Monday, October 16, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #2 THE AFTERMATH


The moment Malcolm hit that wall to catch the game winning homer he winced in pain and knew something was wrong. Then in the heat of the moment throwing out the runner trying to advance was something he couldn’t help it was a reaction. Malcolm replayed the events over and over in his head as he lay down getting x ray’d. 


Malcolm had arrived at the ER immediately after the game heading to the nearest hospital with his right arm in a sling. The outlook was up in the air as no one including the team docs could diagnose what type of injury he had. Malcolm tried to stay positive with nearly and hour of waiting allowed the bleak scenarios to play out in Malcolm’s mind. With these reoccurring visions of not being able to play ball again, as the injury was in his throwing arm & shoulder his emotions were on edge. 


After finally wrapping up the x ray Malcolm was forced to wait around for the doctor to explain to him what had happened and what would be his steps to recovery. The season was winding down and playoffs were insight so a speedy recovery would be ideal, yet the face of the doctor as he walked up to Malcolm sitting in the meditation room to get some peace and be out of the view of onlookers and people asking for autographs, he knew it wasn’t good. 


The doctor explained the injury as tears again began to well up in Malcolm’s eyes. His season was over so regardless if his team continued on to the playoffs he wouldn’t be available. The doctor continued to explain that the combination of him hitting the wall just so and then the quick torking of his body to throw compounded the injury. 


Hopes for the next year with the right surgery and rehab could get Malcolm back to his old self, but it would take patience and immense dedication. Malcolm thanked the doctor for his honesty and for helping him get his head around what had just happened. When Malcolm finally checked his phone there were tons of inquiries and posts from friends and fans wishing him their best. Then there were texts from close friends and family yet none touched him as much as the ones from Candace. She was watching the game back home in Texas and the TV. coverage glanced over the injury, but had shown Malcolm making his way off the field in great pain. Her messages explained how she wanted to be there for him desperately yet she was leaving for Europe to visit the campus where she’d be studying for her masters and there really wasn’t much she could do but send positive loving vibes. Malcolm could feel her heart was in pain for him as he read her messages. The out pouring of concern from others touched him as well and the more the realization of the moment hit him the more tears flowed till he was sobbing wondering how he had gotten to this point. 


The next morning he awoke in his own bed in tremendous pain forcing him to take the pain meds prescribed to him by the doctor. Every little task seemed impossible for Malcolm to complete with one arm. Within his luxurious spacious house that at one time he adored now it just felt lonely. 


He looked over the paperwork the doctor gave him on the complex injury he had and the type of surgery it would take to repair the damage. He also had a list of rehab doctors and therapists that he could opt to see after the surgery. Sitting out on his porch again contemplating the play, his life, and the dream he had reached of playing in the big leagues kept him in a somber mood. Then at one point Malcolm reflected realizing he had received not one call, text, or appearance from any of his teammates or coaching staff, it was almost like nothing had happened at all. Without drawing too many conclusions on the matter he knew at some point their silence would need to be addressed. For now he had to take it easy lying in the sun again thinking about the unpredictableness of life. 


As he was deep in thought a knock came to his front door and when he finally reached to open it he found his family his Mother, Father, brother and sister and their growing family. That was the moment Malcolm realized the aftermath of his injury would be tough, but that he’d be o.k. as he had family who was there for him.






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Thursday, October 12, 2017

ART SHARE

Welcome to another Art Share. Today's piece is entitled "Shade"  Enjoy!



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Monday, October 9, 2017

MOD MAN season 2 #1 THE DINNER PARTY



Malcolm had woken this morning feeling light, feeling good. He went through his morning routine which included a mile jog down the beach and some light upper body work as both Okoye and Kimberly dawned their skimpiest bikini’s to soak in the sun poolside. 


At around that time Malcolm got a call from Summer in a little bit of a melt down realizing she didn’t have anything to wear to the dinner part at the Beckham’s that evening. Malcolm wanted to present well and standing with a beautiful woman impeccably dressed at your side would do that. So knowing he had to go into the studio for a bit and meet with Nicole he agreed to meet up with Summer and help her pick something up that coordinated with what he was planning to wear that night.


Once he got off the phone with Summer Okoye and Kimberly questioned if they were invited overhearing the conversation, as well as asking whom this Summer person was, Malcolm, sensing a bit of jealous in their tone. 


