Friday, July 29, 2011

SYTYCD Season 8 Highlight: Tadd's Top 8 Solo

While I was surprised to see Tadd in the bottom two guys this week, it was totally worth it for this solo! I can't believe the strength he has to do those leg moves while holding himself sideways on the post. Just watch it already and be amazed!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SYTYCD Season 8: Top 8 Perform

Tonight, Lady Gaga joins the judging table, as well as PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4 director Rob Marshall. The Top 8 take the stage with All-Stars, but also partner up with each other to bringing some "dances of death" along with one routine that may just be my favorite of the season.

Read about all the routines and who I think will be going home tomorrow after the break.

SDCC: Sunday Recap, including The Cleveland Show and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

By Kevin Taylor

Just like that, it was Sunday, the last day of Comic Con. Crazy how fast it went. Kristal and I got on the floor early to grab a few items to remember the weekend. I got a couple of shirts, one of wario riding a go kart that says "I beat your mom at Mario Kart." The other one had pictures of some of Link's favorite weapons from Ocarina of Time, with the writing "Don't Make Me Go Zelda On You." Awesomeness.
Other purchases included Kristal's Angry Birds shirt that says "Drop Birds Not Bombs" and a pillow of the Facebook "Like" button. After that, we headed on over to Hall H to catch the Always Sunny Panel.

The Cleveland Show: Before we could enjoy the Sunny madness, we had to endure The Cleveland Show panel. They showed a scene from a previous episode that took place at Comic Con, which was kinda funny I guess. After that, they showed concept art of a Die Hard themed episode, "Die Semi-Hard." While I may not be a big Cleveland Show Fan, I do love Die Hard, and this episode actually looked half way decent. I will try to make sure to check it out, but if I don't catch it, I won't be heartbroken.

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia: This was one of the panels that I was most excited for coming into Comic Con. Last year, they showed a full episode from the upcoming season, and they did the same thing this year, showing "Frank's Pretty Woman." As always, it was hilarious, and will definitely be one to watch out for. The "b plot" revolved around Mac, who in case you haven't heard, put on about 50 pounds of fat for this season, making him "fat mac." While the cast claims it was for the show, Kristal thinks that he put on baby weight, since his wife, Caitlin Olsen, or Sweet Dee on the show, was pregnant this past year. Either way, it was hilarious.

After the episode, the cast came out dressed up in their Nightman Cometh outfits, and answered a few questions. In a perfect ending, the guy who was given the last question asked for them to do a rendition of the "Dayman" song. The whole crowd and the cast sang the song, putting a perfect ending to a fantastic Comic Con!!

While that covers all the days of Comic-Con, stay tuned as Kristal will be posting her exclusive interviews and press coverage here and on

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SDCC: Saturday Panel Recap, from SNOW WHITE to Kevin Smith

By Kevin Taylor

Saturday was a quiet day for me at Comic Con. The big stuff happened on Friday, and there wasn't much to be done on Saturday. Here are the panels that I saw in Hall H.

Snow White and the Huntsmen: This was an interesting panel as there really wasn't much to talk about. They hadn't shot any footage yet, so they mostly talked about what was to come rather then what had already happened. They did show some pretty cool pictures of all of the main actors in their costumes. Overall, this movie will probably be remembered for being the first major motion picture for Kristen Stewart post this twlight crap lol. And Charlize Theron looks like a pretty badass queen.

Read more about the panels and see a great video from Hall H after the break.

SDCC: TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL's Alan Tudyck and Tyler Labine chat with me for Gordon and the Whale

If you're reading this blog, you already know I'm a big Joss Whedon, and therefore Firefly fan. So when I got the opportunity to interview Alan Tudyck (aka Wash) for his new feature TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL, you can bet I wasn't going to miss it. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

SDCC: Ryan Gosling knows how to do one thing...DRIVE

This explosive film starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver, alongside Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, and directed by Nicolas Refn was the belle of the ball at Cannes. Hopefully after their Comic-Con panel, they can reach a broader audience.

Check out the red band trailer here:

You can read a full recap of the DRIVE and DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK panel on Gordon and the Whale. 

SDCC: Check out my EXCLUSIVE interview with The Viscious Brothers

At Comic-Con I got the chance to sit down with a couple young filmmakers, who were their promoting their "found footage" horror film GRAVE ENCOUNTERS.

Watch the trailer to see what happens when a ghost hunting reality show team actually find what they're looking for:

Check my full interview with the 25 year old, self-taught filmmakers on Gordon and the Whale. 

SDCC: KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM looks absolutely hilarious

I checked out the panel at Comic-Con this year and the trailer was so hilarious that it just deserves its own post. Watch it now!

For a full recap of their panel and the press conference I attended, check out my post on Gordon and the Whale.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

SDCC: IN TIME one of the best surprises of Comic-Con so far

I wasn't really sure what to expect of IN TIME, but their comic-con trailer really piqued my interest. Check out the trailer:

You can read more about it in my Gordon and the Whale post here.

SDCC: Friday Panel Recap, including everything from THE RAVEN to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

By Kevin Taylor

After I heard about the absurd lines that were developing at Ballroom 20 due to the True Blood panel, I decided to spend my day at Hall H. There were a handful of movies there, and a few that I am very excited about. Lets check it out.

