I don’t know why, but So You Think You Can Dance ruined Adam Shankman for me. So when I heard the trailer for Step Up 3D was out, I wanted to hate it because I can’t stand him and yet I couldn’t. I was surprised by how good the movie and the moves look. Although it doesn’t look good enough for me to spend money on it when it comes out on August 6th, but I will see it when it is on cable for free.
Personally I don’t think it needs to be in 3D but I can see in that trailer how they are going to make it work.
Before Fred Weller was a Marshall playing a US Marshall protecting people in witness protecting, he was protecting gay rights in Stonewall. Who knew the 28 year old had such a great singing voice in that 1995 movie!
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is out on 2-Disc DVD and Blu-Ray now and it a must have! When I heard about the first movie, I thought OMG this is going to be stupid. Then one day I decided to watch it and I was shocked by how good it was. So when I heard they were doing a Squeakquel I couldn’t wait to see it and I actually liked it more than the first one.
In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel the Chipmunks go to school and get some competition with all-girl singing group of Chipmunks called the Chipettes. When Dave is injured because of Alvin and confined to a hospital bed, the boys need be taken care of by the irresponsible but awwwdorable Zachary Levi. Toby (Zachary) takes the boys to their first day of school and things are not going too smoothly for them at first. While the boys are at school, the Chipettes meet the Chipmunks evil ex-agent Ian who uses them to get back into the business. The principal asks the boys to sing in a competition to save the school’s music program, and they agree to do it. When Ian reads about this he enrolls the Chipettes in the school and gets them to compete against the Chipmunks. Who will win the competition? Will the Chipettes realize that Ian is bad? How many times will Dave scream Allllllllvvvvvviin? Will Toby be handle the boys? Will the Chipmunks and the Chipettes hook up? All of this will be answered, plus there are a lot of great song numbers that will have you singing along in this enjoyable movie! Even my cat couldn’t stop watching this movie!!!
Besides getting the enjoyable movie for kids of all ages on the 2-Disc DVD and Blu-Ray, you also get these awesome special features!
* Munk Music Machine
* Music Mania Featurette
* Munking History : 50 Years of Chipmunk Mischief, Mayhem & Music (Two-disc DVD only)
* Meet the Chipettes (Two-disc DVD only)
* Rockin’ Rising Stars (Two-disc DVD only)
* Chipmunks: Behind the Squeaking (Two-disc DVD only)
* A-NUT-omy of a Scene (Two-disc DVD only)
* Meet the Stuffies (Two-disc DVD only)
* Shake Your Groove Thing! With Rosero (Two-disc DVD only)
* Music Videos & Sing-Along (“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, “We Are Family,” “Shake Your Groove Thing” (Two-disc DVD only)
* Music Videos: (“You Really Got Me” featuring Honor Society & “The Song” featuring Queensberry) (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack only)
* A-l-v-i-n-n-n-n!!! Album Maker (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack only)
* Live Lookup (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack only)
* Music In A Nutshell: Song Trivia (Blu-ray/DVD combo pack only)
I had as much fun watching the special features as much as the movie itself. In the Munk Music Machine you get to watch just the music numbers from the movies and you can’t get enough of the Chipettes singing Single Ladies so why not watch it over and over. In the Music Mania Featurette you get to see how they put the final part of the movie together. In Munking History you get to know the 50 year history of the Chimunks like how they came about and how they have changed throughout the years. In Meet the Chipettes we learn their history and how the Chipmmunks were originally dressed in drag until the girls finally became their own characters. I never knew that factoid before that special feature. In Chipmunks:Behind the Squeaking the actors talks about their experience working with the Chipmunks and which actor never got to meet them and which one dated Alvin? You also get to see how the voice actors create the voices for their characters, you will be as shocked as they were how that happens. You also see how they have to prepare the scenes with the Stuffies. And you will see the oh-so-cute Stuffies in action as body doubles for the Cipmunks. I want a Stuffy of my very own! In A-NUT-omy of a Scene you see how they put it all together. And finally in Shake Your Groove Thing! With Rosero you learn the final dance number they do in the movie and get a huge a$$ workout while you have a blast learning the moves. SYTYCD here I come!!! Seriously the special features for this 2-Disc DVD are some of the best I have seen in a really long time, so pick up Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel today because this is a DVD/Blu-Ray you will be enjoying for years to come!
