Category Archives: Movies

The Rediscovery (Pt2)

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Morning Horror

I know I said I would start out with Blood Simple but it was not meant to be, Netflix took it off-line on Oct. 1, I will have to postpone until next week.

I must stress that some films do not age well.

Take for instance, The Lost Boys.

As a kid this movie gave me nightmares. Okay maybe that is an exaggeration. I was afraid of my window. Weird? Vampires linger outside of windows…ever close to gaining entrance to your home.

That is a trip for any kid afraid of her own shadow.

I had held this movie up as a cult icon. Boy was I wrong.

The vampire phenomenom is not my thing. I like a good zombie flick. The vampires are all touchy feely. I don’t need the drama. I want to see a horror movie for the action not for the melodramatic close ups.

An enjoyable turn of events is how all the male vampires seem to be really into non-vampire guys.
The guys had some pretty steamy chemistry.

***The title is a misnomer…no horror today, just vampires vamping it up.l***

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A Must See

I have been patiently waiting all summer for the movie Inception to release into theatres.

Lucky for me the release date was this Friday.

I had a few misgivings about the nature the story. Concerns that melted away after the first 4 minutes.

I spent the rest of the film in a state of taut suspense. I was so caught up in the movie that I was getting dizzy with panic.
There just didn’t seem to be enough time.

Which is amusing because the film is a little on the long side. Which was hard to believe since it all went by so fast.

I highly recommend the movie because it was far better than anything seen in the trailers.

I really didn’t want the film to end.

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Take a Leap

I used to be obsessed with movies. I was a student filmmaker. Movies were my bread and butter. My sustenance.

Now a days I have little to no investment. Take for instance, Sex and the City 2.

In my other life I would have scoured the internet in search of my favorite movie critics. I was so easily shaped by the opinions of others.

This past weekend I went to go see Sex and the City 2. Did I read any reviews? No.
After having watched the movie I went to go look up a proper review. It was quite cruel. I have my own opinion about this movie but I do not feel that those sort of reviews were appropriate.

I will say this, the movie was not a contender for an Oscar. There was one moment in the film that was remarkably honest and it was a great scene.

My suggestion for this summer.
If you want to see a movie, don’t let anyone talk you out of it.

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Knit Flix: Damn the Man

Save the Empire!
Today’s Knit Flix will be all about my favorite late night treat, Empire Records.

I find that more often than not I spend most of my nights working late. I think sometimes it is hard for me to fuel my creativity earlier in the day.

That said no other movie has kept me company in these dark nights than Empire Records.

Here are a few of my favorite moments.

Notable Quotes

“The time to hesitate is through”

“Welcome to MusicTown, may I service you?”

“The fat man walks alone.”

“Who knows where thoughts come from? They just appear.”

Fact. I know all the musical cues to this movie.
You could say that this is my favorite movie because I sing along with the audio track.

Tomorrow I promise some pretty distraction. I am on look out for some inspiration.

Goodnight Tuesday. Its been grand.

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Fear Drives Me

Today I took a break from my normal routine. I sat in front of the tv and watched The Shining.

To know me well is to know that I have a strange fascination with horror movies. It is strange because I am easily scared. Since I was a kid I’ve been prone to having nightmares about movie monsters.

Little scares me now a days. So every now and then I hope that when I put in the dvd I will genuinely get scared. Only about five movies have scared me to the brink of insomnia.
The Shining was one of them.

I mention all of this because the movie put me into such a frenzy that I knitted like I’ve never knitted before. Knitted two wallets and I started a third.

Here’s hoping I will get some sleep tonight.

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Bussssy Bee

Thats me. I’m busy making cute things. I’ve got two bow barrettes, four new wallets and at least two new pins to add to my shop.

But for now I want to think about something a little different.

**If you listen to too much Cure, The Ramones or The Beatles you becomes a romantic. Big time.**

Well work beckons, I got a shop to fill up. Have a great day!

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Knit Flix: Working Girls edition

I have been so busy working that I think about work even when I’m trying to relax. These two movies are campy fun but they are also about identity. Which is something I’ve come to grapple with as I struggle to make a business for myself.

That is not to say that these are heavy dramatic movies. Far from it.

9 to 5 (1980)

Growing up both my parents worked. Something about having a job seemed so glamorous. My first office job as an adult was such a strangely satisfying feeling. Answering a phone seemed like an achievement.

I blame my grandmother. She was a secretary. She used to bring me and my brother to her office. Having strong women like my mom and my grandmother left an indelible impression on me.

I knew as a child that I wanted to have a career. They were multifaceted women who did what they had to in order to take care of their kids. I think that when I see this film I am reminded that a woman can do anything if she just puts her mind to it.

Even hog tie her boss.

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

I adore the opening sequence to this movie. I saw this film when I was starting to go to Junior High School. I was new to makeup and being a girl.

Gotta say I wish I had had an Auntie Vida to help me with my makeup. I would have looked fierce back then. Back then I was prone to poking myself in the eye with a brow pencil that I was using as eye liner.
But I digress.

The movie was such a charming story about being an outsider and finding a community that would accept you on your own terms. It was the perfect film for an insecure teenager.

These two movies were a joy to watch and I found myself working even harder.

If you need a little pick me up rent these two gems.

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Remains of the Day

Growing up my brother basically spent a lot of time watching TV, playing video games and getting as far away from me as possible.

Not that I made things easy for him. I tried to tag along as much as I could.

Life is all about the small moments so here are a few.

*My brother and I know the words to the Duck Tales theme song.
Somethings never change.

I hope it was a pleasant day.


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Its a Good Day!

Good Afternoon!

I am feeling great. It probably helps that the sun is shining bright and the weather is perfect. Arizona has its perks.

I found some images that made my heart melt.

I swear to God this couch is haunting me. The first time I left home I had this exact couch. It was something my Mom saw on the side of the road while driving through our small town. She asked and she got a couch and a matching love seat.

Sadly I passed it on to an ungrateful cousin who actually abandoned the couch when she vacated her own first apartment.

This picture makes me giddy. I loved making an animation. Scratch that. I love creating all the characters and designing the set. I struggled with making the animation, it requires a lot of patience to really do all the shooting and lighting.

Here! I always mention the virtues of visiting We Heart It. One of my favorite places for bookmarks because I am introduced to such grand blogs and artists.

I saw this image and followed the trail to her flickr and her blog. Where else in the world could I have stumbled upon this Russian illustrator? You can see more of her illustrations on flickr and her blog.

Now, I gotta get back to my stitches, I’m busy sewing zippers to pouches.

I hope you have a great evening.

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