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I blame my cousin for this, because she watched Love Happens. Yes, she actually paid to watch Love Happens, which currently has a 16% freshness rate over at Rotten Tomatoes, and OMG I just checked a 0% from Top Critics hahahaha.

Buahahaha. Sorry, I’m still laughing.

Anyway… it reminded me about an Inside the Gold post, in which K was having trouble writing a review for Made of Honor.

Mostly, I was just getting angry about it for reasons I couldn’t understand… then it hit me. There was nothing original about the film. There was so little effort or originality that went into it, that I started to get upset that the film was even made.

That was followed by a request of Chick Flicks – of course, I added a bunch. Good and Bad, and the Guilty Pleasures, because that’s what was asked… which brings me back to now. I just got to see (500) Days of Summer, which you could say it’s one of those “hipster” films, but in reality it’s a romantic comedy. The movie is good, I liked it a lot… in fact, I can’t wait to get it on DVD xD It’s a not-a-love-story, and it’s sort of a chick flick, I think – and it’s good. So I don’t think it’s a doomed genre, there’s just a lot of crap around the genre for you to take seriously the really good ones.

In reality, Action films should suffer from the same. There’s a lot of crap action films out there that outnumber the really good action films. You can just say “oh, it’s another mindless action film.” but it still has a better tone to it than saying “it’s a chick flick.” – that simply sounds negative, without having the intention to.

I made a list of films by themes, and one of them was the “chick-centric” theme – it contained some really good films with female protagonists as mothers, daughters, granddaughters, friends, neighbors, girls, young women and women… etc, etc. – and from the 3 different themes I put together, “chick-centric” was the only one with no votes at all. So we do have a trigger that makes us think the word “chick” immediately means bad PMS mood swings, put your panties up in a bunch, and make your ovaries ache for that brooding-but-charming or geeky-but-charming hunk.

With female-centric films such as Linda, Linda, Linda – or Rachel Getting Married, One Million Yen Girl, The Guitar, Il y a Longtemps que Je t’Aime, Whale Rider, Hana & Alice… Hula Girls, Swing Girls, Kamikaze Girls~~~ or Romantic Dramas and Romantic Comedies like Shunji Iwai’s Love Letter. Perhaps American Chick Flicks should think of moving away from the frivolous girl meets boy, boy meets girl and they fall in love forever and always stories that they love to tell over and over again, and actually focus on another aspect of their protagonists lives.

A group of friends trying to make it to the school rock festival, a young woman trying to get one million Yen, a woman who just found out she’s about to die, a mother that comes out of jail, a girl trying to follow tradition in the opposite direction. Two friends who are growing up and perhaps growing apart, a group of girls trying to save their town, another group of girls who find something special in their lives, and two girls who find friendship in each other… etc, etc etc.

T.O.P on Elle Korea

August 20, 2009 — 10 Comments

Sorry, no photographer credit.
Will post more when/if I do get one~

but if you’re lucky… you can check more photos over Julz~
Pimp back! Hellz yeah~

T.O.P - Big Bang - Elle Korea

*EDIT*
More photos from the photoshoot added, no credits yet!
Seriously, K-Pop fans… really? xD

and from another old photoshoot for Elle~
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It’s YAM Time #5!

August 15, 2009 — 8 Comments

LOL
Cheap Mambo #5 mention xD

Anyway~~ Here it is!!!
After much liver disease~~~
YAM005

with Yu on the cover!
Happy early Bday, Yu~
Omedetou!!

YAM005

In it, you’ll read more about Harry Potter 6 (against much of anyone’s Harmonian hearts, lol), Transformers 2, Moon (yeah, that last line kills me), and Public Enemies~ Snap! There’s also DBSK concert review, SNSD (which I always get a typo), Bibi, Seo Taiji, Clazziquai, Popular and more~~~

Head over here to download~~~

Check it out, yo!
Park Chan-Wook’s 1999 Simpan
Though make sure you can dispose of 30min of your time xD

Holy mother of O.o

Seo Taiji - Vol. 8 Atomos Cover

It’s Seo Taiji! I flipped out in the morning, even though I’m just listening to it.

This is just too much to take in… First Bibi, now Seo Taiji~~~ All I need now is to find out Faye Wong has released a new album, and I can die happy. Buahaha. No, seriously though~~~ I’m divided. I would love a new album by Faye, but I’m afraid I won’t lurv the album. LOL – To Love was PURRRRfection – really, I almost got scammed just to get it. xD

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