“The Descendants” ~ Go George Go! ~ by a girl named jaen

In this edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Movie Synopsis
  • Movie Review

Synopsis:

This drama with a comic edge is an adaptation of the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, set in Hawaii and follows a man in a bit of a mid-life rutt and the lives that revolve around him.  His life must come quickly into focus as he is responsible for handling 2 looming and very important family matters.

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“So You Think You Can Dance” ~ Yes! ~ by a girl named jaen

In this edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Dance Show Obsession
  • 2 Video Features from current 2011 show
  • 2 Video Feature Classics

Obsession:
My love of dance and choreographing goes back to when I was very little. Of all the arts, dance, is the closest to my heart. So, I was naturally drawn this show! I’ve watched almost every episode of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), only missing a few from the first season. The first season was pretty good but boy did it take off after that and every season the dancer’s get better and better. I watch a lot of entertainment reality shows but this show by far, has the best example of talent. Sure you get the audition process with all it’s funny bits and “not so brilliant” dancing; but boy do you ever get the most amazing stuff too! In addition to the great dancing there are some amazing choreographers like the stunning Mia Michaels (M.I.A. so far this year, miss her), Wade Robson, Sonya Tayeh, Nappytabs, Stacey Tookey, Mandy Moore Desmond Richardson & Travis Wall (former SYTYCD finalist) just to name a few. Plus you get to hear fantastic music synched with the routines and often live performances from the musical artists themselves.

I hope one or more of these videos touch and inspire you as they have me and so many others!

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“Super 8” ~ Bad Things Happen ~ by a girl named jaen

In this edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Movie Synopsis
  • Movie Review

Synopsis:

Super 8 is a thriller/sci-fi/drama directed by J.J. Abrams and set in the summer of 1979 in a small town in Ohio.  The main characters are kids; all newcomers with the exception of Alice (played by Elle Fanning, Dakota’s lil’ sis) with big imaginations, and dreams of making a zombie movie. The tone is innocent as the kids navigate the usual growing up stuff until that is, the big train crash. Immediately after, strange things start happening and the whole town is turned upside down.

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“Midnight In Paris” I Don’t Mind Getting Wet ~ by a girl named jaen

In this edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Movie synopsis
  • Movie Review

Synopsis:

Written and directed by Woody Allen who breathes new life into a genre which as of late has become a bit of a yawn fest; that genre being, the Romantic Comedy. Gil, a successful screenwriter (played by Owen Wilson) who wants very much to try his hand at writing his first novel and Inez (played by Rachel McAdams), are supported by a large fantastic cast notably; Michael Sheen, Corey Stoll, Alison Pill, Kathy Bates & Marion Cotillard.

Review:

This film came at such a wonderful time for me, being that it’s just a few months after my return from Paris.  It was my first time visiting Paris, so seeing the sites again in this film made me long to return there.

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“Never Let Me Go” ~ Everyone Completes ~ by a girl named jaen

In this edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Movie Intro
  • Movie Review – (A 10 hanky review)

Intro

Reading this title you might be thinking, everyone completes what?  As the movie starts, words scroll across the screen and you read something like….. there’s a scientific breakthrough that will extend human life 100 years! Great; but as the movie plays on you’ll be asking yourself, at what cost?

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This “Anchor” ~ won’t weigh you down ~ by a girl named jaen

In this edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Album Review

I’m so excited to say that this is my first “official” blog about a musical album.  Those of you who know me, know that I love all kinds of music but I often tend to be drawn towards the darker side of various genres; especially in the Rock and Electronic category.

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“Machete” ~ Death By Low Rider ~ by a girl named jaen

In this 1st edition of jaen’s refrain you’ll find:

  • Welcome
  • Movie Synopsis
  • Movie review

Welcome to my very first blog!  Woohoo! My fans have convinced me that, they do want to hear about the cool stuff I experience. So, here goes.

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