Thursday, July 31, 2008

nick & norah

the trailer for nick & norah's infinite playlist is here!

i automatically love it since i love the book. maybe someone who hasn't read it should tell me what they think.



Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

the dark knight vs. titanic


word on the streets is that the dark knight could possibly beat, or come close to beating titanic for the top grossing film of all time.

there are no words to describe the joy that this brings to my heart.

here are some stats i dug up at work:

THE DARK KNIGHT

Opening weekend $158.4 m
Total (so far) $333.9 (not including Wednesday)

Records for: IMAX opening (around $6.3 million at 94 sites over the weekend), midnight opening ($18.5 million at 3,040 venues), single day gross ($67.2 million on Friday), Sunday gross ($43.6 million) and non-holiday Monday gross ($24.5 million).

Passed $300 million in 10 days.

The best second weekend, passing the holiday-boosted $72 million haul of 2004's "Shrek 2."

Just six days after its release in North America, the film had grossed more domestically than its predecessor, "Batman Begins," did in its entire run.

It's the fastest movie to reach $100 million (two days), $200 million (five days) and, as of today, $300 million (10 days).

It took Titanic almost 8 weeks at the box office to get where The Dark Knight is today.


TITANIC

Opening weekend $53 m
Total BO $600 m

Titanic was the No. 1 movie at the weekend box office for about three-and-a-half months, or 15 weeks, the second-longest run in the top spot after E.T., which logged 16 weeks there in 1982.

By March 1998 (after being out since December 19, 1997), it was the first film to earn more than $1 billion worldwide.

The movie stayed in theaters in North America for more than nine months.

this is awesome


"This is an actual photo -- not Photoshopped -- of a second-run Portland movie theater, the Cinemagic, changing its marquee over from Hancock to TDK. As the fellow who sent it to me said, 'Sometimes it's better to work right to left."


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

tropic thunder bobbleheads


bad job designers. ( that sounded like something heidi klum might say on project runway tonight)
for realsies. these bobbleheads need a little work.
Robert Downey Jr. got the only one that truly resembles his character.
p.s. go see Tropic Thunder. i got to go to a screening at Comic Con and it's pretty damn funny.
p.s.s. i saw this article in new york magazine.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Smith & Rogen = Gold


Joblo.com has a recap of the best panel Comic Con had to offer:

Kevin Smith Makes a Porno.

whoever wrote this up made a couple mistakes.
first:
"Rogen wishes he had a stalker to follow him around and send him pieces of his own hair."

My fiance Seth said he'd like a stalker to send him locks of hair. Not his hair.
I think that was directed at me maybe.

second:
"Banks' main concern was whether she was going to have to show off her tits in the movie. They say we'll have to see the movie to see whether she does or not."

Actually she said "bits" not "tits".


Anyway, Zack & Miri Make a Porno is out on Halloween and I can't wait.


Saturday, July 26, 2008

our engagement picture

(i am a huge tool)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

X Man

I've never been in love with Hugh Jackman, but after being this close to him he is for sure on the boyfriend list.

Comic Con was treated to a surprise appearance by HJ (nice initials) and here he is with the ReelzChannel mic, Jon, and Ryan on camera.

I've never seen anyone so nice and grateful to his audience.
He profusely thanked the everyone for being X-Men fans, and let them know that without them there would be no Wolverine.
The 6,000 seat hall was treated to an extended trailer of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and they went bananas.
There looked to be some pretty sweet fight scenes between Wolverine and Sabretooth. 
It comes out May 1, 2009.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

i love the internet

more obvious words have never been spoken. but going 24 hours without it made me realize how dependent i am.



~other stuff!

blah blah blah. i'm in san diego getting ready for Comic Con. 


