March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
Guilty pleasure movies. Come on now, we all have them. For me, it’s one of two things: 1) a movie I proudly proclaim to enjoy because the ridiculousness of liking it is humorous or 2) a movie I never claim to enjoy for fear of total and complete ridicule from my brother and father (both of which enjoy quality film). As I was coming up with this list, I found fairly difficult – it’s much more difficult for a girl to find guilty pleasures, than a guy. Guys are guilty for liking Titanic or Shakespeare in Love. Let me tell you right now, gentlemen, if it won an Oscar, there’s no shame. Embrace it.
1. Con Air
Can we please talk about what’s going on with Nicholas Cage’s hair? Yeah, I’m not sure either. But let’s be real, we all enjoy a little Con Air from time to time
When Liv Tyler talks to her dad, Bruce Willis, for the final time… tears. Everytime.
3. Center Stage
I don’t have much shame over this movie, I was a dancer for many, many years. You should have more guilt if you are a dancer and haven’t seen this. Nevertheless, this is such a terrible movie for so many reasons, but I can’t get enough.
4. Bring It On
“Oh, it’ll be brought.”
I will proudly say I love this movie. Certainly, makes my brother and I laugh consistently. “At the Derek Zoolander Center For Children Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too, we teach you that there’s more to life than being really, really ridiculously good-looking.”
Thanks to Split Reel for the inspiration!
March 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
I apologize for the lack of update. You’d think with me not being on Facebook (which, by the way, was the best decision ever.. more on that later) I’d have all the time in the world. However, my time has been quickly filled with studying and school work. Strangely, I have had an enormous flood of motivation over the past week or so – I have the determination to sit down and study for a significant amount of time, I actually go to the gym to work out or go for a run every single day, I clean my room – I mean this is the strangest thing ever. The amount of artistic and creative inspiration in my body and mind, though, is close to zero. I feel so defeated I can barely get myself to analyze a simple movie. That’s right, it’s that serious.
It’s the weirdest thing: I am not doing well in any of my classes, my good just isn’t good enough, heck my great isn’t is good enough – I am trying so hard to succeed and the test results just aren’t showing it. I feel repeatedly beaten down – it’s knocked all of my creative inspiration down to it’s minimum, yet my determination for success has increased. Strange, yes? I’m not totally complaining, being able to feel motivated for my studies is wonderful. But it’s extraordinarily exhausting. The things I love to do, that give me a break in the day, I just don’t have the energy for.
C’est la vie. 6 more weeks and I can relax on the lake, lounging in a kayak. Soaking in the Vitamin D from the rays of the sun that will actually warm my skin. It’s almost here. Just far enough out of reach. Gotta push through..
“All that I know is I’m breathing/All I can do is keep breathing.” – I.M.
March 18, 2011 § 1 Comment
I’ve been on a huge Jeff Bridges kick lately. I just watched Crazy Heart and The Big Lebowski. Bridges plays two very different characters in these movies, yet I am strangely attracted to the man – good lookin’ old man if i do say so myself.
In the movie Crazy Heart, Jeff plays an old washed up country singer struggling to get through his daily routine. A heroic story of overcoming struggle, his character is someone to be admired. Plus, he has an incredibly awesome voice. The Big Lebowski Jeff Bridges plays a character known as “The Dude” – a total burn out slacker. Throughout the movie he wears jelly sandals (if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you didn’t grow up in the 90’s) – he wore them to set one day, the costume designer loved them for his character and he wore them the rest of the movie. That’s right, Jeff Bridges owns and wears Jellies.
Always humble during an interview with a great sense of humor – I’d love to hang out with this “dude” on a daily basis.
March 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
Saw this concept on a blog I was reading the other day and really liked it. So expect to see this more often. P.S. ya dig the new look?
March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
Hello, friends. Yesterday marked the first day of a season traditionally known as Lent. It is usually a time of sacrifice, where those who observe it give up something that they use or do on a daily basis. My family and I never observe Lent, but this year I thought I would try something out. No worries, I will not be giving up movies for the next six weeks – so you can rest easy. I was noticing, however, the ungodly amount of time that I spend on Facebook. I mean, I am on it all the time. Why? I don’t know! I am looking at the same things over and over, clicking through pages and pages of absolutely nothing. So, I’m making it a Sundays only activity. I could be doing something much more useful with my time – read a book/magazine, meet up with a friend, read my Bible, watch a movie (because, let’s be real, that’s very important), pray, call a good friend a catch up, study. I’m very excited to see how this goes – I’ll be honest, it’s much tougher than I originally thought. Nevertheless, I’ve been able to resist.
Meanwhile, back at the farm…(and by farm I mean my movie obsessed life) I have not suggested a comedy yet. Crazy, because I really like funny movies. Not so crazy, because there are so many types of humor and it’s often difficult to suggest funny movies to people. Let’s see how this one goes: Be Kind Rewind. First, this film is definitely funnier if you’re semi-familiar with most of the famous films (Ghost Busters, Carrie, Driving Miss Daisy, Boyz n the Hood, King Kong, Lion King, etc.) Jack Black and Mos Def make a hysterical pair in a very heartwarming comedy.
Jack Black is perfectly quirky and conjures laughter in the greatest ways. Their remakes of these famous movies are perfectly parodied. This movie will have you in tears – tears of laughter that turn into tears of joy from an ending that will melt your heart. Put it on the queue my fellow movie obsessed, you won’t be disappointed.
March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’m on spring break this week – heavenly gift that came at the perfect moment. As I’m sure you could’ve guessed, this week has been full of movie watching. Saturday I had the chance to see 127 Hours. Directed by Danny Boyle starring James Franco.
Inspired by the true story of Aaron Ralston. This movie is not for weak stomachs. He does cut his arm off, you do see it – your right arm will feel tingly the entire time. Nevertheless this movie is beautifully done. The filming is unique and exciting giving you a sense of adventure. Experiencing the 5 days that he is stuck in such a small crevice with his arm wedged under a rock is incredibly heartbreaking. James Franco, as strange as he may be, can truly perform on the silver screen. The music selection during the whole film – perfect, just phenomenal. Now on DVD, put it on the queue or run to the nearest Redbox – and watch it now.