hollybrooke: (Default)
Went to see Paranormal Activity 3 last night.

HOLY SHIT.

First of all, let me say this. I'm a hard person to scare when it comes to horror movies. I've seen enough of them to know that they're all scripted, and I know just about every horror movie cliché in the book. (Yet I'm a sucker for a new show like "American Horror Story," despite it being filled with clichés; it's wonderfully messed up.) And I thought the first two Paranormal Activity movies were kind of predictable, but they were still good to watch. I didn't think they were really all that scary, though. But HOLY SHIT, THE THIRD ONE. I think I spent a good chunk of the second part with my eyes covered.

It's not that it was gory or anything like that. Here's what's weird. I can handle blood and guts and gore, but I can't handle seeing people break bones. I can't even handle hearing bones being broken. I don't even like looking at x-rays. But the filmmakers got a little more out there with the special effects in this one, and the spirit starts messing with the younger girls. And Kevin and I automatically identified some deleted scenes that were in the trailer that didn't get included in the final film. (I'm wondering if there are some alternate endings, too. There were a few alternate endings from the first one, and one of them was directly tied to the second one.) And there were a couple of things I was left wondering from the second one that didn't really get answered in this one.)

My verdict? I don't know if you should see this if you haven't seen the first two. You get a brief recapping of what happened in the second one before this starts, but you won't know why this movie was important or why the recap from the last one was important unless you've seen the previous two.
hollybrooke: (Bad Holly!  No jumpies!)
I'm going to Tinley Park on Wednesday for a meeting with an admissions advisor from the Illinois Institute of Art. *squeeeeee!*

This is nothing serious (at the moment). This is a "You want to potentially come to OUR school? Great! Want to come see what we're all about and talk about admissions requirements and financial aid?" meeting. I'm still putting my feelers out there, and I'm looking to actually be making the big move by next year when I have some decent stuff to submit for admissions.

The woman I talked to over the phone (Jessica) was very nice, and we got into a conversation about movies, and she wants to hear how Super 8 was.

*semi-related tangent* Speaking of, Super 8 was really good! I heard a long time ago it was supposed to be a prequel of sorts to Cloverfield. Then I hear J.J. Abrams saying the complete opposite. Make up your mind, J.J.!

*tangent* 27 days till Money in the Bank at the AllState Arena! I don't even know if I want to do a sign/poster this time around. Ideas I'm already floating around?
--Chris Benoit Killed My Sign (SURE to get confiscated!)
--Sit Down! You're In My Way!
--RIP Macho Man
--do a poster of Sheamus from "Family Guy" in case Sheamus (the actual wrestler) is wrestling
--Take My Sign. It Has Zack Ryder On It.

*tangent* I'm watching the "When You Wish Upon A Weinstein" ep of "Family Guy." You've got to be kidding me. Lois made it from Rhode Island to Las Vegas THAT QUICKLY in Quagmire's car? Thanks for making me suspend my disbelief, MacFarlane!

*semi-related tangent* Hey [livejournal.com profile] supermachodude. Guess what? Diarrhea!

*tangent* Well, I've found a new obsession. The new My Little Pony series on the Hub. Ponies are keeping me sane currently. :)

*tangent* How odd is it that I want to purchase this "The Dean Martin Variety Show" series on a DVD set? The informercial is on right now. I love me some Dino.

*tangent* I CAN'T BELIEVE I'VE BEEN WORKING AT THE GROCERY STORE FOR FOUR DAMN YEARS. KILL ME NOW.
hollybrooke: (Elle Woods "Hieeee!")
Kevin and I went to see Bridesmaids the other night. FUCKING HILARIOUS. Men, don't be scared into thinking it's a "chick flick." I mean, it is. Kinda. It's one of those raunchy, wild chick flicks.

We also went to Red Lobster, and he got me a bunny Pillow Pet. I didn't ask for any of these. I was just responsible for the movie choice.

*tangent* I've had a lot of weird dreams lately. The other night, I had one where I was back to working at Blockbuster, but the systems were all changed and I had no idea how to operate any of it. Crystal was still working there, and she wouldn't tell me how to operate it, and I had to learn on my own, and customers were getting pissed. What the hell, man?! What's this mean?!

Cut because I use a mildly offensive word. Not like I'd ever censor myself, but it involves the C-word. )

*tangent* Bowling for work this Tuesday. [livejournal.com profile] hottoddy, IT'S ON!!!

*tangent* I've lost seven pounds in the last two weeks! Yes, I am made of awesome. I aim to fit in that itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini by the end of June.

