Friday, September 21, 2007

Grosse Pointe Blank

Ok I rewatched Grosse Pointe Blank! Great movie with lots of memorable lines. The thought did occur to me that John Cusack is perfect for this role. You could imagine some of the characters he played in the teen movies like Better off Dead and Say Anything growing up to be Martin Blank. I've never gone to a reunion. I have my 15th coming up this year. I've never felt the desire too, for some of the same reasons Martin doesn't (not the hired killer part, the I don't have anything in common anymore with these people part. I did fully enjoy this movie and watching his experience with coming home though.

Memorable quote: "They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they've all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? "I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How've you been?"

Has anyone else seen this movie or Clueless or Heathers yet? Post your thoughts!

Also a reminder. If you wish to participate in the Yarn and a Movie Swap, please email kathie AT charter DOT net by September 25. If you leave a comment on this blog, she may not get it as she is a moderator over at the Ravelry group.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Our September through November movie selections!

The votes left here and at the fiberflix craftalong blog have been tabulated. It was a very close race, but we do have winning movies. A quick review first: all are invited to watch and knit/spin/crochet along with these movie selections. I will put up discussion posts where we can then talk about the movies, and perhaps share what we were working on while watching them. Sounds like fun? I think so!

So what are the final movie selection winners?

September: Theme "Back to School"

Grosse Pointe Blank, Clueless, Heathers

October: Theme "Monster Movies"

28 Days Later, 28 weeks later (this movie comes out on DVD on October 9th! Convenient, no?)

For the horror adverse, the next runner up is A Nightmare before Christmas

November: Theme "Director Retrospective"

We're going to take a closer look at Alfred Hitchcock this month. In October, I'll post a list of movies that Hitchcock directed and we'll vote to choose 2 or 3 to watch together in November.

So start loading up those Netflix queues! Discussion posts on Grosse Pointe Blank, Clueless and Heathers will be posted soon.