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.
Is this really a thing in the US? Restaurants that serve nothing but breakfast cereal? I bet they won’t have Weetabix.
Yes, I know. Here’s another one that I’m a little bit ashamed to admit I had never seen before today.
Here are two more movies to add to your options for the weekend (if you’re local) courtesy of your friends at the EIFF. Otherwise, well, you’ll just have to wait.
And so begins this year’s Edinburgh Film Fest. The fest proper starts in a couple of days, and this one is going to be the big black-tie kick-off, but I’m bringing it to you early. Don’t say I’m not nice to you lot.
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…
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?!
This one’s going to be brief tonight. I have the flu and I would really rather just try and get some sleep. Please feel free to send me some get-well cards (and rum). Email me for the address. Don’t forget the rum.
Holy crap! Day 150! Another minor landmark on this road to complete insomnia I am currently embarking on. On a side note, tomorrow is the release of the programme for this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival. Since it will be taking place around the corner from my house, I will be reporting daily from the Fest itself which kicks off in just under three weeks. Until then, I’m going to start looking into some of the bigger and lesser known flicks that will be playing and maybe previewing some of the ones I really want to check out. But first, let’s get this out of the way.
Today’s flick again shows Lovefilm’s insistence on sending me the most recent films I add to my rental list as opposed to the ones that have been sitting there for over a year. Priority order be damned! Read More