3.01.2015

Gems of the (Previous Few) Week(s)

Magnificent Obsession.
Freaky Friday (Jodie Foster is a treasure).

BOOKS & WRITING & SUCH

an interview with Chris Van Dusen / Pete Peanut / furniture hidden in a book

ART / DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / ETC.

a trio of lovely phone wallpapers you can download / the new Corby Tindersticks collection / Samantha Pleet / stickers from the 80's / lingerie / fashion desserts / Horizontal Press (I bought the whole set) / on a more innocent note, Cookie Monster's art museum tweets are delightful / art lovers / fabric designed by Teagan White / stained glass basketball hoop backboards / Romanian stamps / this bag is amazingly grumpy looking / dog a day / golden years / let's dance / hands / happy blog birthday Miss Moss

MOVIES + TELEVISION + ACTORS + THAT SORT OF THING

Big Birdman / black movie poster art / My Father, "All That Jazz," The 1980 Oscars — And Me / what movie scene would you have wanted to be on set for? (and fictional afterlife choices) / there's going to be an Adventure Time movie! / Parks & Recreation by the numbers

ETC.

dream vehicle / balloon party / Lesley Gore / a suspended tree house / the Jungle Cruise script / you need capybaras / Harry Potter cocktails / best friends forever / tbh, I'd have a panic room if I could afford one / I love bears but dear god am I afraid of them / Nate Fisher from Six Feet Under would be all about these burial pods / glow away / I can't wait to see this show / a man and his owl / Cates (my co-worker who posted "the dress") / "it’s hard to thrive as an online news outlet if you think you’re too good for the Internet" / so many drinks that I'd like to be sipping right now

2.25.2015

Cabaret

Cabaret (1972) starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.

wikipedia / imdb / netflix / amazon instant
They had Cabaret at my local video rental store when I was in high school. I remember renting it, watching it, and liking it. 
A few weeks or so ago, I went to go see the Roundabout Theatre production (with Alan Cumming and Emma Stone) and thought it was great - one of the best shows I've seen since moving to New York.
"I should watch the movie again," I thought. Smart idea. I netflix-ed it and ended up being INCREDIBLY disappointed. 
They made a ton of changes to the show when translating it into film, and - frankly - I think the movie sucks as a result. It's less ominous... less affecting... less humorous... less everything. 
It's still good, but disappointing if you have the musical to compare it to. If I read that they were going to shoot a remake of the movie that doesn't veer so far away from the plot of the show... well, I'd be very, very excited about it.

As long as Alan Cumming would get to play the emcee. 
See all the previous movie posts here.