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April 30, 2009

Funny Kid of the Week

Filed under: Comedy,Funny Kids,Video — smackamack @ 4:01 pm

This kid…has got it going on!

April 29, 2009

Celebrity Sighting of the Day – Jeremy Irons

Filed under: Celebrity — smackamack @ 5:56 pm

jeremy-irons-20080715-436952I was at the MTV building in Times Square signing in for a networking event for ex-interns (totally lame by the way) and none other than Jeremy Irons was standing next to me whilst signing in.  The best part was when the guard asked what his name was and he said in a very beautiful voice “I am Jeremy Irons”.  

In the past this wouldn’t have been very exciting; however, I have done nothing but talk about him lately.  First I was watching the Brideshead Revisited, and then my roommate was telling me about how much her mother loved him, then I noticed he is preforming in a play in the city, and then I stood next to him! I was actually tempted to say something, but I didn’t…I think he was there for the uber secret Star Trek screening.  

Some info: 

iro0-009aBorn 19 September 1948. English film, televisoin and stage actor.  He has won an Academy Award, a Tony Award a Screen Actors Guild Award, 2 Emmy’s and 2 Golden Globes.  

And he was hot…

April 28, 2009

The Office (2005-Present) – TV Review

Filed under: Celebrity,Comedy,TV Review — smackamack @ 11:44 pm

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0000039609_20070509125807Plot: A remake of the hit 2001 BBC TV series The Office (2001), this is a mockumentary that documents the exploits of a paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Made up of head chief Michael Scott, a harmlessly deluded and ignorantly insensitive boss who cares about the welfare of his employees while trying to put his own spin on company policy. With an office including the likes of various peers who have their own hangups, The Office (2005) takes a look at the lives of its co-workers: bored but talented salesman Jim, his mildly sociopathic, butt kissing enemy Dwight, mildly righteous receptionist Pam, and indifferent temp Ryan.

one-schrute-buckI was officially obsessed with the originally British version of this show in England – I thought it was brilliant (until I saw Extras and it was even better).  I love Ricky Gervais.  I remember seeing the American one preview night with Mark when we first started dating, however, it was an exact copy.  It didn’t work.

Needless to say, it has done very well, so I decided to watch it.  I skipped the first season because I had seen some of it and it was crap.  However, starting with the second season, it was awesome!  It really found its feet, the actors grew into the characters, and it became its own!  It’s not like the UK version, but its definitely worth watching.

I just love Jim and Pam…so adorable!

Dwight is amazing…

I recommend this show for anyone into this type of humor (mockumentary, awkward pauses etc)… I give the series thus far 4/5 stars.   

For my Twilight Fans…

Filed under: Twilight,Video — smackamack @ 9:04 pm

This is hilarious…Twilight with cheeseburgers!

Twins?! Say What?!

Filed under: Baby's!,Celebrity — smackamack @ 9:03 pm

 

matthew1803r_468x748Guess they’re not breaking up any time soon!

Representatives for Sarah Jessica Parker, 44 and Matthew Broderick announced Tuesday that the couple is expecting the birth of twin daughters this summer.

The babies will be delivered through a surrogate pregnancy.

The Sex and the City star and her actor husband are “overjoyed,” according to their publicists.

Broderick and Parker have a son, James, aged 6.

Congrats to them both!

Ps. Is it just me or is Matthew seriously gay?

In the Bedroom (2001) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review — smackamack @ 4:01 pm

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inthebedroom_1Plot: The Fowlers are a normal family in Maine. Matt is the town doctor and loves to fish, his wife, Ruth, is the school’s choir leader, and their son, Frank, is home from his first year of college. Frank is in love with Natalie, a young mother who isn’t quite divorced yet from her ex-husband, Richard Strout, whose family runs the local cannery. It makes Richard’s blood run cold to see his wife running around with another man. And soon, an unthinkable tragedy happens that will tear the Fowlers apart…

inthebedroom_2-1I found this film to be just ok.  I had heard soooo much about it and how upsetting it was etc, but I think I was too young.  I don’t have a child, so I don’t know how to relate to a character who has lost a child.  I found the acting to be excellent, but the film fell short of impressing.

I also found the film too slow, lacking in some way, and slightly boring.  I don’t particular recommend the film, however, it was critically appraised and would recommend it to film buffs ages 16+.  I give this film 2.5/5 stars.

Brideshead Revisited (2008) – Film Review

Filed under: Celebrity,Comedy,Film Review,Matthew Goode,Video — smackamack @ 3:52 pm

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Plot: The memoirs of Captain Charles Ryder who is stationed at Brideshead Castle during WWII and remembers his involvement with the owners of the Brideshead estate: the aristocratic yet Catholic Flyte family and in particular brother and sister Sebastian and Julia.

arts-graphics-2008_1186294aBefore watching this film I did as everyone told me…I tried to watch the original PBS mini-series with Jermey Irons.  Although the mini-series was interesting, I didn’t get past the first 3 episodes (I think there were 12) due to its very slow build up.  The most shocking thing for me was the heavily underlying tones of sexuality between the two main characters.  I couldn’t make out whether Sebatian was gay or not.  However, the film cleared that up.

