The next post will be a bit delayed.
I’m sure you understand.
We all are born with certain talents or gifts.
Binge watching is one of mine.
Now, you might argue that all of us can binge watch a television show or mini-series as long as we have access on Netflix or OnDemand.
I beg to differ.
As Liam Neeson would say, “It takes a particular set of skills.”
Best of luck with your next binge watch!
I had the opportunity to watch The Village again over my lunch hour today.
Okay, it went a tad over an hour.
After director M. Night Shyamalan’s huge hit The Sixth Sense, critics never really seemed to like any of his other films, including The Village.
But I loved it the first time I saw it in the theater, and it held up on the second viewing, too, even though I already knew the famous twist.
Plus, I was reminded of the wonderful performances by Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix and William Hurt.
So, if you initially dismissed it because it wasn’t The Sixth Sense — and let’s face it, there isn’t going to be another one of those — I urge you to give The Village another chance.
‘Cause it takes a vill…okay, I’ll stop.
I am. The critics are. (It’s received a crazy fresh score — for a comedy, no less — on RottenTomatoes.com.)
I’ll bet you are, too.
But I feel we have to give some credit to Tom Cruise, who has starred in some of the big action films that McCarthy and director Paul Feig are lampooning. You may hate his personal life and his religion, but who cares? His films are epic.
Have you seen the trailer for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?
“You’d have to pay me $10,000 to go see the Entourage movie.”
Wendy had the gumption to turn the joke into a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for CureSearch, which supports research for pediatric cancers.
One short week later, thanks to the generosity of friends and family and countless others who only know Wendy’s story through word of mouth, articles and blogs like mine, ‘the joke’ has now raised over $30,000.
Wendy is closing the GoFundMe page and, as promised, is going to:
And donors that contributed funds at the higher levels get to come along to the theater and witness Wendy’s exquisite agony.
Thank you for your donations. And enjoy the show!
Television and movie critics often bemoan the lack of originality on the small and big screens.
Sequels, remakes, and inspired-bys are everywhere, it’s true…but it’s not all bad, right?
We’re all excited about the possibility of a Gilmore Girls movie, aren’t we? And The X-Files coming back?
Plus, today I read a live-action Jonny Quest movie is in development. I loved that cartoon …especially his dog Bandit and best friend Haji.
I’d watch that.
Because she hates Entourage and really does not want to see the movie. And hates pediatric cancers even more.
To up the ante, she has promised to wear this lovely ‘drama mama’ pajama ensemble to the theater if she raises her goal of $10,000 by midnight tonight PT. She’ll also likely tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
Update to the update:
We did it! Wendy has already well-surpassed her $10,000 goal! But she is giving you new reasons to give (besides the obvious to help fight cancer). Here is her latest post:
Well, this has not worked out very well. Thanks to all of the terrible people I know and a bunch of awful strangers I’ve NEVER EVEN MET WHO CARE ABOUT CHILDREN’S CANCER, I’ve reached 10K in one day. If this madness continues, I am going to have to drink movie soda out of a Turtle sipper my effing sister made (if this hits 15K), AND if for some reason this goes on all the way to 20K I am going to have to see this movie twice. TWICE. This is a mess. All I know is this nightmare will end on June 3rd when Entourage premieres and the world as we know it ends. Screw all of you and your goddamned BIG HEARTS. You are the worst.
Told you she was hilarious.