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July 9-15, with no previous warnings or announcements, turned out to be one of the raddest in recent history. It all started with a spider...
- •Spider-Man: HomecomingI never expected to be moved as much as I was by this movie, and I never expected I would call it my favorite entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Holland is fantastic. The entire cast is wonderful. I got emotional over a display of backpacks at Costco. Larbed it!
- •Baby DriverTwo movies in one week and they were both brilliant. Baby Driver was a killer mix-tape-as-heist film and a validation for those of us for whom music is the true joy of driving.
- •The Tick trailerEver since seeing the pilot on Amazon Prime back in October, I've been super stoked for this latest iteration of one of my all-time favorite comic books. The trailer only stoked that...stoked. Super stoked!
Other than being seriously pissed off I can't visit Honolulu, circa 1972 (why isn't time travel a thing????), some things made me crazy happy this week.
- •This week's jam: "Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band. https://youtu.be/pqTE1JvI-mE 🎶Revved up like a deuce Another runner in the night🎤😆🎶
- •Picked up a copy of "Milk" on blu-ray for $5 at Everyday Music in Beaverton. SO HAPPY!!!
- •Still can't wrap my brain around how freaking cute Emile Hirsch is in it.
This was my first time watching American Graffiti since beginning my obsession with mid-century American pop culture a year ago. Again, wondering what took me so long.
- •American Graffiti, 1973, dir. George Lucas. Starring Ronny Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith. Filmed on Fourth Street in San Rafael and downtown Petaluma.
- •"Hey! You know a guy with a piss-yellow deuce coupe? Supposed to be hot stuff?"
- •"It's bitchin', tuck-and-roll. You know, I really love the feel of tuck-and-roll upholstery." (I'm with Debbie, tuck-and-roll is the most!)
Today's movie is one I've wanted to see for a long time. Cuz Jim Jarmusch. And Tom Waits.❤️
- •Down By Law, 1986. starring John Lurie, Tom Waits, and Roberto Benigni. Directed by Jim Jarmusch
- •"It's a sad and beautiful world...buzz off!"
- •"We're coming up on the midnight hour, here, on the Lee Bailey Simms Show."
Seriously...I'm freaking out about this stuff!!
- •Milk (2008), starring Sean Penn...OMG THIS MOVIE!!! Harvey, you beautiful soul!!!
- •That Cold Day in the Park (1969), starring Sandy Dennis and Michael Burns...Dude, I took notes!
- •It's a Man's World (1962)...best freaking topical tv drama no one saw.