Friday, April 5, 2013

A-Z Challenge:E

Well yesterday went better. Still have today to get through. Fingers crossed. Anyway, here is day E for you all :)

Ed and His Dead Mother

A young man who misses his mother and finds a way to bring her back. Of course things shall go awry. But so fun to watch. It's Steve Buscemi people! How can you not enjoy it? Ned Beatty as the Uncle is the sole voice of reason. John Glover is great as the salesman.

Ed Chilton: My mother was a hardware man, and she taught me it was better to be a hammer than a nail.

Ed Wood

Tim Burton. Johnny Depp. Ed Wood. Johnny Depp.
I remember watching Plan 9 From Outer Space when I was, heck, I don't know,very young. We always watched those great old movies. So I was immediately going to like this. Filmed in black and white it's the story of Ed Wood director, writer,  of several movies, Glen or Glenda, Bride of the Monster, but Plan 9 is the most well known.

Loretta King: No. No water. No liquids! I'm terribly allergic to them.

Empire of the Sun

Before he was the Dark Knight, before he fought dragons, he was a little boy caught in a dangerous war with only strangers to look after him.Some not so great, others with tremendous kindness. Stunning, touching, beautiful, sad, happy. All of it. Just fantastic.
The cast is just as stunning, Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Nigel Havers, Miranda Richardson.
Just a yes,yes, and yes to this.

Jim: Learned a new word today. Atom bomb. It was like the God taking a photograph.

Today was also a sad day for movie watchers. Roger Ebert passed away after fighting cancer for many years. We used to watch his movie review show all the time and was one of the things that developed my love for film. He will be missed, but we'll see him at the movies again one day :)


  1. Nice read.. enjoyed your post.
    Thanks :)
    Bhavya from the AtoZ Challenge blogging at Just Another Blog

  2. I'd never heard of the first two movie, but they look like the'd be entertaining. Great E words. I posted about Mr Ebert, too.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  3. I've wanted to see the movie Ed Wood, because there is just something about Wood's tenacity that I can't help but respect. He made awful movies, but the way he made them was an art unto its own.

  4. Empire of the sun is an amazing movie.. just simply amazing. I'd like to see it again soon. i remember the atom bomb at the end of it.. and I'll probably cry again when I see it for the 3rd time.


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