Posts Tagged ‘Charlyne Yi’

DATING: Mean Magazine and Cinemash

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Well, shoot, how fun is this?

LA Times says:

In short videos, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Channing Tatum, Will Arnett and Cheech and Chong, among others, are re-imagining some of the films they love, with a twist and shout-out.

“It’s kind of like watching a movie and having it derail in your own head,” says Kashy Khaledi, whose Mean magazine has joined with Microsoft’s Zune to put together the new Web series “Cinemash.”

As reigning member of the CTCC (the Channing Tatum Crush Club) I am most excited about the Dirty Dancing webisode featuring him and Charlyne Yi.  And also curious if it will turn my opinion on Ms. Yi, cause really how bad does Paper Heart look?  Just ask Nina. Picture 2

Picture 3Here is the first post featuring the always adorable Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the maybe-waning-but-still-cute Zooey Deschanel as the flipped title characters from Sid and Nancy.

And here is the release date page for all the webisodes.

I love shit like this.

HER UGLY FRIEND: Paper Heart

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

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Charlyne Yi and a heart made out of fingers. Not enticing. At all.

I thought I might be missing something. After all, this blog is about finding reasons, any reason, to watch movies. But the more I dig into this, the more I realize – no, it’s going to be horrible. There are some flicks you KNOW are going to be horrible but you watch anyway for various reasons (Gigli for example, just to see how horrible it really was), but there is absolutely nothing that will get me to watch Paper Heart. This faux-documentary earns the first post dubbed “Her Ugly Friend.” No way. In hell. Ever.

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Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi play with dolls. Nope, that doesn’t do it for me either.

I know, I know, the adorable geek we can’t help to love, Michael Cera, takes second billing. Isn’t that enough? But no, because he takes second to the painful-to-watch Charlyne Yi. Huzzah for Yi – climbing through the stand-up comedy ranks, finally making it. But seriously, the nervous giggles and barely-discernable monologues get really old, really quickly. This is the downfall of Paper Heart. I couldn’t even make it through the trailer, no less one hour plus.