Friday, January 29, 2010

Don't Forget Spartacus is On Tonight

If you missed Spartacus last week, you still have time to watch episode (the premiere) one before episode two tonight.
It is awesome!
A mix of 300 and Sin City with a touch of soft core pornography. What's not to love? Check out the Andy Whitfield who plays Spartacus.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Heidi Transformation

Wow, the girl is stunning and totally fake! She looks nothing like she started out but this is so typical of Hollywood. Do you really think Hollywood is made up of 100% truly beautiful people. The only difference here is Heidi is being honest about it.

Heidi looks older than her 23 years with her new look but she looks stunning! If she ever has kids they will never look anything like her unless they get some plastic work done themselves. Good for her! It is her life, she should do what she wants. All those people who are talking about Heidi's message to young women are crazy. If your children are looking to Heidi as a role model you have more problems than just them getting the wrong message. Heidi nor are any of the other celebrities in charge of how people react to their surgeries.

Check out these celebrities before they got hit with the Hollywood, beautiful wand. For tons more celebrity plastic surgery before and after photos, head over here.

Ta Ta Bragelina!

So News of The World is stating that Brad and Angelina have met with lawyers to talk kids and finances.

They have a lot to split up if these rumors are true. They have 3 biological kids together and over $300 million which also includes mansion in LA, New Orleans and France.

People split all the time so this isn't shocking. Did we really think that the chick who practically made out with her brother, admits to cutting, sleeping with chicks and wore Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck was suddenly normal?

I think not!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Beauty And The Beast Does Twilight!

New Moon DVD Cover Art

It looks ultra hot! What do you think?

The rumor mill states this is being released March 21st. I cannot wait!!

Special Features
Audio commentary with Director Chris Weitz and Editor Peter Lamber
A riveting six-part documentary that takes you behind the scenes
Exclusive band rehearsal footage with Muse
Music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Marina, and Mute Math

If you still have not read these series of books or don't understand the hype, I implore you to read it.

According to USA Today

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, is on the top of USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list in 2009.

For the second year in a row, Meyer swept the top four spots. No other author — not even J. K. Rowling— has done that in the list's 16-year history.

Meyer's coattails pulled 16 other vampire titles onto the list of the year's 100 most popular books.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Max Steel Starring Taylor Lautner! It has a nice ring to it.

Paramount has hired Taylor Lautner as Max Steel.

Can you tell that this post was basically a reason to show a shirtless Taylor???

Who is Max Steel?

Josh McGrath was a 19-year-old fictional extreme sports teen star. After his parents die he is adopted by his father's best friend who works in an extreme sports manufacturing company. The company is just a front for a secret intelligence agency called N-Tek.

One day while Josh visits his stepfather a group of enemy agents attack the facility. While fighting Josh is hurt and exposed to microscopic nanomachines or "Nano Tech Max".  To save Josh's life his stepfather agrees to having Josh healed with to a high proportion of the transphasic energy (nicknamed "t-juice"). This saves his life and also gives him superpowers. As a result, Josh takes on the identity of Max Steel crime fighter!

Sounds like this could be the next superhero with Halloween costumes and action figure dolls.

Good luck Taylor. I hope they find a director soon.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Movie Weekend Recap

For someone who doesn't watch much TV, I spent the last 4 days watching movies. My library had some new releases that I wanted to check out.

The only reason to see this movie is Zac Efron. The premise is cute. What would you do differently if you were given to live your life over? Would you make the same choices you did the first time around?

While the premise has been done a bunch of times, this movie falls short. It was just kind of slapped together and while there are semi cute moments I could have missed this and been OK with it. Although the message of "you are in fact living your best life right now" was not lost on me. Everything happens for a reason is a saying most of us use for a reason.  I give it 3 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: If you somehow had the chance, would you do your life over? Thirtysomething Mike O’Donnell (Matthew Perry) would. Then one mysteriously magical moment, Mike gets his chance. He’s suddenly back at Hayden High where he’s the star (Enter Zac Efron) of the basketball team, a total hottie, and a classmate to his own teenage kids…which gives Mike a chance to go from not-so-good dad to really cool friend.

