It’s Sunday and I am lost for words. It all comes down to something I realized last week. I made my hobby my career and now I don’t have any hobby. It’s an all encompassing existence for me.
The good news is my mojo is working. I wish I knew the power of a miniskirt back when I was in my 20’s.
Yesterday I was kidnapped and forced to watch Magic Mike. What a terrible movie. I think there were two issues at hand.
1. The casting was pretty bad. The brother and sister characters were so dull. I couldn’t manage any sympathy for them at all. The actress who played the sister is the daughter of the president of Warner Bros.
2. It should have been directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas
I guess the other reason why I disliked the movie is the men showcased weren’t my cup of tea. You see, I like my men the way I like my coffee: pale, weak, and bitter.
Things I want to blog about… the men I have been dating, Sirius/XM, business, etc. Things I refuse to blog about: dating, Sirius/XM, business, etc.
Recently watched Caligula and have been thinking of other movies equally as messed up (although would prefer to stay less porny and more cinematic).
1. Tin Drum
2. The Night Porter
4. Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August
5. Les Biches
6. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (or is this one just weird???)
7. Fellini Satyricon
8. Teorema ( I also want to include The Collector starring Terrance Stamp but it doesn’t seem nearly effed up enough to warrant it’s own entry)
9. Persona, Hour of the Wolf, Incubus (Yes I know Incubus really shouldn’t be here but it’s very weird in the same manner as the others)
10. Pretty much anything by Lina Wertmüller, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, Dirk Bogarde, Luis Buñuel and……
Help me out here. I am looking for sick, weird, but awesome movies.
I keep coming up with them.. Wicker Man, The Libertine, ALAIN DELON!!! The Girl on her Motorcycle, Purple Noon….
Watched The Loveless on Friday night. Queued it up on NetFlix Streaming. I enjoyed it. Of course, I enjoy films with a languid pace. It was directed by a woman which seemed right since the camera seemed to linger on the guys in black leather a bit longer than it did on any of the girls. Robert Gordon was in it but he didn’t have any song and dance scenes which was a shame. I had hoped there might be a scene where he would start singing and a bunch of bikini clad babes would come out, shimmying.
Yesterday was jam packed. Went to KUSTOMS, CRUISERS, and CLASSICS at the Simeone Car Museum. Finally got to see The Sharkskins perform and they were great. My mojo is still working. When the Speedwells played, a guy came over to me and gave me their CD as a gift, “Something to remember me by.”
In the evening, we went to the Philadelphia Swing Dance Society’s Swing Party and took Jitterbug and Lindy lessons. It amazes me that men go to these lessons on their own and then refuse to pay attention to the instructor. “Hand on shoulder blade” doesn’t mean hand on lower back or ass, fellas!
This morning I went on eHarmony and closed all matches that didn’t interest me. I closed every man that was shorter than 5’10 or worked in government, lacked a photo, or lacked a decent photo. What is it with these guys anyway? Is it so hard to post a picture of yourself where you look like a normal, well-adjusted human being?
And what is it with eHarmony? Why do they keep matching me with men 5’5 – 5’9? Are tall men in short supply? They must realize that not only am I not interested in being a towering inferno, these little mini men are not interested in me! I emailed eHarmony this morning asking them to stop wasting my time. I look forward to their reply.
I saw a different trailer for this movie a few months ago and it looked horrible… this new trailer looks awesome! Can’t help but think back to when my mom took Lisa and me to see the Great Muppet Caper at the old drive-in back in 1981.
I forgot to mention something about I Am Love. There is a scene where Tilda rushes into the bathroom, sits down on the toilet… and pees. During this pivotal scene, she thinks back to her affair with Antonio and smiles… she then wipes, flushes and FADE OUT!
There is only one other movie I’ve seen where the lead actress uses the toilet. Átame! otherwise known as Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!. Which leads me to wonder: What other movies feature characters using the toilet? And I am not talking about weird fetish stuff… I want mainstream movies in which a star goes to the bathroom.
Correct answers earn 5 points. Incorrect answers earn 4 points. Points may be redeemed at the concession stand.
I already remembered a couple with men: Austin Powers, A League of Their Own and The Hangover.
Last night I watched I Am Love with Tilda Swinton. I’ve been wanting to see it for ages, for two reasons. 1. Tilda 2. It’s resemblance to Visconti’sThe Leopard.
Watching movies has gotten easier since I moved my flatscreen into my bedroom and made my office a true office rather than my hub. I watched the movie using my VuNow with PlayOn to stream it via Netflix Watch Instantly. I was rather torn between I am Love and Billion Dollar Brain but I Am Love won out… mainly because I LURVE Tilda Swinton and have loved her since her early work with Derek Jarman, especially Edward II and later Sally Potter’s Orlando. I Am Love did not disappoint. Weird and lovely.
After rating the movie 5 stars on Netflix, it asked me:
That’s just so wrong but even more importantly, what does it say about ME??!?!?
Whatever, I plan on queuing up some John Cassavetes movies.
Saw it last night with the girls and got such a huge kick out of it! Loved it! LOVED IT! Loved the raunchy bits, the toilet humor, the crude language, LOVED IT! This movie is what Sex and the City was supposed to be.
Found this sitting in my drafts folder, figured I’d update it and post it. Perhaps it will give Pookie some ideas next time he’s near a Redbox.
and some I wouldn’t mind sitting through…
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Eat Pray Love
Sex and the City 2
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky
The Ghost Writer
Hot Tub Time Machine
A Single Man (still haven’t seen it!)
The Last Station
She’s Out of My League Dinner for Schmucks A-Team Get Him to the Greek