Thursday, August 26, 2010

Watching Me Watching You

And here's a pop culture update! Its been a while, and its been a slow ass television season so there's not much to report on thats great but most of it is tolerable. I spent a very hungover day on Saturday catching up on everything. We have direct TV now and I am enjoying it!

The Last Song: D.
I know, I know - why on earth would I watch this and expect anything less than a trite plot that is essentially Georgia Rules with music? Because its Nicholas Sparks and I keep thinking he'll recreate The Notebook and Ill fall in love all over again. Miley's annoyance rating is an 8 and the romance isnt believable. Only saving grace is the young boy who plays her bro - he got me to cry in act 3.

Unless your television is from the 80s and is stuck on one channel and your choices are NO TV or WATCH THIS - I say never watch this ever. ever.

Date Night: C

Dont get me wrong, there were things I liked about this movie and I laughed out LOUD - but a vehicle starring the most popular and successful NBC stars from the last decade should be a home run. Sadly, this is more of a base hit in the 9th, and then when you try and steal second and you get tagged out and have to do the walk of shame back to the dugout disappointing your fans, your team and yourself. Shame on you, Steve and Tina.

First of all, I hate movies set in 1 day. Second - its just flat and predictable. The only funny parts come from the same formula we like on tv - their honest banter thats pop culture relevant and takes it to the next level. The new genre "crime with ordinary people" was done much better by Pineapple Express. Maybe Apatow should have stopped them at the opening credits.

Eat Pray Love: A-

I am giving the A for these reasons:
- Julia Roberts is a doll. I adore her.
- My friend Evie is going on a similar trip and all I could think of was her and how excited I am for her.
- It made me think of my own life and spirituality and my thirst for travel and expectations and family. What more could you ask for in a movie?
- The food looked divine.
- RICHARD JENKINS YOU ARE GODS GIFT TO ACTORS. DONT EVER CHANGE (or get more famous, because then you may not have the same appeal).
- I didnt want to punch Billy Crudup in the face.

I am giving it a minus for these reasons-
- The jean/carb scene was belittling for bigger girls. (me).
- Her 2nd rebound relationship with James Franco was contrived.
-In the scene where they eat a Thanksgiving Turkey for breakfast they all look too pretty to have "just woken up".

Pit Boss on Animal Planet: B+.
No clue how I came across this show what its even about. I thought the "rage" of Little People shows was over when The Little Chocolatiers was a snorefest but this is something unique and new. I believe they run a dog rescue company. I also believe they run an actors production company. I also read on Wikipedia that the main character ran with the bloods and went to prison for 10 years on attempted murder.

I wont DVR this shit, but if its on - Im watching.

The Big C: B+

I admire Laura Linney in the same way I love Mary Louise Parker. While I can always tell they're acting, I dont care. Their style isnt "carefree" acting its "stage" acting and therefore its very deliberate and tangible. That aspect of the show doesnt bother me. I also absolutely love Oliver Platt! Most shows where the premise is based solely on cancer and a lie make me raise an eyebrow like how long can this go on and still be believable? Breaking Bad proved me wrong so I am willing to be open minded and keep with this gem because it makes me laugh!

Louis on FX: A

Its a rarity when something like this comes along. Its funny, its dark, its believable - and the main character (comedian Louis CK) is like able while still being sort of a jerk. The Jerk Store called and I want him! I probably wouldnt have watched this show if it werent for the "DVR Holocaust" im experiencing right now. THERE IS NOTHING ON. and our DVD player broke. Great guest stars, great tone - I hope it stays on the air and does

Casino: B+.
Yeah, I know - its from 1995! Im like 15+years behind, huh. Its okay though, I get to remember that all the worlds favoritest actors once had careers that were worth accolades and not just SNL skits. It was WAY TOO LONG, like we took 2 nights to watch it but it was a great film, though not better than Goodfellas. But what is?

And I like that its a true story and there's tons of drugs. I cant watch violence tho :(

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