Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
There's a few more costumes in this line, you check them out here.
[found on Cinematical]
This looks very promising! It lets you make playlists of routines so you're not stopping after every move, which makes it feel like an actual work out. This was my main complaint with the Wii Fit. It also gives you calorie counts and comparable food items to that. This is really smart because now the calorie count isn't just a number, it gives the player a point of reference so they know if that snack break is worth it. It comes out October 4th, and I'm definitely going to buy it! It's only $20 if you have Wii Fit and the Balance Board already.
Monday, September 28, 2009
This puppy has a beard!
Check out this sweet beard! He won 2nd place overall in the World Beard Championships.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
The baby is so cute! I'm sure we'll be seeing her on So You Think You Can Dance (or rather it's future equivalent) in 18 years!
I love love love Glee! This week's episode was a little light on the singing, but this dance totally makes up for it!
This isn't what aired on SNL, but they've really cracked down on copyright infringement so this was the best I could find. Still funny!
My kid is totally going to have one of these cakes someday. It's the perfect blend of girly cute and sci fi awesomeness! I kid, kind of. I love this cake and all it represents. Girls can love Disney and Star Wars, I'm living proof of that! Wouldn't you love a birthday cake like this? Or what other funny mash-ups would you like on your cake? I'd totally digg a X-Men/Moulin Rouge cake today.
[found on CakeWrecks]
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Last night I went to the premiere of Zombieland! It's not as glamorous as it sounds - I was just a seat filler, but it was still great to see the movie in advance!
After a worrying, hour long commute from West LA to West Hollywood we made it to Grauman's Chinese Theater. Sarah and I made a mad dash towards the theater only to be turned around and directed to the back corner of the street where the lowly seat fillers were lined up. But before we left the area, I did get to see Jesse Eisenberg (aka Michael Cera's less awkward, cuter dopelganger)! The crowd was full of paparazzi and fans decked out in zombie make up. All the usual street personalities were zombie themed as well - brain hungry Captain Jack Sparrow, for example. So we run to the seat filler line, thinking we're late and end up waiting another 45 minutes to be let in. The red carpet was great, I'm sure. I'll I could hear was the faint sounds of people shouting out names and clicks and flashes of cameras. But now, on to the movie!
The movie follows Jesse Eisenburg's Columbus as he tries to make his way through Zombieland - the remnants of the world after a zombie-like disease leaves him and a handful of others as the last sane people standing. He's learned to keep certain rules to ensure his survival, and his explaning of these rules and the reminders throughout the film of their importance of some of the funniest moments. Some of the best moments in the movie were when the rules were never said, just acted out and the director gave us the subtitled hint. The actors all seem to be having a great time in the roles, especially Woody Harrelson. He played a great Talhassee, that pulled off making even some emotional moments just hilarious.
I don't want to give too much away, because as with most horror films, the best moments are the surprises. This was a fun flick that didn't take itself too seriously. I had a great time watching it and going along for the ride. My only complaint is that I have with most horror movies. The "Why would you do that?" type of thing where the girl runs upstairs instead of out the door, or doesn't think to take a phone with her to call the cops. Those types of things always irk me, but at the same time there would be no exciting climax if the characters did the smart thing every time.
