Friday, January 25, 2013

New Website!

New Webiste! From now on I'll be blogging from this new site! Be sure to bookmark, my favicon is awesome, thank you

Thursday, January 24, 2013

American Horror Story: Asylum -- The End. **No Spoilers**

Last night's season finale gives me mixed feelings. The last three episodes were packed tight with story. It makes me reflect on the entire season. What was so important in the first half of the season that they had to pack so much information in the last 3 episodes?
Did the writers/showrunners not know how they were going to end this episodic adventure? I would love a redo of the entire season because the last three episodes could have been 5 episodes. Or maybe they should have extended the season in order to let those episodes breathe a bit. 
The finale felt like an epilogue of a book/story I hadn't finished yet. 
However, I did mostly enjoy it, especially the next to last scene with Lana. That character is inspiring. Her strength and foresight and ambition makes me want to be a better woman. 
I will soon re watch season 1 and do a comparison of the two seasons, deciding which is better.
Overall, this season of American Horror Story gets 4 stars. And, I'm very excited for the next installment. 

Side note: Tomorrow I launch my new website! 
Get ready to change your bookmarks to my new site.  

JT left his suit & tie on my floor... and more- :)

During my first few listens of Justin Timberlake's new song Suit & Tie, I just wasn't digging it. And then this lyric video happened.
And I started to swoon and pant cause damn, JT can wear a suit. Officially my favorite lyric video of 2013. I want to add; JT sitting at the piano with a smoke and coffee cup is the kind of picture I'd like to wake up every morning to.

Then this morning I discovered this little gem: Goes to show that Taylor Swift can write some good songs. It's all about delievery. And Tom Odell delivers a song worth really listening to.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Do we care? Does it matter?: The Lip Syncing Edition

The President is inaugurated and all we can talk about is rather or not Beyonce lip synched the National Anthem. Does this information really matter? I've watched the video and honestly, I have no idea if she lip synched or not, and I don't really care. It's not like this is a SNL Ashlee Simpson debacle. Yes, I would have found it way more entertaining if Beyonce's prerecording had skipped. That would be national news! Can you imagine?! Lol. The fact is, that didn't happen and Beyonce sounded great. I can not conceive of the pressure surrounding any of the singers at the inauguration. 
Here's my quandary; Let's say Beyonce did lip synch, like it's a fact. Would she have the same backlash that Ashlee Simpson did? Or would we forgive her because she's proven herself time and time again?
What really gets me saddened by our national news is that Beyonce's may or may not of is the top story. Do we really care? Should we really care? Aren't there better stories to report on?
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Epic Love Ballads: Do they exist today?

I opened Itunes and put it on shuffle all songs, next thing I knew I was singing along to Next Time I Fall in Love by Peter Cetera & Amy GrantNaturally, I stopped what I was doing and looked up the video. It had been years, but I had/have a romantic nostalgia about the song and video. Turns out the video isn't as good as memory, which is why I understand that some things, people, places should remain memories. The song held up, but, this isn't my real point. Listening to the song really had me thinking, "What happened to the epic Love Ballads? Or the Rock Ballads?" Remember the 80's and 90's when music was almost inundated with too many ballads? And all those CD's/tapes came out with 'The Best Ballads of 1992.' And we would buy them, even if we owned every song already. Now, I feel we are left with Celine Dion to deliver the ballads. That saddens to me no end because I don't listen to Celine Dion, at least not in 8, 9  years. 
I started trying to rack my brain for current epic ballads, but I came up short. Is it that the new 'ballads' are harder to spot now a days because they contain more subtlety? Or do they just not exist anymore? I kept coming up with songs only to realize they came out in the 90s. Am I getting that old, or are we missing the big, sweeping, epic ballads? And please don't talk about Celine or Alica Keys or Beyonce or other singers with great voices. That isn't my point. Yes, they may sing about love, but are the songs big, sweeping, ballads that give you chills? Do  they really compare to what we witnessed during the 80s and 90s?
I will let you ponder these thoughts with some of my favorite sweeping ballads. Send me your favorite ballads. Are there great sweeping ballads today that I'm missing? Please send!

The Following: Is it worth your time?

The Following premiered last night on Fox. And, it was, a faintly reminiscent story we've all seen or read by someone like James Patterson. I won't totally hate on the show, yet. I'll give leeway to the "pilot syndrome" aka, the pilot can suck but the show gets good.
I will say I loved to see a serial killer escape from jail while Patsy Cline serenaded us. My overall liking stopped there. The show comes across a bit heavy handed with Edgar Allan Poe being the romantic manifesto for the oh so attractive serial killer. Wrought with typical dialogue and typical characters, The Following left me feeling, bored. Will I tune in next week? Yes, I want to have faith in what could be a Se7en like story brought to me every week. I WANT that to happen. But, if the next two episodes are slathering on the cliche dialogue and characters, then I'm out. Not even Kevin Bacon could make me suffer a season of that B.S.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New TV show tonight: The Following!

The Following premieres tonight on Fox at 9/8 pm. It's Kevin Bacon chasing a serial killer. Who's not in for that?
Watch the teaser before the episode airs tonight!

I'm all up in a hissy fit: Affleck was robbed.

I finally got to see Argo. Waited long enough, but totally worth the wait, cause, you know good things come to those who wait :)
As my husband put it, "Argo was a lesson in tension." I couldn't agree more. This tension filled flick was great and superbly directed. 
I loved David O. Russell's The Fighter, and believed in his nomination for that film. I do not believe in he receiving a nod for Silver Linings Playbook over Ben Affleck for Argo. Argo-fuck-yourself! Affleck rose from joke to the real deal. I admire his tenacity and revel in his storytelling talent. 
So yeah, I'm all up in a hissy fit, Affleck was robbed of at least the nomination. I'm happy he snagged the Golden Globe for Directing and for Best Picture.
I've yet to see Zero Dark Thirty, which I'm hearing is a game changer. I will this week and then begin my "Argo vs. Zero Dark Thirty: Who should win?" debate.
Stay tuned my fine readers. Also, a countdown to  is just around the corner. New site, more fun. :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Weekly Update: Sliver Lining Review, New music, Acapulco

I've finally kicked the strange aliments that plagued me during last week. Now it's time for a recap of the week.

  • I finally got to see Silver Linings Playbook. I've been anxious to see this movie, especially after all the nominations (8 Oscar nods including Best Picture) and wins thus far (Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe). My expectations were high for this film. Maybe too high, cause when I left the theater, I was just fine with the movie. Just fine. I didn't feel anything. I knew I watched a solid Romantic Comedy, but I didn't feel like I had watched an Oscar Nominated Romantic Comedy. The performances were fine. The story was good. Again, it was a solid movie. But, I'm unsure if it deserves the Oscar love it's getting. Maybe a second watching would yield a different feeling within, but, to be honest, I don't really want to watch it again. 
  • Lance Armstrong admitted to doping. Lol. Yes, I find this funny.
  • American Horror Story: Asylum once again delivered a fast paced wonderful episode. Only 1 episode remains, and I am on the edge of my seat. I'm still waiting/hoping that this last episode will give a connection to season 1. 
  • Justin Timberlake and Ashlee Simpson both returned to the music scene this week. JT gave us a new single, Suit & Tie that kinda bored me and Ashlee gave us a full music video for her single Bat for a Heart. It is weird, but I almost like it. 

  • In the funniest news (to me): Gossip Girl lives! in Acapulco. Yes, Gossip Girl: Acapulco is real. I'm gonna learn spanish just to watch! Here's a 5 minute teaser. Oh my, did it make me laugh. 


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bledska Works with some Likes!

check out Bledska Works page on Facebook : Click Here!
Frequent updates on our upcoming short and snippets of our feature film to come. Exciting year for Bledska!

Show some love and "like" the page. We get all giddy when that happens.
Happy weekend.
I'm watching movies, movies, movies. Why Not Mindy Review to come.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Shut Up (Give me whatever u got) - Song of the day

A little new music today from the likes of Amelia Lily, a former UK X factor contestant. This acoustic version blows away the radio version. (Don't they always) I'm diggin' her soul and hope she's more soul than pop. I love a white girl who can sing.
Can't see it? Click Here !!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From "privacy" to Cult. I spout words.

Forgive my absence, for I'm still fighting the strange sickness of Lindsay Lohan (seriously, refer to my previous posts if you still don't get that joke.) Not to worry, I've still managed to consume all TV related amazingness aka "The Privacy" speech (Jodie Foster), the premiere of The Carrie Diaries (the music!), the premiere of Girls season 2 (Donald Glover!) and even watched the first full season of The Lying Game (ABC Family, season 1 available on Netfilx Instant View. It's not THAT bad). 
Actually, when one is conflicted with the Lindsay, one is able to watch way too much TV.
My confliction isn't allowing my brain to be detailed on reviews or even really care about them at all. But, I will say, I think I'm the only one who really enjoyed Jodie Foster's speech. I applaud her. That's all.

Moving on. I once read about a CW TV show called Cult. I was very excited about the concept when I read about it, like 9 months ago. Well, I'm too happy now that it has a trailer. 
I'm very much into this social commentary on our addictions to TV and reality TV (refer to my Hunger Games Post). This show seems to be encompass it all. Watch the trailer. Can't see it? Click Here.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Feeling Good and Other Weekly Updates

After two steroid shots and beginning steroid pills my face is finally back to normal (mostly). Yay! I can go out in public without the stranger's thought "botox?" So, yeah, feeling good, not perfect, but good enough!

Now for all my weekly thoughts that I was unable to blog about due to 'plastic surgery' mishaps. (That's a joke, I really was sick)

  • Dance Moms - Holy shit. Abby went and done it! In one of my favorite scripted reality TV moments the Dance Moms staged a silent protest against Abby. What did Abby do? She said, 'fuck 'um, I'll get a whole other dance team.' Brilliance!! I don't even care if the original team comes back next week or not, that episode is a true reminder why we subject ourselves to scripted reality TV. 
  • American Horror Story: Asylum - Two weeks in a row this show has delivered in a such a way that I take back all the negative I said in the begging. No spoilers, but a hint; vindication is beautiful, especially with a cigarette dancing in the fingers. Only 1 episode left! Oh my. I've already bought a ticket to whatever ride Ryan Murphy takes me on next season. And my theory is proving itself: Ryan Murphy makes incredible season 1s. 
  • Nashville - I've been listening to the soundtrack for days leading up to the winter premiere so I was very excited for the episode. It was good. No OMG, best moment ever, kind of episode. However, they did give us a new song. And I loved it:  

  • Pretty Little Liars - it's back. When I watch the episodes, I'm good. I follow the convoluted, twisted story pretty well. But, never ask me to tell you what happened, unless, of course, it was a mind blowing, "A" revealing episode. This show is addictive, I love watching it, but I never remember what I watched until the next episode. I'd say that is a good and a bad thing. 
  • Monk - Yeah, I know Monk is no longer on air, but it is on Netflix and I've been watching a lot of eps during my swollen Lindsay Lohan debacle. I'm sorry I dismissed this show while it aired. It's funny and Tony Shalhoub  deserved every Emmy he won.
  • Bonnie McKee - Just watch (on computer) if you are viewing via ipad or iphone Click Here!

  • Lastly, and most exciting: Justin Timberlake is teasing us with new music. It's been 6 years since his last solo album and virtually zero talk of a new album. Just yesterday he surprised the world with this little tidbit: 

Happy weekend folks. I will be watching some movies this weekend in preparation for my Oscar rants. Today: Life of Pi. Review to follow.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My face swells up (literally) and I forget Oscar nominations came out!

Yesterday I awoke looking like a bad version of Lindsay Lohan. Yes, I just said 'a bad version.' My face was swollen and lips looked like a bad case of injections. Just look at me! I look like 
I just stepped out of a plastic surgery. Awful.
I went to the doctor, got a shot for having an allergic reaction to something and then spent the rest of the day with my head in a hole and then just went to bed. I woke this morning, still a bad version of Lindsayshowered, stared at my Beverly Hills Housewives lips and then received at text from my friend Chris Lyon  asking my thoughts on the nominations. My faux lips fell open: How the Hell did I forget that nominations were happening? It's a first for me in over a decade. Shame. I feel a tiny twinge of shame, but I'll blame it on my Lindsay Lohan look alike phase.  
Moving on to the good stuff: Oscar Nominations!
The nominations were mostly what I expected. With a few exceptions! 
To start: 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sky Ferreira (aka Fiona Jr.) performs on Jimmy Fallon and makes Why Not Mindy a happy girl

 No real introduction needed. I have mentioned this girl before, here's another chance to listen to Sky, who I've dubbed Fiona Jr. It's about damn time we got a 2nd generation Fiona. Happy day.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Say what you will, I don't mind, cause Bunheads deliverers. Yep, I said that

Bunheads is, in my mind, a spin off of Gilmore Girls. In actuality it isn't, but none the less Amy Sherman Palladino (creator of both shows) gives me what I miss from Gilmore Girls and mixes it with dance. What could possibly be wrong with Bunheads? Nothing. Tonight we welcome back the series from it's summer premiere loaded with perfect, witty, fast dialogue and a great opener. This show is highly over looked, perhaps because it is on ABC Family? I call to all Gilmore fans, watch this show. It's quirky fun nature filled with heart makes for such an enjoyable viewing experience.
Below is the opening of tonight's premiere. I loved it so much that I used my iPad to record it.
Enjoy. And to you non believers, I say, sometimes we all need idyllic settings with lovable, imperfect characters.

Revenge got some more Revenge, but do I care?

