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Pitch Perfect Hits a High Note

13 Oct

With a perfect combination of humor, promiscuity, magnificent musical mash-ups, and a cheesy Romeo and Juliette love story, “Pitch Perfect” makes my personal top five box office favorites. 

Anna Kendrick plays a dark and disturbed co-ed DJ just trying to find her place in the world. Way too cool for school, she begs her professor dad to give her a get out of a jail free card to ditch the books and make it big, spinning beats in the City of Angels.

However, forced to break out of her shell, literally, in a hilarious shower duet with co-star, Brittany Snow, Anna’s character, Becca, joins an all-girl acapella group, and falls in love with more than just college.

The rest of the cast is awkward and no-namers, but their average looks and rawness makes them relatable and loveable.  While the concept itself is a mix between a “Bring it On-” like national champion showdown, and a misfits united “Glee” story-line, the unbelievable one-liners delivered by self-proclaimed “Fat Amy,” played by the hilarious Rebel Wilson, and the star quality musical mash-ups, throwbacks, and down and dirty street sing-offs, makes this a must see, stand out on it’s own movie.


Alley Cat Strike!

24 Jul

If you haven’t yet seen this dance, performed on So You Think You Can Dance, or just want to see it again and again, you need to check out the video below. 

So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows on TV, not just because I love music and dance, but because I am always fascinated by how the dancers can pick up on a routine so quickly, and perform it with so more emotion, and also how the choreographers have enough creative genius in their heads to think of routine after routine. 

This number was performed a couple weeks ago on the show, and was choreographed by husband and wife duo, Tabitha and Napoleon. If you don’t have time to watch the whole video, and skipped over the explantation, the routine is supposed to imitate a sensual rondevu between a back alley cat and a sophisticated house feline. 

Check it out: 

The Path Less Traveled

6 Jul

I love music.

The only time I don’t like music is when it is on the radio. There is no better way to kill the energy of a song than to play it on a timed loop.

This radio fault is why I choose to not listen to the radio, and only listen to music when it comes through my iPod. I can choose the music, and more importantly, the amount of times a song, or an artist, is played.

Still, I enjoy the classic mega hits, such as, Adele’s “Someone Like You,” or Fun’s “We Are Young.” However my approach to finding music is slightly different than just referring to the Top 40 charts.

I have two ways of finding music.

One way is to choose an artist, go to iTunes, and list their songs in numerical order starting with the least popular one on top. These are the songs I preview, and the majority of the time they are the ones I choose to download. There must be some method to my madness because many times these songs are the ones that artists release as singles months later, and thereafter become the ones that the radio  ruins on repeat.

The second way I choose my music is by listening attentively to music used in movies, TV shows, and in commercials. Sometimes the best songs are used as background music in Target ads, or accompany a tragic breakup in a LifeTime TV drama.

Next time you’re watching TV or go to see a movie, keep your ears open for the hidden musical gems that maybe you’re not supposed to hear, but will be so happy you did. Remember a line of lyrics, go home and Google the artist, then plug it into iTunes and take a gander through the album. You’ll like what you find.

Here are a few treasures I have found in my search:

Fun: “Some Nights”

Maroon 5: “Lucky Strike”

Kaskade: “Eyes”

Blind Pilot: “Half Moon”

Miranda Lambert: “Mamma’s Broken Heart”

Adele: “I Found a Boy”

The Weepies: “World Spins Madly On”

Dirty Heads: “Lay Me Down”

The Next Invader of the British Invasion

6 Jul

You’re sure to be hearing more about Ed Sheeran in the near future, when his collaborations with artists, such as, Taylor Swift and One Direction, are released, but his solo album, +, his worth the sneak peek. 

The British alternative/pop singer has already marked his territory on the UK charts, and is slowly but surely making his way into the coveted American music scene. 

Take a listen to one of his biggest singles (and my favorite), “The A Team.” 

Out of the Office Until June 18

8 Jun

Well, the time has come. In a few short hours I will be boarding a plane to EUROPE!!!  Throughout the next ten days I will be traveling to London, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and Paris, which means…..I won’t be able to update posts on celebrity gossip or TV recaps.

Please stay tuned for updates on my European adventure (if I can get to a computer), and then when I return, all the Hollywood happening updates you can imagine 🙂

So, I’m off!!!

….until next week!

Church Teaches Children Disturbing Song Lyrics

6 Jun

Absolutely disgusting! Many Christian churches have not tried to cover up their negative views toward homosexuality, but this video takes it to a whole different level. It’s one thing to teach your children the morals and regulations of your religion but it is a completely thing to teach them hateful things about other people. Teaching your children the lyrics, “ain’t no homo gonna make it to heaven,” and then applauding it with a standing ovation, is despicable and disturbing.

The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Indiana, where the event happened, hiked up their security after the video went viral and members of the congregation and the pastor received death threats.

However, they did release this statement:

“The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason. We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture.”

What part of teaching and praising a five year old child for wishing ill upon another human is loving? What a joke! Take a look at the video below:


Katy Perry Overload

30 May

Like Katy Perry? Can’t decide which #1 hit you want to rock out to? Why not listen to them all, at the same time! Take a look at this amazing medley, done by Olivia Noelle, covering all of KP’s hit singles.