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Friday, September 30, 2011

Movie Review: 50/50

This is one of the first movies I have seen since the summer that I absolutely adored from beginning to end. It was so enjoyable that is surprised me. I remember thinking in the middle of it, "I cannot believe how good this is."

What I really loved about the movie is that it wasn't a cliche. Most movies that deal with serious stuff like cancer usually flower up the sickness. Instead, 50/50 shows a very honest interpretation of what it means to be struck with something so bleak and doesn't shy away from the fact that it really sucks. Because they didn't try to dress it up, I felt as an audience member much more connected to the story. But what is really amazing is it still manages to be funny. Needless to say the writing is just wonderful. Even when Adam is going through the worst of it, the tone never crosses the line into territory that's too dramatic. There is a perfect balance of comedy and tribulation to keep you from being pulled too far one way or the other. It's kind of astounding how they managed to do that.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was just wonderful in this role. I loved the way he played his character, kind of insecure and a bit awkward. He was the perfect lead for this story because, he's so likable, you cannot help but care for him. I don't know what kind of award he should get, but walking out of the theater I just kept thinking... "He really deserves some kind of recognition for that!" Seth Rogen was also really good. He played his usual character, but with a touch of vulnerability we don't usually see in him.

Overall, it was just such a wonderful movie. I made it to about the middle without crying, but then I teared up. By the end I was very noticeably crying, but even so I still burst out laughing through my tears. It is slightly hard to know what to expect from a film like this, but all I can say is expect to feel lots of things, and I mean that in the best way! 

PS. I tweeted my mini-review to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and he reposted it and sent me emoticons back! Haha!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Top 5: Best and Worst Dressed Emmys 2011

I know that it has been a while that I have been absent from my blog, but this entry marks my triumphant return! And I am back with one of my favorite things to write about: FASHION! I love awards shows and the Emmys red carpet did not disappoint. Here are my top 5 best and worst dressed of last night, starting with the BEST:


#5. Cobie Smulders in Alberta Ferretti
I was so thankful for this pop of color on the red carpet. She was one of the only ones who wore this shade of blue. LOVE it. I kind of wish the top was a little more interesting, but the back was really pretty. I thought, overall, this was a refreshing look for that evening.

 #4. Kelly Osbourne in J Mendel
I loved what Kelly did! She is so precious and this shape makes her look FABULOUS. I loved it. It's very Keira at the Oscars circa 2006. Not as good as KK, but still beautiful.

 #3. Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson
I LOVE this look. Xtina gets a lot of criticism, but I think she is one of the most beautiful women ever, and this dress is perfect on her. I like the elegant details on it, and that the gems create a pattern. I like the slit and the way it fits on her. There's cleavage without being TOO MUCH, and the shimmery silver goes nicely with her skin tone. Plus her hair and make-up are flawless. She looks great.

#2. Julia Stiles in Georges Hobeika
She looked like a GODDESS. I thought this odd silvery/lavender color looked great on her skin. The details/shape of this dress made her look curvier than she has EVER looked in her life. So beautiful. The only thing I would change is I would have added a necklace or something. But that's IT. Otherwise, PERFECT.

 #1. Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang
I don't even ... what can be said.... SEX. She looks PERFECT. There are no other words. She is sexy and classy and beautiful. The end. I even love those enormous earrings! I just... can't even. ♥


#5. Kristen Wiig in Zac Posen
I liked this look, I just think her make-up is TOO MUCH. It doesn't match the rest of her skin... it's a little orange... and kind of makes her look a little dirty. But... the dress I liked and I thought she looked pretty on screen. It just doesn't photograph well.

#4. Dianna Agron in Roksanda Ilincic
I was SO disappointed in this look. I was looking forward to her wearing something so edgy, and she came out looking like she was wearing something an old lady would wear. I like the color, but that's about it. I don't like what they did with her hair, especially since this is the first big awards show since she got her new spunky hair cut. I wanted to see her work that. I hate the way the dress is draped across her chest, looking like she is hiding something. YOU ARE YOUNG AND HOT. Stop frumping it. I just don't... understand. And then the dark fingernail and toenail polish confuses me as well. Don't like what we can see of the shoes... don't like the clutch... fail.

#3. Jayma Mays in Zuhair Murad
I hate dresses with sleeves. This is no exception. I don't like sleeves. I do, however like the color and the overall theory of this look. I wish the tiers weren't SO tulle-y and that she had torn the sleeves off, but I get what she was trying to do. Make up good, hair good. Maybe with so much pink there should not have been a pink clutch as well, but... that's certainly not the worst part about this look.

 #2. Heidi Klum in Christian Siriano
Heidi... thank God you are who you are. Because otherwise I'd think you were on crack last night. This is stupid, even on her, but it's LESS stupid because it's on her. But the moral of this story... is that it is still stupid.(Kind of reminds me of Drew Barrymore's weird sea-urchin dress from last year.)

 #1. Gwyneth Paltrow in Pucci
Ugh... UGH! What the heck is even going on here? Not only is this see-through... and she's showing her midriff... it's the most AWKWARD part of her midriff! The top only, no navel... it's like... "look at my awkward rib cage... ONLY." I don't get it. It's SO trashy, and... I am SO over this peek-a-boo skin thing where these women wear dresses that make us think we see their entire body. STOP IT. It looks slutty on Rhianna, and it looks STUPID on you, Gwen. Not to mention, the details on the outside are just ... weird and oddly place. This whole look is awful. I hate it. HATE IT.

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