Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gaylord Focker

What a name! Poor Ben Stiller gets verbally and psychologically abused by Robert De Niro in both “Meet the Parents” and “Meet the Fockers.” Gotta love a little tsuris thrown at you by the soon to be in-laws.
I thought it was pretty neat that Gay Focker used Mr. Jinx (the cat) to bring in his wife’s wedding ring there at the end of the first movie. I didn’t get a chance to check and see if he was wearing the ring he should be wearing, the super cool looking Titanium Wedding Rings they have for guys who like to show off their jewelry. I’m gonna go check it out right now though...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Chasing a Chevy

Before I get too far off topic, I want to point something out in regards to Caddyshack one more time. Chevy Chase wears the crispiest white pants and some of the funkiest golf apparel you’ve ever seen. He sticks his collar up, he dances around the green, and he even makes funny sounds while he’s putting the ball...blindfolded.

I’ve got a new role-model folks. It’s on.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Bill Murray is one of my favorite actors. I watched Caddyshack on my laptop the other day and felt completely nostalgic. What a classic. It was one of the first comedies I can recall seeing as a kid. Ahhh, the memories.

One of the best scenes in the movie is when Bill Murray is on safari with golf drivers, industrial grade garden hoses, and later explosives, for the gopher that continually eats up the course. I found this snapshot to refresh your memory...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Contact This!

Contact. This movie was full of so many shenanigans it made me want to sp*t. Jodie Foster ends up getting contacted by aliens after billions of dollars are poured into this gyroscope thingy. It's designed to do what? She drops right through the spinning thing inside a metal sphere. All along you thought she was going to be contacted by a higher power. Whatevvvver.

These big budget flicks have got it all backwards I.M.O.. Think about it, some NASA genius types get sent some bogus instructions to build a gigantic mechical spinning thing, and those instructions are embedded in a video of the Third Reich from N*zi Germany? Give me a break. If you want true satellite network access so you can speak directly to E.T. and his friends, you have to build a gigantic stairmaster or something. That would get attention. I'm going to draw it up and send my script to the big rigs at the studios. Score.

Lucky Number Seventy-four

Why is "W" the symbol for Tungsten? That's so confusing. "H" for Hydrogen, "C" for Carbon, and....."W" for Tungsten? Have a look for yourself, it's #74. I was going to learn a bit more about Tungsten because I'm on the verge of buying a Tungsten Ring or two, but now I'm just confused. Off to wiki I go!

Back to the movies...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Walter Bruce Willis?

Did you know that Bruce Willis' real first name is Walter? Well, it is.

In Die Hard 3 (With a Vengeance) - Bruce Willis takes a spotlight to the face from a helicopter, courtesy of Jeremy Irons. Ouch. It's not a high pressure sodium light because that's like a street light. Obviously those don't have the same effect. Chances are that it was a metal halide spotlight, which is the cause for the sudden blindness. I wouldn't be worried about my VW's brights in my eyes, but a spotlight....yeah, a little bit.

Avoid the spotlight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Remember remember the fifth of November...

I watched V for Vendetta today. Again.

Evey Hammond, played by Natalie Portman, is "captured" by who she believes is the government (really, it's just her friend V pulling some shenanigans on her.) He interrogates her, shaves her head and feeds her oatmeal - or that's what I want to believe that it is. What I can't figure out is why every movie interrogation involves one of three setups. Either a.) they are in a brightly lit room and there are several people standing around or looking in through two-way mirrors, b.) they are in a dark room and there is a spotlight in the actors face, blinding them and causing them to sweat bullets, or c.) there is barely enough light in the room for anything to be detectable, at which point in time everyone (including me the viewer) ends up squinting down to 20-5 vision just to make out the slightest detail.

Ugh! With all the commercial lighting in the world, what's going on in Hollywood? I think if I move out to Cali and become a light consultant for some of these major movie sets I could clean up!