Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thoughts and Movies

This post is a mess, but I don't have the attention span today to write anything long. Also, if you read the second point, it really doesn't matter if I do or not.

**"Sometimes we don't do things we want to do so that others won't know we want to do them." I saw it in someone's Facebook status. It's a quote from some movie called The Villiage that I never saw, but I think it speaks volumes.

**I care way too much about things. I have such strong opinions about absolutely everything. To me, everything matters, but if everything matters, relatively, does that also mean nothing matters? Nothing really matters unless you make it matter, but by that logic, everyone could save themselves pain by brushing off everything as inconsequential and live knowing that 100 years after they're dead, not a single person will remember them. I don't want to think like that, so I pretend that what we're doing right now actually is important.

**Who decides if a movie is good or bad, or if a song is good or bad, or a TV show, or a book? I see a lot of movies that I think are painfully boring that have an A on Rotten Tomatoes, and I see a lot of movies that are really cute and entertaining but get below 50%. People complain about Twilight, but it's just some lighthearted fun. People complain about Justin Bieber, The Jonas Brothers, NSync. I love the Jonas Brothers, and I love NSync. They make me happy. Who decides if something is good or bad? People who don't know how to be happy with little things?

**Mona Lisa Smile is a great movie. I don't care if critics say it's unoriginal. If you ask me, it's brilliant. Julia Roberts is awesome as an art professor who goes to an all-girls college in the 1950s and won't accept that the girls have no goals besides getting married.

Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Styles, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

**Uptown Girls is also really cute. I don't care what critics say about this one, either. Oh, and guess who the pretty guy with the guitar is.

If you don't know, it's Dr. Chase from House. I think I'll end with this picture.



  1. Oh and also in that trailer it's the guy that plays Turk from Scrubs!! :D

  2. I melted. I did.

    That guy's name is Donald Faison. He's in Clueless ^_^

  3. I agree with this post (as always!), Juliana. You have a knack for writing what I won't say. I haven't watched Mona Lisa Smile but I really want to. Regarding Uptown Girls, I can't believe that Brittany Murphy passed away and that Dakota Fanning is now in the Twilight movies. We're getting old, XD

  4. I think everything can matter without making everything not-matter (yay for making up words?) Some things just matter more than others.

    Have you ever heard that quote "Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known"?

    I think that's how what we do matters 100 years from now. I change you, you change me, I change my kids, they change their friends, they change their parents, they change some weird guy who hangs out at bus stops, he saves a life...LIKE DOCTOR WHO. If not turning left can change the world, then so can an entire existence. (Am I allowed to base my examples on fiction?)

    The Village is a wonderful movie. But I talked to you about that already. And while I'm just finishing a comment about a great movie, I'm going to go on to say...

    I HATE IT when people say a movie is good or bad. Okay, I refine that statement. I hate it when people say if a movie is good or bad, but don't respect that other people might like it. (Yes, I'm still sore about last night). It's annoying because it isn't specific. Reviews are better when they say "I liked this part, but not this, and the acting was wonderful, but the story line was too sappy" or something. That way when you read it, you can say "Well, I like sappy movies. Let's go!"

    Reviews are handy once you find a cliche that has similar interests as you, though. I guess it's a matter of finding the right Rotten Tomato.

    I'm a terrible movie-person. I like almost everything I see. I liked 9 in all its depressing glory, I've seen most of the Twilight movies more than once, and yet I hated movies like Crash that got wonderful reviews because it was so ~groundbreaking~ or something... IT'S A WEIRD WORLD.

  5. I don't like that my comment looks so huge. I talk too much.

  6. Melissa that's actually a pretty awesome explanation...I just remembered that I used to think like that last year before I somehow got cynical.

    What I hate are people like your little bowling friend who immediately call movies bad because they're not artistic enough. A lot of reviewers are like him. XP

  7. Lol I just looked up 9 on Rotten Tomatoes. It got a 57% which is pretty good. One guy said "This movie is what would happen if the folks at Pixar were manic depressives."