To those who have not already seen this movie, I suggest everyone go out & watch this right away! This film was absolutely amazing & it deserves all of the praise which it has been receiving lately. Natalie Portman did a phenomenal job playing the tortured soul ballerina, Nina. The film is surrounds a ballet company where dancers live for the attention of a coldly known choreographer, who casts the innocent, anorexic Nina to star as Oderre/Odile, the white and black swan in Swan Lake, in which she must literally break through her body and lose her mind to be reborn an artist. Natalie's performance did an excellent job taking the audience inside Nina's twisted mind while going through the process of becoming the swan, in the kind of transcendent self-loss that only artists know. Not to mention the pretty hot sex scenes, one with herself & one with my new fav Mila Kunis. Plus, most of the stunts were done by her, for she has years of ballet dance experience & she trained for a year, sometimes 8 hours a day, before they even began to film. Portman's Oscar nomination is well deserved, there is nothing but pleasant things in her future for she just announced she is pregnant by her fiance, who is a New York Ballet dancer and choreographer whom she met during shooting. What a great way to start a new year :)
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Kinda juiced this video leaked. They are taking so long to release it!! Nicki Minaj's verse on this track made me a official fan of her work. It's not even that she said something so profound or intellectual, this shit just goes hella hard. Jay-Z on the other hand... Coulda set this one out buddy. Lol. In what Rolling Stone called "the cameo of the year," the video definitely does not disappoint. Since this is a leak, it is safe to assume this isn't the final version of the video. Can't wait to see what special tweaks they decide to add to it!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I never expected such vulgar lyrics from Keri Hilson! "I got that kinda pussy that'll keep you out the streets"? Really Keri? I imagined something a little more classy, especially following her "empowering" single before it 'Breaking Point'. It's understandable that she would try something different, maybe even outlandish because of album sales, but I feel like this is so out of character for her. The video opens with singers JoJo (random much?!?), Faith Evans, Dawn & Keri talking amongst an arsenal of guns. The acting is offensive enough, Keri (who was last seen in all pink atop a pink castle float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade might I add) soon stripped down to almost nothing. Sweating & gyrating all over the place & even dry humping a bank vault, Keri thrusts her pelvis into the camera enough times that you could give her a Pap smear. I mean you can practically see up her damn uterus in many of the shots. Spread Eagle in a bathing suit?! I'm too through.
"I care about what I haven’t found in me yet. I know who I am now, but I’ve yet to meet the Taj of tomorrow. I’m investigating myself, and within this investigation I’m managing to gradually paint my own portrait. Growing as humans is art in itself. It’s displayed in our own history books and in the memories of those who watched us evolve. I’m going to do great things. Some of them you will understand, and some you will not. You’ll love some and hate some of it, BUT… you’ll remember it all. I’ve introduced people to this world of “working” art and have detached myself from some people who broke the rules that I abide by. I’ve made mistakes, but it’s all apart of the masterpiece. Besides, a masterpiece isn’t a masterpiece because it’s perfect. It’s a masterpiece because of it’s touch.
Watch. And please do not regret."