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Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Here’s Ryan Gosling story & pics

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She’s at a job interview right now. Then she should be on her way back to me.

It’s the longest we spent apart since we met. Just one night.

I got so used to her. To us. That now is odd for her not to be around. And I overslept. By a lot.

Bisho took her place in bed. Hey. I love my cat. But I prefer her by a lot.

I slept all over the place. And woke up several times in the morning. Just to be like… wait… have I been dreaming for the past week or so?!

Nah. My room is extremely clean.

I don’t even remember what it used to be like. Well… it was very dirty. But I ignored the fuck out of it.


Sunday was great.

Not only is my blog infested with cheesiness. Now my Instagram story line is too. First video story…

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April looks promising – Work, Money & Brad Pitt by Matthew Suarez

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WRITTEN BY: MATTHEW SUAREZ @MATINGAS

I feel like a senior in college the night before he has to turn in his last thesis. Except this time I’m not turning in 50+ pages of random liberal crap like I used to spout for my Resolution of Conflicts minor… I wished I saved my senior theses, I bet they were horrendous. I wrote two different 50 page, one 30 page and one shared 50 page with a team of four, fuck working in teams (it was about saving the whales). 

April looks promising. There is a lot of good stuff that will be happening (I hope and I am sorta nervous for all of it). I haven’t seen this much work laying on my desktop in a while. It’s a bit of a clusterfuck, but I’m getting it done one by one. It will be a very busy month. I have a lot of ideas for larger articles and I plan to do major changes to Tijuana Adventure. 

March was difficult, but March is also almost over. I spent most of it being broke and stressed while working and looking for a job. It wasn’t until this last Tuesday that I finally got a decent paycheck. I paid a little debt that I had, enjoyed myself, and did some work. Unfortunately, the work I did was rejected and the other research I was doing prove to be more difficult than I first though (and I have more difficult research to do this week).

I tried working on Tuesday, but on my way to San Diego all I could think of was that I finally had some money. And once I deposited my check to the bank and had some cash, all I could think of is that I could finally eat out and enjoy myself. 

On Wednesday, I spent my morning doing some fruitless research and decided to go out. Found out that the awesome artist Teak (who happens to be my neighbor) painted me in his mural. His mural is about immigrants in Tijuana, Teak himself being one (and of course, myself)

Thursday I worked on more fruitless research, that I ended up deciding switching my focus to the events from Wednesday, the Dinner in The Sky shit. Also started collecting info and pictures for a food review of a vegan place.

Friday I sent what I had work on so far on the week, sadly, this was my aforementioned rejected article. That afternoon I got more vegan food and went to Plaza Fiesta to get an interview for a re-write (more of this in upcoming weeks). I got day drunk thanks to a Quadruple Belgian beer (and others) but got great material and pictures for more work.
Saturday the same, more work. I’m glad there wasn’t soccer matches on the Mexican league this weekend, otherwise I would have done nothing but watch soccer. I went to a different nerdy/awesome restaurant to again, collect pictures and information for yet more work! I think this is the post that I have typed the word “work” the most. Then I did more nerdy stuff by going to the Plaza Friki to play Street Fighter V with my friend Ohh Wow (I kicked his ass). Got more interview material and pictures at night for more and more work I’ll be doing this week… 

And guess what I did on Sunday?! I worked! I transcribed, wrote, edited, restructured and organized more WORK! Now I wished all this worked paid, but I guess that is where I’m barely getting at. Working and suffering to build a career (that hopefully is nothing like House of Cards). Tired from all the work, I napped on the early afternoon and woke up near midnight. Realizing it was Monday already and knowing that I have a lot of work to do on the week, I wrote the Monday blog post before dawn just to get it out of the way.

Brad Pitt

On my years chasing celebrities, I had a top three celebrities that people always asked for that I almost never saw. Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Johnny Depp. I never saw Depp, but I did catch Pitt and Clooney for a very brief moment each. Seriously, all I got were like 10 seconds. These people are busy. So I shouldn’t be complaining about how busy I am. I still have time to go to a nerdy plaza to play videogames… 

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I saw Pitt on February 5, 2011, that same day I also saw… Paris Hilton. And yes, if you are wondering, I did see Angelina Jolie (stories later).

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Pitt arrived on Terminal 2, so I’m guessing he was coming from Air France. There were dozens of paparazzi waiting, but he snuck by some “not so secret” doors and only a few caught him (I had a great position). Anyway, here are the pics of the only time I saw Pitt.

