Archive for the 'Hooray for Hollywood' Category

At the Movies

Friday, April 5th, 2013

A sad farewell to Roger Ebert. He was our go-to critic.  When BW and I were undecided about whether we should take a chance on a movie and critical opinion was split, we’d invariably ask one another, “What did Ebert say?”  I didn’t always agree with him, but I always respected his opinion, and I […]

Why are you doing this to us?

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Ooooohhhhhhhhh NOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Just in time to capitalize upon the discovery of Richard III’s remains (and the popularity of Game of Thrones, because hey, it’s old-timey people in doublets and armour so it’s all the same to the viewing public, amIright?) comes a BBC/Starz (STARZ?!?! REALLY? Was The CW all booked up?!) miniseries about the Wars […]

Not Forgotten

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

  Five years today, and I still miss that face.  Love you, Heath.  Hope it’s nice where you are.

Fall/Winter Movie Season in Review

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

I could just stop with this gif, really.  Picture says 1,000 words and all that. Seems I’ve entered a phase in my life where I’m going to write more about movies I haven’t seen, or don’t want to see, than those that I have seen.  I’ve pretty much lost interest in every movie coming off […]

Is This White Boy Day?

Monday, August 20th, 2012

You’ve probably heard by now that director Tony Scott committed suicide this weekend. I’m not saddened by Tony’s choice, but I am saddened that we have lost a reliable filmmaker.  Those are on far too short a supply.  I thought his work was always solid; he made a few really great films (True Romance), several […]

Now In Meh-O-Vision

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

  This is a weird summer movie season for me.  Ordinarily, I’m frothing with hate at the slate of summer’s films.  This year, there isn’t even anything that looks bad enough to rage about.  And there are a number of films that, on paper, look like something I should enjoy, but all I can muster […]

A Pox on Both Their Houses

Monday, May 21st, 2012

You know what?  Screw The Avengers. At first I was simply indifferent;  I have of late lost my capacity to be entertained by comic book movies.  I’m done with them. D-O-N-E.  And I have nothing but apathy for every Marvel character with the exception of some X-Men.  So I just didn’t care.  BW saw it […]

The Three Most Hateful Words

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

in the English language: “In select cities” After weeks of squirming in my seat with anticipation, I will NOT be seeing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy this weekend because the 9th is the opening date for those despised three words only.  Pittsburgh has never been a Select City, and it never will be a Select City.  […]

Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Rowr!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

*sigh* Still over one month to go until the remake of Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy hits theaters. *sigh* If you need to be reminded why that’s depressing:  1. Gary Oldman’s name is above the title on this one!  2.  From the director of Let The Right One In  3.  Gary “The Alec Guinness of his […]

Regression Therapy Doesn’t Work

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Quite the contrary, actually. Have you ever read this blog and asked yourself, “What the hell is wrong with that crazy bitch?” Sure, we all have. Well I’ll show you what’s wrong with me.  THIS.  This right here. The Fox & The Hound, released in July of 1981 when I was 8 years old.  This […]

Original Gothster

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Today in “People You Should Worship, But You Just Don’t Know It”, we shall sing the praises of Herr Conrad Veidt, the man who is responsible not only for the Joker, but the career of Peter Murphy and the entire creation of Goth subculture.  He has gone uncredited save but by a few obscure zealots […]

Hope Springs Eternal

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

It happens every year.  Movies keep getting worse.  I venture to the theater less and less often, and when I do, the trailers I see make me want to slit my throat.  But every year I find a handful of Fall and Winter films that give me thin hope that perhaps all is not totally […]

STILL

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. This screen capture, on the other hand, equals just one word: de·spond·en·cy/ diˈspändənsē/ Noun: A state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage.

First Classy

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I think I know how I will be celebrating my First Weekend of Joblessness in early June.  Watching X-Men: First Class repeatedly. Wow, this looks unreal and about to kick the ass of all previous X-Men movies.  Possibly of all previous comic book movies of the past decade.  And I don’t even especially like the […]

TV Casualty: It’s Only a Model

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Next on the calendar for the couch potato month of April is Starz’s 10-episode take on the King Arthur tale, Camelot.  Beginning April 1. (Official site.) Starz was generous with this one.  They had the first episode available for online viewing at the end of Feb., so I watched it. My verdict: Very pleasantly surprised. […]

TV Casualty: Common Frump

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

I think I’ll just go through these chronologically. First on my list of spring Must See TV is Mildred Pierce, on HBO.  (Official site.) Mildred will be a 5-part miniseries running Sunday nights beginning March 27th.  Words can’t do justice to how excited I am about this one.  It’s triggering ALL of my buttons:  film […]

TV Casualty Week

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Something very strange is going on… I want to watch TV. Not “network” TV, mind you.  But there are a bunch of cable series coming up this spring that I cannot WAIT to see!  The premium cable networks getting involved in TV and producing short seasons of series along the British telly model has been […]

Spot the Looney

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

You guys remember way back when I was an extra on the Russell flick Next 3 Days, and I walked across streets all day and stood 3 FEET away from the man himself?  Good, cause I don’t wanna rehash all that.  Then I was a Bad Fangirl in November and didn’t get out to see […]

You know what let’s do today?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Let’s have a Sir Ian McKellen lovefest! Done.

Make your own milk carton

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

So lately I’ve been spending a lot of time wondering whatever has become of some of my ultra-favorite actors. Have you seen them? If so, please dial my toll-free hotline 1-888-MIA-HOTZ. 1. Diego Luna.  Dieguito!!  Donde esta?! 2. Tim Roth.  Last seen in some dumb tv crime procedural. 3. Clive Owen 4. Richard E. Grant. […]