Thursday, September 30, 2010

Justin Timberlake drops in on Jimmy Fallon

First Look: Black Dynamite Cartoon

I absolutely loved Black Dynamite when I finally got around to catching it on Netflix Instant. Now, it looks like there will be more Black Dynamite in the future: it's getting its own Cartoon Network animated show!

The Black Dynamite Animated Series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew. Executive produced by Carl Jones (The Boondocks, Freaknik: The Musical), the series features the voice talents of Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Kym Whitley, Byron Minns, Clifton Powell and JB Smoove.
This seems like it'd be a perfect time slot follow up The Boondocks, having shared talent involved in both and dealing with similar themes.


For more information, visit the original article at Warming Glow

Caprica: Returns Oct 5



It took me about 5 episodes to get into the Battlestar Galactica spin-off, but once I did I was hooked. It's been on an extended hiatus, but now it's back with the second half of season one. With this sneak peak clip, it's obvious they'll be diving more into their religious themes, but I hope they stay invested in the AI/what makes us who we are storyline with the daughters as well.

Tune in to SyFy Tuesday October 5 at 10pm EST/PST.

Modern Family on Oprah

Modern Family is my favorite show on the air right now. Always hilarious, smart, and quick with a joke. The entire cast dropped in on Oprah! Watch the segment below.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

October is the New Summer

And I don't just mean the heat wave hitting LA this week! October is shaping up to be a fantastic month for movies. Releases this month cover everything from Oscar contenders to popcorn fare you would expect in the middle of summer releases.

October 1
The Social Network
Let Me In
Freakonomics

The most buzzed about movie is definitely The Social Network. With strong performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield, expect some Oscar talk. It's being touted as the movie of the year, while simultaenously characterizing the past decade. Even if you aren't a fan of Facebook, this film is about its inception and the lives of those involved. Prepare for drama, big money, and backstabbing.

Let Me In, the American remake of the haunting Let the Right One In, has a lot of skeptics. It didn't need to be made, given how recent the Swedish film came out. But, if they can stick to the tones and themes of the original, I believe that Chloe Moretz and the rest of the cast can do a solid job of bringing this great story to Americans. I just hope the vampire steam hasn't run out yet.

October 8
Life as We Know it
Secretariat
It's Kind of a Funny Story

Life as We Know It may look like the same old romantic film that Katherine Heigl has been churning out since her start in movies, but it was produced by Greg Berlanti and has been getting solid reviews from its preview screenings. Plus, I like Josh Duhamel.

Secretariat is Disney's uplifting tale of the horse that went on win the Triple Crown despite being owned by a woman. Or something like that. I figured this for either a summer or Thanksgiving release, but here it is in October. The new go to month for solid film releases, apparently.

October 15
Jackass 3D
RED

Jackass 3D shows Johnny Knoxville and friends continued antics, but this time it's a whole new dimension of pain (see what I did there!?). Another film that would have been perfect in August, when all the kids have their brains shut off before school starts up again.

October 22
Paranormal Activity 2
HereAfter

HereAfter marks the beginning of serious Oscar contenders' releases. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Matt Damon, this emotional story about a man who can talk to the dead is sure to kick off some Oscar prediction lists.

October 29
Saw 3D

A lot of interesting movies are coming out in October, a month usually reserved for summer fare that was deemed unworthy and horror films to set the tone for Halloween. This year there are serious Oscar contenders that are coming out earlier to beat the rush that hits in November and December. It's also home to a few films that would have thrived in the summer months, but studios didn't want to risk them going against films with bigger budget, bigger marketing campaigns, and bigger stars such as Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3.

What will you be seeing this month?

Good Deal: Free Kobari Beef at Panda Express

Panda Express has a new menu item and they really want you to try it! Stop in to your local Panda Express to try the Kobari Beef: Bold Asian Beef. It's not spicy, just delicious beef with sesame seed sauce, red and green peppers, onions and mushrooms. I tried some earlier this week and it may just become my go-to second item.

Print out the coupon and try it today!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Glee: Britney/Brittany Episode Tonight!

Tonight is the much anticipated, much buzzed about, Britney Spears centric episode of Glee! Brittany goes to the dentist (played by Uncle Jesse himself, John Stamos) and in a aneasthesia induced dream state gets a visit from Britney Spears, along with much of her music.

Check out this sneak peak clip:



Tune in to FOX tonight at 8pm EST/PST!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Music Monday: Crossfire by Brandon Flowers



I love The Killers and am so far impressed with Brandon Flowers' solo effort. While I wish him the best in his solo endeavor, I hope The Killers aren't over.

SNL Highlights: Amy Poehler

Since I was out Saturday night, I was finally able to catch the premiere of Saturday Night Live with Amy Poehler, Katy Perry, and a bunch of big cameos.  It was a solid return and I hope they can keep up the momentum well into the season.

Below are a few of my favorite clips.

Opening Monologue:



Weekend Update with Will Smith:

"I'm a Jedi - fear my sperm!"


Actor II Actor

"We just want to dance again!"

Did you guys watch the season premiere? Did I leave out your favorite moment? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Walking Dead: Sizzle Reel



AMC is really promoting their new show The Walking Dead! I can't get enough of the new material coming out; this show is going to be EPIC.

Be sure you tune in to the premiere on Halloween, October 31 on AMC.

Glow was Lackluster

You know something's wrong when the highlight of your event is the food trucks.

Last night I went to the GLOW event at Santa Monica. It sounded cool and had a lot of press and buzz about it leading up to the event. I'm sure it was a huge success considering how busy the area was - full parking lots, slow traffic, and lots of foot traffic around all the exhibits.

However, the exhibits themselves were a disappointment. I don't know what I expected, but this did not live up to the hype. Many of the exhibits were just screens set up with an original film projected on it. The two I stuck around to watch seemed more like random images and moments, than anything cohesive or with meaning. One was a video of two men playing ball on the beach. The other was a video of clips of dogs projected on a Hot Dog on a Stick shack.

The best exhibit was Muscle Beach Glow - they had acrobats, tightrope walkers, and other stunt type performers dressed in white and neons so they popped under the blacklights they had set up. They had a DJ to liven up the performances, and glow in the dark facepaint so the kids could participate a little as well.

