Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Will Anne Hathaway "Follow The Yellow Brick Road" To Oscar Gold?

I hope so!

I really like Anne.....and I think she has made some very smart choices in her relatively short career (are you listening, La Lohan? Coulda been you girlie, I'm just sayin').

So I was especially intrigued this morning when I read that Hathaway will be tackling the biopic of a very iconic, beloved performer.......

Miss Judy Garland.

Apparently, Anne will be playing Judy on the stage AND the screen. That piques my interest even more.

The performance will be based on the 2000 Judy Garland biography titled Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, by Gerald Clarke.

Click Here: HuffingtonPost.com -- Anne Hathaway To Play Judy Garland
On Stage AND Screen

Personally.....I think Hathaway will totally knock this one out of the park.

She's shown her ability to play comedy and drama, she can be goofy and vulnerable......

and she can sing!

Remember, the lovely Miss Hathaway proved she has some serious stage chops when she surprisingly held her own with Mr. Showman himself, Hugh Jackman, during the opening number at this year's Academy Awards.

Click Here: Video Clip -- Anne Hathaway Joins Hugh Jackman in Oscar Opening
Number (Song begins at 2 min. in, Hathaway joins at 4:30 min. in)

Hmmmm........wonder if this Garland role was already in the bag then, or if her little Oscar song & dance helped seal the deal?

No matter.

I for one am looking forward to what she will do with this role -- and if it will once again lead her to the Oscar red carpet.

As we all know, this story doesn't exactly have what you would call a "happy" ending.....and it involves a very famous, larger-than-life personality.

So it has "Oscar Bait" written all over it.

Well, good luck Anne.....I can't wait to hear you (and Judy) sing again!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Seriously, I Am NOT A Trekkie......

But I have to admit --

I am totally psyched to see this new Star Trek "prequel".

Hmmm.....I'm thinkin' it could be for many reasons:

1. It just seems fun, escapist and the special effects look awesome.

2. Cute Chris Pine (playing the young Captain James T. Kirk) is very easy on the eyes:

Oh yeah....and he happens to look NOTHING like this:

3. I just can't get enough of Mr. Spock's crazy eyebrows.

4. I just plain love, LOVE director/producer J.J. Abrams, and most anything he creates.

J.J. is a creative & cool geek who seriously knows how to make great popcorn flicks and engrossing television, without sparing important character development.

(e.g. Felicity, Alias, LOST, Fringe, Mission Impossible III, Cloverfield.....you get the picture.)


So I've decided......

I'm not
formally a Trekkie -- but I'm very excited to see this new Star Trek, and plan to go on opening weekend, May 8th.

So......I guess I'm somewhat -- Trekkie-

Why not take a look at the new full-length trailer below, and let me know what you think.

(Hey, if you want...I'll save you a seat on opening weekend, and even share some of my popcorn.)

Seriously, when it comes to fun flicks like this one....opening weekend is best, and the more the merrier, I always say!

Oh yeah....and sometimes, a girl's just gotta get her geek on.

I'm just sayin'.

Live Long And Prosper, Y'all.......

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oscars Ex-Plosion? Yep....Brangelina vs. John & Jen

OK.......don't say it.

I know, I know.

For a girl who lives for movies and the Oscars.......

it sure takes me a long time to comment on them afterward.

I can't help it.

I think it's just that the whole build-up to the big event.....and then the big event itself, it just takes a lot outta me.

Kinda like a marathon or an Iron Man competition.

Yeah......that's it.

Ya see, I train for months & months (see all the nominated flicks, pick the winners for the local paper) and then participate in the actual event (watch the show & do a LIVE-blog).......

And then I'm just beat.

I enjoyed it all immensely, don't get me wrong......but I just need to go away for a little while afterward, and not even read or talk about it anymore.

Like an athlete. A trained professional athlete.

Well...one who sits in the dark for days and eats LOTS and LOTS of buttered popcorn.

But I digress.

Here's the deal peeps.......

I am workin' on an Oscars 2009 musical video montage.

I've got the pics and I've got the tunes.

What I don't got is the time.

So......until I'm able to get on my hard drive what I have in my head, I thought I would share with you all an Oscar recap video from one of my favorite funny gals, Sarah Haskins from current.com

It's all about the supposed Oscar night "EX-plosion" between our favorite, fabulous feudin' foursome.......

Brangelina and Jen & John.

So sit back, relax & enjoy her video.

I'll return soon with mine --