According to Éli Chau, putting together a successful Murder Mystery Night (MMN) is like writing a play, producing a movie, planning a gala, making an improv game, and dealing with divas all at once. As her co-host for the Marvel-themed extravaganza that took place on July 1, I can guarantee that this is 100% accurate. After months of blood, sweat, tears, caffeine, poke, wine, and macaroons, we finally pulled it off.
Here's the story of how Éli and I got away with the perfect murder.
...mystery. Murder Mystery. That's what I meant. Totally.
The first time I saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I was with Éli Chau and Jane Davidson at The El Capitan Theatre for the premiere on Thursday night. The second time I saw it was with my dad at a local theater last night. Both experiences left me feeling highly entertained by the stunning visuals, 70s pop-rock soundtrack, and wisecracking ensemble. It was good, but like many sequels to mega-hits, was overstuffed and not quite as fresh as the original.
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First and foremost, RIP Sir John Hurt (my War Doctor, my Great Dragon Kilgharrah, my Ollivander).
This week has been very busy for me. Work, interviews and events galore! But now that it's finally the weekend, I can take the time to talk about one of the two holidays I celebrate in February - Oscar Sunday! (The other one is Superbowl Sunday, in case you were curious. I guess I'm a Falcons fan this year. Boo Patriots.)
Happy New Year! I meant to post this yesterday, but the day got away from me.
Anyway, this is my first R&R (reactions & reviews). If you read my last blog post, you know that this is where I reveal the results of the friendly competition between my friends - all young women in the entertainment industry - and I. We all made our picks in regards to who we thought would win (or, in some cases, who we wanted to win). I have also included my reactions and commentary to the awards show.
Here are some thoughts I had and quotes I liked from the 74th Annual Golden Globes:
Award Show Season is upon us, and I wanted to do something fun to kick off my new blog, "MY ARTSENAL." The 2017 Golden Globe nominees were announced yesterday, so I asked some of my friends -- all young women in various entertainment and media fields -- to join me in a little friendly competition.
When I get asked what I study, or what I do for a living, I silently brace myself. I'm sure any young or aspiring actor can relate. Because once we tell these questioning people, or even when we hang out with family and friends who are not involved with our line of work, we get comments like these: