I’m still in a minor state of disbelief as I type this. I’m listening to an old podcast interview he did where he sounds as ‘healthy’ as I think most of us imagined him to be. In Hollywood (and politics) there’s the ‘four quadrant’ model: if someone can hit multiple demographics, that’s the recipe for […]
The way post Ramadan 2019 played out, the decision to no longer give up social media this month was made a long time ago. I don’t think any of you would accuse me of arrogance when, in our current state of affairs, I had to think about what I actually have left to give up. […]
Where to begin? I finally made it to the Playboy Jazz Festival this year. I finally made it to Strawberry Fields. I had a strong feeling that John was going to play ‘Continuum’ live at the Forum, but I was too deep in the eye of the hurricane at that moment to go to that […]
On the off chance you haven’t seen this yet… I’ve followed Matthew for years on the Twitter so I remember when he had his Kickstarter for this. Wasn’t in a place to give like that but liked the idea. Missed seeing it on the big screen as well, but now that it’s online… My, my, […]
No movie review to start this week but here’s a video from Vanity Fair interviewing ‘The New Hollywood Guard’ of writers trying to expand the narratives you see. You may see a very familiar face among those interviewed. Enjoy! https://video.vanityfair.com/watch/the-new-hollywood-guard-writers/
‘1 Out of 30’ Written by Malik Aziz Directed by Vishnu Vallabhaneni Produced by Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani An AT&T Hello Lab Short Film Enjoy.
Saying ‘Eddie Murphy is back’ is a little insulting, but I think it’s fair to say ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ definitely leans as far into R rated Eddie Murphy as we’ve seen in a long time. Based on the come up of Rudy Ray Moore, ‘Dolemite is My Name’ on paper feels like a traditional […]
Episode of the ‘making of’ webseries of the AT&T Hello Lab shorts focuses on Fragile.com. Alison and Brittany have created this dark horror story that speaks to the times we live in. Enjoy!
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. […]
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, […]