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GOODIES: Oscar Nominations, first glance

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Chickitycheck ‘em out!

I’ve perused, I haven’t delved in deep nor talked it out with my bro so there is still a lot of opinion to be had.  But let me start by saying WHAT THE EFF!  WHERE IS ‘STAR TREK’!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!

I’m like, upset.  Because when the Academy first announced that it was going for a ten slot best picture race my first thought was ‘ok ok, that’s weird, but maybe Pixar or a worthy blockbuster will finally get nominated.’  Well ‘Up’ got its very well-deserved nomination, but as for the worthiest blockbuster of the year?  NOPE.  Yes, I am looking straight at you, ‘Avatar.’ I don’t care that you have made a kafillion dollars, groundbreaking technology and a recycled story does not a best picture make!  Look, I’m aware of the situation, even though I personally enjoyed  it more, ‘Star Trek’ never stood a chance at winning while ‘Avatar’ is a front-runner, but still, it stings.

And a personal beef: ‘Star Trek’ also not nominated in the Best Original Score category which is a gross omission, even more disgusting, James Horner made it in.  But I think that gives more room for Giacchino to take it for ‘Up’.   I’ll riot.  I. Will. Riot. if Horner wins.

And Vanity Fair also has its big Hollywood Issue out.  They have a nice Annie Leibovitz spread of Directors and Actors, here is the link and here are my faves: (but first, comments on those I purposely didn’t include, James Cameron stands alone?! Barf.  Penelope and Pedro, really, them AGAIN?!  Bore.)

STUDS!  They. Could. Go. All. The. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

This is why Jeff is a shoe-in.  Warm-hearted charmer.

As of today, this is officially not Oscar related.  Which is fine by me, I thought it was a fine movie. Just fine.  Nice pic, tho!

Ok, that’s it for now, there is surely more discussion to come.  This is a big moment for us, bloggers and blogees!!  OSCARS 2010!!!

GOODIES: National Lampoon’s Matt Zaller – new to me!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

HuffPo posted this video of Will Arnett being interviewed by Matt Zaller for ‘When In Rome’ promotion, and since he’s funny, I watched.  (While we’re here, I will say this: I’m gonna see this movie and probably in the theater and it will probably be somewhere around adequately entertaining maybe and nothing more definitely.  Kristen Bell is a doll and I love her.  So there. VMars for life.)

Now you watch:

Chuckles!  More please!!

Happy to oblige:

You’re welcome!

GOODIES: You call yourself a fan?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Loving stuff is fun.  Making clubs are fun.  Getting high and watching ‘Seventeen Again’ on opening night with two other closeted lovers of Zac Efron is really fun.  Organizing such events is why I create and keep up with and recruit members to things I am commonly referring to as ‘Crush Clubs‘.  But there are many designations and I need some help.  Lemme break it down…

First up, the standard ‘Crush Club‘ – so far I have three.  The Channing Tatum Crush Club, or CTCC, counts me and Amanda as members.  The Zac Efron Crush Club, ZECC, includes me, Amanda and Nina officially.  And the Robert Pattinson Crush Club, RPCC, is mainly me and Cindy.  Necessary criteria is pretty simple, they’re cute and talented enough to tolerate watching most films they make.
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I know what you’re thinking, where is Shia LaBeouf??  Well he’s actually an AA – Artist Appreciation. This is a one member club, just me, how sad.  What designates an AA?  It’s kind of a mix of I think they are talented, spunky, I wish them lots of success, and let’s be friends.  It’s more of a nurturing pride for than a crush on.  Joseph Gordon Levitt just earned himself an AA after I finally caught his monologue from SNL.  He’s cute enough for a CC, but far too petite for me.

Next up, a ‘Lust Club‘.  I came up with this because basically Chris Pine needed stronger wording.  He’s got the skillz, the cocky attitude and he looks like this in a beanie:
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Can’t even handle it.  CPLC, who’s in?

Here’s where I need your help.  I don’t know if I should throw ladies under the Crush Club and Artist Appreciation banners or if they get their own designations…  I could easily give Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams their own AA‘s…  It just feels like something’s missing, like they’re not being rewarded enough for their hotness.  Any suggestions?  Fellas??
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And then finally, and this is the most important to me, what do I do about Daniel Day Lewis?  No one comes close to my totally unhealthy love and admiration for this guy.  What do I even title it?  Platinum Idol??  Diamond League?  Ha, the DDLDL.  His Holiness?
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I do think I need something for the kind of the older generation of geniuses… Hugh Laurie, Frances McDormand (Erin’s pick)… Where does Paul Rudd fit in?  I have much to figure out.

