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3.5 out of 5 stars

For a Good Time Call poster

For a Good Time, Call…is a raunchy 2012 comedy written by and starring Lauren Miller. The only thing that I knew going in was that it concerns phone sex. Lauren Miller is Seth Rogen’s wife. This was my first experience watching a movie that I knew she was in. So far she doesn’t have a long filmography, which is scattered with small roles in Rogen’s films.

Lauren Miller in For a Good Time Call

Yes, it’s taken me a while to check out this fun film. It’s theatrical release was limited so many didn’t have the option of checking it out until the flick’s DVD release earlier this year. Even then I wasn’t so sure about checking it out due to the lack of advertising and familiarity with the main actresses. However I finally got around to it and I’m glad that I did. Aside from Miller, the film costars the bubbly blonde Ari Graynor. You may know her as the chick that Jonah Hill’s character wasn’t dating but wanted to be in The Sitter. BTW-Her wardrobe in this is awesome. She can totally rock a jumpsuit. The supporting cast is pretty great. It includes Justin Long, Nia Vardalos and Mimi Rogers. Seth Rogen, Ken Marino and Kevin Smith even show up in cameo roles. Yes, they are phone sex customers!

Seth Rogen in For A Good Time Call

You will probably be wondering the same thing that I was when I heard that it is about phone sex, why phone sex in this day and age? People are more likely to check out say a webcam site to get their rocks off. However the reasoning seems to be that the girl has been doing it for years so I guess the audience can infer that it was more popular then. It’s also based on Miller and co-writer Katie Anne Naylon’s real experiences.

This is the type of movie that is brash and over the top but also sweet. It’s a bit reminiscent of a Judd Apatow picture in that way. Not every joke works. I don’t really care for urine jokes but maybe they felt they were the chick version of fart jokes.

The flick is about two girls who met briefly in college through their gay bestie and took an instant disdain towards one another. Now both need roommates so he gets them to meet and agree to the arrangement. One starts out high strung while the other is wild. Yes, she has a stripper pole for sexercising! Eventually they build both a business and a friendship.

Ari Graynor, Justin Long and Lauren Miller in For a Good Time Call

All in all I’d say check it out. I’m not sure how it will stand up to repeated viewings but it’s worth at least one.

You can rent this flick from Amazon Instant Video by clicking here.

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Unfortunately most of my favorite musicals are no longer available on Netflix. I haven’t had time to watch all of the below films but they are in my queue and I plan on checking them out in the future. Plus I’ve heard good things about them.

Footloose (2011)
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I have not watched this remake yet. I do enjoy Julianne Hough and dance movies (ala Step Up though). Hot Donna told me it was decent and I will eventually get to watching it. It’s a remake of the 80’s original. You probably know the gist, teens aren’t allowed to dance in some weird hick town, so they rebel by dancing.

Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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Yes, I fucking adore Velvet Goldmine. I went into it with a love of Ewan McGregor and gay men and just came out someone even more awesome, if that’s possible. It taught me about glam rock and Oscar Wilde and accessorizing with copious amounts of glitter. Plot, you ask? Christian Bale plays a young reporter tasked to find out what happened to a supposedly dead bisexual glam rock star Brian Slade (basically a fictionalized version of David Bowie). Yes, that’s Ewan rocking out above as Curt Wild (inspired by Iggy Pop). The amazing cast also includes Eddie Izzard.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Have you ever been inside of a Hot Topic? Yes, then you’ve probably seen Jack Skellington before. So you know his visage but have you seen the movie? Well hopefully, it’s been out for fucking ever and it’s amazing. Tim Burton’s stop motion puppet musical is a gothic love tale about Halloween Town. Halloween Town is home to a bunch of awesome ghoulies. The movie is about how the sweet Jack Skellington stumbles onto Christmas Town and tries to bring their traditions back to his town. He also meets Sally, whom he falls for.

Footloose (1984)
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Yes, this is the original Footloose starring Kevin Bacon. Yes, it’s about a town that’s outlawed dancing. I was born a year before this film’s release. I grew up with it being overplayed on TV and Bacon even goofing on his performance on other shows. So I’m not like a big fan or anything but he sure could dance.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Plot: “Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.” (via IMDB.com) I haven’t watched The Muppet Movie since I was a small child but Miss Piggy is an idol of mine so I really need to get on that.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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Plot: “A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.” (via imdb.com) I’m never watching this movie again. That’s not an insult, I just watched it so much as a child that I couldn’t do it again. Yeah, my dad is a big Dick Van Dyke fan.

