last night i started my journey with 10 things i hate about you. i love this movie! i have seen it many, many times. it is one of the vhs to dvd movies i collected along the way. it was not still in the wrapper. watching it last night brought back so many memories! first off, heath ledger of course! i had forgotten about his awesome accent. so sexy! i love this movie for so many reasons, it's funny, it has an awesome soundrack and the dad is just entertaining. it's a fun movie to look back on the stars and think about where they are now. i always loved joseph gorden levett (sp) in 3rd rock from the sun, so it's fun to see him in movies now and see how far he's come since that little alien kid. julia stiles of course, probably the biggest star to come out of this movie aside from heath. i wanted her wardrobe after i first saw this movie. i did think larissa oleynik (sp) would have made it further in her career. sidenote, also like her in the baby sitter's club. and then there's gabrielle union. she's so young in this movie, but she's still so pretty today, like she hasn't aged. i too thought she'd have a bigger career by now, though she is well known.
of course i have a memory to go along with this movie. my friends and i were going to see it in the theater. i had to meet them there cause i was in college and i lived in a dorm across town from them. i could not find the theater! yes, i get lost, a lot, in a town i've lived in my entire life. when i did finally find the theater the guy wouldn't let me buy a ticket cause the movie had already started and i was too late. so i sat in my car and studied while i waited for my friends to get out. we went to a diner for dinner and they told me all about this great movie and this hot australian guy. i couldn't wait for it to come out on video so i could rent it.
though this story takes place in 1999 it cracks me up how far we've come in technology in the past 12 years. i had a cell phone at the time. it was big, you were charged by the minutes as you used them and i had it for emergencies. my friends both had pagers. but you couldn't exactly respond to a page right away. so i had no way to tell them why i wasn't in the theater or even find out how to get to the theater. also when the movie came out to rent it was vhs and it was 3 more years til i had a dvd player.
- Current Mood: dorky
i've been watching a lot of tv lately. mostly cause that's all i have to do with i wait for spring. hehe. here's some random stuff i've noticed. spoiler free.
last weekend i watched the first two seasons of greek. i love how this show constantly uses pop culture references. though i do wonder how well the target audience understands them. i mean, it's a show on abc family, but it's not exactly wholesome like full house, or syrupy sweet like secret life of the american teenager. one of my faves it the ferris bueller references in season 2. alan rusk from ferris plays the dean of the college. ashley discuses ferris bueller with him. he's also dating someone named sloane. beaver starts yelling "donna martin graduates" at a protest. cappie uses too many references to even list or remember. jen k refers to her roommate as 'lonelygirl15' when the actress who played jen k also played loneygirl15. when cappie and rebecca logan do a study together cappie is case # 8675309. casey and even watch and episode of fraiser and the girl who plays casey is kelsey grammer's daughters there's more...
*these may be considered spoilers if you're very anal about spoilers* speaking of beyond the target audience, one tree hill did an episode tribute to john hughes. there was an 80's dance, a forgotten birthday, drunk girl's hair cut off when it was caught, confessions in an autobody car, 'jake ryan' waiting and leaning on a car, they even used jamie to give a nod to home alone. basically, every storyline was related to a john huges movie. and i have to wonder how many people watching actually got it. i like to think that everyone in the world knows and understands the awesomeness that is john huges and his movies. i work with a girl who is 20 and aside from home alone she's never seen any of his movies. i think that is appalling. but i do wonder about younger generations and their lack of film knowledge.
one of the things i love about oth is that it's filmed in the same location as dawson's creek (wilmington, nc) so i love seeing the same sets. i look for them. one of my favorites spots is 'the ruins'. that's not really what it's name is, but it's some wildlife conservation area or something. it was used in dc 2 times that i can recall and i just finished an ep of oth where it was used for at least the 3rd time. in dc it was the place where pacey first had sex with tamara jacobs and the gang is hanging out on the steps near the water in the last ep of season 4 before dawson leaves for college. in oth it was first where andy's house/estate was. then it was the location of the big party after graduation. this latest time they dumped the ashes in the water near the aforementioned steps in the latest ep. though you're not supposed to realize these are actually all the same places.
i'm sure i have more random, trivial things to share, but i can't recall anything else at the moment.
- Current Music:parenthood
i can't believe this actually passed! it wouldn't have if the counties around seattle weren't so populated. i was told by at least 3 people to vote against it. hello, rude?! don't tell me how to vote and don't assume that i don't support same sex relationships of any kind. i don't want to get into who told me not to vote for it, but think about the group of people who were blamed for ca's prop 8 (or whatever it was called) failing. i can now understand how that came about.
( may be a casting spoiler if you are as out of the loop as meCollapse )
i've only seen the first ep. i planned on catching up online, but it's just not working for me! and it's very annoying. no vampire diaries, no 90210, hit and miss with one tree hill and gossip girl.
ok, got it all figured out.
8: how i met your mother
one tree hill
9: gossip girl
9: Melrose Place
9: the beautiful life
8: Vampire Diaries
9: Ugly Betty
9: Desperate Housewives
I imagine Lost, 24 and Friday Night Lights will all return midseason. All cw shows aside from supernatural will be watched online. shows in red are going to be given a try.
What are your top 5 John Hughes movies?
Mine are -
The Breakfast Club
Pretty In Pink
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
i love the colors and the way it kind of wraps. why must i buy appliances. hehe. i think it would be perfect for the party!
i wrote this in an email and figured i may as well post it here since it's some of the stuff i have been thinking and discussing lately. this comes from a comment a friend made about being a bit tired of hearing about michael jackson.
as for michael jackson, he's no different than elvis, the beatles, kurt cobain, etc. in his iconess. but he is the first icon who has died during this computer generation. when elvis died there was barely tv. when john lennon died there was barely computers let alone the internet. and when kurt cobain died there was mtv. so the mass media and media outlets plus all the internet social sites make the coverage/discussion of mj's death all seem way bigger than it is. but really, he's getting all the same attention the rest of them did. i remember mtv's non-stop 24 hour coverage of kut cobain. i was disapointed in mtv's coverage of jackson. they may not actually play videos on mtv anymore, but that doesn't mean they couldn't have given him a well deserved tribute. just because the last half of mj's life wasn't as dynamic as the first, doesn't mean he shouldn't receive the recognition he deserves. i mean, he does have the #1 selling album of all time. ever. after all these years. it will never be beaten. why? because even if there were an artist as original as michael jackson (which is impossible at this point) because of illegal downloading that album would never be able to sell as many albums as "thriller".
on an non -mj related topic, my bff jessica had her baby! so cute! his name is adam and he has a mohawk!
- Current Music:diners, drive-ins and dives