Maybe my favorite all-time documentary #upintheholler
I finished this fantastic book last night, and like great books often do, I was wound-up tight and then in tears as the final scene unfolded. So good, different, unique! The Bird Box movie is coming out in late 2018, with Sarah Paulsen, John Malkovich, and Machine Gun Kelly, starring Sandra Bullock as Malorie, but read the book first! Josh Malerman’s descriptive writing style shakes the reader’s visual imagination by introducing us to a dangerous and challenging new world.
“How can she expect her children to dream as big as the stars if they can’t lift their heads to gaze upon them?”
“You can smell it, too. Death. Dying. Decay. The sky is falling, the sky is dying, the sky is dead.”
“Robin was a great kid. Smarter than her father at eight years old. She liked the oddest things. Like the instructions for a toy more than the toy itself. The credits of a movie instead of the movie. The way something was written. An expression on my face. Once she told me I looked like the sun to her, because of my hair. I asked her if I shined like the sun, and she told me, ‘No, Daddy, you shine more like the moon, when it’s dark outside.”
“You are saving their lives for a life not living.”
“It’s better to face madness with a plan than to sit still and let it take you in pieces.”
Young and fresh and so different! Sasha Lane was getting some (small) Oscar buzz, and I live for the fantastic Riley Keough (the Girlfriend Experience and Elvis’s granddaughter)…amazingly still very good with loser Labeouf in some scenes (he def ain’t the star)
I have never had a movie make me this emotional, I am bawling like a baby…please everyone watch this documentary tonight or as soon as possible! I really feel it was a bit life changing for me.
A great little movie for music lover’s everywhere, set in Ireland, also a sweet story about a boy’s first love. From the creative team of the Broadway hit Once…made me feel good and I sang along with our young hero.
A great movie, dips into the Pacific Northwest music scene, has some killer pitbulls, lots of blood and mayhem, my future ex-husband Patrick Stewart as the villain…also one of Anton Yelchin’s last movies before he died.
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“To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight in places like Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen and live the impossible, we are thinking of you tonight.”
“This is for the 36 million people who have lost the battle to AIDS. And to those of you who have ever felt injustice because of who you are and who you love, I stand here in front of the world with you and for you.”
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A 2000 comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with John Goodman, Holly Hunter, and Charles Durning in supporting roles. Set in 1937 rural Mississippi during the Great Depression, the film’s story is a modern satire loosely based on Homer’s Odyssey.
Sirens had the gift of singing in a very seductive manner. Sailors were enchanted by their voice and condemned to stay on their island forever and die. All over the island of the Faiakes, there were bones of sailors who weren’t able to resist the Sirens’ divine melody.
I took Playbuzz’s “Which Hollywood Bombshell Are You?”
You love the 1940s and film noir. You’re partial to an older beau, but you are smart and in control. You are beautiful, but wouldn’t describe yourself as a pin-up girl. You’re the wonderful Lauren Bacall!
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In honor of Philip’s passing, here is an introduction to one of his lesser known but brilliant roles. I found Synecdoche frustrating and confusing and complex and layered and rewarding to watch.
Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was Kaufman’s directorial debut.
The plot follows an ailing theater director (Hoffman) as he works on an increasingly elaborate stage production whose extreme commitment to realism begins to blur the boundaries between fiction and reality.The film’s title is a play on Schenectady, New York, where much of the film is set, and the concept of Synecdoche, wherein a part of something represents the whole, or vice versa.
Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, a disabled black beggar living in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina. It deals with his attempts to rescue Bess from the clutches of Crown, her violent and possessive lover, and Sportin’ Life, the drug dealer.
The song “Summertime” is the best-known selection from Porgy and Bess. Other popular and frequently recorded songs from the opera include “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, “Bess, You Is My Woman Now”, “I Loves You, Porgy” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin'”. The opera is admired for Gershwin’s innovative synthesis of European orchestral techniques with American jazz and folk music idioms.
I thoroughly enjoyed this play, and I’m glad I went. The play itself was good, not great, but getting dressed up and going on a fancy date with a gentleman admirer was very cool. After all, my New Year’s resolution for 2014 was to be more cultured and whatnot. I ran into Starbucks to get us some coffee before heading across the bridge, and they were playing Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out” which I thought was perfect.
“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.”
“At first sight, his address is certainly not striking; and his person can hardly be called handsome, till the expression of his eyes, which are uncommonly good, and the general sweetness of his countenance, is perceived.”
“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds
Or bends with the remover to remove
Oh no, it is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests
and is never shaken”
Willoughby breaks Marianne’s heart, she almost dies after he deserts her…
Piazza San Marco
I fell in love with the beautiful Rossano Brazzi right along with Katharine Hepburn, even though I knew he was going to break our (her) heart. We (Katharine & I) fell in love with Venice as well.