Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Congratulations, Hildur Gudnadottir. Your work is worthy of this, and so many more nominations to come in the future. bye. 



#cobain  #neverforgotten

Sunday, December 8, 2019



#impeachmentsupportpoll

Saturday, December 7, 2019







As integrated into the corporate Hollywood industry machine as Brad Pitt is, the guy truly is a friggin' great,  hilarious, and brilliant actor. The last few films he's made are like top notch acting caliber. He also truly seems to be a very kind person. 

bye.






Friday, December 6, 2019

Mobile trailers, restorative justice and gas. 


Very cool that Chancellor Merkel brought a Roma representative (Romani Rose who’s grandparents were murdered in German camps) to Auschwitz with her to speak. She’s done a good job at mending the wounds of her country’s history - sometimes to excess actually. So many Romani gypsies were exterminated along with the Jews, Russians and Poles and it’s rarely spoken about. The Roma are the largest minority group in Europe and sadly they are still rarely acknowledged and divided into quasi-residential campgrounds. bye, bye...

12:01am PT, 3:01am Eastern Time. 

So, I set my alarm clock for 3:01am this morn’, as this was the time Baumbach’s new one ‘MARRIAGE STORY’ was set to drop into Eastern Time’s streaming hemisphere (Netflix). I have a strange relationship with Noah Baumbach and his workload. I’ve met him and Greta many times at screenings and out around the city, and have an affinity to their interesting careers for some bizarre reason (it may just be the INDIE vibe about the two). I don’t really like the guy, but I respect him, and his work and he knows this. So much hoopla has been said about this movie and its hype has not dispersed to date, as it intends to remain relevant before the Academy begins making its Oscar nomination selections. Does it deserve some Oscar nods? Yes. Was it good? Yes. Is it a masterpiece as some have proclaimed?, NOPE. Robert Benton’s KRAMER VS KRAMER was a masterpiece on this subject matter, not this, as the child ‘caught in the middle’ was more of a human being in that one than a tug of war device, as it appears in this one. In my opinion, he made this same movie already with SQUID AND THE WHALE, and this feels like his Millennial reboot of that great film of his that had placed him on the map back in the 90’s. There is this thing that you’re taught (drilled into you actually) in film school, ‘write what you know’ and this is what he did with SQUID. SQUID was Noah’s angry vomiting about his life experience growing up within the divorce of his folks and his residual anger against his mother that motivates him , to date. All of SQUID’S characters are essential and well developed, where in MARRIAGE an ensemble of top grade actors end up playing caricatures of professions (and even caricatures of themselves, i.e. Ray Liotta) that rely on Chaplin-like mute body-language comedy to fill in the blanks. The story could have been easily a two-person stage play, and worked beautifully that way, much like the greatest moments of Cassavetes’ OPENING NIGHT. This movie does merit multiple viewings, and this blog reaction here is an immediate one. The power of MARRIAGE STORY lies in the script, and this is and has always been the strength of Noah, he is a writer at heart who simply loves movies. He sometimes reminds me of a Tarantino-type movie buff who got a lucky chance in Hollywood, caught a wave, and is riding that sucker as long as the tide allows. I do not believe this film is about him and his real-life divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh at all, I believe it is his creative prediction of what could (and probably will) happen between him and GRETA GERWIG as her career continues to blossom (her new film LITTLE WOMEN is being released this month). Despite the flaws this film has in it’s mess of unnecessary characters that endlessly deliver meticulous expository dialogue, every moment between the two main stars is strong, moving, believable and will bring on the tears as the desperation these two actors (Scarlett and Adam) so perfectly interpret from the script is dead on good. Scarlett’s delivery of perennial disdain for Adam’s character is tangible, yet never ending. I feel this movie should get a Best Screenplay nod (and award) in addition to Adam Driver getting a Best Actor nod (and potential trophy). The musical score is manipulative, but does the job in telling us exactly how we should be feeling. I applaud NETFLIX for financing this great movie, and look forward to seeing Adam and Joaquin Pheonix fight it out for that Oscar prize 2020. Noah will win something for this one, just not sure what yet… and hopefully it won’t be a second divorce. Be careful Noah, self-fulfilling prophecies have proof in their puddings.

