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Scream Queens – The Best of the Best

30 Oct

Scream Queens

Halloween is tomorrow and my annual Halloween horror movie marathon is in full swing. Fact: I am a fan of the horror genre.   I blame it on my Mother – she always made Halloween so fun and magical when I was little. From costumes and trick-or-treating, to staying up late each year, vegging out on the living room floor, eating candy while watching Michael Myers. I grew up thinking horror movies were fun.

One of my earliest memories is watching The House of Long Shadows starring the fantastic Vincent Price. Granted, this is probably one of my earliest memories because it scared the ever living crap out of me and scarred me for life. Nevertheless, I love me some scary movies. Particularly the cheesy nineteen-eighties films like Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and my absolute favorite, Halloween. Since it’s that time of year again, I’d like to dedicate this blog post to all the classic Scream Queens of the silver screen.

Neve Campbell – Scream series

Neve Campbell Scream

Scream was released in 1996, a time when good horror movies were few and far between. When it was released, Scream took the world by surprise, reinventing the slasher film genre by none other than Wes Craven – the man who helped build it more than a decade earlier. Neve Campbell portrayed Sidney Prescott, a high school student who is targeted by a crazed, knife-weilding murderer known as Ghostface. Sid and her friends battle the murderer(s) while learning the “rules” of horror movies, which include (according to Randy): “1. You can never have sex. The minute you get a little nookie–you’re as good as gone. Sex always equals death. 2. Never drink or do drugs. The sin factor. It’s an extension of number one. And 3. Never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, say ‘I’ll be right back.'”

Scream movie poster

I will never forget seeing this movie in the theater when it came out and it is still one of my all-time favorite movies. Fans will always remember that creepy voice asking “What’s your favorite scary movie?” at the opening of the film. And Sidney is my top choice for Scream Queen in terms of what a good horror heroine should entail – she was a good girl who was determined to stay alive at any cost. Campbell went on to star in all four additional Scream movies, all of which were note-worthy horror films – something that rarely happens in the world of sequels.

Heather Langenkamp – A Nightmare on Elm Street series

Heather Langenkamp

In 1984 we were introduced to one of the most recognizable monsters of all time, known for his striped sweater, stylish hat, burned face and of course, the infamous knife hands – Freddy Krueger. The lead in A Nightmare on Elm Street was a character called Nancy Thompson, played by Heather Langenkamp. Nancy was a high school student (starting to notice a trend here with horror movie leads…) who, along with her friends, begins experiencing horrific dreams that are all too real, starring none other than Freddy himself. As her friends are killed off one by one in the most gruesome of ways, it’s up to Nancy to stay awake and figure out how to take down Freddy. Langenkamp went on to star as Nancy in 2 sequels –  A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and Wes Craven’s New Nightmare. Sadly though, her reign as a Scream Queen came to an end in Dream Warriors when Freddy finally caught up to her. But then she comes back in New Nightmare. Go figure. RIP, Nancy.

Nightmare On Elm Street

Linda Blair – The Exorcist series

Linda Blair

What do I say about this next Queen? She starred in one of the most scary movies of all time – The Exorcist. Linda Blair portrayed 12 year old Regan, a little girl who is possessed by a very, very evil demon while her mother is forced to helplessly watch. Regan endures some pretty sick torture by the demon possessing her, things involving crucifixes and pea soup that I don’t wish to repeat. And then there’s the head-spinning horror of the actual exorcism performed by the priests.

 

 

The Exorcist movie poster

Linda Blair starred in the sequel Exorcist II: The Heretic, which follows Regan years later, where she finds that some of the evil that once possessed her still lives inside her. All I can say is, if you don’t want to be thoroughly creeped out and not be able to sleep at night, absolutely do not watch these movies.

Jamie Lee Curtis – Halloween series

Jamie Lee Curtis Halloween

And finally, we come to my all-time favorite Scream Queen – Jamie Lee Curtis herself. Halloween was released in 1978 and starred Curtis, in her first movie role, as Laurie Strode, an awkward teenage girl who got stuck babysitting some neighbor kids on Halloween. Poor Laurie had no idea that her psychotic, long-lost brother, Michael Myers, would decide to come get his kicks by killing all of her friends and coming for her in the end. But Laurie kept her wits about her and was determined to live and keep those kids safe! She fought back (with a coat hanger to the eye) and made it to the sequel! Halloween II picked up right where Halloween ended – following Laurie to the hospital after her traumatic fight for survival. But once at the hospital, Michael rises from the dead in the  morgue and goes on another killing spree.

