Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Moon Trailer / Best Kiss Award - Discuss!!!

Finally! I don't know about you, but I was dying to check out the trailer for New Moon. I never watch the MTV Movie Awards but since this was the year of Twilight, of course I had to tune in.

I got a good laugh out of the Andy Samberg spoof but here's the real thing...


Thoughts below...





OK, first thought: AH! I WANT MORE!!! Beyond that... I liked it. I didn't love it, but I liked it. Given they just finished production last week, this was more of a teaser trailer, right? Like when you compare it with Twilight's official trailer, you really got an overall feel for that film. I still don't know what to expect with Chris Weitz's direction.

Maybe part of me doesn't like change. I kind of missed the indie/eerie feel of Catherine Hardwicke's version. New Moon looks a little more "commercial" and maybe is missing some of the coolness factor? (if that even makes sense)

Other random thoughts:

  • Is it just me or did they intentionally make Bella a lot darker than the Cullens compared to the first film?
  • Loved that we got to see an Edward/Bella smooch, but the way she raised her eyebrow in asking for it set off my "cheese" alarm (and I adore Edward/Bella smooches!)
  • I miss the Cullen Oregon home from Twilight! I don't like this new setting (see? I'm not comfortable with change). It just feels stuffier to me. Plus the clip seems to be missing the Cullen family chemistry that we got in the first film
  • Liked the special effects with the Jasper attacking / Edward defending / Bella flying scene (poor Jasper - they just can't give him a decent hairdo, can they?)
  • I hope they're saving the really emotional heart-wrenching bits of the breakup forest scene, because the ones they showed weren't that painful
  • Oooh, Laurent... very creepy!
  • Nice gratuitous half naked shot of Jacob which seems to be out of sequence of the scene showing Jacob running to save Bella (i.e. they just shoved that scene in there to get Team Jacob all hot and bothered. I still firmly remain with Team Edward. For now.)
  • I loved how they showed the transformation of Jacob into a wolf but... um... didn't the wolf look kind of cute and cuddly? Or is that just me?

I wish they could have used their footage from last week for the trailer... but I guess that would spoil the big ending. Oh well, we can just savor this for now...

OK, on to the MTV movie awards... on a side note, who thought that Eminem/Bruno bit was staged? Looked pretty real to me. I find them both annoying so whatevs.

Anyway, in addition to the New Moon trailer, I also was anxious to see the Best Kiss award because hello - of course Robsten had that in the bag! I actually thought they would just accept the award and run off stage but I loved that they actually planned a funny bit. Don't know if the video will work since I know MTV is notorious for taking their content off YouTube so I posted some pics as well. It was basically a cute fake out.

By the way, I love when Kristen Stewart combines dresses with sneakers. I think it's cute on her and it reminds me of last year's Vanity Fair shoot. I also think its cute that she dropped her award, heehee.

Let me know what you thought of the trailer and/or the Movie Awards!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Movie Review: Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian

OK,now I have all that shirtless Rob mayhem out of my system (sort of), I can get back to blogging about other stuff... movie review time!

Last night, my sister and I saw Night at the Museum - Battle of the Smithsonian. It was cute and certainly had its funny moments but it ultimately reminded me of what I thought about the first one. Which is that it basically has a funny "schtick" (museum exhibits coming to life) but beyond that... there's not much of a plot that I really cared about. It kind of felt like an episode of Saturday Night Live... where you had some funny bits and some not-so-funny bits and I kind of got antsy just waiting for the whole thing to be over.

The whole gang from New York's Museum of Natural History is back but get transferred to the Smithsonian in DC. Now this was a part I actually enjoyed as I just got back from a weekend trip to DC where I had visited two of the Smithsonian museums myself. I wish I had seen this movie before I went because I probably would have made a bigger effort to see more of the museums while I was there. (Side note: Did you know admission to all the Smithsonian museums is free??? Love it!!!)

We got to see a bunch of new characters from the Smithsonian exhibits so it was fun to see so many new familiar faces. Besides the prominent actors like Hank Azaria, Amy Adams, and Christopher Guest there were a bunch of fun cameos. If you're an NBC fan, you'll really enjoy this movie. Off the top of my head, I spotted Kelly, Darryl, and Andy from The Office, Toofer from 30 Rock, and Bill Nader from SNL. My sister spotted a clever cameo of the Jonas brothers.

This movie is definitely targeted to kid humor but I think adults will find it funny, too. Parts of it anyway. I had to laugh at a lot of the moments just because they were so silly and ridiculous. One example - two monkeys being directed by an Einstein bobblehead to slap around one of Al Capone's men.

I guess I'd recommend... even though there were times I almost fell asleep. There is enough funny moments to make it worth it. OK, sorry, for not giving the most glowing review - haha.

But here's the trailer - you can decide for yourself. There are definitely some funny moments not spoiled in this.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shirtless in Italy...

GAH!!! November cannot come soon enough!!!! Check out the rest of the hawtness here.

UPDATE: Even better pics here!

UPDATE #2: Until November, this will do...

Saturday, May 23, 2009

King LeBron

Dude... even a sports-illiterate chick like me knew last night's Cavs-Magic game 2 was an amazing one.

With *one* second left on the clock, Magic was leading 95-93. Keep in mind, Magic already won game 1. And that Cleveland had swept its series with both the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks prior to facing Orlando.

And then this happens...

