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Monday, April 23, 2007

SUMMER 2007

Every summer I like to page through ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Summer Movie Preview Issue and pick out and rank order the movies I am most excited to see (Ironically, I even have a letter written to ASK THE CRITIC Owen Gleiberman in the very same SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW issue in the Movies section under my real name of Greg - I ask Owen "with the upcoming summer release of HAIRSPRAY, SWEENEY TODD in production, and MAMMA MIA about to roll, which Broadway musical do you want to see get the Hollywood treatment? His answer: History Boys). But I digress: Here are my TOP 20 (and five smaller honorable mentions):1. The movie I most want to see this summer is HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. (The trailer was awesome, and with Book Seven, DEATHLY HALLOWS, coming out a week later, July is going to be a very Harry month: I may even grow my butt hairs back out and do a scene in honor of the Potter).2. I am expecting a satisfying conclusion to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies with the release of AT EARTH'S END. After all, DEAD MAN'S CHEST was really just the commercial set-up for this final entry, right? So I can forgive Part 2's middling excitement level ONLY if Part 3 gives me a huge, satisfying payoff.3. I am a NUT for musicals (ahem, just check out my letter to Entertainment Weekly this week for example), I love John Travolta in these things, and 'Good Morning Baltimore' gets me misty-eyed (in a good way). So I have HIGH hopes for HAIRSPRAY!4. In any normal summer preview, SHREK THE THIRD would probably be number 1 or 2, but this summer is KICKING ASS in terms of Buzz Movies. So the only reason my beloved Shrek is at number 4 is because of an overpopulated pond. I have fond memories of the first SHREK: my boyfriend at the time ate my ass out in the back aisle during a midnight performance). Maybe this year he will give me a load up my ass during the first Puss sighting.5. and 6. THE FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER just barely beats out SPIDER-MAN 3 in the super hero department on title alone. I may be one of the few who LOVED the first FOUR. I thought it's humor was spot-on with regard to the comics themselves. I hear that Part 2 is supposed to be heavier on the action, which is awesome: just so long as they don't fuck up with the dynamics of this family of four. Then there's the rumored final chapter in the Spider-Man film series: the trailer looked AWESOME! Just as the Silver Surfer looked awesome in the FF4 trailer. So I am totally pumped up on both: with again, the title for the FF movie giving in the super-edge.7. NANCY DREW: Sure! Why not! I loved this girl in the books and then the Pamela Sue Martin tv series. And hearing that the cute Emma Roberts (Julia's niece) is in the title role seals the deal.8. STARDUST has that curiosity thing going for me. It's a movie adapted from a book by Neil Gaiman and stars Clare Danes as a star fallen from out of the sky!!! I know, it sounds pretty strange, but with Michelle Pfeiffer also in the cast as someone evil, I can only get stoked thinking about how this original movie (in a summer of sequels) will play out.9. RATATOUVILLE is that OTHER big animated movie (minus the green ogre or yellow donut loving father). It's all about a top chef, who just happens to be a rat (voiced by Oswalt Patten). Since it's backed by Pixar and directed by Brad Bird of THE INCREDIBLES, I am assuming it will be the best thing since, er, THE INCREDIBLES.10. KNOCKED UP: No, it's the Hollywood version of Treasure Island Media's cum-filled classic. Instead, it's Apted's follow up to THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and stars Freaks N Geeks' Scott Rogen and Grey's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl. Could be this year's Must See R Rated comedy.Numbers 11 through 20 Coming Soon!

