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Academy Award Time!

Sorry these posts include no photos, I am attempting to use a WordPress client at my desk to write posts during the week and sadly it doesn’t support photos! Boo. Looks like you’ll be enjoying a lot of words, even though I do loves me pictures!

Academy Award nominations came out this morning, and for the most part I didn’t really see many surprises. Kate Winslet for various movies, Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, Slumdog Millionare for a bevvy of categories. Then I scrolled down and noticed that somehow Robert Downey Jr. got nominated for his work in Tropic Thunder as Best Supporting Actor. This one sort of stumped me.

Okay, personally I thought Tropic Thunder was hilarious. Should RDJ be in the same category as Heath Ledger? Probably not. I also never thought I’d see the phrase “Academy Award Nominee Robert Downey Jr.” But I also never thought I’d see him in a popular movie. Though I also thought this about Johnny Depp, and he’s now filming the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie, so who am I to judge?!

I think the only films I’ve seen that are nominated for Best Picture were The Wrestler and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Both excellent movies, both worth a watch. I never manage to see all the films nominated, but I can’t say I’ve ever been disappointed by watching a nominated film. Like last year when I watched No Country for Old Men and There Will be Blood. I didn’t immediately think that I’d want to see either of those films, but they were both really excellent. If there are movies that have been nominated this year that maybe aren’t really your cup of tea, I challenge you to see those movies, because I think that the Best Picture category is always a pool of seriously wonderful movies.

I also would like to suggest that out of these movies, if you grew up in the 80s, you should see The Wrestler. Even if you don’t like wrestling. Okay, maybe you should like it a little, because, you know, they actually WRESTLE in the movie. I used to watch it with my dad all the time on the weekend and that’s one of my favorite memories about being a kid (seeing as my parents got divorced when I was 9).

Or maybe I just like watching grown men hug each other in spandex. Either way it’s a winner.

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Look! I’m on the Simpsons!

I’d buy this shirt in real life, too.

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I just got home from an Advance Screening of TRANSFORMERS!!!!!!

And I can’t even describe the sheer on-screen AWESOMENESS X 1000 that was this movie. It was everything great that you think it’s going to be. This is the best movie I have seen in 2007. Seriously. I’m pretty sure I pooped a robot out of sheer joy after I got out of this movie. People were so delighted that they clapped at the end and cheered when they heard the first transformation noise.

Maybe now we won’t have to ostracize Michael Bay for such shiteous movies as “The Island”. Okay Mr. Bay, I forgive you. You have wooed me with the EXTREME BONER-RIFFIC intensity of the robot aliens of my childhood (and most of my career working at Blockbuster as I was constantly forced to watch the movie over and over by my male co-workers).






By the power of Grey Skull!

Today was pretty much awesome. I got to sleep in, which is always a delight. Sadly, Steve had to move some furniture at his mom’s place, so he didn’t get the pleasure of waking up to my glorious explosive mullet this morning. His loss!
When I woke up, I thought I’d watch Planet Earth on the Discovery Channel, because a little someone named OPRAH said that it would be on ALL DAY on Earth Day. I expected to see sweet animals like this:
BUT NO! WHY DID YOU LIE TO ME OPRAH?! WHY?!

I think I’m going to buy the BBC version on Tuesday when it comes out since OPRAH LIED TO ME.

After I dried my environmental tears, I waited for Steve to get back and we went to our pug meetup.
I wasn’t even there five minutes and the craziest thing happened! Meimei ran up to me and peed right on the crotch of my pants, and then ran off! Perhaps she was giving me what for, for when Winston came over to Amanda and Jerry’s with Zelda and us and Winston took a pee near their food bowls. Maybe she felt I needed to have a pee accident in my 20s. If only I spoke the language of the pug. All I know is that I spent the hour having lovely conversations with friends with a big ‘ol pee stain on my crotch. Basically it looked like I got a little too excited about the meetup! I love Meimei and Miko though, so it was okay. Sometimes dogs just need to take a leak on other peoples crotches. I’m cool with that.

Actually, speaking of peeing, I had the fortune to see a whacked-out hobo with his pants down to his knees, taking a huge dump at the front doors of a notoriously racist bar. Lucky for us, we were stopped at a red light, so not only did we see bare ass, AND poop come out of someone’s butt, but he also managed to shove his genitals out near his pooper to take a pee on his freshly deposited feces! Ahhh, you don’t see that kind of sweet action in the suburbs!

After that, Steve and I went to get tickets to Hot Fuzz.
Now before I tell you just how flipping amazing this movie is, I have a fart story.

I was standing in the chain bookstore by the movie theatre, looking at classic literature, when Steve angrily commented about how they didn’t carry “Slaughterhouse Five.” He stomped a bit to make a joke of it, and then farted quite possibly the loudest anus burp I have ever heard executed in public. It was only after he let the big one go, that he realized that he had blown a huge fart out in the middle of a busy bookstore. And this is why I love him.

Anyhow, Hot Fuzz was easily the best movie I’ve seen in 2007. It was 100%, grade A comedy and action.

My favorite line:
“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a police officer, except for the summer of 1979 when I wanted to be Kermit the frog.”

And you can pretty much tell why it was amazing.

Coming to theatres July 2008

Was anyone else thinking this when they saw King Xerxes in 300?

I was also singing, “It’s Raining Men” to myself at one point too. I couldn’t help myself! I really wish Xerxes would have broken out into some fantastical dance number because it would have increased this movies awesomeness by about another 100%.


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