“When a beautiful actress is cast in a movie, executives rack their brains to find some kind of flaw in the character she plays that will still allow her to be palatable. She can’t be overweight or not perfect-looking, because who would pay to see that? A female who is not one hundred per cent perfect-looking in every way? You might as well film a dead squid decaying on a beach somewhere for two hours. So they make her a Klutz. The hundred-per-cent-perfect-looking female is perfect in every way except that she constantly bonks her head on things. She trips and falls and spills soup on her affable date (Josh Lucas. Is that his name? I know it’s two first names. Josh George? Brad Mike? Fred Tom? Yes, it’s Fred Tom). The Klutz clangs into stop signs while riding her bike and knocks over giant displays of fine china in department stores. Despite being five feet nine and weighing a hundred and ten pounds, she is basically like a drunk buffalo who has never been a part of human society. But Fred Tom loves her anyway.”—Mindy Kaling on the women who only exist in romantic comedies | Flick Chicks (via rufustfirefly | easilyfooled)
I feel like I’m at camp. I’m having a lot of fun, the people are nice, and I’m getting into the routine, but it doesn’t feel like home. I keep expecting to go home in a month or two and it’s not happening. It just hasn’t set in.
Actor Jason Bateman has confirmed that the long-awaited Arrested Development film will begin shooting next year. Here’s what the people over at holymoly.com had to say:
In town to promote his new, and actually really funny body-swap movie, The Change-Up, we took a gamble in asking Bateman about Arrested Development because we imagine he’s pretty ruddy sick of talking about it.
Thankfully, he’s a very nice man. And so told us that while he couldn’t say absolutely for certain, he was pretty sure production on the Arrested Development film would begin in “the middle of next year”.
Sorry that’s not a longer quote but we haven’t got the tapes back yet and we wouldn’t want to misquote him. (He also told us that, in America, the classification system makes it easy to tell if a film has boobs in it).
Anticipation about the Arrested Development movie first began after it was hinted at the very end of the final episode of the US sitcom. But despite series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and executive producer Ron Howard beginning pre-production as early as 2008, work on the film has been continually postponed, mainly due to Michael Cera being in all films ever.
I think I’ve successfully made a new group of friends. This is really exciting news (for me) because I had absolutely 0 friends when I came and now I have a group of people I play scrabble/cards with. And now we have a Friday Disney movie night!
I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not going to be outgoing here, but I’m still making efforts to not be completely isolated/antisocial either. Parties are something that I will never enjoy with random people, but I have taken to the common room for some socializing. Yay! About four people on my floor know who I am!
Honestly, I wish Rae was here, because compared to her I seem socially adequate.
Sometimes the world feels too big and I am too small and sometimes I eat something and grow like alice and the world is just a small room and I am an elephant. I guess knowing what it’s like to be so big lets me feel all the more what it means to be small.