The highlight of the evening was the India Jones truck. I'd never been able to try it before since I never seemed to be able to catch it when it stop on the Westside. I got the butter chicken and pork vindaloo with basmati rice. This truck has been around for a while and I can see why; it was delicious! Just the right amount of spice for what I ordered. I will definitely be ordering from there again.

Overall, I had a fun time but it had little to do with the addition of the GLOW exhibits. The event just served as a reason to hang out with some friends on the beach with beautiful weather and great food. Did anyone else check out GLOW? Did it get better as it got later? I was there for a couple hours at the beginning, maybe many of the exhibits just needed more time to get into the groove.

[For more photos, check out GLOW's Flickr]

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sesame Street Likes True Blood



What shows does Sesame Street think kids watch nowadays?! Between this, the Mad Men parody, and the Katy Perry appearance, Sesame Street is becoming more and more adult friendly. I'm enjoying the skits, but I wonder how much kids get these jokes. I hope kids aren't out there watching True Blood - that show is far too graphic! And I doubt kids have the patience for the slow burn that is Mad Men.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Santa Monica is all aGLOW

Tomorrow marks the return of the Glow Santa Monica. It's a unique FREE event - glowing art on the Santa Monica beach! Starting at dusk you can walk with the sand between your toes, listen to the crashing waves, and be surrounded by glowing art and exhibits.
For a unique and unusual artistic experience, hit up Santa Monica on the night of September 25, where you will witness glowing, interactive exhibits of light and sound populating the beach, the pier and Palisades Park all night long.

Glow Santa Monica is a free event that lets you run around by the ocean in the middle of the night and check out original work by 25 local, national and international artists, commissioned just for this event, which is one of a kind in the world.

Starting at sunset and lasting until dawn, Glow Santa Monica is an all-night celebration of creativity thrown by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Fund, akin to the Nuit Blanche events thrown in European cities like Paris and Rome – but they don’t have the beach and the waters of the Pacific to reflect the lights, doubling the beauty and enhancing the experience.

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Linkulous: SNL, Catfish, JJ Abrams, Hipsters, and more



Jenny Slate finds life after SNL online

Book Proving that Women are Better Than Men 

What Got Cut from Catfish

J.J. Abrams Reportedly Pitching TV Show Starring Lost’s Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson

The Sad Science of Hipsterism

Blood & Boobs Film Fest at the New Beverly

I just found out about this all too perfect film festival happening - Blood & Boobs Film Fest! I'm a huge fan of b-movies, over-the-top violence and nudity, and anything else that is so ridiculous, it's hilarious.

I'm definitely going to be checking out "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" and "Nude Nuns with Big Guns" on Sunday! It's too bad Sharktopus and the USC game vs. Washington State is on Saturday, otherwise I'd definitely be checking out "My Japanese Wife Next Door" Parts 1 and 2. I've never heard of it before, but the fact that it fits under the theme TOTAL F*#KING JAPANESE INSANITY has me completely intrigued.

Check out the full schedule:


Friday Night: OPENING NIGHT
7:30PM
THEME: OUTLAW WOMEN
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Serial: “Curious Happenings of George Warrior” with George Warrior in attendance*
Vertical Lines world premiere music promo
Classic 35mm Girl Biker/Prison/Gang Movie Trailers
Pornioke world premiere - become virtual ‘70s porn stars!
Feature film: “Suicide Girls Must Die!” with Director Missy Suicide
and Suicide Girls in attendance*
Mix & Mingle Party

Saturday: “HURRAH, IT’S BOOBS!” DAY
12.30PM
THEME: GIRLZ VS. MONSTERZ
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Short film: “Dohar: Lord of Beasts” with Dohar in attendance*
Christine Nguyen: A Celebration with Christine Nguyen in person*
Classic 35mm Insane Monster Movie Trailers
Feature: “Mega Piranha” (uncut) with cast & crew in attendance*
Mix & Mingle Party

4:00PM
THEME: BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE BOOBS
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Serial: “Curious Happenings of George Warrior” with George Warrior in attendance*
Mini feature: “Safety First: The Rise of Women!”
Classic 35mm Russ Meyer/Nudie Movie Trailers
Feature: “Pervert: The Movie” (uncut) with cast and crew in attendance, including
Mary Carey*
Mix & Mingle Party

7.30PM
THEME: TOTAL F#@!ING JAPANESE INSANITY
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Serial: “Curious Happenings of George Warrior” George Warrior in attendance*
Double Feature: “The Japanese Wife Next Door” and
“The Japanese Wife Next Door 2” with cast and crew in attendance from Japan*
Classic 35mm Weird Japanese Movie Trailers
Boobs and Blood Awards Ceremony Part 1
Mix & Mingle Party

Sunday: “BLEEDIN’ HELL, IT’S BLOOD!” DAY
12.30PM
THEME: LESBIAN VAMPIRES AND 3-D BOOBS!
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Serial: “Curious Happenings of George Warrior” with George Warrior in attendance*
3-D Boobs: Amazing 3-D footage from the ‘60s and ‘70s with live jazz music
Classic 35mm Lesbian Vampire Movie Trailers
35mm Feature: “Vampyres” with star Anulka Dziubinska in person*
Mix & Mingle Party

4.00PM
THEME: JAPANESE S&M LESBIAN VAMPIRE INSANITY
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Serial: “Curious Happenings of George Warrior” with George Warrior in attendance*
Feature: “S&M Hunter”
Classic 35mm Asian Vampire Movie Trailers
Feature: “Twilight Dinner” - International premiere with director and actors in attendance*
Mix & Mingle Party

Sunday Night: CLOSING
7.30PM
THEME: CHAINSAWS, HOOKERS AND NUDE NUNS
Comedy hosts, house band & guests
Serial: “Curious Happenings of George Warrior” with George Warrior in attendance*
Classic 35mm Insane 80’s Movie Trailers
Boobs and Blood Awards Ceremony Part 2
Trailer premiere: “Nude Nuns With Big Guns” and Q&A with cast and crew*
35mm Feature: “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers” with director Fred Olen Ray,
stars Michelle Bauer and Jay Richardson in attendance*
Mix & Mingle Party
Shows feature contests, celebrity guests, & our special comedy hosts:
Eric Acosta, Brady Novak & Chris Fairbanks*
“Boobs & Blood” Dancers Choreography: Cassandra Hein

For more information and tickets, visit the official website at http://blog.boobsandblood.com/

The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Episode 3 Recap

How fitting that on the night of the harvest moon, Vampire Diaries dives deep into the werewolf storyline.