*tangent* We're getting a new stove! We don't have to gas ourselves to death anymore!

*tangent* Since "Weird Al" Yankovic has a new album coming out in a month (*SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!*), here's a link to an animated bit to his song "Abuquerque" (one of my favorite songs of his):
http://www.wappincomics.com/albuquerque.html
hollybrooke: (Baby One More Time)
It's a "Things Holly's Loving Right Now" post!

--The casting of Tom Hardy as Bane and Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises: Okay, the fact that BANE will be in the next Batman film already has me psyched up beyond belief!!

And people need to quit bitching about Anne Hathaway. I've never really had a problem with her, and Christopher Nolan is known for unconventional casting (hey, at least he didn't go with the very obvious Megan Fox or Angelina Jolie). And it's never really stated that she will be Catwoman in the casting, so it's possible her role as Catwoman will be downplayed like how Aaron Eckhart was being pushed mainly as Harvey Dent and no real mention of him as Two-Face was brought up.

And let's not forget how slightly disappointed I was when I saw Heath Ledger in that half-assed Joker makeup. Have faith, my friends.


--Everyone here will probably kill me for saying this, but I am really, really digging that new Britney Spears single!!



I haven't been this excited for something from Britney Spears for a LONG time. Now I can't wait for the music video. (I'm loving the bass and the dubstep!)


--Kiss My Face Peaches and Creme Ultra Moisturizer. Someone listed this as a recommendation over at the [livejournal.com profile] beauty101 community. Actually, one of the first recommendations was this stuff from Lush, but I checked the price of that and was all, "NOPE. Out of my price range." But we actually sell this Kiss My Face stuff at my job. A 16 fl. oz. bottle was a little over $10, and a bit pricey, but it's a big bottle. I've been using it for a week, and I'm already noticing a difference. My red spots from leftover zits are fading! YAY!

--Bath and Body Works' new tropical bodycare range. LOVING IT LIKE A FAT KID LOVES CAKE. And apparently, a lot of people I work with love how the Hawaii Coconut smells, too! Natasha said it reminds her of her vacation to Mexico, and Derek said it smells like one of the girls' fragrances at Hollister. Which he likes because I guess his girlfriend wears stuff like that. :) Next paycheck, I'm probably going to go back and stock up because HELLZ YEAH!! (The Bali Mango smells absolutely delicious, too!)

--The Last Exorcism. Kevin and I rented this last week and we really liked it! Cut for spoilers )

Like I said, very well pulled off. If you're looking for a good horror movie, and if you missed it in theaters, I recommend it.
hollybrooke: (Blushing red Pascale)
Kevin and I went to see Black Swan. It was pretty good. It was messed-up, but pretty good. Natalie Portman will probably win an Oscar for it, and Mila Kunis is alllll kinds of awesome (and hawt) in it.

But....dare I say it? (and both Kevin and I agreed on this)....Natalie's character "pulled a Fester" at the end. *sigh*
hollybrooke: (And yet ANOTHER Rapunzel icon)
Okay. Geeky confession time. Since our last family vacation to Walt Disney World (right before The Lion King came out, about 1994, when I was in eighth grade), I started wondering just when Disney would tackle doing "Rapunzel" as a movie, because I was itching for Disney to do another fairy tale. It's been nearly sixteen years.

SIXTEEN YEARS. I've been waiting for this movie for nearly SIXTEEN YEARS. And the last time I was this hyped up for a Disney movie was when Aladdin came out.

........I absolutely loved Tangled. Loved, loved, LOVED it. This one will require multiple viewings in the theater!

There be spoilers under the cut! You've been warned! )

Way to go, Disney. You done me good. Now I want to follow my dream.
hollybrooke: (Rapunzel and Pascale)


Seventy days left. That is ten weeks. I REALLY hope they are doing midnight showings.
hollybrooke: (Default)
This is for all the people (namely [livejournal.com profile] supermachodude) who were oh-so-disappointed that I didn't like Phantom of the Paradise.

I'm giving it a second shot. You happy?!

It's not that I absolutely hated it. The music was good, and it was campy enough for my standards, but it just got all kinds of stupid towards the end. At least Will felt the same way I did about it. But I'll give it a second shot anyway.
hollybrooke: (Slutty Sandy)
Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year -- Toy Story 3, hands down. It was the only movie I was really looking forward to seeing this summer. We'll see what comes out later on this year, but still not over the TS3 love.

