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This post is for the LAMB Acting School 101: Sigourney Weaver. I have chosen to focus on 3 films that I’m a big fan of Weaver’s work in.

Heartbreakers

I have been a huge fan of the flick Heartbreakers since I first saw it at the drive in. It’s a funny, engaging movie that I always enjoy. Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt costar as a mother-daughter con team. They seduce rich men for their money. Things become more complicated than normal when one ex catches on (the always sexy Ray Liotta) and JLH falls for a seemingly poor bartender (Jason Lee) while they are trying to trick a totally gross Gene Hackman.

Galaxy Quest


As a nerd who attends conventions myself I’ve always been a fan of Galaxy Quest. Although I’m not a Trekkie, (what the film is obviously spoofing) I still go gaga over meeting celebs at cons. This movie stars Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni and a young Justin Long. It’s about a group of actors from a space show called Galaxy Quest. When they re-unite to earn some dough at a sci-fi convention they accidentally end up being abducted by real aliens. Of course comedy and action ensues.

Working Girl

Yes, Working Girl is Melanie Griffith’s movie. She’s the up and coming secretary who wants to be a real businesswoman. Plus the sexalicious Harrison Ford costars. Yet every scene that Weaver is in she seems to steal. Weaver stars as Griffith’s seemingly encouraging boss that she really looks up to. Well, that is, until Weaver steal Griffith’s idea. That’s when Griffith must impersonate the tough as nails Weaver (who is away on vacation and then recuperating from an accident during said vacation) and accidentally start seeing Weaver’s man (yep, Ford!).

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This post is for the LAMB Acting School 101: Sigourney Weaver.

In 2009 Parade Magazine featured the stunning Sigourney Weaver on the cover to promote the film Avatar. I was thrilled by the photos because they were so gorgeous. It’s rare to see so much effort and creativity into styling a woman who isn’t super young. Yes, that was 3 years ago and yet I still thought if it straightaway when I thought of Weaver. So I’ve made a collage of the photos below. Please enjoy.

*To see the full size collages right click the photo and then select “View Image”.

The interview can be found here and the slideshow of photos is here.

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You may recall that recently I bought some kick ass wet look capris from EdenFantasys. So despite the fact that I was ill with a cold not long ago I was easily talked into going to see a revival of the film Grease. As I mentioned in my post Fashion Review: Tell Me About It, Stud Wet Look Capris these capris remind so much of Sandy in Grease. Of course that means that I had to wear them to go see the movie.

Now if you are already wearing the pants why not go all the way and basically costume it up? I paired those capris with my OOAK off the shoulder Army of Darkness top that I bought on eBay years back (turned inside out, of course), a pair of espadrilles from Target, my Miley & Max jacket that I’ve been rocking for years and some cute faux gold and diamond hoop earrings.

It was so much fun to see the movie up on the big screen again. I caught the ’98 re-release when I was in junior high and that was also a blast.

Miley & Max faux leather bomber-Walmart, OOAK off the shoulder top-eBay, Wetlook capris by Coquette-EdenFantasys, faux gold & diamond hoop earrings-gift from a friend

Mossimo orange espadrilles from Target

Channel Sandy with Me:

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Be Sandy by missemmamm featuring off the shoulder tops

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Now let’s have this sink in folks. I know that we miss Sex and the City. I even loved both movies, which isn’t the general consensus out there. When I first heard about the prequel books I was weary. Since then I’ve read the first, The Carrie Diaries, and ended up totally into it.

I don’t read high school books but once she gets into wanting to be a writer and having a love of odd fashion I completely identified with her. I haven’t gotten around to reading the second book, Summer in the City, yet but I definitely plan to.

When I heard about the show I wasn’t super jazzed. Would the girl that they chose to play Carrie be super preppy? Would it be anything like the book? Luckily the answers to those questions are answered by the following trailer, no and yes.

My initial thoughts after having just viewed that are the following: I do like how the beginning of the trailer seems faithful to the book.