The Proposal (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition + Digital Copy)

This was an OK movie. Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock are both very likable. What's not to like about Ryan Reynolds? (after all he did star in Maria's Eye Candy spotlight in 2006).

I found it funny that through the whole first 20 minutes of the movie Sandra Bullock's character (Margaret Tate) is supposed to be the boss from hell. "The wicked witch is on her broom" and "here it comes" are IM's sent throughout the office whenever she is on the move. I am here to tell you that Ms. Tate is far from the boss from hell. I know, I've experienced some of the worst.

Margaret is about to be deported back to Canada and Andrew (Ryan) her assistant is sucked into marrying her so she can keep her from losing her Visa. While the storyline is mediocre it is the cast that keeps you watching. Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and Betty White are fantastic in their satire and Mary Steenburgen and Craig T Nelson round out the stars of this movie. All of these stars have the likeability factor going for them. The Casting Director knew exactly what they were doing. 4 out of 5 Stars

Amazon Product Description:  Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) terrorizes her publishing house co-workers with her abrasive, take-no-prisoners management style, especially her overworked assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). But when Margaret is threatened with deportation to her native Canada because of an immigration technicality, the quick-thinking exec announces that she and Andrew are engaged to be married. Ambitious Andrew agrees to go along with her scheme—if there’s a long-awaited promotion in it for him. Everything is going according to Margaret’s plan, until an overzealous immigration official makes it his business to prove that the couple’s engagement is bogus. To demonstrate her commitment to her new fiancé, Margaret agrees to celebrate the 90th birthday of his colorful grandmother (Betty White) — in Alaska. The editrix’s type-A ways put her at odds with her eccentric future in-laws with hilarious consequences, until the Paxtons teach Margaret a thing or two about family.

Sunshine Cleaning

I really was looking for something fun and noticed this was under comedy so I grabbed it. I am here to tell you that there is nothing funny about this movie. Are comedies supposed to make you cry?  Two sisters whose mom commited suicuide open a business together. They clean up after a death, murder or sucide.  Blood, vomit, body fluids, maggots you name it, they clean it. Finding the humor? Neither did I!

Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin all are remarkable in this movie but I was seriously looking for something to make me laugh. 

Acting wise amazing. Storyline great! Looking for a good movie check this out. Amy Adams and Emily Blunt are some of the greatest actresses out there right now. 5 out of 5.

Amazon Product Review: Academy Award® Nominee Amy Adams, Golden Globe® Winner Emily Blunt, and Academy Award Winner®Alan Arkin find an unexpected way to turn their lives around in this “colorful, refreshingly quirky comic drama” (Leah Rozen, People). Desperate to get her son into a better school, single mom Rose (Amy Adams) persuades her slacker sister Norah (Emily Blunt) to join her in the crime scene cleanup business to make some quick cash. With the help of their ill-fated salesman father (Alan Arkin), they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, finding themselves up to their elbows in murders, suicides, and… specialized situations. But underneath the dust and grime they also come to discover a true respect for one another, and create a brighter future for the entire Lorkowski family.

Grey Gardens (HBO)

I watched this last night and wasn't really excited about it.  When I snatched it from the table to put it in, I thought grrr..."so not interested". That is before watching it. Since last night I have talked to over 5 people about Grey Gardens. 

All I can say is WOW!!! Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange were amazing! This true story of two relatives of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy who were aristocrats until their lives took a dramatic turn after Edith Sr's husband left her and  how they slid from 1930s high society to sharing rotting living quarters with litters of cats and raccoons. Amazing performances by both. I had to keep reminding myself that I was watching Drew Barrymore.  This is her best by far. 

Grey Gardens, which won 6 Emmys last night including Best TV Movie. Last night Grey Garden's took home a Golden Globe for best mini-series or motion picture made for TV and Drew got the award for best actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for TV.

Funny that they won as I was watching this movie. I give this movie 5 out of 5 Stars.

"It is very easy to keep the line between the past and the present."

Product Description

Based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens tells the tender, intimate story of an eccentric mother and daughter (both named Edith Bouvier Beale aka "Big and Little Edie"). They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes but withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens ." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home, and Jackie swooped in to save her relatives. Based on the lives that inspired the Maysles Brothers' classic documentary.

