Saturday, December 25, 2010

Because it's fun!



I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that Santa was generous!

Merry Christmas from Jed and Mo



Do yourself a favor and get Jed Whedon's album. It's faaaaaaaaaantastic.

I miss Dollhouse.

More from Jimmy Fallon


 Happy Merry Everyone !

Jimmy is my hero. I'd actually consider moving to New York if I could work on his show. So, 11 years later Jimmy Fallon is still the only person who could get me to want to live there.

Friday, December 24, 2010

And the updated version

With a little help from Julian Casablancas and The Roots:


I Wish It Was Christmas Today from denisedahlin on Vimeo.

Old school



Not one of these men has any rhythm. I love it.

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas Eve from one nerd to another.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas from Maru

This is Maru. The most awesome cat ever.



Merry Christmas!

And a cloak of invisibility!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tis the season

This is what Christmas is actually about. It's nice to know there are still thoughtful, sweet people like this in the world.

Happy Holidays, You Bastard



And happy holidays to you.

A peek at some new Patrick Stump music

Hurry up and release your album, Patrick! I want it!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Look closely.





That's Renee Zellweger...but she looks like she's morphing into Nicole Kidman. Or Nicole Kidman is morphing into Renee Zellweger. Either way, they've both done too much shit to their faces.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Paul trailer

All I want for Christmas is more Simon Pegg in my life.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mildred Pierce teaser



I love everything Kate Winslet chooses to be. She just never makes stupid choices. Even if the movie isn't a runaway hit as expected - like Revolutionary Road - the roles she chooses are always incredible. I guess HBO is giving me more reasons to keep it.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New OK GO video.

Awesome and infinitely creative, as usual.


Last Leaf

OK Go | Myspace Music Videos

Monday, November 8, 2010

Last night trailer



It'll be interesting to see Sam Worthington in something other than an action movie, to see if he actually can act. He was so good in Terminator: Salvation, but he lost all credit with me after Avatar and Clash of the Titans.

I do adore Kiera Knightley though. Where has she been hiding?

Just Go With It trailer



This is kind of reminding me of what I used to love about Adam Sandler. Like, maybe this movie is closer to The Wedding Singer or 50 First Dates than to Grown Ups or (ugh) Funny People.

Too bad the title of the movie is terrible.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

EPIC.


CAN'T WAIT! And now that the boyfriend has finished the series, I might be able to convince him to go see it with me (it does come out on our anniversary, after all).

Next up: The Wizarding World. We can coincide it with visiting our mothers. Win/win.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Gilfinator

I don't know what this web series is, but it's up on NBC's site and it's got Zach Gilford in this episode. In a super hero costume. With his own face on it.



Zach's also going to be in Shonda Rhimes' new show this fall. He was great in the episode of Grey's that he did (but duh, of course he was!), so I'm sure he'll be great in her new one...as long as it's not horrible like Private Practice is.

Eleven!


Yes, I know, I wasn't looking forward to this new, younger Doctor on Doctor Who. I often referred to it as Doctor Who 90210 before the new season aired. Part of that was just my perception on how Matt Smith looked as the Doctor, and how young Karen Gillan looked as the companion.

And then I saw the first episode of the new season and was won over within, I'd say, 2 minutes. Matt Smith is fabulous. Possibly better than my beloved David Tennant (which my friend Michelle already called blasphemy on me for). His superiority to the Doctors who preceded him remains to be seen, but I'm happy to hear Matt will have the chance to win us all over and make us love him at least through 2013.

In addition to Matt Smith, I have enjoyed the new companion Amy Pond, even though I think she's a little bratty. There hasn't been a companion I've liked anywhere near as much as I like Rose Tyler (and I'm still holding out for a possible Rose Tyler appearance because why not?). I didn't love Amy's boyfriend Rory at first, but over the course of the season he became my second favorite companion (after Rose). Rory is the boy who waited, and he deserves his place in the TARDIS.

And finally, is there anyone cooler than River Song? With Matt Smith's being contracted for a while, I'm hoping we'll get much, much more back story and explanation on River. Who she is and how she met the Doctor and what exactly their relationship is. I'm still betting on future wife.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I hate True Blood

Look, I gave it a fair shot. Three, in fact. I tried to read the books, which were fucking awful; I watched the entire first season, which was fucking awful; and then I gave season 2 a shot after my friend Darnell asked me to several times, and you know what? It was still fucking awful. Sure, it's campy and over the top on purpose, but goddamn it I don't care! It's also NOT GOOD. I sincerely don't understand why so many people love it.