Monday, July 21, 2008

this is extremely bad news

BREAKING: Hell Freezes Over! Daniel Day-Lewis To Co-Star With Fergie

Monday, July 21, 2008 at 9:30 am

Yes, perhaps the most revered leading man working today who works nearly as infrequently as Joel Schumacher makes a watchable movie, is about to star in a film alongside the world’s most famous songstress with questionable bladder control.
I’m still wrapping my head around Day-Lewis starring in a musical for Rob Marshall. I’m not a huge fan of “Chicago” and well, let’s just say he’s no P.T. Anderson (unfair I know, who is?). Then the long list of Day-Lewis’ leading ladies began to emerge. For the uninitiated, “Nine” is a musical re-working of Fellini’s legendary film, “8 1/2,” and delves into the many loves of director Guido Contini.
Among the impressive cast Marshall has assembled to play against Day-Lewis are Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Dame Judi Dench herself. There’s a whole bunch of Oscar nominations in the list I just mentioned. And now newly added to the cast is…Fergie?!? She’ll be playing Saraghina who “introduces Guido to the world of sexuality.” Does this mean that it’s a young actor playing opposite Fergie and not the two-time Oscar winner? Don’t tell me Mr. “I drink your milkshake!” won’t get to play at least one scene opposite Ms. “My London, London bridge wanna go down”?!? Rob Marshall, don’t let an opportunity like this go by the wayside!
Do you think Fergie can hold her own against Daniel Day-Lewis? What sort of films do you want to see her do in the future?

From: MTV Movies Blog

From Nicole: I'M GOING TO DIE OF BARFNESS

Friday, July 18, 2008

aziz and the deleted dark knight scene

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

smile inducing posters

these are all over the place and i am very grateful for it.




breaking records


The Dark Knight has maybe already made more than $17 million in 9 hours of release.


holy shit.


(and kicking revenge of the sith out of the top spot is nothing but good news)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watchmen


the teaser is here!

i totally thought this would be a secret until a big Comic Con reveal!
i'm dumb!

http://www.empireonline.com/video/watchmen/

Largo


Largoverse is a super rad blog about algorithms. Just kidding.

It's about Largo.


From the Horses' mouth:

It's a blog about the umbrella of artists that perform in a los angeles club called largo.


AND:
go here to download a six and a half minute version of "creep", jon brion-style.
sick! (the good sick i mean)

emmy nominations

here is a list of ones i love ( in no special order ):

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Office

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC • Will Arnett as Devin Banks

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Pushing Daisies • Lee Pace as Ned
The Office • Steve Carell as Michael Scott


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
An American Crime • Showtime • Catherine Keener as Gertrude Baniszewski

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
The Office • Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Pushing Daisies • Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook
Saturday Night Live • Amy Poehler, Performer

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • Ashley Jensen as Maggie Jacobs

Outstanding Made For Television Movie
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale •

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Flight Of The Conchords • Song: 'The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)' • Bret McKenzie, Composer and Lyricist Jemaine Clement, Composer and Lyricist

Flight Of The Conchords • Song: 'Inner City Pressure' • Bret McKenzie, Composer and Lyricist Jemaine Clement, Composer and Lyricist James Bobin, Lyricist

Jimmy Kimmel Live • Song: 'I'm F***ing Matt Damon' • Sarah Silverman, Writer/Composer Tony Baubirei, Writer/ComposerWayne McClaucey, Writer/ComposerSal Lacono, Writer/ComposerDan Warner, Writer/Composer

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
This American Life • Showtime

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
80th Annual Academy Awards • Jon Stewart, Host
Late Show With David Letterman • David Letterman, Host
Saturday Night Live • Tina Fey, Host/Performer
The Colbert Report • Stephen Colbert, Host


Outstanding Picture Editing Of Clip Packages For Talk, Performance, Award Or Reality Competition Programs
Jimmy Kimmel Live • After The Academy Awards (I'm F***ing Ben Affleck) • Jason Bielski, Editor

Jimmy Kimmel Live • 5th Year Anniversary Show (I'm F***ing Matt Damon) • James Crowe, Editor

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
30 Rock • Rosemary's Baby • Jack Burditt, Written By
30 Rock • Cooter • Tina Fey, Written By
Flight Of The Conchords • James Bobin, Written ByJemaine Clement, Written By Bret McKenzie, Written By
Pushing Daisies • Pie-Lette • Bryan Fuller, Written By
The Office • Dinner Party • Lee Eisenberg, Written By Gene Stupnitsky, Written By


Outstanding Reality Program
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List

Outstanding Choreography
So You Think You Can Dance • Routine: Hummingbird and Flower / 'The Chairman's Waltz' • Wade Robson, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance • Routine: Transformers / 'Fuego' • Shane Sparks, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance • Routine: Table / 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)' • Mandy Moore, Choreographer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program
Late Night With Conan O'Brien
Late Show With David Letterman
Saturday Night Live
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

and i'm pissed about:
no pushing daisies for best comedy
no chi mcbride on pushing daisies
no love for 'the wire' (so i haven't watched them all yet, but i love what i've seen)
entourage. yawn. i'm so over it. bad writing and same shit over and over. yuck.
dexter. not that great of a show
monk. OK! we get it! he's won 3 times. enough!
Two and a Half Men. Really? Seriously?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

happy birthday will


seth rogen, again

it's taking every ounce of self control to keep myself from driving to the nearest newstand. i want this magazine like, yesterday.

I saw this on FilmDrunk.


Also, how in God's name did I not see these pictures from Decembers GQ?


The Spirit

this trailer is really really really good-looking. like derek zoolander good-looking



or you can go to Apple and watch it in HD.

amy poehler on the office spinoff?

YAY News for the Day:

"Saturday Night Live" star Amy Poehler is in final negotiations to join the cast of the new post-"Office" laffer from Greg Daniels and Mike Schur.
Series, despite initially being called an "Office" spinoff, isn’t expected to be one after all — confirming speculation that the show would not be an extension of the original but a whole new series (Daily Variety, June 12).
Poehler would join the already-cast Aziz Ansari, who became the series’ first cast member last month.
In recent weeks Daniels and Schur have been busy mapping out the show, which is set to bow this winter in the plum Thursday night 9:30 p.m. timeslot behind "The Office."
Source: Variety

I LOVE the UCB theater


remember when i thought last night was just going to be a fun, albeit ordinary night of comedy?

once again the UCB theater showed me that you never know who's going to show up.

the first special guest was Jonah Hill who did 15 or so minutes of hilarious stand-up, especially considering the fact that last night was only his 2nd time doing it and he announced that he had written most of his stuff that day.
(side bar: he was rocking pink vans and i got a little sad when he mentioned a girlfriend.)

the second special guest almost made me collapse onto the floor. Seth Rogen.
ohmylord. seth rogen. me and seth rogen sitting in a tree.

from what i remember he was really really funny, he was wearing rad Nikes, he looked super-slim, he talked a lot about weiners and i liked his new short hair. (i knew my swooning would make me think it was all a dream, so i called my work voicemail and recorded some of his set. Stalker Alert #1)
i'm sure i've mentioned this before, but seth rogen's laugh is like my favorite noise on earth. hearing him do it live (DO IT LIVE!) and from 15 feet away was magical. (Stalker Alert #2)
If I see him and Comic Con i might get balls to talk to him, my in? UCB! (Stalker Alert #3)
the 2 of them are no doubt "researching" for their roles in the next judd apatow movie by doing stand-up and i am grateful that i was a witness.

Side Note:
Last night was actually a record release party for Doug Benson who has a new CD out called "Professional Humoredian".
I feel a little bad that his show got hindered by movie stars.
Click on Doug's name to go to his MySpace page to buy the CD from amazon or itunes.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

tim & eric & zach part 3


Tim and Eric and Zach Galifianakis together always = good times.
it's like 7 minutes of weirdness, fyi.

shout! factory



this company is best known by me for distributing genius TV like Freaks & Geeks and My So Called Life.

This morning I saw this:

Shout! Factory Shows to Land on iTunes

The first seasons of “Punky Brewster” and “Swamp Thing,” the complete series of “The Weird Al Show” and a host of other Shout! Factory TV series soon will be available on iTunes. Also available from Shout! Factory are “Comic Relief: The Greatest … and the Latest,” stand-up show Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion, “Sam & Max: The Complete Series,” “Mike Birbiglia’s What I Should Have Said Was Nothing: Tales From My Secret Public Journal,” “Paul Mooney’s Analyzing White America,” and “Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT!” “As we continue to expand our digital distribution, we are thrilled to make our content available on iTunes.” said Shout! Factory president Garson Foos. “It’s another big step in the evolution of our business.”

go to the Shout! Factory web-site to see their other goodies.

Source: Home Media Magazine

TDK


everything you're hearing is true.

i really thought that watching heath would be kind of sad, but it's not because you aren't watching heath. not for one minute did i think about his death. he completely and totally drowned himself in the role of the joker, and made him one of the scariest villians i've ever seen.



the movie as a whole, i think, is worthy of a best picture nomination. it was tense, beautifully shot and just about flawless from start to finish. i can't remember the last time i didn't stop to think what time it was during a movie.

buy your tickets now.

