Friday, May 22, 2009

Valentino: The Last Emporer

On May 13, I celebrated ME!!!!! And lucky lucky me, Anais is in the day club--woooo hoooooo!! So what did we do? We went to the MOVIES!!! There is this awesomly artsy theater in Shirlington, VA that was showing Valentino: The Last Emporer.
As a former fashion teacher, I was naturally up for seeing this! And it totally delivered--even with much of it being subtitled!! :)

It was basically a documentary of Valentino's last year as a designer. It started with an amazing fashion show in Paris and ended with his 45th anniversary celebration in Rome....this next picture is of the set in Rome.....sand dunes of some sort (don't tell that they were really styrofoam)....
The 45th anniversary exhibit had a ton of red dresses.....some seriously amazing stuff the way they displayed everything....

I had 2 favorite parts. The first happened when I said to Anais "What is wrong with him--why is his skin that color? It can't possibly be just a tan!" And then a few minutes later, Valentino asked his partner Giancarlo if he had any comments on the show and Giancarlo said "well if you really want to know, you are too tan."...............silence.............crickets...........and then Valentino said "No!" and looked away. hahahahahahahaha
Judge for yourself.....
Damn! Tom Ford is hot!

Anyway my #1 favorite part was watching this dress be constructed from the beginning.....
...truly, truly magnificent!!!!
Moral of the story--if you like fashion and you have an artsy theater nearby, go see this! It was lots of fun and very educational!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Angels and Demons

This is one of the movies that I saw while in Viriginia last week and I overall I was underwhelmed. There were however, 2 things that I really liked:

1) The actors....I always enjoy Tom Hanks even though I feel he was tragically mis-cast in this role (Clive Owen anyone? I swear this book was written w/him in mind!). I like the actress from Munich...

And any movie that Christian is in, I will enjoy. :)
SPOILER ALERT: Although as somone who never read the book--I will say that I picked up from the trailer that he was the bad guy. And I'm not at all the type to try to figure things out--I just got that vibe so I think the trailer-making person should be fired for this one.

The 2nd reason is quite obviously: ROME!!! Oh my gosh Rome Rome Rome--seriously you saw so much of it in this movie--so completely amazing that I cannot wait to go back!! How can a city that amazing be so undiscovered by me? I feel incomplete! :)

I liked The DaVinci Code better--and I don't think that is only because it was in Paris. It may have something to do with having read that book though--who knows. Anyway it was good, but like I said, a bit underwhelming.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Star Trek

This movie was one of the biggest surprises for me--maybe ever! I'm not at all a trekkie and I totally never watched a full episode of the real show. But Caroline was in town and she wanted to go and frankly, I wanted to go "watch Eric Bana make Captain Kirk his bitch." At least that's what it says on the cover of details this month.Just the picture of him gives me shivers!Anyway I loved the prequel and I loved how they tied it all together. I'm not sure if Trekkies liked it--I hope so b/c I want them to make more movies w/these people!!
And just for the record, I didn't think Eric Bana made Captiain Kirk his bitch--I thought Captain Kirk pretty much made everyone in the whole movie his bitches!!! So good and so hot! Well I mean he did get the sh*% kicked out of him like 12 times in 2 hours--but he definitely took the lickins and kept on tickin! See what I mean? No biggie--just a scratch!
Spock was perfect! In fact all of them were! Loved Karl Urban too (can't remember his name in the movie--Eomer from LOTRings).

It was just a huge surprise and I can't wait to see it in the IMAX while I'm here in DC!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Wow it's hard to know where to start with this one....
I've been looking forward to this movie more than any for some time now....and I am happy to report that this movie is truly some of the best eye-candy that a singluar movie has ever known!
There were lots of scenes like this.....
And tons of him in that amazing outfit....

I'd like to thank all the directors who overdo scenes with Hugh simply walking....not to mention flying naked through the air into a waterfall! This is the best Hugh movie since.....well since Australia! haha

AND THE HAIR!!! Sorry Vanessa but I completely loved it! Come on admit it--you wanted to run your fingers through it too!

The girl was perfect--loved the love story! Liev Schreiber was uncomfortably awesome. So was Tim Riggins!!! Time flew and I would totally see it again.

But how was the story?

Wait--was there a story?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

17 Again

I've been seeing a ton of movies lately and am a little behind...I guess it is just that time of year--movie season!!! This week I plan to see at least 2 more as well....

Anyway a couple weeks ago I saw 17 Again. I definitely enjoyed it. It's not my fave movie of all time, but it was a lot of fun and better than I expected.

Probably a lot of you saw it too b/c it was #1 the weekend it came out. So I have to take note that Zac Efron is not just pulling teenagers to his movies--how many kids his age can headline a movie that goes to #1? Pretty amazing....

And I have to admit that he was really great! It was a cute show--reminded me a little of 13 Going on 30 (which i looooooved) and Big and others too. But of course there were a few new twists and turns.

I would definitely recommed seeing it!! I'd probably give this movie a 7 or 8.