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Miley, Ben, & Bryan: It’s Not a Sitcom, Just Rob Ranting

There have been three popular subjects circulating the interwebz recently, pertaining to the Entertainment industry that I’d like to share my thoughts on. Feel free to agree or disagree with me on any or all of them in the comments section. I encourage it.

Subject One: Miley Cyrus’ “performance” at the MTV Video Music Awards

Don't care.

Don’t care.

I have yet to view this spectacle and don’t ever plan to. I’m treating this like Titanic – I don’t see the point in wasting my time watching this disaster. I know it happened, I’ve heard about it from everyone, and I’m just not interested. Another former Disney star with less-than-mediocre talent makes a spectacle of herself to gain media attention by doing something shocking and/or appalling.

Big freaking deal! This has happened before, it will happen again. And as long as people continue to make a big deal about it, things like this will continue to happen. The only reason I’m writing about it is in hopes to get hits from Google searches on the topic. It’s shameless, I know, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I think we should all make a pact to just ignore these little trollops like Miley and their antics and let them fade away into obscurity until they overdose by themselves in some seedy motel room a few years down the road. A bit bleak but necessary.

Honestly, I’m more shocked that people are in an uproar by something the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus did than anything. She was raised by Billy Ray Cyrus and the Disney Channel for crying out loud! Two of the worst parents ever. The man exploited his minimally-talented daughter for fame and profit. Don’t give me that crap about how she wanted to be a star like daddy and he wanted to help her realize her dream. He wanted back in the spotlight and this was his way to do it.

Subject Two: Ben Affleck cast as Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel  

This may have actually been the face I made when I read the Kevin Smith quote.

This may have actually been the face I made when I read the Kevin Smith quote.

I’ve already expressed my disdain for this casting choice – Ahem. But that was before I heard what Kevin Smith had to say on the subject,

“This dude has loved Batman going as far back as I can remember. He only did f***ing Daredevil because he loved Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. He’s like, ‘They’re never going to make another Batman,’ because this was after Batman had nipples and s*** like that. So he was like, ‘Daredevil’s cool, and Miller wrote him as well.’ So he liked the character, but it was always rooted in Batman.” [via: comicbookmovie.com].

I’m not saying my opinion has changed, I still think Josh Brolin should’ve been cast – Ahem, but I have a little sliver of hope now. A little. I’m gonna give the guy a chance, even more so after Kevin Smith’s reassuring words, but he’s still gonna have to have to impress the hell out of a lot of people.

 

Subject Three: The possibility of Bryan Cranston playing Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel

It could work.

It could work.

I’m at odds with this rumor. On one hand, I really like the idea. Cranston is a phenomenal actor with incredible range and I think he would make an amazing Lex Luthor. As proven from his starring role on Breaking Bad, he play the super-intelligent, menacing, conniving villain quite well. On the other hand, he’s 57. He’s a bit too old for the part if WB is planning on signing him to a six to ten picture deal. Someone younger and equally talented (Billy Zane) might be a better casting option. Not Mark Strong though. I like him, but he’s Sinestro. I’m torn.

Hopefully WB will announce something soon so we can all stop wondering and start ranting and raving about how good or bad of a choice they made. However, if they decided not to cast him as Luthor and cast him as Commissioner Gordon instead, I wouldn’t complain.

What are your thoughts on any or all of these three subjects? Leave your responses in the comments section.

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Pop Shock: Miley

So, maybe this is me being an old person. But, I don’t really think so.

I’ll freely admit there were times during last night’s VMAs that I looked at my husband and said, “I don’t get this. Do you get this? Does this mean we’re old?” Namely, Kanye; I just don’t get Kanye. I’ll just put that out there. Why perform in such a way that I can’t SEE you performing? I’m sure it was symbolism of some kind. It usually is, isn’t it?

Bah. Humbug.

I’m not against weird, though. I actually quite enjoyed Lady Gaga’s square mask, white nun-inspired costume that led into an entertaining exercise in quick changes and wig parades! Fun stuff.

But…Miley.

What was with Miley?

I want to like Miley; really, I do! But, her performance at last night’s VMAs makes it really hard for me. Here’s the video, but I don’t suggest watching it. It’s pretty gross.

 

Can we start with the teddy bears? It was a furry convention! Giant bears everywhere! Although, I did like the huge teddy bear with the Geordi La Forge mask on. You know the one I mean; Miley came out of its chest like it was a spaceship from the planet Skank. So, after semi-humping the teddy bear entry/door, she traipses down the teddy bear stairs with her tongue hanging out. Ummm, okay. You’ve got a tongue. Is that supposed to be sexy? Doesn’t quite hit the mark for me, Miles. Instead of sexy, she came across as a terribly immature child desperately trying to gain attention.

Then comes the dancing with over-the-top pelvis thrusting. This is nothing really new, I guess. It was gross, yes, but nothing new from a pop starlet trying too hard.

That’s where she went wrong, incidentally: she was trying WAY TOO HARD. She ended up copying and ramping up every other tired attempt at over-sexualized individualism.

will smith reaction

Their expressions say it all.

I get it, YOU LIKE SEX. You don’t need to point at your crotch every other beat. And later with a foam finger? Okay, you like sex with others and yourself. I get it.

And, Robin Thicke? Dude! You’re married with a child! The do-it-yourself Kama Sutra display was a bit much! Actually, it was more than a bit too much; it was WAY too much.

Oh, yeah, let’s not forget the singing. Miley was NOT at her best last night. If fact, she was pretty horrible. But, judging from her performance, she didn’t choose to focus on vocals. That was extremely obvious!

I can only suppose that she was meant to seem grown up. Shocking. Cutting edge.

No. It didn’t work. Her behavior didn’t come across as shocking or cutting edge. It came across as immature, gross, and just plain vulgar.

Think of the (Will Smith’s) children!

What do you think, guys? Am I over-reacting?

 

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