Friday, January 31, 2020

Cry-Baby Turns 30!


Can you believe John Waters Cry-Baby is officially 30 years old?! Neither can I! I remember seeing it at a screening on the Universal back lot. Well last night I went to a to do about this classic up on The Montalban Rooftop in Hollywood!

The event was organized by Meghan Law and hosted by Wanda Woodward herself Traci Lords. Let the good times roll, here are some photos from the evening that you missed and I didn't.


The One The Only Traci Lords

Yours Truly & Traci Lords

Drag Superstar Eureka O'Hara & Friend


Moi & Meghan Law

Make-Up Artist/Filmmaker Robert Hensley & Friend


Cry-Baby on Rotten Tomatoes -
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cry_baby

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Michael's Musings


Write Now
Michael Shinafelt

"Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, Towering over your head, Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes, And she's gone" - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, The Beatles

While I have never been a huge fan of The Beatles they don't suck either. I woke this ayem with this song in my head. Obviously they did something effective, the tone for the day is set minions. I wonder what comes next???

Closer with Jude Law, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman & Julia Roberts was on HBO last night. I really love that film

Today's burning question? Why does anyone need to know the way to San Jose? Asking for a friend...

Hitting the 30th Anniversary Screening of John Waters Cry-Baby up on The Montalban rooftop tonight - Yeah, there's that. 

Lying is the most fun you can have without taking off your clothes, the more you know

I wanna hold your gland

Surprise of the week - Billie Eilish winning five Grammy's and Lizzo winning merely three

Know any lubricant scholars?

I often app with no filter


Woman Crush of the Week - Alyssa Milano for being fearless in her activism 

Fact: Sometimes people say mean things because they are sad

Would you like a penguin for your Birthday?

Dare - let's all try to stop being ridiculous for 10 whole minutes 

There is no one more wrong than Tom Sandoval on Vanderpump Rules

Scrubbed, Tubbed and ready to love

It's not like trying to find Waldo, I'm here for you at the links below -
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt    

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hump Day & Chill

The Outsider
Jason Bateman
With HBO's The Outsider being a hot ticket at present, so is it's star Jason Bateman. Well I happened upon a quite well written piece by Tye Briggs via his Favorite Hunks & Other Things blog about his initial non attraction to Bateman when he initially encountered him on television in the 80's to now where, he well, finds him quite attractive.

I have to day I am team Tye on this one. Bateman never did much for me for the bulk of his career until recently. "Yes" there is now something quite manly about him which I dig. Getting older, for me at least, is a plus, as the saying goes: "Your not getting older, you're getting better" - Truth!

Tye also extrapolates on his love of Stephen King while he's at it, naturally. Fear not though there are skin shots to accompany the piece of the Bateman Booty.

So let's Hump Day & Chill to Mr. Bateman who has aged like a fine wine, shall we? We shall!

It's link clicking time, go click this!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2020/01/jason-bateman-time-place.html

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Two Of A Kind

Grease is the Word
Olivia Newton-John & Michelle Pfeiffer
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well this photo is worth millions of them. "Yes" it's when two Grease's collide minions! Starring Olivia Newton-John of the original classic Grease and Michelle Pfeiffer of the F/U Grease 2.

Close encounter of the iconic kind...the two met up at the G'Day USA: Standing Together event in Beverly Hills, CA on January 25th. 

Olivia took to Instagram and posted the cooler than anything else you will see this week photo with the caption: “So lovely seeing you Michelle!! Xoxo #PinkLadyPower @michellepfeifferofficial @gdayusa,”

Michelle reciprocated by posting the photo stating in return: “Look who I ran into last night – the original Pink Lady 💗💗 @therealonj. What an incredible night for an incredible cause. @gdayusa.”

If this isn't giving you major good vibes then I don't know what would.

Olivia on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/therealonj/?hl=en

Michelle on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/michellepfeifferofficial/?hl=en

Monday, January 27, 2020

Monday Motivation


I could really use some Monday Motivation today, as I have a slight hangover. This is the first time I had one in eons.

"Yes" I downed one too many glasses of wine last night, thus at present I am hitting the "hair of the dog" arf!

That's what I get for not monitoring my intake while viewing the Grammy's, of which I oddly enough remember the winners.