Halloween

 

Jamie Lee survived the hospital too, and went on to appear in two other Halloween films – Halloween H2O, which also starred Josh Hartnett and Michelle Williams, where she played Laurie as a mother and head mistress of a boarding school. Of course Michael comes for her there and she now has to protect her son and some kids at the school. (This one was also one of my faves!) And sadly, Jamie Lee’s reign as Screen Queen came to an end in Halloween: Resurrection in 2002, where Michael finally catches her in a mental hospital – where she has stowed herself so he couldn’t get to her. I gotta say, I was pretty upset when they killed her off. But Halloween isn’t the only horror movie Jamie Lee is known for. She also starred in such films as Prom Night, Terror Train and The Fog. I think she will always be the ultimate Scream Queen.

So, what’s your favorite scary movie? 

Happy Halloween!

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Casting Christian Grey

15 Oct

The news broke this weekend that Charlie Hunnam will no longer be playing Christian Grey in next year’s highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of the Fifty Shades of Grey novel by E. L. James. I have to say, I was a little thrilled by this information. I read all three books in the Fifty Shades trilogy earlier this year after putting it off for a long time, thinking it was going to be some silly erotica/romance novel that was beneath me. Boy, was I wrong. It sucked me in and I unwillingly joined the ranks of millions of  totally obsessed fans of the series.

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When I heard that Charlie Hunnam had been cast to play the infamous Christian Grey, I was pretty disappointed. The anticipation of finding out who would be cast had built up so much and when they announced it, it was a pretty big let down for me. I never pictured anything like Hunnam as Grey when I was reading the books, and I know that when novels are adapted into movies they almost never cast someone you imagined…but still.

So, needless to say I am excited that there is still hope for Christian Grey, and of course I have a few suggestions of my own. Here are four fine fellas that I would not be upset about being cast as Christian in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Possible Christian Greys

1. Henry Cavill – You know the British actor as Superman from last summer’s blockbuster Man of Steel and also from the Showtime series The Tudors. I’m not going to lie, I first pictured Christian Grey as very similar looking to Henry Cavill while reading the books. He’s definitely got the body and the looks, doesn’t he? Cavill has been a fan favorite to play Grey since it was announced that it would be made in to a movie. But with intensive filming beginning very soon on Man of Steel 2, I’m skeptical that he’ll take the role as Grey.

2. Jamie  Dornan – Dornan gained popularity as Sheriff Graham / The Huntsman on Once Upon A Time, and in a much darker role as creepy killer Paul Spector on the European series, The Fall. This Irish actor certainly has shown us he can portray a dark and dangerous dude (perfect for Christian!) while looking drop dead gorgeous at the same time. I remember while watching The Fall thinking to myself, “this guy could totally be Christian Grey”. And rumor has it he is currently in talks with the movie execs for taking over Mr. Hunnam’s spot.

3. Alex Pettyfer – Best known as Adam from Magic Mike, Pettyfer is another British actor I’d like to see as Christian Grey. He’s come a long way since I Am Number Four, and I think it’s time he stepped in to a bigger acting role. I could totally see him giving a crooked smile and saying “Laters, baby”, couldn’t you??

4. Robert Pattinson – Ok, there. I said it. Yes, I’d like to see RPatz as Christian Grey. I mean come on! He’s gone to some dark, tortured places onscreen before as the oppressed and lovesick vampire in Twilight,  and I’ve seen him do some more serious acting since then. He could totally pull it off! I think it would shock a lot of people to see him in such a grown-up role for a change, and probably come as a pleasant surprise. And word on the street is E. L. James wanted Pattinson originally for the film adaptation of her novel. Surely she’s got some pull!

Now I want to hear your opinion. Have you read the books? Are you interested in seeing the movie? Weigh in and let me know who you would like to see as Christian Grey in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Character Fashion Inspiration: The Girls of “Spring Breakers”

13 Jul

Spring Breakers movie poster

My husband and I watched the movie Spring Breakers last night. Let me start by saying this is not a movie for the faint hearted. This extremely controversial film follows four best friends as they embark on every college student’s rite of passage – Spring Break (obviously). It stars Disney alums Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Pretty Little Liars Ashley Benson, and relatively unknown (to me, at least) Rachel Korine. With a cast like that you are expecting good girl behavior, right? Well my friend you couldn’t be more wrong. These girls are wild, unpredictable, rebellious, and extremely violent.

