Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Movie Club Field Trip #2

I'm reserving a cabin at Shakti Cove for Memorial Day weekend, Fri-Mon. Anyone else want to go? Reserve your spot now before they get booked!


Saturday, March 20, 2004

Hey folks,

We need to decide on a night for the next movie club dinner-- I suggest Monday, April 12 (I think passover is done by then?) or the 17th or 18th.

Saturday Night

Hey club,

I'm having peeps over tonight for wine and cheese and parents and new couch. You should come.

I'm thinking around 7, email me or call me if you need directions.


Friday, March 19, 2004

Hey movie-clubbers,

I had to cut my trip short and come back to Seattle-- family stuff and work stuff. Anybody want to go see "The Dreamers" tonight or Sunday? I was also thinking about seeing Eternal Sunshine this weekend. . .

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that I am on Whidbey Island and you are all working.

Today I am going to be here. You will not. I will think of you poor worker bees as I sip vanilla-vodka cokes and watch more vetoed movies this evening.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

If schedules work out, Jeff and I are thinking we might go see The Fog of War on Friday night. It's playing at the Guild 45th at 7 and 9:30. Anyone else interested in going?

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Field Trip?

I'm going up to the condo on Whidbey Island next week-- I think I'll go up the 17th and stay for a week if I can swing it. Emma is bringing her folks up for the day on the 20th.

Anybody want to go? Beach, bonfires, vanilla vodka, and the mexican train game. No karaoke allowed!

Friday, March 05, 2004

The 2nd Annual "Reel" Cinerama Film Festival

The 2nd Annual "Reel" Cinerama Film Festival at the Cinerama will be screening everyday between Thursday, March 4th and Thursday, March 11th, 2004. Treasures to behold include: 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, GHOSTBUSTERS, and HOW THE WEST WAS WON (projected in its original 3-strip Cinerama format!). For a complete list of titles and showtimes, check out www.cinerama.com.

And I have the power to pass on savings to you. I have a .pdf file of a Festival Voucher via my membership in The Warren Report that can get you $1 off ticket price. Not sure if I can post a file here, so let me know by e-mail if you want a copy of the file and I’ll send it to you. NOTE: The designer made an error and the “offer good” date lists 2003 not 2004. I’ve confirmed that the error is known, and that the voucher will be accepted.

The nitty gritty:

WHAT: The 2nd Annual "Reel" Cinerama Film Festival
WHERE: The Cinerama (2100 4th Ave, Seattle)
WHEN: Thursday, March 4 - Thursday, March 11, 2004
**MORE INFO: http://www.cinerama.com/ **

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

The new movie of the month is “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” a documentary about the attempted coup against the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. I believe it was nominated for an Oscar, but lost out to “The Fog of War,” which I also want to see sometime this month. The Revolution is playing at the Varsity through Thursday and moves to Metro on Friday. No guarantees that it will be playing past 3/11, so see while you can.

Here are the other movies I was considering. I’m going to try and see as many of them I can.

The Fog of War – Oscar winning documentary, featuring Robert McNamara. I’m such a leftist.
The Dreamers – 1968 Paris. An American boy gets crazy with his freaky French roommates, who just happen to be brother and sister. Scandalous!
The Passion of Christ – to redeem myself for the pure enjoyment I will get out of The Dreamers. Thou Shalt See This Movie!
Dead Lizards Club Dread – a terrible looking comedy. Right up my alley.
Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind – Jim Carrey is due for another good movie. Hopefully this is it.

Let me know if anyone is interested in seeing any one of these. We’ll hook it up.

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Anyone up for movie-watching this weekend, since it's supposed to rain non-stop? I'm not sure if I'm free Friday or Saturday (my folks are in town), but here are the movies I've got from netflix:

Pieces of April
Runaway Jury
School of Rock
My Life Without Me
Matchstick Men
In the Cut
The Quiet American

Movies, fireplace, hot cocoa, lap cats, snoozing dogs. . . maybe a good lazy Saturday afternoon/evening?

I wanted to go see The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra this weekend, but watching movies at the drive-in in the rain sucks. Either you can't see through the windshield or you have to run the wipers for two hours.

Hey Jeff, you're not the onlt one checking out Scarlett:

Unlikely couple Scarlett Johansson and Benicio Del Toro were so smitten with each other at a pre-Oscars party, they didn't care about being spotted "with their arms all over each other". Latin star Del Toro - who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award at Sunday's ceremony - spent Saturday night canoodling with the 19-year-old actress before the pair retired to the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles at 3.30am. Guests at the legendary hotel on Sunset Strip were stunned when the playful pair walked in, because they were making no attempts to cover up their intimate behavior. A spy says, "They didn't care who saw them. They walked through the hotel lobby where there were quite a few people hanging about and didn't seem at all embarrassed to be spotted with their arms all over each other. It was quite extraordinary. She looks so young and he could easily pass for her dad. They then got into a lift together."

Monday, March 01, 2004

Watch out for that hill, Billy!

I'm finally seeing Monster tonight, though I'm worried that Shawn might have ruined the movie for me. He told me that Theron’s character reminded him of Beetlejuice. I had no idea what he was talking about until I saw a clip on the Oscars last night. I almost fell out of my chair laughing. And I’m actually still giggling a bit…

Umm, maybe I should skip those pre-movie drinks at CC’s. Old Man CC makes a helluva brew and I just might not be able to contain myself.

The Monster clip was the highlight of what I saw of the Oscars. I yawned whenever I watched it for more than 30 seconds. But wow, Scarlett J. looked great.

See yall tomorrow!