So I’m not usually a Tom Cruise fan. In fact, beyond the first Mission Impossible, he kind of lost all appeal for me. However, I am oddly super excited for Rock of Ages. Not only does it have a phenomenal cast (with talents like Catherine Zeta Jones and Mary J. Blige) but it includes some of my favorite guilty pleasure tunes from the 80s. I know it’s going to be bad, but perhaps just bad enough to be awesome? What are your thoughts!
I’ll admit I was a little young to watch 21 Jump Street when it came out in the late 1980s but that hasn’t stopped me from wanting to see the remake. Set in a police station, this comedy looks to be a real laugh-a-minute as Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) go undercover at a local high school. It’s sure to be THE hot buddy comedy when it’s released March 16 2012.
Plus if the trailer doesn’t get you a little excited then a little bird (aka the internet) told me that Johnny Depp makes a cameo. You know you want to watch it.
For any Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, or Firefly fans, your wildest hopes and dreams have just come true. Well, maybe not, but this is still super exciting news: Joss Whedon has just filmed Much Ado About Nothing with possibly the best cast ever. For anyone who wished to see actors from all Whedon’s classics mashed together in one spectacular ensemble, this is it! He just released this press-release, and you can visit the official website here. Who else is as excited as I am?
I mentioned my excitement over the upcoming Muppet movie in this post, but now I’m about to explode with joy because the soundtrack list was recently released and it looks amazing. Not only is a new version of the Rainbow Connection being re-released, but Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Conchords (such an underrated series) has contributed four new songs. Meanwhile Feist and Joanna Newsom have added vocals to “The Muppet Show Theme” and “Life’s a Happy Song”. This is set to be a true Muppet adventure and I can’t wait to join it on 23 November 2011.
The Muppets Soundtrack List:
“The Muppet Show Theme” – The Muppets
“Life’s a Happy Song” - Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter
“Pictures in My Head” – Kermit and The Muppets
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” – Paul Simon
“Rainbow Connection” – The Moopets
“We Built This City” – Starship
“Me Party” – Amy Adams and Miss Piggy
“Let’s Talk About Me” – Chris Cooper
“Man or Muppet” – Jason Segel and Walter
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – The Muppets Barbershop Quartet
“Forget You” – Camilla and The Chickens
“Rainbow Connection” – The Muppets
“The Whistling Caruso” – Andrew Bird
“Life’s a Happy Song” – Finale Entire Cast
“Mahna Mahna” – Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths
Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed the beginnings of a fairly epic gathering of Marvel Comic superheroes. In collaboration with Paramount Pictures, Marvel has released the Iron Man series, Thor, and Captain America. We all knew it was leading up to this point, and we finally have the official trailer for The Avengers. While the movies were released to varying degrees of success, The Avengers should at least provide some quality eye-candy between Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Cobie Smulders, and Gwyneth Paltrow, there’s a little something for everyone. Are you excited about The Avengers? Do you think it’ll live up to the hype?
This weekend we were faced with the exciting news that Arrested Development is not only heading to the big screen (finally!) but also developing 10 brand spanking-new episodes next fall. Can I say “Holy Bluth, it’s about time” loud enough?
After five years of empty promises, it seems as though Mitch Hurwitz and the studio are finally getting their act together and delivering what the viewers have eagerly http://vigo-tv.com/blog/wp-admin/post-new.phpwaited for: a chance to reunite with this brilliant show. It deserves a proper send-off and we deserve a chance to say good-bye.
Are you excited? Or do you think it should be left alone?
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Yes, the title is pretty self-explanatory but I figured that in honor of the upcoming cooler months I’d highlight the five upcoming movies I’m excited to watch:
1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (21 December 2011)
Directed by David Fincher, December’s guaranteed hit is based on Stieg Larsson’s trilogy where a journalist and a young hacker search for a woman who has been missing for the past forty years. Starring Rooney Mara in the most coveted role for the past decade, this suspenseful thriller is set to keep audiences on its toes.
2. The Muppets (23 November 2011)
Who else grew up with The Muppets? To say they were a huge part of my childhood is a major understatement and in the trusty hands of Jason Segel, I have no doubt that this will be a family classic for years to come. This film focuses on the Muppets reuniting to save their old theater from a greedy tycoon. Predictable? Absolutely, but there’s a sweet charm and humor to their return to the spotlight and I can’t wait to see the adventure unfold.
3. 50/50 (30 September 2011)
50/50 is based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s experiences with spinal cancer at age 25. It’s a buddy comedy, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, that is both hilarious and affecting, something very few films achieve. From what I’ve heard, it’s a must-see movie of the year.
4. Like Crazy (28 October 2011)
For anyone who has ever gone through a long-distance relationship, this film is set to bring back some hard reminders of how difficult these can be. Starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence, Like Crazy is about a British college student who falls in love with an American and the difficulties they face when she is banned from the U.S. This is set to be a real tearjerker, or so I imagine.
5. The Adventures of Tintin (23 December 2011)
Directed by Steven Spielberg, this is a motion capture 3D film based on the beloved comic book character, Tintin. It’s the big budget, action packed adventure film that every Christmas needs to have.
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I always knew I’d see I Don’t Know How She Does It at the first chance I got. Based on Allison Pearson’s novel, Sarah Jessica Parker plays a hard-working mother of two, Kate Reddy, trying to balance the age-old work-life conundrum. No matter how hard she juggles her way through life, she always drops the ball on certain issues, such as baking pies for the school’s bake sale or forgoing an extra work trip to spend more time with her family.
Through the use of mockumentary-style interviews and Kate breaking the fourth wall, the film tries to provide more depth and detail but honestly, it falls flat. Anyone else recall the first season of Sex and the City? The interviews were dropped for a reason, which was something this movie should have done. They were pointless and, quite frankly, annoying. They didn’t add any substance to the already bland plot, and as a result, came across as cheap gimmicks.
Additionally, I frequently found myself annoyed at Kate’s whiny endeavors, which was mostly due to the shallow, uncaring script and Sarah Jessica Parker’s over-acting rather than the topic itself. It had the potential to be a pleasant romantic comedy or even a dramedy, but sadly it didn’t know where to position itself. There weren’t enough laughs to make it funny, and not enough touching or emotional moments to make it dramatic.
Even though I love the cast and the subject matter is something I hold close to my heart, the film didn’t take significant strides in addressing the issue and came across as a perpetual 90 minute whine, something men frequently accuse working women of doing. Forget the title I Don’t Know How She Does It, it should have been: I Don’t Know Why She Did It.
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Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar trailer debuted this week and is quickly shaping up to be a major Oscar contender. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as J Edgar Hoover, the controversial former director of the FBI, the film follows his personal and professional exploits. In fact, this could be the role that finally wins Leo a Best Actor Oscar. Anyone else excited about that?
With many up-and-coming stars, such as Armie Hammer, who plays J Edgar’s “number two man” and rumored love interest, and Ed Westwick, this stylish film is set to a hit when it premieres November 11 worldwide.
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This week sent Twi-hards a-twitter with the recent release of Breaking Dawn – Part 1’s trailer. Based on the fourth novel in Stephanie Meyer’s series, it follows Edward and Bella’s newly married life and the consequences it has on the rest of the characters. You know being married to vampire isn’t easy.
To say this trailer has sparked mass frenzy is an understatement. The past 48 hours have been marked with universal ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the brief glimpses of the upcoming wedding and Bella’s pregnancy. One thing’s for certain, no one can escape Twilight over the next few months.
So here’s the big question: Are you ready to see Bella walk down the aisle on November 18th?