Spring Breakers Still

Spring Breakers was fascinating to me. I honestly can’t say that I didn’t like the movie but I also can’t say that I particularly liked it. It was very intriguing, kind of like a car wreck – you don’t want to look at it but you can’t help wanting to see what happens. In addition to a graphic snapshot of our current society’s Spring Break beach activities (think lots of drinking, drugs and promiscuous behavior) the girls set the tone of the movie when a few of them decide to rob a restaurant for the money they’ll need to go on Spring Break. And that doesn’t even come close to the drama that ensues after James Franco’s character, Alien, comes in to the picture.

Spring Breakers James Franco

Spring Breakers

I am a huge Franco fan, and think he was brilliantly funny / disturbingly realistic as a dangerous rapper and drug dealer. I found myself wondering several times throughout the movie if this is what it’s really like to be a young adult in the world today, and I will admit, it scared me.  The fashion of Spring Breakers was really fun, though. Set during Spring Break, the cast mostly wore bikinis or beach attire the entire movie. There were some really cute bathing suits and accessories, and it definitely gets you in a summery, beachy mood. Here are a few fashion inspiration boards that I created with Spring Breakers in mind via Polyvore (click on each board for info on the pieces). You can also shop official Spring Breakers inspired clothing and merchandise here.

Spring Breakers Fashion Inspiration
Spring Breakers Inspired Bathing Suits 
Spring Breakers Inspired Accessories
 

Have you seen Spring Breakers? If so, leave me a comment telling me what you thought of it.
Did you love it or hate it? 

Book vs. Movie – “Beautiful Creatures”

1 May

Beautiful Creatures Book Cover

Since I love to both read and watch movies, I’m going to do another book vs. movie review! This time I chose a Young Adult novel that my best friend and I recently read, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Let’s begin with the book…

Our narrator is 16-year-old Ethan Wate, who lives in the small Southern town of Gatlin, South Carolina. Ethan is haunted by a recurring dream where he is desperately trying to save a girl, whose face he can not see. He doesn’t know who she is or why he’s dreaming this but he is so drawn to her and feels he would do anything for this beautiful stranger. Ethan’s mother died last year and his father has been cooped up in his study “writing” ever since, leaving Ethan to be looked after by their superstitious, grandmotherly housemaid, Amma.

The people of Gatlin’s favorite pastimes include attending church and participating in the annual re-enactment of the town’s historic Civil War battle, complete with Confederate soldier costumes and big antebellum dresses. (The authors goes on to paint the perfect picture of small-minded, Bible beating hypocrites for us.) At Jackson High School, where Ethan attends as a Junior, you are either on the inside or the outside with the popular group, and Ethan has recently broken up with his cheerleader girlfriend, thus leaving him dangerously close to being on the outside. But he doesn’t mind much as he longs for something more than a close-minded life in Gatlin. Ethan immerses himself in books that take him far away and applies to colleges anywhere and everywhere outside of Gatlin, which he sees as his ticket out of there.

But the peace in Gatlin is disturbed when Macon Ravenwood’s (the town’s alleged “Boo Radley”) niece, Lena, comes to live with him. As all of the town’s people consider Macon and his kin to be Satanists (told you these people are small-minded), when Lena Duchannes shows up at Jackson High…it ain’t pretty, y’all. She is quickly outcast and everyone’s fears are fueled by a strange incident that occurs at school – suddenly all of the windows are blown out in the classroom while Lena is being publicly ridiculed by the other students – causing mass chaos in their quiet little town.

On his way home from school that day in a severe thunderstorm, Ethan almost runs someone over in the road only to find out it is Lena Duchannes. He offers her a ride home and quickly learns she isn’t as bad as everyone thinks. The two begin to spend more and more time together and Ethan soon finds out that Lena and her family are more different than he could have ever imagined. They are “Casters” and all have special powers – kind of like witches. Ethan and Lena fall in love and he realizes Lena is the girl from his strange, recurring dream. This is when it starts to get real good.

Her 16 th birthday is rapidly approaching, and we find out Lena is in grave danger as she nears her “claiming”, where every Caster female is claimed as either a Light or a Dark Caster on her 16 th birthday, regardless of what they wish to choose. (Obvs a Light Caster is good and a Dark one is evil.) Since all of the females in Lena’s family have been claimed Dark, she fears she will follow in their footsteps and become a monster who will no longer recognize or care for Ethan, and could possibly even hurt him.

