Sunday, February 27, 2011

What the biplove

"It has been a privilege playing with you tonight"

almost give away--

"God! Look at that thing! You would've gone straight to the bottom"

Here is another teaser before I go out:
(by the way, I dubbed this the lamest line of the movie when I saw it)

person #1: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death...
person #2: You want to walk a little faster through that valley there?

I will post Sun morn and do a hint quote tomorrow sometime.

"No, thank you. We are dressed in our best and are prepared to go down as gentlemen. But, we would like a brandy. "

Saturday, February 26, 2011


A Movie about Wolfie, aka Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I remember being blown away by this movie. The scope of it, the genius of Mozart, the music, the actors Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham. The movie won 8 Oscars.

Salieri wants to praise the Lord through composing. But he can't understand why God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be His instrument. Salieri envy made him an enemy of God.
Not much action this week. Haley made an incorrect guess early in the week. I think Dan did too. But.....on Friday, ten minutes before I posted the Give-A-Quotes... Our intrepid Emily made the wright guess. A big WAYTOGO Emily!!! Dan came in later in the day with his correct guess. That was the only action on this movie all week. Boo! Boo! Wake up out there in cyber land.

I am going to miss my Playlist. Take it away, Ems.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Mormon Story

So, I subscribed to Mormon Stories Podcast when I found out that Dan was hosting and I listened to the interview he did of Richard Deutcher (even though I had never seen any of his movies -or ANY Mormon Cinema movie if I am to be completely honest-). Anyway, I stopped listening to the podcast for a few reasons: 1) Dan stopped hosting and 2) that society just isn't my society, I don't have the hang ups that the people that listen have and it made me feel a bit like a voyeur in a way. I never did delete it from my podcast subscriptions and once in a while something will just download and I'll see it and usually think- I may as well delete that- but, kinda glad I didn't because what spontaneously downloaded the other day, but a four part interview of none other then Dan Wotherspoon (sharing his spiritual journey). I have only listened to part one so far but I really enjoyed it!
One thing I really liked about it Dan, was that a big reason you were interviewed was that listeners were asking for an interview of someone that had some struggles with their faith, but still manage to find a way to stay in Mormon society and go to church, etc. So I admire your willingness to be interviewed and I'm sure it will inspire people to know that they can do it and don't have to totally give up.
I have enjoyed listening to your experiences some of which I am familiar with and many I am not. Your mission stories were particularly inspiring and interesting. I have never heard any of those stories and they were amazing. I also noticed that you are a much better interviewer then the man (no disrespect meant) that interviewed you. I hope you don't mind me broadcasting this, but I just felt that some other members of the family may just be interested in listening to this too..........

ps I laughed so hard when you did the "quack and tremble" line. Your delivery followed by that Dan embarrassed laugh was so funny to me. I also laughed a short time later when you said God gave you a kind of "Atta boy". HA!

ps (again) I watched Brigham City last month and plan on doing a review on it someday, when I ever get around to January's edition of What Emily's Been Watching. Good grief I should really get on that, it's mid February! I have totally dropped the ball this month. Perhaps I will get around to it today since it doesn't look like Matt and B are going to make it since South Pass is closed. Boo South Pass! Boo Weather!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

WTB New Movie for the Week

YES! Nice win! I have watched Hitch a lot. Good, fun movie and I liked all the actors. Dan remembered all the good parts and scenes so I will not repeat. Just a good fun Rom-Com as he said.

Now, as I am sitting here at my i-mac, eating string cheese, waiting for the BYU/TCU ball game in an hour, I am trying to pick out a good quote from the movie I have chosen to put up as my quiz for you faithful that are still trying. It's a good solid movie from the decade of good movies, the 80's. It won some high awards in it's time. Good luck.

Quote one:
Person 1: Stop it!
Person 2: I am stopping it! Slowly. There? See? I've stopped. Now we're going back.
Person 1: No!
Person 2: Yes, yes! You don't know where you are! Here. Everything goes backwards. People walk backwards, dance backwards, sing backwards, and even talk backwards.
Person 1: That's stupid.
Person 2: Why? People fart backwards.

Quote two:
Person: Your son is an unprincipled, spoiled, conceited brat!

