Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)

A belated RIP to Philip Hoffman.  From 1991 to 1996,  Hoffmann made his way through stage and screen, completing roles in both Twister (Davis, 1996); and as Scotty in Boogie Nights (PT Anderson, 1997), in both as tension breaking teddy bears. It’s as “Allen” in Todd Solondz’ divisive Happiness (Solondz, 1998), one of the best films of the 1990s, when he lands on me and not for the faint of heart that. His death coincided with an important birthday of mine and I now realize he has a patch on the quilt (so to speak) of my conscience and on that … Continue reading Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)

Top 5 Most Beautiful (and talented and youngish) Female Actor People Working Today

I haven’t stopped watching movies:  I watched two last night – The Fighter (Bale, Wahlberg, Amy Adams (I’ll get to her in a second)) and Carnage, from fugitive Roman Polanski based on what must be a great play starring Winslet, J. Foster, the great John C. Reilly and Christopher Waltz. I have nothing interesting nor original to say whatsoever. What I can offer you is the Top 5 Most Beautiful (and talented and youngish) Female Actor People Working Today.  In no particular order: 1.  Emily Blunt 2.  Amy Adams 3.  Rose Byrne 4.  Michelle Williams 5.  Greta Gerwig Honorable Mentions:  Keira … Continue reading Top 5 Most Beautiful (and talented and youngish) Female Actor People Working Today

Michael Jackson

New York Rep. Peter King called Michael Jackson a “pervert” and questioned the extensive media coverage of the pop star’s death. “This guy was a pervert,” the New York legislator said in the video, shot Sunday by a staff member outside an American Legion hall and posted to You Tube. “He was a child molester. He was a pedophile. And to be giving this much coverage to him, day in and day out, what does it say about us as a country?”  King, an admittedly minor political player, is now being attacked for his statements. But the guy’s gotta point. … Continue reading Michael Jackson