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Some of our favorite stars at the Oscars

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The amazing Jennifer Lawrence our Katniss Everdeen, young Mystique, and everyone’s imaginary best friend.   I love this dress on her she looks absolutely amazing.  She is wearing Dior, which happens to be one of my favorite designers.  Of course being that she is J-Law she fell again, this time it was getting out of the car.  As you can see in the picture there was a horrible orange cone in her way.  Nick Hoult aka young Beast being the good boyfriend that he is, was there to help pick her up.

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Chris Evans the handsome Captain America we’ll just forget that he as Johnny Storm at one point.  What man does not look good in a tux?  He stuck to the traditional look which I love, the only thing I am not feeling it all the beard.  I am not a huge fan of beards to begin with so for me that is the only thing I don’t like about his look.

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Amy Adams the current Lois Lane, while she might have been an eh Lois Lane (that could have been the scripts fault) you cannot deny that she stuns on the red carpet.  I absolutely loves this blue Gucci dress.  I love how she let the dress be the showcase by not adorning much jewelry.

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Benedict Cumberbatch the amazing Sherlock Holmes, was attending the Oscars for the first time.  He looks quite dapper in his tux, but did we expect anything less.  I love how he chose the classic look, which you can never go wrong with. This photo had to be taken before he was photobombing U2.

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Sally Field who had taken on the role of Aunt May in the Amazing Spider-Man series.  I do love her look, she looks so elegant.  That dress looks great on her, I love the details on the dress and let’s be fair black looks great on everyone.

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Christian Bale aka Batman (until the Superman Batman movie comes out Christian Bale is still Batman), while this does not give a full pic of his tux, he looks good.  I have never not seen Christian Bale not look good in a tux.  As with Chris Evans I am not feeling the whole beard thing.  I didn’t like the whole beard look on him in the Dark Knight Rises.

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To compliment Christian Bale we have the lovely Anne Hathaway the most recent Selina Kyle.  I am normally a fan of what she wears but I could not get behind this dress.  While the pictures does not look all that bad, when she was on stage presenting, her dress was flashing so much it needed to come with an epilepsy warning.  This was just not a great look from Gucci.

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Emma Watson the know it all Hermione, is usually much bolder when she picks her gowns.  Do not get me wrong I do like this dress and it does fit her really well.  Compared to what Emma normally wears it is rather dull in comparison.  In some ways this Vera Wang dress almost ages her instead of compliment her youthfulness.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the new Batman well at least according to Dark Knight Rises, looked great in his tux.  I have not seen any of the guys look bad in any of the tuxs.  JGL is pulling off his Calvin Klein tux rather well.

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Cate Blanchett the lovely Galadriel in the LOTR /Hobbit series, who took home an Oscar last night.  Cate looked great on the red carpet in this Armani Prive gown.  While I am not a huge fan of all the flower like adornments on the dress, I do like the sequins and Swarovski crystals on the dress.  I do appreciate her earrings because they add to the dress instead of take away from it.

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The sexy lion Chris Hemsworth (that is at least what our lovely Patty calls him) aka Thor, looks great in his David August tux.  While I am usually not a fan of multicolored tuxs, I will admit I am a fan of the classic black, but I like the burgundy jacket and vest on him.

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Idina Menzel the voice of Elsa in Frozen, while she only did a voice I had to include her because well Frozen won for Best Animated Feature and Best Song, which she sung last night.  I love this dress on her, it is so flattering.  I just love the color and her perfectly accented frosting.  I was so happy to hear her sing ‘Let It Go’ last night and she wore an amazing dress for that as well.  I love a well done nude dress.

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Michael B. Jordan the new Johnny Storm, well I have to say he look quite good in his tux.  He chose the classic look, which no man can go wrong with.  I am not sure how I feel about his shoes though, what is going on there?

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Jermey Renner otherwise known as Hawkeye, looks very handsome in his tux.  I will admit I am more of a tie kind of girl then a bow tie kind of girl, so the white bow tie is the only thing I don’t like about this look.  It’s really not enough to make me hate it either.

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Jamie Foxx, Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, look very handsome in his tux.  I have never seen Jamie Foxx not look good in a tux so it was no surprise that he looked good.  Jessica Biel also looked great presenting with him, she does get a mention because she was Whistler’s daughter in the third Blade movie.

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For our last one Michael Fessbender the lovely young Magneto, he looked great in his tux, he stuck to the classic look.  While he does look good with a beard, I am just not a fan of them.  I do appreciate that he took him mom with him instead of his girlfriend so he gets major props for that.

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For a little treat Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender dancing together at the after party.

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Disney’s Frozen and Hyper-Sensitivity

If, for some ridiculous you haven’t gone and seen “Frozen” yet, leave the website and go see the movie! …Then come back.

"Turn back if ye be afeared."

“Turn back if ye be afeared.”

About a week ago, fellow Fangirl Kizer (kizerezik) and I went to go see “Frozen.” We both enjoyed it quite a bit, Kizer even commenting on getting chills during the song “Let it Go.” (Yeah, it was that good.) Then, almost two weeks later, we done seen it again, this time watching for technical details and listening more closely to the vocals, to see if Idina Menzel’s singing was as top-notch as I remember. It was… Almost. But the song and the performance were still moving and this isn’t a music blog.

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The rough offset. It’s just… Once I notice it, it’s all I can hear.

SO! If I’m satisfied with the film, with the songs, with the characterization and the impressive resolution to the main conflict of the story, why am I writing a post about a movie which has been in theaters for over a month?

Well, this is why:

THE HORROR.

THE HORROR.