And now that I am done with my blog… I can go to bed (it’s 2:57 now) so I can wake up and do more work. I’m kinda hungry, but I’m sure that eating at this hour is not a good idea. Napping for four hours during the afternoon is also not a good idea, but I guess this is the life of a freelance.

Check out the whole article @ https://matingas.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/april-looks-promising-work-money-brad-pitt/

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Leo DiCaprio and Fuck the Oscars by Matthew Suarez

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WRITTEN BYMATTHEW SUAREZ @MATINGAS

WOOO!!! It’s party time! Let’s celebrate that DiCaprio finally won a fucking Oscar and everyone can STFU with the same fucking stupid joke. Seriously. A joke stops being funny after hearing it a couple of times. The DiCaprio Oscar joke has been going around for fucking ever and it’s not funny.

In fact, the Oscars are a complete shitty circle jerk for actors and bull crap. 

The Oscars meant one thing for me. I HAVE SHIT TONS OF WORK THE NIGHT AND MORNING OF THEM. A lot of actors don’t like Los Angeles, like Kate Winslet, she flies in for an event and leaves as soon as possible. 

Now more about Leo. He is one weird mother fucker. A smart one. But a fucking weirdo from my experiences with him. 

Leo, if you didn’t know, is extremely against paparazzi. He has a good reason for it as well. He knows his image is worth $$$ so he protects his own image to ridiculous degrees. I tried hiding or not even taking his picture, the dude knows how to avoid getting his picture taken. He makes photos of him so obsolete that he makes his image value go up. Getting one good picture of Leo in his natural state is one of the best things you can get. But he is EXTREMELY CAREFUL.

I’ve even hear that in restaurants he requests tables that faces a wall so he can stare at the wall while he eats and no one sees him. Completely believable. The dude from the moment that he gets out of his limousine, just looks down to where his feet are and covers 92% of his face. EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO ONE AROUND. 

I saw Leo a few times. He was never worth it because he was so good at making the picture worthless. Because he wasn’t worth it, several times we got experimental to see if he would crack. He never did.

Don’t get me wrong. I think Leo is a great actor and a smart dude, just not really likable in person. And it’s not because he is against paparazzi, he just doesn’t seem to have any genuine charm. Many child actors turn out to be weird and unrelatable to the real world, except Elijah Wood. I talked to him for a few minutes at LAX once and it was awesome, but that’s another story. The reason I don’t like Leo is because of all his left-super-liberal agenda.

In one of my classes in University (I went to college for Conflict Studies besides music) we studied celebrities for the environment. Leo Di Caprio came out as a prominent figure… to make fun off. Celebrities that just latch to a cause and truly believe in it even though they have the rhetoric all wrong and can really explain why they hold those ideals. I get it that he is doing for good causes, but it is similar to when Steve Harvey says crap like “If are an atheist, you have no moral barometer,” or “why do we still have monkeys?” or “homosexuality is a sin, but lesbians are cool.” It is one extreme from the left and right. But they are both believing in their heart, that they are right. I’m going to go ahead and agree with Leo, but he does more harm than benefit to the cause.

Anyway, talked too much about Leo. Done with it. Here are some shitty pictures from January 17, 2009 with Bar Refaeli and Leo’s mom. I don’t find any other folders with his name, but I am sure I saw him at least couple more times. There are probably no pictures because they were even worse than this set:

That’s it! Now I have tons of work to finish but at least I am inspired to work. Hopefully I get it all on time so I can make money this week, but I really doubt it. Next tours I do, I should probably charge…

Check out the whole article @ https://matingas.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/im-back-baby-adventures-galore-stfu-about-leo-dicaprio-already/

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BLW’s 2014 Academy Awards- Our Oscar Picks and Pricks

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Written By John D. Aguon @lttlgnt & Doc G @rorymcqueen33

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It’s that time of year! The 86th Academy Awards have been announced this morning with GRAVITY and AMERICAN HUSTLE taking the lead with the most Oscar Nods, each having 10. After an unpredictable Golden Globes, with 12 YEARS A SLAVE taking best Drama and THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET snagging Best Comedy/Musical, the Best Picture Award is poised to shock some people.

It’s that wonderful time of year, when we in America celebrate the great art that is cinema. We celebrate this art, like all art should be celebrated, by making the artists compete against each other to see whose art was truly the best art of the year and whose art didn’t quite deliver.

