Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sexy Saturday: Matt Damon

Hello and Welcome to yet another Sexy Saturday. This week, as a Congratulatory Gift to my Bestie, I have decided to do one of her very favorite actors as this week's well deserved Sexy Saturday winner. Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to present to you... 

Matt Damon!  
Meow :)
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8th, 1970. Take it from me, Folks; the hottest dudes are born in October. That's just the way it is. Matt Damon, age 40, was born in Massachusetts to Kent Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige. I read that he is actually a distant cousin to Ben Affleck, but since I cannot confirm that as fact and since I would like to keep up with the BFF spirit of this entry, let's just say Matt and Ben are Best best best buddies.

LOLZ Surfs up!!!
  That is perhaps one of the most comical pictures I have ever seen. Second of course to this photo of my Very Favorite Hockey player being particularly creepy... 
Well that's unfortunate.

Matt Damon is known for movies such as Good Will Hunting (1997) (which has been murmured about a couple of times on this blog, here  and here), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), and as Jason Bourne in the smokin' hot Bourne series. Although he has appeared in a number of popular movies, I was particularly amused to learn that his first movie role was in a film called Mystic Pizza (1988).  

Matt Damon in Mystic Pizza. ... LOLOLOLOLOL
Ok, so we all know that Matty is a talented actor, but did you know that he also collaborated in the writing of Good Will Hunting, and he is a supposed Philanthropist.

One of my very favorite Matt Damon scenes EVAR was his monologue in Saving Private Ryan. Here's the clip. Enjoy.

I love that scene so so so so so much. Gotta love Damon's smile! 

  Unfortunately I am in a bit of a hurry and I must run out the door very soon here... but before I go, I'd like to mention one last thing:

If you haven't already, you MUST see the Bourne movies. 
They. Are. AMAZING.

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Before I sign out, I'd like to leave you with some BFFL Bromance. :)


El Capitain OUT!
 ILU Bestie

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My head isn't quite screwed on right...

Alas, I must write an exam tomorrow and studying has started to do strange things to my brain... I've spent so much time staring at graphs and functions and formulas, that my brain isn't quite functioning properly. Yesterday, I accidentally aimed a spoonful of pudding at my eye socket instead of my mouth. This afternoon, I had some sort of weird panic attack in the shower and inhaled face cleanser bubbles through my nose. I'm concerned that perhaps I'll soon forget how to breath or swallow or something important like that. I'm only a half a step away from standing on the side of the highway and doing something like this: 

Like buy would Juice Orange Sir?
But as I was sitting at my usual study spot, on the brink of speaking Latin backwards while wearing a protractor as a tiara, I suddenly started thinking about birds of paradise, and how hilarious I think they are. 


I would like to share with you a video of this particular bird of paradise doing it's dance, which I find hilarious (especially in my mentally weakened state).

I'm really not sure as to why I have chosen to post this on the Internet, nor am I sure as to why I'm thinking of birds of Paradise while I should be studying the complex ways of math...  I think it may be for the same reason why I chose to make a fortress out of highlighters, rulers and scotch tape. But thanks for reading anyways, and I hope you found some joy in these funny little creatures. 

OuT Capitain El!
Me too, Squidward. Me too.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

And Happy Birthday, Barbra Streisand! 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sexy Saturday: Gerard Butler

This week's sexy Saturday first started out as a reluctant favor for my friend. But as I was doing research on this week's winner, I came to realize that he is, in fact, worthy of this week's Sexy Saturday Crown. So guys, this week I bring to you:

Gerard Butler!

Gerard James Butler was born on November 13th, 1969 in Paisley, Scotland. He has two brothers and a sister. 

Gerry has appeared in many popular films, such as P.S I Love You (2007)300 (2006), How To Train Your Dragon (2010), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Phantom of the opera (2004) and many more. So he's proven to be a talented actor, but did you know that he's also a trained lawyer? Cool, eh? He's also spent a part of his childhood in Canada.

I find it interesting how his nickname in real life was also his name in P.S I Love You.


So what makes Gerry here prime Sexy Saturday material? 
Well I personally like the fact that he's 6'2, fit, with messy brown hair and pretty blue eyes. But I'm sure lots of you out there really just want to see him shirtless. 

Sigh. You're welcome.
Now I read something rather interesting, apparently Gerry here actually has grayish green eyes, but they appear blue onscreen. Hmmm. Interesting indeed.

True eye color clearly visible here.
Now I'm sure lots of you will be very pleased to hear that this Scottish babe does a bit of charity work! He supports Artists for peace and Justice, which provides education and food and water for children who desperately need it. You can read about this great cause [here]

Gerry doesn't hesitate to dip into his wallet for a good cause!

