Monday, December 31, 2007
i HATE fergie but LOVE nick kroll (fabrice fabrice
I agree with some of their picks, but I like mine better.
1. Cloverfield (duh)
2. Be Kind Rewind (Gondry! Black! Def!)
3. Apatow movies. Pineapple Express. Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Drillbit Taylor. Step Brothers.
4. The Dark Knight (duh)
5. Iron Man (duh. i think this movie will kick Batman's ass, BTW)
7. Wall•E ( best robot since Johnny # 5) *
8. My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar Wai dude)
9. Leatherheads (Krasinski & Clooney. I will have a hard time breathing for this one)
10. Baby Mama (you had me at Tina Fey)
11. The Happening (sorry, i like M. Night Shymalan)
12. Semi Pro (i heart Will Ferrell)
13. Harold & Kumar
14. The Incredible Hulk (Edward Norton is amazing)
15. Get Smart (i just have a really good feeling about it.)
16. Speed Racer (curious)
17. Spring Breakdown (the release date keeps getting pushed and now there is none but amy poehler, will arnett, parker posey, jane lynch.....come on!)
18. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Fincher.)
19. Tropic Thunder (this cast is way too awesome for words)
20. Star Trek (JJ, you got me again)
my list is way too long.
*while researching to see who voiced Johnny #5 out of curiosity I saw that there is an updating/re-imagining of Short Circuit in development right now. I love this news.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
01.12.08 6:00 PM
Join artists Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, and Simone Legno for a special evening of conversation and artmaking inspired by the pervasive work of Takashi Murakami. In a panel discussion moderated by Eric Nakamura, publisher and co-editor of Giant Robot, hear how and why artists in Los Angeles are blurring the lines of media to spread their ideas beyond museum walls. Then, participate in a collaborative painting with the artists and a unique performance art experience by Oguri. DJ set; drinks and light fare available for purchase.
Radiohead Celebrate New Year With Webcast
Thom Yorke announced that Radiohead will be "broadcasting a pre-recording of some songs and other bits on New Years Eve.." over at Radiohead.tv.
In America (that's us bitches), the live show will be aired commercial-free on Al Gore's television station, Current TV. It premieres at 12 a.m. EST/9 p.m. PST. Current's website will also archive the show, so you can watch it again New Year's Day while writing your resolutions. (Resolution #1: Watch less television.) p.s. fuck you Pitchfork and whoever else tells me to watch less television. I don't go around telling crackheads to stop smoking crack.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
In other news Sacha's 3rd and least popular character (who i happen to love) Bruno should be coming to theaters in the future.
i hadn't looked at the playlists in a long time, and i'd forgotten how much enjoyment i get out of knowing what songs and why for people i have opinions about that i don't personally know, so i can further judge them.
So now I want to be BFF with Ellen Page even more. i love her reason for liking the Broken Social Scene song "Lover's Spit". I can't cut & paste from itunes so go there and judge for your damn self.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall trailer
Forgetting Sarah Marshall official site
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The boner of all comedy events is happening January 10-27th in San Francisco.
My mixture of excitement and sadness is confusing me right now. Sad since the chances of me going to San Francisco are slim to zero.
Here are some highlights:
Opening Night Variety Show and Party:
Aimee Mann Paul F. Tompkins Todd Barry Rhys Darby ("Murray" from Flight of the Conchords)Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal ("Mel" from Flight of the Conchords)
An Evening with Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, and Patients with Maria Bamford, Bob Odenkirk and more. (OMG I LOVE DR. KATZ)
Match Game Live with panelists Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Scott Aukerman and host Jimmy Pardo.
RiffTrax Live: Plan 9 from Outer Space with Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett from Mystery Science Theater 3000 Cult classic with LIVE commentary!
Bro'in Out with Seth Morris with guests Adam McKay, Maria Bamford and more.
AND (OMG OMG OMG):
Freaks and Geeks Speak!Reunion Panel and Q&A with original cast members Dave (Gruber) Allen, Steve Bannos, Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Busy Philipps, Martin Starr and creator Paul Feig
Moderated by Patton Oswalt
curiously some of the Freaks are too big to make an appearance here, but I still want to go. Bad.
(it starts with a clip of the "Ladies and Gentleman" speech from the movie. I've been quoting this a lot lately. I can't help it.)
click for interview:
I totally wouldn't listen to this until after you see the movie.
