February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This pic of David Bowie & Tilda Swinton makes me soooooo happy.


This pic is a promo for the video of the upcoming David Bowie single The Stars (Are Out Tonight). I'm sure they wanted me to think about the song, but all I could think was...

TILDA SWINTON AND DAVID BOWIE OMGOMGOMGOMG.



You can listen to the song here. The album comes out March 12. Here's a link to The Next Day (Deluxe Version) over on iTunes. And this is the link to the video itself. ;-)

I'm just gonna sit here and stare a while. And drool.

Damn, now I gotta go watch Constantine again.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ponderation: Why We Want To Hate Anne Hathaway & Can't Help But Love Jennifer Lawrence.

I'd like to thank Pajiba for inspiring this ponderation. Thanks to their "Why We Love Jennifer Lawrence and Loathe Anne Hathaway" Pajiba Love edition, which included the link to a Salon article that went into all sorts of depth about former stars and angles of faces and actresses we love to hate, I had a thought.

Yeah, yeah, it hurt. Shu'up ;p

I think it comes down to two things: People love pretty girls with rough edges and we respond to authenticity.

Anne Hathaway is a lovely girl. She's a talented and versatile actress. She's proven that.

However, she started as a Disney girl and, while she managed to break out of the mold as an actress, she seems to be all things sugar and spice as a person. Add to it all of the things that have happened to her; Ponzi scheme boyfriend, upskirt shots that get her leered at on the Today Show, a really bad Oscar hosting gig -- all of which she sort of smiles through with a gamine "can-do!" attitude, and part of you just wants to slap her. To see her react or not be so perfect.

She may really be that person and, I should mention, I like her. I think she's talented and sweet and intelligent. I don't want to see her fail. But I also have no real interest in watching her speak or do interviews because she's sort of breathy and gushy and I've seen it, so I'm bored.

Now, Jennifer Lawrence? Her I want to see more of. Behind the scenes. In the press room at the Oscars. On motorcycles with a biker gang and sky diving with soldiers and being a bad ass. I love her way of saying what she's thinking. She makes me grin and she makes me root for her and I'm pretty sure that if Matt Lauer had said something like what he said to Anne Hathaway in her presence, she would have socked him in the nose.

I know some people say it's an act. Personally, I think it's who she is and that she's being authentically herself. Which draws my attention and makes me smile and makes me laugh. She says things off the top of her head, damn the torpedoes. And when the media wants to be "shocked" or "aghast", the public thinks it's great and they admire her for it.

I just thought of a comparison as I was writing this, so I'll share...

When I saw Grease, I remember thinking Olivia Newton John looked uncomfortable in the bad girl outfit. I never bought her as the good girl who learned to be more of a bad ass. I saw her as a good girl who dressed up and learned to look and act bad to please a man. Rizzo was my favorite character in that movie and I love Stockard Channing to this day.

Michelle Pfeiffer? I though Stephanie was just Stephanie. She chomped her gum and grinned that grin, and somehow she could sing and dance and still look like the coolest girl you'd ever wanna hang with in school.

I'll let you decide who is who ::grin::

And, maybe it's also that bit of us that liked the cool kids more than the preppies. Who wanted to hang in the art room with the musicians instead of the Student Council.

Either way, I think it comes down to this. People instinctively know what feels real and what doesn't. Anne Hathaway doesn't feel 100% in her skin to me. JLaw, on the other hand, is so herself, she's bursting at the seams. And I dig it ;-)

p.s. Salon also mentioned that Anne Hathaway has surpassed Gwyneth Paltrow as the nice girl you love to hate. For myself, I have that "OMG I can't stand her" thing with Paltrow. Because she feels...milquetoast. She feels half there. I mean, I was actually glad to see her die in Contagion. (I know, I'm evil.)

Only one director has made me actively like her. Joss Whendon. Why? Because he put her in a pair of cut off shorts and bare feet and got her to flirt with Tony Stark and tease with Coulson and made her feel... real.

He's just that good. ;-)

p.p.s. I'm not saying everyone hates Anne and everyone loves Jennifer. So please, don't feel you have to convince me otherwise. I'm sharing my thoughts on why people might feel the way they feel, based on the majority of what I see out there. So no getting offended ;p


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ThinkGeek: Spring Cleaning - Buy 1 Get 1 50% OFF T-Shirts.

I got this lovely announcement in the mail. I'm sharing it with you. Because, well, I love their shirts and if you use the link to buy from them, it helps me earn money to buy them ;-)

I'm not sure who's be enabling who in this case, but at least I'm honest about it ::grin::


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Monday, February 25, 2013

Sweet. There's gonna be a Mad Max Trilogy Box Set. In Blu Ray.

I have no love for Mel Gibson these days, but back in the Mad Max days, well... I was ignorant of certain things and all I wanted to do was look like that epic chick in the white in Road Warrior.

So this bit of news doth please me greatly ;-)

Warner Bro. Home Entertainment just announced a Blu-ray collection of the Mad Max Trilogy, on June 4th. It'll be available June 4th in limited premium tin packaging and will sell for $49.99 SRP.

Which means I can get all my post apocalyptic fashion awesomeness in hi def and in one easy container.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Doctor Who propmaker Nick Robatto is now licensed to make his own Doctor Who collectibles ;-)

Y'know, looking at that title makes me feel like I'm in a loop of some kind, but it's cool. I mean, Doctor Who collectibles by the prop maker for Doctor Who who made the prop in the first place?

Yes please!

To quote the official press release:

One of Doctor Who’s longest serving prop-makers, has announced that he will be launching a new company, Rubbertoe Replicas, which will be creating incredibly accurate and handcrafted replica props and memorabilia. Nick Robatto, the craftsman behind Matt Smith’s Sonic Screwdriver, along with many other iconic Doctor Who props, has struck a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide to become an official licensee.

Rubbertoe Replicas will be producing a range of prop-replicas from the BBC show Doctor Who, such as Dalek Death Ray Stalks, Captain Jack’s Sonic Blaster and River Song’s Squareness Gun. As well as this there will be memorabilia items based on screen used props, such as Gallifreyan symbol coasters, Gallifreyan paperweights based on the knob of Rassilon’s staff, and Sonic Screwdriver holders.


Here are just a few of the pictures.






Check out more pictures as well as product release information at www.rubbertoereplicas.com.


Monday, February 18, 2013

My semi-coherent, early morning, rant on spoilers.

I'm not sure exactly what I'm trying to say, but I woke up thinking about it, so I share.

Avoiding spoilers is a bitch. In this case, avoiding spoiling others.

I'm currently reading Game of Thrones (half way through Storm of Swords) and there's so much going on that I just want to commiserate with someone about it!

I mean, stuff's happening and I'm all swept up and I just want to be able to say things like "OMG, I can't believe REDACTED would do that to REDACTED and WTF is up with REDACTED? I never thought someone was going to make me like him! Damn you GRRM!"

But I can't. Not publicly. Not even with the Geekboy because I've passed where he is in the book and so I'm respecting that he hasn't read it and avoiding spoilers. I can't tweet, I can't Facebook. I'm bursting to the gills with OMGWTF and I have to hold it in.

And it's not just GoT!

I'm in a conversation with 4 other people last night who are all in various stages of completion with watching Doctor Who & Sherlock and we're trying to all talk about things without saying too much -- all the while worried that we'll say that one thing that will spoil everything for the ones who are still on the 10th Doctor and just met River Song. And I want to just say so many things and I can't and I thought my head would pop and arrrghhhhh.

Y'know that smile River does when she says "Spoilers"? I think it's her way of not looking totally batshit insane because of all the secrets she has to keep.

That's my theory and I'm stickin' to it.

Friday, February 15, 2013

BUCKET OF SLOTHS! OMG the cute. I am dead of it.

If you can make it to the end of the video without your brain exploding of teh cute, you'll find out that this is is made by Lucy Cooke, to celebrate the launch of her first book. "A Little Book of Sloth".

But I'm pretty sure you won't make it to the end, which is why I mentioned it ;-)

That said...OMGWTFCUTEBUCKETOFSLOTHS!



link via Kareem Harper

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Win a $50 Amazon certificate to buy Game of Thrones, Season 2 on DVD or Blu Ray

Update: We have a winner. Grats to Justin Snyder! ;-)


If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you know I've been reading Game of Thrones. I'm currently in the middle of A Storm of Swords. I also LOVED Season 2 of the HBO series.

So I was pretty stoked when I was given a chance to give away a $50 Amazon voucher so you can buy Season 2 (or whatever else you might like) thanks to Appliances Online.

I'm gonna keep it simple. Just RT the following by 5pm today and you'll be entered to win ;-)

RT To Win a $50 Amazon certificate by 5pm 2/14 to buy Game of Thrones, Season 2 on DVD or Blu Ray from  http://bit.ly/GoTGGD2

And, to borrow from another franchise... "May the odds be ever in your favor."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The QMx Trekkies Q-Pop Figures have maxxed out my adorbz meter.

I wish I could explain to you how hard it was for me to keep the secret once I saw the adorbz that were the QMx Trekkies™in development. It was hard for me. I squeed the very first time I saw Uhura and I might have jumped up and down.

Of course, I couldn't say anything because I worked for QMx and super secret cute was super secret, but I know there would come a time that I could squee publicly and the time is NAO!


I mean, come on. They...they're....::dead of cute::

There's lost more info over on the QMx page and you can read it there. In fact, I highly suggest it because all I can really manage is much flailing and OMG they're only 20 bucks a pop! (Or Q-Pop™as it were.)