Monday, July 14, 2008

stuff

* an interview with Adam McKay about Step Brothers and other bizness.
it's a good read, except for the part where he ends a sentence with the word "at". that is my number 1 pet peeve of all time. (number 2: when people say Nordstroms. there's no 's' at the end. it's Nordstrom. you wouldn't say "i'm going to Targets" would you?)

* the trailer for Ghost Town is up. i don't care if this looks a bit cheesy. I'm sold on this cast.
Gervais, Tea leoni, Greg Kinnear, the magical Kristen Wiig. Done and done.

* here's a fun story we did on Dailies about Wall • E inspired robot movies

Ricky Gervais is hilarious

this is a clip from his stand up act.

WTF?

i don't know why, but this makes me really really sad.


Kimmel-Silverman Breakup No Laughing Matter


The next time Sarah Silverman makes a video about which celebrity she's f--king, Jimmy Kimmel may not find it quite so funny.
The late-night talk-show host and the bawdy object of his affection have separated after five funnybone-tickling, viral video-goofing years, E! News has confirmed.
"Jimmy and Sarah are no longer dating...and will have no further comment," Lewis Kay and Amy Zvi, the respective reps for Kimmel and Silverman, said in a joint statement today.
No reason was given for the split,
first reported in Vanity Fair's celebrity blog, of all places. (Silverman graced the magazine's funnywomen cover back in April.)
The breakup comes just a few months after Kimmel, 40, and Silverman, 37, celebrated their five-year anniversary, an occasion marked by mutual public humiliation when Silverman unleashed her ode to "
f--king Matt Damon" delivered during one of her many frequent—though we're guessing soon-to-be less frequent—guest appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He retaliated with a star-studded televised confession of his own, involving a form of newly legalized love with Damon's BFF Ben Affleck.
Kimmel and Silverman met back in 2001, when Silverman performed at a Comedy Central roast of Hugh Hefner, for which Kimmel served as roastmaster.
"Jimmy Kimmel, everyone," Silverman said after Kimmel's introduction. "He's fat and has no charisma. Watch your back, Danny Aiello."
And they said it wouldn't last...Too bad they were right.

yum

This is Clive Owen in London yesterday filming reshoots for the movie Duplicity.








he is so hot that sometimes i have to look away. like when you look at the sun and it hurts your eyes. or like when i'm starving and i see a picture of a nice plate of steak and lobster.

sometimes at work we play "would you rather". this game can be played many ways. like, would you rather have 3 hairs in your food for every meal you ate for one year or every time you took a shower (insert name of a disliked co-worker) was sitting there watching you and trying to make conversation. other times we play "would you rather" do (insert random actor) or Clive Owen. this is only asked of me because the goal is to find someone i'd choose over Clive.

The Clive love started 10 years ago when I saw the movie "Croupier". Netflix it.

He's amazing in Closer, I love Children of Men, and the the sex scene in Shoot 'Em Up is crazy-hot. When I was 20 feet away from him in a press room at Comic Con last year I forgot to breathe for almost a minute and was on the verge of passing out. True story.


TiVo these talk shows.

*Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are starting the Step Brothers press extravaganza.

Will is on Leno tonight.

John C. is on Leno on Wednesday the 16th.

Joel McHale is on Conan tomorrow.

Conan is awesome on Wednesday with Meryl Streep, Russell Brand and Eugene Mirman.

Ricky Gervais is on Letterman Thursday the 17th.

Andy Samberg is on Kimmel tomorrow.

Hmmm. I guess I could've organized that better.

new radiohead video, mildly creepy

i love radiohead. a lot.
but i think i've finally found one of their videos that i won't want to watch over and over.
not that it's not visually awesome and different, but this just reminds me of what dreams look like. or nightmares. I do love that this is basically a beautiful KOST 103.5 love song and the video is all bizarre and lasery though...

Radiohead- House of Cards


saw this on Shots Ring Out. Go there to find a BTS video too.

UPDATE:
after watching the making of video, i feel like a real jerk saying that i wouldn't watch the video again. look at all the people that worked on this. and i love thom yorke's hair. i take it all back. i love it. radiohead could make a video where they are sitting at a table plotting to murder me and i'd be like "Cool! This looks great"

UPDATE PART 2:
Creativity online has more (a lot) info on the making of this video and an interview with director James Frost.
it's a long read but totes worth it.

p.s. bill, you totally need to do a radiohead video. seriously.

where the wild things are

The Big Picture Blog in the LA Times has this story entitled "Can Spike Jonze Save Where the Wild Things Are?"

