Comments from soma

I dunno, does anything beat “One Time”?

It’s a solid, easy listening type of summer jam that maybe should have come out sooner for it to truly qualify as a summer jam. More impressed with Skrillex’s production of the song; glad that Sonny is branching out from his typical electro-fart sound.

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August 28, 2015 on Justin Bieber’s New Single “What Do You Mean” Is Really Great

Also… Yeezus is the best Nine Inch Nails album of 2013?

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August 29, 2013 on Premature Evaluation: Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks


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April 23, 2012 on Gotye Disses Glee

Hold, TRIP HOP? What?

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April 23, 2012 on Gotye Disses Glee

So nobody here is going to buy the “Stay perfect. Just for me.” t-shirts? We could all wear them on Wednesdays!

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January 16, 2012 on “My Video For Briona”

Perhaps you can answer this for me, Ms. former Delia*s manager…

Did Delia*s always have storefronts? Because when I was a budding adolescent girl, Delia*s was strictly online/catalogue only (or so I thought). Inquiring inner 13-year-olds want to know.

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December 7, 2011 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Viggo Mortensen’s Ridiculous Teen Heartthrob NYT Magazine Cover

Maybe People Magazine is thinking about TheGos circa 2006. Which is still crazy because how can you not love this face?

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November 21, 2011 on You Can Make It Up: Ryan Gosling, The World’s Second Sexiest Man Alive

Wait. People think All Good Things is a good movie?

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August 11, 2011 on Is There Anyone In The World Who Doesn’t Like Ryan Gosling?

I guess I’ll have to wait it out until The Perks of Being a Wallflower is available on Netflix.

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May 18, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Summer Series

At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was created with hopes that it would go viral and attract negative or ironic attention of the internet masses.

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May 18, 2011 on The 11th Spring Jam Of 2011: Mr. Ghetto’s “Walmart”

I can almost see this pseudo-intellectual argument, but the usage of the word “deep” is what throws me off. It doesn’t seem like this film aimed to convey a deeper meaning, unless you, of course, derive it in some way.

I just saw it as more of a twist on film noir. Is noir supposed to be intellectual? It’s just all style, isn’t it? I figured that a lot of the peripheral stuff, like the jock reciting Shakespeare, were merely stylistic devices.

Anyway, whatever. There are more important things to discuss here… like… Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s characters run a lot. Like all the time. What is up with THAT.

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March 24, 2011 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Garden State

I am confident that I DID go back and rewatch My So-Called and learned that it WAS as good as I might have thought.

Not completely realistic, sure. I mean… a folk-song writing homeless angel? What? A boy that leans really well? COME ON.

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January 18, 2011 on MTV’s Adaptation Of Skins Is Terrible

I don’t really see how Outsourced is more racist than some of things on other shows, like the Liz Lemon comment about not being able to get a cab because there’s a soccer game between Pakistan and Greece. And I find it interesting how people ignore the fact that the show makes white Americans look like idiots. I’m not saying that Videogum commenters are ignoring that fact; just critics of the show in general.

I’m also not arguing that the show isn’t culturally offensive; it totally is. The only upside of the show is that it give people of South Asian descent something they can relate to, like the vague head shake, which is really particular and makes me think that the writers at least know some real live South Asians! But jokes like how hard it is to find a hamburger, in MUMBAI no less, makes me think that these writers do not have the pleasure of knowing any real live South Asians. Surely they would consult South Asian friends about the cultural accuracy of their show. The hamburger and beef thing just doesn’t make sense. There are a lot of cow eaters in India, especially in Mumbai.

I was hoping Outsourced could be something good for American South Asians, especially after the birth of M. Night, which even the likes of Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari and Maulik Pancholy can’t even cancel out. Unfortunately, the writing is super lazy and I can’t believe the movie has such a high rating on Netflix?

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October 25, 2010 on Thursday Night TV Open Thread

6 minutes at Bedford Ave is actually 12 minutes in real time.

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August 25, 2010 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Real Life SPOILER ALERT

Yea, like the Poptart place in Times Square. Scary!

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August 25, 2010 on The Videogum Why Don’t YOU Caption It? Contest: Real Life SPOILER ALERT

Out of all the brothers of famous people, he is the least annoying.

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August 12, 2010 on That’s Your Boyfriend: Dan Gordon-Levitt

“Weiiiiiiiiner flaaaaaaaavor”

Sorry. That is in response to your user icon, which I think is Gavin?

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August 12, 2010 on That’s Your Boyfriend: Dan Gordon-Levitt

Incidentally, none of this is even related to Nickelodeon.

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August 9, 2010 on Teen Korner: Full List Of 2010 Teen Choice Awards Winners

He was wobbling a little, so it obviously falls down and his crew are all wearing different clothing from before, so I think that suggests that this is reality and not a dream.

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August 9, 2010 on The Videogum Movie Club: Step Up 3D