Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Interview with... Lindsay Pulsipher

You all love the TV show, True Blood, right? Come on, these days who doesn't?!
If you haven't caught an episode yet you're doing yourself a disservice, honestly. Anna Pacquin as Sookie Stackhouse, vampires galore, and the real reason to watch the show....

Lindsay Pulsipher.

Lindsay's appeared in some high quality tv shows. The aforementioned True Blood, as well as House M.D., Touched By An Angel, and The Beast (starring Patrick Swayze).

Here's an image of Lindsay here...
I recently had the priviledge of interviewing Lindsay, who offers some incredible insights into her TV and movie career.
I hope you enjoy!

1. Touched By An Angel has a huge fan base. What has being involved in a show like this meant for you?

Touched by an Angel holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first jobs I booked professionally. It was only the second audition I had ever been on, and when I booked the job I was ecstatic. It was a wonderful place to start my career.

2. The Beast garnered worldwide press due to Patrick Swayze’s involvement. What was it like working with him?

I honestly can't say enough admirable things about Patrick. He was a hard working, amazingly talented, funny, warm person, who inspired me everyday. He had a strong, positive outlook on life, and an amazing work ethic. I feel extremely blessed to have known him, and to call him a friend.

3. What preparation work do you conduct before each role?

I am a very visual person. I do a lot of visualizing when I prepare for a scene, or an episode. I like to remove myself from the character, and really be an observer. I like to watch as a third person, almost like you do when you read a book. When you read a book these characters and story lines take on a life of their own. That's how I like to approach a script.

4. Vampire stories seem to be the in-thing these days. Do you have any pressures or expectations from the fans of True Blood?

Right now I am focusing on bringing the character of Crystal Norris to life. I haven't thought too far beyond shooting. I hope that the fans identify with her, and enjoy seeing her come to life. She has been an incredibly well written, lively character to play.

5. What would be your dream role?
I don't know if I have one singular dream role. I'd like to continue to grow, and develop as an actor, and always push myself. When I am challenged is when I feel the most creative.

6. What is coming up next for you?
I have a few films I shot right before I started working on True Blood. The first one is called, The Oregonian. It's kind of an esoteric, adventure film, directed by Calvin Lee Reeder. I am really excited about it. It's different from anything I have ever done. It will be hitting the festival circuit later this year. I also shot a film with Eric Balfour called, "Do Not Disturb". Directed by Petro Papahadjopoulos. It's a series of short vignettes edited together into a feature film. The segment I am in, "Rocket Man" has a bit of a Sci-Fi theme to it. We had a wonderful time shooting it.

Lindsay also would very much like you to consider the following;

I strongly support this amazing Animal Rescue here in Los Angeles called The Mutt Movement. They are an incredible non-profit organization that rescues animals from high-kill shelters and finds them adoptive families. I adopted my lil dog from them, so they hold a special place in my heart. Their website is:
I also strongly support Stand Up to Cancer. Having lost a few important people in my life to cancer, I fully support finding a cure, and funding research on Cancer prevention. They are dedicated to finding a cure for all types of cancer.
So there you have it. Another fantastic interview, by another fantastic actor. Be on the look out for Lindsay, as when she's on screen she's a sheer delight.

If you're interested in buying seasons 1 & 2 of True Blood on DVD you can do so here
True Blood Season 1 & 2 Box Set
What did you think of this interview? Please comment, or email me directly at
Until next time!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Big Fan

This review was made possible by Steve from my work. This review would not have been completed without his tireless and very much appreciated efforts. You the man, Steve!

Now, this is a review I've been wanting to do since I started this blog. However I've just seen this movie this past Wednesday evening, so there you go....

Even though I hadn't watched the film when I first started this blog I knew I wanted to review it. I knew it was going to be that good.

Have a look at the trailer and judge for yourself.

Of course, please let me know what you think.

Here's the movie poster. As you can see, the movie is a love story....