Day 02 - The most underrated movie -- Grindhouse. (ESPECIALLY Planet Terror.) It was MEANT to be campy and gruesome. And people just didn't want to sit through a double feature. And Death Proof was pretty cool once you got past all the exposition that you normally get in a Tarantino film.

Day 03 - A movie that makes you really happy -- Enchanted. That movie was so freaking adorable. (I especially loved when Giselle was offered the apple martini and Robert said something along the lines of, "Wow, everyone likes to give you free stuff, huh?")

Day 04 - A movie that makes you sad -- Beaches. I think everyone knows why. I don't know anyone who doesn't cry buckets at the end of that movie. That, and Steel Magnolias.

Day 05 - Favorite love story in a movie -- It's going to sound so cliché, but Allie and Noah in The Notebook. To think that a love like that could survive after Allie's mother would object to her being with Noah and him writing her every day for a year and thinking she just gave up on him because she never responded....it's the stuff that makes for a really good movie. Good book, BETTER movie.

Day 06 - Favorite made for TV movie -- A while back...it wasn't VERY long back, though...ABC had aired this movie about Anne Frank with Ben Kingsley in it playing Otto Frank. It was a two-parter, and the entire last hour was shown commercial-free and with a mature content warning because it went into detail about how Anne and her family suffered in the concentration camps after they were caught. It wasn't the same thing as the movie with Millie Perkins, which was just the stage version as a movie. They put a lot of research into what was going on not just with Anne and her family and the Van Pels' and Mr. Pfeffer, but what Miep and her co-workers were having to deal with just trying to keep them hidden. I was VERY lucky that I found it on DVD; I paid a pretty penny for it, and I can't bring myself to sell it.

Day 07 - The most surprising plot twist or ending - Regina George posting her picture in the Burn Book and getting even with Cady in Mean Girls. It was a very underhanded thing to do, and I totally didn't see it coming when I first saw it, but it made sense.

...I always felt kind of bad for Regina George towards the end of Mean Girls. Yeah, she was an intimidating bitch, but did she really deserve what happened to her? I believe in karma, but wow. The girls that she thought were her friends (ESPECIALLY Cady) kind of stabbed her in the back, and she ended up getting severely injured in the end. NO one deserves that, I don't care HOW mean you are. And to think that Janis Ian was the one who masterminded all of that in the first place....who's truly the mean girl in all of that?

Day 08 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times - Obviously, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Go check out http://www.helpmemommy.com )

Day 09 - A movie with the best soundtrack - Detroit Rock City. Lots of awesome rock music from the 70s, mainly KISS.

Day 10 - Favorite classic movie - Probably Gone With the Wind. And I had never been able to sit down and watch the whole movie in one sitting until recently! (I would always watch the first hour and then have to do something, or I would come in when it was half over.) I still love it so freaking much. Especially when Rhett forces Scarlett to go to the birthday party and makes her wear that red dress, and he tells her something along the lines of, "Here, wear this, it'll suit the occasion" all snarky-like. Rhett was freaking awesome.

Day 11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something - Dogma. Here's the thing. I'm not a particularly religious person. I was raised Baptist as a kid, and I stopped going to church regularly after my church got a new clegyman because we (meaning my whole family) didn't agree with some of the things the new clergyman was preaching about in his sermons. It's not like I've turned my back on religion or Christianity or anything...it's just that I don't particularly agree with the idea of organized religion.

There's a part in Dogma when Bethany is talking with Rufus on the train about how Jesus doesn't like how we've taken something like Christianity and separated it into so many factions. And because of that, it causes so many scuffles and skirmishes between different religious groups. Hell, people go to wars over this kind of stuff. I can't remember the exact quote, but Rufus said something along the lines of "It's easier to have a good idea instead of a belief. You can change an idea, but changing a belief is trickier." And it just made me feel a little more secure in not wanting to go to church every week. I consider myself to be an independent worshipper. I mean, I know how to read, and I'm smart enough to read the Bible and interpret it for myself. I don't need to go to church every week and have some clergyman preach to me about how I'm going to hell and make me feel bad about myself.

Day 12 - A movie that you hate - The remake of The Stepford Wives. Hated it. HAAAAAAAAAAAAATED it. The original is tons of amazing, but the remake was just terrible. And it made no sense towards the end!

Day 13 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure - Hmm....I had to think long and hard about this one. There are quite a few movies that I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I love. But nothing tops the ridiculousness of.....She-Devil.



The Queen Actress Herself, Meryl Streep, in a movie with Roseanne Barr and Ed Begley Jr. of all people. The late-80s fashion sense. Mary Fisher's downward spiral, Robert's skeeviness, and Ruth just taking over her life as Vesta Rose. I. LOVE. THIS. RIDICULOUS. MOVIE.

