Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Right One for me

I want to see this right now. It's not fair that it's only playing in NY and LA. This movie looks amazing.

Monday, October 27, 2008

From whence it came

Hello friends!
I have an excellent memory when it comes to my media. I remember who gave me what or where I bought what and when. It's a bit uncanny, but I can remember all sorts of facts about my music and movies, particularly since I cherish them so.
When Matt was cleaning up the music room, he found a cd on the computer tower. It's a burned copy of a cd called "Songs for Kassar" by Pete List. It's apparently all music for and inspired by tribal fusion bellydance, so it's evidently mine. Perhaps. Still, I have no recollection of anyone giving this copy to me at any point in time. Nothing, I have nothing in my brain. I've never even heard of it, I had to google this to find out what it is. It sounds pretty cool, though, so I intend to keep it. Still, if you have any information about where this came from, please let me know. I apologize in advance if someone gave it to me and I forgot. Shame on me if that is the case.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday

Happy "special" birthday to me and happy real birthday to Atlanta!

Today is a beautiful, wonderful day. Love and gratitute to my beloved Matt, the person who has supported me the most each day. Much love and thanks to my family & friends who help me and love me and support me and have helped me to reach birthday #6.
He also bought me a whole case of Kidrobot Dunny 5s. Wwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeee! I have opened 8 of the 25 boxes and my wish came true! Today I opened up the Junko Mizuno Dunny that I coveted so! She's just as delightful as I imagined she would be, my little spaghetti head Dunny. ♥
Oh, what a glorious day it is!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oh boy

Looks like I'm in trouble now. The new Scavengers Series 2 by Kathie Olivas is now available. They're so cute I could collapse. I'm naughty, I can't resist. I've ordered some from Panik's Toy Box.
Oh well, tomorrow is my special birthday!


For the first time in a number of years, I am really excited about Halloween. I am excited because my husband and I are going out to play instead of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. I hate giving out the candy, I want to be the one doing the trick-or-treating and scoring the sugary booty. I'm too decrepit to go trick-or-treating, but we aren't staying home so that's wonderful. I am ready with my vampire fangs, plus I think I'll make myself up like an alien for the War of the Worlds show at the theatre this week. I've also decided to really rock my full goth this week cause I rarely do that much these days.
Plus, tomorrow's my special birthday! Happy birthday to me and to the beautiful Atlanta!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Best news ever? Well, best news today

So I was just browsing Film Drunk for my daily dose of moronic film news, but they sure do have some really great stuff up today. Really great. Stuff about the new Underworld 3 movie, stuff about Gary Busey, stuff about a bizarre musical version of Cleopatra with my by Guided By Voices (yes, you read that right).

The best news, however, is that Crispin Glover is attached to the Tim Burton Alice In Wonderland project. How awesome is that you ask? One of the most awesome events in filmmaking history. Everything that Glover does is spectacular and amazing and better than anything any other actor does in any movie. Except for maybe Billy Drago. If we could get a Glover/Drago pairing, then I'm pretty sure that time will stop and the universe will begin to cave in on itself because the the awesomeness will upset the space time continuum.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ride that train

The Midnight Meat Train was so cool. I just thought it was great. Matt wasn't so deeply impressed. He thought it was "kinda cheesy". As an old Clive Barker fan, I enjoyed it thoroughly. From my impressions from the preview, it was exactly what I expected, plus a little bit more. If you have cable and have On Demand, hit up FearNet for free viewing. I just feel such relief at finally getting the chance to scratch that itch.

Had a lovely weekend of seeing friends and scrubbing floors (okay, that wasn't so lovely) and goofing off.

Another new obsession: HBO's True Blood. Okay, so it's been on for 7 episodes now and I'm finally getting around to raving. I'm in love with this ridiculous, inane and wildly entertaining show. It's cheesy and funny and extremely graphic (particularly with the sexy stuff) and I highly recommend it if you have HBO. I adore Anna Paquin and I love the character of Bill (delightfully, my husband bears a nice resemblance to Bill, yeah!). More on True Blood later. I need to post more about the show, I'm just so enamored with it. The opening credits are amazing, I get excited every time they start to roll.

I'm going to be a vampire for Halloween. I don't think I'm going to be a specific vampire. Just A Vampire. Generic, I know, but I have to work so I'm not putting much effort into this. How about you readers out there? What are you going to be for Halloween?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It was right here all along

Perhaps some of you remember the hissy I threw a few months ago when Lionsgate unceremoniously dumped the film The Midnight Meat Train into about 5 random theatres across the country and let it disappear. Ooh wee, I was peeved because Meat Train was one of the few films that I was really excited to see. On Saturday I watched Iron Man and, thanks to the actress Leslie Bibb, I remembered that I needed to google up the meat train to find out a DVD release date.
No need for DVD. The movie is available now, right this moment. It's not on DVD, but it's available via digital cable On Demand through a new channel called FearNet. And it's completely free. I'm hoping to watch it tonight.
In unrelated news, I tried on a skirt this morning that I hadn't worn in 2 or 3 years. It was almost too small when I got it. Now it's much too small. I have hips like a damn linebacker. Dammit. At least my fellow bellydancers love me anyway.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Au revoir

Okay, so it is widely known that I can't stand Gérard Depardieu. It was all those horrible films that my stupid high school French teacher made us watch, like Le Retour de Martin Guerre and Jean de Florette. Blech. Plus, let's not forget that atrocity that was Green Card. I hate Andie MacDowell, too.
Despite his genetic curse, Gérard had an awesome son, Guillame Depardieu. This guy was totally rad. He was surprisingly good-looking, too. I couldn't believe that he was sired by Gérard. He and his father didn't get along (surprise!) and he left home. He was poor and worked as prostitute. He was a badass and was put in jail for threatening a dude with a gun. He was fierce and unafraid to take risks for his art. He was in the movie Pola X, a film by Leos Carax that featured a score by Scott Walker, a story by Herman Melville, and Guillame going full-on with an lovely actress. The movie is so weird its in a class by itself and I've watched it over and over. Get the DVD and listen to Guillame's full-length commentary after you've watched it once, it's really bizarre and incredible. The guy was balls-out, both literally and figuratively.
We lost Guillame to pneumonia, of all things. Here's an obituary by The Guardian that pretty much sums it up. There aren't many French actors that I really dig, but he was one of the few.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


So far this week is full of nothingness. I missed Nick Cave because I had to be here when the new guy started. I didn't have to train him, my boss just wanted me to be physically present. Yesterday turned out to be one one of the most boring days ever. I am truly peeved that I missed Nick Cave in order to simply sit and be bored senseless.
There is one seriously creepy dude wandering in the theatre lobby right now. Oh, he's leaving. He said he just left the VFW. I think he'd had a few. He gave a not-so-subtle glance down my blouse. Good riddance to him.
The book Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is not really much like the film at all. I actually prefer the movie.
Time to eat lunch. Ta ta for now.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hits and misses

I hit the movies a couple of times this week. I missed Nick Cave.

I can't believe I missed Nick Cave, but it was a necessary evil. We have a new guy starting at work today and it was indicated that I must be here today. Of course, the day has arrived and the new guy is training but not with me so I'm twiddling my thumbs, blogging and being generally stagnant. I missed Nick Cave...for this? Being professional and mature and career-oriented can really blow sometimes.

I went to the movies twice in the past week. My dad and I bonded. We went to a movie together for the first time since I was in high school. He took me to see Appaloosa which was pretty good. Oddly, I'm a fan of a good Western, and this one was pretty good. Viggo Mortensen looks pretty delicious in a 'stache and goatee. Plus, it's been far too long since I've seen Jeremy Irons in anything and he was reliably excellent. Renee Zellweger kind of stunk, but otherwise it was a decent Western.

Choke was awesome. Absolutely excellent. I had seen the preview and was interested based on the weird plot (sex addict chokes in restaurants on purpose and preys on his rescuers to get money to pay for his mother's stay in a mental hospital/care facility). Plus, Sam Rockwell is the lead and I just adore him. The movie turned out to be everything that I had hoped for plus some. I haven't read Chuck Palahniuk's novel that the film is based upon, but the film is dark and funny and everything that the trailer promised and more. The music is great (Ben Kweller, Radiohead, etc.) and the supporting players are outstanding. Angelica Huston is the crazy mom, Kelly McDonald is the hot doctor taking care of the mom, and Brad William Henke as the best friend who happens to be a chronic masturbator. Choke doesn't stand much chance of being in theatres very long, so I strongly recommend seeing soon if you have the chance.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Super nerd alert!

So for all of you geeks like me, there's a new album out that I think you should be aware of. It's called Nightmare Revisited and it's a compilation of covers of the entire score to The Nightmare Before Christmas. That idea alone wouldn't sell me on the album. I love the film and the score (I used to know all the lyrics by heart) and don't find the need for a bunch of covers really. However, check out the track listing and tell me you're not curious.

1. Overture DeVotchKa
2. Opening Danny Elfman
3. This Is Halloween Marilyn Manson
4. Jack's Lament The All-American Rejects
5. Doctor Finkelstein/In the Forest Amiina
6. What's This? Flyleaf
7. Town Meeting Song The Polyphonic Spree
8. Jack and Sally Montage The Vitamin String Quartet
9. Jack's Obsession Sparklehorse
10. Kidnap the Sandy Claws Koßn
11. Making Christmas Rise Against
12. Nabbed Yoshida Brothers
13. Oogie Boogie's Song Rodrigo y Gabriela
14. Sally's Song Amy Lee
15. Christmas Eve Montage Rjd2
16. Poor Jack Plain White T's
17. To the Rescue Datarock
18. Finale/Reprise Shiny Toy Guns
19. Closing Danny Elfman
20. End Title The Album Leaf

Okay, it's my dream come true. Marilyn Manson and Sparklehorse (one of my all-time favorites ever) on the same record. I know there are a bunch of DeVotchKa fans who check this. I haven't listened to the record yet, but I have it in my dirty paws so I'll let you know...I just can't believe that this exists.