Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Movies... so many to see...

Upcoming movies in 2013 to look out for ....

Warm Bodies - Feb. 1 - today! go see!!

Side Effects - Feb. 8 - CHANNING TATUM!!!!
Beautiful Creatures Feb. 14

Safe Haven - Feb. 14 - Love NIcholas Sparks novels.

Jack the Giant Slayer - March 1 - Nicholas Hoult (from Warm Bodies) means I will go see it!

Oz - March 8 - I have been waiting for this for months!!

The Host - March 29 - Stephenie Meyer's novel turned movie, I still haven't read this one - bad fan?

The Company you Keep - April 5 - Political Thriller from Robert Redford, we will see.

Brass Teapot - April 5 - Michael Angarano and Juno Templer are poor married couple who get a "Magic teapot"...

Evil Dead - April 12 - looks scary but awesome!

Oblivion - April 19

Pain and Gain - April 26 - Hot buff men like The Rock and Mark Wahlberg, funny people like Rebel Wilson and Ken Jeong, sounds awesome)

Iron Man 3 - May 3 - love love can't wait!

Great Gatsby - May 10 - can't wait for this!

Star Trek - May 17 - I love Zachary Quinto hard!

Fast and Furious 6 - May 24 - I haven't seen them all, but Vin Diesel and The Rock and PAUL WALKER return so I am game, plus the hubby will want to see

Hangover 3 - May 24

Epic - May 24

Much Ado about nothing - June 7 - always like see remakes

The Internship - June 7 - Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson... could go funny "Wedding Crasher" style or flop "The Watch" style... we shall see

Man of Steel - June 14 - Amy Adams as Louis Lane has me intrigued! Henry Cavil... yummy!

World War Z - June 21 - My husband read and loved this novel, I can't wait to see the movie.

Monsters University - june 21 - Monsters Inc prequel...

Kick ass 2 - June 28 - loved the masked crusaders.

Despicable Me 2 - July 3

Pacific Rim - July 12

The Conjuring - July 19 - scary movie thriller looks interesting.

Wolverine - July 26 - Hugh Jackman returns again... I need to just watch all of these movies again together to see where we are at.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Aug 16 - I still haven't watched the first one

Mortal Instruments - Aug. 23 - need to read first

RUSH - Sept 20 - Thor in race cars in the 70s we will see.

Runner, Runner - Sept 27 - all-star cast

Sin City - Oct. 4 - a sequel to 2005 movie which was filmed in Vancouver... all-star cast...

Carrie - Oct. 18 - excited for this remake

The Seventh Son - Oct. 18 - Game of Thrones bastard son Snow is in this movie

Ender's Game - Nov. 1 - excited for this one too

Thor - Nov. 8 - I need to watch the first one, I fell asleep during it, I know, horrible! I did love all the other movies (Avengers etc.)

Catching Fire - Nov. 22 - DUH!!! MUST SEE!!

Frozen - Nov. 27 - based on "The Snow Queen" fairy tale features Kristen Bell's voice along with Idina Menzel and more.

Hobbit - Dec. 13

Anchorman 2 - Dec 20 - hilariousness returns

Jack Ryan - Dec. 25 - Based on Tom Clancy's character from multiple books, Chris Pine will play the lead.

47 Ronin - Dec. 25 - Keanu Reeves in true story based film about Japanese Samurai who avenge murder of their master.
Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Dec. 25 - I loved this Short Story and have done it with my students often when we study short stories unit. Can't wait to see Ben Stiller as the day dreaming Walter Mitty.

Also see my post from SUNDANCE must see films HERE.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Revenge: Josh Bowman on Jimmy Kimmel

I missed this interview.... but was glad to find it on youtube!

I had no idea he had an accent... I knew he was dating Emily VanCamp, his Revenge co-star... and that he was incredibly sexy (with the exception of his one "really angry and surprised" face he has made twice on the show ha ha) but he is actually quite charming and his accent makes him even more attractive doesn't it?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Britt Robertson in Under the Dome

With all my excitement over Austin Butler in The Carrie Diaries, I am more excited that Britt Robertson (Fellow Life Unexpected castmate, and Secret Circle cast mate) will be in Under the Dome.

Deadline reports:

Britt Robertson has been cast in a drama series for the CW sister network CBS. Robertson has joined Under The Dome, CBS’ 13-episode summer series from Steven Spielberg and Stephen King. Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under The Dome is set in Chester’s Mill, a small New England town suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Robertson will play Angie, an attractive young waitress and aspiring nurse who’s always dreamed of escaping the town of Chester’s Mill.

It seems the CW loves her (LUX, Secret Circle) so surely she will continue with a great career, I just hope the shows last longer... I was so upset over the cancellation of both LUX and TSC (both Vancouver productions too by the way!)

Has anyone read Stephen King's novel that this show is based on?

Steve Jobs movie - Ashton Kutcher


Tuesday, January 29, 2013


More Channing please....

Safe Haven: New Stills

I can not wait for Safe Haven... I have to read the book but a group of us gals are planning to go the weekend after Valentines Day release....

I love most NIcholas Sparks novels turned movies.....

See more stills at:

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Carrie Diaries Confession....

So, I have to admit it, I have been forced into confession because of the new show "The Carrie Diaries"....

I have never, ever, not even once, seen a single episode of Sex in the City... oops, I have been corrected, it is "Sex & the City" see - epic fail!