(Troop Beverly Hills is a close second.)


Day 14 - A movie that no one would expect you to love - Probably Cannibal! The Musical. So many people see it in my DVD collection and ask about it, and I'm the one who has to explain it was the first movie that Trey Parker and Matt Stone made while in college before "South Park" took off as well as it did. It's such a craptacular movie, but it's hilarious. It's for the true Trey Parker/Matt Stone fan.



God, look at how young and skinny Trey was there!

Day 15 - A character who you can relate to the most -

I feel this could be best expressed by song:



Day 16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate - Okay, I know I've posted it before, so everyone knows about my love/hate relationship with Grease. But let me restate it. I loved Grease when I was a teenager, but over the course of time, I've seen it so many times, I've seen so many stage productions of it, I've done the songs for show choir and I've heard so many craptacular karaoke versions of "We Go Together" and "Summer Nights" that I can't stand it anymore.

Not only that, but I don't like the fact that by the end of the movie, Sandy figures out the only way to get Danny back is to make herself over into a skank, and it's okay with everyone. Yet Danny lettered in track and got his letterman's sweater and the T-Birds just made fun of him (briefly) for it until he told them, "You guys aren't going to be following me for the rest of your lives, right?" It's lame when Danny does something (sort of) productive with his downtime during high school, but Sandy gets the slutty makeover and everyone loves it because she's sexy all of a sudden. Yeah.

Day 17 - A movie that disappointed you the most - Superman Returns. It was just another unnecessary sequel. The only good thing about it was Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor because it's Kevin Spacey, for crying out loud. But yeah, that one was a bit letdown. Had a hard time buying Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane (I always felt they could've cast someone a little older, or someone who looked like a bit of a harried working mother), had a VERY hard time buying Superman lifting an entire island of KRYPTONITE, and the last thing....this is the movie James Marsden passed on doing X-Men 3 for?! (Or only showed up for the first five minutes, anyway.)

I hated it. I downright hated it. And I cling even more tightly to the original versions with Christopher Reeve to this day. (The original Superman was on AMC the other day, actually!)

Day 18 - A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen - Death Becomes Her. (Yeah, another Meryl Streep "crap-o-rama," LOL.) I've been kind of obsessed with it lately. I don't get why this movie didn't get enough love! It's not really a horror movie, it's more like a funny "Twilight Zone"-ish movie. Or like Tales From the Crypt, more like. Brilliant comedic performances from Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn and (of course) Meryl Streep. And Isabella Rosellini is hot as BALLS in it. SUCH an underrated movie. And I want to make animated gifs from it so badly.



Day 19 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc. -

Off a book: the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Those were some of the best damn book adaptations I had ever seen. (I can overlook the elimination of Tom Bombadil from the first book, because that section did get a bit boring.) And The Two Towers was probably the best one out of the three; I think I saw it four times in the theater.

Off a comic: I'm going with Watchmen.

Day 20 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress -

Kevin Spacey--American Beauty and 21.
Reese Witherspoon--Legally Blonde and Election.
John Travolta--Pulp Fiction

Day 21 - Favorite action movie - For the longest time, I would've told you Terminator 2. But I'll be honest. The Dark Knight was just that much better. Nothing can beat the semi trailer chasing the Batpod. In IMAX. That was just fucking AWESOME.

Day 22 - Favorite documentary - Waking Sleeping Beauty. It'll be HELL waiting for that to come out on DVD.

Day 23 - Favorite animation - In my opinion, nothing can beat the one that started it all.



1:26 For as realistic as we can nail rippling water with computer-generated animation nowadays....NOTHING can top the special effects used when Snow White's singing into the well. That's just PERFECT and looks MUCH more realistic than what computers can do NOW.

Beauty and the Beast is a close second, however. A VERY close second.

Day 24 - That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet - I don't know. Something ORIGINAL that's not a remake of something that's already been done?! (Oh, I know what's awesome. I'm just not going to post it, lest someone steal my idea.)

Day 25 - The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen - I'm inclined to say Tropic Thunder, but I don't want to be like everyone else who's responded with this. So it's a toss-up between Dumb and Dumber. That movie never gets old and never fails to make me laugh.





Day 26 - A movie that you love but everyone else hates - Cloverfield. I freaking LOVED it. I loved the whole viral campaign leading up to it, too. I really can't wait for Super 8 to come out.

