Lee Jong Suk's magnum opus, No Breathing opened today, and this is why I will see it, even if I have to go to Korea to do it.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
You may not know the name, but if you have a Tumblr account you've seen 18-year-old New Yorker Sean O'Donnell. Sean describes himself as a photographer, model, actor, singer, but mostly he's a person, like Cameron Dallas, who has managed to gain a sizable following by putting pictures of himself on the internet. Nice work if you can get it.
If you look closely enough at Sean you can see that he's not truly a classic beauty, his nose is perhaps ever so slightly too large for his face, his chin slightly weak, his flawless skin perhaps a result of Photoshop, but is he attractive? Oh my, yes. With his big, blue eyes, and strong, athletic body, he could easily be an Abercrombie and Fitch model. And as a model, his most frequent photographer is himself, and he seems to have an innate ability to play up his own strengths. In his infrequent YouTube videos (he says that he'd rather leave video-making to those who "do it well") he also displays a poise, confidence, and a deep, sexy voice that will serve him well when he decides he wants to be something more than "Tumblr famous."
All of which is to say, I think he's rather nice, I like looking at his pictures, and I hope you will, too.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
You may or may not know who Jared Eng is. He is a celebrity blogger whose very successful site, Just Jared, has caused him to be called, by such outlets as The New York Times, the anti-Perez Hilton. Basically, Jared doesn't make shit up, doesn't make judgements, and doesn't jump to conclusions. How successful is Just Jared? In 2010 it had revenues in the seven figures.
The first time I saw a picture of Jared Eng, my immediate reaction was, "Break me off some of that." Now in his early thirties, Jared is one hot piece.
It is only recently that Jared has begun flaunting what the good Lord gave him. Last week he showed up at Matthew Morrison's Halloween party dressed as... well, I don't know what he was dressed as exactly, but his costume largely consisted of a layer of gold paint.
Earlier in the week he threw his own party an came as a lion. A shirtless lion. Dear me.
Jared took twenty of his friends to Disneyland. When I saw this photo I nearly fell off my chair.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Ususally when one comes across an arresting image on Tumblr, there is no easy way to determine its provenance. It's a matter of accreditation. Happily, the person who posted this lovely image included the artist's name in the file name. Therefore, I can point you to the Deviant Art page of photographer RockerTannz. You may check it out at http://rockertannz.deviantart.com/
Saturday, October 26, 2013
|"Just wait 'til I get my hands on my agent."|
I gave it a try, but there is no getting around the fact that Reign, The CW's new show about Mary, Queen of Scots and friends, is an epic fail, in spite of the welcome presence of Mr. Toby Rego as Francis II of France. In truth, Francis was a sickly child, who died, sixteen years of age, less than two years into his reign. Don't tell the folks at The CW, though, as they prefer him as a energetic and strapping young lad who will live until the show is canceled in six weeks.
I give the show a bit of a pass for it's historical accuracy, but they really aren't even trying here. The costumes, makeup, and hairstyles are laughably modern. The show takes place in France, but everyone speaks with an English accent. The music is modern, which doesn't bother me in the least, but seems to drive a lot of people to distraction. And all of this would hardly matter if the story would be told in a compelling manor. Instead we get Pretty Little Monarchs. It doesn't help at all that Adelaide Kane, upon whose shoulders the show must rest, is such a wet dishrag of an actress.
Toby is still pretty. He tries his hardest to bring boring and risible dialogue to life. And he's pretty. He's really pretty.