Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
My current HOB crush is Zac Efron, pictured below:
Thursday, December 11, 2008
My Gay Uncle Crush: Tim Gunn
As someone with four extremely wonderful, typical, avuncular uncles (I have two Uncle Johns, an uncle Ernie, and an Uncle Jim), I am in desperate need of a witty and fabulous gay uncle. My gay uncle would be confidant, comforter, cheerleader, and gossip partner. Tim would fit this description nicely by using impeccable vocabulary, watching the Oscars with me, and buying my children coordinating outfits. We would lunch together once a month (with him, I could use "lunch" as a verb) and he would encourage me to order salad, then split a rich dessert, assuring me that I had earned it.
My Fictional Character Crush, Book -and- My Fictional Character Crush, Movie:
My Fake Interview Crush: Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
Coming soon: My HOB Fantasy Boy Crush, my Comedy Writing Team Crush...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
The story I heard was that Catherine Hardwicke, who directed "Twilight," wanted more time in pre-production than the studio, looking for a release in late 2009/early 2010, wanted to give.
To some extent, I understand their thinking. "Twilight" is such a phenomenon that it almost doesn't matter who directs it, right? The Twilight fans will see it, whether it is terrible or wonderful. And, no matter how wonderful the movie is, it will not satisfy the most die-hard Twilight fans, who will see it repeatedly only to memorize the flaws.
Which reminds me: I get it. I know what it's like to see a beloved book adapted into a movie, miniseries, or (heaven forfend) a TV movie. What die-hard fans often forget is, a movie is not a book. You cannot adapt a book line-for-line into a movie. Some of the BBC adaptations come close, but they last in the neighborhood of 6 hours and consist mostly of British people having conversations. You see the flaws right there. Twilight fans should stop moaning that Bella's shirt wasn't blue and Edward's couch wasn't black leather when she saw his room for the first time. It's a different work of art than the book, okay? They are going to take some liberties. Read some of your favorite lines aloud, and imagine how dumb they would sound in actual conversation, and you'll get my point.
That being said, I'm a little nervous about "New Moon." There is precious little Edward, which means much less face time with my beloved Rob. There is way too much Bella, so Kristen needs to learn to stop spluttering. And Jacob...the director needs to remember that Jacob is a complete jerk, but some girls prefer him to Edward, so figure that one out, okay? Because I can't. At all. Alice must be amazing, but Alice was awesome in "Twilight," so that's okay...
So, "New Moon" is, in a sense, doomed to spectacular success no matter how bad it is. Still, for perspective, the Harry Potter movies have had several different directors who have taken each movie in a different direction. Maybe that will happen here...I hope.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Reason 1 why I love Twilight: Tension. Good, old-fashioned, I-know-they-won't-but-maybe-they-will-no-wait,-they-won't sexual tension. I love it.
Okay, so it's not Pulizter prize-level writing. I don't think it's bad writing, either, because it conveys a compelling story effectively.
Reason 2 why I love Twilight: Rob Pattinson (yes, Kristina!!!) as Edward Cullen. I actually find Rob Pattinson fascinating, but oddly unattractive. As Edward, though, he is my wild teenage fantasy boy incarnate.
It's pure wish fulfillment- scratch any Twilight fan and you'll find a lonely, bookish teenage girl who watched the hot boy and secretly dreamed of him falling for her. The fact that the hot boy in this case is a vampire is even hotter. As the fat girl with straws up her nose, I would dream of being delicate and imperiled, waiting for that beautiful angel-like teenage god to come and rescue me.
Reality, of course, is that most teenage boys are bepimpled and rude. Even Mike Newton would stand out compared to most of the teenaged boys I encounter. (No, I won't tell you who he is, read the book.)
Reason 3 why I love Twilight: Reality sucks. This is better.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Religion: LDS (or, as Texans say, "weird.")
Interests: Reading, music, movies
Obsessions: Tim Gunn, Sweeney Todd, Pride & Prejudice, Christmas music
Ultimate Obsession: Twilight. Don't judge me.
Likes to complain about: Politics
I look forward to entering the blogosphere!