My Gameplan for the Rest of 2017

You know amidst the ever-flowing changes of life, some things take a backseat. And while these changes can be inexplicably altering, they too can prohibit one from properly expressing his or her self in their typical way.

If you haven’t heard already, I’ve been working on a television show. Many of my readers are people I know and so to the dozens of you, this comes as no surprise. But to those of you who may only know me from this blog, I have been neglecting you… and myself. Continue reading

My Cancer Story Ch. 57 “Up In Flames”

Chapter 57: “Up In Flames”

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I had been basking in the memories of my life in real-time for the entirety of the fourteen months since treatment had ended. It was an immense feeling that I had hoped would rub off on others in the world. I was more present in interactions with my friends and loved ones than ever before and I went out of my way to make plans with them– and FOLLOWED THROUGH with said plans. I had found a cheat code in the video game of life dubbed “Extra Life.”

 

Cancer did all of this? Huh, maybe there’s something to near-death from which we could learn.

 

Luckily, many people who had experienced this ordeal with me had also found similar rejuvenation in his or her relationships. Some of my Dad’s family made more time for one another and tore open the lines of communication from a once drought-ridden trickle to a steady, flowing stream. My Mom’s side chose to spend more time with my recently widowed Memére (but that wasn’t because of my experience). Yes, the worst of times can bring out the best in people. But can that nobility and camaraderie persist?

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67- Kingsmen Free Willy After Hours

Boy, that title sounds like a porn parody! Jamie and Alex discuss The Kingsmen: Secret Service in anticipation of the upcoming sequel. Then, they dive into Martin Scorsese’s 1985 dark comedy, After Hours. And finally, they reminisce their childhood with this week’s #52PickUp: Free Willy.

Alex– Kingsmen: The Secret Service (Starts at 00:00)

Jamie’s Communal– After Hours (9:45)

#52PickUp #28– Free Willy (17:24)

Plugs and Close (26:37)

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Lay it down, MJ!

 

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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My Cancer Story Ch. 56 “Moving Out of the First House”

Chapter 55: “Moving Out of the First House”

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Ever since my battle with cancer, memories were something that I was compelled to create in abundance. Those memories didn’t need to be tied intrinsically to monumental moments in my life but also derived from simple things such as melodies and quiet nights at home. This next memory, however, involved an event of middling proportions: the departure from my very first home rental… and return to living with my parents.

 

Memories indeed.

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66- Top Fives of 2017, Pacing, and Hypothetical Alternate Careers

We discuss some of our favorite films so far this year, pacing in films (from script to editing), and what we would do if the TV/film mediums weren’t a real thing. 

Alex– Top Five Movies (So Far) of 2017 (Starts at 00:00)

Dan– Pacing in Films (23:53)

Jamie– What Would We Do If Film Didn’t Exist? (44:29)

#52PickUp #27– My Girl (51:45)

Jamie’s Communal Film Announced! (58:10)

Plugs and Close (59:10)

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–Alex’s Ranking of the Spider-Man films!

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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My Cancer Story Ch. 55 “Memories: Old and New”

Chapter 55: “Memories: Old and New”

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It may not seem like it’s been that long since treatment to your fine readers, but by this time, I had begun treatment over seventeen months ago and after all that time, I still had the Port-a-Cath (from which to draw blood) in my chest, you know, just in case. I had wondered for how long I would keep this third nipple, but the time had come where they deemed it ready for removal. This was a huge milestone for me. This symbolic moment told me that they were confident that I wouldn’t need the Port-A-Cath any longer.

 

Sure, I was nowhere near the five-year confidence threshold, but nevertheless, it was a cause for celebration. In an effort to commemorate such a moment, I wanted to get the removal on film. The procedure was to be conducted during an in-office visit and so, I knew the sterilization process wasn’t drastic enough to prohibit a camera.

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65- Addams Values Baby Drivers

It’s a two-man show this week as Alex and Jamie look at a few films– a sequel to the #52PickUp of last week, and the newest masterpiece from Edgar Wright: Baby Driver. Also, Ellen Page joins us this week! (Sort of).

Then, Jamie revisits his FAVORITE film from the original four Superman films. Yup, as a kid, he thought Three was the best. WHY.

Jamie– Addams Family Values (Starts at 00:00)

Alex’s Communal– Baby Driver (9:54)

#52PickUp #26– Superman III (28:10)

Plugs and Close [and Alex teases his topic for next week!] (38:34)

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See Tim on the Universal Lot! He’ll be the one showing you around!

And visit Alex’s blog at Doggone Movie Reviews.

And finally, see what Jamie looks like (hint: not so good) at his other project: We Need Movies.

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Edgar Wright on the Coffee Scene 

Superman III Opening Credits

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-Jamie (@GuyOnAWire)


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