My ‘True Detective’ Audition

The family and friends don’t get to see the millions of middle steps in between ‘here’ and ‘There’ so today and tomorrow’s posts are for you… Here’s the ‘why’: NBC and the American Black Film Festival run a competition called ‘the Star Project’ where the non movie stars among us can audition for the network […]

‘Glory’

You guys can thank W. Kamau Bell for today’s post… On the last episode of the ‘Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor Ever’ podcast, they finally got around to ‘Glory.’  No one really argues about this film. I had to go back and look up the clip below though.  I remember the first time I […]

500!

  The stats machine is telling me today’s post is post number 500. So much going on in ‘real life’, we’re right on time for some introspection… By the personal and professional standard I hold myself to, I’ve had back to back ‘house money’ years.  I’ve been in the Game long enough to know this […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Actor

  Rough day personally, so apologies in advance if the comedy is sucked out of today’s post. Here are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role… Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables Joaquin Phoenix in the Master Denzel Washington in Flight Who Should Win: In a weaker year, 4 out […]

Lincoln

  Season 3 of the Wire started me on this path, and as much as I hate to admit it, I’ve taken great joy in watching politics as entertainment.  Which means I enjoyed Lincoln quite a bit. Focusing on the last few months of his life, the movie focuses on Lincoln’s quest to pass the amendment that abolishes slavery. […]

Flight

  It’s not a question with a simple answer, but on the way out of Flight, I told a friend that one thing you have to admire about Denzel at this stage of his career (as an established A list Hall of Famer), is that he’s (so far) avoided the DeNiro/Pacino trap of not getting in enough […]

My Relationship with Natalie Portman (the Musical)

  So how was my first run on an L.A. stage?  It’s been great.  Truly. Earlier this week, I was in more of my natural element: a television soundstage.  12 hour day (usually the minimum), even with digital technology, at least 45 minutes between each setup to (hopefully) capture five minutes of usuable footage. You […]