And whoever made this video seems to agree with me.




*Speaking of Deadwood, I'll be starting that in about 2 weeks. I just have to finish Undeclared first.

Friday, August 20, 2010

PSA: You should be watching Sons of Anarchy

You hear about how great Mad Men and Breaking Bad are all year long when they're not on the air, and incessantly when they are, and that's the kind of treatment Sons of Anarchy should be getting. It started out a little rough, as some shows are known to do, but by the third or fourth episode it had gotten its footing and barreled on to fucking awesome from there on out. Every single actor on the show from the regulars on down to the guest stars are fantastic, and no one more than Ms. Katey Sagal up there. You will forget she was ever big-haired, whiny Peg Bundy as soon as she opens her mouth as Gemma. It's a travesty that she wasn't nominated for an Emmy this year.

Don't let the fact that it's about a motorcycle club scare you. That's kind of what kept me from watching too, but a friend convinced me to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. You've got until September 7th to catch up, which is totally doable. The seasons are only 13 episodes long.

The Year of the Kat



No, really, if you aren't watching this show, you are missing out. It's ridiculously good. Over the course of the first season it got better and better. I seriously can't wait for it to return next month.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Promo

I think they all look skinnier. How that's possible for Ian Somerhalder I'll never know.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Hobbit and Eminem and Megan Fox

Hey, remember when Dom Monaghan was a Hobbit and no one would ever think to cast him as a badass? Times they are a-changin'. Now he gets to hit chicks and break bottles on people and set himself on fire.



This video is awesome, by the way.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Howl trailer



James Franco has had a very productive couple of years. This looks like Oscar material.

The Town Trailer



I, for one, and totally excited about Ben Affleck's next movie. I like that he stars in this one too.

I hope the mail comes early tomorrow


Here's the world's first look at Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. Honestly, I'm pretty worn out on the comic book movies - a Spider-Man REBOOT, Sony? Really? - but I'm on board with anything Ryan Reynolds does. The man can do anything*.


*It's something I've been working convincing my boyfriend of bit by bit, and he's starting to agree. He actually liked Just Friends on the first viewing (it took two for me to really see the humor in it).

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Emmy nominations were announced today.

I could complain about the nominations I don't like, or I could take the positive side and jump up and down in joy over Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton FINALLY getting the nominations they deserve. Now, let's hope they win.

Really? Damn it.


In the last few years, Comic-Con has gone from something only the nerds and sci-fi fans were interested in to an annual pimpfest for all things television and movies. In becoming such, I've grown less interested in it - I hate that kind of overwhelming enclosed crowd of people situation. It was hard enough when I went 4 years ago and we had to deal with 100,000 people. It's so much worse now.

But I digress. Despite my waning interest in going, there are always panels I wish I could just pop in and listen to without having to deal with the waiting in line for hours/thousands of people factor. Last year the panels I most wanted to see was Burn Notice and Caprica. This year, it's JOSS FUCKING WHEDON AND JJ FUCKING ABRAMS TOGETHER. Are you kidding me, Comic-Con? Next time just stab me in the heart.

Double rainbow all the way. Oh my God.



Just try to not have this song stuck in your head. I dare you. (And check out the original video if you haven't seen it. It's hilarious).

Exciting music news!

I didn't know Brandon Flowers even had a solo record coming out (release date: September 14), but based on the first single "Crossfire", I'm going to love it. The song reminds me of something that could've been on Sam's Town, which is encouraging since that's my favorite of The Killer's Albums. A little Springsteen-ish, a little early U2, and that hint of continuing New Wave influence. I can't wait to hear the full album.

Here's the video, also starring Charlize Theron (who needs to be headlining movies again. Where's she been?)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My friends do cool things


Coming soon to a DVD player near you: this movie that my friend Seth produced. Zombies!

OK GO does it again



They will always make the coolest videos.

Craphole Island


Lost may be over, but that doesn't stop people from making really awesome Lost-related things, like this map of The Island.

Click here to see the full sized version.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I really need to see The Roots.



