Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tiffany Doggett AKA Pennsatucky AKA Taryn Manning of Orange is The New Black! Autographs! Photos!

I am obsessed with OITNB. I absolutely love the show and look forward to the second season when it hits Netflix! While Taylor Schilling is the lead on the show, in my opinion Taryn has become the most fascinating character by far. The other night she was out and I was able to add her to both of my cast shots which also have Lauren Lapkus on them as well.

Marilyn Tobin AKA Lily Tomlin of Damages! Autographs! Photos!

Damages is a show I always admired. I loved the stories and the acting and ok, Rose Byrne, so I started a cast shot and I finally added another name to it and it was the legend Lily Tomlin! Every time I have seen her she has been really nice and she liked my photo and asked who else I had on it and I told her Ted Danson and she said oh, thats a good one!

Sarah Paulson of Deadwood and Mud! Autographs! Photos!

I was a big fan of Deadwood and in my humble opinion Mud is the best film so far of 2013 so I was happy to see Sarah and get her on both cast shots.

I now have Sarah and Kim Dickens on this.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Jobs - My Review

Jobs  -  2013  -  Directed by Joshua Michael Stern

I admire greatness. Whether it be Michael Jordan on a basketball court, Tiger Woods on a Golf course, Lennon/McCartney with a pen or Steve Jobs with a vision. Its unfortunate however that the creators of this film don't share my sentiment.

Ashton Kutcher stars as Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs. It is an awful performance. Kutcher wants us to see him playing Jobs rather than being him. He walks with a hunch and acts as if that alone is method acting. He doesn't convey any of the qualities that lead this man to be viewed as one of the most important figures of the last century.

We first meet Jobs in the 70's as he struggles to find his way and his meaning in life. He meets Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) and together they form a new company, Apple Computer. We see their struggles as they fill the first order of motherboards in a makeshift assembly line in Jobs' father's garage.

Their fortunes change when they meet Mike Markkula (Dermot Mulroney.) He is a money man who believes in the vision of Jobs and agrees to invest in Apple. The film then skips ahead as we see the new large scale headquarters of Apple and meet many of the employees, most notably Rod Holt (Ron Eldard) and Daniel Kottke (Lukas Haas.)

This might be Apple Computer but it might as well be Steve Jobs Computer. Jobs is portrayed as a vile, mean spirited, no holds barred disciplinarian who is never satisfied. After a few minutes of this I began to wonder what made the filmmakers decide to make this movie? When Jobs finds out he is a father he turns his back on the woman and the child in particularly awful fashion. You would think the director and screenwriter despise him, and maybe they do. But many many people didn't and we don't see that side here.

Apple may have made its name in the 80's and 90's with the Mac but if you asked anyone now to play word association with Apple I am almost positive 9 out of 10 people, upon hearing the word Apple, would immediately say iPod, iPhone or iPad. So how is it then that the words iPhone and iPad are NEVER mentioned and iPod is only mentioned once in this film? It's like going to a museum to see the works of Leonardo da Vinci and not being shown the Mona Lisa.

Steve Jobs was a visionary and creative genius of quite possibly the biggest turnaround in business history. He didn't change the rules, he changed the game. He deserves better than this.

Rating: 3 out of 10

Ty Burrell of Blackhawk Down and Butter! Autographs! Photos!

I loved Blackhawk Down and in my opinion Butter is a cult classic which if you haven't seen (or heard of!) and you are into wickedly satirical comedies please check it out! Here's the trailer if you aren't familiar with the movie:

So Ty was out recently and he was kind enough to sign and I added him to Blackhawk and when I asked him to sign Butter I told him I really loved the movie and he said thank you very much, not many people mention this movie to me!

I now have Ty, Brian Van Holt and Eric Bana on this.

Jesse Pinkman AKA Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad! Autographs! Photos!

Breaking Bad is my favorite show on TV and since the beginning of the show the cast has always been great to fans and Aaron has always been one of the coolest. He was out the other night and I was able to get a few more signed by him!

Yet another thing I need Bryan to complete!

I now have Aaron, RJ Mitte, Bob Oedenkirk, Jonathan Banks and Vince Gilligan on this.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Why Jim Carrey was right, My Review of Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass 2  -  2013  - Directed by Jeff Wadlow

If Eli Roth's film Hostel is considered Torture Porn then Kick Ass 2 is Violence Porn. It is violence for violence sake that glorifies it every chance it gets and presents so called hero's that are as abhorrent as the villians.

Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) is now living with a friend of her deceased father and sneaks away to stop crime whenever she gets a chance. She keeps getting in trouble for doing it and eventually tells Kick Ass (Aaron Johnson) that she is out and will never wear her costume again. Anyone believe that?

Now on his own, Kick Ass searches for other vigilantes like him to help him on his quest to injure as many people as possible and comes across Colonel Stars and Stripes, played by Jim Carrey. Recently Carrey made waves for his stance on the film's violence as he had a change of heart after Sandy Hook. Good for him. I would distance myself from this schlock as well. 

What is so egregious about this film is its story. In the Batman and Spiderman films our hero's patrol the streets and make them safer for law abiding citizens. Not Kick Ass and Hit Girl. They SETUP scenarios in order to inflict pain and in many cases dismember the bad guys. I was rooting for someone to beat the shit out of these 2 kids and stop the insanity. Instead, the scenes are staged to generate laughs from the violence.

If it hadn't been for the movie Spring Breakers this year this would be my least favorite film of the year. As it is it will definitely hold a spot on my worst films of 2013 list.

