Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Bed Side Table

So I know this isn’t movie related, but I really haven’t seen any movies lately. It’s a play off of the, what’s in your purse thing, only I realized that when I went through my purse all that was in there were my keys, wallet and phone. So that’s kind of extremely boring. My bedside table on the other hand, is pretty interesting! I’m also thinking of doing another one of these with my desk, so keep your eyes open for that!

The overall table. Kind of a mess, no?

My original copy of The Great Gatsby, only my favorite book of all time by my favorite author of all time. Not a big deal. The others are fabulous too. I Always have a Margaret Atwood near by.

iPod! To be honest I don’t really use it that much since I have my computer in my room… The ladybug ear buds? SO CUTE! From Prague 🙂 The others are Bose. Very very excellent, they come highly recommended.

Chapped lips, anyone? DCT is amazing.

The basic necessities. My hair brush I ALWAYS have to have. Having thin, blonde hair, it is essential I brush my hair multiple times a day you should see the rat nest it turns into.

LOTIONS!! Pink Grapefruit is the best lotion of all time.

Ah, the candles. One is the essence of fall (which I need to get me through the rest of the year), another is a candle, and a body lotion when melted, and the last is a calming lavender.

The retro! Haha. I use this mostly to fall asleep because I like listening to music to help. Currently in there? The Pride and Prejudice soundtrack. On top? The Ciderhouse Rules soundtrack.

Nightmare Before Christmas lamp–when I was still obsessed with this movie I got this little baby for Christmas. Although I’m not obsessed anymore (I still love the movie though) it has served me well many years. Oh yeah, and my Audrey Hepburn sun glasses. Those are essential.

Alarm clock. Pretty much my death. (And yes,  did take these pictures are 12:33 AM)

And now underneath the table. Seem like a lot of books? That’s because it is. Not only are there the books that you see here, but they continue behind the ones you see to the wall behind the table, and  I have a whole book shelf in my closet with probably a hundred more books. It’s a bit of an addiction.

 

Well, I hope that was kind of interesting! In terms of movies I think I’m gonna hit up Diner some time soon, and also some French film about a rabbi, but I’m not sure when that’ll happen. Plus, HARRY POTTER is coming up soon. Do you have your midnight tickets yet? Because I do.




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Updates

I’m working on a post about the The Town, which I saw yesterday and in case you were debating seeing it and needed someone to tell you something quickly and can’t wait for my full review, GO. That’s that.

So I realized that I blogged about Boardwalk Empire a few weeks ago and never updated my opinions. Here’s the thing…

Boardwalk Empire: The first episode was… not bad, but not good either. It was over the top and way too much of a period piece, it was like a exaggeration of a characterature of the ’20s. Although, it did get better. As the show has moved on, it has toned down. Although, it still has that scripted, none of this is real feel which makes a lot of it hard to watch. The actors are good, and the dialogue is fine, but there’s something about it that makes the whole thing awkward, like they’re all waiting for each other to say their lines. The set is beautiful–it wasn’t filmed in Atlantic City but the Boardwalk they created is really nice, and very stylized, which for this isn’t so bad. Buscemi is good, and I really like him as an actor. The only problem is I really don’t like the main (besides my man Steve) guy. He’s an arrogant, asshole back from war who can’t find anything else to talk about BESIDES the war. Okay, so we know that you were in World War I and you’re feeling lost because you guys are the “lost generation”. We also know that Hemingway and Fitzgerald portrayed you far better in classic books in which this lost generation went to Europe (like they really did), drank themselves to death and say around pretending they were writers or artists or some other bullshit because they couldn’t figure out what to really do with their lives. This show, does none of this. I would leave this topic to Hemingway if I were the writers of this show, and I don’t even LIKE Hemingway.

The show is fine, and I’m not trying to completely bash it down or anything, and it’s find to watch on a Sunday night if nothing else is on. But, may I recommend Mad Men to you? This is a far better period piece, one which I would not miss an episode for if it meant losing a limb. Well….. maybe not losing a limb. But go for it, see what you think.

 

 

I’ll try to get that other post out as soon as possible. But you know, with applying to college, taking many AP classes and trying not to feel totally sleep deprived, it’s a little difficult.

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The Social Network

The “facebook movie”. As I try to sit here and write about this movie there really is only one thing that compares to it’s media explosion, to it’s hype and seemingly omnipresence. I think you know what I’m thinking. Yes, that’s right, the ever ironic, facebook.

What they say is true, this movie is excellent. While all reviews I’ve read have given it 5 out of 5 stars (crowns, or spades, or whatever else you would use to rate), 100 out of 100, or A , out of, well… you know, I would likely assign it a 4.5 stars (etc), 93 out of 100 and an A- out of, well, the alphabet. And though I’m starting like this, don’t stop here, because you’d get the wrong idea

Opening with a scene between the creator and his girlfriend, a fast paced dialogue in which Mark shows himself to be an asshole, and his girlfriend declares that he is in fact an asshole, the majority of the movie is fast, smart and fun. While half the time I have no idea what they’re talking about in terms of computers, etc, it doesn’t matter–and the movie isn’t really about the technology behind it, which is what makes it genius.

Whether the founding of facebook actually was filled with as much sex, drugs and rock & rock as this movie portrays it as remains to be seen, but it sure does make for a good story. The reason that I do not think it was a perfect 10 out of 10, was that at times I found it was slow. In many of the interludes to the trial the dialogue was… well, slower, with quirky, funny interjections from Mark, although these were relatively few.

Overall, the movie was great. I realize, as I tried to explain the plot of the movie to a few unfortunate listeners, that it sounds kind of boring… bland even. But there’s something about the preview that’s gripping, maybe it’s the music (I think the music definitely is a huge factor) and maybe it’s the real draw of facebook–maybe we’re not just addicted to this website of information sharing, but addicted to the whole concept of facebook, everything about it. We’re information junkies, and maybe since we’ve always acquired all the information we can (or care about) about our fellow classmates, and fellow humans, even those we don’t know, we’ve moved on to information about the site itself, the source of 98% of procrastination, 88% of scandal, 97% of highschool gossip, and 100% of useless information about our friends’, and not friends’, lives. As Timerblake’s character states, we are living online.

Overall: Some boring sections, but mostly great–fast paced, with good dialogue, full of raw, not overdramatic, emotion.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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