Day 27 - A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters - I would've loved to have seen the first preview test screenings of The Wizard of Oz. Apparently, there was a LOT of stuff that was cut from the film after the first few preview screenings because the movie was running too long. Plus, about a dozen of Margaret Hamilton's lines as the Wicked Witch were cut because she was just too scary for the kids in the audiences to handle.

Oh hell, I would just love to actually see The Wizard of Oz in a theater, no matter what. I've seen it so many times on TV and on tape/DVD, it'd be a nice change of pace to see it in an actual theater.

Day 28 - Favorite movie from your favorite director - I'll reserve that for number 30, because it's the same thing.

Day 29 - A movie from your childhood - Any random movie from my childhood? I'll go with The Muppet Movie. I know it came out in 1979, and I was born in 1980, but I think I've seen it so many times when I was a kid on tape or on TV. Love it.



Okay, Frank Oz, this alone can make up for the piece of crap that was your remake of The Stepford Wives.

Day 30 - Your favorite movie of all time -
I don't need you to tell me how fucking good my coffee is, okay? I'm the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping, she buys shit. I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it I want to taste it. But you know what's on my mind right now? It AIN'T the coffee in my kitchen, it's the dead nigger in my garage. )

Thank you for following and participating!
hollybrooke: (Feminism?)
I'm having so much fun with this! )

Day 21 - Favorite action movie - For the longest time, I would've told you Terminator 2. But I'll be honest. The Dark Knight was just that much better. Nothing can beat the semi trailer chasing the Batpod. In IMAX. That was just fucking AWESOME.

Day 22 - Favorite documentary - Waking Sleeping Beauty. It'll be HELL waiting for that to come out on DVD.

Day 23 - Favorite animation - In my opinion, nothing can beat the one that started it all.



1:26 For as realistic as we can nail rippling water with computer-generated animation nowadays....NOTHING can top the special effects used when Snow White's singing into the well. That's just PERFECT and looks MUCH more realistic than what computers can do NOW.

Beauty and the Beast is a close second, however. A VERY close second.

Day 24 - That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet - I don't know. Something ORIGINAL that's not a remake of something that's already been done?! (Oh, I know what's awesome. I'm just not going to post it, lest someone steal my idea.)

Day 25 - The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen - I'm inclined to say Tropic Thunder, but I don't want to be like everyone else who's responded with this. So it's a toss-up between Dumb and Dumber. That movie never gets old and never fails to make me laugh.



'Samsonite.' I was WAY off! )
hollybrooke: (Default)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] cosmosmariner

Go to Wikipedia (as the most convenient resource), and copy the list of movies that were released in the year when you were 12 years old. Mark in italics the movies that you've seen. (Not necessarily that year.) Mark in bold the movies that you own on video, DVD, Blu-Ray or whatever.

Hey, it's a break from the 30-Day Movie Meme. )
hollybrooke: (Default)
I'm having so much fun with this! )

Day 19 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc. -

Off a book: the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Those were some of the best damn book adaptations I had ever seen. (I can overlook the elimination of Tom Bombadil from the first book, because that section did get a bit boring.) And The Two Towers was probably the best one out of the three; I think I saw it four times in the theater.

Off a comic: I'm going with Watchmen.

Day 20 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress -

Kevin Spacey--American Beauty and 21.
Reese Witherspoon--Legally Blonde and Election.
John Travolta--Pulp Fiction

You can't take your eyes off it; I've seen you. You're not eating. You barely sleep. It's taken ahold of you, Mr. Frodo. You have to fight it. )
hollybrooke: (Jem Twilight in Paris)
I'm having so much fun with this! )

Day 17 - A movie that disappointed you the most - Superman Returns. It was just another unnecessary sequel. The only good thing about it was Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor because it's Kevin Spacey, for crying out loud. But yeah, that one was a bit letdown. Had a hard time buying Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane (I always felt they could've cast someone a little older, or someone who looked like a bit of a harried working mother), had a VERY hard time buying Superman lifting an entire island of KRYPTONITE, and the last thing....this is the movie James Marsden passed on doing X-Men 3 for?! (Or only showed up for the first five minutes, anyway.)

I hated it. I downright hated it. And I cling even more tightly to the original versions with Christopher Reeve to this day. (The original Superman was on AMC the other day, actually!)

Day 18 - A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen - Death Becomes Her. (Yeah, another Meryl Streep "crap-o-rama," LOL.) I've been kind of obsessed with it lately. I don't get why this movie didn't get enough love! It's not really a horror movie, it's more like a funny "Twilight Zone"-ish movie. Or like Tales From the Crypt, more like. Brilliant comedic performances from Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn and (of course) Meryl Streep. And Isabella Rosellini is hot as BALLS in it. SUCH an underrated movie. And I want to make animated gifs from it so badly.