No, I'm serious. (Get off the phone, Paul...).
The movie is about one man's love for his football team. The New York Giants.
Paul Aufiero (Patton Oswalt) is a garage attendant, still living with his mother (Marcia Jean Kurtz), who's whole life revolves around the New York Giants.
Paul even spends his evening listening and calling into the local sports chat radio station. Much to the annoyance of his mother at 1am in the morning.

Running alongside Paul is Sal (Kevin Corrigan).

I've written about Kevin Corrigan in a previous review (Superbad) and quite honestly if you haven't seen Kevin in a movie, then you're missing out.
And if you're not a fan of Kevin's, you should be.

I won't go too deeply into the story of the film however I will mention that this film is about the lengths a man will go to for the love of his life.
Sure he's family doesn't understand the love, and Paul's health does become an issue in relation to the dilemma he finds himself under. This makes for a seriously watchable movie, folks.

I have to give praise to the cast's performance, as they are all standout. The film is shot in such a way to seem as if it's not a movie at all. It's like you're watching the lives of an everyday family.

Of particular praise is Patton Oswalt's performance. In Big Fan he has certainly shown that he has what it takes to become a huge Hollywood presence. His natural charisma, his comic timing, and his ability to put something special in each scene he is in; it's all on show here.

Michael Rapaport (Philadelphia Phil) is a great one to watch. Michael's been in a slew of great movies. The 6th Day, Cop Land. He was even in Friends for a while....
Michael gives another great performance in this gem of a movie.

I also enjoyed the interaction between Paul and his mother. Both actors appeared on the sitcom, The Queen Of Kings, so I found their discussion quite amusing.

If you want to have a look for yourself, you can do so here.
In closing I highly recommend you watch this movie.
In fact, I give this movie my highest possible recommendation. You'd be doing yourself a disservice by not watching it.
So, you guessed it. 10 stars outta 10!
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Until next time. :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Burning (and) Interview With... Peter Lawrence.

This will be a mix of a movie review and interview.
I was lucky enough to get a QnA session with the co-writer of this 1980's slasher film, Peter Lawrence.
I'm very pleased to be able to bring this QnA to you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did setting it up.

As you can tell by the poster, the movie in question is The Burning.
Didn't see the movie? You say? Well, by the end of this review I'm hoping you'll want to.

This poster just screams 1980's horror film, right?

And like any good horror film it has to have it's stars-on-the-rise.
Who better than Holly Hunter?

Well, how about Fisher Stevens, and Jason Alexander? Yep, Jason Alexander (George Constanza from Seinfeld) in in the picture above.
He hasn't changed much, hey?
Fisher's in the grey and red shirt, by the way.

Here's a more recent image of Fisher.

Here's the movie trailer

The Burning is pretty much your standard 1980's horror/slasher, and so is good for a night-in. The fact it has a young Holly Hunter, Fisher Stevens, and Jason Alexander makes this interesting also.
Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any movie novel, DVD, Blu Ray, or VHS copy of this movie. However, if you know of one can you please let me know?

In the meantime, check out the QnA with co-writer, Peter Lawrence!

I'm afraid you will find no startling wit and wisdom in these replies, but ...
1. The Burning has become a cult film. What initially drew to you write horror?

I never had a particular desire to write horror and of the 30-odd screenplays I've written since THE BURNING (some on commission and some on spec.), I think maybe four are in the general field of horror and another couple in that area of brutal action which spills over into horror.

I simply loved to write and was lucky enough to sell the first idea I completed, which was based on the true story of an intensive care nurse who was murdering her patients - and taking bets on the time it took them to die! I wrote this as ANGEL OF DEATH, which eventually got made as TERMINAL CHOICE - a real butchering of the original screenplay. The end result bears very little resemblance to the concept, which included a pretty interesting moral dilemma which made the story marginally more than just another slashing heart-stopper.

