Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Catch Up

I admit I have been a little lax on posting on here (Dang reality TV) SO it's time to play a little catch up on the big news in the Pop Culture world.

First in the world of Movies:

The big Oscar winners.
1. Cinematography: "Hugo."
2. Art Direction: "Hugo."
3. Costume Design: "The Artist."
4. Makeup: "The Iron Lady."
5. Foreign Language Film: "A Separation," Iran.
6. Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, "The Help."
7. Film Editing: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
8. Sound Editing: "Hugo."
9. Sound Mixing: "Hugo."
10. Documentary Feature: "Undefeated."
11. Animated Feature Film: "Rango."
12. Visual Effects: "Hugo."
13. Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, "Beginners."
14. Original Score: "The Artist."
15. Original Song: "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets."
16. Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, "The Descendants."
17. Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris."
18. Live Action Short Film: "The Shore."
19. Documentary (short subject): "Saving Face."
20. Animated Short Film: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."
21. Directing: Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist."
22. Actor: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist."
23. Actress: Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady."
25. Best Picture: "The Artist"

The out of this world Avengers trailer shatters iTunes download records.

In the world of TV:

Weep for humanity Snooki is pregnant.

Celebrity stuff:

Jessica gets naked, Davy Jones gets low.

Jessica shows off pregnant belly (and just about everything else) on the cover of ELLE. She certainly isn't the first to do so but she certainly is getting a lot more attention (Including attention from this blogger)

60's pop icon Davy Jones dead at 66.

Lead singer of 60's pop band The Monkees Davy Jones died on February 29th of an apparent heart attack.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

People's Choice Awards Winners

Last night was the 2012 People's Choice Awards, which as far as prestige goes it lands somewhere between the Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards and that certificate you got in the 5th grade for being "Everyone's Best Friend". Ah yes the red carpet was rolled outand the celebrities shined like a fake Rolex you bought off a guy named Burt.

Here were the big "winners"

Favorite Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp (They obviously didn't see The Rum Diary)

Favorite Movie Actress: Emma Stone

Favorite Movie Icon: Morgan Freeman (who narrated his acceptance speech while he was giving it)

Favorite Action Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Favorite Action Movie Star: Hugh Jackman

Favorite Drama Movie: Water for Elephants (it also won for Favorite Movie you can take your Grandma to)

Favorite Comedy Movie: Bridesmaids

Favorite Comedic Actor: Adam Sandler (Shouldn't this be written Favorite Comedic "Actor")

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: Emma Stone

 Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Chloe Moretz (You know she was he eight year old in Kick-Ass that called everyone a c***)

Favorite Ensemble Movie Cast: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

 Favorite Animated Movie Voice: Johnny Depp as Rango

Favorite Movie Superhero: Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern (Wait I must've misread was this category Dumbest Movie Superhero?)

Favorite Book Adaptation: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

And there you have it your winners for the 2012 People's Choice Awards.....I think a piece of my soul died a little while writing this.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Most anticipated movies of 2012

If you have known me for years or just met me, you know I love movies, okay that's an understatement, I am obsessed with movies I am part of the rare breed you call a cinemaphile, and 2012 is shaping up to be a veritable feed bag of film extacy. So here are the ones I am looking forward to the most.
First we have The Hunger Games based on the best selling book series.

Next probably the one I have been looking forward to since Sam Jackson mentioned the "Avengers Initiative" at the end of Iron Man. The Avengers! 

 Then we have the movie I have probably been looking forward to the absolute most, The Dark Knight rises.

The next one I am not so much anticipating as I am waiting to see the train wreck that I assume it's going to be. The Amazing Spiderman.

The next made me squeal like a little girl at a Justin Bieber concert. The Hobbit!

So there you go, there is just a few of the movies I am most looking forward to. Others that deserve honorable mention are. Men in Black 3, Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, G.I. Joe Retaliation, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, The Expendables 2 and the list goes on. Bottom line, if you love movies you should be looking forward to 2012.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Could this planet be habitable?

It was announced today (Dec 5th 2011) that Nasa's planet hunting spacecraft Kepler has discovered a planet 600 lightyears from us that could contain life. The planet called Kepler-22b (catchy name eh?) has an atmosphere very similar to Earth because this planet orbits around a sun like star. Though 2 times bigger than earth scientists guess that if the greenhouse effect there is the same as it is here the average temperature should probably be a nice 72 degrees.
I for one am stoked anytime NASA makes a discovery like this, that means we are one step closer to exploring strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilization, to bodly go where no man has gone before! BEAM ME UP CAPTAIN I"M READY TO GO!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Best of The Muppets part 1

I for one am so excited about the new muppet movie coming out on the 23rd. The muppets have been a staple of my childhood and now that I am an adult I still adore them and they still make me laugh! So I decided that I would countdown some of the best muppet moments in my humble opinion.
The first comes from Sesame street (as will several others) and a rare moment where Cookie Monster in an effort to help children not be so fat, rapped yes RAPPED  about healthy foods.....taste so gooood. 

 The Next again come from the sesame street gang, and it comes from Grover as a waiter accosting a poor restaurant goer. He shows off his "Waiter memory" with a nice insulting rhyme.

Follow me now back to sesame street as we watch this funny yet oddly disturbing (Kermit with teeth, creepy) clip with Grover and Kermit as Grover shares some helpful dental hygiene tips.

This clip is actually a music video done by "geek chic" rock band Weezer. What's cool about this video is that the muppets really weren't popular at this time, so to see them in a music video was fantastic!

Of course I had to throw this one in. Probably the most famous muppet clip ever and it doesn't even have any of the well known muppets in it, and not a single actual word is said in the entire song. WARNING this song will get stuck in your head for 2 to 8 weeks.

George Clooney rumored to play Steve Jobs in new movie

In case you live in the 1960s or Amish you know that Steve Jobs succumbed to cancer on October 5th 2011. Then we were inundated with everything Jobs, including Books, TV specials, and perhaps a movie? Rumors have been swirling around about a possible Steve Jobs bio flick. Today we found out who is rumored to play Jobs, our favorite Hollywood sociable drunk George Clooney. And I for one totally dig this pick, I love George and have a huge man crush on him and I can picture George with a buzz haircut, glasses, and a black turtle neck. I hope this is true, I will be first in line to buy the iClooney.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The battling Whites

So because we have all just been on tinder hooks waiting and hoping for a new Snow White movie (yawn) we are going to get the chance to have out pick of two, yes unfortunately two, Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror. Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart (of that Twilight crap) and Chris Hemsworth (Of Thor awesomeness) and from what I can tell settles around the budding relationship of Snow White and the Huntsman that the Evil Qu....................................oh sorry fell asleep there for a sec. This movie suffers from what I like to call Twilightitis which basically means that they take established characters and make them young and hot and give it a modern retarded edge, it looks terrible.

Mirror Mirror (or Snow White #2) is basically the polar opposite. It stars Julia Roberts (Of giant mouth and vein fame) and Lily Collins (of I don't care fame) and takes Snow White on a different road, unfortunately that road is a comedy musical, doesn't that sound great?!