Have fun and have a good week.

WEDNESDAY QUOTES: There are 6 pages of quotes from IMDB for this movie. Most of them will give the movie away. I'll see what I can do now and Friday I am sure I will give it away with some quotes.

Quote 1: Person: That was God laughing at me. Through that obscene giggle...

Quote 2: Person 1. Are you sure you can't leave these and, and come back again?
Person 2: It's very tempting sir, but it's impossible. I'm afraid. ------- would be frantic if he found those were missing. you see they're all originals.
Person 1: Originals?
Person 2: Yes, sir; he doesn't make copies.
Person 1: These, are originals?

Good luck again.
Emperor: My dear young man, don't take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It's quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that's all. Just cut a few and it will be perfect.
Main Character: Which few did you have in mind, Majesty?
Quote 2: Salieri: On the page it looked nothing, the beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse - bassoons and basset horns - like a rusty squeezebox, then suddenly - high abouve it - an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, till a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God.
There you go.....if you don't get it now you never watched a very interesting movie.


It was Valentine's week, so I went Rom-Com on all of you! And even though this is a genre that I don't often like (at least as something more than mindless "cotton candy" entertainment), I have to admit this one is very enjoyable--and with some substance and commentary on life that has at least a little nutritional value. Will Smith stars, but Kevin James (as Albert) is the real heart and soul of the movie. Hilarious, lovable, and genuine as an accountant who is in love with Allegra, one of the most beautiful and rich women in the world (he is on the team that manages her money), and hires "Hitch" to help him get her to notice him and be exposed to someone who loves her and not just her fame and wealth. Will Smith and Eva Mendes are characters who are equally matched in smarts and wits, but also in how broken they are in heart matters even though they don't recognize that in themselves until near the end. There are some hilarious scenes (dancing, teaching Albert how to go in for the kiss, jet skiing date, allergic reaction and Benadryl drunkenness, the jerky stock broker getting what was coming to him, etc.), but mostly sweet ones (inhaler toss, Allegra being attracted to all of Albert's klutziness, final reconciliation scenes for both couples). Anyway, it's worth a watch (and/or re-watch).

I really thought this flick would have been a no-brainer, and that at least a couple of you would get it immediately from the first clue. Only one of you did, but not until Tuesday. That winner, and the guy running away with this contest, is George/Pops Wright. He is on fire! Haley had sent early signals that she knew she recognized this one, so I thought she'd win, but she didn't get it until the Wednesday clue arrived. Em also sent in a Wednesday guess--a pretty good one based on the clues, and also for a really good movie that should be picked down the road, so I won't say it here. Matt came in with the wright answer on Friday. And that was it! I'm shocked! For anyone who has ever seen this (and this is one I figured most of you would have seen), I thought both the Q-tip and "making the pizza" dancing moves and the Butcher of Cadiz lines would totally give it away.

Anyway, congrats George! Take it away...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thanks Grandpa!

Scout got a little package in the mail a few days ago from Grandpa. To her absolute joy it was animals! He typed a little note to go with it telling her that he had never personally bought her anything (Grandma takes care of that) and he felt like going to the store and buying her something. He had observed her play while we were out there the week before and liked the care and love she had for them, so he expanded her collection. It was all a very cute thing to do and we wanted to say thanks. He even picked out babies for the animals which as you all know, means A LOT to Scout.

She says: thanks and she likes that there are babies and her favorites are the horses and the sheep.

Thanks so much dad, such a fun little thing for a 5 year old to get in the mail, out of the blue.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Very cool--another buzzer beater victory! If only the Jazz could do likewise...

I LOVE Running on Empty. And both scenes with "Fire and Rain" in them are awesome. River Phoenix--what a stupid loss. I second the notion that everyone who hasn't seen it needs to see this movie. Very powerful, very complex, no easy answers, and characters who are really worth caring about.

Okay, on to this week. I PROMISE this one isn't rated R, and it's a bit more recent, which will hopefully allow some of you youngsters to have had a better chance of seeing it.

