Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Little of This and A Little of That


I love Kathy Griffth, she makes me laugh almost the whole time she is talking...the cover of this magazine caught my eyes in the line up at Whole Foods a couple weeks ago...
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Some movies watched lately and ratings out of ten:

American Gangster, 10. We bought a three disc set, and went right for the extended version. Fantastic.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, 10. I reviewed this film two years ago here and was excited o watch it again...it is such a good movie!
V is For Vendetta, 9.
Superman Returns, 9.
Bernard and Doris, 9. (an HBO movie starring Ralph Fienes and Susan Sarandon, very good friendship story)
Hollywoodland, 8.
Dreamgirls, 8.
Blood Diamond, 10. Stagg also gives a 10.
Snakes on a Plane, 0. I didn't make it through the whole thing. Shit if I can't watch your movie and give it at least a 5...you know you've really screwed up.
The Devil Wears Prada, 7. If this had more plot or character development, with a tiny bit more humour it would have been perfect. Seen it twice and felt same way both times.
Chinatown, 10. Seen this a million times, came uninterupted on cable so we watched it for the experience...never gets old this movie. In fact...like Hitchcock movies I always learn or see something enw each re-visit.
Swimming Pool, 8. Very good movie starring the gorgeous Charlotte Rampling. Slow...but but still interesting. Not for everyone. Artsy's need only apply.
Poseiden, 5. I didn't think it was possible to lose with this movie. I watched it, I am a disaster ensemble cast fan...but it was just okay.
Children of Men, 10. Loved this one. Stagg also gives it 10.
16 Blocks, 6.5. This was fun. Just a little less chemistry than I hoped for...but I enjoyed it.
Mr. Brooks, 10. I loved this...it may not be a fast paced suspense film, but Kevin Costner is back! I loved the whole thing and whole premise.
Diehard 4, 10. Listen, I love Bruce and I love Diehard...so I can not review with out my bias.
To Catch A Thief, 10. Again a movie I've seen a million times, came on cable so Stagg and I watched it together. It's fun for me to see all Hitchcock movies with Stagg for the first time and discuss.
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Remember when I was saying in a review of the XXX porn film Pirates some friends had recommended it to me...well here is one of those friends. This is David and this his Facebook profile photo right now...he came to Madonna in Chicago a couple years with us...and here he is with, I believe, Jesse Jane...I love this photo!
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I am within two weeks of hitting 1,000 posts. I am not sure how I will celebrate...I was thinking of linking posts with my favourite comments.
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This collage shows a guitar wire...and lookie! It's handmade in the U.S.A. We couldn't believe it, we were picking up some stuff at wonderful music store where handmade is still sometimes a point of pride!
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We went to see our friends band The Adornments last night, the place was full and the bands were great. They even scored a gig playing a benefit in May!
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The computer is full...when we bought it I asked if we needed an external harddrive...no said the sales rep...most people hardly use all the features of a Mac. We were going to go buy an external hard drive today...butslept in, so we started deleting all kinds of things like music files and some of the movies I was working on...because we can't even burn a cd or load YouTube right now. It seems we might need to not only buy an external hard drive but also another computer...hmmm...how aboutthat lovely wafer thin Mac laptop, yummy...
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SPIN Magazine's 100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005.
1. OK Computer, Radiohead 1997
2. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy 1988
3. Nevermind, Nirvana 1991
4. Slanted and Enchanted, Pavement 1992
5. The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths 1986
6. Surfer Rosa, The Pixies 1988
7. 3 Feet High and Rising, De La Soul 1989
8. Sign O the Times, Prince 1987
9. Rid of Me, PJ Harvey 1993
10. Straight Outta Compton, NWA 1988
11. Achtung Baby, U2 1991
12. Paul's Boutique, Beastie Boys 1989
13. New Day Rising, Husker Du 1985
14. Daydream Nation, Sonic Youth 1988
15. Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair 1993
16. Odelay, Beck 1996
17. Illmatic, Nas 1994
18. Appetite for Destruction, Guns n Roses 1987
19. Live Through This, Hole 1994
20. Enter the Wu Tang Clan (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Clan 1993
21. Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy 1990
22. Loveless, My Bloody Valentine 1991
23. Stankonia, Outkast 2000
24. Dig Me Out, Sleater-Kinney 1997
25. The Downward Spiral, Nine Inch Nails 1994
26. Post, Bjork 1995
27. The Head on the Door, The Cure 1985
28. Definitely, Maybe Oasis 1994
29. 13 Songs, Fugazi 1989
30. Ready to Die, Notorious BIG 1994
31. You're Living All Over Me, Dionsaur Jr 1987
32. Tim, The Replacements 1985
33. AmeriKKKas Most Wanted, Ice Cube 1990
34. Either/Or, Elliott Smith 1997
35. The Chronic, Dr Dre 1992
36. Doolittle, The Pixies 1989
37. Bee, Thousand Guided by Voices 1994
38. The Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest 1991
39. Lucinda Williams, Lucinda Williams 1988
40. Raising Hell, Run DMC 1986
41. Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins 1993
42. Nothing's Shocking, Jane's Addiction 1988
43. Criminal Minded, Boogie Down Productions 1987
44. Dookie, Green Day 1994
45. College Dropout, Kanye West 2004
46. This Nation's Saving Grace, The Fall 1985
47. Paid in Full, Eric B & Rakim 1987
48. Kid A, Radiohead 2000
49. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill 1998
50. Low Life, New Order 1985
51. In Utero, Nirvana 1993
52. Licensed to Ill, Beastie Boys 1986
53. The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine 1999
54. Last Splash, The Breeders 1993
55. Dig Your Own Hole, The Chemical Brothers 1997
56. To Bring You My Love, PJ Harvey 1995
57. White Blood Cells, The White Stripes 2001
58. Master of Puppets, Metallica 1986
59. The Lonesome Crowded West, Modest Mouse 1997
60. De La Soul Is Dead, De La Soul 1991
61. Pinkerton, Weezer 1996
62. Supa Dupa Fly, Missy Elliott 1997
63. Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, Pavement 1994
64. The Marshal Mathers LP, Eminem 2000
65. Remedy Basement Jaxx 1999
66. Aquemini, Outkast 1998
67. Reign in Blood, Slayer 1986
68. Maxiquaye, Tricky 1995
69. Entroducing DJ Shadow, DJ Shadow 1996
70. The Blueprint, Jay Z 2001
71. Psychocandy, The Jesus and Mary Chain 1985
72. Only Built 4 Cuban, Linx Raekwon 1995
73. Different Class, Pulp 1995
74. Dummy, Portishead 1994
75. Le Tigre, Le Tigre 1999
76. If You're Feeling Sinister, Belle and Sebastian 1997
77. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco 2002
78. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses 1989
79. Everything Is Wrong, Moby 1995
80. Voodoo, D'Angelo 2000
81. Mellow Gold ,Beck 1994
82. Grace, Jeff Buckley 1994
83. Relationship of Command At the Drive-In 2000
84. Superunknown, Soundgarden 1994
85. Automatic for the People, REM 1992
86. Up on the Sun, Meat Puppets 1985
87. Parklife, Blur 1994
88. Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Stereolab 1996
89. Fever to Tell, Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2003
90. Sister, Sonic Youth 1987
91. Skylarking, XTC 1986
92. Atomizer, Big Black 1986
93. Ten, Pearl Jam 1991
94. Spiderland, Slint 1991
95. Elastica, Elastica 1995
96. Rum, Sodomy & the Lash, The Pogues 1985
97. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel 1998
98. When I Was Born for the 7th Time, Cornershop 1997
99. Gentlemen Afghan Whigs 1993
100. Is This It, The Strokes 2001
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Asterisk had asked me about an article in SPIN magazine about Avenged Sevenfold...but all I could find was this photo above...I wonder if that is the article? Sorry, *, this was all I found and at their website they seemed to say onlya photo "op" in SPIN...