More reviews coming tomorrow

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spartacus: Blood and Sand - 6 More Days


  • Friday, January 22nd

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Betrayed by the Romans. Forced into slavery. Reborn as a Gladiator. The classic tale of the Republic’s most infamous rebel comes alive in the graphic and visceral new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Torn from his homeland and the woman he loves, Spartacus is condemned to the brutal world of the arena where blood and death are primetime entertainment. But not all battles are fought upon the sands. Treachery, corruption, and the allure of sensual pleasures will constantly test Spartacus. To survive, he must become more than a man. More than a gladiator. He must become a legend. 

Starring Australian actor, Andy Whitfield (McLeod's Daughters) as Spartacus, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Lucretia, John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and A Funeral) as Batiatus and Peter Mensah (300, The Incredible Hulk) as Doctore, this unique mix of live action, graphic novel effects and brutal battle sequences is set to make "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" an epic television event.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Amateur Movie Review - I Love You, Man

 My library has a decent DVD collection. The other day I was there and borrowed, Little Einsteins for my daughter and something for myself.

I Love You, Man was a complete surprise.

Paul Rudd is likable and while the other guy on the cover looked familiar, I couldn't place him.

The premise is cute. Cute guy, cute girl are getting married and while she has tons of friends, he has zero! She never realizes this because well, they are only dating 8 months. We all know it is pretty normal for two people in a new relationship to spend all their free time together but really, she has never met his friends?

She has tons of friends and when he overhears her talking with them about the wedding being unbalanced and how foolish they will feel walking down the aisle alone. So Peter (Paul Rudd's character) sets out to make friends. When he finally befriends Sidney (the other guy on the cover that I couldn't place) his life changes.

We all know that making friends as adults is never easy. Most people have their good friends in place before they set into marriage so watching Peter TRY to make friends is hysterical.

In A Nutshell: Paul Rudd has the likability factor in everything he does. He is the poor man's Tom Hanks.  Jason Segal, I know from Freaks and Geeks and more recently Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is another likable actor. He reminds me of an ex-work associate, Nelson who is a really funny man. So much so, that sometimes I have to remind myself that I am not watching Nelson. I believe they could be twins. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, watching Peter and Sidney turn into friends was so fun. There were a few times when I felt foolish after realizing how much I was smiling. Thankfully I was alone.

This is a great buddy movie, male or female we all make friends the same way. What was different about this buddy movie was how cute I found it. Watching two grown men who are social opposites find each other in this big world and hang the way young boys do was adorable. There is one part when they jam together that made me think of my own girlfriends and when we used to make movies on my video recorder circa 1989.

I give this
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chotskies 1st Eye Candy For 2010

My selection for 2010's first eye candy candidate is: 
Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård
Personally I don't remember Alex from anything before True Blood, however after researching him for this post, I have seen him before.

As a huge Ben Stiller fan, I don't quite recall Alexander from Zoolander but he was in it as Meekus, the tall Swedish super model roommate of Ben Stiller. I seriously need to rent/borrow this movie again.


At Comic Con July 09
He is 6 foot four inches tall.

He was in HBO's Generation Kill

He has been voted “Sexiest Man Alive” in Sweden five times.

When Alex is on screen, my feet do a happy dance.

Eric from Season 2 is very different from Eric of Season 1's True Blood. I wasn't that into Season 1 Eric...but OMG...Season 2 smoking! So now when I watch Season 1 with a friend who hasn't seen it yet, I love Season 1 Eric...confusing? Does it really matter what I am saying, blah, blah, blah, let's just gaze upon the beauty of Alexander!

Season 1 Eric!

My Girlfriend hasn't seen Season 2 Eric so I am not posting any of those photos...but here is a fan made video of Eric in all his hotness. He is bringing sexy back baby

Have you been wondering when True Blood Season 3 starts? Well babies, wonder no more

Imagine...walking into your bathroom and seeing this hanging out in the tub.....

If you are like me and need more of Alex, head over to this very dedicated website where I got most of my photos.

The books are just as good as the show and really funny.

No release date on the Season 2 DVD set yet but the new season starts in June so I assume it will be in the Spring.