Monday, January 31, 2011

Spring 2011 Movie Preview, Part 2

No time to dwell on the best movies of 2010! ...Well, that's a dirty lie -- there is PLENTY of time to dwell on the best movies of 2010, and expect me to do so in some depth. But we can also take time to look ahead at the first few months of 2011 and the ... interesting mix of movies found therein. I'm chucking January as a no man's land (sorry, Green Hornet) and starting in February. Yes, I know "spring" isn't for another couple months, but Feb.-April is a seasonal grey area, and we should all just deal.

[Previously: Part 1]

Movie: Drive Angry 3D (Patrick Lussier)
High-Concept Synopsis: Nicolas Cage. ...Okay, if you'd like to know more: Cage plays a criminal who breaks out of hell in order to seek revenge against the cult who murdered his daughter (and to save his granddaughter). William Fichtner plays the demon assigned to stop him. Amber Heard is the short-shorts-wearing piece of tail.
Who Will Be Seeing It: The same people who paid good money for the last Nicolas Cage piece of crap (I should know, I'm one of them). William Fichtner enthusiasts (he does seem to be the liveliest part of this whole thing). People who are REALLY invested in this whole 3D concept.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: The same people who paid good money to laugh at the last Nicolas Cage piece of crap (I should know, I'm one of them). People who are sick to goddamn death of Amber Heard being cast in every fucking thing. People who's zeal for terrible movies in fast cars is going to be satiated by the fifth Fast and the Furious movie this spring.
Why I'd See It: You know, the trailer, in all its Fichtner-y glory, actually made this look like it could be a junky good time. But I know how quickly that good time can go away when Nicolas Cage is involved. February 25


Movie: Hall Pass (Peter and Bobby Farrelly)
High-Concept Synopsis: Owen Wilson and Jason Sudekis hate their stupid wives and thus are overjoyed when they get a "hall pass," aka one week where they get to not be married and have SO MUCH SEX, you guys. Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer collect paychecks and lament the state of female roles in comedies. Richard Jenkins lowers himself.
Who Will Be Seeing It: Fans of battle-of-the-sexes comedies which are just so underrepresented in today's marketplace. Jason Sudekis fans, who are just happy he's getting a shot at a lead role. Farrelly Brothers fans hopeful that they're back to doing truly offensive movies rather than the Fever Pitches and Heartbreak Kids of the world.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: Husbands who can't get away from their awful harpy wives long enough to see a movie for bros. People who like this uniformly strong cast too much to watch them in something so unlikeable. Anybody who caught the Joy Behar cameo in the trailer.
Why I'd See It: As you may have gleaned, this one offers almost zero appeal to me. I realize that the movie is making fun OF these doltish husbands as much as it's making hay of their henpecked condition, but that really doesn't make it better. February 25


Movie: Shelter (Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
High-Concept Synopsis: Julianne Moore's a shrink whose patient (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) has multiple personalities, each one a murder victim. Somehow, there are also religious overtones.
Who Will Be Seeing It: People who really liked that Frances McDormand scene in Primal Fear. People who really like demonic-possession movies. People who love Jonathan Rhys Meyers and are happy that he's got a story-based reason for all the pouting.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: People who have seen Julianne Moore travel down the supernatural genre before. People who aren't sure what dumb-headed twist will reveal itself in the final ten minutes but are nevertheless certain there will be one. People who are fairly certain that supporting players Frances Conroy, Nathan Corddry, and Jeffrey DeMunn can do better.
Why I'd See It: This used to be exactly the kind of bad movie I'd fool myself into thinking could be good on the basis of actors I like and a freaky premise. But I've been burned so many times. February 25


