When all I want is you :: Monday Movies

When reviewing a list of favorite movies of mine recently I discovered an interesting trend in titles and genres. I noticed, that among the three-hundred plus films, the selections that would fall into the love and romance category are mostly from a decade (or more) ago, and the ones that would be segregated into the cringe-worthy “Rom-Com” category ( I hate that term), they all seem to have been borne of the 90’s, wavering with hesitation at the start of the 2000’s, and disappearing without much of a death rattle into nothingness. Sure, there are exceptions, most of them plucked from the obscure, “indie” defined, accidentally stumbled on via Netflix variety, but for the most part their inclusion in my list of choices has declined to near extinction. What has become of the cinematic love story? Did we leave our love of love back in the 90’s?

My Top 300 Movies :: 181-185

181. The Way Way Back I love the unexpected joy of discovering a movie you know nothing about ahead of time and having it be one of those movies that you just get, and that just gets you, and it soon becomes one of your all-time favorites. This has so many things I love in it: … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 181-185

My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 4/14

1. Blur All week I have been on a Blur kick, mostly Modern Life is Rubbish, The Great Escape and Leisure. I have been spinning them both all day at work, and also while I did some work on this space, and some other writings. This week's two most played? Blue Jeans and Country House. They … Continue reading My Weekly Top 10 :: Week of 4/14

Friday Five :: Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

Songs of the Red Hot Chili Peppers  Growing up in Los Angeles brings with it a handful of bands that we are quite proud of, as a city, and within that pride comes a love that can often turn to radio over-play and all-around inescapable presence. Los Angeles and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have … Continue reading Friday Five :: Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

My Top 300 Movies :: 96-100

96. Stand By Me There was a time, when I was a young girl, when my best friends were the neighborhood boys who lived along with me on our small cul-de-sac. We had adventures, had long conversations and made up elaborate stories, some of them scary, together. I never had friendships like that again as a … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 96-100

I’m ready to be heartbroken :: Song of the day

"I can't see further than my own nose at this moment." Everytime I hear this song my thoughts are immediately taken to scenes from Say Anything. I am sure the name Lloyd has a lot to do with it - Lloyd Dobler being such a iconic character, especially to my generation, he is the definitive … Continue reading I’m ready to be heartbroken :: Song of the day