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    Monday, October 13th, 2014
    2:21 am
    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
    Finally caught up with this thanks to a gorgeous print on Turner Classic Movies, and I have to say it was even more marvelous than I could have imagined.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Saturday, October 11th, 2014
    11:49 am
    And Your Random End Titles of the Day Are:
    Uninformed detectives: Symon Galope, Brian Miquiabas
    Graceland (2012)
    Thursday, October 9th, 2014
    3:33 pm
    "Hot females of the neighborhood spice up your wishes with their furtive parts"
    At least, someone who sends mail to my spam folder thought a header like that would get someone to read a message. How's it doing? I do have to say, I like that expression, "their furtive parts."

    As long as you're here, might as well ask: Do you, too, have to check your spam folder daily, because your email provider sends way too many of your messages there, and only occasionally lets obvious spam messages into your inbox? (I'm looking at you,

    Current Mood: complacent
    Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
    11:09 am
    And Your Random Movie Quote of the Day Is:
    "Stock market's a racket. I'd rather bet on professional wrestling."
    Lay the Favorite (2012)

    Current Mood: complacent
    Sunday, September 28th, 2014
    11:32 am
    Compromise, By Definition
    I decided not to stay up to watch the obscure biker flick on Turner Classic Movies last night because it would have kept me up until three in the morning. Then I overslept anyway.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Saturday, September 27th, 2014
    7:53 pm
    Art On Demand
    Last night, I went to the Art Throwdown at the Mobile Art Council, where several artists were each given a box of random stuff and ordered to make some art of it. You might get a circular saw blade and a doorknob, or you might get a bag of Army Men, but they're all going into the mix. They also had a silent auction where many local artists had pieces for sale, including my sister Joanne, whose painting of a Spotted Ass sold for $150. (Yeah, yeah, my sister was peddling her Spotted Ass on Dauphin Street. There. I beat you to it.) They also had food and drink, including spinach and crawfish dip. Crawfish is the new artichoke, as far as I'm concerned.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Friday, September 26th, 2014
    10:21 am
    Old Acquaintance
    Finally watched Richard Linklater's Bernie and I'm not here to talk about what a great slice of small-town Texania it is, rather that not only is it based on the journalism of my old TCU classmate Skip Hollandsworth, but he co-wrote the screenplay!

    Current Mood: complacent
    Sunday, September 21st, 2014
    3:46 pm
    Warrior of Light and Shadow
    Daisan no kagemusha

    Opening of Umetsugu Inoue's Daisan no kagemusha (1963)

    Current Mood: complacent

    Monday, September 15th, 2014
    2:17 pm
    Sideways, Italian Style
    Stayed up late to tune in to Turner Classic Movies and watch Il Sorpasso, Dino Risi's great 1962 road movie, with boppin' score by Riz Ortolani.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Saturday, September 13th, 2014
    6:58 pm
    My Hot Idea for a Restaurant Chain
    Waffle & Falafel

    Current Mood: complacent
    2:33 pm
    And Your Random CNN Quote of the Day Is:
    The NFL has taken quite a PR hit this week.
    Well, I guess everyone will stop watching football now.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Friday, September 12th, 2014
    8:27 am
    Hey, Every Website Developer, Everywhere
    Think you could possibly cram any more slow-running scripts into your pages? Thanks. I'd appreciate it.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Monday, September 8th, 2014
    4:45 pm
    Thoughts on Reading of California Split
    Elliott Gould once said his best work was in his three films for Robert Altman...M*A*S*H, The Long Goodbye, and California Split...and although this was while the latter was still in production, it's a judgment that has probably stood the test of time, much as I liked him in Bugsy.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    11:55 am
    William Wellman's Safe in Hell (1932)
    Nina Mae McKinney as a singing hotel manager? Count me in!

    Current Mood: complacent
    9:52 am
    Virtue (1932) offers us another chance to see the poor man's Bogart, Jack LaRue. He's paired with Maya Methot and everything!

    Well, also, Carole Lombard, who's paired up with Pat O'Brien. As Ward Bond tells him at one point: "You're no Clark Gable."

    Current Mood: complacent
    9:36 am
    Be sure and catch Wild Boys of the Road on Turner Classic Movies this morning if you want to check out some 1933-vintage breakdancing.

    Current Mood: complacent
    Thursday, September 4th, 2014
    3:48 pm
    And Your Random Movie Quote of the Day Is:
    "I'd better write you a prescription. One lover, tall, dark, with long lashes, to be taken with vodka."
    Over The Moon (1939)

    Current Mood: complacent
    Sunday, August 31st, 2014
    3:46 am
    As Never Was
    Stayed up late watching Turner Classic Movies, which was airing The Day The Bookies Cried, a 1939 RKO trifle starring Joe Penner with a supporting turn by star-of-the-night Betty Grable as his hash-slinging girlfriend, which they followed up with a delightful MGM promotional short, The Romance of Celluloid. After an opening which describes motion picture's humble films in cotton picked in the South by "darkies," it moves on to plug upcoming projects on MGM's schedule. I always relish their extolling of ideas which never came to fruition; in this case, Robert Taylor and Spencer Tracy in Tell It to the Marines and Clark Gable as The Great Canadian.

    Current Mood: complacent
    1:23 am
    And Your Random Movie Quote of the Day Is:
    "What if it blows up or something?"

    "Then we'll be on fire."
    Bellflower (2011)

    Current Mood: complacent
    Thursday, August 28th, 2014
    4:47 pm
    And Your Random Movie Quote of the Day Is:
    "Apologize or die!"

    "I refuse to do either."
    Utamaro And His Five Women (1946)

    Current Mood: complacent
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