Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Money Shot - Secondary Pitch - Some Baseball

Thursday==>It is a rather gloomy day so far here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, with light rain off and on for most of the morning.

At 12:30pm it has cleared up a bit, so ... hopefully ... your favorite blogger will be able to do some walking and wandering since he is kinda antsy at the moment ... so ... let’s get started with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

THE MONEY SHOT, about Karen and Steve who are once glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. It's been years since either has had a hit, but the latest movie by a hot shot European director could change that if they agree to doing a real and explicit sex scene==>C+

You know, I really wanted to like this a lot more. Parts of it were funny, parts of it were obscene, parts of it were totally unbelievable and parts of it were just plain boring.

I think that the playwright’s obvious attempt to besmirch Hollywood and the motion picture industry kept him from putting together an involving and enjoyable final product.

The acting is acceptable even though none of the characters are the least bit likable.

Yeah, when it was over I left the theater with an unfulfilled feeling in my belly ... so ...

Billi Pod says==>you are hereby warned.

This World Premiere of the comedy by Neil LaBrute, the MCC Theater’s Playwright-in-Residence, has received mixed reviews, is playing at the Lucille Lortel Theater in The West Village, has a running time of 1:40, without intermission, and runs through October 19th.

Moving on to tonight’s entertainment event ...

The Off Broadway show ...

8:00==>SECONDARY PITCH - “Stephen and Paul Dowd were two of the most highly touted prospects in baseball. Stephen lived up to the hype with an amazing career in the Big Leagues. His bother Paul never got off the plate. Now, after retiring from the game with an injury, Stephen is divorced, broke, and forced to consider a lucrative offer to film a Reality TV show about his life. But the Producers don't just want Stephen; they want Paul and their fame-seeking younger brother Kevin as well.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This comedy/drama is playing at The Bridge Theatre on West 54th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through October 25th.

Now ... on the sports scene ...

WOW!! Can you believe it ... last night the Kansas City Royals swept the Baltimore Orioles, winning 2-1, to advance to The World Series for the first time in 29 years.

I watched part of the game on my 42” flat screen TV and then listened to the final two innings on my trusty Walkman as I was in my seat at my theater, waiting for the curtain to go up. The final out was made just seconds before my show started. AWESOME!!

When I got back to the apartment after my show I watched the remainder of the NLCS Giants/Cards game, won by the Giants 6-4, putting them one game away from going to the World Series.

Game 5 is at 8:05pm tonight, in San Francisco, with Madison Bumgarner (18-10) on the mound for the Giants vs. Adam Wainwright (20-9) for the Cardinals


OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is time to post this and then do some major walking and wandering ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.38 miles (or, 7,385 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,174.64 miles (average 4.08 miles per day)


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”


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