Philly Spotlight: Film Editor Jonathan Grossman / Evil Dead the Musical / Nick's Roast Beef “Bacon and Beer Fest”

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


I met a good guy, Jonathan Grossman at the PaFIA fall mixer (click for post) who offered to videotape and edit for me next time I have another big interview like the one with Lee Daniels (click for post) which would be fabulous! Or if I wanted to start vlogging, which another film person suggested I do; but I kinda like hiding behind written words. Besides, being on camera for the occasional interview, I can handle, but I'd have to lose too much weight to vlog.

Anyway, I liked his reel and appreciate his offer, so I asked him if he wanted to do a little online profile - Filmmaker, Videographer, Editor - Jonny G!

T&T: I think being a professional videographer and editor is an awesome profession, but a) are you an aspiring filmmaker as well? b) what drew you to this end of the industry?

JG: I am an aspiring filmmaker.  I like being able to tell a story through images, whether the video be a narrative, documentary or music video.  I like videography and editing because they represent the ideal combination of art and technology.  I could master and manipulate the technology to tell a good story through whatever content that best complements the story.

T&T: Are you currently working on a film?

JG: I am currently working on a documentary about my late grandfather as a loving father, husband and role model.

T&T: Your favorite director - whose next movie you would LOVE to edit?

JG: I would be excited if I had the opportunity to edit a film of either David O' Russell (Director of Philly's Silver Linings Playbook - click for post) or Martin Scorsese (still #1 director on most "in the business" lists!).

T&T: Favorite Philly Restaurant ?

JG: Whenever I travel from New York to Philadelphia, I like eating at McCormick and Schmick's on Broad and Market.

T&T: Wow! Jonny must come back from NYC with some serious coin, cause McCormick & Schmick's isn't your typical, let's just stop for a bite kinda place.

T&T: Favorite movie so far of 2013?

JG: Blue Jasmine (click for post)(Anyone following T&T knows this is at the top of my list too!)

Be sure to check out Jonathan Grossman on Vimeo!
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Blog contributor Candi's Corner is an "Evil Dead" expert, so she's really looking forward to reviewing the Musical version opening at The Prince Music Theater (click for tickets) today (9/25/13).

For those of you who don't know - Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic film The Evil Dead has been reincarnated as a stage musical and crazy theatrical experience, with all its gore and rich, take-no-prisoners humor.  Here's the theater trailer:



LISTEN TO EVIL DEAD MUSIC EXCERPTS

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I got invited to what looks like another great tasting for Saturday, but that's also my nephew AJ's 11th birthday, so I'll have to pass, but doesn't this sound good!


Nick’s Roast Beef in Old City (16 South 2nd Street) already famous for their “best of” roast beef and pork sandwiches, will reveal a new kinda bacon burger on September 28, 2013 at “Bacon and Beer Fest”. Nick’s owner Joseph Schultice, aka Joey Dog, has partnered with local bacon purveyor Bespoke Bacon to reinvent the concept of the hamburger using a special ground bacon and beef blend.

Toppings include: Southwestern Twist - Fried pickles, house-made salsa and jalapeño slices More Bacon the Better Choice of sizzling Bespoke flavored bacon strips South PhillySharp provolone, long hots and caramelized onions.

In addition to Nick’s Bacon Burger, Schultice presents a full line-up of new dishes  including:

Bacon Nachos - Nick's Nachos topped with Bespoke ground bacon, whiz, and other goodies

Cajun Grilled Chicken Sandwich topped with Bespoke Jamaican Jerk Bacon served on brioche bun. 
 
Beer and Bacon Flight - Seasonal brews paired with Bespoke Bacon's boldest and best:
  • Big Pepper with Philadelphia Brewing’s Joe Coffee Porter 
  • Jamaican Jerk with Prism Brewing’s Felony IPA
  • Szechuan Style with Prism Brewing’s Red Zone
And get this - What I really want to try: Bespoke Bacon Cheesecake with bacon dusted crust, caramelized apples, fresh rosemary and roasted garlic - Crazy! right?

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Philadelphia Film Festival PFF23 - October 16-26, 2014

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Chris Rock's trailer for the Paramount Pictures film TOP FIVE is now live!


Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, “TOP FIVE” tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he's left behind.

Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah.

The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove.

Opens in Theaters December 5th select Cities - Wide Release December 12th

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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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