The Oscars don’t mean shit and anybody who uses the Oscars to help them determine which films were the best of the year are mooks (author’s note: If I should one day win an Oscar this article and all that follows means nothing, the Oscars rule and Oscar winners are freaking Gods)

People use the Oscars to rate a movie. Like Robert Redford’s performance is any less great because All Is Lost was seen by a dozen people and didn’t get nominated. Any time you want to know what the Oscars truly means remember 1992 and 1997. In 1992 GOODFELLAS was against DANCES WITH WOLVES and Marty was against Kevin. Now I like Dances, great ling flick, tutunka , buffalo shit was great and for once the Native Americans weren’t one note savages like most American films showed them to be, but instead were enlightened people who had no clue what was about to run over them. All that being said, GOODFELLAS is a fucking masterpiece. If it is on cable, and it has to be cable, because fuck not cursing, but if it is on cable I dare you to not watch 5 minutes and get hooked into 30 (Luckily I have a cable theory that states that GOODFELLAS, HEAT and FULL METAL JACKET happen to be on cable at least once a day)
Martin Scorsese lost to Kevin Costner and Goodfellas lost to Dances at the Oscars.
In 1997, these 3 films were up for best picture. PULP FICTION, SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION AND FORREST GUMP.
Which film won best picture and director?
Now history looks at Pulp Fiction as being a masterpiece, maybe the finest independent film of all time.
Shawshank Redemption.
I don’t know one human being that does not like this film. I mean Pulp Fiction can rub some people the wrong way, but unless you are a heartless, soulless, asshole, you have to like Shawshank.
Forrest Gump?
Has some memorable lines because Tom Hanks played a retard great( is retard no longer the correct nomenclature? Are we officially calling them special?)
Watch Forrest Gump today and tell me this movie sticks with you?
As Robert Downey Jr says in Tropic Thunder, never go full retard?
That is my advice for today, never go full retard.
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Let’s take a look at this year’s NOMINATIONS

BEST PICTURE

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American Hustle

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Captain Phillips

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Dallas Buyers Club  (Check out our Review)

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Gravity  (Check out our Review)

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Her   (Check out our Review)

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Nebraska

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Philomena

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12 Years a Slave

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The Wolf of Wallstreet  (Check out our Review)

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JOHN D. Pick:

This year’s best picture is a tough one, I don’t feel like there is one movie that stands out more than the others. I think it’s safe to say that that NEBRASKA and PHILOMENA can take the back seat, because all though they were both good movies, they don’t have the same buzz as the others. I’m pretty surprised to see that the Academy left out the Coen Brother’s INSIDE LLEWELLYN DAVIS, considering the Oscars have huge Jewish support. Also, I would have preferred to see indie films like SHORT TERM 12 and FRUITVALE STATION get some recognition. With preordained films like THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, GRAVITY, and AMERICAN HUSTLE, I’d say the Best Picture race is up for grabs.

Who WILL win: AMERICAN HUSTLE

I’m going to say that David O Russell’s eccentric take on the 1970’s Abscam, is the slight favorite here. To me the Oscar’s have been a big popularity contest. Right now, American Hustle has all the “cool kids”: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and let’s not forget Jeremy Renner.

Who SHOULD win: HER

This film really needs to win. It represents the “indie” style of filmmaking that often is unappreciated .Spike Jonze did an exceptional job directing, the script is unique and smart, the acting is impeccable and  to me the technical aspects of the film is as innovative as it gets.

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K.K. Martin’s Pick: 12 Years A Slave – This is the only movie with a black lead that has already won awards this season. Also because there will be so much white guilt this move can’t lose. Plus Oprah will curse; I’m more than sure she has that power since she wasn’t even nominated.

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Doc G Pick:  When did this shit become 9 or 10 films, way to boost every studio’s advertising by allowing 9 films to show ads claiming they were a best picture nominee. Next year let’s do 20 films and if you aren’t nominated for a best picture your film is immediately pulled and every print is burned.

 WHO SHOULD WIN: Who cares who I think should win? Should is such a bullshit thought anyhow, it’s a word of fantasy. I should be rich and I should have been born to a trust fund family. I wasn’t, but I should.
Who will win:   I’ll tell you in a few weeks, and if you can’t wait and need to be told who will win by me, shoot yourself.
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BEST DIRECTOR

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David O. Russell- AMERICAN HUSTLE

Alfonso Cuaron- GRAVITY

Alexander Payne- NEBRASKA

Steve McQueen- 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Martin Scorsese- THE WOLF OF WALLSTREET

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John D Pick:

Another tough category. I’m surprised Paul Greengrass didn’t make this list for CAPTAIN PHILLIPS and Spike Jonze deserved a nod for HER. But, with that being said this category has five of the industry’s heavy hitters. I love David O. Russell, but I just can’t get past the notion that he Directed five of the best Actors of our generation, even Snooki could Direct those brilliant actors.

