Bigots in print

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 12:13 pm
delphia2ohohoh: (sam finger by delphia)

Sadder than the original Newsweek article (which I read and disagreed with), are the comments at the bottom of this article. Too bad so many people can't divorce the actor from his/her performance.

I mean, sure I dislike Repubs in general, but that doesn't stop me from watching and drooling over Adam Baldwin. Jerry Doyle who plays Garibaldi in B5 is even running for office as a Repugnican but I don't let that interfere with my pleasure in re-watching B5. NPH is gay, but hell, adorable...I'd tap that in a heartbeat. Oh, don't even get me started on a list of the hot guys who may or may not be gay but still get my juices flowing. I even daydream about doing actors who are happily married for gawd's sake. It's not a factor in my fantasies nor is a person's sexual orientation a factor in judging an actor's performance.

For an example of playing against type, I suggest people watch the 1997 musical version of Cinderella starring Brandy. The ethnic types were all over the board and yet, it was easy to buy each of them in their part because they were good performers.

Sean Hayes is an awesome actor and deserves some respect for his ability. I don't care who he beds.

Cue the meteor. We still deserve it.
delphia2ohohoh: (PeppermintLuv by eemsta)
I thought I'd post a few of my favorite moments in my favorite movies and see if maybe they resonate for you too.

1) Rudolph: "Bumbles bounce!" Hee!
2) Rudolph: When Santa comes to get the Misfit toys. My heart just shines.
3) Scrooge the Musical: Best ever end scene. Albert Finney makes me believe Scrooge has changed when he's crying and shouting, "I'm alive! I'm alive and I will not be the man I've been!"
4) Santa Claus the Movie: When Burgess Meridith as the Old Elf comes to proclaim Klaus as 'Santa Claus.' So moving.
5) Santa Claus the Movie: The 'elf' puns throughout the movie. "He just needs a little elf-control." *snort!*
6) The Santa Clause (1): When Tim is undressing in his North Pole room for the first time and the Punch and Judy dolls start screaming when he drops his pants. I laugh every time!
7) The Santa Clause (1): When Judd Hersch as Neal looks at Scott and realizes he's really Santa. His eyes get big and he says 'Santa?' in a 3 year old's voice. It's one of the most amazing pieces of acting I've ever seen.
8) The Santa Clause 2: The vintage toy gifts to the teachers. Rock-em Sock-em Robots! Toss Across! I want all of them!
9) The Santa Clause 2: Lucy and Tooth Fairy. She's just so sweet and he's a total hoot! Molinator. *hee!*
10) For the non-religious, skip if you wish. Ben Hur: Not usually considered a Christmas movie and yet in the scene where Ben is dragged off in chains to become a slave and the man at the well risks his life to give him water moves me every time. This is the Christ whose birth I who does a small act of kindness at great personal risk. That's the true meaning of Christmas for me.

You got a favorite moment or two you can share with us?


Sunday, April 13th, 2008 08:03 am
delphia2ohohoh: (GBp0rnbyaukestrel)
My favorite western of all time, Silverado, is playing on tv this morning. And even tho I own it on DVD and can watch it anytime (and frequently do!) I'm watching it because it makes me feel good. If you don't like westerns, if you've never watch a western...this is one to see. It's got humor and melodrama and every western cliche you can think of! One of the characters gets whumped by the bad guys but when it comes to the big fight scene, he throws off his bandages, gears up and rides off to save the day just like a fanfic GarySue! *hee!* It has bad guys you love to hate and you cheer when they get dead at the end (because all bad guys have to die!) and it's got heroes and heroines you love and wish you had for friends. There are at least 2 gorgeous women to drool over and at least 7 (by my count) men to drool over and the prettiest paint pony that ever haunted a kid's horseylust dreams. John Cleese as a sheriff...dry wit at it's best. Danny Glover...oh forget those Lethal flix...he just rocks the role in this. If you don't laugh at the goofiest character Kevin Costner every played, you need your meds adjusted! Jeff Goldblum in a western? Yeah, and it works. Brian Dennehy is like a Vulcan Selat...a teddy bear with 6 inch fangs! Finally, Jeff Fahey. If you don't know him, you should. Pretty beyond belief, even as a scruffy bad guy. Dozens of memorable lines. And don't even get me started on the music. Awesome, beautiful, amazing music.

Rent it, find it on tv, download it...what ever! See it! *hugs her cowboys!*

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