It started out as a joke between my friend Wendy and her husband.
“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:
- See the Entourage movie not once, not twice, but four times
- Wear ‘Drama Mama’ pajamas to the theater
- Drink her favorite beverage from a specially-designed Turtle cup
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!
Posted in Comedy, Entertainment, Health, Humor, Movies
Tagged blog, cancer, charity, comedy, CureSearch, donation, entertainment, entourage, generosity, GoFundMe, Health, Humor, joke, Movies, pediatric cancer
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.
Posted in Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Television
Tagged commentary, critics, entertainment, Gilmore Girls, Humor, inspired by, Jonny Quest, Movies, remakes, reruns, sequel, Television, X-Files
Since my post last night, my friend Wendy Molyneux (who also happens to be a writer for Bob’s Burgers) has, as of 3pm ET today, raised almost $8,800 for CureSearch.
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.
Posted in charity, Comedy, Family, Health, Humor, Love, Movies, Television
Tagged Bob's Burgers, cancer, charity, comedy, CureSearch, donation, drama, drama mama, entourage, family, Health, Humor, life, love, Movies, pajamas, pediatric cancers, Television, tweet, Wendy Molyneux, writer
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.
Posted in charity, Comedy, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Movies
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
Posted in Comics, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged bat, bat signal, Batman, be batman, comics, Humor, identity, life, Movies
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