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Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Fright Night Delight

Didn't know "my Doctor" was going to be in the Fright Night remake. Thanks to the "exclusive" first peek during the Tumberfoot SNL, I now know!

I don't know what it is about Colin Farrell, but I've never been a huge fan. I'm not swayed by his dark, brooding Irish looks, but I can get behind him when he plays "light" (Scrubs or In Bruges). It's when he thinks some hard ass or running around trying to be sexy that he gets under my skin. When I heard he had signed up for the Fright Night remake, I was actually impressed and thought I could get behind him in this. Now, I'll definitely be making an attempt to see it...if not in theaters than fo sho on the Netflix. I also enjoy the fact that my Australian girlfriend, Toni Collette, is in it, as well as some Mintz-Platz. Yup, I'll give it a whirl.

Oh, and P.S., I'll be up front and let you know I've never seen the original 1985 Fright Night, even if it does have Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell. Sorry, gents, but I might be seeing the bastardization before the original.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Post Smallville Finale

I still haven't watched it, so don't give away any spoilers, but here are a couple of links for Smallville lovers like me.

Friday, May 13, 2011

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye

I was late to the Smallville party: didn't show up until five years in. I devoured the first five seasons on DVD, and then I kept playing catch up via DVD while new ones ran. The last few seasons I've been able to watch "live," but even that's been hard to keep up with. (Thanks to the CW's horrible programming: No new episodes for weeks at a time, then one new episode, then another three week break. Discouraging and frustrating!)

But now, here it comes: THE END. Smallville will exit the CW airwaves after 10 long years tonight. It's the end of an era. At times it's been slow moving. Sure, I've missed Lex loads. I still believe the show's best years were the first four. But, doggoneit, I'm gonna miss the knowledge that I can have some new Smallville stacked up in my DVR even more than the show's sometime weak story arcs.

Farewell, Welling's Clark. I hope I get to see you shake off the swift feet of the Blur and watch you take flight tonight.

THE WEDDING! (A Delayed Reaction Post)

The dress! The horse-drawn carriage! The kiss! Wedding magic!

Prince William and his dear Kate have been married for two weeks, and I am just getting around to posting my thoughts! SHAME! As I watched the Royal Wedding, I filled out a Bingo card printed in the 4/15/11 edition of Entertainment Weekly. Let me tell you that filling out the card made being up at 4:00 a.m. not too bad at all.

I was joined by my 5-month-old son for part of the pre-show, and he also woke up again just in time for the "big" kiss at 6:30. I admit that I was hesitant to get up at first (much due to the derision from my husband), but by the end, I was so glad I woke up and saw this historical event. Sure, it did spin a bit out of control due to the constant media footage, but it was simply magical elegance. Below is a quick rundown (if you even still care two weeks later) in short, quick fragmented thought:

  • Hats? YES! Obelisks? NO!

  • What's up with old English ladies and monotone dress suits? No offense, mum.

  • Prince Phillip in the house! I hope I can walk straight and upright at 90...I hope I make 90.

  • Did you know Kate's a commoner? Cause after five minutes of pre-show you would've been reminded 6 times.

  • Sleeves! She has sleeves! (SOOOO sick of strapless, poofy wedding gowns.)

  • The most perfect, elegant, gorgeous dress I've ever seen. (I felt like a five-year-old girl when I saw it, cause that's what I want my dress to look like.

  • That kiss needed to be sexier...sorry, but it did.