Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
My brain is full of random, meaningless clutter. A few weeks ago the fleeting thought ran through my head that no one hears about actor Stephen Dorff anymore. Then poof, Sofia Coppola released a trailer for her new movie, Somewhere, starring STEPHEN DORFF. The trailer's been out for a while, but I feel like posting it now. There are moments in it that tug at my heartstrings.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
The Sweets Bakeshop cupcakes I tasted were moist, flavorful throughout but did not taste artificial, delightfully pretty, possessed pleasant and fun textures, had good consistency and didn't slay me with heavy sugary frosting. (These qualities continually trip up L.A. cupcake shops.)
Biting into the chocolate ganache center of my Sweets Smores graham cupcake seriously made me feel like I had scored a home run. My husband, who is generally dismissive of cupcakes, proclaimed his Snowball "delicious" and enjoyed the frosting the best of all. If Sweets Bakeshop can please a picky cupcake connoisseur and a bored spouse, they're headed to the top of the gourmet bakery scene.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Noah Ringer may be white, but he looks like Aang and is quite convincing doing the little monk's martial arts. I was impressed. Noah has an impish smile, too. I wish they'd give him some funny Aang-ish scenes.
CGI effects don't disappoint.
Airbender the movie is devoid of humor, unlike the Avatar cartoon series.
All in all I felt entertained by The Last Airbender. I liked the costumes, sets and special effects in the film. If I could suggest two things to Shyamalan for Airbender: Book 2, I'd recommend he be faithful to the comic parts of the story and to give Dante Basco (Asian American actor and the voice of Prince Zuko in the Avatar series) a meaty role.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Eiji Kawashima, goalkeeper for Japan: My yakuza boyfriend. He looks like he could really kick some ass. The Japanese flag underwear might look awkward, though.
Monday, July 5, 2010
You know how the cute grade school kids dancing in the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom made you think, 'Not bad, but they're missing la passion of it all'? That is what I felt while viewing Mixed at JANM. Fulbeck's photos of young, multiracial kids are beautiful and fun to look at, but unlike the multiracial adults featured in 100% Hapa, the kids' writing about self identity is (understandably) simplistic. But hey, at least my husband didn't need to bring along his spray.
My husband got mad when I pushed a button in the exhibit claiming my relatives hailed from Mexico. (I wanted to see what would happen and the answer was absolutely nothing.) He said in an exasperated voice, "Now I know why censuses are so messed up!"