Trying to bring the New Year in with a Revenge-riffic episode, Emily and Co. just managed to deliver more of the same. There was one happy development of allies, but, of course, who can really be allies with Emily? I beg of the network, the show runner, the writers; please get rid of the whole Jack side story. It's lame. It's boring. And it offers nothing to the semi-descent show. In fact, it is weighing down what good is left. Season 1 was so on point and easy to follow. Now, everything and everyone is so convoluted that it's becoming easier to shrug my shoulders and just not care. Someone needs to check this Hampton ship before some one wrecks it. That's all I have to say about that.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Revenge coming back tonight: Please be good.

This 2nd season of Revenge has been a little lackluster, at least compared to season 1. I'm desperately wanting the second half of this season to kick it up a bit.
Tonight's episode needs to pass my test in order to stay on my 'must watch now' list.
Stay tuned for my thoughts. And tune in tonight to ABC @ 8/9 pm.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Addition to my films you should have seen in 2012....

Once upon a time I heard of the flick Butter which was being filmed in my current living location of Shreveport, LA. At the time I was totally stoked for the film starring Jennifer Garner and Ty Burell (Modern Family). And then somehow this movie got lost. It didn't receive great reviews and spent a very limited time at the theater. Tonight I discovered the movie on Netflix Instant View and let me say, it was damn funny. I don't get the bad reviews, really, cause it was a wonderful dark comedy with exceptional performances by Jennifer Garner and the oh so attractive Olivia Wilde. So I am officially adding the film to my "films not enough people saw in 2012."
A. Olivia Wilde is wonderfully dirty and funny.
B. Jennifer Garner plays a role I feel she was destined to play; an uptight mid-western housewife with dreams of power.
Watch this movie with an open mind and be ready to laugh, cause all the ingredients are there. Especially if you enjoy dark humor. Hell, the movie is about butter carving. Can you get more obscure? 2 thumbs up for surprising me. I went into this film thinking it would suck, but alas, it made me laugh. What more could you ask for?

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hunger Games watched again....

So I watched Hunger Games again. First time through I was okay with the flick. I had read half the book and knew the general story line, so it was what is was. Now knowing that book 2 is soon to be released as movie 2, I'm way more intrigued. I have NO idea what is to come for Katniss or Peta, and I'm damned curious. However, the story reminds me of my favorite Stephen King novella "The Long Walk." I read that piece when I was a mere 20 years old and it has never left my thoughts, nor has my stomach churning changed. King's story is somewhat similar in the fact that the world watches as the youth fights for life. King's story far surpasses this first Hunger Games book, but I still look forward to how Hunger Games progresses.
Once upon a time, King's "The Long Walk" was optioned for a movie with Frank Darabont attached. But I've heard no more about that wonderful fantasy. Perhaps too good to be true? Maybe for me. What I love most about both these stories is the social commentary on our obsessive nature of reality TV. I'm a victim to such, so I call no one out on their secret love. My thought, my question is, how far will we go in our actual reality TV watching?
Would you watch a Katniss character try and kill others her age or a 12 yr. old boy walk so long and watch his friends drop dead beside him? I say, it's all a matter of time. We are but animals disguised in designer clothes and too expensive make up.

The Holidays finally end and American Horror Story says "What? I'm awesome."

The Holidays. They come sweeping in, something akin to a mass hysteria with the shopping, traffic, and the changing of a year. My TV shows take a pause. Movies become "Oscar Worthy," and my Entertainment Weekly's get lost in the mail. All in all, my routine is thrown into a blender. And now it's over.
I'm happy 2013 is here. It will be an epic year for me. I'll be launching my new site:, making a short film, and making my very first feature film. There are other projects along the way and in between. This is the year. The changing year. But, not to worry, I'll still be blogging about TV, music, and movies. Speaking of TV...
What better way to start my 2013 TV viewing experience, than with the masterful American Horror Story: Asylum. Yeah, I said masterful, because January 2nd's episode was one for the books. It was a doozy. A jaw dropping piece of work that had me shouting, "That's how you start a new year, Motherf***er!" I, again, am not into spoilers or rehashing the episode, so I won't, kind of. So if you haven't watched the episode yet, stop reading....
Jessica Lange's character singing the "The Name Game." Wow. Ryan Murphy made glee happen inside the Asylum. And it was joyous, for that split moment. 
That scene is also Ryan Murphy's tease of what he wants to do for season 3, calling it "Evil Glamour." If that is, indeed, his theme for season 3, then I'm as excited for it as I am Season 3 of Homeland or season 8(?) of Dexter (what will Deb do??)
Ryan Murphy you get my trophy. You took me on a roller coaster of hate and love and intrigue. I hate you so much I love you. Or vice versa. Welcome all to 2013.

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