Monday, December 31, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence - Vanity Fair February 2013

I just saw Silverlining Playbook and I loved it - what a cute and fun movie! Jennifer Lawrence was amazing in ti, Bradley Cooper was perfect and the whole story was just so excellent!

I can't wait for Catching Fire, but all the J/Law promo is making me happy and keeping me excited!

[VIA source]

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gangster Squad Prize Pack

Here is the prize available to win for VANCOUVER (or able to get to Vancouver) residents and visitors only.

One winner will get:

-Gangster Squad flask

-Gangster Squad mini poster

-Gangster Squad t-shirt

-Advanced Screening for two pass to Vancouver's Gangster Squad.

Five more winners will get:

-Gangster Squad mini poster

-Gangster Squad t-shirt

-Advanced Screening for two pass to Vancouver's Gangster Squad.

Here is how to enter:

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment below on why you want to win.

2. Follow me on twitter @mandysmind and Tweet the following:
I entered to win a Gangster Squad prize pack from @mandysmind

Draw Date: NYE

*Advanced Screening is January 9 at 7pm at a downtown Vancouver theatre, your pass does not guarantee entry as the production company over books to ensure full capacity, please arrive early to ensure a seat.

**Must be able to pick up passes in Coquitlam or at a downtown location where I can leave passes for pick-up.

I will pick winners from both Twitter and Comments on this blog spot. Check back NYE to see if you won and to get me contact info.


Full prize pack - Tanya P (blog comment)
ALso winners of passes/swag:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

2013 another year for Channing Tatum?

Last year i wrote that I would meet Channing Tatum in 2012 and I did!
[read story here]

It was a lot of planning and hoping and luck... I had planned to go to SNL but couldn't, then to The Vow premiere, but didn't, finally I was in LA for Hunger Games and caught the 21 Jump Street premiere and after party and also Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel - EPIC!

Now, I want more... never enough Channing.... 2013 looks like a good year for him again... I mean he was voted sexiest man alive (rightfully so, I have said so for years!) and is up for nominations for some of awards season.... but besides all that, 2013 is more movies... I can NOT wait~!

First of all, Upcoming movies:

New movies means movie premieres, maybe I can score a cheap flight down to LA for one of these upcoming movies....

GI Joe Retaliation

Finally, this movie was pushed back at least two times I can recall and it is one of the Channing Tatum movies my husband won't complain about going to see. Channing returns to his role as Duke and I am sure will be looking good while kicking ass.

Side Effects

This movie looks amazing. Plus Channing is in it so I will love it for sure. The same people who did Contagion which creeped me out, this one looks less gross and more psyho-thriller.

White House Down

This movie recently wrapped filming and is post-production. There was a clip from "behind the scenes" that i posted here. Man, I love Channing in action, he is just so rawr!

Fox Catcher

Is filming now and schedule for late 2013. I wish I could go to PA. to set stalk ha ha. Just Jared posted pics the other day on set and writes:

Foxcatcher is the story of John du Pont (Steve Carell), who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Schultz (Ruffalo). Channing plays David’s brother Mark, a fellow wrestler.

The Contortionist's Handbook

There is no date for this yet, but it has been mentioned for over a year, so I am anxious to get more information on this. The Wrap writes:

Tatum will play John Vincent, a young man born with an extra finger on one hand, whose disfigurement leads to an interest in sleight-of-hand. Escaping his troubled past, John grows up to be a drug-addicted forger whose strict code of conduct keeps him from getting caught while assuming various identities. He begins to break his own rules when he falls for a beautiful woman with her own dark secret.

21 Jump Street 2

A sequel.... yes... no dates or details on this yet, but it is sure to be amazing!

Jupiter Ascending

This is scheduled on IMDB for 2014, but we all know how reliable IMDB can be ha ha I knwo nothing about this except that the siblings (Wachowskis) who did Cloud Atlas are set to film it in early 2013 and it will be 3D. It sounds like a crazy film, but Channing Tatum in 3D has be there in a heart beat! Movieline writes:

Jupiter Ascending is set in a universe where humans are quite low in the evolutionary hierarchy. There, Mila Kunis plays an immigrant cleaning lady who is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because she possesses the same genetic make-up and therefore poses a threat to the Queen's rule. Sounds like a very specific variation on the Engineers hatred of the human race in Prometheus, no?

Word is Channing Tatum plays a bounty hunter sent to eliminate Kunis' character, who instead falls in love with her. Just guessing here, but I bet that means more bounty hunters are dispatched to track down the lovebirds.

So there we have it, another year (or two) of busy Channing Tatum. He will be lonely away from his wife... maybe I can go visit him for a weekend?!?! ;) I am just kidding (unless you gonna do it) haha

He also opened his new resturant in New Orleans, which is a city I love so I must plan a visit there soon and preferably on a weekend he is there... tee hee!

So much Channing love

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Side Effects Trailer

Can't wait for this movie, and not just because of Channing Tatum... it looks really awesome....

