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Snow White.. more like Snow W-really Popular This Summer

How many Snow White movies does it take for me to be interested in Snow White? Hollywood hopes it’s two.

This one is Snow White and the Huntsman… it’s dramatic and scary. See…

Reasons to watch it:

1. The intro music in the beginning tells me it’s going to be a serious movie… with a lot of bass.

2.  Swimming in milk.  (No longer does Britney Spears monopolize the whole weird dairy thing.)

3. Kristin Stewart is the “fairest in the land”.  And they aren’t using fair, in the archaic way.. she’s just really honest and unbiased. She kind of wants to be a Supreme Court Justice when she grows up.

4. The mirror isn’t actually a mirror, it’s Charlize Theron’s iphone. “Siri, find me someone who doesn’t fear the dark forest” “I have found a number of huntsman in your area… one of them is fairly close to you.”


Then there is Mirror, Mirror. It has Julia Roberts and Julia Roberts. See…

Reasons to watch it:

1. Julia Roberts

2. Julia Roberts

3. The jokes are okay.

4. Julia Roberts.

5. That castle seems really nice.


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Paris and Things that are Incorrect

So my friend Katie, who is living in Paris for the year, posted this video on a friends wall, and I absolutely love it. It takes place in the bookstore Shakespeare and Company.

(Watch the full video by clicking on that link below)
Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi

When I saw this, I thought about That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan, a memoir about Morley’s friendships with Hemingway and Fitzgerald in the summer of 1929.. in Paris. I was thinking that Shakespeare and Company was the bookstore that is refers to multiple times. So instead of looking in the book that was right next to me, I googled it.

And I found a blog which cited a bunch of sources on the topic of Paris in the 1920’s. The Phd that has the blog even does presentations on the topic.

So I was pretty sad when I read her annotation of That Summer in Paris, “Morley Callaghan. That Summer in Paris. New York:  Coward-McCann, 1963. Callaghan was the timekeeper for the famous Hemingway-Fitzgerald boxing match, and he’s dined out on that story for years. A lovely memoir of a memorable summer.”

I underlined all the things that are wrong in that paragraph. Callaghan and Hemingway were the ones boxing together and they did so quiet often. Fitzgerald only accompanied them once as a timekeeper (and not a really good one.) I do have to agree that it is a lovely memoir on a memorable summer.


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How to Make a Hallmark Movie

1. Make the plot be about Christmas


2. Get former child star.

advice: avoid meth addicts. try former cast of Full House or Step by Step


3. Add quirky common characters.. example: the mother in law who just wont leave, the neighbor who keeps bringing cookies, the Santa who is stalking the main character.


4. Ask cast to share boring stories on set, so the viewer can feel like they really know the cast.


5. Put in large amounts of product placement for kitty litter or dog food (know your audience).

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WiseGuy for Wise Guys (and girls)

So I found this video while looking for some things for a school advertising project. It’s about facebook and job interviews (both the project for school and this video.)

That’s by Wiseguy Pictures, which also made a 30 minute film which I thought was both funny and beautifully filmed. It’s called The Old Man and the Seymour. Take a look at their site, Wiseguy Pictures.

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Things I am Thankful for

I am thankful that Hallmark starts their Christmas movie marathon November 12th.

I am a hundred percent sure that The Christmas Card will change my life.

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I just assumed

I just assumed that Water for Elephants was about the elephant man.

Apparently I was wrong.

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