A great friend of mine, Tony Maylam, who directed THE BURNING - and was due to direct ANGEL OF DEATH - brought me in to THE BURNING to work with him on Bob and Harvey Weinstein's original idea. In fact - and I'm embarrassed to admit it - I knew nothing about slashers and believed, at first, that I was writing a Hitchcock-style piece. As you know, Hitchcock's great skill was to make the audience imagine what remained unseen - far scarier than anything you can show because the human mind has a wonderful capacity to scare the gonads off itself. A slasher, of course - and this was especially Harvey and Bob's view - shows everything it can, and more.
2. What is your writing process, and how did this alter due to being a co-writer?

I hate to be this ordinary, but my writing process is just ... to write. Len Deighton used to say, when begged for writing advice, 'Get yourself a piece of paper and a pen.' Actually, I think he said 'pencil.'

I rarely start a piece without an outline which at the very least gives me the beginning, middle and end three act structure. But it may be no more detailed than that. Sometimes, of course, and particularly with complex stories, you have to prepare a more detailed step outline. That applies, too, when you're working on commission - but, even under commission, I try to get as much freedom as possible. I'd rather have to write several drafts which take the story in various directions, than stick rigidly to a dictated outline.

From that outline stage, I write the first draft as fast as I can because I've found that when you have one- to two hundred pages in hand there's no way you're going to abandon! If you do, those pages are wasted effort and wasted time. So you'll do anything to knock them into shape. This is a much more productive course, for me, than to agonize over the first few pages ... writing and rewriting and never making any real progress. Remember Michael Frayn's TIN MEN (I think that was the book) ... whose protagonist writer never got beyond writing and rewriting the cover blurb that described himself. That procrastination is death to all writers and to be avoided at all costs.

Hence ... WRITE ... it's the only activity which defines a writer.
3. Did you spend time on the set of the movie? Starring such big names as Holly Hunter, and Jason Alexander, what was your experience with them?
I scouted all the locations with Tony and with Bob and Harvey while we were writing. I was there in pre and casting and I think I stayed a couple of days into the shoot but by that time I wasn't having a lot of fun and I had other projects to work on. Sometimes, it's hard to watch your script being turned into a movie. You would make different choices. Of course, they might not be the right choices! Better, on the whole, to walk away and let the director direct ... not second guess ... not put yourself through the discomfort of hearing an actor change your dialogue (which of course is great) to his or her version (which of course sucks). On the other hand, sometimes I'm hired to be on set, to rewrite dialogue or even scenes as we go along - and that's cool.

Those stars were all very young and amenable then. Very pleasant to work with and grateful to the Weinsteins and Tony for their break. I have always been surprised that Larry Joshua didn't make it much bigger in the business. Tony and I wanted to write a one-man show for him, in which he played the young Marlon Brando, James Dean and Montgomery Clift. Larry had that kind of presence and potential. I last saw him, I think, in DANCING WITH WOLVES.
4. Do you have any current projects in the works you would like to promote?

I'm putting the finance together to direct my own screenplay, FISHING FOR CROCODILES. Set in Southern Central Africa, as Northern Rhodesia became Zambia, it's a coming of age adventure about two African kids, one black and one white, who make an impossible journey from the North West Province of Zambia to Lourenzo Marques (as it was then), in Mozambique, to meet their idol, Sam Cook. I can tell you more if you're interested. It's a UK/South African co-pro and we have about a quarter of the money committed. Need another $2.5 million. Very exciting project which I believe will have a huge audience - much as indies like SLUMDOG or GREEK WEDDING.

Also writing another horror pic with my long time friend and sometime writing partner Chris Trengove. Tentatively titled LOOM. We also wrote BLOOD RANCH, which has always had amazing readers' reports but never quite made it. He lives in the UK and I in California, so it's an interesting process but it works well because we've know each other way too long and can second guess pretty accurately.

And I have a very interesting kids CGI show ... TIDE HIGH ... in development. A TV/internet cross-platform project.

