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Jan 26, 2011

It's Horoscope Day!!

It's Wednesday, it's hump day, most importantly it's horoscope day!!!  Click here for your Real Detroit Weekly horoscopes.
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Jan 25, 2011

83rd Academy Award Nominations

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
  • Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
  • Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
  • Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
  • James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
  • John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
  • Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
  • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
  • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
  • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
  • Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
  • Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
  • Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film

  • “How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
  • “The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
  • “Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Directing

  • “Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
  • “The Fighter” David O. Russell
  • “The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
  • “The Social Network” David Fincher
  • “True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen 

Best Picture

  • “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
  • “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
  • “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
  • “The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
  • “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
  • “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ce├ín Chaffin, Producers
  • “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
  • “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
  • “Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers 
For the full list of all of the nominees click here.

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Jan 24, 2011

Tobey Maguire & Jake Gyllenhaal are NOT attractive!

Ok people, I don't get it...I'm always hearing how "hunky" Jake & Tobey are & honestly I've never understood because I wouldn't give either one a second look!  So this weekend I watched Brothers while I was laying around not feeling so hot & I thought that maybe I'd see it when I watched this movie since I've really only seen Tobey in the Spiderman movies & I know Jake best from The Good Girl & Brokeback Mountain & he wasn't attractive in either one.  Well, I watched the movie & it was good but there wasn't even a brief second where I found either one of these guys attractive so seeing Natalie Portman all in love with Tobey & then having iffy feelings for Jake was just so unrealistic to me.  It wasn't so bad that it ruined the movie but I did find myself saying "gross" a couple times when she would be staring longingly into Tobey's eyes.  Tobey looks like a mouse & Jake looks like a goofy sitcom star, there you go, that's my opinion & I'm sticking to it.  It's like this whole Ryan Gosling obsession...he's so ugly & all of these woman fawn over him because he was in The Notebook?  That movie wasn't all that so why should he be?

Anyway, Brothers was good & even though it's kind of a chick flick I think guys would like it too, for the war stuff at least anyway, but there is one scene in that movie that was just horrific but they don't actually show it.
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Jan 21, 2011

Ignore Sarah Palin? No problem!!!

The week of 2/28/11 - 3/4/11 is "Ignore Sarah Palin Week!" and I know that in reality every week is ignore Sarah Palin week but for this week that means going even further on ignoring here.  It might be hard but you'll have to change the channel, not click on links, not read news stories, not listen to your friends...not even for "God she's so stupid" entertainment.  Please join the crusade to stop this woman from the idiotic popularity she has gained, she's an asshole & should be treated as such & that means...ignoring the bitch.  These are the actual rules:
  • Change the channel if she comes on TV
  • Surf to another page if she pops up on the web
  • Turn to another article if she appears in a newspaper, magazine, comic book, etc.
So click this to learn more & sign the petition to support Ignore Sarah Palin Week, I did!!
Thanks to leftaction.com for the fun pic

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Jan 19, 2011

Horoscopes for this week

Well it must be lunch time if I'm posting the new Real Detroit horoscopes, not sure about you guys but I'm noshing on a Lean Pocket, apple sauce & some Sun Chips today.  Go ahead, put down that PB&J & come see what the next 7 days hold for you!
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My horoscope this week

Here's a quote from my horoscope this week that just really stands true & it applies to everyone so I wanted to share.

"You can trust the fact that if you do what's right for you your good relationships will only improve and the ones that don't work will disappear."

I don't want to say that this is part of my new years resolution because I didn't really make one but I did vow to only be true to those who are true to me & to stop making excuses for the people in my life who obviously don't care about me.  I spend so much energy trying to maintain relationships with a handful of people that never reciprocate but then I realized that the relationships that really matter just maintain themselves so why am I wasting my time?  Well, I'm not anymore...if they want to be my friend then they can make an effort because I'm done.  Happy 2011 everyone...stay true to you!!
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Jan 12, 2011

Real Detroit Horoscopes!!

It's that time of the week to find out what to expect from your life!  Come & get em'!

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Jan 10, 2011

Black Swan

I went and saw Black Swan over the weekend & back when the ladies went & saw "The Kids Are All Right" we saw a preview for it & the movie looked good but really freaking creepy so I wasn't sure I'd even be able to watch it.  Well my friend Leslie really wanted to see it but I was being a big puss & told her to check it out & report back on the scary factor & she said the movie was really good & other than a couple scenes where she covered her eyes it wasn't scary, she said it was just "some freaky shit".  Since Leslie knows me I knew I'd be able to see it & considering that the same guy who directed Requiem For a Dream directed this I figured it had to be good & moved it up to the top of my "I want to see this" list, so on Saturday we went & saw it (the theater was packed, we had to sit 2nd row & it's been out for weeks!) & here's what I thought about it.

The acting in this movie was excellent, the grittiness of this movie was very appealing especially in a time when everything is so overly 3-D & HD it was nice to see something that felt like a film.  The story of this movie however left a lot to be desired for me, it was kind of blah & I don't know if it's just because of the hype but I was pretty disappointed.  I heard that this movie was so intense & that the lesbian sex scene was so raw Natalie didn't let her parents watch it & also that the ending was so shocking I wouldn't see it coming.  Well let me tell you that aside from feeling physical pain while watching these dancers & their various physical & mental injuries it wasn't intense.  The lesbian sex scene was not raw at all (there wasn't a single bare tit or ass in the whole movie), in fact I didn't find it the least bit provocative & the ending...seriously, how could you not see it coming?

I expected to be titillated, shocked, scared, dumbfounded, turned on, effed up, all in all blown away by this movie & I wasn't & apparently I'm not the only one...the people sitting next to us left halfway through the movie.  Natalie Portman was very good, her acting was phenomenal & while a lot of people bitched to me about listening to her breathe/pant during the majority of the movie it was the one thing that kept me connected to her character.  Winona Ryder was very good as was Mila Kunis but I have to say that Barbara Hershey played the best supporting role, she was beyond crazy & I hate to say it but she looks like shit!  The work she has had done is obvious, so obvious that it makes her look older, Beaches my friends is a lifetime in the past apparently.

So, all in all the movie was good, I'd see it again but it wasn't great.  Requiem for a Dream was way better than Black Swan & it has the creepy, scary, effed up shit I was looking for so if you are looking for something similar to Requiem as well you are looking in the wrong place.  All in all I give this movie 2.5 olives out of 4, it was good but not great & maybe it's just because I went in with expectations that I felt so let down but some people must have thought it was really good or I wouldn't have had the expectations to begin with.  You should probably go see it just because of all of the critical acclaim but try to check your expectations at the door.
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Jan 5, 2011

First Real Detroit Horoscopes of 2011

I hope yours is better than mine because I have no interest in learning a valuable lesson this coming week.  Here they are, enjoy!
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