5-Word 365 #242 – Super Snooper

Here’s day 2 of my mini Ernest Borgnine season, catching up on some of his flicks that I have missed over the years. There will be more of these popping up here and there as the year goes on.

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5-Word 365 #240 – Slackers

Are there any actors or actresses that you just don’t enjoy watching? Whose mere presence in a movie can be reason enough for you not to watch it? If there is one for me, it’s Jason Schwartzman. Nothing against him personally – I’m sure he’s a great guy – but the characters he plays are always so damned irritating that I just cannot bear to suffer through the experience. I’m trying to grow as a person, however, so I thought I’d give this one a try.

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5-Word 365 #169 – Lust In The Dust

Things are going to be changing slightly here at 5-Word over the next couple of weeks, since tomorrow is the start of the Edinburgh Film Festival. Well, the start of the press screenings at least; the fest proper begins on Wednesday with the UK premiere of William Friedkin’s Killer Joe. I’ll be going to at least two or three screenings each day so there’ll be more (probably shorter) posts appearing here for the duration. But that’s all tomorrow. For today, I bring you…

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5-Word 365 #167 – Ella Enchanted

I may have mentioned this once or twice before, but I am a soppy git. I don’t like feeling manipulated, but anything genuinely romantic just gets me all misty. A friend of mine sent me a YouTube clip today where a guy got all his friends and family to do a musical number in the street to help him propose to his girlfriend, and watching it sort of reminded me of the opening credit sequence from Get Over It (only with a happier ending). I’ve seen that film too many times to write about it here in this project. Luckily for me though, the director Tommy O’Haver followed it up with an adaptation of a book that was an updated version of Cinderella. It’s sort of for kids, and it’s on Lovefilm streaming. Ha! You all thought this was just going to be another random ramble, didn’t you?!

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