Abdi Nazemian

Weekend movies

Top 10 favorite weekend movies

As the filmmakers behind the newly released movie Last Weekend, which tells the story of Celia Green (Patricia Clarkson) gathering her family for one final holiday in her beautiful Lake Tahoe home, we’ve been thinking a lot about weekends. Why […]

J train

Dear Diary, my life officially begins today

My first Hollywood job was not actually in Hollywood, but in New York. I was in college; a freshman whose cubicle-sized dorm was covered in wall-to-wall photographs of old movie stars. With black-and-white images of Dietrich, Crawford, Harlow and their […]

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Hollywood Journal

Favorite on screen couple Do I have to relinquish my man-card if I say Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams? (The Notebook) – Jason Benoit, Esq. Hubbell and K-K-K-Katie (The Way We Were) – Stella Braintree Mitchell Pritchett and Cam Tucker (Modern Family) […]

Happy New Year

Hollywood Journal’s Hopes for 2014

How Hollywood can make the world a better place in 2014… More original content, more chances on new voices, more stepping outside of the box and actually starting to make movies again, instead of just talking about making movies. – […]

2013 music in haiku

2013′s best music in haiku

As the year comes to a close, countless words will be written about the year’s best records. In an effort not to add to the glut of words, I offer one haiku to each of my ten favorite albums of […]

Gratitude

What ‘Hollywood Journal’ is grateful for…

Ashley Ballard – My beautiful family, the love and support we share, health, joy, laughter, strength, our talents and the freedom to share them! Jaime Becker – My family. Duh. Such a cliche, right? Better yet I should say I […]

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