April 23, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Safety Not Guaranteed, Coming 8 June, 2012
To Rome With Love, Coming 20 April, 2012. Apparently it’s already out but I haven’t seen it come to my theater yet.
Looper, Coming 28 September, 2012. I am not sold on the plot however I am always sold on Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Moonrise Kingdom (which I have already gushed about!), Coming 16 May, 2012.
It looks like it’s going to be a good summer (and fall) for new movies!
September 21, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I come with a special Twin Peaks update because I know you have been waiting for one! It was a slow day so I will openly admit this was also the highlight of my evening. I have made it to season 2 episode 11 and was just introduced to the character below. (Yes, I did take pictures of my television. And yes, my television is that old.)
Do you recognize the lovely DEA agent Denise Bryson? Take a close look.
IMDb describes him as a “Weird character in the show.” He was FBI Agent Cooper’s colleague as a man years before. Then he started wearing woman’s clothes. Then he appears in Twin Peaks to investigate Agent Coopers alleged drug charges and surprise him with his new look as a woman.
What a hilarious event!
September 16, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I’ve been home with the flu (or something like it) for the last 2 days. But don’t worry about me, I’ve got the best kind of medicine… Sheriff Harry. S. Truman, Special Agent Dale Cooper, and bad boy football hero Bobby Briggs. That’s right, I’m channeling the healing power of Twin Peaks. Have you seen it?
It’s the story of a young girls murder in the small idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks, Washington. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul. Sounds intense right? Not only that, but it’s crazy addictive and awesomely 90′s.
I think I feel better already :0)
September 13, 2011 § Leave a Comment
It’s practically fall, so this weekend I had to watch You’ve Got Mail. Have you ever seen it? It’s about a man and women who develop a relationship online, only to discover they already know one another in their real lives. It’s cute, funny, lead by talented actors, and one of my favorite movies because of the way it highlights seasonal change so beautifully. The entire movie is worth quoting, but my favorite line has to be…
“Dont you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”
Ahh, how perfect is that? I’d love to do the same for each of my readers. The premise for the movie is based on The Shop Around the Corner (1940). If you enjoy You’ve Got Mail, you may like this as well. It stars the always charming James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan- way back when correspondence constituted the art of letter writing!
August 2, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Have you ever had 5-hour Energy? They were giving it away at Home Depot this weekend, so after a sleepless night I decided to down this free, no-sugar, no-crash, pomegranate flavored, dietary supplement for lunch.
HELLLO… it’s Tuesday!
July 8, 2011 § Leave a Comment
I’ve always gotten a laugh out of how Netflix categorizes my movie choices. According to Netflix I prefer…
- Dark movies based on contemporary literature
- Understated foreign documentaries
- Movies starring Christian Bale (very true!)
- Cerebral political dramas
- Visually striking mind bending comedies
- Dysfunctional family TV
Touché Netflix! Touché! But what’s even more ridiculous than these preferred movie categories (that i didn’t realize I love) is this company’s ability to sway my viewing choices. If Netflix tells me, “Based on this… You’ll like this…” I figure it must be true so into the queue it goes. Obviously. And in other cases, Netflix wins by simply wearing me down.
Case in point, Netflix has been telling me for years that I should be watching the FX show Damages. Years! I always held out, thinking I knew better. I only hope the production studio was paying Netflix for all of this exposure because trust me, I had Damages up in my face like white on rice. And last night, Netflix finally won.
And it was right, I love this show. Cripes! Get out of my head Netflix, you’re too good at what you do. Have you ever seen Damages? Imagine Glen Close as Curella De Vil, dressed in a khaki skirt and twin set, practicing law… yeah. Ridiculous. It’s manipulative and suspenseful. It’s got a dark underbelly that keeps you wondering how low these characters will go and why they would ever consider trusting one another. I recommend you watch this show. But if you’re hesitant, just ask Netflix if you’ll like it- I’m sure they know.
July 7, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Do you ever go to movies alone?
I once viewed the idea as sad and lonely, but not any more. A few years ago I found myself seeking an American experience while I was studying abroad and a cool, empty theater showing an overrated American blockbuster on a Wednesday afternoon was the answer. Forget sad and lonely, it was actually very nice. The truth is, unless you talk through movies (and I don’t) seeing a motion picture is very much a solitary event. It’s nice to have a companion to discuss the film with afterwards but not a deal breaker for me. Plus I appreciate a little alone time when life gets hectic.
If you’ve never seen a movie by yourself, I suggest you give it a try. Select a movie your too cool to admit to anyone you’d like to see, or one that your partner or friends don’t have an interest in. It makes the experience more self indulgent and fun. When I go I like to get a big bucket of popcorn and eat it as a meal rather than a snack. I like to sit in the middle of the row, near the front, and I like to put my feet up on chair in front of me.
Plus, it’s been really warm lately. If the July heat is getting to you, go to the theater, take in a show, and enjoy the air conditioning. Oh, and then let me know what you think!