That’s the typical thing that women do. What did you putting me down right there do for you? Women blame women for things that have nothing to do with them. I really want to know why — as a matter of fact, I don’t. Can we move on, do you have anything else to ask? To put down a woman for something that men do, as if they’re children and I’m responsible, has nothing to do with you asking stupid questions, because you know that’s not just a stupid question. That’s a premeditated thing you just did.
If your question produces such a heated response to the point of losing the interview, then you have failed as an interviewer. Additionally, it was clearly an insult, and it deserved to be treated as one. Was her reply ironically “dramatic?” Perhaps. But don’t poke the bear if you don’t want to get eaten.
According to Steve, once he lied it became impossible to retract, and subsequent interviews about his experience brought the lie to a bigger place. Better to let the lie die on its own and assuage his guilt privately than to let the public eat you alive. The problem is the lie wouldn’t die on its own, and Steve’s issues became insurmountable. He’s now in therapy and confessed to his family years before this hit the news.
While Steve’s actions are awful, the man has suffered enough. In our normal, private lives, our close family and friends are the ones to judge, but he has the wrath of social media and news outlets on his back. At what point will we be an empathetic, forgiving society that allows people to recover from their most egregious errors? Let the man make money for his family and seek forgiveness in private. He’s been punished enough.
Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long split. TV Guide
Did Kaley Cuoco split with her husband over a painkiller addiction? Yahoo
Bobbi Kristina’s cause of death won’t be publicly revealed. Digital Spy
Sophia Bush and her ex-boyfriend are back on. Us Magazine
Helena Bonham Carter opened up about her Tim Burton breakup. Contact Music
Paul Walker’s daughter sued Porsche over his death. Refinery29
Demi Lovato is damn hot. Vanity Fair
Kurt Cobain’s daughter got married. MTV
Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas are shtupping. The Superficial
John Stamos opened up about his trip to rehab. People
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Effie Brown’s back-and-forth struggle with the director began when he insisted on shooting film instead of digital, which would cost production an extra 300,000 dollars. Her attempts to convince him started with showing him both options that are “more or less the same,” followed by a firm no, and an objection to his implication that “costs can be cut elsewhere,” because “she’s been doing this long enough to know that costs cannot be cut.” Needless to say, this conversation compromised their relationship. When Farrelly stepped in to show him the difference without first asking the producers, Brown objected. Farrelly was immediately put off by Brown’s response, asking why she was upset with him and explaining his intentions. Farrelly was clear that he also supported digital, which he used on Dumb and Dumber To, despite similar objections. When his call revealed Effie’s abrasive response, Farrelly fled, saying, ‘I’m running for the hills. I was really excited … [but] I don’t want to work under these conditions. I can see that Effie wants drama, but I do not want to engage in it.”
While bloggers have pointed out that women are often confronted with being “dramatic” while men are assertive, I strongly object to that account in this particular situation. Jason Mann was certainly an annoying, spoiled brat, but he was never disrespectful. He pushed for what he wanted, and though his desires were unreasonable and uncompromising, he never took it to a personal place. Effie did. Does that make her a “typical woman,” and am I a self-hating, non-feminist for pointing it out? Perhaps. But her entire relationship with the director from day one has been steering him toward HER most comfortable place, not HIS. He can sense her motive, and as a result, he digs in his heels. Pete is coming from an unbiased place, which is why he should have been treated as an ally, not an enemy. Had Effie lowered her feathers for a fleeting second instead of becoming immediately defensive, she’d have used him as such.
Perhaps Pete Farrelly got a good edit, and Effie Brown did not. But from what I saw, she owes Farrelly an apology.
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Set in the 2030s, The Martian tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney, played to sarcastic perfection by Matt Damon. Watney is a member of Ares III, a manned mission to Mars that goes horribly wrong not long after the crew arrives. A fast moving storm descends on the team as they are gathering samples, forcing them to flee back to their ship for an emergency escape. As the storm rages, hurling debris at the astronauts and threatening to tip over their MAV (Mars Ascent Vehicle), the crew hurries to escape impending doom. It’s worth noting that while this film, and the book it was based on, are rightfully lauded for using only real science, this particular scene is “bad science.” The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that winds must be about 35 mph to move a piece of dust. This storm was so powerful that rocks and heavy equipment were tossed around like paper in a (terrestrial) tornado, and – as noted – threatened to push over a spaceship. The wind speeds necessary to do this are staggering. And yet, the characters manage to walk back to their ship as if it’s no more difficult than walking through a wading pool. When the tag line of the movie is that it’s going to “science the shit” out of the audience, this breaks the suspension of disbelief.
Of course, Watney does not escape and is left behind and presumed dead when his bio-monitor is destroyed by the flying debris. Thus begins the meat of the story – Watney is alone, millions of miles from help, out of contact with anyone else in the universe, and without the supplies to survive until the next manned mission to Mars arrives, four years later. What will he do? How will he survive, physically and psychologically, alone in the unforgiving Marian environment? The answer is with grim humor and super-MacGuyveresque science.
Damon as Watney really shines here, speaking only to himself or to video cameras and making the “dialogue” seem real, and meaningful. Without his charisma and wit, these scenes wouldn’t work. We feel connected to Watney’s loneliness, terror, and determination and present in his unimaginable surroundings. As he solves one problem after another – growing crops, keeping warm in his rover, trying to communicate with Earth – Damon stays both relatable and heroic in his small – but life-and-death significant – accomplishments. The supporting cast –Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, and others – is excellent, but this is primarily Damon’s movie to carry.
Of equal importance; however, is Mars itself, beautifully shot by cinematographer Dariusz Wolski. The Wadi Rum area of Jordan fills in for the red planet, and Wolski films it in sweeping, majestic splendor. While 3D effects are too often used for shock or to make the audience “duck” an object seemingly flying off the screen, here it is used to give lustrous depth to the expansive ridge lines and rolling dunes, and the result is engaging. As Damon’s performance pulls you into his psyche, the brilliant photography and 3D pulls you into Mars itself.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, the world at first memorializes Watney as a hero who gave his life for science. Once it is discovered that he is still alive, the struggle to save him begins. NASA wrestles with the decision to tell Watney’s crew about his discovered status, even though they can’t do anything to save him, and China’s space agency considers divulging classified information that may help. NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory also rush to produce a rocket that could resupply their stranded astronaut in an attempt to both extend his supplies and traverse 1600 miles of inhospitable Mars-scape to reach the landing point of the next mission, all while Earth watches and waits for a solution to a seemingly unsolvable dilemma.
The Martian is not perfect, either as a film or as a completely realistic depiction of the Martian environment. And while the ending is predictable, safe, and expected, the tension is still maintained. The film is engaging, occasionally quite funny, and hits all the right emotional buttons. That it has to hit them so hard, in some cases, is perhaps what keeps it from being a great film. Four out of five stars.