Malcolm then showered got dressed and laid out his clothes for the evening. As he left the house he could hear the continuing grumblings of Okoye and Kimberly, as they were not handling the non-invite very well. Still feeling an overall good feeling about the day he ignored their negativity and headed to the studio. The drive down only continued Malcolm’s great feeling with a pleasant drive and a spectacular ocean view. 


Once making it to the studio he met with Nicole who was taking a call with some brokers, via Skype, looking to break into the film industry. Upon the end of the conference call Nicole and Malcolm talked of the possibilities of the work, which would still be some years out as they had a few scripts in development. The meeting of their minds created some interesting possibilities yet more research on the brokers themselves was needed. The two also talked about an upcoming company retreat. With a wrap on the days business Malcolm was still feeling up and thanked Nicole with a hug for her service and then headed out to pickup Summer and go dress shopping hoping they could find something quickly. 


Malcolm was right, as after picking up Summer and after visiting three boutiques on State Street Summer had tried on a lot of dresses, but none was just right. At one point Malcolm slipped away and walked into his barber’s shop for a bit of a tidy and line up. The two men and the other barbers got into a heavy debate over the upcoming big fight night to hit pay per view. They also shared in some jokes as well as ogling the women that walked by the barbershops large front window. 


Upon leaving the barbershop looking good Malcolm found Summer in the last boutique on State Street having made a decision, but at the register her card was declined. She was so sure this was the dress and embarrassed to not have the funds to pay for it Malcolm couldn’t ask her to leave without it. So calmly he purchased the dress for Summer keeping the flow of good vibes going. Then from leaving the downtown district Malcolm dropped Summer at her apartment and would be back for her later. Hoping she’d be ready as the whole shopping thing took longer than expected. 


Back at Malcolm’s place he’d find Kimberly working on lines for an upcoming audition by herself on the balcony, while there was no sight of Okoye. So Malcolm freshened up, changed and selected a nice bottle of vintage wine from his continuing to grow wine collection as a gift to the Beckham’s and was back on the road to pickup Summer. 


Dreading he would show up and she’d have another crisis he crossed his fingers she’d be ready. To his surprise she was more than that she was ready and looking amazing like something out of a fashion magazine. He opened the door of his Lexus as they shared a kiss on the cheek and they were off to the Beckham’s. 


Pulling up to the luxurious estate with valet parking sent butterflies in both of heir stomachs excited for a special night. As David had told him upon inviting him, dinner would be outside with the most amazing sunset either of them had seen. There were some other famous names in attendance like model Ashley Graham, real estate tycoon Linda Cochran, master marketer Gary Vaynerchuck, actress Sanna Latham, and film director Martin Scorsese to name a few. The estate was as marvelous as the dinner and the community of people sharing and talking. Malcolm hung on almost every word from Mr. Scorsese hoping to soak up any morsel of greatness to add to his repertoire. While Summer vibed with Ashley Graham who gave her advice as a fuller figure model. 


Malcolm enjoyed talking with the entire guest and seeing his beautiful date wowing others with her well spoke manner and knowledge was something Malcolm would not soon forget. Yet as it came to a close networking opportunities were solidified and David took Malcolm aside dropping a bit of knowledge himself on Malcolm about his date Summer claiming he had seen her with another man recently and they looked rather cozy. The good feeling Malcolm had going all day had reached its apex and began to plateau wondering if this was the producer from Sony, which he knew about, but wished Summer would have told him about it. 


The day had been fantastic, Summer was fantastic David was just doing what a true friend would do. On the ride to drop off Summer, Malcolm listened to the excited re telling of the nights festivities from Summer. There was no dispute the night was incredible. Yet at the drop off they talked a bit more and Summer invited him up to which he declined. In his mind the ambiguity of her relationship status demanded it. He didn’t want to be caught up in a love triangle although her body was calling him and speaking his language. They then kissed passionately and Malcolm watched her make it to her apartment safely and headed home. 


As the good vibes from the day continued to dissipate at a rapid rate he thought on the possibilities of him and Summer. By the time he reached home he had counted them out caught up in his mind about the unforeseen future he didn’t take well to the questions posed to him about his night by Okoye, whom was still up reading in the living room adjacent the kitchen where Malcolm was getting a drink. 



Feeling a bit rambunctious Malcolm played with her getting into her mind acting sorry for not taking her. They shared a bottle of wine and a moment. The unfettered attention Malcolm was showing Okoye softened her up so much that she then begged for more allowing Malcolm to take her right there over the kitchen counter ruthlessly.  




