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Less Than Zero

Directed by: Marek Kanievska
2 stars
::spoilers::

I had just read the book by Bret Easton Ellis, so it was difficult for me to watch the movie without making comparisons. Therefore, the entire movie was focused on thinking, “What in the hell? That didn’t happen in the movie.”
The similarities are:
- Character names & basic bios.
- Set in Los Angeles in the ‘80’s.
- Lots of drug use.

Cameron Crowe

There’s something about a Cameron Crowe movie that makes me feel really optimistic about life.

I’d like to live in a Cameron Crowe movie.

Can somebody make that happen?

Box o' Music

We saw “Casablanca” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as a double feature at the Music Box Theatre a couple of Valentine’s Days ago.

::side note: They have GREAT butter on their popcorn::

It was absolutely DIVINE. My two favorite films (in that order) on the big screen in an old-Hollywood-esque theatre? How happy was I?

Seeing John Malkovich

John Malkovich is signing autographs for a homeless man & a guy in a wheelchair.

True story.

The guy in the wheelchair is yelling “Oh my God!” repeatedly.

The homeless man suddenly & excitedly asks, “Why you walkin’ ‘round Chicago all by ya’self? You ain’ got no people witcha. These are the streets of Chicago! Why you walkin’ ‘round all by y’self?”

Movie Etiquette: Guidelines from a Lover of All Things Cinematic

1. If you come late, don’t stand there, talking, for five minutes while you situate yourself. Some people actually *enjoy* the previews.

2. One can generally feel when the soda cup is soon to be emptied. Therefore, suckle a little less as to decrease the chances of slurping.

3. No one in the theatre came to hear you talk. Not even the person sitting nex to you. So don’t.

Garden State (circa 2004)

Well worth the $9.25 I spent when I saw it.

& guess what? Even though the people at Piper’s Alley thought that they all had to smoosh together to watch the movie when there were rows & rows of seats available outside of the center row/center aisle, people were generally, I would say A-!

So I didn’t have to sigh heavily whilst people were rude, which is nice.

Why A-?

The Intellectual Event of 2004

My dear, sweet ex-roommate whom I absolutely adore, came upon some special advanced screening tickets to a film. It’s pretty much a given that the first person we ask is each other when we get these things, being the movie buffs that we are. We’ve been to quite a few together, so it came as no surprise when she asked me to go tonight.

The Times They Are A-Changing: The New Black

On The Drive every morning, DJ Bob Stroud has this thing called “10 at 10.” He picks a year & plays -oh you guessed it- ten songs from that year at -oh you guessed it- ten in the morning. Tuesday morning, the year was 1970.

Gonna Fly Now - the Autospy of "Rocky Balboa"

*spoiler alert*

A new friend of mine insisted we watch “Rocky Balboa” the other day on DVD. He loved it & told me that if I didn’t, he’d watch any three movies of my choosing. If I did love it, I had to write about it on my blog. Well, I like to write & I like films, so I wrote about it regardless.

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