Thursday, November 30, 2006


oh god...... packing .... :(

For your consideration

What do you do when you live in Hollywood and you're leaving for the other side of the world the next day for half a year? You go to an industry screening of course! c'mon people... get with the programme ;) So... tonight I went to the Writer's Guild to see a screening of Bobby... the new film written and directed by Emilio Estevez about the day that Bobby Kennedy died. Now .... you need to understand a little backstory. Way back in the mid to late 80's when I was at university, I had a big crush on Emilio.... Young Guns... Repo Man, The Outsiders.... his Billy the Kid cracked me up with the crazy laugh as he blew people away - "best dollar an' eighty I ever spent" ... plus he was short... suited me just fine! He wrote and directed a few things.... mostly non-memorable.... the fun Robin Hood with a 'doh' at the end - 'Wisdom', then 'Men at Work' (stick to the band and don't bother watching the movie!), the Vietnam vet returning home drama 'The War at Home', and one I didn't see - 'Rated X' a biopic about two brothers who had a porn business that led to their downfall into greed (sounds like a winner). But now..... after quite a hiatus..... there is 'Bobby
..... and this one is quite something. Firstly... *everyone* is in it! Harry Belafonte, Anthony Hopkins, William H Macy, Martin Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, Heather Graham, Helen Hunt, Christian Slater, Elijah Wood ... plus a bunch of people whose faces you know and names you don't. It's an amazing bunch and they all outdo themselves...even the ones that are normally mediocre! They obviously were impassioned by the material....and it is inspiring. The actors working the kitchen are something to look out for. Plus it documents the landmark of the Ambassador Hotel which was recently demolished.... a travesty, in my humble opinion. Very moving film... I won't say much more... other than go and see it. It gives food for thought in this day when we surely need some politicians like Bobby to rise up and lead the country out of the mess it's in. Sobering and sad and worth remembering.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

rain and snow

It poured here last night... and snowed in British Columbia today. It seems like winter has suddenly hit. I feel like I need to run away quickly... before the cold enters my bones. It's cold...and the cold makes me even more tired. I'm waking at 4am every day and don't have much to fight against the chill - outside or in my head. The anticipation is so great and I'm just ready now. I think I've got things in hand, only dread is saying goodbye to the cats..... that's not going to be easy at all. But I am so looking forward to just climbing into my seat on the plane, getting comfortable, watching some movies, write on my laptop and maybe do a little of that addictive sudoku. Just shut everything down and let the planet spin underneath me until I set down on a different continent.

I hope they show some Bollywood films on the plane :)

Monday, November 27, 2006


About to head out for my last sushi in quite a while. I have been searching online looking for sushi places in Bombay (will I ever call it Mumbai I wonder?.... old habits die hard)... and I have actually found a couple. Who knows what they'll really be like of course. But worth trying .... us Angelinos will die without the raw fish experience at least once a week ;)

T minus....

Sunday arvo, Los Angeles..... doing laundry and feeling like I am forgetting important things ;) How did it go from 3 weeks to a few days? I think I was a little over-confidant.... just thought I had all the planning under control. But "life is what happens while you're busy making other plans" as John Lennon said.... and a lotta life has been happening! And a lot of planning! And now I find myself with 3 1/2 days left... almost there.... almost there.....