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Saturday, October 7, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #93


'Slow West' follows a 16-year-old boy on a journey across 19th Century frontier America in search of the woman he loves, while accompanied by mysterious traveler Silas. Written by Anonymous (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

I didn’t know what to expect from this unassuming western called SLOW WEST. I watched the trailer to get a sense of the film and it did intrigue me and set itself from the previous westerns I had viewed. Yet at the same time the casting of Michael Fassbender further intrigued me and so I watched. Upon viewing SLOW WEST I found myself caught up in this story of love in the wild wild west. By all means this film sheds the conventions of a typical western, which was refreshing and made me wonder why more films in the western genre have not told alternative stories about the wild west. So for SLOW WEST I give it 4 stars.



Saturday, September 30, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #92


Some time after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive captive Daisy Domergue race towards the town of Red Rock, where Ruth will bring Daisy to justice. Along the road, they encounter Major Marquis Warren (an infamous bounty hunter) and Chris Mannix (a man who claims to be Red Rock's new sheriff). Lost in a blizzard, the bunch seeks refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery. When they arrive they are greeted by unfamiliar faces: Bob, who claims to be taking care of the place while Minnie is gone; Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock; Joe Gage, a cow puncher; and confederate general Sanford Smithers. As the storm overtakes the mountainside, the eight travelers come to learn that they might not make it to Red Rock after all... Written by Jordan Crighton (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

I guess I must start with I and have been a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino, probably even before he became a cult favorite. That said as his career progressed his film became so expansive and dense with layers and unspoken messages that his later films left me thinking “what did I just watch?” So having seen THE HATEFUL 8 in theatres I felt it was time to watch it again and see what I came up with in a second viewing. Beyond the intense language, violence and sometimes gore, Tarantino films are dense with great dialogue and word play that creates an ominous feel, yet at the same time comedic relief. THE HATEFUL 8 was exactly that mixed with a story that takes place in an era that was still working out the value of people of all races and gender. It is this added level of tension mixed into a story of trust, love, and revenge that created my enjoyment for THE HATEFUL 8 the second time around. So for THE HATEFUL 8 I give it 4 1/2 stars.



Thursday, September 28, 2017

ART SHARE

Welome to another Art Share. This piece I have entitled "The Lovers". 


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Saturday, September 23, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #91


A mysterious stranger and a random act of violence drag a town of misfits and nitwits into the bloody crosshairs of revenge. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

I don’t quite remember how I got turned onto this film or who recommended it, but I was happy to view another western. Watching the credits roll built my anticipation thinking it would be an offbeat or even awesomely brutal in its approach. I found the film to be very entertaining, but felt the story was a bit simplistic. Overall I was glad to have seen this film and look forward to seeing more films by this director. So for IN AVALLEY OF VIOLENCE I give it 3 ½ stars.




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

MOD MAN #13 Harumi



Malcolm woke up early that morning. He had a lot on my mind. He couldn’t stand not doing anything, so he left the hotel and took a run in the park. He had been held up in that hotel for a week trying to work out these rewrites and present it to the brokers. The early morning fog, still caught up between the tree branches, made for an eerie site as he ran by. The run energized him and as he got back to the hotel, his mind was racing with new ideas to fill the gaps. He showered and ordered room service. He sat in front of his laptop in his bathrobe and a pair of boxers. Like a surgeon, he began cutting up the script meticulously, making the necessary adjustments to make it work better overall. It was 8:00am.


The meeting with the brokers was scheduled for 1:00pm. Come 11:30am He felt the script was edited up enough that the final fate of the script was left up to the ones brokering the film. He got dressed, wearing black Visum denim jeans, a light blue chambray short sleeve Staples design button down, a black Nike destroyer letterman jacket, a crisp pair of Air Force Ones, and his gold Rolex. He got downstairs and outside, on the street the doorman hailed him a cab occupied by a young attractive woman in a white cleavage bearing dress. She didn’t pay him any attention, as she was so into the moment with her iPhone. Malcolm told the cabby my destination, and they were off.


