Posts Tagged ‘teenage’
The Fault in Our Stars is only just now hitting theaters, but already we’ve got another dying girl from a young adult book we’re supposed to cry over. In If I Stay, Chloe Moretz plays a girl whose mother, father, and brother are killed in an accident. It was a very bad family car ride. Moretz is left in a coma but still wanders around in some kind of out-of-body experience. She then must make a rest-of-the-movie-long decision: pull herself out of the coma, or let herself slip away to join her family in deadness. It’s like when you kind of feel like staying in, but your friends are all going out so you think maybe you should do that. But with willing yourself to die.
Featuring beautiful cinematography, lush environments, and masterful production design, Prospect is a sci-fi short that deserves the attention of fans of science fiction and short things. The dreamily-shot film focuses on a girl and her father trying to hit it rich prospecting on a rich, sunlit forest planet filled with bandits–sort of a Paper Moon of Endor by way of Where the Wild Things Are. It looks beautiful, wisely lives within its budgetary scope, and does well to remind us of the dangers of following our father’s get-rich-quick ideas. Please stop spending everything on scratch-offs, Dad.
(Thanks to Erin, and apologies to co-director Zeek Earl for not posting about this when he was trying to get earlier support for it. I thought I had, but it looks like I didn’t. Whups.)
Question by : Will teenage girls start loosing their virginity to Justin Bieber when he becomes a god in 2012?
Justin Bieber is controlling the entire
music industry and all those other
rappers such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg,
Dr.Dre , DMX, T.I .P, Drake, Gucci
Mane, 2PAC, Biggie, Raekwon, Wu
Tang Clan and Eminem combined
cannot compete WITH EVEN ONE LINE
THAT JUSTIN BIEBER SINGS.
Answer by Sulfur bomb
This teenage girl isn’t going to lose her virginity to a loser…
What do you think? Answer below!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series is at last rising to the apex all great franchises inevitably reach: the point where they sort of become Alf with ninjas.
As we already know, part of jealous sibling Michael Bay’s plan to ruin all our favorite toys involves his producing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie before directing yet another Transformers. Bay’s exact methods of getting more sandbox grit clogged in the joints of our action figure nostalgia still remain largely a mystery, but at a recent Nickelodeon event in New York, Bay did reveal one pretty huge change he’s planning for the Turtles: Now the heroes in a half-shell are edgy, lovable aliens in an alien half-shell.
Said Bay (from ScreenRant):
“These turtles [in the reboot] are from an alien race, and they’re going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable.”
Admittedly, teenage ninja turtle coming from space is really no less feasible an origin than being covered in green ooze and somehow gaining adolescent sentience, but does that change not make the whole “mutant” part a bit of a misnomer? And also, isn’t this a completely arbitrary change that will needlessly provoke the ire/sadness of a generation just barely staving off utter nihilism through the comfort of at least knowing the TMNT cartoon opening to be true? Is the idea of radioactive mutation just too radically liberal a concept for an age in which the Lorax’s message to not cut down every single tree is somehow considered “insidious”? Is it just that Michael Bay really wants to see a spaceship crash and go kaboom? Will alien Donatello even still “do machines”? Only one thing is certain: THEY WILL BE COMPLETELY LOVABLE.
Music video by Katy Perry performing Teenage Dream. Capitol Records, LLC.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
New ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Trailer: Spidey Effs the Police, Carjackers, a Lizard Man, and a Teenage Girl
This sure looks like a Spider-Man movie! A new trailer for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, previewed yesterday at selected venues, has now made its way online and awaits your judgement below. The full picture of what this reboot is doing still feels incomplete even with this latest bit of Spidermanning, but it at least fills in some of the lingering questions about tone, action, and story while, thankfully, leaving us with a few questions yet to be answered with the full film. Like, how does Peter Parker keep his hair so carefully fluffed? Even when the cops have just pulled off his mask, it’s like the guy’s got a blow-dryer in there.
Some end-of-chapter questions to consider:
- Andrew Garfield’s attempt at a teenage, wise-cracking Spidey who is very particular about his hair? Not bad, right?
- On Spider-Man himself: his suit and accompanying weird sneaker things look a lot better in context, under proper lighting, don’t they? And Marc Webb’s insistence on making stunt guys swing around on harnesses has really paid off. Compared to the Sam Raimi films, I feel like there were a lot less instances of being annoyed at a rubber-limbed, CGI version of Tobey Maguire weightlessly drifting through Manhattan.
- Emma Stone’s Gwen Stacy: Very… Emma Stone-inspired, no?
- Our first look at The Lizard: with the extreme close-up of the eye and the quick shots of CGI reptilian claws, was anyone else transported back to 1998’s Godzilla? I kept waiting for Matthew Broderick to cruise past in his CR-V.
- Is Emma Stone “in trouble” because she’s going to die!? Or is she just doing that thing where girls say that because they’re really falling for their lanky boyfriend?
- How many times has Denis Leary played Denis Leary: Civil Servant? For extra credit, figure out if that number is higher or lower than Reginald VelJohnson’s instances of playing Carl Winslow: Civil Servant, and write it down in your Spider-Workbook.