gophotographer

Kent Smith is an award-winning photographer and award-winning director based out of Charlotte, N.C. His career started with sports. Since then he has added diversity to his award-winning resume; photographing musicians, dancers, models, celebrities and then onto national advertising. He has shot the likes of Obama and Bono; been from Belize to the Bahamas; photographed banks and bulls bust mostly, he has captured that genuine human spirit that is often overlooked by the ordinary. He has also added feature films to his resume. He completed his first feature film as a creator, co-writer, producer, and it was awarded, Best Director on the film at the Solstice Film Festival in Minneapolis. He is currently working on directing national and international commercials for some major clients.​

Our latest podcast is on Memento

Memento is a 2000 psychological thriller that follows a man named Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) who suffers from short term memory loss and can not make any new memories. The film is presented with two separate sequences, one being in black and white that is being told in standard chronological order while the second sequence in color is playing scenes in reverse order of how they happen. This way of storytelling gives the audience a similar feeling to the lead character and causes confusion as to what is really happening. In the movie, Leonard uses notes and tattoos to remind himself of things and to try and live a useful life. His primary purpose in life has become to catch the killer of his wife, who also gave him his brain injury that has caused his condition. Yet over time, Leonard begins to become suspicious of his own notes and what is going on and thinks someone is trying to trick him into killing the wrong person. This film is entertaining from start to finish as you try and solve the puzzle of what is happening as you may feel as confused as Leonard.

Dance with Christopher Walken

Who doesn’t love Christopher Walken and his sweet dance moves? Not only is he an amazing actor, but he is also as swift on his feet as he is on screen. Walken’s films have grossed more than $1 billion in the United States alone. Walken initially trained as a dancer at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to the stage and then onto the big screen. Make sure you get your dance steps on this week!!!

All that JAZZ

Are you a fan of Jazz? Then you are in luck with this delicious drink for the summer. It will take you down the road to music and movies then spin you back around to find the right take on your favorite movie. So let’s look at the incredible film, “All that Jazz.”

All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay, by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse, is a semi-autobiographical adventure based on aspects of Fosse’s life and career as a dancer, choreographer, and director.

The movie is about Joe Gideon, a theater director and choreographer trying to balance his career during his latest Broadway musical while editing a Hollywood film he has directing. According to Wikipedia, “He is a workaholic who chain-smokes cigarettes; without a daily dose of Vivaldi, Visine, Alka-Seltzer, Dexedrine, and sex, he wouldn’t have the energy to keep up the biggest “show” of all—his life. His girlfriend Katie Jagger, his ex-wife Audrey Paris, and daughter Michelle try to pull him back from the brink, but it is too late for his exhausted body and stress-ravaged heart. In his imagination, he flirts with an angel of death named Angelique.”

You can be the judge of it, and why not enjoy a drink with it.

Jazz

  • 2 parts Gin
  • 1 part Creme De Cassis
  • 1/2 part Lime Juice
  • Shake with ice and strain
  • Add to your favorite Cockatail glass

 

 

 

We have bonus material from Time Bandits

Time Bandits is a film from 1981 film directed by Terry Gilliam. In this film, you follow a young boy named Kevin as he travels around with a group of criminal dwarfs through time and history. In this movie, you see everything from robing Napoleon, to meeting Robin Hood, all the way to ancient Greece. Time Bandits is a movie that can be watched by all ages as it has the lighthearted fun story of following a young boy through history, yet also has some jokes intended for the older viewers that you might miss if you aren’t paying close enough attention. Though this film is approaching almost 40 years since its original release, it still is viewed and discussed to this day and will be remembered as one of Terry Gilliam’s classic comedies.

On this bonus material, we will be talking more in depth of the legendary film plus adding some extra pop to the mix with new thoughts and reviews on other films.  Make sure to listen to this podcast on your favorite spot or listen on our site for free too.

Tequila Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic novel turned film about racism and justice in a fictional town of Alabama in the 1930s. The film follows a family of two young children, Scout and Jem, and their father, Atticus. The father is a lawyer in the town and is chosen to represent a black man who is accused of raping a white girl. Atticus and the children are harassed for their father serving this black man, and the children are eventually even attacked. Even with the father’s efforts to prove his client’s innocence, he is found guilty and ultimately killed by a deputy who claims he was trying to escape during transport. This story and film were ahead of their time as they address major social issues of racism and the justice system that are still prevalent today. This film will continue to be remembered and enjoyed for future years to come.

To Kill a Mockingbird Drink

  • 1 1/2 parts Tequila
  • 3/4 part Creme de Menthe (Green)
  • Add a splash of Lime Juice
  • Shake with ice and strain
  • Add to your favorite Cocktail Glass
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