Friday Favorites – we’re back! Here we are in a brand-spanking-new year. Hope everyone’s 2020 is off to a great start.
WHAT I READ
- I was very happy to read that Netflix will now let you disable its awful autoplaying feature. THANK YOU, NETFLIX!
- I’ve been doing a “home edit” so I’ve been reading a lot of articles about organizing small spaces. This one with kitchen tips was great.
- The New York Times wrote a lovely profile of my next door neighboring town, Burbank.
- Did you see Knives Out? I thought it was so much fun. I was excited to read they are making a sequel.
OTHER BLOGGERS & INFLUENCERS
- My trailer-judging colleagues and I at The Hollywood Picture News spilled some tea on this week’s new films.
- Talk about putting in the work so you don’t have to — Greeblehaus assembled a master list of music festivals any fan will want to bookmark.
- The Kitchn put up this pizza dip recipe and I am going to try it on Sunday when some friends come over to watch the Oscars.
- Life Hacker suggested adding pancake batter to your scrambled eggs…. How do we feel about that, kids?
EARLIER THIS WEEK
- My favorite bookstore opened a wine shop INSIDE THE STORE. I plan to move in. Please forward my mail.
- Trump failed at geography but Claire McCaskill won at Twitter:
- I spoke on a panel hosted by the LA chapter of PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) called “How Social Media is Disrupting PR.” It was a lot of fun! I often book engagements like this because I learn so much from my co-panelists. This was certainly the case here.
PR & SOCIAL MEDIA
- I am proud that a film I am working on, Incitement, is earning an absolute ton of praise, including this flattering review from the LA Times’ Senior Critic Kenneth Turan. It is 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, too!!!
- I am even MORE proud to say that Bill and Hillary Clinton attended a screening of this movie in New York. Just a couple out for a date night. Why not, right? This totally decreases the Kevin-Bacon-degrees between us all and I am happy.
- Rebel Wilson just went ahead and stole the BAFTAs. Her intro here is just genius. And the audience reactions are priceless all around. Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”) straight up cries.
- These were my favorite Super Bowl commercials: