[Review] Carrie

I don’t exactly go to the movies all the time but there’s some budget allotted for me that I can use for leisure. Or so it seems.

Carrie, 2013, theater posterNow, this movie I was almost certain I didn’t want to watch. If only I had been more certain at the time.

First of all, the title isn’t anything interesting. The tag line is a bit interesting but I’ll be mentioning that again later.

Second, I never really watch horror movies and the poster was just screaming so. However, I was told that it’s not a horror movie at all (which is true) and Carrie‘s got powers. With that, I imagined The Covenant. Wrong. Well, mostly.

Before I go anywhere else, Carrie, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, is a movie set in the present time in your “typical” high school where the mean dark-haired girl, and her crowd, bullies the loner blond. Kinda like in the Taylor Swift video, You Belong With Me.

Remember that tag line I was talking about earlier?

In the poster it says, “You will know her name”. And that really doesn’t speak of the Carrie in the movie at all because everybody knew Carrie. So, the interesting-ness of the tag line evaporates almost immediately.

Story-wise I’d say… It’s a very long way to the prom. And you know that the more important bit happens there because that’s what the trailer told you. After almost an hour without it happening, you start really wondering about it and start thinking that there wouldn’t be much of a story if it drags on any longer.

In the end, you’ll be right because nothing much happens after the prom. Basically, it starts and ends there. (There is that thing about her first but that was just dragged on much longer than it should have. Like the rest of the prelude.)

The part where she saves her gym teacher from electrocution makes her rampage weak and simply all wrong because it could only mean that she was sane at the time and not taken over by rage. Which means, her act of killing all those people, and destroying just about everything in her path, was a rational and conscious act. And that totally makes her a villain, a very weak villain, instead of a victim – which is what she was supposed to be.

Oops. Sorry I didn’t add a spoiler warning. Not.

Mostly, throughout the movie, I could only ask myself, “Why did that have to be so predictable?”

Of course, that might just be me because I’ve seen enough movies and read enough books.

Truly, there isn’t much in it.

I should mention, there’s just a lot of blood; which I didn’t like at all. I don’t like blood and gore. It’s what made me not want to watch Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. I should have guessed at that, given the poster, but part of me was probably hoping that there wouldn’t be much besides those in her dress.

I wish I could say that the soundtrack was its redeeming factor but I couldn’t. Nothing about the soundtrack was memorable. I’m not a fan of the Twilight series (I still don’t get why people react so) but I have to admit that their soundtrack is kinda good.

I guess, this is a bad review of a movie. I hate writing something like this. But I can only write what I saw.

I can’t even do what I did with Sucker Punch trying to redeem the movie by the fact of Zack Snyder because Kimberly Peirce isn’t exactly familiar. At least, not to me. That was the first thing I noticed about the movie, by the way: the unfamiliar name of the director.

Perhaps, one redeeming factor of the movie for me would be the fact that I saw it for free, including snacks. Except for my time, I didn’t really have to pay for it so… All’s well, I guess.

Can you be my nightingale?

#NowPlaying @ddlovato ‘s Nightingale from Demi

Got three new albums tonight:
Demi Lovato, Demi

Taylor Swift, Red [Deluxe Edition]

Owl City, The Midsummer Station

I know they’re not very new but I only just got them.

I got Demi for Made in the USA. I didn’t feel like getting it before I heard that one but now I’m really glad I did because I am absolutely loving Demi Lovato’s Nightingale. The song feels like it comes straight out of a great movie soundtrack.

I should say this though: Never Been Hurt is practically Unbroken written using a different set of words.

Red I got because of I Knew You Were Trouble. It’s pretty dark especially for a Taylor Swift song but I love how the beat hints on some song that should get you up but once the words start getting sung, you realize it’s tragic. I wouldn’t have gotten this one if it weren’t for that track.

Stay Stay Stay is so damn cute.

Of course, there’s no question why I got The Midsummer Station. It’s Owl City. It’s a given I’m gonna get it.

