Posts tagged "Film"

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants

28 sci-fi Halloween costumes with leggings as pants
I’m not a fan of the “leggings as pants” trend, and I know I am not alone. Still, we shouldn’t be surprised that leggings as pants has emerged in fashion. Science fiction (sci-fi) movies and TV shows have been warning us for decades that leggings as pants is the look of the future. Well, the... Read more »

The Internet's Own Boy: A movie everyone online should see

The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary about computer prodigy, Internet pioneer, and activist hacker Aaron Swartz, but even if you’ve never heard of Aaron Swartz you should see this movie. The story has implications beyond the short life of one man. Through the passion, drama, and tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s life The Internet’s Own... Read more »

What if the movie "Say Anything" were made today?

What if the movie "Say Anything" were made today?
In the movie Say Anything Lloyd Dobler (played by John Cusack) decribes his career aspirations like this: I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair... Read more »
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An Oscars drinking game but with exercise

Hammervision posted a 2014 Academy Awards Drinking Game. It was fun to read, but I don’t plan to play along. I’m a bit too old to have a Hollywood awards show dictate my alcohol consumption particularly on a Sunday night. Couldn’t there be a healthier way than an Oscars drinking game to make the Academy... Read more »

Dirty Dancing: 3 reasons everybody should put Baby in the corner

This has bothered me for a long time (decades), so it’s about time I blogged it out. First, SPOILER ALERT! This has to do with a detail near the end of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. If you don’t know how that movie ends and don’t want to know... Read more »

5 more fascinating true stories

5 more fascinating true stories
I previously made a list of 40 fascinating true stories, great documentaries uncovering the details of interesting lives and activities. Below are 5 more documentaries I recommend. Many films from both lists are available for streaming via Netflix or Amazon Prime, which is particularly good news for those who will trapped inside avoiding a “polar... Read more »
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Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?

Are best actress awards sexist? Could a chick beat Tom Hanks?
Are best actress awards sexist? I never thought about that until I wrote my post about Cyndi Lauper’s chances of becoming the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for best original score. In referencing which awards have not been won by women I used this phrase: “Other than the male acting awards…” That... Read more »

Worst Mother's Day movies: 7 really bad movie moms

Sorry, Gwyneth. Although people debate your real life parenting skills (Apple? You named a child Apple?) you don't take the on screen prize yet.
Bad movie moms? There are a lot of them, which makes these some of the worst Mother’s Day movies. Or maybe they are the best Mother’s Day movies? After all, these are all great movies, and your mother is bound to look wonderful by comparison to the bad moms portraying in these films. Would you... Read more »

Best foreign films for people who don't like foreign films

The Red Riding Trilogy (UK)<br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nx5rqw9tXB8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>My first three foreign film recommendations are a trilogy from three different directors. They follow the investigation of a serial killer over the course of a decade.
Foreign films have a reputation for being slow, artsy and introspective, but the truth is the styles and subjects of foreign films vary as widely as the styles and subjects of American films. This gallery highlights some of the best foreign films I know for people who don’t like foreign films. Some of them are... Read more »
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List 16: Guilty Pleasure Movies

List 16: Guilty Pleasure Movies
My posts about great documentaries and how to enjoy theatre may have given people the idea that I have highfalutin tastes in entertainment. That’s far from the truth. My taste in entertainment is as eclectic as my blog topics. That is, I like some trashy, fluffy and silly stuff too. Here are some of my... Read more »