Thursday, July 08, 2010

Kristin Chenoweth, Film Critic

I follow way too many people on Twitter and thus miss updates from the few celebrities I follow. But since Kristin Chenoweth, one of my favorite peeps in the world, is in the news today being an Emmy nominee (she won previously, and deservedly, for Pushing Daisies) for Glee. I thought I'd share her film tweets.


She misspels her new favorite movie Greenberg but we hear it's quite good and who doesn't love Quentin Tarantino movies? So maybe she has good taste but then... NOOOooooooo she loves Forrest Gump -- god, I hate that movie -- and even gives the Zeéeeee major props so, ungh...

But thanks for sharing, Cheno! Love you always. Can't wait to see you in concert again whenever that may be.

Further Only Tangentially Related Reading:
Movie|Line on the mad subject of Lindsay Lohan's sh*tshow tweeting
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23 comments:

IslandLiberal said...

I love "Forrest Gump", though I'd have voted for "The Shawshank Redemption" for Best Picture that year.

Anonymous said...

She's a quite, there's no denying that, but her tweets are no better than a 16 year old twihard,

James T said...

I'm tired of people in the showbiz saying (that's amazing. that's so great. he's phenomenal...).

Kristin seems lovely and she certainly doesn't have to say what things she *doesn't* like but it would be nice if she elaborated a bit more and not just throw "amazing" or sth like that again and again. She's an artist; I'm sure she can say something deeper than that.

Again, she doesn't really *have* to but I just hate it when an actor, director etc is so damn uncomplicatedly nice. Because that's certainly the easiest thing to do.

Example: this year we have 5 "extraordinary" performances by 5 "oustanding" women who have changed our lifes forever and made us better people because they're just so good it's frightening.


Well, not *everyone* voted for these 5 perfs and some even hated them and they're more baity than really good and I don't even remember all the nominations but I'm not gonna tell you that. I'm not stuuuupid!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I do love my Cheno, and I just think she's really THAT nice. If I could spend a day with any celebrity it would be her. She's just a pint sized body of FUN FUN FUN....but oh my she needs to find a gig.

stjeans said...

I personnaly believe that Forrest Gump is so bad, it could dangerous for your health.

NATHANIEL R said...

stjeans -- Forrest Gump gave me a disease! haha

james t -- having a rough day? don't mean to my cheno! ;)

andrew -- hopefully she'll get her own tv series or a big broadway musical that showcases her as well as wicked did again. or better yet BOTH.

tess said...

good thing cheno didn't become a writer. 4 spelling mistakes in so few words..

Volvagia said...

Forrest Gump is manipulative, and is based on questionable ideology from every angle, but it does look consistently great. As an aesthete, I can't actually go lower than a B if I was to grade Forrest Gump. For comparison, Shawshank is only above Pulp Fiction for me because the former is more beautiful. (Plot: Shawshank B+, Pulp Fiction B, Forrest, D. Characters/Performances: Pulp A-, Shawshank A-, Forrest, D. Dialogue: Pulp A+++, Shawshank B-, Forrest C+. Visuals: Pulp C, Forrest A+, Shawshank A.)

Volvagia said...

Overall, Pulp A-, Shawshank A, Forrest B.

James T said...

Hehe. Actually, you might be right about my day. Re: Cheno It just happened that she was the 1000th person to do what I don't like and I felt like talking about it at last. It wasn't really about her.

James T said...

Volvagia, though I think we shouldn't seperate all these elements as if the movie is just the sum of them, I loved your analysis.

stjeans said...

oh! I believe u, it made allergic to Tom Hank!

Anonymous said...

In her defense,thats is actually one of the movies Renee is good in!

NATHANIEL R said...

anon -- i love Renee in that movie (i also nominated her) but i was just nitpicking ;)

Clarence said...

Nathaniel, in what movies did you actually like Renee in? I thoroughly enjoyed her in Chicago and Bridget Jones Diary, as well as One True Thing. Honestly, I thought she was better than Meryl in that movie. OOOH I almost forgot how much I enjoyed her in Jerry Maguire! wOAH I think I like Renee more than I should.

Derreck said...

ah, what the hell, i'll just say it. i love Forrest Gump. I almost always watch a few minutes of it when it appears on TV. I appreciate how ridiculous it is.

and i have no problem with she-who-must-not-be-named either. lol. I liked her in Down with Love and as Bridget Jones. She could stand to keep on a few pounds and get rid of the perma-i'm sucking the life out of a lemon-look though. Plus, she hasn't really excited me in ages when it comes to her movies.

huh. maybe i do have a little problem with her.

Amanda said...

Nathaniel....You hate Forrest Gump....Me too....I thought I was the only person in the universe who didnt love that movie....It feels good to know that I'm not alone in this cold cruel world.

Volvagia said...

There are A+'s (Every Scorsese I've seen) and A++'s (Night of the Hunter, Eraserhead, Scarface, LA Confidential, The Thin Red Line (Malick), the material that on every level makes you want to pour out the screams of "Bravo!"), as well. Just, not Shawshank.

Caroline said...

Amanda, what are you talking about, it's been very fashionable to hate Forrest Gump for a long time.

As for me, FG sucks me in every time. It never fails to make me laugh and sure, it's necessarily a great film, but it holds its own on rewatches. My siblings, cousins, and I all grew up quoting Forrest Gump in bad southern accents. And I'm with Chenowith. LT DAN!

SoSueMe said...

As much as I love Cheno, it sounds like she's trying to get work.
On a side note, I waited on her a few times in my previous life as a retail clerk, and she was always lovely and sweet.
Amen on her Emmy nom for Glee.

Janice said...

@tess - on the other hand, her letter to what's-his-name (that Newsweek? critic who criticized her costar, don't ask me to remember names, please) was lengthy and eloquent AND I don't remember any spelling errors jumping out at me. It was obviously a piece of writing she cared about and it showed me that she's not just a walking smiley face; that she is also intelligent and passionate and willing to put herself out there.

Twitter and all that make everyone look like idiots - it's all about (seemingly) spontaneous expressions, typed rapidly and with little care. Just get something out there. I'd rather not judge anyone by their twittering. (in fact, I'd rather ignore the whole phenomenom altogether, but that's just me, apparently.)

Lara said...

"Twitter and all that make everyone look like idiots"

Chuckle. No offence to all the twittering people, but I agree. And that abbreviated Internet "lingo" drives me crazy.

Janice said...

@ Lara: I confess I didn't even think about the fact that I might offend until I read your reply! (And thanks, btw.)