?uestlove of The Roots posted this video of Ice Cube and The Roots performing Straight Outta Compton. It's just as awesome as you'd expect.

Monday, May 31, 2010

It grows on you

At first, I wasn't sure what to make of this cover Nada Surf did of "Enjoy the Silence". They changed it so much it's almost a completely different song. But the more I listen to it, the more I like it.

Hot.


Meet Kristoffer Polaha. He's pretty much the only reason I'm happy that Life Unexpected was renewed.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Now that's a protest song!

Jimmy Fallon wrote a protest song against the BP oil spill. It will get stuck in your head, trust me.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

This is the second awesome Back to the Future thing I've seen this week



The events of November 12th 1955 from both perspectives (both BttF 1 & 2) at the same time. Thanks, Jenni, for posting it on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

More AV Club coolness

This time, it's another one of my favorite bands doing the cover. Here's Motion City Soundtrack doing 'Cut Your Hair' by Pavement.


Motion City Soundtrack covers Pavement

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

These two should have their own show

Here's Titus Welliver and Mark Pelligrino once again doing something awesome and Lost-related. GIVE THEM THEIR ODD COUPLE SPIN OFF, DAMON AND CARLTON! We'll all watch! (Actually, that could be a really funny web-series, if done right).

Sunday, May 16, 2010

One word: EPIC.

This fan-made promo for the Lost finale is better than anything ABC has managed to come up with all season.



I can't believe it's all going to be over next week. :(

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Easy A trailer



It's been a while since there's been a decent teen/high school movie. Since...maybe Mean Girls?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Here comes the Hammer.


So this is why ?uestlove said Sam Rockwell had the best intro ever.

Gaga and Bruce need to tour together


It's Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen and Elton John and Debbie Harry and Sting and Shirley Bassey and they're singing "Don't Stop Believin'" (which Journey should start publicly thanking Glee and karaoke bars for the resurgence of) and it's every bit as amazing as you'd think.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Adjustment Bureau

Holy shit this movie looks awesome.

Connect Four Million

Thank you, Jimmy Kimmel, for being such a huge fan of Lost, and for creating little pieces of brilliance like this:



This made me laugh so hard. It's especially awesome that Mark Pellegrino and Titus Welliver were so game to spoof their characters and the show.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Here's American TV, fucking things up again.


Skins is a brilliant, realistic, gritty show about teens in Bristol, England. It's everything Gossip Girl wishes it could be, because they aren't scared in the UK to swear and be naked in prime time. It's far superior to Gossip Girl, and every teen-centric show here in the US, and should not be replicated on our shores.

And yet, that's exactly what MTV will be doing. It's going to be TERRIBLE, I can guarantee that. I mean, look at the shit MTV regularly puts out: The Hills, Jersey Shore, (I have to admit) The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat II, 16 and Pregnant...do I really need to go on? There's just no way this is going to be as quality a show as the original, and it saddens me that it could overshadow the version that deserves recognition. Just because the US version of The Office was a success doesn't mean that poaching from UK programming is a good idea as a rule. They enjoy our shows over there, and we can watch theirs on BBC America. Can't we just keep it that way?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mind: blown.

No one actually still thinks the Lost writers are making things up as they go along, right? Because look at this:

In Season 2, Michael was given a list of names from Miss Klugh with the instructions to bring them to the leader of The Others, and in exchange he could have Walt, and get off the island.

And these four people, Hugo Reyes, Jack Shephard, Kate Austen and James Ford were brought to Ben.

Now, think about it. We all wondered why these four, and now, just three episodes from the end, they are the four of Jacob's candidates still alive. And until I remembered this, I was convinced that everyone other than Jack and UnLocke were going to die but now...I'm not so sure. The layers on this show, the planning, the mapping out...it's amazing. When Lost is finished, it will truly be the end of an era. I'll be impressed if there is ever a show as good as this one has been, even with Season 2's missteps and that whole Paulo and Nikki debacle.

Holy cute!


Sure, it's got nothing to do with pop culture, but it's a TURTLE ON A LITTLE SKATEBOARD. Your argument is invalid.

Never stop being awesome, Paul Rudd


BRB. Laughing so hard I just spit out my coffee.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Patrick Stump with The Roots from Patrick Stump on Vimeo.



