Sunday, October 16, 2011


Halloween music on, Karen making dishes with root vegetables... means it must be ages since I posted.

Some old guy had an awesome chocolate-orange cake with a Tabasco theme.

We got in a visit with Carmen and the Amazing Roelants. Waaay too long since we've seen them, and the girls are a delight.

But the big fall event was a movie premiere for
Storm Dependent
the local west Michigan movie that threatens to turn super hero storytelling on its head.

Red Carpet, sponsored by Dr. Pepper.

 Co-director and editor, Anna Minnebo.

Co-director and screen"writer," Diablo Cody.
The first showing!
Setting up for the gala. The cake was so good we invited the baker.

Awards the same night as the premiere? Someone's on the ball.

This was the first awarding of the Ultimatums, sure to go down in history as the greatest honor in cinema.

Here are the nominees. Winners are highlighted.

Best Location Supervisor & Craft Service for a Motion Picture: Karen Golden, Storm Dependant; Rachel Ray, Unbearable Lightness of Being; Martha Stewart, The Thief, the Cook, His Wife and Her Lover

Best Riff Raff in a Motion Picture: John Golden, Storm Dependant; Simon Helberg, Dr. Horrible; Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice; Gregg Minnebo, Storm Dependant (it's a tie?)

Best In-depth Reporting in a Motion Picture: Ysabela, Storm Dependant; Michelle Pfeiffer, Up Close and Personal; Holly Hunter, Broadcast News

Best Editing in a Motion Picture: Anna Minnebo, Storm Dependant; The Bourne Ultimatum - Christopher Rouse; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Jamie Selkirk

Best Super Villain in a Motion Picture: Xavier, Storm Dependant; Jack Nicholson, Batman; Samuel Jackson, Unbreakable; Neil Patrick Harris, Dr. Horrible's Sing-along-blog

Best Sidekick in a Motion Picture: Chris O’Donnell, Batman Forever; Brandon, Storm Dependant;  Sebastian Stan, Captain America 

Best Sword Fighting in a Motion Picture: Mandy Patinkin, Princess Bride; Mason, Storm Dependant; Viggo Mortensen, Lord of the Rings

Best Super Hero in a Motion Picture: Christian Bale, Batman Begins; Chris Hemsworth, Thor; Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man 2; Lillian, Storm Dependant

Quite a night for Storm Dependant!

Aside from the premiere, we've had the chance to catch a couple rocking Christian shows. The Blind Boys of Alabama at Hope, and the Music with a Mission Tour with Super(chick).

The St. John's youth group took a spin for Crop Walk. The youth were cheered on by Tess the Tremendous.

To wrap up, two videos from this weekend with the kids, showing where they're at...

Xavi did a great job with this belt test. Good concentration and perseverance.

Ysabela finally consented to putting a song to video - she's been working hard on this one.


Anonymous said...

Sounds and looks like you all had a busy, productive, adventurous, and enjoyable fall so far.
Love, Liza

H & M said...

To all the Goldens,

Very impressive! The living room looked like a real theater for a movie premiere. We especially enjoyed the videos of Xavi's successful qualification for his red belt, and Ysabela's first public appearance with her singing with her own accompaniment on her guitar.
Great progress on both their parts.

Thanks for the updates,
Grandma & Grandpa

X or Y said...

"Diablo Cody"???!!!!!!!!!

Tai Tai said...

Hi guys! It seems you've been busy! Bela, Picture to Burn was AWESOME! I could immediately tell it was Picture to Burn. Great job!

-Tai Tai