Ooh, my favorite!

January 6, 2014, 11:07 am
Filed under: Movies



We watched the most interesting and unusual movie during our little holiday break and I wanted to share since it seems so seldom that we find something surprising and unique to watch, (and on Instant Netflix no less!).

Shot on high def video, without a full script, and with locals cast as the main characters this movie Bubble plays the drastic effects of monotonous everyday life in a depressing Ohio town, working in a doll factory. Plain and simple it’s fascinating and the actors are so authentic it’s brilliant.

Directed and edited by Steven Soderbergh, 2005.

What to watch?
February 11, 2013, 3:09 pm
Filed under: Entertaining, Movies


It’s crunch time. This week will be spent running errands and making a million last-minute decisions like this one…which movies to show in our little movie room. The main living room and kitchen area will be bustling with food and booze, so we figured we’d convert the office into a fun little retreat for popcorn and some of the ultimate Valentine’s Day movies. For a split second we thought we’d play the Die Hard trilogy (seriously), but figured that’d be best saved for a Black Valentine party down the road. We started thinking about some really good, funny, inappropriate, or sweet love stories; but, as I’m sure you’re well aware, the Rom-Com genre is flooded with many not-so-great movies. We’ve collected a few options but need to narrow it down.

I think The Princess Bride and Mary are epic choices. What do you think? Any other ideas?

Moonrise Kingdom
May 3, 2012, 7:13 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Movies, Videos

I neglected to mention that I’ve escaped to Portland for my “weekend” yesterday and today. I’m tagging along with my guy on a work trip, so I must keep it short in order to get to exploring.

Anyway, I was super-psyched to see that Wes Anderson has a new movie on its way! I am so freakin’ excited! Check out Moonrise Kingdom:


Sorry, but with scenes like this how could you not get excited?

[image via booooooom.com]

March 25, 2011, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Movies, Nostalgia, Simply Amazing

I’m feeling completely overwhelmed and a bit lost today so I think a Liz movie marathon may be in order for the weekend. I’ve always loved old movies, and for as long as I can remember I have been captivated by Elizabeth Taylor. I recall being mesmerized by her jet black curls and china doll skin when I first saw her small role in Jane Eyre. Did you know that a genetic “mutation” gifted her with two rows of eye lashes? Perhaps the last of the real movie stars and a true humanitarian, she was truly one of a kind.

I hope you have lovely plans ahead of you. Sending lots of positive thoughts and love to anyone that needs a little extra. Happy weekend!

[image via tumblr user Queen Ashley]

Happy Friday!
January 21, 2011, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Movies, Personal


We made it! I think it will be a stay-home-and-get-organized kind of weekend. Thinking some classic movies with badass leading men are in order too. (Great pic, huh.) Can’t…handle…anymore…bad…movies. Gonna stick with what I know.

What are you up to? Hope you’ve got some badass plans too.


[image via A Conversation on Cool]

Black Swan International Posters
October 22, 2010, 4:45 pm
Filed under: Movies

These international posters for Black Swan are incredible! I thought the US poster was great, but these are even better.

I’m really excited to see this one.

[via Slashfilm]

September 30, 2010, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Clean, Farmer's Market, Food, Green, Health, Movies, Nature

As much as I love and often refer to Food Inc. it was a really heavy movie; all the things I had already suspected were not only confirmed but the stories and images, though not as gruesome I had anticipated, had resonated in a strong way. I was mad and angry and I sort of carried it with me for a while; it wasn’t a terrible thing, just not the kind of feeling I want to handle often.

On the flip side of Food Inc. there’s a new, seemingly more joyful and uplifting movie that’s out called Fresh. My awesome co-worker passed it along yesterday and I’m already trying to see if I can get into a screening next week. I can’t find much more info than what’s listed on their site, but it looks as if it’s been making the rounds at small screenings here and there (since 2009!). It would be great to see it go nation-wide.

My favorite farmer Joel Salatin is back from Food Inc. too!

“I don’t wanna go in the water barrel again!”
March 19, 2010, 10:31 am
Filed under: Movies

Just browsing over at Perez and I came across some truly disturbing news that I could not keep to myself. Jennifer Lopez is apparently going to be starring in an Overboard remake.  NOT COOL!

UP! Lego-scape
March 19, 2010, 10:09 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Movies, Silly

Peter Aoun created this super-cute Lego version of a scene from UP. Check out his other Lego creations on his flickr page.

[via Geekologie]

Good Hair
February 23, 2010, 9:58 am
Filed under: Beauty, Movies

Image via Sundance.org

I’ve always thought I was missing that gene most girls have that enable them to style their hair. I don’t hate my hair, I just don’t know what to do with it most of the time; and to be fair, I probably wish for different hair more often than I should. Well, that all changed after watching Good Hair.

When Chris Rock’s daughter came home upset that she didn’t have “good hair” his mission became clear, and he set out to investigate how this notion had entered her young mind. The result is a brilliant documentary that is hilariously funny, honest, and just plain astonishing. (With a 94% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes!)

I loved watching Chris go from a hair show in Atlanta, to barbershops and salons across the country, and even to an Indian temple half-way around the world. His candid conversations throughout the movie are  interesting and entertaining, and when you’re not laughing out loud you’ll be shaking your head in disbelief. I walked away with a whole new appreciate for what women all over the world will do with and for their hair.

Check out the trailer.

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