Thursday, October 31, 2013

NPH Celebrating Halloween

Here are Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka with their two super adorable kids being awesome this Halloween. I need that Bride of Frankenstein wig like yesterday. Anyways, this is actually their second Halloween getup this year. They actually went the Alice in Wonderland route last week:

Too. Cute. Ugh. Can they just adopt me already? Or at least be responsible for my Halloween costume, because this year I went the lazy route. Wore a Superman shirt last week for a party and today wore a Blue Power Ranger (remember them?) shirt. I'll try to do better next year.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Looking Forward To...

Dallas Buyers Club
Release: November 1, 2013
Distributor: Focus Features
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Dallas Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Kevin Rankin, and Steve Zahn

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Looking Forward To...

Blue Is the Warmest Color
Release: October 25, 2013
Distributor: IFC
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Salim Kechiouche

Quick Birthday Post

Remember when Buffy turned 19? I'm the same age today... give or take a decade.

I'm currently out of town, but this is as good a time as any to remind y'all that while I don't regularly post here, I'm always on twitter and also have a tumblr.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Looking Forward To...

12 Years a Slave
Release: October 18, 2013
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Adepero Oduye, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bryan Batt, Quvenzhané Wallis, Scott McNairy, Taran Killam, Michael K. Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael Fassbender

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy National Coming Out Day

Today was National Coming Out Day and the Human Rights Campaign put together a short video to honor its 25th anniversary. Be out and proud!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Looking Forward To...

Kill Your Darlings
Release: October 16, 2013
Distributor: Sony Classics
Director: John Krokidas
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane BeHaan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Jack Huston, Kyra Sedgwick, David Cross, and Michael C. Hall

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pilot Thoughts: Super Fun Night and The Millers

Didn't really have time to write about any TV this past week, but here are my quick thoughts on two new shows I saw...

Perhaps it was the severely low expectations I had prior to seeing the premiere or maybe because they decided to skip the presumably awful pilot and show the second episode instead, but I didn't actually think Super Fun Night was too bad. Broad? Severely. Cardboard characters? Certainly. Stupid? Many times. But at more than a few moments, it did resemble something kind of fun. It even reminded me of Miranda, a hilarious and wonderful show across the pond starring comic genius Miranda Hart. Like Miranda, Super Fun Night mines a lot of its comedy from the awkwardness, socially and physically, of its main character, in this case Kimmie Boubier played by the totally game Rebel Wilson. Unlike Miranda, however, Super Fun Night isn't as interesting, its supporting characters are flat, and the jokes are a mess. I like Wilson (even more when she uses her regular accent and not trying to pull off an American one like she does here), but this show doesn't deserve her. C+

The Millers is the kind of show that I'm willing to give some time to find its footing mostly because I'm a big fan of Greg Garcia's last show, Raising Hope, and because the cast is pretty great including the always fantastic Margo Martindale. The pilot itself wasn't terrible, except for the one pivotal scene where Tom (Beau Bridges) spurred on by the news of his son Jack's (Will Arnett) divorce decides to finally divorce his overbearing and controlling wife (Martindale). I was shocked I didn't go deaf during the scene from all the loud yelling. It wasn't pretty. But as I said, I'm willing to give it some leeway. I actually like the premise of each parent living with a different kid. In the pilot, we got lots of Arnett and Martindale, so I'm looking forward to seeing how Bridges and Jayma Mays play off one another. Oh and did I mention they also did Dirty Dancing? How can I hate a show that does this? B-

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Looking Forward To...

Release: October 4, 2013
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris