Episode 4 – #SETLIFE

One thing I’ve been asked about more than a few times referencing ‘1/30’ is how has it been having someone who is not Black or Muslim directing this story. I’ve told anyone who would listen that Vishnu (the director) from pre-production on has been hyper sensitive (in all the right ways) about not being disrespectful […]

‘American Masters – Sammy Davis Jr.’

Pioneer. Rebel. Activist. Sammy Davis Jr. is definitely one of my ‘historical’ mentors. American Masters is nominated for an Emmy this year; one of the episodes is a full documentary on Sammy. In light of an actual review, since it’s Public Broadcasting the full doc is still available to view for a few more days. […]

‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’

A few non spoilery thoughts on number 9 out of 10 from Quentin… This was his love letter to the LA he grew up in, and it shows. The atmosphere is before my time, but Hollywood and some of the specific locations played well (especially with the LA crowd I saw it with). The Dome, […]

More Press…

100% True. A couple of nights ago, I was reading Idris’ profile on Vanity Fair where he talks about his path in Hollywood. The next day, I’m quoted and featured on their website. When things move sometimes, they move SWIFTLY. Thanks to Vanity Fair, THEM, and Mitu for the coverage of my AT&T Hello Lab […]

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

Don’t think it was an all time Marvel movie (admittedly that bar is pretty high now) but I didn’t really dislike it either. A few non spoiler thoughts: Tom Holland: these kids don’t know how good they have it. Tobey was fine, Andrew was fine, but man this kid IS Peter Parker. Young looking, earnest, […]

‘Yesterday’

Liked it, didn’t love it. Spoiler free thoughts as usual. First what I dug… The celeb who makes fun of themselves is ‘kinda’ played out at this point, but Ed Sheeran hit the perfect balance. He never really goes into over the top mode, whenever Jack one ups him, he falls back into ‘I mean, […]

Video of the Day – ‘Yesterday’

Free time is always a question these days, but if not next weekend, I’ll be catching this movie as soon as I’m able. Even to be much more of a John guy than a Paul guy, I have to admit I was never as crazy about this song as others. Maybe because the first version […]

Hello

This will be short (I think.) I’m not going to try to name check everyone who helped me get to this point, cause someone would be left off. What I will say, to both my ‘day ones’ (or whatever the kids are saying these days) and to the communities I’m here to represent: I’m one […]

Happy Father’s Day

Hope all had a good Father’s Day. Everyone doesn’t have good relationships with their fathers. Some don’t have any relationship. Some do but it’s really toxic. I have a great one. First of one of many good breaks I’ve caught in life, but probably the most important. So I’m running back the ending from ‘Call […]