Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Simple Truths

Sometimes it's important to come back to the truths that matter.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tony’s last minute Oscar predictions!

Best Picture

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Inside Llewyn Davis
Dallas Buyers Club
The Wolf of Wall Street

I would swoon if-
Fruitvale Station, Before Midnight, or Short Term 12 got nominated

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

I would swoon if-
Oscar Isaac snuck in there for Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Judi Dench, Philomena
Amy Adams, American Hustle

I would swoon if-
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was included for her lovely work in Enough Said

Best Supporting Actor

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Daniel Bruhl, Rush

I would swoon if-
Tom Hanks got doubly recognized for both Captain Phillips AND Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actress

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
June Squibb, Nebraska
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

I would swoon if-
Octavia Spencer or Melonie Diaz were nominated for Fruitvale Station

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Spike Jonze, Her
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

I would swoon if-
Ryan Coogler's impressive debut Fruitvale Station got some Benh Zeitlin Beats of the Southern Wild lovin like last year

Best Original Screenplay

Spike Jonze, Her
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Joel and Ethan Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis

I would swoon if-
Nicole Holofcener’s romantic yet restrained Enough Said made the cut

Best Adapted Screenplay

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Richard Linklater & Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
Billy Ray, Captain Phillips
Tracy Letts, August: Osage County

I would swoon if-
I have little stock in this category this year, so happy with whatevs

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Roundoff Back Handspring into Youngblood's Sloan-Commissions with SILVER

First performed in June 2013 at Youngblood's Bloodworks reading series, now advancing to the National level:


                              Tonight! January 7 at 7pm

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After the Beijing Olympics, gymnast Felicia Biancardi refuses to accept her team's second place finish, claiming the gold-winning Chinese athletes lied about their ages. Felicia goes on an obsessive quest to use science to prove the truth and disqualify her opponents, but finds herself up against the limits of what science can prove. A comedy about failure on the world's greatest stage.                    


by Emily Chadick Weiss
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

starring Nicole Lowrance, Lucy DeVito, Stephanie Wright Thompson, Eugene Oh, Diana Oh, Annie Q, Zhu Yi, Victor Slezak, Leslie Ayvazian and Andrew Garman

The Sloan-commissioned First Light Festival at The Ensemble Studio Theatre

549 W 52nd St between 10th and 11th Ave 6th Fl 

Let's triple-twist flip into 2014.

More Youngblood in the EST/Sloan First Light Festival:

Old Four Legs by Clare Barron on Jan 13th at 7pm 

Wonks (A Travesty) by Willie Orbison on Jan 14 at 7pm