Thursday, December 10, 2009
Top Ten Reasons to Live this Week
By: Caitlin Tadlock
1.) Fraggle Rock the Movie
Coming to a big-screen near you is the revamp of Jim Henson’s 1980’s puppet creature television show. Cory Edwards, director of Hoodwinked, is overseeing the project and claims they have a script that they are excited to bring to film. The problem with the film is that it has to appeal to an age range from ten year olds to thirty and forty year olds. Edwards reassures that they are going to be using real puppets for the movie.
2.) Cold War Kids - Behave Yourself EP
You can download Cold War Kids new album early on December 21, exclusively on iTunes. Their first single has been getting hyped on 105.7 The Point during the acceptable music shows like Les Aaron’s “New Music Sunday”. Cold War Kids are playing in Chicago at the Vic Theatre on January 30.
3.) The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga released an 8 song CD last Tuesday that does not disappoint (Caitlin). Even though Gaga is jammed down my throat at work: while I’m walking down the hall, reporting traffic or visiting the restroom, I still love the catchy dance beats of each song. I favor “Telephone” featuring Beyonce today.
4.) Team Jacob
My mother and I are Team Jacob and after the opening of New Moon there are more converts. December 12 is nearing and Jacob wolf himself, Taylor Lautner will be hosting Saturday Night Live! I am hoping for Taylor squared jokes, Twilight spoofs and underage slams.
5.) Brodmann Blades
For $100 you are now able to play ping-pong without handles! Ping-pong with handle-free paddles is supposedly all the rage for Christmas. You wear the paddles like gloves. If you want to save your money I say try cutting off the handles and super gluing ($3 at Wal-Mart) some gloves ($1 at Wal-Mart) together. But if you want the wristband I would suggest you get the Brodmann Blades package.
6.) Beach House - Teen Dream
The new album from Beach House - Teen Dream will release on January 26. Take a listen on myspace.com/beachhousemusic or mixxedtapes.blogspot.com to get a feel of what the album will sound like. Their first single “Norway” is splendid!
7.) Hoarders on A&E
I watched the previews of a television show on A&E about hoarding. I was amazed! This is totally going to be me in fifty years and instead of McDonalds bags it’s going to be CATS! Monday nights, 9 pm on A&E.
8.) The Road
Starring Viggo Motensen and directed by John Hillcoat, The Road is the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 novel. Father and son wander through a post apocalyptic wilderness as they fight fear, starvation and madness. Reviews hailed the film “one of the most spookily convincing, least ‘movieish’ visions of a bombed-out wasteland future I’ve ever seen”. The movie is out now in select theatres.
9.) The Scrubbing out of Zach Braff
Scrubs comes back from the dead on ABC. Last year it was announced that Scrubs was ending but instead a new class is taking over. Zach Braff’s spot will be filled with a medical student in the start of the season. Maybe this will mean more people will stop watching and then we won’t have to see Scrubs at all except on UPN, WON, MTV, Comedy Central, TBS and etc (etc. stands for etcetera, not a television station). Tuesdays at 8 pm on ABC.
10.) Vampire Weekend - Horchata
It’s kind of been a love/hate relationship with Vampire Weekend over the past few years. When their first album dropped it was just a love relationship, soon after people felt an annoyance with the band. Well prepare to love somewhat again! Arriving early in January is Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album Horchata. “Cousins” is the band’s first single from the album and it’s quite quirky and different from their first CD.