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It was finally time to invest in the wave of today – Apple’s ipad 2. I’m going to be more portable than ever. I never want to return to an office full time!
I’ll let you know what apps I find the most helpful but, this is where I started for the most comprehensive list of helpful apps.
FILM: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
REVIEWER: Becky Beamer
Summary: Documentarians Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg provide an uncompromising glimpse into the personal and professional life of comedian and red-carpet mainstay Joan Rivers, a woman clinging stubbornly and steadfastly to the pop-culture bandwagon. Stern and Sundberg — whose previous film, The Devil Came on Horseback, covered the Darfur genocide — take a no-less-intensive approach to their subject here, taking a hard look at fame’s bitter toll.
Joan Rivers surprised me. Before seeing this movie I had zero interest in Joan RIvers as a person and certainly didn’t care about her career. But now … I think she’s super hard working, strong woman, who deserves appreciation for more than her comedy. Can someone out there try her in drama? Her stand up is hilarious. She can laugh at herself but, takes working very seriously. I had no idea that she thinks “no job is too small”. She comes across as lovable and impressive.
I totally forgot about the camera work or composition. I was sucked into her character.
Come on everyone … give Joan Rivers a chance.
And guess what? You can stream it on Netflicks.
4 out 5 Cheers.
FILM: Topp Twins – The Untouchable Girls
FILMMAKER: Leanne Pooley
REVIEWER: Becky Beamer
This documentary is true kiwiana. If you aren’t sure what that is – I guess you’ll have to watch. The documentary was shown prime time on NZ Channel 1. It’s a free channel here in New Zealand. Actually, this documentary has taken nearly $2 million at the NZ Box Office making it the Top Documentary Film ever released in New Zealand !
Summary: Leanne Pooley’s documentary – offers a revealing look into the lives of the world’s only yodeling lesbian twin country-and-western singers.
The documentary was shot and composed in a very traditional manner and thus a bit dry. But, it was watchable because the twins have a good story. They are unique and special. I found myself downloading a few of their songs from iTunes. If you notice them coming to a folk festival near you – most definitely check them out!
The official website and trailer for the movie: http://topptwins.com/tv-and-film/untouchable-girls
Twins Rule !
3 out of 5 Cheers
b.b (I may be a Twin)
The premise for the new Joaquin Phoenix doc entitled I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix, has leaked to the press. The verdict: It’s a hoax! Last spring – he ran around town like a crazy person. His actions only be explained as “bizarre”. To top off the weirdness was the cameras following him around – headed by his brother-in-law Casey Afflack.
Plot Points : The film shows Phoenix snorting cocaine, having sex with prostitutes and simply falling apart in his quest to land a record deal. It shows him meeting with Sean Combs in a desperate plea to get him to produce his record album.
Best Review in One Sentence:
“According to the Los Angeles Times, those present at the screening were baffled by the on-screen weirdness (including a bizarre scene involving human feces and lots of male frontal nudity).”
2nd Best Review in One Sentence:
“This thing is starting to sound less like a Joaquin Pheonix mockumentary and more like a Nick Cannon biopic.”
COCAINE – RAP STARS – PROSTITUTES – AND FECES – WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SEE THAT?
4 out of 5 Cheers – Live it Up!
- becky beamer