Monday, March 31, 2008

Monday Man

This week's Monday Man goes to the young, handsome, and extremely talented, Emile Hirsch.

I had no choice but to showcase this rising star after witnessing true magic on the screen in the film, Into the Wild.

I haven't watched a movie that stayed in my heart and soul in a really long time.

Into the Wild is the story of a free-spirit young man who had everything, but gave it all up to live on his own terms.

Throughout, Into the Wild, The Lords of Dogtown and The Girl Next Door, Emile delivers the goods without trying. He just is the character. Although, these films aren't perfect, Hirsch's ability to transport the audience into his world makes up for the cinematic flaws of the films.

So on this Monday, rise and awake to the eye candy and brilliance of a star soaring towards the sky.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Freaky Friday

This is the first edition of Freaky Friday!

Each week I will post a film, actor, character, or scene that I consider to be a whack-a-doo!

This week's choice is Clay Pigeons starring Joaquin Phoenix, birthday boy Vince Vaughn, and Janeane Garofalo.

In this suspenseful, drama the lives of two guys, Clay and Lester, are intertwined by the death of a couple.

The small town has big ears and quick mouths. Soon everyone is suspecting Clay. However, a new smooth-talking, cowboy hat wearing, drifter enters the picture and things begin to heat up.

Check out this mixture of laughter meets the twilight zone for your dose of Freaky Friday.

P.S. You'll love Lester's laugh!

Celebrity Birthdays

March 28th

Vince Vaughn, star of Clay Pigeons, Psycho, Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up, and Thumbsucker turns 38 today!

Julia Stiles, star of The 60's, 10 Things I Hate About You, Save the Last Dance, Mona Lisa Smile, and the Omen turns 27 today!

Happy Birthday you childlike Arians!

Thanks IMDB!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 27th
Quentin Tarantino, director, producer, and actor turns 45 today!

If you've never viewed some of his films might I suggest Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, and Grindhouse (Death Proof Segment he directed).

You won't be disappointed...

Happy Birthday!!!

Thanks IMDB.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 26th
Keira Knightley, star of such memorable films like Bend It Like Beckham, The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Pride and Prejudice, and the recent, Atonement, turns 23 today!

Happy Birthday you British Beauty!

Thanks IMDB!

Wednesday Woman

Jenifer Lewis is one of the hilarious star's of Tyler Perry's new film, Meet The Browns. This past weekend I was able to spend Easter Sunday with my family laughing my blues away at the cinema. Ms. Lewis is one of my favorite scene-stealing actresses.

Her witty-humor and tell-it-like-it-is sassyness makes you know she's in the room. Whether she's the realistic sister in Corrina, Corrina or the Diva aunt on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you're sure to enjoy any movie she graces with her presence.

Celebrate this Wednesday with Jenifer Lewis films to put that smile back on your face!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pajama Party Flick Picks - March 25, 2008

Welcome to the March 25, 2008 edition of Pajama Party Flick Picks.

Steven Chang presents The Bank Job posted at Movie Review & Film Critique.

Daniel Lafleche presents The 5 Trends That Make SXSW 2008 the Indie Film Fest You Need to Know About posted at Ipex View, saying, "This snappy article looks at five key trends that dominated at the South By Southwest 2008 Film Festival. From mumblecore to retro-auterism, from fiction to documentary film trends, it’s all here."

Margaret Mary presents The French Revolution as Seen Through the Lens of Classic Hollywood posted at Earthly Paradise, saying, "There's nothing quite like an overblown costume drama from Hollywood's Golden Age, especially those about the French Revolution. Hollywood has always had a soft spot for these dramas, so if you liked Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, you're sure to enjoy these!"

Raymond presents Making Fun Of Late Night Infomercials Using Hotties With Assets To Sell Get Rich Schemes posted at Money Blue Book.

Raymond presents Review of House Flipping and Home Hunting Shows posted at Money Blue Book.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Pajama Party Flick Pick Carnival Coming Soon....

My first edition of the blog carnival Pajama Party Flick Picks will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday March 25th! If you sent in a submission please come back and check it out!

Sorry for the delay...

Hello, to all my current and future readers. I due apologize for the delay of the new articles I promised. I usually don't say one thing and do another. This past week has been crazy with family obligations and personal issues. But I will try to get some new features posted by tonight, tomorrow at the latest.

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. If you don't celebrate Easter, then I just hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 20th

Holly Hunter, star of The Piano, Home for the Holidays, and The Incredibles turns 50 today!

Happy Birthday Holly!

Thanks IMDB!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday Woman

Halle Berry, star of Strictly Business, Boomerang, Alex Haley's Queen, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Monster's Ball and Things We Lost In The Fire is the first Wednesday Woman on PJ's and a Movie!

I had chosen Ms. Berry because of her beauty, talent, and sincerity. Whenever, I watch her films or see her give an interview I am always amazed at how well she carries herself. She seems comfortable with herself and it shines through.

