Wednesday, December 19, 2007

LOST Season 4 Trailer

LOST may be my favorite show ever, and this trailer definitely got me excited about the next season.

But I have to say, the trailer answers just as much as the last episode... which is nothing. I'm still totally perplexed by the flash-forward, and I can't wait to see what J.J. Abrams pulls out of his sleeve next.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

it all began with a hobbit...

...and in 2010 AND 2011, we get to see "The Hobbit" on the big screen. Excuse me while I FREAK OUT with happiness. I may be a dork, but I'm a HAPPY dork.

Despite their previous quarrels, New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson, producer and director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, reached an agreement to make its prequel, The Hobbit. Just as the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed for 18 months straight, the Hobbit will be broken up into two movies that will be filmed simultaneously. See this article for more details.

Since I read the Hobbit before reading or seeing LOTR, I know that I will most likely love the movies. Bit I wonder how the movies-only fan base will react when they don't see many of their beloved characters in The Hobbit. Only Bilbo, Gandalf, Gollum, and Elrond appear in both the Hobbit and LOTR novels. So unless they pull an Arwen, it's mostly new characters this time around.

Still, this exciting news was a bright spot in the day, so I wanted to share.

Monday, December 17, 2007

the late night TV heroes

It seems that David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company is the first the try to reach a deal with the WGA. Although CBS has issued a statement saying that they have no part in the deal, hopefully it will be like dominoes from here. According to the New York Times, John Stewart is following suit. This could be amazing news for workers *and soon-to-be-interns* in Hollywood. Once one studio starts negotiating, the rest won't be too far behind. As long as the strike ends by January, I'll be happy.

I don't have to worry too much, though, as I've already secured one of my required two internships. YAY! *Skips around the room.* It's a design internship, too, which is amazing, since most internships in LA involve a lot of general office work.

In other news, there has been snow. Lots of snow. And there will be more snow when I'm supposed to travel on Friday. But I've taken it as an opportunity to work on my website. The changes, which all live in the "Fun Extras" section, will most likely be going public tonight.

Next step: re-learn Flash.

Friday, December 14, 2007

post-disney depression

A vacation at Disney World is the hardest vacation to come back from. Yes, that would explain my long absence... I was lucky enough to go to Florida for over a week, ending in four days in the happiest place on Earth. Without internet access. Which is nice, after you've recovered from the withdrawal period.

Even the discount hotels are great. Being college students, my boyfriend Bryan and I opted for the most affordable hotel on the Disney premises that we could find: The Disney All-Star Movies Resort. But no Disney vacation is really affordable. Still, it's totally worth it. It's nice to go to a place where you're completely immersed in happiness.

The attention to detail is what makes Disney so magical. There are no bugs, no trash on the ground, and no unhappy people (except for the screaming babies who can't help themselves). I'm going to write reviews of my favorite rides soon, but the only flaws I found were that Pirates breaks down a lot, Splash Mountain gets you more soaked than you'd even expect, and there's a risk of getting your arm stuck in the harness of Rockin' Roller Coaster. I still have a huge bruise to prove it.

But for now, I'll leave you with the Magic Kindom's "Wishes" fireworks show. I took my own video of this, but a tree was in the way, so this one's much better:

*Only watch this video if you've already seen the show in person, it's much better to see it live for the first time.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

hilarious entourage moment

Nope, didn't have time to get to that The Office poster. But I did apply to LA internships, and heard back from one within 10 minutes. VERY exciting stuff, but I'm not giving any specifics until January when I'm out there in LA.

And Bryan and I finally got our hands on Entourage Season 3, Part 2, Disc 1. That is, after first getting Entourage Season 3, Part 2, Disc 2 inside the case of Part 2 Disc 1. Nice job, Blockbuster.

I just wanted to share this hilarious moment from Episode 5 (yes, we watched five episodes in one day... don't tell me you've never done that with any show) featuring our favorite agent, Ari Gold.

Jeremy Piven = awesome.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

the writer's strike has moved online

According to Google Analytics (the best Google feature ever), people are actually reading my blog. Sweeeet. So I guess I should keep writing, since there's only one entry. I also have to figure out how to do the RSS thing. I really ought to know this by now, as I work at a social networking site.

So it turns out this video I found a couple weeks ago has been pretty big:

I think it's really interesting that the writers are reaching out to the public online. Web 2.0 is getting HUGE. They're on facebook, myspace, youtube... you know, it's like the writers are using the strike to increase their fanbase.

At least some shows are creating entertainment outlets online. If I had more free time, I'd totally join this website from the creaters of The Office Dunder Mifflin Infinity, the online division of Dunder Mifflin, Inc. Paper Company. This site is apparently a spin-off an episode I haven't seen yet that aired earlier this fall. It allows users to apply to a branch at the paper company to earn "SchruteBucks," which are redeemable for The Office-themed products. There are weekly tasks to complete, and if you are successful, you move up in rank in the company. This week's assignment is to design a motivational poster using their photos. Um, ok, forget not having free time, I HAVE to do that one.

No... must apply to internships...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

I finished my website!

... well, mostly. It's a work-in-progress, but I've finished enough of it to put it out there. And I'm already #1 if you google my name, ahead of that artist that had me beat for a while. And that's even without quotes. Check it out:

So now I'm all set to apply to some internship positions in LA. I'll keep the specifics hush-hush until I secure the internships, in case there's lurking competition out there. The BU in LA program requires that we have two internships when we're out there, which is a bit scary considering the WGA strike that's going on. Thousands of people are losing their jobs, and I need to get two. Sigh.

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