Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Are you a lesbian?

Posted: January 9, 2012 in Everything
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This reminds me of this scene in ‘Mean Girls’

Cady: Hey!
Regina: Why were you talking to Janis Ian?
Cady: I don’t know, I mean, she’s so weird, she just, you know, came up to me and started talking to me about crack.

Regina: She’s so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Janis Ian. We were best friends in middle school. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then in eighth grade, I started going out with my first boyfriend Kyle who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to Indiana, and Janis was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow her off to hang out with Kyle, she’d be like, "Why didn’t you call me back?" And I’d be like, "Why are you so obsessed with me?" So then, for my birthday party, which was an all-girls pool party, I was like, "Janis, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re lesbian." I mean I couldn’t have a lesbian at my party. There were gonna be girls there in their *bathing suits*. I mean, right? She was a LESBIAN. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then she dropped out of school because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for high school, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she’s on crack.

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Yale? – Jessica Simpson and Jessica Alba were at Yale’s 10 year reunion…because their husbands are alumni…wow.

Kid Split – Kelsey Grammar proposed splitting up his kids between himself and his wife…so this is the Parent Trap II?

iCloud – Apple’s cloud software is about be epic! Listen to your iTunes downloads across computers…in the clouds

Old timey – It seems that white audiences are less interested in movies with black leads #shocking

Doc o’ Death – Jack Kevorkian has died…without any assistance

Powerhouse – A ranking of the Top 10 female singers – including Adele, Beyonce, GaGa…and Ke$ha?

Water for Elephants

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Videos
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A rare romance movie that I actually want to see, I don’t need to be dragged kicking or screaming.

Movie Review: Sucker Punch

Posted: March 28, 2011 in Everything
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I was so impressed and eager when I saw the trailer for this movie, and then pretty let down.

**spoiler alert**

I appreciated some aspects of the movie, the general cinemaphotography and the metaphor-within-a-metaphor that was the plot. It had the correct framework to be a powerful movie, forcing you to find parallels between mental (in)sanity and promiscuity as an escape; and then being a warrior as metaphor for ultimate freedom.

However, the acting was not very good and the motivation of each character’s storyline was quite…lacking. I won’t harp too much on why I thought the execution was poor; instead I’ll defer to the critics (more harsh than me):

“Sucker Punch is a scorched-earth PG-13 epic, making any possible return to these heights of excess utterly distasteful to financiers and visionaries alike, while failing every opportunity to deliver the sexy, bloody payload promised by the film’s very existence: girls in fetish outfits, kicking ass and taking names.” — Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine

“You could go to see Sucker Punch this weekend — a lot of people probably will, and a few may even admit as much back at the office on Monday — or you could try to make it yourself, which might be more fun, though not necessarily cheaper. Here’s what you will need: a bunch of video-game platforms; DVDs of Shutter Island, Kill Bill, Burlesque and Shrek; some back issues of Maxim; a large bag of crystal meth; and around $100 million.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times


“Like his porcelain heroine, anyone who willingly spends $13 for a ticket to this smut is willfully lobotomizing themselves. No matter how bad you are expecting this film to be, ‘you will be unprepared.’” — Leslie Stonebraker, The New York Press

I spent this past Valentine’s Day doing a lot of PDA, so much more so than I probably have a right to. Anyway, I ‘caked‘ to these two movies.

‘Cedar Rapids’ is about an insurance salesman going to a convention, and is surprisingly funny. It’s something like ‘Best in Show’ but not exactly a mockumentary.

The PDA significantly increased watching ‘The Roommate,’ a terribly produced and written movie that is basically ‘Single White Female’ for my generation…but Leighton Meester was very good.

Links: Movies, NYC, Piracy, Amazon

Posted: February 3, 2011 in Everything, Links
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Domestic Flop, Global Hit? – Many movies considered flops in the US have been global hits, challenging the US-centric movie making model.

How to live in NYCthoughtcatalog.com (my new favorite site) presents an interesting perspective.

Piracy x Art – According to Francis Ford Coppola (epic movie maker), maybe the pirating of movies makes sense:"Try to disconnect the idea of cinema with the idea of making a living and money."

Amazon Streaming – Netflix move over, Amazon.com is about to go in on your life…now with streaming video content.

Movie Review: Black Swan

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Everything
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Oh man, this movie was actually amazing. I don’t even want to ruin it for you, so I won’t. All I will say is that if you enjoy literature or good cinematography, this movie will be right up your alley.
Twinning, duality, the relationship between art, imitation and life, the tactile experiences conveyed, the shock factor. It was everything.

Oh, and wooty-woot for the main star and director being Crimson alums!

