Category Archives: Entertainment

Corey and Topanga are Back! New “Girl Meets World” Trailer

Remember Boy Meets World? OF COURSE you do! Corey and Topanga are all grown up and still as charming as ever in the Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World coming to the Disney Channel. We’ve heard about Girl Meets World potentially becoming a reality for a while now, and nostalgia-racked millennials such as myself have still not stopped… Read More »

Monday Morning Tunes: Robyn

I was 11 years old in 1997, and Robyn’s song “Show Me Love” was one of the biggest songs in the country. It was all over the radio and when me and my best friend at the time would get together, we would put the CD in and dance around her bedroom as the song played on repeat. Those were the days, right?

Robyn didn’t put out a second album until 2005, and by that point most everyone had pretty much forgotten about her. Such is the entertainment industry. Her third album didn’t come out until 2010, and it took me until now, 2014, to just so happen to hear a couple of tracks from it while listening to my new favorite Spotify playlist.

Robyn’s album Body Talk is one of the most diverse offerings of pop music, and exactly what I would expect to hear from the Robyn I remember dancing in my girlfriend’s bedroom to as a tween girl in 1997. I’m getting all nostalgic over here.

Robyn is also a pretty great person on a purely human level. In 1999, she traveled the world for two years as a UNICEF ambassador. UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more.


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Monday Morning Tunes: James Morrison

After our last couple of Monday Morning Tunes posts reached well into the outskirts of obscurity, I thought I would give you something a little more well-known and maybe more appealing to a wider audience. I aim to please.

It is not often that I listen to a band or singer/songwriter and deem their entire collection of music a must-listen. There are always throw away songs, or if they have been at it long enough, entire throw away albums. Those do not exist in the world of James Morrison. Everything that James Morrison has put out, three albums since 2006, are absolutely phenomenal.

I am convinced, through the weeks I have spent listening to all three albums on repeat, that there is never a bad time for James Morrison. Never. Sure, most of his songs deal with being hopelessly, desperately in love that the Earth itself just may spin out of control by the end of a song, but they have really great, catchy choruses and melodies that make you nod your head and mouth the words (or sing the words if you have a really great voice, a terrible voice that you won’t let hold you back, or if you’re alone) regardless of the mood you are in.

James Morrison is for good days, bad days, grey, sulky days, days when you feel like dancing, days where you play video games for hours on end and play the same three albums on a loop the entire time (yeah, I am totally speaking from personal experience here), and days when you desperately need to tell someone you love them with everything you are. Especially for days like that.

You have to think about who James Morrison is as a human when you find out that he put out his first album, Undiscovered, in 2006, when he was just 21 years old.

He was undiscovered then, but it didn’t take long for him to take the UK by storm with his soulful music of a heart lived fully, influenced and inspired by his mother’s record collection consisting of legends like Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, and Al Green.


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Kermit the Frog #MuppetsMostWanted

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

In celebration of the greenest day of the year here is a fun little greeting from everyone’s favorite green frog.

Muppets Most Wanted St Patrick's Day

Muppets Most Wanted opens in theaters everywhere on March 21st!

For everything Muppets Most Wanted check out Disney.com/Muppets. You can also follow the Muppets on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram @TheMuppets.

What are you doing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Are You the Ultimate Marshmallow? “Veronica Mars” Trivia & #VeronicaMarsMovie DVD Giveaway [Closed]

Veronica Mars is a special shiny fixture among geeky cult classic fandom. It could have long been said that Veronica Mars has some of the most dedicated fans, like that time they collectively hired a plane to fly over the CW offices carrying a banner reading “Renew Veronica Mars,” or sending 10,000 Mars Bars to CW after… Read More »

New #Maleficent Poster + Follow @Maleficent on Twitter

It has been a couple of months since we last heard anything about Disney’s upcoming Maleficent. If you have been waiting with bated breath for news, then check out the new poster of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent.

Maleficent

Unlike the first movie poster we saw, this look at the long-perceived evil villain from Sleeping Beauty lies on a light background and gives us a much more detailed view of how the character has come to life.

In other Maleficent-related news, you can now follow the official @Maleficent Twitter account.

Maleficent is due out in theaters May 30th.

Meet the Guardians of Marvel’s #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy + First Movie Trailer

After the successful global franchise takeovers of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America (including the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier, coming to theaters April 4th), and The Avengers, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos. Brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious… Read More »

Even Godzilla Can be Tamed by the #MONSTERSATISFACTION of Snickers — Fandango Gift Card + Snickers Bars Giveaway [Closed]

There aren’t many commercials out there that I can actually stand to watch. In my world, all of the shows I know I want to see, I let record to the DVR, and I never watch shows in real-time. Coming in about 20 minutes into an episode of a show pretty much guarantees you no… Read More »

Monday Morning Tunes: MoZella

Not to be confused with the browser Mozilla, MoZella is pure sultry soul, mixed with jazz and delightfully minimally-produced pop, wrapped in a sweet and sometimes lovesick introspection.

But what’s soul without desperate, unrelenting love?

I came across MoZella on accident, as is the case with most of the music that I end up going back to again and again.

The song “Light Years Away” is on one of the soundtracks of the old WB series One Tree Hill, which I was making my way through when I heard it for the first time.

Whether or not you were a fan of the show when it was on (I admittedly have notoriously cheesy taste in television) it had a very strong musical presence; both in the music that appeared in the show, and its revolving music-centric plot, musician cast members, and characters pursuing careers in the music industry. Music was such a big part of One Tree Hill that not only did a few different soundtracks come out for the show, but a website exists dedicated solely to every song that ever played during the show, organized by episode, season, and musical artist. It is still up and running, and I reference it frequently for music recommendations.

It’s ironic that I first stumbled upon MoZella kinda-sorta through television, given the fact that in 2005, her music was able to reach millions of television viewers when Mercedes-Benz featured her song “Amazed” in one of their ad campaigns. Her songs have also appeared in television ad campaigns for Verizon, Amazon Kindle, and Nissan. Television agrees with MoZella.


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