In all, I really recommend this movie! It had such cool visuals at time that I'm going to go ahead and say you should see this in theaters, don't wait for DVD. In case you haven't seen it yet, the trailer's below. Check it out!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Damn, that ad is sexy. I'm sure it'll get everyone talking about Kanye and Lady Gaga, as if they weren't already. I'm pumped for this tour and NEED to be there. Are any of you guys planning on going? Here are all the tour dates:
Show/Tour Date Location / Venue On Sale Date/ Time
November 10th Phoenix, AZ US Airways 26-Sep 10am
November 11th San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena 26-Sep 12noon
November 13th Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Ctr 26-Sep 10am
November 15th Anaheim, CA Honda Center 26-Sep 10am
November 16th Los Angeles, CA Staples Center 26-Sep 10am
November 18th Sacramento, CA Arco Arena 25-Sep 12noon
November 19th San Jose, CA HP Pavilion 26-Sep 10am
November 24th Vancouver, BC GM Place 25-Sep 10am
November 26th Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome 25-Sep 10am
November 28th Edmonton, AB Rexall Place 25-Sep 10am
November 29th Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center 25-Sep 10am
December 2nd Denver, CO Pepsi Center TBA
December 4th St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center 3-Oct 10am
December 9th Miami, FL American Airlines Arena TBA
December 11th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena 3-Oct 12noon
December 12th Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum TBA
December 13th Norfolk, VA Scope Arena 10-Oct 10am
December 16th Worcester, MA DCU Center TBA
December 18th Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center TBA
December 19th Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena 9-Oct 10am
December 20th Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena 3-Oct 11am
December 22nd East Rutherford, Izod Center 3-Oct 10am NJ
December 23rd Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena TBA
December 26th Hartford, CT XL Center 3-Oct 10am
December 30th Washington, DC Verizon Center 2-Oct 12noon
January 3rd Uniondale, NJ Nassau Coliseum 3-Oct 10am
January 6th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre 3-Oct 1pm
January 8th Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place 3-Oct 1pm
January 11th Montreal, QC Bell Center 3-Oct 12noon
January 14th Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills TBA
January 16th Chicago, IL United Center 2-Oct 12noon
January 21st San Antonio, TX AT&T Center 10-Oct 10am
January 22nd Houston, TX Toyota Center TBA
January 24th Dallas, TX American Airlines Center TBA
I love Megan Fox's antics and outbursts. I may be in the minority here, but I think she's hot and totally knows what she's doing when she says all the crazy things she does.
Are you guys looking forward to her SNL appearance this weekend? What's your opinion of Ms. Fox?
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
1. Never get them wet -- in other words, don't let them take a shower at your place.
2. Keep them away from sunlight -- i.e., don't ever see them during the day3. Never feed them after midnight -- meaning, she doesn't sleep over, and you don't have breakfast with her. Ever -- And brunch is not cool.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Check out the trailer:
- DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE — MEET ME ON THE EQUINOX (You can listen to this at their myspace page)
- BAND OF SKULLS — FRIENDS
- THOM YORKE — HEARING DAMAGE
- LYKKE LI — POSSIBILITY
- THE KILLERS — A WHITE DEMON LOVE SONG
- ANYA MARINA — SATELLITE HEART
- MUSE — I BELONG TO YOU (NEW MOON REMIX)
- BON IVER & ST. VINCENT — ROSYLN
- BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB — DONE ALL WRONG
- HURRICANE BELLS — MONSTERS
- SEA WOLF — THE VIOLET HOUR
- OK GO — SHOOTING THE MOON
- GRIZZLY BEAR — SLOW LIFE
- EDITORS — NO SOUND BUT THE WIND
- ALEXANDRE DESPLAT — NEW MOON (THE MEADOW)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Emmy Sunday! Here are my predictions of who's taking home the statue. Who I think will win is bolded. Who I want to win is italicized. If those match, then they get the double treatment!
Best Series, Drama
I have recently become obsessed with Mad Men. It's dramatic and engaging. It completely pulls me into this 1960s world, but also highlights that while some things have changed, some things have glaringly remained the same.
Best Series, Comedy
'Flight Of The Conchords'
'How I Met Your Mother'
Even though this past season of How I Met Your Mother was my least favorite of their 4, I still think it should win out. It's a great sitcom that has been so underrated until this past year. '30 Rock' has had it's time to shine, and is still a laugh a minute show, but HIMYM is must watch for me while '30 rock' is regulated to DVR/Hulu viewing.