SPOILER FOLLOWING (if you haven’t read the first book)

However it’s missing Samantha! What the fuck? Now I know that she’s introduced at the end of the book but it seems like they have replaced her entirely with this other older, together woman, Larissa. Arggh, you can’t replace Samantha, ya just can’t!

I’m still looking forward to the show though. I hope that it is on for at least a couple of seasons and has time to find its voice and audience.

The Carrie Diaries will premiere on The CW in January of 2013.

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Warning: Spoilers Abound

4 out of 5 stars

Yet another movie that I wouldn’t know existed if it weren’t for the amazing, VideoETA.com. You see VideoETA is a great resource for finding out both theatrical and home release dates of movies. Often while checking to find the date of a film I know about I discover hidden gems. These are often films that had a limited or direct to DVD release.

That was the case with Perfect Sense, also known as The Last Word. It is a perfect case of this, as the film was released in only 1 theater for 1 week. It was directed by David Mackenzie and written by Kim Fupz Aakeson. It was shot and set in Glasgow.

If you only saw the film’s cover you may just go in thinking that it’s a standard romantic drama but it’s so much more. This 2011 drama is actually the most disturbing movie that I’ve seen this year.

The movie is about a horrifying disease that individually steals humans’ senses. As the film progresses, we gradually see and feel the characters lose their senses of smell, taste, sound and finally sight. It’s implied that they will eventually lose touch as well.

Although the movie shows how this would affect large populations of people in various countries (most likely using stock footage of actual riots, etc, which is also incredibly disturbing) it mainly focuses on how this would affect us as individuals.

The movie focuses on Michael (Ewan McGregor), a chef with intimacy issues, and Susan (Eva Green), a scientist who is sick of men mistreating her.

Despite her annoyance at the interruption of a phone call, Susan first meets Michael when he bums a cigarette from her. Their meet cute takes place easily since he is a chef at a restaurant right across the alley from her apartment.

Despite her initial reticence at getting involved with a player Susan decides to dine one night after hours with Michael. This is during the beginning of their loss of senses. This causes a very close connection between them as they simultaneously lose their sense of smell.

As they lose more and more senses they rely on and fall for each other. This is incredibly romantic and seductive. They let down their defenses and tell each other things they’ve never told another soul because they can feel everything ending and need something honest.

“Want to go dancing?”
“Sure”
“Get drunk?”
“Sure”
“smoke cigarettes?”
“Always”

Despite the interspersed footage of riots and the horror of the situation, including the fact that as someone who has been studying this epidemic from the beginning, Susan admits that no one really knows what will happen next, for a while things are going better than normal for the characters. Why? LOVE, of course.

Unfortunately, prior to the loss of each sense, humans experience a heightened sense or emotion. So prior to the loss of hearing they become very angry and violent. This is when Michael scares and drives away Susan after yelling terrible things at her and then wrecking his own home.

This causes them to be apart during the horror of losing their hearing. However they both try their best to enjoy life as they can. Michael eventually goes back to work and Susan learns to love her sisters’ family (instead of just being jealous of them).

“…and if there had been anybody left to see them, then they would look like normal lovers, caressing each others’ faces, bodies close together, eyes closed, oblivious to the world around them…”

With the impending loss of sight, our lovers’ realize how important love and being with those you love is. So they reunite as the darkness closes in.

Yes, that is Trainspotting’s Ewen Bremner (Spud)!

In addition to love overcoming the worst we are also repeatedly presented with the idea that life goes on and humans learn to adapt. This is often shown to great effect at the restaurant that Michael works at. For instance, when people lose their sense of smell (which is tied to taste) the chefs decide that they must increase the spiciness of the dishes to really give the customers flavor. Later as taste goes dining out is more about texture and feeling special as you spend time with a loved one and are waited on.

Perfect Sense is most definitely not an easy film to watch. In fact, you may cry. However, it’s incredibly touching, interesting and innovative. It is a must watch!

This movie also available at Redbox kiosks.

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Note: I think this is an amazing movie. I just reserve 5 stars for movies with rewatchability. That rarely includes dramas, especially ones this heavy. I can’t see me watching this over and over.

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