“And yet there I was this morning on the 14th floor, sipping coffee and quietly seething as I asked myself, “Why am I the only person in this hotel who’s wearing John Varvatos shoes with Urban Outfitter socks? Why does every person in this room appear to have never even considered distinctive apparel of any kind? Why do they all refuse to wear anything other than the standard golf shirt, shorts and sandals outfit?” I’m not trying to be amusing. I’m serious. It’s profoundly depressing to be around these people.”—Breakfast Blahs - Hollywood Elsewhere
Jake and I watch the one where Zack wants to buy Mr. Carosi’s car for super cheap, so he spits some lies about the gang being superior volleyball players who can win the match against North Beach for him.
Well, I feel like I saw the two best films of the year during this period: The Act of Killing and 12 Years A Slave. See them as soon as humanly possible.
Part of Down Terrance
The Act of Killing
The Place Beyond The Pines
The World’s End
Pain & Gain
Stories We Tell
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Short Term 12
Jules ET Jim
Behind The Candelabra
Anna Karenina (2012)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
All Is Lost
12 Years A Slave
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
After watching it for a second time, I have a greater appreciation for Django Unchained.
I really hope people remember Gosling’s performance in The Place Beyond The Pines during Awards Season because it’s so good. Same goes for Brie Larson in Short Term 12 and Gyllenhaal in Prisoners.
Dregs of the month? I’m not entirely sure maybe it was Elysium or Ain’t Them Bodies Saints? They weren’t awful, but just disappointing…. I feel like I would’ve liked The Counselor more if they actually filmed it in Texas. I know that Ridley Scott is a stylist and all, but it didn’t work for me.
I like “American Horror Story: Coven” so far, but I have some small problems with this particular season. Of course, I do. That’s why I write things down on the internet. One: I feel like they’re trying too hard with the camerawork this season. I get that its a stylized, over the top show, but every single second of the show doesn’t have to look like a Hype Williams video from 1997. Two: I am disappointed that Kathy Bates isn’t doing her Cajun accent from The Waterboy. This isn’t really a problem, but an observation, but man oh man does Sarah Paulson wear some really flared leg pants on the show.
If The Grand Budapest Hotel was shot in the 1:33:1/box aspect ratio, then I will reconsider my current anti Wes Anderson stance.
I’ve been struggling with the “don’t tell somebody that they look somebody famous” rule recently. In your head, it may be a flattering comment, but you never know how the other person feels about the famous person. I’m still upset that somebody told me that I, at the time had hair like Jonah Hill. So, it’s like, I want to tell this person that they look like Emily Deschanel (More like I would say that they look like Bones from “Bones” [Is that the name of Emily Deschanel’s character? I’ve never seen a full episode; maybe part of an episode in a hotel because that’s the sort of thing I would do on vacation. “Let’s live this shit up and watch a show that we would never watch at home!”]), but there’s that whole can of worms. What if they don’t like the show or that actress or are tired of people saying that? Then again, it’s better than saying, you remind me of a person that used to know but with a cold.
Other than that, I’m alternating between listening to Lorde and Power Trip.
“Tin Man is a psychological crime thriller that focuses on a fugitive robot accused of first degree murder, who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the young female public defender forced to fight for his cause.”—