Juno (2007) - Jason Reitman

5 bullets on this film:

  • The story isn’t original, but it’s told in the best and cutest way as possible. The plot is meeeh, but the scenes and the details are so cute and simple.  I know there are some people that are like ‘that is not what we want to teach our children!!11! being 16 and pregnant is not cute!!!’ and I get it, because actually this film makes me want to get pregnant (NO, I’M KIDDING, I’M SORRY MOM). Don’t get pregnant, fellow 16 year olds.
  • I love the soundtrack, I don’t care if everyone says it’s ‘indie crap to cover up the shitty movie’. The songs are simple and cute just like the film. 
  • I think they should write a book with all of Rainn Wilson’s quotes in this movie. “That ain’t no Etch-A-Sketch. This is one doodle that can’t be un-did, Homeskillet.”
  • The characters are so relatable and well developed. The actors were literally the best choice to play them. Michael Cera IS  Bleeker.
  • I love the colors and the photography, and how the color red is almost always present.

A great photo of one of the Thunderbird solos performing the high speed sneak attach pass.  For those who have seen them, always be wary of the narrator describing the diamond formation as they pass by.  Keep your head on a swivel and you can always catch the solo flying by at high speed with full afterburner to surprise the crowd.  Almost saw a lady drop her baby one air show.

Twitter: @thomasguettler

Beautiful Warbirds
Full Afterburner
The Test Pilots
P-38 Lightning
Nasa History
Science Fiction World
Fantasy Literature & Art

In an interview to filmmaker Leslee Udwin, Mukesh Singh, one of the four accused of the heinous December 16 Rape, in which an iron rod was inserted into the victim’s body, pulling out her intestine. This resulted in fatal injuries and eventually took the victim’s life. It wasn’t just rape. It was murder. The accused said “Women are more responsible for rape than men… . While being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after doing her, and only hit the boy.”

He went on to say that it is up to women to escape rape. “You can’t clap with one hand - it takes two hands. A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 pm. Boys and girls are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night, doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes. About 20 per cent of girls are good.”

His appeal on the death penalty verdict given to him, is pending in court. On this, he says ”Now when they rape, they won’t let the girl go like we did. They will kill her. Earlier, they would rape and say, ‘Leave her, she won’t tell anyone.’ Now when they rape, especially the criminal types, they will just kill the girl. Death.”

As a woman, every word this man says violates my dignity. His actions, his words, his lack of remorse after taking a life and then insulting it. This is why we need feminism; because every girl, every woman, every individual who uses the she pronoun needs to know that her dreams and ambitions and wishes are valid. Valid beyond a 9 pm deadline, valid beyond the kitchen, valid regardless of the clothes she wears. They are valid. You are valid.

This man’s comment do not just anger me or disgust me. They hurt me beyond words can express.