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Hey guys, by popular demand, here is a quick recap of some of the hottest stories of the day! Expect THE EVENING EDITION every day from here on out.
In the last days of his life, Edgar Allan Poe becomes entangled in a serial killer investigation.
Welcome, readers. I’m Mike De Luca and this is ON THE SLATE. This is where we talk about what’s hot, what’s not, what’s overrated, what’s underrated, what’s awful, what’s awesome…well, you know, we met at that “Fight Club” party. You were Brad Pitt with the erectile hair, I was Edward Norton and was missing some teeth. We went behind the Meat Loaf-shaped meat loaf sculpture, you said, “I want you to hit me as hard as you can”, we knelt down and then we…Wait, that wasn’t you? That wasn’t you who said, “You don’t talk about Fight Club, be we can talk about something else” before unzipping your pants…Shit. I have to stop sleeping with anyone who says they’re Brad Pitt. (Charlie Sheen, you know what you did.) Anyway, welcome! One week we might talk about why casting Russell Crowe as Superman’s dad is a phenomenally bad idea (see above), or offer up unfiltered commentary on my days as a Thai ladyboy (I miss my breasts). But, before we begin, there are three things you need to know – #1 – This is ON THE SLATE with Mike De Luca. #2 – I did not produce a film called “Butter” (but that’s what they called me in college). #3 – The ladies call mine “Mufasa”. Let’s begin…
A thirty-something, divorced, young-adult novelist returns to her small hometown to chase the ex-boyfriend that got away. Only problem is, he’s now married and has a kid.
Story centers on Marilyn Monroe’s time while in London filming “The Prince and the Showgirl” opposite Laurence Olivier.
The daughter of a martyr for Burmese independence, Aung San Suu Kyi returned to Burma from England in 1988 to see her ailing mother but ended up serving as General Secretary of the newly formed National League for Democracy. Although the NLD won in the 1990 general election, Suu Kyi was held under house arrest for the following fifteen years by a military junta.
This is ON THE SLATE with Mike De Luca urging you to see the film “Drive” before reading this tribute. It is a film that, if one were lazy, one could say was a throwback to the neon dystopia of ‘80s crime movies such as Michael Mann’s “Thief” and William Friedkin’s “To Live and Die in LA”. And, on the surface, perhaps it is. But look inside and it is something much, much more. In the first of our Spotlight Series, I give you “Drive”.
Logline: Story follows a man planning the perfect marriage proposal at the family cottage, but when his brother and his free-spirited girlfriend show up, they throw a wrench in the middle of his plans.
Welcome, readers. I’m Mike De Luca and this is ON THE SLATE. This is where we talk about what’s hot, what’s not, what’s overrated, what’s underrated, what’s awful, what’s awesome…well, you know, we met at that “Dress Like Keanu Reeves” party. I shaved my head and offered to show what the Matrix was, you said, “Come on my excellent adventure”, we went into “The Devil’s Advocate Pleasure Room of Dirty Al Pacinos”, and then we…Wait, that wasn’t you? That wasn’t you with the blank stare that made me feel me whole, like Sandra Bullock? Shit. I have to stop taking mescaline. Anyway, welcome, sit on my face! (Just kidding.) One week we might talk about how we need a “Footloose” remake like your grandma needs sex (and she really needs sex), or offer up unfiltered commentary on my days as a Swedish Maid Penis Enlarger. (That was a long, long time ago, in George Lucas’ bathtub. Don’t ask. Really, I mean it. Don’t ask. Sorry, George, I didn’t mean it. NOOOOO!!!!!! And that’s how “Howard The Duck” got made.) But, before we begin, there are three things you need to know – #1 – This is ON THE SLATE with Mike De Luca. #2 – I am not producing a remake of “Point Break” (because I love you) – #3 – I did not see “Bucky Larson”, for I value life. Let’s begin…
An ex-cop turned con uses a suicide attempt on a Manhattan hotel rooftop as cover for a diamond heist.