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The Musings of an Eccentric Diva

Welcome to the Musings of an Eccentric Diva. My motto is: Giving Hollyweird movies the finger one movie at a time. Enter at your own risk (insert evil Vincent Price laughter here).
 

Saturday, March 22, 2008


RANDOM UGLY SHOE

Lawd look what we have here. The back of the shoe looks like pieces of curtain from a Louisiana zydeco bar. The front of the shoe looks like cut-up red cabbage with rabbit fur for embellishment. What the hell were they thinking when they created this shoe? I'm sure the designer was high...yup, pretty sure of it. With all that said, I would wear it because you wouldn't. Yup, I'm a kook.

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Friday, March 21, 2008

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Fakin' The Funk-Main Source 1992



Dope shit.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

OH HELL YEAH!


I will be the first person in line to buy my ticket for Iron Man. I was skeptical at first about Robert Downey Jr. playing the lead but he looks fabulous. I'm also glad Ghostface Killah got a small part in the film since his alter ego is Tony Starkes. Hope Hollyweird doens't let me down with another bad adaptation of a comic book hero (Nicholas Cage as GhostRider ILK!)

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Saturday, March 01, 2008


MOVIE REVIEW: No Country For Old Men

Llewellyn Moss, is staking out cattle when he spots several trucks parked in the middle of nowhere. Curiosity takes over and he investigates the scene. He discovers a bunch of dead people, a stash of heroin and $2 million in cash. Llewellyn flees with the cash but not before one of the victims asks him for water. He leaves the scene anyway but returns later that night with water for the victim. Llewellyn is spotted by bounty hunters and flees the scene once again leaving his truck behind. From there, the bounty hunters are able to track down his whereabouts and have hired a hitman named Anton Chigurh to find him. Anton is a virtually unstoppable coldblooded individual who will not let anyone or anything get in his way. Also looking for Llewelyn are grizzled sheriff Ed Bell, who also serves as narrator for the story, and another hitman, Carson Welles. Llewelyn forces his wife to leave town while he escapes with the cash. Will Llewelyn be hunted down by Chigurh or will he and his wife be reunited as happy millionaires? No more spoilers from me y’all!

NCFOM definitely lives up to its hype, it was an amazing movie. Most consider this a modern-day Western flick, I guess that is an accurate description. The Anton Chigurh character was the scariest villain I’ve seen in a very long time, fuck Hanibal, this guy was much scarier. That wig he wore should’ve gotten its own Oscar, it was a character within itself. Javier Bardem really deserved the statue. It was bittersweet because Josh Brolin was wonderful as well and he was overlooked. Josh is fast becoming my favorite actor, he had a great year with Grindhouse, American Gangster, and NCFOM. Tommy Lee Jones gave another great performance as a world-weary sheriff, although he doesn't have screen time. The violence and bloodshed were not used sparingly so be warned, this is not a film for the squeamish. Also, the ending will come as a shock to most and a letdown to others. Moviegoers are so used to an ending that lays out each and every sequence of the film and gives explanations for everything that happened. I thought it was perfect considering what the true theme of the movie was. The scenery was great, The Cohen Brothers are known for that and they don’t let the audience down. When this film is released officially on March 11th I will be buying a copy, I can’t wait to watch it again. I won’t give away much more info about this film, just see it dammit!

VERDICT: 4 Soul Claps

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

JOB INTERVIEW-PUNK'ED STYLE

Recently I went for a job interview for an internal posting with my current employer. Some of the questions asked and job duties were a bit sketchy to me. I kept looking around the room to see if there were cameras posted because it felt like episode of Candid Camera (or Punk'ed for you youngins). Some of the things mentioned were:

1. We need someone with a can-do spirit, someone who will get the job done without much question. For instance, if an employee brought a child to work you may be asked you to sit with the child briefly.

2. The boss maintains that you be involved in charitable activities during work hours, this would involve bake sales, raffles etc. This may require you to work overtime if needed. He would also expect you to be involved in charitable activites outside of work as well.

3. If you are needed to stay overtime for work or possibly come into work on a Saturday, do not expect to be paid for it. The boss feels that everyone has a job they must do and if overtime is needed, so be it. He will so "generously" let you go home an hour early the following day as a way of saying "thank you" for putting in extra time.

By the end of the interview I was in a state of shock. Keep in mind this is an CAPITAL INVESTMENT SECTOR FOR A MAJOR BANK.... bake sales, charity, babysitting has nothing to do with this line of business. Needless to say, I'm still searching for a new position. No thank you, slavery ended many years ago.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

FRIDAY FLASHBACK JAM: Herbie Hancock-Rockit 1983


In honor of Herbie's Album of The Year surprise grammy win. Herbie has always been the man long before Rockit. I have some of his older recordings and they are spectacular, he is one of the forefathers of jazz funk. The song and video were ahead of their time and won a record 5 MTV Awards in 1984. Hell I was just glad the award didn't go to Kanye's ass...hehh hehh hehh.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

MY SCENE: The DJ Battle from Juice- 1992



In this scene Q (Omar Epps) is participating in the much-anticipated DJ battle. While he is spinning he is constantly scanning the audience for former pal Bishop (Tupac), who is looking to kill him. Q wins the battle but does not have time to stay and bask in the glory as he must run away to save his life. Queen La is the MC of the event, one of her earliest film roles...I always knew she was destined for greatness. Samuel L. Jackson also has a small role in this film, lots of future star power going on here. Juice is a hip-hop classic and if you haven't seen it, for shame on you lol.

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