Hot Mess Mondays: Hollywood Bust

Usually, I am pretty kind to Hollywood and its failures….Actually, not really. lmao Let’s get it!

1) Cowboys and Aliens for not being out of this world.

A friend and I went to go check out the latest summer blockbuster on Saturday. Needless to say, Cowboys and Aliens had us cracking up in our seats, but not for the right reasons…Jam packed with a lackluster plot and random fight sequences, Cowboys and Aliens turned out to be a complete waste of money and time. The only saving graces for this movie were its stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. I can watch Daniel Craig kick butt any day. As for Ford, well his character was such an “ass” throughout the entire movie that you couldn’t help, but to laugh. Unfortunately, neither Craig nor Ford were enough to save this flick from being a complete disaster. However, I will say that the aliens genetics were pretty entertaining. They basically have these weird slimy hands that extend from their torso area. Kind of reminded me of E.T.’s nasty stick fingers with the glowing bulb…lol Anyways, if you were planning on seeing this movie, please don’t unless you want to waste a good 13 bucks. Just think about it. 13 bucks can buy you about five 99 cent cheeseburgers and 16 apple pies from McDonalds. I’d rather die from obesity than sit through this movie again…. Okay, not really. lmao 😉

2) Justin Timberlake for not having a clue.

I heart JT so much, but honestly, I am tired of seeing ol’ boy pursue a mediocre acting career. Justin is just not a leading man in my eyes as much as he wants to be. He still looks a little too boyish and sounds like a teenager. Granted, he was decent in The Social Network. But, did we really need Friends With Benefits? Did we?  I don’t think I’m the only one wanting JT to take his behind back to the studio. I’ve already said that once, and I’ll keep saying it over and over again.

By the way, here’s the trailer for JT’s latest movie below.

Thrilling…..

Actually, the concept has a lot of potential. We’ll see….sigh….

3) Lauryn Hill for having more babies.

Now, I’m all for little black babies running around this world.  With that said, I’d rather have Lauryn Hill get herself together than have another child. Better yet, I would just like her to stop having kids…lol She pops out babies like it’s a game. Who knows…Maybe these kids will turn out like the Jacksons?

4) Brad and Angelina Jolie for considering retirement.

These rumors are making me so so sad. Brad and Angelina are two of my favorite actors. Honestly, Brad Pitt is beyond underrated as an actor. When I hear his name, I know that the movie is going to be good. However, I  also know that Brad is approaching 50 (yeah, he’s that old….), and has a whole lot of kids to raise. Sigh….as long as Johnny Depp continues to act, I guess I’ll be okay.

p.s. Now, I want to watch Mr. and Mrs. Smith. 🙂

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Wild Wednesdays: A Laughable Hollywood

Early yesterday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the list of nominees for the 68th Golden Globe Awards. Needless to say, Hollywood is still talking about the nominees as well as the snubs. Apparently, the new Coen Brothers’ pic “True Grit” was completely snubbed by the HFPA. Ouch.

I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of “True Grit” here in LA last Thursday, and I can honestly say that the movie is amazing. Both the audience and I laughed from beginning to end. The story and characters are moving, adventurous, and just plain hilarious. I won’t talk much more about the film because I want everyone to go see it.

“True Grit” comes out December 22nd, and is without a doubt worth the 12 bucks. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld.  I don’t know what the HFPA was thinking when it snubbed this film. It should definitely be recognized. Anyways, there is always still the Oscars, which “True Grit” is already getting Best Picture buzz for.

Watch the trailer for “True Grit” below.

The trailer makes this movie look so serious, BUT I’m telling you, it’s pure hilarity. Okay, I’m done. Moving on….lol 😉

As for other snubs, the list could go on forever. Some people are even talking about Justin Timberlake not getting a nod. Personally, I don’t think Justin Timberlake deserves any awards attention for his role as Sean Parker in “The Social Network.” Although I think that he did a really good job with the character, it’s not Golden Globe or Oscar worthy in my opinion. I’ve seen that same kind of performance from no-names on Lifetime. Just sayin…

Anyways, here’s an article I read in the LA Times. It talks about the amount of media attention that is placed on the Golden Globes. I think its authors make some pretty valid points.

Click here —>The Big Picture

p.s. If you are a Glee fan, the show did not get snubbed! 🙂

All Facebook Users Should See ‘The Social Network’

Hi boys and girls!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their weekend as much as I am. As planned, I saw The Social Network today, and I have to give David Fincher a lot of props for directing a pretty good movie. Beginning from the days when Mark Zuckerberg was still a young sophomore at one of the world’s most prestigious institutions, Harvard University, The Social Network is both dark and comedic.

If this movie is an accurate portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, then I don’t know what to think. All I can say is that I now understand why Mark Zuckerberg is pissed. In the movie, he’s a social outcast with a serious cry for attention. Not to mention, he’s also a backstabbing friend and thief.

Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg, and Andrew Garfield

Jesse Eisenberg, who plays Zuckerberg, was genius at maintaining the overall tone of the film. While watching The Social Network, I really felt bad for the guy. I mean, how can anyone live with tons of knowledge and money, but with no friends? As far as the other actors, I thought that Justin Timberlake held his own as Sean Parker, the founder of Napster and part owner of Facebook. However, the stand out performances in my opinion were from Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer, who played Eduardo Saverin (Zuckerberg’s ex-best friend) and the Winklevoss twins (“originators” of the Facebook idea) respectively.

Armie Hammer

Side note: It’s so funny how the movies can still trick us. During the movie, the other girls I was with and I commented on the hotness level of Armie. At the time, we had no idea that he was only one man! lol Not to mention, Armie Hammer is apparently the heir to the Arm and Hammer fortune. Say whaaaaat?! Where’s my Armie!  lol jk

ANYWAYS, if you haven’t seen The Social Network, go check it out. I think it’s worth the 12 bucks. As for all the Oscar buzz surrounding it, I am not completely convinced yet that the movie should take home any awards. With that said, we know how Hollywood and the Academy are. Once they’ve chosen their favorite front runners, it doesn’t matter what any of us think. Sad, but true.

Film Fridays: Facebook’s Founders

Hi everyone!

This post will be very short because I have to leave for work in like 5 minutes…lol With that said, everyone should go check out “The Social Network,” the story of how Facebook came to be, this weekend.  Hopefully, I will be seeing this movie tomorrow afternoon. As mentioned in an earlier post, “The Social Network” has already mustered up a lot of Oscar buzz this awards season. Regardless of the Oscar buzz, I am just excited to see what exactly Mr. Timberlake has been up to. Justin has almost disappeared from the music industry. Well, not really…BUT he hasn’t released a new album in years! Anyone think he should?

Anyways, go check out “The Social Network.” After I see it, I will give my two cents. 🙂

Film Fridays: Mark Your Calendars for The Social Network

Well folks, another week has ended.

Ever since moving to LA, I feel like my life has completely flown by. Where did my college years and summer go?! Lol Anyways, I blame movies for allowing my summer to go by so quickly. With a new movie release every weekend, my sunny weekends all blurred into one giant movie fest.

Anyways, there’s not too much being released this particular weekend, but one movie  to look out for in the near future is The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Brenda Song, Rooney Mara, and a few other younger stars.

The Social Network has been getting a lot of Hollywood buzz. People are very excited to see this film in Tinseltown. With that said, now that I’m living in LA, the very place where movies are made, I can no longer tell what the buzz is across the rest of the country. However, I do know that everyone is practically a Facebook user. And, with all of the controversies surrounding Mark Zuckerberg, the social networking site’s founder, who wouldn’t want to see the story of about how Facebook came to be?

p.s. Apparently, Mr. Zuckerberg is not too thrilled about having a movie based off of his life in theaters. What’s wrong Zuckerberg? Afraid we all might learn the truth? lol

The Social Network comes out October 1st. 🙂

Side Note: The Town, Easy A, Machete, The American, and even Inception should all still be playing in a theater near you. 😉

And The Winner Is….

Bret Michaels!

Last night on the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump hired Bret over his friendly rival Holly Robinson Peete. For weeks now, Bret has been battling major health scares. Recently, a hole was discovered in Bret’s heart, only adding to the ailing rocker’s troubles. BUT, at least Bret can celebrate as the winner of Celebrity Apprentice. In an interview, Holly discussed going up against a man, who “cheated death” and how great of a guy Bret is. We’ve already prayed for Bret once, but maybe some extra prayers tonight wouldn’t be a bad idea….Congratulations Mr. Michaels on your win and managing to make the finale in New York! 🙂

Bret Michaels Wins Celebrity Apprentice

p.s. Kudos to Holly for having such a gracious attitude. She is the definition of a winner, and more celebrities need to be like her. For those of you who are not familiar with Holly, she is known for her starring role on Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper as well as a number of other television shows. Check out Holly’s Access Hollywood interview below.

Holly Robinson Peete on Celebrity Apprentice Final and Bret Michaels

In the latest film news…

The fourth and last installment of the Shrek franchise, Shrek Forever After, won out at the domestic box office,  debuting at numero uno with just over $71 million. The  animated feature beat out Iron Man 2, which took the number 2 spot, and Robin Hood. Because Shrek Forever After is technically a winner, I won’t mention that the movie fell short of its expected $100 million goal and caused shares in DreamWorks Animation to drop….

DreamWorks Shares Sink After Shrek Disappoints

Anyways, we cannot forget that next week marks the opening of Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The trailers for Prince of Persia have created a nice buzz around the film, and is definitely making people want to check it out, including me. Personally, I can’t wait to put in my two cents about Ol’ Jakie boy as the main character Dastan. I’ve been talking about Mr. Gyllenhaal for weeks….lol

Who else is excited for Prince of Persia???

**And, in true Bina fashion, I am going to provide music that is appropriate for today’s theme. I have been hearing Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake’s single “Winner” all over the radio lately, and I must say that I am a fan.

Enjoy!

Oooooooh JT,  I’m still waiting for you to drop that new album… lol  😉

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