6 the Oarsman OctOber 22, 2009 EntErtainmEnt Whip it! Whip it Good! C d r e v i e w s cially, is extremely angry, and after a big fight, bliss runs away. With Sunstreak: Once Upon a Lie her new love interest away on tour with his band, and her best friend not speaking to her, bliss has never felt so alone in her life. to top it all off, her parents make her choose between one of her mother’s precious pageants, and the championship derby game. Will Bliss indulge in her mother’s fanciful world, or follow her heart, even if it means breaking her mother’s? What makes “Whip it” charm- ing isn’t the fact that you’ll walk away enlightened (you won’t), it’s just the guiding principle of fun that these talented actors clearly convey. it seems like they had a ton of fun making it, and that, in turn, makes the movie fun to watch. “Whip it” is also believable. ellen Page excels as an angst-ridden teen; you feel like you’re watching your best friend, not some fake, Courtesy of theCinemasourCe.Com hollywood starlet. adding to the Courtest of theme grouP realism of the movie is the fact that By Kiana Laing leads bliss to discover the fast-paced the cast went to roller derby camp B y e m a B i d i wa L a chasing. Oarsman editOr world of roller derby. subsequently, and handled most of its own skating. Oarsman staFF the third track is the worst of she hops on a bus to austin, tries out marcia Gay harden, as her mother, the four tracks on the cd. it seems Girl-powered, coming-of-age for the team, and somehow makes it, plays a complex character commend- this year, the once-famous like a copy of the band the all movies are plentiful, but actress due to her surprising speed. ably, especially when she yells at band new Kids on the block made american rejects. Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, enamored by her team, the hurl bliss, only to remember how hard a successful comeback, inspiring the lyrics are confusing and do “Whip it,” is something refreshingly scouts, a.k.a. “the tough cookies,” life was for herself at that age. older men who wanted to be rock not fit the rhythm of the song. the welcome. bliss finds the family she always the eclectic soundtrack featur- stars to still pursue their dream like rhythm is also too loud and the singer ellen Page, who earned an Oscar wanted without all of the friction ing artists such as tilly and the Wall, sunstreak. is not clear in his words. nomination for “Juno,” stars as bliss of her life in bodeen. bruises and dolly Parton, and the chordettes the semi-attractive band mem- the last track, “here in my cavendar, a 17 year-old unhappily laughs galore, bliss fits in perfectly provides a nice background, although, bers use the overheard, pop rock arms” sounds as if it could be played living in the small town of bodeen, with the tough, sarcastic chicks hurl- at times, the lyrics were comical sound with romantic, sometimes on a cW tV show, in a prom or slow Texas. Bliss, or Blister, as she’s more ing themselves around in circles at because they literally described what creepy lyrics. dance scene. the lyrics and back beat fittingly known, yearns for some- 60 m.p.h. the hurl scouts have was happening in that scene. For example, in their first song are soft and the song itself is an easy thing more amidst her identity crisis. never won a game, but they don’t Overall, guys and girls alike off their debut album with the same listen. Bliss’ mom, played by Marcia Gay care, because they are all just in it to should see this movie because they’ll name “Once Upon a Lie”, the lyrics Overall the band is nothing new harden, is obsessed with beauty pag- have the time of their lives. find themselves immersed in the sto- transition from romantic to almost and not worth paying for. however, eants, and bliss reluctantly obliges But Bliss’ newfound paradise ryline, which is both a chick-flick stalkerish like the lines “i need your they are worth a listen and out of the to participate in them to make her doesn’t last long when Bliss’ parents and sports tale filled with triumphs, skin tonight” and “Let me control four tracks i listened to, 1 is worth mom happy. find out that her alibi, a sat class, is failures, and good, old-fashioned you”. purchasing. however, a chance encounter really derby practices with a bunch fun. their next track “Until i met hopefully the album will have with some derby girls at a thrift shop of grungy misfits. Bliss’ mom, espe- You” takes a lighter, sweeter turn songs that are worth a purchasing or talking about a girl meeting a boy or, listening on itunes . however, the in the music videos case; the singer “Let the Wild Rumpus Start” collectable trading cards given t pro- meets a girl who changes his whole motional events, were a delightful, perception of life. however, the track momentary fun game. sounds familiar and is not worth pur- Jaicko: Oh [No] Photo Courtesy of dCPLive.org B y C at h y a s a Pa h u Once he runs away, he hides in with ridged horns, flowing fur, and Oarsman editOr the woods where he escapes into his independently moving feathers. imagination and sails off to a fantasy Jonze also added a lot of depth after more than six years of pro- world of wild creatures where he is to the story by giving the “Wild Courtesy of theBLaCKandwhite.net duction, director spike Jonze finally dubbed “King of the Wild things”. things” unique personalities and released Where the Wild things are however, as king, max discovers names. he also adds clarity to the that being in charge is much more B y e m a B i d i wa L a miss muffin fresh out the oven, can in theatres Oct.16. story by using Max’s issues of feel- Jonze is famous for direct- difficult than he anticipated. ing unimportant and living in the Oarsman staFF I take a bite? cause you look so ing strange and creative films such in general, the film was well absence of a father to justify his scrumptious,” a good rhythm, sim- in 2004, Usher collaborated ple lyrics, and redundancy. as adaptation and being John done and beautifully shot. many rebellious behavior. with Li’l Jon and Ludacris to make the song gets stuck in your malkovich. scenes were shot using a hand-held however, the movie lacked in a the word “Yeah” a cultural phenom- head and just like Jaicko says “You Based on Maurice Sendak’s camera, giving the film an earthly strong central plot. there were some enon. don’t even know why you’re turning popular children’s book, Where The feel. parts of the movie that seemed to be In 2009, Capitol Records’ new up your radio … i got you singing oh Wild things are follows the story the film was also shot on loca- unnecessarily long to make the film find Jaicko, is set out to do the yeah” in his monotonous, heard-it- a- of max, a rambunctious boy who tion in australia, adding to the whim- an acceptable length. there were also same by adding an “oh” to the once million-times voice. embarks on an imaginary adventure. sical and out-of-this-world feeling certain moments that were inappro- famous song title “Yeah” and make it it is unlikely that this song will in the film adaptation, max runs that made the film aesthetically priately frightening for the children’s “Oh yeah.” hit the radio waves. What is likely is away from home one night after his pleasing. the animatronics and cGi age group that was targeted. Overall Jaicko uses the same lethal for- that this artist will not be successful. mother brings her new boyfriend used to create the creatures were also though, Jonze did a fantastic job in mula Usher used for his hit song home and he bites her in an act of commendable. the creatures had converting a nine-sentence story into “Yeah” of tacky, lyrics such as “Little rebellion. amazing details and were complete a full-length film. OctOber 22,2009 the Oarsman 7 EntErtainmEnt The New Race Arrives the acting is superb from the award winning Willis as well as his supporting actors radha mitchell, rosamund Pike, boris Kodjoe and 2518 Lincoln blvd marina del rey James Kinty. the action scenes are exception- able, filled with drama and excite- ment. 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