Hello friends, fans, and family,
as we surf this holiday season and face the traffic of people and cars to get our gifts and/or return them, haha. I want to encourage you to be safe out there and to take a moment to enjoy your day. This time of year can be so busy that you forget that it is a joyous occasion. So, from the bottom of my heart and from everyone here at IME, Merry Christmas. I am Isaac (FireHawk) Middleton and I am the editor/blog writer and creator of the IME Blog. I do higher other writers to write some articles for me because of my schedule. They are screened and they have proven that they do good and great work. I do my highering by way of fiverr.com. I do a lot of my external higher this way and you can even higher me through fiverr as well. Here is my link, Click Here.
Today I am going to talk about Star Wars and a few other movies. But first let's talk about Off The Deep End. This book is an awesome book. I have been saying since the day it was available. Now, my sayings is back up by even more people who give reviews on books saying the same thing that I am. Redheaded Booklover Blog, give Off The Deep End five stars and she said, "Off the Deep End is by far one of my favorite thriller novels of all time." To read the whole book review please click here. Off The Deep End is still available for sale and I strongly suggest that you read this awesome book if you love thriller horror books.
So, if you have not read Off The Deep End you should definitely read it. Now, let' go on to movies. The Shape Of Water, is a very good movie and it is worth watching. Elisa is the main character of the movie and her whole life is changed forever when she and a co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. It is a heart filt and involved movie that I know you will enjoy. Star Wars - The Last Jedi is a really good movie but you should not expect it to be like the old/yester years movies of old. They are a lot of good parts to the movie and I think that, that within itself makes it worth watching. If you want to see all of the lightsaber action and action sequences then yes this movies has it all. It has turns and changes in the movies that you would not normally expect and this makes the movies even better. So, I say definitely check it out.
I am going to close with, the enjoyment of a movie and/or anything, goes deep within the human psyche. If we can see ourselves and/or identify with a character it does not have to be the main character, just a main character. We tend to enjoy the movie more if we can identify with a main character. If we can identify with a situation something that we might have gone through or a potentially go through we can enjoy the movie. Your mindset can change a situation, in the terms of how you act within the situation and potentially coming out of it. Have a wonderful and happy holidays. Merry Christmas to you all. Thank you for reading and for your support.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
as we are in the holidays they are so many things going on this time of year. It is far too easy to forget to have fun and to take a moment to enjoy the day and a moment of your day. So, in an effort to get you to take a moment to enjoy yourself for a moment I am going to take to you about, movies! Okay, I may include some tv shows and books and video games as well, haha.
Death Wish, is a movie that I think that you should watch. But before we get into all of that I want to ask you have you ever lost data that you have needed and was not able to recover it? Yes, I have had this happened me and I was so upset and I lost so much. All of my hard work and all of my efforts was gone in one swoop. There was no way to gain my lost data back. But now there is, SALVAGEDATA Recovery. Media failure and data loss can be frustrating, time consuming, and can leave you without access to priceless information. However using a combination of proprietary recovery techniques and extraordinary customer service, Their specialists can quickly salvage your data to get you back on track. Their experts always can help in data recovery services. Now back to the movie, Death Wish. Here is the overview of the movie. A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act. The estimated release date: 03/02/2018. I don't know if you remember the first death wish movies with Charles Bronson. It was great and is worth seeing to get you into what the movie is about. In this rendition Bruce Willis is Paul Kersey. Vincent D'Onofrio is Frank Kersey and Elisabeth Shue is Lucy Kersey just to name a few. I think that it is going to be a good movie. I like the trailers and if they hold to what I have seen in the trailers then it will be an awesome movie.
Jumanji, is remake that was an awesome movies of its time. This remake has Kevin Hart and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson in it as well as some other great actors like Jack Black in it as well. This movie prove to be fun, funny and a lot of action. So, if you have not seen it I highly recommend it.
Now, as we close in on Christmas I want to encourage you to enjoy a moment of your day. Things can get chaotic over the holidays and we tend to spend way more than we initially budgeted for in our original processes. Even though this maybe true and extra spenditures cannot be helped. This does not mean that you can't enjoy a moment of your day and to maintain a good focus on your over spending. Discipline is something that we suffer a lack of up to a certain point. All of us has this condition over certain items, places, things, and of course people. However, to budget overspending is a crazy move but that is also what makes it so interesting and effective. So, enjoy your day even if it is just for a moment that will seem to fade as quickly as is came.
I am going to close with, enjoy the holidays. It maybe rough for some of us for one reason or another but I encourage you to take a moment to enjoy your day. As for me I am going to take many moments. Even though I have had more than my share of trouble and problems this year I am going to take a moment to enjoy my day and I am going to thank God for allow me to see another day. I am going to pursue a career and be a success in it. I know that I am going to have failures, many perhaps but I am rant about it on here and maybe even cry about it in secret I will continue to try until I have nothing left to give then fade away like whatever people should say of me at that time. Until then I shall fight on and be the best that I can be all things considering. Even after all of this effort I still may not achieve my potential for one reason or another and that may even be pointed out by someone if I am important enough for all of that, haha.
