Last Gasp Of Summer

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Favorite Pic of the Day for October 24th


Love this shot of Bodo London by Raw Image.
See my profile earlier this month of Bodo HERE:

Happy Birthday Today October 24th to:

Some Favorites celebrating today October 24th

English Footballer Wayne Rooney turns 25 today.


Brad Johnson turns 51 today.


Vargas Alfred turns 29 today.


B.D Wong turns 48 today.


Actor Kevin Kline turns 63 today.

Christopher Schram: Requited


Above: Christopher by Zeke Zeke.

"How do you get over something you never had?"

Back in May when I first profiled actor and model Christopher Schram I wrote:
" Christopher is about to take on one of his biggest roles in a short film due to start shooting in the next few weeks."

That film, Requited is completed and Christopher tells me he is very excited about it. 'I think it's going to be a special film.' The producer, Sal Bardo (who also wrote and directed the film), has submitted it to several film festivals, and is updating the site with news and screening information.

Below: Christopher by Jade Photography.


Below: Christopher by Jin Wang.



"Requited is a multi-layered love story. It explores perpetual love, new love, self love, longing, loss and the ability to let go. My heart beats faster just thinking about this film."
Christopher Schram

Christopher in Requited:


REQUITED:

Written, Produced & Directed by Sal Bardo

Director of Photography.........Jonathan Wing
Assistant Director...................Pele Kudren
Gaffer & Assistant Camera.....Bayan Mogharabi
Set Decorator......................Caroline Pham
Sound Mixer............................Eric Perez
Makeup.................................Tara Drake
Editor............................Jacob LaMendola
Sound Design.........................David Briggs

After several years working as an actor in New York City, Sal Bardo is making his directorial debut with Requited. Sal attended New York University for music and Herbert Berghof Studio for acting. His recent acting roles include the New York premiere of Juan Mayorga's Way to Heaven (Himmelweg) (currently running off-Broadway) and the independent feature films Motel Americana Vol. 2 and Eulogy for a Vampire.
From Requited Website



"How do you get over something you never had?"
When I read this quote I was instantly intrigued by Requited. I am not sure about the rest of you, but I remember when in school, there there were guys who I crushed over, some I barely knew, some who were good friends, all straight, who I longed to be closer to, to be in an intimate relationship with. Although this relationship never actually happened, never actually existed, it's ability to deliver pain was still very much all too real.

I think this is especially true for those who, for whatever reason, are not able to be who they are really are. It was not until about 10 years ago, in my twenties when I finally came out that this began to diminish. I cannot say it went away completely, I am not sure it ever does. I think we all can think of someone, some time in our life that we look back on in this way.



Check Out Christpher's official website HERE:
Check out Christopher on FH HERE:



Requited also stars Max Rhyser, Matthew Watson and Crystal Arnette. Check out the trailer below and be sure to stop by and visit the Official Requited Website HERE:

Requited Trailer from Sal Bardo on Vimeo.

At The Movies:


Above: Steven R. McQueen

Won't call these actual reviews but my thoughts on two movies, one Piranha which I saw this week and Sex And The City 2 which has it's DVD release this week. Let me start by saying I enjoyed both movies even though they both were actually quite bad.

PIRANHA:
-A Bloody Mess-


The charm of Steven R. McQueen was the main reason I was able to sit through Piranha 3-D. Steven is one of my favorite actors on Vampire Diaries and he has a likability (not to mention he is adorable) that makes him a highly watchable actor. I have written before I enjoy a good 'Animal Terrorizing Human' flick, but this one really did not really explore the animal nor it's motives. This flick simply went for the blood. Besides Steven, the only other actor who really got to shine was Elisabeth Shue who I had not seen on screen in awhile. I love Jerry O'Connell but despite the fact he spent half the movie in a speedo he was presented as extremely nonsexual. He was not really given enough meaty dialogue to be a real sleaze, instead his role seemed not fully sketched out. I also cannot understand the appeal of actress Jessica Szohr. Pretty yes, but not really a dynamo in the acting department.

There were many beautiful women, naked for a few scenes but I believe the only male nudity was the brief mooning scene below. The movie works up to a massive blood bath with co-ed after co-ed getting eaten in one huge attack. Look for Ving Rhames, Christopher Llyod, Ricardo Chavia, Dina Meyer and Adam Scott in small roles. Richard Dreyfuss shows up briefly in what could have been a nice nod to Jaws if more care had been put into his scene.








SEX AND THE CITY 2:


I watched Sex And The City now and then when it was on TV but cannot say I was really a big fan. Some of the girls boyfriends were part of the reason I tuned in now and then. I did however quite enjoy the first movie so when I went to this one I thought I enjoy the two hours and twenty minutes.

The problem with SATC2 is the same reason I never really got into the show. Carrie Bradshaw is a really unlikable lead. Sarah Jessica Parker I love, but Carrie was always somewhat of a whiney, insecure and selfish and despite the fact we have watched her for over a decade she really has not grown up very much.

SATC was always at it's best when Carrie's stories did not dominate and the characters (all much more interesting) are featured equally. SATC2 give Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha all juicy material, they simply squeeze it all in a few scenes int between the Carrie show. The movie also has one of my favorite men, Mario Cantone and does not write him even one line that made me laugh.

I think my biggest problem with SATC2 is that it's creator really has no clue to what the audience (or who) wants to see. He seems to try to go for the straight women perspective yet they disliked this movie in mass. His take on a gay wedding was as if written by throwing every stereotype about gays (positive and negative) in a bag and combining them all into one big mess. Quite insulting actually.

I will say that there were things about the movie I liked. The opening credits, the music. Actor Noah Mills and Max Ryan, although not given the treatment Gilles was given in SATC1 did both burst off the screen brief scenes. As for the women, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis were stand outs and this is the first time in any movie or tv show that the site of Miley Cyrus did not turn me off. For that someone deserves some credit!


Above: FH favorite Nick Adams in 'The Wedding' in SATC2

Noah Mills:




Max Ryan: