This is an ever-evolving story of a girl writer and her two greatest loves, the movies and travel. As she hikes the trenches of Hollywood, you're brought along for the ride.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

We're All Mad Here... Happy New Year!

"Then it doesn't matter which way you walk," said the cat."
"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the cat, "if you only walk long enough." [ Alice In Wonderland]

I'll keep walking... even though I don't really know where I'm headed.  Here's to living life in 2014.  For me, it's the journey and the people I've met along the way that make all the difference.

Thank you to all the phenomenal people in my life (and the readers of this blog.) May you all have a Happy New Year!!!


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Manny & Bob's Insane Weekend: Coming To A Theater Far, Far Away...

Here's the link to an 80's flavored movie-trailer spoof written and directed by It's Always Smoggy In L.A. creator, Scott Vogel. All of the actors worked hard as did our stellar camera man, Alec Meero, and we all had a blast making it. Enjoy the trailer for a movie that doesn't actually exist.

P.S. Watch for me (KLiedle) as the bad ass aunt who not only gets a clone, but gets to shoot a gangster.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Golden Globe Nods to NEBRASKA

Golden Globe Nominations were announced on Thursday.  I'm looking forward to seeing AMERICAN HUSTLE and INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.  

However, I must say that I'm especially proud of the 5 nominations snagged by NEBRASKA.  I spent a good chunk of time last year back in the heartland filming this movie.  Congratulations to all involved.   

Below are the five nominations the film received along with the other nominees in those categories:


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Her"

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave"
Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"
June Squibb, "Nebraska"

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years A Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, "Her"
Bob Nelson, "Nebraska"
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, "Philomena"
John Ridley, "12 Years A Slave"
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

For the complete list of 2014 Golden Globe Nominees, click here.  

-- KLiedle  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

RIdiculous Childhood Phobias: The Turtleneck

Turtlenecks scared me as a kid. I was always worried that my head would never find the neck opening. And I'd just disappear.
 It's weird what we remember from childhood.   I'm still afraid of alot of ridiculous (and not so ridiculous things), but luckily I overcame my insane fear of turtlenecks long ago.  Today, I actually wore one and I was fine.

As an adult, I discovered that turtlenecks are an absolute wardrobe staple for wintertime.  They can be worn alone or used for layering.  Versatility and warmth are definite pluses for the classic turtleneck which has been seeing a comeback in the last couple of years.  In the last few days,  temps in the Los Angeles area have been near to freezing.  So, I've put the tank tops away and brought the turtlenecks and sweaters out.

Teen Vogue Notices Young Celebs Sporting Turtlenecks:
This Fall It's All About The Turtleneck

Back in 2011, TMZ of all places, actually posted a Turtleneck Photo Spread:
Turtlenecks: The Fashion Photos (TMZ)

[Above: Diane Keaton wearing a classic black turtleneck in an ad for Chico's.]

Written Content Copyright © 2013 by KLiedle