AMAZING!!! Would have loved to have been at the Q last night.

(If I messed up any of the above, let me know. I blog TV and make-up, not sports, haha!)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Guest Blogging on Makeup and Beauty Blog!

One of my favorite beauty websites is Makeup and Beauty Blog. The blog author, Karen (a very cool chick), is currently vacationing in Hawaii (jealous!) so she graciously allowed me to do a guest post on her blog while she soaks up the sun.

Check out my post here!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cute Casting in The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Just saw The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Quick review - it's cute! I'd recommend... Maybe more of a rental but if you're in the mood for a chick flick, this one won't disappoint. I'll be honest, the #1 reason I wanted to see this is Jennifer Garner and she was as adorable as always. Matthew McConaughey was entertaining as well but he's just doing his same old "player" schtick. There are lots of other familiar faces in this movie as well - Michael Douglas was especially funny as the "original" playa!

As you probably can figure out, this is yet another take on "A Christmas Carol" and it has its cute moments.

During the "past" moments, we got to see younger versions of both Jennifer's and Matthew's characters. I thought the teenage version of Jennifer looked familiar - a quick check on confirmed that they used the same actress that played young Jennifer Garner / Jenna Rink in "13 Going on 30". Isn't that so cute?

Monday, May 18, 2009

The *Real* New Moon Poster - thoughts?

Ok... so apparently, this is the official movie poster for New Moon.

Obviously, this is borrowed from

Although I like how it portrays the Edward-Bella-Jacob triangle, I'm not crazy about it. As I mentioned to my sister, it looks like the cover of some cheesy high school romance novel! To which my sister responded, ummm... isn't that what it is?

OK, fine. But c'mon, this definitely doesn't bring on the excitement like that super awesome fan-made poster. Rawr!!!

Grading the two...

Summit poster: B-
Fan-made poster: A

What do you guys think?

P.S. I never watch the MTV Movie Awards but I am totally tuning in this year to see the Twilight kids and see the first New Moon clips!!! I think it airs on May 31st.

Another Youtube inspired look...

So I decided to try a new look that I caught in a Youtube makeup tutorial since I had most of the colors used. Here's the tutorial:

And here's my take on it. Mine is a little more toned down since I was just looking for a more daytime wearable look. For example, I normally don't wear any shadow or liner on my lower lashline during the day (mostly because I'm lazy - haha).

I really like this look! Normally, I wear shimmery/frosty eye shadows on my lid and this look is mostly matte. It's subtle but pretty. I also really like using Texture (described as peachy-brown with light shimmer) as a crease color because it gives it a really natural look. Overall, all the colors are relatively neutral so I think this would work well as an every day look.

Here's everything I used...

bareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation in Medium Beige
MAC Stark Naked Blush (instead of Gentle)

MAC Yogurt e/s (instead of Rose Blanc)
MAC Shale e/s
MAC Texture e/s
MAC Sketch e/s
Bobbi Brown Black Ink Gel eyeliner
MAC Carbon e/s (on top of eyeliner)
MAC Cork e/s (brows)
Maybelline Full & Soft mascara

NYX Thalia lipstick
MAC Love Nectar Lustreglass

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Cullen Boys

I saw this on NessasaryMakeup... totally cracks me up!

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Friday, May 15, 2009

I love Jim and Pam

Finally got the chance to catch the season finale of The Office (catch it below if you missed it as well).

Loved the episode! I always enjoy the ones where they throw in all the extra crazy characters. This time we got to see the return of Charles, Holly, and my personal fave - David Wallace. I don't know why - but I always get the warm and fuzzies whenever he makes a guest appearance. Actually, I do know why. I once read online that he had given up acting to pursue a career in finance as a stock broker. Casting remembered him and convinced him to return to acting to play the role of David Wallace. He still works full time as a stock broker and just does The Office as a side job which I think is so cool! Plus he's the one "straight" guy on the show so it's funny to see him interact with this zoo of characters. (Even though he makes some really questionable decisions... like confiding in Michael which branch was going to be closed? Come on, David!)

And I have to say, the new receptionist Erin is really growing on me!

I was happy to see that once again we were given a super sweet Jim and Pam moment. Those two are so great together! If you haven't seen it, I won't spoil it... but it happens in the very end of the episode. I love how there was no sound when they were communicating with each other but you still felt all the emotions that they were conveying!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Real Housewives of NYC - Over already?!

Tonight was the season finale of Season 2 of Real Housewives of New York City. So sad... I think they are my favorite cast.

Jill and Bethenny are definitely my favorites, but I will miss the rest of the crazy gang. I mean, seriously, where else will you see "straight" men proudly display fashion like this below?

Even better in action:

Luckily, Bravo still has the reunion special (which is *always* good TV) and goes straight into the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Have you seen the commercials? It seems very Soprano-esque.

Friday, May 01, 2009

EW's Mandi Bierly strikes again!

This time my favorite EW columnist breaks down RPattz's recent interview with Moviefone.

Robert Pattinson on nudity, his future career, and not knowing what day the 'Twilight' DVD was released (?!)

She's funny. I also personally enjoy self-deprecating humor from celebrities... it's refreshing!


Ok, I don't get the fail reference... I mean, I understand it but where did it come from? I've been hearing it everywhere lately (ex. "Who said Greek was a bad TV show? FAIL!") - was it in some movie that I missed or something?