I stumbled across this movie trailer recently. No telling when the film will be released; it doesn’t have a distributor yet.
But “Hotel California” caught my attention for a few reasons:
1.) My man Yancey Arias is in it.
2.) Model/actor Tyson Beckford is in it... like he’s trying to be the next Taye Diggs. I don’t know squat about Tyson Beckford, except that the black gossip blogs mention him a lot. (Run his name through my black-blogosphere search engine and see.)
3.) Erik Palladino, formerly of “ER,” plays the lead role... and he looks pretty interesting, actually.
4.) The trailer has a snazzy, stylized look, because “Hotel California” was directed by a music-video guy... Geo Santini.
5.) The late Ray Charles’ son, Ray Charles Robinson, Jr., is one of the producers.
6.) It blows my mind that filmmakers are still ripping off “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction.” Judging by this trailer, “Hotel California” contains nothing you haven’t seen before... and everything you have seen before.