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Why you really, really should watch “Interstellar”

No spoilers.

1. In the past ten years of this blog’s existence, I’ve reviewed less than a dozen movies.

2. More often than not, the movies I’ve reviewed are based on books I love that were adapted into Hollywood blockbusters.

3. Most readers would tell you that movie adaptations almost never compare to the books. I say “almost” because of only one movie: The Lord of the Rings. That one did indeed compare to the book, thank you, Peter Jackson.

4. Yesterday, we watched “Interstellar”. I went because my friends were going. They were going because they like Christoper Nolan and Matthew McConaughey. I had no idea who either of these two people were, and I wasn’t excited. After all, the movie wasn’t based on a book I know.

5. To my super-pleasant surprise, it was a science-fiction movie with some really good sci-fi. The plot is so Arthur C. Clarke, excluding necessary Hollywood-style bullshit about love and betrayal.

6. I’ve been obsessed with NASA imagery for years. Seeing it “in action” is just breathtaking. Just that shot of Saturn makes me want to go to the IMAX theatre again today.

7. Watch it. Space is an amazing, beautiful thing.

8. The science in it is science FICTION, but the plot is clever. Take it from someone who has read hundreds of sci-fi books.

9. I love how they explained tesseracts in the same way that Madeleine L’Engle did in “A Wrinkle in Time”.

I will proceed to bombard you with beautiful GIFs from the movie:

Saturn from Cassini:



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The Hardest Job in the World: I Love You Mom

This video almost made me cry.

Moms really are the best thing in the world.

I love you, mama :)



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Freddie Goes Opera



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Oscar Outfit Frenzy in Two Sentences or Less

I have no idea who half these people are. I haven’t heard of most of these movies (but I did watch one: Gravity). I don’t give a flying crap about fashion.

But… I like looking at what Hollywood’s happy, shiny people wear and thinking of one word that describes the outfit best.

Ladies and gentlemen… for the 7th year running on AndFarAway… Oscar Outfit Frenzy, presented by the world’s most Oscars-clueless person.

Here are my previous bashings and lovings:
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2007
Oscars Outfits Frenzy 2008
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2009
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2010
Oscars Outfit Frenzy 2011
2012 Edition

lisa... Blue

I’m blue, dabadeebaba.

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angie

She looks like a rich Arab women at her daughter’s wedding. Then I discovered the dress is Ellie Saab.

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Salvaged from Majdi Home leftovers.

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Garbage bag, anyone?

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Salvaged at the Friday market.

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Mike called. He’s horrified you skinned his monster girlfriend.

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Bloooooooooooood. I see bloooooooooooood.

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I’ll never understand the obsession of curtain-like dresses.

Lupita Nyong'o

Who is this women? Why is she so beautiful?

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Muscle tissue Halloween costume.

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I don’t understand this.

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Tronnnn!

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Lisa Frank style outfit.



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THEY KILLED BRIAN!

Ok, I know I haven’t watched Family Guy in over five years, but there is always the warm, comforting thought that I can laugh my ass off any time over Brain’s witty jokes by getting a DVD from Hammoudeh. And now they’ve gone ahead and killed the ultimate voice of reason, the always-drunk, alcoholic, atheist Brian.

RIP Brian. You were the best dog ever.



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