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What are you doing tonight?

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Because I have something for you to watch on the BBC at 10pm est:

Real Dolls: Love in the Age of Sillicone

Screw dating real people when you can have lifelong companionship with a real, live, $10,000 doll (complete with all orafaces).

Creepy enough to scare you away... interesting enough to make you look a little bit more...



New Theater Release Day - 9/26-28/07

Friday, September 28, 2007
Lots of politics this week. Does the American Government suit up the movie industry around election, as well? All I can say, is thank goodness there's no Michael Moore.

Not a ton of releases this week - but enough to give you an option. See what you think - and then take a few hours and go disapear into a theater. Eat Sourpatch kids til your tatebuds are ripped to shreds.


September 26

The Price of Sugar (limited):
Key Players: Father Christopher Hartley, Paul Newman (Narrator)
Tag Line: none. (Documentary)
The Jist: On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, most of which ends up in US kitchens. Cutting cane by machete, they work 14 hour days, 7 days a week, frequently without access to decent housing, electricity, clean water, education, healthcare or adequate nutrition. The Price of Sugar follows a charismatic Spanish priest, Father Christopher Hartley, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people, challenging the powerful interests profiting from their work. [imdb.com]
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: I wonder if Haitians recognize priests as the holy bringer of help to poor, overworked people that also need to strike to be treated equally in the workplace. Or perhaps they know they've been molesting little boys lately and hoping for a show... either way - I'm sure this is the strongly political film some of you are needed right now to tide you over - and make you more aware of how bad it really is - and how great American's actually have it.

September 28

Bordertown (Dallas, El Paso):
Key Players: Jennifer Lopez, Antonia Banderas, Kate del Castillo
Tag Line: none.
The Jist:Lauren (Jennifer Lopez), an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. [imdb.com]
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Don't you wish this was in English? I do. But I like to play this little game called "Guess What's Going On!" I.e. I turn on one of our many spanish stations in denver and watch soap operas with 20-second scenes (Because they talk so fast!) and try to figure out what the hell is happening. Sadly, I only took one year of German back in High School - and all I remember is how to ask to go to the bathroom, and count to 100. But the music is brooding - and J-Lo is in it - so I'm sure it's stellar (another politically aware film).

Feast of Love:
Key Players: Morgan Freeman, Grek Kinnear, Selma Blair
Tag Line: A story for anyone with an appetite for love.
The Jist: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. Described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: I'm honestly really surprised Mandy Moore isn't in this film. Guess she was too busy doing, "Being Mandy Moore" on the Oxygen Channel. Look at the cast. Are you kidding me? Of course this is good. Of course everyone has an appetite for love. Of course you're going to go and feel depressed about your love life, and end up leaving the theater feeling like there really is some shred of hope left for you and any possible relationship. I'm going. Date? Anyone?

The Game Plan :
Key Players: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick
Tag Line: Joe Kingman had the perfect game plan to with the championship... but first, he has to tackle one little problem.
The Jist: An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Ya know, I was thinking that it was a good thing that hottie "The Rock" changed his moniker from Dwayne Johnson because can you really see a Dwayne Johnson looking hot as hell at the gun show or... working for Geek Squad with a red tye and pocket protector? I'm not going to tell you to go or not go to this movie. Rather - I'm going to let you decide for yourself if you enjoyed "Big Daddy" with Adam Sandler and watch Football every weekend. If your answer is yes - then oh joy - you're probably going to love this.

Goal II Living the Dream :
Key Players: Nick Cannon, Anna Friel, Kuno Becker
Tag Line: The Journey Continues...
The Jist: After gaining experience with the football club Newcastle United, Santiago Munez (Becker) gets a huge break when he's transferred to Real Madrid [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: I missed the first Goal - but I"d never miss hot Brit Boys with saucy legs, sweaty, in drones of other hot brittish men - determined as hell. Bring it. Or --- just bring me to England.

[no trailer available: sorry! :(]

I'll Believe You (limited)
Key Players: David Alan Basche, Patrick Warburton, Siobhan Fallon
Tag Line: none.
The Jist: Late-night radio host Dale Sweeney's usual line up of odd-ball, conspiracy-obsessed callers is interrupted by a panicked phone call in an indecipherable language. When FBI agents arrive investigating the call, Dale enlists his friends help to uncover what he hopes is the amazing identity of this first time caller [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: I"m real sad there's no preview for this - because the storyline sounds enticing. I see it categorized as Comedy but its sounding much like a murder mystery. I'm guessing since the release is limited, Denver wont' get it for another month or so anyway - so New York Peeps - go watch it and tell me how it was. Oh - and video tape parts of the film and make a trailer out of it for me. Thaaaaaaaanks. That'd be Greaaaaaaaat.

The Kingdom :
Key Players: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman
Tag Line: Trust No One; Under Fire. Under Pressure. Out of Time.; How do you stop an enemy who isn't afraid to die?; An elite FBI team sent to find a killer in Saudi Arabia. Now they have become the Target.
The Jist:When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team (Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman) and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found in The Kingdom [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Look at all the political satire this week! I'm surprised with all of the tag lines they came up with - "Don't go where you don't belong" or "Mind Your Own Business or They'll mind yours" (in movie man voice) - weren't an option. I'd probably watch this on some guys couch. As quiet as possible. 1. because it's intense and 2. because the guy I'd watch it with would forbade that I talk during the film.

Lust, Caution (limited):
Key Players: Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Leen-Hom Wang
Tag Line: none.
The Jist:Shanghai, 1942. The World War II Japanese occupation of this Chinese city continues in force. Mrs. Mak, a woman of sophistication and means, walks into a café, places a call, and then sits and waits. She remembers how her story began several years earlier, in 1938 China. She is not in fact Mrs. Mak, but shy Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei). With WWII underway, Wong has been left behind by her father, who has escaped to England. As a freshman at university, she meets fellow student Kuang Yu Min (Wang Leehom) Kuang has started a drama society to shore up patriotism. As Wong reprises her earlier role, and is drawn ever closer to her dangerous prey, she finds her very identity being pushed to the limit [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: This film reminds me, again, that I should really be more worldly and learn new languages. Working on that. I love foreign films. I love the 1940s. I'd definately go see this with good company. Maybe they'll offer language lessons, too. Oh - and I can finally wear my glasses out to read subtitles. Yessss

Trade (NY, LA):
Key Players: Kevin Kline, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, Paulina Gaitlan, Kathleen Gati
Tag Line: You'll Pay for this.
The Jist:Adriana (Paulina Gaitan) is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge (Cesar Ramos), to save her. Fighting with courage and hard-tested faith, the characters of Trade negotiate their way through the unspeakable terrain of the sex trade "tunnels" between Mexico and the United States [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Well, Traffic was good. Add sex into the mix - more contraversy - more attachment and play with human emotions. This looks compelling, suspenseful... really a shining example of awesomeness. Go! Go!



The Effects of Pain Medication

Thursday, September 27, 2007
Raq: what was the first movie you saw in a theater?

Sammath: umm
i can't remember
can you?

Raq: yes
it was......
cool runnings lol
Sammath: hahahahahahaha

Raq: it was a good day
i remember wataching mortal kombat in the theater

Sammath: oh lord

Raq: with my attention drifting from the awesomeness of the movie to my new school shoes my mom reluctantly let me wear to the theater
it was a good day

Raq: my mom was like

Sammath: lol

Raq: stop acting all mexican
because i had just gotten the shoes

Sammath: hhahahhahahahahah
oh my lord
take more medication

Raq: that was one of my favorite days ever

Sammath: that mkaes your life sound sad

Raq: and my family let me pick where we could eat
and i picked mcdonalds because it had a mayor mc cheese you could climb in
and mybrother and sister were so pissed
my life is great

Sammath: hahahahahhaa

Raq: but it was just a great day. it had a happiness to it. for me at least
i have had way better days, but its one that i remember everything about

Sammath: you know what would be funny to get tattooed

Raq: mayor mc cheese?

Sammath: brail hahaha

Raq: hahahahaha

Sammath: yeah
like...just bumps

Raq: hahaha

Sammath: and then you could go up to blind people
and be like - "feel my face"

Raq: hahaha



America's Next Top Hoo Hah

Sammath: Oook. They made them do a shopping challenge at Old Navy.

Raq: hahahaha

Sammath: Sweet. $100. At Old Navy - that has the worst line of clothes for this season ever right now. Great. I"ll go buy a bunch of jewelry and panties.

Raq: I wish J Crew would sponsor.

Sammath: And then they could do their challenge there - so they can actually have cool clothes.

Oh good. Bitch won a $1,000 shopping spree at Old Navy. You can buy a lot of crap for that. And by crap - i mean crap, ugly ass fall clothes. Go for the Purses!

Sammath: Oh my god. Look at Miss Jay's Hair.