While Alaric's knowledge is limited to second hand stories from his wife's thesis, Tyler is doing some digging into his uncle's activities. Apparently the old Lockwood estate in the forest has a cellar filled with bondage apparatuses and claw marks on the wall. Wolfman much?

Alaric, Elena, and Damon travel to Alaric's home town to find info from his undead wife's thesis. They seem to have no troubles getting in, but the assistant quickly pulled a crossbow on their asses! You just can't trust anybody!

And now for the full mythology: 600 years ago, Aztecs were plagued with werewolves and vampires. They travelled into North America hunting and farming. They could no longer deal with the fighting and deaths, so they cursed them. These curses lead vampires to be slaves to the sun and werewolves bending to the will of the full moon. Hundreds of years of vampires hunting werewolves have left them nearly extinct, leaving the Tyler family among the last ones on Earth. The Salvatore brothers better watch out, the werewolf bite is lethal and their instincts will lead them straight to our resident vampires. 

Meanwhile, Caroline finally gets a daywalker ring and can act like a normal teenager again. Well, close enough anyway. Apparently, vampires are what they were as humans, times a hundred. So unforetunately for Caroline, that means she'll be an neurotic, controlling freak on crack. Also including jealous girlfriend personality traits.

Tyler's party at the old estate could very well lead to a massacre. After being warned to end the party before nightfall, of course that little punk didn't listen. His party of two in the cellar caused his uncle to fail at locking himself up - leaving him loose upon the city of Mystic Falls. Caroline and Matt sneak off into the woods, where he cuts himself on a branch. She can't resist his blood and ends up biting him! Luckily, Stefan stopped her before she killed him. Whew, Matt is way too adorable to die just yet.

Stefan and Caroline run through the woods to try to escape the werewolf, but he finds them and attacks. Just when I thought Caroline was going to die, Tyler orders the werewolf to stop and he obeys. I wonder if the bloodlink makes it impossible for him to ignore the command.

Upon returning to Mystic Falls, Alaric does something he should have done episodes ago - finally kissed Elena's aunt! She definitely needs more to do as a character, so this will help. Although, it makes me wonder if Alaric's time on the show is limited: her last two love interests both ended up dead.

Damon confesses to Elena hat he didn't know that Jeremy (where was he this episode?) was wearing the magic ring, but is so glad that he was because it was an impulsive, stupid thing to do. While the honesty is refreshing, I don't know if their friendship will ever recover.

After feeding off Matt, the one person she never wanted to hurt, Caroline pulls out the drama to make him break up with her. It's the only way to keep him safe, but this will definitely not help her maintain her humanity. And if she is joining up with Katherine, we can kiss good Caroline goodbye. I don't know if vampire Caroline is long for this world.

There is never a dull moment on this show! Tune in next week when Katherine and Elena finally meet face to face.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Town meets Star Wars

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: New Trailer


OMG SO EXCITED FOR THIS! CAN'T FORM MORE SENTENCES THAN THIS, TOO EXCITED!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Need Motivation to Exercise?

I'm trying to pick up running to get into shape, but some days getting out the door is the hardest part of the work out. When I get in these moods, I try to find something that will be the kick in the pants that I need. Sometimes it's my boyfriend, sometimes it's the weather, but a lot of times it's the inspirational weight loss stories of regular joes like me. When celebrities gain or lose weight for roles, they have all the time, money, and resources to do it quickly. It's the normal guy that loses half is weight just by sheer force of will that get me.

The most recent story that got me jogging the other day was this video of one man's weightloss journey. Enjoy! I know I'll be watching this video whenever I need the motivation to work out.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Katy Perry Visits Seasame Street

Katy Perry and Elmo do a kid-friendly version of "Hot N Cold"on Seasame Street.



While I think her outfit is a little low cut for the show, I love how cute and playful her appearance was.

Music Monday: Lord Lord Lord by Kanye West featuring Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon, and Charlie Wilson

I'm loving Kanye West's Good Friday releases. Here's the latest one!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Fall 2010 Television Schedule

I posted all the premiere dates for this fall tv season earlier. Now, I finally have to pick and chose what I'll actually be able to watch. Luckily, I have a DVR so I can watch one thing while recording another, but this season there are a couple timeslots where even that isn't enough!

Monday
8:00pm: Dancing With the Stars vs. Chuck. vs. How I Met Your Mother

Unfortunately, I don't have much say in this one since I'll be covering DWTS for my internship with RealityWanted.com. I'll be watching DWTS live so I can get my recap up ASAP. I'll then be DVR-ing Chuck to watch once that write up is done, leaving HIMYM to be viewed online the next day. It was a tough choice on which show to watch recorded, since I adore Chuck and HIMYM. But after last season's lackluster HIMYM, I'm only hanging around at all because of my hope it'll get better. There's been a lot of hype about the new season - that they're finally moving forward with the mother, getting back to their roots of what made it funny - so I'm hoping this year it's back to the level of the earlier seasons.

9:00pm: Dancing With the Stars vs. Lone Star

Again, I'll be watching DWTS live. I wasn't going to give Lone Star a chance based off it's premise and marketing, but the critics have claimed it the best new show of the season so now I have to give it a shot to win me over.

Tuesday 
8:00pm: No Ordinary Family vs. Glee

The new show I'm most excited for is going up against one of my favorite new shows from last season. However, Glee's back nine episodes never lived up to its first 13. They became overcrowded with songs and secondary characters, while the storylines became less authentic (Sue's crush on Will?!). I'll give Glee another chance by watching it live and recording NOF, but that may change as the season progresses.

Wednesday:
8:00pm: America's Next Top Model vs. Undercovers vs. Better With You

A J.J. Abrahms spy show seems like a no brainer, but the critical buzz has been fizzling as more screeners went out. It seems it's more style than substance. Plus, I'm not sure if I need another spy show with Chuck and now Nikita on my plate. I'll be watching ANTM live with my roomie and giving Undercovers a probationary recording setting. I enjoyed the promos for Better With You, so I'll give that a shot on hulu later in the week.

