Blog ending…

December 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm (Uncategorized)

I know that the blog has been on hiatus for a while now… but it is officially closing. I just don’t have the time for my entertainment addiction. But, fear not, my five readers! I am just going to blog about my life now. Start checking my new blog… http://tallamericana.wordpress.com. All about yours truly and well whatever pops into my head. Thanks for reading, addicts.

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On hiatus for now…

September 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm (Uncategorized)

Even though I do love blogging, I’m working on a few things, reading some books and still looking for a job. I did get to see Inglorious Basterds and Extract– which both were really good- and Gamer, which was weirded than I thought it would be. So I’m going on hiatus for a little bit until I get everything back under control… be back soon.

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Gossip Radar Thursday… I forgot!

August 13, 2009 at 10:18 pm (Uncategorized)

Man, I forgot to post today about gossip… but honestly there is not much to talk about this week…. Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant(who cares, right?)… Guitar Legend Les Paul passed away today and expect a memorial post tomorrow… Anna Farris and Chris Pratt have been married for a month… really a slow week.

But to give you something more than a few thoughts, I am going to bring you a treat from a favorite blog- pinkisthenewblog.com. They posted about an interview Nylon Guys magazine did with (my favorite!) Joseph Gordon-Levitt…

http://www.pinkisthenewblog.com/2009/08/joseph-gordon-levitt-does-nylon-guys-magazine/

I had to give you guys something… sorry that I missed this week. I’ll be a better addict one of these days.

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Updates to come…

August 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm (Uncategorized)

My loyal 6 readers,

I keep meaning to write my review of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (which was better than I thought it would be) and a memorial post for John Hughes (which I was truly saddened to hear about) but I have yet to really sit down and do it… hopefully I will muster up the energy to do it later today… check back later.

-addict

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2 Movie Reviews and My Picks for the best and worst films for the first half of 2009

July 9, 2009 at 12:29 am (Uncategorized)

I have been truant yet again and I apologize. Just got caught up in the holiday weekend. So here are a few movie reviews and my picks for the BEST and WORST movies for the first half of 2009.

EASY VIRTUE- (PG-13)

So I didn’t have much expectations from the film going in. I knew it was Jessica Biel and that dude from Prince Caspian…oh yea and COLIN FIRTH (yummy). I also read in one of those lovely Angelika movie brochures that it was “a romp” so I was in.

Set in the 1920s, Easy Virtue is about John (Ben Barnes), a young English gentleman, who brings home his new American wife Larita (Biel) to the utter dismay of his mother (the wonderful Kristin Scott Thomas). Larita tries to fit into her uptight, new surroundings and obey her mother-in-law, but she soon finds that that might be impossible. A battle of wits ensue and the battle for John begins, but his mother may have more tricks up her sleeve than Larita expected.

This script is brilliant with some great lines and really funny characters. The butler “Furber” (Kris Marshall) is hilarious and Biel really shows her acting chops and proves her comic timing. The energy between Biel, Firth and Thomas is great and they really work well together. Another plus is that this movie is only 97 minutes so if it is not your cup of tea, it is blissfully short.

My Rating: B   This is a great, sharp comedy that will brighten your day.


PUBLIC ENEMIES- (R)

This one I was super exited for this one. It has Johnny Depp, Chrisitan Bale and an interesting back story. I actually saw this movie right after I saw Easy Virtue, which I really enjoyed so I was hoping for the same experience. I expected to like it because the trailer was so good and the music with it was perfect.

Based on the life of American gangster John Dillinger, the movie follows the outlaw after he got out of his first stint in prison. It chronicles his meeting Billie Frechette, his love interest, and the FBI trying to track him down. On the FBI side, the movie also chronicles Melvin Pervis, the lawman who is in charge of tracking down the criminal.

Well… I don’t know how I feel about this one. I think it is one of Christian Bale’s best piece of acting. I felt Depp was a little aloof and not really in this one… in my opinion. I thought the music was TERRIBLE. Just awful. The story was ok and I thought the movie was fine… just not all what I expected it to be. I wanted something better, but it was decent none the less. Sorry that review was choppy.

My Rating:  C+    I feel like I need to see this one again. Maybe I would like it better. I just was disappointed the first time around.


So in my opinion the BEST movies this year (so far) and in no real order-

Star Trek

The Hangover

Up!

Easy Virtue

17 Again (cute Zac Efron film that had a lot of heart and great comic timing)

AND THE WORSE….

Year One (top 5 worst movies of all time in my book)

My Life in Ruins

Watchmen (god… give me my three hours back!)

My Bloody Valentine 3D (this movie made me nausious and it wasn’t the 3D)

I Love You, Man (I’m so over this whole plot line that is the same in every Judd Apatow movie….)

I am sure my picks aren’t yours, but hey it is totally my blog. And now the movies I’m looking forwar to!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (7/15)

500 Days of Summer (7/17)

The Ugly Truth (7/24)

Julie and Julia (8/7)

GI Joe (8/7)

The Time Traveler’s Wife (8/14)

Gamer (9/4)

Shutter Island (10/2)

Whip it! (10/9)

Where the Wild Things Are (10/16)

The Box (10/30)

New Moon (11/20) …. bahahaha

Nine (11/25)

Brothers (12/4)

The Lovely Bones (12/11)

Sherlock Holmes (12/25)

All of the other great movies in between…

I hope to post soon, but we shall see… I am planning to be out of town this weekend so it might be another little bit.


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Welcome to EA!

June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Hello everybody. I’m Kara and an entertainment addict. I know that some of you reading this are as well. The first step is to admit it. The second step is to blog about it.

Just to let you know- I have the credentials to be writing an entertainment blog. Each year, I watch all of the movies nominated for the Oscars plus all the other crap… I mean movies in between. I have watched at least one episode of a lot of TV shows (and am a fan of terrible reality shows!) I currently work for a literary publicist so I know my fair share of books. I have worked for a film festival too… just so you know my dedication to entertainment! Plus, I have been a regular concert goer since 2001!  And you know you have a problem when you check your e-mail and then People.com everyday.

Since it is the beginning of June, I need to catch up on the summer movies from April and May. SO expect some checking up posts on movie reviews!

LAST MOVIE- Up!

LAST TV EPISODE- Gilmore Girls

LAST SONG- Careless Whisper by Seether

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