I Love College

28 02 2009

A selection of videos to bring a smile to your face.

1. An oldie but goodie:  Weezer + Muppets – Keep Fishin’

2. I haven’t seen the movie and I’ve been told not to.  However, THIS video “Ten Chick Flick Cliches You Won’t Find in HJNTIY” is HILARIOUS. I luvs these boys.

3. So I heard this song while driving home today.   The song is so whatev and lame but weirdly growing me…  I guess it just brought me back.  I never thought I’d miss college, but now 2 years out, I guess I do.

If I could go back, I’d play more beer pong.

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Twilight by way of the Fug Girls

19 11 2008

I’m so psyched for the Twilight movie coming out. Seriously. I practically inhaled the books (3x) and can’t wait to see what Hardwicke throws at us. However, like Brandy, I can’t help but laugh at some of the ridiculousness of the book. This leads right into the insanity that surrounds the film & its stars. That said, I just HAD to repost this.

(Fug Girls, I love you desperately for making each day a little bit funnier. Please don’t hate me for spreading your joy! Love, Grace)

November 19, 2008
Fuglight
Fug file:  dialogue, Twilight

Edward & Bella

Edward & Bella

ROBERT PATTINSON: Hello, my angel. [Snicker] I see you managed to get here without breaking any bones. [Chuckle]

KRISTEN STEWART: You know, we wrapped the movie a long time ago. You can break character and stop with the condescending laughter.

ROBERT: No, I can’t. It’s the hair. The unruly, slightly oily Edward hair that’s damp with the sweat of restraint and clammy lust. They won’t let me cut it, and it OWNS me. Is your dress made of sweatshirts?

KRISTEN: They haven’t said you can’t SHOWER, though. Maybe you’re just clammy because all your clothes look a tiny bit tight. And I think your shoe is untied. And, you know, the whole “you need to shower” thing.

ROBERT: God, your blood smells magical. Like sparkles and sunshine and fine wine. I must watch you sleep.

KRISTEN: Do you people see what I have had to put up with? Do you?

ROBERT: Oh, Bella. I love you. I may kill you. You don’t know.

KRISTEN: Not Bella. Kristen. Cameras are not rolling. Lord. I give you two months, tops, before all this breaks you.

ROBERT: You intoxicate me. I AM DANGER. Why do you not fear me, human?

KRISTEN: Oh, I fear you, all right. Trust.

via http://gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/go_fug_yourself/2008/11/fuglight.html





Brick

1 10 2008

Have you seen it?

Brick is out of this world. Film Noir.

The script is beautiful. It’s like Juno meets A Midsummer Night’s Dream but minus the sarcasm and overacting. The dialogue is so intense, so seemingly natural that Rewind becomes very important very quickly.

Visual is documentary meets Elephant. Real but not. There’s excellent use of symmetry & negative space. It’s won a million awards from Sundance & other indie festivals.

This is nothing like any other murder/drugs mystery thriller you’ve ever seen. Ever. The storyline whips around as Brendan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) searches for the reason for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. The trail leads him through the local drug ring – but in a non-gang-movie way. As he sorts out all the lies and closed lips, you learn more & more about his own past. The story is woven together as each character contributes their piece. Overlapping & intertwining. Stunning in all aspects.

Any movie I have to watch more than 2x in the first rental needs to be bought. I’m buying this asap. Choppy & incomplete review, I know. I think in shards. Clips of visuals. Watch it Now.

“Keep your specs on.”





I know you’ve seen these…

21 03 2008

I loved that movie meme.  Unfortunately no one is getting them. boo.

well, the quotes are a little difficult now that I’ve looked at them again.  If we’re facebook friends – they are all listed in my profile.  They aren’t really obscure films.  I’m sure you’ve heard of most of them, if not all.  1 thing to note – only #14 is set in the US. (well, 2,10,14,&15)  I’ve considered giving easy hints but that’d be no fun. ah well, we’ll see if you need them.

