Friday, June 25, 2010

hey been trying to meet you

Friday? I'm not quite sure how we got here. It's not like I've even been all that busy.

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.


Allison said...

It's been a long time since I've had popcorn. I think I'm going to have to go and rent a movie tonight and change this. Serial Mom looks interesting, and I do love Kathleen Turner.

I'll be sure to warn the esthetician about giving me chola brows (I had to Google that) today.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Serial Mom is a lot of fun, Al, I'm pretty sure you would enjoy it. And it sounds like it si time to get your baseline popcorn levels up to an acceptable point.

Beware any chola-tendencies in your esthetician!

Doc said...

I know I hate when my computer starts pppeeing all over the place. The last time it did, I went through two rolls of paper towels trying to clean it up!

Loved the film reviews dear. A couple sound like fun.


Word Verification: Dephads- When you attend fashion shows that you could care less about and get a blister doing it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I learned something from the experience though, Doc. (Don't you hate it when that happens?) A spray of rubbing alcohol will unstick the bastard!
Consider those to be recommendations for you to watch during your convalescence.

Remi said...

I've loved The Magnetic Fields ever since I heard Papa Was A Rodeo in a bar in a subway station in New York. I can't wait to see that flick.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will you get a chance to see it, do you think, Remi? I can't wait to see it, myself!

John Mutford said...

I want to see Splice. Too bad it wasn't all that.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Splice is still worth watching, John. I think we are just gifted at figuring out plot twists.