The Watch

I can’t believe I’ve only just seen this trailer! Movie opens this Friday overseas. Looks hilarious.

It’s directed by Akiva Schaffer of Saturday Night Live and The Lonely Island fame.

Not sure about the synopsis but it still looks great:

From IMDB – “Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood – and the world – from total extermination. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Crazy, Stupid Love

I’m not a huge fan of Steve Carell but I’m really looking forward to seeing this one tomorrow night with some of the girls. Plus, it’s Ryan Gosling – I could put up with pretty much anything to get to stare at that for an hour :)


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Glee – A 3D Perspective

While I loathe the term “Gleek” (A “gleek” is the term that refers to a fan of Glee, the plural form being “gleeks”.  The word “gleek” derives from the words “glee” and “geek” (glee + geek = gleek), I do love Glee. I can’t help but smile in every episode and most of them touch on some socially sensitive topic (such homophobia or the general nastiness of the ‘popular kids’ in high school, a la Mean Girls) and inevitably i shed a tear (read: ball my eyes out) every couple of episodes.

On Tuesday, Women’s Day here in South Africa, I was given the opportunity to see a special Vuzu TV screening of the Glee 3D Concert Movie. Eyes were rolled and eyebrows raised but I was keen to check it out, especially after reading the synopsis of the movie – “A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live In Concert! summer 2011 tour”. Not much I know, but considering it’s the music I like best about Glee, the fact that the movie was concert footage of these unbelievably talented kids rather than a movie based on the story line of the series, I was even more keen to see it.

The idea behind the creation of the movie was that fans who couldn’t get tickets to see the Concert Tour or who lived in areas the tour didn’t visit would still have an opportunity to see the characters in action in an as-close-to-live-as-possible experience.

“Starring 14 members of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television show’s cast and shot live during the summer concerts, the movie will capture the unique concert experience along with special moments involving the characters themselves.” – The Business Insider

The documentary-type approach to the movie also takes a look at the lives of several people in their teens and early twenties who have found inspiration and support through the topics that are explored in the series (including homophobia, being different, and bullying due to not being part of the ‘in-crowd’ in high school to mention just a few). In between the performances are interviews with these people who discuss their experiences at school and how Glee has made a difference to their lives, as well as interviews with people waiting to go into the various concerts.

The movie includes Glee stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam), Darren Criss (Blaine), Ashley Fink (Lauren) as well as “The Warblers”.

The highlight of the movie for me was seeing ‘Brittany S. Pierce’ (Heather Morris) perform a Britney Spears song as this was where the level of talent reached its peak for me.

The trailer for the movie is below:

The movie is a real feel-good with the usual exceptional level of talent. If you love Glee, or can appreciate the music it’s well worth the watch, however it was a little short (which might mean you’ll be able to ‘encourage’ a boyfriend to tag along). I walked out of the theatre grinning, and singing (not in tune), to some bemused looks, but it made my day. :)

For more on Glee, you can check out the Glee Wiki here

 

And for an interview with the cast of the movie check out the Business Insider here

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Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows Trailer

How did I not know there was a Sherlock Holmes 2, with the dah-licious Robert Downey Jr, on it’s way? Missed that one, but here is the trailer –

15th Annual Webby Award Nominees

The Webby Awards are dedicated to “recognizing achievement in websites, online film and video, mobile web and interactive advertising.”

Winners will be announced May 3 and honored in New York City on June 13.

Some of the major category nominees include (to watch videos or listen to music from the nominees, click on the category names):

Best Viral Video

  • “The Twitter Movie Trailer – Rated Awesome”
  • “Bed Intruder Song” (Autotune the News Remix)
  • “The Sandpit”
  • “The Digital Story of Nativity”
  • “Aides Graffiti”

Best Music

  • Arcade Fire — “The Wilderness Downtown”
  • The Johnny Cash Project
  • Thomas Dolby — ‘The Toadlickers’
  • SOUR — “Mirror”
  • “The Sandpit”

Best Viral Marketing

  • OK Go — “This Too Shall Pass”
  • Old Spice Response Campaign
  • Mad Men Yourself
  • True Blood Live Feed
  • Google Translate for Animals

Best Community

  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • COLOURlovers
  • Cuteness.com Pet Community
  • OpenIDEO

Best Mobile Games

  • Angry Birds
  • Farmville for iPhone
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Grover’s Special Number
  • AMCtv.com Mad Men Cocktail Culture app

Best Social Media

  • Behance Network
  • HootSuite Social Media Dashboard
  • Vimeo
  • 1000 Memories
  • The Influence Project

You can see the full list of nominees at WebbyAwards.com.

The President’s Speech – a trailer ft Sir Mike Tyson…

A spoof of The King’s speech – The President’s Speech is one of the funniest things I’ve seen all week!

Rain King

So, as it has been noted, my relaxing (by which I mean decided lazy) “freelancing” existence has been severely disrupted with this thing they call Job. Don’t get me wrong – I am most definitely not complaining. But there’s nothing like a four day weekend to remind you how good it can be to actually just relax ad do as little as possible.

It’s sad that it’s been a good 6 weeks since I’ve actually sat myself down in front of the computer and written anything of substance, or really anything at all (coz I’m not claiming that this has substance!!). I intend to endeavor to make this more of a ritual (watching Julie and Julia will get you excited about blogging like little else can) and make more of an effort to make it a constant in my life as I think there needs to be at least one thing, that you choose to do, and enjoy (so gym doesn’t always count), that should be done on a regular basis and become a habit! Maybe it’ll keep me sane. (Or at least from becoming more insane anyway.)

So that’s my quest – we shall see how it goes…