Plus and plus and plus! Always have a lot of stuff out there and up in the air. One I should mention is THE THIN GREEN LIE (working title) a wild pastiche of environmental polemic and zombie movie. It's great! Always makes me smile to think about it - plus it has a really serious underlying intent. A terrific combo - I hope - of entertainment and provocation ...
5. Lately it seems that horror film have been altered due to CGI, as opposed to stop motion and puppetry work in the 1980’s. How does this affect the writing process?
When I began to write movies - and remember I was usually involved in the production and the raising of finance - we had to bear in mind the cost of achieving whatever we wrote. That's one of the things that made animation - when I got into it in the mid 1980s - so so wonderful: whatever you wrote you could put on screen. Well, with the falling cost and increasing sophistication of CGI, we can achieve all kinds of things which, back then, would have taken millions and millions in stunts and conventional EFX.

Take THE THIN GREEN LIE, for example. We have a series of totally whacked out zombies emerging from a toxic lagoon ... a lot of effects and nonsense ... yet we can bring this in for less than $5 million. Thank you, digital film making ...

Happy to talk about anything you want to but have to move on for the moment.

And flattered, really, that you're even interested.

So there you go. Pretty interesting, hey?!
I hope you enjoyed this blog. It's a little bit different to what I usually do, and if you have any questions or comments about this, please let me know.
What did you think of this review/interview? Please comment, or email me directly at
Until next time!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Interview With.... Bob Bergen (the voice of Porky Pig)

And now for something a little different.

Rather than simply providing movie reviews for you again and again I've been wondering what else I can do to keep my readers entertained.
And then it dawned on me, "what if I could do some interviews with people in the business?"
So I did some research, and then some more research, and I've been lucky enough to get in contact with the voice of Porky Pig, Bob Bergen!

Honestly, just how cool is that?!?

See? Even Porky is excited about this interview! :)
As you know the actor who provided the voice for Porky Pig the longest was Mel Blanc (below).

Wasn't Mel great? I certainly think so.
Mel voiced Porky until his death in 1989, at which point Noel Blanc took over for 4 years. During that time Bob also stepped into the role and is now solely responsible for the stuttering we've all come to love.
Aside from Porky Pig, and the voice of Luke Skywalker in a bunch of Star Wars video games, Bob has also provided the voice for Blade in my favourite character of all-time, Tekno Man.
God, how I love that cartoon!

Easily though, Porky Pig has to be the biggest name on Bob's resume.
I was lucky enough to interview Bob recently, and I hope you enjoy the following;

1. Porky Pig is a cultural icon. How do you feel being the voice for this beloved character?

Blessed! I’d wanted to be Porky since I was 5 years old. Just being able to work as a voice actor is a blessing, but being able to provide the voice of a classic character is an honor. I don’t take it for granted. And I try very hard to keep the integrity of the character.

2. How did you get such a great job? Certainly there must’ve been some competition from other voice-over artists.

Big time. I was already represented and working as a voice actor when WB held auditions. I’d been sending WB tapes of me doing these characters for years, since I was about 14. No idea if they ever got to the proper people. After Mel died WB held auditions. They must have read every voice actor on both coasts. I don’t recall how many auditions I did. I remember one of my last auditions was for Chuck Jones. I never get nervous at auditions, but I had butterflies reading for Chuck. When I went to shake his hand he saw I was nervous. He asked why I was so scared?? I told him, “I’m about to do Porky Pig for Chuck Jones. It’s like doing Jesus for God!”

3. How did you feel about stepping into the role after Mel, and then Noel Blanc?

There will never be another Mel Blanc. He was THE man! There are a handful of us who share voicing the Looney Tunes now. We do our best with the characters. But none of us, in my humble opinion, can or have ever replaced Mel Blanc.

4. Animated feature films are going from strength to strength. How do you feel about this?

Not sure what you mean by “strength to strength.” Can you elaborate??

5. Any chance we could see another Looney Tunes animated film soon?

Not sure about a feature, but we are working on a new series that is scheduled to debut fall of 2010.

6. What advise can you give to people wanting to be voice-over artists?

Study acting. Voice-over IS acting. If you approach it because others have told you “you have a great voice and should do voice-over” consider the source. Usually you hear it from a friend, family member, bank teller, etc. There’s no such thing as a good voice. Because there’s no such thing as a bad voice. There are only good actors and bad actors. Voice-over, and especially animation, is extremely competitive. You need to be the best actor you can be. Study acting! Then, study voice-over. I took 4 years of voice-over, acting, and improv classes before I was ready for my first demo. It then took another 5 years of hit or miss auditioning before I was able to make a living at this. So for me, it was a 9 year journey from first workshop to paying my bills as a voice artist. You also need great demos. And each genre of voice-over requires a separate demo. Everyone has to do commercials. But if you want to do animation, you need an animation demo. If you want to do audio books you need an audio book demo. If you want to do narration you need a narration demo. Etc. A demo will cost on average $1500-$2500, depending where you go. So if you have 3 demos, that’s 3 times (possibly) $1500. Animation also falls under Screen Actors Guild or American Federation of Radio and Television Artists jurisdiction, so you need to join those unions. Another $4000 or so. It ain’t cheap. But if you really want this badly, if you can’t see yourself doing anything else with your life, none of this should matter. If you are meant to do this you will do it. It has to be a passion. It can’t be a hobby. You need to want it more than anyone else. Just don’t do a demo before you are ready. It’s very hard to get a second listen once they pass on you.

7. What do you do to prepare for a day of stuttering?

Nothing really. I wake up, the coffee maker has already brewed, I go into my office studio and check the emails for my morning auditions or work. If I have a Looney Tunes session I review the script before heading to Warner Brothers. The real work happens in the session. I’ll review the script, but I won’t “dwell” on it. I like the process to be spontaneous.

8. When you’re interviewed, do you ever get tempted to say, “Th-th-th-that’s all folks!”

Well, I can usually expect the interviewer to ask. ;-)

Also, here's an image of Bob.

So there you go, pretty cool hey?
Bob is a super-nice guy and I want to take this opportunity to thank him wholeheartedly for taking the time to talk with me.

What did you think of this interview? Please comment, or email me directly at
Until next time, th-th-th-that's all folks. :) (I just had to write that).

Thursday, April 15, 2010


The year 2000 saw the release of a real man's movie.
My Dad toke my brother and I to see it, and going in I had no real idea what to expect.
Afterwards, and still to this day, I know that this is a brilliant piece of cinema.

Here's the movie poster.

I'm not sure how well it did at the box office. I'm fairly confident it made it's money, and then some.
Really though, I'm not fussed. I enjoyed it.

Here we have Maximus (Russell Crowe). He's a native of Spain, but really he's a New Zealander posing as an Aussie. :)

Until Gladiator, the only other time I'd seen Russell Crowe in a film was Romper Stomper, which is a brutal film. If you're going to watch it, be prepared. And make sure you don't have any kids running around.

Here's the Gladiator trailer.

Here's the Romper Stomper trailer.

Taking it all so seriously is Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix).

Maybe he's just stressed with worry about his attraction to his sister Lucilla (Connie Nielsen)?

Here she is now.
I suppose though, if Connie Nielsen was your sister......

But I digress.
The surprising love interest between Maximus and Lucilla is what sets this movie apart from all others.
I wrote above that this is a real man's movie, well with this subplot included it really ropes the ladies in too.

And kudos to Russell Crowe and Connie Nielsen on these powerful scenes too. Just brilliant.

So, that just goes to show you that you don't have to like gladiator movies.
But it helps.
Isn't that right Clarence?

Unfortunately this film was marred by untimely death.
I seem to recall that Proximo's death scene had to be done via computer animation, as during filming, Oliver Reed (above) passed on.

A similar fate occurred to Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius).
2 years after filming Gladiator, Richard Harris passed away. He had completed the first Harry Potter movie, and was working on The Count Of Monte Cristo (starring Guy Pearce) at the time of his passing.

Both actors, fantastic actors at that, gave incredible performances' in Gladiator.

