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1. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s Monthly Reach Out!
Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s 27,000 readers are looking for something new and different in shopping, technology, multi-media, sports, art, theater, photography, business, literature, music, movie, or fashion news. Do you have any creative ideas in these areas? Participation is FREE and your connections would be far-reaching.
Please send your best two paragraphs and six pictures on a topic of your choice to Tom Palumbo at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Justin DeRosa’s photography write-up in this issue is a good example of a reader’s submission. Don’t forget your links and contact information. Before writing your ideas, review past Let’s Talk Philadelphia columns and see how other contributors shared their projects, businesses, likes and dislikes, and points of view.
2. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Adopts Brad Pitt!
Now To Find Somewhere For Brad And His Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Friends To Stay!
New Staffer Portia Said She Would Take Brad Pitt Not Them Home With Her!
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ‘s 100 million dollar world-wide opening was an all time best for Quentin Tarantino (17 previous movies). Once Upon A Time In Hollywood cost eighty million dollars to make.
Before seeing Once Upon A Time In Hollywood…the movie just opened this weekend…here are eight things you should know about the movie.
1. It is 1969 Hollywood with Tarantino’s (written and directed) look at 1969’s characters, cars, fashion, parties, movies, theaters, houses, and eateries.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio is an aging movie and television star that can still act but may be past his prime. No one wants DiCaprio for their new leading man roles, except Al Pacino for his Italian Spaghetti Westerns. Brad Pitt is DiCaprio’s long-time friend, confidant, advisor, and stunt double.
3. Brad Pitt’s, a fifty five year old, takes his shirt off while doing roof work to audience clapping and staff fawning. However, there are no kissing or sex scenes with heart throbs DiCaprio and Pitt anywhere in the movie. What was Quentin thinking???
4. The second and third best scenes in the movie after the fight scene with Brad Pitt feature 10 year old Julia Butters (Trudi) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Rick Dalton). Before a new cowboy movie scene together, Trudi counsels despondent (over missed lines) DiCaprio telling him there is no such thing as perfection in acting. Trudi invigorated, Dicaprio then acts as Trudi’s kidnapper in the best scene of his acting career. After the scene, Trudi commends DiCaprio for his work with her. Cute plus!
5. The packed-house movie audience jumped three times at Brad Pitt’s fight scene.
6. You may want to research Charles Manson and Sharon Tate’s (Margot Robbie in the movie) brutal murder at the Mansion’s group’s hands. It is an underlying theme throughout the movie.
7. Buy the free refill bag of popcorn and soda. The movie and previews are three hours long. Stay for the ending credits and the mini-feature with Leonardo DiCaprio.
3. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Needs Lauren Daigle For Its Choir!
We Will Find Room For Her Eight Billboard Awards!
While looking for a lead singer for our University of the Arts’ Philadelphia traveling choir, we thought we had a column find when we discovered Lauren Daigle. Unfortunately, to our dismay, a half a billion listeners discovered her before us. You will say lead singer when you listen to the two songs of Lauren’s we have highlighted for you in the Vevo presentation links below. Mark our words though, we will find an unknown music discovery for you in our next issue!
If you are only go to listen to one song of Lauren’s, then the spirit lifting You Say featured below should be your choice…be careful Daigle addiction will follow!
Here is the link to Lauren’s You Say video and its 150 million viewers/listeners. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaT8Jl2zpI)
Here is the link to Lauren’s Trust In You video and 100 million listeners. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_aVFVveJNs)
Lauren’s world tour dates can be found on her website!
4. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Votes Pearson Television’s New Number One!
Gina Torres (Jessica Pearson) Is Tough, Intelligent, and Will Battle Anyone!
Chicago Politics…You Do Not Have A Chance!
Laurie Lighfoot is Chicago’s new and first female black mayor. Gina Torres would make a good addition to Ms. Lightfoot’s staff if Gina were not an assistant to the mayor of Chicago in the new USA Network series Pearson.
The Chicago Film Office deserves many kudos. Pearson now joins three other television shows highlighting the people, places, and things Chicago has to offer a viewing public.
Jessica Pearson is a disbarred New York lawyer that comes to Chicago to be the Chicago mayor’s new fixer. No one knows, with her checkered past, why she was selected. Gina Torres should make a movie with George Clooney called The Two Fixers. They both have outstanding, matching and competing skills.
