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if i had to count how many times i’ve written that letter…
well damn, Jamie. way to ruin it for everyone. geez.
ohmygod, i can’t wait for Beasts of the Southern Wild. the trailer takes my breath away. Benh Zeitlin must be part magic and i’m pretty sure i’m completely in love with Quvenzhané Wallis. hurry up, june 27th.
you know how i’m always bragging about my friends being cooler than yours? well, now i have proof. check out the trailer for the hilarious film “For A Good Time, Call…”, coming to theaters this fall!! that gorgeous brunette getting her phone sex on is my dear friend, Lauren Miller, who also wrote all those sexy words along with Katie Anne Naylon.
it looks good doesn’t it? you’re dying to see it aren’t you? well, good. do that. watch the trailer, fall in love, and share the crap out of this. then once it comes out, go see it three times. and have your friends do the same.
did you see Safety Not Guaranteed this past weekend? yes? good for you. you are smart, beautiful and you’re going places. no? you’re a dummy who’s destined for weird rashes and loud neighbors. (yes, the two go hand in hand.) your only chance at salvation is to see this movie. go here to find the nearest theater.
also, once you see this movie, and fall hard for this “sweet and eccentric” story about faith and love and what you’re willing to do for either, share your thoughts. tweet about how you laughed out loud and then teared up moments later. write a blog about Aubrey Plaza’s versatility, how awesome Mark Duplass is on a zither, your excitement about Jack Johnson on the big screen, and your genuine attraction to Karan Soni. spread the love. this wonderful film deserves many, many butts in seats.
i know, i wasn’t into it either, but wow. this film is super creative, highly intense, and a pretty awesome watch.
if you like being completely stressed out (in a really fun way) and going minutes without taking a breath, this is the movie for you. i hope these two plan on teaming up again some time soon. both are ones to watch:
i watched Tiny Furniture with my mom this past weekend. my third time, her first. the whole thing, all scenes: the c/p/f-words, the awkward loud laughs of familiarity and the unprotected sex in a pipe situation. she laughed at the right times and i love her even more. i highly recommend it.
while i look nothing like Monika Danneman, making me a bad casting choice, i am willing to play an earlier unnamed girlfriend and/or prominently featured groupie. just putting it out there.
i finally saw Five-Year Engagement yesterday. and yes, it’s funny. and sweet. i still ride hard for the Apatow brand. Jason Segel can do no wrong. Alison Brie is a stand out and does a mean Elmo impression. it made me feel really awesome about my relationship (you’ll get that if/when you see it) and i think all my wedding-planning-questions have been answered. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller wrote the ideal wedding. a pretty shitty engagement, poor Tom & Violet - brutal journey, but that’s my kinna wedding.
to those family & friends anxiously awaiting our wedding plans, see Five-Year Engagement. while Tom & Violet’s path isn’t our exact story (thank God!), we are living between two coasts and our engagement was immediately followed by an unexpected opportunity/delay. so, without giving away too much to those who haven’t seen the movie, that kinna wedding will do us just fine. and if you want it to happen sooner than we’re willing to plan it, get on it.
huffpostcomedy: Hill is making it exceptionally hard not to be a fan of hers.
yea, she is. this is all types of amazing. i also really enjoy her slight cheekiness and choice of font. what? i do. but, does anyone else feel like they’re going to have a really strange sex dream after reading this?
i was completely caught off guard by this film. i knew i wanted to see it, i had a strong feeling i’d love it but i didn’t expect to be so significantly affected by it. i’m still not sure i know how i feel or why. when it was over i wanted to cry. and scream. and stare. and be silent. and run. and write. but, mostly cry. like, when you’re sitting in the back pew at church when you haven’t been in a while but you feel like everything the preacher is saying is just for you. and you cry. hard and for reasons you can’t explain. like that.
see this movie.
