Posts filed under ‘Movies’

Remembering MLK, Jr… sort of.

I stole this embed from an Entertainment Weekly blog. Basically it is 40 speeches worth of inspiration in about 2 minutes.

We’ll never give up …our Independence Day.


January 19, 2009 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment

Everything they do is so dramatic!

Good news from the world of Entertainment:

Bluth family lovers, unite! Former Arrested Development co-star Jeffrey Tambor confirmed published reports that a movie version of the Emmy-winning Fox comedy is in the works. “After months of speculation. I think we have finally figured out for sure that we are indeed doing an Arrested Development movie,” Tambor told at the premiere of Hellboy 2 on Sunday. “I am very excited about that. I love that cast and crew and I felt like we had more to say.”

To get an idea of why this is such a good thing, here is the pilot in its entirety. You can watch the whole series for free at

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July 1, 2008 at 9:37 am 1 comment

Just up their Alley

Def Leppard


: Adjective used to describe a film made without warning that appeals to men in their 20s and 30s who wish they could still wear tight pants and be goofy teenagers. Stemming from the late-1990s/early 2000s “Def Leppard” clan that took root at Brigham Young University, universally known for their affinity for sporting Afros and appearing unabashedly at non-Halloween parties in tighty whities, speedos, wigs, etc.

This is the best term to capture the now well-established breed of movies such as Blades of Glory and the newly released Semi-Pro. Without seeing Semi-Pro, I can guarantee you that the original members of the little Def Leppard boy’s club will be there for opening night. Any movie promoted by Will Ferrell admitting the requirement of special underpants for filming in his spandex basketball shorts screams for a tribute to the special demographic (however small in number) that sees this kind of work as art.

My distinct memory of seeing D.L. perform in college involves their smallest and rowdiest member who could’ve been considered the group mascot. At a party hosted by a grandson at his well-known grandfather’s house, the mascot appeared in miniature underpants in the pool house and was performing cartwheels into the pool amid the hordes of fully clothed guests. Author, said grandfather and esteemed mind behind The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, walked by and just looked perplexed. Certainly that wasn’t what Mr. Covey meant when he discussed “sharpening the saw” and carefully selecting recreational activities.

February 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm 5 comments

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