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Posts Tagged “iTunes”

Movie Monday: Blue Jasmine

Instead of my usual Music Monday, I’ve decided to do a Movie Monday instead! This week’s movie is Blue Jasmine. It stars Cate Blanchett, who won an Oscar for her role, and Alec Baldwin. Its acclaim, and the fact that renting it was $1 on iTunes, made me decide to watch it. I’m not usually a movie person so it was a nice change.

The movie is beautifully done and, without giving too much away, is basically about a socialite and her downfall into poverty. The movie is by Woody Allen, which has come with its own fair share of controversy, but I tried to watch it through a purely artistic lens and separate the art from the filmmaker and found it enjoyable.

I’d highly recommend viewing. The movie is only 98 minutes so if you’re like me and can’t stand too long movies, then this is perfect for you! I also liked Allen’s previous movie Midnight In Paris as well, which is also a must see, especially for literary lovers.

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Beyonce Monday

So I was minding my own business, Thursday night, when I decide to get a hearty meal to celebrate my last class of the semester. That said, I decided to even go to bed early and just relax. Little did I know, Beyoncé had big plans that night. I happened to wake up at 5 AM to a couple texts, mostly along the lines of “BEYONCÉ.” I just knew something big happened.

I checked my handy dandy Internet to find out that Beyoncé released a new surprise album with no prior warning or notice entitled “BEYONCÉ” on iTunes. Not only was it an album, it also contained 17 FREE music videos! I didn’t even flinch and purchased the album on command. Then I spent the next couple of hours watching the music videos and listening to the songs all being amazed how she could keep such a big secret for so long! I guess she’s called Queen B for a reason!

All the videos are amazing, unique, and have spectacular quality. One of my favorite songs on the album is called “XO” and it’s also one of my favorite videos just because of how organic it feels. Beyoncé never disappoints and it’s why she’s my favorite artist out today. I definitely need to see her in concert!

Check it out below:

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Music Monday: Twerk Edition

My obsession with the new Miley Cyrus has grown so much and I finally get to express it by purchasing her new album Bangerz tomorrow. It was just yesterday when she was a young innocent teen on Disney with her secret life as Hannah Montana and now she has grown into a wild twerking machine.

I streamed Bangerz on iTunes last week and I love almost all of the songs. My favorite is “Drive” which is rumored to be about her ex fiancé Liam Hemsworth. I also love the classics “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” as well. A lot of the songs on the album are mid tempos so they’re quite hard to dance to but I still make it work.

I’ll be staying up until midnight to buy the album tonight and probably won’t go to bed until 2 when I finally will get through the album and fall asleep. I hope this new Miley continues forever because my obsession is real.

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Music Monday: NWTS

Of course I had to bring back my weekly music monday posts! Today’s Music Monday is dedicated to Drake. All my friends know that I’m a huge Drake fan and he’s one of the few artists on my iPod. Plus, he’s one of my favorite artists to dance to in my room by myself. Sure that’s an embarrassing confession but whatever!

The reason why I chose Drake was because his new album “Nothing Was The Same” comes out tomorrow. I listened to it online last week and I love it and can’t wait to buy it when it comes out at midnight! No, I’m not waiting at the store, I’m just buying it on iTunes. I made sure I had enough money in my bank account to buy it so I should be all clear when it comes out.

My favorite song from the album is “All Me” but there are other good songs on the album too. His first single “Started From The Bottom” is great as well. I highly recommend checking it out!

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Music Monday: JT

After a 7-year music break, Justin Timberlake is finally releasing his third studio album tomorrow and I’m pretty excited. I wasn’t always a fan of Justin but when “Sexyback” came out, I was hooked. His first single “Suit and Tie,” although it took time to grow on me, is great! It makes me feel classy when I listen to it and I like to sing and dance along to it in the car. I can’t dance as well as him but I’m getting there!

Justin has been all over SNL, Jimmy Fallon, and other shows to promote the album, which has gotten me really excited. He even performed a new song each day last week on Jimmy Fallon. And after listening to the full album on iTunes yesterday, I can’t wait to buy it! It’s a lot of R&B and Pop sounds, which I love. There are also rumors that he’s making a volume two to this album as well so I can’t wait!

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Movie Enthusiast

I’ve recently become a movie enthusiast and have been renting movies like crazy this weekend. On Thursday I rented the movie Valentine’s Day. It was a random suggestion from iTunes and I actually loved it! My favorite character in it was Taylor Swift. She played a hormone raging teenage girl who is obsessed with a huge white bear her boyfriend gave her.

On Friday I rented another movie called Rear Window. It was a movie from the 50s and is about a man sitting who creeps on  his neighbors. He, in the process, discovers a murder coverup and it makes for a really entertaining movie. I was really tired while watching it but I could not fall asleep as I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!

I’m thinking of renting a new movie tonight but I haven’t decided what. If there’s any suggestions, feel free to comment!

Watching Rear Window with a nice cup of Starbucks :)

It’s Friday!

Usually I’m happy when it is Friday but today it is bittersweet because it means that the end of Spring Break is approaching. But, it will be fun to get back to Butler and back to my weekly classes. I’m saying this now but I’m sure I’ll regret it once the homework starts piling on!!

In other news….. There is a song/video that is blowing up big on iTunes and Youtube that I thought I’d share. It’s called “Friday” (how appropriate) and I must say it is terrible and entertaining at the same time! There was even a Yahoo story on how bad it is.

But since it’s so bad, it makes the song kind of good! As of right now it has 17 million views on Youtube which is a big jump from having 9 million yesterday. I guess it is from all the media exposure. The girl who sings it was on Good Morning America this morning so that had to help.

Here it is in all its awkward glory!

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