So here are a few hints:

  1. 1997 – Foreign film, Italian, 3 Oscars, Drama, Wartime, Romance
  2. boondock saints
  3. 2004 – Foreign film, 1 Oscar, Drama, Adventure, Dramatization of real life story
  4. 2005 – Disutopia
  5. 2005 – Foreign setting, Colorful, Based on novel
  6. 1957 – Popular love story
  7. 1987 – Drama, Action, Nominated for 6 Oscars, Wartime, Lead character is a young boy
  8. 2005 – Drama, Action, Same lead character as in #5, Culture of sport
  9. 2006 – Drama, Action, 1 Oscar
  10. breakfast club
  11. 2007 – Same lead character as one in #9, Biography, Drama, Romance
  12. 1942 – Popular love story, Black&White, Drama, Romance, Wartime, 3 Oscars
  13. 2001 – Foreign film, French, Nominated for 5 Oscars (allie & cl, if you don’t get this one I’m so stealing your copy!)
  14. 2006 – Comedy, Drama, Based on novel, somewhat ‘royal tenenbaums’ obscure
  15. ferris bueller’s day off

And here are the quotes.





Movie Meme

18 03 2008

Jen posted this meme and I just had to try it! When you’re done, check out hers and see what you can remember.

Here are the rules:

  • Pick 15 of your favorite movies:
  • Go to IMDb and find a quote for each of the movies
  • Post them here for everyone to guess
  • Strikeout when someone correctly guesses in the comments, put who guessed it and the movie
  • No Googling or using IMDb

1.

“What kind of place is this? It’s beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I’m moving here!” Renee – La Vita e’ Bella (Life is Beautiful)

2.

“What the fuck were you going to do, laugh the last three to death, Funny-Man?” Renee – Boondock Saints

3.

“You gotta fight for every breath and tell death to go to hell.”

4.

“Who? Who is but the form following the function of what, and what I am is a man in a mask.” Smiley – V for Vendetta

5.

“This is Sammy Davis Jr. Jr… She is Grandfather’s Seeing Eye bitch. Father purchased her for him not because he believes Grandfather is blind, but because a Seeing Eye bitch is also a good thing for people who pine for the opposite of loneliness. In truth, Father did not purchase her at all, but merely retrieved her from the home for forgetful dogs. Because of this, she is not a real Seeing Eye bitch, and is also mentally deranged.”

6.

“Oh, it’s nobody’s fault but my own! I was looking up… it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there…”

7.

“Learned a new word today. Atom bomb. It was like God taking a photograph.”

8.

“And as for this, the violence? I gotta be honest – it grew on me. Once you’ve taken a few punches and realize you’re not made of glass, you don’t feel alive unless you’re pushing yourself as far as you can go.”

9.

“I’m fucking doomed! You know he’s got go-go dancers after me?”

10.

“What was that ruckus?“
“Uh, what ruckus?“
“I was just in my office and I heard a ruckus.”
“Could you describe the ruckus, sir?”
  Renee – Breakfast Club

11.

“If you wish to practice the art of fiction, to be considered the equal of a masculine author, then your horizons must be… widened.” Smiley – Becoming Jane

12.

“I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.” Smiley – Casablanca

13.

“[she] can only see two explanations. 1 – he didn’t get the photo. 2 – before he could assemble it, a gang of bank robbers took him hostage. The cops gave chase. They got away… but he caused a crash. When he came to, he’d lost his memory. An ex-con picked him up, mistook him for a fugitive, and shipped him to Istanbul. There he met some Afghan raiders who too him to steal some Russian warheads. But their truck hit a mine in Tajikistan. He survived, took to the hills, and became a Mujaheddin. [She] refuses to get upset for a guy who’ll eat borscht all his life in a hat like a tea cozy.”

14.

“Well, the only loophole or way I could see me getting you out of school for any considerable length of time would be for you… to commit suicide.” Um…Yum! – Running with Scissors

15.

“Um, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.” so@24 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Bonne Chance!





