Category Archives: Ramblings

Hailee Steinfeld Love

Looks like I’m psychic.

After previously posting the first two Love covers featuring Chloe Moretz and Elle Fanning, I predicted that Hailee Steinfeld, aged 14, should’ve been included.  Hollywood seems to agree as the third cover for the magazine’s issue has been released featuring none other than True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld herself.

The trio seem to be popping up everywhere together, I guess Hollywood seems to be grouping them into Hollywood’s Next Wave of Youngsters as they were recently featured in a spread for Vogue.

I can’t say I blame them.  These three are a powerful bunch both in the acting world and the fashion world, with Chloe working on movies, and Elle and Steinfeld working on ad campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu.

I’m even beginning to love their fashion choices.

Do you think these stars deserve this recognition?  Or are they just another Hollywood obsession?

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Harry Potter Withdrawals

So with Harry Potter actually over (but still continuing to make millions of dollars in the cinemas) I just wanted to give my few cents on the final film.

It’s no surprise that I loved it, it was heartbreaking, epic and full of action.  But I think I speak for all Potter fans where it was Neville’s transformation from a bumbling side character to a complete hero in the final film which cemented our love for the series.

If anything though, I think David Yates improved on the final book – it wasn’t particularly my favourite – and one subplot that really proved that to me was the inclusion of Neville admitting that he was in love with Luna.  This had me squealing in my seat during the movie and the end side glance between them really did it for me.  This relationship never came to fruition in the book and I’d like to believe that it’s because Rowling realized that she missed a great opportunity and saw the great chemistry between Evanna Lynch and Matthew Lewis throughout the series.

I mean look at them (above) they’re adorable!

Another thing which I found Yates did amazingly was the revelation of Snape’s true intentions.  The acting of Alan Rickman was phenomenal as always and I hope the rumours that he may be nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination come to fruition.  The movie also helped me finally understand Snape’s emotions towards Harry and the fact that the Potter community voted him the Greatest Potter Character of All Time finally made sense to me and I wholeheartedly agree with it (although Harry should’ve been second imo).

I don’t have really any criticisms for the final films, none anyway that greatly annoyed me (maybe perhaps Ron and Hermione’s kiss which I felt was rushed just like in the book) but I just want to end this post with one of my nitpicks of the film series:

That is why Richard Harris – not Micheal Gambon – will always be Dumbledore to me.

I’ll leave my precious readers with a hug from the evil Voldemort,

(Voldemort gives the best hugs)Best Random Moment Ever.

What did you think of the final HP film?  Did it live up to your expectations?

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Harry Potter Bromance

Rupert Grint comes out to support his Harry Potter co-star, Tom Felton, at the premiere of The Rise of the Planet of the Apes in Los Angeles.

Awwww, Ron’s too cute with his shirt.

Anyone’s else feeling the Harry Potter withdrawals?

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Chloe Moretz and Elle Fanning

Aged 14 and 13 respectively, and already more gorgeous and talented than half of Hollywood’s newest stars.  These two along with Hailee Steinfeld are the perfect trio of awesome and I just love these two on the cover of Love, a magazine I’ve never even heard of.

Are you a fan of Hollywood’s young stars?

Update: Looks like I’m psychic.  Hailee Steinfeld gets her own cover as well.

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The Glee Project: Under Pressure/Ice Ice Baby

I am literally obsessed with this show.
This is their best music video so far this season, and Max Adler’s cameo is just genius.

Love them :’)

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Glee: Blame it on the Alcohol

Spoiler Alert!

After an absent Kurt and Blaine in last night’s episode of Glee, the show will return next week for an all out wild weekend for the Gleeks.  And I have to say, I’m pretty pissed.

Judging by the promo, the creators of the show have gone out of their way to have Lea Michele kiss every new hot guy that comes onto the show.  Case in point, next week’s episode Blame it on the Alcohol focuses on the Gleeks getting their party on with Kurt and Blaine in tow.  A game of Spin the Bottle later, and Rachel and Blaine are getting their mack on. 

Bummer.

As we all know Darren Criss is straight but seeing as how the creators have promoted the hell out of the fact that he is some ‘gay’ role model, let’s just hope that this act actually serves the show and isn’t some stunt to add some drama.  And we ALL know that if Blaine turns straight, Ryan Murphy will never see the light of day again.

