Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Rosanna Arquette In Stereo Post.

The dire Jean-Claude Van Damme movie (or is that redundant?) Nowhere To Run is playing out on Sky. But it's a dire Jean-Claude Van Damme movie with Rosanna Arquette, and is therefore safe from channel skipping.

The above hails from her episode of Medium, and the below is the first of a series of clip videos of her career to date courtesy some bright spark called mweihn. Watch and see why this woman is in my permanent Hall of Fame.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Return Of The Cindy/Feltz Thingy Post.

Cindy: I finally do MySpace just when everyone else is on Facebook. Even one of my aunts.

Feltz: Hard to maintain any of 'em, you know. Especially when I don't talk much and don't have much to talk about. Maybe I should just, you know, lie?

Cindy: Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Gossip Girl.

Feltz: Mad Men. Enough dark, cynical, critically-beloved viewing, thanks - like The Sopranos I don't have any engagement with anyone on this, so be off.

Cindy: Lalo Schifrin at the Barbican with the LSO.

Feltz: The endless journey home afterwards.

Cindy: Heroes returns this week!

Feltz: On BBC2, not NBC.

If you want me, I'll be down at the Pie Hole, the Nerd Herd or at Serena van der Woodsen's.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Sunday Morning Post.

I have to complain about a) seeing the trailer for the Sex and the City movie in front of The Spiderwick Chronicles and b) seeing the trailer for the Sex and the City movie. Come on, have a heart.

ITV1 also deserves a jolly-good talking to for Pushing Daisies. Not the show itself, the pilot of which was on last night - love it, love it, love it - and was a real whetter for the rest of the series (although why give Anna Friel all the props when there's the rest of the cast, not to mention the great Bryan Fuller?)... but for their only showing eight episodes of the nine in the first season. For goodness' sake, haven't they heard of double-bills? It's Nickelodeon with Gilmore girls all over again. Gah.

Here's something to cheer me up. (Have fun where you are, Butch. And who's this Olivia Munn person? Looks fun.)

Friday, April 04, 2008

The It Actually Works! Post.

Even though I already gave my two cents to FHM, I gave Keeley's Lady Selector a whirl, just to see what would happen if I tried that.

I went through it twice - once for brunettes, once for blondes (you can also go for bald, but I didn't try that) and it has to lose points for only letting you choose either British or American women (er, hello? France? Australia? Asia?). But it gets some back for Keeley being very, very attractive even when she talks (mentioning no names, but some of these men's magazine regulars - when they open their mouths you suddenly understand how sound ruined some stars' careers after the silent era).

Anyway, once I gave the system my choices, it came up with the following five women for brunettes:
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Katie Holmes
Natalie Portman
Ellen Page
and Jessica Alba.

And for blondes I drew:
Amber Heard
Ali Larter
Blake Lively
Katherine Heigl
and Hayden Panettiere.

(I couldn't remember Blake at first so I went back, inputted again and got Ashley Olsen and Elisha Cuthbert in place of Amber and Blake. Trading down there, really. And then I edited this post from what was originally published this morning.) A good enough average so that I can give this a ringing endorsement. Not enough to buy the current issue, but enough to maybe put Keeley on staff.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Started At 2:54 AM, Finished At 3:08AM Post.

A few random thoughts:

1. I'm not entirely convinced about The Boondocks. I wish Yahoo! could add Luann to their comic strip lineup, but until then the 'docks stay.

2. Brazilian Marie Claire ran
a piece about Patricia Araujo. It's very weird to see she was born as Felipe. Not as weird as reading a translation via Babelfish (Portuguese to English).

3. It's time to start saving for my flight to Nevis in July. And to get mum's birthday gift. If only someone else hadn't already decided on part of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

4. Blake Lively looks like a more attractive cross between Cate Blanchett and Cat Deeley. Not as nice as
her, but still great.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Step Up 2 The Vantage Point Post.

I went to see Step Up 2 The Streets and Vantage Point on Saturday. We might as well run a comparison...

Story: The former's climax is obvious from the word go, but the latter can be called many things - predictable not being one of them. Advantage: Vantage Point.

Acting: Neither is the kind of thing you go to for performances (with the former it's all about the dancing, the latter has tension up the wazoo), but Dennis Quaid makes the latter - almost as good at going "DAMMIT!" as Kiefer Sutherland, he is. Advantage: Vantage Point.

Altierre Factor: Briana Evigan and Cassie Ventura vs. Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana and the baddies. No contest. Advantage: Step Up 2 The Streets.

Music: Not a fan of what's called "urban" stuff, but Step Up 2 The Streets also has an almost too emotional Aaron Zigman score. Vantage Point's 24-esque music by Atli Örvarsson (and, this being a Hans Zimmer offshoot, others) does at least fit the movie better. Advantage: Vantage Point.

Action: Come on. Advantage: Vantage Point.

Emotional Content: Step Up 2 The Streets does have heart, while Vantage Point only has emotion in the Forest Whitaker parts. Advantage: Step Up 2 The Streets.

Reason To See It In The First Place: I hadn't seen the first Step Up, whereas Vantage Point is a one-off. Advantage: Vantage Point.

Winner: Vantage Point, duh. Briana "Thank goodness she wasn't related to the Bear" Evigan notwithstanding.