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

 

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!

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The Non-review Review: LINCOLN

Let me first say, that I’m biased.

Most who know me, know that if Steven Spielberg filmed a brown paper bag against a white back-drop for 3 hours, I’d find it genius, fascinating, and worthy of my $15 movie ticket.  Clearly, there was no question I’d be seeing the film LINCOLN.

But those who do know me also know that I rarely recommend people to see any film.  I think film critics and film reviews tend to taint the movie going experience one way or another.  I prefer to have conversations about a film we both watched instead of pushing you to see a film you may or may not be interested in.

With that said, I’m about to contradict myself.  I am suggesting there’s at least one reason why seeing the movie LINCOLN would be worthy of your money and more importantly, your time:  Simply,   to watch Mr. Daniel Day-Lewis.

For me, the movie itself meets all MY criteria for what makes a great movie:  if I forget I’m watching a movie and I’m totally “in it”, then it’s probably a great movie.  But make no mistake, its cerebral.  A thinking movie.  Political.  It’s historical.  The action scenes are not what you think.  There’s no romance in the story, yet there is a love story.  Actually, I’d say there are two.  Maybe even three…

Now, there are plenty of reviews that talk about the brilliance of this film. Some that try and slam it.  Others that question its historical accuracy…  I admit I don’t have enough historical knowledge to argue its accuracy and in the end, don’t care so much.  Historical accuracy is not as important in this piece of art as is the artwork itself.  This isn’t a documentary after-all.  But even if this isn’t your genre, even if the thought of sitting through a historical political piece bores you, even, if you have NO INTEREST at all in politics or the significance of the 13th Amendment to The Constitution, trust me, going to see this movie just to watch Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance is SO worth it!

There are very few moments when we get to experience such perfection at work.  Off the top of my head I think of Michael Jordan playing for the Bulls, or maybe Meryl Streep in Sophie’s Choice….you get what  I mean.  And watching President Abraham Lincoln on the screen portrayed wonderfully, maybe even perfectly, by the great Daniel Day-Lewis, was quite…well, magnificent to say the least.  I’m so glad I had the privilege.  I hope you get to watch one of the best, most gifted actors of our time at work.  If there’s any reason why I’d push anyone to see this film, it would be for just that one reason:  To see pure genius once again.  I just love when that happens and it’d be a shame if you missed it.

I also tip (flip?) my curls to the great Mr. Steven Spielberg. Another fine film.  Thank you.

But Daniel Day-Lewis?  Incredible!  Go see this film!