Monday, December 1, 2008

LA Kompany - November 2008 Posts

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The Apple Pan - West L.A.
Pacific Dining Car - Santa Monica
Babalu - Santa Monica
Kate Mantilini - Beverly Hills
Focus of Daily Grill Happy Hour: Vodka, Wine, Sliders - Santa Monica
McCabe's - Santa Monica
Hooter's - a Place for Guys with Weird Hats - Santa Monica
Hooter's is Family Friendly - Santa Monica
Hooter's - The Bar Between - Santa Monica
Hooter's - Where Chicken Wings Are an Art Form - Santa Monica
Palomino - the Food - Westwood - West L.A.
Palomino - the Lamps - Westwood - West L.A.
Palomino - the Dishes - Westwood - West L.A.
Palomino has a Terrific Happy Hour! - Westwood - West L.A.
Comedian Spotted at The Gas Lite - Santa Monica
California Pizza Kitchen - Santa Monica
Melisse at Dusk - Santa Monica
Melisse by Day - Santa Monica
Inside The Talpa - West L.A.
The Talpa - West L.A.
Joker - Santa Monica
Bo-Jay's Pizzeria: LONG TIME CLOSED - West L.A.
Monsoon - Santa Monica
Over Under Grill: CLOSED - Santa Monica
Inside Father's Office - Santa Monica
Father's Office - Santa Monica
The Shack - Santa Monica
More Alejo's - Marina Del Rey
Alejo's - Marina Del Rey
Harvelle's - Santa Monica
Izzy's Deli - Santa Monica
Savannah: CLOSED - Century City
NOMA Japanese Restaurant - Santa Monica
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

LA Kompany - October 2008 Posts

Woodlawn Angels - Santa Monica

October is Cemetery Month

Woodlawn Angels - Santa Monica

Charles Bukowski at Green Hills Memorial Park - Rancho Palos Verdes

Bette Davis at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Charles "Twilight Zone" Beaumont at San Fernando Mission

William "Life of Riley" Bendix at San Fernando Mission

Rod Steiger at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Inglewood Park Cemetery - Pt. 5

Liberace at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Inglewood Park Cemetery - Pt. 4

Jack Webb at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Inglewood Park Cemetery - Pt. 3

Fritz Lang at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Inglewood Park Cemetery - Pt. 2

Buster Keaton at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

Inglewood Park Cemetery - Pt. 1

Woodlawn Cemetery - Santa Monica - Pt. 5

Evergreen Cemetery - Boyle Heights - East L.A. Pt. 2

Woodlawn Cemetery - Santa Monica -Pt. 4

Evergreen Cemetery - Boyle Heights - East L.A. Pt. 1

Woodlawn Cemetery - Santa Monica - Pt. 3

Holy Cross Cemetery - Culver City - Pt. 2

Woodlawn Cemetery - Santa Monica - Pt. 2

Holy Cross Cemetery - Culver City - Pt. 1

Woodlawn Cemetery - Santa Monica - Pt. 1

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 8

Los Angeles National Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 7

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Rock Art

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 6

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Lake - Pt. 2

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 5

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Lake - Pt. 1

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 4

Don Adams - Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 3

Darren McGavin - Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 2

Ray Bradbury & Wife Maggie - Westwood Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery & Mausoleum - Altadena - Pt. 1

Rodney Dangerfield - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 8

Billy Wilder - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 7

Jack Lemmon - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 6

Walter Matthau - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 5

Eddie Albert - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 4

Carroll O'Connor - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 3

Don Knotts - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 2

Merv Griffin - Westwood Cemetery

Grand View Memorial Park - Glendale - Pt. 1

Pacific Crest Cemetery - Redondo Beach - Pt. 2

Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Corridors Pt. 4

Pacific Crest Cemetery - Redondo Beach - Pt. 1

Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Corridors Pt. 3

Forest Lawn Cemetery - Glendale

Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Corridors Pt. 2

Rosedale Cemetery - Los Angeles

Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Corridors Pt. 1

October is Cemetery Month

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

LA Kompany - September 2008 Posts

Swim or Surf? - Surfrider Beach - Malibu

Drive Thru Espresso - Pasadena

Pacific & Rose - Venice

Coles Under Renovation - Downtown L.A.

City Lights - West Hollywood

B&N Booksellers - West L.A.

