Miriam
04 January 2010 @ 03:59 pm
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tunage : Another Way To Die - Jack White & Alicia Keys
 
 
 
Miriam
22 January 2009 @ 09:05 pm
I prepared a short picspam in honor...
HEATH LEDGER
1979-2008


I only do this because I'm having fun. The day I stop having fun, I'll just walk away.Collapse )

I miss him...and I can't believe it has already been a year.
I'll be rooting for you at the Oscars bb. :)
 
 
tunage : Heathus singing "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
 
 
 
Miriam
22 January 2009 @ 02:28 pm

Where is The Dark Knight's BEST Picture nomination??!?!?!?!
Let us review the facts:
- The Dark Knight was universally-acclaimed: 94% positive reviews @ Rotten Tomatoes. Not to mention the numerous Top Ten lists it has been on which can be seen here at Wikipedia).
- The Dark Knight is the second-highest grossing movie ever (domestically) and is set to pass the billion dollar mark soon. It has broken countless box office records, as can be seen here at Box Office Mojo.
- The performances, direction, cinematography, etc. have all been showered with accolades, especially the late Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker and the direction of Christopher Nolan (who was also snubbed).
- Finally, The Dark Knight transcended its genre and showed us that it is possible for a comic book movie to be relevant, serious, and respected.

Now, let us review the Oscar nominations for Best Picture:
- The Reader, 60% positive reviews @ Rotten Tomatoes
- Milk, 92% positive reviews @ Rotten Tomatoes
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 72% positive reviews @ Rotten Tomatoes
- Slumdog Millionaire, 95% positive reviews @ Rotten Tomatoes
- Frost/Nixon, 91% positive reviews @ Rotten Tomatoes

Doesn't seem a little ridiculous that the Academy would choose a mediocre Oscar-bait film like The Reader over The Dark Knight??? I read The Reader by Bernhard Schlink in November and I thought it was well-written and poignant, but clearly the adaptation didn't do the novel justice. I was contemplating watching The Reader this afternoon so that I have a valid reason for disliking it...

As for the three nominees which I have seen: I loved Milk and Slumdog Millionaire and was underwhelmed by The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (beautifully filmed, but it felt too much like Forrest Gump and contained too many clichés).
Seriously people, go see Milk and Slumdog Millionaire. Both are magnificent!

My only other big gripe was Sally Hawkin's lack of a Best Actress nomination for Happy-Go-Lucky. She was brilliant in Happy-Go-Lucky and even won a Golden Globe for her performance.
Here is the trailer, although the trailer really doesn't do justice to how poignant her role is. I thought the movie also brought up some great points about happiness and optimism.
Go watch it!

And while I LOVE Kate Winslet, I don't think she'll win the Oscar this year either unfortunately. And while I'm psyched that Brangelina will be at the awards, I'm not really rooting for either of them at this point.

I'll be rooting for SLUMDOG and TDK on the big night, BBS!!! :D
 
 
tunage : Lily Allen - LDN
 
 
 
Miriam
20 January 2009 @ 11:53 am
 
 
 
Miriam
24 December 2008 @ 11:31 pm



Happy Holidays everyone! I love you lots!
 
 
tunage : MGMT - Future Reflections
 
 
 
Miriam
21 December 2008 @ 12:23 am
I saw Slumdog Millionaire a week or two ago and I still cannot stop thinking about it.
It is such a beautiful, emotional, AMAZING movie and is easily in my top 10. You should all see it. Trust me, you won't regret seeing this movie!

For those of you not familiar with the movie, it is the story of a 17-year old boy from the slums of Mumbai who gets onto the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" and advances to the final question when he is accused of cheating. The movie is basically him telling the police inspector how different events in his life helped him to answer each question. The movie also tells of his search for his childhood sweetheart, Latika, whom he has been separated from numerous times, and how he will stop at nothing to find her.

In my obsessiveness, I capped the HD trailer for the movie and made a picspam:
- It's not in any particular order because I was capping all over the place.
- I was inspired by peopleareshapes's beautiful picspams. They brighten my day.
- It's really long. Beware.



It is written...Collapse )

BTW, Dev Patel is such a cutie.
Go see the movie people!!
 
 
tunage : MGMT - Time to Pretend
 
 
 
Miriam
I gotta say, I went into Twilight with quite low expectations. I had seen almost all of the Twilight trailers, clips, TV spots, etc. and quite frankly, I thought it looked corny. I was prepared to go see some two-hour cheesefest and....

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it yesterday.
How could it be possible?Collapse )

OH YEAH. And I got a NEW COMPUTER. It's pretty sexy. It's a shiny, sleek Dell. And I got a nice big monitor too. 22 inches. Unfortunately, all of the money for this came out of my pocket. Alas...At least I have Vista and my internet works, unlike on my previous 7-year old computer.

This is similar to what my monitor and computer look like. Although, the computer is a bit cooler.

P.S. Apparently Pushing Daisies has been canceled...I'm really upset. :(
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