Ross Matthews is right about one thing – any self-confidence he feels about his writing skills is without a doubt delusional. He’d have to be out of his mind to think that readers will actually be entertained by the garbage he passes off as a book. [Read more...]
Audio Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling (Read by Mindy Kaling)
Before listening to Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, I knew Mindy Kaling only as the self-obsessed and sometimes annoying Kelly Kapoor from NBC’s The Office. I didn’t know that she also coproduces the show, and additionally has written some of its most hilarious episodes (anyone remember the episode where Michael accidentally grills his foot in a George Foreman? That was all Mindy). Other things I didn’t know about Mindy: contrary to her office character, she is really smart, and to top it off, hilarious. [Read more...]
No Strings Attached is a solid and against type rom-com for the first hour or so of the film before divulging into cliché and loses a lot of the good will they earned in the start.
Emma and Adam have been crossing paths for years now. From the first time he tried to finger her at camp to a fuck buddy relationship that this film revolves around. The twist on the formula is that Emma, not Adam, really doesn’t want anything other than sex out of the relationship. Closed off and a life long loner, Emma, never seems to let a relationship work and she really enjoys her physical only relationship with Adam. Adam’s feelings start to get the best of him though and their deal begins to crumble under the new expectations.
“I just don’t know!” That’s right, last time it was a confusedly baffled emoticon as a review with Black Swan, and now yet another Natalie Portman movie leaves me not knowing what to say. However, instead of the befuddled mindset I was left with then, now I am going with a more exasperated thought process due to my lack of ability to form a full sentence pertaining to an opinion, as in “I can’t decide how much I liked this movie,” and that confusion is definitely not something to aspire to.
The reason for this lies in the story. No Strings Attached ups the anti on the question as to whether or not men and women can be best friends and nothing more by throwing sex into the mix as a catalyst. Emma and Adam think they can do just that by agreeing to use each other for sexy time, and if at any time one of them starts developing feelings they will end the physical arrangement immediately. And if you know anything about romcoms, then you know where this one’s going. [Read more...]