Galentine’s Day!

In the words of the amazing, wonderful Leslie Knope, “February 14th, Valentine’s Day, is about romance, but February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends.”

Yes, it should. Just as February 15th is National Half Priced Candy Day, Pt. 1 (Pt. 2 is after Halloween). So to all my besties, I love y’all. But they already know hence the reason we’re hanging out tonight with chick flicks, take out, and wine. So go celebrate your best friends, especially since National Best Friends Day isn’t til June. You can never celebrate your friends enough, because ovaries before brovaries.

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Switching Up Date Night

Normally “Date Night” consists of two of my closest friends at college and the latest crime or serial killer documentary on Netflix. But lately, I’ve been venturing out to watch other things on the website that I’ll probably eventually marry. (We have been dating for awhile…)

I never realized how many great comedy specials were on Netflix. I’d watched Chelsea Handler’s Uganda Be Kidding Me, and was sadly unimpressed (come back to TV, Chelsea, please!). But it did lead me to many other amazing comedians that I’ve been watching at work (I have a very important and strenuous job, obviously) or at home (when I’m not doing homework, Mom and Dad, I swear I’m still on Dean’s List!) and I’m loving the change up from death, mayhem, and nightmares. Now I’m no longer terrified to walk downstairs in the dark in my own apartment. Instead, I walk downstairs and almost start crying laughing because I see something that reminds me of one of Nick Offerman’s 10 Tips for a Prosperous Life.

Nick Offerman, American Ham

Iliza Shlesinger, Freezing Hot

Aziz Ansari, Buried Alive and Dangerously Delicious AND Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

Bo Burnham, what.

John Mulaney, New in Town

Jim Jeffries, Bare and Fully Functional

Chris Porter, Ugly and Angry

Dave Gorman, Stand-Up. Live.

John Hodgman, Ragnarok

Sundance 2015

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While it might not be as glamorous and prestigious as Cannes, the Sundance Film Festival still looks a helluva lot more fun. 11 days of film, workshops, and a mix of the greats and the up and comers. That they support independent filmmakers is amazing because it encourages people to take chances with film, and still have a place to present them to the world. And it’s on the West Coast which hopefully means I’ll get to visit next year while I’m living out there! I love the SFF Youtube page because they have awesome vids with interviews, meeting the artists, and the short film section! I couldn’t find a lot of the trailers of movies I’m excited about, but I did find great interviews or short vids of people talking about them. And there are so many that I’m excited about!!

Tangerine
Filmed completely on an iPhone!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2siyeuScmMQ

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
About the legend, while in Nirvana, and the rest of his life, with interviews of Courtney Love and Frances Bean.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwoIOivRiIQ

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl
Great cast. Moving story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0NcXx9AZHE

Mistress America
Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig team up again after Frances Ha and I couldn’t be more excited!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmf4PBQ_Ots

True Story
A serious movie from Jonah Hill and James Franco? And it looks seriously creepy? Sign me up.

I Smile Back
And more seriousness, this time from Sarah Silverman. Yeah, you read that right…funny woman Sarah Silverman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Tbg2clPgk

Listen to Me Marlon
Compiled from the audio diaries and digital scan of the real Marlon Brando before his death in 2004.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrpAP7EyrUQ

Cop Car
Two kids (literally kids) on the run from a police officer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNW3wm1ECh4

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
You know we all want to know more about the ever-mysterious Scientology
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAi-eZRv6QY

The Wolfpack
Real-life Rapunzel’s being raised completely separated from the world who remake movies like Pulp Fiction as their only outlet to the rest of the world is through television. Sounds like what I’d do if I lived my life imprisoned.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBgR_5kN4rE

The Stanford Prison Experiment
Not a documentary, but basically all true, centered around the psychology experiment pitting college aged boys against each other as inmates and guards.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nESp6bEcqI8

The D Train
Jack Black as a reject who hires the most popular guy in his high school class (James Marsden) to be his friend at their 20 year reunion. Cue the laughs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyHaUrY7S1c

10 Most Anticipated Films

And the list of award winners, here!

