Movie Review: ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’

Last night I met up with my beloved Adriana for a late movie date that we kinda pulled together at the last minute. The last time we hung out, we saw the comedy What We Do In The Shadows but before the movie, we saw a trailer for a movie called Kumiko the Treasure Hunter. It looked really interesting to us so we decided to see it together. Based on the trailer for the movie, I was expecting the film to be a light-hearted, whimsically magical adventure story … but Kumiko is not that, at all. The movie is much darker, way more depressing than I was expecting but, even so, I found it a beautiful movie … even as the story got sadder and sadder. Trust me, Kumkio the Treasure Hunter is not the indie feel good movie of the year but it’s a movie that I did enjoy nonetheless. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

My plan yesterday was to do absolutely nothing but then my friend Genevieve invited me to an early screening of Furious 7 so my plan quickly changed. I hadn’t seen Gen in ages so this was a great chance to spend time with her and since I’ve never seen a Fast and Furious movie before, I figured this would be a good time to start. I was a bit concerned that I might not know what would be going on in Furious 7 since I never saw any of the 6 previous movies but I quickly learned that the movie stands on its own. I have to admit, it was difficult to see Paul Walker in this movie but I have to say that it is a very fitting tribute to his memory. More »

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Rolling With My Homie

Last night, I met up with my friend Stacey for a dinner and movie date in the valley … where we got to see the 1995 movie Clueless on the big screen at the Arclight Theater in Sherman Oaks, CA. Stacey and I have been planning this movie date for a few weeks now so I was really excited when the day finally arrived. She and I met at Public School 818 for dinner (which was amazingly delish) before we made our way to the Sherman Oaks Galleria to see Clueless. Because that movie is one of my all-time faves, I’ve seen it many, many times over the years. But last night’s screening was the first time I’d seen the movie in a theater in many, many years. So fun! More »

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Movie Review: ‘Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief’

Last night, I finally found the time to sit down and watch the HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief which was released in theaters on March 13 and premiered on HBO this past Sunday night. For months now, I’ve been hearing great things about this doc based on the book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright. Over the years, I’ve heard many things about Scientology, upsetting things that were more fully explained in this doc, but seeing it all together in one sitting was a lot to take in. My range of emotions went from shock to disbelief to horror to sadness and since the doc is 2 hours long, there is a lot to feel from start to finish. The movie left me feeling a bit spent. It’s a movie that I would highly recommend but would caution viewers to be prepared to deal with a LOT in this film. More »

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Birthdaymania

Yesterday was a really fun day for me because I got to spend the early part of the day celebrating my friend Caleb‘s birthday with a bunch of my best friends and the latter part of the day watching Wrestlemania with my friend Eileen. The birthday party part was fun, obvs, because it’s always a treat when our group of friends can get together to hang out. Caleb is truly one of my favorite people so it was really great getting to celebrate with him. The Wrestlemania part of my day was fun … interesting and fun … kinda. Eileen and I watched it for kicks and altho wrestling isn’t really my thing, we ended up having fun together. More »

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A Most Eggs-cellent Saturday

My Saturday yesterday was jam-packed with great people and fun stuff to do so I think it shall be recorded in the annals of history as one of the greatest Saturdays that ever was. Because I had to make a quick trip to Anaheim to pick up a birthday present for a party I was going to later in the day, I kinda accidentally paid a quick visit to Disneyland for a few hours before I made my way back to LA to celebrate said party with my friend Stacey. After I was sufficiently house partied out, I made my way over to Emma and Josh’s so that we could get downtown to see a movie at the Electric Dusk Drive-In. I mean, I to play at Disney, party with some friends and end the night at the drive-in movies. It doesn’t get much better than that. More »

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Friday Night With Babes

Yesterday was a really fun day for me, as per usual. I got to spend a bit more time hanging out with my friend Angie before she had to fly back to Boston last night. Then, I got to hang out properly with Tamar and her friends in Venice to close out the night. Angie and I were able to grab dinner and dessert before I dropped her off at the airport. Then I met up with Tam and we met up with a group of her friends to celebrate her friend Peter’s birthday. Great people, great day. More »

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Angie Comes Home

My dear friend Angie moved back to her native Boston a few years ago and damn near broke my heart in the process but I am very happy to share that she was able to fly in to LA this week for a quick trip to see friends (and I suspect to soak up some of the warm SoCal sun). Angie has been very busy since she blew into town but last night, I got to spend some quality time with her at a little get together that was put together by her LA friends. I was hoping to get to spend a couple hours with her but I was blessed with the chance to close out the damn bar with her all night long :) More »

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Figure 8

After my totally restful day yesterday, I did get out of the house late yesterday to meet up with Tamar for a dinner catch-up. I haven’t been able to spend with Tam in far too long so I’m glad we were able to get together yesterday. We grabbed a late dinner at a Vietnamese place in Silverlake called Blossom which was pretty good. But the real highlight was getting to catch up with Tam. She’s been super busy with her #WeAreAllUncool project so it was great to hear how well things are going for her in that regard. It was a great way to spend my Tuesday. More »

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Sleepy Time

Sooooo, yeah, this isn’t going to be much of an update because I really don’t have anything to share. It looks like all the running around that I’ve been doing over the past few weeks finally caught up with me. I didn’t have any plans to do anything Monday which is good because I felt crazy exhausted all day/evening/night long. I didn’t get as much work done as I wanted because I just didn’t want to be awake. I think I slept more yesterday than I have at one time in a very long time. And it was glorious. More »

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