It’s Fun Being Bad

Last night, Ollie invited her friend Annie and me to be her guests at a Hallowe’en costume party thrown by her other friend Bonnie McKee which was villains themed. I decided to go as the ghostface killer from Scream, Ollie went as Gozer the Gozarian from Ghostbusters and Annie went as Vambie, the vampire Barbie. I’ve been to Bonnie‘s parties before and they are always a good time so I was really looking forward to the soiree … even tho I had a half marathon race to run the morning after. I vowed to be home at a reasonable hour so that I could get as much sleep as possible before the race but … nope. We had so much fun that we ended up staying way late. With all those bad guys in one room, you know that we had a great time. More »

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Lana Forever

Last night I attended the first of two Lana Del Rey concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and I am happy to report that it was a practically perfect show in every single way. The last time I saw LDR, she played a show last spring in the truly awful Shrine Auditorium and while I enjoyed her performance, the always terrible venue was enough to mar the experience. LDR in a cemetery is the way life is supposed to be. My only complaint about the show was how short it was … but for the time that Lana was on stage doing her thing, the night was pure bliss. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Book Of Life’

Last night I hung out with my good friend Adriana for the first time in far too long and we enjoyed a very fun night together. After we hung out at her place for a bit, we grabbed a delish Mexican dinner and then made our way to the movies. We had planned on seeing The Box Trolls but ended up seeing an early showing of the new animated film The Book of Life. Folks, The Book of Life was sooooo good! If there is one movie that you need to see this Hallowe’en season, it’s The Book of Life. More »

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Our Night With ‘Buffy’

All month long, the Arclight movie theaters here in the LA area are screening classic horror films on the big screen and, apparently, the 1992 camp classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer fits the bill. When I found out that BtVS was being screened, I knew I had to see it with my BFF Darion. Darion and I met at a screening of the musical episode Once More With Feeling from the Buffy TV series so I thought it would be fun for the two of us to see the original movie together on the big screen. More »

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Mr. Dress Up

With another Hallowe’en quickly approaching, I have found that I have more plans than I know what to do with. Because I’m going to be in NYC on Hallowe’en this year, I figured that I wouldn’t have any plans to worry about here in LA so I didn’t really think much about finding a costume to wear. But, it turns out that I have 3 Hallowe’en parties that I need to dress for BEFORE Hallowe’en so I’ve been spending the last couple of nights figuring it out. I did manage to find 3 great costumes for the 3 parties and I can’t wait to show y’all what I’m going to be. More »

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It Was An Accident, I Swear

So, you’re probably not going to believe this (and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t) but I swear, I accidentally went to Disneyland last night. I know, I know … crazy, I know. BUT, I had to run an errand in the Anaheim area and I had been putting it off for too long. I had a free night, traffic was light due to the holiday so I make the trek down. HONESTLY, I didn’t even plan on going into the theme park … but I did plan a trip through Downtown Disney to grab a drink at Starbucks and look for a particular pin that I’ve been looking for (yes, a Disney pin … YES, I realize I’ve finally become one of “those” people) and … well … I couldn’t resist and I kinda stumbled my way into the park. More »

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… In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

So, my Sunday turned out to be a pretty decent FunDay and I didn’t even have to leave the house to experience it. I had plans to do a couple of things yesterday but I didn’t really feel all that great when I woke and I decided to just stay home and rest. For the past few weeks, I’ve been running around pretty much every day and instead of running around again yesterday, I figured I should stay home and relax for a bit. I’ve been meaning to just lay on the couch and watch movies for some time now and yesterday was my day. On my agenda was a rewatching of the Star Wars films episodes 1 – 3. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Whiplash’

Yesterday afternoon, I met up with my friends Emma and Josh for a movie date that we had postponed from Friday night and we saw one of the best films of the year. A few weeks ago, I saw the trailer for the new indie film Whiplash and was immediately intrigued by the surprisingly dark story of a teacher and his pupil. I had a feeling from the trailer that I would enjoy the movie … and I was right. Whiplash is a remarkably entertaining movie that is well acted and very well told. More »

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Skywalk With Me

My plans with Emma and Josh last night got delayed to today so I ended up spending a quiet night in. I did manage to get some stuff done around my place and I was able to put the finishing touches on my Hallowe’en costume. Altho I won’t be here in LA on Hallowe’en (because I’ll be in NYC to run the NY Marathon), I have two Hallowe’en events that I will need a costume for so … I had to get a costume. This year, I am going to dress up as Anakin Skywalker … but just before he becomes Darth Vader. More »

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‘Carrie’

Last night I made my way to Sherman Oaks, CA for a special screening of the 1976 Brian de Palma film Carrie (based on the novel by Stephen King) because the movie is one of my fave horror films and I’d never had the opportunity to see it on the big screen before. The only time I’ve ever watched the movie was on TV, fully censored. Carrie, for me, is one of the great horror films that showcases a pair of the most heinous villains of all time (a deranged mother and a vile mean girl) and one, horribly abused protagonist — Carrie White (played by the amazing Sissy Spacek). I am so glad that I got to see the movie on the big screen, in all its uncensored glory. More »

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