In the story it mentions an early test screening last December where "kids in the audience were crying and fleeing the theater".
Um, I was there and no they weren't.

Not sure what or who gave the studio the idea that what they saw was a bad film. It's so unfortunate because my friends and I really enjoyed what we saw. We were able to look past the fact that it needed a ton of work effects-wise and realize that they were on their way to making something totally original.

Oh well, as long as there are some people that recognize that Spike will make it worth their time and money...


Fun Fact: they still have offices down the hall from me, although i haven't seen Spike.
His parking spot is labeled M. Sednak (that's the dude that wrote WTWTA)

Friday, July 11, 2008

i heart best week ever

they've had some pretty good posts lately:

a) patton oswalt post

b) paul scheer post

c) this thing about Pixar

d) so you think you can dance recaps

Twenty 120

if like movies that are 2 minutes long.....




You are invited to attend the FIRST public screening of 2008’s 20/120 collection Thursday July 17th, at Cinespace in Hollywood, at Ivar and Hollywood.

This year we will be screening 20 original films, each 120 seconds in duration by some of the best creatives from LA, Chicago, New York, London, Singapore, and Cologne, Germany.

The theme for this year’s collection is Truth V Deception.

Come see the films before they launch online at http://www.twenty120.com/

David Lobser
Matt Tragesser
Jason Koxvold
Erin Sarofsky
Bran Dougherty-Johnson
Mark Szumski
Bill Sneed
Willi Patton


CLICK TO VIEW TRAILER

i am very excited to see BILL'S short. (that's what she said)

post # 667

i just noticed that my last post was #666 and got all "end of days" scared.

so here are a couple of fun, random as shit facts, courtesy of Cary Swarzzz and my boss Bob.

1) Chuck Berry liked to watch chicks going pee pee. Grody.

2) My Co-Worker (same network-worker) Leonard Maltin got in trouble 10 years ago for labeling someone a druggie in one of his movie books.

nerd alert

here's what's happening (tv and movie related) on the preview night and 1st day of Comic Con.

Thanks to whoever sorted these out on ComingSoon.net.
you just made my life way easier.

collaboration for a shoe

Here's the video for the collaboration between Santogold, Pharrell Williams and The Strokes' Julian Casablancas.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the shoe brand, Converse has brought together Pharrell, Julian Casablancas, Santogold and N.E.R.D to create an original full length track. The song will be made available to the world as a free online download. The collaboration came together when Pharrell and Julian sat down to discuss ideas in New York. After Julian was on board, Pharrell saw Santogold at SXSW for the first time and thought she would be a perfect fit. Santi recorded with Pharrell in Miami. Julian recorded with Pharrell in Miami after Santogold & then again in LA.

god i love this video.
Directed by Psyop




here's the link to the Converse site if you want to watch it in sexy full screen mode. go ahead! live a little.

MGMT

Once and for All: How Do You Pronounce MGMT?

From NY Magazine:

We've enjoyed MGMT's album Oracular Spectacular since it came out last fall, but with the band playing at McCarren Pool later this month — and the subject of a profile in our own magazine this week — we realized we still don't know for sure how to pronounce the band's name. Is it "Management," which we've heard used to be their name before some other band laid claim to it? Is it just the letters pronounced in order — "Em Gee Em Tee"? Or is it some mumbled version of "Management" with the vowels removed ("Mij-mit")?

Some blog commenters claim it's one thing; others claim it's another. Rolling Stone says it's "Management." David Letterman says it's "Em Gee Em Tee." Time for some totally necessary Vulture detective work!

We called the band's label, Columbia, and a publicist told us it's definitely pronounced "Em Gee Em Tee." This seems to be confirmed by this video, in which MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden pronounces it that way. But we wouldn't put it past these guys to change it again, to "Magma" or something.

7-11-08

Free Slurpees on 7/11

7-Eleven's participating stores are offering customers a free Slurpee to celebrate their 81st birthday on – when else? – July 11, 7/11/08, also known as 7-Eleven® Day!

As has been the tradition for many years, the company will celebrate July 11 with free 7.11-ounce Slurpee® drinks for customers visiting its U.S. stores. Special birthday cups will be available while supplies last.

Fun Fact: Long Islanders buy the most coffee out of all of its stores nationwide.

