Friday, January 25, 2013

New Stroking

The Strokes released a new song called "One Way Trigger" which you can currently download for free off their website.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Scene of the Week - 1/14/12

Of the 8000 shows I watch and other 8000 shows I'm behind on watching this week's best scenes came down to two easy answers:

2. Ted and Lily Are(n't) Horrible People - How I Met Your Mother

In order to get Ted to admit he is displeased with Barney and Robin's engagement, Lily admits she sometimes wishes she wasn't a mother. Alyson Hannigan killed it by immediately and honestly bursting into tears during her confession. A great scene for her as a performer, and further proof that this show is a lot better than the people who don't watch it think it is. Marshall & Lily's difficult time adjusting to new parenthood has underscored the entire season

1. The Entire Fringe Series Finale

From my tumblr,

Wow. THAT was a series finale. 
Thank you Fringe for these past four and a half years. From your slow start in season one to the impact of the eighteenth episode of season two, to one of the best seasons of television ever aired, period, with season three, to the ups and downs of season four, to the most satisfying series finale I’ve ever seen in season five, I along with tons of other fans have stuck with you throughout it all and can now officially say without hesitation - it was so very very worth it. 
Thank you for most fascinating cases-of-the-week on TV, for a plot development so daring it alienated all your fair-weather viewers (eh, screw em anyway), for being hard core fucking science fiction on network television (that got to finish telling its story!), for performances so brilliant, I feel bad for anyone who hasn’t gotten to experience them, and for an investment in character and relationships that rarely seem to exist anymore anywhere. Thank you for Peter & Olivia, for Astrid, for LINCOLN LEE, for Nina, for Broyles, for Belly, for September, and most of all, for the wonderful Walter and his journey over these five seasons. John Noble is a god among men.  
SO wearing my Observer hat tomorrow.

"You are my very favorite thing"
"You can stop checking out my young ass"
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Monday, January 14, 2013

The 2013 Golden Globes: What We Learned

Way more lessons can be found in the complete article over on

Continuing the trend of an unpredictable Awards Season, the Golden Globes took us aback by providing three hours of great speeches, wacky bits and the greatest hosts this side of Bob Hope. Below, we break down our biggest takeaways of the evening.
If You Want Something Done Right, Get A Lady (Or Two) To Do It
The verdict is in. As suspected, based on their widely beloved presenter bits over the years, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the strongest Golden Globes hosts perhaps in its entire 70-year history. Warm, accessible, and genuinely funny, the gals never dumbed anything down or took a cheap shot, and instead opted for intelligent, jokes, peppered with a healthy dose of the absurd. No jokes were awkward or stale, and their chemistry with everyone in the room crackled, especially with a certain salt & pepper charmer. The best jokes of the night, if we had to pick? The dig at James Cameronand referring to Bill Clinton as Hilary Clinton’s husband.
His name is Sam Fox. He is 23 years old. He is perfect. The possibilities are endless
Jennifer Lawrence Really Is That Great
Red carpet perfection – check. A sweet, funny speech full of genuine emotion – check. Successful Harvey Weinstein joke – check. Clever First Wives Club reference – check. And all of this while sick with the flu, unable to take a drink due to  the antibiotics regimen, and allegedly two days out from a breakup with her boyfriend of two years? J-Law, if you weren’t my idol already….
Taylor Swift Is Not Amused. Tommy Lee Jones Is Not Impressed
What’s got Swift’s goose? Her predictable loss to Adele? Tina Fey’s good advice disguised as a dig? Loosen up, Taylor! As for Tommy Lee Jones, he’s Tommy Lee Jones. When is he EVER impressed?
Solid Improv Training Goes A Long Way
I feel as though I speak for us all (Tommy Lee Jones notwithstanding) when I say I could have watched Kristin Wiig and Will Farrell all night. Hilarious.
Sofia Vergara Loves Pepsi
And everyone else in America officially hates it.
The Cast of Downton Abbey Have Great Weed Biscuits
What do you mean Aziz Ansari was joking? Why would you ruin this for me??? Whatever, In my world, Michelle Dockery runs a successful side business crafting delectable homemade edibles and Aziz Ansari is her most enthusiastic new customer.
Ben Affleck Would Have Been the Frontrunner For Oscar
After picking up the BFCA for director and picture, and now the Golden Globe for both as well, if Affleck was nominated for an Oscar, “Argo” would not only be the Best Picture frontrunner, but Affleck would be considered the heavy favorite to call himself an Academy Award winning director come February 24th. But thanks to Oscar ballot deadline changes and numerous other potential x factors, Affleck doesn’t have a shot at that particular gold. Still makes you wonder if this overwhelming good will towards Ben will actually defy the stats that say “Argo” has no shot without a Best Director nod and pave the way to the film’s victory. And maybe even a write-in campaign…?
Lea Michele Thinks That’s a Real Skin Color
It’s not.
The Internet Does NOT like Anne Hathaway
Maybe it’s because of her accusation that the BFCAs were gauche the other night, or maybe it was her using a “Les Mis” producer’s time on stage to thank her agents, but the internet seems to be slowly but surely turning against Ms. Hathaway, complaints of entitlement running rampant. Sure, Hathaway may have some of that classic theater kid manic energy about her, but it’s obvious she means well. How sweet was that tribute to Sally Field?! She thanked Tina Fey for the word “blerg!” Not to mention, she truly deserves all the accolades being heaped upon her for her heart wrenching performance as Fantine. Don’t lose faith now, Internets!
One Of The Evening’s Producers Has Definitely Seen “Chloe”
And decided to be a super creepster about it by holding on Amanda Seyfried during Julianne Moore’s speech.
It’s Possible To Have A Wildly Entertaining Awards Ceremony
Perhaps the biggest takeaway of the evening was that watching an awards telecast can actually be a great time. The right hosts, the right winners, the right jokes, the right energy, with nothing superfluous or poorly executed to distract, the Golden Globes have thrown down the gauntlet and Seth McFarlane has a lot to live up to when he steps on stage next month to host the one awards show to rule them all. All eyes on you, Oscar. Don’t eff it up
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars Giveaway!!

In order to raise money for Stand Up 2 Cancer, Rovio, the company behind everyone's favorite digital addiction Angry Birds, has teamed up with Lucasfilm to create some delightful Angry Birds Star Wars shirts. The shirts launched on Cyber Monday this past November and are available exclusively through the Stand Up 2 Cancer website. A look at more selections below!

To celebrate this awesomeness and support the good cause, All Things Fangirl is giving away a Totally Over Cancer Women's T-Shirt to one lucky reader! Just fill out the Rafflecopter to enter. The contest ends January 21st.

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The awesome (and now breast cancer free!!) Sara models her off the shoulder Totally Over Cancer shirt. Enter the contest to win one of your own!!

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Our Top Five Most Anticipated January Releases

Find the complete January preview over on!

5. Mama Jan 18
Jessica Chastain does a horror movie!! Rejoice!! Directed by Spanish director Andres Muschietti and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film follows Annabel (Chastain) and husband Lucas (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who are raising his nieces after they were discovered in the woods, lost for five years, and are definitely being haunted by something they think is their mother. Fun fact! Muschietti was a PA on 1996's Evita. Double fun fact! The Mama trailer, featuring a gothed out Chastain, is kind of terrifying.

4. John Dies at the End Jan 25
This indescribable romp through insanity trip of a movie finally gets a limited release! The film from Bubba Ho Tep helmer Don Coscarelli, has been a midnight favorite at film festivals for all of 2012 and for good reason. Decidedly not for everyone, be sure to give the trailer a watch to figure out if it's your speed. But if two adorable exorcist-types taking a drug named soy sauce that makes them see other dimensions and helps them save the universe sounds up your alley, you're in for a confusingly wonderful time at the movies

3. Movie 43 Jan 25
This new comedy featuring intertwining shorts directed by the likes of James Gunn, Brett Ratner and Elisabeth Banks stars just about everyone ever. The trailer smacks of the raunchy hilarity of early Farrelly Brothers, so it should come as no surprise that Peter Farrelly is a producer and part of the large directing team. The actors include Oscar winners, comedy staples, TV stars, and Gerard Butler, perhaps reviving his career playing a Leprechan. 

2. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Jan 25
Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton star as Hansel and Gretel, siblings who have become vengeful witch hunters in their adult hood. Delayed, delayed and delayed some more, this action comedy filmed in 3D is finally getting released in good ol' January. But if the timing freaks you out, take a look at the writer/director and producing team for some semblance of reassurance. The director of Dead Snow meets the producing team of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay? This is so crazy it might just work! Or be mind blowingly awful. 

1. Gangster Squad Jan 11
After being delayed four months to allegedly reshoot certain sequences in light of the Aurora shooting, Gangster Squad is one of the few films that may in fact be excellent, despite its questionable month of release. Ruben Fleischer's (Zombieland) third film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn and Josh Brolin and is a 1950s Los Angeles set Noir about the LAPD's battle to keep the East Coast mafia away from their city. The screenplay from Castle scribe Will Beall is based on Paul Lieberman's book and holycrapIcan'twait.
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