Monday, May 24, 2010

If Wallflowers could talk...


According to TheWrap, Stephen Chbosky is making my favourite book of all-time, The Perks of Being a Wallflower into a movie. Wait. It gets worse...

Word on the shitty adaptation street is they're getting Emma Watson to play Sam. And this lame-o to play my favourite shy guy (or me-in-boy-version), Charlie.

I feel so...NOT infinite. I think I'm gonna go listen to "Asleep" and cry into my book now.

Mood Music: "Scarborough Fair" by Simon & Garfunkel

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My So-Called Family Life...

"Parenthood is like Modern Family but not funny." - my 10-year-old brother, Joe

Photo: TheWrap

Joe's right. My favourite new drama is quite a lot like my favourite new comedy.  But it's also a bit of every other family drama I have loved over the years. Namely, My So-called Life, which creator Jason Katims also worked on. In fact, he wrote my favourite episode of MSCL, "Life of Brian", so clearly, he just knows awesome.

Whereas MSCL focused in on one family (the Chases), which centered around introspective teen, Angela Chase (or, as I like to call her, me, with Crimson Glow), Parenthood brings you the stories of several families within one big family.  There's the parents (or grandparents I suppose), their four kids (Lauren Graham, Peter Krause, Erika Christensen and the surprisingly awesome Dax Sheppard) and their kids. We get a peek at each family's unique lives and problems each week. So yes, like Modern Family, but without Al Bundy.

My whole (immediate) family is in love with this show and it's not hard to see why. It deals with real problems in a touching, relatable way. I've recommended it to several people my age and they all say the same thing, "Why would I watch that? It doesn't relate to me at all." But, you don't have to be a parent to get into the show (obviously, I'm not).

If you've ever had to deal with a parent, a sibling, a cousin or an in-law, you can identify with at least one of the story lines in the show. And if you can't, for some reason, then who cares? I mean, who always wants to watch something you know all about. Why do you think people watch fantasy movies and programs? Cause they want to explore something outside their daily lives. Think about it. No one really knows about being stranded on a hellish island and having to fight against the Others, but they still love Lost.

And hey, if my little brother can get into it, so can you.

Mood Music: "Picture to Burn" by Taylor Swift 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Going blog wild...


I know I've been pretty much MIA on the blog front but I've got a pretty good reason. I've been setting up a new blog with a fellow BJ gal (That's what they call us, Bachelor of Journalism students. I know. I'm still laughing about it).

The site is called Cinefilles (I betcha can't figure out who came up with that ridiculous name...) and it's an all-girl film blog featuring film reviews, DVD reviews and assorted columns (my personal favourite, which starts Monday, is Terribly Awesome - a weekly entry dedicated to celebrating a flick that is off the charts on the guilty pleasure quotient). We just launched the site this week and have several pieces up. Feel free to check em' out and let me know what you think!

P.S. - Just to clarify - I'm not deserting this blog. I just won't be posting quite as frequently. But you can always keep up with my goings on by checking out the (The Write Stuff) sidebar.