My Fun Fact: In high school my friend Amy and I put vodka in our slurpees before parties!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

perfect

seats at last night's Dodger game.



dorks:

r.i.p. echo park lotus plants


Photo: Lotus Memorial IIBy Stephen Roullier (c), 2008

Someone plucked the first one -- a lovely lotus blossom, or, rather, a picture of one -- which was planted by Stephen Roullier just before Independence Day. Now that Echo Park Lake is newly independent of its famous lotus bed. So Roullier, who lives across from the lake, came back with three. They're part of a memorial to the lotus that did not reappear this year. The lotus bed may date from as early as 1889. We know that by 1929 the lotus of the lake were well-established. They survived until 2008, despite being "protected" as a historic feature of Echo park Lake, which is a city cultural landmark.
3:09 PM Tuesday, July 8 2008 • Link

hot chicks and douchebags


i'm sad that i can't go to this in-store at Book Soup on Saturday.


Hot Chicks with Douchebags

In-Store Event: with Jay Louis
July 12th - 7pm
Greasy foreheads. Spiky frosted hair. Oiled-up faces dripping with Tag Body Shot spray. Armani Exchange T-shirts and rank cologne wafting off their backs like fetid pollen clouds as they pump their fists and attempt to grind into any hotties nearby. Young beauties oblivious to the hulking monstrosity clutching at their butts like snapping turtles on Red Bull.
From sea to douchey sea, ours is a culture plagued by this festering blight. By the dark forces of ├╝ber-douchebaggery.
How did this happen? What can we do to confront the douchebag/hottie plague that rots our collective souls like boils sent by a wrathful and angry God? And how can you recover if you or your loved one is 'bag?
Now, for the first time, there is an answer to those questions that haunt our collective will and sap our culture of any claim to societal advance: Why hottie/douchebaggery? Why now? And why are douche-faces so silly? In this book we dissect, analyze, contemplate and mock the rank douchescrotes that pollute our country's hottie supply on a daily basis. Every branch of the douche-tree will be examined. Every corner of our cultural rot will be exposed.
And if we can lust after their hotties along the way, then all the better.

Sherlock Holmes


i'm Torn like Natalie Imbruglia.

the pharcyde - drop



sometimes you need an amazing video in the morning, especially when it's directed by Spike Jonze.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

happy birthday

Tom Hanks is 52 today.


My way of saying Happy Bday is posting this pic of him as one of my favorite Hanks characters ever. Makes perfect sense.

Ok. It's Not Forrest Gump. Not Andrew Beckett. Not Woody. Not Chuck Noland.

Although Sam Baldwin from Sleepless in Seattle is a close second, I choose Joe Fox. F-O-X.
From You've Got Mail.

I wish there was a way that I could profess my love for this movie and not have people think I'm joking.

Let's not forget the supporting cast you guys. Steve Zahn, Dave Chappelle, Parker Awesome Posey!

And this scene, which is one of the cutest in movie history.






i may even watch it tonight. after so you think you can dance. yeah. i own the dvd!(nice life, me) editors note: i am now going to a Dodger game tonight. sweet! thanks P.Lo!

also, let's thank Mr. Hanks for having his son Colin. Could he be any cuter?

p.s. Hi Leslie! Can you believe our "Pizza Party" was almost one year ago?

tropic thunder

surprise.
another reason to get excited about Tropic Thunder.
Click here for a trailer for the movie-within-the-movie.

blogger isn't letting me post pictures right now, so imagine if you will hilarious men dressed for war.
Tropic Thunder is out August 15th. I will probably see it before then because I am better than you.

The Dark Knight is selling out quick


if you want to see The Dark Knight as soon as it opens you should go to the Arclight web-site or somewhere like that because i just read this:

Three weeks out from The Dark Knight's launch, it had already sold eight times as many tickets through movietickets.com as Spider-Man 3 had 21 days before its release.

That's kind of big shit because Spiderman 3, whilst being a giant letdown (to me) and laughable in parts (to people who saw it) was the highest grossing film of 2007 in the U.S.

here's hoping TDK does better.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

shuffle

carrie brownstein is one of those peeps i've mentioned a lot, like judd or seth. you know why? because of her awesomeness.

this is a post from her Monitor Mix blog on NPR about keeping your ipod on shuffle. we share an opinion on the subject.
i got my new car on Memorial Day and have had it on shuffle from then up until july 6th. i made it through almost all 2,700 songs, but i prolly seriously only listened to half that in full.
she's so right when she says:

The shuffle mode is an endless radio station that only plays your music. Sounds perfect, so why is it not?
It's like if there were a robot randomly selecting what we wear each day. Sure, it's our own closet and our own clothing, but we don't want to wear sweaters on 80-degree days, or to put on some magenta silk top that only looked good in the dressing room. With music, it boils down to mood and context, as well.
In the shuffle mode, I spend most of my time hitting fast forward until I find a song I feel like listening to; I can't help but try to carve out a story. I love contrast and the blending of genres, so it's not about disparity. It is, however, about intention. What iPod shuffle lacks is one of the best parts of a great mix -- album sequence, or a justification for why one song follows another.

