Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Daily Funny: Post 9


This sends me on laughing jags like you have no idea.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

'M*A*S*H' recast

In my current conversation with Dean {going on now}, we got to talking about Clifton Collins Jr. and I mentioned that in 'Tigerland' he looked like Klinger and that I could see him playing Klinger if they ever re-made 'M*A*S*H' into a movie or a tv series. So, here are my picks for who I think could and in some cases HAVE to play them.

Bradley Cooper as Hawkeye Pierce. Bradley has played some assy people, and while Hawkweye is a gifted surgeon {something I think Bradley could play with aplomb}, he's a HUGE ass.

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Jason Sudeikis as Trappper John McIntyre. I initially had Jason as B.J., but this photo just SCREAMS Trapper to me. Trapper is a likeable character, but like Hawkeye, he is an ass, he just has more charm to him to excuse it.

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Peter Sarsgaard as B.J. Hunnicutt. I had Peter initially as Trapper, but the more I looked at him, the more I could see him as B.J. It would be nice to see him in a role that isn't creepy or dramatic, and I'd like to see his take on how B.J. deals with being apart from his wife and daughter for so long.

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Kelsey Grammer as Charles Emerson Winchester III. I mean...there's no explanation needed. He IS Charles.

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Clifton Collins Jr. as Maxwell Q. Klinger. I initially thought Fred Armisen was the best choice for Klinger, but I think Clifton would do a wonderful job, and would probably bring an even deeper level to the character than there already is.

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Sarah Chalke as Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. Sarah has the looks, and she has the shrillness of Margaret, and the subtle emotionality that's needed for the role.

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Will Forte as Frank Burns. This photo of Will is an old one, but he looks so much like Larry Linville as Frank, that there's no one else I can see playing him. He's good at being a buffoon, now I'd like to see him be a hated buffoon.

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John Mahoney as Colonel Potter. Like Kelsey Grammer as Winchester, John Mahoney IS Colonel Potter.

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Anton Yelchin as Walter "Radar" O'Reilly. He would make a more believable 19 year old than Gary Burghoff ever did. Plus, he still has the innocent look about him that would make him a believable Radar.

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Steve Zahn as Father Mulcahy. I think he would be the perfect embodiment of the soft-spoken priest who also knows how to throw a good punch when it's needed.

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Adam Goldberg as Sidney Freedman. Literally, who else could you see as Sidney?

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Daily Funny: Post 7

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And we're back...but for how long?

General Blogging
Well, things have changed quite a lot since my last post. When was that? May? June? In a nutshell, I had 3 jobs and an insane amount of stress. My friend moved in, which didn't really go according to plan/how we hoped it would go. I'm moving to New Hampshire on the 25th of September {12 days!} and have been under an AMAZINGLY huge amount of stress because of all of this. Did I mention that? I think I did.

Thankfully, though, I don't work anywhere again until sometime after I get to New Hampshire, thereby allowing me to wrap up things in Maryland, continue packing, pay bills and change my address for everything pertinent in my life.

In Other News:

News/Stuff About Celebrities and Movies/Music/TV Shows/etc.
Movie News:
-Stephen King's The Dark Tower series is going to be getting both a movie and a TV treatment. Words can't express how happy I am...or was until I realized that Ron Howard has directed both 'Angels and Demons' and 'The DaVinci Code'. Eeee.

I can't think of a better way to present the material, though, so I'm happy with this outcome. Now I just need to see if the casting will cause me to rage or not.

Actor News:
-There was a possibility that Martin Freeman would be playing Bilbo Baggins in the 'Hobbit' films. Apparently, this was a rumor, and it's not going to happen. While I like him as an actor, I cannot see him as Bilbo. My top two choices for Bilbo are either Simon Pegg or Michael Sheen. Considering how well the Lord of the Rings films were cast, I know I probably won't have anything to worry about.

Most Recent Movie(s) I've Seen in Theatres:
'Going the Distance'


Directed by Nanette Burstein, and starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate, the film is about a couple, Garrett {Justin Long} and Erin {Drew Barrymore} whose one-night stand turns into a long term relationship, and eventually a long-distance one when she has to move from New York back to San Francisco to finish her last year of grad school. Unlike most chick flicks, guys could like this and probably would. It's a little cruder than I was expecting, but that was refreshing. Justin Long and Drew Barrymore were a cute couple {especially since they did/are dating/I don't even know in real life} and most of all believable.

The supporting cast of Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Christina Applegate were amazing, as well, which was a nice change, especially since most supporting actors in a romantic comedy can fade into the background.

Overall, I give it an A-. It felt a bit long in some parts, but at just under 2 hours, it's almost a new phenomenon in movies today.

Grade: A-

Most Recent Book(s) I've Finished:
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

After watching 'Capote' for the third or fourth time, I figured it was time to read the book. I'd never read anything of Capote's before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. He was an amazingly talented writer, and I fully intend on getting more of his books. The book was one of the first true crime novels ever written, about the deaths of the Clutter family in 1959 in Kansas and the subsequent tracking, capture and execution of their killers; Perry Smith and Richard "Dick" Hickock.

The book, while not a quick read, moves along very steadily, and never once did I lose interest in the story or what was going on. One thing that struck me was that the more I read about the killers, I felt a mixture of disgust, horror and sympathy. In 'Capote', Truman says to Perry that he doesn't want the world to see him "as a monster". And it's no small feat that Capote has managed to humanize the killers,and Perry especially, since he was the one who killed the entire family. And even after reading, and realizing that Perry was a sociopath, I still manage to feel sympathy for him because of the atrocious upbringing he had. It's no excuse for what he did, but in a way...I guess I can understand it more. He said to Truman, "They [The Clutters] never hurt me. Like other people. Like people have all my life. Maybe it's just that the Clutters were the ones who had to pay for it."

I feel it's a book everyone should read.

Grade: A+

Miscellany
Funny Picture(s) I've Found:


The Song Currently Stuck In My Head:
'I Don't Wanna Dance' by Hey Monday



Hot Guy Of the Day
Clifton Collins Jr.



Quote of the Day
Sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes being a bitch is the only thing a woman has to hold on to.” - Vera Donovan, 'Dolores Claiborne'

Anything Else I Can Think Of
Band You Should Be Listening To:
Metric


While not a new band, Metric have become one of my new favorites. I fully recommend buying their album 'Fantasies', released last year, or even just listening to the song they contributed for the 'Scott Pilgrim' soundtrack. Emily Haines' voice is a thing of beauty, and I look forward to seeing her and the band perform in October as Muse's opening band.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Like Friends, we all toy around with the "top 5" or "top 10" list of celebrities that, even if we were in a committed, monogamous relationship, would get a "freebie" with. Got any you'd happily catch in the sack should the stars ever align properly?

I am always thinking of this question, and have had to make a list with 5 more added to it {making 10 altogether...I can do Math hurr durr}. But for the purposes of this, we'll go with:


1. Robert Downey Jr.


2. Jensen Ackles


3. Clifton Collins Jr.



4. Chris Marquette



5. Jason Sudeikis

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Daily Funny: Post 6

This still cracks me up, no matter how many times I see it.

Do you have a certain book that you find yourself re-reading on a regular basis? If so, what book is it?

I have a few; The Second Wives Club by Jane Moore, The Silver Kiss and Blood and Chocolate, both by Annette Curtis Klause and Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich. I wanted to re-read Lord of the Rings every year, but right now I just don't have the time.

Soon, I think In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, 'Salem's Lot by Stephen King and The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule will be added to this list.

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dark Tower casting call

In the news of a Dark Tower TV series and three films coming to light, something that excites me more than is probably necessary, I thought I would take the time to show some of the people I would like to see in these roles.

Viggo Mortensen as Roland Deschain

Aside from de-aging Clint Eastwood {who basically is Roland}, Viggo is the only logical choice.


Brendan Hines as Eddie Dean

Whenever I read the books, I always always picture Brendan as Eddie.


Colin Ford as Jake Chambers

He's basically the living embodiment of Jake, and the only one I think could actually pull off that role, and do it well. If they wait too long, though, he will become too old to play Jake.


Gina Torres as Susannah Dean/Detta Walker

She is the only person I can see playing Susannah/Detta and being able to do it well. Zoe Saldana has been suggested, and while I'm not against that, I still think Gina would do a much better job.

As I'm only on book 5, and halfway through at that, I will be adding to this as more characters make their appearance/as I think of more.

Daily Funny: Post 3

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Daily Funny: Post 2

I imagine being you would be as cool as two fonzies tied together with snakes. What's your secret?

That is an amazing expression, one I will be using forever now. My secret is to make sure any jukebox I hit automatically plays ACDC's 'Back in Black', which, as we all know, is the theme song for any cool BAMF.

Ask me things. And even stuff.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Daily Funny: Post 1


"In heaven I have four faces and one is a lion."

Who do you think should rule the world? (It's ok to vote for yourself) And why?

With my immense wisdom and breadth of knowledge, I would be the most logical choice.

Seriously though, no clue. No one should have THAT much power, I think.

Ask me anything

What was the last book you read?

I just finished In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. That man was a phenomenal writer. The book is amazing and chilling at the same time.

Ask me anything

What would you say is your absolute favorite show?

This is an incredibly tough question. It's a toss up between 'Supernatural' {because of the horror and hot dudes elements}, 'M*A*S*H' {because it has so many laugh out loud funny moments and so many wonderful characters} or 'Firefly' {because it's fucking amazing and perfect}.

Ask me anything

Would you rather get up early or sleep late?

I hate getting up early, but thanks to the job, have gotten used to it. "Early" for me now is any time before 8 in the morning. That being said, I love sleeping late, but if I wake up any time after 11, I feel like my whole day's been wasted.

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If you could eat dinner with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and where would you go?

I'd have shepherd's pie with J.R.R. Tolkien and pump him for information about Lord of the Rings.

And if not him, then I'd have a crazy drunken evening with Muse and get into shenanigans with Matt and Dom, while Chris stood somberly in the background, drinking his beer and wondering how he even met these two idiots.

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What's your favorite season of the year?

Autumn. It's when everything looks its best. The colors of the trees and the landscape in general are beautiful enough to make me ache inside. I love the feel of crisp autumn evenings, digging out sweaters to get just a little bit warm. Plus, Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday ever.

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What was your favorite movie as a child?

I had a few; 'Mulan', 'Ferngully', 'Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland' and 'Aladdin'. 'Mulan' and 'Aladdin' have stood the test of time. 'Ferngully' I have no desire to see ever again, and I recently re-watched 'Little Nemo'...I feel genuine sorrow for my parents having to be subjected to it so many times.

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If you could go on vacation for the next month with an unlimited budget, where would you go?

England. No question, qualms or thinking necessary. I've been wanting to go since I was a kid, and the need intensified once I became interested in the history and decided to make a large part of my education about medieval/Renaissance English history. Plus, the places! Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Stonehenge, Bath, Suffolk, London, Manchester, Liverpool...I could go on. I would also use the trip to visit Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

And if not England, then Japan. I would go there in a heartbeat.

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