Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This week on the Big Screen

Opening this week (May 3)
Iron Man 3 (in 3D)
Greetings From Tim Buckley (Limited)
Love is All You Need (Limited)

New Trailers
Video: Ironman:

Downton Abbey's Lily James Will Be Disney's New Cinderella 

Emerging ingénue Lily James has come out on top to snatch the coveted role. Walt Disney Studios has proudly announced their newly appointed princess in a press release, promising more casting notices will follow soon. Read more.

Johnny Depp & Meryl Streep Head 'Into the Woods' for Disney Musical

In 2007, Johnny Depp stretched his musical muscles in the title role for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and the next year Meryl Streep showed off her pipes in Mamma Mia. Now the two will both head back into the musical genre together for Disney's an adaptation of the 1980's Broadway musical Into the Woods from Stephen Sondheim, adapted for the screen by James Lapine from his own book. Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall boarded the project back in early 2012, and his Chicago and Nine collaborator David Krane is working on the music.  Keep Reading.

Natalie Portman Will Be Michael Fassbender's Lady In Macbeth 

Natalie Portman has committed to play Lady Macbeth opposite Fassbender. So two of contemporary cinema's most scintillating stars are now uniting to take on one of William Shakespeare's most famous works. Keep Reading.

Jamie Foxx in Talks to Play Daddy Warbucks in the Remake of 'Annie'

After landing an Oscar nomination for the breakthrough performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild, pint-sized actress Quvenzhane Wallis lined up a big studio movie with Sony's remake of the classic musical Annie. The film is a contemporary update of the musical with Will Smith and Jay-Z producing the film and Easy A director Will Gluck at the helm. Now the adult supporting cast is getting filled out as Heat Vision reports Jamie Foxx is currently in talks to play Benjamin Stacks, a variation of the Daddy Warbucks character who takes in the curly haired oprhan who started out as a newspaper comic strip. Read more.

Colin Firth Heading for Action in Matthew Vaughn's 'Secret Service'

Just over a month ago, we learned that Fox had picked up the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Secret Service for Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) to direct after departing the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now it sounds like the project is making progress towards production as Latino Review has learned that Colin Firth will make a surprising foray into the action genre for the film which follows a veteran secret service agent training his punk nephew for the same job in the midst of celebrity kidnappings, the murder of an entire town and some sort of government secret involving Mount Everest. Keep Reading.

Allison Williams to Star in 'Rosaline' & Shortlisted for 'Fantastic Four'

As a series regular on the HBO series "Girls," Allison Williams has started quite a promising career. Now the daughter NBC News anchor Brian Williams has her sights set on the big screen. Deadline has word that Williams is currently in talks to take the lead role in Rosaline, an adaptation of Rebecca Serle's novel When You Were Mine which is inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, but puts a bit of a twist on the story along with setting in a contemporary high school. The script comes from (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now duo Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, so it should be good. Keep Reading.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Social week 47

1. Did you sleepwalk as a child?
No. I never sleepwalked but I have been told there were times I sang in my sleep.
2. Did you ever try to run away or sneak out of your house?
I never tried to run away or sneak out. In one of our old houses growing up, our basement had a storage room that run underneath the staircase. There was a small little cranny underneath the stairs that was perfect for being alone and reading a book. It was like a private fort.  

3. Did you have any imaginary friends?
I do not remember having any imaginary friends.

4. Did you ever go toilet papering?
That is also a no on toilet papering. I have never done it.

5. Did you ever sneak tv shows you weren’t allowed to watch?
The only show I watched when I was younger that was questionable was Seinfeld.

Well my answers were not very fun, so I decided to add to the list this week  and share 5 things that you might not know about me.

1)   I have never had and never will have a pedicure.

2)  I enjoy playing Words with Friends.  My proudest moment was being able to spell the word UNICORN. True Story.

3)  I’m not sure what color my eyes are. They could be blue. They could be green. I have had a couple of people tell me they look brown.

4)  If I could be any superhero I would be Storm from X-men.

