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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Trailer Tuesday.

Tonight is going to be a special edition of trailer Tuesday. As I was reading through my page I came across two articles noting some of the best and worst movie trailers of the year and I have to say that I agree with every one of them. While I was just going speak about this article something amazing happened: The Dark Knight Rises trailer was released and I just cannot help myself.

Like many of you, I have been patiently awaiting for this movie to be released, the trailer does not help my impatient tendencies one bit. With an ensemble of newcomers to the trilogy - three of which were featured in Christopher Nolan's mind-bending Inception - featuring Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (I did that high pitched eek! when he briefly flashed across my computer screen), Marion Cotillard and Anne Hathaway, this third and final installment of the blockbuster of the century will be sure to not disappoint. Summer 2012 can not come fast enough!

May your daydreams be filled with adventures and happy thoughts.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Theme Song Thursday

I have this strange new habit - partially instilled in me by New Girl - of creating theme songs about my friends, myself, and just whatever I happen to be doing/feeling at certain times. I have decided to start cataloguing these theme songs on a weekly basis and will publish them accordingly. First off is mine, which changes on a daily basis depending upon whether or not I can remember it. The current one that I have for myself is:

"Audrey is a Rock Star, yes she is. Audrey is a Rock Star oh gee whiz."

I came up with that Tuesday night in the midst of a tired/exercise induced endorphin high and I think that it fits quite nicely. 

Stay tuned for next week's edition of Theme Song Thursday, which I am happy to report  will be written from my beautiful home state.

Until next time:

May your daydreams be filled with adventures and happy thoughts.

Wacky (Obsessed) Wednesday

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It has been December for about two weeks now, which means it is officially socially acceptable for me to be listening to She & Him's Christmas album A Very She & Him Christmas - even if I did start listening to it in November - and I must say that this is by far one of my favorite Christmas albums EVER. With Zooey Deschanel's enchanting voice and M. Ward's delectable guitar playing, She & Him successfully tackle the old Christmas standards we love so much without totally and completely butchering each one with the annoying auto-tuned vocal runs and over produced tracks we have [unfortunately] come to expect when Christmas time rolls around. The album starts and ends with two of my favorite Christmas songs: "The Christmas Waltz" and "The Christmas Song". Everything in-between those tracks is sublime. She & Him's version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (another favorite of mine, anyone else seeing a pattern?) brings a smile to my face much like Judy Garland's version does every time I hear it. The duo's unexpected change to the classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside", in which She is talking Him into staying over instead of leaving is a welcomed revision. Since I am leaving in five count it FIVE days for home, "I'll Be Home for Christmas" has and will be my mantra until I am finally home, it was also the perfect ending song for this week's episode of New Girl. I sincerely hope everyone enjoys this album as much as I have. As always:

May your daydreams be full of adventures and happy thoughts.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Trailer Tuesday

I am back and have loads to discuss in the way of new trailers that have come out. Also: I know that I do not show the trailers on my page, but (generally speaking) if you click the movie title or word that is a different color from the rest of my blog, it will take you directly to the trailer page so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Thank you NBC, ABC, and the film industry for bringing back those nostalgic memories of yesteryear that the new Disney movies are just not cut out to do. With shows like ABC's Once Upon a Time and NBC's Grimm adults have received a different look at the fairytales we loved and thought we knew so well. Enter: Show White & The Huntsman and Mirror Mirror

Charlize Theron is absolutely perfect for this role, she's gorgeous enough to pull it off with a vindictive look in her eye and tone in her voice that almost makes you believe she is the actress the original, now I am talking 1937 original, queen is based on. (Yes, I know, that's impossible, but do we really know that time travel doesn't exist and of course if it did movie writers from Disney would be the first to have a time machine their possession, kinda makes sense if you really think about it). I absolutely love the way she says "Mirror mirror on the wall..", and that mirror - the art direction, costume design, and visual effects in this movie are bound to at least get an Oscar nod, if not take one home. With all this fabulousness there is bound to be one flaw: enter Kirsten Stewart the mouth-breathing, teen scream inducing, single downfall of a film if there ever was one, Kirsten Stewart in the flesh. That being said, this movie's awesomeness level dropped about 15 points.

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is fairest of them all? Not this one from the looks of it. I feel like Tarsem Singh is going to do to Snow White what Tommy O'Haver did to Ella Enchanted and that is: ruin the crap out of it. I have never seen her act, but I would much rather prefer Lily Collins in Snow White & the Huntsman over K.Stew. While a trailer is only a cover to an untold, and possibly good, story, I see little in how it could improve. Mirror Mirror appears to be the toned down, young adult version of what Snow White and The Huntsman is. It is not entirely fair of me to compare the two since they have two different takes on the story we once knew, I am still uncertain on how both will end up, and wish the best of luck to both at the box office. BTW: that girl has some great eyebrows!!

Last but certainly not least, Men In Black III it seems like we have been waiting eons upon eons for this trailer and here it is. While it was hard to tell what direction they were going in after Men In Black II (although maybe it was not, it has been quite some time since I have seen that one) I did not expect time travel, but then again, how could I not in a world where almost more aliens inhabit New York than actual native New Yorkers. Being a fan and having semi-grown up with the movie and cartoon, yes there was a cartoon and yes it was awesome to wake up to on a Saturday morning with a s'more pop tart, I am interested in seeing how they end this franchise. Not gonna lie, while I have never really been a fan of Josh Brolin, always been a side actor I never really took much notice to, there is a certain appeal that he carries with his younger interpretation of Agent K.

