Because everyone else is doing it, here are my personal celebrity crushes.
10. Ines Sainz
Remember this picture? That's Ines Sainz, Mexican news reporter who recently became famous simply for being the hottest reporter ever. In all honesty, that picture may seem superficial, but once you get to see the front, you see she's got that exotic look that's really great. Hot.
9. Zooey Deschanel
You've seen her on other lists before, and for good reason. Zooey's hotness is not totally in your face like a number of other famous female celebrities. It's much more subtle. She has this oddness, some quirkiness to her looks while at first looking somewhat normal that makes her so irresistible. It's difficult to explain, but try and tell me otherwise.
8. Carey Mulligan
I may be in the minority here, but Mulligan is very cute to me. Like Deschanel, her beauty is more subtle than most young actresses today. Also to her credit, she's a very fine actress as well, even nominated for an Oscar for her role in An Education. It was her in this movie that got my attention. Her looks are simple, yet elegant. Need I say more?
7. Tanit Phoenix
Here's one you may not have heard of, and unless you've seen Death Race 2, you probably have no reason to. Phoenix is one of the more guilty pleasures on this list, and how could she not be? She's smoking hot!
6. Megan Fox
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen. Trashy at its finest. Seriously, Fox has a terrible personality and is a horrible actress. But damn, is she one trashy, hot, sexy broad. She may come off as vapid and stupid, but hell, I'd pay to fuck her.
5. Natalie Portman
Now for a bit more class. You knew she'd be here, and why not? Portman is elegant, beautiful, and talented. She may not be proud of Star Wars, but she's always had some serious talent, leading up to her taking home Oscar gold this year. Even a shaved head couldn't stop her sexy looks.
4. Jessica Alba
I know, crappy actress, but Alba is the only reason to see half the movies she's in. And it is one very, very good reason. She's beautiful, cute, and all around gorgeous. She was sort of used as a joke in the music video for The Lonely Island's "I Just Had Sex," but I'd probably call my parents too if I had sex with Jessica Alba.
3. Jennifer Lopez
I used to not think much of Jennifer Lopez, but recently she's had a comeback, and I realized how good-looking she was. Despite her age, she still has one rockin body, and such a gorgeous face. Sure, most (sorry, all) of her movies are crap, but like Alba, her looks are almost worth seeing them. Hope you stick around J Lo.
2. Angelina Jolie
I couldn't resist. I may be in the minority now, as a lot of people say she's getting old, but Jolie was one of the first stars that I really developed a crush for. She's damn sexy in every action movie she's in (the only reason I watched both Tomb Raiders), plus she can actually act. There will always be a special place in my heart for her.
1. Marion Cotillard
Cotillard's inclusion on this list is mostly due to Inception, but I first realized her natural beauty and curvy figure while watching the Oscars several years ago, where she took home a statue. She can act, she's beautiful, she's French (that accent could make me melt), and she's sexy. I seriously look forward to seeing her in more films in the future.
And now for the ladies, here's a man so good-looking, I'm secure enough in my manhood to admit how goddamn sexy he is.
Thanks for reading.
Hello people of RT.
Today there came some sad news, brought to my attention by Youtube's Tom Chatalbash and Jeremy Jahns, about the possible cancellation of one of my favorite TV shows of all time, Fringe. For those of you who don't know, Fringe is a sci-fi show that's very similar to The X-Files in a way and it airs on Fox (we'll get to that in a second). It has a kind of episodic nature to the show, with creature features and such, but each episode has an overarching story arc involving fringe science; it deals with things that are within the realm of possibility, but aren't exactly proven in any way. It's really cool.
To be honest, I haven't been up to date on the show very much. I own the first two seasons on DVD (the third one is airing now), but haven't watched any of season 2 and not all of season 1. This is mostly due to similar reasons regarding my activity on this site (school, friends, XBox, etc.), but it's still an awesome show that I need to get back into. But if today's news is true, I may not get that chance.