Disaster relief never looked so good?
Oh, and P.S.... he sings. 
(This is perhaps one of the cutest movie scenes... ever...)

I personally think this picture of Gerry is enough to turn anyone's knees to jelly. Except maybe a straight man's: 

Now although Gerard likes to come across as a bit of a bad boy (Ahem, King Leonidas...), we all know that Gerry is actually a good boy :) Though there was a bit of a scandal where he allegedly "smacked a dog" and yelled some mean things. When in reality Gerry was just protecting his pug, Lolita, from a greyhound. Dumb story. 

Don't worry, Gerry! We believe you!
I find it amusing how he seems to be having a bit of a chuckle in the above photo. To be honest, I believe the only real Gerard Butler scandal are those unfortunate Pink Swim shorts photos of him in Bermuda.... I'm not a big enough Gerry fan to embrace those. 
So all in all, Gerard Butler seems to be a pretty cool dude. He broke my heart and made me cry like an infant in P.S I Love You, He was an absolute beast in 300, and he was a protective manly-man in Gamer. And here at The Cinema Club, that's what we like. :)

El Capitain OUT!

This one's for you, L.W.

Friday, April 22, 2011

P.S. I Love You

Last Christmas I was sitting on the couch with my Grandfather at my Aunt and Uncle's cabin. We were eating Lemon Squares and talking. It was brought up, by my grandfather, that I come from a family of criers. And I suppose it's true... my family is guilty of choking up and getting the sniffles in sad movies. For the longest time I fought this instinct, holding my head high and holding back tears, scoffing at sad movies and hard core pretending that I was ice cold and immune to human emotion. But the truth is, oh vast Internet, I am not immune to human emotion. I am in fact a prime example of the crying gene in my family. This trait is exemplified whenever I watch P.S. I Love You (2007). This movie, Directed by Richard LaGravenese, stars Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler as Holly and Gerry, a newlywed couple that has been torn apart by Gerry's death. On her 30th birthday, Holly discovers that Gerry has left her a series of letters, to help ease the pain of his death and help her move on with her life. 

Guys, I was more of a wreck than Holly.

I bawled, literally from start to finish. He hadn't even died yet and I was crying. Pathetic, I know. I guess that's what happens when you're a hopeless romantic like I am. I told my father this morning "I cried harder than Hilary Swank's character" and he laughed. He laughed because he knows its true. 

I'd like to mention that that P.S. I Love You was phenomenally acted. It felt so real. The emotion presented on screen was so raw and true, I honestly felt like Gerry was also my late husband. Because frankly, guys, I was grieving too. 

Gerard Butler did an amazing job at being a completely adorable man. Funny, charming and just plain amazing.     
"You know you love me." Yes Gerard. Yes we do.

Hilary Swank was superb, and had me convinced she was a grieving widow. Seriously, her performance was really good. 


I quite like the way the movie was started. The movie opened with this couple in the middle of a fight. And it was really sad. Naturally, I instantly sided with the guy (hey, that's just the way I am). 

Hilary Swank, please stop yelling at Gerard...
And you can see, even in the middle of this fight, that this couple is truly and madly in love. And no, I'm not talking about stinky, fake teenager vampire "love"... I'm talking about true, real, honest to goodness love. And it's so sweet that it hurts. 

This is so cute it causes me physical pain.
So I guess you can say that the writers, director and actors all did their job right from the start. They established their characters, their relationships, and then BAM. Just like that, one of them (the hot one.... figures....) is robbed from us. And it HURTS. 
Rest in peace, fictional Gerry.
Now, as some of you know from my Frozen review, I have a really soft spot for men, and for romance. At multiple points in P.S. I love you, Holly was seen carrying around Gerry's urn. I don't know what it is about that, but it touched me in a funny way and I pretty much just lost it and cried like a baby. 

And some of the things Gerry was writing in those letters were so touching and so sweet, god, it's enough to pull on anyone's heart strings. 

Cue Sob
But possibly the best line in the movie was from Holly's younger sister. After being asked if she was drunk by her mother, Holy replied with a disgusted "no" and her adorable sister asked "Well do ya wanna be?" Best.

Best friends
So all in all, I would have to say that P.S. I Love You is the movie that I've cried the hardest in. It is so touching and heart wrenching. There is a particular scene were Holly gets in a fight with some ignorant wife who is being very mean to her husband... I was cheering Holly on hard core. she lost her husband, I'm fiercely protective over men... we would make a fierce team. 

I would recommend P.S. I Love you to anyone who is a romantic, loves love stories, and wants a hard hitting emotional movie.  

They go better together than Bella and Edward. Duh.
El Capitain OUT!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

I really should be studying/ A Sexy Kevin Zegers Adventure/ Lets talk about Ponies

I really should be studying right now.