Looks like we might actually have a few blockbusters coming out next summer. Excited to discuss many more trailers next week. Until next time: 
May your daydreams be full of adventures and happy thoughts.

Monday, November 21, 2011

'Tis the Season...

It is almost Thanksgiving, in certain parts of the States it is way past "leaf changing season" and well into "holy hell all this white was NOT in the forecast for today season". Black Friday is upon us and our neighbors have had their Christmas lights up since November 1st (such a sad thing to see). Let the holiday parties begin, and with the holiday parties come many, and I mean MANY LBD's. Most of them have been in hibernation since last years' festivities, some of them are new, but one thing I do know is that I, myself, am a little over the LBD's. Don't get me wrong, the Little Black Dress is a timeless classic, but I think that it is about time for us to start shaking things up a bit. I am really excited that, while magazines are still showcasing the LBD and showing new ways to update the timeless dress, they are also including new outfits that could become the new holiday classics. Some of my personal favorite alternatives to the LBD include:

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The Cream Colored Dresses.
 Not too flashy if you're not that daring, 
but just head turning enough to get you the attention you deserve, 
not to mention the sparkles are just ON.

This dress is available from.

The always beautiful Red Dress.
For the more daring woman out there.
This one is guaranteed to get you noticed,
whether that is what you are going for or not.

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but I cannot find it on there.

 I can honestly say that I have never been a big fan of brown, but this dress is just perfect. I love the sweetheart bodice, the bow in front, and even the fabric. If you're feeling daring enough, paring it with brightly colored tights could take this dress up a notch or two.

Last but not least comes the navy dress, a close color to black, but just different enough to not be thrown into the LBD color. I love a lot of the dresses that come from, but this one is by far one of my favorites. 

As the holiday season approaches I ask you to say 'no' to the LBD and 'yes' to many other beautiful dresses that deserve just as much attention around the holidays.

As always: May your daydreams be full of adventures and happy thoughts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wacky (Obsessed) Wednesday

When I first started Wacky (Obsessed) Wednesday I thought I would just talk about a song or two that I could not stop listening to, that is until I realized how much I love The Dear Hunter's album The Color Spectrum. The album is comprised of 9 EP's, each with it's own color, each color carrying a different tone (black being dark and heavy, yellow light and...bubblyish). 

I was first introduced to The Dear Hunter by a good friend of mine, I was hesitant at first, while I liked a few of the tracks I was not fully invested in the band. It came time to see them live and let me tell you, this band KICKS. I haven't been to too many concerts in my day, but for someone who didn't listen to rock/alternative on a daily basis - I'm more of an indie girl - I had officially been turned. I have never been to a show in which I could feel the music and tell that every single person in the room was feeling what I was, the experience was unforgettable. It is rare for me to enjoy every song on an album, but I'll be damned if The Dear Hunter hasn't done an amazing job at roping me in and keeping me hanging on their every word and note.  This band makes it so easy to get into their music, you can't help but to nod your head or play a massive amount of air guitar/drums all while screaming your lungs out to the lyrics.

While it is hard for me to choose just one song as my favorite, I do have one from each EP that I particularly love to blast more than the others.

*Just a disclaimer, I had a hard time writing comments on some of these songs because they're almost too good for words*

Never Forgive Never Forget - EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC EPIC!!! Just everything.

We've Got a Score to Settle - Lead singer Casey Crescenzo does an amazing job at battling the instrumentals with his voice. The repeat of "Someone's got blood on their hands" in which the rest of the band is featured is just all too perfect!

A Sea of Solid Earth - I just really think his voice and this song are really sexy.

She's Always Singing -  A fun song overall. Really enjoy the lyrics, "Every other lover in this city has got a song to sing, but none of them ring, none of them ring in my ear." BahBahBahBahBah...

The Inheritance - Enjoy the folksy vibe behind this song, especially the harmonica. Nice, chilled out song. 

What You Said - Once again, the super chill vibe gets me. Kinda gives off a '50s vibe to me. I can see paper mache, pouffy pastel colored dresses, and pearls. 

Progress - I love the electric vibe on this song and how the lyrics seem to move with the beat, but not in an annoying way. This one really reminds me of some songs from the '90s, loving the nostalgia factor on this one.

Lillian - Just every thing, absolutely everything about this song is perfect. The build up to the chorus that's louder than the rest of the track, the lyrics, the instrumentals, just everything. Absolutely perfect!! My favorite song out of all of the EP's. I'm not sure why, I just get really into this one.

Home - I appreciate everything that the lyrics convey. No matter how alone you may feel, you never are truly alone. The back and forth part is really great. Another song to turn up until the rest of the world disappears. I think I feel so strongly about this song because I know what it feels like to feel so alone in a new place.

Hope you liked this edition of Wacky Wednesday! Be sure to check out The Dear Hunter's other album. I am fortunate enough to get to see them within the next few weeks here and CANNOT wait!!

May your daydreams be full of adventures and happy thoughts.