He looks like a Golden Girl.

Raq: I like Miss Jay's Hair!

Sammath: Ok. This is a No-Smoking Season. Tyra's banned smoking. What a bitch. What if we threw her on a show and told her she couldn't be self-involved anymore. She'd never talk.

Sammath:You know... I don't know about this whole Tyra Empire anymore.

Raq: I know. Tyra's out of control.

Sammath: Seriously. We should start our own show. It could be like the new Absolutlely Fabulous. I'll be the short one that drinks alot and you can be the tall, skinny bimbo. But you have to bleach your hair.

Raq: And we could wear clothes that showcase our vagina armpits.

And I could be the token cripple. With the messed up leg.

Sammath: Right. And when I ask you to explain why your leg is so messed up you can be like, "Well, I got this horrible disease and I was just -

Raq: Don't forget to cry.

Sammath: "Walking around and really upset and -"

And then I could interupt you and be all, "Lord, girl - when I was 6, I totally stubbed my toe! And I know you can relate, because I"m Tyra and i've done everything and said everything and i'm queen of the universe."

Raq: hahahahaha



Kind of Pop Culture

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Good news, ya'all. Samish has been added to Denver Post's Bloghouse. Yippee Skip!
So what better way to celebrate than... feature a story that's semi pop culture... fully just disgusting - and i'll get down to the non-britney news later.

Sick -

Police: Shelter worker had sex with dog
Kieran Nicholson - Denver Post Staff Writer

A volunteer with a Denver animal shelter has been arrested on suspecion of having sex with a dog, police said.

Gustavo Castanon, 33, of Denver, is being held at the Denver Jail on $10,000 bond, said Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police spokespan.

Castanon has also been suspended from his volunteer position for "inapproriate behavior with a dog," the shelter official said.

Officials at the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter, 678 S. Jason St., "initiated the investigation" against volunteer, said Ellen Dumm, spokeswoman with Denver Environmental Health.

"We've asked for an investigation by police and the district attorney's office," Dumm said.

Police were notified on Monday.

Dumm declined to go into details, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Jackson said Castanon was arrested today on suspicion of cruelty to an animal, a misdemeanor charge.

A witness told investogators Castanon had sexual contact with a basset hound at the shelter on Saturday at about 5:30pm.

"There's a big yuck factor here," Dumm said.

The dog was not harmed.



New Music/Movie Tuesday (9/25/07)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ah... Finally some good music! Hahaha. Taste is in the ear of the beholder - but some good, solid stuff this week. Most Titles/Artists are Linked to their Myspace Pages because they have their full albums up - so take advantage if you want to listen - and if you want just a quick review without the fluff --- well, that's what you have pretty, ol' me for! :)

Let's start out with some brief announcements tho - because who knows if you'll make it to the bottom of this ---

New House Tonight - Yess. Maybe it's the drug addiction. Maybe it's the bitchy attitude. Maybe it's the whole riding a motorcycle with a cane thing and my affinity for scruff - but DAMMMMNNNNNN Hugh Laurie is a babe!

Matt Nathanson is featured on Single of the week on iTunes - so as you've heard me talk about this a million times over - why don't you just download the fricken single for free already!

Knocked-Up on DVD today - which I rented at the store this morning before it could be taken. Yesssss... Now, you, too can watch the appauling crowning of a babies bald head as many times as your little heart desires. *sigh*

Two new Episodes of Murder Tonight "Gutted" and "Burning Flesh". The Flesh Episode is All-Star. I'm excited!

Athelete - Beyond the Neighbourhood:
Alternative - You have to love those English Bands that spell everything "or" with an "our" (Neighbourhood, colour, favourite etc.) - I bought Vehicles and Animals in 2004 when Howie Day recommended it as one of his favorites, and although I've been disapointed by the direction Howie Day has taken his crap career - Athlete was exceptional. Beyond the Neighbourhood is just as upbeat and solid as their last album - a little Techtronic - smooth vocals and enough creativity to exclude you from being emo. Those Brits know how to do music. Especially in 2007. Go Get it!

Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon:
Folk / Indie - The cd starts out sounding like a music box - and continues with some melodious backdrops that remind me a little of something you'd hear in a foreign film or another remake of a classic Shakespeare Play. Very mellow album with a little bit of. Samba Vexillographica gives us a little spanish tongue and Devendra layers the calm with a little bit of crooning with just enough crying in that voice of his (think ... dare I say... Jeff Buckley-esque - tone not quality).

