There are times that I wish my life featured a movie montage -- usually during some daunting or impossible task. I can picture some amazing, upbeat and inspiring 80's pop song playing: clips of me doing some sort of work related to the project, friends showing up to help do something, there's that look of "oh no, I'm not sure we can do this" and then the chorus to the song … [Read more...] about 80s Movie Montages — "You’re The Best!"
Beverly Hills, What a Thrill!
One of my least favorite phrases in the English language is the term "female comedy." It’s the absolute worst. To quote Maya Rudolph, "I've been doing comedy for a long time and I never thought it was vaginal comedy." To me, that phrase is a byproduct of the past ten to fifteen years, in which the "Can women be funny?!" question has, like the villain in a horror movie, simply … [Read more...] about Beverly Hills, What a Thrill!
PopGurls Guide to Hello, Bollywood!
Pleased to be making your Bollywood acquaintance. First, let's define the term "Bollywood." Clearly referencing the heart of the American (or "Amrikan") film industry, "Bollywood" comes from the "B" in "Bombay" and refers to the corresponding cradle of Hindi-language film, which puts out over 600 full-length feature films a year. Since the city has been stripped of its British … [Read more...] about PopGurls Guide to Hello, Bollywood!
Dirty Dancing Gone Wrong
It's all Amanda's fault, really. We're innocent parties in the whole shenanigans. Because neither of us would have willingly gone to see Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights by choice. A long time ago, Amanda had managed to brainwash Shana into thinking that she was supposed to like this kind of thing. ("This kind of thing" being any teen movie – no matter how poorly written, plotted … [Read more...] about Dirty Dancing Gone Wrong
Ahoy Ye Teenies
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl isn't so much a movie as it's an event - albeit a highly entertaining one. And since we all know that attending an event takes careful planning, here's some things you should know before you get thee to the nearest theatre. Pirates is based on a ride from Disney World, and therefore is light on plot. There's this pirate … [Read more...] about Ahoy Ye Teenies