Tag Archives: Movies

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Suki Waterhouse

Wearing: Reem Acra

Where: Insurgent Premiere

I actually didn’t think that I would love this, but somehow when I was looking at all the other looks from the premiere, I kept coming back to this one. Completely fixated on how pretty it was, but also how imperfect and edgy it is at the same time.

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Billion Dollar Bully Slams Yelp

It’s pretty crazy how often I find myself using Yelp. If I’ve never been to a restaurant before, I completely rely on them to give me honest reviews. Since I’ve used it so much, I guess I never realized the backlash that the company has received from other business owners, but it makes sense. In this new documentary, local filmmaker Kaylie Milliken questions Yelp’s business practices and conducts interviews with business owners who feel their businesses have been vastly impacted by the types of reviews that are found on Yelp about them.

I’m actually really interested in watching this. The film is halfway done already.

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In Case You Missed It… Zoolander 2

As we all know, our favorite models Derek and Hansel walked the Valentino runway earlier this week and it wasn’t just a random decision. They are, in fact, making a Zoolander sequel and this was the most perfect way for them to reveal the news. Zoolander 2 is slated to be released February 12, 2016. Can you believe that it will have been 15 years since the first movie was released? I’m so curious now about what my 11-year-old self thought about that film.

And what! They also got to meet Anna Wintour. They really went all out for publicity.

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Chef Roy Choi Visits Silicon Valley

Chef Roy Choi paid my office a visit the other day to talk about his new project loc’l with Daniel Patterson and to do a Q&A with my employees and it was awesome. For the last couple of years, I’ve been watching videos on him and his work through Doobybrain the blog that I read on a daily basis and each time I feel like I’m learning so so much not only about what good food really looks like, but why food is important and how it drives him in his work. It felt really special to have him in our office and talking about the things that he’s achieved. I both love and hate these kinds of things because a) it makes me wonder what I’m doing with my own life and then b) I leave these things feeling completely inspired! I’m pretty sure my co-worker and I were messaging each other during this whole talk and saying how we wanted to go change the world after this. I felt like I could especially relate to Roy when he talked about what his childhood looked like with regards to food – always a full fridge and just competely hearty meals prepared every night by our moms. S/o to Moms. His vision for just wanting to feed people is badass. I’m looking forward to trying out some of his food the next time I’m down in LA.

Also, hearing that Roy mentored Jon Favreau while filming “Chef” was super cool. I finally watched the film on Netflix a few weeks back and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Roy Choi

This has to go down for being one of my favorite pictures of all time because hello- I’m the most awkward person ever. Probably a truth – Roy didn’t even know I was in the picture until after the picture was taken. I’m like five seconds away from just peeking out from behind his right shoulder.

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The Hunting Ground

Describing the fallout after her assault, one Harvard student says, “I went to the dean of students’ office and she said, ‘I just want to make sure that you don’t talk to anyone about this.'”

Directed by Kirby Dick, The Hunting Ground tells the story of how major universities across the country are looking the other way when it comes to women getting sexually assaulted on campus to protect their name and their brand. I’m very fortunate to have gone to a school where this wasn’t a huge issue, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen outside of school. 1 in 4 women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime and you should never tell anyone that this happens to to stay silent. I think this film is going to be very important and I think it sends such a strong message to both universities and other young women that could potentially find themselves in a situation like this. The film will be released February 27th in select cities.

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Yeah, We Watched It

Oh yes, you better believe that we caught this movie on opening weekend. Having never read the books and being very curious about the advertisements I’ve been seeing for the film, I just had to see it. So here are my thoughts:

  • The movie didn’t flow as well as I would’ve liked. Everything felt really choppy, but I hear it’s not like this in the books.
  • They made Seattle look gooooooooooood.
  • This is not a movie that you want to take your kids to. I was appalled to see children sitting a couple rows in front of me.
  • Is it just me or did it feel like Jamie and Dakota had absolutely no chemistry together onscreen. I mean it didn’t seem very belivable to me?
  • It’s definitely not as racy as people made it out to me.
  • Why is this version offered in imax?
  • What is it like to see the NC-17 version of this film?
  • The best part of this movie? The soundtrack. Gimme that Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd anyday.

It’s not a masterpiece by any means, but I’m glad I saw it. We got something out of our systems by doing so.

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Wedding Mondays

We’re on a roll today! I just love days off and I love being able to highlight a Wedding Mondays for you all. Today’s feature is a – wait for it – Star Wars themed wedding! So before you bite my head off, I have to admit that I have never actually seen a Star Wars film. Ever. And I have had plenty of reservations around themed weddings especially ones revolving around films, but this one was jaw-dropping stunning. I’ve included some of my favorite photos below!

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“Voted Best First Date”

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Happy President’s Day! I’ve had such a great afternoon catching up on Yow Yow and completely (well 85%) turning off work. I also hope all of you had a very lovely Valentine’s Day. I’m totally stopping by my local Safeway tomorrow to see if there’s any candy on sale that I can snag for myself and my co-workers. Valentine’s Day weekend in San Francisco was absolutely stunning. It was 70’s all weekend and it’s February so we were really the lucky ones. I mentioned earlier this week that I whole-heartedly believe that Valentine’s Day should be celebrated by everyone and that it isn’t just for those that are in a coupling. So that’s exactly what I did. I totally took the opportunity to go all out and give my friend Vo a day that he would love. Upon picking him up at his place in the city, he arrived at the same time as I did on his bicycle and carrying a bouquet of flowers for me! I was a little bit surprised since I thought that I was planning this whole day, but the flowers are a nice touch and I would never turn down flowers.

From there, we drove over to the Conservatory of Flowers at Golden Gate Park since we’d both never been there before. Did you know this place was voted “Best First Date” by the city or something? I don’t think I really agree, but whatever. For two, the admission is $16 and I’d say unless you’re really into flowers and all of that stuff, it might not be worth it because we got through the entire place in less than 30 minutes. We might have had a better time just sitting outside the conservatory surrounded by flowers on flowers on flowers. For dinner, I surprised Vo by making us drive over to Chinatown so that we could do a dim sum picnic in his living room! I forgot the blanket to perfect the setting, but I did remember the bottle of Riesling. Priorities. After we were stuffed, we watched a movie on Netflix called “Stuck in Love” which we thought was going to be pretty horrible, but it actually turned out to be much better than expected. I’ve included the trailer below. I hope you all had a great day celebrating however you did!

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Anna Kendrick x The Edit

I’m more than just a little excited for Pitch Perfect 2.

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Steamy Music Video of the Day

Mom Dad, don’t watch this. You’re not going to like it.

But, I’m actually singing this song everyday in the car on the way to work in the mornings.

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Dakota Johnson x Vogue

With 50 Shades of Grey being released next month on Valentine’s Day, it’s not exactly a shocker that Dakota Johnson is Vogue’s February cover girl. The more I see the ads for this movie, the more I get excited for it despite having never read any of the books. I mean I didn’t think too highly of the books to begin with, but all of my girlfriends loved it and couldn’t get enough. The movie will do for me.

It’s funny actually though because this is Dakota’s first huge breakout role. The last thing I even remember her in was The Five-Year Engagement so I’m kind of excited to see how she does with Anastasia. Click the cut for more gorgeous looks from this spread:

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Golden Globes 2015 Highlights

I may have missed the awards show, but I did get to catch Gina Rodriguez winning her Golden Globe for Jane the Virgin and it was amazing! I had heard that her speech was one of the best and lucky for me, it just happened to be the one I caught before I left. I also heard that George Clooney gave a great speech as well which I caught yesterday. Since they were the two that stood out to me the most, I thought that it would make sense to share them again with you all here just in case you missed it! Also, if you haven’t had a chance to watch Jane the Virgin yet, you should! CW made a great decision in picking that series up.

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Song of the Day

Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

I was woken up by this song as my alarm the other day and didn’t think too much of it, but when I was woken up by it a second time this morning, it was all I could think about. I repeated the song six times in a row today at the office. I thought it was a little bit too sweet for 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack given what I know about the film, but that only makes me a little bit more curious that it won’t be as rough as it sounds.

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