Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been extremely busy building my first client’s new website (and learning quite a bit in the process), but that hasn’t stopped me from working on — and finishing up — my sister’s wedding video. And wouldn’t you know it, I finished it just in time for her 30th birthday! Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
At the close of American Idol‘s performance show this week, Jennifer Lopez told the contestants that whoever made it through tonight’s elimination would have to up their game and give power to their performances in the way of that special “wow” moment that’s been lacking so far this season. Fireworks, as Ryan Seacrest summarized quickly before signing off for good. Well, AI contestants, take note, because the fire was crackling tonight. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Back when I was in the middle of the virtual book tour for my novel, In the Light of the Eclipse, I was contacted by a blogger who wanted to know if I would be up to doing an interview for her blog. Of course I said yes (duh). I finished the interview back in December, hoping to have it released around the end of the tour, but for whatever the reason, that particular interview was continuously postponed. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Before taking on the role of a Jedi Master in the first Star Wars prequel, Liam Neeson spent most of his time acting in a variety of dramatic and period pieces, including his Oscar-nominated role in Schindler’s List. After getting a taste for action, though, he started carving out an extremely successful career in a variety of action thrillers (as well as becoming one of the go-to actors for gruff and authoritative voice-over work). And though he still makes time to do some work in more dramatic fare, at 61, he’s nowhere near ending his reign as a viable action superstar, starring in yet another winning thriller, Non-Stop. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
The Academy Awards air this Sunday, which means it’s time for me to play prognosticator and attempt to predict who will be floating on top of the world with excitement and who will fake their way through a bevy of congratulations. Now I will say that in years past, I have a horrible record in predicting the Oscar winners, so please, take these choices as what they are — complete and utter guesses. Yes, I’ve read some materials and articles on other Oscar predictions, and I try to take into account how and with what criteria the Hollywood elite (aka, the voters) will decide, but for me at least, there’s no hard rules to what will actually happen come the live telecast. I have my biases just as everyone who votes will, and that will certainly influence my decisions. It’s all in good fun, though, and we’ll see come Monday morning if I was right or if I should just stop pretending I know anything about what Hollywood is really thinking.
Here are my predictions for the 2014 Academy Awards (as well as who I think should win, which may include actors and films that weren’t even nominated). Read on for my predictions
With a title like 3 Days To Kill, you’d expect there to be a constant ticking clock device propelling the characters through the plot and keeping us on the edge of our seats. Why, then, are we given notice even before the main titles are presented that the main character, Ethan Renner, is dying of some type of cancer, only to turn around and give him an arbitrary deadline by a CIA operative to track down and kill some foolish baddies for a possible cure to said cancer. Not much tension in that description, now, is there? Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
Today, we lost a master of comedy.
Actor, writer, director and producer Harold Ramis, who got his start on the sketch comedy show SCTV (which also included John Candy, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara), passed away this morning from a rare immune deficiency disease. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
If the last two nights are any indication, a male performer is definitely going to win American Idol this year.
Though not all of the guys were anywhere near great (and I do have my preferences), the overall performance level of the boys far outmatched the girls in almost every way.
Milestones, no matter how big or small they might seem, must always be appreciated. They are the rocks we use to travel across the river of life, and if we skip one, or fail to acknowledge its weight or size, we may very well trip and fall, leading to a much longer and heavier burden than we were meant to carry. Every achievement a person makes in life will lead to another, and though we may one day reach our ultimate goals, another road will always be waiting for us there to lead us down a new and even more exciting adventure that we never once thought we wanted until our final milestone had been completed. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More
As long as there are movie trailers, there will always be some movies that are advertised one way but turn out to be something far different. Whether it be in tone, plot or character, the studio’s marketing department chooses to tease the audience into thinking one thing only to throw you a curveball that spins your head a little in confusion. And though the marketing behind Akiva Goldsman’s new film, Winter’s Tale, wasn’t completely unrelated to the actual events of the film, it still left me a little off-center at how they chose to deal with the magic and the miracles of human interaction and love. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More