maybe it’s the milestone birthday i just had. or maybe it’s my weighted investment in destiny. maybe it’s that i’m working on creating my own definition of happy. or…maybe it was just an amazing fucking film. either way, it’s a beautiful (and quick - 82 mins) movie worth seeing and discussing. i think you’ll feel affected in some way. and if not
you’re a corpse, you will at least appreciate the performances and direction. in other words, see it. no matter the reason, you’ll be glad you did.
see this movie.
i hope Jason Segel is crazy proud of the work he did in this film. i hope Judy Greer and Ed Helms know that hotel scene they created was gut-wrenching and perfect. i hope Susan Sarandon knows she told me everything i needed to know with that quick glance in her compact mirror. i hope the Duplass brothers are aware of the reassurance they give those of us committed to creating our own path as artists. i hope this film can be a sign for anyone who’s looking and open to receiving. i know i am.
see this movie.
ever wondered how to avoid date rape? learn here, in this clip from “For a Good Time Call” featuring Ari Graynor and Lauren Miller (also writer/producer and all-around beautiful broad & friend). i’m hearing nothing but rave reviews for it’s premiere screening last night at Sundance. things like: “she’s a star!”, “fresh & funny”, “hilarious”, “ready for theatrical distribution”. i couldn’t be more excited and happy for the cast & crew!!!
i just know this well-written, hilarious comedy about girlfriend love will find a larger audience soon. and it will be worth the wait. sending warm fuzzies to the girls in Utah! i hope you’re having the BEST time ever.
happy, happy Help day folks!
i started writing this post a few weeks ago but stopped abruptly because my pure, unadulterated love was causing to me to ramble on. plus, i found Pinterest and cheated on tumblr for a while. it’s ok, we’re in counseling and exploring an open relationship. here’s what i wrote, weeks ago:
with the movie coming out in less than a month, and me refusing to miss a Viola Davis-Mississippi-based performance, i had to give in and read The Help. when it came out, i thought it best to avoid reading it. afraid it would turn me into more of a bitter new yorker than i’d already become. ya know, walking around being pushed off sidewalks and only finding seats in the back of the bus, all while reading about Jackson, Mississippi in the 60s can really get to a sometimes socially sensitive woman of color, such as myself. but, what a giant fool i was. i am completely and utterly in love with this book and it’s just about the fastest i’ve ever read anything in my entire life.
my mom is reading it too. she’s not done just yet. although she might be finishing it this minute. we were both addicted to it. addicted to hating that Hilly Holbrook. my mom texted me last night and said it reminded her of “Miss Ruby”. that’s what she calls my Grandma when she doesn’t call her Grandma. she said it makes her better understand why Grandma was so scared when my mother and father started dating. it makes her want to hear her stories. read the book and see the movie with her and hear what she has to say. Grandma was one of these beautifully strong, caring and complicated women. cleaning up after and taking care of white people, in the south. then, later loving my mother, an all-the-way white woman, with no hate in her heart like she was her own daughter. she’s so dope.
i don’t know if the movie will do one of those scrolling text updates at the end but, i’ve taken the liberty to create my own ideas about what’s happened to those ladies. it’s my way of coping with the book being over. i’m devastated, really. i miss Abileen something serious and i’m dying to know how Skeeter’s doing. of course now i won’t get so hungry before bed. reading about Minny’s cooking, i must have gained 5 pounds and i cannot stop craving cake! and of course, still hating that Hilly Holbrook with everything Southern in me. i’ve known many girls cut from the same cloth. makes me want to do some facebook searches, know what i mean? i vow to hate her for the rest of my days. naming pet peeves and annoyances “hilly” will be my personal payback. i won’t even let myself recheck the imdb page to see who’s playing that awful wench, afraid of hating the actress for taking the part (although, deep down, being an actress, i know those are the most fun parts).
ok. that’s where i stopped. i’ve decided that i have to see the movie before deciding where they are now. i probably won’t get around to it until this weekend but i’m so excited! and, after seeing the movie, i will revisit my ideas about what happened to everyone and share them here. really, i’m just hoping, in the movie version, they really stick it to ol’ Hilly Holbrook. although, i can’t imagine that shit-pie scene. i just can’t.