Photo by G.
Make sure you head over to this link immediately to RSVP for a screening of “Looking Back on Love,” a documentary about the recording of Lenny Kravitz’ most recent album “Black and White America.” The film was directed by Mathieu Bitton and is an in-depth look into Lenny Kravitz’ life and creative process. I spoke with the director and at press time, nothing is confirmed but they are working on a New York screening too. We’ll keep you posted if we hear anything!
“Looking Back On Love”
Directed/Produced by Mathieu Bitton
Followed by a Q&A with Mathieu Bitton, moderated by J. Kevin Swain.
7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Photos by G.
Guillermo Del Toro and G
A tale of 2 G’s! I love director Guillermo Del Toro. His movies such as “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy” are so great! He was in New York at a pre-screening of the latest film he produced – “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.” Being totally honest, I didn’t care much for the film. It will make you jump out of your seat a few times, and it is certainly well produced. The creatures in the film also are very cool looking, but the story is very predictable and isn’t very strong to begin with, according2g. What matters most to me; however is that when I spoke with Guillermo Del Toro, he was very nice! Thanks Guillermo! After the film was over, the stars of “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison took a few questions from the audience. Guillermo is hilarious! He likes to use the F word a lot and as you’ve gathered from this site, we are big fans of the usage of that word. And when children are around – BONUS! Why sugar coat life?! Good times!
Guillermo Del Toro, Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison
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Katie Holmes and Geoffrey Dicker
As much as I steer clear of trying to read tabloids, it’s hard to escape seeing pictures of Katie Holmes on a weekly basis splashed across the front page. She’s married to Tom Cruise and they have a baby together. Apparently, that is interesting to people these days (read: if you had a life of your own, you wouldn’t have time to poke your nose into someone else’s business). I went to an advance screening of the new Guillermo Del Toro produced film “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” in which Katie Holmes stars. It was my first time seeing her in person. She’s extremely beautiful up close (and as you know I am not even into that sort of thing, so I really mean it!) Just knowing how mobbed she can be and the fact that most of the things that are said about her are negative, I thought when I met her she’d be over it. It was in fact, the exact opposite! She was extremely nice and polite! She was happy to pose for a photo with me and when I saw her a little while later, we caught eyes and she smiled and nodded!
So now I am sitting here puzzled as to why the paparazzi is so frickin’ rude to her?! If she was a jerk, I could almost understand it, but she’s just a sweet lady who is living her life. In the wake of Amy Winehouse’s death and how many horrible things are STILL being said about her, it just makes me realize these nasty things are being spoken by people who never bothered to find out for themselves if the stories were indeed true. People! Wake up and stop reading this garbage! Even if all the rumours turn out to be true – SO WHAT! Is your life going to be any different? Doubtful. After thousands of in-person celebrity encounters, it takes a lot to impress me and I have to say, I’m very impressed. Thanks Katie!
Photo taken with my hand.
Jesse Eisenberg and G
You win some, you lose some. Due to a complicated scheduling issue today, I was unable to attend an advanced screening of “The Social Network.” I really wanted to meet Justin Timberlake though so I stuck around. He unfortunately completely ignored little ole G, but I did meet the film’s star Jesse Eisenberg. He was super cool. Thanks Jesse! I cannot wait to see this movie. “The Social Network,” is released on October 1, 2010. You can use that as your status update.
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The Vampire's Assistant. In Theaters October 23, 2009
Last night, famous blogger Gail and I went to an exclusive screening of the new film The Vampire’s Assistant.
The film is based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan. The cast includes big names such as Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, Orlando Jones, Patrick Fugit, Ken Watanabe and John C. Reilly.
The movie is a fantasy-adventure about two 16 year-old boys who inadvertently become vampires after going to the Cirque duFreak freak show. The battle of good versus evil and that of destiny play really big into the plot. Walking into this movie without knowing anything about it, it was confusing at times if the film was trying to be serious or funny and some of the acting made it a little more questionable. It vacillated from appearing like an after school special to a big budget Hollywood blockbuster. It was also hard to tell if the film is meant for kids or adults, as it seemed a little complicated for children yet too simplistic for grown ups. Per the vampires in the film, we learned that life is meaningless and that vampires cannot be killed with the traditional methods you see in other films. The special effects were top-notch and the film was very watchable, but I think Gail’s one sentence summary sums it up: It was definitely not worth paying for.
I’m sure the film will go on to be a mega-blockbuster and they definitely left room for sequels, so only time will tell.
The Vampire’s Assistant opens nationwide on October 23, 2009.