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Rebecca Black Releases New Single…on a Monday?

18 Jul

The moment has arrived: internet sensation Rebecca Black has officially released her new single “My Moment” along with the official music video today on YouTube. The single is a follow-up to her (not-so) critically acclaimed hit “Friday” which went viral and became a sensation that people loved to hate and hated to love. I for one agreed that the main problem with “Friday” was in the video and the lyrics of the song, but that Rebecca herself is sweet, innocent and has a decent voice. Hate on her all you want, but she’s still got more money than you…and she’s friends with Katy Perry and co-starred in her video so…hush.

As for her new song, “My Moment,” it’s actually pretty catchy. I was tap-tap-a-tappin’ my foot along to the beat and, much like “Friday,” the lyrics are catchy and easy to memorize. The song has been on YouTube for less than an hour and it has already generated 300+ views on YouTube. Not impressive enough for you? The last video I posted online, over a year ago, only has about 10 views. So. In comparison, it’s a lot!

Take a look/listen for yourself.

Ladies and gentlemen, without further interruption I bring you “My (Rebecca’s) Moment”:

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The Social Network

7 Oct

Check out my review of the highly anticipated film, The Social Network, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher. See what A Ditk thinks for this film about a website that has become such a large part of our lives.

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I appreciate all of your support!

-A Ditk

Hey Guys!

6 Oct

Something new and exciting has been brewing in The Life of A Ditk, and I have been selected to be a movie reviewer for Examiner.com! I will be writing and sharing my reviews of films that are currently in theaters and posting them on my own personal review page, which you can access here! http://tinyurl.com/2c8hrql

Please visit and enjoy my reviews! My most recent, and first, review is on the adorable and witty film, Easy A! I will post a note on here each time I submit a new review to Examiner. Coming soon, my take on The Social Network!

Enjoy!

-A Ditk

ZOMBIELAND!

20 Oct

zombieland There is honestly no other word to describe this movie other than AWESOME. I’ll be honest, I went into the theatre unsure of how I’d accept the film, as it is in every sense about the world being taken over by a Zombie virus, but I was pleasantly surprised when there was an actual plot and stellar humor. I’m not good by any means with scary movies, but I wasn’t scared once–I found myself laughing a lot, with the occasional flinch from seeing extreme violence and gore on screen. Of course, there was a plethora of blood that makes a car crash seem like a canvas painting, but that just comes with the baggage of Zombie flicks. The effects were amazing, the acting was solid, and Billy Murray makes an excellent and tasteful cameo. Obviously there was a little bit of a love story tied in, but it fit so perfectly, and it was just enough–not too little and not too much, and it happened to be very cute for a Zombie film. The underlying love story allowed for some light heartiness between bashing in a zombie’s head with the cover from a toilet tank, and shooting at creatures with 30 different guns.  Abigail Breslin is also in the film, which I didn’t realize, but it was so great to see Little Miss Sunshine living in a dark, Zimbie infested world–or land. Woody Harrelson pulled out all the stops for this one, and it definitely paid off. He plays a man full of such hate and passion for killing, but his character was so easy to take a liking to. I loved the film, I just can’t express it enough! My review definitely does not give it justice, but you should go see it, I recommend it to people of all ages and gender–well, maybe ages 13+.

Whip It

14 Oct

whip-it-posterSo I know I’m a little late with this one, but last Monday I went to see Drew Barrymore’s first directed film–Whip It. Going into the film I had extremely high hopes as I thoroughly enjoyed Ellen Paige in Juno, and her friend in the film is played by Alia Shawkat who I remember from this old show State of Grace, but most people will recognize her from Arrested Development. The movie also stars Kristen Wig, who I happen to love, from SNL, as well as Jimmy Fallon and Eve (talk about a blast from the past).

Overall, the movie was kind, touching, and obviously funny–it wasn’t hilarious though, which I was kind of expecting. I was very happy that the film stuck to the story without going off on any tangents, because those sometimes get quite distracting and take away from the overall meaning of the film. The acting was great, the story was great and the outfits were even better–I particularly enjoyed the boots Ellen Paige’s character wore throughout the entire film–very Juno of her. There was a love story which is pretty much inevitable these days in films, but the movie didn’t focus on that story line, which was great because like Ne-Yo, “I’m so sick of love songs”–and by songs, I mean movies. There’s just so many out there about the love between two human beings that the movie industry is running out of plots for couples to be in, they’ve even moved onto animals. This movie focused more on the love between a girl and roller derby–the love of a hobby and the happiness she gets when partaking in the sport. t had a lot more depth than just kissing and hugging, and it was ok to show pain in this particular relationship because it didn’t require a phone call to a battered woman’s shelter or the police department.

So, the humor, plot and cast were solid, but how was the film when it was all said and done? Well, I liked it. I’d give it 4 stars out of a possible 5 on the DitkScale. The film was well done, it really was, and Drew did a great job at making sure every angle was taken care of and we weren’t left wondering too much at the end–something I hate, unless there’s obviously going to be a sequel, but that would never work with this movie.  I recommend that everyone should see Whip It, it’s a really good story, with an even better moral–“Be your own hero.”

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