Friday, July 25, 2008

Biggest Fan

Wednesday night July 23rd 2008 Mimi & I drove down to San Diego to go to Comic Con. Now if you are like me you probably do not know what Comic Con is. It is a comic book convention, you know where you see people dressed up like characters from Star Wars & Star Trek and Super Heroes. No I did not dress up as anything, those who do dress up are the minority. Thankfully there is more to it than comic books. They show Trailers or sneak peeks for up coming movies and then have panels with the actors, directors, and producers. Basically all day Thursday I got to watch movie trailers and then hear the actors directors and producers talk about the movies. It was almost heaven.

Here was the line up:
The first panel of the day was for the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still with actors Keanu Reeves & Jennifer Connelly, director Scott Derrickson, and producer Erwin Stoff.
Highlight: Keanu was actually pretty funny, he even made a joke about him playing an alien with little personality.

The second panel was for Max Payne with actors Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Ludacris, and director John Moore.

Highlight: Mark was also funny he cracked a joke about New Kids on the Block reunion. Later he had everyone laughing again and he was even laughing and actually snorted which only made everyone laugh harder.

Surprise Visit...Hugh Jackman flew in from Australia and brought some clips of Wolverine which they had just finished shooting.

Now I may have never read a comic book before, but growing up I did watch X-Men the cartoon. My sister Debbie would and I would watch it with our brothers and we all had our favorite characters mine was Storm. I love the X-Men movies they were my favorite super hero movies until Batman Begins came out. The clips I saw of Wolverine look amazing it should be awesome.

Highlight: Hugh Jackman coming out and saying "I know what your thinking this guy is way too tall to play Wolverine."

Next up Summit had three movies they did panels for the first was for a movie called Push with actors Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou, Camilla Belle and director Paul McGuigan.
Highlight: Chris Evans was answering a question about the kind of movies he had played in and he used the word "Fantastical" to describe Fantastic Four. Everyone started to laugh someone told him what he said and he started to laugh and said hey I didn't go to college. Then he smiled his hollywood smile and said I am really good at this press thing.

Their second panel was for a movie called Knowing—Director Alex Proyas appears in person to introduce never-before-seen footage for his new major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage.

And of course their third and last movie was Twilight. The panel consisted of Director Catherine Hardwicke, author Stephenie Meyer, and the cast—including Robert Pattinson (Edward), Kristen Stewart (Bella), Cam Gigandet (James), Rachelle LaFevre (Victoria), Edi Gathegi (Laurant), and Taylor Lautner (Jacob)

Highlights: When Robert Pattinson (Edward) was told by a screaming fan that she loved him his response was "good". Catherine Hardwick (director) announced that they did get a Muse song for the movie!!!

Disney: Race to Witch Mountain, Stars Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino and director Andy Fickman

This was a fun panel the director was very funny and Dwayne was hilarious and very charming.

Dark Castle: Ninja Assassin, Rain, Naomie Harris & director James McTeigue.

Since I had never seen or heard of Rain (Korean singer, dancer, model and actor) I did not know that I loved him but now I think I do. When asked by a fan why he decided to do American films he answered "the girls".

Rocknrolla staring Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, Idris Elba, director & writer Guy Ritchie & producer Joel Silver.

Highlight: Gerard told a crazy woman dressed up like a queen or something that she was weird.

All in all the day was great there were two panels I did not mention because they sucked one was about a horror movie but at least it was short. The second was for a animated video called Wolverine vs Hulk. I don't know how long the video was but I honestly thought I was going to die, or at least wished I would. I now know how my friend Brent felt when we saw Enchanted and he said he wished he had brought his fork from dinner to gauge his eyes out. But I don't feel like I can complain too much about it since I was at a comic book convention. But it really was a great day and I loved to see the actors be nervous, tongue tied, gracious and just human.

Here are some pictures of people in costumes, because it just would not be comic con with out them.
These are the ghost busters it appears they are having some sort of prayer circle..

