Thursday, September 3, 2009

Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Well, just as I was about to sign off the internet for the night, a friend sent me the link to the new trailer for the second installment of the amazing Boondock Saints.

If you have yet to see it, go here and watch it for yourself:
Boondock Saints II All Saints Day Trailer

Upon first glance, I was thinking this was going to be awesome! I mean I absolutely love the first one and when I heard they were making a second one I really couldn't wait! Then as I was watching the trailer, I began to realize that this was not the same caliber as the first Boondock Saints. Something about it just seemed off.

So, I decided to wait a moment (come on here and write a short blog about it), then re-watch the trailer again. This time, however, I came to terms with the differences, and realized that this actually really could be a freakin' fabulous film! I mean I love these guys! And seeing them with their awesome gun skills again is always something to treasure, lol ;). And the slow-motion shot of the four of them walking with their sunnies (it's my Australian term that I promised I would bring to the states) is pretty bad ass =).

So there it is, my two minute brief review of the trailer... but what are your thoughts?? Could this really be as amazing as the first??

Shout Out!

Since there are so many amazing people in this world (and I really truly do hope to meet as many of them as possible), I have decided to do a brief shout out to the amazing Jim that I met in New Orleans this past week.

First off, my amazing brother and I had gone back to our room due to a huge down pour. Once up there, I thought it would be fun to go down to the famous Carousel Bar (yes, the one that writers such as Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote use to frequent) and grab a drink since it was our last night there. My brother decided to rest though while I went down to the bar.

My first reaction when I stepped into the Carousel Bar was that I had truly stepped back in time. It really was amazing! It felt so Parisian! So, I found a seat at the circular carousel bar and talked with the fabulous bartender - Eddie - who recommended I try a Hurricane. (It was fabulous, by the way) ;).

I then pull out my notebooks and get a pen. As I enjoy my Hurricane, I begin to write. I felt it was a fitting thing to do, considering where I was :).

After a few moments, this man dressed in his finest walks in and sits himself two chairs down from mine. We both say hello. Anyway, to make a long story short [too late, lol], we begin talking. He tells me that his 65th birthday is the next day so we decide to celebrate a bit. He really was an amazing guy. For the past three years he has been volunteering in New Orleans, and he goes there every chance he can to give very generous tips to the locals (I know, what a sweetie!). He even tried to buy my drink, but I told him that was not necessary - especially since it was his birthday the next day!!

So, there it is, my shout out to the amazing Jim from Cincinnati. :)

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship...

Well hello there my new and old friends...

I seriously have been blogging now for years, but I always keep coming up with new blogs... a fresh start so to speak? [also I can't remember some of my previous blog passwords, hehe ;)]. But, anyway, I have decided to start a new blog as I find myself finally coming to where I've always wanted to be in life. Yes, like the title suggests, I am a traveling filmmaker... and hopefully always will be :).

I'm not quite sure where this blog will actually lead any of us, but I hope to shed some light for myself (and maybe even for others) on how one can actually continue to achieve this goal of being a traveling filmmaker. And who knows, maybe when this is all over, I could even say it is a 'What Not To Do...' if one wants to achieve their own traveling filmmaking dreams, lol :). Only time will tell.

By the way, it is extremely hot and sticky in L.A. today! I haven't felt this kind of heat since I was in a small little bar in Aswan with some amazing Australians! Now that was a good afternoon... even if we did have to pour bottled water over ourselves to keep us cool... hmm, maybe I should go do that?? ;) Alright my lovelies, or lovely as the case may be ;), I shall be off... more adventures to come... hopefully :).