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Stories I got stories.

heartcollageThey are all building up. Perhaps this coming personal phase will be an explosion of expression. When I blow this mofo out, well … head for the hills.

I was thinking about the film “Paper Heart.” I have not seen it yet … just saw the web site and clips* and I am intrigued. It is a faux documentary that pretends to be real. Understood … faux is faux but the marketing implies that it plays directly off reality. I’m getting all jumbled but if you know what I mean, you know what I mean. Sorta montage collage.

It might be fun, but then it might just be 1.5 hours of hipster bratties in their glasses and hoodies being too cool for school. I’ll reserve judgment. Any which way, I dig the concept and think the creators are badass for getting it done and putting it out there.

I have this theory, unoriginal for sure, that the next phase of entertainment will be organic stories where there is no casting, no fundraising or formal scriptwriting & showrunning. We’ll all be out there blogging, vlogging, tweet-upping and whatnot and the best part of creativity will occur where our experiences just collide. For some of us it will simply be life – not “work” per se. For others it will be the show. The ultimate manifestation of Shakespeare’s “All the world’s a stage.”

Now, this is already happening for sure. It’s called culture. But entertainment itself shall become less and less institutionalized. The formal, giant artificial machinery will keep giving way until the line is totally blurred. (This will be the progression with all large institutions, BTW). Like the JL quote I trip out, that anchors this here blog: “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”

* I am irritated that Charlyne Yi did not interview any women comics or actors in the video clips on the official movie web site. What the frack?

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richard bey in the new SBC flick

bruno-poster1devoted readers may recall my affinity for the richard bey show. much to my surprise, today at the newsstand,   i spotted richard bey on the cover of the new york observer. i read the article and found it quite interesting. a colleague told me that dicky b appears in the new sascha baron choen film, bruno. so apparently my pals and i are not the only ones inspired to pretend to be part of that insane world. i was not a huge borat person, though parts were quite funny. i am going to have to see bruno, based on the richard bey bit alone. bruno is out in july, and the “meinspace” page can be found at http://www.meinspace.com/bruno. the movie’s tagline: “Ze biggest film about a hot vhite guy since Passion Of Ze Christ”

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domo arigato, mr. roboto

i was the only person in my office oscar pool to correctly pick the japanese film “Departures” for the win in the Best Foreign Film category. it’s not as if i had any special insight … i just love japanese stuff and think it’s hot right now. funny guy.

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I’m in L-007-ve.

quantum-of-solace1phyll and i saw quantum of solace. battery park city theater friday night at 7 pm – it was packed. colleagues asked if it was the franchise or daniel craig that motivated me to see it on opening night. hands down it was daniel craig. he embodies my fantasy male. rugged, brooding exciting masculinity. the opposite of the domesticated hyper intellectual, desk-riding metro male i live amongst. decisive, confident, and all the while intelligent (not a caveman). bond as played by dc is a tortured unfulfilled soul − utterly elusive, incapable of forming sustained intimate relationships. sad? bad bf material? proly, but i am too busy drooling. those eyes, cheekbones, shoulders. gah!!!

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picks

picksjpga wise grandma once said, you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your friends’ noses. she was wrong, tho. i have friends whose noses i’d pick if they needed me to. and here are two random entertainment picks selected for your sensory pleasure…

1) Q-TIP — The Renaissance

my crush on q-tip springs eternal. love this album. haven’t listened 2 it enough yet but i love, love love it and love love love the cutie Q-Tip.

2) Rachel Getting Married

jonathan demme’s new flick. it’s good. hard to watch having dealt with the ugliness of having an addict in the family. the self absorption. how it’s all about them. how — like it or not — it affects everyone’s relationships, lives. regardless, it’s worth seeing. beautiful ideas for a unique wedding. good music. anne hathaway is great.  here’s a clip.

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season premiere

phyll and i saw burn after reading. it wasn’t great. good, but not great. notably, the studio is doing tons of marketing this time, fresh off the academy award for no country. this is not one of the cohen brother’s best. though frances mc dormand is still my hero. and it is funny to see george clooney as a cheesy lothario who wears a gold chain. but you can wait for netflix or cable. for sure. snl wasn’t so good either. breaks my heart. the cast is so talented. granted, phelps was a wet fish −didn’t give them much to work with in the hosting department but the writing was still quite weak. they can pull together and have a good season … just need to get their flow back.

other notable weekend things: in the theme of “being good to myself in a very tough time” i got a facial and had my apartment professionally cleaned. diva. i also slept 15 hours both days, thanks to some pharmacological aids. shwoo, am beginning to feel like a normal person again. ate and drank with pals, went on a 3 hour bike ride in the blistering heat, went shopping and bought some new fall shit. it’s a new season, bitches, and i am ready to go!

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i was on national tv this morning!

click on this link and watch real close at :44. how’s that for a monday morning dance party?! NPH was totes cool and hilarious, BTW. check out this interview he did with the local boston TV folks. cuz kate, her fiance and their friends also made it out that night. here’s a pic of kate with NPH.

it was a fun weekend, albeit a tad exhausting. amid all the crap that’s going on en la vida col, work is a beam of sunshine. today i got to leave the office early, head out to the open and sit in the suite for a sick view of the Federer match. not so bad. in other positive news, ellen is finally back from vacation and my DVR is getting ready to get filled again with fresh new goodies. also the new coen brothers film is out friday — pumped for that too.

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