Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sorry 'bout that. :)

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Friday, August 14, 2009


I would be happy with my life if I could just sit in a room with Nashville in my DVD player on repeat.

Anyway, my love of the show True Blood has led me to read the Charlaine Harris books the series is based on. I tell you, I prefer the show, but Alan Ball is brilliant.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pies

All hail Angela Lansbury: the best dancer on Broadway.

*sigh* Reflection: Sometimes I wish I had a website. It seems like less upkeep than a blog.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Favorites

Over the past few months, I have been compiling a list of films that I consider to be my favorites. In the next few months, I will explore and in some cases revisit these films. Which films will make the list?

New films to see:
Julie & Julia (of course I'm seeing it) is getting average to good reviews. Not surprised. I DID read the book, though, and I do recommend it. It's hilarious. I'm glad to hear good things about Streep. I didn't and still don't understand the Doubt backlash last year. I thought she was great in it.

500 Days of Summer is also getting good reviews. I've heard of similarities and comparisons to Annie Hall. I don't think so, but it's worth a look.

And I still need to see Duplicity and The Hurt Locker. It hasn't been a productive year for me as far as new films go.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

John Hughes

John Hughes passed away today after a heart attack. He was 59.

Okay, I'm not a huge John Hughes fan. Not really. Okay, maybe I hate to admit that I like some of his movies. I don't know. Stop pressuring me.

I know that I should say something about a filmmaker whose films have come to represent the 80s for a lot of people. I grew up with a lot of his work, and I still have a soft spot for the films of my childhood. All I can say is -- so long and thanks for all the angst.

Monday, July 27, 2009


I will be gone for a week. Posts during this time will be scarce (non-existent) so for that I am sorry. Wish me a pleasant journey...please. I'll have reviews and possibly a new feature making its debut when I return. Toodle-ooh!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

16 tomorrow...OH to be YOUNG again!

Fifty...I didn't think anything turning thirty...everybody said I would...Then they said I'd be crushed turning forty...but they were wrong...I didn't give it a second's thought...then they said I'd be traumatized turning fifty...and they were right...

- Another Woman (1988)

I'm thinking of taking a moment during my birthday party (yes, I'm having one) tomorrow to be a depressing bastard and say something like this.

A dramatic pause as I take a sip from my Dr. Pepper (on the rocks)...

Sixteen...I didn't think anything turning eight...everybody said I would...Then they said I'd be crushed turning ten...but they were wrong...I didn't give it a second's thought...then they said I'd be traumatized turning sixteen...and they were right...

Is it too dramatic?