I was sworn to secrecy and not allowed to share on social media about this, but I’ll do it anyway.
A couple days ago I was back with the crew I do filming with to be an extra. (My first since Moneyball). This one for the Amazon show I won’t name but I will link photos to here.
It was awesome. We were there from 7:30am to almost 6:30pm filming. The entire thing was set at a high school and I sat all over the place and was filmed for several scenes, even making a friend named Carlos along the way.
We would shoot, retake, shoot again. Then we would wait a little outside. Then we would come back in, go to new places in the theater and shoot some more scenes. It was real cool to watch the actors do their lines, meet Dee, and even just kind of chill.
They fed us sandwiches and snacks and so forth. I didn’t win any raffle prizes. But still, overall, it was so cool to act and just be in a show. Catch me when it airs!
When I found out about a movie concert for Back to the Future, I was all in. I had been to a movie concert before and that was for E.T.
But this was different. This was in an intimate setting at Royce Hall at UCLA. I had never been to UCLA before. Anyway, this was by the American Youth Symphony. They would have a Q&A with Alan Silvestri, the man who composed the score for the movie and who would have to remix the score for this showing.
I got to UCLA and having never been there before, was fortunate to that they had signs to tell me where to go. After the show, I walked around for about 15 minutes lost because I could not remember where I parked. Royce Hall was gorgeous and they even had someone’s custom DeLorean out on display outside the building. This was designed to match the DeLorean right when Marty went back to 1985. After all, this was the 61st anniversary of that day.
It had the conductor hook. It had Marty’s skateboard. The flux capacitor. Everything!
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Inside the hall there was a buzz. I didn’t realize that the crowd would be that fun. But I would learn that during the show.
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Last night I finally saw this documentary. I was so glad that LA was hosting it for a few more night so I can see it in theaters. I know they now have it available for streaming and all but seeing it in theaters was special.
I knew about the discord between Noel and Liam but this movie gave me the whole story about the early three years of the band. I love this band but I didn’t know much about their formation, their drive and all the drama that came in between their first two albums.
This documentary taught me a lot and it was great to have the two tell their story. Honestly, I appreciate the band more and what they accomplished in those three years. Absolutely amazing!
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What are you gonna be for Halloween, Sam?
I will be Thurman.
From the Baseball Furies.
From The Warriors.
This was an absolute blast to watch this last night. I really enjoyed the rare clips and the stories behind the band during the touring years. Yes, it seems like it was the same as the anthology but what made it different was that for two hours, it focused solely on the band and this four-year window during their touring days.
They shared about the people they had to work with, the agony of escaping fans, the drama of being The Beatles and the desire to get out of touring when the pressure mounted.
This was an absolute gem of a movie just learning, singing and reliving all the memories of The Beatles during the height of their popularity. They enjoyed the fame but everything that came with it was so tough. I think Paul’s line was the best (paraphrasing): “We were kings but we felt like prisoners.”
It was heartbreaking in some sense but thrilling as well. Now every time I see clips, I now see it in a different perspective. They weren’t all happy. It was tough. It was obligation. It was life being The Beatles.
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I saw the movie again and I must say it was better the second time around. I think because I now knew what to expect, what to look out for, that I was able to really appreciate the movie.
There were certain connections to the entire story that wasn’t there for me until this second time. I noticed more detail, mot Easter Eggs and a lot more. I still love this movie and Wonder Woman still steals the entire movie.
I can’t wait for the Justice League now! Give it to me!!!
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This movie was everything I hoped it would be. But it still was a little messy and a little complicated. But that’s what I expected. Zack Snyder has created a universe that is not so easy to figure out. The characters are emotional wrecks. The villains are a lot more maniacal. And the way things developed have so much back and forth it really gets heavy.
But what I got out of this movie is that the real world caught up with itself. It’s true that in a situation like this, we do wonder whether or not we could trust Superman. And is Batman really the answer to all this? This is what the movie gave us. I sensed some real dilemma in who to root for and that stems from how we could really react if this was real life.
Overall though, I liked it and I will watch it again. What I take from this movie is that our fantasies and hopes of what it could be will never be met. Instead it’s a dose of reality and hardships that we somehow can fully understand better by watching it. It’s complicated — just the way it should be.