Wow. Lionsgate bought Summit and is planning to extend the Twilight movies beyond the books.
I doubt they’ll get RPattz and KStew back, though.
Posted in books, movies, paranormal romances, vampires, wtf, tagged kristen stewart, lionsgate bought summit, lionsgate buys summit, Movies, Robert Pattinson, twilight, twilight movies on January 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in horror movies, movies, wtf, tagged B-movies, blair witch project, cannibal holocaust, found-footage films, found-footage horror, horror movies, monster movies, Movies, roger corman, shark attacks, shark week, sharks, sharktopus on August 3, 2011 | 2 Comments »
By far the most fun movie I’ve seen this summer is Sharktopus.
Granted, I really haven’t seen many movies this summer. I’ve mostly just been hanging out with friends, going out to lunch, and fighting with this young-adult paranormal romance I’ve been writing since January (the book is winning the fight, by the way).
As you know, I have to see EVERY horror movie known to man, so I did see an interesting one a few months ago: Cannibal Holocaust. Made in 1980, I think it was the first “found footage” film and an obvious influence on Blair Witch Project, which didn’t come along until 20 years later.
The premise is that a documentary crew goes into the jungle to film cannibals and, well, their footage is found a year later. The movie is notorious for not only its stark brutality, but also for the fact that several animals were actually killed on camera.
I am not necessarily recommending this film, because if it’s something you’d like, you’ve probably already seen it and I don’t want to be responsible for traumatizing any of you.
Also, the acting by the people who find the footage and watch it to see what happened to the crew is laughably bad. They give “who farted” looks while watching reel after reel of acts that are absolutely horrifying.
Posted in celebrities, mad men, Television, wtf, tagged 2011 emmys, emmy awards, emmy nominations 2011, mad men, mad men 19 emmy, mad men's christina hendricks, mad men's vincent karthesier, nick offerman emmy snub, pete campbell mad men, vince kartheiser on July 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
The Emmy nominations came out this morning.
Argh. Vince Kartheiser who plays Pete Campbell on Mad Men got shut out again. What does he have to do to get nominated for an Emmy?
Although Christina Hendricks finally got nommed and Mad Men got nineteen nominations total (including Best Lead for Hamm and Moss, Best Supporting for Slattery, Best Guest for Ida Blankenship and a crapload of artistic nods including two for writing). Yay! Come back, show!
Oddly am pulling for Matt Damon as Best Guest Actor on 30 Rock. He’s really good in that role.
Nick Offerman was not acknowledged in the extremely competitive Best Supporting Actor category for his amazing work as Ron Swansen on Parks & Rec, but he can console himself with the fact that the James Franco-hosted Academy Awards got nine nominations.
It puts things in perspective.
Posted in celebrities, movie reviews, movies, music, oldies but goodies, wtf, tagged actors, Blood Out, Bob Calhoun, Movies, salon, The Doors movie, Val Kilmer, Val Kilmer Blood Out, Val Kilmer Doors movie, Val Kilmer Jim Morrison on May 1, 2011 | 2 Comments »
If you’ve never seen The Doors, you should definitely see it for his performance as Jim Morrison (he does his own singing, too). He was also good in Heat and really cute in Top Secret!, a spoof that put him on the map.
According to his website, he thinks nudity is inappropriate, even “innocent” nudity.
I think I’m intrigued.
Posted in bucket list, mad men, Television, wtf, tagged amc tv, betty draper, mad men, mad men 2012, mad men coming back 2011, mad men delayed, mad men returning, mad men season 5, matthew weiner, roger sterling, slate on March 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
The most recent terrible news for Mad Men fans is that the series won’t be back before March of 2012.
The holdup is apparently product placement, more commercial time (ironically) and cutting two to six major characters. Ugh.
Slate did a humorous blog about which characters should be cut, though.
Also my mini bucket list of things to do before Mad Men comes back is feeling less urgent.
Posted in cooking, Current events, food, wtf, tagged baby ga ga, baby ga ga ice cream, baby gaga, baby gaga breast milk ice cream, breast milk, breast milk ice cream, lactating, lactation, london restaurant breast milk ice cream on February 25, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Other favors that will soon be available include Neopolitit and Strawbooby. Kidding.
What I don’t get is that it’s all from the same woman. Maybe a lot of people aren’t ordering it?
Honestly, I think it sounds kind of good, but I’m probably deprived since I wasn’t breastfed (see how you turn out?!)
(story courtesy of crazydaysandnights)
Posted in bucket list, horror movies, movies, wtf, tagged antichrist, antichrist movie, blockbuster, bucket list, Deadgirl, exploitation films, faster pussycat kill kill, hostel, russ meyer, se7en, seven movie, tura satana on February 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
So my friends constantly appear dismayed, not to mention disbelieving, that I am the last person in the free world who still goes to Blockbuster. I go for the entertainment and not all of it is on the shelves.
As you know I’m doing this mini bucket list of things to accomplish before Mad Men comes back to AMC next summer. The first thing on the list, which is in no order at all, is: #1 See a Russ Meyer film.
So the other day I went to Blockbuster (and found out that their really cool manager that I loved isn’t working there anymore) and asked them about Russ Meyer’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! because I didn’t see it on the shelves.
The new manager, who I also love, said it’s not even in the system and that several people were suddenly asking about that particular movie. I told him the lead actress Tura Satana had just died and that’s probably why, etc.
Me: You guys don’t really carry exploitation films, do you.
Him: No. Corporate is really careful about that. They want this to be a family friendly kind of place.
I love Blockbuster. I do. When I first moved to Seattle after 9/11 the employees there literally supplied some of the only interesting conversation I got in my first few years here.
But family-friendly standards, seriously?
I may not be online much this weekend because I’m getting my family together to watch Antichrist, Deadgirl, Se7en, and Hostel, which feature genital mutilation, teenage necrophilia, horrifying Biblical perversity, and, among other things, an eyeball hanging out of a woman’s head.
I will be renting them all at the big BB.
Posted in Internet shenanigans, wtf, tagged $6800 speaker cables amazon, amazon.com, funny amazon reviews, funny milk reviews, humorous amazon reviews, milk reviews amazon, Tuscan milk reviews on November 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in personal life, wtf, tagged breast cancer awareness, breast cancer meme, cancer, facebook breast cancer status, facebook breast cancer status update, skin cancer, twitter on October 6, 2010 | 1 Comment »
This morning I was drinking coffee and screwing off on twitter, cheerfully minding my own business when my doctor called to tell me I have skin cancer.
It’s the good kind. Shallow like the Los Angeles beach I probably got it on. I’m having surgery tomorrow and it will be removed, but for now: I actually have cancer.
I wear SPF 55 sunscreen.
Dr: “Ah, Neutrogena?”
Dr: “They’re good.”
Like they’re a law firm representing me or something.
The thing is what we were joking about on twitter is this. A really sensitive guyfriend of mine took exception to the meme on facebook that has women posting where they like to leave their purses as a breast cancer awareness callout.
It’s this season’s ‘pale pink with black lace trim’ status update. Last January women posted the color of the bra they were wearing to draw male attention to breast cancer. I think.
For example with the purses joke I’d say: I like it on my kitchen floor, and it’s not just one. I’m doing it with two Hobos right now.
The real issue here is, have I been smited? My friend feels that other kinds of cancer should get some attention and then, during that actual conversation, I got one of the other kinds of cancer.
The good news is that the mole I had the doctor remove from my neck just because it was ugly is totally cancer free.