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Last night I attended “An Evening with Christopher Nolan” at the Walter Reade Theater.

It was amazing to see a director I admire so much in the flesh. This was almost as great as when I got to meet Joe Wright, my favorite director. Nolan is pretty high on my list, right below Tarantino. We saw lots of clips from Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and with each clip I fell more and more in love with Nolan’s direction. I just really love Nolan’s movies, guys! He seems like a very shy and quiet guy, but very thoughtful and humble considering how much of a critical and commercial success he is.

NYFF 2012: The 25th Anniversary screening of The Princess Bride

I cannot believe how fantastic this movie is even after all these years. As Carol Kane said during the Q&A, “Tonight as I was watching, I felt like I was seeing a perfect film.” I definitely felt that way after seeing The Princess Bride after all these years.

I was lucky enough to photograph the red carpet and got to see the very stars I loved as a kid. Almost everyone from the cast was there, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn and director Rob Reiner as well as screenwriter William Goldman. What a great reunion! And the Q&A was so wonderful I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. 

Very hilarious night at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a preview screening of Will Friedkin’s latest film Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church and Juno Temple. 

For the Q&A director William Friedkin (a Hollywood legend films like The Exorcist and The French Connection), screenwriter Tracy Letts, and stars Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon were in attendance. The film itself was not my cup of tea (any film that features female sexual violence tends to make me squirm)—even though I do have to admire its bold material and McConaughey chillingly excellent performance—Friedkin had me in stitches the whole night! That man has great comedic timing. When asked what advice he’d give aspiring filmmakers he said, “Ambition, lots of luck and the grace of God.” McConaughey countered with “Don’t say it, be it.” 

Any of you checking out Killer Joe this weekend?

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PBS Sherlock NYC event

After a serious of fortuitous events, Noelle and I got to meet the lovely Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch, the snarky Mr. Steven Moffat and the fantastic Ms. Sue Vertue!! It was like a dream come true. I cannot believe we were so lucky. I almost don’t know what to do with myself! 

The event itself was so great! We met so many Sherlockians who are just as cool as Whovians. And the Q&A was hilarious! I was so happy to be able to sit so close to the front and couldn’t believe I was so close to someone I had admired for so long. The Moff was just hilarious answering every question, particularly with an eyeroll! Of course, Benny was kind, patient, witty, articulate and so generous. 

Noelle and I eagerly waiting to get in!

Once we got in, we couldn’t believe how close to the stage we were!!

Handsome Benny face is handsome.

Cumberchins :)

I even love his derpy faces.

Do not fret. I did take photos of the Moff and Sue. I love the way she looks at him as he is telling us this story. His idea of the perfect pairing: Amy Pond and John Watson. Oh the stories they would have to tell each other!

And of course in this last one, I think he’s looking at me ;)

Oh gosh you guys, if it was a problem before, it’s a whole damn Cumberbatch situation now (especially after getting a high-five and a wave!!). How can be so wonderful and lovely? I’m convinced he is an alien meant to take out our entire female population. 

Don’t forget to watch Sherlock series 2 this Sunday on PBS at 9pm!

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The Avengers premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

What a fantastic day with Jio, Christy and Emily! We all decided to sneak a peek at the Tribeca red carpet for The Avengers premiere yesterday even though we knew we wouldn’t be allowed to see the film. At least we would get to see the stars that showed up! We really didn’t have to wait long. After about an hour and a half everyone started showing up!

We are pumped!

Mark Ruffalo was the first to come all the way over to us! He was so nice.

Cobie was just as excited to see us as we were her! Her boo, Taran Killam (who is on SNL and does a killer Michael Cera) was also there. I got a high-five from him!

Tom Hiddleston arrived! Even in a sea of people he stands out. He ended up giving me  a high-five too. I’m never washing my hand.

Beautiful man is beautiful.

Chris Hemsworth was underwhelming, to be honest, guys.

Robert Downey Jr. was BAMF-like even if he didn’t come by to sign stuff.

We were so pooped by the end, but no one more so than Christy!

Other celebrity sightings not pictured here: Jennifer Grey, Clark Gregg, John Slattery, Michael J. Fox and Taran Killam.

No sign of Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson or Joss Whedon though.

We ended up waiting until about 9:30 to see if we could see any of them after the film, but we missed them just as they all got into their respective cars. Oh well. We had enough excitement for one day!

You guys excited as I am for The Avengers?

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