Thursday, May 20, 2010

You Again

This was brought to my attention by co-blogger Sally....I totally forgot to mention You Again as a film to look forward to in 2010. It's by director of Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical and She's the Man, two of my very favorite movies. This time around, the most adorable people are bunched together in one film. I've dreamed of the team-up of Betty White, Kristen Bell, and Kristin Chenoweth. How can anyone NOT want to see this? Can someone get Craig Ferguson and Lee Pace on this movie, too, before it comes out?!

Kristen Bell's character, now a successful business lady, was tormented in high school as a nerd. Her worst enemy, the most popular girl from school, is now marrying her brother, and she has to DEAL WITH IT!

Monday, May 17, 2010

ALBUM REVIEW: Chely Wright's Lifted off the Ground

So Chely Wright, who I'd always hoped to marry (after, you know, Bridget Regan and Zooey Deschanel were married off), comes out as being a lesbian. I'm proud of her. After she hit rock bottom with a gun in her mouth, ready to take her own life, she decided to publicly be herself. Being the first country star to come out is an amazing thing (KD Lang doesn't count). As for her new album Lifted off the Ground to coincide with her memoir Like Me: it's AMAZING! This is a whole new Country music. She raises the bar. She's turned away from radio country to being true to her personality. And I thought each song on Metropolitan Hotel was a piece of her soul. This takes the award, from the catchiness of the soft tunes like the first song "Broken" and "Snow Globe" (an almost newgrass tune reminiscent of Josh Turner) to the up-beat tunes of my favorite "Notes to the Coroner" (despite it's Debbie-Downer message) and "Damn Liar" where she rightfully uses the cuss words (the F-word!!! WHAT?!). And then we have the pure rawness of "Like Me." I'd love to talk about every single song, but it would be too much typing when I need to be preparing for teaching tomorrow and watching Chuck!