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The 98% humorous musings of M. Lizabeth Currain

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Vintage Robert Redford

Welcome back to Vintage Crush Sundays! Today in honor of the fact that I am about to watch Out of Africa, I felt it was appropriate to have Robert Redford as this week’s Vintage Crush! You’ll see why, below:

 

They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

 

I’ve been thinking about when the best time to have Robert Redford as a Vintage Crush would be for a while now.  A number of months ago, I got really into watching old movies from the late 60’s early 70’s. I started out watching some Barbara Streisand flicks and stumbled on The Way We Were. After that I pretty much added all of Redford’s movies into my Netflix Queue. Can I just say how much I love the movie The Way We Were? If you haven’t seen this movie, you need to right now. Everything about it is perfect! I love this trailer: REDFORD & STREISAND! TOGETHER!

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Charles Robert Redford Jr.

Born: August 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Height: 5’9″ (I think this is the 3rd Vintage Crush in a row to be 5’9″)

Films/Television: He’s acted in 65 films, Produced 28, and Directed 9. He get’s around.

Awards: He won an Oscar for Best Director for the movie Ordinary People. No Razzie for this guy! He broke the Vintage Crush Razzie streak that’s been going on for like a month.

…and, to be honest, I think Robert Redford is too classy to ask. He’s got his Sundance thing and is a gentleman. However, if he did ask…it is Robert Redford, I’d be foolish not to!

 

Oh, the 70’s! Look at that feathered hair!

 

I love me some Robert Redford because he seems like an all-around decent guy. The type of guy that would call you up after a first date to let you know that he had a good time! It’s probably true! He’s only been married twice and the first time was for 33 years. He has kids and grand-kids who aren’t gallivanting about town making fools of themselves. He also has a catalog where you can spend $3,495 on this…

I want that.

 

and feel good about it because you are supporting the arts and the environment! The man is a genius. And a philanthropist. What is not to love?

Mustache!

 

He also has the ability to grow a ridiculous mustache that doesn’t make me want to punch him in the face. That alone is reason enough to be named Vintage Crush.

Happy Labor Day everyone! Hope you get to enjoy a day off!

Vintage Sylvester Stallone

Another week has passed! New York successfully survived Hurricane Irene. Now I’m stuck having to listen (read) to people bitch about how it wasn’t as big as it was supposed to be. I don’t understand how people can be upset about this. So you stayed in for the weekend; was it really that awful? No. It wasn’t! There was pizza, cookies, and beer involved! And I’m sure there are people out there who’s Hurricane “Operation: Get Laid” plan actually worked. Kudos to you!

Well, on to the important matter at hand: Vintage Crush Sunday! This Sunday I am presenting you with none other than Sylvester Stallone!

Look at that 70's goodness!

 

Now, I am an unabashed Stallone fan. In my eyes, he can do no wrong. He wrote Rocky! Just watch this trailer…They don’t make trailers like this anymore.

 

 

Part of me wonders if he wrote the script for that trailer as well. He is all of those things that trailer says he is and more. Anyways, during my first semester of graduate school, I had a lot of spare time. I wasn’t working and wasn’t spending all my spare time deflecting OkCupid messages from guys with a ventriloquist dummy hobbies. So I spent even more time watching Netflix than I do now. I re-watched all the Rocky movies (IV is my favorite…always has been, always will be) and then I caught up on all the other Stallone movies I had apparently missed out on in my youth…or didn’t remember. Um, Cobra? Amazing! Over the Top; who wouldn’t want to watch Stallone compete in an arm wrestling competition? Of course there is Lock Up! The age old story of good prisoner vs. bad warden. The best part about Stallone is he wrote these. He took stardom into his own hands and I admire that.

 

Love a man in mirrored shades!

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone

Born: July 6, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Height: 5’9″

Films/Television: 59 Films, 22 of them he actually wrote! Impressive. I mean, those first couple of Rocky movies are just…sigh, perfect. Everything about them. He also directed eight of those.

Awards: He was nominated for two Oscars for Rocky. He’s also been nominated for a lot of Razzie awards. And won several of them. Including the 2000 Razzie for Worst Actor of the Century. Which, is being a little harsh. I mean…Demolition Man was pretty terrible, but all those Rocky movies should make up for it!

…and yes for the 70s/80s/very early 90s. But have you seen him lately? It’s kind of frightening. Although, I’m working on that time machine to make all my dreams come true! Maybe I’ll set it for Rocky IV and get some of this beard action…

 

So manly! I love it!

 

Here’s a little secret: I downloaded the compilation album for all the Rocky movies. It’s amazing. I have it on my gym playlist called “Gym Jams”. For a while I was just solely working out to that the soundtrack. It’s so motivating. Try not to get amped up listening to “Gonna Fly Now“. Also, “No Easy Way Out”…there is no shortcut home…some things are worth fighting for…and some feelings never die. This song is perfect. So perfect in fact…

 

 

I also bought a Groupon for 5 one-on-one boxing lessons! All because of Rocky. I really just want to be in a boxing ring so I can say, “I must break you”.  Expect posts about that when I get going on that.

There’s still enough time in the weekend to watch a Rocky movie! Do it! And have a great Monday!

 

Could it be?!

When I got back from Boston and checked my mail, there were three Netflix envelopes waiting for me! How could this be? They found me out the last time and reverted me back to my two-at-a-time plan, the bastards.

I think this has something to do with the fact that Alien was next in my queue, but apparently it wasn’t in their warehouse at the time. They said it would be about 3-5 days and would send me the next movie in my queue to tide me over. The way these things work out sometimes is amazing.

HOWEVER. The Alien dvd they sent me was broken! I mean, who do they have working over there?! Sending out three dvds at a time, when it’s supposed to be two, sending broken dvds, not putting Deep Space Nine on Instant. It’s getting out of control over there. Someone needs to start screening for jackalery in the hiring process.

I’m hoping that since I reported the dvd as damaged and plan on sending it back tomorrow, I can keep this three dvd scenario going for a least another week and a half. I need movies to watch while I sort through and throw away memories while I pack up my apartment. I’m sure I’ll come up with some gems to share with you all in the next few days.

Also, you are guaranteed a post on Saturday about an OkCupid date. This can either end two ways, awful or with him being a merman and me giving up my life on land and traveling down to his underwater metropolis.

Sorry, I just got done watching Splash. It could happen though. If it did, I’m pretty sure that the federal government wouldn’t be able to find me to make me payback my student loans. ::crosses fingers::

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