Love Actually [extensive cast] Emma Thompson. Hugh Grant. Alan Rickman. & the list goes on.
My top favorite Christmas film. Love. Joy. Screwy & Screw-ups.
All of London is in love — or longing to be — in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis’ first directorial effort. Billed as “the ultimate romantic comedy,” Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another’s heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There’s also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid — but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. A working print of Love Actually premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Length: 2h 15m
Directed By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Richard Curtis
Studio: Universal Pictures
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rating . . . TV-MA
Genre . . . Comedy . Drama . TV Series (2017 – )
Season 2 Premiere 2018
On (Amazon Prime)
A housewife in the 1950s decides to become a stand-up comic.
Creator: Amy Sherman-Palladino
Stars: Matilda Szydagis, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein
All I can possibly say is what a huge surprise from such a short film of 2m 40s. I could add it is animated and about a young boy with a telescope who is awaiting Santa Claus to arrive. From here on if more is sought out from the story – it is better to watch the video. – j.kiley
FOR FULLER EXPERIENCE I RECOMMEND OPENING TO FULL SCREEN
WITH THE VOLUME UP AT YOUR OWN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL
The Night the Moon Fell
Rated . . . PG (Content)
Genre . . . Sci-Fi | Supernatural
Length . . . 2m 40s
A short animated film about a curious boy.
Created by . . . John Bashyam (johnbashyam.com)
Produced by . . . Tom Leach (mediared.tv)
CG Supervisor . . . Justin Denton (justindenton.com)
Original Music . . . James Craft
Sound Design . . . Taylor Blaine
Timmy’s Mom . . . Anisha Karur
Additional Animation . . . Hunter Gibson
Concept Art . . . Julia VanderPoel
Character Concepts . . . Julian Kay
Additional Textures . . . Julia VanderPoel, Andre Soschinski
Bedroom Wallpaper Art . . . Sera Holland (handmadebymeblog.com)
Bedroom Poster Art . . . Benjamin Garner, Moustafa Khamis
Additional Models . . . Andre Soschinski, Giancarlo Vollucci, videocopilot.net, turbosquid.com, evermotion.com
End Metal Song . . . Baring Teeth for Revolt by Goatwhore
“After debuting at Raindance, Cinequest, and being featured on Funny or Die, I’ve decided to put the film online. Hope you all enjoy!”
Created new GIFS Page yesterday & today GIFS BE. Ironic I would need the second one today to create a Source for Energy to Send To Help Carrie Fisher Heal. Sadly [I hope not for long] Today December 23rd 2017 – shortly before arriving at LAX in CA – Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack. According to reliable sources Carrie stopped breathing for ten minutes. Fortunately there were doctors & nurses on the 11 hour flight from London to LAX who helped start CPR. EMT’s met the plane at the airport & continued extreme measures to bring her condition under control. As of this writing @11pm Friday, today, she remains in ICU with only a few words from her brother Todd Fisher who corrected the reports she was in ‘stable’ condition. At this time Carrie Fisher is in Critical Condition. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH HER . Whatever Force you believe in – Please Send All You Have to Help Her Recover.
As I mentioned earlier I set up a Force on my GIFS BE under CHARACTERS. Scroll down four Gifs & you will find what I created for Carrie in Hopes It Will Be Of Some Help. [Pages are @ top of Blog – GIFS & GIFS BE are on lower right bottom row].
I leave you with a Gif of Carrie Fisher. She is Beautiful. Witty. Intelligent. She has helped me many times to understand my Bipolar & how to live with it in my own way as she lives with it herself making her own choices of treatment. Star Wars introduced us to Carrie through Princess Leia & in the most recent new film of Star Wars it has rebooted her career. She was in England to complete a film & to appear on the Graham Norton Show. I will wait to watch Carrie Fisher’s episode with thrilling delight once I hear Carrie Fisher is in Full Recovery. Graham Norton has a way of making his guests open up & the show is hysterically funny. I can hear Carrie now telling her outrageous stories. She has a new film & a new book to promote. I suppose the publishers & film makers will let her rest & do her interviews from home for awhile. I Send Love Always to Carrie & repeat my statement: MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU CARRIE & LET THE QI BE WITH YOU HELPING YOU FIGHT FOR A FULL RECOVERY.
MAGGIE THE CAT
Roars & Purrs
‘maggie the cat’
I watched the First Wive’s Club just last night. It was still an amazing film after all these years. An inspiration to women who have reached over the age of 40. Why, I ask, does the world of the media, namely entertainment, films in particular, think women have died when they have reached the age of 40, when actually one’s life really begins. One gains wisdom and life is ahead of you, lots of dreams to fulfill. Women are more beautiful. Their acting has improved. Their lives are fuller. Women over 40 offer the world so much more than any man at any age could possibly compare to. Watching this film, empowered my mind, my soul, my body, and it was a fun experience to see women claiming their power from the men who choose women who look like babies that have grown breasts. That’s what they want?! Rather than having someone in their lives who is going to help then fulfill their own dreams. Why do men think that supposedly outer beauty is going to be more satisfying than a person with intelligence, experience, and someone who can talk with a brain that works. – Maggie The Cat
You Don’t Own Me – from First Wive’s Club
Starring: Diane Keaton, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn
Final Presidential Debate
The Debate below no longer exists. Hope you enjoy the latest & last Debate.
SNL First Presidential Debate Parody Sketch | Trump-Hillary Debate
Alec Baldwin debuted his Donald Trump in the first 2016 presidential debate, along with Kate McKinnon‘s dead-on Hillary Clinton impression.
Former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin helped Saturday Night Live kick off its 42nd season by portraying Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a cold open that satirized this week’s first presidential debate, in which Kate McKinnon’s Hillary knocked Trump out of the cosmos. He had no clue what planet he was on. He just kept mumbling about black people killing each other in Chicago. Makes me think he’s kind of obsessed about President Obama ever being our President. I think at times. Trump feels it was all a mass hysterical hallucination.
Baldwin and Kate McKinnon & Not Ready for Prime Time Player, Michael Che did a re-enactment of the surreal debate almost exactly as it happened.
Baldwin nailed many of Trump’s mannerisms, including an observant bit on the real estate mogul’s pronunciation of “China,” and McKinnon magnificently portrayed Clinton’s polished delivery and coolness under Trump’s self-inflicted collapse of his brain to think beyond non-sense unfinished sentences.
With this material faltering along side the edge of comedy, a satirist’s job is that much easier. Watch the cold open above, from Saturday Night Live. (Rewrote the parts of this synopsis in yellow. – j.kiley) IT’S EXTREMELY FUNNY. IF YOU DON’T LAUGH – WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR. I KNOW YOU HAVEN’T COMMITTED TO TOTAL NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION.
Invited to Share from the YouTube Video Site. I Do Not Own the Property. Just Sharing.
Café Society Official Trailer #1 (2016) Movie HD
A young man arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry. There, he falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age. He falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York, he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. – Amazon Studios
Rated: PG-13 for some violence, a drug reference, suggestive material and smoking
Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
Length: 1h 36m
Director . . . Woody Allen
Writer . . . Woody Allen
Kristen Stewart . . . Vonnie
Jesse Eisenberg . . . Bobby
Steve Carell . . . Phil Stern
Parker Posey . . . Rad Taylor