Plus Ms. Berry just gave birth to her first child, a girl named, Nahla Ariela Aubry, on Sunday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. at 10:17 in the morning.

Congratulations Halle and Gabriel! I'm sure she's an exquisite gem.

Thanks IMDB and Bossip!

Celebrity Birthdays

March 19th
Bruce Bruno Willis, star of Moonlighting, The Die Hard Films, and the Sixth Sense turns 53 today!

Happy Birthday Jersey Boy!

Thanks IMDB!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Let My People Go...

Now that St. Patty's Day is over we can move on to the Spring Holidays! The topic for this week will be religious films. I will be reviewing a few of my favorite biblical flicks. Stop by and check to see if they're posted. It shouldn't be too long from now...

Celebrity Birthdays

March 18th
Queen Latifah, star of Mad Money, Hairspray, and Bringing Down the House, turns 37 today!

All Hail the Queen!

Thanks IMDB!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday Man

Hello, everyone.

Welcome to my first edition of Monday Man. This will be a new feature posted each week to allow women to ogle an attractive actor like men do to actresses.

First up is Jonathan Rhys Meyers! He is the handsome actor who portrays Henry the VIII on the show, The Tudors! In honor of St. Patrick's Day this hunky Irish actor is here for all to see.

Since this is the first edition Monday Man I will throw in my second favorite Irish actor, Stuart Townsend, who looks and acts well. This stud has starred in Queen of the Damned and Night Stalker.

Keep an eye out for both of these up and coming stars.

If you have a request for a Monday Man please leave a comment or email me.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 17th

Patrick Duffy
, star of Dallas and Step By Step turns 59 today.

Gary Sinise, star of Forrest Gump and CSI:NY, turns 54 today.

Rob Lowe, star of St. Elmo's Fire, If The Shoe Fits, and The West Wing.

Thanks IMDB!

Celebrity Birthdays

March 16th

Bernardo Bertolucci, director of one of my favorite films, The Last Emperor, turns 68 today!

Lauren Graham, star of the hit show, Gilmore Girls, turns 41 today!

Happy Birthday!

Thanks IMDB!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

Eva Longoria Parker star of Desperate Housewives and Over Her Dead Body turns 33 today!

Happy Birthday!

Thanks IMDB!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 13th

William H. Macy, star of Murder in the First, Magnolia, and Thank You For Smoking turns 58 today.

Annabeth Gish, star of Mystic Pizza, Shag, Scarlett, and The West Wing, turns 37 today.

Happy Birthday!

Thanks IMDB.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Pajama Party Flick Picks Carnival Is Coming!

I just launched a carnival to be hosted on PJSandaAMovie. It's called Pajama Party Flick Picks and it's open to all film article submissions. I have a few guidelines, but you can read them at You will find Pajama Party Flick Picks by clicking on the link.

Go ahead and submit your work. I'll be waiting!

Celebrity Birthdays

March 12th

Liza Minnelli, star of Charlie Bubbles, Cabaret, and Arthur, turns 62 today!

Happy Birthday!

Thanks IMDB.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 11th

Terrence Howard, star of August Rush, Awake, Hustle and Flow, and Crash turns 39 today!

Thora Birch, star of American Beauty, Homeless to Harvard, Now and Then and All I Want For Christmas turns 26 today!

Happy Birthday two of my favorite Pisces!

Thanks IMDB!

No New Reviews This Week

I am in the process of working on a lot of projects, including adding new features to this blog. So there will be no new film reviews this week. However, I will still do the celeb birthdays.

There should be a new article next weekend in time for St. Patrick's Day!

In the meantime, if you're new to this site please take a look at my older articles from January and February.

Thanks for your patience everyone!

Celebrity Birthdays

March 10th

Sharon Stone, star of Basic Instinct, Casino and Irreconcilable Differences turns 50 today!

Lance Burton, the Illusionist, turns 48 today!

Happy Birthday!

Thanks IMDB.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 9th

The Late Raul Julia's Birthday is today. He starred in the films, The Addams Family and Moon Over Parador.

Brittany Snow, star of American Dreams, John Tucker Must Die and Hairspray turns 22 today.

Enjoy Your Dark Side With The Addams Family

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, The Addams Family!”

In 1991 director Barry Sonnenfeld took on the task of bringing the spooktacular Addams Family into the minds of a new generation.

Starring the late Raul Julia, Angelica Houston, Christopher Lloyd, and Christina Ricci, this film is packed with clever lingo, fantastic costumes, and killer sets.

The story begins on the 25th anniversary of Fester Addams’ disappearance in the Bermuda Triangle. Aided with the help of con-artist/lawyer Tully and Abigail Craven a.k.a. Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss, her son Gordon assumes the identity of Fester Addams to locate the treasure on the estate.

