Joe's Movie Corner
Que será, será...
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
The Film Song of the Past Four Weeks, 3/30/2007
"Somebody to Love"
I love this song. When I first saw this film, I was incredibly and pleasently surprised at Annie's vocal power. Another reason to love her! This has to be one of the greatest Queen covers I've ever heard. And yes, Heidi Klum is in the movie and playing a giant. I know, I know. But it's rather small. Great song, good film.
[tilts head in confusion and wonder]
Please Stop Singing While I'm Singing!
Testosterone Boys + Harlequin Girls
"ARRGH YOU LONESONE TONIGHT?"
"GO WEST FOR GOLD, YOUNG OLYMPIC PARASAILER"
Brilliant. Stephen Colbert in a eye patch is pure comic bliss. Once you think about it, the last one is one of the most disturbing things ever put on this blog. And that's another Bill O'Reilly parody.
(if you don't get the title, it's panic! at the disco and I thought it was appropriate)
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Why Are Austalians Better Than Us? Really?
He has been a constant face on the Film Experience Blog, which was my beginning with this blog. It is a very good and well-written film and general entertainment blog from [checks clock] 14 hours in the future. There are many aspects of it I enjoy, and others make me question his sanity (Herbie: Fully Loaded... with sh*t! I warned you.) Here is his blog description...
Stale Popcorn, noun, 1. A veritable cornucopia of movie geekdom, celebrity worship, Australian film discussion and all with occasional musical interludes! All wrapped up in the salty buttery taste of movie popcorn that's been sitting in the box for too long. What's not to love?Good point. I'll eat the popcorn even if it was thrown off a building, intercepted by international jewel thiefs, and laced with LSD. That'll be a fun movie. Let's go see A Scanner Darkly and understand it!!
But one thing is his weird obsession with Hugh Jackman and Jamie Bell. For the latter, may I point you this post. Nothing wrong with it, but the way it is is creepy, almost stalkerish. I'm open-minded.
With movie haikus, shared appreciaton for what the Academy doesn't and nice white ladies, and a really funny Poseidon drinking game that is sure to get you drunk off your ass before they even think about trying to escape, I must admit, it's a great thing. And according to my calculations, he should be sleeping... in the future. And it's also tomorrow. Muahaha.
Well, I'm off to see Curse of the Golden Flower. I have it on DVD, and literally have, and I am awaiting my brain's acceptance to actually watch it. It should be any minute now, when I finish this post and a small Hayley binge. So, what am I expecting? I think Hero and House of Flying Daggers are two of the best films ever made, and reviews for this have been favorable, but considerably less than Zhang Yimou's earlier masterpieces. Most say it is worth it, if for the magnificent color scheme alone.
But, ironic in a way, I wanted to see this more when I heard my wife wouldn't be in it. It's absolutely great that he asked Gong Li to play Empress Phoenix, since the role is that of mature sexuality, which Ziyi can't cut. 28 is not the maturity of the role. Sorry, honey.
I'm anticipating it to get Production Design, Costume Design, and Foreign Language Film JMC noms at least.
I Think I Just Died
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
(translation from Quenya = "happiness")
I am in hearts with Hayley Westenra. Who? She is a New Zealand-born soprano who has shot to fame for her incredible talent. She is only 19 (she turns 20 on April 10th,) and she has had much success all over the world, especially when she joined the world-famous female tour Celtic Woman.
Why am I showing her love? One song to rule them all.
Her cover of Enya's "May It Be" from The Fellowship of the Ring. One of the greatest film songs in history (my opinion,) and this version did it incredible justice. Her voice is remarkable and so nicely paced, even though you can tell it's faster than the original. It's breathtakingly beautiful, but can she work with Ave Maria?
It's a miracle. Universally considered one of the most beautiful songs ever written, she ran with it. Amazing. Her voice is of the angels, and I don't think I've ever praised someone voice this much. But what about... Simon & Garfunkel?
And I've never been this articulate. Ever. She is something.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Anneliese to AnnaSophia
Thursday, March 22, 2007
To your left is Jessica Makinson, one of the stars of the new Comedy Central show, "Halfway Home." Now, the show is good, but it's not the best thing to happen to the network in years. That's "The Sarah Silverman Program." It's still suprisingly good, and her character of Carly has emerged so far as my favorite character, mainly because she is the least there. She doesn't have that much to do, and that's apparently good. But, she says something that shoots her in the lead. It has not appeared so far in an aired episode, but it was in a spot:
"Calling us stupid is an insult to idiots!"
- My New Plaid Pants has a freakish and slightly disturbing cartoon involving 300 and penises.
- Film Ick has news of the Wonder Woman movie possible maybe casting. Why am I caring? It's Robin. I care now.
- Cinematical has announced a new job for Emily Charlton. Good luck, Em.
- E! reports that the 'rumors' of Nicole Richie's health are basically true with a stunning yet not that shocking revelation.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Holding Nathaniel Hostage
I have your money. Muahahahaha.
So, Mr. Rogers, want to know when I'll come for you? Hm? Open your eyes.
[nat opens eyes]
And a link in your blog sidebar. And maybe some traffic linking. Okay? Do that and I'll let you go. If not... consequences will be enacted. Muahahaha.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
What's In A Name?
Your Real Name: Joseph. Yeah, I know.
Your Gangsta Name (1st 4 letters plus izzle): Joseizzle. I'm a latino gangsta, homes.
Your Detective Name (fave color + fave animal): Midnight Squirrel. Stealthy.
Your Soap Opera Name (middle name + childhood street): Dean Walmore. Are you sure it isn't my porn name? Oh, wait, soap opera. What's the difference?
Your Star Wars Name (last 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first name + first 3 letters of Mom’s maiden name): Dgejodea (pronounced Geh-joe-deah, almost Jedidiah.) Uh... wow.
Your Superhero Name (2nd fave color + fave drink): Green Cherry Coke. I am the suckiest superhero ever.
Your Witness Protection Name (Grandma/Grandpa’s first name + Jones): Walt Jones. Yeah, that's inconspicuous.
Your Goth Name (Black + name of one of your pets): Black Thunder. I thought I was supposed to emo, not black.
Your American Idol Name (fav car and sea food): Viper Dolphin. Don't judge me. It tastes good. What?!
Your Movie Star Name (sibling’s middle name + mother's maiden name): Robert Dean. I'm gonna be HUGE!
Your Alter Ego (name of one your childhood pets + popular brand of clothes when you were young): Thunder Old Navy. Sounds like a seastorm.
Your Lawyer Name (fav actor’s last name + fav hard liquor): Gyllenhaal Tequila. I doubt I'll be accepted into the bar, much less have a law firm. Jeez. As for Jake, there was no one better.
Your Hip Hop Name (fav candy + fruit): Bottlecaps Apple. Awesome. Just awesome.
Monday, March 12, 2007
River, O River
- Beyoncé and Shakira ~ "Beautiful Liar"
- Christina Aguilera ~ "Candyman"
- M2M ~ "Don't Say You Love Me"
- AnnaSophia Robb ~ "Keep Your Mind Wide Open"
- Faith Hill & Tim McGraw ~ "Like We Never Loved At All"
- Feist ~ "Mushaboom"
- Katherine McPhee ~ "Over It"
- The Killers ~ "Read My Mind"
- Good Charlotte ~ "The River"
- Ofra Haza ~ "River Lullaby"
- Anne Hathaway ~ "Somebody To Love"
- Katherine McPhee ~ "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
- Joss Stone ~ "Tell Me Bout It"
Wait, it doesn't. Except for a post space between the 16/07 posts. I could do more of these. Not this now, but that later. Yeah. Me work on #16 now. Nye-nye lanky.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
16/07 #17: Honorable Mentions
This is one of the most mysterious of the films I want to see, and from what I can imagine from the little given, it's pretty good. Maybe something we've seen before, maybe not. It just seems incredibly intriguing.
Atonement (dir. Joe Wright)
Starring: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Brenda Blethyn, and Vanessa Redgrave
Again, a mystery. But a mystery with a source. And it has the right amount of confusion on top of the fact that it is a novel. Plus Keira and the people that made her an Oscar nominee. This wait shall grow.
Starring: Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez
Anything I Can Do You Can Do Better
I'm on the D-List.
In other news...
On the blog of Modern Fabulousity, I am a "Multiple Comment Celebutante." Why? Because I comment on that blog. It's a widely read blog, and by commenting on it, once a week, he posts We Love Comments (And Those Who Leave Them). Last week, I lost my [comment] viginity, and what was posted:
Joe's Movie Corner guesses the father of Naomi Watts' baby (it's not Kong!)...And this week:
Joe's Movie Corner says The Lion King is the best movie ever. No, really.Yes. Really. Obviously talking about this and this, and yes, I do think The Lion King is the best movie ever. I haven't seen Citizen Kane. It's layered in my subconscience. Years and years of it just getting better. Hans Zimmer's excellent score, one of the best ever. I will not hide my love for it. I'm not insane, so don't even try it.
Oh, and mini or as much as I can do reviews of Zodiac and 300 coming by the end of the week. Don't forget, I have 16/07 to do. Gotta get moving.
For good meaure... #16 involves someone who was on a Disney Channel show... and it's not Britney Spears.
Well, since I do have an exponential amount of films I really want to see, I'll make a list.
400 years ago, some Brits landed in Viriginia and raped 12 year-olds and became a Disney movie. In honour of that, I named my list of most anticipated films this year 16/07, which is (obviously) the 16 films I can't wait to see the most.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
A-B-C... B-E-L-A-T-E-D... B-I-G T-I-M-E...
As the title suggests, this is a special thing to waste my time. An Extremely Belated Alphabetical Look at 2006 in Film, but then again, I belate everything...
A is for Al Gore, who is still upset about winning the 2000 Presidential election.
B is for Borat, whom I still hate. Very much.
C is for the Curse of Effie White. J-Hud, watch your back...
D is for Deafness. Obviously for Rinko Kikuchi in Babel, but also for a certain young actress who apparently is deaf, because she doesn't like listening to anyone about anything... Lindsay, come on now. Put down the martini, pull up the panties, and stop making Just My Luck. You made that 2 years ago!! You're too drunk. I'm taking your keys. DON'T HIT ME, BITCH!!!!!
E is for equality and internationalism. Look at the Oscars. 7 White Americans were nominated, 4 African-Americans, 4 from the UK, an African, an Australian, an Asian, a Spainard and a Mexican. Yup.
F is for Fox. Really? This is the studio that has broght us Ben-Hur, Titanic, and Big Momma's House 1 & 2. Bonus points of idiocy: FOX News, and the idea of FOX News.
G is for Gay Bashing. Why is that relevant? Apparently, because one movie it's ass beat by another movie.
H is for Hair. Fresh off the shaved look from Jarhead, we have the amazingly still hot Natalie Portman, and then... um, this guy.
I is for Illusions. Edward Norton, Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman teamed up to make LL's career disappear...
J is for Johnny Depp, who received his 4th consecutive Golden Globe nomination. Even if he wasn't good, Johnny will be there!
K is for Kirsten Dunst, who makes me smile. And more smiles...
L is for Latin blood. Del Toro, Inarritu, Cuaron, Cruz, Almodovar, and Perez Hilton? Something's wrong there.
M is for Marty Scorsese. Congrats, man. You deserved it.
N is for 9/11. Never forget. Don't forget United 93 at least.
O is for Ofelia, the most important child character of the year.
P is for PIRATES!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Keira - we get the message.
Q is for Queen Elizabeth [insert numeral here], who had an excellent year. Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, and of course, Helen Mirren all had a great year.
R is for Rachel Weisz, new Academy Award-winner and mother. And apparently a tree.
S is for Stranger Than Fiction, Monster House, Trust the Man, Word Trade Center, and especially Sherrybaby. Maggie G 4 Evs.
T is for Tim Allen, who undoubtedly had the worst year. BUT, Paris Hilton is still alive, so...
U is for Underwear, not really film-related, but still. It's something you should have to have a film career. [staring at LL]
V [is] for ... Come on. What do you think I'm gonna say?
W is for Wayans, a name we really shouldn't see anymore.
X is for X-Men: The Last Movie Because Everyone Dies.
Y is for Yussef, who shot Susan, who freaked out Richard, who called Amelia, who neglected Dakota Fanning's little and talented sister.
and Z is for, not Ziyi, but for Zach Helm, whom, with Michael Arndt, are the best new screenwriters we have in the game. Great work from the both of them.
And special shout-out to Akeelah Anderson, whose spelling helped me through this.
Punch Was Served
(Brian and Stewie are on a German tour bus)
Brian Griffin: Yeah, about your pamphlet... uh, I'm not seeing anything about German history between 1939 and 1945. There's just a big gap.
I'm awesome. Don't deny it.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
A Banner For All The Nations Of The World To Unite
The only film I can truly call The Greatest Film Ever Made.
FIRST PG RATED FILM IN THEATRES: unknown
FIRST DVD PLAYER: Emerson (2003)
FIRST DVD: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (2002)
FIRST ACADEMY AWARDS MOMENT I CAN CLEARLY REMEMBER: Adrien Brody mouth-raping Halle Berry at the 75th (2003)
FIRST ACADEMY AWARD FORECAST YEAR: 2005 (71.4%)
FIRST [LEGALLY] DOWNLOADED SONG: Gwen Stefani, "Wind It Up" (2006)
FIRST GAME CONSOLE: Game Boy Color (2000)
FIRST NON-PORTABLE GAME CONSOLE: PlayStation 2 (2002)
FIRST VIDEO GAME: Pokémon Silver (2000)
FIRST OBSESSION-LEVEL T.V. SHOW BEYOND TODDLERDOM: Pokémon (1999)
Friday, March 2, 2007
The Film Song of the Week, 3/2/2007
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
This is a good song. Don't forget, I don't choose them. Randominity does.