Movie: The Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi)
High-Concept Synopsis: Matt Damon is an aspiring politician whose star-crossed meeting with ballet dancer Emily Blunt runs counter to the plans of the men who make sure the universe unfolds as it should. They're called the Adjustment Bureau (among them Terrence Stamp, John Slattery, and Anthony Mackie). Damon must defy his pre-determined path to be with her, and the Bureau is not about to let that happen. Based on a Philip K. Dick story (aren't they all?).
Who Will Be Seeing It: Movie fans starved for anything that looks even halfway decent, after the shit sandwich that was February. Fans of British actresses like Blunt being able to actually keep their British accents despite being in an American movie (let's let this become a trend, huh?). Fans of John Slattery wearing suits.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: Audiences fatigued by the "somebody's manipulating reality" genre. People who are a bit nervous about first-time director Nolfi. Anybody who saw the last few Philip K. Dick adaptations, like Next and Paycheck.
Why I'd See It: Maybe it's just the dearth of better options this spring, but I am super excited for this one. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt have great chemistry, just from the trailer alone. And everybody looks so sharp in their suits and fedoras! The only downside is that they couldn't have gotten Matt Bomer to make an appearance while on his White Collar lunch break. March 4


Movie: Take Me Home Tonight (Michael Dowse)
High-Concept Synopsis: Holy shit, it's the '80s! (Okay, you want specifics? Topher Grace is the aimless college graduate attending the "Less Than Zero" style first-weekend-home party where he ends up fronting to the Pretty But Bitchy And Probably Wrong For Him Girl of His Dreams that he works at Goldman Sachs or some such. Meanwhile, his sister (Anna Faris) is getting proposed to by Chris Pratt. It's One Crazy Night of partying and major life decisions, all set to a self-conscious '80s soundtrack!)
Who Will Be Seeing It: Anyone for whom the above clichéd description sounds JUST FINE. Fans of charismatic leads Topher Grace and Anna Faris, even if the trailer sometimes makes it seem like they're best friends who should end up together instead of siblings. People who might see it only for the title song, easily one of the top 5 "Holy Crap, That's So '80s" songs of all time.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: Audiences who've had any and all '80s nostalgia purged right out of them by movies like Hot Tub Time Machine. People who are now really freaked out by Grace and Faris as brother and sister (they REALLY seem like the romantic leads!). People who are sick of the Obnoxious Fat Sidekick trop in general and of Dan Fogler's take on the archetype specifically.
Why I'd See It: Look, I'm not going to lie: more than 50% of my enthusiasm for this is based on how much I love the song. But, yes, I also enjoy the actors (including a chance to see Faris and Chris Pratt, real-life marrieds, as an on-screen couple), and One Last Crazy Night movies are just my kind of guilty pleasure. March 4


Movie: Beastly (Daniel Barnz)
High-Concept Synopsis: High-school pretty boy Alex Pettyfer gets a bit too arrogant, run afoul of gypsy witch Mary-Kate Olsen (as we all must at least once in this life), and ends up cursed with a hideously scarred visage. Can Vanessa Hudgens love him anyway??
Who Will Be Seeing It: Fans of really ridiculous-looking fairy-tale adaptations. Fans of anything in which Mary-Kate Olsen shows up as a gypsy witch AND Neil Patrick Harris as a snarky tutor. Fans of operatic high school drama writ large.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: People who sides with Zac Efron and not Hudgens after the breakup (so: everybody). People who only see the "bad movie" part of the "awesomely bad movie" description. People who want to see Alex Pettyfer deliver in one of the 3,000 movies he's in this year before plunking down 12 bucks to see him all disfigured.
Why I'd See It: This looks ridonk, but the trailer suggests the right kind of ridonk. March 4


Movie: Battle: Los Angeles (Jonathan Liebesman)
High-Concept Synopsis: Aliens attack. We fight back. Shaky cameras make it all look VERY real.
Who Will Be Seeing It: People who enjoy a good alien invasion movie. People who enjoy third-tier casting choices like Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynihan, and Michael Peña. People who were into the impressive and weirdly operatic trailer.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: Pinkos who think we should do gay shit like imagine peaceful contact with aliens. Folks who wonder why they couldn't at least cram a Bruce Willis cameo into this for some marquee value. Plugged-in moviegoers who figure director Liebsman must've done something wrong with this in order to score the Clash of the Titans sequel as a follow-up.
Why I'd See It: That trailer does make it seem like a solid actioner -- like all the blow-uppy parts of District 9 played out for a couple hours. And I am weirdly fond of Michelle Rodriguez. March 11


