Category: What I’m Working On


 

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It occurred to me today that this will (probably) be the first year in at least a decade that I don’t hit up Vegas.

Two things:

At this point, I’ve done ‘Vegas Birthday’, ‘UFC Fight Weekend in Vegas,’ ‘Hangover in Vegas’, ‘New Year’s in Vegas’… there’s not really any all new variations I haven’t experienced yet.

And two, with ten or so weeks still to go, I’ve hit up the Bay Area twice, I’ve started doing film festivals again, I’ve seen family members and frat brothers I haven’t seen in years… I could call it a year socially right now and it would already be a gigantic step forward.  And I’m not remotely done.

So, until next time, Sin City.  There will be a next time I’m sure, but for now, one of my all time favorite movie sequences came to mind to start this week.

Enjoy.

 

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Taking you into this weekend with one of my favorite scene stealing performances in recent memory…

I rewatched ‘No Country for Old Men’ last night and forgot Margaret Bowman played a motel clerk in that one.  Not a hugely memorable role, but it made me go back and look up her one scene in ‘Hell or High Water’.  I remember seeing this in the theatre in Dallas.  Even watching it over again a few times this morning: she straight up kills this scene.  Nothing but joy and character actor envy.  You get one of these over the course of a career, you’re good.

Enjoy!

 

 

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And, another weekend…

Anyone who was a young man in the mid 90s who tells you they didn’t try to harmonize to this is a damn lie.  A DAMN LIE.

Have a good one gang.

 

 

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Happy Birthday John.

 

 

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First song this week is a Hall of Famer.

A filmmaker friend is trying to recreate the sequence from ‘500 Days of Summer’ (what triggered the song in my mind).

But I’m old enough to be connected to this song to this cheesy ass video.  3 minutes of perfection here, I smile wide every time I hear this.

Enjoy!

 

 

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Back in L.A., back into my routine.

The trip to my hometown was the best one I’ve ever had.  Long overdue conversations with family, reconnecting with friends there I hadn’t seen in years.  It was a perfect holiday, right up to the point my asshole iPod decided to segway into ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’ as I’m waving goodbye to my parents in the airport terminal.  That was brutal.

But a perfect segway into today.

Sir Paul is pushing his new album, and somehow, ‘seeing a Beatle in concert’ is still a possibility on the bucket list.  We’ll see when he hits L.A. again.

Enjoy a couple of the greatest hits.

 

 

Still buzzed from watching an IMAX print of ‘the Dark Knight’.  Tenth anniversary and on a weeknight the place was still packed (well played Warner Brothers.)

No film is perfect of course (the ‘Heat’ and ‘Se7en’ influences feel heavier now),  but that film is still a quick 2 and a half hour ride.

  • Adapting comic book characters in a ‘realistic’ setting…
  • the villain who is actually brilliant and not simply ‘crazy’
  • practical stakes (humanity as a whole wasn’t going to end no matter who ‘won’)
  • And Heath Ledger…still…

And the hero had to lose in order to eventually win.  I said it ten years ago, I knew at some point Warners was going to reboot the IP (too much money to be made), and I’m still fine with whatever comes next.  My generation got the hero we deserved AND wanted.

Last post before the holiday, have a good one.

Back next week.

 

 

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I’m from the school of ‘use humor to point out foul shyt’, so I obviously liked this piece.

From the Brits, have to laugh and shake your head at the same time.  With a nice little bit of racism and ageism and body shaming thrown in.

Enjoy!

 

 

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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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New week.  Mood.

Enjoy!