I recently enjoyed The Curious Palate, a casual but delicious restaurant tucked away near the recently opened ArcLight Cinema on the 3rd level of Santa Monica Place. Excellent food, lovingly prepared, and not usually crowded, with a friendly staff who obviously really cares about presenting delicious, fresh tasting food.
I just finished David Spade's book Almost Interesting and was pleasantly surprised -- he tells of his struggle to escape an unfortunate childhood and starting out in comedy, including the ups and downs of fame. He tells about his insecurities while writing comedy, getting attacked by his assistant and other pitfalls of making it. A most enjoyable read!
Just saw the film Brooklyn, what a sweet, moving film about an Irish immigrant! Very enjoyable, almost an old-fashioned feel to the film.
It is terrible what is happening to thousands of refugees from Syria and other distressed areas trying to cross into safe areas through Greece, etc. I urge you to donate to help these struggling people as they try to make a better life for themselves and their children. I just did -- it's the right thing to do!
We went to see Ricki and the Flash over the weekend, Meryl Streep was terrific! Is there anything she can't do? She makes so-so movies good and good movies spectacular just because she's there. Rick Springfield was great, too!
The huge Los Angeles Film Festival runs from June 10th to 18th, check it out at lafilmfest.com. Also, I saw Spy over the weekend, another great hit for Melissa McCarthy!
The excellent film festival in Los Angeles, Dances with Films, runs this year from May 28th through June 7th in Hollywood. They have an expertly curated selection of independent films and outstanding panels all for reasonable prices. For more information and to find out about discounted advance tickets, visit danceswithfilms.com.
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