Movie: Jane Eyre (Cary Fukunaga)
High-Concept Synopsis: Among the misty moors of England, a vulnerable young woman (Mia Wasikowska) moves into a creepy house that might be haunted but definitely houses a ridiculously hot, slender man (Michael Fassbender).
Who Will Be Seeing It: Fans of Charlotte Bronte's beloved novel, who have gone without a filmed adaptation since 2006. Fans of couldn't-be-hotter rising stars Wasikowska and Fassbender (also Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, and Sally Hawkins). Fans of director Fukunaga's quietly devastating breakthrough film Sin Nombre.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: People who are kind of ooked out by the age difference between prospective lovers Wasikowska (21, though she's never played that old) and Fassbender (33, and already making a name for himself and deflowering teens on screen). Audiences who need another costumey English drama like they need a hole in the head. Wuthering Heights fans who are pissed that this beat Andrea Arnold's Emily Bronte adaptation to theaters (and to casting Fassbender).
Why I'd See It: I totally flipped for Fukunaga's Sin Nombre (my #10 film of 2009), and while I can't say I don't wish he were taking on less trod-over story material, it'd be pretty cool if he brought something totally new out of it. March 11


Movie: Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke)
High-Concept Synopsis: The classic grim fairy tale gets an update that leaves events in medieval times but places it squarely in the middle of the Twi-hard milieu. Amanda Seyfried plays the crimson-cloaked girl in a village that's in the throes of werewolf hysteria. Shiloh Fernandez plays the boy she loves who might possibly be a wolf.
Who Will Be Seeing It: Twilight fans eager to see Hardwicke brings that Forks vibe to medieval Bavaria (or wherever). Fans of Amanda Seyfried's big ol' eyeballs. People who have taken a gander at this Shiloh Fernandez person.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: People who resent having heavy-breathing, star-crossed teen romances shoved into their gothic fairy tales. People who are pretty sure they've guessed the big twist ending even without knowing for sure that there will be a big twist ending. People who'd like to see Seyfried stop making movies about mooning over boys.
Why I'd See It: I mean ... I suppose it might be fun? Okay, this looks awful. But I definitely want to see if I'm right in my steadfast conviction that the BIG SHOCKING TWIST is that Seyfried herself is actually the werewolf. No spoilers, just an awesome guess. March 11


Movie: Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
High-Concept Synopsis: British author encounters, spends a flirty, talky, romantic afternoon with French woman in romantic Italy. Are they meeting for the first time? Catching up after years apart? It's all very vague and European.
Who Will Be Seeing It: Cannes devotees, following the brilliant festival buzz this got last spring. Juliette Binoche fans, eager to see a performance that earned her the Best Actress award at Cannes. People intrigued by occasional comparisons to Before Sunset.
Who Won't Be Seeing It: People who don't much dig "vague and European." People who didn't much dig Before Sunset. People who will take their moviegoing cues from pretentious and snooty American film festivals, thank you.
Why I'd See It: Frankly, it had me at "talky, French, Before Sunset, Juliette Binoche." March 11
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sounds of My Commute No. 003 (animated GIF edition)

Gif Created on Make A Gif

Thought I'd try something different, and excuse the extreme crudeness of my technique [Like how it cuts off about 2/3s of the way across the page; will try to re-size later. First attempt at animated GIFs!]. But that little sassy neck-snap up there might just me my favorite moment of Justin Timberlake's career (non-SNL division). Here's the full video, which is just the hottest thing:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So Let's Talk About Greek


Because I honestly think this week's episode --"All About Beav" -- was the best hour this show has ever done, and I need to work it out in an honest and trusting environment. But consider the following feathers in its cap:

-- It took a gimmick episode -- the "[SHOW] Through the Eyes of a Minor Character" trope that Scrubs would occasionally try, to diminishing returns -- and really made it work, both inside and outside the gimmick. Watching Beaver Gump his way around CRU would have been an enjoyable one-off curiosity. But paralleling his story with Casey -- who is feeling overwhelmed and dumb and scared and ... Beaverish in law school -- was kind of brilliant.

-- It took the pleasantly two-dimensional Beaver and made him three-dimensional without going for the easy "Oh, he's nothing like you think he is" joke. He's everything we think he is, only more, and deeper, and sweeter, and suddenly kind of sexier.

