Saturday, February 02, 2008
It has begun.
(Photo "Honeymooners" by McNeney.)
(If you don't know what movie the quotes come from, don't tell me. I don't wanna know...)
I was just looking for pictures of the actress Kim Walker, who's probably best known for her role as "Heather #1" in Heathers.
Turns out she died in March 2001, at the age of 32.
I had no idea.
Obviously, she was a beautiful young woman. I can't say she was one of my favorite actresses simply because her career didn't last long enough to establish that.
But she was in Heathers, one of the most perfect movies ever made, and she was great in it. She even got to deliver arguably the most memorable line in a movie full of them:
This assures her a kind of immortality, anyway. Which is all we might wish. If there's an afterlife I hope she's there...and that they don't make her sing "Kumyaba" too many times.
From the front, she’s all woman, but actress Selma Blair says not everybody gets that from behind. “I had long hair for a while … but I wanted to go back to my Tom Cruise cut,” the “Cruel Intentions” star explained to Elle magazine (excerpted on Digital Spy). “I told my hairdresser to shave the back and leave the front long.” Apparently her sassy new ‘do left some confused. “Then someone thought I was Tom from the back.
For those of you playing at home, this is Tom Cruise:
And this is Selma Blair:
BTW, the article where I found that picture says
Selma Blair is looking for love – and average Joes could be in with a chance.
The Cruel Intentions actress, 35, says she's on the look-out for an older guy 'who's not afraid to look like a fool'.
She told Elle magazine: 'I want to hang out with someone not so polished.'
Gimme a call, babe. I'm a year older than you; I have more than one friend who will vouch for the fact that I've been willing to look like a fool on several occasions. And I'm so unpolished I'm practically cracked.
The first one of you who says "practically?" is getting slapped right in the face.
This is Adrianne Palicki, BTW, of Friday Night Lights. FWIW she's still on my short list of actresses I'd like to see as my character Annabel.
But then, curious, I took a glance at who she is. Her name is Celeste Lear and, turns out, she's a musician. Her MySpace page describes her music as "Electronica / Alternative / Down-tempo."
I like it, enough to make a mental note to see if I can score a copy of her upcoming CD to review for Ink19.
|You Are Very Skeptical|
Your personal motto is: "Prove it."
While some ideas, like life after death, may seem nice...
You aren't going to believe them simply because it feels good.
You let science and facts be your guide... Even if it means you don't share the beliefs of those around you.
Friday, February 01, 2008
(There was no credit on the photo, so I really don't know)
Now. Leaving out some faves of mine who, I concede, simply aren't well-known enough to top such a list (for example Charisma Carpenter, Amber Benson and other Buffy babes).
And that dammit, if her father was going to be on the ticket this year Cate Edwards certainly would have made it.
And some, like Mia Sara, have simply been out of the spotlight for too long.
But I'm still left with a question or two. Such as:
What, no Kate Winslet? To be fair-she was, apparently, one of the 99 nominees-she just didn't make it to the top 10 in the hearts of AskMen's users. I blame my fellow Americans, because the English know she has the most desirable body in Britain.
Anne Hathaway was also a nominee who didn't make the top 10 of their list-even though for some of us, she's reason enough to believe in god and angels.
But anyway, here is their top 10, presented in reverse order:
10. Adriana Lima. Desirable? Yes-if you want to give all other women in the world who aren't Brazilian models anorexia...
9. Marisa Miller. Never heard of her. Hang on...ok, apparently she's a Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model.
Contestants were selected according to their intelligence, humor, charisma, and ambition.
She certainly looks funny...
8. Rihanna. I admit it-I missed the whole Rihanna thing.
She's sexy, yes-love the eyes-but...eighth most desirable woman of the year?
7. Jessica Biel. Well, I've talked about this. She's kind of a joke to me.
6. Scarlett Johansson. I've talked about her, too. And I have a question. How many bad movies does she get to make before she's no longer considered "hot" in Hollywood terms?
I mean ok, yes, she's got a body that makes grown men whimper (myself included), but...
5. Jessica Alba. To me, Jessica Alba is like that girl at the gym who you always see, and enjoy watching work out...and then one day you talk to her and discover she has the brain of a frozen pretzel.
4. Eva Mendes. Now we're talking! I love her.
3. Kate Beckinsale. I really don't care for Kate Beckinsale. Mostly because I believe she's a snob who thinks, to use the vernacular, her shit don't stink.
