Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hail to the Prez and VP of Del Boca Vista.

Merry Christmas TIGER.

Now you know I love Tigers more than the next person, especially when they are made of painted glass and hurtling onto an invisible foe while jumping over a blue and white "M". That is right, I love me some Memphis Tigers and we showed all haters and doubters that we just might pounce all over that redneck Hansbrough puss and gross mottled Matta-Real (Suddenly he can add "Real" to his name? NO.) and that freak of Caucasian nature, Love, come March.
Sic em Tigers! And somebody get me this lovely ornament for Tree 2008.

In turn, let me say a prayer and a big RIP for another crazed Tiger, Tatiana of the San Francisco Zoo and her doomed victim, Carlos, age 17. Keep all Tigers in their respective cages and Forums.

If I blog again before the New Year, I will eat my hat.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Cheap Repost, not Riposte.

My dear friend, Andy Earles and his partner-in-crime (I'd call him a friend, but we've only just danced half nude trashed on sake with another girlfriend in his old apartment and that was yearssss ago), Jeff Jensen get appreciated.

(by the way, click on that mess above)

Ding Ding Ding! More Pre-Codes!

Consider me the Salvation Army Bell Ringer for TCM. I am not asking for your guilt-coated nickels, your lame muttered excuses or even a half-hearted "Happy Holidays Yourself, BUM!" This month known for holiday excess has an insane number of Pre-Code films to fit in with the season of overdoing every last thing. Here are a few that are simply must sees:

4:15 PM Ladies They Talk About (1933)

A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Lyle Talbot, Preston Foster. Dir: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley. BW-69 mins, TV-G December 4

3:45 AM Heroes For Sale (1933)

A veteran fights drug addiction to make his way in the business world. Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Loretta Young. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-72 mins, TV-G December 5

12:15 AM Ann Vickers (1933)

A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge. Cast: Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel. Dir: John Cromwell. BW-76 mins, TV-G, CC December 6


8:00 PM Night Nurse (1931)

A nurse discovers that the children she's caring for are murder targets. Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable. Dir: William A. Wellman. BW-72 mins, TV-G December 12

Critical Shopper.

YES! It was not just a one-off. It seems that the New York Times Thursday Styles section got wise and gave Cintra the weekly Critical Shopper section! I can't think of a better writer for this quarter page piece of brilliance. She eviscerated Fortunoff yesterday and I chuckled throughout. Cheers to Cintra! Enjoy that obscene cocktail, girl.