened by one of the entertainment systems malfunctioning, emitting a sound akin to a spoke card’s rat-tat-at.  For about a half an hour.  That’s […]

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