“Tonight a comedian died in New York.”

So, a real-life little-known fact about me: I’m a little nerdy. In a lot of different ways. And I love, love, love graphic novels (as well as the movies made from said graphic novels). Example A: “The Watchmen.”

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It’s strange. i loved this movie when I saw it in the theater, but it seemed very “Blockbuster” to me at the time (it could have been the coincidental opening of Greenville’s first Chipotle and a lot of beer, too. I digress.) When this movie came out on DVD, I immediately purchased it on blu-ray, but honestly I’m now only drawn to watching it when I’m feeling broody and overcome by angst of some sort. Not sure what that may mean. Therapists, have at it.

It’s just such a well-done film. Overall. Beautifully written, filmed, executed. The soundtrack is so great, and the cast is utterly fantastic. Oh, the owl. When he showed up on Girls……kill me now. I was all… “whaaaaat is happening with ping pong and ‘The Owl’ right now?” hello, Patrick Wilson and your big nerdy glasses. Just too much.

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My favorite character of the whole movie is Dr. Manhattan. He’s so misunderstood, but equally kind, strong, all-knowing, imperfect.

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Everytime I watch this movie I get something different out of it. It was shot so beautifully, and the detail, the voiceovers, the rain, the music. It literally gives me chills every time.

watchmenThis week sucked the air out of me. It’s been nice to have a night of red wine, dog park, long movies in my living room with fresh mozzarella, basil, tomatoes, wine, and Billy Crudup.

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Favorite Movie Tuesday: “The Royal Tenenbaums”

These three equally break and make my heart warm.

Oh, you guys. Today was so much better than yesterday. It was a productive and overall good day. Luckily the rain held out, and I was able to take a long bike ride. I love the Swamp Rabbit, but it’s super flat. To make sure I got a good enough workout, I kept the resistance at the highest level for all 8 miles and went as hard as I could. You know, with the occasional slam on the breaks to avoid a head-on collision with the random, stray child on a kiddie bike. It was a great afternoon.

I foolishly visited The Fresh Market on the way home for “a couple of things,” and ended up with a large,  full basket. Ah well. I poured a small glass of red, snuggled up to the pups, and because I am on a major Wes Anderson high I popped in “The Royal Tenanbaums.” I’ve been craving it since Sunday.

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I think I’ve seen this movie about 60 times, seriously. The cast, the music, the filming, the story line, the colors, the mood of it all. It’s a consistent favorite that I will never tire of watching. “I’ve always wanted to be a Tenenbaum.”

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No kidding, after days like yesterday, when I felt so down and overall just shitty, a non-eventful day like today, with a full work agenda, laughs with coworkers, lunch with a friend, good backgound music to work to, an overcast bike ride, and a fave flick to wrap up the day…. Score!

Oh, and this scene from the movie just kills me. Tears. Every time.

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I fell in love with this movie and the soundtrack in high school and still, when I watch it today, it can still transport me……..

…….especially when this song comes on. I know this is a super heavy and sad scene, but the music, how the story builds, Luke Wilson….it just melts me. Speaking of melting…..time to melt away into my bed. Goodnight! Thanks for stopping by! xo