Preordering starts in Q2 2013. There's a waiting list on each figure that you can also sign up for. Right after me!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bear McCreary gives us a behind the scenes look at the music of BSG: Blood and Chrome.

One of the things that made me love Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (and the rest of the new BSG shows) is the scoring by Bear McCreary.

Bear released a behind the scenes video that gives an amazing behind the scenes on how the music for Blood and Chrome was created. It's definitely worth a watch.




You can also pre-order the Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (Unrated) at iTunes now.

I'm hoping they hurry up and make the soundtrack available. I need it. Like, nao.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Want a Sneak Peek of Gina Torres on Castle? I found one ;-)

Thanks to Blastr and their TV this Week segment, I have another thing to squee about cause they posted a sneak peek of Gina Torres on Castle.

They also posted info on Supernature and Lost Girl and a new Anthony Edwards show and a bunch of other stuff that makes me happy, but the Gina thing...well...let's just say I'm gonan be listening to all of the dialogue on this episode for any Easter eggs.

I'mma just leave this here and smile like a happy Browncoat.



Thursday, February 7, 2013

There's this guy named @AnthonyIngruber. He does this Harrison Ford/Han Solo impression...

Okay, not gonna lie, I went in skeptical. But I gotta say, this kid has this pretty much nailed.

His name is Anthony Ingruber, he's one of those Canadian actor types & has a You Tube Channel dedicated to his various impressions (He tends to favor Harrison Ford movies, but he also does a pretty dang good Jeff Goldblum)

It took me a second to realize he wasn't lip syncing. It's not perfect. He has a little verbal typo, but overall, it's pretty spot on.

He even looks a bit like Harrison Ford. I wonder how he'd look as a brunette. Hmmm..

Either way, if you're gonna watch a Han Solo impression, this would be one to watch. I think this kid deserves an audition if they end up doing a Han standalone for Star Wars: Episode VII.



Thank you EricIGN for the link ;**

James Purefoy, I love you. The Following, you and I are still...dating?

When I first started hearing about The Following on FOX, I admit to a healthy bit of skepticism.

I mean, sure, I love Kevin Bacon and I'm glad he's doing a series, but I wasn't sure if I was up for another serial killer of the week procedural with a damaged protagonist and techno babble from "profilers" who all talk to one another as if they each need to be taught about the stuff they do every day.

Can you tell I've watched a LOT of this sort of thing? ;-)

Aaaaanyway, I wasn't stoked. I was kinda meh. Until I heard who else was in it.

James Purefoy.

Photo courtesy of James Purefoy Online.

Now, I'm sure many of you remember him from Rome and he certainly was worth remembering, but I first fell in love with him back in A Knights Tale and it's been hot and heavy since.

But it's not his looks that keep me coming back. The man has a charm and a devilish smile that seems to work whether he's a prince incognito or a social climbing Roman.

And it seriously works in The Following.

Actually, so far I think The Following works on a number of levels. Purefoy and his serial killer are both charming and frightening without being cartoonish.

So far any demons Kevin Bacon's Ryan has are more subtle than overt and feels more like Michael Mann's Will Graham in Manhunter than the more recent "profiler/forensic/cop" hybrid on so many prime time shows. (Maybe it's the scar to his chest and the wounds taken from the killer, both physical and mental. Don't let me pontificate. My anger is still great about the travesty that is Brett Ratner's "Red Dragon" and the Ed Norton choice."

And the premise of The Following also intrigues. For now. We'll have to see how it holds up and how they manage it. The idea is interesting and could continue to be, but it runs the risk if getting too far out and of the Carroll Cult having means to communicate with Carroll that don't make sense. Personally, I think it'll be interesting if they delve more into the past and how Carroll set things up. I'd like to see how he build the web from confinement.

In either case, Purefoy is win and so I'll be checking in for now. Not sure how this went from being a Purefoy squee to a review, but you know me. If I had an actual plan for what I write, it wouldn't be... me.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An update on work and life changes.


I'd mentioned there had been some recent changes, but I can now officially let peeps know what's going on, so I wanted to update.

Today is my last day at Quantum Mechanix (QMx).

This was totally amicable and I'm definitely still an avid QMx fan and advocate, however, I won't be able to answer any direct questions so you'll have to contact them for actual info. ;-)

My love and thanks to everyone at QMx. I'll miss you, the morning chats, the nerf gun fights and the epic toys that go pew pew. But I'm also so very thankful for every day spent with you & I expect hugs soon.

As far as where I'm going and what's next. Well, for now I have no immediate plans and I may go back to doing the freelance thing. But if you need something done or know of something cool, feel free to let me know. ;-)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Someone needs to buy me this Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen Pop! Vinyl Figure right NAO


I mean, it even has a tiny dragon! Need I say more?

You can get it and some other amazing Game Of Thrones Pop! Vinyl figs here.


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