Honestly I thought Lizzo would take home more Grammy's than she did. I was also surprised at Billie Eilish winning as big as she did.

Que Sara Sara...now about that hangover, I am in major need of some Monday Motivation indeed!

Hangover on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangover

Sunday, January 26, 2020

"Lizzo Poised To Dominate"

I've Got 8!
Lizzo
I caught this byline on the Internet and thought "Naturally" - then I realized it was in reference to the Grammy's which I just found out are happening, um, today I believe. 

With eight, count em' eight Grammy Nominations I am guessing that's why Ms. Thang is "poised to dominate" seriously I was rather hoping it was for something far more interesting, but hey I'll take what I can get when it comes to Lizzo.

Although I like everything she does I am especially fond of her song Truth Hurts. Oh, and I took that DNA test and am merely 75% "That Bitch" - Thus weighing in at 100% "That Bitch" Lizzo is the Queen!

All Hail Queen Lizzo! I'm sure she will rule tonight at The Grammy's!!!

Lizzo on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/lizzobeeating/?hl=en  

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Women Behind Bars

Me & Traci
With The Cast Of "Women Behind Bars"
About last night? Well it all started when my friend Traci Lords snagged the lead in the play Women Behind Bars @ The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood..."Yes" Once upon a time in Hollywood minions.

When I went to purchase a ticket Traci told me not to, she would get me one. Which resulted in me attending the opening last night and the after party, woot! 

Needless to say the show is a blast! With a stellar cast guided by ace Director Scott Thompson I highly recommend you go if you can, it's total pure OE (Offensive to Everyone) fun!

Here are photos from the magical to do...! 
Look It's Miss Coco Peru!
Action! Director Scott Thompson

Silly Selfie With Wesley Woods


Get your tickets for Women Behind Bars Here!

Friday, January 24, 2020

I Decided I'm Fine: A Roach Play

The Attic Collective Presents
I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play
Directed by Rosie Glen-Lambert
Exploring Hoarding, an American Phenomenon,
Often Stigmatized but Rarely Discussed
February 7 through March 1, 2020

 The Attic Collective is bringing its unique blend of whimsy, clowning and magical realism to Los Angeles audiences this February with its production of I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play directed by Rosie Glen-Lambert. Written by The Attic Collective’s literary manager Veronica Tjioe and the company’s artistic director, Glen-Lambert, the play addresses hoarding, an American phenomenon, which is often stigmatized but rarely discussed. Opening on Friday, February 7th, the production will run for four weekends at Studio/Stage in the greater Hollywood area, closing on Sunday, March 1, 2020. I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. On Fridays and Saturdays the show will commence at 8:00pm, and on Sundays at 6:00pm. Tickets cost $25 for general admission and $35 for VIP tickets that include preferential, central seating and one free drink at the bar. The theater is located at 520 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004. For more information, please visit The Attic Collective’s site at https://www.theatticcollectivela.com/roachplay.

SYNOPSIS:
When does clutter become a problem, and whose problem does it become?
I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play addresses hoarding, an American phenomenon which is often stigmatized but rarely discussed. After the sudden death of the their infant child, Ellen and Stephen find themselves faced with the difficult task of moving on from the objects that remind them of the incident. For Ellen, this proves to be too overwhelming of a task, leading to years of compulsive accumulation. Juxtaposed with the play’s realism is a second layer of the play which utilizes clowning, comedy, and a cockroach musical to steer the audience through the many different ways hoarding is perceived and portrayed in society. 


The Roach Play cast features Sutton ArabeBrandon BlumTyler BremerMeg CashelKat DeVoe-PetersonJulia FinchHailey McAfeeLuke MedinaConor MurphyBart Tangredi and Veronica Tjioe. Rosie Glen-Lambert directs, the set is designed by Lex Gernon, costumes and props by Rebecca Carr, lighting design by Joey Guthman, sound design by James Ferrero  and makeup design by Mallory McAfee. The technical director is Austin Kottkamp, the stage manager is Angel Hernandez and graphic design is by Sunil Hall.

This version of I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play is a revamped adaptation of a piece originally devised by The Attic Collective that was presented at Son of Semele in August 2018. Since this initial production, the company worked collaboratively to rework the script through a series of workshops, which included improvisation and detailed research. Tjioe and Glen-Lambert incorporated these discoveries into the script, and this new production features significant changes from the first staging.

In 2019, the company’s successful run of The Last Croissant at the Hollywood Fringe Festival received numerous accolades, including the coveted “Top of the Fringe” award and the award for “Best Ensemble.” The show also received the “Best of the Broadwater” award, leading to an extended final performance to a sold-out house. The company also received nominations for the Steve Kent Award for inspiring political or social change and the Larry Cornwall Award for outstanding music in a play.

LINKS:
• I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play - https://www.theatticcollectivela.com/roachplay
• The Attic Collective - https://www.theatticcollectivela.com
• The Attic Collective Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theatticcollective_la
• The Attic Collective Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/theatticcollectiveLA
@atticcollec_la
@theatticcollectiveLA

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Michael's Musings

Taste My Rainbow
Michael Shinafelt
Impeachment, Impeachment, Impeachment that's all I ever hear! "Yes" it is, and while it is important news, it is equally important to make yourself happy during this trying time. Thus I am not watching any of it as it will only serve to make me angry.

Besides with Social Media one really does not have a need to watch it. The news reports I see on my Twitter feed are frustrating enough Thank You very much! On with the show kiddos!

I'm bent and twisted, like a balloon animal

Seriously, how can anyone have bad breath at this point in history?

Overheard: It's so small and light

Remember what doesn't kill you just needs more time

According to Jessica Simpson, John Mayer was obsessed with her sexually - now isn't that special?

Speaking of special how about that leaked Lady Gaga song? Well how about it?!

When I squeeze my eyes tight, light exists, but isn't experienced. Go ahead give it a whirl.

Private Eyes are watching you. They see you get into the groove.


Woman Crush of the Week - Traci Lords who is making her stage debut tomorrow night at The Montalban in Women Behind Bars. "Yes" I will be there cheering her on!

 Bathroom Soliloquies & Other Things...

Pork Chops & Apple Sauce (you get a gold star if you know the reference, a rock if you don't)

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" - Martin Luther King, Jr.

I may or may not have cried during Judy

Read my mind...uh huh, that's right

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hump Day & Chill

Come Into My Window
Kes
Well let me tell you about a man named Kes...he's today's Hump Day & Chill, mic drop! Kes is one sexy guy, as you will get to see more of, way more of in fact, soon. Patience is a virtue peeps.

Kes has been photographed in window theme settings complete with some quite inviting on the bed shots that scream "Come up and see me sometime!"

"Yes" Kes has it going on and then some. With text by Tye Briggs and to hot for this blog photos on his Favorite Hunks & Other Things site, well now aren't you happy?

I am and this week has been a wild ride and we've merely hit the middle. Thus I really need to let off some steam.

Join me in doing so, won't you? By clicking on the link below and having a grand ole Hump Day & Chill courtesy of the Model known a Kes.

Woot!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2020/01/in-full-view-kes-by-male-beauty-by.html 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tunesday Tuesday -


So I woke-up, quite early I might add. Four Ayem to be exact, with music on my mind. "Yes" it's true, so I thought "Perfect it's Tunesday Tuesday" after all!

Thus I bring you a blast from the past and my past - One Way Or Another by Blondie from their 1978 album Parallel Lines.

Although the song is stalker like I somehow find it motivating - in my mind when I hear "One way or another I'm gonna find ya" It makes want to go out and get what I want no matter what or who that is. Which is essentially the essence of the song. Debbie Harry is laser focused and getting that man or woman (the lyrics are gender neutral) no matter what.

So on this Tunesday Tuesday the mantra is: Go For It!

Hit the video for One Way Or Another after the jump -



Blondie on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/blondieofficial/?hl=en   

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday Motivation: Fashion, Turn To The Left

Strut
Vanessa Hudgens
Last night yet another award show happened The Screen Actor's Guild Awards - yawn! One thing Award Shows do is make me think about fashion, which is a rare occurrence in this guy's life. 

Thus you'd think I'd feature someone dressed to the nines from last night, but alas, not! Hey, I'm a rebel just for kicks now.

Instead Vanessa Hudgens on her way to Good Morning America to promote Bad Boys For Life (in which she stars) caught my eye in this multi-print number that should have never worked, yet does. 

Personally I've always liked Ms. Hudgens and cop to having a bit of a girl crush on her. 

