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Not a Ren Faire.

mckellen1I was never a of Shakespeare until I moved to Oregon and got a chance to visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Contrary to what my friends think, it is not a Renaissance Fair and people are not wandering around in costume quoting Shakespeare to random tourists walking about. It’s also not all about Shakespeare, for several years the festival has highlighted August Wilson plays along with newer playwright’s works such as Jeff Whitty’s, Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.

I bring this all up because tonight’s Great Performances on PBS features Sir Ian McKellen in King Lear. I will watch just about anything Magneto/Gandalf is in and so should you.

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Because I went a whole day without a Wire post…

carcettiSo Aidan Gillen is in a new movie opening this weekend. Have you seen the previews? Looks like the detective vs criminal story we’ve seen more than a few times. I think this post over at Indyweek.com summarizes my thoughts perfectly:

12 ROUNDS—Pro wrestler John Cena makes the leap from the ring to the big screen in this tale about a thief/detective rivalry. Expect thoughtful dialogue, artistic production and a moving philosophical statement about the vague nature of morality. Or not. With Aidan Gillen, best known as Mayor Carcetti on The Wire. Rated R.”

Hey, does anyone remember Mayor Carcetti in this movie. Still one of my favorites.


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More Zombie fun!

Just got back from the best book store ever. Lookee what I’ve got:zombiebookzombiehaiku1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zombie love and poetry. What more could a girl want. Here’s a sample from Zombie Haiku:

Biting into heads
Is much harder than it looks.
The skull is feisty.

Nothing hurts me now.
Normally the screwdriver
Wouldn’t have gone there

You are so lucky
That I cannot remember
How to use doorknobs

Now that’s some good zombie poetry. Fox Searchlight has already bought the rights to film Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament produced by Diablo Coty.