Which brings us back to the topic at hand. Fox, in their infinite wisdom, moved the show to the 9:00 Friday night timeslot. For you fans of Firefly and Dollhouse, you know what this means. This is the place where shows are sent to die, simply because the fans have a social life and can't watch it every week. Really, they did this last season, but it didn't hurt it very much at first. But now it's feeling the effects and Fox is considering taking it off the air. Please, if you haven't watched the show, or if you're a fan of the show, start or keep watching! Fringe is one of the best shows on TV right now and we need it to stay. Watch that shit, watch the first two seasons first, but WATCH THAT SHIT!!!
I've included links to Tom Chatalbash and Jeremy Jahns' videos below so you can learn more.
Jeremy Jahns: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdy656JLNQM&feature=feedu
Tom Chatalbash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMYcc0MwDp8&feature=feedu
The nominees for the Oscars have been announced today, and there aren't really very many surprises here. The King's Speech leads with twelve nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and The Social Network, the film most of us thought would win, has only seven. Everything is pretty much as expected, except for one thing. There is one glaring omission that has me royally pissed off at the Academy: Christopher Nolan has been snubbed for a Best Director nod.
This is just wrong. Nolan did wonders on Inception, and every other film he has made has been above average if not fantastic. He's one of the best and most visionary directors working in Hollywood today. But even if he didn't have a chance of winning against Fincher or Hooper, he still deserved at least a nod. This and the snub for The Dark Knight two years back makes it apparent to me that the Academy simply doesn't like Nolan. When are they gonna wise up and recognize this man's talent? It's just disappointing to me as a filmgoer who has followed his work to see him go unrewarded for what can be considered his best work yet, even if it did get a Best Picture nod.
So now that my rant is over, here's the main nominees that you can probably read somewhere else, but I'm gonna go ahead and put them here. Let me know your thoughts and opinions on this.
-The Kids Are All Right
-The King's Speech
-The Social Network
-Toy Story 3
-Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
-Joel and Ethan Coen, True Grit
-David Fincher, The Social Network
-Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
-David O. Russell, The Fighter
-Javier Barden, Biutiful
-Jeff Bridges, True Grit
-Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
-Colin Firth, The King's Speech
-James Franco, 127 Hours
-Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
-Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
-Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
-Natalie Portman, Black Swan
-Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Best Supporting Actor
-Christian Bale, The Fighter
-John Hawkes, Winter's Bone
-Jeremy Renner, The Town
-Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
-Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Best Supporting Actress
-Amy Adams, The Fighter
-Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
-Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
-Melissa Leo, The Fighter
-Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
So I don't know if anyone is posting what they got for Christmas, and I'm honestly not sure if anyone cares. But, I feel like sharing what I got/am getting. So here it is.
First, the movies. I rounded out my Nolan collection with Insomnia and Following. Also got District 9, Iron Man 2, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. But the one I'm most excited about is the one that hasn't made it yet: the Inception Limited Edition Briefcase Edition. It comes in a metal briefcase like the ones they use in the movie, includes the top from the movie (OMFG!!!) and a bunch of other awesome stuff, along with the Blu Ray, DVD, and Digital Copy. I had to order it from the UK because they sold out in the states. But for some strange reason, the mail was slow and it hasn't arrived yet. In the mean time, here are some pictures:
In addition to that, I also got a full sized Inception movie poster. And that's pretty much it for the movies. I also got Call of Duty: Black Ops, Mass Effect, and Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360. So now there's even more reason for me not to read all the reviews I get from you guys. :) For music, I got The Black Keys and Florence + The Machine. And on a purely unrelated note to any of the previously mentioned gifts, I got a new driver for my golf set.
And then there's all the clothes that usually come with the Christmas stuff.
So that's my Christmas score. Now I'm curious: how good was Santa to you guys? Comment below, let me know.
I've seen a few blog entries on people's favorite music, so I decided to do one. Here's a list of my favorite bands, and a few of my favorite songs from them.
