Richard: "Liberty Hall is hosting the state's premiere of Kansas filmmaker Steve Balderson's new film Watch Out tonight. Film Threat says this: Steve Balderson “makes movies that are so gorgeous that it's not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he's the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.' I'm not yet convinced we've got a home-grown Kubrick in our midst, but the new film is said to be a shockingly perverse social satire and full of 'nekkid' people, so I'll be in attendance to check this shit out. Call if interested, readers."
The LJ-World no longer bothers with separate sections for national and local news, but starting today, a much-antipated weekly "style" magazine called "Go" offers 32 thought-provoking pages of local fashion tips (Frye boots are 'in' on Mass. Street!), profiles of local figures (Hillcrest PTO President Betsy Six uses a 'Google' calendar to organize her day!), and a run-down of public-school lunch menus (Wednesday is "mostacholi" day!).
Richard: "I love this 'Go' section. It brings back old memories. I looked forward every week to mostacholi day in high-school!"
Chip: "I used to trade my PB and J for others' mostacholi!"
Richard: "I'm also pleased that 'Go' reminded me that I think women wearing skirts and boots are hot. It's something we used to note often in the early day's of going to Quinton's."
Chip: "I dream of taking a girl home and saying, "No, honey, leave your boots on."
Richard: "I share that dream."
Once again, Beverly Hill Chihuaha ruled the weekend box-office, taking in another 17 million and easily besting the much-hyped terrorist spy-thriller Body of Lies, starring box-office heavyweights Dicaprio and Crowe.
Chip: "Most of us have successfully forgotten there's a war on, yet Hollywood insists on reminding us. Fuck that. This weekend America stood up to those Hollywood fatcats and said: "No, thanks. We'll see the talking dog movie twice before we see a movie that asks us to think about something!" It's really a scary time for America, what with this financial crisis and an Arab about to take over the White House. Surely we can't be faulted for enjoying a little dog-related humor."
Richard: "For those who can't get enough inspiring animal tales, let me recommend a book called "Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World," which is currently high on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list (take that Bob Woodward!). It's about a stray cat who lives in a library and changes the lives of everyne he meets! You should also join his group on Facebook:
Chip: "Dude, that cat is amazing!"