Another reason to watch Gladiator is for Juba's scenes.
Juba was played by Djimon Hounsou, who has since gone on to star in such films as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle Of Life, Constantine, The Island, and the very well done Blood Diamond.

To show that Juba just wasn't a cameo role, here he is......

And here he is again.

Maybe he's trying to tap Rusty on the shoulder, telling him there's blood on his brow?
Or a rather large sword swaying over his head?

Another point of conversation are the fight scenes of Maximus in the arena.
If you haven't seen this movie, and you want to see some incredibly shot, perfectly executed fight scenes, give this movie a go.

There's actually a tonne of reasons to watch this movie, and to give this movie another sit-through if it's been a while since you last saw it.

You can buy the DVD here
Gladiator (Widescreen Edition)

And the movie novel here

The book about the making of the movie, here

So there you go. Despite the attempts at humour I made above, this movie gets my full endorsement. You should definitely check this movie out.

As for a star rating? Sure, why not. 10 out of 10!
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Until next time...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

I hate this movie!

Make no mistake, I hate this movie.
I hate it not because it's a bad movie, I simply hate it because it makes the original movie look bad.
And the first movie is brilliant. It's funny, it's simple, it's not trying to be something it's not.
This sequel though... It's pretty much all over the place, and the places it's at are not good.

From seeing this movie poster I thought we'd be in for a treat. I'll let you make your mind up though by comparing the trailers for the two movies.

Here's the original

Here's the sequel

What I believe makes this movie such a travesty is the alteration to the character of Deuce Bigalow (Rob Schneider).
In the original film he was pathetic, and this kind of comedy is something Rob Schneider excels at. It's part of what made him famous on Saturday Night Live.
In the sequel Deuce has gone from pathetic to moronic. Even idiotic.
Where as fans could relate to a pathetic sex worker, this fan (me) couldn't stand to watch a moronic sex worker. It's just not funny.

Even TJ Hicks (Eddie Griffin) doesn't help this movie.
In the original movie TJ assisted Deuce in lining up his clientelle.
In this movie TJ is still doing so, however due to the plot of the film he has to do so in secret.
This is funny in parts, but ultimately doesn't work.
Whilst this movie was being filmed my brother and I were holidaying in Amsterdam. We have family there and wanted to visit them, however opting to stay in one of the city's hotels.
During the holiday we noticed a lot of posters for Eddie Griffin who was doing some stand-up routines in-between filming.
One evening the whole family decided to head out for a few drinks at a local pub, and wouldn't you know it, Eddie Griffin and his entourage were also drinking it up, right next to our table.
Being fans of Eddie's from the original movie and also from Undercover Brother, my brother and I were keen to hear him talking naturally with his buddies.
Well, maybe I was moreso than my brother.
Anyway; what a jerk.
You've heard the term "loud mouth American" before? Well, Eddie was just that.
The outdoor area was full of people enjoying a quiet drink among friends and family. Then you had Eddie, swearing his head off for no reason, trying to pick up in the filthiest and loudest way possible. It was pretty embarassing for everyone around him.
I remember my Aunt was particularly annoyed at his comments. Out of respect for her we packed up and moved on.
My respect for Eddie Griffin was done for, then and there.

Now, another point of contention is the cast. Whilst Deuce and TJ are back, Deuce's girlfriend from the original movie, Kate (Arija Bareikis) only appears at the beginning. As such you're left thinking about her for the rest of the film.
I know I was.

Here she is.
Who could forget that smile? Awwwwwwwwww. :)

The supreme sex worker Antoine Laconte (Oded Fehr) returns for the sequel, but doesn't play such a big part in the story.
Admittedly he was also only in the first film for a short amount of time but TJ Hicks talked up his character so much that you came to love each scene he was in.

In his place is Europe's supreme sex worker Heinz Hummer (Til Schweiger).
Whilst Heinz is an attractive man, he doesn't have the comedic timing Antoine does.

So you're left with a choice, and I ask for your opinion here.
If you had to choose between either sex worker whom would it be?
Antoine, or Heinz?

