Bonds well with celluloid

We had a marvelous evening last night (thanks for babysitting, Mom!) watching Daniel Craig bounce over a construction site in Madagascar, demolish a Venician historic house, wreck yet another Bond car, have his gonads pulverised while make witty quips and and generally portray an excellent Bond. John and I are both fans of the books,…

When he cleans, he sings this

I’m pretty happy to be hearing it now… means the vacuuming will soon be done! Plus it’s a cool song. The National Film Board did some wonderful interludes. Remember the one about the faces?

Movie: The da Vinci Code

John and I snuck out to a movie last night to round out the long weekend and saw The da Vinci Code. We both have read and enjoyed Dan Brown's novels and thought that it might be interesting to see what was done with this one cinematographically. The book is fast-paced, fairly systematic and lends…

African or American?

Swallow. Or Sparrow, rather. Some sort of small bird. If you don’t get this reference, there’s no hope for you. The trailer for Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest is out. Looks like another rolicking good time, although I always have a difficult time with judging movies based on trailers, especially chopped up trailers…

Come on, Men!

Okay, last night was night two of the “guys get together and watch weird movies” night. Our friend Larry has a bizarre fetish (actually, he has several that I’ve head about, but I’m only posting one here) about bad cinematography and film. He has a collection of wacky, weird and wild films, some of which…

Doghouses and their occupants

Moss and I are the sole residents of the main house today, figuratively speaking. Everyone else has been consigned to The Doghouse of My Mind: Ferg – Stealing food once, I’m used to (and even expect, with you), but three times in one day? The crowning touch was how you scarfed it right from Katherine’s…

DVD update – Batman Begins

Please note the addition of Batman Begins to the DVD List. A fabulous movie, with high-calibre acting primarily by British actors. Christian Bale, Liam Neesen, Michael Caines, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy (who is very creepy, but very good), etc. Also Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe and Rutger Hauer. Good action, good dialogue, nice sets, cool toys…

Backgrounds

Layers Photos by VickyTH. No matter what the focus of the foreground of life, the background continues to patter away. In fact, the background is often more interesting in a subtle way. Lately I’ve been going out of my tree getting ready for the fabric painting and landscape quilting workshops this weekend. Not to mention…

DVD update

Please note the recent addition of : An Officer and a Gentleman Under the Tuscan Sun To our DVD collection. It now reads as follows: American President, The An Officer and a Gentleman Batman Begins – Collector’s Edition Bells of St. Mary’s, The Cadfael – Set 1 – 4 discs o One Corpse Too Many…

Me and Stan

For some time now, Stanley Goodspeed and I have had a strange working relationship. In case you’re not getting the reference, he’s one of two protagonists in the movie The Rock starring Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery. Cage plays Goodspeed and Connery plays John Mason, a British secret agent incarcerated without trial by the FBI…