FU GOP!!!!!

Guardians of Peace?  Really?

The Guardians of “Peace” have now done a victory lap by releasing another letter to Sony basically telling them (paraphrasing here):   Thanks, good job on not releasing the film.  And as long as you don’t ever show this film including the trailer, we promise not to release all the sensitive information we still have on your company. (Read the Article in Variety here). 

Oh hell no!  Are you kidding me?  A victory lap?  Another threat?   I am so pissed!

  • I hope Sony realizes real fast that this is not about money and rethinks it’s actions.
  • I hope the other studios realize this is not about competition anymore and start standing by Sony instead of just watching their demise.
  • I hope the President decides to have a viewing party at the White House and invites both parties to watch.
  • I hope Sony releases the film to EVERYONE for free on EVERY SINGLE PLATFORM available.
  • And I hope every single company embraces the idea and every single American and all people around the world watch it.

I had no intention of seeing this film.  It looks ridiculous.  It isn’t my kind of film and although I respect these actors, producers, etc., for their talents in other projects, I could have cared less on so many levels about this film.  But now?  Now, this is about something else.  And it’s the only movie I want to see.

I believe we show who we really are, not when things are easy, but when things are tough (thank you Maya Angelou).  When things are hard, scary and unknowing is when WHO WE ARE matters.  The Guardians of “Peace” are messing with the one word the United States is known for:  FREEDOM.  And to that, I say FU!

I will see the movie the minute I can.  Thank YOU Guardians of “Peace”.

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Image borrowed from Variety interview Randall Park & Sony

 

Genius: Benedict Cumberbatch

There’s so much “stuff”  going on right now with the death of Eric Garner, the Torture Report, etc. that I just wanted something positive to share. So here goes some happiness I’ve been enjoying lately!  I hope you find some joy in it too!  (transcription below video if you prefer)

(Video Loosely Transcribed)

I admit I’m a newcomer to the Benedict Cumberbatch fan club band wagon.

About a year ago, a friend of mine had told me that I should be watching Sherlock on the BBC and I kinda just put it on my “TO WATCH” list.

About a month ago I was home sick and decided to watch one episode – of course, I binge watched the whole thing.  And I couldn’t figure out where I knew this man from.  I couldn’t figure out why he seemed so familiar.  And eventually I realized he played Kahn in Star Trek.  If someone had just mentioned that fact, being that I’m a little bit of a Sci-Fi geek, I would have totally made the connection and I would have watched Sherlock right away just based on that:  Kahn from Star Trek!!!!  Hello!!!!

In all seriousness, I am shocked by this man.  And I know there are a lot of people who are in love with him because they think he’s so good looking – women and men alike – and I get it.  But what makes him more fascinating to me is his talent.  And I’m not telling anybody anything new.  However, the reason I’m doing a video-post about him is because I never use this word loosely and I have to use it to describe this man.

I think he’s a genius.  Yup, I said it.  A Genius!

I remember watching Michael Jordan in the Chicago Bulls back in the day.  And I remember everyone feeling like we had never seen something like this before.  Being in complete awe of someone’s ability – and not just their ability, but their humility while doing it.  Right?  It’s not just about the talent, but it’s about how they portray themselves when they’re not doing what they’re so naturally gifted at.

Of course, I’m now binge watching all things Benedict Cumberbatch (he’s been in so much by the way, like, 12 Years A Slave, August: Osage County, etc. just go click on his IMDB page and I’m sure you’ve seen him in two or three things you just didn’t know it).  He’s seamless.  I keep watching interviews and listening to him. And it’s not just his talent that fascinates me, it’s his ability to understand his talent and where he is IN IT that makes it so amazing.  And it’s not that he doesn’t care about fame, but he seems more concerned with how fame is going to affect his ability to portray the characters he needs portray.

Simply, I find him amazing.  And if you don’t know who he is, or you haven’t watched anything he’s been in or you think he’s some teen fad, I’m telling you right now check out his current movie:  The Imitation Game.  It’s out right now.  Fascinating. I’ve posted the trailer below.

I think we are in the midst of a genius.  So take the opportunity to enjoy it while you can.  It just doesn’t happen all that often.  Cheers!

Inner View

As I lay on the cool grass looking up towards the greyish blue sky… I see something.  It’s slowly falling — dancing in the quiet still air.

Is it a feather? A petal?  A piece of something?  Maybe clothing or paper?  I can’t tell.  It’s small enough to not really see, but big enough to believe.

The wind slightly makes itself known.  The piece skips a step and then tumbles perfectly into a new position…a newer journey, perhaps?  What grace this dancer-of-sorts has.  Nothing deters its simple waltz across the early morning sky. If anything, it seems to embrace a spectators’ spirit to be even more impressive.

Bucket List #19: Done. Check.

Wonder Woman

Wardrobe By Christine Casaus

Anyone who knows me well — knows my fascination with all things Sci-Fi/Fantasy.  I know, it’s funny, odd even — but either way, it’s always been my quirky little cool thing that I’ve kept close to the vest!

And so one of my “dreams” — bucket list items if you will — was always to play a Superhero on film or TV.  Well, I’m telling you, I never thought it would happen, but it did!

This past weekend I got to play Wonder Woman for a project directed by Paul Kowalski.  So cool… so much fun!  And now, I’ve crossed off #19 on my bucket list.  Honestly, who would have ever thought a Latin/Black chic from the ‘hood could ever be Super Woman?  Just goes to show you — you gotta dream. And if you’re gonna dream, might as well dream big!  Woohoo!

Here’s another big item I crossed off my list a while ago….Sky-Diving!

Curious — what’s on your list? 10694400_10152594520129843_6864691125339021088_o

Congratulations to Malala on Winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

This brings me joy! Congratulations to Malala on winning the Nobel Peace Prize along with Kailash Satyarthi. Changing the world for the better. Thank you!

 

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29564935