Tina & Amy’s Third Time’s The Charm

I love these awards because they never take themselves too seriously. Obviously since they have Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as their hosts for the 3rd time (who both did amazing, btw). But it’s great because we get to see a side of Hollywood not normally shown, a behind the scenes at the people we watch on screen most of the time, a peek into the process of getting a film made, how intense it can actually be, and all the people that are involved in it. It’s awesome, definitely one of my favorite nights of tv throughout the year.

Top 7 Moments:

1. Amy & Tina’s opening was the best they’ve ever done. It hit on so many people and so many levels, I don’t think they missed anything (except TV). Calling out Joaquin Phoenix and making fun of Emma Watson’s “Big Eyes”, I just love how fearless and funny they are.

2. Benedict Cumberbatch being plucked from the audience to present with Jennifer Aniston, much to his happy surprise

3. When the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association took time to come out and speak out about the incident in Paris, stating “Je suis Charlie” to a standing ovation.

4. Common’s inspiring speech about how he and everyone should “elevate their humanity.”

5. George Clooney’s DeMille Award tribute (even though his wife should have won according to Tina & Amy) and subsequent speech honoring Robin Williams and such. And giving the cutest shoutout to his amazing wife, Amal, and another to the brave people in Paris because “we will not walk in fear.”

6. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt on stage together.

7. Eddie Redmayne’s win! and amazing speech, which made him cutting his honeymoon short worth it. So happy for him, he deserved it!!

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Jennifer Aniston (Cake)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Into The Woods
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
St. Vincent
Pride

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Julianne Moore (Maps To The Stars)
Amy Adams (Big Eyes)
Emily Blunt (Into The Woods)
Helen Mirren (The Hundred Foot Journey)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)
Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Lego Movie
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Tangerines
Leviathan

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Meryl Streep (Into The Woods)
Emma Stone (Birdman)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaries, Armando Bo (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Johan Johannsson (The Theory of Everything)
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
Big Eyes
John Legend and Common (Selma)
Noah
Annie
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
Downton Abbey
The Affair
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
The Good Wife

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA
Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder)
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Julianne Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Ruth Wilson (The Affair)

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Clive Owen (The Knick)
James Spader (The Blacklist)
Dominic West (The Affair)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

BEST TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Orange Is The New Black
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Transparent
Silicon Valley

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black)

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Ricky Gervais (Derek)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Louie C.K. (Louie)

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Olive Kitteridge
Fargo
The Missing
True Detective
The Normal Heart

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)
Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge)
Allison Tolman (Fargo)
Frances O’Connor (The Missing)

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Martin Freeman (Fargo)
Matthew McConaughey (True Detective)
Woody Harrelson (True Detective)
Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo)
Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black)
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Michelle Monaghan (True Detective)
Allison Janney (Mom)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Bill Murray (Olive Kitteridge)
Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Colin Hanks (Fargo)

I love these behind the scenes pics from @nbctv and @goldenglobes like this!

The End of an Era

13 years and 9 movies later, Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter split up. They were one of my favorite Hollywood couples because they’re so weird, and never fail to let their freak flag fly. I’m also fascinated with their basically 3 way marriage to Johnny Depp (I wonder how he’s feeling about this break up…)

Planet of the Apes, creepy, but iconic

Big Fish, heartbreaking and one of the weirdest endings I’ve ever seen

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, should have been continued to end the series

Corpse Bride, the first of many times acting with Johnny Deep

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a great and terrifying remake

Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street, one of my top 3 favorite musical movies

Alice in Wonderland, mad as a hatter, but I loved it

Dark Shadows, weird, but they can’t all be awesome

Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016), yay, we get one more movie collaboration

If you haven’t seen any of these, go watch them (especially Sweeney Todd). Do it as a memorial to the partnership of this terrifyingly weird couple who will hopefully still make movies together for many, many years. Seriously though, They weird, twisted stories are too awesome to lose.

