Put Me To Sleep

May 14, 2009 § Leave a comment

Oh, Emmy Rossum is still making music?

Emmy Rossum — Deeply Moving [click to watch, embedding impossible]

I liked her first [and only?] single but got tired of it after awhile, and this one doesn’t seem promising either. Rossum has the advantage of already being a celebrity, so she should have the resources necessary to make good music, and she does have a good voice, but this 22-year-old is as vanilla as Mandy Moore was a decade ago, and I’m not sure what audience she’s trying to reach by singing with such a high, airy tone.

The music video doesn’t help. The high quality is pleasant, but makes some parts seem fake, like she’s performing in front of  a green-screen, and although Rossum is pretty, she really is not interesting enough to carry this whole video til the end of the song. Booooring!

I wouldn’t mind if John Legend put me to sleep. And by put me to sleep, I mean put me to bed, and by put me to bed, I mean . . .

Anyway, I didn’t know he had a new music video out, but it’s exciting because it’s my favorite song from the album.

John Legend — Everybody Knows

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It’s interesting to note how many different couples he put in his video. White people, black people, old people, gay people. And at the end! Those shoulders! [!!!!]

I wish we gave it one more try — I wonder if you ever feel this way?

I guess this next video has been out for a while, but this is the first time I’ve seen it, though I’ve been in love with this song for some time. It’s kind of like John Mayer’s “Slow Dancing In A Burning Room” [which I just recently discovered] except not depressing.

Robin Thicke — Dreamworld

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He kind of looks like Pierce Brosnan. That’s pretty much the only explanation I have of my slight attraction to him; it’s not that he’s ugly, just not my type. The music video itself is boring, but I spent the entire 4 and a quarter minutes staring at him fantasizing about James Bond.

How Could I Forget This One?

May 13, 2009 § Leave a comment

July 10, 2009: Bruno [NSFW]

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Borat was hilarious. I am definitely going to see this.


Will somebody please teach me how to sing like this?

Sweetness! Best line, from Simon: “It’s like a dog meowing.” Then, “Would I like a dog’s meow? I guess I would, yeah.” Also, somebody please get Mr. Pritchard a hairstylist ASAP. His hair needs to be like Amanda’s [the female judge], irresistibly silky and soft. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it [and by “it” I guess I mean both his hair and hers].

After watching handfuls of clips of this show, I still don’t know how it really works. I’ve never seen the judges reject anyone, mostly because I refuse to watch bad performances, but what happens to the people who go through to the “next round”? Is Susan Boyle going to compete in a semi-final or something? I don’t get it . . .

PS. Sorry for all the videos lately. But it’s finals week, what else would one expect me to be doing if not wasting my life & precious studying time on Youtube?

Mark Your Calendars

May 12, 2009 § Leave a comment

Out now, in Asia: Shinjuku Incident

I don’t see a release date for the US, which is bothersome but ultimately unsurprising. I love Jackie Chan, although I don’t like seeing him in serious roles because that usually means something bad is going to happen to him [New Police Story was pretty scarring].

June 24, 2009: Transformers 2

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The whole traveling-the-world-looking-at-obscure-symbols thing is reminiscent of National Treasure 2, which wasn’t as good as the first one despite making lots of money. Anyhow, the plot screams CLICHÉ while the action looks fantastic as expected.

September 4, 2009: Gamers

A movie about video gaming? Intriguing. A movie about video games that features sexy Gerard Butler and awesome Michael C. Hall? YES. I could really do without the love story, though. Yes, people like being in love, and having something to live for, but most of the time I feel like that gets in the way of the action.

December 11, 2009: The Princess and the Frog

I can’t wait for this movie! This newfangled 3D stuff is fine and dandy, but I’ve been waiting forever for a decent 2D movie to come out. Why couldn’t they give Rapunzel the same treatment?

The only complaint I have about this one so far is that, well, before seeing the trailer, I didn’t know that the Princess [really? A princess from America? How will they make this feasible?] actually turns into a frog. I hope that doesn’t make up a huge part of the movie, because frankly, frogs are not attractive. And yes, I did watch the Brave Frog over and over as a child, but things were different back then. These days, I don’t have the time to sit through a movie with animals if they’re not going to be paralyzingly adorable. Life is short! Give me more kittens! Also, the frog-with-a-French-accent has been DONE [how could they top Jon Bob?].

New Music Videos

May 7, 2009 § Leave a comment

Although I don’t enjoy the path that Kanye West has taken with his latest album, I still watch his new music videos in hopes of finding something good. This is his most recent:

Kanye West — Amazing

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My first impression is that it looks like the video that plays in the background of every song on a bad karaoke machine — beautiful green or oceanside landscapes, usually with a woman walking around looking at flowers — AKA boring. The song itself is repetitive, and if Kanye writes his own stuff, he really needs to get back into rapping, because singing “It’s amazing” ten times in the same monotone is not even as interesting as the music that plays when you’re being put on hold.

I also thought it was amusing that Young Jeezy raps for part of the song. I know that sometimes rappers like to collaborate with one another, although when rappers duet it’s usually with a vocalist, a group to which Kanye really does not belong. Why couldn’t he just rap for his own song? I miss the way he spits out rhymes. I do enjoy the piano & tribal drum mix, although I could do without the animalistic yelps in the background.

Katy Perry also has a new music video out, and I like watching hers as much as Kanye’s because I find them both to be rather attractive people and interesting to look at.

Katy Perry — Waking Up In Vegas

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What happened to the thumping bass that I fell in love with from “I Kissed A Girl”? With each new single, Katy Perry’s songs seem to become more banal, kind of like Kelly Clarkson’s new music. These lyrics are uninspired — how cliché is the idea of getting crazy in Las Vegas? After it’s been dragged out into a romantic comedy feature film, it should really be laid to rest. Even the video is boring. Katy’s dude is ugly, and while she looks as wide-eyed and kooky as ever, nothing much happens [although I did chuckle when she surreptitiously eats somebody else’s leftovers].

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