Concert Seen of the Week – Marianas Trench at the Troubadour

Marianas Trench

Often I am asked to photograph bands I am not familiar with.  Sometimes, this leads to me finding great new bands.  Marianas Trench is one of those bands.  I first discovered them when I covered their show at the House of Blues in Anaheim last November, at the beginning of their current tour.

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CinemAddicts Episode 1: The Revenant, Anomalisa, The Abandoned

Lousia Krause & Jason Patric in "The Abandoned," one of the films reviewed on CinemAddicts Episode 1.
Lousia Krause & Jason Patric in “The Abandoned,” one of the films reviewed on CinemAddicts Episode 1.

One of my biggest “jobs” of 2016, along with watching 1,000 movies by year’s end, is growing CinemAddicts, a new show that I’ve started with Anderson Cowan.  Our first episode, which debuted this week on Soundcloud, features reviews of the new films The Revenant, Anomalisa, and The Abandoned (opening January 8 in select theaters and on VOD.

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Happy New Year But Goodbye To A “New” Me

 

5,4,3,2,1….. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016! As we all shout, hug and lean in for that midnight kiss, that’s when the cell towers work overtime uploading all of our social media posts.  Around 12:15 the 2016 new year, new me post start…… You can’t escape it whether it’s Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram, we are all strapped in for a rollercoaster of self loathing resolutions that will only set us up for failure more then success.

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“The 1000” – My Movie Goals of 2016

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Although I’ve been reporting on movies and interviewing filmmakers/actors for almost 25 years, there is still a ton of movies I’m dying to see. Due to my own laziness and oversight, too many classics and hidden treasures have eluded my grasp, and this year I’ve made a commitment to watch at 1000 movies.

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