Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Wolverine: Cecilia Reyes casted

According to the imdb page for The Wolverine--the hopefully-better sequel to the awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine film--Naturi Naughton will play the part of Cecilia Reyes, who has been absent form the comics for a long while, now sidelined as a medic not even good enough for the X-Men's Science club that doctors all mutants on Utopia.  Reyes is a mutant who had reflexive force field; when it was a hit, she felt the pain without the injury.  Since Psylocke telepathically extended her powers in Uncanny X-Men, Cecilia is now able to expand her force field to an unspecified distance.  She despised being a mutant and refused to accept it.  It made for a great conflict in having a part in defeating Bastion the first time around.  She also brought some well-needed diversity in personality, power, and race.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

This Just In: Tammy #1 and Community Professor

Read after the jump to see who Parks and Recreation's Tammy #1 is, since some want to be surprised.  As for our Greendale Community College news from TVLine, Martin Starr will play a political science professor at Greendale Community College.  Expect great and odd things.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Sometimes when I watch TV, I think, OH MY STARS AND GARTERS!  I COULD BE THEIR BEST BUD!  It's why I love certain TV shows so damn much.  Listed here are my TV BFFs and reasons why.  Who are your TV BFFs?

1. Veronica Mars
Played by Kristen Bell; Veronica Mars
Veronica's spunkiness, dry sense of humor, and witty retorts, complete with nerdy pop culture references make her my ultimate potential BFF.  Her ability to handle herself in a dire situation and be able to sniff out clues and piece them together to solve minor crimes to murders.  Her ability to ward off all popular people with fear and weirdness can only draw me to her more.  "When entering a frat house full of accused rapists, the pant suit is a solid wardrobe choice.  It's fashion's way of saying, 'Move along. Nothing to see here.'"  Veronica (or, really, Kristen Bell), please be my BFF-entine.  If you had, you wouldn't have chosen such awful taste in men.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Age of X: Review

It's been a few months since Age of X ended, and it ended during my absence.  I owe it to you now that the arc is out in Hardback.  The hardback collects Age of X: Alpha, Age of X: Universe 1 & 2, New Mutants 22-24, and X-Men Legacy 245-247.  You get it on Amazon for $16.66, but, as always, I urge you to get it form your LCS.

Carey suddenly delves into a world immediately following X-Men Legacy 244.  In it, we see alternative lives of our favorite mutants in a world where the X-Men were never brought together by Xavier and mutants are all hunted down for being a threat.  Xavier never existed in this reality, so there were never liaisons or mediums between humans and mutants.

Site of the Week 7/25/11-7/31/11

Funny or Die's Drunk History is a highlight of my life.  I highly suggest this wonderful series that takes drunk people telling stories of history.  While they tell us the stories, established actors act out the story with guest stars of Zach I'm not even gonna try with that name...Zooey Deschanel, Don Cheadle, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Danny McBride, and Jack Black.  Sure, I don't care for half of those actors, but it works for this.  I think that these people are actually drunk.  I don't think it's pretend, especially the guy who pukes his guts out in telling about Ben Franklin.

Watch episode 1, starring Michael Cera as Alexander Hamilton, after the break.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Movie of the Week: Horrible Bosses

Go see Horrible Bosses.  You're abs will be glad they got a good work out from laughing so much.  Horrible Bosses stars Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis as three men who have absolutely awful bosses, portrayed to be quite deserving of death and played by Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, and Collin Farrell, respectively.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Site of the Week 7/18/11-7/24/11

Not to dwell on the subject, but I found this week's and last week's at the same time...
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media pleases me in so many ways.  It gives well-researched studies on gender, leaned more towards girls, in the media, and the problems that can arise from depicting females in the media as objects of affection, downtrodden damsels in distress, or the bitchy girlfriends or nagging wives.  Davis uses her fame (or what's left of it) to promote the subject, even going as far as presenting bills to Congress.  Davis is working with the First Lady and the FCC to change the film industry as fast as possible.  We need better role models for women on screen.

This Just In: Mullally Wants a Happy Ending

Megan Mullally, best known for her role as Karen in Will & Grace, will join the cast of Happy Endings as a female character's mom, as she told Zap2It at Comic Con.  If you've seen the show (and are obsessed with it like we are), you'll figure it's Penny's mom, which Mullally figures to be as well.  Mullally will fit right in.  Look for more character development this year for those who aren't Dave and Alex.  We'll possibly get to know if Jane has a job!  The idea of season two will be less serial (which it really wasn't that serial if shown in the real order).

PS--Happy Endings is the best show you're not watching.  It has taken the place of our dearly departed golden child Better Off Ted.  It's got the same humor at BoT and the same character interactions as It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Site of the Week 7/11-7/17: indiewire's Women and Hollywood

Classify this under Feminist Feature as well.  If you're like me, you follow and analyze women's roles in today's media.  Women are no longer being resorted to objects of men's affections.  Rather they're complex individuals and main characters.  There are even female directors and writers!  Imagine that, 1990s!  Women in Hollywood breaks down critical reception of female-centric TV and film, provides breaking news in female-centric Hollywood, and analyzes female-centric film and television.  They also provide week-by-week data analyses, providing numbers and interpretation on what movies have main female roles, female writers, and female directors each week.  Check it out, feminist folks.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings: The Harrow and the Harvest

It's been too long (8 years) since Welch's last album Soul Journey.  It was one eagerly anticipated for years.  Since Soul Journey, Welch has been appearing on records, such as Sara Watkins' first solo album and The Decemberists' latest The King is Dead, to make them even better.  But does The Harrow and the Harvest arrive on shelves with the folk perfection and soul that have tagged Welch in previous albums?  It's worth your money (if not for the cover alone!), but it lacks some of the catchy tunes that marked the previous two albums.