Monday, January 4, 2010

"You are not in Kansas anymore. You are on Pandora, ladies and gentleman. "



Flannel shirt: Urban Outfitters($10!), Fedora: Forever 21, Vintage Frames: True Value Vintage

Pretty much when I saw this flannel at UO, I knew I had to have it. The color drew me in right away. But I think what I love the most are the little stud details on the shoulders.

I think they're pretty cool.




Over this Christmas break I unfortunately was only able to see 2 of the 6 movies I wanted to see in theaters:
  1. Young Victoria
  2. Sherlock Holmes
  3. Avatar
  4. Up in the Air
  5. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  6. Invictus
Out of those 6, I only saw Avatar and Doctor Parnassus. I have to say both movies were enjoyable, but both were really really long.

At 162 minutes, Avatar was great fun. Near the end. I dunno, you may disagree but I just felt the movie lagged in some parts. Yes, the dialogue was uber corny, but it's an action film, you don't watch it for the intelligent dialogue between characters. Overall I think it's worth your money. If you wait for the DVD, you just won't have the same experience unless you've got a 50" or bigger screen TV. Because you need a big screen in order to be amazed by the special effects.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is 122 minutes. Which I feel is unnecessary. While Avatar is filled with action to keep you entertained for hours, Imaginarium is not. The effects are once again well done, and the acting is pretty good, I was especially surprised by Lily Cole in her feature film debut. I thought she would be really annoying, but she was impressive. Heath Ledger is very good looking of course, and Johnny Depp is a dream (too bad he was only in the movie for 10 minutes). The downside to the film is the overstretched story. In some parts I drifted off and lost interest. It's a very very strange movie, which is why I'm still unsure if I like it or not. To conclude, if you're a fan of Ledger, then see it. He's really good in it so it's unfortunate that he wasn't able to appear in the entire film. Otherwise, if you like simple stories without twists and turns, then you can skip this one.

7 comments:

Cindy Whitehead said...

loving the studding on that flannel!! Perfect. Glad you mentioned that avatar was so long - I have been meaning to see it (-:

Andie said...

i wanna watch dr. parnassus!
and you HAVE to swee sherlock holmes (robert downey jr. <3)
love that shirt with those killer studs!

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Mel said...

That shirt is awesome! I like the Christmas-y colors! I had a lot of movies I wanted to watch this winter too, like Nine and Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Parnassus, but I think I'll wait on Dr. P.

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

The stud detailing is amazing andt he fact that you got it for $10?! YOU CAN"T GO WRONG WITH THAT, GIRL.

Man, I'm so uncultured - I haven't seen any of those movies on the list! But I keep on hearing amazing things about Avatar!

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Vivian Tumasonis said...

Your blog is so cool!!!!!!!!!

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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I still love this shirt and those awesome studs. It also just dawned upon me that you have THE COOLEST GLASSES EVER. They're, like, invisible because I didn't realize you had them on at first. COOOOL BEANS.

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Poppy said...

I love the studs on the shirt!