This is the movie that you’ve never heard of but need to see.

Once is this year’s indie-film-that-could, an inspiring story about two musicians who meet in Dublin, Ireland and form a complicated yet beautiful relationship. The movie is not a musical by any means, but it does feature several songs written and performed by lead actor Glen Hansard (of The Frames) and lead actress Marketa Irglova. Hansard, who also appeared in The Commitments, is quite charming as ‘the guy,’ and his chemistry (musical and otherwise) with ‘the girl’ Irglova is both realistic and compelling. 

There are three things I love about this film – the setting, the soundtrack and the overall spirit of the movie.

I am a huge fan of and support independent film. So should you. Go find your local arthouse theatre and make an afternoon of it for Once.

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I don’t think that many people care anymore, let alone those of you who read this blog (zero comments so far on this issue), but I am both entertained and mortified by Isaiah Washington’s decision to continue opening up to the press.

Here is the latest:

Last week, he suggested that TR Knight should have been fired from Grey’s Anatomy instead of him. And now he is suggesting that TR Knight created and executed the first half of a major conspiracy to have both Washington and Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey removed from the show.

Holy sh*t.  I used to work in PR, and it is quite obvious that he either ignored or failed basic Media Training. Miserably.

I realize that this is a sensitive and controversial issue, but I would love to know what YOU think because I feel like a party of one as I react to each asinine statement that comes out of Washington’s mouth. 

Bring it on.

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To borrow a popular phrase from Grey’s Anatomy…seriously??

The following quotes come directly from Isaiah Washington, in today’s Houston Chronicle.

“They fired the wrong guy.”

“I was not fired for making homophobic slurs. I did
everything I said I would do. I offered to go to counseling, to do a
public service announcement. I wanted everyone to know I was

So let me get this straight (no pun intended) – he thinks that TR Knight should have been fired instead. Wow. 

Washington should fire his publicist because allowing him to continue commenting on this matter is certainly not going to improve his image or career. Nor will that empty threat of a lawsuit.

His insincerity is painfully obvious and his persistent denials to the media illustrate a high level of desperation. 

I, for one, will never support any of his future endeavors on the small or big screen.

Read the entire article here:

This will not be the last time I address this particular subject. Clearly.

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I’m not one to delve into politics, and I don’t care what your affiliation is…this is a stroke of pop culture genius. In very timely fashion (just nine days after the controversial finale aired), Hillary Clinton stars in an almost scene-by-scene parody of the last five minutes of The Sopranos series finale. Co-starring former President Bill Clinton and featuring a cameo by Vincent Curatola (The Sopranos‘ dearly departed Johnny “Sack” Sacramoni), the video was created to highlight her selection of an official campaign song. 

It is a bold move, and I love it. Well done.

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If you like the show, you’ll enjoy these. Someone has taken the time to edit together the crash sequence in real time, the series of events which we have yet to see in sequential order (while Flight 815 is still in the sky, Desmond fails to punch in the numbers, and Benry is being left out of The Dysfunctional Others Book Club).

And yes, this proves that there are indeed people out there with far more time on their hands than yours truly.

Shorter version:

Longer version:

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