You all know Adrian Grenier right? He’s best known as Vincent Chase in HBOs hit series Entourage.
I know you ladies know who I’m talking about.
Do you remember the first time you were enamored by ol’ Adrian? Take it on back. Think about it.
I first saw him when I was in middle school. Thats right. Eleven years ago. And guess what? He hasn’t even freaking aged since then.
He starred in that movie Drive Me Crazy with Sabrina the teenage witch! That was ELEVEN years ago?! That makes me feel so old. The movie also featured a band that none of my friends at the time knew about called The Donnas.
HAS NOT AGED.
Here he is in the Britney Spears video for Crazy…tell me that doesn’t take you back.
Vintage baby The Donnas.
This isn’t a vintage movie poster, but two different poster concepts for the spanish film The Orphanage.
Which one do you prefer? I thinks its probably not hard for you to figure out that I prefer the second one. Its very 70′s horror to me.
The movie was very good. I can tell that the director didn’t want to focus on making a horror movie with scares, but on the emotions – fright yes, but also grief, guilt, and love. If you decide to watch it – definitely check out the special features section, there is a poster concept part with a few more interesting designs.
In 2002 a little movie called Slackers came out. I was 16 or 17 and I went to see it in the theaters. I don’t remember who I was with. Even Though Jason Schwartzman was in the film it wasn’t spectacular. But there is one scene that lasts about one minute and I love it. It features a little ditty from School House Rock called Three Is A Magic Number – but performed by Blind Melon. I love this song, it is on my iPod, and I rock out to it frequently.
Modern day movie posters are a bit of a snore if you ask me. Not the ones graphic design artists are making and selling on the internets….but the ones that the actual studios make…the ones that people will see fifty years from now.
Would you rather look at this over photoshopped poster of the movies star?
or this beautiful colorful poster of the same movie….but the original 1967 version.
Oh yeah. My vote is for the bold print, bright, psychedelic vintage.
Say what you will about me, but this two story mobile home I spotted while enjoying the film Youth In Revolt put a smile on my face. If I could just own that – somewhere nice. That could be my vacation home.
This is what I think of in my head when it is my birthday.
Today is my birthday and its been a busy day so we aren’t going to do alot. We will have some hopefully delicious cake in a couple of hours though. We celebrated my birthday this weekend. I got to pick something so we went antiquing! No huffing, no puffing, just browsing. I didn’t really get anything, I found a necklace, but I still had fun! I of course took Hipstas throughout the whole day.
First we stopped at Jefferson Antiques.
Things I thought were awesome.
Milk glass honey thing.
Next up….breakfast at Starbucks! Biscotti and Java Chip frappe light!
I want one of these non disposables.Next stop..Regency Antiques!
Creepy.I wanted to get this whale bank for our upcoming baby cousin but the husband vetoed it.This ones for Acey Poo.Next we went to Hartlex.
The thermos was missing.Creepier.Is it sad that the old cabinet full of tupperware peaked our interest?I fell in LOVE with this little girls dress. It was in near mint condition, the loveliest shade of grey, and only eight bucks. I only know one little girl and her legs are a little too long! Her booty may have been visible.Where fiestaware goes to die.Next..our favorite place – Firehouse!The Husbands needlepoint.
Awesome lamp.I love Kennedy stuff.My two favorite booths.I really want this Texaco sign….I love these stinkin stools. Not the most practical of seats though.
The amazing mailbox we lust after everytime. I bought myself this leaf necklace.I still want this couch……husband…cough cough….My favorite.Then Ben and Jerrys.
Me. On the road.There was only one stop left. A questionable shack on the side of the highway. I will never go there again. It was very very creepy, I was sure we stepped into a Rob Zombie flick.
They have this corn dog fair booth out front that I wanted to look at. It was a piece of junk up close. But still kind of cool.I can smell it now.Um. Excuse me old dude. What the heck is this?The End.
Did you guys read that the top baby name for girls has changed from Emma to Isabella. Can you guess what they are blaming. The popularity of Twilight. Wow.
The top boy name was Jacob..also Twilight related…but Jacob has been at the top for quite a few years now.
We went to see the highly anticipated (by me) A Nightmare On Elm Street remake this past Sunday. I was going in hopeful yet skeptical. I wanted it to be great, but expected to be let down. Lets face it. The world of horror hasn’t brought us much in the last few years here.
If I’m remembering correctly there were only two previews…which was kind of weird. One of them was for one of those awful dance movies…and a 3d version at that. I think maybe it was called Step Up 3D. I was excited for the previews – it usually goes horror movie, horror previews. Nope. Not so much. The fact that they played a preview for a stupid pre teen dance movie kind of scared me and I automatically said ‘Oh, ok this is going to be like the Friday the 13th remake then, kills for fourteen year olds.’
We went at the earliest showing on Sunday, hoping there wouldnt be many people there. I guess we’re getting old, we don’t like crowds at the movies. The bigger the crowd the more likely there are people there that act a fool in public. There were two groups of people sitting in the row behind us, and the girls were pretty much only screaming and gasping with shock at parts that were taken directly from the original. It annoyed me that they had obviously never seen it. Maybe I’m a bit of a snob because I caught myself thinking ‘Why are you people here?’ Then I reasoned with myself ‘Oh come on, isn’t good to get more people into the genre? Calm down.’
Anyways. The movie was actually pretty good. After they killed off the first two sub par actors it was even better. Jackie Earle Haley was very creepy. They delved more into the backstory, which is the thing to do nowadays. People want to know why? now. The ‘thing’ to do is to delve into the creatures creation. This movie didn’t dig into Freddys childhood, but did focus more on the creation of his need to torture and collect these peoples lives.
Freddy was presented more as an actual villian…his dialogue doesn’t seem like a sarcastic perverted teenager that some could connect with this go round. There wont be anyone cheering him on as some did in the 80′s. Since the audience has been shown his past with these teenagers – it comes off more as what he is – a sick child molester. When and if you watch it, just remember how you laughed in the original when he says the classic line “I’m your boyfriend now.” The usage of the exact line in the remake, will make you grimace. I may have actually uttered “Oh, sick.”
On another note. I wish they wouldn’t have used as much CG. It wasn’t overkill or anything. I just like more actual effects in my horror. Whats wrong with a good old fashioned blood gag? I understand that CG is necessary, but certain gags can be done…for example…the stretch wall. I LOVE the stretch wall in the original. Simple to do, doesn’t cost a fortune. But they did the entire thing CG in the remake. You can see it here in the original trailer…along with the “I’m your boyfriend.” line.
I hope they make more, I hope they make them well, I hope Jackie Earl Haley is involved, I hope they do not ever decide to take the campy sequels route.
P.S. I missed my favorite line not being in the movie. ”Her name was Tina Grey.” That line catches me every time. I always wanted to start a band and name it Her Name Was Tina Grey.
I was watching Urban Cowboy while exercising tonight…and everytime I watch it I think of my mom telling me “Back when it came out EVERYBODY HAD TO wear tank tops with no bras.” Every. Single. Time.