‘The Irishman’

Got to see this on the big screen last night. If this is presumably the last time we see these four (Marty, Pacino, DeNiro and Pesci) go into this genre that they didn’t invent but essentially defined, they’ve left us on a very pleasing note. I have a vague memories as a kid of hearing […]

‘Joker’

Been a little busy as you may have heard, so just now seeing this. I’ve heard every reaction, positive and negative to this film, and in a way, I think everyone is right. My thoughts: First, what I liked. Joaquin is definitely different (enough) to me than what everyone else has done. So that’s a […]

Video of the Day – ‘Joker Trailer’

Has DC figured it out? It’s starting to figure out DC has figured out its lane… Every movie is its own thing (like most comic books). Some silly, some over the top, some stories great metaphors… I’ve heard about the allusions to Taxi Driver and the King of Comedy for awhile, now that I’m seeing […]

Bobby!

  Always the low key ones you have to watch for when you find their passion bucket. This made me smile quite a bit…

Legends

  Maybe my most memorable L.A. birthday was at Kate Mandellini’s. Probably would have been the regular spot if it still existed. Anyway, pretty much everyone I know was pissed we didn’t get to be in attendance at the ‘Heat’ screening they had at the Academy.  DeNiro, Pacino, Michael Mann, with a Q&A moderated by […]

Song of the Day – ‘The Godfather Theme’

My theme for my ‘sermon’ this week was pettiness.  The results will become visible in due time, but things are going my way right now.  Power corrupts all of us (let’s get that out of the way), but when it comes to slights, it’s just interesting to see where we all fall along the scale […]

‘American Hustle’

  Don’t know if it’s the best film of the year, but I get why everyone is into American Hustle.  It’s fun.  It’s a lot more fun than most of the ‘serious’ stuff that gets promoted for awards season. As the opening title card suggests, the film is loosely based on the well known ABSCAM stings […]

Oscars 2013 – Best Supporting Actor

  Today let’s look at the performances up for top Wingman this year.  The nominees for Best Actor in a Supporting Role are… Alan Arkin in Argo Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained Who Should Win: Only one of the nominees in this category actually […]

Silver Linings Playbook

  Ending the week with another potential ‘award film’.  Silver Linings Playbook is a love story, but where are two main characters are extremely effed up to say the least.  The guy (played by Bradley Cooper) is coming out of a stint in an institution after a violent end to his marriage. The girl (yet another great feather […]