Monday, January 31, 2011

Never Say Never-- actually you just said it. TWICE

Are you a Belieber? raves about the film, saying "...even the most casual of teen fans and the stodgiest of parents will exit the movie theater a complete Justin Bieber convert." Big statement.

Personally, I respect Justin. I think he has genuine talent, and is taking his run as current teen heart throb pretty well. Making this movie, however, was very smart in my opinion. Not only is it solidifying his impact on the industry, but it shows you his journey from childhood (Well, from childhood to older childhood), from rejections to success.

Teen Pop Stars have their fame, and then they get replaced. It's just how the music business works. He will most likely stay relevant, but he will not have this top spot forever. What happened to the Jonas Brothers? Or Miley Cyrus? Miley was a female Justin Bieber at one point, until she took one too many hits of marijuana and performed on one too many stripper poles. However, the culture of music is constantly changing, and new faces are always emerging in hopes to be the new Biebs. Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson are on the rise, and they may just have their shine soon.

Regardless, Justin Beiber has been a Teen Pop sensation and he will always be remembered as one. I believe I will be talking about him with my children as being a music icon of my generation. This movie will put him among Miley Cyrus and the Jonas brothers who have also made 3D movies. Let's see who wins this race.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 Layzie Bone - Every Night feat. Bow Layzie Bone - Every Night feat. Bow Game ft. Fabolous - Ferrari Lifestyle (Prod By David D.A. Doman) Game ft. Fabolous - Ferrari Lifestyle (Prod By David D.A. Doman)


is a mixture of holding on &letting go.

Not my format ; MY quote

Friday, January 28, 2011

Charlie Sheen.... REALLY DUDE?

Charlie Sheen... Seriously I'm getting sick of hearing about your reckless nights with whores and alcohol.
The "Two and a Half Men" star, wearing a towel over his face, was taken out of his Los Angeles home around 7 a.m. yesterday morning by stretcher and transported to L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Hospital for treatment, according to Apparently, he was experiencing "severe abdominal pain".

You're 45 years old with 2 kids, get it together.

Just this past October he was found naked and drunk in a New York hotel. Classy. How about the fact that he spent $26,000 in ONE WEEKEND on prostitutes and cocaine?? HOW do you do that????? I don't think I have spent that much money in 21 years!!! Well, given he makes 1.8 MILLION dollars per episode of Two and a Half Men, that 26k is irrelevant, but regardless, that's insane.

Seriously Mr. Sheen, time to grow up!

When something bad happens

you have three choices.

you can either let it define you,

let it destroy you, or

you can let it strengthen you.

Random thoughts


I wish that I could

Press fast forward

just to see if it's worth

the wait

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Love this...

Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences,

our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them.”

Obama and the CHANGE to digital!

I know this is a blog based on entertainment, however, I must make a quick post about the State of The Union Address. Shout out to Barack Obama for including the Digital Age in his speech, and bringing Government into the 21st century! People may say that he is young and criticize him for his lack of experience, but I guarantee that any of his predecessors, or John Mccain for that matter, would not express the importance of the transition to the digital age in the media, because of their age. We must acknowledge the change and utilize it. It is true, technology is going through a huge transformation. We WILL be reading all of our textbooks on a more portable handheld device, and patients can have face time with their doctors. We must embrace it rather than oppose it. Thank you, Barack! I have my textbooks on my laptop and my eReader, and it makes everything SO much easier and so much lighter! Feedback? I want to hear others’ opinions!

Will Ferrel or Steve Carrell?

What do you think about Will Ferrell’s new spot on The Office? Do you think they are trying to replace Carrell?

Abbey's take on the Oscar Noms

Thanks to one of my favorite people, Ben Lyons, I was made aware that the Oscar Nominations were being announced on Sunday. The Fighter, King's Speech, and True Grit seemed to dominate the noms. Unfortunately, I STILL need to see True Grit(10 noms) and King's Speech (12 noms), which I seem to only hear good things about. A film that also got a lot of buzz was Black Swan, which I saw in it's opening week. Natalie Portman absolutely blew me away. I was able to see a new side to both Mila Kunis and Portman.  The film was about a young girl who took obsession to a whole new level. She was a gifted dancer who dedicated her life to the art, and the movie follows her in her journey to get the main role in the performance "Black Swan". She suffered physically, mentally and sexually to get this role, and you can see how it slowly destroys her. Besides the physical commitment that this movie required (Portman had to lose 20 lbs) which I didn't even think she had 20 lbs to lose; she had to study the life of a dancer. She was PAINFULLY thin, but it all contributed to this broken and delusional character she so beautifully represented. Between the dancing and the weight loss for this movie, one can sense the amount of commitment she put forth for this film. That said, I was overjoyed when she was nominated for best actress.

Another movie that blew me away was The Fighter. Christian Bale (Dickey) stood out to me the most in this film, simply because he pulled off being a 'crack head' to the T. I don't know what it is about the emaciated look being so popular (ha), but he also had to lose a substantial amount of weight to pull off this look. His skin was pale and clammy and his eyes were dark and sunken in. Even the way he spoke was different; his words being fast and unclear. You could even see in his eyes that he was not in the right state of mind, even before the scene where he is smoking and you realize he is an addict. Once again, I was glad when he got a nomination for best supporting actor. Amy Adams also stood out to me in this film. It seemed she really went out of her element to achieve this image she portrayed. She was a bartender that wore short shorts with her stomach hanging out, not classy in the least. However, you find out through the movie that she is troubled and very rough in character. She has a quick mouth and is not indimidated by anyone, especially Mark Wahlberg's (Mickey's) family who is constantly trying to bring her down.