What do you get when you have a heaping helping of movie trivia, twisted humor, and a glass of wine (or beer for fans of the fizzy lifting drink)? You get the Movie Wino. That's me.

Welcome to all things cinema and grape.If you're like me, your movie selections vary with your mood. When I'm anxious, I default to either of the Ghostbusters movies; Real Genius; Fight Club or The Departed. Then comes the beverage. Call it state dependent learning that most movies are at least slightly more enjoyable when coupled with a glass of wine--and even better if you have a friend who's a fellow movie wino.

My commitment to you is to provide at least one movie and wine pairing for any mood or occasion. If you have suggestions or need one, bring it on. You can search for movie and wine pairings by mood or visit the archives by week and see what mood I was in...

Movie summaries are courtesy of Internet Movie Database (IMDB). Comments and fermented grape juice or hopped up amber beverage recommendations courtesy of my sick, twisted mind. Whether you're a Wine Enthusiast or have Rotten Tomatoes bookmarked, there's bound to be something for you here.

Drink up!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Best Tear Jerker Movies

So, I was having lunch with a co-worker when we started to talk about the all time best tear-jerkers.  You know the movies that make you cry every bloody time you watch?  "I'm fine! I can jog all the way to Texas and back, but my daughter can't! She never could!"  You sing it, M'Lynn.

If that scene in Steel Magnolia's doesn't make you cry, you have no soul.  I'm just tear-jerkin' your chain,  So, what did top our list?  Read on to see my bleary-eyed best.  Keep in mind I won't watch anything that has an injured animal in it, so if you're expecting Old Yeller, you won't find it. I've never seen it and never will. And, unfortunately for you dudes, many of these are chick flicks.  But, I challenge you to watch and not get a little sniffly.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Best Movie for Insomniacs

Have you resigned to the fact that it's going to be a long night of not sleeping for whatever reason? Don't fight it, embrace it. Get yourself some hot cocoa, a Snuggie, and the remote and give in. *WARNING* this is only advisable if the next day is a Saturday, Sunday or if you've already committed to calling in sick. Then again, you could just pull a college-style all-nighter and rally at dawn with a 5-hour energy Red Bull Espresso. Speaking of all-nighters, did you know that Dexy's Midnight Runners of "Come on Eileen" fame named themselves after Dexedrine, a brand of dextroamphetamine popularly used as a recreational drug among Northern Soul fans in the 80s? The "midnight runners" referred to the energy the Dexedrine gave, enabling one to dance all night.

This has been a public service announcement from your friendly neighborhood Movie Wino. Too-Rye-Ay. Now, onto the show...

Friday, October 29, 2010

The BEST Halloween Movies Ever

It was a tough decision, I'll tell you. There are so many wonderfully creepy horror movies out there. For the lovers of gore, Eli Roth never fails to disappoint. For the fans of the supernatural, Stephen King is your man.

So what does a horror movie aficionado think is the best? Here is my list of the top 17 Scariest Movies to watch this Halloween weekend. Why 17? Because that's how I roll....and I couldn't stop at 10 or 15:

Monday, October 11, 2010

For the Sardonic in You: Death to Smoochy

Yes. I had taken a bit of a non-wine-induced hiatus. But, I'm back, with vim, vigor, and vino. If you haven't seen Death to Smoochy, and died laughing, you're not quite "off" enough.

You probably don't like David Sedaris or Arrested Development either. That's not my fault. But, there's still hope.

About Smoochy...
A darkly humorous tale for the sick and twisted like yours truly. Fired in disgrace, kids show host Rainbow Randolph Smiley (Robin Williams) finds himself out on the street, while his replacement Sheldon Mopes (Ed Norton), finds himself on the fast track to success with a new hit show as the proud purple rhino Smoochy. But things take a turn for the worst when Sheldon finds out that some of the people that he works with, and some he doesn't know he's working for, are all in it for the money. Meanwhile, Randolph is slowly turning insane with his only thoughts focusing on killing Smoochy and getting back to his life of luxury. Watch the Death to Smoochy trailer.