Week 21

Top 40 music you either love it or you hate it. That’s what we’re mamboing about this week guys.
The dancing dude is back and he’s ready for some Mambo action. Are you?

Let’s get started with this. Tell us your feelings about top 40 music, using the letters
T-O-P F-O-R-T-Y.
Tell us why you love it. Tell us why you hate it. Tell us anything you think we might want to know about it. Go ahead, you can do it!
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Friday the 13th

Superstition is something I grew up with. My culture is a very superstitious one and there are tons of them. First you have all the mainstream ones, ladders, black cats, the works. But then there are some that maybe people in the US never heard of. I also read an article this week about one of the softball players in the US Olympic team, and how she has a ritual that she follows every game, ah and the whole haircut thing with some football player. (bonus for the sport fans who is it, he got injured after he cut his hair last season).

Webster definition of superstition
1 a : a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation b : an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition
2 : a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary

Now here is where you all are going to start scratching your heads. I used to fall into that superstition trap all to often. But then I move to the US right, and FRIDAY THE 13 comes along… and I am like, wait a minute, its TUESDAY THE 13… in Colombia and other Latin countries, the bad luck day is TUESDAY. Now how silly is that. Just because of geography or language, bad luck changes. So, are any of you superstitious?

A poem for love

Why is love so complicated

When we try to get close
Our fire burns us
Even when I bring a rose
a thorne might hurt us

Why is love so understanding

Even though feelings are strong
And words slash our hearts
We know it won’t be long
Until wounds are of the past

Why is love so understated

We forget that love is real
and that it cannot be replaced
Because the way we feel
Has to be embraced

Why is love so fullfiling

Only God knows it
how our heart it fills
because he created it
and gave it to us as a gift

by John G aka Logtar

Theather Thursday

Week 13 – What’s Old is New Again
Remakes – we see them more and more frequently. Taking an old movie and completely reshooting it with a new cast, new effects, new styles and even new genres can be a hit or miss proposition. This summer we’ve seen several remakes already, from The Stepword Wives to The Manchurian Candidate, plus there’s even an Alfie remake in production.

1) What is your favorite remake of an older film? Did it actually improve on the original?
I am really ashamend to admit that I do not know much about older films. I have never seen Casablanca or Gone with the Wind if you can believe that. That said, I think Oceans 11 is a awesome movie and I know it was a remake. Also Gone in 60 seconds.

2) What remake was handled so poorly even if the original was not great it would’ve seemed Oscar-worthy?
Again, I wish I knew more about this topic. I know the nutty professor was a more serious movie than what the remake was but I have only caught bits and pieces. Also Wild Wild West… wow Will Smith almost ruined his career there.

3) Are there any classic films you feel would cause the fabric of space/time to rip apart were a remake made of it?
I was just thinking about guess who is coming to dinner. I watched this film a couple of years ago for the first time and I am not sure how a remake would be handled. Also one of the big classics I mentioned above.

BONUS) What film would you most like to see remade, and what would be your dream cast?

I would like to see a remake of firestarter with current technology, and a deeper look in the institute.