Friday, May 30, 2008

Lex's Short and Spoiler-Free SATC Movie Review


Last night I was lucky enough to get tickets to a 7:30 sneak peek showing of the highly-anticipated Sex and the City Movie. After about 60 minutes of waiting in line, getting our purses searched for cameras, and laughing at those who "dressed the part" (seriously, we saw people in very fancy dresses and stilettos - have fun sitting for 2.5 hours in that), we finally were allowed to take our seats, and after NO COMMERCIALS AND ONLY ONE PREVIEW (that never happens!), the movie every girl (and gay guy) had been waiting for was about to begin.

So, how was it? As Carrie Bradshaw would say: "fabulous." It had its share of laughter, tears, fashion, and, of course, puns. Obviously I wouldn't take my boyfriend (any girl who drags her boyfriend along literally has NO FRIENDS) or my brother to see it, but fans of the show will love it. And normally I hate long movies, but the 2.5 hours went by very quickly. Finally, I felt that all of the ladies brought their A-game for the movie. I know that Carrie runs the ship, but all of the women really gave their best performances this time. Fans of the show: don't miss it.

(PS -And if you want spoilers, I support that, and will happily oblige. Do Carrie and Big finally walk down the aisle, or is that just a dream sequence? Is Charlotte finally pregnant? Does anyone die? Is Miranda really in dire need of a bikini wax? Leave a comment with your e-mail address and ye shall receive.)

xoxo,
Lex

Monday, May 26, 2008

Said with a stereotypical lisp......



I wonder why they never sold these when I was young enough for Happy Meals.

(Image courtesy of The Consumerist)

Happy Memorial Day,
Lex

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I wonder how you say "crossword puzzle" in Japanese.

This is from last night's SNL episode, hosted by Steve Carell. It also features an awesome Ricky Gervais cameo. Enjoy!



xoxo,
Lex

Friday, May 16, 2008

Told you I'd be talking about it with myself.

If you watched last night's Office finale, were you as surprised as I am? If you didn't watch it, please do so here (for free with limited commercial interruption, courtesy of Hulu) so that I won't seem like such a loser. Speaking of losers, apparently last night Officetally crashed after so many people tried to log on after the finale's conclusion. Yes, I was one of them, but let's keep that between us.



PS - Pam, I have no sympathy for you. I've been waiting 5 1/2 years and still, nothing.

xoxo,
Lex

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Listapolooza.

Happy Thursday, everyone! In honor of today being almost Friday, here's a fun list.

Lex's Top 3 Upcoming Events:

3. Tonight's season finale of The Office. Even the preview announcer guy knows it's going to be awesome. He knows we'll be talking about it tomorrow. I know I will - most likely with myself. SPOILER ALERT: There are none! I love spoilers, and NBC is keeping the plot for this super secret, so I honestly am going into this episode with no idea of what to expect.




2. The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup victory:




1. The Sex and the City Movie! Here is my vision of what the future holds for Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. And by "my vision" I mean "a video I stole from Funny or Die."


Happy Belated Birthday, Bea Arthur! She turned 85 on Tuesday. My grandma is also 85, but she is not nearly as cool as Lady Bea. I'm going to hell.
xoxo,
Lex

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Paper Chase



Oh Mtv, you have done it again. Another one of my Monday night gems is The Paper. From left to right in that picture (I think), is Dan, Adam, Cassea (back), Amanda Lorber (glasses), Alex, Trevor, and Giana.

Basically Amanda was named Editor-in-Chief by the newspaper advisor and all of those other bitches (except Cassea) are mad because they wanted it, too.

Amanda is clearly the star of The Paper (with Adam coming in a close second!). She is the Lauren Conrad of this show, serving as narrator and HBIC. I can't really explain Amanda to you, but just know this about her: she has inspirational quotes written on post-its hung on her wall, she talks to her dog frequently, and we see her doing yoga AND talking to her dog at the same time more than once. She's dramatic and different, and doesn't really seem to fit in with the majority of her paper staff.

