Frankenstein, Pride & Jenna Marbles

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I took a week off and have been busy doing fun things I enjoy all week!

Noted activities include sleeping in late (my favourite), eating a lot of takeout (seemingly my favourite until I eat it and don’t feel well), working on music stuff (Kickstarter!) and watching lots and lots of movies.

Which movies, you are certainly wondering?

Well…on Netflix I watched:

1.  The Artist is Present

This documentary is about performance artist Marina Abramovic.  She is a fascinating study.  Maybe you have heard of her because Lady Gaga is friends with her.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of her.  She’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea (those performance artist people are not your everyday office worker type, that’s for sure).  She had a 3 month exhibit at MOMA called “The Artist is Present” where she basically sat in a chair for the whole day and just stared at the person sitting across from her, who was anyone who decided to come to the exhibit and be a part of the performance.  It sounds boring and weird but I found it riveting and fascinating.  Check out the trailer and if you have time, watch the movie.

2. Please Subscribe

This documentary is about people who run YouTube channels.  How they started, how they do it and all of that.

Okay….be forewarned.  After watching this documentary, I have decided that if these people can run successful YouTube channels, then I NEED to get in on this. I’ve got the goods!  I’m taking the feedback from all my shows: “you should be a stand-up comedienne”  “you’re so funny” “I love your stories”…and I’ve realized that my personality is tailor-made for YouTube.  THIS is something I am TOTALLY PUMPED to try!  Once I do the Kickstarter, this is the next project!

At the movie theatre I watched:

1.  The Judge

Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall.  It doesn’t have quite the ring of “the two Coreys” but these fellows are movie heavyweights, and they are great!  Billy Bob Thornton also has a role, and did I ever mention how amazing BBT’s “Master Class” on the OWN network was?  I used to think BBT was a freaky weirdo, but after the MC I know he is THE SHIT.  The Judge…not THE SHIT.  Not just shit either. Though, there were lots of scenes ABOUT shit, and showing shit…but overall it was just okay for me.

2. Pride

This is a movie about Lesbians and Gays in London England who helped a town of striking miners in Wales.  What is it about the way Brits make movies? They have just the right balance of humour, drama, realism and heart.  The fact that it took place in 1984 and there was such rampant homophobia, it makes me happy we’ve come a long way with gay rights but at the same time, there’s still so far to go.  Enjoyable movie!

3.  Frankenstein-National Theatre Live (Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature)

I LOVE National Theatre Live!   I love that I get to take part in the awesomeness of theatre happening in England in a theatre here in Canada.  Kudos to whoever came up with that idea!  This version of Frankenstein was done by Danny Boyle, and the novelty was that BC and Johnny Lee Miller would alternate roles every other night.  Next week they’re showing JLM as the creature, but I was satisfied to see it the once.  I felt so bad for BC’s creature.  He just wanted a friend.

Books I read this week:

I revisited The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.  It’s an oldie but a goodie how-to about pursuing art.

Games I played this week:

ADDICTED to this stupid game called “Two Dots”.

I spent more time playing this game than any other activity, except sleeping…and the Kickstarter stuff.

Internet stuff I became addicted to this week:



JENNA MARBLES!!
I know I’ve seen this one before…but how did I not realize that this AMAZING and HILARIOUS gal has been making weekly videos for 4 YEARS?? She’s the most popular girl on YouTube, and I totally see why. I am so entertained by her. She is beautiful but so incredibly goofy, fun and wacky that you can’t help but fall in love with her.  I think I’ve watched about 50 of her videos so far.  Check her out!
So that was my week this week!
How was yours?

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3 Comments

  1. Rob Croxford
    October 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    BUSY LADY!!!!!!!! Thanks for the suggestions!! I will check them ALL out!!!!! 🙂

  2. Matt Helps
    October 20, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Heather watches Graveyard Girl you may like her. https://www.youtube.com/user/grav3yardgirl

    • mtomlinson
      October 20, 2014 at 2:32 am

      ooooo Thanks for the recommendation! She's an interesting gal too!

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