Saturday, January 23, 2021
It was 20 years ago this month that I flew to Park City, Utah, to attend the Sundance Film Festival for the first (and currently only) time! The reason being that my sister's film The Flip Side (which I worked on as a production assistant back in 1997) was screened at this prestiguous event. In the photo below, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker is talking to Rod Pulido (in the black beanie cap)—who also went to Cal State Long Beach, my college alma mater, and directed The Flip Side. In the image above, I'm just posin' out in the snow even though I felt horrible since I went on this trip feeling very sick...after I forgot to wear warm clothing when I hung out with my L.A. friends the night before I departed for Utah. Oh well.
In regards to other films that I saw at Sundance, I watched a New Zealand short called Moko and a Japanese gangster movie called Brother. Pretty good flicks! Have a nice weekend.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Ten years ago today, I watched the action crime-comedy starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz and Christoph Waltz at my local AMC Theatres. For personal reasons, I'm reminiscing about this film even though I only saw it once on the big screen and don't remember any particular scene in it! Heh. What I can say is— I never watched this film in 3-D (as the poster above would indicate), and I never saw the original 1960s TV show starring the legendary Bruce Lee as Kato. Again, there are other reasons as to why I'm blogging about this movie. Have a great day!
Friday, January 1, 2021
Happy New Year, everyone! Just thought I'd commemorate the start of 2021 by pointing out that today marks 10 years since I watched the Ben Stiller/Robert De Niro comedy Little Fockers at my local AMC Theatres. All I can say is, Meet the Fockers was better! But one scene from the second Meet the Parents sequel that stood out was the one where one of my former co-workers at my previous job actually got to share a hospital scene with none other than the lovely Jessica Alba (who played Andi Garcia, a drug representative in the film)! Of course, my co-worker was supposed to receive an enema by Alba in this moment, which made the scene all the more hilarious.
Little Fockers is probably the first of a couple of films whose anniversaries I'll celebrate this year (I also saw the Best Picture nominee The Fighter right after Fockers on New Year's Day 2011, heh). Ironically, two of those movies are Michael Bay flicks: Pearl Harbor (which was released in 2001), and Transformers: Dark of the Moon (which opened in theaters in 2011). Not exactly Oscar contenders, but it's all good. Hope y'all have a wonderful 2021...and stay safe during this year! Carry on.