Style File: Strawberries Forsythe

Last month they were having the Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival Convention at the Monroeville Convention Center. When I found out that William Forsythe (Sheriff Wydell in The Devil’s Rejects) was going to be there I had to go just to meet him. The only other person that I was interested in meeting was Fred Williamson (From Dusk Til Dawn/Pittsburgh Steelers) since I had already met John Russo (writer of Night of the Living Dead and Return of the living Dead) a couple of times. The first time that I met him, I uh, mixed him up with (now) late Dan O’Bannon, oops, quell embarrassing.

black tank tops-Beoebe Clothing Co.-Gabriel Brothers, Bebe-thrifted, black polyester tailored shorts-Dots, necklace-Target, Paulo Corelli booties-thrifted

 

Fearless by Jenny McCarthy for ShoeDazzle

 

Paulo Corelli booties

 

I had planned to wear an awesome Lip Service OOAK sample dress I had bought a while back but I wasn’t feeling a dress that day so I threw on my stand by see thru, black tank tops and some new dressy shorts with fishnets and Jenny McCarthy’s Fearless heels from ShoeDazzle. However, I also took these awesome Paulo Corelli booties too because I wasn’t sure if my feet could handle the heels. When I got there and thought of walking through the painful (if you fall on it) parking lot and remembering how much my feet hurt and how many times I almost fell over while wearing my Esther platforms recently I chickened out and went in wearing the boots.

I needn’t have worried though as, despite it being the second day of this event, the place was a ghost town. (So I could have worn any shoes as I could have walked around there slow as fuck). I have been there before for previous small conventions but those had been busier. There weren’t even many vendors set up and the only celebrities I spied were John Martino, and luckily(!), William Forsythe. There was a woman chatting him up about John Wayne Gacy since he had recently played him in Dear Mr. Gacy. I was glad because she was able to take a picture of us for me and I did the same in return. Plus he didn’t even charge me, which was awesome.

William Forsythe, dude in a Ghostbusters costume

 

Then I did a couple of laps around the place to check out the dealer’s tables but they were scarce. I did manage to buy a DVD called The Italian Zombie Movie Parts 1 & 2 for $5. The guy (director/actor, IDK?) who sold it to me told me that they screened it the previous night. I sort of got the impression that the audience hadn’t been big that night either so maybe it was slow the whole weekend. I did read a review a few days later by a girl who said that it was packed when she was there but she didn’t include any photos so I remain skeptical. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet but it looks fun. I also ran into the woman from Forsythe’s table again (not surprising since there were so few people there) and she told me that I looked like Reese Witherspoon and that it was a compliment. It was nice, not accurate, but I’ll take it, xd. Before I left I snagged a picture with a guy who had come in Ghostbusters gear. I heard him telling the chick who was selling tickets that his friends were supposed to show up in costume too but didn’t. That bites.

Since I am a big fan of The Devil’s Rejects I have gotten pictures with a lot of the cast at previous Horrorfind Weekend conventions. Ken Foree gets his own collage because he is really fun, always remembered and chatted with us.

clockwise from top left: Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Lew Temple, Priscilla Barnes

 

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I had also found out that later that day a nearby church was having a Strawberry Festival. That sounded yummy so I hurried up after I returned home from the horror convention, changed and spent a few bucks on a yummy cake with strawberries and a slab of ice cream on top. Plus I bought chocolate covered strawberries for us to eat later. This outfit was just thrown together (I’ve worn this top a lot too), mainly to showcase the yummy strawberries!

two tone pink lacy tank top by Bisou Bisou Michele Bohbot-thrifted, pink shorts by Route 66-eBay

Of course a Strawberry Festival reminded me of To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar so I had to watch that the night before.

John Leguizamo

So while I was watching that I remembered that I used to have the ballerina dress that John Leguizamo wore in the film since I’ve sporadically been an eBay seller over the years. So I tweeted something like “I know I used to be as thin as @JohnLeguizamo in #ToWongFoo cuz I used to own that dress, xd”. because I thought that it was funny. I’ve had a lot of celebrities respond but I didn’t expect him to since he’s been performing his one man show on Broadway, Ghetto Klown. However the next morning he tweeted me the following reply back. It was super cool because I’ve been a fan of his for a long time, (Super Mario Bros. forever!)

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Note: These outfits are from last month and are not part of the 30 for 30 challenge.

Movie Rundown: February 2011

Okay, so it’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these.

Sanctum in 3D-(02/04)

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"every gesture I make is more important than anything you will ever do"

Ugh, a cave movie by James Cameron. I would rather gnaw off my own arm than watch this.

The Roommate-(02/04)
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(SNL’s recent spoof of the film)

I’m really excited to see this take on the whole Single White Female genre starring Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester. This one is set at a college. Yes, all of these ‘that new bitch is stealing my life’ movies are pretty much the same but they are the type of cheese that I love. Burlesque’s Cam Gigandet costars as eye candy.

The Other Woman-(02/04) (Limited)
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This is a heavy handed drama starring Natalie Portman as a stepmother dealing with the death of her and her new husband’s baby and learning to be a stepmom to his ex-wife (Lisa Kudrow)’s son. Yeah, I have no interest in ever seeing this. People are actually acting excited to see it due to Black Swan. Yes, Black Swan was amazing but that has nothing to do with this movie.