Make-up is POINTLESS! It does nothing anymore! )
hollybrooke: (Gaston wonders what it's like to think)
First fourteen under the cut! )

Day 15 - A character who you can relate to the most -

I feel this could be best expressed by song:



Day 16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate - Okay, I know I've posted it before, so everyone knows about my love/hate relationship with Grease. But let me restate it. I loved Grease when I was a teenager, but over the course of time, I've seen it so many times, I've seen so many stage productions of it, I've done the songs for show choir and I've heard so many craptacular karaoke versions of "We Go Together" and "Summer Nights" that I can't stand it anymore.

Not only that, but I don't like the fact that by the end of the movie, Sandy figures out the only way to get Danny back is to make herself over into a skank, and it's okay with everyone. Yet Danny lettered in track and got his letterman's sweater and the T-Birds just made fun of him (briefly) for it until he told them, "You guys aren't going to be following me for the rest of your lives, right?" It's lame when Danny does something (sort of) productive with his downtime during high school, but Sandy gets the slutty makeover and everyone loves it because she's sexy all of a sudden. Yeah.

....I just don't deserve you! )
hollybrooke: (Coop and Remer (Trey and Matt))
First thirteen under the cut! )

Day 14 - A movie that no one would expect you to love - Probably Cannibal! The Musical. So many people see it in my DVD collection and ask about it, and I'm the one who has to explain it was the first movie that Trey Parker and Matt Stone made while in college before "South Park" took off as well as it did. It's such a craptacular movie, but it's hilarious. It's for the true Trey Parker/Matt Stone fan.



God, look at how young and skinny Trey was there!

'Are there any more big rivers between here and Breckenridge?' 'Oh no, just the Colorado!' THE BIGGEST FUCKING RIVER I'VE SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!  )
hollybrooke: (Default)
I'm getting tomorrow's in tonight because I don't know when I'll be online!

First twelve under the cut! )

Day 13 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure - Hmm....I had to think long and hard about this one. There are quite a few movies that I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I love. But nothing tops the ridiculousness of.....She-Devil.



The Queen Actress Herself, Meryl Streep, in a movie with Roseanne Barr and Ed Begley Jr. of all people. The late-80s fashion sense. Mary Fisher's downward spiral, Robert's skeeviness, and Ruth just taking over her life as Vesta Rose. I. LOVE. THIS. RIDICULOUS. MOVIE.

(Troop Beverly Hills is a close second.)

Fuzzy has just shit on the carpet. )
hollybrooke: (Beyonce as BB Homemaker)
Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year -- Toy Story 3, hands down. It was the only movie I was really looking forward to seeing this summer. We'll see what comes out later on this year, but still not over the TS3 love.

Day 02 - The most underrated movie -- Grindhouse. (ESPECIALLY Planet Terror.) It was MEANT to be campy and gruesome. And people just didn't want to sit through a double feature. And Death Proof was pretty cool once you got past all the exposition that you normally get in a Tarantino film.

Day 03 - A movie that makes you really happy -- Enchanted. That movie was so freaking adorable. (I especially loved when Giselle was offered the apple martini and Robert said something along the lines of, "Wow, everyone likes to give you free stuff, huh?")

Day 04 - A movie that makes you sad -- Beaches. I think everyone knows why. I don't know anyone who doesn't cry buckets at the end of that movie. That, and Steel Magnolias.

Day 05 - Favorite love story in a movie -- It's going to sound so cliché, but Allie and Noah in The Notebook. To think that a love like that could survive after Allie's mother would object to her being with Noah and him writing her every day for a year and thinking she just gave up on him because she never responded....it's the stuff that makes for a really good movie. Good book, BETTER movie.

And I know everyone loves the "I WAITED FOR YOU FOR SEVEN YEARS!" part, but their fight towards the end is the best part in my honest opinion:

Day 06 - Favorite made for TV movie -- A while back...it wasn't VERY long back, though...ABC had aired this movie about Anne Frank with Ben Kingsley in it playing Otto Frank. It was a two-parter, and the entire last hour was shown commercial-free and with a mature content warning because it went into detail about how Anne and her family suffered in the concentration camps after they were caught. It wasn't the same thing as the movie with Millie Perkins, which was just the stage version as a movie. They put a lot of research into what was going on not just with Anne and her family and the Van Pels' and Mr. Pfeffer, but what Miep and her co-workers were having to deal with just trying to keep them hidden. I was VERY lucky that I found it on DVD; I paid a pretty penny for it, and I can't bring myself to sell it.

