Comments by sfoss
Posted on October 26 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A reader writes:
"I thought "Walk the Line," the Johnny Cash biopic of a few years ago, was also very good, including an Oscar-winning performance by Reese Witherspoon. The movie got several other nominations too, I believe."
Walk the Line is a good movie. So is Ray, the similarly-structured Ray Charles biopic. But they don't make my top five, mainly because the performances are great, but the actual movies that surround them somewhat mediocre.
From: Watching “Nowhere Boy”
Posted on October 12 at 4:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I love the Ramones. But I can't say that they're better than the Beatles and keep a straight face.
Posted on October 12 at 4:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
My friend Scott, who spent about 10 years at Harvard, tells me: Harvard's pretty difficult to depict, I think, because it is a lot of different places. I didn't feel much of a unity there -- there are bluebloods and radicals and confused mother--- like me."
Posted on August 12 at 11:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The Princess Bride has a lot of fans. Some comments from readers:
"The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies! I used to have a copy and watched it so much that I've almost memorized the whole thing. Now I rent it every couple of years and it's always hilarious. My favorite lines:
[Looking down the cliff, as the Man in Black climbs toward them]
Vizzini: He's gaining on us? Inconceivable!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
"Just showed it to our church youth group kids tonight. It's a classic."
"This is my fiancé's ALL TIME favorite movie. One of our favorites "lines" is the simple 'INCONCEIVABLE' that Vizzini would utter and every once in a while my fiancé will repeat this with the lisp and all and usually only he and I are in on the 'joke.'"
"We love the princess bride so much! We love too many parts to say. but if we had to pick one line it might be 'stop it, I mean it. anybody want a peanut?' It gets said here a lot like that. We know that's not how it goes really but that's how it goes here. almost everyday somebody says something from it."
Posted on August 4 at 1:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm told I should also add Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to my list of dreaming movies. Gondry's film The Science of Sleep is also worth a look.
From: Watching 'Inception'
Posted on June 28 at 12:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The class is taught by Claire Nolan, an Albany resident who runs the Albany branch of the Troy Bike Rescue and is certified with the League of American Cyclists. She has a copy of the Effective Cycling book, and has given us handouts and pamphlets that condense that material. I believe the John Allen booklet is one of them.
From: Bicycle school
Posted on June 10 at 4:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Celtics continue to flummox the statisticians
From: The Celtics blew game 3
Posted on April 27 at 12:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I skipped the movie because it got lousy reviews, but Cameron Crowe's music instincts are almost always perfect
Posted on April 9 at 12:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A member of the Troy Bike Rescue passed along this helpful list of things to check over before biking.
From: Getting ready to bike
Posted on March 26 at 11:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There's definitely a time and a place for Gwen Stefani.
From: Music for a Bad Mood