MOTION PICTURE EVENT(S) OF THE YEAR(?)

August 27, 2007

Dan In Real Life – this one makes me smile.

Lars and the Real Girl – this one makes me cry.

Enchanted – this one makes me belly laugh.


BLONDS HAVE MORE … SOMETHING

August 27, 2007

I personally believe that highlights in her Asian countries, like Iraq, would better support our brain over here in the USA Americas.

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LIONS FOR LAMBS

August 26, 2007

Just watched the trailer for Lions for Lambs with Ryan. My first reaction was “They are capitalizing on the current social and global situation! How dare they!?” But then I remembered how many well-intentioned theatre artists have lamented the fact that plays which deal with social issues – plays that are social commentary – do not typically get bums in seats. So let’s capitalize on Tom Cruise to raise social issues in the minds of the general movie-going public! Great idea.

Ryan’s reaction was, “It just seems so heavy-handed!” To which I replied, “But an artist, if he’s being an honest artist, is incapable of being objective.” And I really think so. An honest artist has to write-produce-create from a place of subjectivity. You might say, “A producer should be objective!” But a producer is an artist too! “Well, then, the studio should be objective! It’s a corporate entity!” But the studio is operating in an artistic medium!

Frankly, I think the studios, producers, directors, screenwriters, filmmakers responsibility is NOT to be objective or to raise objective questions. Perhaps we could make that argument of documentarians (Mike Moore might disagree), but I strongly defend the artist’s right to react honestly to the world as he see it – whether that artist is a student filmmaker, a community theatre cat, or a studio producer.

Whatever brings the social issues of the day to the forefront of the minds of the general movie-going public is a good thing, right?

Watch the trailer. What do you think?


B-B-B-BAD TO THE BONE

August 22, 2007

Ben Stein is bad to the bone.  And he just got…

EXPELLED!

I actually worked with these guys back in December.  I ADed the shoot for their promo trailer (not on the website; it was used for fundraising).

The movie’s coming out in February 2008!


SPP

August 19, 2007

The more you know, the more you’re as confused as I am.

These people are enraged.

Can we trust WiKi to be impartial?


THE LIGHTER FARE

August 15, 2007

In case my last post was too heavy and inspiring…

Try this on for size.

Ryan and I are currently negotiating an option agreement. Kidding.

P.S. Thanks to Postworthy.com!


BETTER TO STRIVE AND CLIMB

August 15, 2007

Better to strive and climb
And never to reach the goal,
Than to drift along with time-
An aimless, worthless soul.
Aye, better to climb and fall,
Or sow, though the yield be small;
Than to throw away day after day,
And never to strive at all.

By Grace B. Hinkey (or Hinckley) 


BERRY OF THE PINK – update

August 15, 2007

Yesterday, my husband tried Pinkberry for the first time.  Later that night, he brought me.  Bitter.  Yogurt-y.  Low-cal.  Well, one out of three ain’t bad!   A good excuse to have chocolate chips…

Check that off the list!


DUSTBUSTER

August 14, 2007

I think my mother had one of these when I was a kid…

Or maybe that was one of these.

I almost bought one of these.

But settled on one of these.


MY THIRD WORLD

August 12, 2007

I used to joke that it’d be impossible for it to flood in Newfoundland; how can you flood a rock?  But I was wrong…  very wrong.

Tropical storm Chantal wreaked havoc.

Several members of my extended family have lost crops.

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EVERYDAY

August 12, 2007

Ryan had heard of this before.  I hadn’t…

Both of these dudes photograph themselves daily and have done so for years!

6 YEARS

8 YEARS

Now that’s dedication…


I ASPIRE…

August 11, 2007

…to be a latte-artiste.


Stick it to the Mermaid

August 7, 2007

Stiff the Seattle Sealady (aka Starbucks).


How to Get Health Insurance

August 6, 2007

Start a Blog.


26.6% Terrifying

August 6, 2007

Hello… Scratchy?

And now they’ve simply gone too far.


BLACKLE

August 5, 2007

“Saving energy one search at a time.”

About Blackle.

Also, did you know you can use MS Word with a blue background?

Here’s how.


Definitely in Cahoots with the Seagull Mafia

August 2, 2007

Can’t wait for Easter, eh?

I like the part how he leaves the toy and wrapper.


YOU ARE THE PEANUT TO MY BUTTER

August 1, 2007

This is really important…

Your does not equal you are.

Recently, I saw the following written on a friend’s facebook wall…

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THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF AUGUST

August 1, 2007

Memorial University Rowers - ready for the Regatta

When I was growing up in Newfoundland, there was a day I always mourned as a child because that meant summer was half over.

Regatta DayIt’s today!