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.
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.
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!).
Back during my Vincent Perez phase I bought this on VHS. It’s decent as far as his flicks go. He doesn’t have a great Spanish accent (which is odd since he grew up all over the place) but I’ll overlook any problemos in that area. This movie is about an Irish woman who goes to Spain and becomes a governess. She finds political pressure in Spain, just as she did in Ireland. Polly Walker, Frances McDormand and Penelope Cruz costar.
Did you ever want to see what it would be like to see Prue and Cole in love? Lucky that you came across this flick then. Shannen Doherty is in love with Julian McMahon but ends up going back in time to shortly before her former, late lover’s death.
I love everything about this film, the idea, casting, visual choices, etc. Mickey Rourke stumbles into a traveling sideshow and meets a beautiful young woman (Megan Fox) who plays the part of an angel. They fall for each other. Their love unravels since he’s tangled up with some other unsavory folks. The movie costars Bill Murray, Kelly Lynch and Rhys Ifans.
Good Dick is listed under romcoms but it’s anything but. The movie is about a man who works at a video store and falls for an introverted woman who rents a lot of porn. It’s a very touching drama that I definitely recommend. Marianna Palka (also the director), Jason Ritter, Martin Starr and Tom Arnold star in this flick.
Conversations with Other Women is a personal favorite. I own and have watched this film and the special features often. (I have entertained thoughts of making independent films and it was shot on a DV camera). The writing is top notch. It’s about a woman (Helena Bonham Carter) who is attending a wedding and meets up with a man (Aaron Eckhart) that she shares special chemistry with.
Last Night is about a married couple (Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington) who’ve been together for a while but are both tempted to cheat on the same night. Knightley’s character is definitely more fleshed out and relate-able. Worthington mainly seems like a stock faithful husband who is confused and tempted (by Eva Mendes though so it totally makes sense).
A Beautiful Life (Mei Li Ren Sheng) (China/Hong Kong) (Available Until December 13, 2012)
A booze and high heel loving real estate agent meets a police officer. She leads him on while using him to do things for her. It’s one of those friend zone relationships that actually goes somewhere.
Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr, Gena Rowland and Kathy Najimy star in this film about love and starting over. It’s about what happens when your husband is a piece of shit so you have to heal and start again.
Random Hearts is definitely a different kind of movie. It has a slow build and it’s long. Plus it’s very sexy without being very sexual. This Sydny Pollack movie stars Harrison Ford (ahhh!) and Kristin Scott Thomas as two people whose spouses both die in a freak plane accident. They fall for each other while grieving, but her job gets in the way. Charles S. Dutton, Bonnie Hunt, Dennis Haysbert, Richard Jenkins, Peter Coyote and Dylan Baker costar.
It took me a long time to get around to catching this flick but since I’ve seen it I must heartily recommend it. Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges star as struggling jazz musicians who hire the sexy, talented Michelle Pfeiffer as their singer.
No matter how many times I see Where the Heart Is I will never stop being amazed by it. I read the book back in the day and it was incredibly schmaltzy and just okay. However the movie is totally made by the amazing, believable performance of Natalie Portman as Novalee Nation (I know). She’s a pregnant teen whose bf is such a dick that he ditches her at a Walmart. However she makes the best of things, befriends a bunch of really great people and finds her passion in life (and love) while bringing up her son. Ashley Judd, James Frain, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack and Sally Field costar.
The first time that I saw Suburban Girl I was dissapointed. However I don’t blame the film, I blame US Weekly. During filming all of the on set picks made it seem like it was fun and upbeat. Then it was released and marketed as a romcom. However it’s actually more dramatic. The flick is about a book editor (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who starts dating a much older man (Alec Baldwin).
I originally rented this on a whim and it definitely turned out to be a good idea. It’s a period drama set in wartime London about the lives, loves and friendship between two women played by Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller. Matthew Rhys and Cillian Murphy costar.
