‘Pitch Perfect’ Soundtrack Sparks More Interest in Movie

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Photo courtesy of Universal Studios.

I have been looking forward to Pitch Perfect since the trailer came out in early June. A girl who calls herself Fat Amy and rival collegiate singing groups? What’s not to love?

The movie centers around two a capella groups at Barden University, the Barden Bellas and the Treblemakers, but the main character Beca (Anna Kendrick) doesn’t want to get involved with the rivalry. There has been a lot of hype around this movie created with the help of an a capella version of Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” where the fans participated and the pre-released riff off scene. These videos certainly piqued my interest in the soundtrack, which was released on Septmeber 25. So, I gave it a listen.

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‘The Avengers’ Run Down: What’s Next?

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Avengers DVD Blu-Ray

‘The Avengers’ will be available on Blu-ray and DVD September 25. Photo Courtesy of Marvel.

Since Marvel’s The Avengers comes out on DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow I thought it might be nice to see what the Avengers are up to since the defeat of Loki. At the San Diego Comic-Con in July, Marvel Studio’s president, Kevin Feige, announced the titles and character information for some upcoming Marvel movies.

More announcements and developments have happened since July, so I thought gathering all the information together might be the best way to celebrate the DVD release. Plus, I always love a good list.

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Fall TV Preview: Class of 2012

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Hayden Panettiere plays Juliette Barnes in ‘Nashville’ which premieres October 10. Photo courtesy of ABC.

What if the new Fall TV lineup were a part of your senior class, which superlatives do you think these shows would have won? Well, I thought I’d try to answer that question with some superlatives I wish we’d had when I was in high school. Of course these, like actual senior superlatives, are all in good fun. (Although I don’t doubt Hayden Panettiere could get into a catfight; I mean, did you see Bring It On: All or Nothing?)

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6 Fantastic Songza Playlists

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If you haven’t heard of Songza, here’s what you need to know: it puts Pandora and Spotify Radio to shame. Songza streams music online–either on their website or through their app–for free (with no ads!) through pre-made playlists based on genre, decade, moods and the time of day.

What are you doing on this Friday afternoon?

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‘Revolution’ Pilot Released Early Online and Sparks Interest

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‘Revolution’ premieres Monday Sept 17 at 10pm ET on NBC. Photo courtesy of NBC.

I have been looking forward to this new show, Revolution, since the previews first came out in late spring. A sci-fi show set in post-apocalyptic United States? I’m there. All forms of media have been churning out dystopian futuristic society stories since The Hunger Games movie got the green light. There was influx of this genre within Young Adult literature (Delirium, Divergent, Matched, etc.), which I have loved since it means less vampire lit on the bookshelves. Now, Revolution is running in that same vein, but aimed toward older audiences.

The show, produced by J.J. Abrams and written by Eric Kripke, is set to premiere next week, Monday September 17 at 10pm ET. However, NBC released the pilot two weeks early; fans can watch it at NBC.com or Hulu. So, of course I watched it. Continue reading

Teen Wolf Fanfiction Contest Opens New Possibilities

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MTV announced the Teen Wolf Fanfiction Contest on Aug 24. Photo courtesy of MTV.

I have no excuse for not blogging (because having a job totally doesn’t count) except that I’ve been working on my entry to the Teen Wolf Fanfiction Contest.

Now, I know fanfiction has a bad reputation for not being “real literature” or being “innately horrible,” but I grew up reading fanfiction. I started reading Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction when I was maybe twelve and it was something I was embarrassed about. Although my stepsisters were the ones to get me started, I didn’t talk to them about it. And I never, ever considered writing fanfiction, even when friends suggested I do so.

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