2. I can't stand Pixar's UP. People treat this movie like it's the high watermark of cinema. The first 10 minutes were poignant, but the rest? The little boy made me want to rupture my eardrums with a pencil. The "house flown by balloons" could have been so inventive in Miyazaki's hands, but was never used to its potential here. Instead, it became a standard adventure film, where the bad guys chased the good guys through the jungle. To show how not-old and still relevant he was, Carl performed physical feats with his walker that gymnasts could not equal. This would not have bothered me -- it is a cartoon, after all -- if I weren't watching UP with my father, who at a too-young age would never again be able to cross a room without the aid of a walker.
Like he wouldn't break his back having to pull an
entire house. Yeesh.
3. I never want to hear the words "selfie" or "photobomb" again. When did taking a picture of yourself, or getting caught in someone else's picture, become such a novelty that it required its own catchword?
4. No, she is not "the worst." It's become a trend among media critics, and in general, to respond to someone's actions with a sneering "She (or he) is just the worst!" Whether it's a celebrity who wore the wrong outfit or a character who slept with her best friend's boyfriend, you can count on this critic to mark it with the withering putdown of an eighth grader. I don't even need to mention why this expression is ridiculous -- the daily newspaper is filled with offenses far worse than anything Marni did on Girls. But calling someone "the worst" also smacks of laziness. The critic doesn't need to describe why the characters' actions were wrong. Just call that character "the worst" and the reader gets the idea.
I just said that I don't find Colin Firth sexy? Now I'm going to get it.
|You on the other hand......... *swoon*|
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