Red Harvest and Jack Horne’s relationship (it was there, I ended up following it through the story as one of the things that just seemed to POP to me) was beautiful, it might have been my favorite part of the film. It shined so bright and affected me emotionally because I wasn’t expecting it. Literally “You little shit. We have a lot to talk about.” was my favorite line of the movie (I hope at least one person remembers this line). I laughed so heartily at the affection in it that the people behind me kicked my chair.
I literally laughed at almost everything Jack said I loved him so much
I demand a Red Harvest spin off
Billy teaching knife class and the students not giving af and he was like HEY WTF GUYS
btw the ending of the movie…I won’t say…but that was cute and I want THAT spinoff too
Billy and Goody don’t touch me, “WHEREVER I GO, BILLY GOES” -ugly sobbing-
Vasquez shooting that guy over and over again for Faraday (still dont touch me)
and Faraday was adorable af
and Vasquez saying cabron made me laugh so hard i love that word
the damsel in distress that was actually not annoying
the bad guy i actually liked even though he was a dick
that scene with him and Chisolm acting was on point
YO THIS MOVIE JUST EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS AND IM SO HAPPY BECAUSE IT WAS SO GOOD
El Diablo’s “I’m a man, okay? I ain’t no weapon.” is probably one of my favorite lines and scenes in film of 2016.I just find it to be such a powerful line to be delivered from the POV of a Latino character.
I gave in to the siren song of Dune and was dashed upon the rocks like so many concept artists before me. There just isn’t time to render these, but I’m reasonably pleased with the line-work, so here they are!
Some context: I fell into a Dune-hole recently which started by stumbling across the INCREDIBLE art from what would have been Jodorowsky’s Dune film. That inspired me to re-watch the David Lynch movie again (one of my favorites). At that point, I had to read the book again. In the middle of my read-through, I watched a couple Tarsem Singh movies and my brain made a connection that I couldn’t shake loose:
I want a 4 hour Dune movie designed by Tarsem Singh’s crew (production designer, art director, costume designer, cinematographer, etc…)
So, in order to get that thought out of my brain, I took a clumsy swing at designing the cast of Dune through the lens of Tarsem Singh’s crew. To me, that meant making each character an operatic or theatrical expression of their role in the story. Visual storytelling cranked to eleven.
Ok, I'm curious. What's the problem with frappuccinos?
Ha! Okay, so, I used to be a barista at Starbucks. If you ever talk to a barista (former or current), their least favorite drinks to make are frozen drinks. Especially frappuccinos.
They take the longest because they require so many ingredients, and they’re out of the normal line (you make them at the back counter versus the front). They just mess up the natural order of things. Plus, they’re really bad for you. One of the most popular frappuccinos - a Java Chip - is over 450 calories per 16oz. There are ways to make them without as many calories, but they don’t taste as good. And it’s obviously someone’s prerogative when it comes to what they consume, but I don’t like to drink my calories, personally. Also, they leave a weird film in/on your mouth. It’s weird and it’s gross. To me, at least.
A story about how much we hate making frappuccinos: there were five ventis in the queue and my coworker looked at me and said, “I’ll fill your entire stock list and clean the lobby for a week if you make those.” and I did it, but I still feel like I got the shit end of the stick, because I had to make five venti frappuccinos. All different flavors.
Basically, we’re just really whiny about them because they’re annoying and we’re babies who don’t like it when our routine is messed up.
As Ghostbusters (2016) wraps up its time in theaters, I’d
just like to share some of my favorite things about the audiences I saw it
The amount of guys! Let them say this was a film
only girls are liking, the majority of the audiences I saw were split pretty
evenly men and women. And a lot of those guys were coming in as groups of
friends or dads with sons, not just being dragged there by wives/girlfriends.
·* Related to that, some of the most excited,
loudest laughing people I saw were middle-aged men (the guys who were probably
teens when the first one came out). I heard the most laughs coming from these
dads and husbands as they geeked out over every reference to the original while
also clearly enjoying the new team.
·* The audience I was with during one of the
earlier showings who revealed their geekery by laughing loudly about the “180
the polarity” line about the vortex. One guy even shouted “Reverse the
·* The woman behind me who, as the mannequin
started following Patty, just repeated, “Aw hell no. Aw HELL no.”
·* The kids. Oh man, so many cute little kids, from
girls falling in love with this team they could relate to to a boy’s birthday
party that apparently picked this for their day out. A few of my favorite kid
After the after-credit scene, a little boy
saying, “There’s ghosts at the zoo?!”
When the door at the Aldridge mansion opened
behind Erin, a little kid said, “Bye-bye!” causing most of the audience to lose
·* The lesbian couples clearly there for date
night. The Holtzmann love was definitely there.
·* The couple I sat next to at one showing who do
cosplay photography shoots at conventions whose initial reaction (in addition
to loving the movie) was saying, “You know this is what we’re going to be
seeing for the rest of the season. We need a ghost backdrop and a New York
·* The elderly couples who I thought might be put
off by some of the humor, but who seemed to enjoy the heck out of the film,
nudging each other when cameos happened or particular scenes affected them.
·* The old woman outside one of the theaters after
a showing saying to her friend, “I don’t get it. Why are people online being so
mean to that sweet black girl?”
·* At the last showing I went to, the number of
people who were audibly moved by Holtzmann’s toast. (Even then there were still
people seeing the movie for the first time.)
·* The fact that no matter what day of the week I
went to a showing, I was never the only one there. Even on a random weeknight,
there would be a handful of groups of people who showed up, many there for the
first time. Even once it was down to only one theater in town still showing it,
I had an almost full house on a Sunday. And the majority of those audience
members seemed to be really into it and having a good time. I suspect some will
always like the original better, but overall it seemed like it got a pretty
positive reaction. And I know a lot of those kids are going to grow up loving
I really hope this movie will finally start getting the
acknowledgement it deserves. It did turn out to be a slower burn than the
studios hoped, but as more people see it, more people are liking it. The movie
was successful at telling a fun story and entertaining audiences. And it
clearly moved a lot of fans (and not just female ones!) who will be buying the
DVDs/Blu-rays and watching it over and over.
Now bring on the dollar theater showings! (I know some
people who were holding out for that one to see it/see it over again because of
money issues, so I have a feeling those showings will have great turnouts too.)
Now, this is one of my favorites - this cute poem called “One Boy Told Me” written and spoken by Naomi Shihab Nye. She says the lines of the poem came from her son when he was just about two to three years old, and she copied his words down and created sweet poems.
Naomi Shihab Nye cites how William Stafford poses the question “When did you stop being a poet?” and explains that we’re all poets when we’re young, and some of us “just tried to keep up the habit.”
Video: Produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH Boston, in association with the Poetry Foundation. Filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/poetryeverywhere/.
One of my favorite scenes from the film, “A Bridge too Far” was at the beginning of the operation where the British open up a gap in the German lines using a creeping artillery barrage.
Imagine being a German soldier there and seeing this wall of high explosive destruction and doom slowly advancing toward you. How absolutely terrifying. I remember getting the chills just watching this and thinking about it when I was a kid. It still terrifies me more than any horror movie.