Yes, yes. Existentialism.
You know what’s fun? Old-school movie trailers.
For Valentine’s Day this year, Fox Home Entertainment put out this new edition of “An Affair to Remember.” While the movie alone is completely worth it, what’s so cool are the features. Among them, there’s the original trailer for the film, which, trust me, is a whole lot different than the epic, heart-stopping trailers of today. Very fascinating. Other goodness includes Affairs to Remember docs with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, plus a nice little envelope with reproductions of the lobby cards. Mother’s Day. That’s all I’m sayin’.
Have you ever needed to transport your laptop in a manila envelope? Is your gigantic notebook breaking your back? Well, Apple’s got your solution! Their new MacBook Air was released today. And as always, Apple can’t release a product without exploiting some up and coming indie artist in the process. Their latest commercial for the 3lb notebook is soundtracked by Yael Namin’s “New Soul.” I thought the song was catchy enough to google her and find her music video. Apparently released in August and has over a million hits already… I’m so out of the loop.
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CD in shops on 15 January
If you have seen “Juno” already, then you are quite familiar with the quirky snarkiness in Diablo Cody’s script and Jason Reitman’s direction. If not, then get ready, because it will soon be at your local cinema. The soundtrack is inextricably married to the film as you watch it, but it’s a great album on its own as well. The overall tone is…well, I’m not quite sure. There’s probably an industry term for this post-hipster-folk-y-irreverent-yet-mature-and-sometimes-political-yet-giddy music that the kids seem to be enjoying these days. Artists on the album include some well-knowns like Belle & Sebastian, Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground and The Kinks. Also on here, however, are eight songs by Kimya Dawson (keep your ears open for this one), and Michael Cera and Ellen Page strumming away to ‘Anyone Else But You’ by The Moldy Peaches. Oddball, soothing and somehow endearing, the soundtrack to “Juno” is just as wonderful as the film. Add to cart.
This weekend proved to be a record-breaker for “Juno,” as audiences took a liking to the teen preggers comedy at New York and L.A. cinemas. The film, penned by 29 year-old, Diablo Cody, broke previous till records set by other Fox Searchlight darlings, like “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Sideways” (according to VARIETY). JH’s JP and Courtney certainly dug it when they caught a packed showing at Los Angeles’ fab, Arclight cinema. Great cast, very funny, we say you should order up your tickets now.
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Okay, so we may be way behind with this series, but we like a marathon viewing every now and again. ‘How I Met Your Mother’ is awesome for the following reasons.
1. Instead of sucking on latees at Central Perk, these kids drink. A lot. It’s true to life, ya know?
2. It’s damn funny. The 20-somethings of this series are pretty spot-on as they go through lovers, jobs, passions and the like. The fact that they keep the same tight circle of friends though, is pretty terrific.
3. Somehow, amazingly enough, at the end of each episode, there’s a split-second moment of tugging at the heart strings, which only works because the characters are actually grounded in reality. Huh.
4. A proper blooper reel!
TheDVD of season two is out. You should be watching it now.