Patrick Stump performed with The Roots on Earth Day in Washington DC. Here's what you need to know about this:

  1. Patrick Stump is a SINGER. His voice is RIDICULOUS. He's a teeny white boy with soul. And might prove in time to have been far too good for Fall Out Boy (he was my favorite thing about them).
  2. Patrick Stump has lost a LOT of weight, cut his hair, and ditched the ever-present hat. These things made me wonder at first if that was actually him in the video until he started singing. He looks fantastic.
  3. THE ROOTS!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Help celebrate National Doodle Day with celebrity doodles!


Doodle by Duff Goldman of Food Network's Ace of Cakes
Since 2007, NF, Inc has been collecting hand-drawn, one-of-a-kind cards from various stars of film, TV, music, and sports in order to raise money for research to find a cure for the genetic nerve disorder. This year we have collected some great ones from Cory Monteith, Kristoffer Polaha, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Tim Conway, Gillian Anderson, Florence Henderson, Matthew Perry, Howie Mandel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kal Penn, Lizzy Caplan, Tim Allen, Gary Cole, Melissa Joan Hart, Nolan Gould, Doris Roberts, Amy Poehler, and Tim Daly (among others!).

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington's Diseasecombined. Funds raised from the Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure. To learn more about NF, please visit www.nfinc.org.


NF, Inc is collecting doodles until May 10th and the auctions begin on May 13 (and ends on the 23rd). All proceeds raised from the auctions will go to their cause. Until then, the exact doodles can be previewed here: www.doodledayusa.org/gallery/v/2010 with more to be added as they come in.



My friend Danielle has been very involved with this project this year, and even helped get some of the celebrity doodles. Please check out the doodles, and the auction once it starts. If you can bid, it's a great charity, and would be very appreciated.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Good commercials are hard to come by

It's rare that I even watch commercials, never mind find one that I like so when I do, I like to make sure other people see them too. This one for New Era with Evan Longoria is fun and funny.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Kids Are Alright trailer



It looks really good and has a great cast. Plus, anything with Mark Ruffalo is worth seeing.

OK, I'm starting to cave.

I haven't been sold on the iPad so much yet, despite my boyfriend's clear desire to have one and many, many of my friends singing its praises. However, watching these videos of cats and dogs playing with them makes me want a cat, a dog and an iPad to amuse them with. And, I suppose, myself as well.



I want to go to there. Again.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Glee cast at the White House

I'll admit, I'm pretty sick of the Glee stuff. The show was inconsistent and sometimes poorly written, and yet everyone's acting like it's the best and most innovative TV show to ever exist. The cast is EVERYWHERE, obnoxiously everywhere. It was nominated for awards it isn't even remotely deserving of (the acting ones especially). It's just too much too soon.

However, when it comes down to it, I do like the show enough to keep up with what's going on with it, and I'm optimistic about its return next week. My (hopefully correct) theory is that Ryan Murphy and co. didn't know whether they'd get that back nine pick up from Fox (and why would they be optimistic when Fox is notorious for not sticking with shows?) so they crammed every idea they had into those 13 guaranteed eps. It would explain the ridiculous fake pregnancy; Quinn's back and forth with Finn and Puck; the terribly inconsistent and often out of character things they had Mr. Schuster, Kurt and Mercedes doing; the horribly over-the-top-ness of Sue Sylvester mixed with here and there moments of humanity; the hiring of Terri as the school nurse, which directly led to the entire Glee Club being on over the counter speed; the absolutely retarded idea that having a former student - former as in graduated in the early 90's - sign up as a student and rejoin the Glee Club in order to win...something, just so they could have Kristen Chenoweth on the show; Emma's absolutely stupid engagement to someone she's clearly disgusted by; Rachel and Puck's one-episode romance; all of these things, and more, crammed into 13 episodes would under normal circumstances turn me away very, very quickly. What saved the show, for me, was the music, despite the horrible over-production of it. If they can get the storylines on a more even and believable keel, if the actors - especially Lea Michele - stop over acting like theater actors, and the song production starts to be more organic, I think the show could be as good as it thinks it is.