Best Actor, Drama
Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'
Michael C. Hall, 'Dexter'
Hugh Laurie, 'House'
Gabriel Byrne, 'In Treatment'
Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men'
Simon Baker, 'The Mentalist'
I don't watch 'Breaking Bad' so I can't comment on it. And I already mentioned my love for 'Mad Men'.
Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
Tony Shalhoub, 'Monk'
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Steve Carell, 'The Office'
Charlie Sheen, 'Two And A Half Men'
Jemaine Clement, 'Flight Of The Conchords'
Again, '30 Rock' is great, but 'Flight of the Conchords' has the extra challenge of singing!
Best Actress, Drama
Sally Field, 'Brothers & Sisters'
Glenn Close, 'Damages'
Mariska Hargitay, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
Holly Hunter, 'Saving Grace'
Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'
Elisabeth Moss, 'Mad Men'
Best Actress, Comedy
Tina Fey, '30 Rock'
Christina Applegate, 'Samantha Who?'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'The New Adventures Of Old Christine'
Sarah Silverman, 'The Sarah Silverman Program'
Mary-Louise Parker, 'Weeds'
Toni Collette, 'United States Of Tara'
Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series
William Shatner, 'Boston Legal'
Christian Clemenson, 'Boston Legal'
Aaron Paul, 'Breaking Bad'
Michael Emerson, 'Lost'
John Slattery, 'Mad Men'
William Hurt, 'Damages'
Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Rose Byrne, 'Damages'
Hope Davis, 'In Treatment'
Chandra Wilson, 'Grey's Anatomy'
Sandra Oh, 'Grey's Anatomy'
Dianne Wiest, 'In Treatment'
Cherry Jones, '24'
I stopped watching Grey's this season, partly because of schedule overload while abroad, but mainly because of Izzy's Denny visions. Still, Chandra Wilson always put in the best performance of the show for me, each and every week.
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Kevin Dillon, 'Entourage'
Tracy Morgan, '30 Rock'
Neil Patrick Harris, 'How I Met Your Mother'
Rainn Wilson, 'The Office'
Jon Cryer, 'Two And A Half Men'
Jack McBrayer, '30 Rock'
This is NPH's year! He's hosted The Tonys, is hosting The Emmys, and rocked it as Barney Stintson during the season. Now that Jeremy Piven is out of the category, this is his time to shine!
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth, 'Pushing Daisies'
Kristen Wiig, 'Saturday Night Live'
Amy Poehler, 'Saturday Night Live'
Jane Krakowski, '30 Rock'
Vanessa Williams, 'Ugly Betty'
Elizabeth Perkins, 'Weeds'
Oh, Pushing Daisies how I miss you. Kristen Chenoweth pined for that piemaker and sang her way through heartbreak. I'm still so sad this show was cancelled.
Best Reality-Competition Program
'Dancing With The Stars'
'The Amazing Race'
I cannot believe So You Think You Can Dance was not nominated!
Best Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Ryan Seacrest, 'American Idol'
Tom Bergeron, 'Dancing With the Stars'
Phil Keoghan, 'The Amazing Race'
Heidi Klum, 'Project Runway'
Jeff Probst, 'Survivor'
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, 'Top Chef'
Even more shocking, Cat Deeley wasn't nominated for Best Host! She put Twitch's grills in her mouth on stage! But seriously, she's always poised and cheerful. She's there for the contestants when they need some encouraging words after a brutal judging, moves the show along after the judges digress too much, and knows how to get the show moving after a particularly pervy comment from Nigel. I hope she can get a nomination next year, especially now that SYTYCD has 2 seasons within the eligible period.
Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series
'Late Show With David Letterman'
'Real Time With Bill Maher'
'Saturday Night Live'
'The Colbert Report'
'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'
SNL is always better in an election year. I think it could unseat The Daily Show because it encroached so well on its territory.
Best Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Edward Asner, 'CSI: NY'
Ted Danson, 'Damages'
Jimmy Smits, 'Dexter'
Ernest Borgnine, 'ER'
Michael J. Fox, 'Rescue Me'
Best Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Sharon Lawrence, 'Grey's Anatomy'
Ellen Burstyn, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
Brenda Blethyn, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
Carol Burnett, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
CCH Pounder, 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency'
Best Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Beau Bridges, 'Desperate Housewives'
Justin Timberlake, 'Saturday Night Live'
Steve Martin, '30 Rock'
Jon Hamm, '30 Rock'
Alan Alda, '30 Rock'
I loved JTim's stint on SNL. He was funny and self-referential and knows how to put on a show. I don't think he'll win though. He's up against some big names that are much more accepted in the TV realm.
Best Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Christine Baranski, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Gena Rowlands, 'Monk'
Betty White, 'My Name Is Earl'
Tina Fey, 'Saturday Night Live'
Jennifer Aniston, '30 Rock'
Elaine Stritch, '30 Rock'
Best Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Kline, 'Cyrano de Bergerac'
Brendan Gleeson, 'Into The Storm'
Sir Ian McKellen, 'King Lear'
Kevin Bacon, 'Taking Chance'
Kiefer Sutherland, '24: Redemption'
Kenneth Branagh, 'Wallander: One Step Behind'
Best Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Chandra Wilson, 'Accidental Friendship'
Shirley MacLaine, 'Coco Chanel'
Drew Barrymore, 'Grey Gardens'
Jessica Lange, 'Grey Gardens'
Sigourney Weaver, 'Prayers For Bobby'
What do you guys think? Agree with my predictions or think I'm way off base? Let me know in the comments!
I'm a HUGE Lady Gaga fan. Love the weird fashion, the show stopping antics, everything. She has real talent to back up her oddities, plus her songs are damn catchy. Anyone else planning on going to the Kanye West/Lady Gaga tour this fall? I'm going, don't care about cost! Also, did you guys notice Mark from SYTYCD Season 4 as the featured dancer? Awesome!
Those poor kids. Adorable, though.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
8pm: How I Met Your Mother (CBS). In case you haven't figured it out by now, I'm a big HIMYM fan. Last season was kind of lackluster, but I think that's more because they had to work around the double pregnancies of the leading ladies than the creative well running dry. I hope this next season will be a return to form.
Other notes: I gave up on Heroes long ago, but it's still got a pretty solid fanbase. Hopefully HIMYM can continue to gain viewers this season. Also, I love Chuck, but it's not coming back until March. So sad.
8pm: So You Think You Can Dance (FOX). Also, an obvious pick for me. I'm sad the Top 20 (the good part of the show) doesn't start until Oct. 27, damn you baseball! I'm also interested to see how the changes they've added pan out.
Other notes: I hope the ratings pick up once the Top 20 start, but it has the toughest competition its ever faced now that it's in fall. I hope it can keep up.
Wednesday - my busiest TV day of the week by far.
8pm: America's Next Top Model (The CW). Shorty season! So far this show is proving to be much of the same, despite this season's gimmick. It's also a show that's been on for so long now that the contestants seem to know what's coming, which is cutting down on the drama a bit. There have no breakdowns during the makeovers, or even during the topless shoot. The show's going to have to come up with something new if it's going to make these girl cry.
8pm: So You Think You Can Dance Results (FOX). See above. Love it!
9pm: Glee (FOX). I've been in love with this show since they aired the premiere after American Idol. It's so bubbly and infectious, and I have loved all the musical numbers they've done so far. Each week, my love for this show grows.
9pm: Modern Family (ABC). I saw the pilot at D23 and loved it! I had heard the good buzz before, but didn't pay much attention to since I'm not much of a sitcom person (other than HIMYM). This show won me over within the first 5 minutes of the screening.
9:30pm: Cougar Town (ABC). I'm mainly just checking it out because of Courtney Cox. And, even though the premise sounded dumb at first, the promos have won me over.
10pm: Eastwick (ABC). 3 women find their inner witches to get everything they ever wanted in life and romance. I'm a sucker for the supernatural with some romance thrown in. (Note: Buffy, guilty pleasure Twilight, Charmed, and the list goes on.) That is enough for me to check out this show for at least the first few episodes.
8pm: Vampire Diaries (The CW). See Eastwick. Same reasons apply. Plus, Ian Somerhalder.
8pm: FlashForward (ABC). I saw the pilot at D23 and was impressed. This could be the show that fills the Lost void after its final season. Great cast, intriguing premise, and lots of potential.
9pm: The Office (NBC). I'm looking forward to all the Pam/Jim storylines that are coming up this season! As my favorite part of the show, I'm glad they're going to tackle a couple of big life milestones.
9:30pm: Community (NBC). It's the return of Chevy Chase! After his great turn in Chuck last season, I can totally see him succeeded in television. The show looks funny from all the clips and promos they've put out, and it's got a cast full of actors that have proven their comedy chops time and time again. My personal favorite: Ken Jeong.
9pm: Dollhouse (FOX). After a rocky start in its first season, this show got so incredibily, mind bendingly good. I'm surprised it got picked up for a second season, as I'm sure everyone else was. Joss shows always get better as they have more of their world built up and mythology to draw from. It's going to be a great second season.
and I think I've talked enough about TV. Whew, tired out. Well, what will you guys be watching?
That last photo really lends itself to photoshopping. So some of the readers over at io9.com had some fun:
[I didn't create any of these images. All credit belongs to those at io9.com]
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So this weekend, I was looking back at So You Think You Can Dance clips and decided to make a playlist of some of the best songs from this season so far.
- Missin You by Trey Songz - Hip Hop dance with Jason/Caitlin. The dance was pretty lackluster, but I really liked this track.
- Halo by Beyonce - Hip Hop dance by Evan/Randi. Cute dance with a cute story.
- Falling Slowly from Once soundtrack - The standout dance from Johnathon/Karla.
- Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx - Contemporary dance by Ade/Melissa. Possibly the best dance of theirs.
- Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes - Group number choreographed by NappyTabs.
- What a World by Common - Hip Hop routine by Jeanette/Branden. Great mix of hip hop/rock. Plus, hot outfit on Jeannette.
- Love Sex Magic by Ciara/JT - Hip Hop routine by Ade/Jeannette. I have no idea how Ade ended up in the bottom two after this awesome dance.
- Love Lockdown by Kanye West - Hip Hop routine by Philip/Jeanine. My favorite routine by them, by far.
- Creator by Santigold - Pop/Jazz by Caitlin/Jason. Odd dance, odd song, but it all worked so well.
- Windowdipper by Jib Kidder - Ade's first solo, which was the best solo of the season. Again, how was he in the bottom two last week?!
- If it Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions) by Jason Mraz. Contemporary routine by Jeanine/Jason. My favorite routine of the season. Watched it at least 5 times since Wednesday.
Now that the season's long over, I've been looking back and realized I missed a few of the great songs that ran closer to the end. Here are a few more tracks I've added to my playlist.
- Battlefield by Jordin Sparks. Contemporary routine by Brandon/Jeanine. Great routine with powerful choreography.
- They're Everywhere by Izza Kizza. Zombie Hip Hop routine by Kayla/Jason. This was by far my favorite hip hop routine of the season! Loved the routine, loved the story, and they danced it so well!
- Gravity by Sara Bareilles. Heartbreaking contemporary routine by Kayla/Kupono. I didn't really appreciate this dance at first, but the more I see it the more it moves me. Any dance that can do that gets an A in my book.
So You Think You Can Dance has a new permanent judge! I'm so glad Adam Shankman has been upgraded to a permanent judge! He was always my favorite of the guest judges. He's enthusiastic without being grating (like Mary Murphy), he's eloquent without being verbose (Lil C), and he's critical without being mean (Tyce D'Orio).
