September 21st, 2013

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Paranoia" loses profit

In his book **SEX MONEY KISS,** Gene Simmons discussed the importance of self publication because bookstore retail was based on "the loss leader principle," in which a major author like James Patterson and J.K. Rowling would draw consumers into the store. Once in the store, the customer would discover other lesser known writers. The Motion Picture Industry uses the same approach, which is why economics are so dire in these entertainment fields, especially when the loss leader fails to perform.
**Paranoia** is such the case. With leading man responsibilities on Chris ( **The Hunger Games**) Hemsworth shoulders and the reteaming of veterans Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford, one expected respectable box office return. Instead **Paranoia** has become the biggest loser of the year - the two week box office gross of 6 million dollars can not match the 35 million dollar production cost. Were **Paranoia** to secure a profit, the film would have had to earn 105 million box office gross.
**Paranoia** features the corporate cat & mouse game between Ford and Oldman, with Hemsworth caught in the middle while wooing the leading lady, Amber Heard. The topical theme features cell phones and public privacy. So why did **Paranoia** fail? The screenplay is another Hollywood factory produced model, why pay for a story when one can see the same story on television in the comfort of your own home?
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"36 Saints" is the start of something....

In contrast to a bloated Hollywood extravaganza comes ** 36 Saints,** a small independent thriller produced and written by Joey Dedio. This small budget independent motion picture is far more thought provoking than **Paranoia.** Joey Dedio's film has roots in the Old Testament belief that the world is protected by 36 individuals or saints, who have the responsibility to protect mankind from Lillith, who may have been the serpent who tempted Adam & Eve with an apple.
While the opening of the film deals with global proportion, **36 Saints** focuses upon the half a dozen individuals who live in Manhattan. With names like Joseph, Eve, Sebastian, Valentine and Michael - it is easy to pick out the surviving members of the **36 Saints.*** It is actually trickier to figure out who Lilith is, for she masterminded the plane crash that caused the demise of most of the ** Saints** As the surviving saints die in recreation of New Testament history, it seems as if Lilith's powers will lead the world into eternal darkness.
In terms of intellectual growth, I would choose **36 Saints** over **Paranoia.** **36 Saints** leaves one thinking about the world around them, can one of the **36 Saints** live in Deerfield Beach? When **36 Saints** opens on September 6, lets hope the box office revenue merits the already scripted sequel.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Wright & Watts "Adore" thier sons

Based on a novel by Doris Lessing, **Adore** opens tomorrow starring Naomi Watts & Robin Wright as two Australian Best Friends Forever. It gorgeous, yet peculiar movie about two women and their relationships with her sons, of whom one mother says, "They are like young Gods."    
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

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Last year Dedio's **Tio Papi** was an award winner at the **27th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.**
Dedio has the title role in **Tio Papi,** a film he cowrote with Brian Herskowitz. **Tio Papi** is Ray Ray, a bachelor saddled with his late sister's six kids, ages preschool through high school. Not equipped to handle such a diverse brood, Ray Ray makes arrangements with a social worker (Kelly McGillis) to find foster homes for his nieces and nephews. While his housewife skills need improvement, Ray Ray and his family become closer together. Unfortunatley, the social worker thinks otherwise and seeks to take the children away from their **Tio Papi.**
With a contemporary issues, **Tio Papi** is a family drama with humor. A career workaholic, Ray Ray slowly adapts to his new life as a father of six. The kids are cute, but being kids - the young ones often create mischief for our leading man. There is also love & romance for young adults and older people who should know better.
There are negotiations to bring **Tio Papi** to Miami as a television series. Given the loss of revenue with the cancellation of **The Glades** and **Magic City,** this is welcome news for seasoned production crews in South Florida. With a four decade career in the motion picture industry that began with **ABC Afterschool Specials,** Dedio seems to be at the right place at the right time;
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

An Interview with Joey DeDio

"We have taken **Tio Papi** to many festivals and the response has been consistently good. Regardless of upbringing and culture, people are responding to the message of family."
**Tio Papi** and **36 Saints** seem to be the flip side of the same coin, I asked Dedio about the diversity of each production,
"With **36 Saints,** I was fascinated with the uncovered world and the authenticity of myths and Jewish mysticism, I sought opinions from priest and rabbis."
When I challenged Dedio about the dark nature of **36 Saints,** Joey responded with a smile,
"In darkness, there is always light. That is what I loved about the character of **Tio Papi,** many people had not seen me in that light."
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Reach Me" - a 9/11 contribution

Since the terrorist attacks 12 years ago, I've made a point of doing something constructive every September 11. Whether over tipping at a bar or donating my Thespian services to a Jose Prendes production, as an American citizen, I can't think of a better way to vex these terrorist sociopaths.
This year though a Kickstarter campaign, I will be involved in an independent film titled **Reach Me,** written & directed by John Herzfeld. This is an uplifting story about a "self-help" book (titled **Reach Me**) that inspires people. This ensemble cast features Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Kelsey Grammer, Thomas Jane and Tom Sizemore. Sizemore received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival last May
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Thanks for Sharing" is like "AA," but it is really about "SA"