A couple things that bothered me:
1) Into the Wild (which i loved) got noms for 3 of it's stars (which i loved) but then also got an ensemble cast nom. Um Hi. This makes no sense to me. How about giving it to another movie that didn't already get 3 nominations? Not to mention, pretty much the whole movie is emile hirsch by himself. All of the supporting actors are onscreen for an average of 15 minutes.
Why not give it to Juno? Every single person here is flawless in their roles. Jennifer Garner should be getting way more attention here people. That scene where she runs into Juno & Leah in the mall....Uh Maze Zing.
2) No Paul Dano again. What the heck does this poor dude have to do to get nominated? He is scarily good in TWBB. Anyone who can act opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and still make you get goosebumps needs to be recognized. Don't get me started (don't even get me started) on him getting ignored for Little Miss Sunshine.
Oh, and I guess I'm watching the Superbowl this year. They are going to be showing some really good movie previews . I feel like me saying I will watch the Superbowl to watch the ads is like a dude saying he looks at Playboy for the articles. I'm not lying though. I'll watch anything for an Iron Man preview!
Pitchfork released their top 50 albums of the year.
Here's my top 9:
Radiohead- In Rainbows
Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
The White Stripes- Icky Thump
Feist- The Reminder
Death Proof Soundtrack
The Onion AV Club has their Best movies and Worst movies of the year.
Good choices for the most part.
Last but not least:
Happy Birthday Jonah Hill.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
from Funny or Die.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
imagine my delight when i came home to my entertainment weekly (it's a surprise to no one i know that my ideal friday night consists of pj's and the new EW issue, and best week ever if it's on) to find that current obsession Diablo Cody is now a contributor! Holy Fantasmic Crap!
other couplings that have brought me this much joy in the past (in no particular order):
-jonny greenwood scoring a P.T. Anderson film
-the beastie boys inviting luscious jackson to their record label
-p.j. harvey singing a duet with thom yorke
-jack black in a michel gondry film
-radiohead and the pixies co-headlining coachella
-LCD soundsystem and Arcade Fire touring together
-fancy designers making clothing and accessory lines for Target
-Fred Eric opening 2 restaurants downtown
-zach galifianakis in a fiona apple video
click for Diablo's EW column
As for There Will Be Blood, about which you will be reading much more in the pages of the Weekly over the coming weeks, I will say only this: There are great films (like No Country For Old Men) and then there are films that send shock waves through the very landscape of cinema, that instantly stake a claim on a place in the canon. Often, such vanguard works fail to be fully understood or appreciated at the moment they first appear, as some of the initial reviews that greeted Psycho, 2001 and Bonnie and Clyde attest. There Will Be Blood belongs in their company, and I consider myself fortunate to belong to a group with the foresight to recognize it in its own moment.
rest of the article here
i happen to agree (duh) but statements like that are going to spark debates o' plenty. bring it on.
Film of the Year
No Country For Old Men
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
There Will Be Blood
The Bourne Ultimatum
the rest of their selections are on point too. bravo brits. now drink some tea.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
um, they totally forgot to recognize PTA for best director. Ass Hats.
my favorite part was when Quentin Tarantino was announcing nominees and he expressed verbal excitement for Diablo Cody and Daniel Day-Lewis. In a perfect world Quentin and I would be friends, he'd appreciate my non-fame and we would watch movies together in his screening room.
I also appreciate my BF Philip Seymour Hoffman getting 2 noms. that was so dope. I saw Charlie Wilson's War last night and thought it was great. Why Julia Roberts is nominated is a mystery to me but whatever. Clearly the HFPA has their heads pretty far up their own asses.
I shall stop rambling for now. About that.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, and Tenacious D, featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will be on the bill of "Write Aid," a fundraiser benefiting the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which provides "crisis assistance" for entertainment industry workers during the Writers Guild Strike. This fund provides health and financial services to all entertainment industry professionals affected by the strike. "Write Aid" is presented by members of the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America, and West Beth Entertainment.
this is really happening people.
UCLA Royce Hall-Write Aid
Goldstar Events has cheaper tickets.....
I might buy it for myself or as a Christmas gift for someone who, like me, who is a master in the art of time suckage.
It's a marshmallow gun dude!
How can you not love that?
The description says:
Holds 25 Marshmallows for non-stop fun.**
Easy magazine change for fast, non-stop action
Pump action rapid fire, shoots over 30 Feet
It's on sale @ drugstore.com
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
no spoiler alert needed. seriously.
