dilettantish diaries

Jun 13

papermag:

Naomi Watts basically just wears a bad wig and is filmed from a thousand different angles in the new trailer for the Princess Diana biopic.

The caption on anything has never been more true/hilarious

(Source: papermagazine)

COCONUT MILK

                                                       It really isn’t even that great to drink by

                                                       itself. Add some honey bunches

                                                       and there you have it. A little piece

                                                       of heaven on earth. In a week I

                                                       won’t even crave it.

DYING

                                                       I started class this week and

                                                       Astronomy is taking over my day to

                                                       day life. I can’t go twenty seconds

                                                       without thinking about what the point

                                                       of all this is. How are we here? Is

                                                       there really nothing out there after

                                                       we die? Then I make it all worse

                                                       by watching all my favorite

                                                       the-world-is-ending-soon-let’s-go-

                                                       make-the-most-of-our-last-dying-

                                                       days movies. Then I start on this

                                                       whole thought process like,

                                                       “I’m gonna go out and meet a whole

                                                       bunch of people and spend all my

                                                       money on crazy trips and quit my

                                                       job and do anything I’ve always

                                                       wanted because life’s too short

                                                       and we’re all gonna die anyway!!”

                                                       My mind is obviously an awful

                                                       place to be.

THIS BOY THAT I WORK WITH

                                                       I absolutely despise myself for

                                                       first, even thinking about him, and

                                                       second, for feeling like I have to write

                                                       it on this list. I’m about to sound like

                                                       a character straight out of your

                                                       favorite rom-com teen drama that

                                                       you love to hate. My friend is head

                                                       over heels for this guy we work with.

                                                       Now I am, too but obviously I can’t

                                                       tell her that because…girl code or

                                                       something? I don’t know but like

                                                       I said, I hate that I think about him

                                                       constantly. He isn’t even that great

                                                       and I think the only reason I like him

                                                       is because I crave some drama in

                                                       my life (any girl that tells you

                                                       different is lying).

THE 12 PACK OF MUFFINS FROM COSTCO

                                                       There are two reasons I spent 50

                                                       hard-earned dollars on my Costco

                                                       membership. One of these reasons

                                                       is to print out good quality

                                                       photographs (this is the reason I tell

                                                       everyone). The other reason is for

                                                       muffins (this is the reason I have

                                                       never told a soul). I’m just waiting for

                                                       the right time (for everyone to

                                                       leave the house) so I can sneak

                                                       back in with my muffins and find the

                                                       perfect hiding place for them. Only

                                                       then will my craving be fulfilled. My

                                                       mouth hasn’t been graced by their

                                                       presence in YEARS and quite

                                                       frankly, I am tired of that.

Jun 13
So consumed it’s sick: Things I haven’t been able to stop thinking about

TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE

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                                                       Think Goosebumps, only way

                                                       darker and way funnier. Rae Dawn

                                                       Chong is awesome with a capital

                                                       A. Witches, cannibalism, monsters,

                                                       shape shifting, manly men, 90s

                                                       hair…what more could you want?

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLDimage

                                                       I saw this movie the first day it came

                                                       out in theaters because I have this

                                                       weird promise to myself that I have

                                                       to see whatever movie Steve Carell

                                                       is in the very first day it comes out.

                                                       Call me crazy, but whatever.

                                                       It’s fun. Anyway, I walked out of

                                                       there thinking to myself, “This movie

                                                       is going to be HUGE.” And…

                                                       basically the exact opposite

                                                       happened. Barely anyone has

                                                       even heard of this movie! It drives

                                                       me nuts because it’s so so so so

                                                       so so so great.

 A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY

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                                                       The 60s had a ton of cool films and

                                                       this is most definitely one of them.

                                                       It seems like I can only talk to old

                                                       people about this movie because

                                                       80 yrs and up seem to be like the

                                                       main audience. Nonetheless the

                                                       conversations are always like one

                                                       big inside joke because…well, you

                                                       have to watch the movie to be

                                                       on the inside.

Jun 13
I think you’re perfect; why do people not appreciate you? : Movie Edition

NOW IS GOOD

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                                                                  It sounds crazy but after I figured out this

                                                                  film was based on a book I told myself I

                                                                 wasn’t allowed to read it because it might

                                                                  get in the way of how much I loved this

                                                                 movie. Really well done, I thought.

                                                                 Fanning plays Tessa, a girl who chooses

                                                                 not to treat her leukemia and instead

                                                                 sets out to make the most of her final

                                                                 days. I was so engrossed in each

                                                                 character and each scene that it wasn’t

                                                                 until this moment (pictured above)

                                                                 when it actually hit me that Tessa

                                                                 really was sick and this probably

                                                                 wouldn’t be the happy ending we

                                                                 were all rooting for.

THE ORANGES

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                                                                  Could be considered 2011 but the

                                                                  States released in 12. Shawkat

                                                                  is as lovely as ever and Janney doesn’t

                                                                  disappoint. But what did let me down

                                                                  was how predictable this movie was.

                                                                  From Laurie and Meester’s first glance

                                                                  you’ve practically seen the entire movie

                                                                  play out in your head. What also irked

                                                                  me was the ending. The idea that “if

                                                                  you and your significant other aren’t

                                                                  quite like you used to be, go out and

                                                                  have some fun with someone else

                                                                  and you’ll both find happiness

                                                                  outside of your sad and unfulfilling

                                                                  lives.” This most likely wasn’t the 

                                                                  message I was supposed to out of

                                                                  the story, but that’s what ended

                                                                  up happening. I know it sounds like I

                                                                  probably hated this movie, but

                                                                  strangely enough, I would watch

                                                                  it probably like three more times. 

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

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                                                                 I don’t know about anyone else but I

                                                                 totally dug this movie. Maybe it’s just

                                                                 because I have a big girl crush on Aubrey

                                                                 Plaza or maybe it’s because I have a soft

                                                                 spot for movies that can pull off the

                                                                 whole underdog slash sci-fi slash

                                                                 romance thing. Whatever it was no one

                                                                 can deny that the story line was,

                                                                 although often overdone in movies,

                                                                 unique and rich in character

                                                                 development and truly portrayed

                                                                 human nature in its purest form.

CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER

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                                                                 I really thought this movie was

                                                                 going to be a heartbreaking

                                                                 story about two friends falling

                                                                 for each other and then realizing

                                                                 they weren’t right together. But

                                                                 I was very wrong. In one sense

                                                                 I really enjoyed this movie.

                                                                 The script was really well written

                                                                 at times. In another sense, it

                                                                 toyed with my emotions more than

                                                                 a game of cat and mouse. My mind

                                                                 and my heart were actually tired

                                                                 during this movie. Too many ups

                                                                 and downs. But overall, not a bad

                                                                 flick.

May 29
Late to the Party: Last Year’s Movies Edition