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do You Remember

Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.

I am It

Alexis tagged me, it was taking me a very long time to answer so I gave up and only answered the ones I wanted. Sorry Alexis, but here you go...

I'm Passionate About...
1. The Gospel of Jesus Christ
2. Family
3. Friends
4. Travis
5. Muse
6. Jane Austen
7. Twilight
8. Humor/Laughing

Can Listen to Over and Over...and Over Again...
Songs I could hear everyday
1. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
2. I Will – The Beatles
3. Indefinitely - Travis
4. Don’t Panic - Coldplay
5. I Could Die for You – Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Northern Sky – Nick Drake
7. Sweet Thing – Van Morrison
8. New Born – Muse
9. February Stars – Foo Fighters
10. D’yer Mak’er – Led Zeppelin
What I am listening to right now on repeat
11. Glorious - Muse
12. Get Up - Travis
13. Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead
14. The Good Old Days – The Lodger
15. Wake Up – Arcade Fire
16. I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson
17. Brightly Wound - Eisley
18. A Minor Incident - Badly Drawn Boy
19. You’re Ex–Lover is Dead - Stars
20. Cherry Tulips – Headlights

The past 8 books I've read...
1. How to Take The Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
2. A Company of Swans
3. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
4. Elsewhere
5. The Host
6. Poison Study
7. City of Bones & City of Ashes
8. Pretties, Uglies, Specials & Extras

Things I say often...
1. What the – (I know I say this a lot because my niece will always add Heck)
2. Mother!
3. Never underestimate what you can find on the internet
4. Of course
5. Absolutely I do
6. Are you kidding me?
7. Seriously?
8. Bloody

Random Things About me...
1. Besides reading Jane Austen I have seen 17 movies either based on her books or her life. (Nine of which I own)
2. When I was a toddler I spoke with a French accent.
3. I own a lot of James Dean memorabilia (posters, magnet, trash can, book, license plate & a life size stand up.)
4. If I could be a super hero it would be Jem, my power would be to turn into a Rock Star.
5. Mimi & I wrote some fake Breaking Dawn quotes and just over a thousand people looked at them today alone. ~Crazy

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Strung Out

I stumbled upon something that has made my day. It is called The String Quartet Tribute. If you visit their website you can see they have covered bands from Led Zeppelin to Radiohead, from Foo Fighters to Elliot Smith, from Snow Patrol to The Beach Boys and I have not even begun to scratch the surface they have around 280 albums to pick from. Here are a few of my favorite songs "strung out".

Weezer ~ Buddy Holly

Coldplay ~ Clocks

Muse ~ New Born

Muse ~ Time is Running Out

I love that whoever made the Muse videos put them to the music videos, I think it makes it better. You can also download the songs on itunes.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Back to you

I have these two friends Melanie and Melissa we use to work together and although it has been almost two years since we have worked together we have stayed close. We all love The Office and during the season we meet at Melanie's house and watch it together. On one of these nights a few months ago there was discussion about movies I had not seen (There Will Be Blood & No Country for Old Men) but I felt a need to contribute to the conversation so I said, the girl in No Country for Old Men is married to Dougie the bass player from Travis. Melanie laughed and said everything always comes back to Travis & Muse. Then her husband Jeff asked if Travis and Muse were connected I told him no, only by my love.

I wonder if Melanie was aware of how true that statement was. Today while at church a friend asked me what I thought of Travis's new EP another friend only heard us talking about music and asked me if we were talking about Muse. I had to laugh and say no Travis he responded with oh yes your real number one.

I started this blog September of 2007 and have done a total of forty four posts (including this one) in those forty four posts I mention Travis, eleven times (counting this post) & Muse, five.

Just to prove that I am not the only one who loves Travis & Muse here is a fan made video I found on youtube called Travis & Muse - Can't take my eyes off of you