Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sweet 19 and licensed to drive!

I got my G2 today!

MK and A ain't got nothing on me now! Well, except oodles of vacation boyfriends, experience on the Model U.N., passports to Paris, a stint in the witness protection program, a serious beef with PETA (wow, pun unintended but kind of loved), my own multi-media corporation, a faux-parent who has a billboard-sized want ad, a series of Barbies with my likeness, two failed - but awesome - TV shows (Two of a Kind, I salute you!) that aren't Full House, a camp out party, a attic-based detective agency, an Uncle Jesse, a catchphrase involving the word "dude", an equestrian video game, a clothing line featured at Wal-Mart, a clothing line featured at Henri Bendel, the ability to play One Degree with Billy Aaron Brown and - oh yeah, a twin sister.

P.S - Caution: This news means mucho road trip adventures ahead! Thelma and Louise better watch out! (Oh dear, did I just set myself for a deadly cliff dive with my imaginary Thunderbird?!)

Mood Music: RuPaul's celebrity playlist!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Is your green army jacket the only thing keepin' you warm tonight? Emile? Emile? Emile? You're my dirty man candy, Emile.

Hirsch-y Kisses + Denny not having weird ghost-sex with Izzie + Liev Schreiber in drag (!) + Ang Lee + boys in army jackets + Jonathan Groff, he's such a frizzy-wigged radical! + my future father-in-law Eugene Levy + most important musical festival in history = I just jizzed in my pants.

August 14 is too frickin' far away.

P.S. - I am a threat to national security according to Google. I searched "taking woodstock trailer" and it took me to a page that said "Your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. We apologize for the inconvience and we hope we'll see you again on Google". Have I just been banned from the most popular search engine of the times because I wanted to get my Emile on? This is the defintion of injustice.

P.P.S - Take a long-winded gander at these pictorals. Is it just me or is Hirsch-y channeling Leo DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet?

Mood Music: "Annie Waits" - Ben Folds Five

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Joan of the Big Apple police?

Are you there God? It's me, Emily.

Oh my, God. Apparently you told Joan that she needed to join the NYPD? What kind of shenanigan is this? The girl can barely plant a tree let alone handle criminals!

I'm losing faith my friend. But, I'll give this The Unusuals show a go. You better not let me down.

P.S. - This Main Street thingy sounds more appropriate. A Southern small-town isn't quite Arcadia, but it'll do.

Mood Music: Just Like Heaven on ABC

Thursday, March 26, 2009

You know you love Andrew McCarthy.

OMFG! I just heard some totally rad news! Andrew McCarthy is going back to the 1980s!

According to EW, the man best known as the kitchen appliance who stole Duckie's girl, is going to play Lily van der Woodsen's (played by Brittany Snow) dad, Rick, during flashbacks to Lily's teen years in the 80s on upcoming episode of Gossip Girl. The episode will be a preview of the new spin-off about Lily and will feature a newly rebanded No Doubt (!!) doing an Adam and the Ants cover.

I don't know about you, but the casting director hit solid gold with this one. No one rocks the 80s pastel suit better than Blaine. I'm not even into Gossip Girl right now, but this episode gets better by the kickass cameo appearance. You know you love it too.



Mood Music: "Dance Hall Days" - Wang Chung

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All the nights we stayed up talking, listening to 80s songs and quoting lines from all those movies that we love. It still brings a smile to my face.

Tonight I went to see an advanced screening of Adventureland and let me tell you, I am in love. Not with the movie. But with the soundtrack.

Don't get me wrong, the movie was good (being an 80s freakazoid (I rest my case) I am required to see it at least once more) but the music was great. From the moment I heard James (Jesse Eigenberg) and Connell (Ryan Reynolds) listening to Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" while getting high on a mid-afternoon drive (not quite as epic as Brian Slade and Curt Wild's trippy love train ride in Velvet Goldmine, but still good), I knew I was going to love the soundtrack. Honestly, they didn't even need to use any other good songs because that song is so good that it would literally make-up for anything. But they didn't stop at those irresistable "bum-ba-bumb"s. As the movie went on, the music just got better.

