📸 | My Trip to Los Angeles, Days 1 & 2

As most of you already know, I recently left the cold, wet, dour grayness of New York City to bask in the bright, warm, sunshiny glory of Los Angeles. Oh my, I had a fucking wonderful time.

And so, in this and in upcoming blog posts, I will share with you my adventures in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula, aka the City of Angels, aka La La Land.

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🎥 | Video: “JFXXLA: The Charm” Trailer

As you already know, I’ve taken to creating fake movie trailers with iMovie, and I’ve shared two of them with you so far: The Last Happy Hour and The MTA Sucks.

Well, here I want to share with you a trailer that I’ve made — but it’s not going to be for something fake. JFXXLA: The Charm is a documentary (of sorts) I’m putting together about my recent trip to Los Angeles. It probably won’t be of interest to anyone; it’s a true vanity project that I’m creating to help myself get more familiar with iMovie (and maybe use to graduate to Final Cut Pro X).

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​ 👓 | You Gotta Have Vision

“Make your vision so clear that your fears become irrelevant.” —James Goll

Earlier this year, I took time out to make a vision board. Yes, that’s right, a vision board.

For the one or two of you who have no idea what this is, a vision board is one upon which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, or do, or have in your life.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is Coming to Los Angeles

Y’all know how much I love Alamo Drafthouse, right?

I mean, the concept behind the Austin, Texas-based movie-theater chain is sheer genius: They show first-run films as well as cult classics and otherwise unheralded movies; they offer a variety of foodstuffs and beverages (alcoholic and non) to enjoy during your film; and they’re just cool asf.

Although we had something similar in Brooklyn, the Nighthawk, once Alamo Drafthouse came to New York — and settled very close to me in Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point shopping complex — I was hooked. Nearly every film I’ve seen in the past nine months has been at Alamo. (The lone exception? John Wick: Chapter 2, which I was forced to see at UA Court Square. Quelle horreur!)

Well, check this out. Alamo Drafthouse is opening a new theater in Downtown Los Angeles’ the Bloc retail center. Slated for a 2018 debut, this will be Alamo’s first L.A. location. Crazy, right?

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