I went to go see The Lego Movie with my little brother and my boyfriend today, and I’m just really happy with the outcome of this picture. Review coming soon!
With it being Valentines Day today, it is only necessary for me to write about this holiday that is both loved and hated by many. Personally, I like V-Day and I don’t think its the worst holiday ever. I just used that title to catch your attention, AHA! Anyway, I like today, not because I have a boyfriend and it’s special (although it does add it), but because it’s a good day to show those you care about that you love them. You should always tell those special people that you love them, but today is special and it’s more appropriate, so-to-speak. The really cool thing about Valentines Day is the candy! Now who cares if someone doesn’t get you candy? Get it your damn self. Treat yourself and buy yourself a chocolate box (or two) and one of those cute cards kids give out to classmates. Those were also my favorite as a child. Valentines Day was so much fun because everyone gave each other cards and candy and it was just so cool! I understand that as you grow up that may not happen. If you doesn’t happen to you and you feel sad, be the person to make a difference. Give out candy or cards to friends. Not only will it bring them happiness that you thought of them TODAY, but it will also give you happiness. Hearing someone thank you after you get them a small gift is such a great feeling, in my opinion.
Now many people know that today is “Single Awareness Day”, and I personally think that is so stupid. No one cares if you’re single. You should not care either! If you’re taken, great! If you’re single, that’s also great! The right person will come along (if you’re looking for one) so just be patient. If does not matter if you have a significant other anyways. You have yourself and great friends. So be happy and go treat yourself. Today is the day where you show YOURSELF some love.
Last Saturday I saw Spike Jonze’s 2013 film, Her, and let me tell you: IT. WAS. ABSOLUTELY GREAT.
I walked in the theatre not knowing much about the film. I hadn’t seen the trailer for it, just the posters on bus stops. I didn’t really know what to expect from the film, but once it was over, I just sat there completely astonished.
For those who don’t know, Her, is set in futuristic Los Angeles. It follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a middle-age man whose job is to write letters for other people. People send him information about the person they wish to send the letter to, and Theodore gets into character and writes a letter pretending to be the sender. It’s a really interesting yet unsettling concept. I’ll get back to this thought later. Anyway, Theodore befriends his operating system (OS) named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Let’s look at Samantha, shall we:
So basically that’s the film’s storyline. The cinematography of this film was absolutely the best I have seen in a while. It was just so perfect in my opinion. It was different. It’s the perfect representation of an indie style film. I remember walking out of the theatre and telling my boyfriend, “I don’t mean to sound like a film douche, but OH MY GOD THE CINEMATOGRAPHY WAS FREAKING AMAZING.”
Oh! And Spike Jonze’s representation of future Los Angeles was absolutely something else. I absolutely loved it, even though it was a bit frightening to think of LA like that. The city is packed with people, but I mean PACKED. Completely over-populated.
It’s just crazy. There are also like no cars, only subway systems and walking. It’s just so imaginative, I love it and I am scared of it only because it can be a HUGE possibility. I wish I could get more pictures of the Los Angeles design in the movie, but I can’t find any that I like, so I guess you’ll have to watch it!
As for the actors, they were also unbelievable. Joaquin Phoenix was absolutely perfect for his role as Theodore. He was so soft, introverted, and caring, I loved it. He was just so perfect and there were many times I just wanted to hug the crap out of him and tell him everything was going to be okay. I mean just look at him. Don’t you want to hug him too?
OH MY GOD AND SCARLET JOHANSSON WAS MORE THAN PERFECT. I don’t know how she did but she was the perfect voice actor for the role of Samantha. We don’t ever see Scarlet, but that’s totally okay because her voice her perfect. It’s raspy, but so cute, sweet and sincere. Phoenix and Johansson had perfect chemistry even though they were never physically together. It’s freaking cool.
(that’s how Samantha sees!)
Anyway, Her was such an amazing movie. It really shows us where the world is heading if we continue to depend on technology. Everyone in the world of Her is almost anti-social. They are all talking to their OS’s and not to actual people. Might I remind you that people have others write person letters for them? That’s crazy. Actual social interaction is almost non-existence in this film. I totally recommended anyone and everyone to see this film as soon as possible. It’s so beautiful and a complete must see. It has won a bunch of awards already and it’s up for a few Academy awards, so might as well go see it right? Just remember to bring tissues.
Also, be prepared for this scene. You’re gonna love it.