5)  I take my grammar very seriously. I wouldn't say I am a complete Nazi, but I never use abbreviated language in my text messages. Everything is spelled out correctly. I am so proud that even my  4 year niece will say "taller than I" instead of "taller than me."  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good Times

These are things that have made me happy this week.

Finals are over. I have had so many papers and projects to finish and turn in that I have felt like this for most of the week.

Michael Buble’s New Album To Be Loved came out. Love him. 

I'll come dance with you~

Somebody at work finally showed me this commercial. I don’t how I missed it.

I can finally get back to reading for fun and for book club. Next up.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Movie Line

Opening This Week April 26 
The Big Wedding
Pain & Gain
At Any Price (Limited)

New Trailers     
The Bling Ring:

Video Clip: Crazy Stupid Love

Will Smith Eyes Lead Roles in 'American Can' and 'The Accountant'

Just after entering negotiations to star in Focus, a romantic heist thriller from John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (now without Kristen Stewart), the duo behind Crazy Stupid Love, superstar Will Smith is also looking at two more projects for his future slate. Deadline has word that Smith is currently reviving a project he's been trying to develop for years called American Can in which he would star for The Last Samurai director Ed Zwick. In addition Smith is also considering The Accountant, another project he once flirted with in the past when it was a Warner Bros. production with Mel Gibson attached to direct. Read more.


Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wanted for 'Guys & Dolls'

After Seth MacFarlane reached back into the history of movie musicals for the Academy Awards earlier this year, one of the classics is getting a remake at 20th Century Fox. Deadline has word that the studio has landed the rights to remake Guys & Dolls, the movie musical from 1955 based on the 1950 Pulitzer Prize winning stage play with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. But the real big news is that they're looking at getting Magic Mike star Channing Tatumand Looper star Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the roles originated by legends Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. Read more. 

Jim Caviezel & Michael Chiklis Unite for an Underdog Sports Drama

While many haven't really seen much of Jim Caviezel since his controversial and highly publicized turn as Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ, the guy has been busy with the increasingly great spy thriller series "Person of Interest" on CBS, getting ready to finish its second season. Now it sounds like he's getting ready to take on a role that seems to be a rite of passage for many actors. THR has word that Caviezel will star in When the Game Stands Tall, an underdog football drama set up at Mandalay and Sony Pictures. Michael Chiklis will also star in the film which will begin shooting tomorrow in New Orleans.  Keep Reading.

Emma Stone Signed to Lead Woody Allen's Next Film Set in Spain

Audiences will see Woody Allen's most recent film Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K. and many more, later this summer, but the director is unsurprisingly already prepping his next project. As with any of the director's projects that happen every single year, the title, plot and pretty much everything is being kept under tight wraps, but Deadline has learned thatEmma Stone has landed the lead female role in the film that has been said to shoot in Spain and South of France this summer. This is just one more promising project for the lovely actress' very busy future slate over the next couple years. Read on.

Anna Kendrick & Gemma Arterton Hear 'Voices' with Ryan Reynolds

After lending his voice to The Croods (which is now getting a sequel) and this summer's Turbo (watch the trailer), it sounds like actor Ryan Reynolds is getting ready to hear voices this time. Just last fall, we learned the actor who dabbles in both action and comedy was taking the lead role in The Voices, a dark but somewhat comedic psychological thriller from Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi. The story involving murder and a talking dog and cat has just gained two female co-stars as Deadline reports Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and Gemma Arterton (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) have joined the strange project. Read more.


Shia LaBeouf to Feel 'Fury' in David Ayer's World War II Tank Drama

Earlier this month we learned that Brad Pitt would return to World War II in a film called Fury, a drama from End of Watch director David Ayer that follows five crew members of an American Sherman tank called Fury as they head into battle during the final days of the war in 1945 as the Nazi regime begins to collapse. Now casting is underway to fill out the rest of the crew and Variety has word that Shia LaBeouf is in talks to join the team. Those are two pretty big names, so it sounds like this might be quite an impressive ensemble for a film that Ayer wrote himself and already has a November 14th, 2014 release planned. Read more.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Social 46

1. What is your shopping weakness?
I like shopping for clothes but I usually go and shop for what I need. I don’t shop just to shoot the breeze. My weakness would probably be DVDs and books. I love the $5 bin at Walmart.
2. What is your food weakness?
White Cheddar Cheez-Its and plain old Chips and Salsa. But really, love 99% of all food.
3. What is your go to movie to watch when nothing is on?
I have a few. I love Miss Congeniality or You’ve Got Mail.
4. What is your go to breakfast food?
Cereal or Oatmeal. I love Quaker’s Fruit and Cream Oatmeal
5. Do you drink coffee? If so, how do you take it?
No I don’t drink coffee. I get my caffeine with a Dr. Pepper in the afternoon. 

message for sunday

It has been a hard few months for our nation. First we had the shooting in Connecticut and then the bombs in Boston this week. I thought it would be nice to share this message about why horrible things seem to happen to good people. 

This is perhaps one of the most common questions asked by the faithful. However, it reveals a doctrinal misunderstanding. Nowhere in the scriptures does the Lord promise roses and sunshine all of the days to the faithful. The Lord said he “sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Our Savior himself, although the most righteous of us all, suffered more trials and adversity than us all. As the Lord reminded Joseph Smith in his trials “The Son of Man hath descended below them all. Art thou greater than he?” (D&C 122:8). Elder Maxwell taught, “We should not complain about our own life’s not being a rose garden when we remember who wore the crown of thorns” (Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 1987, 72). If we have the idea in our minds that if we are righteous we won’t suffer, that is a mistaken idea we need to change. We will all go through heartache, trial, disappointment, and adversity. It is part of the plan—part of the test.
We are refined by adversity
But WHY do we need to suffer? Why couldn’t life just have been roses and summer days? President Kimball taught:
“Is there not wisdom in his giving us trials that we might rise above them, responsibilities that we might achieve, work to harden our muscles, sorrows to try our souls? Are we not exposed to temptations to test our strength, sickness that we might learn patience, death that we might be immortalized and glorified?

If all the sick for whom we pray were healed, if all the righteous were protected and the wicked destroyed, the whole program of the Father would be annulled and the basic principle of the gospel, free agency, would be ended. No man would have to live by faith.

If joy and peace and rewards were instantaneously given the doer of good, there could be no evil–all would do good but not because of the rightness of doing good. There would be no test of strength, no development of character, no growth of powers, no free agency, only satanic controls.

Should all prayers be immediately answered according to our selfish desires and our limited understanding, then there would be little or no suffering, sorrow, disappointment, or even death, and if these were not, there would also be no joy, success, resurrection, nor eternal life and godhood” (Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Proceeds the Miracle, [1972], 97).

 Paul taught that Jesus was “made perfect” because of the things he suffered (see Hebrews 5:8-9). For this reason, Elder Bruce R. McConkie taught: “The greatest trials of life are reserved for the saints” (Bruce R. McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary, [1965-1973], 3:318). Why?

“The myopic and despairing soul-cry and question, “If there is a God, why does He permit suffering?” reflects a basic failure to understand the very nature of life with its components of chastening and suffering. And as for that question, it is not difficult to imagine who originated it, however understandably sincere some are who now raise it. The question strikes at the heart of Father’s plan, because it comes from him who rejected that plan!

The future duties to be given to some of us in the worlds to come by an omniscient God will require of us an earned sense of esteem as well as proof of our competency. Thus the tests given to us here are given not because God is in doubt as to the outcome, but because we need to grow in order to be able to serve with full effectiveness in the eternity to come” (Neal A. Maxwell, All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience, [1980], 26).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Opening This Week April 19 
The Lords of Salem (Limited)

New Trailers (Really Good this week. Make sure to check them out! Click the Link)
First and Foremost Catching Fire!!!
Man of Steel

Video: What Almost Happened to Your Favorite Movies.  

