Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Nurse Sis loves this site. There were some gems today.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

The new Joker

Hmmmnnn...I hate to agree with Aint it Cool talkbackers, but he does look like a weird cross between Ichi the Killer and The Crow, when what he should look like is the Joker. The Joker came first, dammit, and he's only the most revered comic villain ever. It's hard to get better than a brilliant sociopath who's unpredictable and completely dedicated to bringing Batman's hypocrisy down.

I'm curious what my nineteen-year-old nieces would say, though. I bet they'll like it, growing up on Heath Ledger movies and with Emo in fashion. Guess they're the real market, and that us codgers are never going to see The Killing Joke onscreen.

UPDATE: It's a fake.

Wow, it's probably not going to be that far off, though. I like Heath Ledger as an actor in other projects, but I don't get the idea of casting someone so humorless and pretty model boy.

It's just all wrong, unless they make him monstrous with the makeup. Even then, I feel like that brooding, dour, emo spirit is going to shine through the latex. I mean, can you picture Heath Ledger hysterically laughing? Hysterically crying with a daisy in one hand and a Longfellow poem in the other, but laughing with psychotic glee as he rapes and paralyzes your daughter??? Or would you still invite him over for dinner afterwards. His hair is only a little green after all, and he still has those wounded Heathcliff puppy dog eyes...

The two things The Joker absolutely can't be are likeable and hot.

I'm so confused...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Pop that champagne

Congrats to Brian for another well-deserved two (count 'em, two!!!) Eisner nominations for Mom's Cancer. Very cool. Even if the categories sound made up. :)

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Really, God?

Could we call a moratorium on you killing people I love, and me finding out about it way after the fact?

I'm just ruined over this.

The only good thing at all about reading his obits was at least CNN thought to interview Gore Vidal instead of K-Fed or some other public cypher.

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."

"The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal."

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."

– Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Green-eyed bunny rabbits

You guys know that every year, I have a movie or two that make me ill wishing I'd been a part of it. Last fall it was "Special", last year it was "Brick", the year before "Thumbsucker" and "Mean Creak". And before that it was "All the Real Girls".

I distinctly remember these experiences. They leave that bitter taste of failure in my mouth, where I recognize brilliance and regret it almost could have come from me. My indie price range, a distinctive voice, some truth I gel with...and I shift around in my theatre seat, cursing myself. Same reason I don't want to go to the ballet again. FAILURE.

Okay, so this is getting I'm down to a MOMENT I envy...

Today I saw "Blades of Glory". I haven't laughed that hard in a theatre since I saw "There's Something About Mary." I had a hell of a good time. Until they played Queen's "Flash Gordon" theme.

God dammit Baby Jesus, why on your birthday? Flash Gordon was the first album I ever bought, and as GENIUS as it was to have it be the final couples routine for "Blades of Glory", I wish I'd been the filmmaker who got to use it first...

Please, please stop

So I'm having a lovely Easter brunch/movie day with a gfriend of mine who's going into production on a million dollar film she's directing. And she wants to cast this amazing older actress from the 80s-90s (NONE of your business who. Really.). But she CAN'T because the poor lady has had some bad plastic surgery.

And I'm thinking, after seeing the amazing au naturale Julie Christie last night in "Away From Her"...are women still their worst enemy?

I mean, everyone says there are no good roles for women over forty, and they HAVE to keep up with the Joneses by having plastic surgery but...this is not the first time I've heard this story. I have other gfriends desperate to cast the icons from their youth, but they have to actually schedule a meeting to see what Frankenstein creature is going to walk in.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Question of the Day

If people think of me as Catwoman, is it wrong for me to date a European man nicknamed Thor? Or can those two worlds collide? You know, the Asgardian God of the Marvel Universe, and D.C,'s lawless, uncatchable trickster.

Love her even more