Thursday, September 16, 2010


Gwyneth has a new movie coming out in which she plays a country singer. Isn't that great news? Those of us who love the movie "Duets" and have seen her sing that song "Rain Forests Must Die" (or something like that) on an old Saturday Night Live know what a terrific talent and good singer she is. And, honestly, is there anyone more adorable than Gwyneth? (Well, maybe Nico). Let's have a look through the miracle of Youtube embedding at some of her greatest roles:

 Sliding Doors is one of those movies that can stand repeat viewings because it is funny, poignant, and just a really good story of what might have been had one taken a different path, so we really get two Gwyneths for the price of one. Good deal! Plus John Hannah as an attractive leading man. Take a look:

Now, let's take a look at her very famous duet with Huey Lewis singing "Cruisin'" in Duets:

And here's the trailer for "Country Strong" where we will get to see Gwyneth singing and playing a country singer trying to re-start her career.

Sounds like it will be right up there with "Nashville" and "The Thing Called Love" two of my all time favorites. Maybe we'll look at those two movies on another blog.
But to wrap up all things Gwyneth, here is a link to GOOP, her lifestyles online newsletter: GOOP
a link to her Academy Award win for "Shakespeare In Love" (sorry, can't embed this):Gwyneth Academy Award
And a final look at her in full charm mode in Emma:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kevin McCarthy, 1914-2010

Very sad to see this today, so soon after my blog.
The original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was a masterpiece of sci-fi paranoia, largely due to Mr. McCarthy's incredible performance.

        Kevin McCarthy

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


A couple of weeks ago we had the garden group members up to our house for a harvest lunch. There were several hardcore garden experts in the group.
So, when we had a tour of the garden I took them over to see the romanesco cauliflower to get some opinions...because, honestly, these things didn't exactly look like the seed catalog photos. The answer I got was "Huh. Never saw anything like THAT before."
Not exactly words you want to hear. These things are MUTANTS! I knew there was something unearthly about them. I needed someone who wasn't just a garden expert. Someone who knew his way around evil outer space alien plant growths. I needed KEVIN McCARTHY!
Kevin, what do you make of these things. Have a look.

So, Kev, give me your honest opinion. No holding back. I can take it.
Oh, no. Worse than I thought! Well, we had our revenge. We ate their young. Quite tasty, with a hint of broccoli. But, wait... the zucchini is looking a bit odd. Kevin? Now, where did he go?