Ooh, my favorite!


“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.



Simply Amazing: Roger Ebert
February 17, 2010, 12:39 pm
Filed under: Health, Movies, Simply Amazing

The Esquire magazine interview with Roger Ebert is a must read!

His blog is wonderful too; a new staple for my favorite reads.

Image via Esquire.com



Sundance
February 16, 2010, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Movies

Did you follow the news coming from the Sundance Film Festival last month? I really enjoy sifting through the submissions to find something new and original to look forward to.  And hey, anything with the promise of an original storyline and Robert Redford’s name associated with it is worth at least a few minutes a substantial amount of my time.

I have an eclectic taste in movies and Sundance selections are usually where I can indulge in all things independent, crazy, moving, intense, and off-the-wall (anyone seen Teeth?). So now that this year’s festival has come and gone I still find myself trying to make my way through the pages of movies. In case you missed the buzz, check out some info on each of the submissions here.

Here are some of my favorites from the Environmental, Sci-fi, and documentary categories:

GasLand

Buried

One Hundred Mornings

Climate Refugees



Happy Friday
February 12, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Movies, Nostalgia

Image artist Robert Coburn, 1963

I have a three-day weekend ahead and I’m ecstatic! I’m going to savor every second because I don’t think our next holiday is until May.

What are you up to this weekend? So far we have farmer’s market perusing on tap for Saturday, and an Alfred Hitchcock movie marathon on Sunday. My sweetie hasn’t seen very many, and it’s been a quite a while for me, so it will be a nice date night. We just can’t take any more bad movies, so we’re turning to the classics and we have quite a few in the line-up to choose from: North by Northwest, Notorious (my favorite!), Vertigo, and Dial M for Murder.  (Ha, what a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.)

If you have a Valentine I hope you are able to have a wonderful day with the one you love.  If you’re flying solo this year, live it up and treat yourself to a date night!




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