one photo: Oil spectacle USA. photo: 3rd September 2010.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
the stuff that hollywood makes people do to accomplish weird feats.
on the set: surreal. strange. goofy.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.13~
“It’s definitely not going to help my box-office record.” slj on tinsel town’s movie prizes lists nods or snubs, in an $11b grossing movie career.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.13~
if i was
to paint you
in milky white
like da vinci did,
or in oily black ink
or in both shades
with fluidity side by side,
then maybe i already did.
On Hobson street as students we sung melodies to the stars, trekking as twinkling lucky comets suspended bright as jewels of the night.
High above geogentric racial wars, we acknowledge the witness of those great bearers of light. Galaxies of pearl systems, strung in sky over the cliffs as gentle reminders we are immortal mortals of Te Whetu Marama.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
Washington DC reaches a deal on the ‘fc’. LA Times front page, 1st January 2012.
Ten posts we’re reading:
6. Water + Hops
Magazine choice: National Geographic – January 2012 is all about discovering new frontiers.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.13~
On 25th of November 2010, Russia’s Vlad Putin praised Leonardo DiCaprio for siberian tiger conservation.–HuffPo news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.12.12~
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
– retro movie lines… Yoda
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
Tracking @5,288,716 audience peak. On February 7th 2008, this website began in Hollywood, California, USA. For two years it was created in the US and in 2013 it will be two years even that the website has been published online in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Together we’ve attained the 5,288,716 viewing audience peak. It is a team effort of everyone who colllaborates, of people with content in the site and of you… the reading audience’s Wowsa! (more…)
How did you live in Hollywood and not come back a coke addict?
I don’t know… (just kidding…)
Answer: I had a friend of “the family’s” who was a doctor who split their time between business ventures in the U.S and China. His kids were my friends in the US.
He would give me cocoa beans from the health store. They were bitter to the taste, yet their medicinal benefits were good. He told me to take some with me in my pocket to Hollywood parties. I thought that was a bit big brother weird, but I did listen to his professional advice. He said cocoa beans stimulate the brain. I was Kiwi naive so I believed him. (more…)
A clip that sort of sums up a culture of heists the world has witnessed in the last 7 years.
USA’s Top Ten are:
8. Yiddish USA
Bonus: no.1: Rappers USA
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.12.12~
In a year where gaffes, fumbles, gimmicks abounded on a global stage in very unpredictable times people turned to pop art as distraction.
The 23rd most voted topic of 2012 is pop art. Fancy that.
Let’s go with the godfather of Pop Art then … Although I was tempted to go with the Playboy Bunny-Star Wars work, in the snobby Hollywood Art Gallery where art is so expensive, a security guard is present to see the art at any given time. You really have a Brad Pitt moment, when you are looking at pop art in such a gallery like that with a security guard beside you. It’s funny surreal.
Here’s Rubini, a popular California pop art artist, with a take on Andy Warhol‘s Marilyn Monroe. Her visage in film, is the auteur (in part) of Angelina Jolie‘s star template and actors like her. Jolie added action and tough smarts to her star mix too to evolve what actors could do in the Hollywood hood that Monroe added to with fame from Hollywood.
Young artists creating pop art in Hollywood are so clever. They do new works that should be seen if you visit Cali. They are everywhere. Lotsa fun. They take the wealth of Hollywood icons and mix it up into new American art. Very clever. For Americans Hollywoood is their culture. Pop art defines much of USA’s reproduction of images, the nation who reproduces their images ten times more and faster than any other nation on earth. Pop art is derived from that particular aspect of American culture. Go see California.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific.
[George Lucas talks to Kathleen Kennedy on the future direction of the Star Wars film franchise].
A good day back at the office for George Lucas was “George Lucas sells off the Star Wars Empire.
A decade after George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for US$4b. Lucaas will stay on board the project as “creative consultant.” The next movie “Ep7″ hits theaters 2015. After that, Disney plans a new “Star Wars” movie every two or three years.
Disney knows the value of ‘film franchise’ ideas and concepts buys. The studios last buy up of Marvel Comics stock, has lead to historical top ten box office film revenue for Disney this year.
“For the past 35 years, (more…)
If there is one gripe in Hollywood of Hobbit movies, it’s that they are too long.
Since the last lot of Hobbit films dropped, the world of social media has made people concentrate even less. Society has changed so much as a result too.
So perhaps Sir Peter Jackson needs to consider, doing two versions of the next Hobbit themed film. One for cinema – and then the usual auteur version, as a special DVD edition for die hard Hobbit fans. Don’t get me wrong, true blue Hollywood types love the fact Sir Pete has the gall to make his films that long. They see it as a statement of true liberty and independance (sort of like ‘the American dream’ realized for a filmmaker to have that degree of freedom on screen). (more…)
Renewed are the blades that were broken, the crownless have again been made King.
from the novel concept, first started in Hollywood 18th March 2012… still being finished and written.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
I was thinking of when Sandra Bullock unleashed a swastika show after winning an Oscar one year.
Sandra’s camp was awful to the Jews. They had their noses out of joint for months over that one.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.10.12~
In Kaipara my grandad rests on a hill, high above the cows that make cream for China’s babies and soon too for Wall Street. His people have always been in the Kaipara, long before a cow ever set hoof onto New Zealand soil or a Japanese fisherman or an American Texan cowboy either. He was that old school.
Grandad was a tough, astute, highly discerning man. A hard worker, he scrubbed up well and always wore a hat with his suit.
Like me, he loved the news. It must be a Kaipara thing. We all called him Gannypop. He wore a hat like how they would at Romanos in 1954 after an Oscars show.
He spoke old school Maori to my Ngapuhi grandma. From the nohopuku of knowledge, they spoke to each other. Old old school New Zealand. As a kid, I used to roll his cigarettes for him, when he was sick from working six days a week in rain in winter outdoors. Shocking.
He was crazy gangsta good. Sharp, funny. He did not tolerate fools. That’s the old Kaipara way, if you know it. Good peoples.
[Photo - Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa new Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.10.12~
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The remake is the third most watched TV movie on Lifetime channel’s TV ratings stats. That’s incredible.
Not at all surprised though. America is changing.
I am still keen on the original movie’s soundtrack. Especially some of the well-crafted songwriting. (more…)
Surreal Hollywood Maori Art: Avatar hongi photo.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
She was a relatively unknown talent who married a Hollywood heartthrob. For ten years they were a staple power couple who drove Hollywood tabloids and the box office’s credibility.
What happens when you leave your star maker, spouse and best Hollywood friend?
Nicole Kidman‘s Sydney to Hollywood story is the stuff that Hollywood movies will be made of. Nicole finally opens up about the Tom Cruise break up.
MSN News reports: Nicole Kidman has spoken candidly about battling depression in the wake of her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001 via Who Magazine.
Kidman, 45, says she did struggle after the breakdown of her 10-year marriage to the Hollywood star.
“I got married really fast and really young,” Nicole revealed. But I don’t regret that because it got me [adopted children] Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period.
“Then when it didn’t work out I had to really dig deep and find my way through depression. I have no regrets about all of it. It was all part of growing up.”
Nicole elaborated on her personal turmoil following the highly public split. “There were times following [the divorce] when I thought, ‘Wow, this is the loneliest, loneliest existence,’” she told Who.
So, Arnold Scwharzenneger admits to having that fling with the lovely, Brigette Nielsen when making the Red Sonja movie in Arnie’s new tell all book. Read Philly.Com‘s latest.
The Danish Hollywood icon is currently in London.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.9.12~