Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Movie Review: The Soloist

I had high hopes for this movie because I love Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr. After seeing it, I had several thoughts:
  • The acting is fabulous - Foxx & Downey Jr were exactly as good as I expected them to be
  • Several parts of it really blew me away with the artistry and beauty of it
  • It was really cool that it was a true story - I didn't know that before seeing it

somehow all of that pieces together into something that I just wasn't really crazy about. So I'd give parts of it a great review, but the movie as a whole would maybe get a C rating. Not great. Definitely very disappointing.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Favorite Friend Quote of the Day

[I had a girls movie night at my house last night and we watched Step Up 2 and High School Musical 3. My friend Katie just couldn't get over how cute Zac Efron is. Then she said this...]

"I love it when he eats."

The picture is also just for her.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TV News!!

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Austin Nichols has signed on for Season 7 of One Tree Hill! He signed a 2-year contract, so if there is a Season 8 - which at this point I kinda hope there won't be - he'll be back for that, too.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh is going to be in the new season of Weeds that starts in June. She plays Nancy Botwin's older sister.

Adam Scott and Zak Orth have been added to the cast of the new HBO show "The Wonderful Maladys" starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

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Times Online has made a list of the 50 Best US TV Shows. I don't really agree because Buffy isn't on there and Friends isn't on there, but stuff like Sex and the City is so it can't be current shows. I don't know how I feel about it.

Quote for the Day

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this."
-Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Movies I'm Excited About...

These are all the movies I'm looking forward to from now through the summer. I may add to this list later! Click the links for the website & trailer!

Jason Castro working on a CD

Jason Castro is working with Kara DioGuardi on his album. He just got a record deal! I know it's weird, but I'm actually excited about this!

No Buffy Movie...

So sad. Joss Whedon said it's a no-go right now.

"Not gonna happen. Until I gather the press and make a public announcement myself that it's going to happen, never believe anything."
-Joss Whedon

Quote for the Day

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."
Jack Kerouac

Monday, April 20, 2009

DVD Releases 4/21/2009

Most excited about: Frost/Nixon
(I want Lewis to watch it)

Also being released:
The Wrestler

Quote for the Day

"Look, I just need someone to be nice to me for five minutes."
—Ghost World

Friday, April 17, 2009

17 Again: Zac Efron & Matthew Perry

Quote for the Day

Sometimes skulls are thick.
Sometimes hearts are vacant.
Sometimes words don’t work.
-James Frey

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Theater Release 4/17/2009

Most excited about:

I'm Tired Of...

I think these bracelets are really great! They're $10 and for every bracelet you buy, they donate $5 to a charity relating to the cause you choose. The causes relate to: autism, animal cruelty, breast cancer, global warming, cancer, the economy, world hunger, alzheimer's, child abuse, diabetes and more. Buy one here!!

Lower Your Cholesterol

Check out EcoSalon for tips and advice, but here's the short list!

Olive Oil
Brown Rice
Sunflower Seeds
Whole Grains

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Movie News

Michael Cera & his gf Charlyne Yi have a movie coming out in August called Paper Hearts. I'm sort-of interested, but more interested in the fact that I just found out that the two of them are dating.

There is a Behind-the-Scenes featurette of 500 Days of Summer on TrailerAddict. I'm really excited about this one!!

Drew Barrymore's is working on producing a 3rd Charlie's Angels movie! The 2nd one didn't do well in the box office, so everyone seems to be confused about why they would try a 3rd, but they're going to add a 4th angel - possibly Penelope Cruz or Rihanna. Interesting...

Top 10 Shows in Danger

In case you're interested, has listed the Top 10 shows that could be in danger of cancellation...

1. Chuck
2. Dollhouse
3. Reaper
4. Castle
5. Kings
6. My Name is Earl
7. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
8. In the Motherhood
9. Knight Rider
10. Without a Trace / Cold Case

I don't watch any of these. Do you?

Fast & Furious 5!?!?

Have you seen Fast & Furious yet? I've actually seen it twice now. I loved it!

Paul Walker has confirmed that they are working on a 5th installment based in Brazil. Walker says that due to the success of this movie (It was the #1 movie in America last week!), he & Vin Diesel will both be back for a 5th.