SPOILER ALERT: This movie was shot on 35mm while using a virtually deceased 1:66 aspect ratio- which is really great. Oh yeah, and the movie has a happy Lifetime Movie ending. Sadly enough.



Thursday, December 5, 2019

Strike on, Parisians.  


Paris, France is one big mess these days. Tomorrow their transportation/pension strike continues. I wonder if they will ever focus on cleaning up their filthy streets and graffitied walls. What once was, no longer is. Their history feels wiped away whenever I'm there and it’s sad to see. The best things about Paris is their underground sewer tour (go figure- a tour of Parisian septic shock!) and their train system. Why the train system, you ask? Cuz a train - when the conductor is not striking- gets you outta dirty Paris and into a different part of their country. Thank goodness. bye.  

                                                             #strikeon #supportthestrikers



































#wintertime_rules

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Columbia Pictures presents ...

THE END  (...OF THE HOLLYWOOD ENTERPRISE SYSTEM)
   
            D-Blok Snag

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Life imitates art. 


Boy does the TUBI movie app really have a great movie selection right now. Like damn. What I just glanced through in 1 minute put months of scrolling through Netflix to shame. Bye.  

p.s. Is it just me, or has anyone else yet noticed the eerie similarity in the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (rip) to the scandal premise of the novel 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' journalist Mikael Blomkvist? Minus the car bomb, it's essentially the same exact plot invented by author Stieg Larsson (rip). 




           Where thou art, that is home. 

                       Emily Dickinson




Saturday, November 30, 2019

1974




"It's a perilous time in film exhibition and there are fewer independent theaters than ever. The equation has flipped and streaming has become the primary delivery system...Many films today are perfect products manufactured for immediate consumption. Many of them are well made by teams of talented individuals. All the same, they lack something essential to cinema: the unifying vision of an individual artist. Because, of course, the individual artist is the riskiest factor of all."

                                                     Marty Scorsese



Friday, November 29, 2019

Paradise lost.  


Just watched the new short documentary on Netflix, ‘FIRE IN PARADISE’ about the devastating surprise wildfire that obliterated the beautiful town of Paradise, Ca. 85 ppl died with no roads opened to escape from the brutal surrounding flames. The town was totally destroyed and burned to the ground. Not sure how I’ll sleep tonight being reminded that all it takes in life is one ‘bad day’ to permanently change the course of a person’s life, forever.  

https://amp.sacbee.com/news/local/article230445554.html





What would life be without morning coffee?  I'd rather not know. brewin' it. Bye.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

sad to see. what once was.


Happy ThanksGiving 2019.



eat safely.  be grateful.  then onward

#theSmithrestaurant
#Burrata


   
   La Notte Salva (excerpt)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


 CNN truly has turned into a one-sided 24-7 ‘President bashing’ channel that focuses more on trying to make celebrities out of ‘journalists’ than delivering important world news that affects us all. If folks want to know what’s really going on in this world we are in, turn the tube channel to BBC or C-Span, because CNN has turned into an aberration of the MTchannel without the semblance of music except for the droning of boring scripted reality shows they have started to pump out. It’s pathetic and sad because once upon a time I loved CNN for getting my news. Now, I find them... ‘deplorable.’ 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019




    #thanksgivingbeardgamehappening


Monday, November 25, 2019


                                      
                                                            telekinesis skills r next level

     



Sunday, November 24, 2019


   rip HARA

Friday, November 22, 2019


script work for dialogue
and so it begins

* microfilm library research & scanning
#factsmatter #scriptconstruction




“There is no art without discipline” 


Evidence concerning the validity of popcorn movies.