Torres immediately goes up against the mayor’s staff (why her), the police department (Pearson is a two bad Chicago cops 4 million dollar suit winner), truckers, family (lost lawsuit), and the local grafters waiting for a handout or deal with the mayor (Simon Kassianides). Bethany Joy Lenz is the mayor’s lawyer and sleeping partner when the mayor is not with his wife and kids. Bethany bangs heads with Jessica really hard! Three times in the first two episodes! Though, the program is only starting its third episode this week. Head banging seems likely to continue.
You can catch the first two offerings in the Pearson series on free USA Rewatch. The series has the features that will bring you back for more: Chicago at its finest and poorest, hard to solve conflicts, family strength, the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Bears, and Gina Torres as an everywhere dynamo for change and the status quo.
5. Let’s Talk Philadelphia’s A Quick Note In Passing!
We Join Jennifer Lopez’s Three Celebrations!
Happy 50th Birthday…Your New Red Porsche Looks Good On You!
Your First Album On The 6 Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary!
On The 6 Was An American Style Setter For Latin Music!
Your Song On The Floor With Pitbull Passed 1 and 1/2 Billion Views On Vevo!
Here Is The Song’s Link (www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4H_Zoh7G5A)
Jennifer Lopez is now on a thirty city tour. Check your local listings, please!
6. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Marvels At Justin Derosa’s Photography!
Our Whole Column Should Feature His Photography!
It Is That Good When You Research His Websites!
Bucks County Is Pennsylvania’s Second Most Picturesque County!
It Is A Great Venue For Your Next Family Outing Or Photo Shoot!
Here is what Justin said about his photography and work. We left out the Legos which you can explore from Justin’s website link below.
Good afternoon Tom,
My name is Justin we met a few days ago at Tyler Park. We talked briefly about photography and you suggested I email you 6 photos with two paragraphs about my work.
I’m a self taught photographer from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Growing up, I was always interested in art and loved to create whether it be drawing cartoons or writing stories. Wanting to try something new, I picked up a video camera for film making in my late teens but ended up using it for photography. I quickly became hooked, eventually getting my hands on a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera and I’ve been taking photographs ever since.
Although I explore all different types of photography, nature photography has always been my primary focus. There is just something special about nature that resonates deeply with me and I can’t pull myself away from it. One of the great blessings with photography is being able to combine two passions – nature and art into one. Over the past few years, I have gotten into LEGO photography as a fun side project. My work has been featured in Pennsylvania State Park calendars and maps as well as various online and print publications. https://www.justinderosaphotography.com
7. Let’s Talk Philadelphia Wants To Prepare You For The Next Genetically Upgraded Zombie Incursion!
Emma Stone Will Bite Back In This One!
Emma Stone is about to star again with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin in Zombieland: Double Tap a ten year later remake of the original Zombieland. It is strange that Stone picked this vehicle over ten other movie offerings. Every director and production company in America and Europe wants here in their next film. It is said Stone wants to write the 2029 version of this popular series (10-10 years separation…2009, 2019, 2029). While we are waiting for Emma to vanquish truckloads of Zombies next month with newbies Rosario Dawson and Luke Wilson, here is a free On Demand movie of Stone’s you may have missed.
8. Movies…Irrational Man…Woody Allen Writes/Directs Murder And Sex!
One Murder And Lots Of Consensual Sex! Not By Woody, Though!
Joaquin Phoenix is having sex with Emma Stone and Parker Posey in the middle of Woody Allen’s new murder mystery. Posey is the wife of the college’s philosophy department chairman and Stone is the girlfriend of an Oxford bound college senior. Emma Stone is the agog classroom student flattered by Phoenix’s attention and his compliments. Posey needs a divorce excuse and someone to take her to live in romantic Spain. Anyone would do. She wants out! A small college campus is not Parker Posey’s milieu. Maybe not Joaquin’s either.
Joaquin is an noted author, alcoholic, and philosophy professor presently without any direction for his existential philosophies or his college teaching. Everyone on campus wants to sleep with the new guy. Joaquin needs a muse and Woody dangles Stone and Parker as possible candidates. As the movie progresses, everyone in the audience is voting for their favorite and contemplating in which way Phoenix’s life will be changed for the better or worse by the two woman. The key to movie enlightenment is if Phoenix is worthy of all this attention. The girls obviously think so!
Love is about to happen for one of the female leads. While the audience is guessing, Woody Allen, then, throws in a murder most foul. Hopelessly hooked, you will then join the lovers on the road less traveled. Enjoy!
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