Sure my official photographer and I went to the media reception for the launch of the Fashion Central rooftop patio and rubbed elbows with some beautiful people at the Giddy-Up Fashion Show (details and pics forthcoming), I got blisters from walking a gajillion city blocks in dancing shoes, my esthetician tried to give me chola brows, and the "p" key got stuck on my keyboard which causes it to start madly pppp-ing all over the place. Other than that, it was a normal week.
I certainly have no excuses for the lack of posts. I didn't even go to the Black Mountain concert at the Republik last night. Yeah, I'm shaking my head sadly at myself, too.
I did watch some films though:
Smart, incredibly naturally and well-acted, awkwardly funny, sort of sweet, and thought-provoking buddy film about two long-time friends who decide to make a porn together. For the sake of art, of course.
~ five thumbs up!
Decent science thriller, with some imaginative CG work, but not Sarah Polley's best work, and we called every single plot twist before it happened.
~ one bag of buttered popcorn and some M&Ms.
Kathleen Turner acting out my deepest mom fantasies. I can't believe I have never seen this John Waters film before.
~ recommended viewing for anyone contemplating bearing children.
For the first half hour I swore this was based on a short story I had just read, but then the Catholic church got involved, and amongst the evil priests, tortured writers, well-meaning psychologists, and rampant blood-letting, it got pretty crazy.
~ one eye on the action, one eye on the subtitles, one eye on your back
With the film segment of Sled Island Festival now underway, there are a couple more popcorn quaffing opportunities coming up. Both the films that we are planning to see are at the Plaza, my all-time favourite old-timey movie house. The Parking Lot Movie tomorrow, and Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields on Monday.
Popcorn is fast becoming a staple around here,and you don't see me complaining.