Carmen Jones (1954)
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Plot: “Love, passion, betrayal and tragedy. Carmen Jones is an adaptation of Bizet’s legendary opera, Carmen. It tells the story of a young, free spirited woman called Carmen Jones whose great beauty is the object of many men’s desires. However, Carmen sets her sights on young army officer Joe, who is engaged to his sweetheart, Cindy Lou. Joe quickly succumbs to Carmen’s charms , forsaking his Cindy Lou, thus beginning the tragic love story.” (via IMDB.com) It seems wrong that I’ve never gotten around to watching this as it’s considered a classic film but I’m so behind on anything pre-1960s. Not a great excuse, I know.
Stars Dorothy Dandridge.

There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
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Plot: “Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.” (via IMDB.com). Okay it’s not really my cup of tea but you know I love Marilyn Monroe. She performs the following songs in this film, Lazy, Heat Wave and After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It.

A Star Is Born (1937)
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Plot: “A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.” (via IMDB.com) Okay, this is one of three versions of A Star Is Born and I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve only seen the Streisand version because, c’mon I love her. I am totally going to give this one a try though. In case you are curious, no I haven’t seen Garland’s version yet either, which is insane.

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Hemlock Grove cast

Bill Skarsgard on Hemlock Grove

When I first viewed the new Netflix original series Hemlock Grove my plan was to put together a full list of songs played on the show. I got busy though. By now many have already done so much legwork in this area and I’m not ready for a rewatch yet. So please enjoy these playlists and tracklist that I’ve found online. I went through and tried to find as many videos for the songs that aren’t included in the 8tracks playlist as I could. Hemlock Grove is scored by Nathan Barr, who also scores True Blood.

Enjoy!

hemlock grove from spicebox on 8tracks Radio.

features the following 11 songs:

Make Me A Bird-Eletrik People
Use Me-Beans & Fatback
Love Song-Hooded Fang
You Do It Well-Saint Motel
Bad Ritual-Timber Timbre
People That You Must Remember-Zulu Winter
Who Needs Who-Dark Dark Dark
This Ready Flesh-Trust
Pays To Know-MyPet
Come Back-Teen
Sister Song-Perfume Genius

The following playlist can be listened to on Spotify, click the link to the Spotify free trial on playlists.net to check it out:

Tender Mirror-Jolie Holland
The Dog is Black-UNKLE featuring Leila Moss
Geri-Superhumanoids
Pays To Know-MyPet
This Ready Flesh-Trust
Who Needs Who-Dark Dark Dark
Bad Ritual-Timber Timbre
Come Back-Teen
People That You Must Remember-Zulu Winter
I Love It (I Don’t Care)-Tribute to Icona Pop
Sister Song-Perfume Genius
Heart Attack-Ivan Ives
Make Me a Bird-Eletrick People
LOVE ABLAZE-Phedre
You Do It Well-Saint Motel



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWfJ0BNOTdA

via tunefind, according to episode

1-1 Jellyfish in the Sky
In the Morning-Branches

1-2 The Angel
In Decay-Phedre
Geri-Superhumanoids
Mississippi Mud-Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles
Busman’s Holiday-Allah-Las
Cranky Moon-Sam Shelton
Love Ablaze-Phedre




1-3 The Order of the Dragon
Sister Song-Perfume Genius
Tender Mirror-Jolie Holland

1-4 In Poor Taste
Did You-The Morrie Morrison Orchestra with Alyce Hauser
Maybe We’re In Love-Nathan Mathes
Use Me-Beans and Fatback

1-5 Hello Handsome
Come Back-TEEN

1-6 The Crucible
Pays to Know-MyPet
I Follow You-Melody’s Echo Chamber

1-7 Measure of Disorder
One Little Kiss Will Do It-Bob Kelly
The One Thing I Could Lose-The First Times
This Ready Flesh-Trust

1-8 Catabasis
Dreary Moon-Big Black Delta

1-9 Peter’s Hierarchy of S… He Can Live Without
Bad Ritual-Timber Timbre

1-10 God Doesn’t Want You to Be Happy, He Wants You to Be Strong
Come and Get It-Problem Child
I Love It-Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
You Do It Well-Saint Motel
Who Needs Who-Dark Dark Dark

