Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tune-In Tuesday - The Return: And Now I'm Poor

It was a total aPOPcalypse today!  Ugh!  My poor debit card!
First, the debut album by Carley Rae Jepson, singer of "Call Me Maybe" THE most infectious pop song in like... forever!  (Although those One Direction guys gave her a run for her money.)  Her follow-up, "Good Time" with Owl City is damn near close!  One of those rare artists that can score two "songs of the summer" in the same summer.  (Kinda like... well, we'll get to that...)

The new album by P!nk, the baddest bitch in pop music.  I don't think she gets enough credit.  "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" is poppy and radio-friendly, but this lady has depth and one of the most soulful voices around.  Done!  (Also both these albums are available at target with four extra songs a piece!)

Finally, speaking of having two songs of the summer, this artists is practically synonymous with that expression...
Katy Perry's behind-the-scenes documentary Part of Me also came out today.  I saw it in theaters and it was VERY good.  It's surprisingly emotional, because she doesn't hold anything back and you really get a look at her struggle to get where she is and... well, of course you get to see the breakdown of her marriage to Russell Brand, who is tellingly absent from most of the film.  The drama is punctuated with live performances from her "California Dreams" tour which lasted roughly a year and took her all over the world.  Definitely two thumbs up!

Here's the trailer:

Rewatching it, I just realized that they guy dancers' pants are totally designed to draw attention to their butts. And the dancer in teal is totally hot.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rob Gronkowski

I think I've found a suitable replacement for unhealthy obsession with Tim Tebow.  Introducing Rob Gronkowski!

Awww!  Cute!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Team Christopher!

Not since Robert Best from Season 3 of Project Runway, have I simply adored a contestant the way I do Christopher Palu this season!
A.  Dor.  A.  Ble.  RIGHT?!  He's just so cute and soft-spoken and NICE.  He and Gunnar didn't get along, and being a gay man, he might make a barbed comment here or there, but he's not a BITCH, y'know?  That's refreshing!  In fact, this season, the girls seem bitchier than the boys!  That's pretty unusual.  Then again when the women on PR are bitches they are MONSTER BITCHES!  Like Gold medal C-Bags!
^^ Here he is reacting to one of his fellow contestants.  Bitchy but cute!
He isn't this super innovative designer.  I like his work, but I doubt he'll win.  Anything is possible, though, but he's not a break-out.  But he could be a dark horse.  He's just one of those people when I see him onscreen, he just makes me happy.
That is all!  Go Christopher!

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Extremely Late 'Dark Knight Rises' Reaction

Oh look a post with actual words and no pics of shirtless celebrities!  Wait, where ya going...?
Okay, so... it was good.  I know, right?  NO ONE had that reaction.  People consider these the best super hero movies ever.  I don't know that I can even consider them super hero movies!  Batman wears a mask, yes, but his suit is otherwise... like a real suit of body armor.  Like people actually have this.  SWAT teams and soldiers and such, right?  The entire movie... all three of them are like that.  Everything is just realistic.
 But comics aren't realistic.  That's the whole point.  Well, super hero comics anyway.  There are true crime comics and military comics and stuff... I don't read those, I read super hero comics.  Batman might just be human, but he fights Killer Croc and Clayface and super human creatures.  Everybody in these movies is just human, even Bane.  In the comics, Batman is in the Justice League, which has a base in outer space.  He travels through time and into different dimensions.  That's what made "Batman: The Brave & The Bold" so great!  They didn't shy away from every outrageous aspect of the character's history and universe.  The movies?  Nothing BUT shying away from the source material.
Case in point, the villains.  Ra's Al-Ghul?  Nothing like the comic character.  Bane?  Very little like the comic book character.  Catwoman?  Yes, very much like the comic book character, who like Batman is an ordinary human.  Now some of the characters are pretty accurate.  Alfred and Lucius Fox are great.  Commissioner Gordon is pretty accurate, but how annoying was that part where he finally "realized" Batman was Bruce Wayne?  Didn't he already know that?  Weren't there already clues that he knew?  Isn't it a given?  I didn't get that at all.
Who the hell is John Blake?  Screw that guy.  Same for Rachel in the previous movies, whoever she's played by.  That's another problem I have... they just make stuff up.  These movies aren't adaptations of the comics, they're inspired by the comics. 
Back to the realism thing, I've never liked the tanks they use in these movies.  They're realistic military type weapons, but... none of them was really a car.  They never used the word "Batmobile" in any of them.  Maybe that doesn't bother everyone.  I guess it makes more sense, because the idea of Batman sitting in traffic is kind of ridiculous.

Maybe I'm just old and crotchety.  I mean, the movies are good, but there's no wonder or fantasy in them.  I just don't see enough of the source material in them.  There's no way in hell this version of Batman would work in a Justice League movie.  It would be like throwing the 1960s Adam West Batman into this movie universe.  It just wouldn't fit.  It would make no sense.  So despite John Blake's actions at the end of this movie, I hope this is the last we see of this universe.
While on the subject, here my two cents on Green Lantern.  Hard reboot.  From scratch.  Bye Ryan Reynolds.  He wasn't awful or anything.  I didn't even dislike the movie as much as most people did.  But the movie has come and gone.  No one remembers it.  No one wants more.  It didn't even find a second life on home video.  It's just faded from memory.  So let's just let it go and start over.  Maybe even focus on a different Lantern.  John Stewart still resonates and worked excellently in "Justice League Unlimited." 

Hmmm, oh that? ^^^  Just thought something was missing from this post.