Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Puppy Play: My Video for the Doritos Crash the Superbowl Contest

Friends! Lend me your shares!

I just entered the Doritos Crash the Superbowl ad contest and need your help. Views, votes (preferably 5 stars- *nudge nudge*), and shares will get my commercial noticed. Sure there’s the million dollar prize, but I’m keen to go work on the next Avengers movie with Joss Whedon in a little town called London, England. Please take just a moment of your time to pass it along to your friends. It’s pretty cute, so they’ll probably thank you. I know I will!

-Fallon

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The List: Ashley’s Critera for Finding the Perfect TV Series

Happy Holidays!

About a month left now until Christmas and that means cooking, shopping, and family time.Not to sound like a Scrooge, but during the holiday break I actually look forward to the stay-cation rather than the food and presents. All of my shows are on hiatus and after the holiday movies and specials have been aired about 100 times I find myself getting restless. To beat the boredom, I try to catch up on a new television series. This quest has led me to discover such shows as: Friday Night Lights, The Office, and Sons of Anarchy. I have a criterion that I follow to find the perfect show.

1. It has to be a current show on air. I made this mistake with Arrested Development. I had no
one to share in my excitement when I finished the series. Lucky for me, Netflix heard my cry
(and the rest of the world’s) and showed pity on us by giving us more.

2. The show must be 3 seasons in or less. I’m ambitious and want to watch a whole series in
two weeks but I don’t like setting anyone up for disappointment.

3. It has to be broad. Not to be confused with mainstream. I don’t mind spoiler alerts, especially
if I’m newly invested. I just don’t want to choose something so obscure that I can only connect
with fans though cryptic fan sites that require a comprehensive exam of the show’s backstory to
enter.

4. The show has to be accessible through Netflix, Hulu, or even on the networks website. I’m
not looking to sink $40 plus into a show that I might not continue to follow in the New Year.

Now that I shared my guidelines, here are some shows I’ve got in mind for this holiday season:
Mike and Molly, Dracula, Betrayal, Justified (I know this breaks #2). What do you recommend?

-Ashley

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Catching Fire: A Quick Review

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Yeah, it was good. Jennifer Lawrence nailed it, but did we ever doubt she would? I was immersed in Panem immediately, and I could literally feel the hope of an uprising in every scene! It was so powerful! The additional characters were well casted and have such intriguing back stories and motivations. And I was so excited to finally see some chemistry taking place between Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. I mean, it wasn’t bad in the first movie — I just wasn’t that invested. In this film, you can really see them beginning to feel for each other in a truly selfless way. Yeah, I’m a fan. Go see it.

– Hillari

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The List: Andrew’s Favorite Current Musical Acts

As it’s already been made abundantly clear by my posting history on this blog, it’s safe to say that I have my fair share of obsessions in both the film and television mediums. This post, however, will focus on yet another one of my obsessions and to say it’s been a long time coming would certainly be an understatement. This obsession is of course music.

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I grew up in a household obsessed with music, only highlighted by the fact that my father rarely went a week without purchasing a new album to add to his already exorbitant collection. From The Beatles to The Beach Boys to Eric Clapton on a seemingly endless loop, it’s safe to say that my knowledge of rock music from the 60s and 70s grew with each passing day. For the record, The Beatles are still my favorite band of all-time and that will never change. It may be a cliche answer, but it’s also the right answer. Trust me.

Anyway, the reason I bring this up is because for as long as I can remember, the music of the decades preceding my birth (1986) was all I knew. While my fellow classmates were obsessing over Green Day and frontman Billy Joe, I was obsessing over Billy Joel’s The Stranger. Eventually as I got into high school and subsequently college, my music taste became more varied as I began to realize that the music of my lifetime wasn’t too shabby itself. Although my film obsession always came first, I started to branch out when it came to music and would spend endless hours of the day just listening to the albums that I had missed out on. With these hours spent came many new obsessions, most of which I am still very much in the thick of.

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