Really sounds like I hate it, huh? I know. I have issues with it. But I swear, I do like the show. Enough to keep tuning in. It's not my favorite, and I'm not rushing out to buy the soundtracks or getting tickets to the live shows, but I like it. And in defense of it, I'd heard that their performance at the White House today was absolutely terrible. That Cory Monteith especially sounded awful, and that Lea Michele should be better live than she was. So I was expecting exactly that when I watched this video, only to find that they weren't that bad at all, but that the sound quality from the stage was absolutely horrible. Mics going in and out, etc. It was better when I clicked on the live link this morning and watched part of the Yo Gabba Gabba performance.

This thing the AV Club is doing is pretty fantastic

They made a list of songs they wanted to hear covered, and then one by one bands go into their studio and pick one of the (remaining) songs. The most recent cover is an Archers of Loaf song, done by none other than one of my favorite bands in the entire world, Alkaline Trio.

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Check out the previous two installments. Both are great. I'm looking forward to the next 22.

Baseball's back!


This little kid, who did a version of Herb Brooks' "Miracle" speech before the first pitch at Opening Day yesterday, was amazing. So funny.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Fandom collide!


As great as this is, I wish they'd managed to get more of the cast in there. I miss Dominic Monaghan! Still, it's pretty great.

You've got to be kidding me.



Lee Pace needs to have a movie career. He's gorgeous, tall, talented, gorgeous. This isn't the type of movie career he needs. William H. Macy is waaaay too good for this crap. And what the fuck is going on with the Wilson brothers? Between Owen doing this and Luke doing the AT&T commercials, their careers are edging closer to has-been.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Who preview



I've tried to resist, but I knew deep down I wasn't really resisting. Doctor Who is far too fun to give up just because I loved David Tennant so much as The Doctor.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Switch trailer


I'm a big fan of Jennifer Aniston - I mean, seriously, I'm a fan of all six of the former Friends, no matter what - but I really wish she'd make a decent movie. I don't know what the problem is. She's funny, she's pretty, she's basically perfect for rom-coms, so why is it that every one that she picks seems...terrible? Though, I have to hold out hope that maybe the trailer is the problem on this one (and maybe the title, though it's better than "The Baster", which was its original title) because the rest of the cast is stellar. Jason Bateman makes very good choices most of the time, Juliette Lewis has been great in supporting roles lately, Jeff Goldblum is forever awesome, and Patrick Wilson is wonderful.

Maybe what it is is that Jennifer Aniston is better on TV than in the movies.

Eat Pray Love trailer


Oh, James Franco...may you never stop surprising me. I don't like Julia Roberts, but I'll probably see this on DVD.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ugh. What a shame.


Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and who recently dated a good friend of mine for a second) was arrested last night in Venice, California. He was drunkenly causing a commotion, took a swing at the cops and then was tasered!

Unfortunately, I think this is Nicky hitting rock bottom. Based on what I've been told about him, this is an ongoing problem, so I hope this leads to him actually getting the help he clearly needs. I wish him the best of luck, and hopefully an upswing in his career once he's better!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Welcome back, Shia


Once again Shia LaBeouf looks smokin' on the cover of GQ.

Monday, March 15, 2010

James Franco continues to amaze


This year, James Franco has made some interesting choices with his career, all of which seem to have worked to his benefit. There was the General Hospital gig, twice hosting SNL, guest starring on 30 Rock as himself (and in love with a pillow) and filming the biopic Howl, which looks like it'll be fantastic.

And now I find out he also shot a documentary about SNL, which is getting great reviews from SXSW. It seems that you can be unorthodox with your career choices if you're a good enough actor to pull it all off. Kudos, James.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

That dress is...wow.

WHOA. Hilary Swank not only looks super hot, she looks like Tricia Helfer! Which is something I never would've thought before, but maybe they should be cast as sisters in something.

Super cute!

Did you notice that the beading on Carey Mulligan's dress are little scissors and knives and forks and stuff? That's awesome.

Disney Princess Mean Girls parody


Awesome.

Monday, March 8, 2010

And the bad. Oh boy.

To be fair, there weren't really any fashion disasters. These dresses mostly made me go "huh?"

Diane Kruger is known for being a brave fashionista, and last night was no exception. This Chanel was definitely brave. I actually really liked it until I saw the full dress.

I don't know what Nicole Richie's deal is with these muumuu, 70's inspired clothes, but she should cut it out. I've never seen any one of them make her look attractive.

I'm sure I'm in the minority on this one, but I hate this dress. Or, well, I hate the bottom half. The top is pretty and fits her well, but the poofy thing on her hip? I just think it ruins the whole thing.

