Saturday, November 29, 2008

Some observations, in blunt.

1. The Business of Being Born: Wonderful. Rikki Lake: Good for you. Glad things went better the second time around. I think getting the word out is the right move, but if you ask me, there has to be a middle ground with all this, and if you really want to change the system, you have to work the middle ground. This is why I never get heavy into politics. Of COURSe we want changes, of course the system is dishonest and crooked (INSURANCE), but you will never beat the system unless you have a way to operate either together with it or from the inside of it. This rings true with what is happening with women/maternity care in America. There is no way every single woman out there is going to drop what they're doing and hire a midwife, although this would be great. Baby steps.

Okay, that wasn't very blunt, but long and rambling. Sorry.

2. The Matrix Reloaded.

I will to my dying day defend this as a quality film. I think I may have cried watching the trailer in May of 03 in Haidee Wasson's senior film class? Yes, this is definite, I did cry.

Anywho, all I really had on this was: JUST LOOK AT WHAT A LITTLE CONFIDENCE CAN DO (neo). We should all learn from this.
And relating it all back to Rikki Lake and the maternity issues: Someone out there needs to make women feel like Neo going into childbirth. Hey, it might not go the way you plan, and it might hurt here and there, but in the end, YOU'RE STILL NEO.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

24: Redemption

The 2 hour special: meh. Fine, I guess. I dug it.

MORE IMPORTANTLY: The preview for the upcoming season in January CONFIRMED what I was saying all along FOR YEARS!!!!
Tony Almeida, one of Jack's closest and most competent friends, therefore in his resurrection ONE OF HIS MOST FORMIDABLE ENEMIES?!?!?!?!?!?!?


And yes, it may have seemed a bit far fetched to some (like Nina Meyers and Ryan Chapelle waltzing into CTU arm in arm, I believe one person in my 24 myspace group phrased it) but I am probably older than most average blogging 24 fans. I've lived through DALLAS, people. Remember when they killed Bobby off and the next season totally tanked? Well I DO. I mean Christ, look at how many times they brought back Nina! And JACK? Please. This was going to happen, the only question was when.

WELCOME BACK, TONY. I may or may not love you more now that you're a bad guy.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Is it me. . . .

Is everything that's on tonight focused on disgusting, butt ugly DOGS?!?!?!

IT'S ME OR THE DOG: I watched this for about 24 seconds and damned near blew a gasket. 1. 5 disgusting, butt ugly, tiny little RAT DOGS IN ONE HOUSE?!?!?! Fucking gross. 2. So the dog is confrontational? How about a nice kick in the face, jackass? Oh the little yelp out of something that horrible would be IMMENSELY GRATIFYING.

AS GOOD AS IT GETS: That **also** disgusting little rat dog pissing all over the place and then digging in diaper shit. Kick it down the garbage chute EVERY DAY.

I realize many people have these thoughts about children, but like Joey said, WE WERE ALL CHILDREN ONCE. . .


Sunday, November 16, 2008

On second thought. . . .

The rest of the disk of Tales from the Crypt's second season was a bit unsatisfying. The first one, "Dead Right" (starring Demi Moore) was actually quite good. The rest of them (miss the rest of me?) were dull and at times, disturbing. "The Switch" stars Rick Rossovich (Slider from Top Gun), William Hickey (fricking UNCLE LOUIS from Christmas Vacation), and Kelly Preston. The 90s hair and fashion was okay, Kelly looked 90s hot, but really I was not able to get past the codge-y old voice of the guy, even worse when it was a voiceover for Slider. I really just kept expecting him to tell "Gris" to get his stogey. Gross.

"Cutting Cards," could have been summed up in about 3 minutes. Nice early work by John Locke's con-artist father though, that was fun.

"TIll Death," was super bad. There was a better attempt at this in a different episode, I don't know what season, starring the disgusting Andrew McCarthy and Mariel Hemingway.

"Three's a Crowd" there is absolutely no excuse for. Super disturbing and unnecessarily violent. That guy was a fricking loose cannon the entire time, some gross wife-beating control freak (Cory Rodelius much?) and physically disgusting enough to make me barf. The ending is just awful. Seriously. I wish I hadn't seen it.

Then we watched AMERICAN PSYCHO the other night. Always a good one, but this time there was a very unpleasant realization: Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman looks strikingly like JOHN NEAL. I could barely control my nausea. This was such a rude awakening. Gag. The film is now ruined.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

So onto the next series, then. . . .

Tales From The Crypt
Dead Right
starring Demi Moore, Jeffrey Tambor.
April 21 1990.

A gold digger receives a fatal end after becoming rich!

Demi Moore is a throaty, crabby bag who wants money and then hooks up with a 300 pound patron at a strip club (after a fortune teller predicted she would). She was told he would inherit a large sum of money and then die violently but actually she wins the money and he kills her as he tries to leave him. The absolute best part of this whole thing was the little 40s style dance vignette they had going with Cathy and Charlie Marno, cross cutting with the daily events of their early marriage. SERIOUSLY! Those two out there flailing around on the dance floor like dancing with the stars? I love it. They made Charlie Marno so physically gross and unattractive that I SHARED in her nausea when he kissed her, started getting busy on the wedding night, etc. Barf-town-Betty.
One really has to appreciate the bluntness after she wins the money:


Sunday, November 2, 2008


Brilliant. Though, RDJ is always so, even in items such as Soapdish or Less Than Zero.
I knew nothing of this film, hadn't even heard of it (other than Terrance being kicked off the sequal) and I realize that makes me a pretty sad and uninformed television lady, but this was one where I acutally had to put down my book or Ms Pac Man cross stitch, whichever I was busying myself with, to WATCH.

Truth is. . . . I AM IRONMAN!