-- It re-integrated Catherine into the show, and I love Catherine. She's smart! She's neurotic! She lets Sloe Gin Fizzes go right to her head! Pairing her and Beaver together would absolutely be my favorite romantic pair on TV, except for ... well, we're getting there.

-- Heath's sister is Rebecca's pet pledge, and I have VERY high hopes for her.

-- Heath himself as a Hot Cop!

-- I can't say the Rebecca/Evan/Cappie shenanigans weren't the one pedestrian storyline in the episode. They were. But they contained more than a few moments of Cappie showing off his arms, AND they sowed the seeds of Becks dumping Evan on his smug, doesn't-he-look-like-the-Craigslist-killer ass somewhere down the line.

-- Speaking of which: Rusty dumped that awful girl Dana!

-- And best of all: they're totally making Rusty/Ashleigh happen. I feel like I wished for this so much I made it happen, like how Oprah created herself a sister with The Secret. I LOVE YOU, RASHLEIGH! Er ... ASHTY! Gotta work on that...

My take on Greek has always been that I love it most for its modesty. It's so incredibly of itself -- confident and relaxed inside its own skin, which in turn helped everything that unfolded within the show feel natural and unforced. Here was one instance where the show decided to stretch, and it really paid off. I feel like a proud older sibling. Casey Cartwright to Greek's Rusty. Well done, lil' show.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Return of Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent

I started off writing a blurb about the return of RuPaul's Drag Race for the sidebar, but it soon became clear that no one sidebar could contain my enthusiasm. I'm so happy this show is back! I'd scoped out the queens on LOGO.com a few weeks ago, and I admit I was a smidge underwhelmed by what seemed like too many low-key ladyboys. But OH did the season premiere quell my fears. Let's take the cast in order of my favorites to my least favorites.

Mariah
You know, my first impression was that Mariah was going to be trouble. But every minute I see of her, I love her more and more. This bitch gives fantastic interview. Her competition skills could use some work, though: that ice-queen fur-collared jacket was great this week, but those dowdy slacks were worse than an afterthought.


Yara Sofia
Crazy. All the incomprehensible joy of my darling Yessica Wild last season, but with an even better face. When she bellowed at Mimi "Joo bettah pullyourselftogethergurl" in the work room, I swooned. Plus she fashioned reindeer antlers for herself in the challenge AND managed to show her body without it looking like a lazy display (...ahem, Carmen).

Manila Luzon
I'm actually encouraged by her being the boyfriend of Sahara Davenport from last season, not only because it ups the chances of the queens referencing "ki-ki" in the Interior Illusions Lounge, but also because the odds are that one queen in an all-drag relationship will be the awesome one. And it wasn't Sahara. Manila's getting a lot of talking-head time, which bodes well for her staying power (this was my early season theory on Jujubee last season, and that turned out). And that snow-bunny outfit, complete with muff, was divine.

Raja
I'm either really proud or really embarrassed to say that I spotted Raja right away as Sutan, the makeup artist from America's Next Top Model. I love how non-traditional Raja's drag is -- walking in with her little penis hat and all. But I worry that she doesn't seem to be very good at making friends. I know, I know. No one's here to make friends. But I need a bitch with some magnetism to her personality, too.

Phoenix
Traditionally, my aligning with the queen who looks cutest as a boy has yielded a mixed bag (Shannel in Season 1, not so good; Raven and Pandora in Season 2, excellent). And I'm already sensing a waft of egotistical asshole coming from Phoenix. But that runway look was HOT, and damned if that deep Southern voice don't do it for me.

Delta Work
I did not think very much of Delta at all, despite having clearly the best name of all the queens (Delta WERK!). That opinion changed a bit once I experienced her "Kwanzaa Realness" outfit on the runway, and it changed a lot when I saw her really throw down on "Untucked." I'm listening, Delta.


Shangela
Oh, girl. You know I loved the dearly departed Shangela last season (she even appeared in an episode of Terriers last fall, as if to further court my affections). I was overjoyed to see her return ... and dismayed to see her once again fall to the bottom of the pack. I mean, look: I actually don't think her Christmas outfit was that bad -- it fell victim to Santino's continued insistence on judging this show like it's Project Runway and not fucking DRAG -- but it certainly wasn't great. And that Lip Synch for Your Life was a sad display. No more stripping down as a sign of "putting it all on the line," 'kay, queens? Just work it like a professional.

India Ferrah
I'm placing her this high only because she looks like she has a confident style and she might pull something off that's really cool. But for now, I'm stuck staring at those ridiculous Styrofoam breasts all day, and that's when I'm not looking at her face. That's right, I'm judging based on a face. It's legitimate!


Mimi Imfurst
I will give Mimi credit -- that Immaculate Mary holiday outfit turned out hilarious and awesome. But the last thing I need in my life is a crying queen. Joo bettah pullyourselftogethergurl!




Carmen Carrera
Our new Tatiana? A bangin' girlish body with nothing else to offer? That's about where I'm at, right now. Subject to the killer "Untucked" takedown (from, I think, Mariah): "If I wanted to see a real girl, I'd have gone to a mall."



Alexis Mateo
An absolutely exhausting bitch whose bitchery isn't even funny (like Mariah's) or intimidating (like Phoenix's). No use!





Stacy Layne Matthews
Look, all due love to the heffa queens, but Stacy Layne is pushing all my buttons. And not the right ones! The listless demeanor combined with the persecution complex she exhibited on "Untucked" (Phoenix may have been a bitch to her, but she was right: if Stacy didn't want to hear that nobody thinks much of her drag, she should have asked everyone repeatedly for their opinions). She's like a crappy-named version of Mystique, except bitch ain't even from Chicago!


Venus D-Lite

Bye, bitch!







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Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Week in TV

Community (1/20)
A better episode than the last few before Christmas break. This one just seemed like a normal Community episode, which is definitely what I was asking for. And I'm certainly going to enjoy an episode that gives me this much wonderful Troy material (his awkward sex investigation with Theo Huxtable; "Kettle corn? That's a fun time snack!"). But the Jeff/Annie storyline continues to feel more forced than it should, and there was definitely too much Chang for my comfort. But...better. Definitely.

30 Rock (1/20)
I'd like for the show to find different ways for Danny to fit in than merely as Jenna's foil, but man, Cheyenne Jackson is a joy to watch. But that was all secondary to an incredible Jack-Liz A-story with each of them trying to out-maneuver the other one (and the slow unfolding of the events at the wedding was great). And I will forgive everything about the loser "Jack must win over Congresswoman Latifah" storyline if we revisit Angie Jordan getting her own reality show. How is Sherri Shepherd so funny on this show and so awful everywhere else?

Parks and Recreation (1/20)
Just so, so, so happy this show is back, even if this episode was merely there to re-establish the dynamic with Adam Scott and Rob Lowe in the cast, as well as set up the Harvest Festival as the season's recurring goal (much like the Pit was in Season 1). But even all that plot business took place in and around another trip to Pawnee's gay bar (my beloved KNOPE poster!), Leslie coaching Ann through a date, and Ron Swanson getting his Bobby Knight on. What a wonderful show.

Cougar Town (1/19)
Well, right off the bat, I'm going to love an episode that features this much Laurie. But it's also a pretty shrewd episode in that respect, and shrewd is not a word that gets applied to this show often, even among those of us who love it. But I was intrigued at how the show acknowledged Laurie's tendency to go too far -- something that occasionally comes across as the show trying too hard to be funny -- and made it a character trait, same as Jules's obsessiveness or Ellie's meanness. The latter of which also got a good platform this week, and it was quite satisfying watching her dress down that snooty wine bar operator.

Top Chef: All Stars (1/19)
This episode may well have been the best episode of Top Chef I have ever seen. The most dramatically satisfying, at the very least. I have always been somewhat mystified at Bravo's attempts to brand the annual "Restaurant Wars" challenge, but this season's version finally did the trick for me. Watching Marcel's awfulness come home to roost was one thing (one glorious thing), but we also got to see Fabio's affinity for front-of-the-house work to flourish in ways beyond his usual flirting. There's an alternate universe where Dale's team crumbles under Dale's temper tantrums and Richard Blais's overly cutesy menu concepts (as it was, that smurfy "tuna in a can" got rightly dinged), but they all made it work.

