Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stars Without Make-Up

George W. Bush (age 65)
Renee Zellweger (age 42)
Pamela Anderson (age 43)
Melanie Griffith (age 53)
Liza Minnelli (age 65)
Kate Hudson (age 32)
Julia Roberts (age 43)
Helen Hunt (age 47)
Goldie Hawn (age 65)
Cher (age 65)
Cameron Diaz (age 38)
Brooke Shields (age 46)
Britney Spears (age 29)
Barbra Streisand (age 69)

Sunday Funnies

Freddie & The Dreamers

Freddie and the Dreamers was an English band who had a number of hit records between May 1963 and November 1965. Their stage act was based around the comic antics of the 5-foot-3-inch-tall Freddie Garrity who would bounce around the stage with arms and legs flying. The band members were Freddie Garrity, Roy Crewdson, Derek Quinn, Peter Birrell, and Bernie Dwyer. Freddie Garrity died from heart disease in Bangor, North Wales, in 2006; Bernie Dwyer died from lung cancer in 2002.

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

Starring Justin Long and Gina Phillips. Directed by Victor Salva. A brother and sister driving home for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature in the isolated countryside on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.

Secret Window (2004)

Starring Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton, Len Cariou, and Charles S. Dutton. Directed by David Koepp. A newly divorced writer finds himself stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger who claims the writer stole his best story idea.

Orphan (2009)

Starring Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, Isabelle Fuhrman, and CCH Pounder. Directed by Jaume Collett-Serra. A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

The Glass House (2001)

Starring Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski, Stellan Skarsgard, Bruce Dern, Kathy Baker, Michael O'Keefe, and Chris Noth. Directed by Daniel Sackheim. After the sudden death of their parents in a car accident, two teens are sent to live with old friends of their parents in their posh Malibu house. But they soon learn that their new foster parents are not all they seem to be.

Cursed (2005)

Starring Christina Ricci. Directed by Wes Craven. A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long, and David Paymer. Directed by Sam Raimi. When a loan officer is forced to evict an elderly woman from her home she finds herself the recipient of a powerful curse that turns her life upside down and consigns her to hell itself in three days time.

Boogeyman (2005)

Starring Barry Watson and Emily Deschanel. Directed by Stephen Kay. A young man traumatized by memories of terrible events he experienced in his childhood bedroom, years later reluctantly returns home to face his fears of a monstrous entity that could be real or merely a figment of his imagination.

Joy Ride (2001)

Starring Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, and Leelee Sobieski. Directed by John Dahl. Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Iain Softley. A young woman gets a job as a caretaker living in a plantation home in Louisiana. She soon discovers the scary attic in the house, with all sorts of hoodoo recipes, spells, and books. She starts to investigate and question the owner of the house about the secrets. She soon learns that if she believes in what she discovers, it will all become real!


Actress Gena Rowlands turns 81 today, June 19, 2011.