POS: Cowboys vs ALIENS

Posted: December 1, 2010 in Videos
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I went to see HP7 this past weekend, and I saw the most lol’worthy movie trailer. So much so that I laughed along with the rest of the theatre and apparently everyone else who has seen this POS. Also, shame on you David Craig, Spielberg and Ron Howard. Shame.

Tron: Legacy

Posted: October 28, 2010 in Videos
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I can’t wait to see this movie

Want to See: Stone

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Videos
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I want to see this movie. I like Milla Jovovich a lot, and the premise seems intriguing.

Wow, this one will be easy. I don’t read. I hate reading. I checked out Guns, Germs and Steel about 3 times and I have yet to crack more than 50 pages into it. If it’s not assigned reading for high school, I didn’t do it. And even if it was assigned, chances are that I skimmed, cliff noted or found someone to tell me what I needed to know.

And as for what I do in college: I take classes that don’t have books on the syllabus. I’ve read maybe 3 full books in college total, and I’m sure that’s not even true. I’ve read chapters of things here and there, and maybe most of a coursepack. Yup, admission: I hate reading.

One minor exception: textbooks. I could read high school science textbooks for pleasure anyday. And sometimes a history textbook will mildly interest me. But to stay with what I’ve said I’d do as a part of this “Day Zero” thing….

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Favorite Comedy: Zoolander
Clear cut and simple, I ❤ this movie. I remember seeing it when it first came out in theatres…and no one laughed but me. Yup, I liked it way back before it was a cult classic. Now I know all of the words.

Favorite Spoof: Scary Movie 2
I think this is one of the better horror film spoofs, and the best in this franchise. The banter between Hanson and Dwight is hilarious and the rest of the allusions are spot on.

Favorite Teen Movie: Mean Girls
It goes without saying that I find this movie not only the best teen movie of our time, but a very culturally and sociologically relevant lens of analysis for group behavior.

Favorite Foreign Film: House of Flying Daggers
Visually stunning, conceptually stellar and with subtitles. I have this on my hard drive, that’s how good it is. Oh, and it’s a romance (technically).

Favorite Adapted Movie (from a book): The Count of Monte Cristo
I saw this movie before reading the book (because I don’t read books that will eventually become movies), and I loved both. It was the first time I ever read a book after seeing the movie and likely the last. It was a greatly suspenseful, action-packed, smart movie.

Favorite Adapted Movie (from a musical): Chicago
Razzle Dazzle is all I can really say, I know all of the words to every song. My favorite character: Zelma. My favorite number: I Can’t Do it Alone. My favorite line: He ran into my knife…He ran into my knife…ten times. Great acting, singing and black people throughout the movie!

Favorite Documentary: People Like Us: Social Class in America
I can’t recommend this documentary enough, it covers the various aspects of social class and it is constructed, deconstructed, perceived and analyzed in America. It covers high schools, poverty, the upper class, intra-racial racism, and “getting above your raisin.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, mainly because of the technical aspects of the film. It was hard to get into, but once I did, I realized how the parallel structure and message it was getting at made a lot of sense. The cinematic effect was great, it was not too obvious but definitely clear what was being said.

The film quality from the visual perspective was stunning to me, actually wished that I had seen it in 3-D. Also, the concept of the knights of each queen was done in such a way that really made it excellent. It was just a visual delight. Now the acting was just okay, but as a cinematic experience it was cool.

Not much of a review, but I just wanted to say that I was very into the concept and visuals. Normally that doesn’t win me over,  but Tim Burton definitely knows how to make movies that please me (e.g. Sweeney Todd). Unfortunately, Johnny Depp is the same person in all of his movies these days, as being the eccentric is no longer novel or even eccentric but quite expected.

Tuesday Tweet-date

Posted: June 22, 2010 in Tweets
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  • Dragon Ball Z Kai has reminded me that Frieza is actually the ulimate queen. Discuss.
  • I love this McDonald’s commercials with the single black mother, coming home from work and her kids going ‘nanas over happy meals. #racism
  • The 90s movie “Madhouse” is actually an amazing movie. People with crazy families can def relate.
  • I’m seriously debating getting alcohol for my cali trip, I’m gonna be in severe need.
  • Is that a swirl family on the tmobile commercial or is the dad just a quadroon? For real, I was like progress and then I got confused.
  • BET showing The Wiz is an all time win, this is more of what we need. Ease on down, ease on down the road
  • “thank you for saying no homo grandad, that really means a lot to me” oh #boondocks, i do love your take on the community
  • Actually, I’m just going to stop watching reality tv and leave the hood alone, because it’s a bleak plight otherwise. Bye Vh1 & RHoA