Is it just us, or are the Best Picture nods a total disappointment? We haven’t seen them all, but we thought Warhorse was basically a rich man’s Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, and while The Descendants was good…it was no Sideways (not to mention the crown jewel of Alexander Payne, Election, aka elaney in high school). The Help and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (which we haven’t seen) seem to be a bit sentimental for Best Pics, and as far as The Artist goes, we think we’ll stick with talkies. Midnight in Paris was very charming, but Best Picture worthy? We’re not sure. And finally, Tree of Life was the worst movie we’ve seen in a long time. Sure, it’s artsy and arguably well done, but it was a little bit forced and frankly, boring. What did you think? Are you disappointed in 2011′s options and longing for the years like 2007 with The Queen, The Departed, Babel, and Little Miss Sunshine?
After recently reading Mindy Kaling’s book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (which, btw, could also be a title for a book we might write on our college experience), we started thinking about her love of romantic comedies (one of the more clever sections of the book – along with the list of things all men should do to be attractive), we started thinking…where have all the good men romantic comedies gone?? The first decade of the 2000s brought so many gems…The Holiday, 27 Dresses, Sweet Home Alabama, Love Actually, My Best Friend’s Wedding, He’s Just Not That Into You, The Proposal, and Wedding Crashers (okay, so Wedding Crashers is a bit untraditional, but it’s a goodie). What have we had lately? Life As We Know It? How Do You Know? Ugh. Major Bleh.** Dear Hollywood, please hear our cry…Reese, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Bullock, come back to us! Give us the When Harry Met Sally of the present. elaney girls, help us…are there any recent or coming soon romcoms that might be worth seeing?
*Such a great line from The Notebook
**The one exception might be Crazy, Stupid, Love which was pretty g. Ryan Gosling – from Lars and the Real Girl to The Notebook to Half Nelson…you’ve never done us wrong.
When T.I. encouraged the roof jumper yesterday to “Live His Life,” he was immediately criticized for being involved in a publicity stunt. What?! No! We love ourselves some T.I. (run ins with the law and all), and we think that “You Can Say Whatever You Like” this was just one man’s good citizenship effort. Yes, his sentencing is today, but we think he was just coming to the table with a humble heart! What do you think? Was T.I. trying to get you to “Remember Me” as the old T.I., or has he finally stooped too low (or high, as the case may be)?
Those of us who were Facebook early adopters (ahem, haters at unnamed schools similar to say, Ole Miss (Reader jennbug) and UGA (Reader shawtygetlow)) remember the days when Facebook was “thefacebook.com.” We remember the days when silly groups were still funny, when there was no Newsfeed, heck we remember when there was no wall!! Even with our intimate knowledge of thefacebook.com’s rise to power, we were skeptical about The Social Network, as movies that capture recent events always seem to tank (think W). But so far, reviews are holding strong at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! What do you think – are you going to see it?
We are taking a vow of silence to mentally prepare for the season finale of the Bachelorette, the most dramatic season finale in Bachelorette history. Word is that something happens that has “never happened before” on the Bachelorette or Bachelor…so, consider this your last chance to get your predictions out.
To take bets on the Bachelorette. It’s down to two, and Frank is a tool. Below are the same photos Ali uses each week to decide who her one true love is and who to place photo side down. For whatever reason, Bachlorette / Bachelor cast photos always look somewhat different than the cast does on TV. However. The dogtags remain the same. Here is Roberto, and here is Chris. We ask you, dear readers, who will win?
This journey began on college spring break. (Think less fraternity cruise line and more girls driving to Stuart, Florida). This day, we were playing the game, “Which Sex and the City character are you?” The obvious victims were easy to spot…girl who has everything put together, lots of crew neck sweaters and a large stationary collection, Charlotte. Girl who is promiscuously overstated and LOVES to talk about it, Samantha. And then there were two. And in the same easy and flippant way the first two were labeled, friend was labeled the obscenely cute and quirky Carrie Bradshaw, and I was left with Miranda Hobbs. I mean, sure, I sometimes wear clothes that are too baggy; I have gone on some really bad dates where the outcome may or may not have been my fault; I can be a tad insecure and jealous of my friends’ relationships; I trend towards skinny guys with glasses; I notoriously spent a little more time studying than partying; I over-analyze relationships that are not real; I am a horrible flirt and am often described as “awkward;” and I have had some really bad haircuts, but I AM NOT MIRANDA! So my journeyto change my image began. I dream about being daring, edgy, sexy and a little irresponsible. I am not there yet, but I dream of the day when someone says, here comes Ace, she’s a total…
What about you? Which SATC character are you (be honest) and who do you want to be?