What could've given this movie some weight was the inclusion of Gaspar Voorsboch (Jeroen Krabbe`).
Jeroen has a wide selection of movie and TV roles to his name, and is a credible actor.
However he's performance in this film leaves a lot to be desired.

It could've been that Jeroen's performance was tainted by the type of comedy this movie was going for. Just use the image above as an example as such.

Being set in Amsterdam there's also some drug humour, which I personally don't find funny at all.

I give this movie a 3 out of 10.
I'm the first to admit that these guys are more talented then I am, and can easily produce a movie better than I ever could, so I give them credit for that.
However this movie was just a stinker.
By all means, please see the original Deuce Bigalow movie. It's a classic.
You can even buy it here
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

You can buy the soundtrack
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

This movie, however, is just a real piece of shit.
If you're a fan of pieces of shit, make a purchase here
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Until next time.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Help! We need some help over here....

Suggestions needed/noted
I'm wanting to make this blogsite more entertaining for you folks.
I haven't mentioned it before but I really do appreciate each person who takes the time to click onto this blog. If you make a return visit I'm even happier.
And if you comment, albiet via Twitter, Facebook, email, or even in person, then hey, you just made my week!
So with that in mind, is there something you want to see on this blog?
Is there something I could do better?
Is there something I should never do ever again?
What can I do to make this a more fun time for you, and what can I do to get you to return?
I can be reached via my Facebook and Twitter pages, and also via
So if you decide to take the time to get in contact with me know that I will take what you say on board, and I will appreciate it.

Don't dally though, otherwise you could just miss me by that much.

The Boss' Wife

If you're a teenager boy, now this is the movie for you!
Released in 1986 it just screams "soft core comedy" and is perfect viewing as the mid-week late night movie.
Again, if you're a teenage boy. And on school holidays.

Here's the movie poster.

With a title like this one, do I really need to explain the plot?

The movie stars Daniel Stern (the voice-over for The Wonder Years) as Joel Keefer. Strangely this is the only image I could find of him in this movie....

Daniel has also appeared in both City Slickers movies, and the first two Home Alone movies.

Here's a recent image of Areille Dombasle (The Boss' Wife, and the reason we're all reading this blog).
Not bad, hey?
Arielle has also appeared in the movie sequel, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, and had a cameo in the Gerard Butler action film, Gamer.

Arielle has also branched out into a music career. Above is the cover to her cd, Amor Amor.
Here's Arielle's very own website, at which I'm sure you can order the above-mentioned cd.

The scene which made me want to be a dairy farmer.
Aboard a train alongside her husband (Christopher Plummer), Joel Keefer (Daniel Stern), and Carlos Delgado (Fisher Stevens), Louise Roalvang attempts to seduce Joel with a block of butter.

Hey, it works for me!

For those of you wondering whom Fisher Stevens is, here is a recent image.
He also played Iggy in the movie, Super Mario Bros. I have that movie on DVD, and yep, I reckon it's pretty good.
Who'd like me to do a review of it?

Here's Christopher Plummer in perhaps his greatest role; that of Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music.
For fun, here's the trailer.
Who'd have thought I could get a soft core comedy like The Boss' Wife and The Sound Of Music discussed in the same blog, and not make it seem cheap and tawdry? Wow.

Here's a recent image of Christopher Plummer, obviously thinking about what life would have really been like, married to Arielle Dombasle.
Don't worry Chris; we've all been there.

Now if you've made it this far I have this scene to show you.
Basically after viewing this there's no real need to sit though the whole movie.
Don't say I don't do anything for you, okay?

Now I couldn't find the movie on DVD, or any existance of a movie novel, however if you do want to purchase the cd Amor Amor by Arielle Dombasle, you can do so here
Amor Amor

All up I give this movie a 6 out of 10, because it is somewhat dated.
That shouldn't matter though, because if you're going to watch it you're not going to watch it to see how the movie's aged with time...
If you do get a copy of it though, can you please let me know? I'd love to own a copy for myself.
Just don't tell my wife. :)
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