The oh-so-beloved 1980s movie “Heathers” is now a musical. I’ll wait for a moment while you squeal with glee (at least, that’s how I’d react if I were you). Rumors that “Heathers” would be headed to the stage, along with several incarnations of the production, have made the rounds these past few years. The show is finally playing off-Broadway at New World Stages in Manhattan and a cast recording is set to release in June. Playbill has shared some rehearsal footage to give us a better idea of what to expect. Keep reading »
Filmmaker Christopher Wiegand drove all over the United States interviewing bloggers (mostly of the “mommy blog” variety, it seems) about why they do what they do, and I’m cautiously curious. As someone who is a bit infatuated with the land of blogging — I even wrote my thesis on it! — I’d like to see if Wiegand has revealed anything groundbreaking about this bizarre industry. The film’s description is confusing at best. According to Wiegand:
The name “American Blogger” came not because I am representing all of America but because I am traveling America (40 states) in my airstream and telling the story of the Blogger. This film is not supposed to be, nor is it, representing bloggers or America as a whole by any means. These are the women that said yes to my request, they knew my wife and trusted that I would tell this story in a positive way.
Um. Not what I was expecting. The film will be released on iTunes in early June, so you can find out for yourself just what this film is all about. Maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised? [IndieWire]
It’s been forever since I actually used a pencil (do I still remember how? Kidding! Kind of!), but after seeing this awesome set of hot pink “Clueless”-themed pencils, I’m ready to bring graphite back into my life in a big way. I actually used to have one of those feather pens that Cher uses in the movie (I used it to take my history tests in junior high), but these are way better. They’ll go perfectly with my plaid mini skirt, knee-highs, and the loqued out Jeep daddy bought me. [$8 for set of 6, The Carbon Crusader]
I can’t believe I still haven’t seen “Muppets Most Wanted.” Not only does it feature all my favorite Muppets, it’s got two of my favorite comedians, Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, and a cameo from my favorite singer of all time, Celine Dion. Life dream status. Anyway, while doing press for the movie, Celine answered a few important questions — including which muppet she has a crush on — in her trademark Celine style (read: a little crazy). Hopefully her hubby Rene doesn’t have jealousy issues surrounding frogs… [YouTube via Gawker]
Remember when Jennifer Lawrence manically cleans the house while singing “Live And Let Die” in “American Hustle”? Well, she also filmed a scene singing to “Evil Ways” by Santana. I think the director made the right call in choosing the first song (no song has more drama than “Live And Let Die”), but I’m all for extra footage of JLaw dancing it out, so let’s rejoice that this scene was released! [TIME]
We all know those loud moviegoers who obnoxiously slurp on their sodas, text, and shout to one another throughout the whole film. Apparently, Coke does too, and used their latest ad to edit those oh-so-rude audience members right into the film. The audience thought they were just seeing a normal movie, and their surprise at seeing their own faces onscreen is a lot more … positive than I would have expected. I guess when you’re caught loudly slurping your Coke on celluloid, the only thing you can do is laugh! [YouTube]