Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Angie comic

looks like blue water comics female force series will be releasing an Angelina Jolie comic. The comic will be going over her career, life, and family. Not really a fan of the cover art as she kind looks like she's going to shoot laser beams out of her eyes, super fierce! If your a bit star obsessed, check out the link for more details.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Music to my Fists!

Soundtrack is downloaded!
I will applaud the music choices in this movie for sure. Beautiful covers and bud-blowing tracks that mae you want to strut in slow-mo, kicking villains in the face.
To purchase the MP3s on amazon click the picture above.
To listen to the tracks, I found a nifty channel on YouTube called SuckerPunchFilm2011.
-Sabina Gallier

Sucker Punch to my wallet….

Those waiting for Sucker Punch, directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), got what they wanted if  ALL they wanted was young, rosy cheeked, bare-thighed ladies flitting about precariously from helicopters, to dragons, to large, rock comprised samurais, with total disregard for the number of upskirts and occasional moans during combat.

A lackluster, confusing plot with fabulous effects, burlesque costumes, badass stares, and molesting, rapist antagonists you just want to stab so they'll shut up. All that and my first thought when I got up was:
"What makeup did they use!?"

Can you tell I wasn't impressed by the movie?

The story starts off with Baby Doll (Emily Browning) who is obviously in a very awful position, what with her mother dying and in trying to save her and her sibling from a sexual-predator-stepfather (Gerard Plunkett), accidentally kills her sister.
She's institutionalized, shown around, stepfather makes a deal with a creepy orderly named Blue (Oscar Isaac) to have Baby lobotomized, and then without warning, the audience is launched to a brothel-like environment where Blue is the mustachioed pimp and Dr. Vera Gorski (Carla Gugino) is the girl's choreographer.
Baby initiates a plan with an assortment of girls including Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish) and Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens).

Baby is discovered to have some amazing dancing power that renders men powerless (dancing that the audience never gets to see because as soon as she starts swaying her hips, the scene jumps to some war-like action scenario with a goal of acquiring an item).
in the end, only one of the girls survives to escape while Baby is left behind. It then swoops back into a
it-was-all-in-her-head-but-everything-really-happened-just-in-reality ending with Browning's character lobotomized, then led by a now very realistic, de-mustached, stabbed Blue, to a room where the orderlies have raped girls before her. After a kiss, but before he can molest the now permanently clueless Baby, authorities arrive, arrest the rapists and we are left depressed and confused.

When the lights went up (a little too soon before the end of the movie) grumbles of disappointment echoed throughout the theater.

My Facebook status a few minutes into the movie:

It is the disappointing truth. If it doesn't explode or show a little ass it doesn't sell. 
Carla Gugino is always a pleasure to watch on screen, and I think her acting made up for the blandness in ALMOST every scene. The actresses were all very lovely but their acting left something to be desired.
Rape, molestation, topics that make women sometimes want to empower themselves, show the world that they are not objects, not toys….
Yeah alright, it'd be awesome to fight in a Lord of the Rings type situation and repel off buildings without breaking a sweat, but this movie was anything BUT empowering.
You make women seem like toys and objects, if you have to show thigh, ass, and tits and blow things up around them to get your sales up.
As a journalist, I know that sex can sell almost anything. That's the standard for almost all action flicks nowadays, but for such subject matter….I wanted something more.

“It’s sort of asking people to not base their ideas about women on the looks and what sort of physical stereotypes they fit into. It’s showing also that females can be unbelievably tough and sexy at the same time, if that’s what they choose to be.” -Emily Browning

What was that about stereotypes?

OK So i'm done whining, I will say that the soundtrack was BEYOND EPIC.
Amazing covers from "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" -Emily Browning to "White Rabbit" -Emiliana Torrini.  The editors did a great job of music punctuating pivotal action moments. I'm definitely downloading it.

-Sabina Gallier

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nerdy Girl Make Up

 You know when I was in high school and in my early(weird how I'm drawing a blank) years of college, I t thought I was hip and up to date on my hop ( <--- lame joke) . So imagine my surprise when i had no  flipping clue as to how to look like I didn't just spend all night playing D&D .  The make-up attempts were the worst ! I am left with vague and purposely blocked memories of joker like make-up attempts. Apparently, having make-up and fashion 101 at the bottom of the list can stunt your ability to apply eye liner with out poking your eye out. So when web sites like Nerdy girl Make up are created, I want to kiss my screen with thanks.

  Nerd girl Wycee, a professional makeup artist, created this awesome site for the girls who really don't or didn't have to time to master the secrets of face paint...er, make-up. This site is filled with tips, how to's, and step by step instructions. Now I can totally fool people in to thinking I don't spend all night playing pokemon on my game boy advance, because I totally don't.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

engage me!


  I  was web surfing when I came across this little gem, what a wonderful and unique engagement ring. The only thing this has done is give me some super smoochy day dreams. If only this was a super shiny power ring. A girl can dream, can't she .  Found Via

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bigger is better!

Honestly, who doesn't want a big NES controller in the middle of their living room. Take a stab at recreating Kyle Downes NES coffee table. Nothing like squashing some koopa troppas using really big buttons.

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's Alive!!

  Excuse us for the long silence over here at the factory. We promise were not dead or haven't been sucked in to some black hole. With a career change, unexpected bumps, and a sob fest over comic book prices, we have managed to get back on track. There's lots to tell and some much more to catch up on. Like how my new semi normal boyfriend manages to break my geeky heart with his refusal to wear a blaster belt or a power ring (he'll wear down eventually). Not to mention sabina's new move to Humboldt.
  You'll be seeing a lot more of us! up up and away!