Monday, July 27, 2009

At the Drive-In

One of my fave things about Atlanta is the Starlite Six Drive In - it rocks! Not only is it one of the few working drive-ins around, it also hosts way fun summer events. Last month it was the Rock-n-Roll Monster Bash and a fabu time was had by all! I had no shortage of awesome peeps to shoot and here are a few of my faves (you can see more on my Flickr account here):

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Random Thoughts and Minor Annoyances

I went to the High Museum this weekend - thanks MO! - and can I just say, skip the Monet Water Lillies - whatev. But - go see the Richard Misrach photos - amazing large scale beach scenes. A must see-in-person sort of thing!

I got an invite to a friend's birthday party. Her husband suggested - in the invitation - that an iPhone might make a good gift. Really? Really?? I can't even afford an app right now, much less the whole friggin' phone.

And finally - Why have people abandoned the adverb? Where has the "-ly" suffix gone? Don't people know you can't "live adventurous" or "talk soft" or "dance bad"? I hate it. It makes me crazy. And then I scream at the people on the TV. And they can't hear me. Sigh

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Regarding subtitles......and a millinery triumph

I've been watching A LOT of movies lately and I have to say my current faves are all foreign. Weird, huh? I know some people are totally turned off by subtitles and the idea of "reading" a movie - and to them, I say, "Get over it!" Seriously, you're missing out on some great stuff! And if it's really, really, really that bad - which I doubt, but whatever - then just turn off the subtitles and turn on the dub. So what if the lips don't match?

Last night's film was Waltz with Bashir - an amazing piece of animation from an Israeli filmmaker recounting his experiences in Lebanon. It's bad-ass and you should watch it! And totally not bad watching the dub version - not as annoying since it's animated and they got actors with great accents so it seems "right".

On to the HORROR - oh yeah, horror movies - love them!! If you do too then I've got some good ones for ya: Let the Right One In is a Swedish vampire movie that presents a totally new take on the genre. I looooved it - very cool! And then we have Martyrs - a French horror film that is truly the most disturbing thing I've seen in awhile. This movie is NOT for the faint of heart, however, if you love dark, dark stuff you'll love this one too.

So - there you have it - three great foreign films to add to your Netflix account - go - expand your mind and enjoy!

Oh yeah - the millinery triumph? Ok - well, I went to Corn-Dog-O-Rama - East Atlanta's annual festival celebrating the greatest food-on-a-stick of them all - and while there I spied this gentleman, who had created a hat out of a watermelon and two corndogs - what a perfect summer fashion statement - if you’re CRAZY! Sir, I salute you and your hat - God Bless America!