Archive for July, 2012

Here are pictures of my favorite actresses (boys will be boys):

Carey Mulligan in a red dress

Carey Mulligan in a red dress

Keira Knightley all dressed up

Keira Knightley all dressed up

Natalie Portman dolled up in a scantily clad evening gown

Natalie Portman dolled up in an evening gown

“Leaving Las Vegas” is not a movie, it’s a film.

Movie Poster for Leaving Las Vegas starring Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue

Movie Poster for Leaving Las Vegas starring Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue

The movie stars Nicholas Cage as an alcoholic who has, quite literally, moved to Las Vegas to drink himself to death.

Elisabeth Shue stars as a prostitute who lives in Las Vegas on the good graces and cruelty of the men she meets.

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I was flipping through channels last weekend; and, I stumbled across “Say Anything”.

Some romantic comedies age well. They are just as funny and romantic as they were when first released. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is an example.

Poster for Say Anything starring John Cusack and Ione Skye Just Give Him a Pen

Poster for Say Anything starring John Cusack and Ione Skye Just Give Him a Pen

Some romantic comedies just get stale with time. Some early Tom Hanks movies come to mind.

But, “Say Anything” is somewhere in the middle. It was better twenty years ago. But, still, today, it’s not so bad.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: After the posting of this article, it was announced that The Great Gatsby will not open Christmas Day, but rather sometimes in the first half of 2013.

My family tries to get together for a movie on the day after Christmas.

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in The Great Gatsby with 1920s automobile

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in The Great Gatsby with 1920s automobile

This December 26th, we’re going to see “The Great Gatsby” starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The newest version of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic will start on December 25. But, we’ll probably be sleeping soundly that afternoon.

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In an effort to make the internet more appealing to users (and increase sales), programmers have written software to highlight related stories, or, related products.

I’m sure you have seen on shopping sites, software points out similar products for the one you are viewing.

Humphrey Bogart - Rick in Casablanca - 1944 Best Picture

Humphrey Bogart - Rick in Casablanca - 1944 Best Picture

But, I give up – How are Humphrey Bogart and Laika related?

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I saw “Magic Mike” tonight. In fact, I saw alot of Magic Mike tonight. And I mean alot.

Movie Poster for Magic Mike directed by Steven Soderbergh

Movie Poster for Magic Mike directed by Steven Soderbergh

And so did the ladies. The theater was filled with about 99 percent women.

And there were audible sighs when Magic Mike appears naked in the first scene of the movie. (from behind, no frontal nudity…)

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Laika, the first dog in space, died aboard Sputnik 2 in 1957.

The Soviet Union officially claimed at the time that Laika was euthanized on Day 6 of the flight, just prior to oxygen depletion.

Laika was the Russian space dog aboard Sputnik 2 - the first animal in space

Laika was the Russian space dog aboard Sputnik 2 - the first animal in space

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Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio will be starring in the Christmas Day, 2012 release of the remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Here are some more studio stills from this much anticipated movie.

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the 2012 remake of The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the 2012 remake of The Great Gatsby

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