December 30, 2013
My 2013 Movies: Get Shorty (1995, on Blu-ray, home collection)
See, this is what happens when I don’t watch these movies and write about them right away: people die. I rewatched Get Shorty earlier this summer when my wife had picked up a $5 Blu-ray for me, and before I could lazily think “yep, I’ll put that on my blog any day now, ” both Elmore Leonard and Dennis Farina were dead.*
Which also reminds me that I don’t own Midnight Run. Need to remedy that.
I won’t go too deeply into this wonderful, fun movie except to observe what a mixed bag of talent and subsequent disappointment it is:
SEE: Barry Sonnenfeld’s non-GS career of such insane highs and lows!
WATCH: Post-Pulp Fiction Travolta at his most assured, possibly in the role he was born to play, never to reach such acting or believability strengths again!
CRY: As you realize that Shorty represents Gene Hackman’s career-pivot into comedy roles (with brilliant results!) - and he would more or less never play a great dramatic role again!
That’s all pretty heady stuff to contemplate for a fun little movie like this one.
(photo via hollwow)
*EDIT: ah hell, I forgot Gandolfini died this past year, too. 2013 was not kind to this movie.

My 2013 Movies: Get Shorty (1995, on Blu-ray, home collection)

See, this is what happens when I don’t watch these movies and write about them right away: people die. I rewatched Get Shorty earlier this summer when my wife had picked up a $5 Blu-ray for me, and before I could lazily think “yep, I’ll put that on my blog any day now, ” both Elmore Leonard and Dennis Farina were dead.*

Which also reminds me that I don’t own Midnight Run. Need to remedy that.

I won’t go too deeply into this wonderful, fun movie except to observe what a mixed bag of talent and subsequent disappointment it is:

SEE: Barry Sonnenfeld’s non-GS career of such insane highs and lows!

WATCH: Post-Pulp Fiction Travolta at his most assured, possibly in the role he was born to play, never to reach such acting or believability strengths again!

CRY: As you realize that Shorty represents Gene Hackman’s career-pivot into comedy roles (with brilliant results!) - and he would more or less never play a great dramatic role again!

That’s all pretty heady stuff to contemplate for a fun little movie like this one.

(photo via hollwow)

*EDIT: ah hell, I forgot Gandolfini died this past year, too. 2013 was not kind to this movie.

November 8, 2013
Hopelessly devoted…to you.
(original image via nickdrake)

Hopelessly devoted…to you.

(original image via nickdrake)

June 14, 2013
I wish, in all of my best efforts at comedy and satire in all of the most foolish elements of cinema and pop culture, that I could conjure something so ridiculous as John Travolta.
From the beard to the accent, what’s on display in the Killing Season trailer is really something amazing to behold.
(via popculturebrain: collider.com)

I wish, in all of my best efforts at comedy and satire in all of the most foolish elements of cinema and pop culture, that I could conjure something so ridiculous as John Travolta.

From the beard to the accent, what’s on display in the Killing Season trailer is really something amazing to behold.

(via popculturebrain: collider.com)

January 24, 2013
thepathealy:

Can someone photoshop those Progresso soup can phones into his hands?

Why, yes. Yes I can.

thepathealy:

Can someone photoshop those Progresso soup can phones into his hands?

Why, yes. Yes I can.

(Source: )

October 2, 2012
This holiday season, cuddle up with the one you love.

This holiday season, cuddle up with the one you love.

January 25, 2012
(original image via oirenleinad)

(original image via oirenleinad)

October 21, 2011
John Travolta’s reps, attempting to reserve a table for him at a U.K. KFC, are turned down by a staff member who was awesome enough to pick up the phone.
Reserve a table? Can this be true? How out-of-touch does a celebrity have to be to figure out how this kind of thing works? And why not just get take-out? Then it’s easier to keep secret how much delicious fried chicken skin you’re eating.
Or so I’ve heard.
And yes: if I had the time or talent, I would GIF the ever-loving crap out of that dancing KFC guy and put Travolta’s head on him.

John Travolta’s reps, attempting to reserve a table for him at a U.K. KFC, are turned down by a staff member who was awesome enough to pick up the phone.

Reserve a table? Can this be true? How out-of-touch does a celebrity have to be to figure out how this kind of thing works? And why not just get take-out? Then it’s easier to keep secret how much delicious fried chicken skin you’re eating.

Or so I’ve heard.

And yes: if I had the time or talent, I would GIF the ever-loving crap out of that dancing KFC guy and put Travolta’s head on him.

October 14, 2011
I think I’ve pretty much decided to make weird creepy crap for most of this month.
Previously in weird creepy crap this month.
(original GIF via smellslikehollywood)

I think I’ve pretty much decided to make weird creepy crap for most of this month.

Previously in weird creepy crap this month.

(original GIF via smellslikehollywood)

February 21, 2011
John Travolta takes a break from the set where he’s appearing in the title role of I’m With Opie: The Clint Howard Story, scheduled for the Lifetime Network this August.
(via The Superficial)

John Travolta takes a break from the set where he’s appearing in the title role of I’m With Opie: The Clint Howard Story, scheduled for the Lifetime Network this August.

(via The Superficial)

October 22, 2010
The magic of the silent GIF: I sit here imagining that Travolta’s saying “I poop” right before the gun goes off.
And I hope you are now, too.

The magic of the silent GIF: I sit here imagining that Travolta’s saying “I poop” right before the gun goes off.

And I hope you are now, too.

(via cinefobia)

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