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Monday, September 10, 2007

3:10 to Yuma

#1 at the boxoffice this weekend.

I hope you got a chance to see this movie. If not, I hope you get a chance to see it soon. It's much more interesting than the ads about it. Christian Bale will break your heart. Russel Crowe is like the western version of Hannibal Lecter. I'm excited to see a big movie about its STORY - not its special effects.

We also rented a dvd: "Andy Andrews: The 7 Decisions". Great!

What have you seen lately and what did you think about it?

All Things Possible!


  • At 5:05 AM, September 13, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Chris
    My name is Clint and I'm your biggest fan - I "LOVED" you in THE OC, and "Sea of Fear" is my favorite watery thriller next to, er, "Ghost Ship". In short, you rule... YOUR POSTERS ARE PLASTERED ALL OVER MY MAKESHIFT SHACK!!! NEXT TO MY HUNTING GEAR!
    OK, in all seriousness (everyone knows I thought you were robbed of an Oscar in "Frankenbabe"), I saw "Resident Evil : Extinction" today. Not as much as a snore as expected, but still a rather underwhelming action flick. So short too, I swear it only went for about 70 mins. Unless the projectionist forgot to put the last reel on, or the writer forgot to write the third act?
    Reccomendation of the month though - besides "Bourne" - is "Superbad", which is hilarious - totally takes me back to the days of John Hughes. Man, I miss John Hughes' movies!
    (Oh well, at least we'll be working with his "Some kind of Wonderful" star Stoltzy soon, hey? - - so we're sure to get some stories).
    Clint Morris

  • At 6:10 AM, September 14, 2007 , Blogger Christopher Showerman said...

    I had a buddie who was in the most recent Resident Evil: Extinction. They shot his part of that in Mexicali where it averaged about 125 farenheit in the shade. According to legend, the hottest shoot ever. Maybe they had more movie but it simply melted!

    And Clintster, I'm YOUR biggest fan.

  • At 8:07 PM, September 15, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi chris i hope your movie is a box office hit in my book it is a hit and igot to record your movie george of the jungle two on tv it was so great i think you were amazeing in that movie god bless amy rimes

  • At 4:10 AM, September 16, 2007 , Blogger Tom in Pa said...

    Hi Chris its tom havent posted in a while the last movie i saw was the harry potter movie which i thought was the best one so far but they better hurry the kids are getting big. hahaha Also i saw hollywoodland on hbo last night. Well it left me confused i no that its speculation on the part of george reeves real death but the side story didnt add to the movie i thought oh well the actors did a great job but i didnt think ben affleck looked much like george reeves if that was there intent. I cannot wait to see your new movie hope its out soon . Hope you had a great summer. love your frined in pa tommy.

  • At 7:58 PM, September 17, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    Alas, I've been so busy between work and the play I'm in that I haven't seen a movie in the theaters since late July! But, I did manage to squeeze in a rental this past weekend - "Hot Fuzz" which I found very enjoyable though surprisingly graphic for a comedy (the various murders are pretty graphic). Same people who made "Shawn of the Dead" so it's a bit of a farce. I also recently saw "Hollywoodland" about the mystery surrounding the death of television's first Superman, George Reeves. Very interesting, well done but nothing spectacular. Worth a look if you like the "true life" kind of mystery.

    I've heard nothing but good things about "3:10" and if I have a chance before it leaves the theaters will make a point of seeing it - especially with Chris's recommendation.

    Hope all is well with everyone out there in "Showermanland" in the meantime. ATP!

  • At 7:45 AM, September 18, 2007 , Blogger ufuk_kirtis said...

    Thanks you for all the suggestions.. will keep them in mind.. i saw Bourne already and loved it as the first two..

    my recommendation is the movie called "Peaceful Warrior" based on the life story of Dan Millman.. all i can say it that make sure you see it..:)

    have an enjoyable autumn


  • At 3:28 PM, September 20, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hope everything is well with everyone.

