Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dead Man Down Premiere W Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace and Terrence Howard! Autographs! Photos!

I went into this premiere with low expectations to say the least. Was just hoping to get Noomi who is usually good about signing and figured I would get Terrence as he always signed but figured I wouldn't get Colin. Well, I got all 3 so it was a good night.

Terrence was the first to come over and all I had was a Hustle and Flow photo and he signed it.

Then came Colin. My experiences with this guy lately have not been good. This night was different though it was complete luck. He comes on over and starts signing and I got one done and was happy with that as he completed my Miami Vice photo. He starts signing more and then starts heading back to me and I got two more. As he gets by me he takes the sharpie he has and makes someone take it from him and then goes to the next person and says sorry, I can't sign for you cause I don't have a sharpie! He then does this multiple times. While I got 3 and a friend next to me got 2 a couple of my friends there got nothing and believe me I know how that feels with this guy. There is no rhyme or reason to how this guy signs.

This now has Colin and the director Martin McDonaugh on it.


Lastly was Noomi and while her publicist was trying to make sure she did only one each I, and many others there, were able to get multiples.

21 and Over Premiere W Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon and MORE! Autographs! Photos!

Yes I graphed this premiere. I admit it. My buddy Anthony talked me into it (real not sham!) and I went and while I didn't have much to get signed at least it all got signed!

The first to show was Sarah Wright and I got her on the one photo I had for her.

Next was Justin Chon and Skylar Astin and they both were signing at same time and I was able to get them on both of the photos I had for them.

Then came Miles Teller, who I now needed to complete a couple photos and he was super nice as he has always been and I got him on everything I needed.



Finally Christian Serratos came and while I had a few photos for her she was signing only one each.

Russell Crowe! Gladiator! The Insider! 3:10 To Yuma! Autographs! Photos! Video!

Russell is one of my all-time favorite actors and I loved Gladiator, 3:10 To Yuma and The Insider might be my favorite so whenever I get a chance at him I have to take it. When he arrived he said he was late but would sign on the way out. When he came out there were probably almost 70 people there but he still stopped and took the time and was really a great guy about it.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - My Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  -  2012  -  Directed by Stephen Chbosky

Steven Chbosky's new film, based on his book, is not a movie about plot rather about feelings. It is a film about the emotions of love, depression, sexuality, hope, fitting in and ultimately acceptance. 

Logan Lerman stars as Charlie, an outsider on his first day of high school with no friends and no table to sit at during lunch. He has much to say if only someone would listen and since they won't he will be a writer. He meets his English teacher (Paul Rudd) who encourages this and gives him books to read to fill his time.

One day in shop class he meets Patrick (Ezra Miller), a senior who introduces him to his world, his half-sister (Emma Watson) and the real world. They eventually form a bond and help each other with their struggles through life.

The cast is uniformly excellent. It is a testament to Lerman that he doesn't relegate his character  to stereotypes. While he is viewed as a lonely individual it doesn't define him. Emma Watson proves she is more than capable of leaving Hermione Granger behind her. But the film's true star is Ezra Miller. His Patrick is a lightning rod of nervous energy with an abundance of love while concealing so much pain. It is a breakthrough performance that should of gotten him more award consideration.

One of the amazing things about the movie is it's use of music to invoke a certain feeling without invoking a certain time period. It doesn't say when the film takes place (I 'm guessing late 90's) which gives it artistic license to be viewed in multiple lights. Is it about current high schoolers or an adults version of his past? Either way it works for this film.

"Perks" is certainly not without flaws. It is mired in too many cliches and has an unnecessarily awkward ending but the cast makes up for it, especially Miller with his limitless energy, and ultimately this trio of friendship makes the trip worthwhile.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Night To Remember W Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Jessica Chastain and MORE! Autographs! Photos!

I went to this event for Steven Spielberg and Anna Gunn (I needed her on some Breaking Bad photos!) and got them but what made this night so memorable was getting the legend, Francis Ford Coppola.

In the beginning me and a few friends were waiting for arrivals when a security guard came over and told us we were in the wrong area and told us where to go! As much as some security tries to screw us over this was amazing. We walked over and as soon as we got there Jessica Chastain showed up. I'm not going to wait any longer, she is going to be my new number 1 best signer in Hollywood. This woman is so nice that nice isn't a strong enough word.

Tiffany DuPont, who I haven't seen since the Sex Drive premiere back in 2008, showed up and I got a picture with her.

Then came Anna Gunn and I was so happy to see her as she completed 2 items for me of Breaking Bad. I asked her if she could tell me if Walt dies on the show and she said she and the cast doesn't know yet as they still have the last 3 episodes to finish.


Complete! I have Betsy Brandt, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob Odenkirk (who also wrote: better call saul), Vince Gilligan, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Jonathan Banks and Mark Margolis on it.

Kathleen Kennedy arrived and I got her to sign Lincoln.

After the event began people started leaving not to long after and as me and the rest of the people looked over we saw Steven Spielberg coming out and lined up for him and I got 5 more from him!

This now has Steven and Wayne Knight on it.

I now have all 4 signed by him!

Kate Walsh, who is not exactly and easy autograph to get, came out and was nice enough to sign and I managed to get both photos I had done.

Walton Goggins signed and I got both photos done but he doesn't sign like he used to. He used to spend so much time but is now always in a hurry to not sign.

This is ambitious but I don't care as I loved Django Unchained!

Then came the best part of the night. A friend of mine (real, not sham buddy!) told me Francis Ford Coppola was inside so everyone who had photos for him went and got them out of their cars and when the event ended I spotted him coming out and we all walked up to him and asked him and he signed which honestly made my year!

This just needs George Lucas and will be complete!

I now have Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen and Francis on this.

He looked away at the last second but I dont care, its freaking Francis Ford Coppola!