22 July 2007 @ 03:43 am
new falling for grace review  
"Lee and Harold generate no sparks, and their performances are abysmal."

I'll give her "no sparks" even as I go down swearing with my last breath that they were still v. v. cute together, but. Dude. "Abysmal"? Really? I'm docking points for that, missy. That's right, you heard me. DOCKING. POINTS. She did have a couple reasonable observations, one in particular about Fay needing to learn to get out of her own way. Even Fay admitted that much at the L.A. screening when she said she would second-guess herself.

But, yeah, overall, not too concerned with this review (other than wishing it had been glowing, of course, for both Gale and Fay's sakes) because this quote Lee plays Grace Tang, an investment banker and daughter of immigrant parents raised in Manhattan's Chinatown, who -- for reasons never adequately explained -- wants to hobnob with New York high society. pretty much illustrates that her popcorn must have been of more interest to her than the movie, as it is explained. Multiple times. The first time being at the start of the movie. In first person voiceover, no less!

So, yeah. Whatev.

whole article )

Also, it's frustrating how 9/10 movie sites spotlighting FFG have the old site as the official link. :\

Anyway, then I was wandering about the internets and found this FFG article. Nothing exciting Gale-wise, but does quote an email from the brother of one of the movie's investors. Apparently he has a Q&A with Fay scheduled for after the July 28 showing... Y'know, that info seemed a lot more important when I found it adlfajs.

Let's mix things up here with a new Randy/Cuckoo review! "The heart of the play is the stuttering, fragile Billy Bibbit, played with delicate refinement by Randy Harrison." Delicate refinement!!! I swear, the press finds the best descriptors for Randy and his performances. :D :D :D

Okay, time to end on a high note, shall me? Mmm, we shall. A glowing FFG review from Tribeca last year. ♥

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but if you're on the fence about going vs. just waiting for a DVD release (as I've had a couple emails to that gist), don't let the recent *it sux omg* reviews keep you away. It really is "charming, sweet and has laugh out loud moments."

And, y'know. THERE'S GALE. :D

ETA: Movie spoilers in comments.
17 July 2007 @ 01:35 am
"michael's" makes me picture michael in charge of karaoke, ben tending bar & hunter waiting tables  

Twas another night (over a week ago now adlkja because I have a traffic jam of fandomness I'm slowly getting to) at Michael's and our Randypants was all *OMGYAY!!*

what made randy cheezer grin )

and back to randy - the other photo )


Randy Harrison gives a rich and poignant perf as the stammering, cowering Billy Bibbit. Harrison builds a well modulated arc as Bibbit gradually finds the nerve, inspired by McMurphy, to stand up for himself, only to unravel under Ratched's chilling threats.

<--Randy's kicking ass with the critics, woot! Also, I totally read "perf" as "perv" at first aldja. That's our Randypants, a "rich and poignant perv". ♥

[ profile] puddles2's Randy photos adlkfasdlj! ♥ I may have squealed when I saw 1) Randy only brought one change of clothes for this trip and 2) HIS SWEATSHIRT HAS A PATTERN ON THE BACK. I have already been having a torrid mental affair with that sweatshirt of his and now I have to add the excitement of there being a pattern we hadn't seen before with the karaoke photos and I just don't know if I can handle it. I JUST DON'T KNOW. ♥♥♥

• Both zips on the Karaoke Kings Mix are up and working if you were waiting. :D
30 June 2007 @ 01:46 pm
randyoke, aka a do-it-yourself randy video  

And karaoke season has begun.

Though I am disappointed in the stalkers, er, local appreciators of Randy's artisitc talent Michaels patrons. THIS IS WHAT YOUR CELL PHONE CAMERAS WERE INVENTED FOR OMG. (And YouTube, cos you know how happy that would make Simon.)

Want the full experience? No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age <--Download the actual song Randy is crooning and then scroll up and down really fast passed the photos under the cut. It's like Randy's singing for you! And humping his butt! In the Checkered Vans of Awesomeness!

how randy got his groove back )

P.S. Am so behind in comments and emails, I know, promise to work on 'em ASAP! :X
27 June 2007 @ 02:04 pm
new randy mention for cuckoo  

AND THEY USED HIS ANGRY ROOSTER PHOTO ALDFKJASLJ. Though v. fitting for the title, heh. Also, wow, he was the only one with a photo in a cast that includes Jonathon Epstein and Linda Hamilton. Go, Randypants!

whole article )

So, who's going July 16? Q&A, baby, Q&A!
21 June 2007 @ 05:04 pm
things o' randy  
• In development: A new one-act play entitled Reportage, scheduled to begin workshopping Fall 2007. -- (tAB)

Reportage, hmm? I wonder if Simon was a consultant in the writing of this one aldfasjk. Fall 07. That would be just when all of Randy's plays end, right? Should we hope he'll be in this new one, too?

• Also, new Playbill announcement for Cuckoo. Tis the boring info stuff, but it has Randy's name and that makes me all yay! )

• Gayest Sounding Teevee Show: MTV's improve show, Wild & Out.

• And now I'm off to make the bestest lasagna with extra ricotta. Ohhh, ricottaaaaaa... *Homer slobber sounds*