Saturday, August 22, 2009

...stuck on the 80s

yeah, am still going at it. i think i've rewatched almost all Brat Pack movies.. The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Ferris Bueller, Molly Ringwald films and a whoooole lot more. and i'm far from stopping.. still have Mannequin, Weird Science and About Last Night on my list.. wanted to watch Class too, but can't find it in torrent.. too bad cause I am definitely crushing on Andrew Mccarthy.. harhar.. i just try to forget he's some 40 year old guy now.

random stuff again i found out on the web while IMDBing the whole brat pack gang:

**They're going to remake St. Elmo's Fire to a TV show! but instead of 4 guys and 3 girls, it's 3 girls and 3 boys.. like a wannabe Friends dramedy. Let me just say it for the record.. Bad idea!! Why mess with a classic? Would I watch it? Heck, Yeah!

**I've seen a lot of "where have i seen this actor before" while watching these movies.. I've seen James Spader in Pretty in Pink! I was thinking.. where have i seen this guy.. and I actually connected him to being a TV Lawyer.. one IMDB second later, yup he's in Boston Legal! (should've asked Pangs, he would know. he watches that.)

**Charlie Sheen cameo in Ferris Bueller. he's so friggin hilarious. love him.

oh, it's not an 80s movie but I also watched Adventureland, starring Kristen Stewart and some geeky guy. It's set in the 80s, so it still goes with my theme of the month. I liked it, but then again, I might be biased because i loooove Kristen Stewart. Geeky guy was okay, more Shia LeBeouf geek than SuperBad. (What is it with Hollywood and protagonist geeks anyway? Is there a shortage of drop-dead gorgeous guys? I guess they are more loveable.. I mean, I myself am still crushing on Adam Brody)

Anyway, am in Manila with tsug. sort of in hiatus online, its just logistically more difficult than in SG. will be leaving at the end of week though, so more FB time then. (my Farm has seriously been neglected) Am also trying to undo this habit tsugtsug has of being only able to eat while watching Hi-5 or Yo Gabba Gabba (it has to be either or, else he still won't eat), to which I am wholly responsible for. (what have i done!?) You can see how this poses as a problem, when we're eating in a restaurant. So far, its been slightly successful, albeit i have to feed him spaghetti or soup using my hand. (he seems traumatized by utensils) Be that as it may, i am happy as long as the food finds its way to his mouth sans DJ Lance and Broby.

well.. that's all for now. its been nice going to sleep really early (zero chores here).. will be missing that. bye guys.

Friday, August 07, 2009

...random john hughes thoughts

1. i wonder why i've never watched sixteen candles before. was i somewhere else when my sisters watched this or did i indeed watch it but was too young to remember?

2. the Birthday song sang by the Tingtings in Yo Gabba Gabba is actually a 1980s song by Altered Images.. its in the Sixteen Candles soundtrack.. so thank you tsugtsug, without your constant need to watch YGG everyday, 3 times a day, i would have never recognized the song.

3. since i'm on the topic of expressing gratitute, i would also like to thank my sister ate chary for introducing me to Ducky, Watts and Ferris Bueller at the tender age of 10 or so.

4. since i'm also on the topic of memory gaps, i can hardly remember the Ferris Bueller movie as well.. I did watch yesterday the first 10 minutes and was instantly entertained.. decided to stop watching because i just have to share this moment with Pangs. he hasn't watched ANY John Hughes film. (Travesty!!!)

5. Ferris Bueller had a TV series spinoff which I do remember.. my remembering of it is pretty weird though since the TV series was soooo bad it hardly finished 13 episodes (still worth checking out though, purely for posterity. Jennifer Aniston was in it too, as Ferris' sister. you can add it to your mundane trivia facts that always get stuck in your memory, which consequently remove much more important facts in your brain, like a friend's birthday, in my case. but hey, maybe its just me.)

6. Have watched Some Kind of Wonderful perhaps 4 times in my lifetime.. once when i was 9 or 10 in which i probably didn't remember a single scene, another when i was in highschool after which "Some Kind of Wonderful" has found itself next to my "Favorite Movies:" list and has stayed there since. and then a couple more times during college when i wanted validation that sometimes, the tomboy-bestfriend-drummer gets the boy. (can i be more obvious?)

7. i've never understood the allure of The Breakfast Club. But I'll pass judgement until I've watched it again in my twenties. (and definitely before i hit thirties. Christ!)

8. how could Molly Ringwald, ranked #1 in VH1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars, take a role now in this decade as a mom of whiny Juno-wannabee Amy Juergens of the tv (TV!!) series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. wouldn't she want to be last known as Andie/Samantha instead of a pregnant mom to a pregnant daughter?


i can't believe this is happening. here i was writing about John Hughes and was IMDBing him and saw this newsflash header which i thought was a joke:



did i kill john hughes with my reminiscing????? am too depressed to continue anymore.

and off the wall topic, raymond's lola died today too. =( we might be coming home for the wake.

please Lord, i can't take anymore deaths. this blog is starting to look like an obituary. (i didn't even blog about Tita Cory, was too much for me) facing my mortality and anyone else's is a huge drain in my emotional state now.