And that of course means that my creativity levels peak, and my natural ability to be a fierce procrastinator is taking hold. If I spent half as much time doing math as I did thinking about movies, I think I would be amazing. But I've been a good girl today, and I've been doing math for the past 3.5 hours straight. So I think now between scribbling down notes on functions and graphs, I'm going to drabble on about a movie that I watched last night. A Kevin Zegers movie ;) 

√x = Kevin Zegers on a horse
Last night my cat joined me to watch a movie called Virginia's Run (2002), Directed by Peter Markle. Virginia's Run is about a girl named Virginia, who is the daughter of a widowed Lobsterman, Lobster Fisher, Lobster Catcher, Lobster fisherman (what do you even call a guy who catches Lobsters...???). Virginia loves horses, but since her mother died in a horseback riding accident, her father has forbidden her of riding. Virginia's older sister Caroline wants nothing to do with horses, and (unfortunately) is dating the local Rich Guy- Blake Raines'- son, Darrow (played by The Cinema Club's new fantasy man, Kevin Zegers). Miss Virginia disobeys her father's wishes, and raises her deceased mom's deceased horse's foal, Stormie, behind her Father's back.
Please don't take my horsey away!!!!
Virginia's Run takes place in Nova Scotia, Canada, and features a cast of (mostly) Canadian actors. 
5 Years ago, I had the chance to go riding in Nova Scotia, and believe you me, it was an amazing experience. Unfortunately, instead of galloping full tilt up the beach like they did in the film...

I would give almost anything for the chance to race Kevin Zegers up the beach on horseback. Srsly.
...I thought it would be more fun to steer my horse directly into the ocean. To see how deep we could get. It was shameful. In my defense there wasn't enough stretch of beach to gallop down, and the sand was a lot deeper and looser. ANYWAYS... 

You know those movies that are just so bad, so terribly cheesy and poorly acted and pathetic and awful and you know you shouldn't like them... but secretly deep down inside they're your guilty pleasure and you kind of really like them? Well folks, that's how I feel about Virginia's Run.

Every little girl's equestrian fantasy.
I've been a horse lover for many many many many years. I was one of those spindly legged children, wearing her hair in pigtails with her feet constantly jammed into worn in riding boots, reading any Pony Club book she could get her hands on. I doodled horses in my text books, and all I could ever think about was one day owning a horse of my own. So naturally, because of this pony oriented background, I have a secret guilty pleasure for cheesy horse movies about little girls over coming all obstacles with her dream horse.

So you can imagine, now that I've grown up, how excited I was to see not only a movie about a little girl and a pretty horsey, but also... KEVIN FREAKIN' ZEGERS.

Best. Idea. EVAR. But of course there's a catch. There's always a catch. Just Kevin Zegers on a horse is too good to be true. His character, Darrow Raines, was a sniveling, ill-tempered, pathetic brat. 

I tried to be good about it... I would first ignore his embarrassing faux-pas, then I would make excuses for them, then I would try to ignore them again, but eventually I was just shaking my head in dismay. 
Reminding a kid her mum is dead... Not Cool.
Kicking a little girl off her horse... Really Not Cool.
Driving a PT Cruiser... Unforgivable.
It really was unfortunate. But all was forgiven when he came onscreen in a cowboy hat and galloped his horse like a regular pro. I found that attractive. Obviously. 

Well hello, there...

I will admit, though, that I was very amused by this movie. I've always thought that Endurance Racing would be a helluva lot of fun, and I added it to my horsey bucket list. 

[X] Jumping 4+ feet
[X] Barrel Racing (and every other Gymkhana event)
[X] Roping Cows 
[X] Dressage 
[ ] Outriding 
[ ] Endurance Riding 
[X] Near Suicide via Horse Galloping 
[X] Near Suicide via Horse Galloping Bareback 

As you can see I still have a couple blanks. 

Taking a brief intermission to enthusiastically return to studying.

Aaand I'm Done! (For now).

So anyways, back to Virginia's run. I found it to be an enjoyable, well done little film. Sure, it was cheesy, but frankly, I liked it. Though I didn't Mega-assimilate with any of the characters, I found that Virginia and I were slightly similar, in our passion for riding and our love for our horses. 

Though I wouldn't go around recommending this film, I don't have many bad things to say about it, either. If you're a horse lover, and find joy in cheesy tales of little girls and their ponies, I'd say it's worth your while. Also, if you've decided that you're a hard-core Kevin Zegers fan now (thanks for course to the Cinema Club's Ziggy Feature on Sexy Saturday), you should also check out this flick. Because seriously guys, Kevin Zegers makes a pretty cute cowboy. ;) 
I love.
Time to return to my studies. Which means I shall neglect my family, friends, cats, the food groups, and my beloved horse until this exam has been written.  

El Capitain OUT!