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Livetweet recap of Nevada Film Festival 2011

Picking up where I left off the drive up here wasn’t too bad. Knew where I was going tho never actually been to the venue. I love Marlene. I think the name is a perfect fit for her. 🙂 First impression of Rampart: looks & smells like old ppl if their an appearance could be summed up for a description of a physical location. And what do you know? They’re everywhere!!1! Is this what retired old ppl do on the weekends? Suppose they deserve it like dad says of himself. That is your lesson kiddos: work hard all your life, gamble it away in the casino when you’re decrepit & smell odd. XD Parked my happy ass down outside ballroom to wait for D. Tried to siphon wifi but can’t. Not even getting EDGE. freakin’ old ppl! Don’t you need internetz in this wasteland? My nerves are frayed, pretty sure…

Congratulations to the cast & crew of “Come Together”

We found out the other day that we won a Silver Screen Award from the 2011 Nevada Film Festival. This is a huge honor for us, as I look back at what we did to make it happen. We were all basically strangers (well, except for me and D, lol) who were brought together by the magic of social networking. The very same medium we satirize in the film. In case you missed it, the film is below:

Do It Like a Dude: Take Me Home Tonight (2011)/Adventureland (2009)

This is a joint movie review because their premises are basically the same: 80s male college graduate goes home after graduation pondering his future (played by Topher Grace and Jesse Eisenberg respectfully), gets a job beneath him to tide him over (Topher’s Matt: Suncoast Video, Jesse’s James: theme park worker), struggles to find himself, falls in love with a manic pixie dream girl of varying degrees (Teresa Palmer’s Tori, Kristen Stewart’s Em), and discovers fascinating things about himself. The one glaring difference between the premise of each is that James in “Adventureland” needed the job to go to Columbia to get his Master’s. Matt in “Take Me Home Tonight” didn’t know what he was doing with his life. However, the storylines that propel them to the end are strikingly similar. Actually, yeah, that’s all. So what am I actually gonna comment on? The fact that these movies were made and…

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

So… the trailer for “The Adjustment Bureau” paints the movie as an edge of your seat thriller. However, it was more of a slow burn thriller, if that makes sense. “The Adjustment Bureau” follows the life of David Norris (Matt Damon), an aspiring politician who has lots of dirty laundry that the media loves to seize on, and his “chance” meeting with dancer Elise (the always lovely Emily Blunt) in a men’s bathroom at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. Their attraction is immediate, and they kiss. The thrust of the story is when David cannot leave Elise alone. Harry Mitchell (Anthony Mackie) – David’s caseworker – fails to delay David from arriving at work five minutes after he was supposed to. By “chance” he meets Elise again, and he gets her number. On top of that, he catches the Bureau doing an “adjustment” on his friend Charlie (Michael Kelly).…

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

I have come to accept that with book to movie adaptations, things will be tweaked, left out, or over-dramatized when they meant little to the plot of the book. The film version of Memoirs of a Geisha just barely captured the spirit of the book, and there was still plenty left out that could’ve been added to make it a more effective film. Of course, all the hype surrounding the fact that most of the leading cast were of Chinese descent – not Japanese – stayed in the back of my mind when I watched it. It was very hard for me to suspend my disbelief that they cast Chinese actresses familiar to global audiences in what is essentially a love letter to and about pre- and post-World War II Japan. Maybe because I am of Asian descent and can see the subtleties between the different ethnicities of Asia. One…

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