Archive for ‘Movies’

May 8, 2010

I want to get with 1944 Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall

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April 26, 2010

Marilyn Monroe would be called “fat” today.

Misfits

This is from a scene in the movie “The Misfits”. Do you realize that Marilyn Monroe would probably be considered “fat” by today’s standards? How did standards of beauty get so fucked up?

You can see the full scene in the trailer, at the 1:38 mark

April 11, 2010

Images from 1920’s movies that were censored.

Movie images that had to be clipped, and thus censored, in the 1920’s. Ankles, shins and calves are bad! It does speak to what was considered erotic at the time. How things have changed…

March 25, 2010

New Moon deconstructs “serious music”.

I watched New Moon last night. When a Bon Iver & St Vincent duet soundtracks the scene right before Edward leaves Bella, Lykke Li soundtracks a scene where Bella feels devastated because Edward left her, and Thom Yorke soundtracks a werewolf/vampire fight it creates a deconstruction of the idea that any music, even “serious music”, is truly on a higher credibility level. And, I like that.

March 11, 2010

Lady Gaga w/ Beyonce – Telephone video

Ok, so this is NSFW due to nudity, violence, cursing, etc. The video is a lot to take in. It amounts to a 10 minute Tarantino homage. It’s pretty much Natural Born Killers meets Caged Heat.

My first five questions are:
1) Did Tarantino give his blessing?
2) Was that dance move Lady Gaga made when leaving the prison a tribute to Michael Jackson, or…?
3) Did Miracle Whip and Wonder Bread really pay for part of this?
4) Does Beyonce really think that “motherfucker” was really where the line is?
5) Is this making any actual statement, or is it much ado about nothing?

Love her or hate her, no one is doing what Lady Gaga is doing. I love the song, and this certainly tops “Bad Romance”. So, I’m thrilled. I’ve watched it several times. But, I can’t help but worry she’s going to burn out on ideas very quickly. She seems like she’s putting a lot out there very quickly. Also, it’s a big deal Gaga got Beyonce to do this. I think, despite her reluctance to put a “motherfucker” out there, Beyonce went far out there for Beyonce. My favorite line is, “We’re going to make you swim outta here in your own blood, bitch.”

February 24, 2010

Shit “Drag Me To Hell” was a good movie.

I loved it. Raimi knows how to do horror. The ending was so awesome it made me laugh. One of the best horror movies I’ve ever seen.

February 15, 2010

“I really hate vaginas. I’m allergic to vaginas.” –Robert Pattinson

I would assume this could end his career, but girls will think it’s their vagina that could change him. I’ll be glad to take his place for these photo shoots though.

“I really hate vaginas. I’m allergic to vaginas. But I can’t say I had no idea, because it was a 12-hour shoot , so you kind of get the picture that these women are going to stay naked after, like, five or six hours…Thank God I was hungover.”

The Superficial:
Robert Pattinson just caused a lot of suicides

All these vaginas = (

February 14, 2010

In honor of Valentine’s Day…

The opening scene to my favorite romantic movie. It’s not for the faint of heart.

January 24, 2010

Need more proof Ebert is cool?

He tweeted this. He knows who Banksy is. And, I think he might have taken this picture himself.

Banksy

January 18, 2010

Roger Ebert made me join Twitter

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert is why. The sole reason why. Laugh if you want, Ebert is a fantastic writer and I’ve been a fan for many years. I own four of his books: The Great Movies, The Great Movies II, Your Movie Sucks, and I Hated Hated Hated This Movie. I’ve read all four books cover to cover. The man won a Pultizer for criticism, for Christ’s sake. But, look at these tweets:

Jeff Bridges has time for Billy Bush but sent me boring, cursory answers for my e-mail interview. Tells Billy the same things, more cursory.


All hail “Avatar,” yes, but the year’s best picture? Give me a f–king break.

And look at that picture. That’s the picture of a man with true courage. He doesn’t give a fuck what you think.

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