Looking for Corny

8 02 2008

The snow has kept us in for the last few days.  I’ve really only ventured out for work – though I definitely stayed and worked from home on Wednesday during the blizzard.  So roomie & I have been watching a lot of movies. Just this week I have seen:

27 Dresses – Cute in a I-love-james-marsden or must-get-married kind of way.  Loved JM and KH.  Best scene of the movie:  wasted Jane & Kevin singing Benny & the Jets on the bar. ***

Sydney White – Cheesy. Cheesy beyond Disney, beyond high school musical.  Beyond any kind of cheesy you could imagine.  Still kinda funny though – in a really shallow, superficial, 10yr old kind of way.  Not nearly up to par with She’s the Man but I may have only liked that because of *drool* Channing Tatum. *

The Holiday – Amazing, Spectacular. If you haven’t seen it, you’re probably male. That’s fine. This is one of 2 guy approved chickflick-ish movies (the other being Love Actually).  Watch it now.  Or again.  Love love love. ****

3:10 to Yuma – excellent western for those who love them.  Keeps you guessing.  Amazing acting by both Christian Bale & Russell Crowe ****

Across the Universe – Beautiful visuals and music. Excellently cast and carried out.  Best seen on a big screen. It’s different yes – but in a way that, I think, even the Beatles would sincerely approve.  Really quite stunning.  The Lennon-ish versions of Bono looked very Robin Williams to me.  And was that Eddie Izzard?!  Definitely a must-see. *****

*            Ha. You made a movie. Yay you. Wait, did I lose brain cells?
**          Eh. Still bit of a waste of time.
***        Average. Basic plotless action movie with great visuals or above average chickflick.
****      Somewhat realistic characters – easy to relate to. Pulls at the heartstrings a bit.
*****    Thought provoking characters, plot, setting. Stunning visuals.

Was thinking about The Holiday today.  It’s always hit me but as I told CL the other day “I know I’ve seen that movie a few times, but this time I was a little intox-ed and feeling very aretha franklin / queen latifah ‘you said it honey!’” every other line.

Funny bit is, when it first came out, everyone and their mother saw it.  I didn’t.  Everyone & their mother also said that I WAS one of the characters.  However, no one would fess up on which.  Instead they’d just call each other up, confer & announce “She agrees too!  Thought of you immediately when she saw it!” So curisousity getting the better of me, I went to the movie.  Let’s consider the key points:

Iris – Sobbing git.  Falls apart at the slightest thing.  Total romantic, kind, hooked on a guy she knows will always use her and never truly love her. 

Amanda – Narrates her own life in her head like a movie trailer.  Ridiculously hopeless with men because she isn’t sensitive enough.  Doesn’t cry.  Doesn’t say I love you.  If not viewed from her perspective – would be seen as ambitious, cold, heartless.

Hmmm… Let’s say we walk into the theater not knowing who our friends and family are comparing us to.  Movie begins.  Heartless Amanda throws out cheating bf.  Tries to cry (& fails).  Which one am I supposed to be?  Oh fuck.  Figures. 

Really though, while I can somewhat see the whole Grace is to Amanda like Apple pie is to Lemon Meringue, I still feel a bit more like raspberry tart. True, I do tend to kick away all the ones that show interest.  However, once someone gets under that wall of protection, I’m the blubbering fool Iris.

It’s a stunner I know.  But maybe that’s why the wall is there?  Not to protect me, but to protect all you unsuspecting men who think I’m ‘just a bit distant.’  So really, I’m doing you a favor.

My favorite line of the movie: “I like corny. I’m looking for corny in my life.” – Iris

Me too!





a pinch of trickery

20 12 2007

 So I meant to be writing a rather scathing report of my last, oh… 5 days spent sharing this darling apartment with my Roomie +1.  However, I just finished downing 2 strongbows and watching Stardust.  So I guess roomie+1 are off for the night.

“Ever try to get bloodstains out of a silk shirt? Nightmare.”

Stardust is wonderful. Magical.  Hilarious.  Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro…  all led by the ever to-die-for gorgeous man:  Charlie Cox.  Don’t let his first looks put you off.  He gets better looking.  Promise. (only guy I’ve actually liked with longer hair.) Actually don’t let your first impression of the film put you off.  It just keeps getting better and better.

Pfeiffer looks amazing as always.  After seeing her ‘new youth’ complete with sparkling strands of hair, I think I’d rather like to try that once.  I doubt it’d seem trashy or 13 going on thirty.   Robert De Niro takes the cake.  He fills the role so well, but definitely a see it to believe it.

The whole movie has an air of a Grimm fairytale although told with enough humor to lose some of the ‘dark’

Anyhow.  It’s appropiately fantastical and rather heartwarming.  The perfect movie for a night in alone spent working on presents and reliving a bit of childhood.

love love. maybe i’ll pull out my old copy of LOTR again….