There are so many other little interesting elements to this story that I will briefly summarize: there is an underground Caster Library where Ethan finds out his mother worked as a “Keeper” of Caster records; Ethan’s maid and grandmotherly figure Amma turns out to have supernatural powers of her own and can communicate with spirits; Ethan and Lena find a locket that when they touch transports them to the Civil War where they observe Lena’s ancestor bring her dead lover back to life (whose name also happens to be Ethan Wate…mmm hmmm) with a powerful Dark cast, thus cursing all future females in her family to be claimed as Dark Casters. And then there’s Lena’s evil, estranged mother, Sarafine, who is so desperate to have Lena join her on the Dark side that she is willing to harm Ethan in the process.

All in all the book was very intriguing and had a climactic, exciting ending that left me eager to read the second book, which I am currently reading. There are four books in the “Caster Chronicles” and I am looking forward to reading each one.

Beautiful Creatures book review – 7/10

Beautiful-Creatures

When I heard there was a movie based on the book I was excited to see it as I obviously love reading a book and then watching it’s characters come to life before me on the big screen. As we all know though, not every movie adaptation turns out as well as fans of the book would hope. Unfortunately, this was the case for me with the movie Beautiful Creatures. Here’s my review of the movie…

The movie starts out with Ethan’s dream so I’m thinking, “ok this is good, they’re following the book already!” but I soon realized that was one of the few things that would be exactly like the book in this film. Ethan, played by Alden Ehrenreich, definitely lets the audience know the film is set in the South with an overwhelmingly Southern accent. (Side-note –  It makes me absolutely sick how the media portrays ALL Southerners as having this insanely twangy country accent in any movie set in the Southeast. Hello! We’re not all rednecks! Ok I’m done now.) Amma is introduced, played by Viola Davis, a much younger version of the grandmotherly figure we get from the book, and Lena is played by Alice Englert, who perfectly captures what I imagined Lena would be like in my mind while reading Beautiful Creatures (I love it when that happens). Uncle Macon is also spot on and played by the great Jeremy Irons, and I honestly can’t picture anyone else in the role.

Ethan & Lena

Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert as Ethan & Lena

Things in the movie get tricky as we jump around from scene to scene, and plot twists from the book are revealed to us in a somewhat distorted way. I found myself confused and saying “that’s not what happens in the book!” a lot throughout the film. For example, Lena’s family in the movie are not at all what we have come to know in the book. In the film they are almost comical and do not come across at all as they do in the book – like supernatural beings who you do not want to mess with. Take the character of Ridley (Lena’s cousin who is a Dark Caster) for example. She is supposed to have a hot pink streak in her hair, wear extremely short school-girl skirts and is constantly sucking on a lollipop (which drives all of the men wild) but she’s quite the opposite in the movie. Yes she is seductive, but played by Emmy Rossum, Ridley in the movie is dark, regal and sophisticated – nowhere near Valley-Girl-evil enough! And then there’s Larkin, Lena’s other cousin, who plays a very big role in the book with a huge twist at the ending. In the movie he is just an afterthought with only two scenes and plays no significant role to the plot.

Beautiful Creatures Ridley

Emmy Rossum as Ridley. Where is your lollipop, Rid?!

There were other disappointments as far as plot changes including a character being completely left out of the movie, the lack of Kelting – a special and very rare ability Lena and Ethan share that enables them to communicate with each other without speaking (I felt that leaving this out made it harder for the audience to understand just how close their relationship is), and the ending was totally different than the book ending.

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Alden Ehrenreich and Viola Davis as Ethan & Amma

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Jeremy Irons as Macon Ravenwood

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Alice Englert and Kyle Gallner as Lena & Larkin

Overall, the movie was entertaining and did feature some pretty cool special effects, but if they hadn’t read the book I don’t think the viewer would fully appreciate this bewitching and intriguing Caster world. I do not think they will be making a sequel or carrying on with four movies to match the books, as the estimated overall budget of the movie was $60 million and it only brought in $19 million in theaters (source). It will be released on DVD May 21, and may have more success as a rental.

Beautiful Creatures movie review – 5/10

If you have read Beautiful Creatures and/or seen the movie, leave me a comment with your thoughts! I would love to hear how others thought the movie compared to the book, or just what you thought of either one in general!

Five TV Shows That I Miss

16 Mar

I’ll admit it – I am a TV junkie. There are so many shows that I watch each week and my DVR is more organized than my monthly planner. Sometimes it makes me sad when I think about how addicted I am to the lives of television characters that aren’t even real. But only sometimes.