Parenthood (1/18)
This show has more or less settled into a not unpleasant groove of a show that I can watch while I do other things without getting too emotionally involved in the proceedings. It's a slight downgrade from last season, one I can blame on Season 2's overreliance on William Baldwin and Hattie, neither of whom I give a crap about. This week's episode was a rare exception, and not coincidentally it's one of the few that has put Mae Whitman's Amber in the forefront.

Being Human (1/17)
I'm pretty happy that someone's finally found Sam Witwer the perfect role for his odd sexiness. I guess when you have a pasty face and bright red lips, the vampire craze is your friend. I never saw the original Brit series, but I was largely charmed by the American premiere. They're slow-playing the mega-arcs, which is good because I'm simply enjoying the interplay among the three main characters.
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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fringe, Season 3, Episode 10: "The Firefly"


"Why would the observer do all this?"

That's the question at the center of all the Fringe episodes that deal with our pale-faced, cue-ball-headed friend, isn't it? Why's he always doing the creepy shit he does? I admit, with the overarching story having shifted to Alt World in the latter half of Season 2 and the first half of Season 3, I kind of lost track of the Observer's whole deal. The "previously on" segment caught me up on the highlights: he saved young Peter from falling through the ice, but in doing so he upset the natural order of things, and he made need to correct that (the assumption being that Peter would have to die).

This was a good Observer episode in that it transferred the bulk of the story's mystery and emotional content to Walter, which is a sweet spot for the show. The subplot with Christopher Lloyd was a strong one, mostly for Lloyd's scenes with Walter. It all threatened to seem too pat, Walter's saved son being responsible for Lloyd's lost son. But the presence of the Observer in that storyline tends to give some purpose to unlikely symmetry like that. And the scenes with Lloyd playing the piano in reverie were quite lovely. (That said, the thing with the poisoned milk seemed to come right out of nowhere, a final-act "gotcha" that I think the show has become too good for.)

Overall, though, I was just happy to once again spend some time with Walter and Peter and Olivia and Ashram. And I guess the Friday-night ratings stayed pretty steady from what they were on Thursdays, which is good news! Fox has said if it can pull its Thursday numbers on Fridays, it stands a good shot at renewal. Which, um, is EXACTLY what I said when everyone was freaking out about the move, so...

It seems weird to say, in an episode that was like 75% Walter, 20% Peter, and 5% everyone else, but my favorite moments in the episode were all Olivia moments. Her conversations with Peter -- while still nominally about Sad Romantic Longing (of which I'd grown tired in the last episode) -- felt less designed to stretch out some romantic payoff and more to emphasize Olivia's awkwardness in adjusting to her old life in its entirety. (To that end, can we get Ari Graynor back for an episode as her sister?) This all payed off in my favorite scene, when Olivia's ringing phone interrupted Walter's hypnosis experiment. The role reversal with Walter was so jarring -- how far Olivia is now from the cool, stoic agent she was before she left. She just doesn't quite fit in anymore.

Stray Notes:

The whole mission of the Observes feels awfully close to the upcoming Matt Damon movie The Adjustment Bureau. Down to the suits and fedoras. I wonder if the Fringe folk were inspired by Philip K. Dick directly.

It feels like the last two seasons in their entirety have been hanging on the precipice of Peter dying. At some point, we're going to stop believing that his life is in danger. Time to pull that trigger or not, show.


More Fringe on Low Res:
Fringe 3.1 "Olivia"
Fringe 3.2 "The Box"
Fringe 3.3 "The Plateau".
Fringe 3.4 "Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Fringe 3.5, "Amber 31422"
Fringe 3.6, "6995 kHz"
Fringe 3.7, "The Abducted"
Fringe 3.8, "Entrada"
Fringe 3.9, "Marionette"
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Faces of the O-Town Reunion Tour

As I'm sure you've already heard, the early 2000s made-by-televison boy band O-Town is planning a reunion, ten short years after they first stormed the charts with "Liquid Dreams" and "All or Nothing." [And, yes, apparently Ashley Parker Angel isn't onboard. Yet! I choose to have faith!]

So in anticipation of the reunion that will define 2011, I thought I'd compile a little taste of what O-Town will be bringing back to the culture.

CLICK BELOW to see the Faces of the O-Town Reunion Tour: