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The Lost Weekend

July 30, 2010

Lorelai:  I thought he was only here for the weekend.

Sookie:  Yes, the Lost Weekend. – 1.19

I’m so excited to watch this movie.  Really.  I don’t know why.  I don’t really know anything about it, but I’m still so excited.  Well, I do love me some Billy Wilder.  Maybe that’s it.

  1. Hello, he’s a writer.  Of course he has a drinking problem.
  2. I love it, it’s like a monster movie, but the alcohol is the monster.  Genius.
  3. $10 can buy 2 bottles of liquor?  And several apples?  And a shot?  Come on now…
  4. When the bartender shakes his head at you, it’s probably too much.
  5. Ha ha, that may have been the first time someone used the word “ridic” instead of ridiculous.  It still sounds stupid.
  6. Ooh, and the bartender is lying for him.  Hello Mr. Enabler.
  7. I’m with ya, Don.  Operas totally make me want to get wasted.
  8. He ended their relationship because she wanted him to meet her parents?  Come on man, fake being nice for a dinner, then they’re gone.
  9. Dude, you’re a writer.  No one’s parents would be thrilled about you dating their daughter.
  10. If I were Helen and drunk Don told me to just turn around and leave him because he’s an awful drunk…I would just turn around.  3 years is a long time to hang around a guy like that.
  11. Here’s what I want to know:  How does a guy that spends pretty much every hour of every day drunk, who doesn’t have a job except for being a frustrated and unpublished writer, have a gorgeous apartment like that?
  12. You do not drink that much alcohol without puking.  Seriously, when is this guy going to throw up?  I throw up after like 3.  He’s had like 30.
  13. Woah woah woah…the guy stands you up, shows up the next day, drunk, and asks for money…and you give it to him?  Stupid Harriet.
  14. Alcoholic ward?  I don’t think that exists…
  15. A male nurse?  Back then?  Awesome!
  16. I wish milk men still existed.  I’d love someone to bring me milk every morning.  I drink a lot of milk.
  17. A hallucination about a bat eating a mouse?  That’s messed up.
  18. Since when is a leopard print coat an even trade for a gun?
  19. Really?  One good speech from Helen and he gives it up?
  20. Augusten Burroughs wrote a book about his alcoholism.  It’s called Dry.  It’s really good.

Yep.  I definitely love old movies.

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    Grease

    July 22, 2010

    Madeline:  Looks like we’re going to have to do a Pink Ladies makeover on you.

    Louise:  We’ll turn you from a sweet Sandy to a slutty Sandy. – 1.18

    So, today I’m home sick from work.  What better way to celebrate a sick day than to watch a classic like Grease?  What is there to say about Grease…not much.  So, here goes.

    1. My sister showed me this movie the first time I watched it, and she told me the beginning was really boring, but important to the movie.  She probably doesn’t remember that, but I do.  And to this day, I still think I could live without watching John Travolta and Olivia Newton John run around on a beach to Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.
    2. I wonder if Grease fans were concerned about this movie coming out like I was when Rent came out.
    3. How old were these kids when they made this movie?  They look like they’re 30.
    4. “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”  That line brought me a lot of comfort in my teens.
    5. I’m thinking of introducing myself like Patty Simcox.  “We’ll have so much fun and be life long friends!”  Thoughts?
    6. You know when songs get too familiar and you don’t even listen to the words because it’s just habit?  That’s Summer Lovin’.
    7. Hopelessly Devoted To You might be one of my least favorite songs.
    8. I love that John Travolta did this, and also played an overweight mother in Hairspray.  He’s so versatile.
    9. I love how the first rule for high school gym is cut smoking down to 2 packs a day.
    10. I was so proud of myself when I was a kid and realized that the girls in Beauty School Drop Out were Rizzo and the other Pink Ladies.  Seriously.  Really proud.
    11. I don’t know what’s wrong with Frenchie.  I would love for a boy to tell me I look like a “beautiful, blonde pineapple.”
    12. Rule one is only boy/girl couples?  Not very progressive, Grease.
    13. Cha Cha’s not a good dancer, she can just throw her skirt around a lot.  It’s like hairography but with her dress.
    14. Apparently you can walk out on a drive-in, Danny.  Yes, you can.
    15. We had a carnival day in high school.  It didn’t look like this.
    16. Well, I guess all you need to do to be happy with someone is to change yourself into a slutty Sandy.
    17. How did they get all those rides for their high school?
    18. Aw, sorry guys, but you don’t stay friends forever with the high school gang.
    19. Ask my friend Neil about that Tilt-A-Whirl.  Last time I went on one was with him and I got like THIS close to throwing up on him.  I didn’t.  But he’ll never let me live it down.
    20. Did anyone ever notice that Alvin and the Chipmunks make a musical cameo at the end?

    That was a good blast from the past.  I think everyone should watch Grease again.  I bet it’s been years for most of you.

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    Footloose

    July 21, 2010

    Lorelai:  Jump back.

    Rory:  Excuse me?

    Lorelai:  Kevin Bacon.  Footloose, reaction to the no dancing in town rule that is revealed by Chris Penn, brother to Sean, sage to all.

    Rory:  I should’ve known. – 1.17

    Once upon a time I owned this movie.  A friend bought it out of the discount bin for me from Walmart for my 21st birthday.  I will admit that, sadly, I traded this one in at my movie store for something else (and I can’t even remember which one it was!).  But I do love the movie.  Sometimes I’m sad I got rid of it.

    1. That marks the second time I’ve heard Sarah Jessica Parker use the word “diaphragm”.
    2. I would kill my friend if she pulled that stupid stunt of standing in between two cars while they’re moving.
    3. I think they just created Carrie Bradshaw out of SJP’s character in this movie.  “That tie is fabulous, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”
    4. Honestly, what would you do if you found out something like dancing was banned in the town you moved to?  Like, really.  What would you do?
    5. I think it’s so obnoxious when girls call their dads “Daddy”.  I did when I was a kid and when I want something, but not all the time.
    6. So, they won’t dance, but they’ll smoke pot?
    7. Yes!  The angry dancing scene!  I know when I get pissed off, the only thing I want to do is go to an abandoned garage and just dance it out.
    8. Oops, that’s embarrassing, getting caught dancing alone…
    9. I love how their way of describing that it is a progressive town is that they have Family Feud.
    10. Poor SJP.  You should’ve made sure the boy could dance before going to the dance club with him.
    11. I so want those red cowboy boots Ariel is wearing.  Also, red cowboy boots make me think of How I Met Your Mother.  “The Good, The Bad, and The Fabulous.”
    12. Preachers don’t slap their daughters…
    13. Kevin Bacon teaching Chris Penn to dance is the best scene ever.
    14. How do you smack a girl in the face and then stand over her and say “I treated you decent!”?
    15. How is it Ren’s fault that some jerks threw a brick through his cousins’ window?
    16. Nice use of the bible against the preacher.
    17. People burning books makes my heart break in like 10 different ways.
    18. Um…since when do all those boys have motorcycles?
    19. My prom was freaking awesome.  Seriously.  John Mayer played at my prom.  It was amazing.  And yet still, sometimes I wish I could’ve gone to a prom in the 80’s.
    20. How come his future roles did not fully take advantage of Kevin Bacon’s amazing dancing skills?

    This movie is fantastic.  Hands down.

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    GI Jane

    July 17, 2010

    “This is like G.I. Jane, but we get to keep our hair.” – 1.17

    I have absolutely no interest in watching this movie.  I don’t particularly care for military movies.  I don’t really like Demi Moore that much.  However, I do like the whole female empowerment thing.  So, maybe it’ll surprise me.