The Bled - Silent Treatment:
Rock / Indie - I know what you're thinking. Uppity 70s feel-good band, The Bled! No no.. you guessed it. Heavy, bang your head in a mosh pit music - or by yourself because you're girating so violently. Some good Solid Metal and great beats on this. It got me movin, for sure. Also great to turn up to volume 32 in your car and just rock that angst out.

Cave Singers - Invitation Songs:
Indie / Folk - Indie Hipster suite out of Seattle, WA. Unique Voice - reminiscent of 1970s folk-singer. Drum Beats like a train. Go listen to their tracks and if you're interested, hit up The Hi-Dive this Saturday night. Bring your tamborine.

Che'Nelle - Things Happen For A Reason:
R&B / Pop / Reggae - Debut Album. She's a whole lotta reggae on her single (Fell in Love with the DJ) and sounds like something you'd hear at a skating rink. Another track (Can't make you love me) is solely accapella. She is already hugely popular in Australia (makes sense) and is hitting a tour with Kanye - so lets hope she benefits from the exposure - and not his attitude.

Melissa Etheridge - The Awakening:
Rock / Pop / Country - Classic Melissa. Her fans can always rely on her for consistency. The new album delivers and stays true to her sound. - with a lot of rhyming :).

Freeway - Free at Last:
Hip Hop / Rap - Totally dig it. Reminds me a bit of Jurassic 5 - in that they sample some sweet jazz tracks. Legit hip hop with some pretty good rap layed on the top. Big Spender features Jay-Z (yesssssss....) and as much as I thought I'd hate this - I don't - tho the repetive shout out to DJ Cannon (understandable) gets a little repetitive...

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace:
Rock - Dave Grohl has gone far and beyond in the music business - and brings his signature to pretty much any project he participates in - but it seems he sticks to the reliable with any other band - which is usually good - because we all know what happened to our favorite band who tried something new and failed! :)

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters:
Been around forever and still brining it on piano - bringing in several good artists to showcase his skills (rather than backdropping the instraments behind the voice). Look for Norah Jones, Tina Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae, Joni Mitchell and Leanard Cohen.

PJ Harvey - White Chalk UK: Sep 24:
Alternative / Indie / Powerpop - PJ is comparatively getting more and more mellow over the years. Less rock guitar - more sing-songy whining. I don't like her new stuff. Go back to your old school stuff!

Jagged Edge - Baby Makin' Project:
R&B / Rap - Baby Makin' Project is extremely accurate - so kudos for pulling that off. I can totally see a couple in one of those infomercials where Barry White is telling you how you could make lovvvvvvveeee by the fire, baby. That rump pumpin back and forth. Oh yeah, baby. You know it.

Matt Pond, PA - Last Light:
Indie / Pop - More Cheesy than Indie --- This would have been good in the days of Pete Yorn or Snow Patrol (early 2000s)... but too late for its time.

Joni Mitchell - Shine:
Joni Mitchell Never lieeeeeee. :)

Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature:
Accoustic - Sweedish boy - and not blonde in suspenders. Great guitar playing - wonderful mood music for a raining voice - except I'm kind of bummed to say that it's one of those bands where the music kicks ass and the vocal doesn't so much. May just be my taste.

Iron & Wine - Shepherd's Dog:
Alternative - Maybe record companies should just start labeling Alternative music - 1960s/70s throwback. I thot Alternative meant.. Temple of the Dog, Stone Temple Pilots, Audioslave? Bring back the Postal Service.

Bettye Lavette - The Scene Of The Crime:
Soul / R&B - Something I'd hear in a bad dive bar - until she started singing. Great voice - what the hell happened to your back-up musicians? Maybe it's just the production and she'd be awesome live- but the track available for tune-in was weak.

mum - Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy, Let Your Crooked Hands Be Holy:
"Other" - Pretty. I was instantly drawn in by the piano (sue me for playing since I was 4 - but I still zone out when I play Moonlight Sonata) -- Very quixotic (ha!) and dreamy --- Kind of sounds like I'm playing Myst! hahahaha. I like it. Very Much. I think you will, too. Esp if you like any of the following: Postal Service sans lyrics, Radiohead, Sigur Ros. Turns out - Mum is the word.

Rascal Flatts - Still Feels Good:
Pop / Country / Other - I've always felt like... there's something missing from this band. They're not bad - they've got great vocals - good melodies/harmonies... but their music always seems to be lacking the one thing that would take it from OK to Great (I think this is something required for Adult-Contemporary Country Radio Play...) - but I can't put my finger on it --- This album is no different.