The reason that this show is so great is the fact that it portrays bitchy teens as bitchy teens. Contrasting this with Laguna Beach's cast, which basically say "I don't like so-and-so, she's ugly," this show is SO MUCH BETTER. So far, I have seen all of the kids have a party and not invite Amanda, all of the kids go out to eat and not invite Amanda and then call her and passive aggressively insult her, and create a Wii character for the boxing game and then fight her... among other things. Call me crazy, but this seems to me to be more of a representation of how actual high schoolers behave...at least the ones that I know. This is a show about the super involved kids, which are fundamentally different than rich kids who don't do anything for school because they don't have to.

I feel slightly conflicted while watching the show because I see how mean these kids are being to Amanda behind her back, yet none of them (except drama queen Adam) will confront her about things to her face. On one level, I think their behavior is mean and wrong, and on another level I think it's hilarious and close to how I behaved in high school. I was on the newspaper staff and didn't like our editor-in-chief, and made her cry one day just because I didn't like her...I probably would do things differently if I had to do it over, but that's just what high school kids do... at least the high school kids I was hanging out with.

So to bottom line it: this show is awesome. You get to see cat fights, drama, and genuine teenage behavior. You might feel bad for Amanda, but I'm willing to bet she'll do fine once she gets out of high school and into some wonderful journalism program at the college of her choice.

Mtv's The Paper airs Mondays at 10:30 (after The Hills).

xoxo,

Lauren

The Hills are Alive?


Hello to any readers that we may have left... which is probably none. My co-author doesn't even read this blog anymore. Sadness. Well, I am currently jobless, and in about a week if I don't have a job, I'm heading to McDonald's to take your order. In the meantime, I'm going to try to update Soop a lot so we can get our audience back.

Allow me to chat about The Hills. This show is addicting, yet so boring and lame at the same time. I watch the damn thing every week and I DON'T KNOW WHY. It's perplexing. Anyway, for those of you who have more brain cells than I do, here's a recap of the most major drama that happened over the past three and a half seasons: Lauren and Heidi moved to The Hills to go to school and start their careers. They dated guys, shared secrets, and had fun together. Pretty soon, Sir Douche-a-Lot (Spencer Pratt) sought out Heidi and began to date her so that he could be on the show. He began pitting Heidi against Lauren at every turn and Lauren was concerned that this crazy d-bag was messing with her friend. Heidi decided to move in with Douchey and around this time is when the trouble began. SOMEONE (i.e. at least Spencer, if not Spencer and Heidi) decided to spread a rumor that Lauren had a sex tape with Jason Wahler (also from Laguna Beach). Maybe she has said sex tape, maybe she doesn't, but telling everyone about it is not something that your friends should generally do. Heidi threw a housewarming party and invited Lauren, Lauren didn't show. Lauren later confronted Heidi at a nightclub and made it clear that she didn't want to be friends anymore.

I think I have gotten all of you non-Hills watching people up to speed.

Now, whatever whatever, it's reality television, and we obviously don't know exactly what happened, but lately I have been hearing that Lauren needs to just move on (apparently she didn't want Heidi and D'bag at the finale after party http://perezhilton.com/2008-05-13-she-did-it-again-4). Ryan Secrest called her "unprofessional" on his radio show (which I uhhh accidentally listened to online for 20 minutes). Maybe I'm just a stubborn ho, but if I were Lauren, I don't think I would be so quick to move on either. People are essentially suggesting that you should let someone close to you fuck with you and then if you remember it for too long, you're being unreasonable. I respectfully disagree - especially seeing as Heidi and D just went on Tyra within the past two weeks to rehash all their issues with Lauren.
So anyway, that's my piece on The Hills. If Lauren Conrad wants to hate on Speidi for the rest of her life - go for it. Forgiveness is overrated, and I'm sooper serial about that.
Okay, I love you guys for serious... uh for serial. Please start reading again, I promise we'll give you some quality updates in the near future... and leave comments!

xoxo,
Lauren

P.S. the picture is Heidi and Lauren in better, less plastic days.