    1. I couldn’t figure out why I thought that Theodore Hayes looked so familiar to me.  It’s because he was Commandant Spangler in Malcolm in the Middle.  I used to LOVE Malcolm in the Middle.
    2. I love how the bubble bath with the candles and champagne comes across as just a normal evening for these 2.  Just chatting about their work days, rubbing each other’s feet and drinking champagne in the bath…
    3. Viggo Mortenson is a creeper.
    4. Why would anyone choose to do this?  Getting screamed at all day, working so hard you throw up…It doesn’t make sense to me.
    5. Ew, eating the food they had thrown in the trash at lunch for dinner?  No, I definitely don’t get it.
    6. Well, that’s not safe.  What if someone dies during training?
    7. I don’t think going bald is going to make any difference in how they treat you, Demi.
    8. I don’t understand making fun of her for having tampons.  Would you rather she not use them?  Because I feel like that’d be more annoying to deal with.
    9. I will give Demi some credit for a kick ass body in this movie.
    10. She’s been through 8 weeks of this?  Seriously?  I would’ve quit a long time ago.
    11. Throwing bags over their heads and dragging them away is a part of training?
    12. Seriously…no one is forcing these people to do this.  Being tortured and hurt pretty seriously.  By choice.  This makes no sense to me.
    13. At some point, there needs to be a survival instinct for these people.  Some guy is beating the hell out of you.  You get the chance to get away and you beat him up instead?  Why not just run away from him so he can’t beat you up any more.
    14. So, they have no problem with a woman in the navy (“no problem” being used loosely), but if she’s a lesbian then that’s a BIG problem.  For real?
    15. After all she went through, she’s out because someone has alleged that she’s a lesbian?  This is ridiculous.
    16. Shockingly, the woman we thought would be a good female force in the movie, ends up being the one who says things like “America’s not ready to put its daughters and young mothers in harm’s way.”
    17. I used to tell people I was going to join the army when I was in high school.  That’s because I’m like 5’2 and people give me crap about being small and weak.  I never would have actually joined.  After this, I really would’ve never joined.  And furthermore, I may be small, but I’m not weak.  I walked 60 miles in three days and was in the beginning of the pack for most of it.  Not everyone can do that.
    18. This camera work is making me nauseous.
    19. This is why I could never be in any armed forces.  It all just looks like a game to me that just got out of hand.
    20. Don’t cry, Demi!  Be a man!

    Well, I’ll admit it.  By the end, I was invested in it.  And Demi is pretty bad ass in it.  I still don’t understand anyone’s desire to do that to themselves, but everyone’s got their own thing, I guess.  If you like action movies and you’re a girl, you’ll probably like this.  Come to think of it, one of my college roommates would probably love this movie.

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      Old Yeller

      July 14, 2010

      “So, should we rent Old Yeller too, or is that just a guy’s crying movie?” – 1.17

      I’m not really sure how I feel about this one.  I really like dogs, and I’m pretty sure this doesn’t turn out well for the dog.  I mean, Phoebe’s mom wouldn’t even let her watch the ending of this one.  We’ll see…

      Some things to mention:

      1. This intro song is just a tiny bit insane.
      2. No way is that boy ok after getting dragged around by that mule.
      3. I love that he screams at the dog to leave and Old Yeller just kinda cocks his head at him.  Like, “What’s up, man?  I thought we were cool?”
      4. Ew.  I want to know how long that little boy had a frog, a lizard, and a snake in his pockets.  All day?
      5. 15 miles a day on the trail?  Whatever, I walk 20 miles a day for the 3day!
      6. It seems to me like that mule is the stupid one, not the dog.
      7. Good job, Arliss.  Your brother threw rocks at your dog, you have every right to throw rocks back at him.
      8. Tackling a baby bear is probably a bad idea…
      9. Stop harassing the cow, Yeller!  She just had a baby!
      10. How did they film the fight scenes between animals?
      11. Someone should tell Arliss you can’t ride a dog on its back like that.  It’s bad for their backs.
      12. They actually just used the expression “Woman-cooked meal.”  Really?
      13. Oh my god, that pig screaming is like the worst noise I’ve ever heard.
      14. A hog just bit the crap out of his leg, blood everywhere…and he RUNS away?  How does that work?
      15. How can you possibly be a jerk when someone brings you a puppy as cute as that one?
      16. Man, everything went to hell once Old Yeller moved in with them.  He should’ve kept away from them.  Hog bites, fights with cows, bear attacks, wolf attacks, rabies…  Seriously?
      17. This is why you get your animals rabies vaccines.  My cats never leave the house, and they still have their shots.
      18. Arliss, you dumb kid.  Your brother told you to stay away from the dog…
      19. I love how the dad just rides up like, “Hey guys, what’s been going on?”
      20. Really guys?  You’re ending the movie with a “Young Yeller” song?  Wow…

      Well, I really thought this movie would affect me more.  But it wasn’t that big of a deal.  I mean, yeah, it’s sad that he had to kill his dog when he got rabies.  But it wasn’t terribly heart breaking.  Maybe it was just a boy crying movie.  This disc came with a sequel called Savage Sam.  I don’t really feel the need to watch that one.

