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Formula One -Derland: 1: Life on the Limit

by Jamie Sanford on March 25, 2014

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Formula One has had quite a few movies emerge as of late—Senna, Rush, and now 1: Life on the Limit. I wrote about Senna in 2011, and you can see see my post here. I also saw and greatly enjoyed Rush, a dramatized version of the story of James Hunt and Niki Lauda and their famous rivalry. 1: Life on the Limit absolutely fits into the F1 fans’ movie collection, and is a must-see for anyone who enjoys the sport.

Here’s the trailer:

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Watching Formula One nowadays is to see the great care taken in terms of safety for all involved – drivers, crew members, and spectators. However, in the earlier days of the sport, even into the 90s, the safety standards were pathetic at best. 1 addresses this topic head on, and it is hard to watch while multiple people die in the name of motorsport.

There are interviews with past and present F1 drivers, as well as other associated with the sport. It is definitely worth a watch.  The movie is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray here from Amazon.

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Instagram Roundup #22

by Jamie Sanford on January 12, 2013

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Late this week, I’m a bit out of commission.

Saved all of Will’s bottle caps from vacation.

My bangs continue to be bangin’. These are the best bangs ever. I got them from Kristy at Shear Wonders salon in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Finally went to see Les Miserables. Having been an insane fan of the musical, this was a must-see. I mostly loved it.

Another night of emergency vehicles in my parking lot. This time they came and went within like 10 minutes.

Doodlegram. I drew this while making my MRI appointment.

Will made this grilled cheese. It is perfect. More so because he also MADE THE BREAD. He is awesome.

Saw this in the Noritake archives at the office. It might be antique, or something that was just a sample and was never mass produced. Either way, I totally want the set to go with the deer theme in my house. Look at the handles!

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Best Worst Movie (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on December 31, 2011

95. Best Worst Movie (available to stream via Netflix)

So, it looks like I will be watching only 95 movies in 2011. Christmas in Florida messed with my movie schedule! Either way, I am pleased that I watched this many movies.

Here is the trailer for Best Worst Movie.

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My husband said it best as we were watching this. Best Worst Movie is like a real-life Christopher Guest film. It tells the story of members of the cast and crew of Troll 2, listed on Rotten Tomatoes as the worst movie ever made.

I had not seen Troll 2, but this movie made me want to see it.  Naturally, it has emerged as a cult favorite, with annual screening parties and other events surrounding a screening happening all over the place. We meet most of the actors from the movie in the film, and watch them travel to these screenings and be embraced by fans of the film that is apparently SO BAD.

Best Worst Movie is available on DVD from Amazon for $8.49.

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Remember Me (100 Films in 2011)

by Jamie Sanford on July 21, 2011

42. Remember Me (not available to stream on Netflix, available to buy digitally on Amazon)

Here is the Remember Me trailer.

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Spoiler alert! Remember Me is a 2010 film starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin.  It centers around Tyler and Ally, connected by the fact that Tyler had a run-in with her father (a cop, played by Chris Cooper) and the fact that they’ve both lost close family members.  Tyler is clearly lost, working at the bookstore and auditing classes at NYU. Ally is going to school but still living at home and doesn’t seem all that grown up.

Hmm, Robert Pattinson is hot in this movie.

They meet each other and things get serious very quickly, especially after an unfortunate incident between Ally and her father that leads to her moving in with Tyler and his roommate.

Things go well and they spend time with Tyler’s mother, stepfather and sister, who all love him, and occasionally his father (Pierce Brosnan), who seems very cold and closed off, which looks to be a result of losing his other son to suicide.  This especially hurts Tyler’s little sister, Caroline, played so well by Ruby Jerins.

Naturally, Ally eventually finds out about the link between Tyler and her father, and finds out that the reason Tyler approached her in the first place was at the prodding of his roommate, as a plan for how to get back at the cop who beat him up.  Drama ensues, Ally goes back to her father’s house, and it takes an unfortunate event that happens to Caroline to bring them back together. I will leave the rest off, because going further will spoil the movie beyond anyone wanting to watch it.

I liked the movie a lot – even though I am 31 and happy and settled in life, I can remember and still relate to watching people in their early 20s struggling with figuring things out, and then falling in love and having that be another crazy thing to deal with.  I can definitely recommend seeing this movie.  Bring tissues.

Remember Me is available on DVD from Amazon for $14.49.

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100 Films in 2011 – Rainbow Brite and The Star Stealer

by Jamie Sanford on January 10, 2011

My movie-watching continues. I tried watching a Twilight parody but it was hideous and I turned it off.

Then moved on to some 80s childhood greatness, by watching the following.

#3: Rainbow Brite & The Star Stealer (available on Netflix to watch instantly)


Rainbow Brite and The Star Stealer is only available from Amazon Sellers.

I found Rainbow Brite and The Star Stealer when I was searching through Netflix, trying to find some movies I was interested in seeing for this 100 films project. It caught my eye because I am a child of the 80s and was a huge fan of Rainbow Brite. My husband didn’t know anything about the story and I talked to him about it a bit and read him some of the backstory from Wikipedia.

The movie is adorable.  Rainbow Brite and her really self-centered horse, Starlite, investigate some issues with the arrival of spring (and all of the color that comes along with it) and find out that the cause is a bitchy princess who wants a big diamond.  I won’t spoil the rest of the film, but I’d say that if you were a fan of Rainbow Brite in the 80s, then go ahead and take a gander at this movie on Netflix instant watch.  If you have a kid, you might want to buy it so that they too can enjoy the story over and over, just like we did.

97 movies to go.

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