Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time Inc Layoffs..Again

As the world turns and seasons change, there comes news of a new round of layoffs at Time Inc.

I worked at Time for three years and bore first hand witness to the financial struggles of the company and saw many brilliant and highly esteemed colleagues let go.

Good luck to all Time Incers this week. The upside is the severance packages from Time Inc areBANANAS (I know folks who got full pay and health insurance for 6 months to a year but this may have changed). The downside is being thrown into an over-saturated job market with most of your career experience focused in a dying industry.

New Prince of Persia Trailer

This looks terrible.

Jake Gyllenhaal, why are you doing this? Should we expect you to pull a Nick Cage and destroy your career by making terrible film choices? Was Gerard Butler, Karl Urban or The Rock busy?

Also what's with the bad British accents?

As much is I love all things epic, fantastical and terrible (shout out to Kevin Sorbo) this looks just bad.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Go Falcon, Go! T-Shirt

So by now you have heard of this kid floating around in the silver bubble (fingers crossed that the poor kid's okay).

What you perhaps haven't heard is that some intrepid person has already created a commemorative T-Shirt, within a few hours of the event.


Here's hoping that this story has a happy ending so we can all get started on our Falcon Bubble Halloween Costume.

As I Continue to Fall In Love With Aziz

He totally left out the salacious parts of that Kanye club story but I forgive him

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are


I never read this story as a child so I have no sentimental value attached to it. Having read it as an adult, I am interested to see how Spike Jonze translates 10 pages of sparse text into a feature film.

Has anyone out there been to advanced screenings? What are your thoughts?

R.Kelly Has No Concept of Shame

After revealing his penchant for urophilia.

After revealing he can't read or write gud.

Robert Kelly takes the next step in being painfully unaware of how ridiculous (in the bad way) he is by sharing this gem:

Oh Robert...

I'm Considering Breaking Up With the Internet

Primarily because of this.....

Dude, Where’s My Bar?” an innovative online narrative game for consumers to help solve the mystery surrounding the October 2 theft of Green’s vintage Butterfinger bar. The “lite” alternate reality game starring Seth Green will call upon the clever, irreverent thinking of Butterfinger fans, as they compete to find and solve clues that could lead to the return of Green’s missing bar and a one-of-a-kind grand prize: a solid-gold Butterfinger bar worth $10,000.(Source)



Enough with the viral videos and the "lite" ARG. This is neither interesting or engaging and contains two brands (Butterfinger and Seth Green) that separately don't hold significant cultural cache and together don't really make sense. And the title "Dude Where's My Bar" recalls the film with the almost identical title and honestly who wants to be associated with shitty Ashton Kutcher film?

I tried to do some research on Threshold Interactive the agency that created it but their site is down on the day of the big product launch. I'm sure they do great work (I'm sure...) but this made me want to punch my monitor.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Terminator Salvation Review

After months of hype and anticipation, the latest film in the Terminator franchise was released this Memorial Day weekend.

I've been excited about this film since last summer. There was tons of positive buzz from Comic Con and the success of The Dark Knight proved that it was possible to successfully revive a dated series. I am also one of the few people who actually LIKED T3. I know, I know, but the action sequences were great and I like how they tied in the whole mythology of Judgment Day. Kristianna Loken's TX was blah but it helped launch her career doing terrible Sci-Fi/Fantasy films (see BloodRyane, In the Name of the King etc).

Before going in to Terminator Salvation I realized reviews were mixed but I was willing to give it a chance--WRONG. This was definitely a movie best suited to a bootleg viewing experience (albeit with surround sound). It was rife with bizarre plot holes, the action sequences weren't that great and Christian Bale continued to use that faux manacing rasp that is both distracting and extrodinarily silly. Common was TERRIBLE. The audience actually laughed out loud twice while he delivered his lines. I've seen him in films before and he's not that bad. I'm not sure what happened here. I imagine McG's direction going something like this: "No no Common, deliver your lines more like a robot. Yes that's it, be as awkward as possible." Additionally, Moon Bloodgood is showing strong sings of being a Kristianna Loken part deux.

I did enjoy Anton Yelchin, who I have loved since Charlie Bartlett, and while this film sucked, at least it will help develop Yelchin's CV for more mainstream projects. Also Sam Worthington, another hot Aussie import, is one to watch. He will star James Cameron's Avatar (yay) and resume the role immortalized by Harry Hamlin (chuckle) of Perseus in Clash of the Titans.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Beyonce Video: "Ego"

No idea why this video is not automatically in embeddable format (FAIL - welcome to 2009) but check check it out.

