G.I. Joe: Retaliation, with Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Bruce Willis & Channing Tatum. Jon M. Chu, Director. Not seeing any of these, if there was a previous motion picture, or being a fan of the comics or anything to do with this franchise; my two draws to this film were Johnson & the fact that Continue reading
Channing Tatum is opening a restaurant in New Orleans called Saints & Sinners, according to a report. Their Facebook page blurbs that the food is to be “sumptuous” & that a “sinfully good time” can be had at the establishment. One assumes this to be an upscale affair, New Orleans style, which would still mean an informal yet elite setting.
Being an product of inland breeding, I have a beef with food that looks back at you with fish heads, as well as retaining what tails & spider legs graced the critter when it was walking or swimming around, happy as life. But that’s just me. One can always request that the offending symbols of barbarism be removed & I’m not so stuffy that I won’t grab a shrimp’s tail, to stick the rest of it in my mouth.
Though I’ve not been to New Orleans I’m sure this new venture of Tatum’s will be quite something to see & patronize. It’s always interesting when an actor uses some of their fortune to invest in businesses. Common sense, really.
The new establishment, to open sometime in October, is already located at 627 Bourbon Street. Yes, the infamous party street, catering to tourists & residents alike. Perhaps a trip is in the offing for me! Whatever the case, it’s nice to be able to focus on a (the) top, cinema-related news item (of the moment), that happens to be positive.
Channing Tatum has sure been getting around this year! I guess it’s his day in the sun.
During a taping of the Graham Norton show (UK) Russell Brand’s divorce was brought up in the presence of his over-sensitive mother, which made her cry. Instead of keeping his always-open & not-funny mouth shut, Brand proceeded to excoriate Norton over the matter. Norton defended himself, saying he didn’t see himself (& I paraphrase) as the type of person that purposely makes mothers cry.
I find it appalling that an acid-tongued, busy body would blast others when they innocently bring up a public topic about a formerly public pair. Someone that makes his living bothering everyone doesn’t want to be bothered? So what, that his mother decided to reveal that she’s sensitive to Brand’s relationship failures, by crying when the topic was raised. Katy Perry (Brand’s ex) had recently been on Norton’s show, it was natural to bring up the topic, they all live their lives in the spotlight (making a fortune) & Brand has the gall to complain that his mommy cried? Excuse me while I go into the bathroom & scream into a towel.
Norton is an excellent, light-hearted talk show host. Good at what he does & will surely brush this off as typical of someone without common sense or manners.
This is what happens when you give scum (with a gold watch) too much positive input, so you can make money out of him. You get a 3rd rate Frankenstein’s monster that doesn’t know how to negotiate his way around awkward topics. Trailer trash will be, what they will be. This is the funniest thing I’ve seen coming out of Brand, in a long time. Proving that he’s destined to be a reality TV star instead of a comic.
Channing Tatum finds himself the object of scorn by his former stripper-prostitute friends. The muscle scum decided that he’d stolen a passel of their “moves” & some of their valuable stories, to populate his movie, Magic Mike.
Opportunists tend to collide when they’re all trying to make a buck out of the same thing. Tatum (The Eagle) is clawing his way up the ladder, he’s young & is using whatever he can to make his mark. While the strippers are currently in no position to educate the whipper-snapper further on the meanings of life, Tatum will have to learn, the hard way, that his non-life-experiences are not (technically) his to portray, without due credits.