Posts Tagged 'Movie'

Perspectives, Chukwuma ‘Chu Boi’ Morah

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Our guest blogger this week is Chukwuma Morah, known to many simply as “Chu.” He is a recently graduated Industrial Engineer from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is no stranger to the blog scene. He is a staff member to video game blog PushingPlay, runs his own blog Chu Boi, and has an always interesting Twitter. We sat down with Chu to discuss fashion, man-bags, and mullets.

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Hipsters Rejoice…

A sweet stop-frame short, a cute tatted chick, and a wheelie to boot, enjoy.

Ryan Haigh

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I was getting lost in wikipedia/imdb (a deadly combination) and I found myself upon this film, it looks really good, it seems that there really are some cool independent movies that are not obsessed with maintaining their credibility by filming mundane story lines.

Osama Eisa

Jean-Claude Van Damme Plays Himself

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Jean-Claude Van Damme used to be the boss. Not just kinda the boss, like the Boss. I think it all went down-hill after he played Guile in that terrible excuse of a Street Fighter movie. I guess redemption means you have to play yourself in a movie.
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Waltz with Bashir

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While I was interning at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, there was one film that everyone was talking about. Waltz with Bashir, an official selection in the film festival, was undoubtedly the festival favorite. You couldn’t talk to anyone without them mentioning the film. Sure Indiana Jones was premiering at the festival, as well as other films such as Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona but Waltz with Bashir was the film that had made an impact on the audiences.

After hearing so many people talk about it, I decided to sit in on an afternoon viewing. I have to admit, I went into the film feeling somewhat skeptical about it. Waltz with Bashir is an animation film and I’m not a big animation fan. But as I watched, I quickly began to realize why so many had been moved by the animation documentary.

Director, Ari Folman, tells the story of his forgotten past as a soldier for the Israeli Army in the 1982 Lebanon War. As Folman meets with old friends to remember what happened during his tour of duty, his memory leads him back to the horrors of warfare that only a veteran can relive.

For me, watching the film was like watching a piece of history unravel through art. Waltz with Bashir was not only the best film I saw while I was in Cannes but it stands out in my mind as one of the best films I have seen in my life thus far. For me, its original content earned it merit alone but the style of the film and its theme exceeded my expectations. I think the most interesting thing about the film is the perspective that it takes. The audience is not only reminded of the lives lost in warfare. It also gives insight into the lives of those who saw the destruction of war, of those who created the chaos and those whose lives are haunted by the memory of their actions.

Mary Elizabeth Fair

Ryan Eggold, you tit.

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I am going to a formal event with my parents, and I thought that looking up the overly styled celebrities on the red carpet of the SAG awards would be a good place to see something new. What I saw was Ryan Eggold.

Now, I have no idea who he is. In fact, I do not care. He is a tit.

“Why such harsh words Osama?” You may be asking, I respond that you probably haven’t seen his attire above.

People older than us, and in fact, our own generation, when looking at crazed six-year-old Britney Spears wannabees, or children asking for cell phones, are decrying the downward spiral of our civilization. Why? Because there is no respect. There is nothing sacred, in fact, the only thing that is sacred is having an attitude that nothing is sacred.

Eggold (what a terrible name, you’d imagine with a name like that, being in showbiz, that he’d have the decency to change it) is the reason why our society has plummeted. That he does not feel the need to dignify an award ceremony with even a suit, illustrates why we descend into obscurity and failure as a people.

If we cannot show the respect, through proper attire, to anything, then how are we to change the world we live in? If we are to be the change we wish to see in the world, should this not be reflected in the way we choose to show up in it?

Osama Eisa

Thundercats, Ooooh!

For the kid in all of us, I bring you the greatest thing my eyes have seen in many, many years. Take a look at I Watch Stuff’s post on the video to learn a bit more about the credibility and creation of the video.

*Via IWS

Ryan Haigh


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