SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Watchmen (2009) Part VI. After the climax of the film, we gave given a quiet moment between mother and daughter concerning the role the Comedian plays in their lives. Mother Silk Spectre has apparently upgraded her cocktail of choice from a Margarita to a Martini. Not only that, but she’s also upgraded her wardrobe. Watch out world, the original Silk Spectre is back!!

SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Watchmen (2009) Part V. The scientists under the employ of Adrian Veidt aka Ozymandias (Matthew Goode) are toasting to the success that they have accomplished in replicating Dr. Manhattan’s power. Little do they know that instead of drinking champagne, they’ve drank the kool-aid (research the reference if you don’t get it. One hint: Jonestown).

Love how Snyder reproduced Bubastis for the big screen.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Watchmen (2009) Part IV. Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) is on the hunt. The trail leads him to Happy Harry’s Bar and Grill where he comes across a large man having a shot at the bar (Mark Acheson). Big man gets puffy with Rorschach, just to spill the beans…but not after enjoying his booze.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Watchmen (2009) Part III. The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is at it again. This time he’s raising the ire of The Nite Owl (Patrick Wilson).

At a meeting to create a new superhero group named The Watchmen, Nite Owl suggests to the team that there be no drinking at meetings. To this the Comedian raises his flask and takes a swig.

Nice flask funnyman

SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Watchmen (2009) Part II. The Comedian (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) raises a sarcastic toast to Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) on his job well done at a bar in Vietnam after Dr. Manhattan singlehandedly ended the hostilities. On comes in a piece of business that the Comedian would like to forget…unfortunately he handles his business in an most unorthodox manner.

If you look in the background, you can see a number of bottles specifically Johnnie Walker Red Label plus a poster for a fictional Winston’s Gin. The comic panel has Gordon’s Gin, a once popular brand of London gin that dates back to 1769.

SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Watchmen (2009) Part I. While at the retirement home, Sally Jupiter aka Silk Spectre I> (Carla Gugino) enjoys herself a Margarita at 2pm as her daughter Laurie Jupiter aka Silk Spectre II (Malin Ackerman) admonishes her about having a Margarita at 2pm.

The woman is retired, let her enjoy her Margarita at whatever time she wants it. Jeez, kids today…um I mean kids in an alternate version of 1985. :)

Watchmen (2009) In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. Based on the comic Watchmen written by Alan Moore and Drawn by Dave Gibbons. Directed by Zack Snyder.

Watchmen (2009) In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it. Based on the comic Watchmen written by Alan Moore and Drawn by Dave Gibbons. Directed by Zack Snyder.

With San Diego Comic Con in full swing, today’s installment of SiscoVanilla at the Movies focuses on the comic book movie Constantine (2005). In this movie, protagonist John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) meets with Detective Angela Dodson (Rachel Weisz) and partakes of the Scotch from Islay known as Ardbeg 10. 

SiscoVanilla at the Movies presents Constantine (2005)

Happy Birthday to pulp author Raymond Chandler. Here’s a toast to the man who made Gimlets a staple for every hard nosed detective out there. From the Long Goodbye:

We sat in the corner bar at Victor’s and drank gimlets. “They don’t know how to make them here,” he said. “What they call a gimlet is just some lime or lemon juice and gin with a dash of sugar and bitters. A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose’s Lime Juice and nothing else. It beats martinis hollow.”

While unemployed in California during the Great Depression, Chandler turned to writing to support himself at the age of 45. He published his first stories in the early 1930s in the pulp magazine Black Mask and published his first novel, The Big Sleep, in 1939.

He published only seven novels, among them Farewell My Lovely (1946) and The Long Goodbye (1953), all featuring tough, cynical Detective Philip Marlowe. He also wrote Hollywood screenplays in the 1940s and early 1950s, including Double Indemnity (1949) and Strangers on a Train (1951). He died in 1959.