Oh, Sarah Jessica. As with Diane's dress, I don't care that this is Chanel. Yes, I like the optical illusion of the sash around her neck/strapless-how-is-it-staying-up thing, but the bottom looks like a silk sack. I think we all expected better from her.

Cameron Diaz deserves this one.

Usually Cameron Diaz shows up on red carpets looking a mess. Either the dresses she chooses are ugly, or they don't fit her, or they're wrinkled, or her hair is a disaster. I wish she'd taken better care of her skin, but that's something for another post. This post is about how pretty this Oscar de la Renta dress is on her. Well played, Rachel Zoe. She finally looks glamorous.

Oscars Fashion: The Good

Ok, so the dresses weren't all bad. Underwhelming, yes, but not terrible. I would have liked to see more color out there, but at least it wasn't a sea of black.

My favorite of the night was Amanda Seyfried's Armani Preve, which in this picture actually looks sea foam green rather than just plain white. I love the sculpting, and it fits her like it was made with her in mind. Also, people in the media? Her last name isn't that hard to pronounce. It's SAY-FREED.

Marchesa did it again with Vera Farmiga's gorgeous dress in that gorgeous...what is that - fuchsia? Magenta? Whatever, it's fantastic, and goes so well with her skin color. She's just so pretty anyway - and looks so much like an older version of my friend Jenni, which just makes me like her more, to be honest.

While I do think that Demi Moore looks a bit too skinny now, this Versace dress looks lovely on her. Wish it was a little brighter rather than pale pink, but that seemed to be the trend last night.

I haven't seen Precious (based on the blah blah blah), nor do I plan to, but I adore Gabourey Sidibe based on the interviews I've seen her do, and I love that she's clearly having such a great time being famous. Her interview with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet yesterday was hilarious. I think this Marchesa, especially the color, looks wonderful on her. I can't wait to see The Big C, which she'll be starring in along side Laura Linney. Hopefully it'll be less depressing than the movie she's famous for.

In Style (dot com) says this Versace that Elizabeth Banks wore is lavender in color, but I'm not convinced. It looked gray on TV, and in this picture. I do think it's a pretty dress, but again, in a different color it would have been stunning.


I really love Rachel McAdams' Elie Saab's watercolor-y print dress and she looks just beautiful in it.

And finally, Sandra Bullock's metallic Marchesa, which we debated every time she was on screen over the color. Is it silver? Is it gold? We all knew it would look amazing next to the little gold statue, which is what mattered most.

Oscar fashion was pretty disappointing this year.

I was most excited to see Zoe Saldana's dress based on her choices at every other event, but I was sadly disappointed. The one she wore to the ceremony was a clusterfuck of ideas that individually might've worked, but all together is a mess.

And then this one, that she wore to the 20th Century Fox party is better, but the fade from light to dark/dipped in paint thing is totally out. It's too bad she couldn't have just worn the gorgeous dress she wore at the Golden Globes again.

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Runaways trailer



I dated this guy a long time ago who introduced me to The Runaways, and it was like love at first note. They're just so raw and dirty and 70's punk awesomeness, and were over so quickly. I was nervous when I heard this movie was being made, especially since Dakota Fanning was cast as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart - who I hate - was cast as Joan Jett, but with each new thing I see for it, I'm convinced the casting was perfect. I can't wait to see this movie.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Senses of humor are hotter than sparkling

How happy am I that RPATTZ still has a sense of humor about himself? So happy. Back in the Goblet of Fire days when we all loved his absurdity and opium den of pirate sex, just got laid in the limo way about him, what was really awesome was how he just didn't care about his image, and was humble. It's hard to remember that when you see him being attacked by crazy fans and constantly surrounded by security guards. Here's hoping after the Twilight shit ends, that he gets to amuse us again with his don't give a shit attitude.

ALL NEW Southland, Tonight!



It's so good, you guys. One of the smartest, highest quality shows I've ever watched, and I'm generally not a fan of cop shows. It deserves better than NBC gave it, and so much more than we're getting on TNT. PLEASE WATCH, and hopefully TNT will keep it for a third season, if not even more.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I call her Red.


