original story john hughes wrote for national lampoon that evolved into the screenplay for vacation.
scorsese rebuilt max's kansas city.
RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper
just watched trainwreck. was kind of one. amy schumer wasnt bad but she wasnt great either. and it was just too long and tonally inconsistent. probably a lot of that is apatows fault. theres some funny and some poignant moments but it just felt flat. her tv show is so much more interesting as is her stand up. although she did crib a scene from a joke straight out her last stand up special which was weak.
tonight at 8 on tcm:
Described by the New York Times as "a master of movies about the American idiom...one of our most original filmmakers," Les Blank (1935-2013) was a Florida-born documentary filmmaker best remembered for his poetic studies of American musical traditions. But, as reflected in this TCM salute, Blank's idiosyncratic films and short subjects covered a wide range of subjects including Cajun culture in the U.S. (Spend It All, 1971): black Creole life (Dry Wood, 1973); the city of New Orleans (Always for Pleasure, 1978); cooking (Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers, 1980); and the polka and its devotees (In Heaven There Is No Beer?, 1984). Of the 11 Blank films shown in our tribute, no less than eight are TCM premieres!
forty years after chicago
Michelle Segre : Porous, Porous
July 22 - August 9, 2015
Opening reception : Wednesday, July 22; 6-8pm
55 GANSEVOORT is humbled to present Michelle Segre : Porous, Porous. Constructed of metal, foam, wire, wood, plaster, modeling clay, yarn, thread, plastic lace and bread, the free standing sculpture will be on view 24/7 from July 22nd through August 9th, 2015.
Michelle Segre has exhibited at Tang Teaching Museum, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 and The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. She is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York. Segre is a past recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award. She is represented by Derek Eller Gallery.
The exhibitions at 55 Gansevoort are entirely visible, at all hours, by peering through the windowed doors.
monday is funday at the british open as the second round was suspended due to high winds so play was extended. for the first time since the 1920s an amateur sits atop the leaderboard tied with two other players while golfs newest star, jordan speith, sits one stroke back as he attempts to win a third straight major. its a crowded leaderboard as 13 players are within 3 strokes of the top.
finally on board with the netflix animated show bojack horseman and just in time for season two. takes a few episodes before it shifts into gear but worth the effort.
the spammer algorithm has finally decided to send me j-date spam instead of christian mingle. little do they know that i am a self hating jew. maybe the "j" stands for jihadi. id click through to find out but i suspect id end up on the nsa's spam list, too, and they are the worst. you do not want to know what lengths they go to for penis enlargements.
new orleans style red beans and rice, serves 10.
watched this on the plane yesterday, hilarious.
Enjoying Michael: Tuesday's & Thursday's.
The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent.
ive been kind of dreading watching the second season of true detective after its lukewarm reception. i dont care much for colin farrell and even less for vince vaughn. gave it my first go round this afternoon and turned it off after 15 minutes. i couldnt make out much of what they were saying what with all the self serious murming going on. were it not for the pedigree id bail right now but if it doesnt find a reason for being beyond creating a mood i might not be around for long. even the leftovers managed to be intriguing while maintaining a sense of dread, though i hear that is in for a hard reboot for season 2 this fall.
i did find the new show humans on amc more to my liking. has the potential to turn south quickly but humanoid cyborgs as servants becoming sentient piqued my interest.
also, season 3 of masters of sex starts tonight on showtime...