Posts Tagged ‘movies’

  • 3 Reasons Why I Refuse to See “Magic Mike”

    Date: 2012.07.06 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 1

    1. Just looking at the IMDb page for the “Parents Guide” makes this movie seem like a major motion porno. This is the very first entry (highlight to read): “A bedroom scene includes a married couple (the man is bare-chested and the wife’s bare breasts are shown) when another man and woman enter the room (they are clothed); the clothed woman lies in bed with the husband, who tells the other man to touch his wife’s breasts, he does so and the two men tell each other they love each other like brothers while the wife strokes the other woman’s outer thigh.
    2. Any woman who has ever complained that Hollywood only uses thin, plastic, over-groomed women in movies which sets a standard for every other woman to also look like that and sees this movie now looks like a hypocrite. How can you say that you support the use of real, diverse forms of beauty and give the makers of this film your money? Although not as common as in women there are men who suffer from eating disorders and even more who have body image issues. In a movie that declares to the world “perfect girls night out movie” it tells men that those body types are the ones that women crave. Just as every girl got upset at how the boys all drooled over Megan Fox leaning over a car’s engine in “Transformers”–how do you think it makes the guys feel to see every gal flocking to the theaters to drool over the male strippers?
    3. It is genuinely no better than going to an actual strip club. That is basically what this movie is offering. The ability to experience a strip club without being inside of one. What’s the difference, really? Worried about someone seeing you leave the club? Well people will see you leave the theater. Worried about sanitary conditions? How clean do you think theater seats actually are? How about moral implications? It’s absolutely the same! Whether you’re lusting after a man on the screen or a dancer in front of you, it is no different.

    I know this comes off preachy–the title of the post should have warned you it would be–but I honestly think we are better than movies like this. Maybe not as a society…at least not yet…but as individuals we are better than this.

  • Reactions to “Superman” (1978)

    Date: 2012.06.11 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    It has been a while since I’ve posted–and even longer since I have watched the original “Superman”. So since I have time and nothing else to discuss I’ll give another reactions post a chance! (Note: I missed the first 10 minutes of the movie.)

    1. Even in other planets fathers try to live through their sons.
    2. Wow, so the planet is breaking up, ceiling is falling in, and the mother backs away from the part that is falling–which happens to be right over her baby. Some mother she is.
    3. Is it really wise to surround your infant in a vehicle of sharp crystals?
    4. It’s kinda creepy how much the Kryptonians knew about us.
    5. Why is it always farmers or a farming community? No wonder people are suspicious of those who live in the sticks! They’re hiding aliens!
    6. Um…can they show that on tv?? Again, some mother! can’t even clothe her child.
    7. WHAT? This woman needs psychological help! She wants to just take him in and not even look for his parents?
    8. You can tell this is the sixties. “Oh, Brad.” How about “Brad, you’re such a [bleep] jerk! Keep your [bleep] hands off me!”
    9. He has to doggy paddle to run?
    10. That’s Lois!?! Cradle robber.
    11. Lies! He totally meant to show off.
    12. Wow. Just living with an alien for a couple of years SERIOUSLY ages you.
    13. Great, Clark. You had to show off again and you killed your dad.
    14. Creepy! Why would you steal a flower from your father’s grave and give it to your mother? It seems a little Oedipal if you ask me.
    15. What? Isn’t that Kryptonite? How can he hold it?
    16. Why exactly does he have to leave? Why north?
    17. Litterer!
    18. Actually that’s highly irresponsible of Clark. He has no idea what that alien substance could do to our planet.
    19. Again, another indication his mother was awful. Did she leave a message for him? No. Or maybe he just didn’t find the right crystal message thingy.
    20. Why is his head getting bigger??
    21. 12 years? He must be really hungry! Also, were  there any potty breaks?
    22. Where did he get the fancy pajamas? If there are no potty breaks then surely they didn’t go shopping!
    23. I find it a tiny bit insulting that to “fit in” he makes himself appear so weak.
    24. Why can’t he send the money himself?
    25. Oo the evil Finger of Beckoning!
    26. Rip off the lady’s purse? What are you going to do? Sell it cheap leather conditioner at 5 times the price?
    27. He’s trying to be inconspicuous by being extremely weak, but then he’s going to say exactly what’s in her purse? C’mon Kent!
    28. Good dog!
    29. Don’t they need a ticket to board?
    30. O.o
    31. How can she live with him? I guess you have to take the bad with the baubles.
    32. Lois could really use spellcheck!
    33. Can’t elevators do both?
    34. He’s right. That is a bad outfit. Primary colors, really?
    35. Underwear on the outside?? I mean who does he think he is? Quailman?
    36. And why does he need a belt to hold his underwear up? Hmm??
    37. The way the glass is shaking on the building’s windows…I call fake!
    38. So all of the sudden he does nothing about crime and he’s going to start now because of a little helicopter incident? I guess you have to start somewhere, but it’d be nice if he had gotten that rapist about whom Lois was writing.
    39. What an inconvenience for the city! Really? Really did he have to put the boat in the street??
    40. Does he really have to push his fist forward to fly? I mean what did the air ever do to you that you must punch it?
    41. And still no word from his mother.
    42. Why would Otis stay with him?
    43. Well that was subtle Clark.
    44. Eww..did she just ask if he pooped regularly?
    45. Why would he reveal that? Hey everybody, I can’t see through lead!
    46. Hussy! Asking him to look at her panties!
    47. Ok if a personage were to fly someone, don’t you think he should have a better grip on his cargo? Here, let me just push on your shoulders and grab onto your arm.
    48. At the speed at which they are traveling wouldn’t she be a little less wobbly?
    49. Hmm is that symbolic of woman’s dependence upon man? Once she gains a little independence she drops out of the sky.
    50. Wait. She had a date with Clark and the Man of Steel? Tut tut tut.
    51. Do you think Otis is really dimwitted or he just acts that way so he can do stuff like that to Lex?
    52. I don’t understand how they just know it’ll kill him.
    53. Illogical car crash. How could her body have landed like that?
    54. Also, illogical–men would stay behind to guard the missile.
    55. So Lois just happens to be in the west when Luther is?
    56. Ok why did he go to the trouble of the revolving door earlier when he can just poof into his uniform?
    57. What’s it gonna cost the city to fix that!?!
    58. How is it they’re already back in NY?
    59. Can you sue Superman?
    60. But then where would you make your movies, Gene?
    61. How does he know that he couldn’t stop them? Superman hasn’t been timed before.
    62. Their pool is mislabeled
    63. You can’t “get it on with the good guys” because you want riches and “good” and “rich” don’t often go together.
    64. This is why you never invest in bridges. The Earth shakes a little bit, expensive wires snap, and somebody always has to make a point of driving over the edge expecting you to save them.
    65. What no “thank you” for turning off the power? Or for saving your life?
    66. They must have hired her for her ability to scream.
    67. Really this movie isn’t about Superman–it’s let’s see how much we can do exactly to Lois before her heart gives out.
    68. If this were Disney, she would have woken then.
    69. Now he’s really angry with the air.
    70. Illogical. Time isn’t dependent on the Earth’s rotation to move forward. If anything, he just screwed up the rest of the world making the Earth change direction like that.
    71. So did all those people he helped while Lois died–are they dead now?
    72. In a world that doesn’t realize someone with glasses on is the same person, how could they have hoped to catch a man who wears a wig?

    The End!

  • What’s Trending

    Date: 2011.02.07 | Category: Uncategorized | Response: 0

    I don’t mean that in the Twitter sense.  Below you will find my 3 pertain to subjects that I have recently delved into for many an hour.

    1. Movies: I’ve recently gotten into watching as many movies as I can. I spent nearly an entire day on TMC watching a collection of movies directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The majority of the movies shown had wonderful banter and charming characters. According to IMDb “…[Lubitsch] took up serious subjects and spiced them with elegance, sophistication, cynicism and witty lines – [His trademark] became known as “the Lubitsch Touch.” (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0523932/bio) With a combination such as that it is no wonder that I enjoyed the movies. Of his that I’ve seen and can recommend are “The Shop Around the Corner” (which is what “You’ve Got Mail” is based upon), “To Be or Not to Be”–a tale of actors taking on the Gestapo, and “Ninotchka”–in which a loyal Communist Russian falls for a lighthearted Frenchman. If I had to choose one to recommend, it would be “To Be or Not to Be” because you’ve probably already seen “You’ve Got Mail” and you don’t have to wait long at all for the quick wit to begin. Other movies genres that have appealed to me are foreign films with subtitles such as “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days” and “Amelie” and ones about the British monarchy/upper class as portrayed in “Young Victoria” and “The Duchess.” The films with subtitles I find help me be less fidgety and force me to focus on the story. The historical dramas capture me as they show a world focused on strict decorum, extravagant clothing, and often for me an inside smile on how the husband curses his wife for being incapable of producing a male heir when he is the one to blame. N.B. Please review ratings before viewing–especially with children
    2. Baking: Although I haven’t had as much time (or money or mouths) to focus on this one as I have the first, I have enjoyed my experiments with “how-to’s” that I’ve found online and trying them in the kitchen. For my husband’s birthday I made a rainbow-marbled cake and it turned out quite nicely. All you do is make the cake according to directions, but before you put the batter in the pan divide it into several bowls and add whatever food coloring you desire. Then pour the bowls one by one into the pan and try to spread the color evenly. It won’t bake in straight lines of color, but rather it will marble itself. It looks fantastic when it’s been cut.

      See now neatly I cut it?

      See now neatly I cut it?

    3. Eragon: I’m currently on the third book of the Inheritance trilogy, Brisingr, and I’ll be perfectly honest–I have no idea if “Inheritance” should be in quotes or underlined, but I’ll go with the whole if-it-sits-on-a-shelf-you-underline-it rule. Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr are a tale about a boy finding a dragon and the two of  them learning the responsibility of their friendship as well as growing up and trying to stay alive along the way. It is a well thought series that I believe can be enjoyed by anyone of any age–although younger kids my not want to sit still long enough for the hundreds of pages in each book. My only qualms with the books are that I’ve noticed some mistakes editing has missed and sometimes a few of the names can be confusing as to who is actually involved so I have to stop and reread or even once compare a name with another to see if it was the same person or not. I’m on page 155 of Brisingr and hopefully by the time I finish I can spell that without having to check every time. ;-) Oh and I hear the book-to-movie is awful with over 50 differences from the book and film. So, if you enjoy the series, don’t watch the movie–apparently it’s almost as bad as Ella Enchanted was. (Note Ella Enchanted is underlined because I will never refer to the blasphemous “interpretation” of the book when I can focus on the glorious book instead. Another rant for another time.)

    This weekend we are going to look at some houses! YAY! So maybe next post I’ll do some more selling don’ts.

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