Archive for December, 2009

Avatar Movie

Now I know this is a blog about all things that is wrong in the world, but I’ve decided to add a For the Win! section, just to add some happiness to this site.

And for the first entry in that category is the new Avatar movie that was released last Friday. I have not been following this movie religiously like certain folks, I only watched the trailer since my friend wanted to watch it. Because of this, my expectations weren’t very high.

Turns out, I loved it.

The overall storyline is basic and have been seen in numerous other movies. However, the graphics were unbelievably realistic, the amount of detail that is put into the movement of the Na’vi’s is really strong, the emotions depicted are real, etc. For a basic storyline, they captured the essence of the movie greatly.

The movie is also in 3D, and what’s nice is that Avatar doesn’t do the in-your-face 3D action that most movies do. It’s subtle, and mostly used just to add more depth to the movie visually.

It’s almost a three-hour movie, but nothing seemed to drag.

What’s your thoughts? Have you seen it? Want to see it? Hate it or love it?

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Twilight Themed Covers

Oh, woe is me! How is this possible!?! How can publishing houses sell classic book titles such as “Pride and Prejudice”, “Romeo and Juliet”, and “Wuthering Heights” in a Twilight themed book cover?! That is just preposterous!!

These books are the books that started it all, and by having the covers of these stories to be related to Twilight just insults the greatness of them. It’s as if they’re comparing Twilight’s Edward Cullen to Mr. Darcy! Plus, these books came first, and therefore they should have the honor of being sold with its original book covers. What’s more is that these covers aren’t even related to the books themselves! What does flowers have to do with Pride and Prejudice?

Ugh, looking at the covers make me sick. People who actually buy these versions instead of the ones with a more appropriate covers make sick. Yes, Twilight needs to die.

What do you think? Am I overreacting? Do you not care, as long as it gets people reading?

Rihanna’s GQ Cover

The cover of GQ’s January 2010 issue has been revealed, showing Rihanna quite exposed. Unlike most females that appear on the cover of this magazine, she is completely topless. The other pictures in the photoshoot are also quite exposing, which makes sense since the magazine is targeted towards the male population.

However, wasn’t it just mere weeks ago that she spoke on 20/20 and other interviews, mentioning how young girls see her as a role model and therefore her actions have an impact on them? Would these set of photos not count towards being an action that could set the wrong message for young females? I suppose these photos are harmless for the most part, but to have the cover photo being the chosen one, where wandering eyes nearby magazine stands can see it fully, is where I have the most problem with.

As if the cover wasn’t bad enough, the article seems to mention a lot about Chris Brown and how she has moved on from the incident. Is anyone else besides me tired of hearing about this issue? Don’t get me wrong, I sympathize what she had to go through, and Brown deserves the consequences. But we’ve heard her countless interviews, we’ve heard Chris Brown discuss it on Larry King, etc., etc. We know the story, so please stop repeating yourself!