Person 1: You know, honestly, I never knew I could feel like this. You know? I swear I'm going out of my mind. It's like I want to throw myself off of every building in New York. I see a cab and I just wanna dive in front of it because then I'll stop thinking about her.
Person 2: Look, you will. Just give it time.
Person 1: That's just it. I don't want to. I mean, I've waited my whole life to feel this miserable. I mean, and if this is the only way I can stay connected with her, then... well, this is who I have to be.

Here is the Wednesday hint:

Because that's what people do... they leap and hope to God they can fly! Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock... wondering the whole way down..."why in the hell did I jump?" But here I am Sarah, falling. And there's only one person that makes me feel like I can fly... That's you.

Friday giveaways:

First clue:

Running commentary by a main character as he's dancing: "Do the Q-tip! Q-tip! Now throw it away! Now what am I doing? I'm makin a pizza!"

Second clue (different character from above):

"I'm really sorry. When I saw him on the computer, it said 'The Butcher of Cadíz.' I thought it was a profession, not a headline."

Good luck! Write me at FB with your guesses!

Just in case you thought we were kidding...

You've probably all heard that my mother is dating Mr. Redneck of the Universe. In the summer, he runs his own excavator business, digging irrigation and such, and in the winter, he traps animals and sells the skins to be made into fur coats and other dead thing accessories. Well, we stopped by his house last night, and... were afraid to go inside. This is the front room.

There were 7 coyotes in this room, in various stages of being skinned. 

These pine martens were hanging in the living room, right next to the couch where they were watching TV. 

Lee pulled out two more hangers full of pine martens from the closet in the spare bedroom. If you look behind his arm, you can see a bobcat hanging up. 

These were on the floor of the spare bedroom. You can't see it terribly well, but that pile is almost two feet high of coyotes, pine martens and bobcats. He said he gets $400 for each bobcat, $250 for each coyote and about $50 for each pine marten. 

So there, proof that I was adopted, or at least that I got all of my father's dominant genes. 


RUNNING ON EMPTY: I have always liked this little film and used to watch it a lot. I had the VHS tape and everything. It is not shown on cable very much anymore. It's the story of a family that have to move often because the FBI is after the parents because of a protest bombing of a building that was supposed to be empty, but a janitor or some was killed. The oldest son is in high school and has a friendship with a girl and he is gifted in piano and wants to go to Julliard. Anyway a good story, good acting and gives pause for thoughts and family relationships.

I am suprised that so few of you have not seen it. I believe if you had you would have guessed from the clues I gave about River Phoenix dying young and the James Taylor song that had a great part in the film. Go out and rent the movie and give it a look. Very worth seeing.
Contrats to DAN. He beat out Emily by 35 minutes on the 9 with his true guess. Sorry Ems, you just seem to be stuck in 2nd place these days. You're first in my heart though.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Yesterday I was buying 2 large bags of Purina dog chow at Walmart, for my dogs Winston, Chief, Gus, and Mximus. I was about to check out when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think, that I had an elephant?

Since I had little else to do, on impulse, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, and that I was starting the Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I ended up in the hospital last time. On the bright side though, I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care unit with tubes coming out of everyhole in my body and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you felt hungry and that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again..(I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was enthralled with my story by now)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food had poisoned me. I told her no; I had stopped in the middle of the parking lot to lick my ass and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack, he was laughing so hard!

WAL_MART won't let me shop there anymore.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BLONDE JOKE (Airport stuff)

A plane is on its way to CHICAGO when a blonde in Economy class gets up, and moves to the first class section and sits down.

The flight attendant watches her do this, and asks to see her ticket.

She then tells the blonde that she paid for economy class, and that she will have to sit in theback.

The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Chicago and I'm staying right here."

The flight attendant goes into the cockpit and tells the pilot and the co-pilot that there is a blonde bimbo sitting in first class, that belongs in economy, and won't move back to her seat.

The co-pilot goes back to the blonde and tries to explain that because she only paid for economy she will have to leave and return to her seat.

The blonde replies, "I'm blonde, I'm beautiful, I'm going to Chicago and I'm staying right here."

The co-pilot tells the pilot that he probably should have the police waiting when they land to arrest this blonde woman, who won't listen to reason.

The pilot says, "You say she is a blonde? I'll handle this, I'm married to a blonde. I speak blonde."

