Thursday, January 31, 2013

Josh's Juke Box: 'Magic to Do' and 'Corner of the Sky''

'pippin' is a favorite broadway show of mine. here are two of the opening songs performed by ben vereen and....written by stephen schwartz it is a pleasant musical romp thru the middle ages.

Monday, January 28, 2013

And Seen on the Red Carpet

Sag Memories

SAG Winners

'argo' took home the big prize for cast excellence in film. 'downton abbey' took that prize for tv. two picks i'm thrilled about.

and the winners are

Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"

Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"

Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"

Cast: "Argo"

Stunt ensemble: "Skyfall"



Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Costner "Hatfields & McCoys"

Actress in a movie or miniseries: Julianne Moore, "Game Change"

Actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

Drama series cast: "Downton Abbey"

Comedy series cast: "Modern Family"

Stunt ensemble: "Game of Thrones"

Josh's Jukebox: A 'Glee' Moment or Two

from the soundtrack of my life

'tell him' 
'i don't know how to love him'

Sunday, January 27, 2013

'Argo' Wins PGA for Best Picture

if ben affleck repeats tonight at the sag awards all bets for 'lincoln' are off come oscar night!

actually it is my choice, right now, for best picture

SAG Awards Tonight

actors reward actors. one of my favorite award shows.

Sneak Preview of Barack and Hillary on 60 Minutes Tonight

Saturday, January 26, 2013

'Lovelace' Sneak Peak

to my surprise 'lovelace' is getting good reviews out of the sundance film festival. amanda is getting really good reviews. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lip Synced? Well That's Talent

kelly clarkson won the talent contest for NOT lip syncing. i have always questioned beyonce's
true talent....yup she has a great pair of pipes but not much to back them up....she lost what appeared to be a brilliant moment out of fear or true lack of talent. i mean she could record in a studio to perfection but the real test is getting out there and doing it LIVE.


Text of poem "One Today" written and recited by Richard Blanco at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, as provided by the Presidential Inaugural Committee:

Read more here:
One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores,
peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces
of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth
across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies.
One light, waking up rooftops, under each one, a story
told by our silent gestures moving behind windows.
My face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors,
each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our day:
pencil-yellow school buses, the rhythm of traffic lights,
fruit stands: apples, limes, and oranges arrayed like rainbows
begging our praise. Silver trucks heavy with oil or paper -
bricks or milk, teeming over highways alongside us,
on our way to clean tables, read ledgers, or save lives-
to teach geometry, or ring-up groceries as my mother did
for twenty years, so I could write this poem.
All of us as vital as the one light we move through,
the same light on blackboards with lessons for the day:
equations to solve, history to question, or atoms imagined,
the "I have a dream" we keep dreaming,
or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won't explain
the empty desks of twenty children marked absent
today, and forever. Many prayers, but one light
breathing color into stained glass windows,
life into the faces of bronze statues, warmth
onto the steps of our museums and park benches
as mothers watch children slide into the day.
One ground. Our ground, rooting us to every stalk
of corn, every head of wheat sown by sweat
and hands, hands gleaning coal or planting windmills
in deserts and hilltops that keep us warm, hands
digging trenches, routing pipes and cables, hands
as worn as my father's cutting sugarcane
so my brother and I could have books and shoes.
The dust of farms and deserts, cities and plains
mingled by one wind - our breath. Breathe. Hear it
through the day's gorgeous din of honking cabs,
buses launching down avenues, the symphony
of footsteps, guitars, and screeching subways,
the unexpected song bird on your clothes line.
Hear: squeaky playground swings, trains whistling,
or whispers across café tables, Hear: the doors we open
for each other all day, saying: hello, shalom,
buon giorno, howdy, namaste, or buenos días
in the language my mother taught me - in every language
spoken into one wind carrying our lives
without prejudice, as these words break from my lips.
One sky: since the Appalachians and Sierras claimed
their majesty, and the Mississippi and Colorado worked
their way to the sea. Thank the work of our hands:
weaving steel into bridges, finishing one more report
for the boss on time, stitching another wound
or uniform, the first brush stroke on a portrait,
or the last floor on the Freedom Tower
jutting into a sky that yields to our resilience.
One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes
tired from work: some days guessing at the weather
of our lives, some days giving thanks for a love
that loves you back, sometimes praising a mother
who knew how to give, or forgiving a father
who couldn't give what you wanted.
We head home: through the gloss of rain or weight
of snow, or the plum blush of dusk, but always - home,
always under one sky, our sky. And always one moon
like a silent drum tapping on every rooftop
and every window, of one country - all of us -
facing the stars
hope - a new constellation
waiting for us to map it,
waiting for us to name it - together

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Audra on 'Private Practice' Series Finale Tonight

audra returns to the series to maid of honor for kate walsh. her next stop is to go head to head with juilianna margulies on 'the good wife'.

'Anna Karenina' ***1/2stars

director joe wright took a risk and it worked. realizing that it would be cost prohibitive to film on location in russia he utilized a stage setting as the film's premise and then flung the doors open. only to return again and yet again. it is a masterpiece of innovation. it is a cinegraphic wonder. dario marianelli's score soars. 

keirna knightley shines as the adulteress anna. she is actually filmed quite beautifully which isn't really hard to do. jude law is at his best as her husband. aaron taylor-johnson is merely interesting as anna's lover vronsky. in fact he is the weak link in this production. alicia vikander shines as kitty. and in a small role michelle docker is lovely as princess myagkaya.

it seems to have disappeared from most theatrical screens but will be available next month on disc.

the ever lovely michelle docker