9:00pm: Modern Family/Cougar Town

No doubt about it, this is one of the funniest hours on television! Cougar Town grew one heck of a show and Modern Family is fresh off it's Best Comedy Emmy win.

Thursday
8:00pm: Big Bang Theory/S*%t My Dad Says vs. Bones vs. The Vampire Diaries

I just got into Bones this summer, and of course that's when they decide to pit it against two of my favorite shows. I love The Vampire Diaries way too much to push it aside, even though it probably is the most embarrassing of my viewing habits (along with ANTM). I'll be watching TVD live (and recapping it for this blog!), recording BBT/SMDS, and catching Bones online later in the week. I would rather watch Bones on TV, but because The Big Bang Theory is rarely available in full online, I'm forced to watch it over Bones.

9:00pm: Nikita vs. The Office

I wasn't planning on watching Nikita, but because it started a couple weeks earlier than the rest of the season I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did! With fantastic performances from Shane West and Maggie Q, it has romance, espionage, fighting, and gunplay - all things I love. The Office has been dwindling these past couple seasons, so I will be watching Nikita live and recording The Office to watch later. It's now long Must See TV. I'm hoping that after Michael Scott leaves, it ends but I'm sure they'll continue for as long as the ratings/advertising money is there.

Friday

As usual, Friday is a wasteland. I'll be watching my recordings or shows online before enjoying my Friday nights.

Sunday 
9:00pm: Family Guy

I'll be watching Family Guy yet again. Not because I still love the show, but because it's the only thing on Sunday nights once Mad Men ends.

It looks like I've got a busy TV schedule ahead of me this season! I'll be recapping DWTS (on RealityWanted.com) and TVD (on this blog). What will you be watching this season?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Priest: First Trailer

After a strong showing at Comic-Con this year, the official trailer has finally be released online. No bootlegs here!



Screen Gems' official description:
PRIEST, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, is set in an alternate world -- one ravaged by centuries of war between man and vampires. The story revolves around a legendary Warrior Priest from the last Vampire War who now lives in obscurity among the other downtrodden human inhabitants in walled-in dystopian cities ruled by the Church. When his niece is abducted by a murderous pack of vampires, Priest breaks his sacred vows to venture out on a quest to find her before they turn her into one of them. He is joined on his crusade by his niece's boyfriend, a trigger-fingered young wasteland sheriff, and a former Warrior Priestess who possesses otherworldly fighting skills.

Starring Paul Bettany, Karl Urban, and Maggie Q, at the very least it'll have eye candy in every flavor. But seriously, I'm very intrigued to enter this world. At Comic-Con we got an except of the origin story comic and I was immediately hooked in. It's a unique world and a new take on the vampire story, bringing in difficult aspects of religion, which makes sense considering vampires have always been described as demons, their souls doomed to hell.

Priest opens in March 2011.

Due Date: New Trailer

This new trailer for Todd Philip's follow up to The Hangover shows more of the supporting cast. I'm looking forward to Danny McBride's contribution!



The red band trailer should be coming out soon. I'll definitely be posting it, so be sure to check back!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Dilemma: First Trailer


The official description from Universal Pictures:
Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in The Dilemma, a story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. With Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they're unbeatable. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend. 

This is the first comedy from Ron Howard in a decade, since his work on How The Grinch Stole Christmas and EdTV. That alone would have me intrigued, but I'm a fan of both Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, so you can definitely count me in.

Watch the trailer below: 

The Dilemma Trailer - Watch more Movie Trailers

Advance Review: Catfish



The marketing for this movie make it look like a horror film. With the creepy music at the end, the quotes comparing it to Hitchcock and other mystery films...they're all wrong.

The film does take on you a twisted road that you didn't expect when you started the film, none of them expected it while they were filming! But it is definitely not a horror or even a suspense film. It's a telling portrayal of relationships in the internet/social media era.

This is a great film that you should watch without knowing anything more about it. Avoid more trailers and TV commercials for it if you can, because they'll just lead to you expect something else entirely. Nev is a relatable, charasmatic lead for this story about facebook, friendship, and relationships. You never know who you can trust, even when you share everything with them.

Catfish opens today along with Easy A, The Town, Never Let Me Go, and Devil. While this won't be opening at number one in such a crowded market, it is definitely worth checking out.

When Hollywood Meets Hawaii

The greatest marching band in the history of the universe, aka The Trojan Marching Band, stopped by the Hawaii 5-0 set to help get the cast into character.



I probably won't be checking out this series, but I LOVE this promo!

Linkulous: Catfish, Wonders of the World, and USC

Catfish Directors Explain Catfish (Without Spoiling Catfish)

7 Lesser Known Wonders of the World 

The Fall of Troy 

The Best Subtle Things about New Twitter

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Last week, Caroline was murdered by Katherine, but with Damon's blood in her system, she quickly woke up. She woke up hungry. With no one around, she quickly finds some spare blood and begins feeding. Her transformation is complete; and that's before the opening credits even roll!

Caroline is dealing with her transformation all alone. She shuns Matt because he gets to close and lets in the sunlight. Then, when the nurse overhears her shrieks over her fangs, she manages to glamor her and feed off her. She even manages her to sign off on her early release from the hospital, so she doesn't have to be discharged in the morning in the light of day.

This week, Elena is set on forgetting Damon in order to have a normal high school moment at the Carnival. No talk about Damon or what he did or what he could do, she just wants a kiss at the top of the ferris wheel. But of course, what would this episode be if that wish came true. Damon invades the carnival with news of Caroline's vampirism and his theories on Tyler.

Caroline is turning out to be a great vampire! She figured everything out herself, stood up to Damon, and looked damn good doing it. She just needs to get her hunger under control or else she could feed off her super cute boyfriend Matt.

We're also learning more about the werewolf life along with Tyler. His athleticism and rage all stem from it. His uncle has been able to control it with some new age stuff like surfing, yoga, martial arts, etc. But Tyler may have a secret weapon - Moon Stone. Not sure what exactly it is capable of, but if his uncle wanted it then it must be important.

Elena and Stefan prevent Damon from killing Caroline, from repeating the tale of Vicky Donovan. Bonnie sees Caroline with her face covered in blood and instantly knows the truth. She sees everything in black and white. Everything is Damon's fault so he must be dealt with. Witchcraft ensues and he's lit on fire despite Elena's protests. Luckily, Elena breaks her concentration so Damon can escape relatively unscathed. I don't know how Bonnie is going to deal with this. First her grandmother, then Elena refuses to realize how dangerous Stefan and Damon are, and therefore drifts further away from her, and now she loses the only other close friend she has.

