Britney & Iggy’s “PRETTY GIRLS” looks and sounds awfully familiar, don’t you think?

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When it came out that Britney and Iggy were doing a collaboration, it almost blew my mind as to the possibilities of awesomeness that these 2 could create together! However, now that the result of their duo has surfaced, I find myself visually and audibly having DEJVU!

As a die hard lover of ’80’s cinema, I am well versed in the classics, especially one of my absolute favs EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY, so much so that it was the very first film to grace my FLASHBACK FEVER category (check it out here -> EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY)! Fans of this movie love it as it embodies everything fluoro, tacky and down right wacky that was the ’80’s! But having watched this movie every saturday morning since the age of 4, I know it like the back of my hand. So that’s why when I listened to Britney & Iggy’s new single, I noticed that this ain’t all original!

In this day and age where it’s getting really hard to trust that artists are original and that the new catchy tune that you’ve decided will be your summer theme song isn’t a cover from 30 years ago or they’re being sued for plagiarism. Such as the Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams “Blurred Lines” fiasco, where they ripped off one of the greatest Marvin Gaye songs of all time “Got to Give it Up” with them having to pay back millions of dollars, got me pretty mad!!! It really makes you start to lose hope in these artists who create awesome music….. except for Gaga, she’s always original 😉

So please do me a favour, look, listen and you be the judge… FIRST OFF the single cover …..almost identical to the soundtrack artwork this ’80’s gem.

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SECONDLY the base beat and tune… have a listen to Brit and Iggy ESPECIALLY @ 2:14-2:26min…..

It sounds awfully similar to the legendary INFORMATION SOCIETY’s “Hit Me” which appeared in the infamous club scene in Earth Girl’s….

Artists borrow from each other all the time, this isn’t new! I mean, even the wonderful Gaga admits she wouldn’t be who she is today if she wasn’t influenced by Queen, Boy George and Madonna. The difference is the word INFLUENCE…not being a mirror image, copy or version of! So next time you listen to “PRETTY GIRLS” just remember you wouldn’t be shaking yo bootay and living lusciously if it weren’t for the classic that is EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY!

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Clueless turns 20?…AS IF! TOP 10 “QUOTES” that defined a generation!

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Us 90’s kids pinch ourselves as 20th Anniversary Edition DVD’s start to hit shelves of this generation defining film. As a die hard fan of Cher’s luscious lifestyle only lived by true valley girls, hearing classic quotes from Cher and her posse ignites feeling of nostalgia… a simpler time where everyone knew what Monet was and when Billy Holiday was man! DAH!

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Here’s the top 10 timeless quotes that we STILL consider words of wisdom…..

10. “Ugh, AS IF!” – Cher   

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9. “I don’t trust mirrors, so I always take polaroids”- Cher

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8. “You are a snob and a half” – Cher

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7. “Getting off the freeway makes you realize how important love is” – Cher 

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6. “Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good.” – Cher 

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5. “It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old mess.” – Cher

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4. “Miss Stoeger, I would just like to say that physical education in this school is a disgrace. I mean, standing in line for forty minutes is hardly aerobically effective. I doubt I’ve worked off the calories in a stick of Carefree gum” – Cher

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3. “You’re a virgin who can’t drive” – Tai

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2. “Searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie” – Cher

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1. “I’m Outty” – Cher, Dion and Tai

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CALLING ALL BW FANs, Who’s your favorite Bruce?

March 20th marks the 60th Birthday of one the greatest men to ever grace this planet! BRUCE WILLIS! 

With how much joy he has brought us not only with his one liners and his generation defining action hero style but his hilariously off the wall mobster-esque, socially awkward and sexually strapping characters! THERE’S JUST TOO MUCH JOHN MCCLANE and KORBIN DALLAS TO CHOOSE FROM! It is only fair we take a vote! So first let’s meet our contestant!

