Just Jot it January, 2019: January 7

“Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 7th is brought to you by Tara! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Tara’s word for our prompt today is “memento.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!” (https://lindaghill.com/2019/01/07/jusjojan-2019-daily-prompt-jan-7th/)  Except, of course, NOT one-liner Wednesday for me because these Jots are not only my 500-words a day challenge, but also part of my  Ultimate Blogging Challenge challenge (http://ultimateblogchallenge.com).

Well, well, well.  It seems great minds think alike as Fandango (of Fandango’s One Word challenge fame!) at This,That, and the Other (https://fivedotoh.com/2019/01/07/jusjojan-memento/) also had his first thought around this theme as the movie Memento.  Brilliant movie!  Loved it from the beginning.

And now, for some reason, my mind is going to another movie, Burn After Reading, which has absolutely nothing to do with Memento, but just a great quirky movie I loved.  Although, in the case of Burn After Reading, when Kevin and I saw it for the first time, we both turned to each other and said:  I liked that…should we like it?  Burn After Reading, which I reiterate has nothing to do with Memento, has a full cast of stars.  Brad Pitt in the role of a lifetime, as far as I’m concerned.  George Clooney as you have never seen him before.  Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, OMG!!

And speaking of John Malkovich and quirky movies you sometimes wonder why you like, how about Being John Malkovich?  One of the weirdest movies I’ve ever seen, but one you can’t take your eyes off of no matter how hard you try.  John Malkovich just looks creepy too, don’t you think?  Have you seen him in the SNL sketch where he reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to a bunch of children?  No?  Google it, please.  You will be glad you did (if you can find it – SNL regularly takes their stuff off YouTube or makes it unplayable to those of us non-USA-living types.)

John Malkovich was also in Zoolander 2 (and many, many other amazing films and TV series…but this is my Just Jot!), but Zoolander 2 isn’t nearly as charming as Zoolander, another of those movies I love, but am not always proud of telling people that I love.  Talk about a cast of thousands!  And those tiny cellphones?  Too bad Donald Trump is in it.  I didn’t actually remember that, though, so I probably missed him.  Ben Stiller is one of those actors I really want to like more than I do.  Well, it isn’t so much him as his movies.  Too bad.  Kind of like Will Ferrell.  Who is himself kind of like Jim Carrey from years ago, at least in my mind.  There is something there, but it continues to be ruined by bad comedy.  Well, I guess that’s my opinion, but again, my Just Jot!

So, now you have a few more movies to look up – if you like anyone, I’ll leave it up to you whether you want to tell anyone 🙂

Cheers!

Posted on January 7, 2019, in Writing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Zoolander cracks me UP! I also like Burn After Reading. Yep. And I agree with all of this, especially Malkovich on SNL reading!

  2. Burn After Reading is a riot. Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand…..so darn good! Have you seen her in Fargo? Quirky as they come…..

  3. Thanks for the recommendations! I really want to see Burn After Reading now. 😀

  4. Thanks for the movie recommendations. Burn After Reading sounds interesting.

  5. Interesting that Memento the movie is coming up again! I haven’t seen Burn After Reading, but I do likes me some John Malkovich, so I’ll have to check that out.

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