Jill Scott - The Real Thing:
R&B / Soul - A little Sex - A little Class - A lot of Soul.

Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War:
Melodramatic - Fairly weak in appeal - just wimpy overall. If you like wimpy - go for it. Singer's got a pretty voice - Favourite book is a strong point.

The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour:
Folk / Rock - Kind of Ben Foldish - but more indie hip. I love Virtue the Cat Explains - but then again - i love pretty much all waltzes or songs done in 2/6. At the Marquis theater this Thursday if you likey - you may see me there.

Will.I.Am - Songs About Girls:
Pop / Hip Hop / R&B - Da Donque Da Donque..... She got a big ole' but. I love the way she move it. Come be my buttercup - and let me scoop it. Uns Uns... Uns Uns... I don't know so much if the question is will you like it? But more... Will you like it more than Fergelicious (She's on I Got it from My Mama). Those black-Eyed-Peas be so ambitious.

Tunng - Good Arrows:
Experimental / Folk / Electronica - Hello, Brittish Accent. I don't.... love it. But you might. More Folk than anything else.



Black Cat, Black Cat, Black Cat

Monday, September 24, 2007
So... My step dad came down this weekend to shoot the Bronco game yesterday.

Every time he comes, he usually brings a little goody package from my mom.

Last week - it was tv on dvd (a whole season!). This week... a whole bag of salt water taffy.

Now taffy is delicious x 12... but the sad thing I didn't realize until after I ate 20 pieces in a row - is that each piece has 30 fricken calories. WHAT THE F?!

So here I am 600 calories later and thinking - I really need to work this off. And 600 calories = about 72 minutes of walking. Good lord. First thing I want to do on a rainy, fall day.

But I went anyway - and three blocks into my walk - met this guy:

I walked for about 6 more and he just kept jogging behind me like a little pooch on a leash.

Yesterday, I went to a friends apartment and was greeted by a little black cat. He followed me into the complex - and when I came out 3 1/2 hours later - he ran back to me and followed me outside.

Today - I have this little black friend join me for my long, taffy walk. That's two black cats in two days. Can someone please tell me this is good luck? Or do they just know I'm excited for Halloween?



Things Not To Do While Intoxicated

. Pose for a picture for The Gayzette while you're out at a Gay Bar and you're not... Gay (actually - this was funny).

. Take that one last lemon shot at the end of the night (and i quote: "Oh... now I'm totally going to throw up later!")

. Walk eight miles to the lightrail to get downtown.

. Drop your $500 camera on the cement not once, but twice. :( Thank goodness this has started working again!

. Wait til 2:30 to hit up Two Fisted Marios for one slice of pizza (i got in early and was a happy kid with my spinich, black olive and mushroom slice wayyyyy before the drunk crowd piled in.

. Getting a hangover before your intoxication even wears off. Seriously, what the hell?!
I got home at 6:45 and took migraine medicine, a 32 oz bottle of e-mergency and one ambien - then slept til 3:30pm in the afternoon. To this day, I've never had a hangover.... post sleeping.

Luckily, there was no ex-boyfriend calling or writing stupid blogs that probably would get me in trouble. I'm more fun and less worrisome when I drink, but I'm not totally stupid I recall creating a survey on Myspace once hoping to get some creative answers. Only one person responded - with really hilarious answers, mind you. The following day he begged me profusely to delete the e-mail as he was drunk and extremely embarassed. Good for a laugh, anyway.

Things that are OK to do:

. Miss a show of someone who was bratty about wanting you to go anyway.

. Drink pop rocks with Blueberry Stoli's and Sprite Zero (I didn't explode!).

. Make new friends.

. Sing.

Hopefully more to follow. This Sami is kind of fun. 1-3 days a week...

p.s. still looking for advice on the Tattoo thing so look below and feed me some feedback. Aragarpmf. I'm hungry!



Tattoo, Tattoo

Sunday, September 23, 2007
I've been thinking a lot lately that I want a tattoo. More like... for the last 8 months or so... But tonight- what i wanted just popped into my head.

So i've been thinking I want to get something on the back of my neck- that i know is there, but not many other people do... subtle's always good - but what I came up with is kind of an affirmation that would be great to be able to see every day and think... "Yeah!"

So now i'm wondering where a good place to put it would be... and my first thought was right on the inside of my right wrist. Very small text... How small can artists write?

