Friday , January 21 2022

Leo Sopicki

Writer, photographer, graphic artist and technologist. I focus my creative efforts on celebrating the American virtues of self-reliance, individual initiative, volunteerism, tolerance and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.

E3: Games that Don’t Go Boom, but are Fun Anyway and Have Bacon

E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, invaded the Los Angeles Convention Center and environs from June 12-16, and left craziness and delight in its wake. I’ve never been a great fan of the shoot’em up games, so I searched the humongous displays in the Los Angeles Convention Center for build’em ups. I found two: a relative newcomer, 'Farming Simulator', and the newest iteration of a classic, 'Sid Meier's Civilization'.

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Interview: Ayla Brown at Concerned Vets Rally 2016 – Country Music Is Not Just Country Anymore

Country singer Ayla Brown is the whole package – singer, songwriter, and owner of her own music production company, Ambient Entertainment. And that’s not counting her previous careers as a college basketball star at Boston College and a correspondent for 'The Early Show' on CBS. She was also an 'American Idol' finalist.

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LAFF Movie Review: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ with Keegan-Michael Key – Success Can Be Both Funny and Sad – But Mostly Funny

The new dramedy "Don’t Think Twice" begins as if it’s a documentary on how to do improv. Then the members of the fictional improv group, The Commune, violate all the rules in their improv dire results, in their personal lives.

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DWF Interview: ‘Creedmoria’ Director Alicia Slimmer Admits Coming-of-Age Flick is All About Her

'Creedmoria', a film by first-time writer/director Alicia Slimmer, made its SoCal premier at the Dances With Films Festival. It chronicles the efforts of sweet-sixteen Candy Cahill, played by Stef Dawson, to come of age in one of the most dysfunctional families in movie history. As I watched the film, I hoped, for Slimmer’s sake, that this movie wasn’t too autobiographical. It turns out that it was.

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