The Best Part About Angelina Jolie’s Kids Choice Awards Appearance That Nobody is Talking About

Filed Under (Movies & TV) by on 03-28-2015

Angelina Jolie’s appearance a the 28th Annual Kid’s Choice Awards made headlines this evening, but the media isn’t talking about what I feel was the most important part of her appearance.  Most outlets are highlighting it as a “surprise” appearance with her daughters, discussing her casual attire, and reflecting on the actresses recent New York Times op-ed piece where she explained why she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure.  But the highlight of Jolie’s appearance wasn’t her casualness, or an evening out with her daughters, or even the public appearance after such a personal op-ed piece.  The highlight of the evening was something I feel every kid in America should hear, and sadly over the screams of fans at the Kid’s Choice Awards, I doubt many of them did.

Jolie was awarded the final Kid’s Choice Award of the evening for “Best Villain,” for her portrayal of Maleficent in Disney’s 2014 film of the same name.  In an award show filled with slime, non-stop screams at ear piercing decibels, and lackluster jokes from Nick Jonas, Jolie took her moment in the spotlight to make a more serious, though playful, statement after thanking her fans.  The moment was powerful, and poignant, like something you would hear at a more mature awards show like The Academy Awards, and yet it almost feels as though it fell on deaf ears.

“When I was little, like Maleficent,” Jolie said. “I was told that I was different and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize. Different is good. So, don’t fit in, don’t sit still, don’t ever try and be less than what you are, and when someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud. And as your villain, I would also say cause a little trouble, it’s good for you.”

As a father, this was the one moment in the hour and a half long show that got me excited and made me want to jump up and say, “Fuck yeah!”  In a world of bullies, violence, and so much hatred, these are the empowering messages our children need to hear, and who better to hear it from than from the actress that those same kids nominated as their favorite villain.  This wasn’t the Academy Awards, Jolie wasn’t on stage because a bunch of old white men voted her there.  Jolie was on stage because kids across America looked up to her and recognized her as an actress whose performance they enjoyed and Jolie was able to share with those children, what I hope is a powerful and lasting message.

If you missed it, I found it online below.  If you have kids, share this with them, tell them to be their own person.  Don’t let others tear them down and make them feel like they are less of a person because they are different.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Ogres?

Filed Under (Movies & TV) by on 04-13-2014

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By now many of you have probably seen the new trailer for Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, if you haven’t you can check out the atrocity here.  The new film, which is due to hit theaters later this year, is the re-imagined story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ beginnings.

While historically the turtles have had a similar look and feel over the years, the Bay production has made some adjustments to their look.  Most noticeably, the addition of noses and clearly defined lips.  During one scene in the trailer Michelangelo removes his mask when he encounters Megan Fox’s April O’Neil as a means of trying to reduce her fear.  What he unveils however is the most comical looking turtle I have ever seen throughout the years of Ninja Turtle incarnations.  In fact, their appearance with defined nose and lips actually reminds me a little bit of another famous green face that has graced film screens over recent years.

A comparison of the new TMNT and Shrek

What are your thoughts on the appearance of the new turtles?

 

One of the Funniest Parts in Disney’s Frozen Isn’t Even in the Film Itself

Filed Under (Movies & TV) by on 03-18-2014

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Today, was the highly anticipated release of Disney’s Frozen on Blu-ray and DVD.  Like most parents whose kids loved the film in theater’s my wife and I knew we had to get it the day it came out, and of course my daughter was already halfway through her second viewing by the time I got home.

During dinner I sat down to watch the second half of the film while eating and as the credits came to a close I just so happened to notice something.  No, it wasn’t the bonus scene at the end of the credits, it was actually a hidden little gem in the credits themselves.  After the list of babies born to members of the cast and crew during the movie’s creation, there is a disclaimer about the character Kristoff’s interest in boogers.

The disclaimer, which you can see below reads, “The views and opinions expressed by Kristoff in the film that all men eat their own boogers are soley his own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Walt Disney Company or the filmmakers.  Neither The Walt Disney Company nor the filmmakers make any representation of the accuracy of any such views and opinions.”

Disclaimer in the credits of Frozen about Kristoff's booger eating comments.

This of course is in regards to the conversation between Anna and Kristoff as they are headed up the North Mountain to find Elsa when Kristoff asks, “What if you hate the way he eats. What if you hate the way he picks his nose…and eats it!  All men do it.”

I noticed online that a few people had already been aware of this around the time the film first came out, but I still thought it was worth the share for those who might not have seen it.  Did you catch this funny disclaimer in the credits?