Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Well, I have a little bit of free time so I figure I should post a list of my favorite Valentine's Day movies.
Well first off is Casablanca/Out Cold. Casablanca is a classic 1942 film about a man torn between "love and virtue." It takes place in the Moroccan City of Casablanca during WWII. IT's quite enjoyable and stars Humphrey Bogart. Out Cold is a movie that follows the same basic plot of Casablanca but is set in Alaska on a skiing mountain. It is a hilarious comedy that stars a bunch of little known actors and Zach Galifinakis before he got popular. It is a very quotable, feel-good movie. If you haven't seen either of these, you should get on it.

P.S. I Love You is next. It's probably the most traditional/cliche/cheesy rom com on this list. It's not the best movie on this list, but it has several funny moments. The premise is a guy knows he's dying and plans a way to ease his wife off of him so she can move on. She realizes through the movie that their relationship wasn't perfect, but they did have things pretty good. Anyways, she ends up moving on. (Spoiler alert) and the movie ends bittersweetly ever after. Starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Lisa Kudrow, and James Marsters.

The Beauty and the Beast-Tale as old as time. Need I say more?

Next up is Will Smith in Hitch. Hitch is an interesting movie about a guy who teaches awkward guys how to work with women and win them over. It has some nice shocking and painful truths about relationships and how men and women view relationships. It's quite an enjoyable movie. Also starring Kevin James and Eva Mendes.

War of the Roses. Ah the '80s. Ever been afraid of a rough divorce? This movie follows Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner through their (for lack of better term) horrendously awful divorce. The premise is their divorce attorney (Danny Devito) is telling this story to a younger married couple to make sure they are absolutely ready for divorce and they can't work it out. This movie escalates in absurdity quite quickly and has so many one-liners and other great quotes while still being intelligent, and fairly clean humored. Great movie!

The penultimate movie I have this evening is The Matrix. Yeah, yeah. I've heard it all before: "That's not a valentine's movie" "How is that a love story?" Well you are wrong! This movie is centered on the love between Neo and Trinity. Neo dies in the Matrix which means he's dead in real life.Trinity tells him he can't be dead because she loves him and the Oracle told her she would love The One. She brings him back to life because she loves him! How much more romantic can you get?

And of course, what list of great movies would be complete without The Princess Bride? Crazy awesome movie! I've seen it hundreds of times and still absolutely love it. It's got true love, revenge, sword fights, miracles. One of the funniest movies I have seen to date. It's clean, clever humor and beautiful deliveries by the great actors all around drive this movie to my absolute top ten!

Anyways, happy St. Hallmark day +1 everybody. Hope you have a good hump day.

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's been awhile.

Wow. What a week. Just one of those weeks where I've been slightly off my game all week. Forgetting books, grabbing the wrong book, sleeping through class due to an alarm mishap, forgetting my wallet at home, getting a mild cold. All in one week. It sure brings a lot of stress. On top of that, we've had sickness and guest speakers to interfere with our rehearsal schedule for Beyond Therapy. All in all, however, it's been a good week. Rehearsals are going great! When they actually happen. Characterizations are getting close, blocking is getting finalized, new ideas pop up and are executed. The show is evolving quite well. It's quite exciting. I finished writing a play for English class pitting the drive for getting ahead at work against family. I think it's interesting. It's the first dramatic piece that I've written. I think it turned out alright.

I finished my mashup! It took forever. iMovie is so counter-intuitive and absurd to use, but I got through it nonetheless. Here's the link. Check it out. Tell your friends.

Anyways, I'm working on a website to put up a digital portfolio, while also working on a physical portfolio. Things are well. Watched Psycho in Film Analysis this week. Watched The Big Sleep and Megamind on Netflix. Megamind was fantastic! Great twist on a pretty familiar story. The Big Sleep was a pretty excellent Film Noir story that is what The Big Lebowski is loosely based on and named after.
Anyways, that's all I've got today. Hope things are well for everyone.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wait for it...

Wow. Another week has flown by. Classes, rehearsal, work, sleep, food. The usual. Beyond Therapy is going well. Fully blocked. Characters are starting to come into shape, but they are quite tricky. The set design is solid. It’s going to be a good show as long as rehearsals continue to go well. Movies I’ve watched on Netflix this week: Cop Out, Zach and Miri Make a Porno, Last Man Standing, and Witness for the Prosecution. In between these I’ve been watching season 3 of Fringe. Not the best season, but still a fun show.
A while back I was humming the track from the lobby scene in The Matrix, when the James Bond theme snuck it’s way in. This gave me an idea for a mashup. So I made the mashup. I was going to put that online, then thought: Why not make a video to go with it? So I did. I’m still finishing up the video part, but expect that some time this week.
I picked up The Sixth Gun #18 and The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #5 at Heroic Adventures this week. Both series’ are still going strong and are well written.
That’s all I’ve got for now. I’m going to work on that mashup. Farewell!