Naturally, when one of my favorite shows ends it is a very difficult time for me. I can’t tell you how hard I cried when Lost ended and I found out none of it was real to begin with. And just thinking about the day when Sam and Dean Winchester no longer exist on my television every Wednesday night saving humanity, kicking monster butt and taking names, all while looking fabulous and cracking witty one-liners…well it scares me, people.

Sam and Dean_

It scares them, too.

But sadly, all good things must come to an end. There are many shows that have been cancelled or simply come to an end over the years, but here are five that I am still mourning.

Freaks and Geeks

5. Freaks and Geeks – Judd Apatow’s depiction of high schoolers in the early eighties was hilarious and heartfelt. Watching young James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jason Segal and other stellar cast members go through “that awkward teenage stage” and all of the ups and downs of high school was so enjoyable. Not to mention the awesome 80’s aspect of the show (killer music).

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

4. Buffy The Vampire Slayer – As a young girl who loved horror and supernatural books/movies, I was stoked when Joss Whedon gave us Buffy in 1997.  The idea of a Valley Girl as humanity’s savior against the dark forces of the world was so fantastic to me. I loved watching Buffy and her friends, Willow and Xander, along with her sage mentor, Giles, kick evil’s butt every week. I guess Supernatural will have to fill my Buffy void for now.  Sigh.

The Muppet Show

3. The Muppet Show – Jim Henson’s The Muppet Show originally aired from 1976 to 1981, and although I was only one when the show went off the air, I remember watching reruns as a child (which is no doubt where my unconditional love for The Muppets stems from). Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Animal, Fozzie Bear and all the other Muppets will always have a special place in my heart. The weekly show featured skits and celebrity appearances and was kind of like Saturday Night Live for Muppets. Although the show ended it led to many movies to be made later.

Felicity

2. Felicity – Felicity (played by Keri Russell) was a female character that I think every girl can relate to in some way. She followed her heart across the country on a whim just to explore her feelings for her high school crush, which takes some serious courage. Not only did Felicity display courage but also vulnerability, romanticism, willpower and fierce friendship – all things women identify with.

I really loved this show and the raw emotion and experiences portrayed by some of my absolute favorite characters of ALL time (Noel, Ben, Elena, Meghan, Sean and Javier). So many small details about Felicity went a long way in creating this atmosphere that made you feel like you really knew these people and were right there with them at NYU: the lighting, the music, the sets. My heart broke watching the final episodes and I was blown away when creator J.J. Abrams (amazeballs) interpreted time travel in to the show. (Yes, time travel! I know!)

Firefly

1. Firefly – This one takes the cake for me as the biggest disappointment ever in terms of TV show cancellations. Although I just watched this series on Netflix last year after having it in my queue for ages (I knew that I was going to love this Joss Whedon gem) I was instantly hooked – and still am! Firefly aired in 2002 for only one season (blasphemy). Set in the year 2517, it’s about nine people aboard a Firefly-class spaceship who travel the ‘verse, rebelling against the controlling Alliance. Fourteen episodes were nowhere near enough for the fans of this show, so the crew went on to create a major motion picture inspired by Firefly titled Serenity, in 2005. The show is still celebrated at conventions like Comic-Con and last year a ten-year reunion special interviewing cast and crew members aired on the Science Channel (yes I watch the Science Channel and you should, too).

In my opinion, Firefly was leaps and bounds ahead of other television shows of its time (which I’m sure had something to do with its cancellation due to the simple-minded, reality-show loving population who wouldn’t tune in to it) and I have no doubt if a show like that was on television today, people would go crazy to get in front of their TV’s every week to watch it.

Honorable Mention: Smallville. That show was about Superman, y’all. Need I say more?

Smallville

What TV shows do you miss and wish still came on?

The 10 Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2013

5 Feb

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A few nights ago the world watched as two teams battled it out in the dark on the field, Beyoncé rocked our worlds (I mean, WOW. Thank you, Beyoncé for brining an all woman show to the Super Bowl halftime. Can I get a “girl power?!) and companies spent millions of dollars to try to get you to buy their products. People are still talking about many of the Super Bowl commercial highs and lows and debating which were the best. Well, as you may remember from my post last year, pretty much the only two reasons I’ll tune in to a football game are to see big production ads and halftime entertainment. This year, neither let me down. Here are my picks (in order) for the ten best commercials of the 2013 Super Bowl.

#1. Budweiser – The Clydesdales: “Brotherhood”

This was my absolute favorite ad of the night. The fact that I love horses helped win me over but in the end, any commercial that can bring me to tears is a very well done ad. When that horse came running down the street to his original owner and stopped and hugged him… yep, I lost it. I just watched it below and lost it again.

