Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?: Now, please keep in mind that I do, in fact, know who Jackson Pollock is. I love Ed Harris, after all. I also love little-known independent documentaries. So I felt like this may be an interesting choice to watch on my time off. It was interesting, and most of the film was spent wondering if it was a mockumentary, but it was the real deal. It turns out that this curmudgeonly old lady trucker found a huge splatter painting at a yard sale and bought it as a joke for her friend who liked art. Someone saw it and mentioned that it could be a Pollock, and she suddenly saw dollar signs instead of paint splatters. Oh, art....you bring out the beast in all of us! Anyway, the film focuses on how the woman goes about trying to prove it's a Pollock, and everyone from Guggenheim art directors to shyster art dealers gets involved. Ultimately, the woman is offered $9 million or so for the painting, but holds off for more money, since the artists' works go for about 30 - 50 million dollars, or some such rubbish. Considering she paid like 8 bucks for the thing, she clearly should've taken the money and run, but she got a little greedy and probably has nothing after all the pain and humiliation she's endured. An interesting, yet ultimately frustrating film.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Air Force One: Here we go again...biased, because my favoritest actor in the whole wide world plays the baddie. It's not a very good movie in that it doesn't hold up and it's very Michael Bay-ish and of the popcorn variety, but it is fun to watch and Mah Boo looks good in a goatee with a Russian accent.
An Affair to Remember: It's true. I had never heard of the movie before watching Sleepless in Seattle, and it makes me very sad to have to report such news. However, I really didn't care for the Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson opus (because, let's face it, Rita is SOOOO smokin' hot that she commands every screen she's ever been on...ever), but the movie gave me two things...An Affair to Remember, and a molar cavity. Also - a hate for Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson. Even more depressing is the fact that I already was a huge fan of Cary Grant, but in my knowledge at the time, AATR wasn't one of his better-known works. I was more of a 'That Touch of Mink' kind of a gal, and I still prefer Mink just for the campiness of it, as well as Gig Young. But I digress. 'Affair' is a smart romantic comedy with a complete re-watchability, and a cute kid that gave me one of my favorite quotes of all time: "Well, whaddya crabbin' about?". Nothin', kid - it's pretty much perfect.
Whoops! This leave of absence has been going by much faster than expected, and every day is taken up with the minute-by-minute dealings of having a newborn. Excuses over - let's rock:
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Now, this is a movie!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wingspan (Hits & History)
By Paul McCartney
Release date: 08 May, 2001
I decided to start a new blog to announce the winners of the little quote game. Thanks to everyone who has participated thus far! It has been interesting to see who has seen which movies and who has played. The only bummer I've discovered is that character length is VERY limited, so I can't do some of my favorite lines...but I'll get something from the same movie in there at any rate.
If it takes me longer than normal to respond, it is because I am obsessed with watching Katrina coverage on CNN & MSNBC....my heart goes out to all of those who have lost homes, lives and loved ones due to this tragedy. Best Buy is planning on sending 5 people from our store (probably P-cola, Destin and Panama City, too) to volunteer with the Red Cross next weekend in Mobile since we are so close...I'm hoping that I can go. I can't even imagine losing absolutely everything...
Anyway, on a lighter note -- Lucius!! wins the latest quote (and also gets double kudos for being the farthest away = 3000 miles): "You taste like a burger. I don't like you anymore."
For those of you who haven't seen this movie yet: shame on you! (And you know who you are...ALAN.
Peace and love, homies.
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (Unrated Extended Edition)
Release date: 07 June, 2005
I had an idea today that flirts with brilliance. Since I am a trivia & movie harlot (whore is such an ugly word)...I thought I would incorporate them both while feeding the MySpace addiction by starting a little game that everyone can play.
From now on, my headline will be a quote from a movie or possibly a well-known televison show. Whoever guesses the correct movie/show first will be the big winner....just message me with the title. And...just to make sure you little buggers aren't looking it up on 'the IMDb', I will need the name of the character and a brief description of the scene in which the quote was uttered. Sound like fun? Of course it does!
We'll start with an easy one...just to get the ball rolling and see how many people respond and how quickly. The winner of each will be rewarded with a lovely comment on their page, and most likely a running comment thread on this blog. Ready?
Valley Girl: Music From The Soundtrack
By Various Artists
Release date: 22 February, 1994
I haven't had much to blog about lately....work, work, work. However, I have recently happened upon something quite disturbing and I feel I must comment. Finding an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend on MySpace should normally be cause for some alarm (not many relationships end on good terms...for why would they end at all?), but finding this guy is like opening up the ark! My head is melting!
He was supposed to move to California and BE the next Batman...not join MySpace and post a picture of Batman as his default image! He definitely wasn't supposed stay in Orlando, become a stunt man at Universal Studios and start dating Vanna White's freaking clone! Plus...who told him he could age? He's supposed to stay the same way I remember him, and he's not supposed to make me do the math and actually COUNT how many years it's been since I've seen him and spoken to him. Euww!
It's gonna take some time to shake this feeling of ickiness (and I just got the Hoot out of me -- go figure).
The Alan Clarke Collection (Scum / Made in Britain / The Firm / Elephant)
Release date: 31 August, 2004