For almost 15 years, **Roadside Attractions** has distributed independent motion pictures with consistently profitable results and mostly critical acclaim. **Super Size Me** was their first documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award, **The Cove** won the golden idol and has become the blue print for all documentaries about animal rights.
Regarding their fictional projects, **Roadside Attractions** has earned a reputation for high artistic standards upon a frugal budget. **Winter Bone,** **Biutiful** and **Albert Nobbs** earned Oscar nominations for Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Glenn Close respectfully. With this success rate, high priced actors often take a cut in salary to be in a motion picture distributed by **Roadside Attractions.**
**Thanks for Sharing** must have been produced when Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow had some free time during the production of **Marvel's The Avengers.** **Thanks for Sharing***gives these actors some scenery to chew with moments of light hearted comedy about the subject of sexual addiction.
Much like an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting, **Thanks for Sharing** introduces three characters on a first name basis. Adam (Ruffalo) is celebrating 5 years of sobriety (actually, no sex). Adam's sponsor is Mike (Tim Robbins), a married man with a troubled son Danny (Patrick Fugit). New to the Sex Addiction Meeting is Neil (Josh Gad), a medical doctor who makes inappropriate moves upon his boss and females in the subway.
At first, dealing with this addiction is treated like a comedy. Adam and Phoebe (Paltrow) exchange banter as if they were Tracy & Hepburn. Being the youngest of the three, the overweight Dr. Neil gets involved with moments of slapstick and video technology. Being the oldest of the three, Mike shares some quiet moments with his wife (Joley Richardson) while performing miracles for strangers.
Of course, relationships unravel and the three men must confront outside forces that make their addictions more profound. At this point, **Thanks for Sharing** tries to change it's tone from comedy to tragedy. The transition is not successful, despite some interesting performances (Kudos to rock singer Pink aka Alecia Moore as the one with the worst sexual addiction issues).
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival unveil's it's 28th program

Next month the **28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF28)** kicks off in full swing and for the 3rd year in a row, Muvico Pompano will be included in the mix. Actress Lea (**Back to the Future** trilology, **Casual Sex,** **Howard the Duck**) is schedule to attend an October 20th screening to promote her latest movie, **The Trouble with Truth.**
**FLiFF28** is making an attempt to balance both independent artistic inspirations with mainstream entertainment values, best represented with Anna Paquin's appearance. Currently on the vampire television show **True Blood,** Paquin earned a Best Supporting Oscar for **The Piano,** starring Holly Hunter. She is also best known for her role as Rogue in the **X Men** movies, including next year's future blockbuster - **X Men Days of Future Past.**

Paquin, along with director Shana Betz, will be opening **FLiFF 28** with **Free Ride.** Paquin portrays a single mother who is emershed in the South Florida drug trades. After the screening at Cinema Paradiso on Friday night October 18, there will be an opening night party at Villa di Palma hosted by philanthropist Steve Savor.

Tab Hunter, writer Aphrodite (**Boys Don't Cry**) Jones, Ed Asner and Ann-Margaret are expected to be honored this year and tickets are selling at a faster pace this year. For more information, contact the box office this evening at 954 525 FILM.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Kim L. Cavendish receives Florida Lifetime Achievement Award

LAUDERDALE – September 11, 2013 – Kim L. Cavendish, President/CEO of the Museum of Discovery and Science, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Florida Association of Museums Service Awards luncheon on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. The Lifetime Achievement award is presented to individuals who have worked in the museum field for over 30 years and whose career has made a profound impact on the museum industry, on individual museums, and on the lives of the citizens of the State of Florida.

“I am deeply honored to have been nominated and recognized by my colleagues. It is truly gratifying to know that my efforts have made a positive impact on a local and statewide level in sharpening the focus on science literacy through the activities of the museums I have led. I am committed to cultivating the highest possible standards of museum philosophy and culture, knowing the incalculable value of museums in their communities,” Cavendish said.

Cavendish has led museums since 1981 and, during that time, has served as the chief executive officer for over 27 years at two Florida museums: Orlando Science Center and, currently, the Museum of Discovery and Science. She also served for five years as CEO of the Virginia Air and Space Center. In total, she has contributed her brand of exemplary museum leadership to the museum industry for more than 32 years.                 

As the chief executive officer of the Museum of Discovery and Science, Kim Cavendish spearheaded its transition from its modest beginnings as “the Discovery Center” to its establishment as a major science center with a popular IMAX Theater, which opened in 1992 after a successful $33 million campaign. She has led this museum to 25 multiple years of financial success and, more importantly, educated millions of children and families. Most recently in 2011, she opened the $25 million EcoDiscovery Center, a two-story, 34,000-square-foot addition that effectively doubled the public space of the Museum. The new EcoDiscovery Center recently achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED®) Silver certification. She has initiated the planning process for a new Science Park as the next phase in the Museum’s growth.

She earned a B.A. degree from University of Florida and also attended Duke University and George Washington University. She has received the following awards: 1990 Woman of the Year by Women in Communication; 1993 Woman of Distinction by, South Florida Magazine;

1994 Fundraising Award by Florida Association of Non-Profit Organizations; and 2008 Distinguished Alumna from Holton Arms School. She was a two-term President of the Florida Association of Museums. She has published articles on museum marketing and on managing in fiscal crisis, and has made numerous presentations on strategic planning, board development, financial management, and mining data for decision-making at the annual conferences of ASTC and AAM. She recently completed multiple terms on the Boards of Directors of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, chairing its Analyses and Trends Committee; the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, serving as its Treasurer; and the Coral Springs Museum of Art. She is currently serving as President of the Giant Screen Cinema Association after serving on the Board of Directors and chairing its Publications Committee.