Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Vacation Pics

For anyone interested, the pics of my recent cruise to Progreso and Cozumel can be seen here:


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Episode 007 - Pre-Vacation Delay

Yay - laptop issues resolved (for the time being anyway)!! As I mentioned, this episode was recorded about 2 weeks ago, so the news and stuff is kind of old - but I wanted to get it up on the feed. Enjoy!

Shownotes will be up shortly.

ETA: Shownotes

Intro: www.nebulae.com

TV Show Recaps: Grey's Anatomy - "Piece Of My Heart" and "The Becoming;" Lost - "Something Nice Back Home" and "Cabin Fever."

TV News: Rob Thomas ceding reins of new 90210; Shenae Grimes (and possibly Hillary Duff), Dustin Milligan, Lori Loughlin, Jessica Walter, Michael Steger, and Tristan Wilds join the cast of the new 90210; Michael Rosenbaum will not be a series regular on Smallville next season; Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester will be back on Entourage next season to reprise her season 1 role of Justine Chapin; Alyssa Milano and Nathan Fillion have two ABC pilots; Gale Harold on Desperate Housewives; Mike O'Malley on Christian Slater's NBC spy drama My Own Worst Enemy; Katee Sackoff didn't get new CSI role; Lindsay Lohan has new recurring role on Ugly Betty; Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan O'Brien on Late Night; Nick Lachey gets new series on MTV; "Legally Blond" reality show on MTV; ABC has cancelled Men In Trees; Renee Zellweger's new Lifetime TV Movie; Catherine O'Hara to head up Good Behavior family; Brea Grant added to Heroes cast

Movies: Iron Man

Movie News: Iron Man 2 and other upcoming superhero movies announced;

DVD News: Birds of Prey: The Complete Series coming out on DVD (It will be available on Amazon.com on July 15th - check it out HERE)!

Podcasts: P.G. Holyfield/Murder at Avedon Hill; Podcast Junky; Mannerscast; The Geek Spin; PodCulture; Metamor City Podcast; Official Lost Podcast; Geek By Night; Chasing The Bard; Smodcast; Wormwood; Onthepodcast; Two Geeks A Mic And A Podcast; Joss'd; Let's Talk Joss

ETC: Can't Stop The Serenity screenings

Music: New Release Albums; song from Apple's new iPod commercial; Joaquin Phoenix to cut a new album; The Cure to release a single each month leading up to new Album in September


(1) "Dirty City" - Steve Winwood featuring Eric Clapton
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(2) "I Would" - Phil Vasser
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(3) "If You Leave" - OMD
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(4) "Watermelon Time" - Marcia Ball
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(5) "Outside Chance" - Heavy Trash
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(6) "That For Me" - Forever The Sickest Kids
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(7) "Better Off Alone" - Marie Digby
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(8) "That 70's Song" - Cab
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(9) "In Love With A Girl" - Gavin DeGraw
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(10) "The Age of the Understatement" - The Last Shadow Puppets
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~ Lisa T.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Podcast Delays

Sorry for the delay with episodes 7 & 8. I recorded Episode 7 about a week and a half ago and was hoping to get it uploaded to the podcast feed before I left on vacation last Friday (May 16th). Unfortunately, I've been having laptop problems and my upload attempts all day last Thursday were unsuccessful. I am now back from vacation and am still having laptop issues that I hope to resolve this weekend. I will be uploading Episode 7 as soon as I can and will record and upload Episode 8 soon thereafter. Again, I apologize for the delay and hope you'll stick with me while I try to sort out my crazy laptop issues! Thanks!

~ Lisa T.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Social Media World

Awesome blog post by Tabz about the power of social media!!


Monday, May 12, 2008

Speed Racer = Fun

I feel really bad that Speed Racer didn't do very well at the box office this weekend. I stopped by the Movie Tavern near my apartment on my way home from work last night on a whim to see Speed Racer and I actually enjoyed it. Although some of the plot elements were a little hard to follow (mostly because the pace of the movie is so fast), it was very visually appealing and I thought it did justice to the cartoon that was one of my favorite TV staples as a child. If you're looking for a "fun" movie, I highly recommend checking out Speed Racer.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A Geek's Guide to Summer Movies

Entertainment Weekly has posted "A Geek's Guide to Summer Movies" and I had to share!

1. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (May 22) - I'm not even gonna describe this one. If you don't know the deal, and don't already have a less-gainfully-employed friend holding your space on line, then you're not a real geek, and we can't even go any further.

2. THE MOTHER OF TEARS (June 6) - No, I don't know what this is about, and I'm a little too lazy to look it up (hey, my eyes are sleepy from GTA IV), but it's directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento — which automatically makes it worth investigating.

3. THE HAPPENING (June 13) - M. Night Shyamalan has a lot to answer for, after the floater that was Lady in the Water. The trailer for this Mark Wahlberg ''eco-thriller'' looks like he may be ready to make amends.

4. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (June 13) - Yes, from what we've seen in the most recent trailer, this looks like The Banner Identity. And the CG Hulk still looks a little rubbery. But I'll give Edward Norton the benefit of the doubt and check it out. (It's gotta be better than the last Hulk movie...right?)

5. GET SMART (June 20) - Could be drop-dead hysterical. Could be another stillborn TV-show revamp. Either way, it gives us another chance to gaze on the brunette wonder that is Anne Hathaway, so we're all good.

6. WANTED (June 27) - Okay, I didn't understand a blessed thing that was happening in director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch Russian sci-fi flicks. But they looked marvelous, and I'm hoping that look — layered over a story, about bad-ass assassins, that makes sense — will make this Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy-Morgan Freeman flick a comic-based film to reckon with.

7. HANCOCK (July 2) - Will Smith as a homeless superhero trying to get his crap together? Sold.

8. HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (July 11) - Guillermo del Toro is an honest-to-goodness artiste who just happens to really dig comics. I remember talking to The O.G. himself, Owen Gleiberman, about the first Hellboy movie and he said something to the effect of, ''Say what you will about what the movie's about, it's abundantly clear that del Toro is a real filmmaker.'' So, yes, go see.

9. THE DARK KNIGHT (July 18) - Yes, please.

10. SPACE CHIMPS (July 18) - On the title alone. But only after seeing The Dark Knight.

11. THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (July 25) - I really, really want to believe that this David Duchovny-Gillian Anderson sequel is better than the title.

12. THE ROCKER (August 1) - Rainn Wilson can do no wrong. Okay, that ''home skillet'' line in Juno was almost a criminal offense, but not his fault. Here, he's playing a middle-aged dude who becomes the drummer of a high-school band. Which sounds like the makings of a fine night of comedy.

13. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (August 1) - I think we can admit to ourselves that this one probably won't be very good. But Brendan Fraser does have a certain goofy charm, and Jet Li's the bad guy (probably, unless they make him the misunderstood antagonist — which is just lame enough to probably be what's going on). **Note - I am, however, a bit disappointed that Rachel Weisz isn't reprising her role as Evelyn. I mean, I adore Maria Bello but it will be weird to see a different person in the role.

14. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (August 8) - Seth Rogen + James Franco + pot-ty humor = the awesome.

15. TROPIC THUNDER (August 15) - While my tolerance for Ben Stiller can run hot and cold, a couple of people here have already seen this one, and we're singing its hosannas. Plus: Robert Downey Jr. as a black dude!

16. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (August 15) - One can only hope that this CG sequel isn't another opportunity for fond Star Wars memories to be dashed by the Lucasfilm machine. We can dream, can't we?

17. BABYLON A.D. (August 29) - Here's the thing: As a geek, there are just some movies you're honor-bound to see. And Vin Diesel as a post-apocalyptic courier transporting a hot diseased lady through the danger zone? Yes, you must go, or we take away your membership card.

So, what do you guys think? Did they leave any essential summer Geek movies out? Which ones are you excited to see?

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Iron Man - RDJ is my new imaginary celebrity boyfriend

So, I went to go see Iron Man last night. By myself, I might add, because apparently my roommate and his friends went to see it yesterday afternoon without inviting me. But, whatever ...

