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Entertainment Huber’s Hiccups
News for the City of Good
Neighbors from an Old Guy
named Norb Huber
After driving a 2002 Toyota
Tunda the past 18 years, I went
out and bought a Ford F150
pickup last night. So, loyal
readers I did not have time to
sit down and put my heart and
soul into writing some miserable
mind numbing mumbo jumbo of rambling
on and on trash that you enjoy so much.
There are apps for everything and now.
I can start and locate my new truck from
my cell phone. So, when I come out of
Home Depot and I forget where I have
parked, I can look at my cell phone and it
will lead me right to it. I’m sure there is
an app where I can just tell Siri to write this
crap every week. I promise to enlighten
you more next week. Be stupid and have
a cold one.
Emitt Rhodes, lived in Hawthorne
almost all of his life. He passed
away last week. Here is what an
article in the LA Times had to say
about him. I met him several years
ago. He was a very humble, very
talented man. We will miss him.
“Emitt Rhodes, the pioneering
1970s one-man power-pop
band who retreated into selfimposed
silence before resurfacing 43 years
later with a star-studded album, died
Sunday in his sleep. His death was announced
by his friend and producer Chris Price.
Rhodes was 70.The singer-songwriter was
far from a household name, but his three
early-’70s solo albums, a mix of Harry
Nilsson-style innocence and Paul McCartney
esque homespun introspection, are
coveted by those who prize post-Beatles pop
music. He was neither a troubadour nor
See Huber’s Hiccups, page 10
Your Neighborhood Therapist
Dear Neighborhood Therapist,
My partner and I are breaking up. Over
the past two years, too much resentment
has built up. We love each other (or loved
- I’m honestly not sure about that anymore
either), but we both said some things that
neither one of us can get over, and it’s clear
that we will both be happier apart. There
is a lot to untangle. We live together and
we have a lot of shared bills and accounts.
One or both of us will move out in the next
month or so - as soon as possible. All that
we seem to agree on is that we don’t want
to be together anymore, and it feels like
everything we do or say turns into a fight.
Do you have any advice for how to handle
– Breaking Up is Hard, Playa del Rey
Dear Breaking Up is Hard,
I’m sorry that your relationship has ended.
I do think that there are some things you
can do to make your lives a little bit better
during a difficult time.
First, be kind to each other, even when you
do not want to be. For any number of reasons,
many of us secretly, or not so secretly, want
to “win” the breakup. Sometimes we want
to make sure we register every resentment
and take back every compromise we made
for the sake of the relationship. Why? Well,
it feels good at the time.
Some people think they have to “blow off
steam” or “let anger out” and use this as
an excuse for bad behavior. But what happens
if you don’t do this? What happens if
you don’t say everything you want to, even
if the other person deserves it? Heads do
not actually explode. If we can manage to
choose restraint and kindness, sometimes
the intensity actually diminishes. Rarely do
we say, “I wish I had been harder on my ex
when we broke up.” Resentment may even
fade to a point where you can both look back
fondly on the relationship someday - after
all, something brought you together in the
So don’t try to win the breakup.
Second - bear with me here - sometimes
we don’t actually think the things we think
we think, but we say those things anyway.
Everyone’s mind goes to unpleasant places
sometimes - and unfortunately occasionally
we open our mouths at those times. But just
because a thought, a suspicion or an idea
occurs to us and then escapes our lips does
not mean that we actually choose to subscribe
to it when we are at our best.
That doesn’t mean anyone should get a
pass for abusive or demeaning language -
but that is a different subject from this one.
Instead, if you ask yourself, “have I always
been fair and judicious in the things I’ve said
to my partner?” and the answer is no (hint:
that’s most of us), then perhaps even after
a breakup it is never too late to start asking
yourself, “how would I react if I were at my
See Therapist, page 10
Dave Franco’s The Rental Will Make
You Rethink Booking Your Next Airbnb
By Morgan Rojas for cinemacy.com
Dave Franco wants you to rethink your
summer vacation plans. Or at least, prepare
you for the worst: your rental is not as safe
as you think it is. In his impressive directorial
debut, The Rental, Franco and his co-writer Joe
Swanberg have not so subtly planted the seed
that privacy is not guaranteed. Using classic
horror tropes to tell a modern story, this unsettling
thriller is a paranoid traveler’s nightmare
and perhaps a much needed cautionary tale
that we should all be double-checking our next
Airbnb for cameras and wire-taps.
What was supposed to be a celebratory
weekend getaway to the Oregon coast turns into
the trip from hell when two couples make a
sinister discovery in their house rental. A couple
of red flags appear when married couple Charlie
(Dan Stevens) and Michelle (Alison Brie),
Charlie’s brother Josh (Jeremey Allen White),
and Josh’s girlfriend Mina (Sheila Vand) first
arrive at the house but things just seem odd
rather than illegal. Charlie and Mina also have
a business relationship that, not surprisingly,
has led to some sexual tension and predictable
mishaps. Their one-time indiscretion risks getting
exposed when Mina discovers a camera in
the house, threatening their secret and ruining
the lives of their partner’s and themselves. Unfortunately
for them, this discovery is just the
tip of the iceberg, as the “oh shoot” moments
grow bigger, more invasive, and even deadly.
A fantastic ensemble cast and a clever script
gave me the chills, although I initially felt
unsatisfied with some of the film’s ambiguity.
It seemed like an easy way out of an otherwise
well-executed and sticky plot. But as the
credits rolled, something clicked. Ambiguity
and anonymity are just as much of a threat -if
not more so- than an “obvious” villain. Feeling
on-edge without the ability to grasp hold of
something tangible is an awful feeling, as seen
in the mental unraveling of the protagonists.
The psychological effects from The Rental will
fall outlast the instant gratification of shock and
awe horror films, making Franco’s first foray
into the director’s chair a success.
Distributed by IFC Films, The Rental is
available on VOD and over 250 drive-ins and
The-Rental, courtesy of IFC Films.
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