Does anyone else have any suggestions a good place to put some text? This would be my first... and it is something important to me. I can imagine a lot of you are probably "pshhhh" ing right now - but - yah know... start small. Maybe i'll even pierce my ears! hahahaha.

So yeah - leave your thots if you have any :)



Holy Sleep-In!

Sorry to have missed you yesterday. I did some laying around... and then a little more laying around.... and then, walked around my apartment to move from the couch to the bed to leay around even more. :-D

This weekend has officially been deemed Party Weekend 2007 because I can't recall the last time I had to sleep in until 3:30pm to recover from my night out.

But fun was had - and I even got in a good workout, walking about 50 minutes round trip to and from the light rail.
It didn't seem that long, but damn my legs hurt today.

So i'm trying to think of something to put into this blogspace and have a lot of things in mind - but need to get it organized into a creative manners... So I'm going to go do some things and come back with a hopefully more eloquent approach.



New Theater Release Day - 9/19 - 21/07

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Last Winter (NY):
Key Players: Ron Perlman, James LeGross, Connie Britton
Tag Line: The arctic tundra has been frozen for centuries... and so has what lies beneath.
The Jist:In the Artctic region of Northern Alaska, an oil company's advance team struggles to establish a drilling base that will forever alter the pristine land. After one team member is found dead, a disorientation slowly claims the sanity of the others as each of them succumbs to a mysterious fear.
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?:Man vs. Nature. Man vs. Man. Man vs. Big Scary Animal... What is unkown is often what is scariest to those who dare to discover it. This seems to have some Stephen King feel to it... so I wonder if we should be expecting some stupid twist at the end that ruins the whole movie?

September, 21

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford(limited):
Key Players: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard
Tag Line: Robert Ford joins Jesse James's gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill the fastest gun in the West.
The Jist: This delves into the private life and public expoits of America's most notorious outlaw. As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James plans his next great robbery, he wages was on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money - and the glory - riding on his capture. But the greates threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts most [comingsoon.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Yessss.... Another Western :) I'm already depressed because we know from the begginning James (pitt) is going to die - and so we'll have to suffer through 110 minutes or so of getting to see how great he reall was, the friendships, the hottness... all to have him die in the end. I'm probably going to be crying... but if it's half as good as 3:10 to Yuma, I will be more than appeased that Hollywood managed to put out two great movies in one month. Go Hollywood!

Good Luck Chuck:
Key Players: Dane Cook, Jessica Alba
Tag Line: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.
The Jist: In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women [imdb].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: I keep seeing this preview and thinking stupid. STUPID! If a trillion girls are going to throw themselves at a guy in order to meet their true love - shouldn't the guy be a little more of a challenge (and maybe with a little more of a weight problem/ingrown hairs/ balding/disgusting habbits) than babe-a-licious DANE COOK? Oh.. life's so hard. I have to do Dane Cook. Dear Dane, can you please come to Denver and Do me? Maybe 5 times. SO i can meet 5 times the normal man? That'd be awesome. Love, Sami. But look... honestly, I'd love to share some popcorn and sour patch kids with one of my best guy friends and laugh a lot about this. And i'll probably go sometime in the next week -- but i'll wait if one of you hot guys out there wants to take me...preferably.... Mr. Cook.

Into the Wild :
Key Players: Vince Vaughn, Emile Irsch, William Hurt
Tag Line:Your large adventure on Alaska.
The Jist: After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life [imdb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Good film for us 20-somethings that need something ispiring to relate to/ to want/ to secretly dream up while we're sitting at work not doing much else...

The Jane Austen Book Club (limited):
Key Players: Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker
Tag Line: You don't have to know the books to be in the club.
The Jist: Six Californians start a club to discuss the works of Jane Austen, only to find their relationships - both old and new - begin to resemble 21st century versions of her novels [imdb].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: It's like Sex and the City for you Jane Austen lovers... so more whimsical, less cigarette smoking, and hopefully less Mr. Big. Maybe I'll rent this when I'm feeling really girly...

[no preview available]

The Man of My Life (NY):
Key Players:Bernard Campan, Charles Berling, Lea Drucker
Tag Line:none
The Jist: Frederic, his wife Frederique, and their entire clan are spending another summer in their family house deep in the verdant Provecale countryside. A solitary gay man, Hugo has moved in next door. After a convivial dinner, Frederic and hugo stay up on the terrace until dawn, exchanging their radically different visions of love. Entirely unaware of their exchange, Frederique nonetheless notices a distance opening up between her and her husband, and a powerful bond developing between Frederic and Hugo - a bond which grows stronger daily [movieweb.com].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Classic Foreign Love Story. Sounds good - and something to cozy into a blanket and watch on your couch. I love foreign film. Maybe it's because of the other language, but they always seem so much more romantic.