The Raven:
I walked in during the middle of this panel, but from what I saw it actually looked pretty cool. The movie has John Cusack portraying Edgar Allen Poe in the last five days of Poe's life. The story revolves around a series of murders that are loosely based on some of Poe's most famous poems. The look and vibe reminded me alot of Sweeney Todd and Sleepy Hollow, and it will definitely be one to keep an eye on next year, coming out March 9, 2012.


Steven Soderbergh and his crew of secret agent killers were next to take the stage in Haywire, a movie that stars mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano as essentially a female Jason Bourne. The cast is packed, including Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Michael Douglas, and Bill Paxton, amongst others. There were some pretty awesome action scenes, and overall seems like it will be good for a few awesome fight scenes, though I don't know if it will be much else then that. I'll be happy to me proven wrong though!

Underworld 4:
This panel didn't present much interest to me, as I haven't seen any of the first three. However, it was shot in 3-d, and looked like it had some great action. I can only assume that anyone who enjoyed the first three will love this one as well.

See more after the break!

Friday, July 22, 2011

SDCC: Who Will Win The Ultimate Battle? Vampires vs Zombies!

By Kevin Taylor

Ultimate Warrior is one of those shows that in theory I should love. Its got crazy tests, heated battles, famous figures, all of that, yet I've never been able to get into it. However, when I found out they were doing a panel called: Deadliest Warrior Zombies Vs Vampires, I simply couldn't pass it up. While they didn't show the whole episode like I was hoping, it was still an awesome hour of entertainment.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

FIRST TRAILER: The Amazing Spider-Man

Now, I love the first SPIDER-MAN and was a little miffed that they're "rebooting" it so soon, but this trailer looks pretty sweet to me!

Are you excited for this reboot?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Field of Dreams 2: The Solution for the NFL Lockout

With all the hub-bub over the impending NFL Lockout, I'm surprised someone hasn't built their own "field of dreams" already. Watch this great Funny or Die short starring Taylor Lautner, with tons of great cameos from athletes to people from the original FIELD OF DREAMS.

Catch the video after the break, and let me know your favorite cameo in the comments!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SYTYCD Season 8: Top 12 Perform

Tonight the judges panel is filled with Jesse Tyler Fergeson (Mitchell on Modern Family), who has an extensive background in Broadway, and one of my favorite choreographers Sonya Tayeh. With only 6 couples left, they'll all be performing two routines so this night is packed to the brim with dancing. Love it!

We're so close to the Top 10 and there are more than few couples I didn't imagine would make it this far. I'm sure you can guess I'm thinking of Ryan and Jess. Their respective partners are great, but I definitely didn't see these two in my Top 10. This is the last chance for America to make my dream Top 10 a reality! The other couple I didn't expect to see this far in is Caitlynn and Mitchell. They have been a fantastic surprise duo! They not only pull off the dancing well, but they have amazing chemistry as partners and even pull of the romantic stories well. (Which I didn't quite expect from someone as flamboyant as Mitchell, that just proves how talented at performing and diving into his character he is.)

Now, on to the dancing!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Reminder: Eureka and Alphas Premiere Tonight on Syfy!

I haven't had much time to talk about the new summer TV shows I'm excited about, but the premieres are already here! Eureka returns tonight at 8pm with season 4.5, which will include a guest arc from geek queen Felicia Day. It'll be followed later by the series premiere of Alphas. Don't know what Alphas is all about?

Check the official synposis from

Music Monday: (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Going to Marry by Darlene Young

So this weekend I tried on wedding dresses!! In honor of all the wedding stuff going on, I figured it'd be a good time for this golden oldie by Darlene Young. I remember listening to this on K-Earth 101 as a kid and it would get stuck in my head for days. It was also perfectly used in FATHER OF THE BRIDE, a movie I have to watch if it comes on TV.

Catch the song after the break!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Funny: Cat Lady Remix

Happy Friday! Sorry for the lack of posts this week, it's been pretty crazy at work and the holiday got in the way too. Next week, I'll figure out a new Wednesday post to replace the Good Deals. I'll still have good deals on Twitter and Facebook, but I won't be blogging about it regularly anymore now that the Amazon Associates program doesn't apply in California.

Enjoy this rocking tune from the Autotune the News guys:

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SYTYCD Season 8: Top 14 Perform

This week Travis Wall and Carmen Electra join the judging table. While Travis makes complete sense, Carmen Electra doesn' she going to critique their stripper abilities? After her intro, she does have a bit of dance credibility - she majored in ballet and performance arts, danced with Prince and won Miss Dance Ohio. I didn't even know there was such a thing!

Justin Gilles Guy's Contemporary Routine
Song: Prague by Damien Rice
Chris, in the back far right, was really off for one small section of the routine and that really threw off the whole aesthetic. I liked the slow introductions to each guy and how each piece was a bit separate but then came together to up the emotion.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Holiday Weekend TV Marathons Abound: Watch Firefly, Arrested Development and more!

One of the best things about holiday weekends is all the options when it comes to TV Marathons. It's summer, it's hot, and sometimes all you want to do is vege out on the couch with a nice cold beverage and the A/C blasting. Check out my favorite marathons happening this weekend after the break!