Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lovin' Napoleon and Tabitha

I agree with Nigel - Napoleon and Tabitha are a great addition to this season's choreographers. Katee and Joshua are still my favorite couple but my favorite routine tonight was the hip hop routine with Chelsie and Mark.

(The performance starts at around 02:45)

It's another N&T routine that, in some parts, seemed similar to the No Air routine, but I still loved it. It was sick. :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Six Degrees to America's Best Dance Crew

I once took dance classes from a guy that is now competing on America's Best Dance Crew.

That makes me sort of cool, right???


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Movie reviews: SATC; Definitely, Maybe; College Road Trip

Sex and the City

I finally was able to see this movie and I loved it! I didn't cry as much as I thought I would (based on reviews I've heard/read) but there were definitely some sad and joyful moments that made me a little teary-eyed. I caught the movie with my sister and I'm really glad our parents didn't join us like they normally do. Some of the scenes were a bit of a shocker since I had been watching the watered-down TBS versions for so long. Yes, the movie was a bit long but that was fine by me because I really enjoyed seeing the girls all together again! The fashions were super fun, too, and it was nice to see so many of the old gang (Stanford, Harry, Smith, Big, Steve, Magda, Anthony, etc) again. Jennifer Hudson was a nice addition as well.

I do think the movie poster is a little mis-leading, though. Yes, of course, Carrie is the main character and the movie is from her point of view. But the movie profiles all four of the women who all go through major developments in their own personal lives. The movie poster should have been similar to the photos used with the season DVD sets - all four women should have been included.

On a side note, I spotted a couple of familiar faces in the movie which I later confirmed to be the actors I thought they were. Again - useless information - but just indulge me:

1) "Miranda" of the new generation (girl to the left of SJP) is now competing on MTV's Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.

2) The girl from the bathroom at the auction is Daphne Rubin-Vega aka Mimi from the original Broadway cast of Rent (both my sister and I spotted this one)

I also got to watch two new movies during my 5 hour flight on Monday.

Definitely, Maybe

This movie was OK... Ryan Reynolds was pretty good and he was surrounded by a pretty solid female cast including Abigail Breslin, Elizabeth Banks, Isla Fisher, and Rachel Weisz. Although, now that I know the ending (i.e. which character is Abigail's mother) - I don't know if I'd watch it again. Kinda slow and boring.

College Road Trip

Surprising, I actually did enjoy this one. Martin Lawrence can be pretty funny and I've always liked Raven Symone from her days on The Cosby Show to all her Disney Channel stuff. But if I'm being really honest, Donny Osmond's cameo scenes killed me! His super peppy cheesy self cracked me up. I'd watch this one again if it's on TV or something.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Top Chef Season Finale

WOOHOO - Stephanie won!!! So glad that Lisa didn't win... she is so obnoxious. I'm sort of bummed that Richard didn't do better, but still - I was rooting for Stephanie all the way. First female Top Chef - woot woot!

And did anyone notice her celebrate at the end of the episode? Her dance of joy looked verrrryyyy similar to my "clogging" dance. Just sayin.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance and other summer shows...

Yay - we're now at the performance part of So You Think You Can Dance (Dance, Dance, Dance...)

I think my favorite routine / couple was Katee and Joshua and their hip hop routine. The first time I watched it I focused on Katee, but when I watched it again, Joshua was just as amazing!

Coming in a close second was Twitch and Kherington - they might be my favorite overall dancers. And I think Twitch will give us the most entertaining solo's if he ever has to "dance for his life". (Although I doubt that will happen - at least not this week.)

The slow waltz was really beautiful although I'm not really drawn to either Susie or Marquis.

Tomorrow brings the return of a couple other fun shows:

My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
My Boys (TBS)

Then next Thursday, we have the return of America's Best Dance Crew (MTV)! I caught the auditions and it should be a fun season. Flips in the house!!!

And according the my recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, Mad Men and The Closer are returning in July - yippee!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Something special about him...

I don't know what it is, but I always get a kick when I see Johnny Depp show up at cheesy award shows, like tonight's MTV Movie Awards. He's just such a cool "A-list" kind of a guy that I would think he would be above it, but no, he's all getting the popcorn award!

The reaction from the crowd was hilarious. I didn't watch the whole show but it looked like he was a surprise guest and probably didn't walk the red carpet or sit in the theater. I think Diablo Cody was practically fanning herself!

Tom Cruise definitely didn't get the same reaction later on.

Anyway, Johnny Depp... definitely still keeps his spot on my Top 5. (Which I will admit that I copied off my sister's Top 5, since he used to be a little too creepy, grungey for me until she showed me the light.)