Last night, one day before the movie opens wide in theaters today, I attended an early showing of the much-anticipated sequel movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. After MONTHS of counting down the days, I finally got the chance to see part 1 of the 2-part finale of the Hunger Games film franchise. As expected, Mockingjay – Part 1 acted as a placeholder for the second movie due out next year but I felt it was still a very entertaining movie. All of the really big action will take place in Part 2 but Part 1 definitely packed enough of an emotive punch to entertain fans of the Hunger Games series. More »
Last night, I met up with my friend Amelia for a quick drink/catch-up sesh at The Well before we made our way into the Hollywood Palladium to see Tegan and Sara live in concert. I love me some Tegan and Sara so I had been looking forward to the show for some time now. And because I never get to spend as much time as I like with Amelia, I’m so glad that she was free last night to see the show with me. We had the best time ever … probably aided by the fact that the beers we drank were so large ;) More »
Way back in May we got our first look at Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in the based-on-a-true-story movie Foxcatcher and last night, I finally got to see the movie for myself. To be completely honest, I really wasn’t all that informed on what the movie is all about … but after I saw the trailer, I knew it was a movie that I wanted to see. As I watched Foxcatcher last night, all I kept thinking was how unbelievable it is that this movie is based on true events. It’s an odd but very compelling film, once that I enjoyed very much. More »
Posted under: 'Foxcatcher'
Welp, I did it … another half marathon in the books. Earlier this morning (WAY earlier) I woke up to run the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at Disneyland and I had a really fun time … well, mostly a really fun time. The Santa Ana winds were so intense this morning tho that the race was much more challenging than I was expecting. I probably inhaled about 5 pounds of blowing dirt and I surely got wind debris in all of my exposed orifices but the wind did keep the temps very cool and that helped make the run not hot and miserable so … it all evened out. Guess what … I have photos to share below, if you’re interested ;) More »
Because I was feeling much better yesterday than I was the day before, I decided to meet up with my friend Tamar in Burbank to see a play titled A or B? which stars one of her friends. Tam and I have been talking about seeing a play together for some time now so finally, the opportunity arose and we jumped at the chance. Before the show, we grabbed a bite to eat at Umami Burger in Burbank (which is now in the former building that used to be Papoo’s Hot Dog Show) and then it was showtime! I am very happy to say that Tam and I had a great time last night because the play was really very good. More »
Posted under: 'A or B?'
As much as I do not want to admit it out loud, I have to confess that I have not been feeling all that great for the past few days. After over 2 years of not getting sick, I think I’m on the brink of getting sick … and I’m doing everything I can to fight it off. I got an ear ache a few days ago that has been a pain in my ass but, for the most part, it’s been manageable. Yesterday, for the first time, I started feeling flu-like symptoms elsewhere … not bad, but noticeable enough that I can feel it coming. After all the running around I’ve been doing for weeks now, I knew that I had to rest up, stay warm and try and keep things from getting any worse. More »
Posted under: 'A Clockwork Orange'
Last night I met up with a great group of friends for an evening showing of the new Christopher Nolan film Interstellar and while I wish I could say that I enjoyed the movie, well, I cannot. The night was really fun nonetheless because I got to see Nicole, Becca and Loy for the first time in forever and I got to spend more quality time with Darion and Omar but … very unfortunately, the movie was a huge fail on absolutely all fronts. Not even the fun 4DX experience was enough to make the movie good because even those effects were lacking. The night as fun but the movie was not. More »
Posted under: 'Interstellar', 4DX
Back in August, when the first trailer for the Stephen Hawking biopic film The Theory of Everything was released, I cried. Last month, when the second trailer for the film was released, I cried. We even learned that Hawking himself cried when he saw the movie so I was fully expecting to be a bawling mess when I made my way to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA last night to see the movie for myself. I was quite shocked when I realized that the movie didn’t make me cry at all … but only because the movie is so beautifully told that I was far to focused on smiling throughout the movie that there was no need to shed a tear at all. More »
After a 3 week hiatus (which seemed like a 3 year exile), I was able to get back to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to spend the day with my friends in our Sons of Anakin social club. The parks were really busy because ABC was filming holiday specials in both parks so the craziness that usually comes from Sundays was heightened by the filming crews all over the place … but lots of fun was had, nonetheless. More »