Also, while all this was going on, Jeremy was dealing with the fact that Damon killed him. He got some vampire murder tips from Stefan and even got into the Salvatore house to spike his drink with vervaine. He had the opportunity, but didn't take it. Instead, he confessed his plan and they talked about their fathers. Um....sure?

The episode ended just where Elena wished it would  - her and Stefan, kissing at the top of the ferris wheel. Cute!

Tonight was a great episode, made so thanks to a stellar performance from Caroline. What did you guys think?

Next week it looks like we finally get more forward movement on the whole werewolf thing.

Chuck: Season 4 Preview



We're less than a week away from the premiere of Chuck's 4th season. I'm so excited! This, in all likelihood, will be it's last so I intend on loving every minute of it. With the quest for mom, the new Buy More, and the potential for double or triple cross spy missions, it's definitely going to keep the audience on our toes.

Chuck premieres on NBC this Monday, September 20 at 8pm EST/PST.

The Tourist: First Trailer



While spy movies keep coming out of the woodwork (Salt, Mission: Impossible 4, etc), I still want to see this movie. With Johnny Depp being a fish out of water, tourist swept into the espionage game, and Angelina Jolie playing the sexy spy role that she knows so well, I'm definitely intrigued. The cast makes this seemingly run-of-the-mill film stand out.

Will you be checking this out come December 10?

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Premieres Tonight!



Enjoy the auto-tuned trailer for tonight's episode and the rest of Season 6. This show has definitely grown on me over the course of the last couple seasons. Initially I only watched it because my boyfriend is a big fan and I couldn't escape it, but it definitely makes me laugh and I can't believe the ridiculous stuff they do to each other and still call each other friends. I've heard it described as the anti-FRIENDS and I completely agree. This group of people are among the worst in terms of morals, intelligence, and respect, yet I love watching them week in and week out.

If the episode we watched during Comic-Con is any indication, this is going to be a fantastic season. 

Tune in to FX tonight at 10pm for the season premiere.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Social Network: Interactive Trailer



Click anywhere during the trailer for more information. I love this new trend of Interactive Trailers. You can enjoy it for just the trailer, or chose to dive deeper to get more information on the film, the backstory, or the subject matter.

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Advance Review: Buried

It would have made Hitchcock proud



I saw a sneak peek of Buried at USC earlier this week, was really glad I got the opportunity. It was a tightly wound, suspenseful film that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire 95 minutes. Ryan Reynolds may be known for his good looks and roles in The Proposal and Van Wilder, but this film finally made me see him as a truly talented dramatic actor. He caries the entire film and I believed his terror and will to survive completely.

It's a tightly paced film with a new twist or complication to up the ante every few minutes. As if being buried alive isn't enough, he has to deal with terrorists, ransom, elements of nature, a war happening just a few feet above him, and so much more. My heart was pounding the whole time!

There's a reason this was the first distribution deal from Sundance. I highly recommend you see it when it comes out on October 8.

RED: "Restless" Clip

One of the highlights of Comic-Con  for me was the Red panel by Summit. I hadn't heard anything about the film or the comic book series it's based on, so everything was news to me. With a stellar cast of Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, and Morgan Freeman, I'm surprised this isn't getting more of a marketing push.

Summit's official synopsis:
Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIAs top agents but the secrets they know just made them the Agencys top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.

Summit released this clip of Helen Mirrin discussing how the retired life can make her a little restless:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Deal: Free Fall Flavors at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 4-7pm Today


Stop in to your local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf today to try their new fall flavors - Cinnamon French Toast and Classic Pumpkin.

The freebies are only available from 4 - 7pm, so stop in after work or for a mid afternoon snack.

[Free Fun Guides]

Monday, September 13, 2010

Garfunkel and Oates' I Don't Understand Job

Online video queens Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome and Kate "Oates" Micucci perform a rap song about not knowing how to give a hand job. If you haven't heard of them before, definitely give their other songs a listen!



[The Daily What]

Music Monday: Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones

In honor of last night's Mad Men.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Netflix Watch Instant: Veronica Mars: Season 1

Veronica Mars was a show far better than it's network. Airing on UPN and its affiliates, it wasn't available to the entire nation when it first aired. UPN was known for its comedies with all African American casts, appealing to a niche market now dominated by Tyler Perry on TBS. Given this, I know not enough people watched the show when it was on air, myself included. I caught the seasons on DVD, after the show was already canceled.

All three seasons are available on Netflix Watch Instant, but with each season consisting of 22 episodes it's a big time commitment.  If you only have time to watch one season, Season 1 is among the best whole seasons of television I've ever watched, up there with 24 Season 1, Chuck Season 2, and Lost Season 1. It follows Veronica Mars, daughter of a P.I. and former star sheriff, as she tries to crack the case of her murdered best friend. Veronica Mars was Kristen Bell's star-making role and it saddens me to see her reduced to one-note movie roles like in When in Rome and You Again. This girl can handle so much more than rom-coms! I hope she comes back to television to tackle some meaty roles worthy of her spunk soon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hereafter: First Trailer

I'm surprised I haven't heard of this film before! Starring Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood, this is sure to get an Oscar push.

The official description for the movie doesn't quite capture what makes me so intrigued to watch it:
"Hereafter" tells the story of three people who are touched by death in different ways. George (Matt Damon) is a blue-collar American who has a special connection to the afterlife. On the other side of the world, Marie (Cecile De France), a French journalist, has a near-death experience that shakes her reality. And when Marcus, a London schoolboy, loses the person closest to him, he desperately needs answers. Each on a path in search of the truth, their lives will intersect, forever changed by what they believe might--or must--exist in the hereafter.




October is shaping up to be an excellent movie month between this, The Social Network, and RED.

Friday, September 10, 2010

SyFy Original Movie: Mandrake



Tomorrow is the return of SyFy Original Movies! Above is a preview clip from the new movie, Mandrake. While the clip starts off slow, the last few seconds totally make up for it. Tune in Saturday at 9pm EST/PST.