    I am way behind everyone else in my movie watching. I have been working 7 days a week (this will be my first weekend off since Labor Day) so I haven't had much liesure time. The last movie I saw was 300 which I thought was great. I really enjoyed the bonus features on the DVD. It showed how the actors trained for their roles which I found very inspirational (makes me want to go find a tractor tire to work out with) and it was fun to see how all the scenes were shot. Production people don't get enough credit for what they do and how they do it.

    The movie I am waiting for is Into the Wild which comes out the end of the month. Being based on a true story, it will be interesting to see how close it stays to the book. I hope it will be as good as everyone says it is.

    Wishing all a great weekend. The weather here has been perfect, sunny, low humidity with temps around 80. I am off to an agility trial with the dogs and don't have to think about work until Monday morning (my pager is off the my cell is on silent).

    Take care


  • At 7:56 PM, September 22, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Hello everyone,

    Tom and Ufuk, great to hear your voices again! Dave, what play are you in? Hope all is going great.
    Ufuk....We've had Peaceful Warrior on our Netflix list, and hope to see it soon. Thanks for talking it up. I was wondering what people thought. I recently viewed Living Luminaries...on the order of The Secret....with Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Eckhart Tolle, Geronimo Ji Jaga, among others and the theme is about achieving true happiness. Very inspiring. You'd enjoy this if you haven't seen it yet.

    This weekend we finally got to see The Queen, on our movie list. We enjoyed it very much. It was especially moving at this time, since with the 10th anniversary of Diana in the news, it seemed a good time to see it. Loved Helen Mirren as Elizabeth. And, Tim, I too enjoy the bonus parts on the DVDs almost more than the movie. Still have to see 300. We're behind everyone else too, as I always mention.

    Funny how a movie can reflect something going on in your life. In this case...walking. At the end of the movie, Elizabeth and Tony Blair are going for a walk and talk. She says to Blair, "I do hope you're a walker." I wrote down that part of the script, because it was meaningful to me right now. She continues, "I always think these meetings have a far greater chance of success if the Prime Minister is a walker. As a matter of fact, it's how I think best, on my feet. You know, I've never been one for sitting around endlessly. A good walk and fresh air sorts everything out."

    Great words. Especially significant to me this month, because we've been walking with Clayton Klein as I posted after Labor Day. We also met him in mid-state (Alma area) so my husband's dad and my brother could meet him and walk a ways with him. Then I walked with him Williamston to Webberville and I found him a couple days later on the way to Hell, where I parked and walked again some. The local radio station interviewed him right then, and I heard him tell the reporter how much he enjoyed the people he's met along the way. Then he said something that struck a chord with me. He said, "Walkers are a special breed." I was thinking about it, and then watching that part of the movie made me think, "He's right." As Elizabeth II put it about "a good walk and fresh air sorts everything out."

    So I'll be sure to keep on walking and sorting things out! And I highly recommend it. Clayton will have completed his 420 mile journey on foot Sunday when he reaches Ohio. Still have a hard time grasping what he's doing, even if I've been involved more. I figured it out, Dave, that that is 84 times across the bridge!

    BTW...As Tim notes, we've had beautiful balmy September weather. Spectacular! Enjoy autumn wherever you are...Sue

  • At 7:46 PM, September 23, 2007 , Anonymous DaveW said...

    I'm in "Waiting for Godot" playing the part of Estragon - one of the two principle characters. It's unlike any play I've been involved with before, french existential theater after all, so it's been fun to learn and also somewhat difficult. Two more weeks though and I take a break from acting for a while.

    Speaking of beautiful September days, I was just at the annual Community Theatre Association of Michigan conference which this year was held at the Kellogg Center of Chris' alma mater, Michigan State University, and since it was so beautiful I took the slow way home and meandered through towns such as Williamston, Stockbridge, Munith - where my mother is from - and other areas that I am sure you and Chris are both familiar with. Sometimes you just have to take the scenic route - you really do miss an awful lot when you stick to the expressways.

    Haven't had a chance to watch any new movies yet since my last post, but am enjoying watching "Animal House" again this evening. One of my "guilty" pleasures...

    Take care everyone - keep walking Sue - ATP!