Ding A Dong

Jesus Built My Hotrod
soon i discovered that this rock thing was true
jerry lee lewis was the devil
jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
all of a sudden, i found myself in love with the world
so there was only one thing that i could do
was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long

ding dang a dong bong bing bong
ticky ticky thought of a gun
everytime i try to do it all now baby
am i on the run
why why why why why baby
if it's so evil then?
give me my time, with all my power
give it to me all again (wow)
ding a ding a dang a dong dong ding dong
every where i go

everytime you tell me baby
when i settle down
got to get me a trailer park
and hold my world around
why why why why?

ding ding donga dong dong ding dong
dingy dingy son of a gun
half my time i tell you baby
never am i all for sure
why why why why why baby
sicky sicky from within
everytime i stick my finger on in ya
you're a wild wild little town Janey Publique bitch
now how 'bout ding a dang dong dong dong ling long
dingy a dingy dong a down

everytime you tell me baby
when i settle down
got to get me a trailer park
and hold my world around
why why why why?

in my dang a ding a ding a ding dong
a sticky sticky son of a gun
ding a danga danga dong dong ding dong
why why never know
why why wack a dong a dang ding dong
then you take it on the bill
ding dang dong don't dong
whoa!

i wanna love ya!

why why why, why why darling
do you do you tell me to play?
half the time i talk about it all now baby
you know what i'm talkin' about i said
why why why it'll
ticky ticky ticky ticky
son of a gun
ding ding dong a bong bong bing bong
ticky ticky thought of a gun

bing bing bang a bang a bang bing bong bing a bing bang a bong
binga bing a bang a bong bong bing bong bing banga bong

bing bing bang a bong bong bing bing binga binga banga bong
bing bing bang a bang bang bing bong

aarrrhhhh...

ding dang a dang bong bing bong
ticky ticky thought of a gun
everytime i try to do it all now baby
am i on the run
why why why
it'll ticky ticky ticky ticky ticky ticky
dawn of a gun
bing bing bang a bong a bong bing bang a
ticky ticky thought of a gun
bing bip bip a bop bop boom bam
ticky ticky through the day

if you got a doubt 'bout baby
the memory is on the bed
why why why why why
darlin' uh it don't know
when my time is on
might tell me never do it on his own
if my time was all as is yours
make me burn a wish
when my time with you is brutish
no i'll never not ever

why why why why why why baby heavy hell
alone and it's here it's this thunder
the thunder oh thunder
oh!

jesus built my car
it's a love affair
mainly jesus and my hot rod

yeah, f*** it
                      

Thursday, November 21, 2019



      #duh

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Georgia Time - Civil War 2019

p.s. in preparing for tonight's debate, and after observing a new trend of senators gettin' their beard game on - I've opted to shave. Soooooooo, my campaign motto is    #shavehappened2020!
                                       bye.

p.s.s. brace yourself, Tulsi. You trashed Clinton and called her 'rot', so you're going to be taken out tonight and devoured like a National Geographic episode. Brace yourself, lil' soldier girl patriot and expect the blows and poor screen time. bye again (part2).
p.s.s. I love my facial hair and will prob grow it and scratch it once again, immediately. bye part 3.





           The‘Indiewire Toolkit Podcast’ is excellent. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Impeachment Inquiry 2020: National News Update !




#yajustcan'tmakethisSHITup (pun intended)
#FARTGATEinvestigation


                      

                     

Trailer for SHOOTING THE MAFIA



a flea speaksz (sic)




Is it just me, or is basically every single country on this planet ‘protesting’ their government? The BBC feels like some WWF 'action news' channel every morning. Perhaps protest is the new flu? If so, someone needs to blow their nose already. It’s getting old, routine and hard to really see what’s going on in the world besides Molotov cocktails. No wonder everyone’s getting Netflix and Disney+. Yawn.  bye.   #aworldspoiledrotten

Monday, November 18, 2019