I never watched Entourage.
Much like Lost, Mad Men and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I just didn’t get around to it.
Yet after each season was over, I survived without them.
And I felt stronger. Better. Faster.
My friend Wendy Molyneux, who happens to be a writer for the very watchable and Emmy-winning Bob’s Burgers, not only didn’t watch Entourage, she hated it. With a singular passion.
In fact, the only way she will watch the new Entourage movie is if she can raise $10,000 to donate to CureSearch. Because she hates pediatric cancers even more than she hates Entourage.
Me, I hate every kind of cancer. And I want to help Wendy raise the money as quickly as possible. Plus, I kinda love the idea of her sitting through this film. She’ll probably tweet her agony to the masses, and that will be hilarious.
So give if you can. We both appreciate it.
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Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, cure, CureSearch, donation, Emmy Awards, entertainment, entourage, film, friends, Humor, Internet, Lost, Mad Men, Movies, pediatric cancers, singular passion, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, tweet, Wendy Molyneux
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The media has been talking so much lately about the movies that are really bad (Hot Pursuit, Paul Blart 2) that we haven’t heard nearly enough about the great ones.
Like Ex Machina.
Sci fi? Yes.
But it’s so much more. And I challenge any of you who may have dismissed its AI premise to give it another look.
For one, the performances are stellar. Alicia Vikander as the robot Ava is stunning. You can completely understand why Caleb, played by the equally compelling Domhnall Gleeson, is so taken with her, because you are, too. (And does anyone remember that the two were also romantically paired in the wonderful Anna Karenina? #PointsMe)
Oscar Isaac is also the most wonderful kinda crazy as Ava’s inventor. “Isn’t it strange,” Ava asks him, “to create something that hates you?”
The cat and mouse game in this movie is wonderful. The film is filled with monsters, and it won’t be too long before you don’t know which is which. You’ll leave the theater talking about this film long afterwards.
For the right reasons.
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, review, sci fi
Tagged #PointsMe, airplanes, Alicia Vikander, Anna Karenina movie, bad movies, cat and mouse game, celebrities, commentary, critics, Domhnall Gleeson, entertainment, Ex Machina, great movies, great performances, Hot Pursuit, Humor, inventor, media, Monsters, movie premise, Movies, Oscar Isaac, Paul Blart 2, robot Ava, sci-fi, theater
I love you both.
How many matinees have I enjoyed with popcorn in one hand, Sweetarts in the other, and a large diet soda in the seat’s cup holder?
But, alas, that’s only memory now.
For some reason, you two have parted ways, and my favorite movie candy is no longer available at the AMC concession counter.
I have expressed my disappointment at the theatre. I have requested Sweetarts’ return in online surveys. But today —
I’m takin’ it to the tweets.
Resolve your differences. Bring sweet and salty together again. The weekend is here…
And the Egg wants to see a movie.
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Tagged AMC theatres, Business, candy, commentary, concessions, customer service, entertainment, Foods, Humor, life, matinee, Movies, New York City, pair, popcorn, soda, Sweetarts, theater
Today the truly cool will greet you with cries of “May the fourth be with you” to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Fourth obviously meaning “force.”
But what’s not so obvious — who decided the near rhyme “fourth” was worthy of this great franchise? Why not one of the other available near rhymes for “force,” awesome words like:
I’m sure we could find fun everyday words and phrases that use these words, too, and shove “force” right in there. And we could use them on any ol’ day that we pleased. Phrases like…
- bedroom force (farce)
- smoky force (quartz)
- Bible force (verse)
Yeah…maybe it doesn’t really matter who picked “fourth.”
Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Writing
Tagged bedroom farce, bible verse, entertainment, farce, force, hearse, Humor, life, May 4th, may the 4th be with you, Movies, near rhyme, quartz, smoky quartz, sparse, Star Wars, verse, wordplay, words and phrases, writing
I am spreading a rumor today because I want it to be true.
Let’s make it so.
Galaxy Quest, one of my all-time favorite movies — a most excellent spoof of Star Trek (which was excellent in its own right) — is being ‘shopped around’ by Paramount TV.
There was so much to love about this movie…much of it evident in the photo.
Tim Allen. Sigourney Weaver. The great god Alan Rickman. Sam Rockwell. Tony Shalhoub. Even my friend Missi Pyle (not pictured) as an amazing alien.
I am doubtful a television version would include many (any?) of these fine folks, but the conceit of this sci-fi send-up is still fabulous enough to make it appointment TV.
Let’s make this happen, people who make it happen.
Never give up. Never surrender.
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Tagged Alan Rickman, Alien, appointment television, celebrities, comedy, conceit, entertainment, Galaxy Quest, gossip, Humor, make it so, Missi Pyle, Movies, never give up never surrender, Paramount TV, rumor, Sam Rockwell, send-up, shopped around, Sigourney Weaver, spoof, Star Trek, Television, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, you shall be avenged