BIRTHDAY BOY BRUCE sooooo sexy

BIRTHDAY BOY BRUCE

 NOW LET’S PUT THIS TO A VOTE! HERE ARE HIS 10 MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES WITH THEIR CLASSIC ONE LINERS-

KORBIN DALLAS  The Fifth Element
KORBIN DALLAS –
The Fifth Element
HUDSON HAWK Hudson Hawk
HUDSON HAWK 
Hudson Hawk
JIMMY 'the tulip' TUDESKI The Whole 9 Yards
JIMMY ‘the tulip’ TUDESKI 
The Whole 9 Yards
HARRY STAMPER Armageddon
HARRY STAMPER 
Armagedon 
BUTCH Pulp Fiction 
BUTCH
Pulp Fiction

JOHN MCCLANE Die Hard
JOHN MCCLANE
Die Hard
Voice of MIKEY Look Who's Talking/Too
Voice of MIKEY
Look Who’s Talking/Too
JAMES COLE- Twelve Monkeys
JAMES COLE
Twelve Monkeys
THE JACKAL The Jackal
THE JACKAL
The Jackal
ERNEST MENVILLE  Death Becomes Her
ERNEST MENVILLE
Death Becomes Her

So Go On …Cast your vote for your favorite BW character

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Patricia Arquette’s Oscar Acceptance Speech may be one of the BEST EVER!

Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for the epic revolutionary film, Boyhood! Not only is this movie brilliant but director, Richard Linklater, took this project on as an enormous challenge! Instead of rushing the process of telling the story of a man’s life with make-up and effects, he decided to film the real story, process, narrative over 12 years! A first in Hollywood cinema and a success at that! With this beautiful exhibit came actress Patricia Arquette along for this 12 year journey playing the mother of this one particular boy. Her performance is true, real and raw! Most certainly worthy of an Oscar! It’s about time gurrrrrl, it’s been a long time coming with all the emotion shattering performances under your belt (minus A Nightmare on Elm St 3, guess a girl’s gotta start somewhere 😉 )

BUT the point isn’t to rave about this well versed actress’s filmography! Her speech, although I feel was rushed and there wasn’t  enough eye contact to the camera and audience, she really showed that she is SOOOOO above Hollywood and all the bullshit that comes along with it! AND HERE’S WHY- 

– SHE THANKED HER FELLOW NOMINEES –

a must because every year, not always, but most years all nominees in this category deserve to win.

– SHE THANKED ALL OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS BY NAME – 

as most of you know they are also famous actors and actresses especially Rosanna and David. Also she called her transgender brother Robert, Alexis, her identifiable name, DAMN RIGHT!

– SHE THANKED HER 2 BABY DADDYS –

She thanks Thomas Jane (yum) and Paul Rossi for giving her 2 children! Even though these relationships didn’t work out, she still takes the time in her OSCAR speech to thank them for giving her 2 beautiful gifts of life! Classy lady!

– SHE THANKS GIVELOVE.ORG –  

She plugs her own charity (she ain’t the first but it’s a good idea when 1 billion people are watching) but hers is a cause that is severely important and she mentions it not necessarily for free publicity but to thank all the people you VOLUNTEER their time for such a good cause.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SHE DEMANDS WAGE EQUALITY FOR WOMEN –

After the juicy Sony leaked email scandal, it was revealed that women in Hollywood, although get paid a handsome fee, STILL in this day and age are paid considerably less than men. But she wasn’t talking about actresses missing out on a few million compared to their male counterparts, she was referring to that IT DOES NOT MATTER what industry you work in, there is still a considerably large gap between the wages of men and women. Women give BIRTH, women PAY TAXES and women DESERVE equal pay whether you’re a teacher or THE NEXT BIG HOLLYWOOD HIT! Not just equal wages…BUT EQUAL RIGHTS, come on people it’s 2015!

AND ALSO because anyone that can get this reaction out of Meryl Streep is a legend to begin with!

Meryl screams in support for equal wages and women's rights!