Well said Brownstein, well said.

Nick and Norah get postered


i just saw this on The Playlist and was all "schwing!"

can't wait for this movie and anyone who compares it to Juno is out of their hollow little mind.
( i mentioned my love for the book before, in fact i said it exactly 2 months ago today)

July 8th means:


Say Happy Birthday to Beck Hansen by buying his new CD, Modern Guilt.

Then, read this NME article where Beck talks about his Danger Mouse collab. He's all 'Danger Mouse was only supposed to produce one song'

I was all "Whaaa? No way. Tell me more."

And if you're still iffy on the whole thing go to his MySpace page and listen to stuff.

And if you want to be like Mary Anne and I, buy tickets to see Beck, Spoon & MGMT at the Hollywood Bowl.

Monday, July 7, 2008

shopping and magazines (girl stuff ok?)


I've been stalking this adorable blog for a long time wondering when i would see this girl in a magazine.


Yay her!

Visit her vintage shop on ebay if you're into that stuff.

Pixar is fun


if you haven't seen Wall • E yet shame on you and that means you also haven't seen one of Pixar's best shorts.

Presto was insanely cute and had me giggling like a little girl.

Also, look at these pictures of the lunch room at Pixar. It's like my version of heaven.
A delicious and neverending supply of cereal.
Let's work there.








a good way to spend a sunday night

Sunday Cinema in The Backyard @ the W Hotel

Spend a sunday afternoon lazin' around with your favorite (or maybe not so favorite) movies, selected especially from the dusty annals of MGM and FOX.
Grab some food and drink from The Backyard, W Hotel's poolside cabana/restaurant, and try to forget that you've got work tomorrow.


The line up is as follows:

July
Sunday, 6th - Revenge of the Nerds (my 1st time. weird.)
Sunday, 13th - Lars & The Real Girl (like, but just saw)
Sunday, 20th - Annie Hall (so there)
Sunday, 27th - 27 Dresses (eew. no thanks.)

August
Sunday, 3rd - The Darjeeling Limited (i liked)
Sunday, 10th - In Her Shoes (random. why?)
Sunday, 17th - The Usual Suspects (yes, please)
Sunday, 24th - Mystic Pizza (random and big haired)
Sunday, 31st - Rain Man (yes)

September
Sunday, 7th - Weekend at Bernies (never seen this. wtf?)
Sunday, 14th - Charlie Bartlett (in my queue)
Sunday, 21st - The Savages (loved it)
Sunday, 28th - Some Like It Hot (classic)

And if that isn't enough, there is a giant Connect 4 to play while you wait for the movie to start.

A couple things to be be aware of: the W thinks it's ok with the preshow entertainment being an Usher concert on every tv, the service for food is not very fast, and bring your own candy because they charge $4 for it.

Kubrick Ad

i saw this last week on Hollywood Elsewhere but was on a blogger sabbatical.

if you aren't a fan of The Shining, perhaps this won't mean much to you.
but i am and it does.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

i can't help it

i am obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance. yes, i know. huge nerd. just skip this is you don't have an appreciation for superb choreography. at least i don't watch the bachelorette right?

i just realized last night that this season of SYTYCD isn't as awesome as last year's was, so i was forced to wiki and youtube to prove myself right.

there are some great contestants this year. i love Twitch, Kherington, Katee, Joshua and Chelsie (yes, those are all real names), but the performances haven't been as 100% entertaining to me as they were last season. at least we still have genius Mia Michaels.

see this samba routine that top 4 contestants Lacey & Danny performed. i've yet to see a hotter dance. i actually have this episode saved on my tivo. i know of my lameness already, thanks.



cold shower time right?

there's also a bunch of routines choreographed by his royal hiphopedness, shane sparks that make me JO on rails.