The rewritten script was bound and in a manila folder in his Marc Jacobs messenger bag on his lap. He was told this script could go for as much as 6 digits, and he was looking forward to negotiating for more as these brokers came from money. When he got to the building the cabby pulled up in front. He paid, got out, and made his way to suite 375. Malcolm was to be meeting with three brokers at their, office a Victorian style space with two giant double-panned windows with a breathtaking view. He sat confident in front of the three brokers. They were all lawyers, or all lawyers and accountants. He didn’t remember exactly what he was told initially, but he wasn’t impressed. They wanted to enter the filmmaking business. They were told he was the “hottest” screenwriter out with an eye for the provocative. After seeing Malcolm’s latest film they wanted to do business with him. Before they could get down to business they had some “manly’ conversation, as one on the brokers talked about his new black Lamborghini. Malcolm mentioned to him that he had gotten the chance earlier that year in Paris to race the exact model he was talking about on a professional track. The look on his face was priceless, as living in the city he probably never got his lambo over 55 mph.


 Malcolm figured, after a little side conversation, that they’d get to the point of the meeting. The broker seated in the middle of the other two proceeded to offer Malcolm a drink as he made one for himself. The other two followed suit pouring themselves a drink. He proceeded to stay focused on what was at hand. Each of the brokers made their way to the bar and back to their seats, as the conversation continued moving to another topic. All of the men dressed in muted neutral colors looking like a bunch of grown frat boys at a social. Now the broker seated in the middle began talking about a masquerade party that was held over the weekend. He went on to describe his backroom rendezvous that night with the secretary from down the hall, going on about her adept oral capabilities. At that moment Malcolm got up and made myself a drink. He explained to the brokers, that if they were serious about having him as screenwriter on this project, they needed to work now. He could relate to the “Boys Club” mentality, but he’d hope they were more focused. Malcolm knew now these guys were getting into the business for the wrong reasons. They were thinking that films would be another pool of women they could dip into or another stream of money to collect from. He’d seen it before. Those types don’t last, and if they did stick around for a bit their work was shit. He was always told, “Do what you love, and love what you do”. He had a commission piece of artwork that said that exact thing back at the studio. He instantly became home sick.


He thought to myself, “How did I end up meeting with these guys?”, as their conversation went on a bit more in graphic detail. He sipped his drink while looking out the window. “This was a great script,” He thought to myself; maybe even an Oscar contender. Did he want them to reap the benefits of his labor...? He thought hard and deep. He finished my drink, walked over to the coffee table where his script still lay in the manila folder, unaddressed or even looked over. They’d need time to look at it, but he wouldn’t give them the chance putting the envelope back into his bag. It was 2:30pm. Malcolm set his drink at the bar and left with no consideration for the three brokers. Once outside of the broker’s office he got on his phone and called his assistant Nicole to inform her that he would be coming home early, and he asked her to look and see if they had it in the budget to shoot another film this year. His heart began to beat faster, aroused at the thought of working on another film. He knew he’d be ready when the time came. He just didn’t know it would happen like this.


Feeling a burst of creative energy and empowerment upon leaving the brokers office and setting up plans to shoot their 4th film Malcolm found himself in New York with a completed script and time on his hands. As he made it to the buildings lobby ready to reach the outside he thought of contacting Harumi. 


They had re connected in a sort of way holding a phone conversation two days earlier when Malcolm had made it to town, but they had yet made plans to meet up. So Malcolm took it upon himself to contact her hoping she could get away for a coffee or a drink and possibly dinner later. As the phone rang Malcolm stood in a busy plaza section with a grassy nole where people were taking in the fantastic day. 


The phone rang a few more times and then it picked up, it was Harumi. She was glad to hear Malcolm’s voice although she was tied up with work so she suggested he come to her and afterward they could get happy hour drink and some food. With that conversation Malcolm hailed a cab and traveled to Harumi’s studio where she was holding a model fitting for an upcoming show she was a part of. 


On the way over Malcolm re thought the decision to walk out on the brokers and questioned himself honestly if he had made the right choice. There was no real plan ahead for the film yet there was no plan to go back either so ahead it was. He was becoming attached to the script any way believing he was the only one trusted enough to give this film the attention needed to bring it to an audience. 


In and out of traffic the cab swung wildly ending up in front of the building where Harumi’s studio was held. From the outside the place didn’t look like much, but upon entering the space it exploded into a loft slash warehouse layout. but with the amenities to make it a workable studio. Malcolm made his way up the freight elevator to the loft space where he found the place was a buzz with hair and makeup artist, stylists and half naked models all about. Malcolm made his way through the orchestrated chaos trying not intruding with his presence as he looked for Harumi. 


Finally he had found her in the distance working with the designer and a few models. He watched from the distance seeing her in her element was fascinating to Malcolm as he could relate to the joy, ecstasy and stress taking on a project with so much evolved. When he saw she had a free moment he walked toward her and when she saw him she walked toward him ending in an embrace before the next group of models walked up for review. 


Malcolm then sat off to the side watching the entire production of non-stop stylists and models working in concert to complete their work. Upon the last fitting Harumi moved to Malcolm as it was now later than expected. In that time Malcolm had patiently waited, while in the back of his mind he was mulling over his decision from earlier in the day. Harumi took his hand and they walked to a local restaurant and had some drinks and a late dinner talking throughout about the time they had lost while being out of contact. 


With an amazing amount of banter they reminisced and shared their ups and downs from the past year, it was like their level of intimacy they shared had not diminished or left the two. As they wrapped up dinner the two headed back to Harumi’s studio now silent with the late night moonlight pouring through the large windows setting the mood and without a moments hesitation they picked up where they had left off so many months ago at Malcolm’s home.   



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #90


Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns. As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money. (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

Growing up and remembering seeing the original MAGNIFICENT SEVEN it only seemed fit to see this one and see if the original held up. From my stand point the cast of the remake seemed a little less iconic, but the way they played the comedy with the drama seemed to hearken to the original. I feel like they did a great job and that the film makes for an entertaining romp. So for MAGNIFICENT SEVEN I give it 4 stars.






Saturday, September 9, 2017

HERE'S TO THE WEEKEND #63

MY NETFLIX MOVIE REVIEWS #89



Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)

The actual idea of the story of THE ACCOUNTANT sounded extremely interesting to me. I also may not be a huge Ben Affleck fan, but I still felt I should see this film. Upon watching the film and further understanding the plot I would have enjoyed the film more, I thought, as the nuances of an Asbergers syndrome patient may have been better served than with the performance Affleck gave. So for THE ACCOUNTANT I give it 3 stars.

Monday, September 4, 2017

MOD MAN #12 Origins



Coming off a fantastic first year garnering Malcolm rookie of the year honors and a trip to the All – Star game Malcolm took the off-season seriously and continued to work on his game. At around he same point Candace did come and stay with him, as he had once asked, enjoying life in L.A. and the lifestyle that Malcolm could afford. It was a great time in both of their lives. 


Soon as the seasons changed and the verge of spring training came about Candace herself had to venture back to Texas and finish her final semester before taking off to go abroad. The anticipation for the future in each of their lives was bittersweet as this would mean they probably wouldn’t see each other for sometime. Upon Candace heading back to Texas Malcolm was deep into spring training working hard for the new season wholly to improve upon the performance from a year ago. Finding him on the cover of magazines and cereal boxes and doing numerous interviews it was only a matter of time that Malcolm stardom would take him to super star status if his tremendous play continued. 


Malcolm and Candace continued to keep in touch as they had in his first year growing a deeper connection. From the start of the season Malcolm’s team played well so coming up on that years All Star game Malcolm was leading in voting among all players in the league an impressive feat coming off rookie of the year. So as games began to wind up before All Star break Malcolm’s team was in a meaningful game to move into first place in their division. 


Malcolm was on fire in this game in route to hit for another cycle having done that a few times already that season. With the game on the line and Malcolm at bat he hit an opposite field triple which brought in the tying and go ahead runs. The home crowd was ecstatic feeling as they were destined for a win and first place. When the inning finally ended and Malcolm’s team was to take the field the crowed roared knowing they were three outs from a win and sole ownership of first place. 


The Achilles heel of the team was once again their pitching staff, it was better than last year, but it was never a sure thing. So as the opposing team got a man on base bringing the tying run to the plate tensions grew. Then getting into a full count the pitcher found himself in a bind. Not wanting to bring the go ahead run to the plate the pitcher served up a high and inside fastball, which the batter got a good amount of bat on sending it to straight away centerfield. Malcolm headed back to the wall full throttle, as the hit was carrying looking like it may leave the field. Malcolm reached the warning track and leaped into the wall catching the ball preventing a homerun. The runner looked to tag up and head to third base. Malcolm reared up after bouncing off the wall and fired a strike to his third basemen who tagged out the runner ending the game. 


The crowd and team was uproarious, yet against all the joyous cheers Malcolm was grimacing in pain as with the throw he heard a pop in his throwing arm shoulder which lead to a shooting pain down his arm. He fell to his knees in the centerfield grass as the joyous crowd upon seeing their prized player had fallen went from cheers to defining silence wondering what had happened to their budding superstar.


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