Who WILL win: Steve McQueen

I have a strong feeling that voters are going to award 12 YEARS a SLAVE with this category. After all, it is a slave movie and if you haven’t seen the Oscars, it wouldn’t be complete without giving an award to a movie about slaves.

Who SHOULD win: Martin Scorsese

Risk. Martin Scorcese took a massive risk. He split audiences with his provocative display of the wolves on Wall Street and created an artistic masterpiece at the same time. I think this film deserves it. I also have to mention that he’s waaayyyyy past his prime.

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K.K Martin’s Pick: Martin Scorsese, do we really need an explanation?

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Doc G Pick:  This is the category where the guy who wins knows that his film has no shot at winning the Best Picture award that closes the night. It’s the new tradition where guys like Ben Affleck can win Best Picture but lose the director award. If Steve McQueen wins this David Russell should just start getting his Best Picture speech for American Hustle ready. Also the order in which awards are presented corresponds to how important Hollywood views each award, with Best Director being the second to last award and supporting actress coming first.

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Cristian Bale- AMERICAN HUSTLE

Bruce Dern- NEBRASKA

Leonardo Dicaprio – THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Chiwitel Ejiofor – 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Matthew McConaughey – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

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John D Pick:

Three words: TOM FUCKING HANKS. I’m genuinely surprised he wasn’t nominated. But really?  Who would you trade him for?  I’d be happy with any of these guys winning. I really wish Joaquin Phoenix was nominated, that dude killed it in HER.

 Who WILL win:  Leonardo DiCaprio

I think there’s a rotation of Actors who take place at the top of the mountain each year…Christian Bale, Daniel Day Lewis and DiCaprio. Although Bale is my personal favorite of the three, I’m predicting Leo has done enough as the wild and loopy Jordan Belfort.

 Who SHOULD winMatthew McConaughey

Just so we can have an encore of his Globe’s speech.

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K.K. Martin’s Pick: Leonardo DiCaprio – Name another actor’s dick the academy is sucking on right now? He’s this year’s golden boy, those other bitches had a turn and the newbies won’t get wet until they hit the 2 year mark.

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Doc G Pick: The best category of the night filled with the best talent. Leo was amazing playing a douchebag but like they say never go full douchebag. Aids or being old, one of those things will help Bruce or Matt win.

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Best Actress

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Amy Adams – American Hustle

Cate Blanchett- Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock- Gravity

Judi Dench-Philomena

Meryl Streep-August: Osage County

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John D Pick:

Once again hard to see any of these fine actresses being a shock of win. Both Blanchett and Bullock prove that they can compete with the perennial Oscar winner, who I also think this category should be named after Meryl Streep. Amy Adam’s side cleavage deserves recognition and Judi Dench, well is Judi Dench.

 Who WILL win: Cate Blanchett

I don’t have a problem with her winning, she was great in this film and she may be the hot pick going in to this.

 Who SHOULD win: (Tie) Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock.

Streep really transforms into her roles and did you know she’s British??!! Bullock, carried a film for 91 minutes and went through shit in GRAVIT, a lot of shit. Just give it to her.

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K.K. Martin’s Pick: Meryl Streep – 1. She’s fucking Meryl Streep 2. Have you seen this movie? She out performed everyone on the list.

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Doc G Pick:  Think it on purpose that support actress giving before supporting actor and best actress given before actor? That being said, best actress this year is packed with performances no one saw. From Streep getting nominated for reading the phone book and Judi Dench being nominated for being able to stand Steve Coogan.

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SUPPORTING ACTOR

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Barkhad Abdi- Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper- American Hustle

Michael Fassbender- 12 Years a Slave

Jonah Hill- The Wolf of Wall Street

Jared Leto- Dallas Buyers Club

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John D Pick:

Wow. Just Wow. This is my favorite category this year. Chris Rock lost a grip load of weight for this role as Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper with a Jheri curl, Michael Fassbender as a lustful southern slave owner, Jonah Hill actually did some acting, and Jared Leto as a really, reeeeeeallly convincing transgender. Enough said.

Who WILL win: Jared Leto

This guy made it look easy to tuck your balls eight hours a day for the few weeks they shot.

