Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hey guys! I decided to make a companion tumblr for this blog, where I could repost media news I think is cool. If you like this blog, you should follow that one as well! I also post links to my posts on here, so if you like tumblr better you can just follow that and not miss out on anything! The link is the title of this post. Go!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Sooo, I don't have ten things this week for SGS. I've been really really busy with school, which means I haven't had time to really watch anything or read anything. It kinda sucks, to be honest! But I did do a few things, so here we go.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hey everybody! I hope you enjoyed my shitty Les Mis review earlier this week. Later I'm going to be writing a shitty Django Unchained review! And then hopefully I'll get back to writing actual good reviews, immediately after I watch the movie/listen to the album/read the book, etc., LIKE I'M SUPPOSED TO. It's taking me a really long time to get settled into this new semester, but that isn't stopping me from wasting time with awesome media, like...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
You know you just watched an emotionally powerful movie when there's a significant difference between your emotional states at the beginning and end. Case in point: when I sat down to watch Les Misérables with my friends Maddie and Patrick and Maddie's sister, we were cheerful and excited. When the credits started rolling, I looked to my right to find Maddie curled into a ball in her seat, sobbing - literally sobbing - and as I drove home from the theater, I fought back tears as I belted out Anne Hathaway's rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream." Les Mis certainly evokes a strong reaction in its viewers, although the emotions it draws out, at least for me, aren't particularly lingering or even deep-rooted. They were kind of like the emotional equivalent of indulging in a really fancy desert at a restaurant: a complete release of inhibitions, and maybe something which you haven't done in a while but which makes you feel immensely better afterwards. It's probably not the best thing you could've eaten, but goddamn did you enjoy yourself while you were eating it, and sometimes that's all that matters! Despite all the really depressing stuff that happens in the film, Les Mis is straight-up fun to watch.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Yay for the first SGS of the year! I would have done one a week ago but I had just moved back into my dorm room and it was, in a word, HECTIC. But let's talk great things.