Hello friends, fans, and family!
It is so good to be able to talk to you all again. Oh my, it has been an awesome year for me in acting and in ministry. Wow, I had a lead role and the link I will put below. It is a non-union feature film. We had an awesome cast and crew and it was so much fun. The name of the movie is called To Be You and the Director is: Chad Eddy. It was a lot of work but as the saying goes if you are doing something that you love to do then it is not work. We had very early days and late nights. I met some of the most energetic people in the acting industry. It has been over a year for me being a full time actor. Starting out as an older non-union actor is not easy and is so much work. It can be unbearable without the right support behind you and I am not just talking about the moral support I am also talking about the monetary support.
I drive as an independant contractor for Uber so that I am able to make auditions and for work that I land either as a Background performer and/or as a principle. I must thank Hollywood Original Talent who represent me. They have been working hard for me and yes they get me work. I enjoy working with Hollywood Original Talent (HOT) they are awesome. I am still not where I want to be and I do get discouraged sometimes and yes I do feel like I be driving Uber more than doing acting jobs sometimes. I also can't forget about the haters, and backstabbers, and the nay sayers. They almost wrecked me. I was so low at one point I didn't just considered giving up on acting I also considering giving up all together and that is not a good thing, but God, sent someone to encourage me and to show me that I can and that I should keep going. I don't know, even now, I don't know how to make it in acting. I don't know how to reach the right people to get roles and to be a working actor. I don't know how to get myself to the point of making a living as an actor. I submit myself every day for acting roles and every job that I am a good fit for. Sometimes, more often than not I come up empty handed and that is a hurtful feeling. I put everything into my acting and I know that so when I come up with nothing more often than not it is discouraging.
In may ignorance I may say something that would be considered not smart and yes, maybe I am too stupid to quit, but maybe, I am a fighter and yes, maybe I can see myself there. Maybe I know that if I keep on pressing Also maybe, that maybe is just enough to keep me going, maybe. I am also with Uncut Talent, and Central Casting LA they get me work as well, and I love them for it. Keep me working, please, please, please.
The ever growing question in my heart and gut as my bills grow and my income fade due to hiatus and cancellations. The question is should I act or should I give up? To act or not to act. That is the question that I ask myself, seemly daily, now. How long must I struggle and fight before I am able to see results? I don't mind fighting and I am more than willing to put in the extra hours into my work. But all of that is hard to do when no results is seen and the pressures of the bills that are not being paid grows. How can I keep going as is when my bills are steady and continuous and not shirking but my, my income due to lack of work is shrinking and decreasing? Inevitably self doubt setting in and I struggle to believe in myself. Simple mistakes can and has cost me jobs. Now my friends come at me with language of despair and negativity.
I submit myself for acting jobs, extra work every day seeking and searching for someone to see my potential even as a recurring actor. Maybe I don't know something that I am doing wrong? Maybe I am messing up at points that I should not be. Maybe it is not even me? Whatever it is I must make it and I can't allow myself to give up. It is hard to encourage myself, especially when everyone is saying that I am too old and that I am too poor and that I am not hungry enough and saying that I will never be good enough. It is one thing to stand with a group of people who you know that is on your side but it is quite another to stand alone and/or stand with other people but not knowing if they are on your side. For me I know that I don't know anything about acting outside of school and from what people have told me and from what I have seen for myself. I don't know how to get from the level that I am at to get to a level where I am making a living at being an actor and becoming one of the best actors in the industry. When I achieve this it will be a testimony to tell and it will motivate others.
So, here is my take on acting as an actor, as a person of color (a black man) and as a Pastor. If you think that being an actor and being in this acting industry is an easy road then either you are blessed or you are delusional. If you think that it is easy you are wrong and if it is easy for you then you are blessed and you need to realize that. They are many actors that are out there struggling and crying every night because they are giving it everything that they have and some of them have been doing this full throttle for many years and still nothing. So, if you have any degree of success don't, do not marginalize yourself. Keep going and keep pressing on. Some actors are working but there income is coming from other areas such as bartending, waitressing, drivery driving and/or uber. So, yes, you know how hard this industry of acting is to get into and to a level where you are working enough to make a living at acting, doing acting only as your source of income, or at least making more money as an actor then an uber driver. As a person of color (a black man) they are not a lot of roles out there for me, and as I get older even less, so, I am so happy to see that more roles popping up for us. I don't care where you are from if you are a successful person of color in acting then, thank you so much for your hard work and for opening the doors for people like me. You're awesome. Now as a Pastor, here is where it gets tricky because I have to consider more than the norm. So, in that they are certain roles that I cannot take but also in that, that doesn't mean that I would be any less effective in the role that I do audion for just because i am a Pastor, besides I can put more money into the Church, so, I am happy about that and yes I am happy to give to the Church. Sometimes, I do feel like I am eliminated from a role just because I am a Pastor. However, that can both be good and bad depending on the situation. So, across the board I like acting and I think that if someone enjoys it and are willing to work at it then it is possible to become a working actor where your income is of acting and such, and not uber.