Monday, December 10, 2007
i think "yuck" sums it up....but at the same time this feels like it could be one of those BS cutesy chick movies that i love, but am horribly ashamed of loving. ( i.e. a meg ryan/tom hanks vehicle, beaches, steel magnolias).
but then wait, eva longoria is in it. who's brilliant idea was that?
why did this movie happen?
Over Her Dead Body trailer
Paul Thomas Anderson's ''There Will Be Blood'' takes best picture, director, actor, and production design.
read more @ Entertainment Weekly
Friday, December 7, 2007
i know there is jumping, paint, and people dressed like Ghostbusters.
more important: it was directed by michel gondry.
Björk - Declare Independence
Thursday, December 6, 2007
And sometimes they are funny as shit like this one:
Will Ferrell will headline seven shows over three weeks in February, teaming with leading standups Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin and Nick Swardson. ( OMG OMG OMG)
Event, dubbed "Will Ferrell's Funny or Die Comedy Tour Presented by Semi-Pro," will kick off Feb. 4 in Kansas City and serve as a promotional run-up to the Feb. 29 release of the pic.
Good Lord. I HAVE to go to that. It says east coast which makes me go "DAMNIT! THE EAST COAST SUCKS!" or "ROAD TRIP!"
I am literally fanning myself. Like "Oh My Lawd, I've got the vapors! My oh me, it is wharm in here. Someone make some sweet tea."
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Across The UniverseVarious Artists
Once Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova (YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!)
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media (A Songwriter(s) award.
Falling Slowly (From Once)Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, songwriters (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova)
Guaranteed (From Into The Wild)Eddie Vedder, songwriter (Eddie Vedder)
Love You I Do (From Dreamgirls)Siedah Garrett & Henry Krieger, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)Track from: Dreamgirls
The Song Of The Heart (From Happy Feet)Prince Rogers Nelson, songwriter (Prince)
You Know My Name (From Casino Royale)David Arnold & Chris Cornell, songwriters (Chris Cornell)
Best Comedy Album
The Distant Future, Flight Of The Conchords
Songs Pointed & Pointless, Harry Shearer
(there are other people nominated here, but i don't care)
Best Short Form Music Video
1234, Feist. Patrick Daughters, video director
D.A.N.C.E. Justice. Jonas & Francois & So-Me, video directors
Best Alternative Music Album
Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
Wincing The Night Away, The Shins
Icky Thump, The White Stripes
as i've said before i am not a critic and i have a deep passionate love for Paul Thomas Anderson...so I feel like it's not fair for me to tell people how unfuckingbelievable this movie is.
oops, i just said it. the second it ended i felt like someone punched me in the stomach (in a good way. what? that makes no sense. trust me, you'll see). I was stunned and I think the first thing out of my mouth was "Holy Shit". Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano are brilliant, as is Dillion Freasier who plays the son of DDL's character was too. He's a 10 year old found in Texas where they were filming. Hopefully this dude keeps acting. I can't say anything bad about one eensy weensy thing. It's about 2 hours and 40 minutes which is frickin' long, but it didn't bother me one bit. Oh, and the score.....totally perfect goose-bump inducing creepiness from Jonny Greenwood! The music almost scared me as much as Daniel Day Lewis, who is a fucking monster. He really kind of makes Javier Bardem in No Country seem gentle.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
i wish i could go.
Link with Info here!
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
after the writers strike is over these 2 are going to team up for the movie Jennifer's Body.
Here's the stash media link for info on the animators responsible.
WARNING: With repeat viewing you might start tapping your feet, moving your shoulders or singing along.
I'm still a little pissed about Clerks 2, which was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. (Just thinking about it almost makes me forget how much I love Mallrats, Chasing Amy and all the others) But Seth Rogen. And Elizabeth Banks. Well Done on that casting. Me likey.
They don't start shooting until January so let's read the article and forget about it.
In other news: I'm thinking about changing the name of this blog to "I am obsessed with Seth Rogen and Diablo Cody and Paul Thomas Anderson"
Does that sound retarded?
I was fortunate enough to see a screening a few months ago.
This movie rules and James Franco will go down in history as one of the best stoners in cinematic history.
Monday, December 3, 2007
There was good reason for that....it was the greatest thing EVER!
Oh my Good God.
First Mary Anne had a great interview and they were SO nice. These are just two people who are so grateful for the success of their film. It's really rad to see that.
And then!!! They did an acoustic performance of "Falling Slowly" to our little room of about 7 people. Let's go ahead and chalk this up as one of the best moments in life.
