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What Does the Foxx Say?

It has been way, way too long since Jamie Foxx has been in the news.

Luckily, Mr. Foxx not only makes an appearance in today’s blog post, but also proves why he is, as Jay Leno puts it, entertainment’s “Renaissance Man.” And, in the process, consoles an entire city draped in sadness with a brand new lyrical bedtime story.

Cleveland, OH tourism: If you’re watching and reading this, get Jamie Foxx’s agents on the phone ASAP.

Plus, call LeBron James as well.

The excitement when speaking about popular destinations in and around Cleveland, OH by LeBron James is the best pitch for a city I’ve seen in a long, long time.

That rocked.

Float Like a Butterfly and…What Like a Bee?

TGIF!

With Friday evening upon us, that means it’s time to hit the town and go out to a nice restaurant with your special someone. The workweek is over. Yes, we can all take a unified breath of relief. Now, the fun of Super Bowl weekend can begin. And what better way to get into the spirit of Friday night and the weekend than a surprise singer who happens to pass by your table with the voice of an angel?

Nothing. There’s nothing better.

But be aware that some of these singers, with their guitars and restaurant theme-appropriate costumes, can offer a performance that really stings all the senses.

All I can say is that needs to be a real restaurant.

Have a Great Weekend.

Using a Crane (or 2) to Grab a Song from the Must See Past

It’s blog posts like this one that solidify the excitement and necessity for “Throwback Thursday.”

Frasier is one of the best sitcoms in television history. The writing, characters, acting, settings, cleverness and overall tone of the show were absolutely top drawer. This series began with very real emotions and situations that were relatable to a broad audience, whilst adding just the right amount of suspended belief to make its stories greatly entertaining with notes of appreciated realism throughout the show’s illustrious 11 seasons.

Please enjoy one of these very scenes that captures the love (and laugh-out-loud comedic timing) of the Crane men. Martin Crane (the father) discovers a newfound connection with his sons who aptly remind him of their likeness, well, just watch.

It’s a must see clip.

#Family.

That short scene demonstrates why Frasier was so masterful.

Happy “Throwback Thursday.” 

P.S. Actually, a tossed salad and scrambled eggs sound pretty good right now…

A Lift Back in Time

Sequels, historically, have a mixed record. How about a non-sequel sequel?

The 2011 film Crazy, Stupid, Love starring Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore is a wonderful cinematic achievement. Akin to the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy, the casting, writing and acting was pitch-perfect and clever throughout with fun twists and fantastic settings we wish we could hang-out in on the weekend or on vacation.

Great escapism.

Speaking of escapism…

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s chemistry in Crazy, Stupid, Love is clearly evident. Remember the Dirty Dancing-inspired scene with the famed lift? It’s fitting the two would make a movie that expands their burgeoning romance from that dynamite move.

Despite not being their first reunion on film (Gangster Squad in 2013), the brand new teaser trailer for La La Land is, in terms of tonality, a similar feel-good spirit for the actor and actress as their beloved roles as Jacob Palmer and Hannah. The classical, dreamy aura reminds us of the Golden Age of Hollywood, inviting us into a world that serves as confirmation for why we enjoy movie magic and how this magic is created.

This film is unapologetic in celebrating Hollywood’s bright, shining spotlight elevated on and for the stage of suspended belief.

La La Land doesn’t look crazy or stupid, but full of love.