The movie (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) was hard to watch (the rape scene mostly) but the soundtrack? The soundtrack was AMAZING!
Oh. My. God. I think I have a new favorite show!!!
Did any of my friends watch this? What did you think of it? Any ideas as to how this is going to play out? I was rooting around Tumblr for some perspectives and I found one that was interesting. Gonna put it behind a cut so I don’t spoil the show for anyone though.
Well – that’s it folks! There are no more Harry Potter movies after this last one. The “good” people won. The story is over.
It’s over …
I feel like I did after Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended. Wistful perhaps? A little sad for “the end” but happy how it ended. A big part of mine (and a lot of other people’s) life has been this amazing story. A boy wizard and his best friends saving the wizarding (and muggle) world from a nasty snake-face named Voldemort. It was way more than “a story about a wizard who uses magic” as a lot of those Christian-types who wanted to ban the books thought. It was about friendship, loyalty, standing up for yourself and what you believe in, learning about others, doing your best … good versus bad.
The Harry Potter series is something that I will share with my children. I hope you share them with your children also!
I’m not going to “review” the movie here – I will just say it was an amazing, fantastic, BRILLIANT ending to an awesome series of movies. This one was HANDS DOWN the best. Well – I could “this one” as “part one + part two” because they BOTH were amazing. But this one? This last one? Was pretty awesome on it’s own. Snape and Lily? Baby Harry? Kings Cross/Heaven? The ‘Epilogue’?
I felt like I was on the top of a roller coaster waiting for the first drop during the ENTIRE movie. It was that good.
Oh – check out my new desktop (click for larger):
I can’t take credit for the screen-caps – I found them via my friend’s Tumblr blog. But it makes my heart flutter. I love you Harry Potter! Oh and Hermione and Ron too!
Spotify is the largest and fastest growing music service of its kind, has only been available in Europe – but NOW it’s finally available in the US. Spotify is an awesome way to manage your music, discover new music and share songs and playlists with your friends.
Spotify was launched in Sweden in 2008 out of a desire to develop a better, more convenient and legal alternative to music piracy. Spotify is now the second single largest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe (IFPI, April 2011), making sure that artists get a fair deal.
There are three types of Spotify memberships: Free (yes FREE!), Unlimited and Premium. The free account allows you to enjoy on-demand, buffer-free access to over 15 million songs on your computer. You can also manage your own music files through Spotify, and sync with your cellphone or iPod. But – the free account features occasional advertising.
The Unlimited account is $4.99 per month and offers the same awesomeness as the free account but with no commercials! Then – the Premium account – which is $9.99 per month — gives you access to all the music, all the time. Listen online or offline, on your computer, your cellphone as well as other devices. Premium also gives you enhanced sound quality and access to exclusive content, competitions and special offers.
Each time I’ve gone to the movies lately I’ve seen a trailer for a new movie starring Emma Stone (Zombieland, House Bunny) called “Easy A” – it looks HILARIOUS!! Emma plays a girl named Olive who is at the bottom of the social standing pole (she’s “invisible” she says). She in turn then relies on the school’s rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing by faking love affairs with some of the students.
The movie also stars Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow and Stanley Tucci among others.
It looks way funnier than it sounds – I promise. Here, watch the trailer and see for yourself:
I also would love to see “The Last Exorcism” because it looks hella-scary. We saw “The Other Guys” the other night (which was really funny, but I’m not sure it was worth $10).
I am a total “Gleek” (someone who is obsessed with the show Glee) and I’m not ashamed. My first time through college I was an active member of the Chamber Singers group (our teacher was a former opera pro Mrs. Carla Kranz) and while we did a good deal of “chamber music” (think madrigal’s and such) we also loved to do jazzy numbers and Broadway tunes (especially if it was from RENT!)
Glee reminds me of my college music days – only on a much, MUCH larger scale of course. It’s a fun, silly, campy show that entertains viewers but also can cover a range of important issues (sexuality, teen pregnancy, self-image, etc.) You have to realize it’s pretty tongue-in-cheek and silly most of the time though in order to really enjoy it. Yes – they lipsync – so it’s not American Idol … but the cast records their singing. The cast has a ton of talent and I love listening to them.
I love the character of Rachel – she completely cracks me up with her drive. She’s super talented but also can be super annoying. But it’s her – and that’s what makes her special. When she sings the Broadway stuff and really stretches her voice she can give chills. When she sings with Idina Menzel on the show (who I am also a huge fan of) they rock my socks. I also love listening to the characters of Artie and Puck.
So – what do you think of Glee? Share your thoughts!