I know these are not the best quality, but they truly are  my generation's B-movies. While the drive-ins and theaters of yesteryear had their double features, we have big blockbusters, art house fare, and award winners without much falling outside these labels. SyFy's Original Movies fill the void as best they can with cheesy horror, scifi monster mash, and creature features on low low budgets. We need these types of films. You need bad films to recognize and appreciate the good. You need bad films to learn from. And you need bad films just to satisfy certain tastes. Certain bad films are so bad they're good - you enjoy and revel in the poor acting, lackluster storylines, and flat characters. Without bad films, there would be no Mystery Science Theater 3000! And I don't know if I would want to live in a world where that didn't exist.

Linkulous: Vampires, Rom-Coms, and Feminism for Bitches

Buffy is so Whiny....NOT


Those Who Can't Do, Hate

Dracula Degree: School Offers Master's of Vampire Studies - if I had a few tens of thousands to burn, I'd so be there!

Label Lamentation: The Growing Misuse of “Recap” in Television Criticism Semantics

Hack attack hits home for AP writer

Why Tumblr Sucks - While I agree with a lot of what he says, I'm still on it. It does have a great community and the easy reblog feature makes it very easy to share anything I come across. You can check out my Tumblr at http://toointerestingfortwitter.tumblr.com

Feminism for Bitches - In defense of Olivia Munn

Television Without Pity: Fall 2010 Television Watch, DVR, Skip 

Judd Apatow Switches Gears; Now Working on Female-Centric Projects

'Caprica' to Return in October

Above photo from: Post-Apocalyptic Pick-Up Lines

The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Episode 1

Last season, The Vampire Diaries was the show that I loved way more than I thought I would. It's fast pace and daring storylines got me hooked! No other show crammed as many major character deaths, changes of alliances, and huge twists as The Vampire Diaries. It just reminds me of the hay days of The WB with Buffy, Charmed and Roswell.

When we last were in Mystic Falls, we left just as the legendary Katherine returned. In the 5 minutes she appeared, she attacked uncle John, kissed Damon, and could have killed Elena. We return this season to find Jeremy on death's door, possibly a soon to be vampire, and Elena battling her evil twin (of sorts) Katherine.

Damon pieces together that Elena's shoddy memory is really the work Katherine impersonating her. But it's Stefan who notices immediately that she's isn't Elena. I don't know if it was his super smell, hearing (no heart beat), or if he just knew Elena's mannerisms. But Katherine still gets the upperhand in the fight and escapes to further manipulate.

Caroline collapsed at the end of last season, and after a short scare she's back and healing quickly, thanks to some V. Wait wrong show, thanks to some of Damon's blood.I love her relationship with Matt. They are the cute, normal relationship in comparison to Stefan/Elena. It's too bad that's going to have to change now that she is probably going to become a vampire. At the end of the episode Katherine smothered her in her hospital bed. She went limp, so if she's really dead and has Damon's blood in her system still, she'll be going the way of Vicki - newborn vampire.

Bonnie has grown more and more powerful over the course of season 1, but is she powerful enough to stop vampires? She managed to give Damon a big enough headache to stop him in his tracks, but for Katherine it was only enough to annoy her. Luckily, she thought on her feet and threw the doors open to expose the dispute to the entire house at the wake.

This episode just made me sad for Damon. He finally has Katherine where he's dreamed of for the past 145 years, only to hear that she's been in love with Stefan this whole time. He's dedicated decades to try to find her, try to save her from the tomb under the church, but she never cared for him. Then, after that encounter, he goes to Elena in a drunken mood and doesn't know how to deal with her being in love with Stefan as well. He advances and forces a kiss upon her, then when she backs away he lashes out. Jeremy walked in at the wrong time and ended up with a fatal blow from Damon. Luckily, he was wearing the magical ring from his uncle and revived a few minutes later in shock, but still human. He not only lost the dream of Katherine, but also any hope he had of a friendship or more with Elena.

Next week: The Mystic Falls annual carnival. Is Caroline a vampire? How are Damon and Stefan going to deal with Katherine? Plus, hopefully more on Tyler and his uncle!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 Promo

A little late notice, but tonight is the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries. Catch the trailer below:



I've heard nothing but strong reviews about the premiere! I'm excited to see how Katherine changes the dynamic of the show and if she's as bad as she's been built up to the be.

Catch the season premiere tonight at 8pm EST/PST on The CW.

Help A Friend Out: Vote for Sheridan Irwin!

Elle magazine did a feature on up and coming designers from one of the top schools in America - Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). My friend Sheridan Irwin is one of the featured artists and she needs your help!

You can see the collection that got her noticed on her website. You can also learn more about her in the original feature article from Elle.

Elle is giving one designer a $10,000 prize to help start their own line and they're leaving that decision to you!

Vote for Sheridan Irwin in their poll

Netflix Watch Instant: Pushing Daisies: The Complete Series



Pushing Daisies was a new show in Fall 2007. While it had a promising start, the writers strike cut its first season short and delayed the second. When it came back, the audience didn't tune in again. With a short first season of only 9 episodes and a second season of only 13, it's a relatively quick watch.

Pushing Daisies follows Ned, the piemaker, as he works with Private Investigator Emerson. While a crime solving duo, they have the unique ability to wake up murder victims to ask them how they died and whodunit. Ned touches the victim, they have one minute to chat, then he touches them again so they go back to being dead. However, this all changes when one murder victim turns out to be his childhood crush and first kiss. He touches her to ask what happened, but can't bring himself to touch her to make her die again. So he saves her. But this opens up a whole new can of worms as they may care for each other, they can never have physical contact again.

The show follows their relationship and the P.I. cases each week. While it may sound like any old crime drama, its quirky dialogue, unique tone, and colorful palate make it a one of a kind show. I'm sad we didn't get to see more of this world!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Matt Damon Does Matthew McConaughey

This video isn't as scandalous as the title suggests. Sadly.



Yet another reason to love Matt Damon. His impression is really good, and I feel like he nails down his persona as well as his voice. But then again, how hard is it to mimic McConaughy's schtick?

Chuck's Jeffster vs. Halo: Reach

Last season ended with Jeff and Lester on the lamb, suspected of blowing up the Buy More. While I'm not sure how big their roles will be in Season 4, they do have their own web series for the time being. It follows Jeffster on the run, but risking it all to get their hands on the new Halo game, Halo: Reach.