Randy and the Mob (ATL):
Key Players: Paul Ben-Victor, Lisa Blount - Brent Briscoe, Tim DeKay, Sam Frihart
Tag Line:none.
The Jist: A good 'ol boy (McKinnon) gets into trouble with some mobsters, and then must seek assistance from his estranged, identical twin gay brother [imdb].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Oooooh, Lemons! Sounds like a whole lotta down south trouble! Kind of like... My Name is Earle - with a gay brother. That's a twin. Except, they're not a lot at all. Pass.

Resident Evil: Extinction :
Key Players: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Oded Fehr
Tag Line: Experimentation... Evolution... Extinction.
The Jist: Survivors of the Raccoon City catastrophe travel across the Nevada desert, hoping to make it to Alaska. Alice (Jovavich) joins the caravan and their flight against the Evil Umbrella Corp [imdb].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Yes! The trilogy is complete. and in VEGAS! Girls with Guns - bitchin' Go!

Sydney White:
Key Players: Amanda Bynes, Sara Paxton, Matt Long, Jack Carpenter
Tag Line: Freshman year is no fairy tale.
The Jist: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system [imdb].
Yay, Nay or Rental Play?: Clever. Modern-day play on Snow White in probably one of the most appropriate settings. Not all sororities are like this (mine wasn't) but I've seen it happen. Amanda Bynes is so stinkin' cute - how can you not go stare at her for a few hours?



Why Not To Wear BellyShirts When You're Chubby

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Raquel: i was at the park last week with my nephew and he asked some hoochie in a tummy shirt if she was having a baby boy or a baby girl. I was so embarrassed.

Sami: ahahahahaha. what'd she do?

Raquel: She was like, "Im not having a baby. I just eat a lot of junk food and god made me big."

Raquel - and then! My nephew was like

Sami: hahahahhaha.

Raquel: "No....i think its a baby girl." I was mortified

Sami: hahahahahahaha

Raquel: seriously

Sami: hahahahahaha

Raquel: hahaha

Sami: you have the funniest stories

Raquel: And i felt so bad on the way home and [my boyfriend] was like, "its her fault for flaunting her chub like that." I was so embarrassed.

Sami: She probably went home and drowned her embarassment in hohos

You know why?

Cause she's a ho.



This is Why JM Will Always Be Cool

He's a dork, through and through. While my likeness for a lot of musicians deteriates over their career (mostly because they become jackasses), john just keeps upping the anty, proving he's just a big loveable dork that happens to be really good at writing/guitar music.



The Hills are Alive with Displays of JackAss

Heidi Montag doesn't only suck as a friend, and co-worker (which miss Elodie, whom she scooped a promotion out from under, finally told her off this week - no video, but here's the response) --- she also sucks at Lipsyncing... even worse than Britney on Drugs...

Point and Laugh:



Oh, you hit her nose!

Looks like she also hit up a plastic surgeon for some lifts, tucks, botox - a salon for some bleach.

Marcia Clark has gone through some "changes" since prosecuting OJ 13 years ago. Isn't it natural she resurface after all the OJ hype in the last week.

What plastic surgery do you spy?



New Music/Movie Tuesday (9/18/07)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Here are all the albums hitting stores today, September 18, 2007.

I kept my thots short and to the point, mostly because I'm kind of unintrigued by recent music - tho there are a few good ones that show up every so often - i'm finding myself farely uninspired.

Let's see what you think:

Akron/Family - Love Is Simple
Apparently, there are 7 people in this band... but it sounds more like 3 (bagpipes/harmonica, drums, guitar) and often like 1 folk singer songwriter. It makes me feel like this is something I'd see in an Irish pub --- if I ever get over there...

The A-Sides -Silver Storms
I like it. Sounds local experimental -- great beats and something you wouldn't be surprised to hear in the background of a TV show or on a indiefilm soundtrack. Check out Sidewalk Chalk.

Babyface - Playlist
I sadly couldn't find anything on this album... which leads me to believe this is a UK release date. But babyface kicked ass in the 90s. i'm sure he won't disapoint us 7 years into the new millenium.

