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PLEASE STAND BY – Movie Trailer

Dakota Fanning plays a young autistic woman who flees from her caregiver to submit her piece to a “Star Trek” writing competition.

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Taylor Swift – “End Game” Music Video

For the first time in my life, my anticipation revolving around a Taylor Swift music video release was at an all time high. “End Game” is easily one of my favorite singles off of her album, which is crazy because I don’t even like Ed Sheeran, but I still find myself rapping his verse anyways. Another surprising revelation? I typically dislike any song where Taylor Swift is talking and singing at the same time, but I guess when it’s rapping and singing, it feels different to me. So I was around for the release because it was only 9PM PT after all and then I went on to watch the video four more times.

Long story short: I like the song better than the video itself, but I like this music video better than LWYMMD and Ready For It.

Let’s get into some other observations though:

  • Why is Taylor Swift partying in Miami, Tokyo, and London?
  • Also, this song references drinking quite a bit and she’s basically partying at every location – is drinking a new thing for her?
  • No Katy Perry even though it was rumored
  • The girl CAN DANCE now. I’m not saying it was a lot of movement, but enough for us to feel confident that she wasn’t as bad as she was several years ago.
  • Where can we get that pink toy video camera thing that appears in the “London” scene?
  • Taylor has completely upped her fashion game.
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Brooklynn Prince’s Critics Choice Awards Acceptance Speech

Cutest thing we’ve seen all week and so well deserved. I absolutely loved Brooklynn Prince in The Florida Project. That dedication at the end of her speech was the sweetest.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone

I actually love that they are friends IRL.

But… can we just be Emma?

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Daft Punk’s “Something About Us” Covered by 4th Graders

Stop what you’re doing. This is the cutest thing I’ve seen all week.

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Newness

Romantic dramas and romantic comedies are what I live for. I didn’t know what to expect when I first watched the trailer for Newness, but I did recognize the swiping of the dating apps – something we all know very well here in San Francisco and just about anywhere? The director of this film is also the same person who did “Like, Crazy” which is another one of my favorites. I’m excited to see Nicholas Hoult in another film though and am really curious to see this once this comes out.

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MBK Alliance

Barack Obama has teamed up with Chance the Rapper and Steph Curry in a new PSA supporting the MBK Alliance. My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) was created back in 2014 to address opportunity gaps that many young men of color face. In the commercial, you’ll hear a snippet from a previous speech that Barack Obama gave, “I want you to know, you matter. There is nothing, not a single thing, that’s more important to the future of America than whether or not young people all across this country can achieve their dreams.”

Chance and Barack have collaborated together previously, but given Steph’s recent controversy in turning down the invite to visit The White House, many see this as a dig to President Trump. Whatever. :)

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adidas Skateboarding Presents /// Nora

If you have some extra down time over the holidays, I highly recommend watching the new short film by adidas on Nora – a young woman who has loved skateboarding since a very young age and continues to spread her love for it even into adulthood inspiring a new and younger generation of girls. Nora Vasconcellos is adidas’ first female Pro Skater and the short doc highlights her story as well as those around her who have watched her rise to the top.

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The Florida Project

I’m such a little sucker for films that have kids in them! I remembered seeing the trailer for “The Florida Project’ recently during another film so when Manan asked me last Saturday if I wanted to see an almost 10:30 showing of the film, I couldn’t pass it up. Except, I almost did because that was going to end way past my bedtime. What I love about films like this is that the trailer is actually not the most accurate depiction of what the film is about. I thought I was getting a film about this young girl and her friends running around and I would’ve settled for that even without an actual plot. Anyways, Brooklynn Prince who plays “Moonee” in the film is such a gem. You can’t help falling in love with her and the same goes for William Dafoe – man is he aging quite well.

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SZA on Saturday Night Live

Guilty: Turning down plans from two separate people so that I could stay in and watch James Franco host SNL and SZA perform on it! Not seeing her in concert when she was here in San Francisco earlier this year was a missed opportunity. She is easily my favorite artist of the year though and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, better start now. SZA performed “The Weekend” (my favorite) and “Love Galore” last night.

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Blog Roundup

  • Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An ‘Other’This isn’t a new post, but this was my first time reading this. With the announcement of the royal engagement, this is a reminder of just why we love her so much. 
  • On Blonde Girls in Cheongsams [Racked]
  • 5 Lessons from Jimmy Iovine [GOOD]

  • Alexa Chung answers questions while eating spicy vegan nuggets.
  • Airlines hate your smart luggage [Gizmodo]
  • Silicon Valley is sneaking models into their holiday parties [Bloomberg] This is absolute trash and disgusting. I hate hearing about this stuff. 
  • Google is rolling out a new feature that allows celebrities to answer the most asked questions about themselves – selfie style [Engadget]
  • YouTube will launch a paid music streaming service next year [Hypebeast]
  • Apple reportedly purchasing Shazam for $401 million [Hypebeast]
  • Hangover cures from your favorite food pros [Coveteur]
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Tracee Ellis Ross – “The Handsy Man”

Love her.

Hate all the men who still can’t get it together.

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How I Became An Adult

We low-key have a crush on Justin Min so when I learned about this Wong-Fu short, I was mostly watching it because of him. However, “How I Became An Adult” is actually one that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Adulting is a thing that gets thrown around all of the time if not on a daily basis for my friends and I throughout our 20’s. You can read all you want about it, but you can never fully be prepared. The struggle is a real one, but like Justin describes in this video – it’s baby steps. You learn from watching others and for learning more about what you want in yourself.

Then there’s also this idea that we’re all just faking it ’till we make it. Trust me, no one really knows what they’re doing.

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You Were Never Really Here

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin).

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