…Really? We’re gonna obsess over eyes and wrists, now? I mean, complain about her waist being unrealistically tiny, or the size of her head proportionate to her shoulders, something that better portrays the actual problem of too-thin depictions of women in the media, especially when geared towards younger and more impressionable girls, but… Wrists and eyes?

C’mon.

I mean, okay, there are some girls out there who really want scary big eyes, there are some girls in Japan and S. Korea (and, I’m sure, other places) who undergo surgeries to widen their eyes, that’s all very sad, yes, but is it really so pervasive a problem that we need to nitpick the matter with respect to a movie which has so much more gong for it when it comes to lessons learned and positive examples?

I don't know a lot of girls looking to look like this broad... Because it's creepy as fuck.

I don’t know a lot of girls looking to look like this broad… Because it’s creepy as fuck.

And, yeah, it’s true that the animators and designers work to exaggerate the differences between the sexes… But everything is exaggerated in cartoons. Exaggeration, squash and stretch, reactions, character design, all of this is kind of the foundation of the medium. Plus, do we not realise that not only do children see things more simply, but that they actually need things to be simplified much of the time? And, also… I mean, it is ultimately a movie made for children.

Instead, why don’t we ever focus on the positive?

In “Frozen,” completely contradictory to the classic Disney style, tertiary characters sing a song referring to the budding love interest and their characters as “fixer-uppers,” saying that everyone has their flaws, but those flaws are endearing, make us special, we shouldn’t let them blind us to what makes a person special, and that love is the most important thing in a relationship… And all of this after an initial musical number which is still entertaining and which pokes fun at the notion of love at first sight and instantaneous wedding proposals.

Also, getting kidnapped by troll people is totally normal.

Also, getting kidnapped by troll people is totally normal.

Before this, Elsa, the older of the two sisters, sings a song about how she’s much happier being herself, not limiting herself, and no longer letting fear of self-expression hinder her…

CHILLS.

CHILLS.

And she still ends up single at the end of the movie! Gasp! A strong female role model who, yes, has her issues, but strives to overcome them and returns to rule her kingdom, sans a bro at her side. And she’s a bad bitch when she’s got to defend herself!

Stoppin' crossbow bolts and forcing bitches off of balconies and shit...

Stoppin’ crossbow bolts and forcing bitches off of balconies and shit…

Also, Holy Architecture, Batman! That castle?

Like, really. In real life.

Like, really. In real life.

And the end of the movie? Don’t even get me started! Long story short, some bad shit goes down and Anna is going to freeze solid (and, y’kmow, die) unless an act of true love saves her… And despite the presence of TWO love interests for her, she saves HERSELF!

LIKE A BOSS.

LIKE A BOSS.

And her sister! The love that saves the day isn’t the love at first sight she has with Hans or the budding love of Kristoff, not physical love, not even heterosexual love (so fuck taking animators exaggerating the differences between the senses personally)… None of those, but the love of her family, her love for her sister, and that is someone which we very rarely see in movies made for girls, especially Disney princess films.

FUCKING. AMAZING.

FUCKING. AMAZING.

Or how about the fact that the main villain is handsome? That we learn that not all villains are ugly and not all good looking people are nice. That sometimes relationships fall apart and that things aren’t always as they appear to be.

Oh, but the body issues! Let’s fixate on them! I mean, everybody in this movie is a model! Except for… Oh, well, these guys.

The ENTIRE choir.

The ENTIRE choir.

And them.

Chubby people no one is judging.

Chubby people no one is judging.

And this dude.

Sure, they laugh at him, but he's a villain, so... Fuck 'im.

Sure, they laugh at him, but he’s a villain, so… Fuck ‘im.

And, oh, look! Despite the fact that African noblewoman would be totally anachronistic, there are a handful of black guests at the coronation ball!

Not servants. Fucking NOBLES.

In the green dress behind Anna and then in the background, and an interracial couple dancing together. Not servants. Fucking NOBLES.

But damn, those wrists…

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All for Silas! (I know they’re ankles in this, but still.) All for Silas!

And not to sound like I’m defending a movie that’s flawless. There are things that one could legitimately complain about, like the fact that Anna and Elsa’s parents royally (pun not intended, but totally intended once I realised it was done) fucked up with separating the girls as children and isolating Elsa and scaring the absolute shit out oh her, even knowing that “Fear only makes it worse” and “Fear will be your enemy.” Or how about how Anna never gets those memories back?! That bothered the shit out of me! But people make mistakes! So, it’s totally believable that parents wouldn’t know what to do with one daughter who is freakishly powerful and has already proven herself a danger to the other daughter. And sometimes shit doesn’t get resolved, so Anna not getting those memories back? I guess it adds a little realism to a movie where big eyes and tiny wrists are apparently a big fucking deal.

Even after everything, she's still nervous... Because she knows people are judging her fucking tiny wrists.

Even after everything, she’s still nervous… Because she knows people are judging her fucking tiny wrists.

So, yeah, bummer that the girls are super slender with big eyes and tiny wrists. Fine. But to slander (libel?) a film which has so much more going on that’s actually tremendously good for girls and women (and dudes, too) everywhere…

Well, I guess you just can’t please everyone.

So, basically, keep on doing what you're doing, Disney. You're improving the message you send to girls a ton already.

So, basically, keep on doing what you’re doing, Disney. You’re improving the message you send to girls a ton already.

Just most people without sticks up their respective asses.

Until next time, whether you enjoyed the movie or not, or even if you’re too caught up on the aesthetics to give the story a chance, I’m leaving you with the words of one of the wisest thinkers of any generation:

It worked for Elsa, it'll work for you.

It worked for Elsa…

Until next time, nerds.