here's one of my faves:



crazy fun right? and i don't know if you noticed, but those 2 are white!

ok i'm done.

mike myers has gone downhill

some people i share an opinion with at Defamer made this amusing video about the downward spiral of Mike Myers humor.

keanu

trailer time again.
this one's just a teaser and is sure to not be an Oscar contender like Blindness.
it does look to have some nifty effects and my boyfriend ted theodore logan.


this looks intense

here's the full trailer for Fernando Mereilles' Blindness:





mild spoiler alert:
my new friend James Rocchi from Cinematical reviewed it after seeing it at Cannes.

hot spoiler alert:
i am in love with mark ruffalo and will see anything that he is in.

random note:
Blindness is out September 26 but i hope i can see it sooner because i think it looks awesome.
who cares note:
i might like julianne moore as a blonde and i'm still pissed that this woman hasn't won an oscar yet.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

thanks, victor

i've had this song in my head because of your IM status message.

i enjoy charlyne yi

this is the audition tape that charlyne sent to SNL.



and then this video to fred armisen:

i like this a lot

Radiohead.

interview.

A/V Club.

Read it.

(54 days until Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl.)

most likely the best news of the day


Holmes pic nabs Baron Cohen, Ferrell
Apatow, Miller to produce Columbia comedy

Columbia Pictures has set an untitled comedy that will star Sacha Baron Cohen as master detective Sherlock Holmes and Will Ferrell as Watson, his crime-solving partner.
Etan Cohen ("Tropic Thunder") is writing the script, and Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce.

The comedy is inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales. Though the thrust is different, the Baron Cohen-Ferrell pairing is the second major studio project featuring the supersleuth, as Warner Bros. is prepping the Anthony Peckham-scripted drama "Sherlock Holmes" with director Guy Ritchie.
The Col project reteams Baron Cohen and Ferrell, who played rival racecar drivers in Columbia's 2006 hit comedy "Talladega Nights," which Apatow and Miller also produced.
"Just the idea of Sacha and Will as Sherlock Holmes and Watson makes us laugh," said Col co-prexy Matt Tolmach. "Sacha and Will are two of the funniest and most talented guys on the planet, and having them take on these two iconic characters is frankly hilarious."
Baron Cohen, who most recently starred in "Sweeney Todd," has been filming "Bruno," based on his character creation, for Media Rights Capital, with Universal Pictures distributing domestically.
Ferrell, who just wrapped "Land of the Lost" for Universal, will next be seen starring for Col in "Step Brothers." That film reteams him with "Talladega Nights" co-star John C. Reilly, director Adam McKay and producers Apatow and Miller.

Source: Variety

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

ricky gervais


this is my favorite picture of the day. maybe of the whole damn week.
please do yourself a favor and keep up with Ricky Gervais and his movie blog. it's way fucking better than this one.

New & Improved

things that were awesome last night:

* Finally going to the new Largo. OMG dude. It's super nice. And somehow they've managed keep the quaint, cozy feel in a theater setting. Same pictures on the wall, same color palette, same amazing entertainment. It was a little weird having the stage raised and the performers not making eye contact, but we'll live. And I admit that i missed the honey chicken and trying to eat in the dark. And the booze. I just realized there was no booze. Holy crap. I guess I was so excited for the show I didn't realize there was no bar. Apparently one will open in the complex eventually...Then it will be perfect.
(only probs i saw: bathrooms not that awesome, having to pay when you make a reservation, and getting there for a hand stamp way before show time and then having to wander La Cienega for an hour.)

*Flight of The Conchords (who I had no idea were going to be there until one hour before. my only gripe with them is deciding which one to stare at. Bret and Jemaine cause a new emotion in me that i need to invent a word for. it's a bizarre mixture of arousal and hysterics. HotSterics? Laurousal? I'll have to brainstorm. They gave us 2 new songs that delivered the goods.)

* Patton Oswalt (in my top 5 LOL makers)

* Margaret Cho (yes. she's still alive and talking about her vag. and guess what? i liked it.)

* Karen Kilgariff ( Girl's Guitar Club you guys! she rules.)

* Michael Penn ( 2 really nice mellow songs. and a fancy outfit.)

* Andy Kindler (best part: after the show my friends & i passed him on the street and said "see you tomorrow" cuz he's at UCB tonight and he had no idea. we totally reminded him.)

all that for $25 bucks. and i was in the 5th row. can't beat that with a bat.