Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Am Julie Powell

I have no idea how many times I've seen this hit film Julie & Julia, but it has got be in the double digits now. I can't get enough of the films. The message in the film will be in my life forever. For people who have not seen this film, you must definitely see this film.

Even though I praise Meryl Streep for her Golden Globe winning portrayal of Julia Child in this film, I give most of the credit to Amy Adams. Her portrayal of Julie Powell got most of my attention. At the very end of the movie, I felt like I was Julie Powell. Her story is my story.

Julie Powell was just starting a new life when she and her husband moved into their new apartment in Queens, New York. As she starts a new life, she feel like an outsider amongst her friends. They are becoming successful in their field of work and she is the only one that isn't happy about her position.

The only thing that made her escape from these miserable times was cooking. Then right in the mix, she created a blog called The Julie/Julia Project. In this blog, she cooks her way through Julia Child's cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In 365 days, she cooked 524 recipes.

Throughout the movie, I've seen the changes in her as she goes through the project. I saw the happiness, challenges, meltdowns, and a comedic risk of health. Also, she finished a project for the first time in her life.

I totally relate to this story. I am a workaholic. Whenever I'm asked to do something I can finish it at the blink of an eye. That's the problem. I finish things because I've been asked to do it. I had never finished something all by myself. After watching this movie, I have finished so many projects, it's hard to count. That is why I really love these movies where you see yourself in the movie. That's why Julie & Julia has just been named my favorite movie of all time.

I love my passion, which is writing. I can do it till the day I die. I love to blog, write movies, tv scripts, articles, and more. Of course I love venturing out into other fields (acting, modeling, hosting, etc.), but writing to going to be with me forever.

If you relate to me and Julie's story, you should definitely get this movie out on DVD. Trust me, this movie won't disappoint you.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Zolra's Corner: Accept Yourself While You're Still Young

Hello everyone. I'm sure everyone is aware of my absence last week. Don't worry, I'm not leaving my family. So can ya'll do me a favor and stop sending me emails about my absense. It's just one day. I'm not dead, nor getting a reality show. I spend my one week hiatus focusing on a serious topic that I wanted to put in my column. It's something that I feel is the right thing to do.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Drama Queenz 202 Has Arrived

I know it's been a whole month, but I am so happy. Drama Queenz has returned with a new episode. Alot of viewers have been waiting for the show to return. Now they finally get their wish. I saw the episode and I will tell you guys. The wait was worth it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Life Is Very Complicated

After my second day of filming my fifth movie, I finally got to the chance to see the romantic comedy It's Complicated. For most people that know me, I am a huge fan of romantic comedies. Through my eyes, they are the best movies ever made.

Due to my hard work, I wasn't able to see the movie the day it premiered. I thought theaters were closed on Christmas. But I guess some of them stay open. I finally managed to see the movie a month later after it premiered. Good thing I did because I had an amazing night watching the movie.

The movie centers around two people Jane (Meryl Streep) and her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin). Jane owns a successful bakery in Santa Barbara, California. Jake is a successful attorney.

After ten years of separation and three grown kids, things look peaceful now between the two of them. They can look at each other and not be upset about the divorce. Jake has married a much younger woman named Agness (Lake Bell) who has a son. So it appears that Jane doesn't have to worry about anything between the two of them.

Then the tables turn when they attend their son's college graduation in New York. After alot of partying, dancing, and drinking, Jane and Jake accidentally sleep together in their hotel room. The affair brings back memories through Jake's head while Jane feels bad for sleeping with him. Part of Jane knows it is wrong, since Jake and Agness are still married and trying to have a baby; the other part of Jane relishes in being "the other woman" and continues the affair with Jake in Santa Barbara. Jake is just enjoying the clandestine sex and doesn't show much interest in Jane's growth as a person. So they decided to continue on with this affair, keeping it a secret from everyone, including the kids.

But during this time, a spark begins to light between Jane and her architect Adam (Steve Martin), who was hired to remodel her house. Adam is just went through a divorce. This evens out the field between the two of them.

What becomes of the outcome of the movie? You'll have to see the movie to find out.

As for my review. This is one of the best romantic comedies of the year. It is a feel good movie. It makes you think of your past relationships and wonder if that spark is still there. Then once you figure it out. Then you'll know if it's alright to try again or if it's time to move on.