Sunday, May 9, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
1st impressions: any movie that starts with a chumba wumba song is very scary. but an opening scene in which our main characters storm into a party as darth vader and storm troopers is made of win... yes, this movie is a geek movie in its purest form, you'll either love it or you'll hate it.
the Story: a group of fanboy friends, obsessed with Star Wars take a road trip to California in order to watch the rough cut of Episode I before one of them dies of cancer in a couple of months. They're chased by Trekkie fans, get thrown in jail, end up stripping, and have a run in with hookers in vegas. Sounds like a movie you've already seen right?
The Love Story: Kristen Bell plays the girl who's one of the guys, but secretly crushing on one of them. Eventually her nerd boy love realizes this after having a conversation with a hooker of all people. Sorry, but i just cant hate on nerd love and the actors look super cute dressed as a jedi and slave girl Lea.
Extras: Seth Rogen makes a hilarious cameo as a Trekkie Fan. He was so good at it, it took me awhile to realize it was him. Good ole Shatner pops up at some point also.
The VERDICT - Why i Enjoyed the Movie
I'm a nerd. And if you're not a nerd / geek / someone who isn't ashamed to pledge full allegiance to a made up fantasy world, then this is NOT the movie for you. For example, seeing the Episode I viewing party at the end with fans fighting in the theatre aisles with their light sabers and in full costume....! What's NOT to love?!!? The best part is when one of the guys asks the inevitable question of "what if the movie sucks?" And then we cut straight to the end credits. Because sometimes, its not really about the content of the movie... its about that spirit a movie can create... a fantasy world we want to escape to.
1st impressions: i remember being the little girl forced to wear ugly clothes that were durable rather than fashionable... so this movie strikes a certain chord with me. i was mortified at having to shop at payless, mervyns, jc penny!!??! even as a 9 year old, i wanted pretty things and ONLY pretty things.
the Story - a sweet journalist who has a shopping addiction ironically lands a job writing for a magazine emphasizing on "successful savings." in spite of attending shopaholic meetings, constant support from her best friend, and escaping the clutches of a terribly miserable debt collector... she still manages to lose her career on national tv, lose the man she loves, and... finally learns to control herself and her addiction.
The Love Story: her love interest is Luke Brandon. her boss who is secretly family connected but wants to be successful on his own. he's just about as real and honest as most journalists should be. SPOILER ALERT, when Rebecca ends up selling everything she owns in an attempt to get rid of her bad habit, he hires not one but two bidders to buy the green scarf Rebecca purchases in the beginning of the movie-- which actually led her to meet Luke in the first place at a hot dog stand. Hugh Dancy who plays Luke is one of my top 10 foreign hotties. MMmmm....
Extras: Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood was excellent casting. Her fellow shopaholic meeting members were also hilarious and the choice of John Goodman & Joan Cusack as her pennysaving parents was both believable and endearing. My favorite line of the movie is in a scene where Rebecca reviews all her unopened bills while drinking tequilla. She falls to the floor in a clutter of late notices and says, "They said i was a valued customer, now they send me hate mail." Hee...
The VERDICT - Why i Enjoyed the Movie
because i AM a shopaholic. granted, i'm reformed now-- but i still understand the addiction. and sadly, i've had my share of hiding from evil debt collectors. i simply love the finer things in life. like rebecca, i feel a rush from buying something that i feel can personally define me. but in time, she and i both come to the conclusion that our personal relationships with the people in our lives can be the best accessory a girl can own. lastly, the whole idea of the "girl with the green scarf" brings back memories of brown and white stripes at Henri Bendel-- a store that i used to go to as a little girl to pretend i'd be beautiful and successful someday.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Referred by: Gerk, Nicole, Noel...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Naturally, to pick one favorite movie is like asking me what kind of purse I want for my birthday. Seriously, how can one decide? There's Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Chanel... What about the colors? Brown, Black, Red... And how about the design? Do I go classic, seasonal, vintage? Ah yes, tis the same tricky decision. Picking a singular favorite movie is like a never-ending, confusing, forehead-wrinkling activity (like watching an episode of Lost and trying to figure out what the temple is, who's Jacob, and why is Kate the female lead again?!)
So here is the new plan: Lent starts tomorrow and because I don't believe in giving anything up, I intend on adding something new to my daily routine. No, I don't plan on buying a purse everyday. Instead, I plan to watch a movie everyday until Easter. It can be one I've seen before or one I've never seen at all. I'm open to any and all suggestions. Whatever Genre. Whatever time period. To discover, describe, and for all intents and purposes--blog about why I enjoyed it. Hopefully by Easter, I'll figure out which lucky movie I'll deem "THE Favorite" status.
Suggestions?? Lemme know!