1-11 The Price
Love Song-Hooded Fang
Loneliness Ends With Love-Al Lerner & Margaret Whiting

1-12 Children of the Night
There’s A Sadness in My Heart-Legs
Green Sea-Fear of Men

1-13 Birth
Sister Song-Perfume Genius
Make Me a Bird-Eletrik People
People That You Must Remember-Zulu Winter
In the Morning-Branches

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Kris Holden-Ried is a good-natured actor who is currently known for his portrayal of Dyson on Syfy’s Lost Girl. I was lucky enough to catch his Q&A and later meet him at the 2013 Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con. Lost Girl recently finished airing its third season. In case you aren’t in the know, Lost Girl is about a succubus who learns that there is a whole world of magic within our own. Kris plays Dyson, a police detective/werewolf. He mentioned that the cast is gearing up to film the fourth season this upcoming week. He just managed to squeeze this con into his schedule. The Q&A was moderated by Rebecca Housel.

Filming was allowed at this Q&A but Hot Donna and I had some technical issues. So while we were only able to film a few snippets of the Q&A, which you can watch below, we also took notes.

A few choices anecdotes:

fan: “Who was the biggest practical joker on set?”
Kris: “I’ve been known to walk onto set without my pants on.”

Kris: “I would definitely do superhero roles.”

Ried loves playing Dyson.

He has great on and off screen relationships with both of the main actresses, Anna Silk and Ksenia Solo (who play Bo & Kenzi).

While he doesn’t feel that he’s been typecast thus far as a werewolf in both Lost Girl & Underworld: Awakening (2012), he wouldn’t take a similar role in the very near future.

He is a fan of Games of Thrones. He’d like to appear on the show if it weren’t for scheduling issues with Lost Girl.


“I like everything from classical to rap”

on the episode “Original Skin”

also concerns and shows his his Dyson posture/walk
Hot Donna later told me that her initial thought when watching the show was “This guy (the character of Dyson) walks like a jerk”

“they’ve been inside each other literally…but not the p in the v kind”

kris sat pics coll

Hot Donna and I both purchased photos with Ried at his table on Saturday and Sunday, as he’s fun, friendly and sexy. The first time I mentioned he was hilarious at the panel, which he seemed to like. The next day I complimented him on his hat. He replied that it was his bad hair day. I said “Nah, you don’t have bad hair days” and he said “self inflicted”.

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His convention manager, Holly Evans, was personable and even remembered us when we returned for another photo on Sunday. She told him that we were back, it was slightly embarrassing but funny. I said “yeah, we’re here every day” and he said “me too”.

Hot Donna would like to mention how huggable Mr. Ried is and I fully concur.

A press pass to the convention was provided to me gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World. For more info on upcoming Wizard World conventions please visit the Wizard World site.

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I turn 30 tomorrow. I’m super excited.

allen 22

As an ASD individual I feel the need to explain the above was (obviously) sarcasm.

I think Lily Allen sums up my feelings perfectly. By the way-don’t put huge expectations on your children when they are young just because they get good grades. That shit will haunt them forever.

Yours in loneliness/mediocrity,
Mary (my real name)

22
by Lily Allen and Greg Kurstin

When she was 22 the future looked bright,
But she’s nearly 30 now and she’s out every night,
I see that look in her face, she’s got that look in her eye,
She’s thinking how did I get here and wondering why,

It’s sad but it’s true how society says her life is already over,
There’s nothing to do and there’s nothing to say,
‘Til the man of her dreams comes along,
Picks her up and puts her over his shoulder,
It seems so unlikely in this day and age,

She’s got an alright job but it’s not a career,
Whenever she thinks about it, it brings her to tears,
Cause all she wants is a boyfriend, she gets one night stands,
She’s thinking how did I get here, I’m doing all that I can,

It’s sad but it’s true how society says her life is already over,
There’s nothing to do and there’s nothing to say,
Til the man of her dreams comes along,
Picks her up and puts her over his shoulder,
It seems so unlikely in this day and age,

It’s sad but it’s true how society says her life is already over,
There’s nothing to do and there’s nothing to say,
Til the man of her dreams comes along,
Picks her up and puts her over his shoulder,
It seems so unlikely in this day and age.

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