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When you think of a typical bar, you probably think dim lighting, good food and music too loud to have a conversation. Some bars offer a cozier, intimate feel: while others are more open and energetic. 725 more words

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Exercise Away Anxiety: 6 Tips to Naturally Reduce Tension

We live in a sometimes stressful world, with work, family, and financial problems listed as common reasons for extra pressure. But there doesn’t always have to be an obvious cause for stress, and many people have anxiety disorders or panic attacks – even when there seems to be no logical reason for the fearful feelings. 783 more words

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Tips to Keep Sunless Tans Long-Lasting and Looking Lovely

With skin cancer rates continuously climbing, more people are choosing to skip tanning outside or in tanning beds, and opting for the much safer, healthier version of beautiful bronzed skin: sunless tanning. 752 more words

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周星馳《美人魚》-經典兒童文學改編當代議題的成人童話

我想說的是,作為經典兒童文學改編當代議題,成人童話式的商業電影。在我心裡暗自希望如果周星馳對顏色和美學敏感有品味一點就好了的那一刻,迅雷間我被戲裡幾句簡單而平白的台詞和超國產的特技動容了,還未來得及理智點便濕了眼眶。我想就是因為那種平白。
這類經典的兒童文學本來就直接了當,當然作為改編可以天花亂墜,哲學殘酷簡白豐儉由人,這裡導演選擇了保留那種直接平白為表達方式,對創作路向還是市場考量也適切。而看完整齣戲後,才發現在內容上,故事的主線和重點其實保留得恰到好處!這就是當代中國版的美人魚會發生的故事。我進場前不知道半點內容,只知道是海洋保育議題,所以(雖然很想但)也不劇透了,希望大家有驚喜。
這種自F4後用到爛的富豪式愛情線set得庸俗之後竟然能感動得讓人有點痛心,可能也跟創作人願意掏出最脆弱的血肉示人有關,有幾句台詞感覺是他真心要跟自己說的話;當然能成功傳達給觀眾而不濫情的前題是要有能力抽離和以技巧去組織好藝術呈現,周星馳或是查理卓別林的經典呈現方式之一就是自殘和自嘲,在快速的事件行進之中主角狀況愈發淒慘觀眾便愈可憐人物到賣笑給他們。
其實以這樣粗線條的故事來說,在極短的場景和時間內改變人物關係,細節拍得很流暢入信,廣東話式的荒誕語言比過往更精鍊而服務於故事推進,雖然荒誕本來就不必推進甚麼。演員出色,男主角少了一份躲在周星馳背後的感覺,所以我覺得比降魔篇那位好;放手讓演員做出自己做不到的感情戲也算是周星馳的進步吧。我想除了議題之外,會動容還有因為創作人自身,花那麼長時間功夫金錢心血,做這麼老生常談的事,而且仍然在努力追求成長,黑色幽默中吐槽商業社會、爆發戶和人性的黑暗,是有在擅用自己的能力吧。
ps.除了主角,那兩個警察也演得很好…真心笑…

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Skin Cancer is Scary, and 7 Other Reasons to Choose Sunless Tanning

Everybody knows that lying in the sun for endless hours to achieve the golden glow we love is not only detrimental to the quality of our skin, it can be deadly. 831 more words

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Pool Party Princess: 5 Ways to Awesomely Accessorize Swimwear

If you’ve got it, flaunt it in a cool new swimsuit – and if you’re going to show off your new swimwear, you’ll want to accessorize it perfectly. 755 more words

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Is Fitness Making You Sick? 8 Quick Tips to Avoid Catching Gym Illnesses

If you’ve ever caught the flu, a respiratory or stomach virus, skin infection or fungus from your gym, you know how frustrating it can be to realize the very thing you do to stay healthy has officially done the exact opposite. 823 more words

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