They'll still have guest judges, and maybe Paula Abdul will be one of them, which could make for a very crowded panel. I hope the guest judge isn't every week, otherwise the show will become more about the judges/judging than about the dances. They should learn from American Idol - they had 4 judges and it made the show run over, grating on viewers when it would interfere with their other television shows that night.
Changes I found out from twitter:
HitFixDaniel Nigel says this "SYTYCD" finale will feature *six* dancers -- three men and three women.
I don't know how this is going to work. They already had timing issues with top 4 dancers in previous seasons. But, if they can work out the timing, I think this could make for a much more entertaining finale. My guess would be that they cut down on the dances of the top routines, which I would miss, but they would also start the eliminations earlier in the episode which would make the entire episode a MUST WATCH, rather than just the last 30 minutes.
HitFixDaniel ...because of baseball, the Top 20 doesn't start until Oct. 27. They had to expedite the run.This is much later than I thought the Top 20 would start! But looking at it now, it makes sense because they're only airing 1 hour/week of the auditions. This could mean low ratings until the show starts, because everyone tunes in for the Top 20, not for the cast-offs that the audition weeks tend to focus more on. Hopefully the buzz will still be just as big at the end of October, so people remember to watch the best part of the show.
I hope this means they don't know when they'll start Season 7 and not the much more upsetting news that it may not come back at all. I can't see that being the case, since this show is the closest it gets to American Idol's success when its in its off season. Plus, it's a cheap show to produce, much cheaper than their other recent success Glee, simply because it's reality. Well, I guess we'll see what happens as this season develops and how the ratings go.
HitFixDaniel Nigel Lythgoe says a seventh season for "So You Think You Can Dance" next summer isn't guaranteed.
Well, that's all the news I've got today. Tune in tonight on Fox 8pm EST/PST for the Phoenix auditions!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I'm also kind of surprised that Jeff Bridges gets second billing before Kevin Spacey and Ewan McGregor.
And the tagline cracks me up! "No Goats. No Glory."
[more on Holy Taco]
Update (courtesy of Charles):
Monday, September 14, 2009
These nails are intense! The girl must be a huge Super Mario 3 fan in order to put through the time this must have taken. It also requires her to be very careful in how she uses her hands, otherwise all that work will have been nothing.
Yesterday, KT and I went to D23 aka Disney Con! It was a lot of fun, like a mini Comic Con. Here's a review of everything we saw.
One of the heads of Jim Henson came to chat about what the Muppets have been up to recently, and what they're going to be doing soon. I've been a muppet fan since I was kid, so it was great to see that they're still going strong! I was really impressed with their digital work - check out Muppets.com for their viral videos and other content. This video of theirs won a 2009 Webby and is pretty funny.
I'm sad they didn't touch on The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made more than just a throwaway mention. I guess getting Jason Siegel to come chat about it would've been too much, since they're filming How I Met Your Mother in NYC.
Toy Story Mania Wii Game
It's just like the game at California Adventure! It's a lot of fun, and they even had it in 3D! My only complaint is that there were so many objectives to complete within the game, that it was hard to keep track. I ended up just shooting at everything instead of trying to specifically complete the tasks. But I had a whole lot of fun anyway!
103 inch 3D Home Theater
They showed some 3D Disney trailers on tv sets that will be available starting next year. The trailers weren't anything new, but it was really neat to see them on an home television set instead of a large movie theatre. The screen we watched it on is one of only 4 screens released in the entire US. While it was really impressive, and a great idea to have 3D capabilities at home. I just don't know if it'd be worth all that extra money.
This show was hilarious! It's sort of in that documentary style, but not as obtrusively as The Office or Arrested Development. I still see Al Bundy whenever I see Ed O'Neill, though. I would watch this show, but it's on Wednesday nights at 9pm and that's when Glee is on. Wednesday is looking to be my most packed TV night with America's Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance, Glee, and maybe Eastwick. But, that's what hulu is for, I guess. If you're Wednesday nights isn't as packed as mine, I recommend you check it out.
The hype around this show is completely deserved. It was an engrossing hour with great acting from Joseph Fiennes and John Cho especially. I'm intrigued to see what's going to happen next. I hope this gets viewers, because if this show lives up to its potential I could see it becoming the next LOST. Tune in for the series premiere on Sept 24th, 9pm. I'll probably watch it when it airs, just because it was so good.
Toy Story Panel
The Toy Story panel is the main reason I went to D23! We got to see an extended, never-before-seen clip from Toy Story 3 which was AMAZING. It ended way too soon and I am so excited to see the rest of the film. We also got to see Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D weeks before it's October 2nd release in theaters. The movies looked great, but you can tell they weren't originally designed to be in 3D just because there are no scenes that truly take advantage of the medium. Toy Story 3 probably won't have that problem though, since it was always intended to be in 3D.
Overall, it was a great day! I wish I could have gone for more since they had some great panels with Robert Zemickis, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, and for Prince of Persia. Maybe next year I'll go for more than just the one day.
[image courtesy of Disney]
Friday, September 11, 2009
This trailer had me tearing up. Yeah, I'm a sap and a sucker for "based on a true story" sports movies, where the kid over comes his low income roots to be a star and live his dream. So, this pretty much fits the bill perfectly. It's coming out just before Thanksgiving, which is perfect since I'm sure it'll attract the family demographic.
Wow, I can't believe this is the real marketing poster for this movie. It looks like something I could have done in photoshop in 5 minutes, and I'm no where near a pro on that program.
They should have gone with action shots from the film, obscure shots of banks, ambulances, armored cars, or really anything over this atrocity.
For more on the film, check out the trailer:
I find it pretty lackluster, but it has all the exciting elements of a good heist film and some star power behind it. Maybe this is a great movie that suffers from horrible marketing.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'm a disney fanatic and so excited for this movie! I do have my doubts though. It'll be interesting to see how Disney handles their first "Black Princess". They've had trouble dealing with racial issues in their long history, but hopefully they can join the 21st century with this film. I'm also sad to see that Alan Menken is not doing the music for this. He did the music for the greatest disney musical hits: The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. He also did the music for my favorite musical Little Shop of Horrors. But, I still think the trailer looks great.
Edit: Fixed the trailer embed code. It should show up now.
Old school NES for the win! These shoes are totally customizable since their being hand made at an Etsy shop. CLICK HERE for more info on how to buy them and what variations can be made.
If you haven't heard of Etsy, it's a great place where you can set up your own online shop to sell any crafts you've been making. It's a great way to put turn your creative skills into profit. I'm sure it's become even more popular with people turning from traditional jobs to freelance, work from home gigs during the recession. If you're crafty and looking for some extra cash, you should definitely check it out.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
But seriously, I actually really like the song. It's damn catchy! Check it out:
[Found via MTV Buzzworthy]
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
So, I present to you....Pixar Marvel's ANT-MAN:
I don't know much about the lore of Ant-Man, so I can't fully judge if this would fit. But by making it a Pixar film, it seems it would be more kid friendly and funnier than if it were a straight Marvel film under the old order. It seems like a movie that Marvel studios couldn't have made before, because of the high risk of making a movie about a superhero that stands at only 4 inches tall, and no public knowledge of the character beforehand.
What do you guys think? Could this partnership turn out a great movie that otherwise would never have been made? Or should it stay out of the movie world?
(via Get the Big Picture)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The trailer looks awesome! I had a couple friends who say the rough cut of the film and they said it was just as funny and entertaining as the trailer suggests. A definite must see for all you zombie fans out there.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I love my iPhone, but the short battery life is a major problem some days. Using the internet on 3G means I have a battery life of only a few hours. This idea is genius! Solar powered casing would help with the battery problem while protecting the phone. For more info, check out the article over at Mashable.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Last night was the So You Think You Can Dance clip show to prep up the new season. Nigel listed off his top 15 routines, and his absolute favorite so it was really at top 16. A while back, KT and I created our list of our favorite 10 routines. Here's Nigel's list, with some of my thoughts:
- Destiny/Jamille - Shane Sparks hip hop (Season 1)
- Blake/Melody - Tyce Diorio Broadway to "All that Jazz" (Season 1)
- Benji/Heidi - Mary Murphy Ballroom to "Black mambo" (Season 2) I wish Mary would choreograph more! I hadn't seen this routine before and really enjoyed it.
- Ivan/Allison - Tyce Diorio Contemporary (Season 2) This was one of the favorites of season 2. I haven't seen all the routines, but this stood out on this list for me.
- Travis/Heidi - Mia Michaels Bench Routine (Season 2)
- Hok/Jamie - Wade Robson Hummingbird (Season 3)
- Sabra/Neil Mandy Moore Jazz to "Sweet Dreams" (Season 3) This is one of my favorites from season 3, it's easy to see why Sabra came out on top this season.
- Lacey/Danny - Dmitri Samba to "Hip Hip Chin Chin" (Season 3) The only other Samba I've enjoyed this much was Kayla/Max in the Top 20 from season 5.
- Lauren/Pascha - Shane Sparks Hip Hop to "Transformers" (Season 3) I didn't know Shane Sparks was nominated for an Emmy! Great routine and I loved the lighting and costumes.
- Courtney/Mark Sonya Jazz to "The Garden"(Season 4) - This is tied for 1st in book. Sonya entered the show with a bang, one of my favorite routines of the show. I hope she can reach that level again in season 6.
- Chelsie/Mark Nappy Tabs Hip Hop to "Bleeding Love" (Season 4)
- Katee/Josh - Mia Michaels Contemporary to "Home Town Glory" (Season 4) I'm glad this dance is finally getting some recognition. That assisted run literally made my jaw drop when I saw it for the first time.
- Branden/Jeanette - Doriana Disco (Season 5) This marks when Disco no longer became the dance of death. Loved it!
- Kayla/Kupono - Mia Michaels Addiction (Season 5) Beautiful, meaningful number.
- Jeanine/Jason - Travis Wall Contemporary to "If it Kills Me" (Season 5) This is my other #1. I've lost count of how many times I've watched this routine thanks to youtube and DVR.
What did you guys think of list? Any of your favorites left off? Personally, I can't believe Twitch wasn't in any of the routines listed. He was a favorite on the show and was a part of many memorable numbers.
[image courtesy of Fox TV]
Got any plans for Saturday night? FREE Bowling this Saturday at all participating locations. It's all to celebrate what they hope to make a new "holiday": National Bowling Day. The sport used to be iconic of America in the 50s and 60s. It was the blue collar sport, that every man and family could play after work and on the weekend. It was some good, clean, American fun. I love the game, and am sad it's not as big a part of our lives as it used to be. Oh well, nostalgia.
For the FREE GAME, you just need to find a participating location and print out the coupon. So easy! Find out more information HERE.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Chupacabra: the Big Foot of South America. Well, maybe North America now too. I've been fascinated with stories of these offbeat creatures for as long as I remember. I even did a speech about Cryptozoology when I was in high school, I love it so much. A new report on CNN thinks they may have killed a Chupacabra in Texas. I can't embed the video, so you'll have to watch it HERE.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The title of the movie is so weird that it initially made me skip over the news stories about it. But, now that I've seen the trailer, I really want to see this movie! What makes it even more interesting is that it's supposedly based on a true story. Just think about that; it's so weird!
What do you guys think of the trailer? Interested in seeing the movie?