Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Depahted

I'll nevah watch the movie again!
After GoNY, I sat down to watch The Departed. This makes one more Scorcese movie to add to my seen list. I’ve only got about 20 left to go. He makes beautifully done movies, but I just never get the chance to watch them. Hunh. Since Jack Nicholson is in this one, I have no excuse not to watch it. I mean, for crying out loud, I watched Anger Management. He owes me.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We rob banks. And your will to live.

In terms of television watching, last weekend was insanely disappointing.

It’s nobody’s fault but mine. I’m the idiot who chose the viewing material from the library. I had such high hopes. I must choose my viewing material more wisely from now on.

I’ve been on a serious Bonnie and Clyde kick lately. I’ve always had a thing for the couple, leftover because I adored the Looney Tunes cartoon “Bunny and Clyde” (go figure). I very recently read a phenomenal book, Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, by Jeff Guinn. And this really set me off on a kick. I’ve got three other B&C related books out from the library right now. But I’d never seen the 70’s movie.

I really wish I had left it at just reading materials and not gone the movie route.

Friday, March 19, 2010

We will send you to whatever god you wish

I never heard anything about the movie Boondock Saints until an old friend came to visit TBF and I. We hadn't seen him in about five years, and while hanging out, he asked if we'd seen the movie. I went to Blockbuster and rented it for us, and we sat down to watch it. Most unfortunately, I had to work the next day, and had to leave barely 30 minutes into it. It haunted me for months, wanting to see the rest of it. We intended to rent it again, or I was going to get it from the library. Then TBF's husband bought it for her for Valentine's Day. Yes, that is our idea of romance. This is how we roll.

There are so many, many, many things I love about this movie. As I sit down, rewatching (with the library copy that I only have one more day to keep until I owe a fine) and writing this blog, I have absolutely no idea where to begin.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

George and Reba: The EPIC Tour

Back in January, my mother called and let me know that George Strait and Reba McEntire were coming in concert. My voice raised many octaves when I said that we were going, and there wasn't anything she could do to change my mind.

I grew up in a rock and roll household. My mom was a teenager in the 70's, with nothing but big brothers who liked Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. She was 21 when she had me, so she and my father were still young and wanted to listen to music, drink, and smoke pot. All a normal part of everyone's childhood, yes?

But we are a musically eclectic family. My mom's father loved country, and that's what my mom grew up listening to. In the early 90's, I got the country bug, and rarely listened to anything else. I jumped from that to seriously hard heavy metal. Go figure.

I remember vividly the first time I saw the video for Reba McEntire's Fancy. I was so very very little. I'd never heard the song before, but I watched the video, turned to my mother, and asked if it was a true story. Heh. She bought the cassette tape (wow, I'm old! Hi! Had record and 8-track players, too!), and I sat down with the little booklet and learned all of the words to the song. Fancy is the first song I ever learned all the words to. It has an extremely special place in my heart.

I also used to sing it very drunkenly during karaoke. That's another story.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

You've lost your muchness

The Best Friend and I have known we would be seeing Alice in Wonderland in the theater the day it was announced. In fact, the day we went to see Sweeney Todd we discussed it. The poster with Johnny Depp’s face on it was hanging when we saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and we discussed how I would totally have sex with JD in that getup.

Opening weekend of the movie was a busy one for me. The day it premiered, I went with my mother and niece to see Reba McEntire and George Strait in concert. Then the niece was supposed to have practice and a jump rope performance the next day, so that day was out. So we decided on a Sunday viewing, hoping for a smaller crowd and quieter theater.

We lucked out on the latter, and luckily got there 30 minutes early and beat the former.

If I have to tell you there will be spoilers under this jump cut, I am gravely disappointed with you.

Monday, March 8, 2010


When one has too many entries waiting to be posted, what should they do?

Post something completely random, of course.

Several movies, at least one TV show, and a rockin' concert, and I decide to post a Television meme. Because that is how I roll.

- Bold all of the following TV shows which you’ve ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime.
- Italicize a show if you’re positive you’ve seen every episode of it.

Doing this because it at least gives an idea of my television taste. And it shows just how devoted I am to a certain set of actors.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Don't mind him, he used to be an Irishman

I had no desire to watch Gangs of New York when it first came out. By all rights, I should have wanted to. There are so many actors in the cast I have a deep respect and love for, it’s a historical piece, it’s a Martin Scorcese movie. By all my rules, I should’ve sought this movie out. But I didn’t. I couldn’t tell you why. Then I watched the Golden Globes, and saw the tribute to Scorcese, and made a mental list of the movies he’s done that I haven’t seen. I was seriously disturbed to realize there’s more movies of his I haven’t seen than ones I have. So I put this and The Departed on hold.