Movies I can’t wait to see!

There are some really great movies coming out. We are heading into fall where those dramatic contenders come out. I love movie trailers and I usually go and see a film based on the trailer and not so much the actor’s starring in the film. There are quite a few good ones out right now. So here are the one’s I’ve put on my must watch list.

Riot Club — I love class stories, the look at the haves and have nots never gets old.

The Theory of Everything — Looks so romantic!

Samba — Another romantic one

Rose Water — Intense

 

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Some Link-spiration #11

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Here’s a little link love for you this week.

  1. It’s a great time to start a side gig. Who doesn’t want extra income. Check these out.
  2. When you make that extra moola you might want to reconsider who you hang out with. Friends with no money!
  3. I love all things Vanilla. But where does it come from? Here’s a break down of the best.
  4. The perfect biscuits to go with my tea.
  5. This is the Martin Luther King movie I want to see.  And I really want to work with this direct.

At The Movies – Lucy

lucySo I went and saw Lucy. I have to admit I already knew I was going to see the film. It’s just up my alley. Unfortunately I almost didn’t go and see it because most people I spoke to didn’t like it and because of this article. Thank God I am a woman of my own mind!  Well I’m glad I didn’t listen to any of them. To quote the playwright Christopher Durang’s play Beyond Therapy “you missed the metaphor”.   This is an esoteric film guised as an action film, so if you’re not open-minded our interested in quantum physics, etc you may feel disappointed. I happen to looooove all those things so this was perfect for me. The metaphor was not lost on me. I wished they had even pushed themselves beyond what they created. It reminded me of the Matrix which i wanted to go and watch as soon as the movie ended. Which by the way, I didn’t want the movie to end. The movie ended and I just sat there so sad because I wanted more, I wanted them to go further. Speaking of the ending I fully agree with it. I think it’s completely true and was a really good visual representation of what we humans are  in relation to the universe as a whole and what our part is in it.  I would love to hear what you guys thought of it. Or if maybe you haven’t seen or have been on the fence, go see it, but do so with an open mind.

At The Movies – Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

Loved it!  Loved it, loved it, loved it. I always love it. What did I love. Jason Clarke, and my absolute favorite Master Gary Oldman. Top of my list of people I’d love to work with. This movie has heart, which is why I think they work. Andy Serkis does such an amazing job of giving Caesar heart and soul. You care about him and thus forget that this is an ape that speaks.  It’s so easy to suspend belief when the emphasis is placed on character as opposed to effects, which is what I feel they do with this film.  I feel the film is about community, connection, acceptance and tolerance. If you haven’t seen it and was considering to do so please do go ahead you won’t be disappointed. MV5BMTgwODk3NDc1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTc1NjQwMjE@._V1_SX214_AL_You will leave with and open mind and an open heart.

 

At The Movies — 22 Jump Street

I’m not one to see the goofy young adult movies. But in an effort to change, get out of my comfort zone and light the hell up, I went and saw 22 Jump Street.  Let me repeat again this is not the kind of movie I watch. Not at all! And I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I had fun, I laughed out loud, yes right along with the teenagers and I felt no shame. I really enjoyed.

 

I’ve long since been a fan of Jonah Hill even though I haven’t seen his lighter work. But I respect as artist, a young man, and business man. He seems very ground yet fun. So he was the main reason I went to see the film. But I must say I enjoyed Channing Tatum as well. These guys had great chemistry, and they were funny. I love how Jonah has no problem making fun at himself and being the joke. And I love how Channing accepted the “dumb jock” role. These guys have really embraced their casting and have building a good solid career from it.

So if you haven’t seen it, give it a go. You’ll have a good time.

Things that made me go umm, umm good! 12/27

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Yes here in sunny California I am dreaming of a White Christmas. But I did have time to post my favorite links this week!

  1. This would have been lovely for Christmas, or anything on this list for that matter. Every girl should have a tiara.
  2. Shouldn’t kindness be second nature. I loved this article.
  3. This letter written to a gold digger(s) was genius.
  4. I thought these comparisons of the likeness of the actor to the historical figure was pretty cool.  Favs were Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles and Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison.
  5. And drum roll please!  The AFI 2013 films of the year!  So far I’ve only seen 3, but will spend the coming weeks catching up.

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Show Business Heartbreaks

After reading this interview by Alec Baldwin, I felt inspired to see the documentary in question, Seduced and Abandoned.  I’ve been thinking about my a career of choice lately and I do agree the movie business is pretty hard. You have to be tough as steel to make it. It’s a very competitive business and if it’s not your passion and you don’t find it thrilling then I think it will be very difficult for you to do it, because it’s so tough.

Tough in the sense that you’re going to have your heartbroken over and over again. You may kill yourself to get a role you’d probably be great at and you may not even be able to get in on the audition. Or you may go to Seduced-and-Abandoned-Poster-600x449network over and over again and not book the job.  You may spend years in acting class honing your skill and not book anything. It’s a business of highs and lows. I remember my second year in Los Angeles I had a talk with myself about whether or not I was really going to commit my life to this career.  I knew the road ahead was not guaranteed and would be unpredictable and filled with heartache, but also filled with great joy and excitement and passion. So I chose to forge on, and I do not regret it at all.

When I look at these actors who have had such great success’ and I hear the agony over their careers I get it.   We’re artists and we are made to create, but its the little pesky things like money and business that gets in the way.

But you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love what I do, and I’ll keep working to get to the level of success that I want.

The documentary is on HBO and is worth watching. Its great juicy behind the scenes cut throat action. As an actress I know saw how they look at us when we’re auditioning. The part regarding Neve Campbell’s bank ability was interesting as well. But I also enjoyed Bérénice Bejo‘s take.

I think Alec Baldwin was right, in this business we must be a bit selfish, but also tough as nails I think.