I often form strong opinions of people I’ve never met.
There are strangers I see every day at the coffee shop, who, perhaps because of something as unimportant as their posture, I intensely dislike, and others, who, perhaps because of something as unimportant as their posture, I feel warmly towards. Read more...
When you think of the iconic, kid-friendly Hello Kitty, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you answered Playboy magazine, then French company Collette has you covered.
Collette just launched The Hello Kitty x Playboy line, which includes everything from “candy, mirrors, memo notes, lighters, mugs, Leica cameras, iPhone cases, socks, bowties, boxers, shirts, and more.”
He wrote, directed and/or starred in some of the greatest comedic creations of the past three+ decades including Animal House, Meatballs, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Stripes, Groundhog Day and Analyze This, among many others.
It’s hard to pick one favorite moment from his many wonderful films, but the following scene from Caddyshack (Ramis’ directorial debut) is as brilliant a comedic sequence as any I’ve seen: A ritzy country club swimming pool, a discarded Baby Ruth bar, the theme from Jaws and the perfect tag at the end from Bill Murray who’s never been funnier and you have pure comedic gold.
THE SHORT LIST (the program that I curate consisting of the best short films that I have seen that lives on the YOMYOMF YouTube channel) may be on temporary hiatus, but it doesn’t mean I can’t highlight a short film (or two or three or four…) that would be great to view on this Valentine weekend occasion.
But when perusing through The Short List Playlist, I discovered that the shorts that I selected, were in fact, were not so romantic per se, but in fact too grey in their romanticism or pretty much tragically anti-romantic. Read more...
I am a big admirer of Malaysian filmmaker James Lee, who has just released his latest short film, entitled THE GIRL FROM TOMORROW. Here’s the official synopsis:
A time-travel themed love story between Joe an ordinary young man and Yen the girl from future. Yen is here to guide Joe into choosing and creating his own path for his own future.
Lee has a solid filmography comprised of award winning indie features that have played at film festivals around the world for over a decade now. I personally like his experimental feature THE BEAUTIFUL WASHING MACHINE and documentary THE BIG DURIAN, which he collaborated with fellow filmmaker Amir Muhammad. Read more...
Talk about a lump of coal in place of a heart when it comes to the big V day in China…. According to Time Magazine, in what might be the biggest Valentine’s Day prank ever, a group of Shanghai singles purchased every odd-numbered seat for a Feb. 14 showing of BEIJING LOVE STORY, the movie version of a popular drama from 2012 that is reminiscent of LOVE, ACTUALLY. The prankster’s sole purpose: To disrupt romantic dates, but of course!
With a population of 1.3 billion people, China definitely has a sizable group of single people. And with the one-child policy, where males are revered, there is a ‘surplus’ of single men, estimated at 34 million! Hmm, that’s a lot of lonely hearts out there, ladies. Read more...
Yes, it’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to love and romance and the words of our Fast & Furious colleague Vin Diesel himself. What? I hear you say. How can this be?
Well, our friends at What’s Trending has offered us the proof of the Diesel/Valentine’s connection in the form of the following video collecting Vin Diesel’s most romantic posts from his Facebook page. Check it out below:
And on this day, if you only remember one thing, remember this: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only angels will leave footprints on your heart”.Read more...
But apparently, we only need one space after the period!!!!
This is where I show my age: I learned to type on a (gasp!) typewriter. I freakin LOVED the typing class!!!! It was at an all-girls school in San Francisco, and imagine 25 girls banging away at typewriters!!! It was FREEDOM!!!! We could be as loud as we wanted! Our teacher had to yell for us to stop. Read more...
Since it’s Valentine’s Day this Friday, I thought it would be good to finger flick the face of all that false romantic consumerism with this funny video by the the crew from POYPAC Comedy and their latest YouTube video, “Movie Title Break-Up,” where what looks like a married couple at a romantic dinner. Soon, accusations are exchanged and things escalate to an inevitable break-up. And all of the dialogue in this short are Hollywood movie titles. Pretty clever! Check it out for yourself.
If you’ve seen Japanese TV hidden camera prank shows, you know that some of the things they pull are pretty…well, mean. But the one you’re about to see is even fucked-up by those standards.
Comedian Toshiaki Kasuga got drunk with the TV crew he was working with at the base of Mt. Fuji and fell asleep. That’s when the producers of the show Dokkiri Awarddecided to do this to him (no subtitles necessary to understand what’s happening):