Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oscars 2013

I haven't watch most of the films that were nominated this year, mostly because I was in Germany when November and December (Oscar Bait Season) rolled around.

What can I say about the show?

Seth MacFarlane was fantastic. Especially that bit with the Sound of Music gag. That had my dad in hysterics.

Anne Hathaway won. I know everyone predicted that, but it's really nice to see the Queen of Genovia/the English voice of the girl from The Cat Returns winning an Oscar. Goddamn, she's gorgeous.

Paperman got Best Animated Short. Spectacular. I really wish I knew where to actually watch some of these shorts.

Brave. Honestly, I wasn't that crazy about Brave. I'm not sure if Wreck-It Ralph would've been more deserving, but I still haven't seen Frankenweenie and ParaNorman. Pirates: Band of Misfits was clever and well done, but I'm sure about Oscar-worthy. Wow, this was a great year for stop-motion animation, eh?

Great performances from Shirley Fassey and Adele. I should probably watch more Bond movies. I've only seen Goldfinger (about a few years ago) and You Only Live Twice (when I was pretty little).

All in all, a pretty good. show.

Here's hoping that they use this in future Oscar shows.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Beautiful Creatures (and other topics)

Last week, Emily and I went to see Beautiful Creatures. Afterwards, we talked for about 45 minutes; half the time about the movie, and the other half about other stuff. This video is the result.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Camera One

It's been about two weeks since my return to the homestead, and I am sure of two things. 1) There's no fucking way I'm leaving the States ever again unless I have trustworthy companions to make the homesickness tolerable and remove loneliness from the equation. 2) I'm not entirely sure what I want to do next.

I have a myriad of options. Get a job, go to community college, look at better colleges, experiment with anything and everything to see what I like to do, et cetera. Obviously, I have a full life ahead of me to figure out what I truly desire to do, but for now I'm floating.

Concerning my review series, I have essentially over-complicated the show to the point of making it undesirable. I find it unnecessary to have three characters, neither of which have any differentiating character traits aside from outfits, to review anything, with snark or otherwise. Really, it just comes down to that word that I've discussed before: passion. And I can honestly say that my friend and co-writer shows more passion and interest in my reviews than I do as of late.

I realize that nearly every time I write one of these (at least the previous few times) I end up depressing myself and possibly the reader. I don't know, I guess I still have a lot to think over and deal with.

I've contemplated taking up a musical instrument or two and making some music, though that would involve figuring out how to write music.

As for the reviews, I would like to finish the convoluted Rugrats story arc before I decide anything further, but I'll need to actually film sometime.

On the whole, I don't know what I really want to do, but I certainly don't want to do absolutely nothing.