Just a while later, Kristen Stewart's character Emily (!) and James watched fireworks as Crowded House's sweet, sweet track "Don't Dream It's Over" played in the background. Then when the duo got high at work on "special cookies" and rode the bumper cars, The Cure's epic "Just Like Heaven" set the scene. I can't remember the exact instances that the other orgasmic 80s tunes rocked out on screen but let me just say that INXS' "Don't Change", David Bowie's "Modern Love", The Rolling Stones' "Tops"and Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days" made the deliciously retro cut.

In essense, the soundtrack was an 80s nerd's wet dream. I always talk about buying soundtracks to movies I like but usually, I just buy them because I love the movie so much (case in point: my copy of the Can't Hardly Wait soundtrack has gotten way too much play since I bought in 1998). The movie was definetly enjoyable (Martin Starr remains a geek god in my eyes and plays pretty much Bill Haverchuck if he graduated high school, grew out his hair, got a moustache and starting reading a lot of Russian lit) but I wouldn't say I fell madly in love with it(although I am going to make it a personal goal to own a stuffed banana with one googly eye and an eye patch). So if I bought the soundtrack (which, at this point, I definetly will), it would be an act of pure 80s music love. And I would listen to it way too much. Maybe not as much as those Adventureland kiddies endured "Rock Me Amadeus" though. But still, that CD would definetly be violated by the time I was through with it.

Here is the full-listing of 80s-licious tracks from the official soundtrack album (check out the rest of the songs in the movie here). Download and love.


1 Satellite Of Love / Lou Reed
2 Modern Love / David Bowie
3 I'm In Love With A Girl / Big Star
4 Just Like Heaven / The Cure
5 Rock Me Amadeus / Falco
6 Don’t Change / INXS
7 Your Love / The Outfield
8 Don't Dream It's Over / Crowded House
9 Looking For A Kiss / The New York Dolls
10 Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely / Hüsker Dü
11 Unsatisfied / The Replacements
12 Pale Blue Eyes / The Velvet Underground
13 Farewell Adventureland / Yo La Tengo
14 Adventureland Theme Song/Yo La Tengo

Mood Music: What do you think?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This dumb blonde ain't nobody's fool!

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." - Dolly Parton

My god, I love this woman.

Mood Music: "I Sing the Body Electric" - Fame movie cast

Monday, March 23, 2009

The United States of Tara's "Betrayal": Not-so-brotherly love..

When did that sweet little Andrew Lawrence become a man-slut?! He totally broke my (and Marshall's!) heart tonight on The United States of Tara.

His character, Jason, has been having a secret fling with Tara's son Marshall. Last week, the duo shared their first kiss on Marshall's bed and this week, they decided that maybe they might make their bedroom escapades a regular thing. The secret relationship was hopelessly adorable and on the verge of really going somewhere. But then, Tara's alter ego "T" came into the picture and fucked it all up.

While Marshall went inside the house to talk to his dad, T lured Jason to the shed in the backyard and came on to him. Still kind of confused about his sexuality, Jason gave in. And of course, Marshall came into the shed and saw everything.

I literally yelled "FUCK!" at the screen when this happened. Marshall is the only character on that show that seems like a decent person and they had to wreak havoc on his well-earned happiness (Diablo Cody, I'm talking to you!). I don't blame him for kicking Tara out of his room when she tried to apologize for T's slutty shenanigans later on. Even if she wasn't "herself", who wants to see, let alone talk to the person who made the person you like break your heart?

I would have totally broke up with this show if Diablo and co. hadn't redeemed themselves with the final scene of the episode. In an (uncharacteristic) act of rage, Marshall put on a Billie Holiday record and set the shed on fire. The episode ends with a bittersweet and beautiful shot of him sitting stone-faced on a lawn chair as the family watches the shed burn down. Suck it Jason and T!

