"All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts."

- William Shakespeare

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Colour Me Disappointed

I just spent the last hour and a half watching 'How to Be', starring Robert Pattinson. The only thing more pathetic than the time I wasted was the money I spent. I bought the movie based soley on what I had seen in the trailer. I definitely don't want to waste anyone else's time by making them read a long review so I'll sum it up for you in a few sentences.

Mediocre writing (and that's me being generous), painfully bad acting (though I do give Pattinson a bit of credit - I'd say he was the best actor of the cast, unfortunately the character he played was extremely dull and not funny), no real plot development and a sad excuse for an ending. The only reason I kept watching was because I was hoping the movie would redeem itself by at least concluding nicely. Instead, after watching Art (Pattinson) search for answers for an hour and ten minutes of film, the story skips ahead to a month later when he is perfectly fine (in fact, the movie ends with Art singing a song titled 'I'm doing fine'). The audience never sees Art find his answers, they are just exposed to the painful 'before' and the mediocre 'after'.

Do yourself a favor: don't watch this movie. I guess I'm sounding a bit harsh, the movie had five or six good moments. I even chuckled once or twice. It called itself a comedy, and boy, did it ever try hard to be one. There were just too many moments when it looked like it was trying too hard. Instead of funny, it came across as pathetic.

So here I am feeling as though I wasted eight dollars and eighty-three minutes. You should know (and if you know me, you DO know), I am a huge fun of Robert Pattinson. But I'm starting to question the grounds on which I base this approval. I thought he showed acting potential in Twilight, though I did not actually feel he did his best in the first or second movie of the saga and now I see him in this. What exactly am I basing my opinions on? Maybe it's just the feeling I get in the pit of my stomach. The 'that guy has the makings of a great actor' feeling.

It really hurts to know that I'll never get those eighty-three minutes back.

Keep it real!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Act I: Scene I

This is not my first blog. I have blogged before. For some reason my last blog felt too limited. It started out as a place I could rant publicly which is really fun, don't get me wrong, but it got old fast and I wanted to expand my horizons. So I decided to start fresh. I may still use my old blog on occasion to talk publicly about things that normal people keep private, but this blog will serve a greater purpose.

With this blog I plan to write or share anything and everything I discover about the world. You see, I'm all about learning new things. I think every day is full of potential to learn something new. Today, for example, I learned that a concussion is caused by your brain hitting the inside of your skull. I also learned that, contrary to popular belief, it is GOOD to sleep after getting a concussion. I learned this the easy way (howstuffworks.com) as opposed to the hard way (getting a concussion).

You never know what interesting things you might find out from reading future posts; heck, I don't even know. Not yet.

I'll leave you with one more piece of vital information: the word nudiustertian means the day before yesterday. Good to know, right?

Keep it real!