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Sights & Sounds #5

by Jamie Sanford on March 11, 2011

I have lots for this Sights and Sounds post because it’s been a while since I wrote one!

First up – Adele sings “Natural Woman” and kills it.  I love her.

Next up – Britney has a new song that I really like, called “Till The World Ends.” Her new album, Femme Fatale, seems to be written to appeal to the gays and fag hags – a group of which I am a member so I’m very excited.  She’s on the cover of the new issue or Out magazine, here’s a link to the interview and more hot photos.

Look at those shoes!  (I’m sure the shoes are not the first think you looked at.)

Here’s your weekly dose of Lady Gaga.  She brought 10-year-old Maria Agaron onstage in Toronto to perform “Born This Way” with her, and it was spectacular.

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Another video, here’s Ethan, my favorite laughing baby ever. I’ll definitely have to remember to tear some paper in front of a baby at some point.

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I have had pet gerbils and hamsters in my life.  I have an affinity for small rodents.  So this video of a chipmunk in slow motion is one of the best things I’ve seen in a while.

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While I don’t like cats as much as little cute rodents (mostly because I’m allergic to them), this slow motion kitten video is also spectacular.

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This slice of genius  is from Etsy seller SmartMouthRetro, and an 8×10 is available for $9.99.

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100 Films in 2011: How to Be

by Jamie Sanford on March 7, 2011

How to Be is a small, independent film, released in 2009. I decided to watch it because Robert Pattinson is in it.  No shame.

So obviously, he got a lot hotter when he embraced his Edward Cullen haircut.

Here’s the trailer for How to Be.

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16. How To Be (Available to stream via Netflix Instant Watch and Amazon Instant Video)

Robert Pattinson plays Art, a college graduate in his 20s(who works as a stocker at the grocery store and who plays guitar and writes songs), having an alleged quarter-life crisis.  His girlfriend breaks up with him and he goes home to live with his parents who seem completely disinterested and mostly annoyed by him.  He reads a self-help book and ends up sending a check and a letter to the author – a Canadian who ends up flying to England to act as Art’s life coach.

The story progresses and Art works with the doctor to figure out how he can normalize himself and be happy.  He quits/gets fired from his job, continues to toy with music with friends, and works to get his parents to take a walk with him and the doctor so that they can have family bonding time.  Said family bonding is incredibly painful to watch, Art’s parents are awful and are so wrapped up in themselves and how they think their son is a mess.  They would rather ignore him and hope that he becomes normal than to try and accept him and try to support his musical endeavors.

It is painful at times to watch, which is clearly the point.  Will Art find a way to become normal, or will he accept that he is who he is?  You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.

How To Be is available on DVD from Amazon for $10.99.

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Helen Mirren: Celebrity Product Pick

by Jamie Sanford on January 18, 2011

Did everyone watch the Golden Globes this weekend?  I was more excited this year as Trent Reznor won his first Golden Globe! I’ve been a serious fan of his since I was much younger and I’m thrilled for his current success with co-composing the score for The Social Network.

Anyway, the red carpet was a great time as well, there was so much fabulous fashion! One person I didn’t see on television during red carpet coverage but who I loved on the show was Helen Mirren.  She always looks fabulous!


This is Helen Mirren at the 2007 Oscars.

This is Dame Helen Mirren at the 2010 Oscars – still looking sexy and fabulous.

Here is a photo from the Golden Globe Awards, earlier this week.  Helen looks more fabulous when you see her side by side with the runway model in the dress in this post on Red Carpet Fashion Awards.

Anyway, I’m a big fan of Helen – I don’t think I’m alone in that, a lot of people seem excited about the fact that she remains so sexy and gorgeous and she is 65!

Helen Mirren appeared in last month’s “On My Mind” feature in In Style magazine, and discussed her love of stripper heels, her desire to work with Quentin Tarantino and finally, her discovery of a Revlon product called Just Bitten.

I am not aware of this product and haven’t tried it but I definitely will pick it up now.  That applicator looks like it would be really easy to use, and Helen insists that the color sticks around for quite a while.

The Helen Mirren pick, Revlon Just Bitten lip stain, is available in multiple colors for $7.69 from Amazon.

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