Sunday, November 28, 2010

live blogging the Grey Cup

The coffee table is groaning with game snacks. That hot black bean and corn dip is proving to be a winner. More black beans, less corn next time, I think. Glass of white wine at my elbow. The wings should be ready by half-time.

No need for a formal sit-down dinner tonight.

Watching that great Canadian tradition, the Grey Cup game, always brings an age-old question to mind - wouldn't it be great to watch a movie right now?

top five movies on my must-see list:
- 127 Hours
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- the Kids are Alright
- Trigger
- Exit Through the Gift Shop

top film on my never-want-to-see list:
- Burlesque

What do your lists look like (with or without the CFL factor)?

13 comments:

Missy said...

I have to admit that I want to see Burlesque with my friend who also has a soft spot for terrible dance and pop singing movies. So bad, but such good laughs.

I will also admit that I have always thought that Christina Aguilera has a fantastic voice wrapped in terrible packaging. I have always hoped she would hire someone to change her image.

Will you still talk to me?

27thstreet said...

I don't want to see Burlesque either.

I did watch the Grey Cup though. I hardly ever watch football. I don't even really like watching football. But I watch the Grey Cup. It's in my genetic code.

Toccata said...

I'm just sitting here crying in my beer. My poor Roughies, oh well Grey Cup 2011 here we come! You have to admit though a Grey Cup is pretty darn fun with all the rabid Saskatchewan fans in the stands!

phlegmfatale said...

Hmm, always wanted to see The Filth & The Fury, and watched part of it last night and the rest this morning. LOVED seeing the footage of The Sex Pistols at my beloved Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas (I saw Love&Rockets there, and lots of other shows, too.) Hmm, wanna see the new Harry Potter, but I'm super-busy. Don't know when I'm gonna make it out to the talkies again. Sooner or later, the cheesecake factor will compel me to see Burlesque, but I'm also not holding my breath. I'm itching to watch Female Trouble again soon. My taste in film freaks my boyfriend out. That is either a good sign, or worrying. He doesn't find Amy Sedaris cute, so we may be doomed. Amy's tapped in to my humour circulatory system. *le sigh*

phlegmfatale said...

Oh, loved that baffling watermelon hat. I don't understand it, but I support it, wholeheartedly.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She's got a big voice, I will not argue with you there, Missy. And I am all in favour of embracing the cheese factor in films, just not that one.

You are a true Canadian, Mr Anchovy. And now you can say you have fulfilled your CanCon requirement with that Bachman Turner halftime show.

Watermelons sales have gone through the roof, Toccata! Next year, next year...

I love seeing places I know in films too, Phleggmy. It would have been great to spot your venue in the Sex Pistols doc.
Aren't those watermelon helmets a hoot? Crazy rider fans!

Allison said...

I too want to see 127 Hours and the Kids are Alright. Also, the new Narnia film and Tron: Legacy. I've seen the rest on your list - Exit Through the Gift Shop makes my top 5 of the year!

No cable, so not football (thankfully). I just don't get that game.

Dr. Monkey Hussein Monkerstein said...

I don't ever want to see Burlesque either. I don't even want to see ads for it.

John Mutford said...

A great Western Canadian tradition maybe. Football was never that popular on the East coast.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't say I am interested in the Narnia or Tron movies, Al, but that's likely more a defect in my upbringing, not being familiar with those stories at all.
Exit Through the Gift Shop sounds intriguing and I am a sucker for docs.

I avert my ears when the ads come on, too, Dr M.

I imagine not, John, the east coast (and the north for that matter) have always been seriously neglected by the CFL. I apologize on behalf of western Canada!

kelly said...

sigh. Being from Regina I am still smarting from the results of the game. For the record i have never worn a watermelon helmet. I doubt I'll go see Burlesque, but I have gone to see a couple live burlesque shows.

John Mutford said...

The North is entirely unrepresented. There are the... ahem.. Eskimos.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You'd look killer in a watermelon helmet, Kelly! I can't believe you wouldn't support your hometown that way.

And they are from Edmonton, John, which everybody knows is as north as the country gets.