I’m also considering an Auteur Idol – the director series.

I wanna know who you’d nominate for what and that’s what the comment box is for!!

*leave it blank*

Do tell!!!

GOODIES: Beavis and Butt-Head do ‘Extract’

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009


Beavis and Butt-Head, obviously.

Ah, to be Mike Judge. He’s brought back these two jokers to promote Extract. Clever man. Here they are, graduated from their skanky couch into some posh film review chairs:

GOODIES: I dare you to listen to this whole song.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is the soundtrack maestro for the upcoming ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and they just released a single, available to buy tomorrow on iTunes.

Head over to its myspace page to listen to it.

And then tell me at which point you turned it off.

Mine was :33.

Egads.  Annoying.  Right?  I think Karen O is the ultimate in cool and it seems like such a perfect collaboration, but honestly I don’t even care that much that this sucks.   I do have doubts about this movie.  I’m just curious as hell if it’s gonna get the job done and this song does nothing to ease nor confirm those doubts.

On a side note: I wanted to read the book again, a little refresher, so the last time I was at Borders I hunted for a copy to just sit and read through.  But wow, the children’s section was so hard to navigate, I couldn’t find it!

Good story, to be continued…

GOODIES: I Love You, Bloopers!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I love bloopers because I’m human.  ‘I Love You, Man’ came out on DVD this week and to celebrate I have pilfered the gag reel off youtube.  Legal?  MeeeehhhhhhIiiiiidon’tknow.

Enjoy!!  NSFW!

Part 2:

Yeah, those are ok.  Not the best ever.  What are the best ever?  Hm, good question, I don’t know off the top of my head….

Pineapple Express?  “I did huh so.”

Superbad?  Maybe for the boob punching bit…

Sarah Marshall, these are pretty good-

And that concludes the Apatow portion of our survey.  I’ll keep searching for the funniest ever.

Shit, I hope you were bored.

GOODIES: Pop quiz, hotshot.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Entertainment Weekly has a music in movies quiz up right now.

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Go HERE and take this quiz.

I got a 140, number 5 on the leaderboard for the time being.  I successfully guessed the Diner question, never seen, it’s on the queue, but the other ones I didn’t know I wasn’t so lucky.  The one that I swear I knew but had a momentary lapse on was the Dirty Dancing question.

Tell me how you did!!  This is supposedly my specialty, so I’m curious how I stack up.

GOODIES: Zooey and Joe dance charmingly. I stare blankly.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Perhaps you’ve seen this video, I’ve noticed some people linking and sharing it, but I’m going to post it anyway so I can get all opinionated at you.

First, watch.
Goodbye forever self starting video.

Now, discuss.

1 – What’s with the introduction?  And why that one cut away?  Look, a side angle!

2- Set looks nice, yes indeed.  But then. 2:23, she takes off his sunglasses, and everyone wonders, why does she take them off like that?

3- This is Zooey’s song from her band She & Him.  That bothers me.  Is that wrong?  I worry I’m getting hater…

4- 1:49, cute.

5- 1:33, this has to be the most awkward edit I’ve ever seen in a music video.  Marc Webb is a veteran music video director.  Unacceptable.

6- 1:25.  UM, WHAT?!?!?!  Why can Joe do a flip / hand spring / whatever that is??  I am SO going to see ‘G.I. Joe’ now.

7- She looks…. cumbersome.  I’m sorry!  I’m not a jealous B, but the lady is no dancer!  I know I know, who cares, cause she looks cute in her headband.

So, fine, write me and tell me I’m wrong to be unimpressed.  It’s just… FINE.  But movieland, don’t you dare overload me and take away the sassy and special sheen that movie provided on its first viewing.  I don’t want to be a part of the backlash!!

GOODIES: Paul Rudd throwback.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

I can only find this in French. I swear. Anyway, Paul is great, I don’t remember this commercial. Do you?

GOODIES: A funny person from ‘Funny People’

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Comedy Central is airing a special about the stand up comedy / comedians featured in the new Judd Apatow flick ‘Funny People.’  I caught it over the weekend while hanging out at my bro’s and I think it became clear who the real star of this movie is gonna be-

It’s randyname 8 A’s, no more, no less.  Aziz Ansari has created documentary videos to give us an inside glimpse into the process and rise of Raaaaaaaandy and his DJ.

Oh man, the DJ.  Ol’ Youngin is I think the funniest part of this (very NSFW) video:

Is it enough to make ‘Funny People’ good?  Not sure.  Update to come….