Thursday, July 27, 2006

28th Annual Mooning of Amtrak

28th Annual Mooning of Amtrak

2nd Annual Mooning of Metrolink

All Day Saturday, July 14, 2007, Laguna Niguel, (Orange County) California, U.S.A.

Annual Mooning of Amtrak!

What a hoot!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Wonderful world of Advertising....

This one on Ventura Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley (L.A. California) and one more time only in L.A. With the heat wave we have had of course the logical thing is to have some shade and a advertising shade umbrella is the perfect ticket.....

And this one of course is a absolute only in L.A. ..... my personal favorite....

Now this idea may work in L.A. but the only people walking around here are the transients, but we could dress them up... oops I didn't say that, I meant to say rollerbladers on the beach..... earn money while exercising.....there are many many possibilities..

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Movie Review: Mr. & Mrs. Smith.....

The only thing that sort of saves this DOG is the two of these so good looking actors. And of course the fact that they were falling in love while making this terrible movie.

What in the world are these people in Hollywood thinking? Obviously it cost a lot of money to make this movie and the idea is so great, but what they do with it is just a ridiculous bunch of shoot them up blow them up debris full mess.

I only give it one star because of the curiosity factor.

don't' bother, and if you must only watch it if you could fast forward... you will really need this feature for those parts that get so tedious.

So just announced today that Jolie and Pitt will star together in a new movie: "A Mighty Hear: The Brave Llife and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl,"

Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan.

Jolie will star as Pearl's wife, Mariane Pearl, in an adaptation of her book, "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl," it was announced Thursday. Pitt will produce the film, directed by Michael Winterbottom.

In an ironic twist, the movie will be produced by Revolution Films and Plan B, the production company Pitt and his former wife, Jennifer Aniston, founded. Pitt and Aniston, who were divorced last year, remain co-owners of the company.

Already then, this sounds kind of familiar, Jolie starred in a movie called "Beyond Borders" sounds very much similar.

We will see....

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A book Review: Shantaram

Actually I just downloaded this novel from Audible. This should give me plenty of tedious knitting to do, the book unabridged is 43 hours yes this is not a typo I said forty three hours long! Wow!

So as I started listening it grabbed me right away. The reader is very talented actor and does a superb job reading this book to me as I knit along.

I feel that I am in Bombay, India. Riding the bus and walking the busy streets and visiting stores, restaurants and hotels. The descriptions are vivid without being overdone. Characters precisely described that I feel like I know them personally.

I am thrilled that it's a long long book (43 hours), it's a perfect accompaniment to a Hanne Falkenberg project. Lots of stitches knitted in garter stitch.

I originally saw that Johnny Depp is signed on to make this novel into a movie in 2007 and being a Johnny Depp fan I was curious. But they are so wrong this character should go to Russell Crowe! Hands down no bones about it. But I guess it's too late, Johnny paid 2 million dollars for the rights of this book so, I will be looking forward to see his interpretation.

And maybe Johnny will do a good job he certainly has the talent, and Russell Crowe is sort of predictable for the role. I'm dying to see this movie.

This is supposed to be a "true" story.....well most of it is almost believable but a hell of a ride.

Who is this author?

He is a brilliant writer I think. Here are some information I was reading about him.

He was studying philosophy when his marriage broke up. He was imprisoned as punishment for a series of toy gun robberies that earned him the name “Gentleman Bandit”.

He went on to escape from Victoria’s maximum-security prison in broad daylight, thereby becoming one of Australia’s most wanted men for what turned out to be the next ten years.

After some startling adventures and escapes in New Zealand, Greg travelled to Bombay, India, where he set up a free health clinic in the slums, acted in Bollywood movies, worked for the Bombay mafia as a forger, counterfeiter, and smuggler and, as a gunrunner, resupplied a unit of Mujaheddin guerrilla fighters in Afghanistan.
He was captured in Germany in 1990, was imprisoned and extradited to Australia where he completed his prison sentence.

Apart from having this highly unusual personal background he is fluent in several languages, he has studied philosophy, comparative religion, psychology, particle physics, politics, anthropology, and ancient history. His experience ranges from the slums of Bombay to the palaces of the city’s movie stars, from prison torture to being front-man for a successful rock group, from the battlefield to the boardroom, and from jailbreak to international success as an acclaimed novelist.

He went on to establish a small multi-media company, and is now a full-time writer living in Melbourne. His novel, 'Shantaram', based on his wild and wicked life, has been described as a masterpiece. The Hollywood movie version of the novel is set to begin in 2007 and stars Johnny Depp. The film rights, $2 million dollars, set a new record!

Monday, July 03, 2006

A Movie & Book Review...Memoirs of a Geisha...

I loved the book, but the photography killed this movie!

Why oh why do they make these dark dark movies? Heavy shadows poorly lit, parts of the movie is so dark you can't even enjoy the scenery. I think this movie would have been allright had the director of photography not tried to be so "artsy". He really ruined this movie, I guess they think it's art.

My other bitch was the blue eyes! They could have used contact lenses at least. Her eyes did not look blue to me in the movie, or maybe it was just so dark that I could not tell from blue or dark brown. Her eyes were the whole pivot of the story. That is what made her stand out and what made her so special. The promo picture has blue eyes but not in the movie....