The promo in question after the jump:

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One Day

Adapted from the internationally praised bestselling novel, One Day charts an extraordinary relationship. Emma (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) meet on the night of their college graduation – July 15th, 1988. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.

For the next two decades, every July 15th reveals to us how “Em” and “Dex” are faring, as their friendship ebbs and flows with the passing of the years. Through laughter and romance, heartbreak and exhilaration, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along.”

 

 

One of the movies I’ve been anxiously waiting for ever since I heard the cast.  Anne Hathaway, my girl crush, and Jim Sturgess, my man crush, starring as two lovers in this unique concept romance. 

Directed by Lone Scherfig who beautifully directed Carey Mulligan in An Education, with a release date of June 8th.

Can’t wait to see if this will finally make Jim Sturgess a household name after his failure to catapult into major roles following turns in movies like Across the Universe.  So far it looks like it’s going to be a good summer 😉

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Glee: Special Education

Last night on Glee, Ryan Murphy has finally began storylines that viewers can actually get interested in!  Warning: Spoiler alert –

Following Kurt’s departure from McKinley, New Directions goes off into Sectionals and judging by the promos they will be covering no other than Florence and the Machine’s breakout hit, ‘Dog Days Are Over’.  We should also see the Hipsters for the first time and the Dalton Warblers with Kurt perform Train’s ‘Hey Soul Sister’.  Looks like it’s going to be one exciting episode!

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Glee: The Substitute Review

So I’m really pumped after watching the LATEST glee episode: The Substitute, starring the beautiful Gwyneth Paltrow.  Therefore I have decided that after doing an intense amount of posts showing my Gleekness, I think it’s time to do, that’s right, you guessed it:

MY FIRST REVIEW OF GLEE!

Here it goes – spoiler alert, I will mention the plot of the episode, if you’re one of those people that screams when they hear spoilers look away, if you’re like me & believe spoilers enhance your viewing pleasure, enjoy!

Let’s start from the beginning,

Jane Lynch is back as the EVIL Sue Sylvester, personally I hate it when they try to humanize her character.  The sister storyline is great but when that interrupts her utter disdain for Will, everything is just…awkward.  So her conniving ways to get herself Principal of McKinley was pretty tricky, making Figgins sick, blackmailing officials so that she would become head honcho.  Hopefully I hope the writers don’t make this permanent, I love Iqbal Theba’s part as the Principal and with Sue in that role, most of her foil will be gone – and where’s the fun in that?

The show started off strong with the impossibly cute kid versions of the entire glee club that Mr. Shue hallucinates.  I was disappointed they didn’t use this to their full effect.  I only burst out laughing at little Mike Chang’s statement of his only real role:

Baby Mike Chang:  “I just want to dance.”

Of course, with Mr. Shue sick, Terri’s back. Yay?!  I seriously hate her character, even from the first episode you knew she was a pain.  Her storyline in this did nothing to justify why she returned.  Oh great, her and Will slept together, he won’t take her back STILL and she gives him one last chance.  Didn’t this all happen last season?  The writers really need to step up if they want us to have any sympathy for Will.  Sure he’s a great teacher, but he’s a total “manwhore” in the words of Sue and I find his escapades with women really do him no justice to deserve Ms. Emma Pilsbury.

But I digress, let’s go back to the episode.  One of the duller storylines included Mercedes going crazy for some tater tots because she’s eating her feelings over feel abandoned by Kurt and his new “friend” Blaine.  Really?  I mean it’s not too much of a stretch when we’ve seen before how strongly Mercedes reacts to Kurt but I thought this was a really weakening storyline for her.  I hate how the writers only focus on her ‘black’ and ‘fat’, I think Amber Riley has a lot more to bring to the table and this plot just didn’t fit it.  And was anyone else disappointed with Darren Criss’ 2nd appearance?  He didn’t do much and basically did not have to be there.  Let’s hope they use him better next  episode.

However what made this episode truly amazing was the guest star we’d all been waiting for: Gwyneth Paltrow.

I must admit, I was a little wary as to her comedic chops.  I never really liked Paltrow to begin with and that only started to fade after watching the Iron Man movies.  But from that first inner monologue with that monotone voice she was gold.

Holly Holiday:  “It’s not easy being a substitute teacher, kids feel like they get a day off . They’ll goof off, egg your car, cut class, break into your car, throw spitballs, throw alligators in your car.  And I don’t even have a nice car.”

Wouldn’t everyone want a teacher like Holly Holiday.  She gives students answers, she’s fun, she gets Taco Bell for everyone, and she tells the annoying know-it-alls they suck.  I think I’m in love 🙂

The realism of the Glee Club welcoming their new substitute was to DIE for as well.  I love it when the writers just show the club having fun rather than being losers and hating life.  And can someone please just give Artie some praise?  His attempts at being black are hilarious especially when you least expect them. 

Beiste is also such a great character.  She may look strange but she’s funny.

Beiste:  “This is not up for discussion fellas.  You do NOT spray athlete’s foot medicine in your team mates eyes, COME ON!”

Now onto the songs: –

Paltrow’s rendition of ‘Forget You’ was fun, sure.  Not amazing though.  I loved the energy and the cuts back to Rachel’s hatred.  And she’s a pretty good singer.

Grade: B

Schue’s Make ‘Em Laugh felt forced.  The beginning was cute but a few seconds more into it and I felt awkward watching it.  He likes Singin’ in the Rain, we get it.  You don’t need to throw it down our throats.

Grade: D

Nowadays from Chicago was fun to watch.  Yet awkward AGAIN.  No one wants to see a teacher and student dance provocatively together.  Although I have to give it bonus points cause I love me some Chicago.

Grade: B-

Umbrella/Singin’ in the Rain was beautiful.  Seriously if they performed this at Sectionals, they’d WIN!  Although I have to minus marks for not letting the Glee club even sing, cause you know, it’s kinda they’re club :/

Grade: A-

Overall a solid episode musically but storywise they still need to work on it.  However, I really feel the season’s picking up finally.  Going by the 3 Glees theory which I believe is absolutely correct, I’d say this was Ian Brennan’s doing, just because of the weird tots plot but otherwise, he’s improving 🙂

Oh and before I forget, award for best running joke in episode:

Random Glee member:  “Sir I was wondering if we could do ‘insert modern song’?’

Mr. Schue: “No.  But listen up guys, I’ve found a new Journey song we haven’t done yet.  YAY!”

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Darren Criss to be on GLEE!

Glee, oh how I hate thee…

Judging by the premiere episode for Season 2, all it seems to look forward to this season is the Regionals (which New Directions will DEFINITELY get in – there has to be some story right?), the themed episodes (excited for next episode!) and finally the guest stars.

And yes there ARE stars. 

Firstly, I’d like to apologize for the ample posts on GLEE, but these days, the casting announcements ARE breaking news.  Yes, you read the title correctly, Darren Criss aka Harry Potter of Youtube sensation ‘A Very Potter Musical’ and it’s sequel ‘A Very Potter Sequel’ is to star on GLEE! (sitting front row in picture above)

Once you’ve recovered from your blackout, it gets even better.  Previously I imagined that Chord Overstreet, better known as the guy who sung Billionaire with the tennis ball mouth on the premiere episode seemed to be the likely candidate for Kurt Hummel’s much anticipated boyfriend.  However, according to reports, Darren Criss is to play such a character (pause for effect). 

Indeed, Criss will play Blaine, a gay student from a rival glee club (thankfully not Vocal Adrenaline) named the Dalton Academy Warblers, and will become a love interest for Kurt.  Although I would’ve liked Criss to play a love interest to Quinn Fabray, his appearance in GLEE is enough to renew my interest in the second season, which seems to be focused solely on getting famous people to just walk on.  Although Criss could be considered a celebrity to Potter fans, in actual fact he is not.  Wikipedia-ing him will get you nowhere and the only mention of him is his short-lived role on the even shorter lived Eastwick and his fanpages from Potter fanatics.

Here’s hoping this news isn’ t just a rumour, because this role could finally get Criss the recognition he deserves.  Frankly though I think the entire Potter Musical cast deserves their own show, Criss’ involvement in a major Hollywood show is a good start.  He practically wrote all the music for the Youtube musicals and has a great voice, so we’ll have to wait and see if his role on GLEE will get him an even larger fanbase as it did for Jonathan Groff as Jesse St. James.

For those of you in the dark on who Darren Criss actually is, here’s the musicals which has made him famous on the interweb.  It’s perfomed by Team Starkid, students at the University of Michigan.  The first video is the original musical while the second is it’s recent sequel.  Prepare to lose a couple of days 🙂

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