Who SHOULD win: Jared Leto.

Watch DALLAS BUYERS CLUB….now!

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K.K. Martin Pick: Jared Leto – its hard being a woman and it’s even harder being a fucking drag queen. The tucking, the taping, the layers, having a uterus…

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Doc G Pick: Give it to the black guy from Africa who says ” I am the captain.” Seriously the other 4 dudes are going to be banging hot chicks and never worrying about money or violence again. Win or lose all four of those guys are going to have pretty good fucking lives. The African kid is never going to be a star of another film, will never bang Renee Zewellger (well you never know), and will never enjoy life, let him enjoy this night.

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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Sally Hawkins- Blue Jasmine

Jennifer Lawrence- American Hustle

Lupita Nyong’o- 12 Years a Slave

Julia Roberts- August: Osage County

June Squibb- Nebraska

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John D Pick:

This Category to me is the least exciting. I just think the general public is on the high that is Jennifer Lawrence. No surprises, she takes this hands down.

Who WILL win: Jennifer Lawrence

She did an amazing job playing annoying and crying in every scene, like in SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK. Something tells me that’s not the last will see of that.

Who SHOULD win: Scarlett Johansson

Nothing against the actors is this category, I just think Johansson needs to get recognized for her  brilliant voice work as the Futuristic yet quirky Operating System, Samantha in the film “Her”.

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K.K. Martin Pick:   Lupita Nyong’o because she proved to the American audience that she is above us and better than Beyonce old ass. She fucking shows up at the Golden Globes like a pro, after leaving her graduation at Yale.  Quite frankly I’m fucking tired of Jennifer Lawrence ADHD ass. I’ll even take Julia Roberts for the spread, ‘cause she was amazing in August: Osage County.

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Doc G Pick: I am just so fucking glad Oprah did not get nominated for Lee Butlers The Butler. I could not give a rats ass who wins any award, but something inside of me smiles knowing Oprah didn’t get nominated.

Remember the LONE RANGER has more Oscar nominations then SAVING MR BANKS, OUT OF THE FURNACE and a dozen other films, so do the Oscars really means shit.

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Here’s a list of the rest of the nominations:

Foreign Language Film: “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” Belgium; “The Great Beauty,” Italy; “The Hunt,” Denmark; “The Missing Picture,” Cambodia; “Omar,” Palestine.

Adapted Screenplay: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, “Before Midnight”; Billy Ray, “Captain Phillips”; Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, “Philomena”; John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”; Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

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K.K. Martin: 

Animated Featured Film:

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Ernest & Celetine because this is a movie that was hand drawn and only a handful of people actual seen. So the appreciation of something like this will win over those other big budget cartoons.

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First of all FUCK YOU for not nominating Amir Mokri. I still pick Amir Mokri.

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Original Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle”; Woody Allen, “Blue Jasmine”; Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Spike Jonze, “Her”; Bob Nelson, “Nebraska.”

Animated Feature Film: “The Croods”; “Despicable Me 2”; “Ernest & Celestine”; “Frozen”; “The Wind Rises.”

 Production Design: “American Hustle,” ”Gravity,” ”The Great Gatsby,” ”Her,” ”12 Years a Slave.”

Cinematography: “The Grandmaster,” ”Gravity,” ”Inside Llewyn Davis,” ”Nebraska,” ”Prisoners.”

Sound Mixing: “Captain Phillips,” ”Gravity,” ”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” ”Inside Llewyn Davis,” ”Lone Survivor.”

 Sound Editing: “All Is Lost,” ”Captain Phillips,” ”Gravity,” ”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” ”Lone Survivor.”

Original Score: “The Book Thief,” John Williams; “Gravity,” Steven Price; “Her,” William Butler and Owen Pallett; “Philomena,” Alexandre Desplat; “Saving Mr. Banks,” Thomas Newman.

Original Song: “Alone Yet Not Alone” from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel; “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” Pharrell Williams; “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez; “The Moon Song” from “Her,” Karen O and Spike Jonze; “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen.

 Costume: “American Hustle,” ”The Grandmaster,” ”The Great Gatsby,” ”The Invisible Woman,” ”12 Years a Slave.”

Documentary Feature: “The Act of Killing,” ”Cutie and the Boxer,” ”Dirty Wars,” ”The Square,” ”20 Feet from Stardom.”

Documentary (short subject): “CaveDigger,” ”Facing Fear,” ”Karama Has No Walls,” ”The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” ”Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall.”

