Face Off

Just got done watching Face Off. I do enjoy watching movies while I’m sitting here working at the computer. Got my opt-in list screened of any unsubscribers and I’ll be ready to broadcast in a day or so to my 3,300 subscribers with my first teleclass announcement. I’ve so far watched Aliens, Alien3, Alien Resurrection, Terminator 2, The Birds and another one I can’t remember.

I love the movie Face Off because it accomplishes such a distinct moral code in an action-packed blockbuster. Yeah, the ending is a little over-long and I think any movie hair stylist that lets a little kid have a bowl cut should be shot… but the emotional connection of the characters, the reversals they all face – is what makes the film so engaging to watch. This is one of those movies where the characters earn their happy ending. I don’t think happy endings should be doled out willy-nilly to pantywaist characters with no backbone. Characters should have to crawl through shit for their happy ending. You must walk through Hell before you can find Eden. I think that is from watching so much Twilight Zone as a kid – and Hitchcock too. And Poe, I guess. The distinct idea that you’ll get yours – just you wait – the whole supreme law of Just Desserts. That ye will be smited (smote?) for thy hubris. Same thing with Macbeth. I remember my high school acting teacher saying that the theme of Macbeth is The Stupid Shall Die. And if you take a look at the text, you’ll see that each time a decision is made – someone really isn’t paying that much attention. Anyway, Face Off is a great film with great action and great acting – two paths that usually don’t intersect.

I was fun watching Aliens with Ron. I have the movie memorized. It was nice to watch the special edition with a few more minutes of film added – including the scene where Newt’s father gets a facehugger alien attached to him. Man, I woulda been pissed if I was in that whole sequence – they had at least four different sets and lots of actors and none of them made the final cut, theatrical release cut.

Finally – I see the final product of something I auditioned for (but didn’t get) – the Hanes commercial where the guys are dancing because their tags of their T-shirts are itchy (they now have printed tags on the bag which is alright, but you can’t where just the T-shirt because it was a big reverse HANES on the back of the neck for all to see).

Ron and I went to a Christmas party last night hosted by one of his Philipino friends. They are a fun crew. They all love shopping – and shoes (they all, of course, blame Imelda). I like seeing Ron with them because he always has a good time and they are so gossipy in Tagalog. I mostly talked with Juan (from Columbia) and Chris (Thai guy from Florida). As Ron said as we left, ‘all the white guys are so boring.’

One thought on “Face Off

  1. sunny

    how can u watch tv and do computer work? ok, i guess if ur just dling things and stuff, i can see that. plus watch the same crappy movies over and over again. the party sounded fun though. there’s really no reason for this comment.

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