Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die. Today’s contestant is Lake Bell. She’s funny on Children’s Hospital, let’s see what she’s tweeting.
Saw that episode. It kicked much ass.
June 4th: “FUN FACES ANYONE? ”
Oh, nice. Simon Pegg movie. This looks fun.
June 13th: “WHAT ARE YOUR MANTRAS? And…. Go!@ManUpFilm (for mine: see “Man Up” and call me after)”
Never trust a man that laughs at his own jokes.
June 17th: “SEE SON SEVEN https://instagram.com/p/4C1tikF3OY/”
That looks like a still from a clown stalker movie.
Nice. Everyone’s in that movie.
Aw, that’s nice.
June 26th: “Spoiler: it’s not a comedy. ”
I don’t. Maybe it’s all a wacky misunderstanding and it’s a sequel to Drillbit Taylor.
Night shoot? Then you must be able to drink during scenes. Nice.
31 minutes ago: “SISTER CODE:
Dammit! Still haven’t broken it. But soon. Someone on Twitter will talk.
Okay, let’s rate Lake’s tweets. I give her an 8 for Mustness, a 9 for Insanity and a 10 for Style. That’s an overall score off 9. Follow Lake.
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The moment I saw the trailer for 47 Ronin, I immediately thought of The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise and every other movie where a white guy shows the native culture how to do their native culture stuff. Everything from Tarzan to Iron Fist always has some white, white dude becoming “the one” instead of, ya know, someone from the country where all this mystical stuff is happening.
47 Ronin actually doesn’t do that. Keanu’s backstory is solid and make sense. (He is part Asian, at least.) And much like every classic Japanese tale told in the feudal age, it is a tragic love story about honor and redemption. There are a couple of moments where the movie threatens to get overwhelmed by the CGI, but these moments are few. Like Keanu’s performance, the movie is constantly try to understate what could be big.
Keanu plays Kai, a half-Asian man who was taken in by a kindly lord after escaping the forest where demons dwell. Although he is raised by demons, he wants to live amongst humans despite the fact that they treat him lower than dirt. He is in love with the lord’s daughter, Mika, but they can never be together because her station is so much higher than his. When Kai’s lord is betrayed, he and many of his samurai are cast out as ronin (masterless samurai) and one year later, must fight to avenge their lord. Add into the mix Japanese spirit monsters, excellent direction and Keanu’s performance (which is mostly ass kicking and no dialogue) and you have an epic tale that really slid under the radar when it was released.
Keanu Reeves has really been making some awesome actioners recently (see John Wick) and everyone (including me) who says “Dude!” every time he says a line, has really got to rethink this actor’s image. See 47 Ronin. Keanu is Ted no more. (47 Ronin is currently on HBO on Demand.)
If your birthday is this week: Your gambling addiction spins out of control and you’re force to let your bookie take your place at the surprise party.
Aries: The stars say, get some exercise you fat fuck.
Taurus: A 300-pound meter maid leaves something on the windshield of your car, unfortunately for you it’s a love letter.
Gemini: Jack Black shows up to your party and overstays his welcome loudly.
Lemini: Now that you finally gathered the courage to leave a love letter on your secret love’s car, how about losing some weight?
Cancer: You will mistake the fire at your neighbors for smoke signals and sign a treaty with the Pawnee.
Leo: You’ll wear that shirt you sleep in to a fancy dinner party so that everyone can enjoy your musk.
Virgo: A new opportunity comes your way, but then you remember you already sold one kidney.
Libra: This week, spend time with family. They’re the easiest to borrow money from.
Scorpio: You’ll explore a new kind of porn involving the 2nd knuckle, you sick, sick freak.
Sagittarius: You cancel your trip to Tunisia because you hear the wifi is shit.
Capricorn: You’ll be unable to resist saying, “Mooooo!’ driving past a dairy farm.
Aquarius: You’ll be unable to resist saying, “Coooorn!” driving past a cornfield.
Pisces: You’ll laugh way too hard at the name of this eatery.