Day 07 - The most surprising plot twist or ending - Regina George posting her picture in the Burn Book and getting even with Cady in Mean Girls. It was a very underhanded thing to do, and I totally didn't see it coming when I first saw it, but it made sense.

...I always felt kind of bad for Regina George towards the end of Mean Girls. Yeah, she was an intimidating bitch, but did she really deserve what happened to her? I believe in karma, but wow. The girls that she thought were her friends (ESPECIALLY Cady) kind of stabbed her in the back, and she ended up getting severely injured in the end. NO one deserves that, I don't care HOW mean you are. And to think that Janis Ian was the one who masterminded all of that in the first place....who's truly the mean girl in all of that?

Day 08 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times - Obviously, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Go check out http://www.helpmemommy.com )

Day 09 - A movie with the best soundtrack - Detroit Rock City. Lots of awesome rock music from the 70s, mainly KISS.

Day 10 - Favorite classic movie - Probably Gone With the Wind. And I had never been able to sit down and watch the whole movie in one sitting until recently! (I would always watch the first hour and then have to do something, or I would come in when it was half over.) I still love it so freaking much. Especially when Rhett forces Scarlett to go to the birthday party and makes her wear that red dress, and he tells her something along the lines of, "Here, wear this, it'll suit the occasion" all snarky-like. Rhett was freaking awesome.

Day 11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something - Dogma. Here's the thing. I'm not a particularly religious person. I was raised Baptist as a kid, and I stopped going to church regularly after my church got a new clegyman because we (meaning my whole family) didn't agree with some of the things the new clergyman was preaching about in his sermons. It's not like I've turned my back on religion or Christianity or anything...it's just that I don't particularly agree with the idea of organized religion.

There's a part in Dogma when Bethany is talking with Rufus on the train about how Jesus doesn't like how we've taken something like Christianity and separated it into so many factions. And because of that, it causes so many scuffles and skirmishes between different religious groups. Hell, people go to wars over this kind of stuff. I can't remember the exact quote, but Rufus said something along the lines of "It's easier to have a good idea instead of a belief. You can change an idea, but changing a belief is trickier." And it just made me feel a little more secure in not wanting to go to church every week. I consider myself to be an independent worshipper. I mean, I know how to read, and I'm smart enough to read the Bible and interpret it for myself. I don't need to go to church every week and have some clergyman preach to me about how I'm going to hell and make me feel bad about myself.

Day 12 - A movie that you hate - The remake of The Stepford Wives. Hated it. HAAAAAAAAAAAAATED it. The original is tons of amazing, but the remake was just terrible. And it made no sense towards the end!

....I could do better. )
hollybrooke: (Jem Twilight in Paris)
Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year -- Toy Story 3, hands down. It was the only movie I was really looking forward to seeing this summer. We'll see what comes out later on this year, but still not over the TS3 love.

Day 02 - The most underrated movie -- Grindhouse. (ESPECIALLY Planet Terror.) It was MEANT to be campy and gruesome. And people just didn't want to sit through a double feature. And Death Proof was pretty cool once you got past all the exposition that you normally get in a Tarantino film.

Day 03 - A movie that makes you really happy -- Enchanted. That movie was so freaking adorable. (I especially loved when Giselle was offered the apple martini and Robert said something along the lines of, "Wow, everyone likes to give you free stuff, huh?")

Day 04 - A movie that makes you sad -- Beaches. I think everyone knows why. I don't know anyone who doesn't cry buckets at the end of that movie. That, and Steel Magnolias.

Day 05 - Favorite love story in a movie -- It's going to sound so cliché, but Allie and Noah in The Notebook. To think that a love like that could survive after Allie's mother would object to her being with Noah and him writing her every day for a year and thinking she just gave up on him because she never responded....it's the stuff that makes for a really good movie. Good book, BETTER movie.

And I know everyone loves the "I WAITED FOR YOU FOR SEVEN YEARS!" part, but their fight towards the end is the best part in my honest opinion:

Day 06 - Favorite made for TV movie -- A while back...it wasn't VERY long back, though...ABC had aired this movie about Anne Frank with Ben Kingsley in it playing Otto Frank. It was a two-parter, and the entire last hour was shown commercial-free and with a mature content warning because it went into detail about how Anne and her family suffered in the concentration camps after they were caught. It wasn't the same thing as the movie with Millie Perkins, which was just the stage version as a movie. They put a lot of research into what was going on not just with Anne and her family and the Van Pels' and Mr. Pfeffer, but what Miep and her co-workers were having to deal with just trying to keep them hidden. I was VERY lucky that I found it on DVD; I paid a pretty penny for it, and I can't bring myself to sell it.

