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"Black Mass" screening happened on Oct. 29 (I apologize for the late post). Johnny Depp, Director Scott Cooper, Casting Director Francine Maisler, and actors Rory Cochrane, Julianne Nicholson and W. Earl Brown were all present and gave very interesting anecdotes about the time when they shot the film.


And much to the audience's glee, Johnny Depp did a short impersonation of Captain Jack Sparrow. We all loved it.

Now normally, the actors do NOT take photos of any kind, but Johnny Depp was surprisingly generous and giving and spent about 5 minutes with his fans before being ushered off. Seira Kagami and I did some tag-team action where she charmed him with her smile and I had my camera ready for that epic selfie:

Thank God for my new iPhone 6s.

"Black Mass" is based on true events that happened during the 1970's in Massachusetts. It revolves around the relationship between FBI agent John Connolly and gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and the crimes that were committed during this time of abnormal alliance. Well directed, beautifully acted, and another tier that Johnny Depp has challenged himself to and successfully accomplished.

The only thing that threw me off? How blue his contacts were!

Check out "Black Mass" from the director of "Crazy Heart" and "Out of the Furnace."

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Last night the Arclight in Hollywood was quite busy. With 2 different screenings occurring along with their normal theater showtimes, "Suffragette" was, hands-down, the most popular. It was announced earlier that Meryl Streep was to do a Q&A that evening along with Carey Mulligan. However, due to reasons unknown, Ms. Streep was unable to attend and it was just the lovely Ms. Mulligan who answered questions for the audience. The line was truly very, very long. So long that as it went past a sushi restaurant, my friend and I couldn't help but notice its Happy Hour. But not tonight.

The movie in itself was quite interesting. In American History, we have focused so much on the time period of slaves that we have brushed the other minority class aside: women. This film highlights the feminist movement in Britain before World War I. Amazing performances by Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, and child actor Adam Michael Dodd.

Afterwards, the Q&A with Carey Mulligan was a treat for the audience. Not only was Ms. Mulligan looking amazing 5 weeks after giving birth, she told us a true story re: Meryl Streep and her character.


(No spoilers) Apparently, the scene that Streep's character addresses the audience, none of the extras knew that Streep herself would be the one coming out through the doors. Therefore, when she does make her entrance, the audience's reaction is VERY, VERY REAL. In Mulligan's words, "It wasn't acting; it was REACTING."

For a thought-provoking movie on the hardships of what women had to endure to attain equal voting rights as men, please go check this movie out. I sense a feminist movement will be on Hollywood's mind for awhile now. (^_^)


And of course, this screening being hosted by the Arclight meant its trademark wardrobe display was present and the one for "Suffragette" was done quite well.

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Last night I attended Showtime's "The Affair" screening and Q&A with the some of the cast, executive producers Sarah Treem & Jeffrey Reiner.

 We watched Episode 9 of Season 1. Though I never watched the series before, the story and characters were compelling and strong enough so that someone like me was able to jump in and figure things out with little questions. Overall, I enjoyed it! Yes, there is that stigma of an "affair," but Treem pointed out that when she went to go pitch to Showtime, she focused on the story and character discoveries of what happens AFTER an affair rather than just having an affair? How do you deal? How do you move on? It is truly about discovering who you are after you lose love, gain love, and understand love in the context of marriage and relationships.

I had my own affair with some of the delectables after the Q&A (I did not miss my gluten-free, organic food that night!):

And of course, I didn't go alone. My lovely screenwriter friend, Hitomi Farrell joined me:

If you get a chance, check out one episode. Acting is great, characters are believable and...Joshua Jackson is in it. (^_^)



I love LA. It provides such amazing opportunities to grow as an actor in this industry. Just recently, there was a screening for SAG members of "The Imitation Game" starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Allen Leech (Downton Abbey fans, he plays Tom Branson), and Charles Dance (Game of Throners, Tywin Lannister). Afterwards, a Q&A with Keira Knightley, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard was held moderated by one of the journalists at Variety.


And this was outside the Harmony Gold Theater where the screening was held:


My Plus One for today? The one and only, Seira Kagami:


Loved "The Imitation Game!" Wonderful drama with fine acting, fascinating story, and of course, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH.

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