Anyway, I'm sure someday in the near future she will be wearing something along these lines when she too gets nominated for a SAG or another institutions award.

There's your Monday Motivation minions...Fashion, turn to the right.

Vanessa on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/vanessahudgens/?hl=en  

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Let's Do Lunch

Lunch Time!
Lisa Vanderpump & Lance Bass
"Yes" let's do lunch is quite the catch phrase here in Los Angeles. We biz types say it all the time, but do we actually follow through? Of course we do! It's lunch damn it! arguably the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast is a close second, and if you forgo dinner you will lose weight and boost your metabolism. So there!

Well here are the poster peeps for "Doing Lunch" Queen Lisa Vanderpump and Little Prince Lance Bass hitting the table in Beverly Hills

These two are quite tight, as well documented in the media. I wonder what they exchange sound bites about? Hmmmmmmm...I bet it's sorta kinda pretty interesting on the inside, but is it from the back?

Think about it, but not too much - "Do Lunch" in lieu of a charitable donation to your favorite bar.

Plate Break!

LVP on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/lisavanderpump/?hl=en

Lance in IG -
https://www.instagram.com/lancebass/?hl=en  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

MERCE

I Scream, You Scream...
MERCE

MERCE, THE HIV-POSITIVE MUSICAL COMEDY WEB SERIES, RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON
New Episodes Premiere on January 21  

The award-winning HIV-positive musical comedy web series, MERCE — beloved for its MGM classic film ethos mixed with potty mouth flair — returns in January for its second hilarious season. Produced by Skipping Boyz Productions and made possible via a crowdfunding campaign on Fractured Atlas that raised over $60,000 from fans, the second season of MERCE features eight new episodes, each with its own elaborately choreographed original musical number.  All of the series favorite characters are back, too.  The outrageous Southern Mama played by Tyne Firmin shines along with the fabulous fairies and, of course, the loveable Merce played by Charles Sanchez.  Exciting new characters are introduced as well; among them are judgmental Aunt Bless, Lisa (with an S) Minnelli and a smattering of titillating Eye Candy Boys. The hijinks are raised to unprecedented heights in season two yet the series manages to dive into some hot button topics impacting today’s HIV community as well, including PrEP, slut shaming, and gay marriage.  Additionally, and most particularly mahhvelous for fans of the series, Merce finds love in season 2!  The second season of MERCE premieres in the USA on Vimeo and Youtube and in Europe on OUTtv on January 21.

“One of the things I love about Merce as a character is that he doesn’t apologize for any aspect of who he is,” says Charles Sanchez, who, in addition to starring as the show’s lead character, is the writer and producer of MERCE.  “He's not afraid of his own HIV and remains as audaciously gay as gay can be.”
Woot!
MERCE
Like the character he portrays, Sanchez is HIV positive.  He sees MERCE as an opportunity to show the world a different side of the epidemic.  “While living with HIV is no picnic, it’s not the drama that it used to be,” he explains.  “No one that I know living with HIV walks around with a sad cloud above their head.”
Tyne Firmin, the show’s director and producer (who also plays Southern Mama) remembers videotaping people in Central Park in 2015, before filming of the series began.  “We asked them one simple question, ‘Who is your favorite HIV-positive character on TV or in the movies?’  The answers were mostly ‘Ummm…’ A few mentioned a character from one of the historical films about the AIDS crisis but nothing current. We wanted to change that.”

He and Sanchez designed MERCE in bright, neon technicolor, and they filled it with sassy one-liners.   Instead of a tragic, lonely condition, they depict a world that’s joyful, funny, supportive, and where no one in his world treats Merce any differently because of his status.

They also sneak in some education for viewers.  In season two, we learn about serodiscordant relationships (where one person in the relationship is living with HIV and one is not) and U equals U (Undetectable equals Untransmittable), a worldwide campaign that has shined a spotlight on recent scientific evidence that proves those with an undetectable viral load (meaning that the virus is not detected in lab tests) pose zero risk of transmitting HIV.   The campaign has been a huge success worldwide but has been slow to be recognized in the USA.  

