29 May 2007

OFFICERS - 2007-08

Congratulations to the following troupe members who will serve as officers next year.

President - Sami Pollock
Vice Presidents - Jen Warren & Kayla Garrett
Secretary - Amanda Cyr
Clerk - Shelby Mock
Historian - Erin Ebert

AND congratulations also to this year's historian, Hillary Burrelle, who was awarded one of the Melba Day Sparks Scholarships. Huzzah!

movies Doty always references

Do you ever feel like Doty refers to things and you don't know what he's talking about? Some of it is movies - movies everyone should have seen... except some of them are old(er), and not on the radar of all you whippersnappers :)

So - what to watch? Well, I recommend you go to the Internet Movie Database and look at their top #250 list and to the American Film Institute's Century list.

I have a very long list, myself, some of which are movies I must wait to recommend to you AFTER HIGH SCHOOL (Rated R and such).

What makes a movie worth it for me? Solid acting and story are almost a must, but I admit to liking some that lack in areas. I also like to tip my hat to particularly good camera work and eye for detail in editing.

So... my 'short' list (not including some reasonably new stuff, and missing some that I do like, but you can wait for...)
The first two Godfather films; Crouching Tiger; Sunset Blvd.; Philadelphia Story; Shakespeare in Love; Glory; Princess Bride; most Jackie Chan films (Supercop and Druken Master being my faves); the first three (meaning IV V & VI) Star Wars films; A Fish Called Wanda; Spinal Tap (double bill it with the documentary Bring on the Night); The Green Mile; Shawshank Redemption; Witness; Rear Window; Vertigo; Bladerunner; Jaws; LotR (but NOT the extended RotK); House of Flying Daggers; The Usual Suspects; many of Branagh's films - all his Shakespeare, plus Dead Again; the orig Terminator; the first two Alien films; Hero; the Crystal comedies (When Harry met..., City Slickers, Analyze This); the Hanks romantics (Big, You've Got Mail, Sleepless...); anything with Jay and Silent Bob, but I like Dogma best; Victory (don't ask); the baseball quartet (Bull Durham, The Natural, League of the Own, and Field of Dreams); Rudy; Matewan; Some Like It Hot; all Pixar (particularly the Toy Stories and Incredibles); Rashamon; The Seven Samuri; Hidden Fortress; and (don't ask me to explain) Silverado

23 May 2007

Audience Behavior

I know we know what it means to be a good audience. Please spread the word to your schoolmates who do other things... like go to band concerts.

14 May 2007

tonight's ep: "Landslide"
Ohmigosh, people...this is the second to last one for the year. Can you contain yourself? Will JJ or Jacob flip out more in class tomorrow? Or will Kayla beat them to it be flipping out at or before lunch... And I won't even SEE Kylee tomorrow, so if she goes out of her mind over tonight's episode, I won't even know.

The IMDB listing for tonight's ep includes George Takei (Sulu, also Hiro's Dad)

Can I even wait the remaining 102 minutes?

07 May 2007

Madwoman of Chaillot

Troupe #358 alum Mr. A Christopher is in the cast of RCC's upcoming production, opening May 11 and running until the 20th... Madwoman showcased at State the year before I got to NMHS and was well-recieved.

The story is good, RCC's program has solid buzz, I recommend as many of us who can, go.