Sadly Leonard Maltin was waiting to interview them and they could only do one song for us. But they were more than willing to keep singing. ( have i mentioned how nice these people are?)
Here's a picture of Me, Markéta, Rube, Glen, & Mary Anne. We are total groupies and I love it.
:: The Playlist ::: 'There Will Be Blood': Preview Jonny Greenwood's Score; Tracklist Changes
I know I've mentioned this movie and Jonny Greenwood's score already. But I can't help it.
I'm seriously jonesing for some PTA action.
This news makes me feel old because I totally remember my parents playing this album when I was a wee lass and the monster noises from the song "Thriller" scared the shit out of me, but everything was all better when "Beat It" came on right after it was over. I did love the cute picture on the inside of the record! Michael in his white suit and the cute little tiger. Both singer and tiger so young and innocent.
>Also there is finally news on the Juno soundtrack. Sadly, the physical CD isn't out 'til January but the digital edition is coming out one week from today.
>Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová AKA The Swell Season from the movie Once are coming to ReelzChannel today so Mary Anne can interview them. So exciting. Hopefully I will get to be in the room for their mini performance.
>Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are doing the Super Bowl Halftime show. I like it.
>Be Kind Rewind is premiering at Sundance. Sweet.
>I ate at this new thai restaurant Nakkara on Beverly (at Spaulding) the other night. It was so yummy. Everyone should go there. The staff was as delightful as the food and decor.
>Is it wrong that one of my most favoritest things during the holiday season are extended store hours? I love this! Target open until 11pm is so heavenly.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
There was a short film shown in three parts with appearances by my future husband John Krasinski, Bob Odenkirk, Fred Armisen, Ben Stiller, and Will Ferrell.
In it, Aimee and the greatest comedian alive Paul F. Tompkins are talking about who she can get to perform at her show. She goes to all the aforementioned people asking them to be her guests and they are all rude and weird a la Ben Stiller as Ben Stiller in the episode of Extras where he is a huge jerk. The end of the film brings her to PFT's door asking him to do the show with her. My description can't possibly do the film any justice. Sorry. The show also included awesome comedian Morgan Murphy as the Hanukkah Fairy, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee, Nellie McKay and Grant Lee Phillips. All fantastic of course....But, Dear Reader, seeing PFT and Aimee sing a duet of "Baby It's Cold Outside" was quite possibly one of the greatest stage moments I've witnessed. Her and Grant doing "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was excellent too. Even though I've heard it a million times "Save Me" will never get old. After the song was over someone yelled out "You should've won the Oscar!!" Amen, Brother. Poor Aimee said she had a cold and was high on Dayquil but I couldn't hear it in her singing voice at all.
I was a little sad her husband didn't show up....Mary Anne and I wanted to hear them sing "Two of Us" from the I am Sam soundtrack. For the record, I like their version of it better than the Beatles version. Yeah I said it.
Can't wait for the show next year.
(Youtube has clips from the show last year)
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
From New York Magazine
(after you read that scroll to the bottom for an interview with her royal cuteness Ellen Page.)
i think i want it to be dave & jasmine.
and i'm really excited that i'm going to the taping of the finale on friday.
yes, i obviously fall under the geek category and i am fine with that.
if you are like me and want to vote you can do so until friday at noon at the CW site.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
i'm still processing.
a few thoughts:
-Hooray Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman and Ellen Page for Juno!!!!
-NO LARS AND THE REAL GIRL NOMINATIONS!??? WTF?
-Once nominated! Best Foreign Film. Kick ass!
-PSH nominated for The Savages, not Before the Devil....This confuses me a little.
-Marisa Tomei is Before the Devil....um, really? so what? she looks good naked. that's it.
-Keri Russell should have been nominated for Waitress
-Joseph Gordon Levitt and/or Jeff Daniels in The Lookout IGNORED! (but at least it got best 1st feature)
-Yay! Parker Posey for Broken English
-Laura Linney ignored for The Savages. i don't get it.
For the full list of noms:
Monday, November 26, 2007
it's from Entertainment Weekly's upcoming list of the top 25 entertainers of 2007.
I love best of the year lists!
Tickets on sale Friday November 23rd at 5pm
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
the writers strike has caused many crappy things to happen, this is not one of them.
the SNL cast performed the show live at the UCB theatre.
Quirk Books great books that are quirky, hence title.
Perpetual Kid wacky toys. so fun.
Giant Robot the shit.
Sweet Tooth Designs pretty jewelry for the ladies.
