Archive for the ‘Cinema’ category

Yes, please.

February 20, 2009

Well, I can promise you I’ll be seeing this movie when it comes out:

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And, I can pretty much guarantee that, if the plot sucks, I’ll still get plenty of enjoyment out of it. Meow!

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He’s Just Not That Into You (aka: Frankly my dear ScarJo, I’m just not that into you anymore)

February 16, 2009

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Last week, in need of some quality girl time, I went to see He’s Just Not That Into You with a group of special ladies. It’s pretty much what I expected: a chic flick with some cast members that I really love (Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly) and I few I am starting to absolutely detest: Scarlett Johannson.

I want to like her. I so want to like her. I mean, I used to like her a lot. She’s voluptuous. She’s pretty easy on the eyes. She was in Ghost World. But this movie just made me find her kind of whore-ish and icky. Yes, she was playing a character, but it wasn’t even that I hated the character all that much. I mainly hated her clothing. Or, shall I say, her sausage casing. Whoever was in charge of costumes on the set really did her no good service. Her body looked all bouncy in all the wrong places.

I scoured the internet looking for examples, but they don’t seem to show anything from the waist down on her…for good reason:

TIGHT-ASS, STONE-WASH-esque JEANS. EWWWWWWW!

Listen, I’m a curvy girl. I grew up in the 80s. I was there for the stone-washed, painted-on denim phenomenon the first time around. And, you know what? They looked like shit on me and most other girls over a size 4. They always looked dirty and they made me look cheap and trashy. I truly believe that only super-skinny, model-type girls can pull this look off. And, now, it’s back. And, they stuffed ScarJo in at least one pair that was two sizes too small. In one scene in particular, you could see panty line. And, not just any pantyline…you could see that seam where the cotton crotch is sewn into the backside of the underpants. I mean, c’mon! She would’ve looked so much better in a dark wash jean that was at least one size too small.

Anyway, I digress.

If you’re looking for a light-hearted, no-brainer of a chic flick, this should do the trick. But beware: some of the female characters will make you want to choke a bitch.

Another New Years Resolution…belated.

February 11, 2009

So, I’ve been thinking: At the end of every year, I’m always struggling to remember what movies I saw and what CDs I bought. The later for end-of-year mix purposes, which I deem very important and necessary. And, since it’s only mid-February and I can hardly remember what I’ve seen/bought so far this year, I thought it would be smart to post when I see/buy something so that I can go back and reference it come December.

So, in the interest of playing catchup for the past month and a half, here is a list of what I’ve listened to and what I’ve seen…

MUSIC (I’ll preface this list with a.) it’s been a slow year, b.) I realize that some of these came out last year and c.) I’m probably forgetting something already):

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The BBC Sessions by Belle & Sebastian : LOVE! Can’t get enough of the last song on the disc…(My Girl’s Got) Miraculous Technique

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Get Guilty by AC Newman : He’s my man. What can I say? I love everything he does.

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Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) by Cloud Cult : I feel kind of flat on this one. I love all of the singles I’ve ever heard from this band, but I’m not in love with this album. Plus, the cover is probably the worst I’ve seen in ages.

And, a quick wrapup in MOVIES:

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The Wrestler (or, as I like to call it, “The Wrastler”) : I thought it was great. Simple and perfect. Micky Rourke seemed born to play this character (and, if you’ve never seen him back in his hunky glory days, I suggest you Google him). And, the movie poster is really great, in my opinion.

Slumdog Millionaire : I’m pretty sure this was this year. (see, I told you my memory is bad). Regardless, I loved this movie. Three words for you: the poop scene.

Milk : Loved! Cried! Usually am lukewarm on the Sean Penn, but thought he did a pretty brilliant job.

Hair is Hair!

February 9, 2009

On Friday night, Matthew and I went on a double-date with RayRay to see Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless at the IMA’s TOBY theatre. I had neither seen the movie nor been to the new theater. Both were great experiences.

First, the movie: It was bizarre, and jumpy and definitely modern for its day. But, by far, my favorite thing about the movie was Jean Seberg. And, well, her haircut.

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Although I thought I knew nothing of Miss Seberg, I actually had encountered her visage quite a few times in my youth. Why? Because she played Joan of Arc in the 1957 movie Saint Joan, which happened to be the inspiration for Billy Jean’s haircut in The Legend of Billy Jean. And, yes, I watched that movie more times than I can count (up there with Heathers, Goonies and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory). To the point where I knew every line and unsuccessfully tried to cut most of my Barbie’s hair into a similar Billy Jean style.

So, at the time I was obsessed with Helen Slater’s ‘do and, since my mother wouldn’t allow me to cut my hair, I guess I waited almost 20-something years to mimic it myself. And, as I get older and realize that the hair style was an homage to an earlier beauty, I realize how classic/sexy short hair can be. I know that some men are all icked out by it, but I truly believe if you rock it, you’re all good. (who am I persuading here?) Because of Jean Seberg, I embraced my boy-ish ‘do.

Side note: yes, in my inbetween phase of hair dyeing, I’m finding myself a little obsessed with my hair.

And, regarding The TOBY: all of you Naptown locals should check it out. If for nothing else than the oversized comfy beanbag-style seating.