"Read Camus and James M. Cain side-by-side and see what vibrates your vindaloo."
We have a lot of sex but "challenge the urge, and in that dichotomy lies our greatness."
Mitchell had one good line, uttered after Ellroy told him that legendary germophobe/racist Howard Hughes put lubricated condoms on doorknobs he thought black people had touched.
MITCHELL: "So he won't be on 'Oprah' either."
Sunday, June 25
Pink Power Ranger Subdues Red Lobster
You can't really beat free Maine lobster, unless it's free lobster eaten in the company of "Islander" star Amy Jo Johnson, of "Felicity" and "Power Rangers" fame. The actress was preying on her hapless crustacean with beer in hand (Johnson, not the lobster) at the Westwood Brewing Company's lobster bake in honor or the world premiere of "Islander" directly following the dinner.
Thanks to a handy platter printed with instructions "How to Eat a Lobster," I picked through the critter in record time, availed myself of the wet naps and grabbed an "Islander" goody bag. Contents: bottled water, Maine Invites You magazine/travel planner, lobster-shaped candles, lobster-shaped picks and a plush Neopet.
How does the Neopet fit in? Check back when I post the review later.
Yeah, Yeah, But What About the Codpiece?
For LAFF's first poolside chat, we weren't exactly poolside because the W Hotel had to boot us out to a balcony to make way for a cooler event. We suspect that it may have something to do with Russell Simmons, who was hanging out in the lobby. While the poolside chat probably wasn't as def, it was pretty enlightening. Entitled "Film and Fashion: A Misconception," the informal chat drives home that "Fashion has nothing to do with costume design."
Moderator John Landis - Director of "Animal House," "Blues Brothers," "Trading Places," "An American Werewolf in London," "Spies Like Us," etc.
Deborah Nadoolman Landis - President of the Costume Designer's Guild, designer for most of Landis' films and "Raiders of the Lost Ark"