Just Go With It-(02/11)
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The newest Adam Sandler movie also happens to be the newest Jennifer Aniston attempt at romantic comedy. If you have seen any of her recent romantic comedies (or even seen them advertised) you probably plan to steer clear from this, as I do. The only interesting thing about it is this article that I saw last summer. If the marketing team had any sense they would try to promote Nicole Kidman’s role in this film. I haven’t seen her in one commercial for it. The plot in all of the commercials is Sandler using a fake wife to pick up hot babes. The subplot seems to be about the one upping feud between Aniston and Kidman which would definitely make a more interesting movie.

Gnomeo & Juliet in 3D-(02/11)
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This creepy looking new animated children’s movie looks okay. If you have a kid you may be able to contend with it. It’s a take off on Rome & Juliet played by garden gnomes, one of whom is voiced by James McAvoy.

Cedar Rapids-(02/11) (Limited)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJqFUWbITug
This looks like a little oddball comedic gem. The Office’s Ed Helms starts a new job and has to compete with the boisterous John C. Reilly. Anne Heche, Rob Corrdry, Mike O’Malley, Stephen Root and Sigourney Weaver costar.

The Eagle-(02/11)
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The Eagle is the type of old A.D. battle movie that is great for families or dates because even if you get sick of the battles you can ogle Channing Tatum. Donald Sutherland costars.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never-(02/11)
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This is listed only to remind you that if you have a theater that gets overgrown with preteens when trash like this comes out you should probably avoid checking out any movie the weekend that this opens to avoid them.

The Resident-(02/18) (Limited)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVrQ4Iu8fAs
I stumbled upon this movie by accident. I hadn’t heard or seen anything about it. Despite starring the very talented Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan it looks more B movie than A lister. The theme seems to be ‘women shouldn’t live alone, because they scare easily’. Yes, the basic plot is damaged woman gets a stalker. The film also costars the ever creepy Christopher Lee who I thought had already died. The film is being rushed to DVD on March 29th so you don’t really need to check it out in a theater even if yours happens to get it. My game plan for viewing this would be to Netflix or Redbox it with some wine and popcorn.

I Am Number Four-(02/18)

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"chicks dig flashlight hands"

I’m truly sick of hearing about this teen alien movie because it was shot in Pittsburgh (which I am not far from) and they did a lot of local casting for it. I don’t recognize any of the cast, aside from Timothy Olypant. I suppose they are newbie teen actors, but I could be wrong. I have a feeling that this is going to bank a lot of dough and make teens think that aliens are sexy. Oh wait, I guess I thought they were too when I was that age. Hmm.

Unknown-(02/18)

This is a new mystery action flick starring Liam Neeson. He is an accident and then when he comes to everyone is acting like he is inventing the old life that he remembers. I’ve seen this type of film quite a few times and my guess is that he knows some big secret that they are trying to hush up and drive him crazy or kill him so he can’t expose it. It will probably turn out to be a half decent movie and everyone now knows that if pushed to do so Neeson can kick some ass, evidenced from Taken. The film costars Aidan Quinn (Can someone stop him from aging any more? This is ruining my girl hood crush.), Mad Men’s January Jones and Inglourious Basterds’ Diane Kruger.

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son-(02/18)

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"I hope I'm getting paid a lot of money for this"

You mean you haven’t been wondering what would happen if Martin Lawrence taught another guy to dress in drag? Yeah, me neither. Why does this exist? Oh yeah, $$$. Blame people who see all of those Tyler Perry movies for garbage like this. P.S. The lead Brandon T. Jackson is a douche. You may know him as Alpa Cino in the hilarious Tropic Thunder. He’s also one of those C level actors who joins twitter, follows a ton of people and then unfollows them to look popular, very lame indeed. Wow, his twitter bio is so ridiculous that I want to laugh out loud.

Vanishing on 7th Street-(02/18) (Limited)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFbBIUcklt8
This end of the world movie stars Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton. I’ve seen some bad reviews floating around about this movie. I think whether or not I will like it will depend on how Christensen comes across. Sometimes I think he’s great in a movie, but at other times I find him bland. What’s really cool is that this movie currently has a pre-theatrical release on Amazon’s Video On Demand. So you can go here and rent this movie right now to watch in your own home instead of waiting to catch it at the movies.

Drive Angry 3D-(02/25)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2-hiHUh4UQ
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“he broke out of hell…”
This is the newest Nic Cage vehicle. Not quite a revenge movie, but close enough. I saw a preview for it in front of The Green Hornet and it looks B movie fantastic. So schlocky, so awesome and in 3D! William Fichtner costars as Cage’s adversary. Check out the 3D poster on the official site.

“Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, grisly images, some graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language.”-Oh yeah!

Hall Pass-(02/25)
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Hall Pass sounds awesome on paper. It’s a comedy about some guys who get permission to cheat on their wives. It stars Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate, Alyssa Milano, Richard Jenkins and Vanessa Angel. So far though all of the ads make it look like it falls flat. The film still isn’t rated which usually means that the studio is trying to get a R rating trimmed to a PG-13 so they can make more money. Sometimes movies like this are hilarious when you watch them but they couldn’t show all of the dirty stuff in the ads. Here’s hoping that it gets a R and is actually funnier than it appears. Also, I have always had a huge crush on Owen Wilson and he looks weird in this. I hope the drugs aren’t catching up to his face. Check out the official site for tons of pics.

Shelter-(02/25)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSAU4-ClVxs
This looks dark and interesting. Julianne Moore stars as the psychiatrist to Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ (dangerous?) multiple personalities patient. Reviews for this are pretty good.