"You know you wanna dance with me." This is one of many great lines in the bad lip reading version of The Hunger Games. I truly loved the movie, but this is too funny.
As a related note, Jennifer Lawrence is fantastic in Silver Linings Playbook. I highly recommend seeing it if you like crazy, weird relationship movies. Cause real-life is weird.
I have this fascination with alien movies, shows, and books. I've inserted two clips below. One film costs a lot more than the other to make.
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Video #1: R'ha
A digital film student made a film that didn't cost millions to make. A 22-year-old student, Kaleb Lechowski, created this short. It's his first animated 3-D. Be prepared to be blown away by this movie short called R'ha.The movie short is also at http://vimeo.com/57148705 . I hope Alex Cavanaugh and Michael Offutt watch this. I consider them both sci-fi movie connoisseurs.
Video #2: The Host
I loved the book by Stephenie Meyer. I know lots of Twilight lovers didn't care for the book. I think I liked it because it was more of a sci-fi novel.
I've disclosed my alien obsession. Maybe it's weird. While I'm at it, I might as well confess that I'm obsessed with Bigfoot shows. ;/
Are you obsessed with anything like this, or is it just me? Mermaids, reality shows, gnomes, Kings of Leon? Wait. That last one was my obsession again. Sorry.
I hope to hook readers within the first four minutes of my novels.
This movie, Warm Bodies, has hooked me in four minutes. It's based on the book by Isaac Marion. What do I get from this clip? I enjoy the humor and thrills. And then I understand the hero and empathize with him. All this happens in four minutes. I suddenly understand being a zombie.
I first saw the trailer (different from the video below) when I went to see the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 movie. I plan to see this one.
I love watching movies almost as much as reading books. Some movies made a great impact on me as a child. This is one of those. It's a movie about race relations and it struck a chord. As a mixed-race child of a Caucasian father (American) and an Asian mother (Korean), I watched the movie and wept for the characters. I wondered if I would experience things that would be difficult and unjust.
I know that my life experiences with racial discrimination pale beside those of different generations and different races. I grew up in a small Southern town. I never felt even one-half Asian until someone snickered and said, "Ching ching chow" or some other ridiculous taunt only meant to point out I was different.
Yes, the movie Imitation of Life has stereotypes and it's sappy, but as a kid it told me to be proud of who I am. I've seen it at least twenty times.
A struggling young actress with a six-year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight-year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.
This 1959 version with Lana Turner and Sandra Dee was the remake of an earlier film. The Fannie Hurst novel of the story was published in 1933.
The clip below is 10 minutes and I realize most people won't watch that. If you watch a minute or two, you'll get a taste of it.
Is there a movie from your childhood that made a great impact on you?