I’ve been watching this blog for a while now. It started when Lianne reblogged her 359 posts to her Tumblr (which is now gone) and then copied that over to her Facebook. I’ve been watching it since then, interested and intrigued, but I had never wanted to join until recently.
I’ll be cliché…
My hero, Justin Perona, just wrote his first 359 post.
This was written Saturday night because I was bored and I obviously have no life.
I love it when there is a rivalry in the Best Pictures race during Oscar season.
The Oscar rivalry between The King’s Speech and The Social Network is no difference. AND GUESS WHAT? I SAW BOTH TODAY. VERY COOL TIME FOR ME.
I mean, usually I only see one rival film, but not the other, before Oscar night, but I’ve been productive lately. Not only did I watch both The King’s Speech and The Social Network today, I finished my first draft of my French lit essay. And I’m going to watch Jesse Eisenberg host Saturday Night Live later tonight because I’ve always thought he was more adorable than Michael Cera (and an infinitely better actor) and I’ve loved him since The Squid and the Whale.
I haven’t had a film rant/film word barf in a very long time because, to be honest, I haven’t watched many films lately. It’s like, what? They still make movies? My film obsession has dwindled to that petty level of insignificance, which is okay, because that gives me more time to think about real people rather than fictional characters. I mean, I already read fiction in French lit, so I am obligated to think about fictional characters quite a lot.
Anyway, I saw The King’s Speech this morning and I liked it. It’s a very good movie. It’s a very traditional movie, to say the least. I mean, the moment I entered the theater, there were my fellow senior citizens. IT’S THAT KIND OF MOVIE. Your mom will love it, for sure.
The King’s Speech chronicles a soon-to-be King George VI’s speech problem: he stutters. The film shows his relationship with his family, his speech therapist, and the public that awaits his comforting words. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter deliver excellent performances! It’s a very pleasantly inspirational film! Did I just spoil it? I spoiled it. Oops.
But is it Best Picture material? No. But do you know what is?
The Social Network is the kind of film that lingers. While The King’s Speech is undoubtedly a nice, pleasant experience, I still can’t stop thinking about The Social Network. That is one cool movie, guys.
I love bullet-speed dialogue. I love vengeful nerds. I love computers. I love computer nerds. I love the age-old themes of friendship and betrayal. I love tragic assholes. I love socially impaired creeps. I love it when people feed chicken to a chicken. I DON’T KNOW. THIS IS A GOOD MOVIE.
I think my film review skills have suddenly diminished. I can’t even write a coherent film review anymore.
Okay, the thing is, while there is nothing wrong with The King’s Speech, it doesn’t excite me as much as The Social Network does. Yeah, fine, The King’s Speech is a Merchant-Ivory film with a sardonic wit and a relentless bite, but The Social Network feels relevant. Not just because we all use Facebook, but because we are in an age where connections are made, only to be broken, or relationships mostly remain in the unemotional stage of the delicate term, “Facebook friends.” YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? Yeah, never mind. I think I was trying to say something deep and intellectual about why a film about the creation of Facebook is more relevant than a film about an English king’s speech impairment, but I couldn’t quite put it into the right words, so nonsensical gibberish came out instead.
So they are both good movies! I’m glad these two are the frontrunners! But The Social Network is obviously superior!
This is like, the worst movie review(s) I’ve ever written in my life.
“You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words, that matter.”—Nicholas Sparks. (via infatuatedannie)
Gerardi, Jennifer 10:31 pm … Wow. I have a page suggestion. I wonder what it could be. Gossip Girl Page You have been invited by Marcy Shieh (Washington High School). Do you like this? no Shieh, Marcy 10:32 pm yes Gerardi, Jennifer 10:32 pm ignored bitch
“Yeah, I just want to see Jenny banned from Manhattan. That is my current life goal. I mean, you showed me the scene already, but now I get to see the context!!! Okay, maybe not. This show is just so entertaining and I have no life.”—Jennifer Gerardi on Gossip Girl
Chang, Dennis 1:16 am Well its going to be an interesting year or at least I hope it will be Shieh, Marcy 1:16 am How so? You have the girlfriend You have the car You have the chill friends You have the 4.0 What more can you ask for? lol Chang, Dennis 1:16 am You know you have a good point there I never realized that LOL Shieh, Marcy 1:17 am …