Category: I Love L.A.


 

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The comedy stuff I’ve done hasn’t really been consolidated into one piece, until now.

My buddy Jeebz likes to edit, so we tried to tone a few of the parts I’ve played over the years into a ‘comedic timing/hit the punchline’ highlight reel.

As far as the intro/outro, hand to God, as we were in the middle of it, my only thoughts were ‘Everyone is going to expect me to touch on this, let’s use it to set the tone.’

Only now as a passive observer do I see it and go, ‘Huh, I guess I can officially scratch playing this character on screen off my bucket list.  Cool.’

Anyway, enjoy!

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I’m not a ‘gospel’ guy in the traditional sense obviously, but damn this song (and this version) gets to me.

And I know I’m far from alone.  First time I heard it was in ‘The West Wing’ I think.  And Kate McKinnon did a nice version on SNL a year or so ago.

Lyrics by Leonard Cohen. Jeff Buckley vocals and guitar.

Enjoy.

 

 

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Barry Jenkins’ trailer dropped this week, and I’m about to hop back onto HBO for Issa, and pretty high odds I’ll have some thoughts on Spike’s new movie next Sunday, and Tessa is…Tessa…

So this is as good of a video to start the week as any.

Enjoy!

 

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I’ve already been hit up by multiple homies about ‘Transformers: the Movie’ coming back to theatres for a one night only showing.

Then my buddy Dio just sent me this video…which I never knew existed until now, so of course I have to share it…

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

 

 

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Been cackling at my desk for the last ten minutes…

I’m a big fan of the first Mission Impossible, but never really thought of them as heist films (which I also love) until now.

Time to cede the floor today to Michael Tucker and ‘Lessons from the Screenplay’…

 

 

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Let’s start this week off on a light note.  It was an off day for my workout routine, but this came on and I was shimmying around my apartment for a good thirty minutes.

On the list of great songs that movies gave us, this has to be way up there.

(And the video effects at the end of this kill me…  WHY ARE THEY WET?!?)

Enjoy!

 

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‘Lessons from the Screenplay’ has quickly become my favorite video essay series in breaking down why some films and TV shows work (and some don’t)…

Today, Michael Tucker breaks down Killmonger and Black Panther, and to say I was enthused by his thesis is an understatement.

Enjoy!

 

 

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The past few years, the majority of my volunteer work has been with the Screening Committee for the LA Film Festival.  One of the films I advocated for last year was ‘G Funk’, which gathered most of the living legends of West Coast Hip Hop to talk about how they met each other, how they were inspired/influenced by George Clinton, and their run at the top of the rap world.  The film was selected for the Festival last year (which made me happy), and now I see it’s on YouTube as a ‘YouTube Original’.  So at this point, I can pass this recommendation on to the masses: if you’re in the mood for a trip down memory lane for this specific chapter of hip hop, it’s worth the 90 or so minutes.

I think calling today’s video the ‘best’ of the era is a bit much, but it’s definitely one of the most memorable for good and bad reasons.

Kurupt brought it lyrically though.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Tis the weekend!

Back on my grind, so I pulled from my favorites.

I was never the biggest Ne Yo fan, but have to give credit where it’s due.  This is one of the better covers of one of my favorite MJ songs.

Have a good one folks.

 

 

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Pac emerging as a solo artist, and if I’m not mistaken, John’s first music video (if not, certainly very early in his directing career.)

Enjoy!