Movie Review – The Neon Demon


The high-profile world of professional modeling is a risky business. Lost under the glitz, glamour and fashion are those yearning for the validation of a popular few. Though breaking into the business is easier said than done, maintaining relevancy is the name of the game. In a business where you’re considered “old” by 21 years old, newcomer Jessie (Elle Fanning) is naturally turning heads. Fresh off a sweet sixteen, Jessie has arrived in Los Angeles to become a model. After her first photo shoot, Jessie hangs out with new friend Ruby, a makeup artist (Jena Malone) and Ruby’s other model friends Sarah (Abbey Lee) and Gigi (Bella Heathcote). Wary of the new kid on the block, veterans Sarah and Gigi aren’t as welcoming. Adding to her struggles are Jessie’s living conditions. Renting a seedy motel in suburban Pasadena from a less than trustworthy guy, Jessie is in more danger than she realizes.  Continue reading “Movie Review – The Neon Demon”

MOVIE REVIEW: From Up On Poppy Hill

Imagine, if you will, riding down the highway in your convertible on a gorgeous, traffic- and cloud-free Sunday. You’re enjoying yourself and taking note of the scenery and how beautiful it is when, suddenly, a foul smell permeates the air. The driving and the scenery is still great, but you’ve got to deal with this sudden discomfort, and you’re wondering when it will go away, if at all. This sums up Studio Ghibli’s From Up On Poppy Hill; the scenery’s great, the journey’s fine, but there’s a quick turn of events that makes the movie shudder to a near halt. However, in true Studio Ghibli fashion, you’re always guaranteed a worthy story, and From Up On Poppy Hill definitely has one worth the trouble.
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2011 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees

Emmy Awards

Today, the nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards were given out.

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