I probably should have been more optimistic about Kristen Wiig's new movie, Bridesmaids, considering that it was written by a woman (Wiig) and directed by Paul Feig, the mind behind such genius shows as Freaks and Geeks and some of The Office episodes. But I was worried: Judd Apatow was the producer, and after Knocked… Continue reading bridesmaids
Well, my camera cable is MIA right now, so I can't post the pictures from our camping trip - but I can give you an update, so here goes. Ash and Tapan arrived Friday night, and after a quick trip to Wegman's for supplies, they made us a delicious dinner of seitan fajitas (seitan is… Continue reading weekend update
John Hughes passed away yesterday from a heart attack while walking in Manhattan. Hughes’ movies shaped a good portion of my adolescence into adulthood. I believe Molly Ringwald is the perfect woman, and I used to (sort of still do) overidentify with her characters. I have an Iona, an Allison, a Randy in my circle… Continue reading losing a pop-culture icon
All I have to say is, you must watch this movie:Happy viewing.
Major hat tip to Emari for this interesting bit of news:ArtsVote, a program of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund, has released the summary of 2008 Presidential Candidates Arts Positions. (I feel like there should be an apostrophe in there somewhere). An overview:The McCain / Palin statement, which registers at exactly 4 sentences long,… Continue reading because we don’t really apprentice anymore.
The list of Lifetime-movie-special tales of teenage sex and woe is ever growing. She's Too Young; Thirteen; Fifteen and Pregnant; Girl, Positive - really, it's disturbing. Although it's probably a good thing that movies are being made that address teenage sexuality, STDs and pregnancy. They're not handled particularly well across the board, but a dialogue… Continue reading i heart having a son.
When I was in high school, I watched the same movies over and over again: The Basketball Diaries, Reservoir Dogs, Clerks. Sure, there were others, but these were my old standards, the movies I returned to again and again because I thought they were special in some way that other movies weren't. I thought they… Continue reading