People I Wish I Was Friends With: Rick Rubin

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

Seriously. Just look at the man. Coolest guy ever, yeah? But wait, there’s more. He’s worked with the most incredible musicians of our time. Of my parents’ time. Let’s discuss: LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Slayer, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, Rage Against the Machine, Jay Z, Brandi Carlile, Pete Yorn, Avett Brothers, Kanye West, Poison, Shakira, Neil Diamond, Weezer, Kid Rock, Josh Groban, Adele. And that’s like 40%.

The stories this guy must have. He’s a totally chill kind of guy. In an interview with Anthony Kiedis (which you can find here) he talks about he recently got in touch with his inner self. Adopting an intense workout regime including surfing on a regular basis, this guy has got to be the coolest, chillest man to hang out with. (Do I sound completely hippie yet?)

I mean let’s be real. Who doesn’t want to be friends with a guy who has a beard like that?

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Today I feel like this

April 29, 2011 § 2 Comments

This is not the original video that I wanted. I wanted the scene roughly 2 minutes before the following clip, so family.. I promise I don’t really feel this way about you. Couldn’t find it; pretty sure it’s because it contains “adult language”. Boooo. This video will do.

P.S. My brother is the Olive to my Dwayne

Go Watch a Movie: Thelma and Louise

April 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Firstly (there’s always a ‘firstly’ isn’t there?) I’m on Twitter now. That’s right, I’m an obsessed tweeter. As if I wasn’t connected enough, with my Facebook and my blog, I had to go and get a Twitter. I blame it on Meghan… yeah that’s right, Meg. I’m blaming you. So follow me, kids! Hannah_Derreth

Down to business. Movie suggestion for the first time in a very long time. Just watched Thelma and Louise a few weeks ago. Such a great flick. Here’s a quick clip from the movie. Not detrimental to the plot so you shouldn’t need any set up for it. Take a look!

“You women are crazy!” “You got that right.” Such a perfect line to pull the whole movie together. I read an article in Vanity Fair talking about the making and creation of Thelma and Louise, the movie and the characters. Cinematically, I wouldn’t call this movie life changing. But the story will cause any woman to stand up on the couch and cheer. Every girl has a Thelma to her Louise and I guarantee you’ll want to road trip after watching this (no felonies, though, ladies). Definitely a film anyone can enjoy, not just another chick. Let’s be real, who doesn’t want to watch Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon kick some ass? (Not to mention a little Brad Pitt to spice up the screen)

Today I feel like this

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

The only thing I wish I was great at

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P.S. I hate playing with shoes on..

Top Opening Sequences

April 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Credit first goes to a good friend of mine who blogs here, sorry if I stole some of the movies you posted about… but they’re just excellent choices!

I went to the movies with a friend of mine once (I can’t for the life of me remember what we were seeing) and the opening credits were starting. There were two women behind us chatting away like they were sitting in the food court at the mall. I politely turned around and asked if they could be quite for the movie. Their reply? “We’ll be quiet once the movie starts.” Excuse me?! The movie starts as soon as the first credit appears on the screen! Appalled by such a comment I’ve decided to show you why you must pay attention to the opening credits: because they are awesome.

Watchmen
I hated this movie. Like really hated it. But the first 5 minutes and 22 seconds were just glorious. If the entire movie was like that I probably would’ve enjoyed it. Not to mention Bob Dylan is the man.

Psycho
Let’s go a little old school. Some interesting typography. One of my fave horror films

Thank You for Smoking
Nice little vintage opening here, great song to go along with. Great flick as well.

Casino Royale
You gotta have a James Bond movie in here. And I’m sure many will argue this isn’t the best one but I do think it’s my favorite James Bond movie: 1) Daniel Craig is super hot 2) He never breaks out into a 5 minutes monologue before he kills somebody. He just shoots them. The way it should be.

The Graduate
Ridiculously simple, but I love it. Maybe it’s because it captures perfectly the tone and emotion of the entire movie in just 3 minutes. Or maybe it’s because I can’t get enough of Simon and Garfunkel’s stunning harmonies.

Catch Me If You Can
I just love this.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Again, I just love this.

When I do list posts I do a lot of research on other blogs, articles, etc. Among the top best opening credits also included (but are not listed here) Snatch, Reservoir Dogs, Saturday Night Fever (Tyler, if you’re reading this I know you’re thinking the same thing I am), Vertigo, and Charade.

My alter ego: Zooey Deschanel

April 7, 2011 § 2 Comments

I want to be this girl. Everything about her is lovely. I mean, let’s be real, look at this picture.

Zooey Deschanel is everything I wish I could be. She sings as the “she” in the band “She & Him”. Check them out, they are great. She acts: perfectly adorable in every role she plays; I’d be happy being one of her characters. She has fantastic fashion sense: I plan to steal her entire wardrobe. Ever see that commercial for Cotton? Splendidity (yes, I did just make “splendid” a noun). Finally, she is married to the love of my life, Ben Gibbard. Not a very attractive man, but definitely one of my favorite musicians.

Zoeey, stop hogging up all the awesome and spread the love.

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