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18 1/2 Philadelphia Film Festival Opening Night

Friday, October 16, 2009

No Jamie or Gerard on the Red Carpet, but director, F. Gary Gray, Regina Hall and Bruce McGill from the Opening Night Film Law Abiding Citizen were in attendance and they showered Philly, the Phillies and Sharon Pinkenson and the Philadelphia Film Office with love!

Law Abiding Citizen review will be posted later this afternoon, look for it below this post. And I'm so excited because it will be done from my new Netbook! You really can't be an effective blogger without one. I went with the Samsung NC10 in pink.

I've redefined the term "party animal" for myself - you know how you can't put food for a week out for a dog cause he'll eat it all in one sitting? Well, that's me when it comes to butlered horsd'oeuvers. I can not say no to a silver tray of food offered to me, the offerings can be good, bad or indifferent and I will keep partaking until the appointed hour that signals all butlering must cease.

And you know how if you dangle a string in front of a cat, it will always chase it? Well, that's me, when it comes to dancing. As long as the DJ is spinning my favorite tracks, I'm on the floor, all over the floor!


And so it was last night at the
Philadelphia Film Festival's Opening night party at the Warwick. It turned into a good crowd, mostly due to some extra's from Law Abiding Citizen being in attendance. In fact, one took to the floor for "Billie Jean" and did Michael Jackson's whole Motown 25th choreography, hat included. As I had been preoccupied with "party animaling", my camera was in the other room when he began, but I did ask another woman filming him to send me the video.

I then made it home after 2am to take 2 advil, 2 tums, put ice on my knee and sent a text canceling my 9am breakfast meeting.


I'll be attending the 12 noon screening of
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond and the 7:30pm screening of Chris Rock's Good Hair

Shout out to DJ Royale! He never played anything from Madonna's Hard Candy, but other than that he did a fabulous job spin'n and mix'n.

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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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