Archives: Movies

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

A League of Their Own

What’s more American than baseball?  Apple pie, stone-washed jeans, and maybe Tammy Faye Baker – but I love baseball the most.  FIND OUT WHY – AFTER THE JUMP!

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The Sequel

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“Never say die.” Those words were made legendary to young adventurists by what 1985 classic movie? FIND OUT AFTER THE JUMP!

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YAWP!

This week’s Moment of Zen – my favorite scene from Dead Poets Society and another reminder how special the work of teachers is. (And how much cuter Ethan Hawke is now than he was in 1989.)

I dream of being able to …TO BE CONTINUED…(AFTER THE JUMP!)

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Being Uncool

I think many of us were stunned by how deeply affecting Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death was yesterday – after all, it’s not like we actually knew him.  I did see him a few times in NYC and could never quite comprehend the man that stood before me, slightly pot-bellied and smoking a cig on the street corner.   His talent was so celestial – it must have been difficult to be human, I usually thought.  But instead of being sad, I am thankful for every person and every moment that nurtured him in a way that allowed him to give so much of himself to his audience before he returned to his ethereal home.

Enjoy this short clip from his role in one of my favorite movies, Almost Famous.  He talks about friendship and how “the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Thank you for being “honest” and “unmerciful” with your craft, PSH.  Wishing you peace and an afterlife full of great film roles.

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From Behind

Fifty Shades of Grey Poster

Ho-lee shit.

I have my issues with the Fifty Shades of Grey series – not least of all how badly it’s written (think See Dick Run but Dick’s into S&M).

That said, I will totally see this movie because ball gags bring out the romantic in me.  I would, however, be willing to bet the bank right now that this promo poster of actor Jamie Dornan from behind may very well be the highlight.

How do you feel about the books?  Will you see the movie?

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The Oscar Contenders

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Happy Monday, y’all!

If your Monday morning has been anything like mine (*yawn*), you’re wondering why on earth you stayed up so late just to see 2 French guys in helmets accept a Grammy.

But awards season is winding down, thank goodness.  We can all put our Oscar de la Renta gowns away and focus on what really matters -> what to eat for lunch.  While I debate Mexican or Chinese, please enjoy these hilariously re-imagined posters for the top Oscar contenders from College Humor …AFTER THE JUMP!

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Is That Seat Taken?

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Where do you sit when you go to the movies?  Front Row?  Dead Center?  Off to the sides or maybe back row?  According to psychologist Hiromi Mizuki, your movie seat says a lot about who you are.  (I hope you didn’t say back corner because, if you did, things aren’t looking good for you.)  Before I tell you how it all shakes out, take a second to think about where you usually sit. …now CLICK HERE to see what what it says about you!

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Is That Seat Taken?

Lilly_Tomlin_Edith_Ann_1975

Where do you sit when you go to the movies?  Front Row?  Dead Center?  Off to the sides or maybe back row?  According to psychologist Hiromi Mizuki, your movie seat says a lot about who you are.  (I hope you didn’t say back corner because, if you did, things aren’t looking good for you.)  Before I tell you how it all shakes out, take a second to think about where you usually sit. …now CLICK HERE to see what what it says about you!

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Stuck in Love

Greg Kinnear and Kristen Bell

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a crush on Greg Kinnear since his Talk Soup days.  Some of you might not have known he was the original host because you were busy watching Baby Einstein videos in the 90s, when I was watching E!

Greg was always my favorite Talk Soup host.  He was smart, witty, and even worse than Jimmy Fallon at holding in the giggles, which made him pretty much adorable to me.

So I see most of his movies, but I had never heard of …READ MORE!

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JD Salinger – The Howard Hughes of His Day

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I didn’t pay much attention in my high school American Lit class. It’s quite possible that all this was covered when I was busy trying to convince my teachers I didn’t have a learning disability. (When I returned from my Junior year abroad, my composition papers read a lot like See Spot Run.)  So I haven’t read JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye – it’s been sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust for years, but the movie trailer for the new Salinger biopic out next week makes me want to rip it open immediately.

In 1965, Salinger – at the height of his career – stopped publishing and all but disappeared. …READ MORE!

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