“I hope people come to realize that someone living with HIV is similar to a person living with diabetes or heart disease,” says Firmin.  As an HIV-negative gay man, he acknowledges that the show has helped him to adjust his concept of people living with HIV and hopes it does the same for viewers.   “If you take care of yourself, work with your healthcare professionals, and take your medications properly, life can be positive when you’re positive!” And musical, as well! Original songs for the second season of MERCE are composed by Rob Hartmann and Adam J. Rineer, and include titles like “Click Delete!”, “Hurt Like a Bitch”, “Your Cure”, and “Bless Your Heart.” Musical numbers are staged by Garrett Caillouet and Charles Sanchez.

The fabulous fairies are played by Sean Griffin, Alex Tomas and Alex Lawrence.  Bess Eckstein plays roommate Corvette and Randall Taylor stars as boyfriend Remington.  The award-winning blogger Mark S. King (from MyFabulousDisease.com) joins the cast as Aunt Bless, Amanda Bruton plays Lisa (with an S) Minnelli and Sam Given is a scene stealer as cousin Todd.

MERCE, season 2 has been included in Canada’s Rainbow Reels Festival, America’s Rainbow Film Festival, and it was selected for the 2019 Kaleidoscope Film Festival. OUTtv has signed on to feature the second season in its programming throughout Europe, reaching audiences in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, Sweden, Israel, and Spain.

For more information, a complete cast list, or to catch up on season one of MERCE, visit MerceTheSeries.com. Follow MerceTheSeries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Freaky Friday

Pardon Me While I Drain Your Blood
Evan Rachel Wood
Here it is, what's on my mind this Friday. "Yes" for some reason the HBO series True Blood has been renting space in my brain of late. I loved the show, for the most part when it was on (there were a couple of seasons that really missed the mark, but for the most part...)

Moving on one of my favorite characters was Vampire Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq played by Evan Rachel Wood. In true vamp fashion Sophie-Anne was a take no prisoners bad ass who dominated even the strongest of male vampires, including the ever so hot Eric Northman.

Sophie-Anne is my spirit animal (or is it beast?) on this Friday, so I guess that's what puts the Freaky in it? Or perhaps not, seriously with the world we live in I think this is most likely one of the most sane things you have heard all week.

Pardon me while I go file my fangs, they've got to be ready to seize the day!

True Blood on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Blood

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Michael's Musings

Come Alive
Michael Shinafelt
"Come alive, Bones and flesh right before your eyes, I come alive, I'll make you mine" Come Alive, Traci Lords

How does it feel to want? If you want, you should get, if you go for it you shall receive. Cryptic enough for you? It really isn't, especially if you are a conscious, alive being. So what are we waiting for, join me, won't you? I only bite on a need to know basis.

Scheana Shay on Vanderpump Rules is so thirsty she's dehydrated

King Kong plays Ping Pong with his _______ it's blank give it a name

Go rent some lips

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse, she's dead of course (gold star for you if you actually remember this)

I'll tumble for ya, not really. just looking out for you Darlin's 

Another dose of Viagra couldn't make that stand up in court

Man Candy, it's what's for dessert

Never let me down, sideways is cool


Woman Crush of the Week - Rosario Dawson, just because she is hotter than Georgia Asphalt

And so it begins...

Does anyone else find Robert Downey Jr. as hot as I do? Bueller?

If love is the answer, what is the question?

The devil didn't make you do it, you are just a jerk

"So-called “religious freedom” laws are nothing more than ways to legislate hate. Don’t be fooled." - Andy Cohen

On that note, follow me on SM at:
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hump Day & Chill

Time 2 Chill
Peter Chromatic
It's January and I bet you are all feeling Hump Day & Chill, with an emphasis on the "Chill" part. Eff the song Cruel Summer, it's more like a Hazy Shade of Winter.

So here to help you take some of the Chill out of this Hump Day & Chill is a quite unconventional, yet sexy guy named Peter Chromatic photographed by DC Mike

The aptly named Peter is captured walking on the sunshine of future months to come. With apt prose from Tye Briggs via his Favorite Hunks & Other Things blog.

"Yes" today you can be California Dreamin' on such winter's day...or not. honestly I live in the big CA and it's quite chill here, and not in a good way. At present it is 46 degrees, thus I have the heat on, brrrrrrrrr...

Baby it's cold outside, so let's make it hotter and Hump Day & Chill with Peter by clicking on the link below.