She's revisiting the simple dance format of Single Ladies but it lacks the same "wow" factor. Regardless it's still Beyonce so check it out.

Mother gives birth to twins with different dads

THIS IS SOME MAURY POVITCH SHIT!!!!! (Kanye reference in case you didn’t get it)

(MSNBC) A Texas woman wasn't planning on two conceptions for the record books.

But that's what she got — along with two beautiful boys — when she gave birth to twins of different fathers nearly a year ago.

Full story

I've actually seen this story line on Grey's Anatomy. No comment. Poor Kids.

Quelle Scandale!: Lars Von Trier's 'Antichrist'

Keep an eye out for lots of brouhaha about Lars Von Trier's new film 'Antichrist' staring Willem Dafoe as "He" and Charlotte Gainsbourg as "She."

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

After reading the synopsis and viewing the trailer I still have no idea what the film is about but from the pieces that I have read online the film is confusing, dark and gruesome. Expect to hear more about this...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where have I seen that stunning face before???

Fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey?

I haven't had the opportunity to watch a full episode but while watching a clip I saw this face


and it seemed veerryy familiar.

I racked my brain (aka the depository of useless information) and recalled that this Dina was non other than the exquisite New Jersey beauty featured on VH1's My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. I remembered her because of her enthusiasm for Swarovski encrusted butterflies--on EVERYTHING.

Enjoy the splendor of Dina and Tommy in 3 acts:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Facebook makes me blog lazy..but I'm trying again

Facebook Connect has made me very lazy. Instead of blogging I've just been posting all the fun nonsense on the interwebs to my Facebook profile.

I realize this is unacceptable so I'm back.

Since it's almost 5PM, here is some new fun things on the web today:

Helen Keller is on
. So wrong but pretty funny.



Terrible shows are finally getting the ax.

  • My Name is Earl
  • Without a Trace
  • Medium
  • Dirty Sexy Money
  • Eli Stone
Check out the full list here on EW.


And this


To be continued....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Internet Is So Strange

Putzing around on one of my favorite websites Videogum and came across this video.

I mean, kind of funny--yet ultimately so bizarre that it's disorienting.

Also Elmo is ruined for me now.

Put this in my mouth IMMEDIATELY

Why is there no Burger King near my office???

This looks incredible. It will probably do terrible things to my insides but I still need to have it.

Serious Eats Gives the full rundown.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Why January is Shaping Up to be Awesome

Hey sorry everyone, I actually had some work to do for the past couple months but I'll try my very very best to update this blog on a daily basis .

To help kick the year off I want to highlight the things that make January 2009 incredible.



Oh sweet blessed television. I welcome the return of new episodes and the premiere of new shows with open arms. Here are the ones I am most excited about:

Lost - This show is the shit and for all the people who say "Meh I don't get it," or "I really never got in to it," here is a lil tip from me. Don't tell people that. Not watching Lost makes you either terrible or stupid (you pick which you are).

Okay j/k that's harsh and silly but it is by far the best scripted drama on television (until Mad Men comes back). So if you don't watch it, I recommend you get familiar with Netflix and gear up for season 5 on the 21st.

The City - This is so fake, but you know what, I don't care. Everyone is super cute, their clothes are real purrtty and they are thin and well lit. Also being from New York I have experienced both the fancy uptown social dinner parties and the downtown hipster club scene firsthand and I can let Whitney know now that both options suck but stick with the uptown rich kids because she has a better chance of marrying well once MTV stops writing the checks.

Gossip Girl - I can not wait to meet the love child of Rufus and Lilly (P.S. I totally called this MONTHS ago). Also I hope they kill Jenny off soon. Her plot line is terrible as is her hair.

A few honorable mention TV shows: Rock of Love Bus, Tool Academy, United States of Tara


We didn't return from holiday break until the 5th, I am on vacation from the 21-23 and then we have MLK day off so there are only 15 working days this month for me. Joy.



Oh yeah...
New year, new Mad Men calendar and BEHOLD I am welcomed into the new year with this picture of Don Draper being his smarmy incredibly good-looking self.



I have neither the funds or the credentials to travel to DC for the inauguration however I greatly look forward to the 20th when President Obama enters office. I wish him all the luck in the world as he faces extreme challenges as well as astronomical expectations.

Someone's Dad

First I thought this was Montel Williams


Then I thought it was Louis Gosset Jr.


Then I realized I was wrong