Cledus…I also raised and showed sheep. Trump card! Oh and played in the band. Those uniforms were super cool. And my hair was a sure turn on after I took off my pretty band hat with the plume sticking straight out.
How about Immortal Beloved? Any of you like that? I am a Gary Oldman fan and a Beethoven fan, so it was a good combo in my eyes. Vivaldi is nice. Personally, I have had to listen to a lot more classical music lately because my daughter is obsessed (OBSESSED) with the Nutcracker. We watch it on TV, we listen to it in the car, there are even times when I have to play the Mouse King (and that’s after the kids are asleep HELLO!).
Anyone know of any good contemporary classical music? I find that if you want to hear good current stuff, you have to buy movie soundtracks.
Hamilton: especially since you have kids, check out “From the Top.” You can find it on NPR.org I’m sure, and probably the Boston area broadcasts it. Lord knows WGBH is the producer. It’s great to listen to “the young people of today” appreciating classical music AND gives you ideas of what’s up currently (I think). I couldn’t see them when they taped at Emory not long ago and it made me sad. I just heard a podcast about a new film about Schumann where Sting and his wife read Schumann’s love letters while the Royal Opera House symphony plays in the background. Here endeth my current smattering of classical shizz.
Immortal Beloved was great. Just a well made film. Great editing. Also a big fan of Dangerous Liasons. Period piece with beautiful music.
As far as the no on Eddie, I just don’t get the sense that he is the guy to lead them to a championship. I might be as wrong on this as I am on everything else, but I want a complete cleansing of all things Bobby. My impression is that Eddie would even be softer on the players than Bobby is, and with the team next year being so young, I want some fire in that seat. The Cox disciples have proven to be a real disaster as head men – Jimy Williams, Ned Yost, Grady Little, et al. Even Freddie Gonzalez has had pretty moderate success with a team that has a lot of young talent. I want to try something new. Or I want them to hire Joe Torre.
The Professional is freakishly good, as is Immortal Beloved. Oldman’s got to have the best range of any actor working. To not just pull off, but absolutely nail Drexel the pimp in True Romance, Beethoven, and the humbly strong Gordon in the Dark Knight, is pretty flabbergasting taken all together.
Curt, maybe you’re right about the Cox replacement needing to be stern. I wonder if Wren will have the hangy downs to make that kind of hire.
Don’t forget Sid in Sid and Nancy. Oldman is top 5 actor of our generation.
Loved the Professional. Everything about it. Immensely rewatchable. True Romance is also one of my favorite movies. Just great throughout – so many good performances. The Christopher Walken/Dennis Hopper scene is phenomenal. Bronson Pinchot is great. Tony Soprano before he was Tony Soprano. Dangerous Liaisons was pretty good, but weren’t both Bill and Ted (from the Excellent Adventure) in it. That lowers any film’s potential.
Anne – thanks for the tip. I will check it out. Right now I am watching my daughter listening to Peter and the Wolf and making my son play all of the parts (except Peter, natch). Very entertaining.
Kid also sticks out like a sore thumb in Branaugh’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” A mix of seasoned British theatre/ film actors, American actors blended in seamlessly (even Denzel Washington’s Shakespearean chops are pretty impressive), and one tanned, lost surfer playing, of all things, the villain. “Like, everybody’s gonna pay my super-wrath, dudes!”
They say Keanu is very hard working, respectful, and gracious during a shoot. Just goes to show you how much that can do for you in life.
It doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m not the baseball-hittin’est genius to ever blow the antlers off a charging moose. If it’s an adjustment he and his dad came up with, it’ll probably work out. Sounds like he’s trading power for hits. Is that the idea? Curt?
Leah i read somewhere cant recall where that chipper did add muscle in the offseason dont know bout the swing. As far as actors Nicholas Cage is the man but when ever i need a laugh i watch Forgetting Sara Marshall LOL! That movie is so funny to me!!!
Raising Arizona for me in the go to laughs department.
Will – we need more inside info stuff like that from the head of MLB/Japan. That was fantastic.
Had crazy-awful stomach flu the past 36 hours. Wow, it sucked. But, I did watch a couple of movies as a result. District 9, absolutely fantastic. Smart, interesting and the plot moved along in unexpected ways for me. Really great. And, 500 Days of Summer. Pretty damn good. Not great. Not the transcendent romantic comedy I’d read it being – but much better than average, pretty smart and very good performances.
I thought District 9 was about the best sci fi film I’ve seen since Blade Runner. My best friend found it “vile and Satanic,” but he only likes movies if he’s the one between us to “discover” it. Anybody got a friend like that? Annoying.
Raising Arizona is my favorite comedy of all time. That’s where my email address came from, if you hadn’t put that together.
Hate to hear about the stomach flu. Get well soon.
Get well soon, Stevie. I like 500 Days of Summer too. Much better than I expected (but I didn’t expect much). I loved Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Very funny. Superbad was very good, also. I think it was the best Judd Apatow one.
Oh…Steve…that’s terrible. Hope your wife and kids dodge it. Ugh. Sure wish I had MLB network. Those of you who watch On Tuesday HAVE to give tons of details. I’m going to be crazed with anticipation. I’ll miss one ST game on ESPN since I’ll be in the backwoods of my childhood home. Their lucky to have running water much less cable.