Man on Fire

Every once in a while you come across a movie that moves the hell out of you and leaves you utterly speechless. At the end as you just sit and stare while the credits roll off the screen – and eventually the only word capable of falling from your lips, as you wipe the remaining tears away, is just one. Wow. And for an hour after seeing the movie – – still all you can say is just wow. You know when you sit down to watch a movie with Denzel Washington and Christopher Walkin, you’re in for a good […]

What happened to Cybil?

Whatever happened between then: .. and now: I’m unsure. I know she went through a bout of skin cancer 3-4 years ago and has been cancer free for 3 years. That second pictures is how she appeared on a recent talk show in Britain – – it’s like she just doesn’t care anymore about how she looks. Maybe she doesn’t. Or maybe that’s just what the absence of soft light filtering does?

Background Noise

Chris and I just finished watching My Cousin Vinny for the umpteenth thousandth time in our life. Doesn’t matter how often I watch the movie, or how much time goes in between each viewing – that is still one of my most favorite all-time movies ever. Joe Pesci and Maria Tomei are awesome together in that flick. If any girl on the earth can give those 1980’s, big-hair girls from New Jersey a good name – – she’d be it! It must be the evening for watching movies we’ve seen a hundred times over. Now we’re watching Stargate with Kurt […]

January is Idol Time

Here we go again. The fourth season of “American Idol” begins in January. Auditions already have been held in Cleveland and St. Louis. The show also is planning auditions in Anchorage, Alaska; Las Vegas; New Orleans; Orlando, Fla.; and San Francisco. My daughter is DYING to audition for American Idol. She’s only 13 and has some pretty awesome pipes. However, you have to be 16 in order to audition, so she has to wait. What I wanna know is who is going to drive her across the country to the audition and sit with her, among thousands and thousands of […]

Say Hello to my Leeeeetle Friend

We watched Scarface last night. Let me just say that Al Pacino plays one helluva hispanic character and the chainsaw scene was. Really. Yuck. I’m so used to seeing Pacino playing an italian – this role was refreshing to see. Refreshing did I say? Oh yes – I’ll never hear the end of this one. Scarface was made in 1983 – but I didn’t see it for the first time until August 7, 2004. I know, I know – Chris couldn’t believe it either. The film that launched Pacino’s career, blah blah blah. Do I live in a hole in […]


I find I’m having an unhealthy obsession about this guy. He’s only 9 years younger than me. Hey, it could happen.

LOTR Wisdom

I realize it’s just a movie, but: Theoden: “I know what it is you want of me… but I will not bring further death to my people. I will not risk open war.” Aragorn: “Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.” Substitute “Theoden” for “Chiraq”. Substitute “Aragorn” for “Bush” or “Powell” or “Rumsfeld” – – but most definately not “Shroeder”, “Putin” or Martin Sheen.

LOTR Obsessed

Must . . . go . . see . . Return of the King. (LOTR III). We wants it. My precious. . . Master will take us to see the precious…We be nice to him…He be nice to us. The fat Hobbitses must not have all the fun. We wants it, we needs it. Must have the Precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!

LOTR Survival Tips

For those of you planning on seeing the third LOTR movie at the theater here are some survival tips. Stand up halfway through the movie and yell loudly, "Wait… where the hell is Harry Potter?" Block the entrance to the theater while screaming: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" – After the movie, say "Lucas could have done it better." At some point during the movie, stand up and shout: "I must go! Middle Earth needs me!" and run and try to jump into the screen. After bouncing off, return quietly to your seat. Play a drinking game where you have to […]

John Q.

Just finished watching John Q. What an excellent flick – – I highly recommend it. I cried my fool eyes out at the end. *sniffle*

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