Huge Nic Cage fan checking in. I think my boys got acting chops in there somewhere but has some (read mostly all) fucking bum roles. Even then I'm always down because they're so enjoyable.
With 8mm, I was expecting an enjoyable, zany Cage flick but what I got instead was a fairly good, deeply gritty and weirdly sinister two hour rollercoaster. The story itself wasn't complex but it did keep you guessing, the score was a bit JUMPY at times when it didnt hugely need to be and it was quite possibly the ugliest looking movie I've ever seen. Like genuinely amateur camera work.
8mm shines coz of the cast. Nic delivers a regulation "edgy cop type with a commitment to justice" performance but levels it up to be both sincere and very enjoyable to watch. No weirdness here, he took the role and the character v seriously. My stand out was Joaquin Phoenix, who until recently (You Were Never Really Here) I've never been fond of. Phoenix gave a really endearing performance as a cyber goth porn peddler and I insta wanted to protect him. Gandalfino and Stormare too gave v neat performances, Stormare giving a typically elaborate show as always.
I honestly thought I'd end up giving this a 3/10 from the first half hour or so but I strangely enjoyed the whole thing. The ending was a not typical and v interesting take on the nature of evil men which initially would have felt too deep but fit well with the tension I felt for the last half hour. I'm v shook that this is so underrated, like I get Cage is the butt of every acting joke but the script is from the same guy who wrote Seven and it felt v Fincheresque. I'm gonna commit a cardinal cinefile sin and give this an unapologetic 7/10.
Briercrest Conservatory of the Performing Arts’ first annual Musical Theatre Day Camp. The camp ran from July 16-20, 2018 and included classes such as Musical Theatre Dance, Acting and Improv, Show Choir, and so much more! The final showcase was on Friday the 20th and pictured here are the stars of the show!
FIVE MORE PERFORMANCES of 26 Pebbles - a new play by Eric Ulloa at T.U. Studios July 13th - 29th.
26 Pebbles is a powerful ensemble piece about Sandy Hook Elementary and the events that took place on December 14th, 2012. Playwright @theulloa conducted interviews with members of the Newtown community and crafted this exploration of gun violence and a small town shaken by a horrific event.
July 13th - 29th at T.U. Studios (10943 Camarillo Street, North Hollywood, CA 91602).
Friday’s and Saturday’s at 8 PM, Sunday’s at 7 PM.
$5 of each ticket sale will go directly to a gun safety organization.
Tickets available at AboveTheCurveTheatre.com.
Ranah Twitter dihebohkan dengan nama James Gunn pada Sabtu pagi (21/7/2018).
Bagi kamu yang akrab dengan film-film superhero Marvel, pasti tahu siapa dia. Ya, James Gunn adalah sutradara dari film superhero Guardians of The Galaxy. Dua seri film tersebut, Guardians of The Galaxy volume 1 dan 2, ia garap berturut-turut pada 2014 dan 2017.
Lantas, mengapa nama James Gunn bisa menjadi trending topic di Twitter? Usut punya usut, nama dia membuat heboh warganet karena akun Twitter miliknya dulu sempat mengeluarkan cuitan tak senonoh seputar pedofilia dan perkosaan.
Cuitan tersebut sebetulnya sudah lama diunggah, kira-kira sejak 2010 lalu. Namun yang mengejutkan, ada sekitar 10 ribu cuitan James Gunn yang ternyata bernada pedofil dan perkosaan.
Akibat cuitan ini, Disney selaku pemegang lisensi Marvel Cinematic Universe pun tak langsung berpikir panjang untuk memecat James Gunn dari kursi sutradara Guardians of The Galaxy volume 3.
Menurut Disney, apa yang telah dilakukan James Gunn bersifat ofensif dan merusak citra perusahaan Disney yang lengket dengan anak-anak. "Perilaku ofensif dan pernyataan dalam linimasa James tidak bisa dibela sama sekali, dan ini tidak sesuai dengan nilai perusahaan kami, sehingga kami memutus hubungan bisnis kami dengannya," tutur Kepala Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn dalam pernyataan tertulisnya.
Know the difference between our version and everyone else’s? Our Mad Hatter makes a suit look gooood. Catch Justin White in Rogue Production’s “I Love You, Because” tonight and tomorrow! #NoMoreHappilyEverAfter
So, one of the things that’s been really difficult to take into perspective as I’ve been composing this is The Great Gatsby as it relates to the life of it’s author. The number of parallels between the story and Francis and Zelda’s real life relationship are absolutely so substantial to its interpretation that I can’t believe the extent to which they were ignored by my old school teachers. If you’re following this musical and familiar with the story, DEFINITELY check out BBC’s documentary on F Scott Fitzgerald’s life.
Art by Chuck Staley
Had the privilege of watching this jaw-dropping and inspirational piece of theatre before it closed. For 8 HOURS, every single actor poured their hearts and souls out on that stage reminding me why I love this craft. Getting the chance to see two of my acting idols, Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield, command the stage with such passion and ferocity only solidified my admiration and respect for their raw talent and devotion to this art form.