Tuesday, January 24, 2006

To Do List

There were a few posts I didn't get around to over the past few weeks. Here is the jist of it:

  • We saw the movie "Walk the Line." I wanted to say that Joaquin (or Leaf, as my sister informed me) Phoenix was probably not as charismatic as the actual Johnny Cash, whereas Reese Witherspoon is probably more charismatic than the woman she played in the film. Overall, it was a pretty good movie.

  • I wanted to express my surprise at Howard Stern's public announcement that he has had plastic surgery. While trying not to be mean, angst-filled, negative or dark, I was going to make some joke about having him take his top off for us.

  • I didn't come back the night of Martin Luther King Day to give my two cents. He was a good guy who changed the world. After seeing all the kids in Ethan's kindergarten, I don't necessarily dream that all the tykes will get together and play but you will be happy to know that I tell my kids to be nice to everyone. Even the huge nerds.

    bigmagsis said...

    Joaquin Phoenix was born October 28, 1974, in Puerto Rico, one of five acting siblings whose parents were Children of God missionaries. Starting with SpaceCamp (1986), he played numerous juvenile roles in films and television during the 1980s, using the name Leaf Phoenix.
    Shaken by his older brother River's drug overdose death in 1993, he was unsure of his chosen profession, but was convinced to appear (now as Joaquin) in Gus Van Sant's To Die For with Nicole Kidman. His reviews were excellent, and he gained further notice in Inventing the Abbotts, U Turn and 8mm.

    Phoenix's roles in two 2000 films proved to be major career breakthroughs: Roman emperor Commodus in Gladiator (which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor) and a tormented priest in Quills. He's also been seen in Signs (2002) and Buffalo Soldiers (2003).

    But what I'm wondering is if the Children of God are in anyway related to the OC?

    flieswithoutwings said...

    Joaquin Phoenix was in Ladder 49 with Paul Majors.
    Paul Majors was in The Woodsman with Kevin Bacon. 2 Degrees.

    Is that what you asked?