Film Editing: “American Hustle,” ”Captain Phillips,” ”Dallas Buyers Club,” ”Gravity,” ”12 Years a Slave.”

 Makeup and Hairstyling: “Dallas Buyers Club,” ”Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” ”The Lone Ranger.”

Animated Short Film: “Feral,” ”Get a Horse!,” ”Mr. Hublot,” ”Possessions”, “Room on the Broom.”

Live Action Short Film: “Aquel No Era Yo (That Wasn’t Me),” ”Avant Que De Tout Perdre (Just before Losing Everything),” ”Helium,” ”Pitaako Mun Kaikki Hoitaa? (Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?),” ”The Voorman Problem.”

Visual Effects: “Gravity,” ”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” ”Iron Man 3,” ”The Lone Ranger,” ”Star Trek Into Darkness.”

What do you think of our picks and who are your choices for the winners and losers for the 86th Academy Awards?

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A Wolf, the Dream, and Tacos By John D. Aguon

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Scattered Thoughts:

A Wolf, the Dream, and Tacos

By John D. Aguon –   John’s Instagram

The other day I saw the perfect film about the “American Dream”; and in order to depict the “American Dream” properly, you have to get to the fucking apex of filth, desire, and debauchery. This my friends is what the great Martin Scorsese has done in his latest cinematic treasure, “The Wolf of Wallstreet”. The film is based on a true story about Jordan Belfort a drug addict, womanizer and fast-talking stockbroker; who is brilliantly portrayed by Leonardo Dicaprio. “Wolf” quickly takes a frenetic pace showing us the insanely wild lifestyle of man, who seemingly can’t get enough. Although it’s excessive, I found it extremely indulgent. By the end of the movie, I found myself feeling really dirty, exhausted and yet I still wanted to more. Then after thinking about tacos for a little bit, I went back to thinking about the “American Dream” and the truth is, after a few minutes of, “When will all of this hard work pay off?” I just wanted to think of tacos again.

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I use the power of Google to look up the definition of  the “American Dream”, which defines, 

“the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility achieved through hard work.”

Well…here is where I have a problem with it. Upward social mobility requires a lot of hard work that doesn’t pay off. Yeah, I guess the path to the top isn’t supposed to be easy. But, how the fuck does Honey Boo Boo already have enough money to buy a car and I can’t even afford to look at one? The answer is simple, Honey Boo Boo is a genius!

She realized that the way to the top is to prance around like a circus monkey!   No.     Seriously, the one thing that Scorcese’s Belfort, Honey Boo Boo, and the rest of the schmucks making money the easy way have in common is:  They never dreamed.  They never got stuck thinking about the proverbial ladder you need to climb in order to achieve anything. They really just didn’t give a fuck, and they just went after what they wanted and never let anyone stop them. Well maybe Honey Boo Boo didn’t really have that drive, but she’s one feisty little pageant queen and I’m sure she’s never taken “no” for an answer.

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So, lately I’ve found myself hurting a little bit. Sulking in my blood, sweat, and tears. Suffering from hard-work-never-paying-off syndrome.

You can’t blame me. I’ve interviewed for four high profile jobs, slaved up every ladder in Hollywood, and  I have not seen the fruits of my labor. But why? I know one thing, it isn’t my work ethic, or my skill, or even my ravishing good looks (I kid). The truth is, during my five year tenure here in LA, I’ve never gone after the career I wanted, I’ve always just settled. Settled for jobs that allowed me to live comfortably, I settled for the scumland that is TMZ, I’ve settled for uncreative button pressing camera operator jobs, I even drove a bunch of Indian Film Producers (India Indians) around to their “important” film meetings. But, not once have I used my “wolf”.

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The animal inside that chases after your goals. I find that it is rare to see people using their inner wolf. Well maybe I don’t want to be as wolfish as Jordan Belfort’s drug addicted, money hungry self; but at twenty six, I need to stop “dreaming”. I need to wake up and I do what I want,  and stop doing what makes me feel safe, instead of floating in the American sea of hard working normality, because, all the “American Dream” is, is a way to tell people that we all need to get to the top using the same shitty, mundane, rent paying path.

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I’ll leave you with this. After I saw the movie, I got to thinking about what Scorcese was trying to tell me in “Wolf of Wallstreet” and it’s simple: we all are normal until you find yourself drowning in queludes, throwing midgets, and snorting cocaine out of a stripper’s asshole.

So, fuck being normal. Do what you fucking want!!! I want tacos.

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