Movie Review: ‘Spiceworld’

Spice up your life

In honor of the Spice Girls reuniting for a tour of the UK starting next may, I thought it would be a good idea to sit down and watch their movie “Spiceworld.” Yep, that’s right. There was a Spice Girls movie. Unlike the tour, it has all five spice: Baby, Posh, Scary, Sporty, and Ginger. You won’t be able to see any of those in your kitchen cabinets. Side note: it was a miss opportunity that no one made a spice girls spice rack.

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Released in 2007 and in the middle of their success, “Spiceworld” was directed by Bop Spiers. You probably never heard of him as this was his most high-profile film. #Hipster. The movie follows the Quintet as they plan for their major concert. That’s the major plot of the movie. There’s also a small subplot about them trying to balance their lives as Spice Girls and having a small resemblance of a normal life. The movie is full of comedic moments like dream sequences, as well as some flashbacks. The acting in the movie is okay. The Spice Girls aren’t really actors bu they do an okay job. They are just portraying their Spice personas so it’s not like it’s super hard for them since they are doing it all the time. If you are looking for an oscar worth film, then you will be highly disappointed with “Spiceworld.” This is for of a feel good movie that you would want to watch when you are down or just looking for a good time. This movie is extremely corny and not one you would want to take too seriously. If you take it seriously, then you hate this movie. Music was all the songs you would have head from them on the radio at the time. They had only released all but their last album “Forever.” Most don’t realize that the Spice Girls only have three studio albums and a greatest hits album under their belts. I didn’t. But the musical and comedic numbers are the truly highlights of the entire movie. It’s want will make you love the movie because they are iconic. “Spiceworld” is classic campy 90s movie. Like I said before, if you take this movie too seriously then you will hate it. It’s not ment to be taken seriously but just a good time. I recommend watching it at least one time if you haven’t already. It will spice up your life. Get it?
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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It’s time to get nostalgic with ‘Star Trek’ reboot movie

In 2009, J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures decided to reboot the “Star Trek” movie Franchise. Before the reboot of the franchise, there have been 10 previous “Star Trek” films: six involving the cast of the original series, and four involving the cast of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” “Star Trek” was the first new installment of the franchise since the canceled “Star Trek: Enterprise” in 2005.

“Star Trek” follows the characters from the original and how they got on the U.S.S Enterprise. The movie is the prequel to everything in the series. It also creates a new timeline that is different from the events in the original series and so on. Personally, I liked the fact that they aren’t changing anything that has been already established. They are just creating their own world and their own system of characters without ruining what was already established.

The characters were entertaining. Their interactions with each other are one of the highlights of the film. They make you get invested in the characters. There isn’t one character that you really don’t like. They are all extremely likable characters. The plot is okay due to how long this movie is. It’s a little over two hours. You really don’t get into it until 45 minutes into the movie. I like how it sets up the back history for two of the main characters, James T. Kirk and Spock, but it wasn’t any two captivating.

Oh, apparently Kirk was sleeping around with TONS of women during his years at Starfleet Academy. If you are like me, you now have the image of William Shatner, the OG Kirk, sleeping around. YOU WILL NEVER GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF YOUR HEAD. I would rather just keep Chris Pine in that image than Shatner because…well, It’s Chris Pine.

This movie is visually stunning. It’s appealing to the eyes and shot just beautifully. My only complaint is the number of lens flares when they are on the Enterprise. I get that it’s in the future but if there is that many lens flares, they need to cut down the power to the lights because of it slightly not annoying. It was a good effect that helps with the setting feeling more realistic but still.

“Star Trek” reboot film is an extremely good and entertaining movie. You will get lost in the movie once they get to Starfleet Academy. The characters and how the movie is shot is everything. I recommend this movie if you are new to the franchise or don’t care that this isn’t in the original storyline. The Trekkie fandom isn’t fond of this movie because it “ruined the original timeline” when it really didn’t. It’s a new timeline. 

Ratings: 3.5 out of 5

 

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Pop Project Explains: ‘Glee’ and how ridiculous it was

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Don’t Stop Believin’…I didn’t know what else to put here

With the new show “Rise” bringing back a television show that focuses on musical theater, I thought it was time to reminisce and talk about the OG show.  No, I’m not going to discuss “Fame” because frankly, the only good part of “Fame” was the 1980 movie that starts it all. We are going to discuss “Glee,” or as I will be calling it “The Lea Michele Show.” Welcome to another edition of “Pop Project Explains.”

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If you are new to how “Pop Project Explains” works, I pretty much just tell it like it is. I honestly look at something and just make fun of the ridiculous that it is. Click the link above to read more about them. If you are looking for my past “Glee” articles, click here because I did a lot of them. So let’s dive into it now.

What is Glee?

“Glee” follows an overly pushy Jewish girl with two gay dads named Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele. She has big dreams and is a borderline sociopath While she does get better and more likable as the show goes on, it’s all about her and what she wants. She steals the head cheerleaders boyfriend, only helps people in order for her to shine, sends a girl to a crack house because she’s worried about getting the spotlight over her; the list just goes on.

“Glee” takes place at William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio. Apparently, no one on the show has ever been to Ohio because I’ve never seen a show less like Ohio. Like they have outdoor hallways and lunchrooms. How does a school have outdoor hallways when the weather is unpredictable like Cardi B? Also, how does a Ohio public school afford this?

The show is pretty much just built around Rachel. There’s plenty of other character but they just there. Sure, sometimes they get the time to shine but it’s not as much as Rachel. They even point this out repeatedly through the series but nothing happens about it. And the best part is that the teachers just let it happen. Sure, Rachel is extremely talented but let others shine. Even after she graduated it was still all about her.

The true stars of the show were the McKinley High Jazz Band and their Pianist. They must be a bunch of musical geniuses because they could play any sort of song or genre at a drop of a dime. They would literally just walk up to the front of the classroom and then start singing. The band just knew what song to play. Why are they wasting their talents on playing for a show choir?

For the majority of “Glee” existence, they complained about the budget they had but yet they did overly beautifully produce numbers that they never performed at any of the competitions. They did a mashup of the theme from “Singin’ in the Rain” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella.” It was full on raining on stage while they were performing. How can you not afford buses to sectionals? Also, where is the school board stepping in to look at this? There so much more money going toward useless performances that could have gone towards something else. 

I hope this helped explain “Glee” more to you. I also hope you realize how ridiculous this show was. Good show, just a bit too much. If you haven’t seen “Glee,” I highly recommend it.

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Inspirational Quotes from Hannah Montana

You get the ‘Best of Both Worlds’

It was only a matter of time before I adventured into the gave to give the world inspirational quotes from the late Hannah Montana. It’s still the Hannah Montana we all grew up loving but just a little more inspirational. What I did was I took part of her songs, I also threw in some Miley Cyrus lyrics from that double album, and put it so pictures that I don’t own.

        That twirl is iconic. She’s a super, supergirl

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If you don’t know who Hannah Montana is, then you are on the wrong blog. Hannah Montana is the titular character that Miley Cyrus played on the Disney Channel of the same name. She was the pop star Miley became when she wanted to have two separate lives. When you really think about it, this show was fucked up.

Without further ado, here’s the slide show of all the inspirational quotes you will ever need. I also took some time to turn a few dirty because why not.

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