Here’s Nightingale:

I can’t sleep tonight
Wide awake and so confused
Everything’s in line
But I am bruised
I need a voice to echo
I need a light to take me home
I kinda need a hero
Is it you?

I never see the forest for the trees
I could really use your melody
Baby I’m a little blind
I think it’s time for you to find me

Can you be my nightingale?
Sing to me
I know you’re there
You could be my sanity
Bring me peace
Sing me to sleep
Say you’ll be my nightingale

Somebody speak to me
Cause I’m feeling like hell
Need you to answer me
I’m overwhelmed
I need a voice to echo
I need a light to take me home
I need a star to follow
I don’t know

I never see the forest for the trees
I could really use your melody
Baby I’m a little blind
I think it’s time for you to find me

Can you be my nightingale?
Sing to me
I know you’re there
You could be my sanity
Bring me peace
Sing me to sleep
Say you’ll be my nightingale

I don’t know what I’d do without you
Your words are like a whisper come through
As long as you are with me here tonight
I’m good

Can you be my nightingale?
Still so close
I know you’re there
Oh, nightingale
You sing to me
I know you’re there
‘Cause baby you’re my sanity
You bring me peace
Sing me to sleep
Say you’ll be my nightingale

Taylor Swift: It does get better after high school.

Proof:

At Fifteen, she was like:

You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It’s the morning of your very first day
You say “Hi” to your friends you ain’t seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody’s way
It’s your freshman year and you’re gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
“You know, I haven’t seen you around before”

‘Cause when you’re fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You’re gonna believe them
And when you’re fifteen
Feeling like there’s nothing to figure out
Well count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you’re gonna be
Fifteen

You sit in class next to a redheaded Abigail
And soon enough you’re best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they’re so cool
We’ll be out of here as soon as we can
And then you’re on your very first date and he’s got a car
And you’re feeling like flying
And your mamma’s waiting up
and you’re thinking he’s the one
And you’re dancing ’round the room when the night ends, when the night ends

‘Cause when you’re fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You’re gonna believe them
When you’re fifteen and your first kiss makes your head spin around
But in your life you’ll do things greater than dating the boy of the football team
But I didn’t know it at fifteen

When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now

Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind
And we both cried

‘Cause when you’re fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You’re gonna believe them
And when you’re fifteen, don’t forget to look before you fall
I’ve found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you’re supposed to be
I didn’t know who I was supposed to be at fifteen

La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la

Your very first day
You take a deep breath, girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors.

At 22, she’s like:

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
And make fun of our exes, ah ah, ah ah.
It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
To fall in love with strangers, ah ah, ah ah.

Yeah,
We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time
It’s miserable and magical, oh, yeah
Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines
It’s time

Uh oh!
I don’t know about you
But I’m feeling 22
Everything will be alright
If you keep me next to you
You don’t know about me
But I’ll bet you want to
Everything will be alright
If we just keep dancing like we’re
22
22

It seems like one of those nights,
This place is too crowded.
Too many cool kids, ah ah, ah ah (who’s Taylor Swift anyway, ew?)
It seems like one of those nights,
We ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming
Instead of sleeping.

Yeah,
We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way
It’s miserable and magical, oh, yeah
Tonight’s the night when we forget about the heartbreaks
It’s time

Uh oh! (hey!)
I don’t know about you
But I’m feeling 22
Everything will be alright
If you keep me next to you
You don’t know about me
But I’ll bet you want to
Everything will be alright (alright)
If we just keep dancing like we’re
22 (oh, oh, oh)
22
I don’t know about you
22
22

It feels like one of those nights,
We ditch the whole scene.
It feels like one of those nights,
We won’t be sleeping.
It feels like one of those nights,
You look like bad news,
I gotta have you,
I gotta have you.

Oh oh yeah hey!
I don’t know about you
But I’m feeling 22
Everything will be alright
If you keep me next to you
You don’t know about me (you don’t know about me)
But I’ll bet you want to
Everything will be alright
If we just keep dancing like we’re
22
22
22, yeah, yeah
22, yeah, yeah, yeah

It feels like one of those nights,
We ditch the whole scene
It feels like one of those nights,
We won’t be sleeping
It feels like one of those nights,
You look like bad news,
I gotta have you,
I gotta have you.

That seems pretty much conclusive.

Boo to Kanye West, Go On Taylor Swift!

The title might be too harsh but it’s just what I can think of that kind of behavior.

This was supposed to be just some comment to the article at R&R Daily – “Kanye West Storms the VMAs Stage During Taylor Swift’s Speech” – but it got pretty long and I found some stuff while reading the comments…

I’m never really the kind fan who only goes for one artist and be all about him/her/them. I listen to Kaye West, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé…

But what in the world was that?! I mean, even if he thinks Beyoncé deserved that award, couldn’t he have waited and let Taylor have her acceptance speech. The girl deserves her moment alright and Kanye ruined it for forever. To think that it is her first VMA award. Poor Taylor…

And what’s up with the MC defending him?! Yeah, we all have the right to say what we wanna say but there’s a right time for everything. K. West could’ve just blogged aout it. It would’ve been better if he blogged ’bout it and not blog his apology.

Yeah, I know Beyoncé knows how to do her thing, the dancing and all, but come on people, what’s so special about the MV of “Single Ladies”? I ain’t tryna bash Beyoncé here; I listen to her too. I can listen to that song but the MV wasn’t something awesome. I mean, really… It was nothing but her and two girls dancing like whatevers… Then again, I DON’T DANCE… Anyway, “You Belong With Me”‘s MV is way better.

If this wasn’t a stunt for MTV and Kanye did it all by himself and for his publicity, that was just so freakin’ disrespectful. What in the hell is wrong with him?! Now I’m thinkin’ ’bout deleting all the Kanye music in my rig but then again…

I didn’t like Miley’s “Party in the USA” at the Teen Choice Awards but I didn’t delete here music in my rig. The biggest reason would be “Butterfly, Fly Away”.

Or, I think I’m wrong… Points to deleting his music in my rig as I that move was beyond stupid and outright rude. In my book, he really lost a lot of points… He can go down the level of pathetic… That was pretty childish, you know. ‘Bet he acted on impulse.

And he said, “I’ll let you finish.” but I don’t think she gave Taylor the chance to finish as when he returned the mic, Taylor’s time was up.

Was he high? Or is it just normal for him to be doin’ that as he doesn’t care about other people having some attention for themselves as he wants all attention to him? He pretty much got a lot with that move; including this post and look at all those comments to the article at Rock & ROll Daily.

It was cool that Beyoncé called Taylor back to the stage to have her moment; she so deserved her moment. But the thing is… She ain’t never getting her moment back…

I’m just wondering why Taylor cried hysterically, as the article states. Maybe it was the shock or something… Or whatever… I hope “hysterically” was just an overstatement if she really did cry.

Anyway, Kanye, that was too disrespectful, rude, classless, and well, heartless…

I wonder if that stunt pulls his career to the end or he somehow releases one new song and gets another hit as a lot of people will become more curious of him…

(One thing, I ain’t got no MTV so I wasn’t able to watch that show. I just got the news from some other source so I don’t know who were the other people in that category which Taylor won.)

My online radio’s still gon be KDUVfm…

Those are my words…

One comment really hit me…

Abdul Kareema Wheat | 9/13/2009, 11:11 pm EST

Typical negra inability to act responsibility or as an adult in the rapper negra’s case.

What a stupid useless race.

What is up with that?! That’s totally racist! “Typical”?! That totally implies that he thinks that negra people are unable to act like adults… What on earth?!

And neither do I think that the issue’s about race, ethnicity or something like it…

Anyway, I just got some news that he’s apologized already – twice on his blog and once on a talk show…