Archive for the 'Hooray for Hollywood' Category

Help us, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re our only hope.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

wait..wait..what…is…this….? Is it…no, it can’t be!  A…a….trailer? For a movie? That looks goddamn good and I desperately want to see it and it has good actors and looks touching-but-not-mawkish and Ewan is talking to a dog and wearing a long coat and Christopher Plummer is at a disco and Ewan, OMG Ewan?!? This flick will […]

Dear Hollywood

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Please stop your marketing efforts to convince me that these two are attractive matinee-idols. Ditto this guy.  Every year, People magazine takes one step closer to making me go bomb their offices.  Inbred is the new black!

Fangirl Fail

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

“What do you MEAN you haven’t gotten out to see my movie yet?!?  The one that you were on the SET for?!?  The one that you got up at 4 am and spent a 12 hour day standing around for the privilege of breathing my oxygen?!?  Are you serious?!?  Now get back out there and […]


Monday, October 11th, 2010

My Blog Guilt compelled me to at least try to do a Fall Movies to Look Forward To post.  I looked at the trailer sites.  I looked at Rotten Tomatoes twice.  I managed to scrounge up three. Three!! Fall used to be THE movie season for me!  I had to keep a scoresheet/schedule on my […]

I Was A Human Prop: Bonus Features

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I don’t know why I didn’t see this last year when it happened, but here is a nice, long (9 minutes) video of Rusty talking about PGH. This was eventually hacked down into a 2-minute piece on WTAE, but this is much nicer. First few minutes are all sports blather, you can skip that…;) Sorry […]

My 15 minutes are almost here

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Remember when I was an extra on a Russell Crowe movie for a day last year? I had the distinction of making RC smile, then later on I got to stand three feet from His Presence? Ahhh, good times! Anyway the film (The Next Three Days) is coming this fall and there is now a […]

Joe Cool

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Busy day ahead. Let Joe keep you company! I like this interview, it contains swearing. 

“Hi, I’m Ed.”

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I’m not an overly sentimental person, but on big occasions I pull out the stops. July 12, 1990. It was twenty years ago today that many of us first paid a visit to Cicely, Alaska. It was not long after that that I took up full-time residence in Cicely, at least in my heart and […]

Drive-By Smiting

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Yo, peace out, R! Oooohhh gaaawd.  Robin Hood this weekend.  Such mixed feelings.  I think I said this before, but 3 or 4 years ago when this movie was still in production, and this movie was still called Nottingham, and this movie was meant to star Rusty portraying the Sheriff as good guy, I was […]

I am Iro…ahh, screw it.

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

I wish I wanted to see Iron Man 2, but I don’t.  Can’t really put my finger on why, but I don’t. Mainly I guess it’s because I no longer like the 1st Iron Man.  Has this ever happened to any of you?  You see a movie, walk out of the movie theater really liking […]


Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Whooooooooooooooooooo! Actually, I am preparing to be severely disappointed in this movie.  I liked the original (like, from 4 years ago) concept of the script, which was that the Robin Hood story was going to be told from the Sheriff of Nottingham’s POV, Russell was going to play Nottingham, and Robin was going to be […]

He learned, almost too late…

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Holy shit, Peter Graves died.  OMG. I simply cannot process this information.  Jesus. Most of you probably only think of Peter from his role in Airplane.  But I know him as the sexy young father in Night of the Hunter, the Nazi turncoat in Stalag 17, and most of all…. all of those wonderful, wonderful […]


Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

“I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.” – W.W. Oh, ChrisInTheMorning.  With your hair and your scruff and your headbands and your wire-rim glasses and your fingerless gloves and your denim shirts and your ability to quote all great literature […]

Visiting Long-Gone Friends

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Not sure why it took me so long, but I have finally started revisiting Cicely, Alaska.  This is the first time I’ve watched Northern Exposure since it originally aired.  We’ve been working through the DVDs slowly but the first 2 seasons were really short so we’re into season 3 now. It’s not that I forgot […]

Off to see the Goddess

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

We’re headed off on a (very) brief trip to DC tomorrow morning to see Cate Blanchett *insert heavenly host sound here* play Blanche DuBois in the Syndey Theater Company’s production of Streetcar Named Desire.  Naturally, Marlon Brando has ruined all productions of Streetcar and I don’t know how I’ll react to seeing somebody else play […]

I was a human prop

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

A report from my day on the set of The Next 3 Days with Russell Crowe. Warning:  Long!  If you are lazy let me skip to your burnings questions.  YES, Rusty was near me…as close as 3 feet at one point!  NO, I did not speak to him nor get a pic or autograph. (Extras […]

Hello there. New in town?

Monday, October 5th, 2009

GUESS WHAT, Y’all! I am signed up to be an EXTRA in the Russell flick for Tuesday & Wednesday!!  Though I may very well die of excitement within the first hour or so, depending on how close we are to Rusty. My luck, he won’t even be in the scenes we’re filming….it will be second […]

Something Awesome this way comes….

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Russell Crowe is on the road again September 22, 2009 11:30pm RUSSELL CROWE flew out of Sydney on Monday bound for the US to start work on his latest film The Next Three Days. Barely a month after returning home and being reunited with his family in the wake of finishing Ridley Scott film Robin […]


Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

!!!!!!!!!!!Mmmbgckh!!!!!!!!gaaaaaaaaaumm!!!uuurkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!eeeeeeeeeeeep!! (Pittsburgh): Lionsgate Entertainment is looking for a 5-to-6-year-old boy for its latest film starring Russell Crowe slated to be filmed in Pittsburgh. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The film, “The Next Three Days,” is in need of a boy to play Russell Crowe’s son. The movie will be shot in the city from September to December 2009. […]

Game, Set, HOT

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Check out this pic I found of Rusty attending a match at Wimbledon Mmmmmm.  Grizzled becomes him.  I dunno if it’s that my immune system has been weakened from lack of exposure to Russell all during hockey playoffs, or if it’s just a peri-menopausal hormonal surge, or what, but there are just waves of hot […]