Can everyone just please pipe the fuck down and shut up about how Gus was “miscast”? We all have different ideas of what he looks like, but saying that Ansel is a mistake or wrong or even gross or whatever is just childish and stupid. John Green WROTE Gus, so I think he would know who would be suitable to play Gus just a little better than us. If he says Ansel is Gus and is happy with his decision, then I fully trust him with that. (Unless when after seeing the movie, Ansel turns out to really not be Gus… but still, I would respect John’s decision.) And did you ever consider the fact that John’s decision on casting him was not solely based on appearances? So just shut up and be super excited that the TFIOS-movie is a thing that is ACTUALLY happening because AWESOME.
The Place Beyond the Pines.
So yesterday I saw The Place Beyond the Pines, a film by Derek Cianfrance and it made such a big impact on me, that I of course had to write about it. Beware, it’s going to get a bit spoily, so if you’d rather see the movie first, you should. And trust me, it’s really good and I’m going to tell you why.
First, a short plot outline: The Place Beyond the Pines is a drama about a young professional motocross rider, Luke “Handsome Luke” Glanton, played by Ryan Gosling. He find out that he has a one-year-old son, Jason, with a former lover, or actually more of a one-night-stand, Romina, played by Eva Mendes. Luke begins to feel responsible for the child and Romina and wants to support them financially. He does so, by robbing banks. One day, one of the robberies doesn’t go as smoothly as Luke hopes and he ends up getting chased by the police, specifically, by the newest member of the Schenectady PD, Avery Cross, played by Bradley Cooper.
And now for the spoily part:
TUMBLR! Help a girl out. Has anyone got a good link to live stream the Golden Globes 2013? You have my eternal gratitude!
Why I like film.
As I am now nearing the end of my BA Mediastudies (specifically film) and have been very vocal on my dreams of becoming a filmmaker, I was asked why I chose film; why do I like it so much? I’m not sure I can explain it so that it makes sense, but I’m going to try.
Ever since I was little, I spent my days daydreaming and making up stories in my head. Stories in which I could be anything I wanted to be and do whatever I wanted to do. I suppose you could call it a form of escapism. I have always been very insecure about almost everything and in my stories I didn’t have to be. In my stories, kids in my class didn’t tease me about being fat. The boy that I liked would say he liked me back. I could be a princess. Or a bad ass zombie slaying super hero.
I recently saw Detachment. The new Tony Kaye film, starring Adrien Brody. It’s had such a profound effect on me, that I had to address it.
Detachment tells the story of Henry Barthes (yeah, like the philosopher Roland Barthes), who works as a substitute teacher. Brody was incredible, as always. But he’s not the one I want to talk about. One of the subplots tells the story of Meredith, a girl who throughout the film is plotting her own death.
So, I just watched ‘Bridge to Terabithia’.
At first I was like: “Well this seems like a fun movie.”
And then came the Terabithia part and I was like: “OMG, this is so cool! I miss this. I should totally talk my friends into going into the woods with me and creating a fantasy world (however nerdy)!”
And then came the part where Jess went to the museum, and I was like: “Aaaaw this is so sweet. Zooey is so cool here.”
And then came the part after Jess got home from the museum and this was me the whole time until the end:
Making movie marathon plans with my friend:
A Harry Potter marathon:
A Leonardo DiCaprio marathon:
A Johnny Depp marathon:
A Christopher Nolan marathon:
A Martin Scorsese marathon:
A Tim Burton marathon:
The Awesomeness of Last Night
Okay, so first off, I’ll let you know that this is not a story about some crazy night I had going out, partying, getting drunk and doing stupid things I would later surely regret. None of my stories will ever contain anything like that. So if that’s what you were looking for, don’t bother. Scroll right ahead. It won’t hurt my feelings.
This is a story better suited to people like me, who would rather stay home with their friends, huddle up on the couch with some popcorn and watch a movie. Which is kind of what I did last night.
When that last Harry Potter DVD comes out:
Me and my Potterhead friends: