Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Some of the songs I am hoping to hear:
Just watching these videos makes me so excited I can hardly stand it!!! Just a warning to those going with me - I will be singing obnoxiously!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
The episode itself was great and really quite funny. Jason is quickly becoming my favorite Stackhouse. Was it just me though, or did acting like the coming God seem a bit beyond his brain capacity? So glad to have Tara back to the world of "my eyes aren't black," and Lafayette time is always appreciated. I also think it's pretty sweet that Andy is working so hard (well as hard as he can wasted) to keep Sam safe. The most disturbing moment of the evening was watching Bill toss his cookies if cookies are black tar bile. I was really hoping he'd be able to at least make MaryAnne suffer. No such luck. And what the heck is up with Sookie? I've read the books (the first 5 anyway) and so far there is none of the stuff from this episode in there. It's pretty exciting. And on Sunday we finally get to meet the Queen of Louisiana. Can't wait! (Sunday's preview below).
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
“Nothing But The Blood” by Randy Travis
“Keep This Party Going” by the B-52s
“Scratches” by Debbie Davis
“Shake and Fingerpop” by Junior Walker and the All Stars
“Never Let Me Go” by Katie Webster
“Hard Hearted Hannah” by Dolly Kay
“Release Me” by Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
“Timebomb” by Beck“I Will Rise Up” by Lyle Lovett
I can only speculate on the last 3 songs but here are my guesses:
“New World in My View” by King Britt
“Frenzy” By Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
“Beyond Here Lies Nothin’” by Bob Dylan
I'll check back after Sunday's episode (see preview below) to see how I did.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
So I finally got around to watching the entire Firefly series and it's companion movie, Serenity on DVD and may I just say DAMN IT! I really wish this show would have been advertised better when it originally aired so many years ago. It is in one word AMAZING. If you have not seen it yet, get it on Netflix or buy it. Now! The short lived show was laugh out loud funny, and deeply moving all at the same time (as all of Joss Whedon's shows are). It can most accurately be described in 2 words as a space western (trust me, I do know how stupid that sounds) but those 2 words do not even begin to touch the magnitude of the world in which Firefly lives. The show revolves around 9 rebels who come to live together on a space ship well after Earth has been blown to pieces. How they all came to be there is revealed throughout the 15 episodes and the subsequent movie (Serenity). The series is action packed and full of tons of whit and more heart than you can even imagine. Even my boyfriend likes it and he hates Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Whedon's most popular endeavor). The captain of the ship is Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (played by Nathan Fillion who also appeared as Caleb on Buffy) and he is equal parts sexy, cool, sarcastic, and fearless. He is backed up by a crew of (mostly) honest thieves who range from the hard ass, egomaniac, weapons specialist Jayne (played by Adam Baldwin) to the sweet as pie mechanic Kaylee (played by Jewel Staite). There is also some serious sexual tension between the resident "Companion" Inara (played by the beautiful Morena Baccarin) and Mal - so thick you could cut it with a battle axe. The real intrigue though, comes with the arrival of River Tam - the genius girl turned inside out by the new government regime created when the two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance. Guessing what she'll do next or how she might react to each situation creates TONS of suspense. Not to mention the girl is grace embodied (played by real life ballerina Summer Glau). Other players include River's adorable and well intentioned doctor brother Simon Tam (played by Sean Maher), the very jocular pilot Wash (played by the hilarious Alan Tudyk, "A Knight's Tale," "Dodgeball") and his kick ass wife Zoe (played by Gina Torres, "Bones," "Angel") who could win 1st place in a "Hot in Leather" contest any day of the week. It's very hard to compare this show/movie to anything I have ever seen before but I highly recommend it for anyone in favor of smart dialogue and thrilling action. If you have already seen both, check out the video below to see a great homage to River Tam. If you have not seen either, watch the show and movie and come back for the video. Trust me. It's worth it!
Friday, August 14, 2009
This movie looks like an alien/disaster movie turned upside down. As far as what I have read and seen via previews, this promises to be unlike any other film anyone has ever seen before. I imagine it in my head to be somewhat like Black Hawk Down meets Independence Day. It doesn't hurt to have Peter Jackson (Lord of The Rings) attached to it. Everyone else to do with the project is a unknown. Which sounds to me like a breath of fresh movie air. EW has reviewed it here and you can see the trailer below:
Time Traveler's Wife:
I have previously talked about how excited I am to see this movie based on my absolute love of the book it is based on. All I can hope is that it lives up to the high standards it has set for itself. It was honest to God one of the best love stories I have ever read - and I have read a lot of them. So far, the casting and the trailers seem to be up to par. Let's be honest though, the movie is never as good as the book. But they can come close (John Grisham's The Client). The trailer for the movie is amazing (and has me totally addicted to the song "Broken" by LifeHouse). Here it is again for your viewing pleasure:
True Blood - I Will Rise Up:
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: We still have 3 episodes left after this Sunday! I had been basing all of my predictions on the season finale coming before Labor Day. I have just learned that we get 2 weeks between the 11th and 12th (and last) episodes! This week Eric and Sookie finally get a little bit closer while Godric makes a move concerning The Fellowship of the Sun. Sam is still in jail and trying to avoid MaryAnne (who wouldn't avoid that crazy bitch?) and Lafayette tries to put a stop to Tara's complete madness. Each and every week is getting more exciting! Tune in Monday for my full review. Check out this week's preview below:
Thursday, August 13, 2009
That stupid commercial makes me so excited for the new season I can hardly stand it! And it's still 5 weeks away!
Another little happy I found was Televisionary.com's interview with Bones creator Hart Hansen. Do not read if you want season 5 to be a complete and total surprise. Personally, I'm a spoiler addict: http://www.televisionaryblog.com/2009/08/fantasy-life-televisionary-talks-to.html
Kristin Dos Santos from Eonline spoke with David Boreanaz at TCA last week about the rotating of the "Squints" and if we might be expecting any other new faces this season and this is what he had to say:
"We are also investigating doing it with the FBI now, which I think is really interesting because we have the squints, but we haven't seen much of the wackies in Booth's world. We just worked with Christopher Duncan. He's a great actor, and he brought so much to the show. He brought such an identity, and what's great about the experience of working with these guys is that they open up the realm of possibilities. To see how these two characters work off of them, how I would react to squint or how she would react to an FBI guy, and it really just opens up the character work."
Michael Ausiello from Entertainment Weekly also caught up with the Bones stars at TCA and had some great interviews (with spoilers of course):
Enjoy these and I'll let you know if I find any other tasty bits!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
All you have to do is find a bestselling book and claim that it was your idea!! It has happened a million times and 99% of the time the accusing author loses the lawsuit but gains huge publicity (and dollars) by simply claiming they were first and better (Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling has fended off dozens of these). Stephenie Meyer has now been accused of plagiarizing portions of her 4th Twilight book, Breaking Dawn. I personally have read this book at least 4 times and there is no way that this book would make any sense (which I think it does, perfectly) if it did not go hand in hand with the 3 before it (which are not under the plagiarism accusation). It's obviously a scene stealing publicity maneuver by the accusing author (whose name I refuse to print). If I am proven wrong at any point I am fully willing to retract. However, to me, this stinks! EW has further info here:http://news-briefs.ew.com/2009/08/04/stephnie-meyer-breaking-dawn/. BTW - If you are wondering about the book that Stephenie "stole" from, I have been unable to find if for purchase anywhere on the internet. That's not fishy at all.
Tonight Is The Night!:
It's finale time on SYTYCD and I am pumped. My hope for the winner? Kayla! She has a mousy personality but her dancing is on fire! I am still beyond incensed that Evan made the top 4 but that is neither here nor there. Here's hoping we get some great performances tonight - at least a couple worth talking about tomorrow.
My very first R is for recognition. As in Bird is thankful that I posted the Being Human links yesterday and she is now totally addicted to the great British invasion. She was even kind enough to share the following link for more information on the show: http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/369/index.jsp
Blast From the Past - Witter Style!:
Last night my sister asked me to recall some dates that I would rather erase from my mind entirely. However, the brain churn did stir up one nice little gem from way back when. To this day they are one of my favorite and most unlikely (but most hoped for) couples. And these are some of their very best moments. Take it away Joey and Pacey!:
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I have read a lot of mixed reviews on this show and the clips I've seen seem a bit hokey but none of that will stop me from checking it out for myself this fall. My favorite EW writer, Michael Ausiello is on the fall TV press tour and has some funny notes from the Vampire Diaries part of his day. You can read his notes here: http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/08/04/press-tour-diary-the-vampire-diaries/. See below for clips from the upcoming season airing on The CW:
Being Human = Watch Online!:
For those who have missed the first couple of episodes of Being Human or do not have BBC, you can get caught up before this weekend on YouTube. They have the first 2 episodes available in sections to watch for free. This 1st episode of this supernatural show was fun but the 2nd was phenomenal. Watch it here now:
Fall TV = Get Ready!:
The turning leaves and colder weather are just around the corner (booo!) but that means Fall TV is also getting closer (yay!). TV Guide has a great layout of all of the shows in prime time on the major networks so you can start making plans and revving up the Tivo. Thursdays are hopeless (again) for anyone with less than 2 DVRs but the rest of the week looks doable (for me anyways) with a great big HOORAY for the So You Think You Can Dance fall season. Check out the great chart here: