Thursday, November 01, 2007

The First Oscar Contender of the Year!

I haven't even seen it yet but I'm predicting that Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, and Sasha Baron Cohen will come away huge at the Oscars in '08.

The Tim Burton-directed flick adapts the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical to the big screen. Not like your "Hairspray," "Dreamgirls," or "RENT," Sweeney Todd is dark and dreary, and possibly downright gory story of a man (Depp) who's life is taken away by a judge (Rickman). Sweeney returns to England after being sent off to Australia, his family gone.

With revenge in mind, he joins forces with a baker (Carter) to create some meat pies that are all the rave -- but do you really want to know the secret ingredient?

Depp et al. all do their own singing. Be sure to wait around for a duet between Johnny and, Rickman.

Make sure you see Sweeney Todd -- opening in theatres on Dec. 21st. You can watch the trailer here:

X-Files Sequel Release Date Named

For those of you who can just feel my excitement exuding from your computer screens, the sequel to "The X-Files" movie will be released on July 25, 2008.

The film brings back the characters of Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) to the big screen. Shooting begins Dec. 10 in Vancouver according to Fox execs. A majority of the series was filmed in Canada before relocating to LA.

When we last left the FBI duo, they were on the lam after Fox's "abduction" by aliens and Scully's supposed alien-baby birth. We've already found out what happened to his sister, Samantha. So, what could be in store for the next film...?

Fox says that the film will be a stand-alone piece written and directed by the series creator, Chris Carter. It looks to be more of a horror story than delving into the depths of conspiracy in our government -- I guess we get too much of that already in real life, huh?

The sequel's predecessor was released in 1998 and grossed over $189 million. The show ended a nine-year run on Fox in 2002.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Best Cookies in the Air Now Available In Stores!

For all of you loyal Midwest Airlines passengers who can't seem to get enough of those chocolatey cookies, well today is a great day for you!

Starting today, at six area Sendik's stores -- including Wauwatosa, Franklin, and Mequon -- you'll be able to buy packs for 32 frozen cookies for $8.99.

Time to get those ovens rared up for some cookie goodness!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Do I Have to Turn Into Bridezilla?

We get a letter yesterday from Hotel Metro. Mind you, we signed our contract for our wedding and reception over a month ago. They have yet to put our deposit onto our credit card.

Well, the Director of Sales sends us a letter. First, and most annoyingly, he addresses it to Ms. Christina Relacion and Mr. Brian Fiennel.

OK...if you're going to send me correspondence -- get my future hubbie's name right! (Especially if his last name is spelled "Finnell" under the comments area about how we want the signs to read to direct our guests).

Anyways, it states that the price for our deposit which we signed our contract for is no longer valid and that we owe $500.

Did I miss something? Isn't what you sign the contract to "contractually bind" you and the place of business to that said price? Maybe I'm just imagining things, but that's what I thought it meant.

This is already on top of us having our first Event Coordinator MIA for the first three months. Don't get me wrong -- Michelle -- our new EC is absolutely amazing. But...I'm really starting to get scared by the incompetence of this place.

We think we may have to start researching and visiting new places for the ceremony and reception to have a back-up plan. Or, we may be going with a completely alternate plan that I really don't want to have to do -- it involves a court, us getting married without all of our friends, and just having a fun weekend with whoever can come, me not wearing a dress, and then having everyone come to our crazy-cool Disney reception in three or five years (depending on when you think the world is going to end -- if you believe Nostradamus is 2011, if its the Mayan calendar -- you have another year -- longggg story...)

On other kinda happy news, my dress is in. I haven't had time yet to go in and have my first fitting. Who knows if I'll actually need it now...