You can just imagine that this is what Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano would look like 15 years later. I don't know if Claire Danes and Jared Leto have seen each other in the last 15 years, but this is the first time they've been photographed together. And it is glorious.

Premarital Six

My friend Tom Metz made this 6-part web series last year, and it's finally available for public consumption. It's called Premarital Six.

Six friends meet for a bachelor party. Six hours later, they're all in jail. Each tells their story as they try to piece together what happened and get their lives back to normal... if they can.


Sounds a little like The Hangover, but it's not, trust me. Plus, it was already finished by the time that movie came out, so the comparison is only coincidental.

Watch this



This is actually pretty awesome. This girl was snowed in at the Pittsburgh airport after hours, so she made the best of it by being a total goofball.

Happy LOST Day


This is amazing. Juan Osborne took the time to go through every script (season 1-5) on Lostpedia to find out how many words each character said (Jack - 28,591; Locke - 22,670) and how frequently they used certain words. Like with Wordle, the bigger the word is, the more frequently it was used.

See the full-sized version of Jack and Locke and a general image of the words said by Hurley, Kate, Desmond, Juliet, Sawyer, Ben and Sayid here. Bet you can guess without looking what the biggest word in Hurley's group is.

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's that time of year again!

The Numbers Behind the Academy Awards
Source: Business Pundit

This is no joke


From the comic's comic blog:
“Andrew Koenig (AK-47, the video guy on “Never Not Funny,” and “Boner” from “Growing Pains”) has been missing for a week, last seen 2/14 in Vancouver. Didn’t make his flight back to the US on 2/16. The Vancouver Police are involved, and lots of people are looking. Could you reblog this and help get the word out? And say some prayers or think some positive thoughts?”


If you’ve seen Andrew since February 14th, contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver PD at 604-717-2534.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Who coming soon!


I'm having such a love/hate thing with this new Doctor Who stuff. I don't want to like the new guy - there's so much about him that bugs me already, and he's not David Tennant - but then he'll do something charming in a clip and I'll reconsider for a moment. I think the new companion looks adorable, and their chemistry is great. I just don't like how young this is all skewing. New logo, new Doctor, new Companion...have they changed the theme song too? And yet, still Daleks. But then, there's the Blink Angels, and those things are terrifying.

So torn!

Watch the newest promo from BBC America here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lost is on everyone's mind, apparently.


This week's Entertainment Weekly cover will again have a LOST theme. I think it was just two issues ago that was also dedicated to the show. Either there isn't anything else interesting enough to write about, or this show really has taken over everyone's brains of late. My boyfriend asked me today why I felt the need to read people's reactions and rewatch an episode before I delete it from my DVR, as if these are strange behaviors. Based on what I'm seeing, I'm not the only one.

Last night's episode was fabulous. Brain bendy, full of WTFery goodness, mostly to do with my favorite, Locke. And Mocke/Flocke/Smocke, whatever he ends up being called by the fans. Not!Locke. Terry O'Quinn's on his way to his second Emmy for this role, I think.

And drunk Sawyer was fun too.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I don't care what you think as long as it's about me


Maybe you don't know this about me, but I fucking love Fall Out Boy. I know it's uncool or whatever to like them, and probably even more uncool to care that they're breaking up, but I don't give a fuck about being cool. Patrick Stump has one of the most incredible voices I've ever heard, and the songs that he and Pete Wentz write together are poppy, catchy and sometimes thisclose to actual brilliance. The one good thing about the break up: Patrick's making a solo record. The bad thing: I never got to see them live (which I would've had Adam Goldstein not died, therefore causing my Blink/FOB show to be rescheduled for a date when FOB was unavailable).

Doctor Who news



The first three episode titles for Season 5 have been released:

  1. Episode 5.1 "The Eleventh Hour"
  2. Episode 5.2 "The Beast Below"
  3. Episode 5.3 "The Victory of the Daleks"

The first two were written by new showrunner Stephen Moffatt, who wrote two of my favorite episodes in the series, "The Girl In The Fireplace" and "Blink", so this most likely means those episodes will be just shy of brilliant. It's the third that worries me. Daleks, already? Again? You know, if you know me or have read this blog at all, that I love the Daleks, but at some point aren't we going to have to just let it be? How many times does the Doctor have to defeat those little trashcans before they're truly and actually defeated? Next thing we know we'll have yet another Cybermen episode.

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