Kal Penn left House for the White House and now he is leaving the White House to return to the White Castle. According to Deadline Hollywood he agreed to be an associate director of the White House Office Of Public Engagement for a year and his time up next month. So now that he has some free time on his hands, he will return to acting this summer and film the third Harold and Kumar. Like many third installments of franchised movies, DH is reporting that this Harold and Kumar will be shot in 3D. The latest sequel to the hilarious first movie will be a holiday themed and let’s just hope and pray it is as hysterical as the first movie and not as sh!tty as the second one. Seriously didn’t Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay suck balls?
BTW too bad they killed him off of House because maybe he could have also returned to the Fox show. Oh wait the dead have come back on that show, so maybe there is hope he can return to House?
In Plain Sight is back on USA tonight at 10p and it is an action packed episode and I am sure the season will be equally as exciting! The show picks up a few weeks after the season finale and we find out what happened to Mary and the people in her life while they waited for her to recover. Is Mary OK and what long term effects will she suffer from the shooting? Marshall has been trying to find the guy who shot her, will he find him and what will he do to him if he finds him? Did Mary’s family survive without her and what did they do to her house while she was gone? These questions will be answered, plus Marshall and Mary try to protect Donnie Wahlberg and his family who are not doing to well in witness protection. The NKOTB singer does a great job in this episode and whenever I see him act, I wonder if he chose the wrong career path.
In Plain Sight is one of the few original shows on TV plus the cast have great chemistry together, so whether you have been watching since day one or tonight will be your first episode, check it out tonight and every Wednesday at 10p on USA. I promise you will love this show as much as I do!
Yesterday after Did Benami butchered What Becomes of the Broken Hearted on American Idol, Simon seemed to compare her performance to the singers on a competing network’s reality show. The King of Mean said, “If you listen to one of those dancing shows, they have the singers,, you know, murdering a song on it…If you ever watch it. That’s what it kind of (sounds like.)” As Simon was being interrupted by Randy Jackson he had the biggest mischievous smile on his face, so he totally knew what he was doing and was waiting for the opportunity to use the comparison. So I wonder was he referring to Dancing with the Stars or could it be another show he was talking about? He probably isn’t referring to Randy Jackson’s show on MTV America’s Best Dance Crew because they use recorded tracks. So if it is DWTS, I think he was so right. Every Monday night I wonder what songs Harold Wheeler and the DWTS band will destroy and then every Tuesday night I wonder what songs the American Idol singers will destroy. It is like every Monday and Tuesday is like a line from the Don McLean song American Pie…”The day the music died.” Instead of the meaning behind McLean’s version of the deaths of three rock’n'roll legends in a plane crash, it is the music being killed off song by song by bad singers and horrible arrangements on both shows.
If I had to chose which show was worse then I think Dancing with the Stars is worse because they have never ever made a song better, some American Idol contestants have reworked a song to make it better than the original. Not that often, but there have been a few times that has happened.
It has been 30 years since Goldie Hawn suited up as Private Benjamin and now Anna Faris will be doing the same. The Scary Movie star will be taking over the ranks in the latest movie to be destroyed, I mean remade by New Line. According to the Risky Business, “The new take will set the story in contemporary times with modern wars as the backdrop. Insiders say the studio doesn’t want to poke fun at the men and women in the service or take political potshots, but rather focus on the empowerment elements and build on the fish-out-of-water comedy.” Even though they are keeping the feeling of the original I don’t think they need to redo it. Even though Anna Faris does have a Goldie Hawn feel about her, she doesn’t need to do one of the roles that made Hawn an icon.
I have given up asking Hollywood to stop making remakes and try making original films instead, so I ask you film goers to stop seeing them because money talks!
I love conspiracy theories, so here is the one I am curious about now…I wonder if Shannen Doherty was truly the one who was voted off of Dancing with the Stars yesterday? I say that because after it was announced that she was eliminated on the show, we found out that her partner Mark Ballas was going to have to drop out of the competition due to an injury he suffered during Monday’s dress rehearsal. So I wonder of the producers thought it would be easier to just get rid of Shannen than to find another professional to replace Mark? Since it was the first week, it was not like you could use a recently eliminated professional to step in for him. Even though Jonathan Roberts (who is not on the show this season) says he will be attending every show on his Twitter account and could easily step in. Seriously how could Niecy Nash have more votes than Beverly Hills bad girl?
So do you think I have a good conspiracy theory here???
BTW Shannen Doherty refused to do Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday after she was eliminated. I wonder if she choose not to do his show to avoid what happened to Melissa Joan Hart when she appeared on the show after she was eliminated from the ABC dancing show. Shannen is only the second star to refuse to go to the show after she was eliminated, the only other one was Heather Mills who said she had to return to England after she was voted off and didn’t have time to do him. Macy Gray who was last season’s first eliminated also didn’t do the show, but she went to the studios and then decided she was too upset to do the interview.