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May the Fourth be with you!

And now a message from the Empire: (hat tip: Towleroad)
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I have been laughing ourselves silly on a number of occasions about a film concept. It all started when a producer at Gary's ex-employer mistook the title of a Robert Altman film and typed Mr. T and the Women instead.

So now whenever either Mr. T himself, The A-Team, or Dr. T and the Women comes up in the media or in conversation, one of us invariably does an impression of Mr. T proclaiming, "I pity the fool who touch my women!" Cracks me up every time.

Potpourri

Sep. 18th, 2008 09:37 pm
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  • All this week I've been seeing lots of bearish bus drivers and the occasional passenger as well.

  • This morning my cow-orkers and I were having a conversation about Burn After Reading in which my ex-boss recommended people see the trailer and skip the film because the best parts of the film are all in the trailer. So, speaking of spoilers, I pointed out the two T-shirts that T-Shirt Hell advertised right after one of the Harry Potter books came out that read "[so-and-so] dies on page [such-and-such]; I just saved you [this many] hours and [this much money]", with the US version bearing one page number and a price in dollars, and the UK version having a different page number and a price in pounds. When he asked why the US and UK versions had different page numbers, my cube neighbor pointed out that the words in the UK are longer with the extra "u", as in "colour", etc.

  • Speaking of films, I keep wanting to call this one Mountlake Terrace ;-) (This is a neighborhood just over the county line between Shoreline and Lynnwood, north of Seattle proper.)

  • Over in soc.motss, someone posted his surprise at hearing the "Flute Concerto" by "Jacques E. Bear" performed by James Galway. Looking at the program notes he discovered the composer's name is Jacques Ibert. Sort of reminds me of the first time I saw Chantal Hébert ("Eh, Bear") on "At Issue" on the CBC's The National.
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Brokeback Mountain gets the Bunny Treatment.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] gmjambear who found the link on the IMDB Message Boards.

Crash

Jul. 17th, 2005 11:34 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I saw Crash the other night. I was impressed by the film and its ensemble cast.

As I told Gary, I noticed a resemblance between the locksmith (portrayed by Michael Peña) and [livejournal.com profile] 2fruition. Woof!

Oh, and Ryan Phillippe is starting to mature a bit in his role in this film, kind of like Rick Schroeder and Mark-Paul Gosselaar have done in NYPD Blue. Still, I thought it strange that in one of the pivotal scenes in the film, it looks for all the world like the hitchhiker he picks up is his age, not the five or ten years younger the plot demands.

Gary has picked up more of the subtleties of the film in his review. I recommend it, even if he did have to drag me to see it. ;-)
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[livejournal.com profile] gmjambear and I were watching the AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes on CBS tonight. Gary mentioned having seen Marathon Man and the torture scene, which they included for its famous quote, "Is it safe?" We speculated that a lot of dentists lost business over that scene as they went to station break.

So what commercial did they run immediately afterward? Colgate Total toothpaste, with recommendations from dentists and all.

Ouch. Side-splittingly funny, but ouch nonetheless.

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