I'm excited about it!! I don't care if they make a million of them. I'll watch them. I've seen them all so far and loved them!!

Quote for the Day

I had a great really funny quote that I found here and then I didn't post it because I didn't want anybody to get mad at me.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

20 Memorable Mall Scenes

Of course Buffy is on the list - but it's the movie version. Ick.

Also on the list:
The OC
Mean Girls
Saved By the Bell

James Marsters & Son

I just think this is adorable. James Marsters (Spike from Buffy) has a new YouTube channel of him & his son. They're just cute!

James can be seen in the new Dragonball: Evolution movie!

SMG is Pregnant!!!!

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SMG is pregnant!!! Yay!!!

Quote for the Day

Well I looked my demons in the eye,
Laid bare my chest said ‘do your best destroy me’
See I’ve been to hell and back so many times,
I must admit you kinda bore me.
-Ray LaMontagne

(This is one of my favorite lyrics from one of his songs, Empty)

Monday, April 13, 2009

DVD Releases 4/14/2009

Most excited about:
The Reader

Also being released:
The Spirit

Ellen Degeneres this week (4/13-4/17)

Patricia Arquette
Megan Joy
Rascal Flatts

Jenny McCarthy
Natasha Bedingfield

Zac Efron
Demi Lovato

Jessica Lange
Jesse McCartney & Ludacris

Drew Barrymore
Barry Watson
Pussycat Dolls

2 new trailers for movies I want to see!!

The Ugly Truth

Public Enemies

PostSecret 4/12/2009

Quote for the Day

"If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it."
-Ray Bradbury

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Movie Link List

Vanity Fair has pictures of the cast of Inglourious Basterds

Christian Bale has now been attached to the new movie Prisoners with Mark Wahlberg. They're looking for financing, but so far it has Wahlberg, Bale and Bryan Singer (Superman Returns, X-Men, X2) as Director.

Men in Black 3 is definitely happening - Will Smith and Tommie Lee Jones will be in it.

Rhys Ifans has been cast as Xeno Lovegood in the final Harry Potter movies.

Russell Brand & Emily Blunt will star in the spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Vatican may call for a boycott of Angels & Demons

Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro and Jim Carrey have been cast in The Three Stooges movie

Jennifer Aniston is working on her new movie, The Baster

(All images from the sources listed)

Quotes for the Day

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they might have been.”
-William Hazlitt

"There are better things ahead than any we leave behind."
-C.S. Lewis

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fancy Jeans

So 7 for all mankind are pretty much my favorite jeans. I also want a pair of Grass Jeans (see below). I'm making money now with my blog and I've decided that my blog will fund my fancy jeans. At least for right now.

woo hoo!!

Favorite Friend Quote of the Day

"I would pay to kick Anoop in the nuts."

Theater Releases 4/10/2009

Most excited about: Observe and Report

Also being released:
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Dragonball: Evolution
(Can I just add that I kinda want to see Dragonball because it has James Marsters from Buffy in it?)

Eco-Friendly Links

Two new iPhone apps for eco-friendly iPhone users! One plants a tree for every user that purchases the app. The other helps you find local foods in your area!

10 animals that will be extinct within your lifetime - Slideshow

7 foods banned in Europe still available in the US - genetically modified foods, pesticides in your food, bovine growth hormone, chlorinated chickens, food contact chemicals, Stevia sweetener, and food dyes

Raising environmentally conscious kids

(All images from the sites listed)

Quote for the Day

"Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life."
-Mary Manin Morrissey

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

17 Again Interviews

I am ridiculously excited about 17 Again. It's sort-of embarrassing. I love Matthew Perry and if he was the only one in it that I liked, I would be seeing it no matter what, BUT add Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Leslie Mann and Hunter Parrish and I may just totally freak out like a 12 year old.

Watch these interviews!
Matthew Perry:

Zac Efron:

Leslie Mann:

Hunter Parrish:

Twilight News

Reuters talks to Robert Pattinson about New Moon

New pictures of Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner on the set of New Moon.

Kristen Stewart & her boyfriend pictured in Vancouver. Aw.

Robert Pattinson is in a new MTV film called How to Be - you can pre-order the soundtrack from Amazon. Rob has a song on the soundtrack. I'll probably buy it.

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