Lord knows I have cried many tears and that I have thought about this issue for some time. As I said before I am not there yet and yes I am giving 100 percent. I would be the first to tell you that I don't know the pathway to acting and I am also the first to tell you that this is not an easy industry for most. However, I will also say, keep going and don't give up, never give up. I started acting many years ago, doing plays in church. For real plays and that continued through elementary, middle and high school. I stopped for a while but then I came back and I started doing plays again and background in Veronica Mars. I attended the Actors Workshop studios and the Rehearsal Room, and City College and later San Diego Christian College. I am still going because I am not there yet but I refuse to give up because I enjoy this and I have put too much work into this. I digress, I want to say that you can do it too but it is going to be a lot of work. The old saying goes is that if I can do it then you can do it too but I am going to add to that after talking with some naysayers and the part that I am adding is, if you are willing to put the work in, then yes you can do it too.
I am going to close with, I am submitting myself every day and you should too. Submit your self for every job that you are a good fit for and that you feel that the job is something that you can and want to do. My friends always tell me to focus on three things at a time and my three things now that I am done with college for now. My three things are acting, fitness, and Pastoring in that and in those is a lot. So, yes I have a full plate right now but that is okay and I am plugging away at it every day and you should too. Thank you for much for reading. Have a wonderful and blessed day. If you want to do this (acting) then know that it can be done. You just got to remember that it is going to take hard work and dedication. Stay Focused, Stay Strong, and Stay Motivated!
As I promised the link to my dramatic reel is below my Actors Access Account Link is here and if you want to book me click Here. Have a great day y'all.
Hello friends, fans, and family,
as we are fast approaching Thanksgiving I just want to say my thanks to you. Thank you for your support of the IME Blog. Thank you for reading and clicking on my blog when you could have chosen to not click on my blog and to never read any of my sayings. I feel special because of devoted readers like you. You have chosen to include me into your day. I am honored to have such a privilege. I am thankful that week after week you have read my blog and even given your feedback and comments. It means so much to me to hear from you and to have you as my reader. You are awesome and it is not just because you have chosen to read the IME Blog but it is also because you are awesome just because you are you. On this Thanksgiving day enjoy your day even if it is just for a moment, enjoy that moment because you deserve it.
Now to talk about some movies. If you have not seen Thor Ragnarok yet I encourage you to see it because I think that it is worth seeing. They delivered on the promise of another great movie from Marvel. I believe that you will enjoy the movie. It has so many good parts it is hard to narrow it down to just one moment but if I had to it would be the moment between Thor and the Hulk, this includes the battle scene, haha. I am going to see it again and I am also going to get it on Amazon stream when it is available. Yes, I enjoyed it that much, hahaha
Now, time for the Justice League Review. Spoiler alert if you have not seen it. I am going to try and not spoil it for you. First I am going to say that I liked it and I think that you will like it too. Like the way that they did it and I also liked the humor in it. From what I seen I believe that DC movies are improving. DC has come along way in movie. Wonderwoman was great and I think that it was even better because the movie had an awesome woman director, directing it. Justice League was good even though some thought that they should have kept the same director that they had for Wonder Woman. I understand why they choose not to but I think that she (the director) will be used in future films. Over all I think that The Justice League movie was good and it was very well done. I believe that people are going to talk bad about the movie because of reason that does not pertain to the movie itself. An example of that is the says about the director choice. I think that it was still very well done and you don't wanna burnout your ace director. I also read reviews about the CGI and how bad it looked. I am not sure what they saw but from what I seen it looked good to me. So, to put it plain I am going to say going and see the movie and if you don't like it please comment and tell me what you don't like about it and what you think that they could do to improve it.
Now, let's shift gears and let us talk about a documentary. It was a limited showing and you can request a screening of this documentary. The movie that I am talking about is McClaren. The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. He is a man who showed the world that a person of humble beginnings could take on the elite motor racing companies and win. This is an awesome film and you could even call it a rags to riches story. I suggest that you look up this movie and watch it because I believe that you are going to enjoy it.
In closing I am going to say, be thankful for what you have. Take care of what you have and God will bless you with more. Leadership equals responsibility. You are a leader, and you are awesome. Never forget that, God loves you. Despise not the day of small beginnings.
by, Isaac Middleton.
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