Blue Q Merchandise random stuff. you can just maybe go to Wacko though.
Snooze City Designs this is where you buy rad pillowcase sets. (turnatbles, bride & groom, etc.)
Chiasso inspired designs for the home. the web-site says that, not me. i just say it's cool.
Insound CDs and band t-shirts
American Apparel everyone should own some AA
Flight 001 there's a store on 3rd st., but who wants to look for parking? go here for a traveler
Also good gifts: Magazine subscriptions! the gift that keeps on giving. in some cases longer than a friendship!
2 unisex ones that i love:
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
so is this band.
The Whitest Boy Alive.
I love John C. Reilly, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. I think they should do movies together once a year. Hopefully Semi Pro delivers like this clip does.
here's the link since i am too lame to post a video right now.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Radiohead. In Rainbows is their 7th album and it came out on October 10th. i think i've listened to it 48 majillion times. (majillion is a lot, for realsies). track # 7 is "reckoner". i am in love with it.
listen to what the reviewer dude on pitchfork said about it. i am cutting and pasting cuz i agree 100%.
"It may not be the most immediate track on the album, but over the course of several listens, it reveals itself to be among the most woozily beautiful things the band has ever recorded."
because i am too lazy to type about it here's the link to the In Rainbows wikipedia page. damn i am helpful.
2nd thing i'm excited about: Project Runway.
it's been 13 months since last season ended. i've been missing it ever since!
this is the best reality show ever.
season 4 premiere is tonight.
(my wednesday tv requirements are totally out of control! i guess i should savor it since the strike is going to shove tv down the toilet.)
here's the PR wiki link in case you forgot how i am helpful and forthgiving with information.
Monday, November 12, 2007
all i know is what i love.
No Country For Old Men is one of the best movies of the year*. For me.
Joel & Ethan Coen, welcome back to the game. You're now forgiven for The Ladykillers and Intolerable Cruelty*.
Javier Bardem is the scariest badass ever*!
Check him out! Yikes! --------------------------->
Roger Deakins is the best cinematographer ever*! Holy shit dude. This movie looks stunning. He's been nominated for an Oscar 5 times and has never won. Hopefully this will change that.
Friday, November 9, 2007
But if I wasn't going to that I'd totally be going to this:
to see this:
That's right. A drive-in. Old fashioned. Classic. Sit in your car and watch a movie, drive-in. Totally fucking awesome.
A couple months ago I went with my friend Holly when they were showing Pee Wee's Big Adventure. What a perfect way to spend a night. Load up a shopping basket with snacks and deli sandwiches and drinks (yeah, drinks if you want) from the fancy Ralph's on 9th. Then drive like half a mile to a parking lot that might look shady any other night of the week. Yeah! Downtown rules and I love it. You pay by car, but you can go in on foot too....just bring a blankie or woobie or a folding chair or whatevs. Before the movie they show old-timey cartoons like you are really at a drive-in in the 50s or something. It's so great. When we went there were some dudes dressed as Pee Wee and people that came in on bikes got in cheaper. And you know how they go to a drive-in in the Pee Wee movie? Every time they mentioned "drive-in" on screen all of us audience folk cheered at our celluloid shout-out. Good times.
Needless to say I am sad that I can't make it to the dude-fest tonight.
For Future Reference, upcoming movies are Blue Velvet, Trading Places and A Christmas Story.
I'm so there.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
He's a Pulitzer Prize winner people!
so i got all super excited when my friend lauren showed me this.
Food Critic & Pulitzer Prize Winner Jonathan Gold at SPJ-LA Mixer
LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold will share some of his "Counter Intelligence" at the Society of Professional Journalists' fall mixer on Nov. 15 in downtown Los Angeles. Gold has described himself as the "chubby guy with long red hair." But, most of us know him as the first food critic to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Here's your chance to share bar snacks with the area's premier foodie ... and ask him anything you've ever wanted to know about restaurants in the Greater L.A. area!WHAT: SPJ-LA's November MixerWHO: LA Weekly food critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan GoldWHEN: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 WHERE: We'll meet in the back room at the Redwood Bar and Grill, 316 W. 2nd Street in downtown L.A; 213-680-2600. Street and lot parking is available in the area. The bar is close to the Civic Center Red Line Metro stop.COST: The fun's all free! (You'll have to buy your own drinks.)INFO: Please let us know you're coming by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
read his book:
read him in the la weekly:
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
even better, my girl-crush Diablo Cody is on with him and they're talking about movies, the writers strike, and music.