12 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

I'm usually not a fan of the comic book genre of films, but I did like V for Vendetta, too. Clever dialogue. I also love Three Burials. I just saw In the Valley of Elah, which was excellent, as was There Will Be Blood.

Wandering Coyote said...

BTW, I DO keep a list of all the movies I see! It's a great habit to get into.

Candy Minx said...

You know, Wandering Coyote...I used to keep a list of movies, and of books. I would write on 4x6 cards short book reviews or a quote to help keep the book fresh. I'm laughing because I am utterly blank...I know after a good nights sleep I'll get a movie list written check back if you can...

Funny, we saw V is for Vendetta last year...but fell asleep so we we think...we re-watched it and realized we must have because we didn't remember the entire middle fo the movie! Glad we checked it out again,w ell worth it! I love John Hurt...

Martha Elaine Belden said...

loved three burials. one of the most amazing movies i saw last year (last year? i think it was last year... anyway) loved children of men too. what an incredible film.

thanks for posting that album list. several on there i've been meaning to get my hands on, and now i have a reminder list :)

* (asterisk) said...

Thanks for the A7X pix. I'm sure that must have been all there was. First up they were calling it an article, but I guess Spin went smaller on them!

* (asterisk) said...

Oh, and tell me about it with the full hard drive... I'm hovering around 10GB spare on my Mac right now. I went down to 6GB yesterday, so I deleted a bunch of music and movie files that I've already backed up to external drives. I don't think it'll be long before I have to start considering a nice new shiny desktop Mac...

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