LOVED it! I'm not going to say anything more about it other than I think the casting was amazing and Jon Favreau did an awesome job directing a comic book superhero movie. Who knew? I mean, don't get me wrong - i adore Jon Favreau - but wasn't so sure he could pull off the superhero thing. And, oh yeah, it made me remember once again how much I am in love with Robert Downey, Jr. - something I seem to have forgotten since the last time I watched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang or Good Night, and Good Luck. You people need to keep reminding me of these things - that's what I pay you for isn't it? *cough*

I also followed the advice of all my Twitter friends and stayed through the (amazingly long - or was it just me?) end credits to watch the additional scene (which my roommate and his friends didn't know about and, consequently, missed - HA!), but I have to admit I'm probably going to lose some Geek Cred because I didn't understand what it meant. I mean, it was cool and everything - but I was totally confused as to why it was so important. So, I had to come home and Google it. So, yeah, I'm sure I just totally lost a lot of my Geek Cred (if I even had any to begin with). It's just that I don't really know anything about comics. Anyway, thanks to my best friends Google and Wikipedia, I found the answer HERE. **SPOILER WARNING - the end of this Wikipedia entry is a SPOILER for the post-credits Iron Man scene, so DO NOT CLICK IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SPOILED!!!

And a big "YAY" to me finally getting to see a movie in the theater!! I think the last movie I saw in the theater was Jumper - so it's been a while. Hopefully, it won't be quite so long before my next trip to the theater ...

ETA: Actually, I rememberd that I saw Vantage Point in March, so it's only been 2 months since I last saw a movie in the theater ...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Hypersensitive Episode 006 - Mo' Pimpin'

Finally - Episode 006 is finished! Sorry for the delay. Shownotes will be up soon. Feedback is greatly appreciated. It's a long one, folks, so I hope y'all enjoy!

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ETA: Episode Shownotes:

Intro: Nebulae; Astral Audio Experience; Joss'd; Geek By Night

TV: Gossip Girl; Grey's Anatomy; Lost; Dirty Sexy Money will be down a Darling next season; CSI's Grissom returns for at least 1 more season but Warrick is leaving (or was he fired?); 90210 spinoff pilot info; AnnaLynne McCord joins the cast of the new 90210; Outrageous Fortune info; Cupid casting info; NBC's 2008-09 TV Schedule; Caprica character summaries; Olivia Williams, Harry Lennix, Miracle Laurie and Amy Acker join Joss Whedon's Dollhouse; new animated pilot from the creator of Arrested Development; TV on DVD release dates

Lost season finale spoilers

Movies/DVD: Southland Tales; Sweeney Todd; Battlestar Galactica S3; new Muppet Movie info

Podcasts: Playing For Keeps; Chasing the Bard; Geek By Night; Buffy Between the Lines fanfic contest; Murder at Avedon Hill; MaAH print copy on lulu.com

Playlist of the Week: [**Note, you can listen to full versions of the songs on the playlist using the playlist player below; also Email me if you would like info on getting a playlist CD with full versions of all 10 playlist songs]

(1)(a) "No More" - Heidi Montag from The Hills --> Buy from Amazon.com
(1)(b) "Supernatural Superserious" - R.E.M. --> Buy from Amazon.com
(2) "I'm Not A Loser" - Nerf Herder [Geek By Night Theme Song] --> Buy from Amazon.com
(3) "Your Hometown" - Finest Dearest --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(4) "Asking For Flowers" - Kathleen Edwards --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(5) "Talkin To You Eye To Eye" - Roomful of Blues --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(6) "Two Times" - The Blakes --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(7) "A Mile Above A Small Town" - Christian Brown --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(8) "Hard Feelings" - The Constantines --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(9) "Matador" - Claire Guerreso --> Buy from Amie Street Music
(10) "Almost Lover" - A Fine Frenzy --> Buy from Amazon.com


Outtro: Sex and the City Trailer

Lisa T.
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