The Dead Weather
-"Blue Blood Blues"
-"Hang You Up From the Heavens"
-60 Feet Tall
-I Cut Like a Buffalo
-Hustle and Cuss
-Looking at the Invisible Man
-Die By the Drop
-Say This Sooner
-Everything That Makes You Sick
-Souls On Ten
-Amazing Because It Is
-Never Say "I Told You So"
-Your Love Is Extravagant
-Meant to Live
-The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)
-Let Your Love Be Strong
-Dare You To Move
-Dirty Second hands
-Audience of One
-Prayer of the Refugee
-From Heads Unworth
-Hero of War
-The Dirt Whispered
-Just Lose It
-My Name Is
-When I'm Gone
Family Force 5
-Get Your Back Off The Wall
-Dance or Die
-Love Like a Sunset, Part I
-Love Like a Sunset, Part II
-We Are Broken
-For A Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic
-Turn It Off
The Black Keys
-Hold Me In Your Arms
-Stare At the Sun
-Time To Pretend
-Breathe In Breathe Out
-In The Middle
-Closer to Love
-Harder to Breathe
-Not Coming Home
-She's a Genius
-Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
-I'm So Sick
-So I Thought
Better Than Ezra
-Our Last Night
-Get You In
-So What'cha Want
-The Feel Good Drag
-A Day Late
-Time & Confusion
-The Unwinding Cable Car
-Never Take Friendship Personal
-You And Me And One Spotlight
The Ting Tings
-Shut Up And Let Me Go
-That's Not My Name
Rocco DeLuca & The Burden
For some strange reason, I've been craving horror movies lately. I don't know why, but I have. Maybe it started back when Paranormal Activity came out. And over the course of the past few months, I've seen quite a few: Blair Witch Project, REC, Nightmare on Elm Street (original), The Last Exorcism, The Strangers, etc. And I liked all of them. However, some people do not like a few of the movies I just listed. And It's for a pretty stupid reason: they weren't scary.
I've heard it said that comdey is a very objective genre, since different people find different things funny. For example, middle schoolers will find movies like Disaster Movie and Vampires Suck hilarious, while everyone else pretty much agrees they are crap. Also, adults will generally enjoy the subtle humor of shows like The Office and 30 Rock while younger people will miss the point. I believe the same goes for horror movies. Different people find different things scary. Remember all those remakes of Asian horror movies that came out for most of this decade (and the half-assed remakes of classic horror movies)? All my middle school friends were scared by them. I mention this because we all know that's hard to make a movie that scares EVERYONE, let alone make a movie that is actually scary (sometimes). And I think that there is a common misconception that a horror movie that isn't scary isn't good.
The most recent case of this I can mention is Paranormal Activity. It was extremely hyped up to be the scariest movie ever, period. I watched it, and it scared the crap out of me. It wasn't the scariest movie ever, but it was effective and I was scared. Looking a few non-critic reviews, however, shows that not a whole lot of people liked it. Why? Because it wasn't as scary as everyone thought it was going to be. Many thought it was scary, but not as scary as everyone said. So therefore, it's a terrible movie. Am I the only one that see's anything wrong with the logic here?
I watched a Nightmare on Elm Street for the first time a couple months ago. I've heard that it's one of the greatest horror movies ever made. It didn't scare me at all. However, I still thought it was a good movie and I enjoyed it. I didn't say it was the stupidest thing ever, as most of my peers would, and it was a bit underwhelming, but it was a good movie. Now, I understand that it's a classic, so just about everyone will say it's great. But if it were released today, I'm pretty sure it would get the same reaction that most modern horror movies do.
One last example. As I mentioned in my recent review of The Last Exorcism, I went and saw the movie with a group of around thirty friends, and I was the only one who liked it. The film was not scary, but creepy, which is the main reason most of them didn't like it. However, it was a well-made movie, and I admire that. That's ultimately what redeemed it in my case. What I'm trying to say here is that people don't need to automatically diss a horror movie because it didn't make them piss themselves. I think they should be judged first on craftsmanship and maybe some deeper meaning (which I will say now that most horror movies don't have that second one), and then whether or not it was scary. I think audiences will be happier that way.