I have always been a "watch from the start" kind of gal and when it hit my radar it was already in it's 3rd or so season and I didn't have PVR (did it even exist in late 90s?) and so I just never watched it.... fast forward to about 2008 when the Sex and the City movie comes out... all my friends are having parties and I was all "meh"

Now, The Carrie Diaries comes out, and I have a bit of interest but decide not to bother... I have too many shows to watch currently, I didn't watch Sex & the City, who cares right?


I gave in... it was the amazing 80s fashion and music that I couldn't resist... I had to watch... just once.... but I loved it!

SERIOUSLY loved it!!!

So, now I am obsessed! I don't care that I don't know Sex & the City, nor that some references may come up that I don't clue into without having seen Sex & the City.... I still love it!

It is timely too, Gossip Girl is gone and I need my fashion, drama from New York City... even if it is (ok ESPECIALLY if it is) in the 80s... best decade ever!!!

I love AnnaSophia Robb from Bridge to Terabithia and Austin Butler is adorable... reminds me a bit of Chord Overstreet... he looked so familiar to me but I couldn't place him. I IMDB'd him and then remembered.... JONES from Life Unexpected!!!

Life Unexpected was filmed here in Vancouver, I wish I'd spent more time by sets... I bumped into a lot of the cast in town, but never him... sadly ;)

Anyways, I confess, I love The Carrie Diaries, but I need you Sex & the City fans to let me know if stuff comes up that I would miss having not seen Sex & the City ok?

Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence talks to MTV

MTV interviewed Francis Lawrence on Catching Fire:

On whether there are major changes from the book:
"No, not really, I would say that it’s a really faithful adaptation. You know, whenever you're adapting something that’s a 12- or 14-hour read down to something that has to be around two hours, there’s going to be some cuts. We definitely made some cuts. I don’t want to go into that, but we did it with Suzanne, and I would say that it’s very, very faithful. We tried to get as much as we could in there."

On the scenes he's most proud of:
"It's interesting because there’s a very small blur—I want to say it's a paragraph long in the book—but the moment in the arena when the gamemaker starts to spin the cornucopia, and I’m very proud of that. We designed a very cool sequence and created a spinning island, and that’s going to be very, very cool. So that’s kind of fun and very unique. I’ve never seen anything like it. It's cool.

"You know one of the very first things we shot that I like quite a lot is, there is sort of a goodbye before she goes into the arena with Liam that I like a lot. And it was actually—we shot it because we needed summer foliage and summer flowers and things like that. We actually shot it while we were in prep. Very first thing we sort of went out into the meadow, out in the mountains in north Georgia and shot this sequence over three or four hours or so, and I really like it. I think it’s really nice. Jennifer and Liam are really good in it. It’s very nice."

On whether those IMAX rumors are true:
"Yeah, the idea is that it’s sort of mixed formats. But yeah, that’s the idea is that the arena is in the IMAX format so that once you go in the elevator and it opens up."

On whether his actors' jovial natures ever lead to disruptions:
"You know what? I believe that the process could be fun, I just think that making movies is really tough. And it’s stressful as it is, and I think that most of us got in this business because it’s fun to make movies. I think it should stay fun. And it’s a really fun group and a very talented group. I would say only occasionally, maybe once or twice, did it get a little rowdy on set. We had to sort of clear everybody out because it is a little distracting. Or you just nicely say, 'Hey guys, why don’t we take this off the set and go somewhere else?' And I will say you go with that combo of Jen and Josh and Woody together and it can be mayhem."

On "Mockingjay":
"Nina, John, Suzanne and I have gone through the book and created the beat sheets for it. And started going through all that and at least marking our initial ideas of what the moments would be and how it all breaks down. And Danny Strong, who’s writing the first one, is working now. So yeah, we’ve actually done a fair amount of work. We're starting to think about where we could shoot it and all of that."

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence looks great at SAG Awards

SAG Awards

I really enjoyed the SAG Awards tonight. I liked the pro-union messages, the charitable work showcased and all the pretty people!

I was super impressed with Jennifer Lawrence's win and Anne Hathaway and Claire Danes....

Downton Abbby cast looked so shocked "Shut the french windows" ha ha

Argo win was good, Ben Affleck is amazing though I still have not seen the movie yet... I have heard great things! I also loved Ben's speech - I have loved his wife, Jennifer Garner since Alias.... which Bradley Cooper was also in by the way (his movie was nominated too and I was rooting for it, Silver linings playbook, for my own bias reasons....

I love jessica chastain, so it was nice to see her present and look back at those we lost this year.

I loved the intros "I am an actor" especially Sophia V from Modern Family... "thanks to these I always look like a hooker" ha ha

What were your fave moments from the SAG awards?

Nina Dobrev at SAG Awards

I have been behind on posting and behind on watching tv/pvr and just behind at life ever since Christmas then our family vacation.

Tonight I caught up on The Vampire Diaries and then watched the SAG Awards and loved seeing photos of the sweetheart Nina Dobrev looking pretty in pink....

See more: HERE

Jennifer Lawrence has Pneumonia....

It is award season and Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for a number of awards and been on the go... at the last awards (Golden Globes I think) she was saying she would celebrate by going home to rest because she was sick.... looks like it was a good idea, she then came down with pneumonia...

US reports:

Get well, Jennifer Lawrence! The Silver Linings Playbook actress, 22, is dealing with a bout of pneumonia. Her costar in the acclaimed film, Jacki Weaver, announced Lawrence’s illness at the the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 26, where an absent Lawrence won the Best Actress trophy.
“I’m going to receive this on her behalf,” Weaver, 65, said at the podium. “Poor Jen is really sick. She really is sick. She has pneumonia.”