Rating: 2 out of 10

Christina Hendricks of The GREAT MOVIE, DRIVE!!! Autographs! Photos!

It has become quite apparent to me that I am in the minority when it comes to believing in the greatest of this film. In fact, the title of this post will have a couple of my friends shaking their heads and probably lead to a few text messages! Anyways, I loved this movie! Christina was out the other day and she is usually always nice so after getting her on a few other photos I decided to finally put her on this which also has Albert Brooks on it.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sign my Grindhouse Picture! Autographs! Photos!

Simon and Nick were out promoting their new movie The World's End and had many stops including an art gallery which was interesting (!) and I was able to get both of them to sign my Grindhouse which now has 11 signatures on it! I now have Simon, Nick, Edgar Wright, Will Arnett, Robert Rodriguez, Vanessa Ferlito, Jeff Fahey, Eli Roth, Zoe Bell, Jason Isaacs and Danny Trejo on it!

Jason Sudeikis of Horrible Bosses! Autographs! Photos!

I have to admit I never thought Horrible Bosses would be a movie I would like. On paper it didn't seem good at all. However, after watching it once, and then twice, I think it is one of the funniest movies I've seen in quite some time. I have been working on a cast piece and the other day I saw Jason and he was kind enough to sign it for me.

I now have Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ioan Gruffudd and Bob Newhart on this.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RIP To The Legend Elmore Leonard

Growing up I loved reading books (and still do) and one of my all-time favorite authors was Elmore Leonard. His style of writing and use of dialogue were major influences on Quentin Tarantino and probably is why I am such a fan of QT. A couple years ago I had the privilege and honor of meeting Mr Leonard and it was a big deal to me. I probably freaked out more then than any other time I met a celebrity. Luckily, I had a Jackie Brown cast shot with me and was able to get him on it and since got QT on it and it is one of my favorite items I have ever got signed. A couple friends who were with me knew how much I revered the guy and helped me get some index cards signed by him which I since had encapsulated through PSA so nothing would ever happen to them. To top it off I got a photo with him and he was a really nice guy. RIP Mr Leonard, this fan will never forget about you.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Matt Damon of The Departed and Rounders! Autographs! Photos!

Damon has always been a great signer and I have so many photos signed by him that I decided to do something else. I am going to try to get him on every single poster shot of movies that he has been in! At Elysium, after I got him on some other stuff I needed I got him on The Departed and Rounders so my mission has officially started!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Constance Zimmer of House of Cards! Autograph! Photos!

As I said in an earlier post, House of Cards on NETFLIX is MUST WATCH TV! The show is so good and I am dying for the second season which is currently filming and a couple days ago I saw Constance and was able to add her to my cast shot.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lauren Lapkus of Orange is The New Black! Autographs! Photos!

There aren't that many shows on TV that I love watching. Breaking Bad, The Newsroom and Real Time With Bill Maher are probably the only one's I HAVE to see when they first air. I do watch SOA, The Walking Dead and Big Brother but if I get a little behind its no big deal. However, NETFLIX now has 2 shows that are simply must see TV for me. One is House of Cards and the other is Orange is The New Black. If you haven't seen either and you have Netflix, get to it! If you don't have Netflix, pay the $7.99 a month you cheap ass and watch them! They are 2 of the finest shows on TV! Ok, I'm done with my infomercial and now on to the graphs!

Lauren was out last month and I was SUPER EXCITED (yes, super excited to get her!) and be able to start my cast shots! She was really nice and I kept telling her how much I loved the show and she kept agreeing with me! Cant wait for the second season!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jamie Foxx of Django Unchained!!! Autographs! Photos!

Jamie was out the other day and me ALWAYS needing photos signed from Quentin Tarantino movies, I went and was able to get 2 even though he didn't act that friendly. In fact, look at the second photo my wife got signed by him and you will see he signed it upside down! Granted, she got nervous and held the photo upside down!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Said Faraj of True Romance! Autographs! Photos!

I have to give some love to Said Faraj. First, he is a super nice guy. When I asked him to sign my True Romance photos he actually thanked me for asking him. multiple times. He told me to message him on Facebook and say hi. While he may not be a huge star I have met thousands of celebrities and very few, VERY FEW, are ever this nice. Thank you Said!

I now have Tom Sizemore, Ed Lauter, James Gandolfini, Said Faraj, Christian Slater, Gary Oldman and Hans Zimmer on this.

I now have Ed Lauter, James Gandolfini, Paul Ben Victor, Brad Pitt, Said Faraj, Christian Slater, Dennis Hopper, Gary Oldman, Tom Sizemore, Quentin Tarantino, Samuel L Jackson, Harvey Weinstein and Patricia Arquette on this.

Michael Keaton Prevents HBO's Clear History From Being Worst Premiere Ever (well actually it might still be!)

Some people think this hobby is all fun and games. Go out and meet all the celebrities and get their autographs and pics with them. doesn't always work out like that. Case in point, the new movie Clear History from HBO.

On arrivals NOT ONE person from the cast signed an autograph. For that matter, not one person from the cast signed on the way out either! Amy Ryan, Phillip Baker Hall, Kate Hudson, Bill Hader. None of them touched a sharpie the whole night. Larry David ended up doing a few. Around midnight, I noticed Michael Keaton's car pull up and I waited with a few others for him to come out and he did and came over and signed one each. So, an entire premiere with one graph. 8 hours for one graph.