30 January 2008

omg be my boyfriend


i'm kinda obsessed with this show, moonlight, about this guy who's a vampire and a detective played by the hot hot hottie alex o'loughlin and also stars the dude who played logan on veronica mars. the show is kinda cheesy, and kinda on hiaitus because of the writers strike, but its just kinda hard to look away. i hope that the cheese factor clears itself up a bit, i know that buffy grew a lot from where they started at season 1 so i hope we see the same thing happen here, because there is a lot of potential. and a very cute lead. which really, is pretty much all you need for a successful show, in my opinion.

Sound of Silence


You know what rules? Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. The song. The album is ok, but the title track is really the jewel.

It's dark. I could totally see some heavy metal band do a cover of this song. Maybe someone already has, who knows, but the lyrics and the melody would work perfectly for a hard heavy song, like A Perfect Circle or some such. It's got that haunty feel... minors and what have you.

It has the problem of being one of those songs that you have heard too many times, so that you don't appreciate it anymore. My solution to this problem is listening to things with headphones on. Like, big, cover your ears, surround sound. It always helps you shed new light to an old favorite. Try it today with Sound of Silence.

18 January 2008

27 Dresses


I just saw 27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. It was very cute, in that hip and fun romantic comedy way. Heigl was dazzling and down to earth, something she always pulls of so well, as the "always a bridesman never a bride" Jane, and Marsden was charming and just plain good looking as her love interest Kevin, who writes about weddings for a newspaper, what a pair!

There were some great co-star performances too, the always enjoyable Edward Burns, and a couple of other familiar faces like Judy Greer (Kitty Sanchez from Arrested Developement) as Jane's friend Casey, and Krysten Ritter (who had a few episode stints on shows like Veronica Mars and Gilmore Girls).

I gotta give the film props for being written and directed by women, love to see that, wanna see more of it. In fact the director, Anne Fletcher, has credits as choreographer in some of my all time favorites, like Firefly and Buffy.

If you're up for a fun romantic comedy this weekend, check out 27 Dresses.

17 January 2008

the Facts of the Facts of Life


What's with the Facts of Life cutting half the cast and changing the theme song after the first season? I mean, why fix was isn't broken? And as much as I love the character Jo did they really need to introduce a new character? I mean, I guess they just wanted to mix it up for a new season. Being a spin off of Diff'rent Strokes I guess they just felt they had to keep it fresh. Dang. Since I've only watched Seasons 1 & 2 I can't really comment on how it went after that but the first season is cooler than the 2nd.

And what's with them getting rid of Tootie's roller-skates? It's like, what, it's not cool to be constantly wearing roller-skates anymore? It worked for roller girl. And what the hell is with the name Tootie anyway? And what's with the clapping at the end of each segment, like right before it goes to commercial (or not since I watch it on DVD)? That is just weird. It would makes sense if there was some poignant (ha!) line that you were like, yes, I'm gonna clap to that, y'all. But it happens before every commercial, with really non poignant stuff.

And why is Blair so boy crazy? I mean, they don't expect us to actually think she would go all the way with a boy, do they? And seriously, she can be a real b.i.t.c.h. Who would put up with that? Some of the stuff she does to the other girls, like making them think they're fat so they go on a anorexic diet, for example, or implying that they are, gasp, a lesbian or something, gesh, you would get kicked out of boarding school for that, right? Maybe not. I never went to boarding school. What do I know.

Ugh. This show is awkward, the same way Saved By the Bell is awkward. Man, I watched that episode the other day when they break Screech's mom's Elvis statue, HORRIBLE. You want to cringe and look away, but you keep watching it... maybe it's for nostalgia, maybe it's cuz you are really bored, or maybe, just maybe, you actually like it.

(Shaking head in shame)

10 January 2008

what what


so thanks to perez, i found jason schwartzman's band, coconut records on myspace. it's rad rad rad. check out the song nighttiming. be my boyfriend!

oh, so i cut my knuckle on my washing machine. that's what i get for doing laundry. and the knuckle, man, what a terrible place. it's like impossible to put a bandaid on that shit.

so you know how people on crime shows, like, ncis, which i've only seen like two episodes of, but its the most recent example of what i'm about to get into, anyway you know when the dude who is trying to like, solve a crime just happens to catch something on the news that pertains to his investigation? what is with that?!?! like i'm supposed to believe that these people working 24/7 to solve a crime are really sitting around watching tv in their offices waiting for that big break from some newscaster? it seems like just a writers shortcut, or something, like a way to get that information to the hero quickly, but i find it fowl. ha.

you know how in college you put papers off till the last minute and you are always procrastination etc etc? well this, i have found out, is not specific to college. it's something that is ingrained in your personality. i have to write a movie review this week, but i keep putting it off, like its homework. but i really write them for the local monthly for fun, right? then why the procrastination? what is my problem?

so all new episodes of psych start tomorrow. that show is hilarious. question- should i feign illness to stay home and watch the pysch marathon? probably no. they really frown upon that sort of thing at your place of employment.

08 January 2008

dang



(this random pic of nathan fillion flipping off a piece of paper brought to you buy google image search: random nathan fillion.)

there was a time, mostly during 2006 when i would post on this blog pretty regularly. i want that time back. so here is me, attempting that.

is it weird to be entertained by your own past blog posts? there have been a few times that i have spent like a good hour reading old blog posts on this and my myspace blog, which is kinda weird, but really, its not that weird. how bout y'all, anybody else take a stroll down memory lane once in a while to read old blog posts?

so sometime in october a friend of mine sent me an invite to this page, goodreads in which one can manage books that they've read or are going to read and share them with friends etc. well today i sent out invites randomly to a bunch oh people (if you didn't get one that just means that i don't have your email address saved in my gmail. if you wanna friend me on goodreads drop me a message). the wild thing is a bunch of people jumped on that site and now i have like 9 friends on there sharing their book recommendations with me. its kinda rad. although i've only been reading stephen king books and graphic novels (sometimes both at the same time!) lately, i'm gonna have to come up with some recommendations for peeps.

speaking of stephen king, i just finished from a buick 8. it was rad. stephen king does such a good job creating these characters that you believe that they are real, you know? that sounds lame, but i don't feel like elaborating today. i was going to write a blog on silvertrampoline but i couldn't even be articulate enough to talk about snakes on a plane for christ's sake. dang, blasphemous much? anyway i think i'm going to tackle the stand again. i had got about half way through about three years a go or so, but with schoolish obligations lost track of it. i think i'm going to start over from the beginning too, seeings as i don't really remember a lot of details.

so you know when you see a movie that you are expecting to really like, and other people that you usually share similar tastes with really liked it, and all of your most respected film critics raved about it, but you just through, eh. yeah, that has happened twice recently. first with waitress. i really wanted to psychotically love this movie. i did. nathan fillion. keri russell. in the same film. it was a match made in heaven. i just couldn't get into it. i don't know. maybe i need to watch it again with some like minded individuals. some movies are best enjoyed in the company of others, which is a shame since most of the movies i watch are at home, with my ibook on my lap and a hot cup of tea by my side. the second film this happened with was p.s. i love you. now, i actually didn't read any reviews of this, but it had james marsters in it, and all friends and signs were pointing to a 'you're really going to like this' experience, but again, eh. it was good, but not great.

am i getting jaded? god i hope not. i'm not even 27 yet. i read on some celebrity blog, like perez or something, that jessica alba was talking about feeling old since she's about to turn 27 and how all these famous peeps died at 27, like kurt cobain. i'm like dang, i have accomplished jackshit. i need to get on it, if 27 is old.

right now i'm listening to... the shangri-la's- remember (walking in the sand) a lot. it is soo rad. buy it on itunes. you will not be sorry.

i was listening to npr today just before fresh air, and she was talking about how in the upcoming episode she was going to be interviewing some dude who is in that new movie, there will be blood, and she was going to talk to him about what it's like to act opposite one of the greatest actors of our time, daniel day-lewis, and i was like, hell yeah! one of the greatest actors of our time. that just sounds so nice. i love d day and i can't wait to see that movie. its getting such good buzz.

i think that's about enough for today. what to do now... watch a film i have to review by friday or watch the firefly episode safe? you do the math.