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NIGHTCRAWLER (2014) – My rating: 8.5/10

NightcrawlerWhat a great actor Jake Gyllenhaal has turned out to be.  For Nightcrawler, Jake lost 10 pounds to play his part and shows off his acting skills as he plays a dark, sinister character who is willing to do anything to be the best at what he does.  It’s a whole, different style of paparazzi we never think about.  A Nightcrawler goes way beyond paparazzi status because they don’t just film celebrities.  They film anything that interest the public and sells it to the highest bidder.  That means crime, accidents, fires and whatever shows pain and suffering when you are most vulnerable.  It seems the more privacy laws in affect, the less privacy we actually have.  Jake Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom to perfection.  He was down right creepy.  Rene Russo plays Nina, the News Director of the night crew of the LA TV station where Lou sells his videos.  Bill Paxton plays Joe Loder, another Nightcrawler with a better character.   Riz Ahmed plays Rick, Lou’s apprentice.  Nightcrawler is a thriller that’s well directed, well acted and has a plot that’s different enough to lead the pack in entertainment.  Of all the movies out right now, you’ll find this a refreshing change of pace.

[NIGHTCRAWLER is nominated for Original Screenplay (Writing)]

WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?

SheBudgets 

How cool is it to publish actresses, no men, without makeup and without their hair well  groomed?  I think it’s a disgrace to go out of your way to find these actresses looking as unattractive as possible, then publishing their picture under a title of “15 surprising photos of celebrities without makeup”.  I just came across such an article under “SheBudgets” that listed Brook Shields, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Hudson, Calista Flockhart, Maria Shriver, Alicia Silverstone, Sharon Osborne, Rosanna Arquette , Renee Zellweger, Pink, Melanie Griffith, Kirstie Alley, Kelly Ripa, Kelly Clarkson, and Christina Applegate.  Some of them didn’t even look bad, in my opinion.  Who fault is this anyway?  Are we so nosy that we have nothing else to do but sit around looking into the lives of the rich and or famous?  It’s sort of like buying stolen jewelry or stolen anything.  The thieves steal it, then tries to unload the property on the streets.  We buy the stolen goods because we are getting something for nothing, so to speak.  This causes the thieves to continue stealing because there are always buyers.  The Paparazzi snaps the pictures and sells it to the highest bidder among the newspaper and magazine hounds, then we buy it, making much money for the magazines and/or newspapers, which I like to call “ragweeds”.   These purchases cause the Paparazzi to continue invading the private lives of celebrities.  Every job has hours.  If a celebrity is not working then they should be off limits to the Paparazzi.  Taking unflattering pictures of the stars truly sucks. Some say that’s the price of being a star — I say that’s the price of our nosiness!