2. Alessandra Ambrosio. See Adriana Lima.
1. Katherine Heigl. Well obviously, yes, I think she's good-looking, but...(see Rihanna).
Here's one of those things that seems funny at first, but makes me angrier the more I think about it
With the Super Bowl fast approaching, a senior Republican senator says he wants the NFL to explain why it destroyed evidence of the New England Patriots cheating scandal.
At first I was just going to throw this up here with some sort of a crack about "leave it to the Republicans to know what's really important." But...
The matter may not compare to the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes, Specter said, but he added, "I do believe that it is a matter of importance. It's not going to displace the stimulus package or the Iraq war, but I think the integrity of football is very important, and I think the National Football League has a special duty to the American people - and further the Congress - because they have an antitrust exemption."
Are you fucking kidding me?
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Or Fairuza Balk.
On my own personal list (which I don't really have, in case you were wondering, but...I think you know what I'm saying), I'd probably have put her somewhere between Anjelica Huston and Anna Paquin.
I stand corrected!
Ok, that's over-the-top, but I'm saying this is a fantastic flick.
A sensational "tough guy" movie (better than Sin City), and a better "movie that knows it's a movie" than Planet Terror.
I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It's genuinely funny and genuinely thrilling, which is a harder mix to get right than some may think. Director/screenwriter Michael Davis does it by setting the loony tone right from the beginning (I wouldn't dream of telling you how...but I've just given you a clue) and maintaining it throughout.
I was surprised to realize, listening to his DVD commentary, that Davis is the man who made 100 Girls and Eight Days A Week, two films which I'd put in the category of good-looking movies that are completely lost when it comes to screenplay.
Here, his skills as a writer have finally caught up with those as a director. And the actors, god bless them, know how to play both comedy and reality, so you laugh even as you're caught up in the action, and vice-versa.
Shoot 'Em Up is very much a "guy's" movie, but I think you ladies might like it too, as I say, it's funny, and, ah...Clive Owen.
Can't be bad...
The always-worth-watching Paul Giamatti looks like he's having an exhilarating time breaking free from his typecasting. Without ever quite "winking" at the audience he plays a villain with just the right touch of self-mockery.
We (straight) guys won't be drooling over Clive, but besides the zoom-bang action, we do get Monica Bellucci, who of course looks like a goddess.
But she also gives the best "hooker with a heart of gold" performance since Elisabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas.
In a small but key role, the very pretty actress Ramona Pringle (above) plays the pregnant woman whose troubled delivery-to say the least-is the start of the whole thing.
Though she's killed early on, she was extremely well-cast. Making enough of an impact in her burst of time onscreen that, later, when she's dead but not quite gone, we still think of her as a her. And wonder about her back-story. I did, anyway.
Oh, and talking of whoring, which I was...I'm not ashamed to tell you there's one scene where Clive O. spanks a woman played by Laura DeCarteret (right).
I thought one or two of you women might be interested to know that (well-maybe a little ashamed).
Jane McLean (above) and Talia Russo (below) play hookers the metal characteristics of whose hearts are not determined, but look good in g-strings and bras, which is all the movie really asks of them.
It also has the second-most fun ending credits of any 2007 movie I've seen (Ratatouille is the most).
That this movie did so poorly at the box office is, I think, a reflection on us as a people.
I haven't seen Juno, but there's no way it's better than this.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Soy un drogadicto para el perno-para arriba muchachas y otras mujeres hermosas, y el penique es mi distribuidor
Well John...I've liked you, I've disliked you...(once or twice I've been ashamed of you). I've had the hots for your daughter Cate, and I may like your wife's views even more than I like yours. In a weird way, one of the many things I'm still pissed at John Kerry about is that I think he "swift-boated" any chance you might have had of being Hillary or (my choice) Obama's running mate.
Unfortunately you came off kind of creepy on the David Letterman show the other night, but I choose to believe that was just the strain of the campaign showing through.
And in conclusion, I'd just like to put this idea out there into the ether, in hopes that in some magical way it'll reach the ear of the president elect:
Attorney General John Edwards.
If a law could be passed that would prevent anything like this from ever happening again, my heart tells me that would be a good law.
But even the 13-year old girl's mother doesn't think this law would do that...only that it would provide punishment. She has to go somewhere with her anger and her grief, and I won't say anything against her.
But me...I'm from Missouri.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
|Your Interpersonal Intelligence Score: 44%|
Your Interpersonal Intelligence is Average
You do well in most group settings, but you also need time to recharge.
So while you can work with people during the day, you may crave your alone time at night.
For you, it's all about balance!
|Your Hidden Talent|
You have the natural talent of rocking the boat, thwarting the system.
And while this may not seem big, it can be.
It's people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes.
You're just a bit behind the scenes, so no one really notices.