Once inside the house Fester is taken aback by the strange surroundings of the Addams brood. Everything from dinner that moves to a family cemetery makes Fester wonder what he’s doing there. However, Fester’s mood changes as he bonds with Wednesday and Pugsley.

The new relationship of Fester and his family puts a damper on Dr. Pinder-Schloss’ plans. So she uses her motherly guilt to make Fester turn on Gomez and the gang.

The night of Fester’s going away party Wednesday overhears Dr. Pinder-Schloss and Fester’s plot. She takes off for the many miles of hiding space on the property. When the family returns to the house, after Wednesday’s discovery, they are thrown out.

They move into a flea-bag motel where Gomez gets addicted to daytime television, Morticia becomes a Kindergarten teacher, and the kids sell some brew on the corner.

Never the type to stand by and watch her man suffer, Morticia heads back to the house to negotiate. She’s taken captive by Fester, Tully, and Dr. Pinder-Schloss. Thankfully Thing followed his mistress and runs back for help. Shortly, Gomez arrives through a window and fences for his wife’s life.

Fester’s heart changes for the better and he blows the crooks away with the novel Hurricane Irene. He evens gets a memory jolt by a bolt of lightening and remembers the rotten, but loveable scumbag he used to be.

I recommend this movie because I loved it as a kid. My cousins and I watched it numerous times that I can still recite lines when prompted. After all, who doesn’t love a movie that evokes love, laughter, and lunacy?

Celebrity Birthdays

March 8th

Keisha Whitaker, wife of Forest Whitaker and creator of Kissable Couture cosmetics, turns 36 today.

Freddie Prinze Jr., star of She's All That and Head Over Heels, turns 32 today.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 7th
Laura Prepon, star of That 70's Show, turns 28 today.

Happy Birthday Donna!

Thanks IMDB.

Celebrity Birthdays

March 6th

Director, Producer, and Actor Rob Reiner turns 61 today. My fav Reiner flicks include The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally and Misery.

D.L. Hughley, star of The Hughleys and The Brothers turns 44 today.

Happy Birthday Gentlemen!

Thanks IMDB!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 5th

Eva Mendes, star of All About the Benjamins, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, and Hitch turns 34 today.

Kevin Connolly, star of Entourage, The Notebook, and Unhappily Ever After also turns 34 today.

Kimberly McCullough, star of General Hospital turns 30 today.

Happy Birthday to All Pisces!

Thanks for the links IMDB.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 4th

Adrian Lyne, director of Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction, and Flashdance, turns 67 years old today.

Patricia Heaton, star of Everybody Loves Raymond, turns 50 today.

Happy Birthday you creative pisces!

Thanks for links IMDB!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays

March 3rd
Jessica Biel, star of 7th Heaven, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and The Rules of Attraction turns 26 years old today.

Happy Birthday you pisces beauty!

Blossom Into Womanhood With My Girl

“Have you had the unfortunate experience of recently losing a loved one.” If your answer is yes, then I send my condolences. However, for diehard fans of the movie My Girl, you’ll have a nice chuckle.

Back in 1991, I was nine years old, loved the TV show Blossom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and My Girl, starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Macaulay Culkin.

It centers on the summer escapades of Vada Sultenfuss (Chlumsky), as she embarks on the road to womanhood. Set in 1972, Madison, Pennsylvania, My Girl uses the mixture of vintage cars, groovy clothes, 70’s hits, and witty dialogue to draw in the viewer.

When we first meet Vada, she is living in her father’s funeral parlor, faking her own death and charging neighborhood kids to see corpses. Within the first 10 minutes, Shelly (Curtis) applies for the make-up artist job and life begins to change.

The neglected Vada spends more time with Thomas J (Culkin) and singing to the picture of her teacher, Bill.

Her world is fragmented due to her mother’s death, her father’s creepy profession, grandmother’s increasing senility, and lack of female friends.

Vada’s perception of life is death. She fears loss and therefore chases it off by mocking it.

Although, her family situation is a bit nutty, Vada still manages to follow her heart and take an adult writing class taught by her crush, Bill.

During class, Vada’s world is widened with the marijuana, sex, and orgasm drenched poetry of her hippie classmate.

The reception of her first kiss nurtures her sensitivity and longing for emotional stability.

Her writing serves as an outlet for the expression of repressed memories of her death by childbirth mother.

While My Girl has a heart-wrenching twist of fate about ¾’s in, the ending leaves room for growth and resurrection, two topics that all women can relate to no matter their age.

As for me, I enjoy watching this film every few years to remember a simpler time in my life. The summer days filled with smelling the bay, channel surfing in pop-pop’s recliner, hanging with my cousins, and daydreaming. The hope of wearing a bra, kissing my crush, and getting my period still lie in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.

The Kids Are Here!

This week's reviews will center on two of my favorite childhood films. As Spring approaches I think of a simpler time in my life and realize the memories are always conjured while watching these films. Please leave a comment and let me know your memories of these films.