“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday, January 17, 2011

Movies to Watch: Hachi - A Dog's Tale

WOW!!! Ryan was reading our Entertainment Weekly Magazine and suggested this movie, saying it was a sad movie about a dog...so of course I was hesitant being that I love dogs.

Truth be told though, this movie was so touching, heartwarming and moving; it made me realize all over again how powerful the love and devotion between ourselves and our pets can be. If you've ever had a dog, wanted a dog or just like dogs in general, this is a must watch. 

A feeling of sadness engulfed me after watching it. I am at a loss for words to describe this movie as no other movie has ever touched me so deeply. I was pretty much crying and sobbing the entire second half of the film and by the time it was over, it brought me down to my knees.

Without giving the story away...the premise behind the movie is about the loyalty that exists between a man and his dog even beyond life in the physical world. It's proof that love never dies and that animals...dogs in particular...have the uncanny ability to just feel and love without boundaries, logic or reason. They just do and once they're loyal to you, they'll love you forever.

Interestingly enough, this movie was based on a true story...which makes it even more amazing. Richard Gere was wonderful in his role and Jason Alexander played a great supporting role and the dog deserves an Oscar. Who knew dogs could act so convincingly? You can actually see the thoughts and emotions in the dog's expressions, and what a gorgeous dog it was. I had never given much thought to Akitas before, but I'm deeply impressed! It'll make you want to jump through the screen and give him a hug.

I had a chihuahua named Princess and the movie brought back memories of how sad and depressed I felt, even months after she passed away. I experienced such undying, unconditional love and loyalty from my Princess, and it made this movie extra special for me. If there was ever a movie that I will remember for the rest of my life, this has to be it. This is a must see for any person with a heart and soul. I know I am a better person today after watching this and I am confident it might also have the same effect on some of you. Thanks for reading and do take care whoever you are. Love your dogs and always remember that he/she will always be there for you even in your darkest, loneliest hours.

Check out the trailer here:

OMG Hilarious!

Season 4 of True Blood Teases

Ugh, if anything pisses me off more, it's the teasers of television series or movies.  I can't wait for what is brewing in Season 4 of True Blood.  Watch the trailer.  Are Witches brewing something?  My guess is yes...

Being Human Premieres Tonight on SyFy

3 weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that a new Showtime series, "Shameless" would be premiering in the U.S. with great reviews; the remake from the British series was quite spectacular, Ryan and I will be watching it.  Too bad I can't say the same for MTV's remake of SKINS; how can you produce a show without it's principal gay character, Maxxie?

In either case, another great British show goes American.  I saw the promo for SyFy's remake of "Being Human" and it's peaked my interest a bit.  I guess it helps that all the characters are beautiful and sexy.  Sex sells, what can you say?

If you're a curious about how a vampire, wolf, and ghost live together, I highly recommend taking a peak for yourself.

X-men Family Tree

I'll be honest, I don't know much about the X-men story, but my partner, Ryan does.  So I posted this for him, because I thought he might like it.  If you're confused, Google or read the comics.  That's what I'll need to do or I could just ask "my love." :-)

Click on the image if you wish to see it more clearly.

Quoted - Martin Luther King

Chris Colfer from Glee, and the movie, The Social Network, win big at Golden Globes

I read it was a pretty interesting Golden Globes Awards show last night.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the chance to view all these actors and actresses parading around the stage last night; I had other matters to attend to.  In either case, I was glad to hear The Social Network won the Best Picture Drama, I thought it was a really great movie, but I also thought The Black Swan was amazing as well.  Natalie Portman did win for Best Actress in the respective category.  But the greatest news of the night, two openly gay actors from the show, Glee, won best supporting actress and best supporting actor for their portrayal of Kurt and Sue Sylvester in series or mini-series made for television.

Check out the rest of the winners in the list below:

Best motion picture, drama
"The Social Network"
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama
Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama
Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"
Best motion picture, comedy or musical
"The Kids Are All Right"
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical
Paul Giamatti, "Barney's Version"
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical
Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role, motion picture

Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role, motion picture
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
Best animated feature film

"Toy Story 3"
Best foreign language film
"In a Better World"
Best director
David Fincher, "The Social Network"
Best screenplay
Aaron Sorkin, "The Social Network"
Best original score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – "The Social Network"
Best original song
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" – Burlesque, with music & lyrics by Diane Warren
Best television series, drama

"Boardwalk Empire"
Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Best performance by an actress in a television series, drama
Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy"
Best television series, comedy or musical

Best performance by an actor in a television series, comedy or musical
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Best performance by an actress in a television series, comedy or musical
Laura Linney, "The Big C"
Best miniseries or made for television motion picture

Best actor in a miniseries or made for television motion picture
Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack"
Best actress in a miniseries or made for television motion picture
Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin"
Best actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or made for television motion picture

Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Best actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or made for television motion picture
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter