Monday, February 28, 2011

All Hail


Joel's Oscar posters (with Oscar featured above) are perfect for my overview, as always.

Well, the King's Speech really swept the awards last night. I haven't seen it yet, but plan to soon. The Brits usually do a great job with movies like that (I loved The Queen), so I'm sure it'll be fun to watch.


The Social Network was also up for a variety of awards and won several, but didn't have enough votes to beat out the King. I also need to see this too.


The Black Swan did pretty well, considering the competition. Of course, I had the same reaction to that movie as Cate Blanchett did to The Wolfman clip. "That's Gross" may have been my favorite quote from last night's show.


I was kind of hoping Inception would do better, but was glad it won the visual effects awards that it did. I really liked that movie and thought they did an amazing job all around. I would have been happy if it had won Best Picture too. But, it didn't.


I didn't think James Franco would win for 127 Hours (and he'll certainly not win anything for hosting the Oscars last night), so that might have explained why he was so "blah" during the entire show. Maybe if he had cut off his own arm during the telecast it would have made for at least one memorable moment of the night.


My favorite musical selection was "He doesn't own a shirt." from Twilight. That was probably the best bit of the night, which isn't saying much.

I think Anne Hathaway is lovely and certainly looked good in her vast array of dresses throughout the night, but she and James Franco are hardly Martin and Lewis. Carrot Top's gig in Vegas is certainly not in danger of being replaced by the comedy stylings of Franco and Hathaway.

Hopefully the Academy has learned a good lesson. A good host needs to be more than young, pretty and breathing to keep the show interesting.

Bob Hope got more laughs dead than Anne and James did all night alive.

Hmmm...if they just pieced together clips of dead hosts from shows past as "hosts" of next year's Oscars, THAT would be creepy fun and might just be what the the network needs to grab that youth demographic they feel like they desperately need.

Wes Craven or Eli Roth could direct it.

Oscar gold!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sands of Time


With the Academy Awards airing this weekend, my ex-roommate from California (Joel, above) has worked on another set of fun theatrical posters that integrate some of our friends for his Academy Awards party. I'll have the rest of the new ones posted on Monday after he has his official unveiling Sunday.

If you missed his previous batch of Oscar posters, click here for the ones from 2009 and here for last years selections. They were always one of my favorite parts of our Oscar celebration.


Now that I'm living in Atlanta, it's kind of sad that this will be the first year that I won't be a part of that or any of the other gatherings I've had with friends there over the past 28 years I lived in Los Angeles.

Time does fly...


I also just realized that tomorrow will mark my Third Year Anniversary writing this blog, which began with my trip to Australia (which Kathy Griffin hosted).

The blog started out as more of a travel journal for me and a way for my friends to follow along while I was out of the country and ended up becoming that and more once I returned from that trip in 2008.

I've been to a lot of very interesting and fun places over the years and have met some amazing people along the way who have continued to follow my life and perverse sense of humor through the blog. I want to let you all know how much I appreciate it and hope that it has brought you at least a smile or two when you found the time to stop by.


I have no idea what the future brings, but I look forward to it and hope that you'll all be along for the ride.

All aboard!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

When ETs Attack

This fan-trailer created for the sequel to ET is certainly a little darker than the original feel-good film. But, it's sure chock-a-block full of stars (including a grown up Elliot and Drew Barrymore).

Poor Morgan Freeman...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011



Adele's new album, 21, goes on sale today. Here she is on Letterman last night singing "Rolling in the Deep".

My copy is on its way from Amazon.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Life on the Glee List


Looks like Kathy Griffin is going to be showing up on Glee soon playing someone near and "dear" to her heart...

Griffin will play one of the judges at the Regionals competition, and her character, Tammy Jean, is said to be inspired by a certain favorite target of Griffin's: According to Movieline, the Fox series was seeking an actress to play "a middle-aged 'recent Tea Party candidate and home-schooler — a Sarah Palin type.'”

Now THAT should be entertaining.

Can't wait!

Goo Goo Gaga

This 10 year-old girl took YouTube by storm last week when she posted a video of her playing the piano and singing Lady Gaga's new "Born This Way" song. So much so, that Lady Gaga herself took a personal interest in her and gave the little girl a call on a local radio station.

It obviously made her day and it'll be fun to see if they do actually end up performing together at her concert.

If you didn't see is Maria's video from YouTube.

Maria is a very talented "Little Monster".

Friday, February 18, 2011

Super Men


Entertainment Weekly interviews the new Superman, Henry Cavill, about his audition for the role.

Henry Cavill has said that he was made to wear a replica outfit worn by Christopher Reeve in the 1978 Superman movie during his audition for the lead in the reboot.

I would think that would be like trying on underwear you find in a thrift store.

No, thanks.


Channing Tatum is on the cover of GQ magazine talking about his career.

On landing bigger and better roles. “No one’s calling me for lawyer roles. I still have a lot to do to prove myself.”


Yeah...that photo doesn't really scream "I object, your Honor!"

And, here is the first photo of Kellan Lutz, as sea God Neptune, in the upcoming movie Immortals.


Kellan and Channing wouldn't make believable lawyers.

Unless they were representing Matthew McConaughey.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In her satin tights...

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Meet the new Wonder Woman...

Friday Night Lights alumna Adrianne Palicki has been tapped for the title role in NBC's Wonder Woman pilot, David E. Kelley's reimagening of the iconic D.C. comic.

In the reboot, from Warner Bros. TV, Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Palicki) is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A. but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.

I don't know much about this actress, but it looks like, from the picture above, she should be able to fit into the Wonder Woman costume just fine.

Although I'm excited about finally having a new Wonder Woman project of some kind to watch, it's still hard to not be concerned with how this new re-boot is going to turn out. I was also looking forward to the Bionic Woman re-boot a few years ago too and that turned out to be a big disappointment.


Adrianne has got some really to fill.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Adele Live

Here she is singing "Someone Like You" at this week's Brit Awards.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hola, Angels


Well, the producers (including Drew Barrymore) of the upcoming Charlie's Angels TV series have obviously decided to go a "little" younger with casting of one of their key characters...

Ramon Rodriguez, a young Puerto Rican actor (The Wire, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallenm) has landed the coveted role of Bosley, assistant to the detective agency’s mysterious owner Charlie Townsend who often helps the trio of Angels.

Here is the original Bosley, David Doyle, with the Angels he mentored for Charlie.


Here are the new Angels.


I have a feeling that the new Bosley will be spending a lot more time shirtless in a hot tub with the Angels than the old one did.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Eggs-it interview


It was a big night for Lady Gaga last night. First she got some one-on-one time with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes.

I thought it was a pretty interesting interview and that she seems very smart about understanding and controlling her celebrity and appears to just be herself all the time, which I like.

I am surprised they didn't incorporate the footage of her crying in the stairway into the regular interview. I think it really would have made for a nice moment of realism amongst all the costume changes and "fame" talk.

Then, of course, she opened the Grammy Awards last night (and also won two awards) emerging from an egg and singing her new single, "Born This Way", from her upcoming album.

I am not quite sure what the shoulder horns are supposed to be, unless it's a statement about people being born with differences and that we should be accepting of all of them.

Or...that people are just born horny.

I guess they both kind of work.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blast from the Past


Two trailers for upcoming films based on previous movies were released this week. The first is the prequel to the X-Men Films titled X-Men: First Class.

Aside from the awful publicity photo, this looks like it could be a fun film about how the all the kids came together. I really enjoyed seeing how Kirk, Spock and McCoy all met in the reboot of Star Trek. We'll soon find out if Xavier and Magneto meeting will be anywhere near as interesting or compelling.


We're also getting a remake of one of my all-time favorite movies, Arthur.

I think Helen Mirren will be great (although John Gielgud will always be THE Hobson to me), but I'm not as sure about Russell Brand as Arthur. He's certainly British and acts immature, so that could work to his favor. But, he seems more wacky than real in this and it'll be interesting to see how that translates to making an audience care about him in the film.

I just hope this movie is not anywhere near as awful as the Bewitched remake that Nora Ephron wrote a few years ago.

I will never forgive her or the studio for putting together the perfect cast and then eviscerating the story and sucking every last ounce of magic out of, what was, such a fun and magically-entertaining show.


Endora will get your for that, Nora.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

He's on a piano


A new Old Spice commercial has arrived featuring our swarthy fresh-smelling spokesman again...

It's certainly the first time I've ever seen a sheep's butt turn into a musical instrument.

That would make farming much more entertaining.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Margaret Dearest

This is Margaret Thatcher.


This is Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford.


And Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher in a new movie called The Iron Lady.


I am sure Meryl will be amazing in the role (because she rarely disappoints).

However, I'm going to be very nervous in the theater if her character happens upon any wire hangers along the way.

Guitar Hero


Glee starts airing new shows tonight (other than the one that followed the Superbowl on Sunday). I think this is their Valentine's Day theme, so it'll be interesting to see who's zooming who on this episode.

I am still betting that Blaine (Darren Criss, pictured above) is not gonna end up with Kurt.

We shall see...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dino Might

Here is the first peek at Steven Spielberg's upcoming TV series "Terra Nova", which looks very Jurassic Park-esque.

Please don't feed the Velociraptors.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Although this looks like a female version of The Hangover, it does have several funny gals in it and I do enjoy me some funny ladies (Hello, Target Lady, secretary from The Office, and Molly from Mike and Molly!).


Someone Like You

Adele shot the video and recorded this live in her own home. It's how we all imagine we sound at home singing when no one is around to tell us otherwise.

It's a great track and she's just got one of the most soulful voices out there today.

Such a beautiful song...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Ass Hat


Besides that fact that a person looks ridiculous wearing the TV Hat, can you imagine the idiots that will likely try to use them while driving in traffic?

"No officer, I was just trying to withdraw money from my bank account while catching up on Hoarders...I wasn't trying to rob anyone."

"I'm not a terrorist...I'm just watching Golden Girls here in front of the Mosque."


"Riding my bike around the Grand Canyon and watching Easy Rider is really cool, but this path is so narrow...AAAaaaaaaah!"