Tom Cruise Continues to Love Sci-Fi, Attached to 'Yukikaze' Adaptation

For those who love Tom Cruise in Top Gun and the actor's recent venture into sci-fi with this week's Oblivion and the forthcoming All You Need Is Kill, why not put all that in one film? Deadline has word that Cruise is now attached to an adaptation of Yukikaze, a large-scale adaptation of Chohel Kamayashi graphic novel of the same name set up at Warner Bros. Set in the early 21st century, the story happens 30 years after an alien force known as JAM has attacked Earth. But unlike most alien invasion movies, this one follows humanity chasing the aliens back through an Antarctic portal to their strange planet nicknamed “Fairy.” Read more.
 Scandal's Tony Goldwyn Joins Divergent Cast

The latest bit of casting news for the feature adaptation of Veronica Roth's Divergent should be particularly exciting for those of us who tune in to Scandal each Thursday night - or fans of Tony Goldwyn in general, of course. Following word that Ashley Judd was joining the Summit's Divergent movie, to play the mother of Shailene Woodley's character Tris, comes confirmation that Tony Goldwyn will play Tris' father, Andrew Prior.  Read more.

Wally Pfister Also Nabs Morgan Freeman For a 'Transcendence' Role

Briefly: Though shooting is weeks away from starting and a full cast is already lined up, cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister is still announcing a few names in his cast. The latest addition is legendary Oscar winner Morgan Freeman, who has been appearing in a number of sci-fi roles recently, including Oblivion next week and Now You See Me coming up in the summer. Freeman is obviously a key member of the "Nolan family", as Christopher Nolan is producing Transcendence, the feature directing debut of his cinematographer Wally Pfister. The sci-fi action film also stars Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany. At the moment, it's currently scheduled for release starting April 25th early next year. KeepReading.

 Pitch Perfect And Snow White And The Huntsman Sequels Coming In 2015

Universal Pictures kicked off their Cinema Con presentation with a remarkable mea culpa, admitting that Battleship was a failure and even that they never should have criticized people who predicted it would be a flop. But they also quickly moved on to the bright side, announcing sequels for two of their biggest hits of the past year, and one of them a complete out-of-the-blue surprise that has earned a sequel they probably never thought it would get. Read more.

 Rachel McAdams is Joining Cooper and Stone in Crowe's Next Film

As if we would expect anything less, director Cameron Crowe is rounding up quite an impressive cast for his next film. The currently untitled project set up at Sony Pictures with producer Scott Rudin already has Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone on board, and now another great actress is getting involved. Deadline has word that The Notebook and The Time Traveler's Wife star Rachel McAdamswill take a role playing a former love of Cooper's character. However, we're not really sure what the story details are in this film since it's apparently just a reworked version of Crowe's old project called Deep Tiki from years ago. Read more. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Social 45-Twitter

1. When did you join twitter?
I am lame and just barely joined in August of last year. I still don’t quite know what I am doing.
2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?
Shane! @batsly 
3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow?
Probably Carrie Underwood or Lea Michelle.
4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?
No Sadly. I sent a tweet to Hunter Hayes saying how excited I was for the Blown Away tour. I could not wait to see him and Carrie Underwood. Sadly I did not get a reply.
5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow?
I would say TJ Maxx. @tjmaxx 
6. Give us three tweeps we should be following.
My sister Lindsay @BlackTarMary 
Family friend Ashley @ashleyannmitch 
Great Minds Quotes @GreatestQuotes 

Friday, April 12, 2013


Number 1- Has anyone else noticed the latest trend for celebrity kids? Boys with long, flowing locks. In many cases, well ok in almost all cases, you can’t even tell if they’re boys or girls. What do we think of this trend? Like it? Hate it? Couldn’t care less? I personally am not a fan.
Check out what I mean:

 Cindy Crawford’s son Presley has very long shiny blonde hair.

Knox isn't the only of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's boys to sport a longer 'do - big brother Pax often does, too!

After finally cutting off his long locks a few years ago, Sarah Jessica Parker's son James is growing them out again.

Number 2- I like Justin Bieber’s music but seriously dude. We need to teach how to buy pants that fit.

Number 3-The Kardashians are Everywhere.





It’s all just a little too much for my taste.