Really, as long as this doesn’t stop happening I’ll be so, so happy.

R.I.P. one of the greatest director/actress combos ever.

Almost Famous

They finally put one of my favorite movies on Netflix!! I’ve loved Almost Famous since I watched it at my best friends house when we were 12. What do I love about it?

To start, everything.

If you haven’t seen this movie, stop what you’re doing and go watch it right now. It’s based off Cameron Crowe’s early life as a music critic/writer for magazines like Rolling Stone, and when he handed the script to Steven Spielberg, Spielberg handed it back and said “Direct every word.” So he did and it was great. It’s also Kate Hudson’s first major movie and she is the spirit of the whole movie. The scene of her dancing alone in the music arena is one of my favorite. So is the one below.

 I’ve always thought I was born in the wrong generation. Yes, I use my cell phone and love my laptop, but they’re necessities to survive in this decade. I want a time where they weren’t. Everything nowadays is flooded and fleeting and there’s not as much meaning in stuff anymore. My mom always told me about how she and a friend would spend hours calling a radio station using different fake voices just so they would play their favorite song. No one does that anymore. Not when we can go on YouTube and listen to every song ever. Everything is homogenized now. I’d have been happy growing up in any of the decades. Preferably born mid 50’s so I could be a teen with great music, graduate college and move to L.A. in the 70’s when movies were just amazing, and then live out the rest of my life complaining that the younger generation of kids are ruining America. I literally sound 100 years old right not and I don’t care. I’ll go sit with my polaroid camera and record player and be happy.

Highlights of my favorite decades.

50’s: the fashion & rock n roll

60’s: the music

70’s: Hollywood! Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, Spielberg, Carpenter, Friedkin, De Palma

80’s: MTV when they actually played music and Ronald Reagan

90’s: I’ve always wanted to live like every episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

I’m nostalgic for times I never even knew.

And now I’m going to contradict everything I just said and give you the Almost Famous soundtrack and trailer. Watch it, listen to it. It’s rad.

 

You’re The Worst

This is probably the best show on TV that you’re not watching. It’s hands down my new favorite show. I originally only saw it because I was watching Married, the show with Judy Greer and Nat Faxon that comes on before YTW. It’s like the before and after of marriage in one hour.

One night I was procrastinating schoolwork more than the usual and I got hooked. I admit it might have been main character Jimmy’s British accent, (I’m still a bit London nostalgic) or the fact that the mean girl from the beginning of Pitch Perfect plays the hilarious best friend.

7 Reasons To Watch You’re The Worst:

1. This isn’t a forced romantic comedy

Nothing about this show is forced like so many shows, especially romantic comedies, on TV these days (I’m looking at you ABC Family). I love that Jimmy and Gretchen are hilarious, but not in an overdone way.

2. They are your new TV besties

Even though both main characters, and the supporting characters a bit are all endearing wrecks of people, you still want to be them/best friends with them. The supporting characters, Edgar and Lindsay, are sincerely funny in their own right, not relying on Gretchen and Jimmy for all their jokes and quirks.

3. Produced by Orange Is The New Black and Weeds producer, Stephen Falk.

Need I say more?

4. Are you a millennial?

It’s every love cynic and commitment-phobe’s dream which is basically every millennial ever.

5. My new Sunday theme song:

6. Disney darling, Brandon Smith, plays a hilarious, always high, skating rapper.

7. The main character makes a vodka smoothie.

Why hadn’t I thought of that before…?

So start binge watching before the season finale on Thursday. Mostly because I want a second season.

As if you still need anymore convincing to watch, Buzzfeed has put together a magical list of 7 more reasons why you should already be watching, so clearly you should.

 

 You’re the Worst season finale airs Thursday, September 18th at 10:30 on FX.