You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
There’s something I love about her and I think we just wanted to go there and try to get there together. Watching her go to those emotional places was so exciting. I also think she’s in a period right now where she’s killing it. I saw “Don Jon,” I saw “Under the Skin,”—it’s really beautiful, strange, and creepy but she’s incredible in it…She’s always been amazing, she has this incredible presence but she kicked it up into another gear. - Spike Jonze on Scarlett Johansson
Human beings have neither the aural nor the psychological capacity to withstand the awesome power of God’s true voice. Were you to hear it, your mind would cave in and your heart would explode within your chest. We went through five Adams before we figured that one out.
Films Watched in 2014: 30/xxx
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Wes Anderson (4.75/5)
Despite this not being the ensemble film the poster would lead you to believe, and the fact that it’s the darkest, most violent of Anderson’s movies to date, I loved every second of it. Keep an eye out for his trademark attention to detail, as well as the aspect ratio that changes with the era.
Films Watched in 2014: 28/xxx
Do the Right Thing (1989) - Spike Lee (4/5)
Despite the sharp turn that the film’s plot and tone take in its final moments, Lee’s fifth directorial feature is filled to the brim with unforgettable characters and a message that lasts the test of time, even though his acting in the lead role leaves a bit to be desired.
…which was really cool (even though he’s a little New Age-y), up until the point where he called one of his exes a bitch for not wanting his help with something.
On the upside, we didn’t have to deal with the other folks leaving the parking lot, and we got back home from Orlando before midnight!