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‘The Tourist’ Trailer! September 15, 2010

Filed under: TV and Movies — lilypad007 @ 5:07 pm

Just saw the trailer for Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s spy thriller, The Tourist (in theaters December 10, 2010). Looks like a fun, not-to-be-taken-too-seriously movie, that I would enjoy checking out with some friends. I love pretty much any movie with either Jolie or Depp. Unlike Black Swan, though, this movie might not be critic proof for me. If the movie doesn’t get good reviews, I think I could wait until it comes out on DVD/online somewhere (not to sound cheap, but it comes to around 14 bucks a person to see a movie in a theater these days, so I only go if I feel like there is something to gain by seeing it on the big screen, like with Avatar or Inception). Anyways, the trailer:

The music and slightly injected humor in the movie, especially in the train scene, give off an Oceans 11 vibe, which I wasn’t expecting when I first heard about the movie. Jolie looks great as always (ok maybe she’s looking a little uncharacteristically thin, but we don’t know how she lives her life and this could just be natural for her!). BUT, someone needs to tell Jolie that she can’t do accents! Depp looks..umm..different… I can’t quite put my finger on it… maybe it’s just the makeup and wardrobe though! Whatever…it can’t be denied that they are both great actors!


Black Swan: One Movie I Can’t Wait to See! September 14, 2010

Filed under: TV and Movies — lilypad007 @ 8:22 pm

After seeing the trailor (below) and reading up on the movie, I don’t think December 1st can come soon enough!

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company. Black Swan takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect. Black Swan also stars Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder.

Reviews on the internet are mixed and although it currently has a rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes–12 fresh, 1 rotten–, it’s too early to really be able to tell. I almost always check reviews before I go see a movie in the theater, but I don’t think bad reviews will prevent me from checking out Black Swan! From the preview it looks like Portman and Kunis do a good job and at least Porman will be recognized come awards season.  The cinematography and visuals look stunning as well! The film is supposed to have a limited release on December 1, 2010, but I don’t know if I can wait that long!!!


Project Runway at NY Fashion Week September 11, 2010

Filed under: Fashion,TV and Movies — lilypad007 @ 9:05 pm

As the season aired on Lifetime, there were ten Project Runway designers remaining on the show as Fashion Week arrived. All ten showed on Thursday– seven decoy collections, along with the three actual finalists, which will not be revealed until the finale airs on October 28th. Only the three finalists’ collections will air on the finale, so you can wait until then if you do not want any spoilers, or you can check out all of the collections here now!

To my disappointment, nothing really blew me away like season 4 winner Christian Siriano’s collection did. But I do like Mondo and Andy, so I am hoping they made it to the finals. While Mondo and I do not share the same style, I like his collection enough to want to buy some of the separates! With Andy, I am not so sure about the green he chose, and some of his designs are a little restrained, but I think he is very talented and I love almost everything I have seen on the show from him. I also like Ivy’s very wearable collection (even though I’m not a big fan of what I have seen on the show so far, in terms of her designs AND attitude). I like April’s collection as well, although I am not so sure about the drab color choices. The two-time winner (so far) Gretchen disappoints (I haven’t really been a fan of her style anyways). I’m not so sure about Valerie’s Skittles color palette either! Anyways, check out the collections for yourself by clicking on the designer’s name:

Michael CostelloGretchen JonesMondo GuerraAndy SouthCasanova (out Sept. 9th)Michale Drummond (out Sept.16th)Ivy Higa (out Sept. 23rd)Valerie Mayen (out Sept. 30th)Christopher Collins (out Oct. 7th)April Johnston (out Oct. 14th)


Attention Losties: Lost Epilogue September 4, 2010

Filed under: TV and Movies — lilypad007 @ 12:33 am
Lost (TV series)

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This came out a couple of weeks ago (when I did not have a blog), but I thought I would post a link for it in its entirety for any fellow Losties who have not seen it. The Link. The epilogue is titled “The New Man in Charge” and did not contain anything explosive, considering it is only twelve minutes, and lord knows how many questions were left unresolved! But I am OK with that. Some things are better left unsaid and in an air of mystery. Here are the things we do learn in the epilogue (via Vanity Fair):


• The mysterious food drops on the island that everyone seems so interested in actually originate from some sort of warehouse on Guam. Ben Linus, on orders from Hurley, explains to two employees at the warehouse that DHARMA hasn’t existed for quite some time and, in turn, he’s closing down the plant. As a reward, the two workers are given a fair compensation package.

• The two workers have been loading food drops for about twenty years.

• The transmissions that the workers receive on where to drop the food are automated and originate from a “lamppost station in L.A.”

• Hurley likes to be referred to as “The Man in Charge,” apparently.

• Ben Linus is environmentally conscious, asking the workers to make sure to turn off the lights before they leave.

• Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are mocking us when the one worker whines, “We deserve answers!” (We all deserved that!)

• The island moves (but we already knew that).

• It appears that Ben Linus owns the season five deluxe edition “DHARMA initiation kit” DVD set of “Lost.

• DHARMA conducted genetic alteration tests on animals.

• Polar bears make ideal candidates for electromagnetic studies, hence their presence on the island.

• Whatever you do, don’t taunt polar bears. They eat arms!

• The electromagnetic energy on the island causes problems with the early terms of polar bear pregnancy— which obviously extended to human pregnancy, too.

• DHARMA used to kidnap “hostiles” (members of The Others) and interrogate them for information. Then, they wipe the hostile’s mind free of the interrogation by showing them what I can only assume is the Monkee’s psychedelic movie,Head.

• Walt, now a full-grown man who may be pushing 40, goes by the name of Keith John, these days. He also lives in a mental patients’ ward.

• Like all mental patients on TV and in movies, Walt enjoys solo games of Connect Four.

• Yes, Walt is still “special.” No, we still don’t know why Walt is special, exactly.

• Walt leaves with Ben and Hurley. Hurley has “a job” for Walt. It’s a good guess to assume that Walt is being groomed to take over the island. Perhaps this explains why Walt wasn’t in the alternate timeline purgatory in the aired finale; he took over for Hurley and is therefore immortal and wouldn’t be dead when all the other characters are dead.

• Walt can be convinced to do just about anything in exchange for a granola bar.