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      An Affair to Remember

      July 11, 2010

      One day, one day of pizza and pajamas. I’ll rent ‘Love Story’ and ‘The Champ’, ’An Affair to Remember’, ‘Ishtar’.” – 1.17

      If you’re human and have been around for a few years, you’ve probably heard of An Affair to Remember.  However, besides knowing it’s a classic, there’s not much else I know about it.  This is one of those movies I’m glad was referenced because I’ve always wanted to see it, but just never got around to it.

      Also…I love Cary Grant.  Who doesn’t?

      Now some things to mention:

      1. I love the fast talking in old movies.
      2. That dress is fantastic!  I wish we could wear dresses like that now.  Although, I don’t travel on fancy boats.  Maybe if I did I could wear dresses like that.
      3. Here’s a question…why is he on a boat by himself right before getting married?
      4. Checking a girl out in the chapel…classy.
      5. I love sweet, old grandmothers.
      6. Man, if I could play piano like that at 82, I’d be happy.  If I could play piano like that now I’d be happy.
      7. That’s so cool, you don’t even see their first kiss, you just know it’s happening.
      8. Wow, they were this paranoid back then, can you imagine how they’d be now?  With all the social networks and paparazzi, it’s a miracle anyone has any successful affairs now.
      9. I think this movie makes you not hate them for cheating mainly because you never get to know the people they’re cheating on.
      10. Oh nevermind, there are the innocent victims…
      11. Oh do not tell me she just got hit by a car…
      12. This is heartbreaking, Cary Grant is too attractive to be stood up.  Even if it is because she got hit by a car.
      13. This is the cutest kids’ choir ever.
      14. Just tell him, Terry!  Tell him you didn’t stand him up, you got hit by a car!
      15. This is a very long movie…

      Well, I’m glad I finally saw it.  It’s a good movie.  Very long, but it’s not like all the stories with affairs in them nowadays.  There’s no angry, scorned ex lovers.  It reminded me of my love for classic movies.  Not as complicated and drawn out as movies now.  Overall, I liked it.  I’ll watch it again.

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      You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

      July 10, 2010

      Christopher:  Suppertime

      Richard:  Did you write that?  That was really very good.

      Lorelai:  Dad, that’s from You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.  It’s a famous musical. – 1.15

      This one is really just an excuse to watch a musical.  I know when this was referenced, they meant the play (I’m not that dumb), but I saw the musical once and loved it (I’m a big musical nerd) and saw they had the cartoon version of it, so I jumped all over it.

      Now some things to mention:

      1. I love that they didn’t use good singers for this.  These kids suck, it’s fantastic.
      2. I wonder if Schroeder knew how crazy Beethoven was.
      3. This is a musical for people with ADD.
      4. Well, obviously Snoopy is more popular than you, Charlie Brown.  He’s like the coolest dog in the world.
      5. Schroeder is such a moody musician.  You should get over him, Lucy.
      6. Woah, Snoopy.  Chill.
      7. Who knew Linus was so smart.  Homeboy carries a blanket around 24/7.
      8. Funny story…I was in the kitchen while the movie was on and Charlie Brown was writing to his pen pal and said “Dear Pen Pal”.  From the kitchen it sounded a lot like “Dear Penthouse”.  I had to stop and look to make sure that wasn’t what he said.
      9. Why didn’t anyone ever check out Charlie Brown for severe depression?
      10. Of course he loves the cute little redheaded girl.  Redheaded girls are AWESOME.
      11. It’s suppertime!
      12. Ok, this Happiness song is pretty annoying.

      Well, that was cute.