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sick day no. 3 & 4…

July 5, 2006

so…
sick day no. 4… sucks… missed the fireworks… not that i really care…
been staying home, not going out… thought was gonna die yesterday…
watched many movies… mostly old VHS tapes i have… let’s see… finally watched “the bronx tale” which was pretty sweet… especially chazz palminteri was great… he wrote the thing too… of course there were a couple of those “cute” moments but in general the movie was warm and sincere… too bad about the kid who played the main character… might face murder charge in real life… music was ok though…
then “this gun for hire” for the second time… with alan ladd and veronica lake… she’s gorgeous… at first alan ladd seems a bit stiff but he grows on you… nice story by graham greene… hard to go wrong with his stories, right…? “the third man” and “the fallen hero” and so on…
hmm… then what did i see… oh, one of my favorite cary grant movies, “mr. blandings build his dream house”… it must have been the 10th time i saw it… well, just yesterday i watched it twice anyway… cary grant has the best timing and facial expressions for this kind of comedy… he knows how to be subtle and when to move his eye brows… wow… also the lines are hilarious… i’ve used it a couple of times for my voice mail… like “The next time you’re going to do anything or say anything or buy anything, think it over very carefully. When you’re sure you’re right, forget the whole thing.” myrna loy and melvyn douglas are fabulous too…
then also watched “house of bamboo”, sam fuller’s movie filmed/based in japan after the world war II… well, except the fact that it does have many japanese cliché especially regarding japanese women, it’s pretty good… you can always expect robert ryan to deliver… well, there a couple of loop holes in the plot i wasn’t crazy about but still, it’s pretty fun to watch… hmm… then later i learned that shirley yamaguchi who is the main actress was in pro-japan propaganda under her fake chinese name in manchuria, i got a bit weirded out… she was even married to isamu noguchi… interesting…
then today…
tried to watch the world cup but my tv was off… italy won i hear… must have been a pretty good game…
watched “the paper” by ron howard… i don’t know why but i always liked this movie… came out in 1994 starring machael keaton, robert duvall, glenn close, marisa tomei, randy quaid… really a great ensemble cast… and it’s funny and warm… it’s not “broadcast movie” that hits your heart but it’s a sweet movie…andd i think that fight scene between michael keaton and glenn close is really hilarious… yes, yes, yes, it’s very hollywood… so what… at least they used to know how to make it…
then “moonstruck”… hey, i’m sick… already feel like shit so i’m not going to watch apocalypsee now”… needed something light… and “moonstruck” was a perfect choice for that… cher is great in this movie… and have to admit she does look pretty good too… i’m sure it was after a couple of face lifts… i don’t know… and nicolas cage, olympia dukakis are great too… whatever happened to nicolas cage… haven’t seen “lords of war” yet but hear it’s pretty good…
then “madame x” with lana turner… big time tear jerker… when i saw it for the first time when i was in elementary school, i cried and cried… this time not… but lana turner is great… would have been a perfect douglas sirkvehiclee… but he didn’t make it… they knew how to break your heart then…
am i missing anything…?
hopefully i’ll be better by tomorrow so i can get out of the house for a change… ah…

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  1. Oh yeah, Shirley Yamaguchi, what more can I say? She has a great voice! But hell, she was a spy…dang… Chinese people loved her! They still do, but only her voice now… She’s known more as a singer than an actress to us.

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