Friday, February 7

10E2649: Blow The Man Down


"Welcome to Easter Cove, a salty fishing village on the far reaches of Maine’s rocky coast. Grieving the loss of their mother and facing an uncertain future, Mary Beth & Priscilla Connolly cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deeper into Easter Cove’s underbelly and uncover the town matriarchs' darkest secrets."

Written and directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy, starring Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe and Margo Martindale. Blow The Man Down on Amazon Prime Video March 20th, 2020.  Young cast looks great.



 I want to live in this store....





Watch the trailer.

Friday, January 31

10E2648: Force Majeure



From Magnolia Pictures;
"This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch."
This 2014 movie is directed by Ruben Ostlund - same director as The Square, another uncomfortable tensing commentary but that time on the art world.  Not sure if I find Force Majeure wickedly funny myself but taught as a wire observations on 'hope you dont recognize yourself' marriage and family life... You will never brush your teeth in silence again haha.    On that note the sound design of the whole movie really great.
 
If you have a forward thinking public library in your US town you can watch it right now on Kanopy streaming; https://www.kanopy.com/product/force-majeure

Force Majeure being re-released in an Americanized version on Valentines Day [O!!! -ed] with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell as the parents in question.  But watch the original first... if you can... in one sitting. I had to break to ease the tension haha. You thought The (British) Office was cringe?? Watch Force Majeure...  And look forward to Kristofer Hivju returning for a cameo in the US version....





Sunday, December 29

10E2647: Holy NOS | E.M.Sales

Came across this storybook ebay reseller E.M.Sales recently, featuring a 53foot semi trailer full of NOS car parts, fishing equipment, farm clothing, and boots...
"...we are in Kansas City and received a referral about a small town farm store that was a 3 generation family store. Long story short, the 3rd generation finally decided to sell the company because of problems finding staffing... Turns out the entire attic of the store was used for storage, and they used to sell clothing and buy by the truckload in the 80's. They stopped selling clothing 20 years ago, and had all this stored in the attic the entire time. We have only posted about 15-20% of the items we received... "
Out of the blue find and nothing to do w me personally - but you can click some images to go direct...  or here for all. Not just old Carhartt, deadstock chambray and denims too and lots more...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-Carhartt-Mens-40-Tall-Blue-Denim-Jean-Button-Up-Outdoor-Jacket-JU118/283721323637?hash=item420f1bd475:g:7XUAAOSwwRReAhRV

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Carhartt-Heavyweight-Cotton-Thermal-Long-Sleeve-Crew-Neck-Layer-Shirt-K228/283720684370?hash=item420f121352:m:mLcK__QI1UW72jrbbKeKTQw













Monday, December 16

10E2646: Heritage (62W) Double Fronts | Carhartt Reissue



I had a correct vintage pair like this but JUST donated to my boss... great to see these reissued. Made in USA at $59?!  Cannot sniff at that. Hoping the legs are straight.  link    UPDATE - waist is almost cut straight (good) but do not size down - they will pinch...

"Each piece in the Heritage Collection include a throwback "Car in Heart" logo patch, which was used from 1889 until approximately 1900 on bib overalls created for railroad workers. Additionally, Carhartt is reintroducing its "Red Duck" fabric, which first appeared during World War I when it was used in response to the inability of manufacturers to obtain blue denim dyes [...]  The fabric remains Carhartt's renowned brown duck fabric, but in a red tinted colorway unique to this collection."

Friday, December 13

10E2645: "Cast Iron" Cleaners

Mrs. Engines might say "you take better care of those iron pans than you do your own children..."  Ouch. Haha.

Found these scrubs made in Massachusetts. Not a sponge. Sponges are gross...  Braided nylon 'puck' you might say - for kitchen scrubbing but especially cast iron.  2 for $10. Contact EmptyNestBags for yours.

Tuesday, December 3

10E2644: Knives Out



Rip-roaring whodunnit... Lot of elements; from Sleuth and the mystery writer / plot controller, to Murder On the Orient Express "did everyone do it - and excessively accented detective", and much more.  Yes the house itself is also a character in this one...   

If you live in the Boston area and want to see this properly you HAVE to see it at Fine Arts in Maynard. A piece of the plot revolves around a car chase and more along Maynard's Main Street. And if you have seen the movie, yes those stores on the right are real.




Also! There is a fantastic Grey Gardens-styled "great nana" character who keeps popping up. Fur and tweeds. Indoors. Key.