  • At 6:03 PM, September 24, 2007 , Anonymous Sue said...

    Dave...I'd forgotten you'd mentioned Godot earlier in the year. Wow, time sure flies. Wishing you "all things beautiful" with the production. Wish the forum family could see it! Yes, you were in our neck of the woods...the back roads are beautiful especially now. Your mom is from Munith? Thanks for asking about Clayton. I forgot to mention that he was raising money for Hospice. Some of the news articles failed to note that, as well. He's planning on another year, as long as his health holds. Perhaps I could figure how to post a photo on the blog. So that was "Paradise to Hell & Beyond Walk III" and next year will be IV. A neighbor of mine commented that she'd have liked to walk with him. A lot of people are saying that, so guess I'd better help get the word around a little better next year. My husband's dad (90) enjoyed walking a little distance in mid-state. Clayton was inspired by him, saying he thinks he's the "oldest walker to join in the fun." Yeah, I plan to keep on walking, not to that extent, but a little every day...getting fresh air and "sorting things out." Walking is great for getting inspiring ideas. I'll keep you all posted about Clayton's "adventures." Now, it's back to getting people to know about his book about Tiger baseball that came out this summer. Whew! I think all things really are possible when I think of what you can do at any age, if you have a passion and a purpose. (See my note below).

    Angi, BTW, I meant to ask on the forum after I saw The Queen, what you thought of it. And how the country responded to the movie, and also to Diana memories this summer. I'm curious about that after seeing the film. Good luck with your work and studies, too.

    Here's the note I forgot to post that I found a couple of weeks ago....about a Spiritual Cinema Festival for Latin America in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Oct 1-10 And here is a link...

    And here is a beautiful quote you'll enjoy from this website...all you forum fans of All Things Possible!

    "We believe that Passion and Purpose go hand in hand. When we follow our dreams, the universe conspires with us everyday, ensuring that what we are absolutely passionate about has opportunities to come into manifestation. Your task is always to dream, envision, follow the signs as you build your dream every step of the way."

    More notes from the site, for those of you who enjoyed What the Bleep movie.

    This festival is "the first festival in South America to focus on films with spiritual, metaphysical and religious themes". Aside from films, there will be workshops relating to the making of these films, as well as talks from prominent filmmakers. In addition to William Arntz (BLEEP Producer/Director), BLEEP Scientist Dr. Joe Dispensa will be present for discussions/seminars and talks on October 7. And they'd like you to vote on films in different categories.

    Regarding films, too, I forgot to mention that a photographer (Duane Zemper)from Howell here was featured in a companion piece to that the Ken Burns World War II documentary that began yesterday.

    Long enough post for now....again, Dave, we'll all be thinking of you and waiting for a full report! ATB/P everyone...Sue

  • At 3:19 AM, October 02, 2007 , Anonymous Jaschenka said...

    Hello dear Forum Family and's been a long time! How did that happen?! Who was it again that said 'Life is what happens while you make other plans'..?!

    Anyway, between being very busy with my new (but great!!) job and basic every day stuff- okay, maybe not so basic but some things need to be done some time- I must admit I didn't get around to watching much at least not movies. ;)
    However, two weeks ago my friend and I went to the theatre for the wonderful musical performance of the (Dutch) 'Tarzan'. We had a great time. Beautiful settings & light, sound was good and special effects very surprising. A moving performance and of course the music- I just had to get me the cd immediately! It is strange to hear the lyrics in Dutch now after knowing the Phil Collins'versions by heart *grin*.
    I did get around last week to finally watch a DVD that's been on my wishlist (and in my closet) for some time- 'Requiem for a Dream' by Darren Aronofsky, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Jared Leto and others. A film well worth watching, but nothing to watch on an empty stomach (but that's just me). Great acting though!
    Another movie that I think might be interesting is 'Stardust', it'll air in theatres over here soon. I suppose it's out everywhere else in the world already. Any reviews anyone?

    Hope everyone is enjoying the colours of autumn out there- I know I am. Happy moviewatching to all and merry mushroom greetings! Be Inspired!


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