At First Sight was mercilessly bashed upon it’s release but I’ve always loved it. It was actually put down for not being realistic while it was based on a true story and Val Kilmer shadowed the guy that it was actually about (I know, so wrong). Kilmer is a blind masseuse who finds love with Mira Sorvino. She helps him experience new things when he undergoes an operation that gives him his sight back but will it last? Kelly McGillis, Steven Weber, Nathan lane and Bruce Davison costar.
I’m a fan of the link round ups that a lot of bloggers do to share cool posts and other happenings so I’m giving it a shot today. I haven’t done this before. The closest I’ve come is posting the IFB round up when I’ve been it or last year’s infrequent series Web Oodles. That was more of a wrap up of entertainment info though with sporadic links thrown in though.
The Best Time I Didn’t Sit Next to Harrison Ford by Kelly Pippin.-This is great. It’s about a woman who had a huge crush on Harrison Ford in Jr High due to the rerelease of Star Wars (hey, me too!). Then she met him out of the blue one day. The comments are good too.
Pictures of the day: 1 November 2011-A photographer named Steve Jones took a photo of whale sharks and Indonesian fishermen working together in harmony. This is a really cool photo.
Hats Off!-A woman talks about her hat collection. Yay, hats!
Kemper Pedic Bed-I loved Jason Segel’s appearance on SNL last night. Here’s one sketch to wet your appetite for more. I was so happy that he was in a bunch of the sketches (hey not all hosts do that, I think that they get overwhelmed). The full episode is here.
I didn’t just want to do a teen idols post because that’s been done a lot. Plus I had a lot of odd or not age appropriate crushes as a preteen/teen. So I chose guys who I found hot back in the 90s. Because I had decided on shirtless photos they had to have turned 18 by the end of the 90s. I also used photos from the 90s when available & applicable.
(click for the full size photos)
from top upper left: Kevin Bacon, 3 Christian Bale (with Dominic West sandwiched in there), 3 Antonio Banderas, 10 Brad Pitt, Casper Van Dien, Matt Damon, 8 Johnny Depp, 2 Devon Sawa, 2 Matt Dillon, Stephen Dorff, David Duchovny, 5 Ewan McGregor, Harrison Ford, 2 Brendan Fraser, 5 Richard Gere, 2 Josh Hartnett, Thomas Jane, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 5 Keanu Reeves, 2 Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, 3 Mark McGrath, Paul Mercurio, Timothy Olyphant, 4 Vincent Perez,2 Ryan Phillippe, Brad Renfro, Rider Strong, 5 Johnathon Schaech, 2 Christian Slater, Shane West.
As a huge Harrison Ford fan I feel odd singling out another guy when he’s on the page but damn, Rutger Hauer was hot (when not in character murdering people).
Actress Sean Young has recently posted some Polaroids that she took on the set of Blade Runner. Visit her site here to see all of them. I just included my favorites. I love that she is also a fan of this type of shot. I used to annoy the hell out of my friends trying to get all of them to take this style of picture with me.
on the set of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (includes Tone Loc)
She also has a YouTube channel here that includes some footage she shot during the making of films such as Dune. This was my favorite clip on there.
Unfortunately she doesn’t have any behind the scenes stuff up from my favorite movie of hers, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde.
READ Q: Has an actor ever surprised you?
A: Well, I was waiting to meet Harrison Ford for the first time and show him the storyboard drawings for Blade Runner. And I wanted his character to be like Philip Marlowe with a kind of a trilby, a fedora with a slightly wider brim. Very sharp. He’d been shooting Raiders of the Lost Ark, so he arrived at this posh piano bar in London wearing a leather jacket, khaki shirt, and baggy khaki trousers and a hat—fully dressed from the set. I said, “There’s our hat!” He said, “No. This is why I came like this—this is how I am as Indiana Jones. Let’s think again.” We did.
from Q&A With Ridley Scott from Details (check it out for more Blade Runner questions)