SUMMER MOVIE TOP 20, Part I

Every summer I like to page through ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's Summer Movie Preview Issue and pick out and rank order the movies I am most excited to see (Ironically, I even have a letter written to ASK THE CRITIC Owen Gleiberman in the very same SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW issue in the Movies section under my real name of Greg - I ask Owen "with the upcoming summer release of HAIRSPRAY, SWEENEY TODD in production, and MAMMA MIA about to roll, which Broadway musical do you want to see get the Hollywood treatment? His answer: History Boys). But I digress: Here are my TOP 20 (and five smaller honorable mentions):
1. The movie I most want to see this summer is HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX. (The trailer was awesome, and with Book Seven, DEATHLY HALLOWS, coming out a week later, July is going to be a very Harry month: I may even grow my butt hairs back out and do a scene in honor of the Potter).
2. I am expecting a satisfying conclusion to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies with the release of AT EARTH'S END. After all, DEAD MAN'S CHEST was really just the commercial set-up for this final entry, right? So I can forgive Part 2's middling excitement level ONLY if Part 3 gives me a huge, satisfying payoff.
3. I am a NUT for musicals (ahem, just check out my letter to Entertainment Weekly this week for example), I love John Travolta in these things, and 'Good Morning Baltimore' gets me misty-eyed (in a good way). So I have HIGH hopes for HAIRSPRAY!
4. In any normal summer preview, SHREK THE THIRD would probably be number 1 or 2, but this summer is KICKING ASS in terms of Buzz Movies. So the only reason my beloved Shrek is at number 4 is because of an overpopulated pond. I have fond memories of the first SHREK: my boyfriend at the time ate my ass out in the back aisle during a midnight performance). Maybe this year he will give me a load up my ass during the first Puss sighting.
5. and 6. THE FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER just barely beats out SPIDER-MAN 3 in the super hero department on title alone. I may be one of the few who LOVED the first FOUR. I thought it's humor was spot-on with regard to the comics themselves. I hear that Part 2 is supposed to be heavier on the action, which is awesome: just so long as they don't fuck up with the dynamics of this family of four. Then there's the rumored final chapter in the Spider-Man film series: the trailer looked AWESOME! Just as the Silver Surfer looked awesome in the FF4 trailer. So I am totally pumped up on both: with again, the title for the FF movie giving in the super-edge.
7. NANCY DREW: Sure! Why not! I loved this girl in the books and then the Pamela Sue Martin tv series. And hearing that the cute Emma Roberts (Julia's niece) is in the title role seals the deal.
8. STARDUST has that curiosity thing going for me. It's a movie adapted from a book by Neil Gaiman and stars Clare Danes as a star fallen from out of the sky!!! I know, it sounds pretty strange, but with Michelle Pfeiffer also in the cast as someone evil, I can only get stoked thinking about how this original movie (in a summer of sequels) will play out.
9. RATATOUVILLE is that OTHER big animated movie (minus the green ogre or yellow donut loving father). It's all about a top chef, who just happens to be a rat (voiced by Oswalt Patten). Since it's backed by Pixar and directed by Brad Bird of THE INCREDIBLES, I am assuming it will be the best thing since, er, THE INCREDIBLES.
10. KNOCKED UP: No, it's the Hollywood version of Treasure Island Media's cum-filled classic. Instead, it's Apted's follow up to THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN and stars Freaks N Geeks' Scott Rogen and Grey's Anatomy's Katherine Heigl. Could be this year's Must See R Rated comedy.

Numbers 11 through 20 Coming Soon!

Treasure Coast Gay Pride 2007

Yesterday I attended Gay Pride event here on the Treasure Coast. It was fun, and it was great seeing NEMESIS in person..like just feet away from me. But the BEST part of the day had to be when I got carded at ReBar, the gay club in town here. Normally getting carded wouldnt be a big deal for anyone, but when that someone (me) is 37 years old, it was like TOTALLY AWESOME! SNAP!

Monday, April 9, 2007

R.I.P., Mon Mustang

My 1995 Ford Mustang just bit the dust. It was going to cost 3100 to fix it, and it's only worth 900, so I decided to part ways with it. Tomorrow I get behind the wheel of my new 2007 Hyundai Tiberon. And exciting as that all is, I am still feeling some separation anxiety already with my Mustang. Fans will remember my Ford from MAN ACADEMY 2: RITES OF PASSAGE (Centaur Films: 2002) --The Masked Mystery Man fucks me on the hood of my Mustang in the final scene of the movie; STORM DRAIN (Helix Studios: 2004) -- I am found sleeping in my Mustang by the masseur, who then invites me back to his house for some XXX storytelling; DIRECT DEPOSIT, HOLE MILK, STORM SURGE (Cre8tive Juices: 2005, 2005, 2006); and my Mustang will make it's final film appearance in the fourth edition of THE STORM CHRONICLES (2007) where we shot footage of it 2 years ago with a huge branch that fell down on it during Hurricane Wilma.