Old Venice Police Station - Part VII

The Simpsons Appear on Olympic Eastbound

Old Venice Police Station - Part VI

Arcadia Drive - Hidden San Pedro

Shoppers Wear Their Psyches on Their Cars

Peace Porch - Santa Monica

Tempura House - Sawtelle Blvd. - West L.A.

Old Venice Police Station & Jail - Part IV

Reading at the Mall - Century City

9th Street Statues - Santa Monica

Wadsworth Theater - West L.A.

SPARC Art at the Old Venice Police Station & Jail - Part III

Even Cars Wear Their Psyches on Themselves

Old Venice Police Station & Jail - Part II

Formosa Cafe - West Hollywood

SPARC at the Old Venice Police Station & Jail - Part I

First Baptist Church - Las Palmas & Selma - Hollywood

Swim or Surf? - Surfrider Beach - Malibu

Santa Monica Post Office

Century City Clouds

I Wear My Psych on My Car

Suit City - Hollywood Boulevard

City Hall Viewed From the Dorothy Chandler - Downtown L.A.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

21 (2008) - Allan Loeb

August 21, 2006

21

Screenplay by Allan Loeb

Synopsis by Brian Aldrich

Boston working class math genius KEVIN LEWIS has put himself through M.I.T. by working as a clerk at Brooks Brothers. He aspires to attend Harvard Med School, but lacks the money. He and his friends MILES and TAY are trying to win a competition with their design for a computer chip that uses the GPS system to auto-drive a car. The competition prize money isn’t enough to cover Harvard, but the prestige may enable him to win the Thibault Award that would give him a full scholarship. To keep his MOTHER from working herself to death like his FATHER did, Kevin lies to her, telling her he has already won the scholarship. Meanwhile, Kevin has a huge crush on JILL TAYLOR, a fellow genius with beauty to match her brains. Professor MICKY ROSA invites Kevin to join his Blackjack Team that includes fellow students ANDRE MARTINEZ, KIANNA, JASON FISHER, and Jill. At first, Kevin is reluctant to get involved with gambling, but his money pressure, his goals, and his desire to flee from his abusive boss WARREN lead him to join the team.

Coach Micky teaches and trains Kevin in the art of card counting and the team strategies necessary to outwit the casinos without exposing himself. Micky doesn’t play anymore as he has already been identified by the casino’s security departments and he has a row of missing teeth to show for it. The team flies to Vegas and begins to rake in the money. Kevin proves to be a natural and Micky promotes him to team leader. At the end of the weekend, Kevin returns home with a bundle of money he hides in his dorm room’s air vent. Kevin’s friends are shocked to witness his developing friendship with Jill. While they have chemistry together, Jill wants to keep their relationship professional. Meanwhile, Kevin’s play has caught the eye of security chief VINCENT COLE, an old school Vegas veteran (he bashed out Micky’s teeth) who is quickly being pushed towards early retirement due to the casinos replacing him with computer programs. He’d like to catch Kevin before his career ends. As the weekends pass, Kevin continues to return with bundles of money. He begins to enjoy the Vegas lifestyle and the luxurious perks. He happily quits his clerk job and tells off his boss. Unfortunately, his Blackjack career has led him to ignore his responsibilities to Miles and Tay. They drop him from their team. In Vegas, jealous Fisher makes a scene in the casino with Kevin, nearly exposing them all to security. After Micky humiliates him, Kevin bands with the others to continue their operations without Micky. The team continues to rake in money. Kevin and Jill finally have sex. Then, the team realizes Micky has sent in another team to block their play. They switch to different casinos, but Micky calls in an anonymous tip to Cole. Cole and his thugs grab Kevin and give him a beating. Kevin announces he’s quitting the team, but when he returns home he finds his cache of money has been stolen. He confronts Micky who tries to convince him that Jill stole the money. Desperate for easy money, Kevin agrees to work for Micky one more time on the condition Micky plays. Wearing disguises, Kevin and Micky win an enormous amount of money. Cole shows up to surprise Micky. As the team members scatter to escape, Micky and Kianna try to slip away with all the money, but Kevin and Jill outwit them. Cole catches Micky. Apparently, Cole and Kevin made a deal. Cole takes Kevin’s winnings for his own retirement. Kevin uses the story of his gambling adventures to win the scholarship and go to Harvard.

Summary Criticism: A well-crafted script with a fast paced, compelling plot and sympathetic characters to match - the Blackjack lessons alone were intriguing.

21 (2008) - imdb

21 (2008) - wiki

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gallery 705 - Venice

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Gallery 705

705 Venice Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

310.821.5373

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