Watched _Center Stage_ with two amazing friends while eating pizza and drinking cider.
I got some decent sleep with a striped kitty paw on my face for most of the night.
I watched a few things on the dvr. I read postsecrets. I ate cereal. I scritched kitties.
I took some medicine for the headache that was starting to take over my brain.
I set up a tweet account for myself. I think it will do two things for me: allow me to read tweets that imaginary friends send throughout the day, and allow me a place to record my thoughts (a place I could work through my more manic thoughts - with a dreamwidth account to work through the larger thoughts).
I went to the movie theater and saw Harry Potter 6 with pearlbeachlady and J.
After the movie, I played with the fiercest kitten in the world. I made sure that he was up to his quota of scritches and kisses.
^saw very good work friend for a few minutes before the holiday weekend
^good sleep on Thursday evening - Friday morning
^car trapped in garage by very broken garage door - big meltdown
^got car-liberating help from pearlbeachlady and j (door still busted, but at least car is no longer hostage)
^re-injured back (garage door truly broken)
^momma & RB arrive
^good sleep Friday evening thanks to muscle-relaxing pills
^bacon goodness breakfast at ozark family restaurant
^purchased summer casual shirts
^met heifer3 for $1.25 movie and cheap Burger King dinner
(Ghosts of Girlfriends Past - "You made your bed. Now you have to bang whatever crawls into it.")
^ate momma's leftover steak
^good sleep Saturday evening thanks to muscle-relaxing pills
^accompanied momma to cell phone store
^shopped for household stuff at Target
^talked about redo for office during vacation (first week of August)
^went to chris & lisa's house for holiday indoor picnic (got to meet the new-to-them dogs)
This month, the films focus on race. QQUMC screens films in the sanctuary at 7pm.
Friday's film (which I can't believe I have to miss - of all the weeks to go see Molly!!)
Feb. 13: “Song of the South” (1946)
Joel Chandler Harris’ tales featuring Br’er Rabbit and his friends and all the happy slaves down on the plantation. Boycotted originally by the NAACP and the National Negro Congress. Walt Disney Studios has retired this one from the home video market.
Feb. 20: “Watermelon Man” (1970)
A racist white insurance man wakes up one morning to find himself turned into Godfrey Cambridge! This dark comedy was Melvin van Peebles’ directorial debut. Rated “R” for language.
And one that we just HAVE to go see - it will just be THAT AWFUL
Fat Tuesday Musical February 24
Our selection will be the winner of the Razzie Award for Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay of 1980, “Can’t Stop the Music” starring the Village People, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, and Steve Guttenberg. The film is full of cameo performances and the lack of acting talent of the Village People and Bruce Jenner. This movie didn’t kill disco, but it didn’t do it any good. So, start planning to dress up as a GI, construction worker, cowboy, Indian, leatherman, or cop, or just throw on your best bulletproof polyester outfit and plan to join us singing and dancing to “YMCA” and other disco hits.
The African Queen
Woman of the Year
Bringing up Baby
others on the dvr right now:
Dying at Grace
This Film is Not Yet Rated
Charlie Bartlett - although there is much John Hughes-like formulative plot (which carries no big surprises), there are a few things that are enchanting in this rich-kid-goes-to-public-school-and-
Rear Window - I was inspired by the recent AFI special of the top 10 movies in 10 genres. I realized that I've never seen an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I saw this in the movie guide one day and decided to set the dvr. It's also the first movie I've watched with Grace Kelly. It was hard to watch while ironing clothes (too much that must be seen and not heard).
Alas, the movies I've seen since last update (March)
The Philadelphia Story - for a somewhat famous romantic comedy starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart - I hated it. Witty reparte' my rump. I'm spoiled by better delivery of catty comebacks. I grew up with Moonlighting.
The Savages - I didn't make it to the local indie film place to see this while it was still in circulation. I like Laura Linney; I love Philip Seymour Hoffman. While ok, I just didn't think that this was in a group of their best performances. She's more more connective to me in Love, Actually. He knocks my socks off in Charlie Wilson's War.
SATC - I watched it on the big screen while on work travel. I think that there was enough backstory for those who never watched the series (or only caught a few episodes), and enough moments that really rewarded the loyal fans.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - My main reason for watching is that I thought this was by the same director that created another film I like (but can't remember at the moment) but it wasn't. "based on a true story" so it was like a documentary, but with better cinematography.
Get Smart - I really enjoyed it.
Lars and the Real Girl - I watched this movie last night, and really loved it. I once heard Susan Sarandon say that she was disappointed that the studio execs titled one of her movies Stepmom, because the movie was about so much more than Julia Roberts being a stepmother. I feel the same when I read that Lars is about a guy who buys a blow-up doll. Sure, the doll is the plot of the movie, but not in the way that a 30 second commercial would lead a person to believe. The movie is sweet and compassionate. It's about the emotional walls that Lars has, and his way of dealing with those walls is Bianca the RealDoll. My friend Molly says, "very heartwarming and thought-provoking - what a small town will do to support a member of the community - pretty
7:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18th, the Little Rock Film Festival, Arkansas Film Commission, Little Rock Film Commission will present a Sneak Peek of Mike Myers’ latest comedy, which was co-written by Arkansan Graham Gordy, who was also an associate-producer on the film. The screening will be hosted by United Artists Breckenridge Stadium 12.
The Love Guru "Sneak Peek" is a free event open to the public. Purchasing an After-Party ticket($25) will ensure a seat at the screening, and anyone without a reservation will be seated on a first come/first serve basis at the screening.
Some Mother's Son - good; Helen Mirren plays a woman whose son is involved in IRA bombings and is arrested. The son, along with the other IRA prisoners refuse prison uniforms and eventually food. Prisoners start dying from starvation while politics and religion can't seem to find a solution for peace in Ireland. Based on true events.
The Namesake - ok; Most parts are interesting and some parts are really touching. But there's about 30 minutes too much movie in the movie. Multiple scenes where it drags on without furthering plot or character development.
Fever Pitch - dumb; I wanted a stupid romantic comedy, and I got one. Cameo of Stephen King throwing out the first pitch of the season.
27 Dresses is schlocky and predictable. There are lots of moments that are just painful to watch. Most of the characters have no depth, and there are only one or two really good comic set-ups. I probably should have seen it before seeing Juno, rather than after.
Once is good. I like the style of music, so I enjoyed the almost-love-story between the heartbroken busker and the girl.
I quit watching Winter Passing when the lead character intentionally drowned a kitten.
The Squid and the Whale was an interesting look at divorce and its effects on the children. I am continually appreciative of the acting skills of Laura Linney.
Wedding Planner is an average romantic comedy. I watched because I like Matthew McConaughey.