Two Movie Recommendations: Tape/Lucía y el sexo

Sometimes you should listen to your movie store guy.

I know…many of you go to blockbuster and your movie store guy is a tweaked out teenager who would rather be skateboarding.  Others of you never see your movie store guy because he is now a computer screen that reads Netflix.

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Richard CummingsTwo Movie Recommendations: Tape/Lucía y el sexo

Californication Season II Premiere: The Return of Hank Moody

californication season ii premiere reviewAll television shows make you some sort of promise.

With the first season of Californication, Showtime promised us a show about a struggling writer who beds many women and generally leads an intemperate life all in an effort to escape his true heart, which is with Karen, the mother of his daughter.

As I wrote in Californication: Showtime’s Raison d’etre, this was one hell of a first season, and the only reason that you need to get a subscription to Showtime.

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Richard CummingsCalifornication Season II Premiere: The Return of Hank Moody

Dave Matthews and Friends: Let’s Cruise Again

When I heard the news a few weeks ago about the untimely death of LeRoi Moore, it shocked and saddened me.  LeRoi is a founding member of The Dave Matthews Band.  I did not know him personally but, personally, he has given me so much joy.

Really, what more can one accomplish in life?  LeRoi and the DMB Band have given this joy to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people.  It is fair to say that the people in the picture above, all enjoying the Dave Matthews and Friends cruise, would never have had that moment were not for LeRoi Moore, founding member of the Dave Matthews band.Read More

Richard CummingsDave Matthews and Friends: Let’s Cruise Again

Tom Cruise, Scientology, and South Park

I try to edify myself in every possible way.  Today’s efforts include watching “30 Celebrity Feuds” on E.

The Feud I just watched involved the Tom Cruise “Trapped In The Closet” episode of South Park (watch below).  The episode pokes fun at Scientology, Scientologists, and Tom Cruise’s gaiety.  Tom Cruise apparently threatened Paramount pictures, who own South Park, saying that he would not promote the new Mission Impossible movie if Paramount allowed re-runs of this South Park episode.

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Richard CummingsTom Cruise, Scientology, and South Park

Californication: Showtime’s Raison d’etre

david duchovny on californicationIf you think HBO is the sole proprietor for outstanding, unique, irreverent, edgy material, you haven’t tuned into Californication on Showtime.

David Duchovny plays Hank Moody, a once-inspired writer who currently can’t find his voice.  His life, in shambles after the separation from the mother of his only child who he is still madly in love with, is an enjoyably tragic ride of too much and too many:  too many women and too much booze. 

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Paul McCartney-Heather Mills Divorce

paul-mccartney-divorce-settlementMy good friend just sent me an email regarding the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills Divorce.

The title of the email was “Rent or Own”.  It’s too good not to be shared!

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Richard CummingsPaul McCartney-Heather Mills Divorce

What Happens in Vegas…Movie Review

what-happen-in-vegas-movie-reviewOn the way to the theatre, I said to my girl friend, “You know one reason why I want to see What Happens in Vegas…I want to see if Cameron Diaz still has IT.”

I remember the first time I saw her…it was in the movie The Mask.  When she appeared onscreen, I was mesmerized.  How could someone have such amazing blue eyes and a smile that inviting?  I was taken aback not only by her beauty but her charisma and playfulness, which was later on full exhibit in There’s Something About Mary.

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Richard CummingsWhat Happens in Vegas…Movie Review

Michel de Montaigne: A Review of The Essays

Michel-de-Montaigne-essays-reviewIf you’ve never been exposed to the timeless ideas of Michel de Montaigne, his essays will leave with a better understanding of the world and yourself.

In a university philosophy class , I was exposed to the essays of Michel de Montainge.  He wrote these essays some 400 years ago.  Their timeless nature amazes me.  For many situations in today’s world, there is a quote from these works that is applicable:

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Richard CummingsMichel de Montaigne: A Review of The Essays