Day 07 - The most surprising plot twist or ending - Regina George posting her picture in the Burn Book and getting even with Cady in Mean Girls. It was a very underhanded thing to do, and I totally didn't see it coming when I first saw it, but it made sense.

...I always felt kind of bad for Regina George towards the end of Mean Girls. Yeah, she was an intimidating bitch, but did she really deserve what happened to her? I believe in karma, but wow. The girls that she thought were her friends (ESPECIALLY Cady) kind of stabbed her in the back, and she ended up getting severely injured in the end. NO one deserves that, I don't care HOW mean you are. And to think that Janis Ian was the one who masterminded all of that in the first place....who's truly the mean girl in all of that?

Day 08 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times - Obviously, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (Go check out http://www.helpmemommy.com )

Day 09 - A movie with the best soundtrack - Detroit Rock City. Lots of awesome rock music from the 70s, mainly KISS.

Day 10 - Favorite classic movie - Probably Gone With the Wind. And I had never been able to sit down and watch the whole movie in one sitting until recently! (I would always watch the first hour and then have to do something, or I would come in when it was half over.) I still love it so freaking much. Especially when Rhett forces Scarlett to go to the birthday party and makes her wear that red dress, and he tells her something along the lines of, "Here, wear this, it'll suit the occasion" all snarky-like. Rhett was freaking awesome.

Day 11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something - Dogma. Here's the thing. I'm not a particularly religious person. I was raised Baptist as a kid, and I stopped going to church regularly after my church got a new clegyman because we (meaning my whole family) didn't agree with some of the things the new clergyman was preaching about in his sermons. It's not like I've turned my back on religion or Christianity or anything...it's just that I don't particularly agree with the idea of organized religion.

There's a part in Dogma when Bethany is talking with Rufus on the train about how Jesus doesn't like how we've taken something like Christianity and separated it into so many factions. And because of that, it causes so many scuffles and skirmishes between different religious groups. Hell, people go to wars over this kind of stuff. I can't remember the exact quote, but Rufus said something along the lines of "It's easier to have a good idea instead of a belief. You can change an idea, but changing a belief is trickier." And it just made me feel a little more secure in not wanting to go to church every week. I consider myself to be an independent worshipper. I mean, I know how to read, and I'm smart enough to read the Bible and interpret it for myself. I don't need to go to church every week and have some clergyman preach to me about how I'm going to hell and make me feel bad about myself.


White folks only want to hear the good shit: life eternal, a place in God's Heaven. But as soon as they hear they're getting this good shit from a black Jesus, they freak. And that, my friends, is called hypocrisy. A black man can steal your stereo, but he can't be your Savior. )
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Katherine Bigelow winning Best Director!!! First female to win the award!!!!


Suck on that, James Cameron!
hollybrooke: (Cinderella Castle)

burton's alice and hatter
by `bri-chan on deviantART


(Okay, that's [livejournal.com profile] bri_chan's interpretation of Tim Burton's interpretation, but bear with me.)

It was typical Tim Burton for me. The story was kind of out there; it reminded me a bit of Hook. Visually, it was beautiful. Anne Hathaway annoyed the crap out of me with her portrayal of the White Queen, but maybe that's how Burton wanted her to act. Helena Bonham Carter was PERFECT as the Red Queen. Mia Washikowski was so angelic-looking as Alice, but somehow I feel her role as the main character was kind of obscured by both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

And normally I love, love, LOVE Johnny Depp....but I don't know what I was expecting here. Maybe I need to see this a second time to truly appreciate it. Maybe I'm biased towards the original Disney version (and because I'm a mad Alice/Hatter shipper; thanks [livejournal.com profile] curiousinsane). I dunno. Somehow I didn't feel Depp's Mad Hatter was "mad" enough. Or that it was merely him doing what he did with Willy Wonka all over again. (Which I didn't care for. Sorry, but Gene Wilder did it better.)

Like I said, maybe I just need to see this a second time to appreciate it.



.....Dammit, I miss having Fester around to debate this sort of shit with.


*edit* Oh, and BTW, if you haven't seen it yet, they FINALLY updated [livejournal.com profile] curiousinsane. NOW we know why he calls Alice "Cricket"!

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