“The Avengers” themed cocktails

I couldn’t resist sharing these graphics I came across earlier today. Courtesy of The Washington Post and artist Lily Mitchell, the following are some (odd) concoctions to serve at your next superhero themed party.

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I have returned!

Hey ya’ll. It’s been a long time since my last post. They were few and far between this past semester as it was, but anywho….

I have officially graduated from college (yay!), finished my last internship, got a puppy, and am back at my hometown job.

Please, try to contain your excitement. Seeing as how I have nothing but time nowadays, my goal is to get back into the swing of things blog-wise.

Things I am most excited about this summer:

  • Getting my puppy potty trained and through her teething phase (but seriously)
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • “Prometheus”
  • Radiohead concert in June with my love
  • Ron Pope concert next week
  • My birthday
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Finding a grown up job
  • “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
  • Did I mention “The Dark Knight Rises”?

Stay tuned!

“Bully” nixes R-rating, goes unrated

If you follow film at all, you’ve more than likely heard the controversy surrounding the eagerly anticipated documentary “Bully.” Even if you don’t follow movie news, it’s probably hard to scroll through your Twitter feed and not see one celebrity or another promoting the movie.

In case you’ve been living under a rock lately, let me break it down for you. “Bully” was slapped with an R-rating by the MPAA, and many people were outraged that those who should be seeing the movie—kids—would not be permitted to do so in theatres.

The film received an R-rating due to language. Now, let me just throw something out there for the MPAA to mull over. Do you seriously think middle/high school aged kids, the ones who are being bullied, the ones who are responsible for being bullied, the ones who stand by and do nothing while others are bullied, have never heard the “f word” before?

Let me tell you something. They have.

Thank GOODNESS the Weinstein Company is refusing the MPAA’s rating and releasing “Bully” as an unrated film. Not allowing school aged children to see this film would be defeating its entire purpose. The movie was made for kids in order to realize how their actions impact others.

If I were a parent, I would be taking my kid to see it. If I were a schoolteacher, hey kids, get ready for a field trip to the local AMC! If you can’t drag yourself to a theatre this weekend, at the very least, watch the trailer below.

“Bully” hits theatres Friday, March 30.

Malcolm McDowell receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Yesterday, Malcolm McDowell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While this event should have occurred about 20+ years ago, better late than never, right?

(Image courtesy of ibtimes.com)

At the age of 68, McDowell has been in a number of fantastic films, including A Clockwork Orange and Halloween.

Fellow British actor Gary Oldman was present to honor McDowell. The event resulted in what is perhaps the most precious picture I have ever seen.

(Image courtesy of UPI.com)

Congrats, Malcolm!

Versace meets H&M meets my closet

This post is going to deviate from my strict “pop culture only” policy briefly, but bare with me.

My leather jacket has been my signature wardrobe essential since I purchased it at the ripe age of 17. By my calculations, that means I’m well past due for a new one. And have I EVER found it. Please take a minute to revel in the sheer beauty of the following item:

This is the most beautiful jacket I have ever seen. Soft, fitted leather, quilted sleeve detail, gold and silver studded hem. Perfect.

Alas, by the time I save up enough money from my minimum wage job over Christmas break, A) this beauty will be sold out and B) it will be summer and too hot to wear it.

New ‘Girl With a Dragon Tattoo’ poster, clothing line

The latest “Girl With a Dragon Tattoo” movie poster is more likely to be seen in movie theatre lobbies than the original (I’ll let you Google it).

In other ‘Dragon’ news, H&M is launching a line of clothing inspired by the film’s main character, Lisbeth Salander. The line copies Salander’s gritty, tomboy-ish style and features leather jackets, boots, ripped jeans and platform boots. Check out a preview of the line here:

The collection, created by the film’s costume designer, Trish Summerville, hits stores on Dec. 14, one week before the film’s debut on Dec. 21.

Orchestra flash mob in Copenhagen

Google “flash mob” and you’ll get about 99 hits ranging from the Sound of Music to Michael Jackson.

This, however, is one of the most original (and coolest!) flash mobs I’ve ever seen, and it doesn’t involve choreographed dance.

Check out the orchestra flash mob featuring the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra playing Ravel’s “Bolero.”

Note: Yes, this happened in May so it doesn’t have much news value, but it’s the first I’ve seen of it and I wanted to share!

“The Shining” gets polished

Ever wonder what “The Shining” would look like had it been created in the days of CGI?

Me neither, but someone decided to show us anyways. Here is the original (and well known!), elevator of blood scene, followed by a redone CGI version.

In my opinion, it looks ridiculous. “The Shining” came out in 1980, and CGI (in its very first stages) wasn’t really used in films until the late ’80s. It just looks very out of place. But alas, I digress.

The next thing you know, film studios are going to be re-releasing Top Gun in 3D. Oh wait….

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

In her latest role, Michelle Williams channels Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn,” which hits theaters in November.

She also channels the blonde beauty in the October issue of “Vogue” magazine. With photographs taken by famed celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz, the results are nothing short of stunning.

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In the day and age of teen starlets who grew up too fast and poor role models, seeing a classic portrayal of beauty is very refreshing.

Read the article in its entirety at Vogue.com.