9.15.2011

Favorite Thing Thursday

1. Wristcutters: A Love Story





Recommended through a friend, I watched this movie certain that I would be in for something sad and pitiful. Boy, was I wrong. I've always loved morbid humor (think Beetlejuice) and original plots, to which Wristcutters doesn't let ya down. It's totally sick and twisted, and I sort of adore it. This is a story about the after-world that suicide-rs are committed to post killing themselves, and their search for something more--the whole ride is glorious fun. Furthermore, I'm always a sucker for a movie that shines through its writing, casting and plot rather than its special effects. Hmmm, this may have breached my Top 5 favorite films. Egads! I will have to watch it a couple more times to truly back up such a statement.


2. Shameless Appeals Made to Justin Timberlake

So, I found this gem through a JT tweet (yes, I follow Justin on twitter...so what of it?). If you've EVER been a Justin fan, then you will whole-heartedly agree with every statement made here.






3. A Quote from Strength to Love, a book by Martin Luther King Jr.


"When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. This Hindu-Moslem-Christian-Jewish-Buddhist belief about ultimate reality is beautifully summed up in the first epistle of Saint John: 'Let us love one another; for love is God and everyone that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.'"

7 comments:

  1. "it's like permanent pms" hahahahahaha.
    i loved that video. thank you so much. also, HOOOOW am i not following him on twitter?!?!?!?!
    writcutters: a love story has been OFFICIALLY added to my instant queue. :)

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  2. That's right, you need to follow JT right now!!!!!!

    You won't be sorry you watched Wristcutters :)

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  3. I have to address all three of these.

    1 - I have to see based on your description and the Saul Bassness of the illustration.

    2 - We were in the theater and there was a Justin Timberlake preview. I remember someone saying, "That movie wouldn't be half bad if it didn't have JT."

    3 - I've had my eye on that book for quite some time. I believe it was in my Amazon Wishlist last Christmas. Let me know how it is. I may force myself to buy it after I finish this monster Thelonious Monk biography.

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  4. donny--

    you know you and I share the same favorite movie, so yes you should watch it :)

    The book is ALREADY amazing. Put it on your list!

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  5. Ooh, I might have to check out that movie! it sounds up my alley. It'll have to be one that I see without IC. He doesn't handle the sick and twisted well (Being John Malcovich was not a good choice for him, for example).

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  6. And this is definitely not so sick and twisted...not like Being John Malcovich. haha. This is more cute sick and twisted, with a bit of weird :)

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  7. That movie has me for the title alone, heeh!

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