Friday, June 08, 2007
At the June 2, MOCA FRESH silent art auction fundraiser, actor Tobey Maguire was intent on getting a drawing entitled Tincture by LowBrow art superstar Mark Ryden (donated to the event by West L.A.’s Michael Kohn Gallery). The 5′5″ actor lurked around the small framed artwork in the company of MK Gallery Director Samantha Glaser, who towered over him as a protective brunette bombshell skyscraper that Spiderman himself could only hope to climb. For the final 45-minutes of the event Maguire suffered the L.A. art world’s fools with a polite aura of resignation that if this is what it took to get his Ryden, this is what would have to happen, topping his early $37,500 bid near the final bell with a penstroke committing $42,500 to MOCA.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Who remembers the buff sax player in Tina Turner's band? His name is Tim Cappello and he had some classic screen time in the film Lost Boys playing his hit song,
I Still Believe which is full of 80's cheesiness... he's wearing chains around his neck! Or check out his sax solo in the One Of The Living video from the Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack! You've never seen so much Baby Oil in your life... Plus check out his silver drum stick "holster" featured in the picture, one must always have a quick draw for Cowbell playing... Yes!
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Don't know if this is on anyone's radar... It is the brainchild of wunderkind screenwriter, Zach Helm. This is only his second feature, and he's already directing.
His fisrt was 2006's "Stranger than fiction". I know that Mr. Magoriums' was his original spec script/callling card in the industry. He sold it to Fox, and it went into development hell, and then he was able to buy it back, and direct it himself... Talk about clout after only one film... Anyhow, I guess he got along with Dustin who was in his first film, because he's back and starring as the title character. It seems like the new film aspires to be a "Willy Wonka" type of film, which is in my opinion, a tough road to go... Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium "is about Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old man, who owns the store (Dustin Hoffman), bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium".
In 1997 William's put out a great pinball machine, which is still considered one of the best, called Medieval Madness. I have recently discovered a totally geeky connection to the game and two cast members of NBC's 30 Rock. It seems one of my favorite character actors, Scott Adsit voiced some of the characters in the game, as well as the show's writer and star, Tina Fey. Being that these two comedians are from Chicago, and (I assume) that's where Williams was headquartered. Anyhow, this was really suppose to be a Scott Adsit post, look for him in commercials (running with the wolves) and films... taxi driver in the Italian Job.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
At the MTV awards last night, there was a very awkward moment when Silverman used her funny/offensive style of comedy when she made a joke about Paris going to prison... and uh, Paris was sitting in the front row, with eyes full of wounded pride... and Jack Nicholson laughs his ass off! clip
Maybe I'm jaded, because although Day Watch (Night Watch 2) has incredible effects and an interesting supernatural storyline... I found myself getting a tad bit bored with this Russian import. However, the one thing I must say, Hollywood take note. Even without the power of American F/X houses, I found the film's effects exciting and often different than anything I had ever seen before. The opening sequence was brilliant! Check the