James Blunt - All The Lost Souls
James' sound has evolved a bit - but sticks true to the melodious sound of his last album -- this one is just a little less somber and a little more up-tempo. Oh, and he totally sounds like Tracey Chapman on his single 1973.

Chamillionaire - Ultimate Victory
Hip Hop
Too long of intros on every song... but most songs themselves are fierce (except for Industry Groupie, where his rap and the sample just don't seem to match up well enough). Definatly something you whip up in the club.

Keyshia Cole - Just Like You
Killer Voice. Love all those R&B Girls, but would have loved more singing - less rapping.

The Donnas - Bitchin'
Rock/Classic Rock/Alternative
The new image is very Kiss circa 2007 Girl Band. The girls still know how to bring it -- Thrash out in your car kind of a cd.

Kevin Drew - Spirit If...
Indie Alternative Rock
Presented by Broken Social Scene. So naturally - if you like Them, or Postal Service... mixed with Bright Eyes - you'll like Kevin.

Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest Of Times
Punk / Accoustic / Folk Rock
Angry Irish Drinking Music. I kind of wanted to start a clogging moshpit.

Eve - Here I Am
Hip Hop
I think this comes out Oct. 16 in the US --- so damn! you have to wait- but it's worth it. When doesn't eve bring it? Her current single Tamborine kicks it. Why didn't she open the VMAs?

Emmylou Harris - Songbird 4xCD rarities box
Folk / Alternative / Country
Emmylou is classic. If you like country - and you still haven't listened to her - you should probably be buying this.

Havoc - The Kush 4xCD rarities box
Hip Hop
Another Hip Hop/Rap Album *yawwwwwnnn* Kidding, Kidding. Nice raps. Crude Lyrics. you likey?

LCD Soundsystem - A Bunch of Stuff EP
Punk / Funk / Disco House
I have a few friends back in college that would love this. Mostly DJs (spin, not radio) --- Kind of Beck meets... hmm cake meets something more techtronic.

Ben Lee - Ripe
Pop / Rock / Alternative
I've never had any strong feelings of like or dislike for ben. I Kind if feel like... he's supposed to be in that really good group of 90s rock, but misses it for one reason or another...

Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me
Rock / Pop / Punk
Oooh. for all you skater or bike park guys that love these guys and every other band that sounds just like them... this album is pretty decent tho.

Mya - Liberation
I honestly forgot she exhisted. Where has she been? R&B sex music. booyah.

Pat Monahan [from Train] - Last of Seven
Rock / Pop / Gospel
More bluesy than Train with good tone and lyrics. I tried to win tickets to see him in October tonight, but my story sucked, so no luck.

Me'shell Ndegeocello - The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams
Love love love love her. What a great soul, great voice. She's fun - she's soulful - she's genuine. Her new album is no exception.

Nelly - Brass Knuckles
Hip Hop / Rap
I can't... do it. But It's nelly - so i'm sure TRL will be all over that.

New Found Glory - From the Screen to Your Stereo Part 2
Pop / Punk / Hardcore
All the covers you'er so glad a punk band would cover. Johnny Cash - It Ain't Me Babe, Kiss me, Love Fool - Cardigans, Stay - Lisa Loeb (she's on the track), Iris - Googoo Dolls. bitchin.

Rogue Wave - Asleep at Heaven's Gate
I really like these guys. I first heard them on Heroes (Your Eyes) then gripped onto Bird on a Wire. The new album is equally as good... Very ominous, full-sounding tracks. Great for that mood you're in.

KT Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic
Love the new single. Loved her last album. I hope she can carry it off with her Sophomore release. I've only heard the single - but it seems to be heading in a good direction.

Twista - Adrenaline Rush 2007
Hip Hop / Rap
You got your Gin? Your Juice? Your phat ride? How about allz the bling and million dollar grillz. You'll need it....

Matt White - Best Days
Surf / Accoustic / Pop
Upon reading the descriptive, I thot Jack Johnson. Then I heard his tracks and almost threw up my dinner. THis is so bubblegum it's disgraceful. Pass please.



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I'm Sami Jo From Denver, CO, United States Samantha loves to travel, lose herself in a good book, practice yoga at her favorite local studio, The Yoga Mat, and connect with friends, old and new. Her love of working with creative minds extends into her personal endeavors, as well. She and her husband conduct a project called "Songs For Jake," a music collaboration channel designed with the simple mission of getting great songs to one really big music lover. Through her business, Roger Charlie, Samantha focuses on publicity and management, working closely with authors, musicians, and creatives who find value in a more personal approach through communications.
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