The film took a huge risk by putting it blatantly that Sebastian was a gay man struggling with his love for Charles.  The book and mini-series never specifically say that Sebastian in gay, but the movie made it abundantly clear.  I found this to be better because then some of Sebastian’s strange behavior was accountable…like carrying around a stuffed teddy bear.  

The film was beautiful and was actually very well done for a remake/ 2 hour adaption of a 13 hour mini series.  I found that Matthew Goode did a superb job as Charles in place of Jeremy Irons, however, the actor who played Sebastian I found highly disappointing.  All I can really say after watching this film is…Matthew Goode is gorgeous.  I feel in love with him when I first saw Chasing Liberty as a young teenager, and now, I am even more in love with him.

I recommend this film for people who have either seen the mini-series/read the book.  I also recommend it for people who like period pieces and hot men…I give this film a 3/5 stars.  

Below is a picture from the original (note the teddy bear).

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And below this, note a little video of my love Matthew Goode…

April 27, 2009

The Swimming Pool (2003) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review,Uncategorized — smackamack @ 10:58 pm

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Plot: Swimming Pool focuses on Sarah, a rigid and conservative, yet successful English mystery writer. Sarah’s personal life and new novel take a dramatic twist when she meets her publisher’s sexy, free-spirited daughter Julie at his gracious mansion in the French countryside. 

11lie4hxThis film really surprised me – it was nothing as I expected.  The film was quite beautiful, charming, and interesting…however, it’s ending was absolutely bizarre.  

The film was made in France and takes place in both England and France, but primarily with English dialogue.  The main woman is writing a mystery novel and befriends in an odd sense the owner of the houses daughter.  However, its truly hard to analyze without giving away the ending, which I didn’t even understand.  

I recommend this film for film buffs and for anyone 15+.  I give this film 2.5/5 stars.

Ps. If anyone actually understands the ending, please let me know!

April 26, 2009

Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) – Film Review

Filed under: Comedy,Film Review — smackamack @ 7:54 pm

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wiplocPlot: Love amongst the stars is every ‘valley’ girls dream…. and for Valerie (Geena Davis – The Fly) it’s a dream come true when love literally crash lands into her life in the form of intergalactic hardware plunging into her pool…

My friend Caitlin recommend we watch this film, I was obviously kind of tentative due to the fact that it looked…retarded.  However, this movie was AWESOME. AWESOMELY BAD. I LOVE 80s films, probably my favorite sub-genre ever.  Soooo, this film was right up my alley.  We was not only stupid and about aliens, but also a musical with bad acting and story line.  Awesome. 

earthgirls17Jim Carrey, Damon Waynes and Jeff Goldblum all star as aliens who come down to earth to find women.  Geena Davis plays a nail manicurist who falls in love with Jeff Goldblum after all of his alien hair is shaved.  The best scene of this film is by far the love scene between the two.  Not only is there awesome music, sparkly jewels, but also horrible graphics.  

cActually, a part of me fell in love with Jeff Goldblum I am embarrassed to admit, but he was hot in this film!  Also, I learned that during the film he and Davis were married, I had no idea! They were married from 87-90.  Crazy!

Anyway, if you like 80s films make sure you check this one out…if you don’t like awesomely bad 80s films, don’t watch this! I recommend this for people 15+ and give it 3/5 stars.

Twilight (2008) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review,Robert Pattinson — smackamack @ 7:41 pm

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twilight-groupshot-bigPlot: Bella Swan was not expecting anything out of the ordinary to happen when she moved to live with her Dad in Forks, Washington. But this where her life truly begins. There she meets Edward Cullen, a mysterious and captivating student at her new high school. Bella soon discovers that Edward is hiding a secret, after he impossibly saves her life from a van with his super-human strength and speed. 

Ok, I am just going to say it…I liked it.  Yes, I am embarrassed to admit that I enjoyed this film.  

However, despite the fact that I enjoyed it, doesn’t mean it was a fantastic film.  Lets start with the lead actress Kristen Stewart…totally wrong for the part.  Secondly, the graphics were seriously bad.  I don’t think the film had a high budget, so hopefully this will be fixed for the next film.  Lastly, some of the acting was seriously bad, seriously over the top, and seriously disapointing.  I guess this should have been expected though, the book was just as sappy and silly.

twilight-462-largeIf there is one thing I learned from this film it is the following: Robert Pattinson really is the sexiest man I have ever seen.  I never saw his appeal, well, after this film…I sure do.  I am officially in love with him.

Overall though, the film was really fun and exciting (just like the book) and I recommend it to people 12+ who either A. like sappy romance movies and/or B. have read the books.  I give this movie a 3/5 stars. 

Ps. His “brothers” are hot.


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