#2. Dodge – God Made A Farmer

I loved that you didn’t know what this was advertising until the very end, it was a great way to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. Combine that with breathtaking photography, cinematography and a timeless broadcast by Paul Harvey, and you’ve got yourself one beautiful ad. Kudos, Dodge.

#3. Jeep – Whole Again

Well, it doesn’t get more relevant than this ad for our nation right now – families trying to live their lives while their loved ones fight for our freedom overseas, and joyously welcoming them home. I think every American could relate to this ad. Another tear-jerker for sure.

#4. Oreo – Whisper Fight

This was the funniest ad of the night for me. I LOL’d so hard. The fact that everyone was fighting but still insisted on whispering because they were in the library was hilarious. Especially when the firemen and cops showed up and whispered “FIRE!” and “We’re the cops!” (hahaha still laughing)

#5. Milk – Morning Run

The Milk commercial was a big budget action ad starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a dad who jumps through hoops to get his little girls some milk for their morning cereal. This one was exciting and fun to watch.

#6. Kia Sorento – Space Babies

You can’t go wrong with babies and baby animals in a commercial. Throw both in your ad and it’s destined to succeed. The Kia Sorento commercial showed a very elaborate and humorous explanation to the classic child’s question “Where do babies come from?” complete with a baby planet and space babies.

#7. Taco Bell – Viva Young

Taco Bell scored points with the youth of America (no doubt their primary target audience) with their epic portrayal of what really happens after light’s out at the retirement community. I love how after a late night of partying they all go for Taco Bell – because we’ve all been there dozens of a few times.

#8. Best Buy – Asking Amy

When funny lady Amy Poehler goes to Best Buy, she asks A LOT of questions and really puts the Geek Squad to work. This was another hilarious one that I’ll be laughing about for a while.

#9. Mercedes-Benz – Soul

In this ad a young man comes face to face with the Devil, played by the creeptastic Willem Dafoe, and gets a glimpse at what all is in store for him if he sells his soul for a Benz. The New Orleans setting and Rolling Stones song give it a cool “Interview With the Vampire” feel.

#10. Volkswagen – Get In. Get Happy.

The VW commercial was so fun and lighthearted that it made me want to go out and buy myself a Bug so I can roll up in to work everyday as happy as a Jamaican on a sunny summer day!!

There were so many commercials that I enjoyed, but these were the 10 that really stuck with me after the big game.

Which were your favorite 2013 Super Bowl commercials? Which ones were your least favorite? 

Wonder Woman Movie Casting

20 Jan

Here’s a little known fact about me (if you don’t already know me): I am a huge comic book fan! I don’t actually collect them or anything, I just have always loved the excitement of the superheroes and villains, the supernatural powers and graphic art associated with comics. I also love anything “girl power” related, which comics have a lot of. Sure, there are always the damsels in distress in comics – the girls who need constant rescuing by a hero – but there are also a lot of kick ass girls who don’t go overlooked in comics. Batgirl, Supergirl, Black Widow, Tank Girl, Catwoman, Storm, Rogue, and my absolute favorite: Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman

When I heard some time last year that they would finally be making a major motion picture based on the DC superstar that is Wonder Woman, I just about died y’all! How long have we all been waiting?? Decades. I immediately started brainstorming who I thought should play the fantastic leading lady in the film, which brought me to the topic of this blog post: Who should play Wonder Woman? I have a few opinions on who our fearless heroine should be, and here they are…

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

When I first started watching Lost years ago, the idea of “Kate” as Wonder Woman crept in to my mind. To me Evangeline Lilly is the only choice for Wonder Woman and I can see her effortlessly pulling off all of the things WW stands for: strength, justice, and femininity.

Gina Carano

Gina Crano

This brawny beauty got her start as a mixed martial artist and kicked some major butt in the film Haywire a few years ago. She’s been an American Gladiator, a model and actress, but I’m afraid she may be a little too rough around the edges to portray WW. A lot of people like her for the role though, so we’ll see!

Lynn Collins

Lynn Collins

Lynn Collins is no stranger to action roles based on her work in X-Men Originals: Wolverine and John Carter. She’s young and has the fresh face that may be just what a WW revamp could use.

I can’t wait to see things develop in the creation of Wonder Woman, and there is even talk about a WW (and other members of the Justice League!) sneak peek in the upcoming film Man of Steel. 

Who is your favorite superhero and who do you think should play Wonder Woman? 

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