He goes back to the blonde and whispers in her ear, and she says, "Oh, I'm sorry." and gets up and goes back to her seat in economy.

The flight attendant and co-pilot are amazed and asked him what he said to make her move without any fuss.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

WTB New Movie for the Week, Yippee!!

The Silver Fox strikes again. Least you think that I am that good and my brain or what is left of it can remember quotes from a movie I saw in the theater way back when...forget that! I just reasoned that it was a British comedy from a few years ago and then looked at Dans' Playlist, remembering that he likes to mess with our heads and leave clues around, and I saw "Funeral For a Friend" and "The Wedding Song" Now who, but Dan, would put on his Playlist "Funeral For a Friend" if it wasn't a clue to the WTB Movie? Funeral, Wedding clicked to this movie that I don't remember much about it except it had Flopsie in it. I mostly like Hugh Grant except every time I see him I wonder how he could have been unfaithful to Elizabeth Hurley.

Anyway, here is the new movie of the week. It is a nice nugget of a move from the mid to late 8os and I have always liked and have watched it many times. The movie does not trivelize or glorify crime like so many do these days and leads to some tough decisions. Will I put a clue in the Playlist??....Naaaa... well, maybe and then maybe not.. Most of you should get this one so get your guess on facebook soon.

Quote # 1: Lorna: You are certifiable! What is this? Some sort of smart-ass joke? You're taking cooking?
Michael: I want to learn how to cook.
Lorna: Yeah, right. You have some burning desire to learn how to make apple brown betty..
Michael: What are you doing here if you think so highly of it?
Lorna: Well, they wouldn't let me take auto mechanics, and I didn't have time to take the issue to the Supreme Court.

Have fun folks.

No guesses yet this week. Come on peeps, get going. Some of the songs in my playlist does have a part of maybe the best scene of the movie. One of the actors died at a way to early age.

Quote #1: Person 1. What's this about a pizza?
Michael: Well, you ordered one.
Person 1. I didn't. Well, will you have to pay for it?
Michael: Oh no.... I'll have to eat it.

Quote #2: Mother: What are we doing to these kids? They've been running their whole lives like criminals, and they didn't do anything!
FRIDAY: Only two guesses so far.
Quote a: Michael: Aren't we supposed to question authority? You taught me that! Who do you think you are. General Patton?
Quote b: Arthur: Now, go out there and make a difference. Your mother and I tried. Don't let anyone tell you different.
Quote c: Michael: Now, I have no right in telling this to you. It's dangerous for you and it's dangerous for them, but i'm sorry I just couldn't stop myself. You can do what you want to, you can tell your dad; anything, i don't care. I just needed you to know...I don't know what i'm doing, and I love you.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

WTB--Four Weddings and a Funeral

If you haven't seen Four Weddings and a Funeral, which seems to be the case with most of you as I only had two guesses come in this week, I think you should. If you like Notting Hill and Love Actually and the style of romantic comedies that come out of England (and usually star Hugh Grant), you'll like this. It's a commentary on love and marriage and commitment featuring a bunch of single friends who all seem to get invited to the same weddings but never tie the knot themselves (except you'll see some of that during the "What happened next" collage at the end before the credits). It's got a lot of broad comedy and memorable and likable characters who are all broken in their own way, but each of them grows a bit throughout the course of the movie. It has some foul language (some of it British cussing that features words we don't quite know are as dirty as they are over there), but not a lot (though I think a ton of them might arise in the very first scene) and overall I think it's safe for everyone in that way. Some huge, HUGE laughs, and also one scene that has me bawling every time (and practically right now as I type this). See it! It will warm your heart...

Our winner, who is now pulling even farther ahead of the pack, is Pops George! Congrats! He got it from the Wednesday clues (or at least enough to venture a guess, which turned out to be Wright). Em then came in on Friday with the only other guess, and it was Wright as well. I apologize to the rest of you if I picked one you haven't seen. I figured because of its critical success as a nominee for Best Picture, etc., it was at least a fair one to choose. Plus, as usual, I gave clues in my playlist (something I've done the last few times--not my fault that you don't remember that about me and my playlists)...

Anyway, I had fun revisiting this movie in my head and heart this week. Now, take it away Pops!