I knew it was bound to happen. I am sad to see him go. The SF Chronicle has a nice piece on the effect he had on the race. I am glad, however, that he made this decision before Super Tuesday so that Edwards supporters can lend their support to Clinton or Obama.
Oh and Giuliani dropped out too. Surprise surprise…
I was watching the boobtube this weekend and saw a commercial for The Cutting Edge 3. I have no idea what it’s about, but there was a hot guy in it. So, I looked it up and found out the hot boy is Matt Lanter.
Matt first caught the gays’ attention when he (briefly) starred on Bravo’s reality show Manhunt. Then he went on to get a real acting gig as the son of Geena Davis in Commander in Chief. He also starred briefly as the football quarterback who tries to date-rape Claire in Heroes, thinks he kills her, only she regenerates, and then she crashes a car into a wall to teach him a lesson.
Long story short, this boy is hot. Enjoy the following photos of Matt in various states of undressed:
That’s right, Channing Tatum is going to get dirty in the military. Well, he’s been cast as Duke in the GI Joe movie. I had no interest in seeing this movie before today’s announcement that Channing’s will be in it. Now, I’ll be there on opening night.
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I know people are raving about Juno. And, it does have its moments. But, I was generally unimpressed. I thought the parents (played by J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney) were fantastic. Every line they spoke was gold. Michael Cera played the same character he plays in every movie. It’s a good character, and he’s believable acting it, but it wears thin after a while. I loved Jennifer Garner and her character made my heart ache. Jason Bateman was creepy and you’re supposed to not like him. But, he played the part well.
I just didn’t like the main character Juno (Ellen Page). Every word she spoke felt forced and contrived. Her character just didn’t feel very realistic. I know she’s supposed to be all independent and lost and brave and quirky and… But come on, give her character some sort of direction, purpose, and foundation in reality.
I also thought that the parents’ reaction to her being pregnant was inconsistent and hastily rushed through. I don’t believe parents would just sit there as there daughter tells them “I’m preggers and I’m gonna keep it,” without putting up a little fight. The interpersonal dynamics in the movie were all just a little bit off.
Overall the movie is cute. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. And do teenagers really say, “Honest to Blog” in the real world? Please. Tell me it ain’t so.
Update: Apparently it is a phrase that’s circulating out there in Gen Y slang. I love the Urban Dictionary entry for Honest to Blog.
Okay, I loved the original Bring It On. I met the screenwriter in LA once, and she said she had nothing to do with the sequel. Thus, I didn’t even give it a chance — Never saw it. I did try to watch the third made-for-tv movie Bring It On: All Or Nothing with Hayden Panettiere. It was so bad that I never managed to finish watching.
This weekend Migs, Matty, and I tried to rent High School Musical 1 & 2, but they were checked out. So then I tried to rent In It To Win It and it was checked out too. How many gay guys in the Castro are fans of bad teen movies?!? (Then again, who am I to judge?) As I left the video store dejected, I told Migs, “Maybe it’ll be on ABC Family tonight.” And who is the luckiest gay guy in the Castro? That’s right, the movie was on tv and I had my wish fulfilled.
I’m not going to pretend that this movie was good. In fact Ashley Benson seems to know how to express only one emotion: over-acting. The gay guy who turns out not to be gay in the end is annoying. None of the main boy characters are hot. And the premise is so forced it hurts. But, the cheerleading and the cheer-offs rocked my world. I think they opted to find real cheerleaders for this movie. Migs, Matty, and Apollo rolled their eyes at me as I rocked out on the couch to the dance/cheer numbers. And when the Shets win the competition in the end, I was ecstatic. What can I say? I love me some cheesy teen movies!
I don’t want to spoil the movie by giving too much away for those who have yet to see Cloverfield. I thought this movie was a clever pairing of the Blair Witch-style first-person narrative with a blockbuster CGI monster movie. I liked that none of the actors were big stars. It made it more believable to not have any preconceived attachments to the actors.
One criticism I read was that people didn’t like the shakiness of the camera. I don’t motion sickness issues, so I didn’t find this to be problematic. The other big criticism was that the origins of the monster are never explained. But, I think that’s the beauty of the narrative style. How would a handful of random New Yorkers know anything about the monster? They wouldn’t, plain and simple. So, I thought this element was appropriate and that it actually enhanced the movie experience.
I highly recommend you go see this movie. It’s not overly gory. I’d call it more suspenseful and tense than outright scary.
This clip of an Obama speech gave me shivers down my spine. My roommate Apollo said it moved him to tears.
I think I now understand now what Caroline Kennedy meant when she said: “I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president – not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”
I’m incredibly impressed by Obama. If Edwards doesn’t have a better showing in Florida, I’m highly considering swinging my vote over to Obama on Super Tuesday.
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