Easy A Trailer

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).

Why I LOVE Glee

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!

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

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51aRcQRjaEL._SL500_AA300_ My son is seriously (seriously) addicted to our Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel soundtrack CD. He’s seen the first movie – but we never got a chance to hit the movies for the “squeakquel” so we’re quite excited about the DVD release on March 30th! There is even a Double DVD Pack that includes "The Squeak Along" Bonus Disc, with more music, mayhem and all-new sing-along’s! I’m sure that my son will LOVE all the extra’s the Double DVD pack provides.

I gotta say though – the Chipmunks (and Chipette’s) look a LOT different now than they did when I was little. They almost look real now – a little creepy real though. They’ve come a long way since their “Witch Doctor” and “Christmas Song” days! But – I have to admit – I sing along with the soundtrack right along with my son! It’s good family-friendly music that we can enjoy together. Same with the movies … we’ve watched the first movie as a family and we all loved it. I’ve even busted out my old Alvin and the Chipmunk cartoons (still on VHS!) for Xander to watch! We can’t wait to bring The Squeakquel home too!

There is a fun website you can visit with your kids to get them excited about the movie release. Your kids will have a blast with this! Also be sure to go check out the Fox Family Flicks website for more More Munk Mayhem!

Here is a fun blast from the past – way earlier than the Chipmunk cartoons I used to watch as a kid!

Don’t forget … "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" is available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on March 30th, 2010! Check out this link where you can buy it now!

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New Moon Cast at NAS Oceana

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It’s finally been announced who will be taking pictures with 300+ Navy Exchange Oceana customers! This past Saturday I along with a ton of other people waited to see who the “lucky” 300 would be. Those lucky 300 (and their guests) will be able to take a photo with Twilight Saga: New Moon cast members.

Members of the New Moon cast at Oceana this Wednesday: Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Alex Meraz (Paul), Daniel Cudmore (Felix), Christian Serratos (Angela) and Tyson Houseman (Quil).

I’m so happy there there will be one of the “Cullen’s” at this event! Rosalie is an awesome character … I am a little disappointed though since I would love to meet Ashley Greene (Alice). I am not surprised, however, that Taylor Lautner (Jacob), Rob Pattinson (Edward) and Kristen Stewart (Bella) won’t be there.

Were you one of the 300 winners? I’ll post my photo on my blog after Wednesday!

Coming Soon .. a STEAMY Twilight Saga: Eclipse!

Vampire_bella_cullen Chris Weitz – who directed “New Moon” – says that he has read the script for the third movie in the Vamp-franchise and promises that it’s gonna be sexy! He admitted that he is particularly excited about seeing the tent scene, in which Bella climbs into a sleeping bag with Jacob while Edward looks on.

"I’m looking forward to the sleeping bag scene, I gotta say," Weitz explained. "That’s going to be very steamy."

He added that he is anticipating seeing Elizabeth Reaser and Peter Facinelli play Edward’s parents in the movie.

"I have a special interest in seeing Peter and Elizabeth tear people’s heads off," he said. "Knowing them, and knowing how kooky and delightful they are, I’m going to find seeing them being ultra-violent very interesting indeed."

I’m looking forward to seeing K-Stew’s wig! I’ve seen pictures and it looks completely fug lovely! All kidding aside I thought Eclipse was a great book – less “angst” than New Moon and way more tension (both the “omg there out to kill us” and “omg I want the sex” kind!) It’s gonna be hot … of course *cough* in a cheesy teen-angst kinda way … Not that I’m into that at all … *looks around*

Who Do You Think You Are?

On March 5th on NBC a new family-history centered television show will premier. The show features seven celebrities on a journey back in time as they discover more about the ancestors who came before them. The celebrities include Sarah Jessica Parker, Lisa Kudrow and Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Matthew Broderick, Emmet Smith and Spike Lee.

A short video:

I’m into researching my family tree (genealogy) so this show sounds really neat! I love to hear stories about my ancestors – I know they came to this country a LONG time ago (on my Mom’s side in the late 1600’s) and at least one was a joker who was apparently a horse thief!

I read a few reviews on YouTube and noticed that there were some people complaining that “normal people cannot afford a professional genealogist” – well, they are probably correct – but a “normal” person has all the access to do it themselves! I’ve been working on my own genealogy since I was 12 years old and began on (and still use) Ancestry.com! Now since I need more detailed information I access the website (for free) at my local public library. Local Mormon churches also have free access to a lot of genealogy information and are very happy to help visitors out.

So do you research your family tree? Will you be watching “Who Do You Think You Are?” this Friday?

[ Cross posted to my genealogy blog! ]