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Terrible Things that must end in 2012?!

If this is true, I fail at life... Seriously? Mustaches *ARE* still cool... right? right?

According to these are some of the trends that need to end in 2013.... I disagree!

The article is wrong about....
-mustaches - NEVER! Mustaches are ALWAYS COOL!!
-saying "swag" WHAT?
-fan names (beliebers, directioners, monsters, etc.) *ahem* krisbians, twihards?
-one word tweet responses... still totally ok
-photos of food - shuddup i like to take pics of my food
-bacon - always cool

I do agree with some....

-ipad self portraits - seriously? it is like you are holding a baking pan?!
-skinny jeans
-expensive headphones
-face tattoos
-drop crotch pants - I like JB, but those pants are sooooo 1989.. MC HAMMER style!

They also forgot something....

-YOLO - no shit!
-bad grammar in create-your-own-meme's
-sepia/antiques instagram photos, sometimes it is cool, usually not
-sending mass emails on facebook (guilty!)
-inviting everyone to facebook games (guilty - at times)

What else???

Read article here

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Catching Fire Set Photos

I am Late to the party, sorry real life consumes me, but here are some amazing Catching Fire set photos... I want to see this movie like last week... are you with me??

Also some cast photos:

And some set/prop photos:

And a video from filming the first week (end of November, told you I am behind - sorry!)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Soundtrack - Scene By Scene list

Let me know if I missed any or made any mistakes....

"Where I Come From" - Passion Pit

Bella sees herself in the mirror when she finishes her transformation

"Everything and Nothing" - The Boom Circuits

Cullen's return to celebrate Bella's Birthday

"Cover Your Tracks" - A Boy and His Kite

Bella and Edward tour the cottage

"Fire in the Water" - Feist

Cottage Sex Scene

"The Antidote" - St. Vincent

Bella and Emmett arm wrestle

"Heart of Stone" - Iko

Edward & Bella in cottage, he offers to run her a bath, she finds Alice's note in the book

Ghosts" - James Vincent McMorrow

Bella driving home from Seattle, realizing she may lose Renesme

"Speak Up" - POP ETC

Post Battle good-byes to covens/friends

"A Thousand Years, Pt. 2" - Christina Perri

Bella and Edward in the meadow and 1st song in credits

"The Forgotten" - Green Day

2nd song in credits

"Bittersweet" - Ellie Goulding

3rd song in credits

"All I've Ever Needed" - Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed

5th song in credits

"New for You" - Reeve Carney

4th song in credits

"Plus que ma propre vie" (More Than My Own Life) - Carter Burwell

Throughout the entire movie



1. "Twilight Overture"


2. "A World Bright and Buzzing"


3. "The Lamb Hunts the Lion"


4. "Meet Renesmee"


5. "Here Goes Nothing"


6. "Sparkles at Last"


7. "Catching Snowflakes"


8. "The Immortal Children"


9. "Merchant of Venice"


10. "Into the White"


11. "Renesmee's Lullaby / Something Terrible"


12. "A Way with the World"


13. "The Amazon Arrives"


14. "A Yankee Vampire"


15. "Cloud Forest"


16. "Witnesses"


17. "We Will Fight"


18. "Shield Training"


19. "At Bedtime a Child Asks About Death"


20. "Decoding Alice"


21. "The Driving Question"


22. "Present Time"


23. "This Extraordinary Life"


24. "Gathering in Snow"


25. "She Is Not Immortal"


26. "Reading Edward"


27. "Magnifica"


28. "Irina Loses Her Head"


29. "Aro's Oration"


30. "A Kick in the Head"


31. "Exacueret Nostri Dentes in Filia" (Sharpen Teeth on Daughter)


32. "Chasing Renesmee"


33. "A Crack in the Earth"


34. "Aro's End"


35. "That's Your Future"


36. "Such a Prize"


Total length:


Breaking Dawn 2 - SPOILERS

I refused to post spoilers until after opening weekend. If you have not seen the film yet DO NOT READ ON!!!!

I am not kidding, you must experience this movie without spoilers to fully appreciate the journey!

That being said, if you HAVE seen the movie, feel free to click to read more....


Who was duped?

I mean by now most people have seen the movie, lived through the "twist" and.... were you believing?

I even said, while sobbing, "this must be a vision" and "the amazon is making them see this" but somehow, believed it was happening... Stephenie Meyer produced, she approved it and she wanted it to end with a bang..... boy did it ever!

I saw the movie again today with my husband and daughter, both who, like me, believed this was actually happening... I can never take back the vision of Carlisle's head... ever...

I have to say, I loved the movie, best one yet. Not only the homage to past movies through Bella "letting Edward in" or the credits that recognized everyone involved in all of these movies, but the fight scene.

When I read Breaking Dawn, I have to admit, I didn't love it. I really hated that when the Volturi and Cullens and witnesses all got together, the half vampire child came with Alice and Jasper and everyone just agreed to disagree... "my bad, as you were" BORING!!!

Even in Harry Potter, some of our beloved characters died! And I kind of wished there had been some bloodshed in Breaking Dawn.

When they cast all the new covens, I guessed that it was so they could kill them off and create the action and battle required in a movie, without breaking fans hearts quite as bad, sinve they weren't covens or characters we loved so dearly from the books.

Never did I imagine such an epic battle, what an emotional rollercoaster!

More on that in a moment, let's start from the start.....

From the start

I had seen the opening 10 minutes or so from Comic-Con. I loved seeing Bella-Vampire hunt, it was so epic. I mean the speed, the strength, the interactions with Edward and finally when she saves a deer to feed on the mountain lion? awesomeness!

Sex Scenes

PG-13, you have done me right ;) I thought it was a perfect mix of romance and hot, steamy, love.... the banter after by the fire was sweet and the close-up skin shots were perfect.... yes!

Jacob, Imprinting, Wolves

I loved everything about this. From when she comments on his stank, to when she drags him out of the house to beat his ass for imprinting on her daughter and nicknaming her Nessie "after the Loch Ness Monster?" bahahaha perfect combination of emotion and humour throughout these scenes. I also have to say I loved Rosalie's facial expressions and comments when Jacob has to tell Bella about the imprinting and of course all the Cullen's, in particular Edward, when Bella is kicking Jacob's ass.


Amazing, as always, but this one was especially moving. I am creating the scene-by-scene list as always, stay tuned for link.


Less creepy than I thought. Knowing what Mackenzie Foy looks like made the CGI younger Renesme's a little strange, but not robotic strange, thankfully. The distance between the eyes was a bit distracting, but it worked out ok. I really loved the flashforward of Alice's vision to mom, dad, baby and wolf boy all teenagers hanging out. Made it a lot less creepy right? right?


Ok., some covens were awesome.... when Guri and Noel appeared I was giggling and when they spoke, I died. So funny! I really loved them, actually I loved Taylor's bug-eyed look and giggle as Jacob when talking to Bella in the car. "Dracula one and dracula two" bahahahah

Loved the Amazon ladies, having seen them in real life, they really are tall, strong women, perfect casting. I wish Erik Odom had more screen time, he is so awesome! I guess having met them at COmic-Con and then at Fan Camp I was disappointed at how little screen time and speaking lines most of them had.

I really loved Kate and Garrett together, and the camp fire when the vamps share war stories, too fun! Alistar was awesome and really, overall I thought they were all pretty amazing, if only we saw more of each of them.


Ok the big "twist" I mentioned it above a bit, but honestly, best ever! For all the reasons above, but also because it was just enough action to get even non-twi-fans into the movie. My husband loved it! One thing I did find out from awesome @Jaymes805 was that this whole "scene" was in the book, kind of:

"Alice gave Aro the excuse he needed to get out of the fight. If he hadn't been so terrified of Bella, he probably would have gone ahead with his original plan."

Now, not many of us would have read into that one sentence the twenty minute insanity that took place on screen.... I joked that the one sentence = 20 terrifying movie minutes, a xanax and a box of tissues.


Best so far! Bill Condon is god.

What did you think????

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Breaking Dawn Part Two - NO SPOILERS!

Usually after a movie I do a review. I often do a spoiler FREE and a spoiler FULL review... this time - I simply can NOT!

The movie is amazing, I think the best of the series, which says a lot because I liked Eclipse best as far as the books go, and also as far as the movies went before.

The "twist" is indeed a twist. It is something different from the book and something the book was missing! If you have heard my rants about the problems with 'Breaking Dawn' as a book, then you can likely guess where I am going with this....

I URGE and BEG you to:


2. DO NOT READ SPOILERS, you need to just experience this blind

3. Bring tissues, and a lot of them, I mean a lot... I was ugly crying for at least the last half hour of the movie

4. Email, tweet, text, comment here once you see the movie.

I will probably wait at least until after the weekend to post my review, because I truly feel anything anyone says will spoil it for you and take away from the emotional journey this movie pulls you through.

I will add that at one point I screamed at the screen as I sobbed ugly loud tears "THIS MOVIE IS HORRRRIBLLLLEEEEEE, NOOOOoooooooo!!!!!!"

If I needed to describe it in one word: emotional.

One more word? SHOCKING!

That is all, I can't wait for you to all see this movie - Bill Condon is amazing! I am speechless and starting to tear up again in the airport just thinking about everything.

I can not believe it is really over.... for good...

Breaking Dawn After Party Pix

This was the after-party of all after-parties, with Twilight Saga scenes and memorabillia all over. While lot's of cast attended, often these parties are more for the suits and production people. I wish there was a fan party like this.... could you imagine? Live wolves, actual Bella's truck, the prom gazebo, a mock-meadow, this place was decked out! Luckily a few fans were in there too and tweeted some amazing photos of the awesomeness inside.

See more here and thanks @TwilightCougar1 for tweeting these amazing photos!

Cast and party atendees having fun:<p>