Mood Music: "Corners of My Mind" - Nikka Costa / "Glitter" on DIVA (Seriously.)

Zac is cutting musicals loose?!

Today EW reported that Zac Efron is no longer going to rock Kevin Bacon's fuchsia tuxedo in the Footloose remake.

This is a dark day for musical fans - not to mention Efron enthusiasts like myself. Who, do they honestly think has the song-and-dance skills these days to rock out to Kenny Loggins like nobody's business? Seriously.

Apparently, Zac wants to explore new genres and step away from the musical interludage that made him a Perez Hilton regular. While 17 Again looks awesome, I saw Me and Orson Welles (at TIFF last fall), and hon, I don't think you're quite as boyishly handsome without some way-too-excited-for-another-dance-scene facial expressions.

Exhibit A: "Bet On It" - a.k.a. the real reason anyone loved High School Musical 2.

Exhibit B: "Scream" - or Zac's moving homage to early *Nsync videos.

Mood Music: "Like a Feather" - Nikka Costa

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I (totes mcgotes) love this movie, man..

Today I went to see I Love You, Man again. And it was just as great the second time around.

Perhaps it's the fact that I find both Paul Rudd and Jason Segel to be way too funny for their own good, but honestly, I thought this movie was hysterical. Some of the catchphrases Paul's character, Peter, tries to make up were so awkward and wrong (he calls Jason's Sydney "Jobin" and "City Slicka") but they made crack up because quite frankly, haven't we all made some sort of terribly lame reference when we're making new friends?

One moment particularly struck home with me. At one point, Peter says "totes mcgotes" instead of "totally". Recently, I went through a faze where I added "mc" to everything (see: "awks mcgawks", "chills mcgills"). My friends, particularly Candis, said it was hilarious. But I know after the 100th time I said it was "lames mcgames", they secretly wanted to put me in the sleeper hold.

The point is, see this movie. If you're anything like me, and you're feeling the pre-exam stress building up inside, see this movie and you'll feel better. At least for 2 hours. Then you'll get stressed out again and be wondering how the hell to feel like a normal human being again. My advice? Just think of Jason Segel wearing man-Uggs and socks. Works like a charm.

P.S. - I think I might be obsessed with Rashida Jones' style in this movie. She wears so many cardigans and girly flowy tops that are too cute for words. And she has full-bangs which I guess I identify with now, since I'm officially became part of the full-bangs brigade as of Friday.

Mood Music: "Whyyouwannabringmedown" - Kelly Clarkson

And maybe even one day, a tamborine..

I love Sweet Thing. And tamborines.

Vi and I went to see this Toronto-based band tonight and they were a blast and a half. Seriously. I thought I was going to explode due to an awesome overload.

The band is a breath of fresh pop-rock air and features Tyler Kyte, the blonde boy from PMK (I'm dead serious). He is smokin' hot these days. But not as hot as the band's uber-catchy tunes.

Not convinced? Try this wicked cool tidbit on for size: They give out cool-ass Dollarama tamborines at their shows. You know you wish you had one.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Honest to blog?

This tis' my first post on this blog. I'm not quite sure if I'll actually continue this but I thought, hey, let's give it a go. Plus, I need to kill some time before I go out and see I Love You, Man with my boyfriend Jason Segel.

Fun factoid of the day: In the movie, Jason was supposed to be a drummer, but then they realized that Nick Andopolis was a drummer and so they made him a guitarist instead. I kind of wish they'd kept it that way so that I could have some faux confirmation that Nick met Neal Peart (Rush is in the movie!), became an uber-famous drummer and gave up on his disco dreams. Oh yeah, and then he somehow reunited with Lindsay, fell madly back in love again and had four Rush-loving children with her. That's not too much to ask is it?