Meryl screams in support for equal wages and women’s rights!

GO PATTY! 😉 WE LOVE HOW LUSCIOUSLY YOU LIVE! (and not just because you played Alabama in True Romance 😉 )

“IT’S REX MANNING DAY”

Most of us know it, love it, adore it! But last night it came to my attention that someone has never seen or heard of this GOD SEND of a movie that always manages to lift our spirits and memories of the ’90’s! Sporting a young Liv Tyler and Renee Zellweger, let this record store filled with misfits make you smile!

Sooooo whether you’re having a GREAT day or SHIT day just remember it’s not just Friday but it’s also REX MANNING DAY!!!!

P.s. Amanda Bailey, must watch tonight over a vino!

MACHETE KILLS

Back to doing what he does best Robert Rodriguez resurrects his hand crafted, blank faced bad-ass Danny Trejo a.k.a. Machete! With true D grade style infused with spaghetti western comic strip cinematography, Machete Kills pays homage to the true tasteless tackiness that defined the 70′s grind-house classics.

Machete, Mexico’s own assassin, the man of the people, comes back with a vengeance, being hired by the American President to track down a world-terminating villain. But who Machete truly needs to chase keeps you guessing, but not really, as the plot of Machete Kills is so pointless it leaves you cringing in agony.

Rodriguez who wrote, scored, D.O.P’d and directed this sequel, tried to do way too much with such little substance. The story is shockingly bad, the script is hollow and vile, however these traits are what makes his films winners even though, to put it most simply by conventional cookie cutter standards, they suck! But Rodriguez is anything but conventional and thank the heavens! He always pushes the envelope which translates to “fuck you, I’ll do what I want with my art”. The gruesome R-rated violence, ever-so cartoon like, penetrates the screen leaving you dry retching, but if you’re a true Rodriguez fan and follower, would you expect anything less?

The true formula that works so scrumptiously in this magnificent train wreck is the cast. Sofia Vergara sunk her teeth hard into her man-hating Madam Desdemona proving that she has the ability to read beyond the script and view the overall purpose of this cult inspired spoof! Michelle Rodriguez reprises her bad-ass Mexican liberator role as Luz looking damn fine making whatever she says or does irrelevant as she adds to the already fine aesthetically pleasing visuals. Mel Gibson rocks it in his self-mocking role of the power hungry hot-head Luther Voz and makes you realise that this once brilliant groundbreaking actor still has the ability to have an artistic laugh. The one and only self manufactured nut-job, Charlie Sheen (poetically taking the piss by being credited with his birth name Carlos Estevez) plays the President of the United States of America staying true by factoring in his womanising ways. And of course Danny Trejo is…. Danny Trejo, that is all. But the most beautifully constructed character in my eyes was La Camaleón played by four contrasting talents Wolt Goggins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas and the one and only making her silver screen debut Lady Gaga, (SHE NAILS IT!) Although each actor has only a fraction of a scene to portray this mysterious assassin, they all freakishly made it their own.

Although lagging in pace and momentum, Machete Kills is poetically perfect. Although not as memorable or mind grabbing as the first installment, this sequel leaves a lot to be desired where one liners are concerned, but yet again Rodriguez manages to stay true to his style. His stunning eye for cinematography never fails but what’s more exquisite is his ability to take the current Hollywood trouble makers and flawlessly maneuver them into his artwork, perfectly correlating their real life hilarities to further emphasise the ridiculousness of this brilliantly filthy parody. As a Rodriguez fan however not hardcore (I’m more partial to Tarantino & Miller), I religiously respect his consistent style and mentality of “This is project is mine, 110%… so back off!”, a mind-set only ever seen with Orson Wells, not a common occurrence in today’s cinema. So keep rocking ya style R-Rod no matter what anyone says!!!!!

Comparable life experience to viewing Machete Kills

Spending ya dollars on a $20 hooker – it’s cheap, dirty, nasty but oh so good, true Rodriguez satisfaction. Classic!