Commercial Break #19 at the Oscars

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Talking about that little prick called Eagle. Eagle loves competition because for someone to win, someone has to lose. But the paradox is that true art, true individual expression as all the work of these incredible fellow filmmakers, can’t be compared, can’t be labeled, can’t be defeated, because it exist and our work will only be judged, as always, by time.

–     Alejandro G. Inarritu

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10 Things: Gone Girl

gone girlTried my hardest to make this post spoiler-free!

When I heard David Fincher was going to direct Gone Girl, based on a widely acclaimed book by the same name, I was slightly overwhelmed. My love for Fincher has been fundamental these past few years so I thought I’d shake things up a bit by reading the source material of his upcoming thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. This is not going to be a book review but I must emphasize that my excitement for Fincher’s Gone Girl is slightly driven by my knowledge of the story.

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# 174 – Beastly

There isn’t much to say about this movie, rather stupid and really annoying with its naive story-line. Since the movie is based on a book that is based on the all so famous “Beauty and the Beast” – I could say it is the book’s fault but since I don’t want to, I say that it is all on the movie.

The only good thing about it was Alex because well, I’m a woman and I love the Brits to the core but even Alex couldn’t save this one, sorry Alex. The movie is basically about a boy (Alex Pettyfer) who is very popular and has a big overblown ego – he gets cursed by this which (played by Mary-Kate Olsen) and then he has to find love while being ugly. Ugly in this movie means having open scars and weird tattoos and being bald – not like the original version which was all hairy and stuff. So he has to find somebody who would fall in love with him and then due to an epic story-line stupidity she has to live with him. He has a maid and a blind tutor (Neil Patrick Harris) and they all live there and he builds her a rose garden or what ever and they live happily ever after without the curse of course.

So, it really does sound stupid right? Well, it is no Forrest Gump and I suggest you not to watch if your looking for some intelligent company – I watched it because I wanted to see Alex and because I was studying and needed something really stupid to get my mind off of schoolwork.  So 1 out of 5 for this one, it would be 1,5 actually because of Alex.

# 2-Glee

First of all, I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of Glee (there are other TV-shows that I’m more excited about), but I must say that my time was well spent when I watched the Madonna episode (season 1 episode 15). I don’t know if it was because of Madonna or Glee’s amazing cast and writers but I’d give that episode 4 stars out of 5!

The Glee madness begun almost a year ago, when the pilot was aired on May 19th on FOX – it was September 9th when they returned and delivered again to their fans. And it seems Glee is all about the long waiting, because after the 13th episode aired it took another 4 months until the next episode aired. I must admit, I was one of those who waited all those times just so I can hear them sing a pop or an old-school rap song – nor am I forgetting the story-lines of the characters.

I read yesterday that the show is created by the same guys who brought us Nip/Tuck (which I thought was amazingly weird because the two shows seem to be utterly different) and  the other shocker for me was that Kurt wasn’t originally a character at all and it was created especially for Chris Colfer after he tried out for Artie’s role. Isn’t that nice, one of the most likable characters in the show is actually based on the actor himself which shows that the creators were looking for REAL people to play REAL people.

And this is actually the vibe I get from the show, the fact that Finn can’t really dance seems awkward but it works, that Rachel seems too “something” and that Will makes mistakes – gives me a feeling that those are people (not perfect characters).

NB: I’m really looking forward to see Neil Patrick Harris on Glee – I heard his character will be some what bad but I know I’ll love him no matter what!