Yeah Baby!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2020/01/a-january-day-peter-chromatic-by-dc-mike.html

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tunesday Tuesday -

Sentimental Much?
Sandy Zacky & Mike Clifford
Today I feel like whistling a happy tune, thus I hereby decree Tuesday January 14th 2020 - Tunesday Tuesday! Yay! 

In case you have not heard of the dynamic duo of Mike Clifford & Sandy with a "Y" not "E" Zacky. Let me pseudo initiate you. They have been singing partners for years Mike went off solo and did other things while Sandy tended to personal matters.

Well now they are reunited and it feels so good with a cover of the Doris Day classic "Sentimental Journey" and while I mentioned the song and video before, it's stuck in my head, thus this is my Tunesday Tuesday Jam!

Watch the video after the jump and check out all of Mike & Sandy's music on their Reverbnation pages by clicking on the links below. "Yes" that's correct even more tunes for Tunesday Tuesday, I'm a giver and so are they.

Mic Drop!


Mike Clifford on Reverbnation:

SandyZacky on Reverbnation:

Monday, January 13, 2020

Oscar Nomination Monday

Indeed...
"Yes" today the Oscar Nominations were announced for those of you who care. I have a passing interest in them, I have only seen three of the films with nominations. Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, Judy & Bombshell.

Honestly I think no one stands a chance against Renee Zellweger in the Best Actress category. I would say Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood would be a shoo in for Best Picture if it wasn't for 1917.  Time will tell who takes home the gold! In the meantime here is a list of all the nominees for you to while away the hours with..


Via The Hollywood Reporter: 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/oscar-nominations-2020-complete-list-nominees-updating-live-1267880  

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Just Because...Dolittle

Bunny Ears
Rami Malek, Selena Gomez & Robert Downey Jr.
Just Because it's fun, Just Because I have a thing for Robert Downey Jr. and Just Because I like a good threesome here is Rami Malek, Selena Gomez & duh, Robert Downey Jr. at the Dolittle premiere in Los Angeles.

OK, so Dr. Dolittle, you know the guy who talks to animals is getting an update of sorts that is hitting theaters this Friday. Hence the premiere photo op in Los Angeles

Shame I have no real burning desire to see this, or perhaps not. I mean it would have to get seriously great reviews for me to even contemplate sitting through it. But ultimately this will be a hard pass for me, I will catch it someday on cable.

Then why did I post this image? Because it's fun! Because as stated above I find RDJ sexy AF and Selena Gomez is the cutest to me. Rami Malek I am not one of your fans, but hey one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch after all.

Hey Just Because...

Dolittle on IMDb -
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6673612/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Saturday Sinema: Even Money

Life Is A Gamble... 

Academy Award winners* Kim Basinger and Forest Whitaker join Danny Devito and an all-star cast in this compelling thriller directed by Academy Award nominee** Mark Rydell that follows the lives of nine individuals, as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed.
Struggling writer Kate (Kim Basinger) loses her family's savings at a casino; a washed-up magician (Danny Devito) tries to help Carol regain her money; Clyde (Forest Whitaker) owes so much money to his dangerous bookie (Jay Mohr) that he asks his NBA-destined nephew (Nick Cannon) to throw the game. Also starring Kelsey Grammer, Tim Roth, Ray Liotta and Carla Gugino, Even Money is a cautionary thriller about addiction and deception that hits a jackpot of suspense.
*Basinger, 1997, Supporting Actress, L.A. Confidential, Whitaker, Actor, Last King of Scotland
**Rydell, 1981, Director, On Golden Pond

Media

Bonus Materials

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature
  • Audio: English 5.1 Surround
  • English and Spanish Subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer (HD, 2:30)

Sales Points

  • From Academy Award Nominated Director Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond, The Long Goodbye)
  • Official Selection - 2006 SXSW Film Festival
  • All-star cast includes Kim Basinger (Batman), Nick Cannon (Drumline), Danny DeVito (Hoffa), Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jay Mohr (Go), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Forest Whitaker (The Butler)
  • First Time Ever on Blu-ray!

Press Quotes

Ambitious as it is, Even Money truly succeeds as a gripping story about our urge to want more; more love, or more money, or just more life
     —Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
The film is definitely worth a look.
     —Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
Strong performances save this somewhat melodramatic film from sudsing up.
     —Kyle Smith, New York Post
Order Here: https://mvdb2b.com/s/FirstSnow/MVD3288BR