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.
Continue reading “📸 | My Trip to Los Angeles, Days 1 & 2”
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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“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.
Continue reading “ 👓 | You Gotta Have Vision”
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?
Continue reading “Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is Coming to Los Angeles”