Thursday, May 27, 2010

She's My Lobster

Tina Fey, I still love you. But I think I may have found another tv girlfriend.

I think I might have a crush on Brittney from Glee.  There's just no sense in denying it anymore.  She's right, she does look awesome.  And I would totally want her to have my back if a rival street dancing gang ever challenges me to a dance battle.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Twilight Spoof Movie: How To Make Lame Vampire Movies Even More Lame

A Twilight spoof movie is in the works for August.

A little over a month after The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits theaters, the folks behind movies like Disaster Movie, Epic Movie, Date Movie and Meet the Spartans are planning to unveil their latest travesty: Untitled Vampire Spoof Movie. And no, that's not the official title (for those who thought the whole "Untitled" thing was part of the spoof), though we expect the title they do choose will specifically target the Twilight franchise since they know how lucrative anything related to it can be. August 18th is the day we'll all be able to run to the theater and purchase a ticket (so mark it on your calendar now … or not), though one imagines you Twi-hards out there will skip this one, unless you want to watch some Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson look-a-likes do absurd, unfunny things in
the name of "comedy." Of course Twilight won't be the only film spoofed (we assume), as the vampire genre has been pretty hot as of late. We may see some True Blood in there, as well as a little Blade – and maybe even a nod to the Lost Boys franchise, which returned with a cruddy sequel two years ago. (In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a cameo from Corey Feldman in this thing.)

Is it still too soon to spoof the Twilight movies, or do you think the hype has reached a level that demands it be spoofed? Will you go see Untitled Vampire Spoof Movie, or will you save it for a time when you're scrolling through the channel guide late at night and there's nothing else on?

The real question is, will Edward be gay? For Jacob? Will Bella finally get punched in the face? If so, then chances are I might actually see this movie.

Not at the theater or anything. I need to have some standards. But on Netflix. Eventually. Like in a year or two. When Garfield 3: Feline Groovy is on "very long wait", and there just isn't anything else. Or when I lose my sense of humor in a horribly disfiguring curling iron accident.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Awwww, GLEEK Out! Le Gleek, Cest Chic

Please try to contain your jealousy.

I went to the Glee Live concert on Friday night in LA.

It was like that movie, 13 Going on 30, where Jennifer Garner makes a wish to be older and wakes up as a 30 year old. Only this was in reverse. It was like being instantly transported back to junior high and squealing over the latest issue of Bop Magazine with NKOTB on the cover. If you know me, you know I have a strong connection to my inner 13 year-old. So this was right in my comfort zone. Before the concert they let the audience text in messages that got posted on the big screens above the stage. This is what we read:

"Eeeee! Finn & Puck are so hot! Clap if you love Finn! I wanna get Pucked!" etc.

Each time one of these messages would come up, the crowd would go crazy and start screaming and clapping. It. was. awesome. The concert started off with Sue Sylvester and Mr. Schue on the big screens, and then the kids came out completely in character to perform. They wore the same outfits, did the same dances, Artie wheeled around in his wheelchair, Brittney was confused by the audience, etc. My favorite parts were when Mercedes cried at the end of singing "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, when the cast sang and danced to "Push It", and pretty much anytime when Brittney danced or spoke. That girl is a crazy good dancer and her character cracks me up. The guy who plays Jesse also made an appearance and sang a duet with Rachel. Unfortunately for Jesse, he was a little off-key and was oozing sweat, so it wasn't really a high point in the evening. At least for him, anyway.

I was expecting to be near the extreme end of the age spectrum of fans in the concert. After all, it's a show about high school kids, and I'm (cough)36(cough), but I was/we were honestly in the mid-range of age. I could have totally brought my Mom, and she would have fit in with the crowd. We were surrounded by tweens and grandmas. The tween boy sitting in front of us was practically exploding with fanboy energy and several grey-haired people were singing and dancing along to the songs.

Nikol, Maegan, Kristin (all seen above), and Leslie (not pictured) were my accomplices. Look at Maegan's smile (middle photo). Does she look like she was having the best time ever, or what? That is the smile of pure joy. My husband was supposed to go, but we were having babysitting issues and then he started whining about how it was going to be such a long drive, and blah, blah, blah. Whatever. A true fan wouldn't complain about a 3 hour drive (one way) to see Glee. He basically did me a favor by backing out, because who wants a sloppy, whiny, baby along to ruin all my Glee fun anyway? It would have forced me to go all Sue Sylvester on his ass and complain about how he was a snot/acne factory, and how the smell of his hair gel was making nauseous. And Glee day should be a day without complaints. Am I right? Luckily, Kristin was available to use the extra ticket. Thanks to Kristin for being available at the last minute, baking brownies, living super close to the concert, and sharing your valet parking pass! Thanks to Nikol for being the only one with an AmEx (or whatever card was required) and buying the tickets on presale. And thanks to Maegan for driving! I had a blast!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"I Will Kick You In The Taco" ~Sue Sylvester

I think what Sue meant to say was, Happy Cinco de Mayo amigos!

Public Service Announcement: Watch Party Down

Thank goodness for Netflix. I don't have any pay-cable channels like HBO, so I have to wait for all the awesome shows like Dexter to come out on DVD.

Party Down is on Starz, and I've been anxiously waiting for the DVD release so that I could check it out. Boy, am I glad I did. So far I've only watched half of the first season, but each episode cracks me up. Where else could I hear Jane Lynch describe old man's genitalia as "two eggs in a tube sock" with such disdain?

It's about a catering & party staffing service, so each episode is centered around a new party. That means new scenarios and characters for the cast to interact with. And the cast is awesome: Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ken Marino, etc. I'll warn you that some of the episodes are more adult themed, like the one where they work at the porn version of the Academy Awards.

Here's the best part of all though...the show is written and created by Paul Rudd. PAUL RUDD! We all know that Paul Rudd is kind of awesome.