Monday, March 29, 2010

More movies from the weekend.

2005 film done in Belgium is the story of a old hitman hired to take out some corporate dude. While in Belgium we discover a little about his past ie that he has a brother in a old folks home and suffers from sever Alzheimers. He is the contrast to the other hero of the piece, a cop who has saved a girl from prostitution from her father. Next hitman gets a file to take out the girl, she's 12. It's a no go for him and from there things spin and twist and turn for a good time. Add in the hitman's own memory problems and you got a pretty good sit. I usually don't like to see movies turned into hits here in the states but I could see this making the transition pretty easily. We have so many older actors that could really get behind this role. Recommended for all

Next is Psycho Beach Party
"a Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego Ann Bowman, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out in which during that time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, B-horror film actress Bettina Barnes, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother." Written by Matthew Patay
Do you love quirky cult movies? Then check out this fun little flik.

Now we have "How to Rob a Thief"
Immigrents don't steal from one another. It's supposed to be a rule, not for Claudio Silvestrini. He's made a fortune in the infomercial market conning people with promises of hair, size, weight loss and even life. Well former colleges decide to do something about this and away we go on a little caper much like Ocean's Eleven movies. No real surprises here but enjoyable none the less. Funny and well paced with interesting characters keep you invested even though you pretty much know what's going to happen. Also nice to see "Parker" from the Veronica Mars show doing a nice turn. Recommended to all.

Last but not least is "Chrysalis"
Paris 2020, a high tech surgeon and her daughter are involved in a horrific car accident, the surgeon saves her daughter's life at the cost of manipulating her dreams and memories.

Meanwhile gung-ho police officer Hoffman loses his wife and partner in a pitched gun battle with an escaped thug. When the shattered cop gets a new partner the hunt is on as Hoffman seeks revenge and justice, his investigation takes him all the way to the surgeon and clinic run by the iron hand of technology where all is not as it seems. -

I am a little conflicted on this movie. My husband really liked it and if you know him he is NOT easy to please. I however felt a little disconnected from the characters. It's like a slow thoughtful Steven Sagal movie. Fight scenes that we great and nice visual effects and an interesting story that ended up in a place I didn't expect. I guess I just didn't connect with the main character so I didn't feel invested in what happened to him. I think I may have to watch this again to see which side of the fence I fall on.

Birthday gift from my brother Adam

My talented brother Adam. Got me this cedar box and burned all of this amazing Buffy art all over it. So cool!

Schultze gets the Blues

Next was the quiet "Schultz gets the blues" German movie by director Michael Schorr. If you don't have extreme patience then you might pass this one up. It's a sweet movie but very, very slow paced. I kept expecting something to happen or for there to be a climax of some kind but it never happens. Schultze lives in a small town in Germany and has just retired from the mine. In his spare time he plays his accordian. One night on the radio he hears a upbeat blues diddy and he is hooked. After winning a trip to Texas he takes a little journey to experience the Louisiana swamps. Like I said before it is a slow turn and almost no dialog. A sweet little film but only for the hardcore art house crowd.

Movies, movies, and more foreign movies!

Well Billy and I kicked off a weekend of foreign movies with a mind bender. "Day Watch" director Timur Bekmambetov. This Russian mega hit is the sequel to "Night Watch" which apparently blew out the box office. We did not know this was a sequel which might have made this a better sit. Amazing visuals keep you glued to the screen but I'm not sure I understood one single moment of the movie. Again this maybe because we didn't see the first. Now that I know this and that it is supposed to be a trilogy I will have to netfilks the first and get back with you.....

Birthday decorations!

Thanks for my cupcakes and decorations at work. It made my day!!!

Birthday gift from the Saints

Thanks to thesaintsreturn for the amazing gift I got in the mail.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Little more Boondock stuff

Do you wanna see what I got for Valentine's Day? Billy framed my Boondock Saints autographed poster. Awesome yes! Here's me looking coy with my poster and copy of the DVD :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Hurley Con Part 2

Nathan Fox did this amazing drawing for me at Hurley Con.  I was pondering what to have him do when my husband chimes in "He should do Buffy as a Sugar Bear" Well Nathan jumped on the cheerleader thing and we have a Vamp killing Buffy cheering for our own MSU Bears!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hurley Con Part 1

Went to Hurley con with my Husband Billy and met up with my brother Adam and his wife Paige this past weekend. Some much fun! It was great to meet some of the artists and get some kick commissions! Check out this one my brother had Jeremy Haun do!! Soooo sick!!!

This is done by Nathan Fox

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Let's all get together and go see the best movie ever!! Don't wait to get tickets to this once in a lifetime chance to see the boys on the big screen!!!