I don’t remember the first time I saw the actor Tom Hardy on the big screen.
After consulting imdb.com, I’m tempted to say it was for supporting roles in either Star Trek: Nemesis or Marie Antoinette. But after Inception, I knew his name.
And after This Means War, the action rom-com with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, I liked him.
But after seeing the pics of Tom with his dog at the London premiere of his new film Legend, our relationship is taking a turn for the serious.
He brought this dog to the red carpet.
I think I’m in love.
Posted in Celebrities, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Love, Movies, Relationships
Tagged actor, celebrities, chris pine, comedy, Dogs, entertainment, good boy, Humor, imdb.com, Inception, London, love, marie antoinette, movie premiere, Movies, red carpet, Reese Witherspoon, Relationships, Star Trek, This Means War movie, Tom Hardy
With all the movie remakes that are out there, I am surprised that someone hasn’t decided to give Jumping Jack Flash a second go.
I’ve always liked it a lot, even though I think Whoopi Goldberg was miscast as the lead.
The film was made the year after Goldberg was nominated for an Oscar for The Color Purple, and directors were putting her in everything.
I’m not sure this was the appropriate vehicle.
But I think the movie’s spy plot centered on bank computer transactions could be updated for today, and cast with an eye for chemistry as well as comedy.
Emma Stone would be great as the lead. (Of course, I say that about most films.)
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Tagged casting, celebrities, computers, Emma Stone, entertainment, espionage, Humor, jump to it, Jumping Jack Flash, movie director, movie remake, Movies, Oscars, spy, The Color Purple, Whoopi Goldberg
One of the first movies that kept me up at night was a version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that I saw during my grade school years on a late night ‘creature feature.’
I’ve searched IMDB.com to no avail, trying to locate the specific retelling. But I do have a memory of the final scenes — Dr. Frankenstein destroying himself and his monster. And the monster says, “Well done, master.”
No wonder I had nightmares.
There’s yet another remake of the classic story, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, coming out at Thanksgiving time .
This one looks like as much fun as fright. I’m in!
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Tagged celebrities, commentary, creature feature, Daniel Radcliffe, Dr. Frankenstein, entertainment, Frankenstein, Frankenstein's monster, fright, horror, Humor, imdb.com, James McAvoy, late night, Mary Shelley, master, monster, monster mash, movie remake, movie trailer, Movies, nightmares
I had to mail two packages at the post office today and noticed a book of Harry Potter stamps behind the counter.
They’re so pretty.
So, of course I bought some.
(I knew you’d want to, too.)
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Tagged books, Harry Potter, Humor, mail, Movies, post office, postage, spells, stamps
The Oceanic Preservation Society projected images of endangered species on the south side of the Empire State Building last night to raise awareness of their plight.
For those of you who couldn’t be there, here is a peek:
To learn more about what is being done to save these creatures, and what you can do, visit www.racingextinction.com.
Posted in Animals, Movies, Nature, New York City, News, Travel
Tagged animals, Cecil, Empire State Building, endangered species, extinction, Movies, nature, New York City, news, Oceanic Preservation Society, outdoor movie, racingextinction.com, Travel, Youtube
A fun little encounter during my errands yesterday…
I was on the Upper East Side, waiting to cross the street, when a woman asked me where the nearest subway station was located.
I was headed there, so I led the way. We started chatting, and I learned that she:
- lives in Florida, where I am headed for vacation
- has family in Kentucky, where I grew up
- attended Morehead State University, a college that I never hear mentioned outside of the state of Kentucky
She was on her way to a movie audition. Hope you got the part, Kelly!
Posted in Humor, Life, Movies, New York City, Travel, Walking
Tagged audition, errands, Florida, Humor, Kentucky, life, Morehead State University, Movies, New York City, stories, subway, subway station, tourists, Travel, Upper East Side, vacation, walking
You know Sherlock Holmes from novels, television and film.
Mr. Holmes gives us the man behind the myth — the real detective that was fictionalized some 30 years after his last case.
This Holmes is 93 years old, frail and in the early stages of what appears to be Alzheimers. Aware that his memory is fading, he returns to his country home (and his bees) to attempt to piece together the forgotten details of his final case — a failure that made him leave sleuthing for good.
But why can’t he remember that mistake?
Ian McKellen is wonderful in the title role…more human and less ticky than his predecessors, although just as brutally honest. Laura Linney’s accent comes and goes as the dour housekeeper, but Milo Parker is winning as her son Roger, who helps Holmes care for his bees and ultimately find his past.
There’s even a little something for fans of Young Sherlock Holmes, which I am…so I left the theater happy.
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Tagged Alzheimers, books, celebrities, commentary, detective, entertainment, Humor, Ian Kellen, Laura Linney, memory, Milo Parker, Movies, Mr. Holmes, reviews, Television, Young Sherlock Holmes