Category Archives: pop culture

Viral marketing

I’ve practically waxed poetic about the effectiveness of Apple’s marketing. Not necessarily here, but in general. I wrote an entire term paper on it. Complete with website. They have managed to take their products beyond merely products to a lifestyle. It’s incredible. Volkswagon (pronounced Wolks-vagon by the Germans and weird people like me) had incredible […]

The New Girl

I, like the rest of society, have an “isn’t she adorable?!” crush on Zooey Deschanel, so I was excited to see The New Girl, her new series on Fox. The show is about Jess, played by Deschanel, a kooky, adorable girl who breaks up with her boyfriend and moves in with three men. Hilarity ensues. […]

The Kindle and chick lit

I decided to get the Kindle for Android app earlier this summer to read Meg Cabot’s Insatiable after I discovered that it’d be cheaper to just buy the digital version, plus I’d get it right then. I’m super impatient so right then sounded pretty awesome. I’m not really a big reader aside from Gilmore Girls […]

Killers: 3.5/5

We hooked Netflix up to our tv via PS3 so I’ve finally decided to watch some of the 77 movies in my instant watch queue. Skipped a whole list of critically-acclaimed flicks to choose Killers, starring the always-adorable Katherine Heigl and the super dreamy Ashton Kutcher. I’d describe the movie as an attempt at Mr. […]

I Do (PrĂȘte-moi ta main)

First, another note about Netflix. I don’t know what I did, but it seems to think I only like documentaries and foreign language romantic comedies. Am I this much of a pretentious jerk in real life? I don’t think so! Plus, sharing the account with Brandon means I also appear to be schizophrenic and have […]

GRAMMYs red carpet

I am a total fashionista, as I am sure you are all aware (lie). And a diehard GRAMMY fan (lie). Plus I am really good at judging things (truth), so after carefully pouring over the images from the GRAMMY red carpet (sort of lie), I will give my best and worst. Why? Because I can. […]

A (romantic) comedy of errors

As mentioned in my post about TiMER, I’ve recently begun trying to watch romantic comedies instead of more serious movies. I’ve discovered that watching romantic comedies is much easier on my brain than other movies that require actual thought. So in an effort to find a decent movie, I started several mediocre flicks, gave up […]

The Town

The Town had awesome trailers and great reviews (94% positive on RT), so I figured it would indeed be awesome. It was not. It was incredibly disappointing. The most disappointing movie I’ve seen since Inception. Maybe even more disappointing than Inception. Watching the preview, one would think that the movie is an awesome flick about […]

TiMER: a solid 4/5

I took a break from my documentaries on Netflix to find a lighter film. Decided on a romantic comedy. And I discovered a couple things while searching for one. First, Netflix thinks I’m a snob. All my highest-rated films are indie comedies and documentaries. This isn’t all I am! I will watch any movie genre. […]

Law Abiding Citizen

I took a sojourn from my recent addiction to documentaries with a viewing of Law Abiding Citizen, a thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. I’d been wanting to see the movie in theatres but terrible reviews made me change my mind. Rotten Tomatoes gave the flick 25% positive ratings. But I enjoyed it. It […]