1. Christopher Walken has great outfits in Hairspray. If only I had been watching it on my computer instead of on a huge tv while house sitting, I totally would have screencapped his patterned sheer short-sleeve button-down with a colorful tie untucked over a white tanktop tucked into high-waisted old man slacks.
2. I rented Half-Baked from Redbox, which is a really fun and futuristic thing to do. It sort of feels like a tangible version of Netflix, but a pleasingly less personal version that isn't constantly hinting that the only movies I watch are "Visually-striking Quirky Foreign Workplace Documentaries featuring Lesbians." But what I really want to know about Half-Baked is why every character looks so cool--did their costume designer also work on Lizzie McGuire?
3. But didn't the fact that both Hugo and After Hours were directed by the same person at least a little bit make you want to see the fantastical family Holiday time travel movie starring Sacha Baron Cohen?
4. Return of the Seacaucus 7, a pre-mumblecore movie by the same guy who made Brother From Another Planet, is about friends in their late 20's hooking up and gossiping and playing board games because I guess that's what people did before the internet, or maybe they are just boring people, but I really liked this movie anyway and I love John Sayles and Lianna is like the best movie ever about love and being a person and how sometimes life is boring and cool 1983 fashion.
5. Right now, SFMOMA is playing Hail the New Puritan, Charles Atlas's fake documentary about the young choreographer Michael Clarke. Like Ryan Trecartin with a dash of British humor, set in the 80s. For anyone who likes dancing, gender stuff, blends of fact and fiction, body paint, or The Fall. Seriously, this is well well well worth paying the $6 after 6pm on Thursdays or spending time with your friend who has a membership in order to watch this video, and you get to see an incredible Cindy Sherman retrospective along with it, that is totally not "narcissistic" or "just acting" as some plebeian (male) "critics" were overheard saying in the show's final room.
6. Here's a common experience that didn't exist ten years ago: the feeling you get when you search for the movie you've been wanting to see on Netflix Instant one last time, and this time it's there. Attenberg! This movie stars the director of Dogtooth, and has a similar feel as well ("Quirky Visually-Striking Cerebral Foreign Dysfunctional Family Drama Witty Comedy Lesbians").