It is Friday before a long three-day weekend for most and before you go racing out to the movie theaters to bask in the air-conditioned, ergonomically correct seats, it is important to stop and take a moment to acknowledge what Memorial Day is really about. It's not about blockbuster movie weekend potentials nor is it about being the unofficially official start of the summer season. Honor those who have given their lives for the rest of us year after year, even if it's as simple as one red hot minute of reflection. Because, I guarantee you or someone you know has a veteran in their family and just as many who have lost one. This concludes today's sermon on Tequila Mountain.
I now bring you the next chapter in the continuing saga of The Mockingbird Movie Guide.
SKIP: Chernobyl Diaries
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Hollywood would jump at the chance at taking one of the worst nuclear disasters in history and turning it into the playground for a bad horror movie. It certainly wouldn't be the first time. I shan't even bother saying anything further than dontfuckingbother.
SEE: Men In Black III
Well, what the hell else is there to see instead? Though Mr. Smith has decided to go the way of Tom-Cruise-Crazy-Town when it comes to his spiritual side, you've got to admit, the man has aged well. He's still entertaining as hell and this time around in the series we get him partnered up with man candy Josh Brolin. Call it the boredom from lack of other choices or call it my very long girlhood crush on the Fresh Prince, but going to spend your dollars on this 106 minutes of celluloid won't be a waste. And when you're driving home afterwards, still picking the popcorn from your teeth and trying to find Summertime on your iPod to blast out the speakers and welcome in the warm days of the aforementioned season, you will be reminded of how lucky you are to be a fan of the most fabulous blog and want to share it with anyone who is literate. Or read aloud to those who are not.
RENT: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
This is usually left off of most "Best of" lists when talking about great television, like so many good comedies. This show had talent, heart and a whole lot of laughter. The show itself had its arcs, the early seasons concentrating on the fish out of water angle, but it managed to grow without too many hiccups into quite the specimen of a top quality comedy that still manages to work on most levels and reminds us how much presence and true entertainer qualities that Will Smith seems to have been born with.
Carlton was an underrated comic character, too.
Cue the Carlton dance,