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Currently Listening To…
March 19, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Music

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Baby, It’s Predictable Outside
March 18, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

Made the mistake of including this title in my 3 for $20 purchase at Lackluster, only because of my love for all things Vince Vaughn. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I feel like such a DRAMATIC talent has been thrown under the bus, in the name of a quick paycheck and a cheap laugh. Remember when he used to do great dramatic stuff, like The Locusts, Return to Paradise and Domestic Disturbance? Then Old School was a runaway hit and it just snowballed from there. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy some of them (Swingers, Dodgeball, Wedding Crashers, etc.); they were enjoyable, but really, you want your entire body of work to be summed up by ball jokes and double takes? Continue reading

Give Us This Day Our Daily Dread
March 17, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Spooky Stuff

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Wishing You a Groovy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 17, 2010, 5:59 am
Filed under: Holidays

Evangeline, Why Can’t You Be True?
March 16, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I remember wanting to see this (Disney) movie at the theater, but just never got around to it. All I know is that once I saw how hot the prince was, it was like when I saw Gaston in Beauty & the Beast: I was in!

I really loved the movie. I wasn’t sure if I was going to, what with the whole ‘It’s Disney’s first black princess!’ PR overload, but that wasn’t really a factor. At least, it didn’t get too bogged down in trying to establish black history. It just happened to be a story that took place in 1920’s New Orleans and the main character(s) just happened to be black. Big deal. And the thing is, I didn’t even fall in LIKE with the human characters (with the exception of Mama Odie) as much as I fell in LOVE with some of the animal ones. Ray the Cajun lightning bug and Louis the swamp gator were definite favorites. They had me cracking up every time they were in a scene. I also really loved Dr. Facilier (the voodoo villian) and all his creepy voodoo store goodies. Great, great, great. Continue reading

Angels, Demons and Protoplasm
March 15, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I watched Angels & Demons with P (another one of my 3 for $20 picks), neither of us having seen it before. P has seen The Da Vinci Code, but I haven’t, though I do want to. I thought I owned it, but I don’t, but I have no doubt I can find a cheapo used copy for under $5. I remember thinking the trailer (for The Da Vinci Code) looked interesting and was intrigued, then all the fun got sucked out of wanting to see the movie because there was SO MUCH DRAMA when it was released. I honestly think more people went to see what the big fuss was about than for the actual film. Though, on the flipside of that coin, the masses love a movie with an identifiable lead (Tom Hanks), so I’m sure that played a role as well (though I could NOT, and still can’t, get past his godawful hair in that movie. Mind-numbingly awful choice by whomever the stylist or costumer was, or whoever makes those decisions). Continue reading

Mental Goulash XVII
March 12, 2010, 6:00 am
Filed under: Mental Goulash

• Celebrity
Corey Haim’s Untimely Death- Yes, I, unlike so many others, were really not all that surprised to hear the manner in which he passed away. And even though I wasn’t surprised he OD’ed, it is sad, as he was a collective part of my childhood pop culture (Silver Bullet, Lucas, The Lost Boys). However, I must be one of the few gay men out there who just never got the appeal. I can see how girls would find him cute (it’s an appeal that spans generations: the “non-threatening boy” fixation) and I suppose I can see how my gay contemporaries found him appealing too, though I never did. I found him too (physically) boyish and too femmy. R.I.P.
– The Oscars– I watched the Oscars, in their entirety, for the first time in nearly 2 decades. I’m generally NOT an awards show person. At all. And even though I love movies, I’ve never been very interested in most of the ones that win awards, thus making them ‘mandatory viewing.’ This year I was invited over to a friend’s house to watch them and we made an evening out of it. We filled out ballots (wagering $5 each) had snacks and had our own running commentary on the actors, actresses et al. It was a lot of fun. Continue reading