Meet the “Chuck Norris of Love” in this New Short with Lou Diamond Phillips the

Reposted from our Red Carpet Report site.

We watch a lot of indie films, shorts, and webseries at Mingle Media TV and love to share and support these projects with our audience. First, we did rush to look at it because we are fans of Lou Diamond Phillips, before we even saw the premise of the story which is typical, unless you don’t know the cast and you spend time looking at the rest of the info to see what it’s about.

We clicked on the link and watched it on YouTube. We’ve embedded it here for you below.

After watching, we wanted to thank the EP and tell them we would share this – but most of all, we read the rest of the story…

Writing for the Actor

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamond” was written for LDP and was sent to him while he was working on the new TV show Longmire (another show we love). Lou was pretty flattered by the gesture of getting a script written just for him and so he said “yes” to the project. (The power of asking for the order – if you don’t you will never get it).

Chuck Norris of Love

You’ve seen the jokes about Chuck Norris…

  • Chuck Norris’ body guard is protected by Chuck Norris
  • Chuck Norris doesn’t call the wrong number. You answer the wrong phone.
  • Chuck Norris has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life.
  • Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet. The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.
  • Chuck Norris can strangle you with a cordless phone.

… and so on. LDP is a man-made of unique blending of ancestries with this father being Scots-Irish and Native American (Cherokee) and his mother of Filipino-Chicnese descent. He has played some very memorable roles in some great movies like La Bamba, Young Guns, Courage Under Fire, Stand and Deliver and oozes cool on and off-screen. We’ve (Red Carpet Report) have interviewed him and find him charming in person, with his family and irresistible. Hence why we watched the short before we read what it was about.

Now LDP is not the only one in this comedy short. It also stars John Patrick Jordan (American Pie, Mad Men) and Brian Thomas Smith (The Big Bang Theory, Happy Endings).

If you haven’t clicked play yet… what are you waiting for? If you have, why haven’t you shared this yet? Oh, good, thanks. We appreciate it. So does Joey (writer/director) of this piece – be sure to do it for Joey too.

 
Writer and Director Joey Boukadakis graduated from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, as well as the Masters of Professional Writing Program, also at USC. He’s written screenplays for Disney and MGM studios and his music videos have played on MTV, VH1, BET, and CMT. His films have screened at Sundance, Vail, San Diego, Boston, St. Louis, Miami, Atlanta, HollyShorts, CineVegas, Palm Springs International, and MethodFest film festivals. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Follow Joey on Twitter https://twitter.com/Joeybouk
Lou Diamond Phillips in New Comedy Short Film, Lucy in the Sky with Diamond

Lou Diamond Phillips in New Comedy Short Film, Lucy in the Sky with Diamond

Firelight Hallmark Hall of Fame Premiere Red Carpet Report

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report with guest host Stephanie Garrett were invited to come out and cover the Red Carpet for “FIRELIGHT” Premiere Event at 20th Century Fox Studios in Century City, CA.

Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (“Jerry Maguire,” “Radio”) stars in a new Hallmark Hall of Fame film, “Firelight,” premiering SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-11:00, ET) on the ABC Television Network. Darnell Martin (Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Lost Valentine”) directs from a script by Ligiah Villalobos (“Under the Same Moon”).
Cast of Firelight on the Red Carpet

Cast of Firelight on the Red Carpet

Watch the cast interviews here

Cuba Gooding Jr. plays Dwayne Johnson (“DJ”), a counselor at a youth correctional facility. The incarcerated girls and young women come from troubled – often violent — backgrounds. Many of them belong to gangs and have been involved with illegal drugs – as users and/or dealers. In the words of DJ, “They come in [here] so broken…These are girls who’ve been abused and objectified their whole lives.”

Watch all the video interviews here.

Cast of Firelight Premiere on the Red Carpet

Cast of Firelight Premiere on the Red Carpet

Red Tails VIP Opening Night Screening Mingle Media TV Red Carpet Report

Mingle Media TV and Virsil Mitchell were invited to come out and cover the only George Lucas film “Red Tails” opening night screening in Los Angeles that was attended by original Tuskegee Airmen.

Red Carpet Interviews

Behind the Scenes with George Lucas

The film is an account of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black World War II fighter pilot squad. The squadron, which was sent to North Africa and Italy to escort white bomber pilots, consisted of some of the best fighter pilots in the Air Corps.

Movie Trailer

For more coverage of this event and other Mingle Media TV Red Carpet Report Coverage, watch our video interviews from the Red Carpet and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

Cars 2 Review – Why We Loved it and You Will Too

Mingle Media TV was excited to be on the Cars 2 red carpet premiere to talk to the celebs last Saturday night and to be honest, we were even more excited to be invited to the early screening of this film at the El Capitan Theatre last night. Here’s our review of “Cars 2” without spoilers…

We’ve been a big fan of Disney forever (this reporter will not admit the year but it is more than 20 years) and found Cars 2 to be even better than Cars. From the moment the movie opened with a very serious mood to the next scene where the mood is comedic to the detail in the animation, music, and realistic scenery surrounding each segment, we found “Cars 2” to be delightfully engaging. The detail in the characters and their personality, the landscapes and the overall story were captivating. Just imagine Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) traveling around the world and driving on the wrong side of the road in England or driving in Tokyo where the street signs are in Kanji lettering not English. There were lots of kids in the theatre with us last night and we could hear them watching with their eyes and being surprisingly quieter than the adults in the theatre who like us, were laughing out loud and enjoying the ride. In true Disney fashion, this is another movie that transcends age, gender and even geo-location and can be enjoyed by all on planet earth!

Sidebar: Although we enjoyed Cars when it came out, we have to say that Cars 2 is one sequel that will surpass it in so many ways. (Our prediction: it will be a smash hit and be Oscar nominated – and win!)

My son and I started going to movies together when he was really young and we started a tradition to talk about our favorite parts as we left the theatre. As he grew older, this changed up from favorite parts to did you see this or that nuance, that might have been missed and is related to the writer, director, studio, like Marvel movies having Stan Lee make a cameo. Well, here are some fun facts about the film that you can share with your family and friends before or after you see “Cars 2” that we found interesting about the movie:

  • Lightning McQueen is voiced by Owen Wilson but is named in memory after Glenn McQueen a Pixar animator who worked on the original “Cars” movie
  • Lightning McQueen’s “Lightyear” tires are a reference to another Disney Pixar character: Buzz Lightyear
  • The #95 on Lightning McQueen’s car is in reference to the year “Toy Story” came out 1995 (wow)
  • Mater is voiced by Larry the Cable Guy and the number A113 is a reference to the CalArts classroom where director John Lasseter, Brad Bird, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton attended
  • Finn McMissile is voiced by none other than Michael Caine and his small tailfins are inspired by the late 50’s British sports car called the Peerless GT
  • Finn McMissile would have been in the first “Cars” movie but was cut out  – only to be revived by Lasseter due to his love of spy movies
  • Holly Shiftwell is voiced by Emily Mortimer and is equiped with all kinds of state-of-the-art gadgetry
  • Believe it or not, Jeff Gorvette is voiced by and named after NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon
  • The “Cars 2” character team built 145 new character models for the film with 781 variants making a total of 926 new characters
  • The “Cars 2” film is an International adventure covering Tokyo, Paris, The Riveria, and London – pay attention to the integration of the landscapes, buildings and characters
  • The PIT lane configuration is based on the Formula 1 track in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • If you are a car buff, you’ll also notice that the cars in all of the different locations around the globe match up to the country you find them in

Haven’t seen any trailers yet? Watch this clip to get a feel for the “spy genre” that was incorporated into this film:

We don’t want to spoil the story but can guarantee you won’t be disappointed one little bit…so we’re going to ask you to go out this Friday, June 24th, to a theatre near you and see Cars 2, in Disney Digital 3D or IMAX 3D. Don’t forget to be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars.

If you want to see what the celebrities at the premiere had to say about their favorite Cars character  watch this video clip:

Don’t forget to come back and tell us how you liked it… Vrrroooom Vrrooooom.

Who is Your Favorite Cars (Cars 2) Character? See What the Stars on the Red Carpet Had to Say…

Mingle Media TV and our entertainment reporter, Kristyn Burtt, were on the Red Carpet Saturday night for the Cars 2 Premiere. Big question… who is YOUR favorite Cars character?

Find out what the celebrities we spoke to had to say here:

Share your Cars character with us and be sure to go see Cars 2 in Disney Digital 3D this weekend.

To watch in-depth video interviews with all the stars we spoke to, please visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV atwww.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

See all the photos from the premiere here on our Flickr page:PHOTOS

For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PixarCars

 

Kristyn Burtt reporting from the Red Carpet Premiere of “Cars 2”

The “Cars 2” World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2”-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2”-style reception at the “Cars 2” World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

Fireball Tim at the Disney Pixar Cars 2 Red Carpet Premiere

The “Cars 2” World Premiere is like no other: this red carpet is a global speedway, complete with starting and finish lines, plus giant flags representing the international locales from which the film’s World Grand Prix competitors hail. Rolling down the race track will be life-size remote-controlled cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile, Guests will don “Cars 2”-themed RealD 3D glasses and view the film at the El Capitan and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres at 8 p.m., followed by a “Cars 2”-style reception at the “Cars 2” World Grand Prix attraction, presented by Kodak To watch the video interviews, visit the Red Carpet Report channel on Mingle Media TV at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html For more information about the moving coming out June 24th in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D be a FAN and LIKE the Cars 2 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PixarCars