While it serves as an extended Halo: Reach commercial, I'm not bothered as long as it's entertaining and true to the characters. IGN announced the series, but you can watch a sneak peak of the web series below.


Disney's Tangled is Seeing Double (Rainbows)



Yet another Double Rainbow inspired commercial. I think Microsoft pulled it off better, being more timely and more on point with the tie in. This doesn't really make sense with the tone and theme of the film. Nice try, Disney. But you're trying too hard to be hip.

[/Film]

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Glee: New Promo



This new promo shows off a bit of the big guest stars this season - John Stamos and Charice - and Ken Tanaka's replacement, the Bieste. I hadn't heard of this character, but I am excited to see how Will and Sue being "frenemies" works out!

[Zap2it]

Fall TV Premiere Schedule

The fall TV season is only a few weeks away from fully gearing up, but some shows are premiering this week!  I'm looking forward to The Vampire Diaries on Wednesday and may check out Nikita since nothing else will have started by then. I'll be posting my schedule of the shows that I will be watching soon. I can already tell my DVR is going to overloaded!

Here's a full list of premiere dates from now through early October (ABC's "Body of Proof" and "Secret Millionaire" don't have premiere dates yet, and "V" is set to debut sometime in November):

Sept. 7
"Sons of Anarchy" (10 p.m., FX)

Sept. 8
"America's Next Top Model" (8 p.m., CW)
"Hellcats" (9 p.m., CW)
"Terriers" (10 p.m., FX)

Sept. 9
"Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., CW)
"Nikita" (9 p.m., CW)

Sept. 11
"Cops" (8 p.m., FOX)
"America's Most Wanted" (9 p.m., FOX)

Sept. 12
"Football Night in America" (7 p.m., NBC)

Sept. 13
"90210" (8 p.m., CW)
"Gossip Girl" (9 p.m., CW)

Sept. 14
"One Tree Hill" (8 p.m., CW)
"Life Unexpected" (9 p.m., CW)
"Parenthood" (10 p.m., NBC)

Sept. 15
"Survivor: Nicaragua" (8 p.m., CBS)
"Outlaw" (previews at 10 p.m., NBC; regular timeslot is Fridays at 10)

Sept. 16
"The Apprentice" (two-hour premiere 9 p.m., NBC, regular timeslot is Thursdays at 10)
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (10 p.m., FX)
"The League" (10:30 p.m., FX)

Sept. 19
"Boardwalk Empire" (9 p.m., HBO)

Sept. 20
"Dancing with the Stars" (8 p.m., ABC)
"How I Met Your Mother" (8 p.m., CBS)
"House" (8 p.m., FOX)
"Chuck" (8 p.m., NBC)
"Rules of Engagement" (8:30 p.m., CBS)
"Two and a Half Men" (9 p.m., CBS)
"Lone Star" (9 p.m., FOX)
"The Event" (9 p.m., NBC)
"Mike & Molly" (9:30 p.m., CBS)
"Hawaii Five-0" (10 p.m., CBS)
"Chase" (10 p.m., NBC)
"Castle" (10 p.m., ABC)

Sept. 21
"NCIS" (8 p.m., CBS)
"Glee" (8 p.m., FOX)
"The Biggest Loser" (8 p.m., NBC)
"NCIS: LA" (9 p.m., CBS)
"Raising Hope" (9 p.m., FOX)
"Running Wilde" (9:30 p.m., FOX)
"Detroit 1-8-7" (10 p.m., ABC)

Sept. 22
"The Middle" (8 p.m., ABC)
"Hell's Kitchen" (8 p.m., FOX)
"Undercovers" (8 p.m., NBC)
"Better With You" (8:30 p.m., ABC)
"Modern Family" (9 p.m., ABC)
"Criminal Minds" (9 p.m., CBS)
"Law & Order: SVU" (9 p.m., NBC)
"Cougar Town" (9:30 p.m., ABC)
"The Whole Truth" (10 p.m., ABC)
"The Defenders" (10 p.m., CBS)

Sept. 23
"The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS)
"Bones" (8 p.m., FOX)
"Community" (8 p.m., NBC)
"My Generation" (8 p.m., ABC)
"(Shit) My Dad Says" (8:30 p.m., CBS)
"30 Rock" (8:30 p.m., NBC)
"Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC)
"CSI" (9 p.m., CBS)
"Fringe" (9 p.m., FOX)
"The Office" (9 p.m., NBC)
"Outsourced" (9:30 p.m., NBC)
"Private Practice" (10 p.m., ABC)
"The Mentalist" (10 p.m., CBS)


Sept. 24
"Medium" (8 p.m., CBS)
"Smallville" (8 p.m., CW)
"Dateline NBC" (8 p.m., NBC)
"CSI: NY" (9 p.m., CBS)
"Supernatural" (9 p.m., CW)
"The Good Guys" (9 p.m., FOX)
"20/20" (10 p.m., ABC)
"Blue Bloods" (10 p.m., CBS)

Sept. 25
"48 Hours Mystery" (10 p.m., Ch. 2)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 11:30 p.m.)

Sept. 26
"America's Funniest Home Videos" (7 p.m., ABC)
"60 Minutes" (7:30 p.m., CBS, usual timeslot is 7, depending on football)
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (8 p.m., ABC)
"The Simpsons" (8 p.m., FOX)
"The Amazing Race" (8:30 p.m., CBS, usual timeslot is 8, depending on football)
"The Cleveland Show" (8:30 p.m., FOX)
"Desperate Housewives" (9 p.m., ABC)
"Family Guy" (9 p.m., FOX)
"Dexter" (9 p.m., SHO)
"Brothers & Sisters" (10 p.m., ABC)
"Undercover Boss" (10 p.m., CBS, usual timeslot is 9, depending on football)
"Bored to Death" (10 p.m., HBO)
"Eastbound & Down" (10:30 p.m., HBO)


Sept. 28
"No Ordinary Family" (8 p.m., ABC)
"Stargate Universe" (9 p.m., Syfy)
"The Good Wife" (10 p.m., CBS)
"Sanctuary" (10 p.m., Syfy)

Sept. 29
"Law & Order: Los Angeles" (10 p.m., NBC)

Oct. 1
"Human Target" (8 p.m., FOX)

Oct. 3
"American Dad" (9:30 p.m., FOX)
"CSI: Miami" (10 p.m., CBS)

[What Alan's Watching]

Monday, September 6, 2010

Music Monday: Fuck You by Lily Allen

With all the buzz around the new Cee-Lo track "Fuck You", I'm just reminded of this Lily Allen song. While Cee-Lo has the buzz and radio play, I love the light melody of this song better.



Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Netflix Watch Instant: Black Dynamite

Netflix is becoming the "best bang for your buck" utility in my house. With 3 non-traditionally employed individuals, we have a lot of down time at home and while day time TV is enjoyable to some, I've decided to use my time to watch some of the quality programming available on Netflix Watch Instant. I'll try to make this regular column, since I plan on watching a good amount in the coming months.

So for the first installment, I watched Black Dynamite and had an absolute blast. Netflix describes it as follows:
Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is the only one strong enough and brave enough to take on the baddies who murdered his brother. What's the former CIA agent to do? Expose a conspiracy that leads straight to the White House. Providing plenty of hilarity and sexy, slick action, Scott Sanders directs this homage to classic 1970s blaxploitation flicks. Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Arsenio Hall also star.
You can also watch the trailer:


I haven't seen many blaxploitation flicks, but based off those I have seen this was a great throwback that played with the norms of the genre. While having a message about black power, it doesn't take the serious road of slavery or oppression, but rather a hilarious off-the-wall take on alcohol taking away one of the powers the black male community. While it didn't have a smug tone that some postmodern films take, it definitely knew when to wink.

They did a fantastic job of capturing the look and feel of 1970s cinema, even casting people that the average movie-going public wouldn't recognize from previous work. There was only one cast member that I knew from before the film, and her appearance was slightly jarring. Before she showed up, I could have very well been watching an unknown film from the 70s.

At just under an hour and half, it's a great way to avoid the waning summer heat.

Introducing: R.A.K. - Random Ass Kids

My brother and his friends formed a rap group and have started posting their jams on YouTube. I've embedded one of their songs below. Give it a listen, and if you like it you can become a fan on Facebook.

The Walking Dead: New Trailer

We're still nearly 2 months away from the premiere, but The Walking Dead has released another new trailer. Watch it below and be sure to tune in to the premiere on Halloween.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Keanu Reeves is Immortal

Happy Friday! While you're enjoying your long weekend, mull over Keanu Reeves always youthful appearance and what it could really mean once you go through history for support.



FREAKY!

Machete vs. Going The Distance: Which Will You See?

Two very different movies are out this weekend, appealing to entirely different demographics and tastes. Watch the trailers below and let me know which one you're going to check out this weekend!

Machete

With big name talent like Steven Seagal and Robert Di Niro, this throw back to the days of blacksploitation and b-movie action flicks has a higher pedigree than one would expect. Filled with guns, blood, and a healthy helping of sexy ladies barely clothed this is sure to play well to those who enjoyed The Expendables and Piranha 3D.


Going the Distance

While this may seem like an ordinary romantic-comedy (rom-com), the fact that Charlie Day and Jason Sudekis are supporting characters make me thing this will put the Comedy back in that equation more than previous films in this genre. Justin Long and Drew Barrymore may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I feel like this type of love story is becoming more and more common in our technology infused world. I know many people, myself included, that have done the long distance relationship thing with the help of skype and the overall connectedness that the internet and telephone allow. Never before would so many long distance couples be able to thrive like we can today. 

I'm going to try to catch both at some point. Which one will you be seeing? Or will you use this long weekend to catch some great all-day marathons on cable instead? 

Linkulous: RETURNS! Glee, Twilight Zone, and more!

Now that I'm back online on a consistent basis, I can start up my weekly list of interesting links again! Below are a few of the more interesting articles I read this week.

Critic's notebook: One man's trash is another man's 'Glee'

Rod Serling on the Twilight Zone: We failed frequently, but we created more than we imitated

Twitter Breaks Story on Discovery Channel Gunman

25 Great Moments in Text Message History

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy 90210 Day!

I was going to ignore the "holiday" all together since I never watched the original show all that much, but I came across an article that was too good to keep to myself!

Flavorwire examined 90210 and how Mad Men is it's modern, yet retro, take on similar characters. My favorite is the blurb about Pete Campbell and David Silver:

Pete Campbell = David Silver
Pete and David: Young, scrappy, and sometimes too precocious for their own good. Prone to temper tantrums and bad hairstyles, it’s usually these guys’ big mouths that get them into trouble. (Remember the disaster that was David’s “relationship advice” radio show?)
You can read the full article over at Flavorwire: Mad Men Characters and Their 90210 Counterparts

2010 Emmy's: Jimmy Fallon's Born to Run Opener



It's a little late, but NBC finally put up the full opening number with the Glee cast, Kate Gosselin, Nina Dobrev, and Tina Fey. The short segment with Betty White and Jon Hamm is among the best seconds of television this year! The opener was the best part of the show, so if you haven't had a chance to see it yet, now's your chance!

How I Met Your Mother: Season 6 First Promo



The buzz around the next season of How I Met Your Mother is going strong! All signs are pointing to a much improved season after their weakest season yet. With a mysterious wedding hinted at in the clip, I can't wait for it to start!

The Girl at the Video Game Store



Olivia Munn just gets better and better. She was great on Attack of the Show on G4 and I'm excited to see how she fares on Chuck and The Daily Show this season. She knows she's sexy, but isn't ashamed of her nerd background. It's no wonder she's so popular with the fellas!

[via The Tech Guy Chris]

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Windows 7 Loves the Double Rainbow



You know you've made it when you're no longer just an internet meme and have jumped into mainstream media. Smart of Windows 7 to pick up on this so quickly and produce a commercial before it gets even older and overdone.

Glee Season 2: First Promo

We're only 3 weeks away from the premiere of Glee's second season! I'm hoping it will be at the same level as the first 13 episodes, but with all the guest stars and new regulars, it's hard to tell.

We get our first glimpse of the second season with this promo - highlighting NYC, the return of Teri, and maybe even more Quinn/Finn action? Watch it below:



[via Zap2it]

Improv Everywhere: Suit Up for the Beach



Improv Everywhere decided to make the beach a classy affair one day in Coney Island. Watch the video. I'm sure it'll make you smile.