I went missing. Yep, when you buy your first home you tend to be a little preoccupied. And in honor of that big move, I’m bringing back one of my personal favorite posts here on the blog. Here are 25 more film-based real estate investments (see part one here). Sure, some of them are fixer-uppers and some are somewhat haunted, but who wouldn’t want to get into this structural gloriousness? Let’s dig in…
24. Madeline Ashton’s Mansion, Death Becomes Her (1992)
22. The Whitaker House, Far From Heaven (2002)
18. Norma Desmond’s House, Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Miss the week in trailers? Check out the huge number of trailery goodness you didn’t see in the past seven days!
Bringing back another fun little game for y’all. What films are these three shameless promotions from. A little hint – there’s a timely connecting thread among the three. Hit the comments with your answers!
#1 – Rite Aid Bandages
#2 – Baskin Robbins
#3 – Heineken
Riki Lindholme, 35 – Comedian and character actress best known for best-friend and sidekick roles, including The Big Bang Theory, Happy Endings and Enlightened – she’s also a musician
Eva Mendes, 40 – No, your eyes aren’t fooling you, she’s 40… Best known for parts in romantic comedies and gritty crime dramas, her best work to date is easily last year’s HBO TV movie Clear History
Matt Lucas, 40 – You’d know him as Rebel Wilson’s eccentric brother in Bridesmaids, but he’s also starred in the across-the-pond sitcom Little Britain and played the Tweedles in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
Aasif Mandvi, 48 – A Daily Show stalwart, this comedian also had equal parts eccentric and domineering roles in The Proposal, Spider-Man 2 and Analyze This
David Fury, 55 – A lauded television writer, his work includes Buffy, Lost, 24, and, most recently Hannibal
Talia Balsam, 55 – She’s lately known as on-screen and real-life wife of Roger Sterling, a.k.a. John Slattery, on Mad Men, but she’s Hollywood royalty, the daughter of Academy Award winner Martin Balsam
Adriana Barraza, 58 – She rose to international fame as an unlucky nanny in her Oscar-nominated performance in Babel, but I personally will always cherish her for transferring a demon’s presence into a goat to great effect in Drag Me To Hell
Elaine Paige, 66 – Grizabella, Eva Peron and Norma Desmond are among her most noted roles – this West End diva is one of the all-time great stage singers
It’s been a while, but why not bring back some of the old faves? (Or rather, my old faves.) This time out we’re doing some hypothetical casting for the Hendrix biopic… or at least the one that’s in my brain. Here are my suggestions for casting the four members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Damon Wayans Jr. as Jimi Hendrix
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Noel Redding
Rupert Grint as Mitch Mitchell
Mohamed Dione as Billy Cox
Andrea Bowen, 24 – Susan Mayer’s little girl is all grown up – Desperate Housewives’ doting daughter Julie is celebrating her bday
Josh Bowman, 26 – One-time millionaire schmuck and now millionaire villain, poor Daniel Grayson can’t catch a break on Revenge
Margo Harshman, 28 – She lived in a pre-bizarro Shia LaBeouf world as best buddy Tawny on the delightful Even Stevens
Shavar Ross, 43 – TGIF, y’all! He was big brother Eddie’s buddy Weasel on Family Matters
Daniel Roebuck, 51 – Character actor best known for his stint on Lost and his role as one of the marshals in The Fugitive
Steven Weber, 53 – The goofy half of the Hackett brothers on Wings
Patricia Heaton, 56 – Speaking of ’90s sitcoms, she was the wife who could put up with pretty much the mother-in-law from hell on Everybody Loves Raymond
Mykelti Williamson, 54 – There about a million ways to eat shrimp. Take it from Bubba Buford Blue from Forrest Gump
Catherine O’Hara, 60 – One of the all-time greats, she screamed “Kevin!” into history, danced the Day-O for Tim Burton and has been attached at the hip to Christopher Guest for the past couple decades – can we all agree to make sure she wins an Oscar sometime soon?
Brian Cummings, 66 – Voice actor extraordinaire (and Sioux Falls native!), he took on the stove in Beauty and the Beast, Papa Bear in the Berenstain Bears and Doofus Drake in DuckTales
Adrian Lyne, 73 – Saucy movies are his game – think Fatal Attraction, Unfaithful, 9 1/2 Weeks and Flashdance