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New Trailers – The Butler, Touchy Feely, Diana, Runner Runner, Prisoners, Girl Most Likely

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The Butler

“A look at the life of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents as the White House’s head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.”

Reasons to watch:  This historical drama promises to be powerful.  Just watching the trailer I’m already emotional.  If that’s not reason enough, there are five presidents depicted in the movie including Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as JFK, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, and Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan.

In theaters August 16, 2013

Touchy Feely

“A massage therapist is unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact. Meanwhile, her uptight brother’s foundering dental practice receives new life when clients seek out his healing touch.”

Reasons to watch:  With a cast including Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Allison Janney, and Ron Livingston you know its going to be good.  The movie premiered at the 2013 Sundance Festival  and picked up a Grand Jury Prize nomination.

Diana

“The last two years of Princess Diana’s life: her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan.”

Reasons to watch: Naomi Watts portrays the people’s princess in the first high budget film about her life.

In theaters September 20, 2013.

Runner, Runner

“When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.”

Reasons to watch: Justin Timberlake vs. Ben Affleck, what more of a reason do you need?

In theaters September 27, 2013.

Prisoners

“A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.”

Reasons to watch:  The film answers the question how far will a father go?  Just watching the trailer got my heart racing and with a cast that includes Viola Davis, Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Maria Bello it has to be good.

In theaters September 27, 2013.

Girl Most Likely

“A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year’s News.”

Reasons to watch: Kristen Wiig

In theaters July 19, 2013.

 

 

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Weekly Rock Workout Edition – April 12, 2013

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Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to? The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head. Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!  This week we are featuring all of our favorite workout songs, you know, the ones that get us pumped!  Happy listening!

Ashley’s Picks

I have a confession: I’m in a workout slump. Most day’s its like pulling teeth to get me to the gym. Usually, when I find myself in a slump, I count on a little girl power to get me through. I’m on the outs about most of the people on my list this week, however, these songs are so damn catchy and never fail to get me through an intense workout. Indulge a little bit and here’s to a awesome workout!

  1. Infinity Guitars by Sleigh Bells
  2. Run The World (Girls) by Beyoncé
  3. What’s My Name? by Rihanna
  4. Top Rated by Icona Pop
  5. Don’t Stop The Music by Rihanna
  6. Werkin’ Girls by Angel Haze
  7. Ray Of Light by Madonna
  8. Sexy Daddy by Destiny’s Child
  9. Lose Control – Amended Album Version by Missy Elliott
  10. Pon de Replay by Rihanna
  11. Get Me Bodied by Beyoncé
  12. Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark by Fall Out Boy
    Check out our full review of the new Fall Out Boy album here.
  2. Touchin On My by 3OH!3
  3. She’s So Mean by Matchbox Twenty
  4. Runaways by The Killers
    This song is always my first song when I start my run, it really builds.  Plus, when Brandon Flowers sings “I knew that when I held you, I wasn’t lettin’ go” I like to pretend he’s singing about me.
  5. The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes feat. Ryan Tedder
    Dude, this song makes me feel like I can do anything.
  6. Wild Ones by Flo Rida feat. Sia
  7. Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay-Z
  8. Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars
    Sprint, now.
  9. Hands in the Air by Girl Talk
  10. Baba O’Riley by The Who
  11. Elevator by Erin McCarley
    My Erin McCarley obsession is carrying over into this week, sorry I’m not sorry.
  12. Heart Attack by One Direction
    Okay, I know, I know.  It’s One Direction.  But this song is just so damn catchy.  And its a great boost for when you’re running and you feel like you’re about to have a heart attack (because they’re singing about heart attacks, get it?!)

Jenn’s Picks

Okay, so I’ve been on a work-out kick since January when I set up a trip to go to Jamaica. I don’t think I could get through all the grueling and sweaty hours without some of these great tunes. My workout mix is a little bit of everything, from old school rock to classic rap, but I think there’s something for everyone. Enjoy & get your sweat on!

  1. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) by Beyonce
  2. Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  3. The Real Slim Shady by Eminem
  4. We’re an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
  5. Feel Again by One Republic
  6. Pusher Love Girl by Justin Timberlake
  7. Maneater by Nelly Furtado
  8. I Know You Want Me by Pitbull
  9. Light My Fire by The Doors
  10. Some Nights by Fun.
  11. Yeah! by Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
  12. Love On Top by Beyonce


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Jimmy Fallon to Officially Replace Jay Leno

It’s official, after weeks of speculation, Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show at the end of Jay Leno’s contract in Spring 2014.

The official announcement comes after weeks of snarky monologues from Leno.  In one in particular, Leno discussed the news report of a Canadian man who had a knife pulled from his back after three years.  Leno quipped, “He must have worked at NBC, too.”

Earlier this week, Fallon and Leno addressed the rumors in song.  The skit was awkward for everyone, including viewers.

Moving Fallon to The Tonight Show is for NBC.  Fallon attracts a younger demographic, always has headline-grabbing guest appearances (Michelle Obama, Justin Timberlake), and has the best house band on TV (love The Roots).  Jimmy Fallon is the Johnny Carson of our generation and I think he’ll own The Tonight Show.

Are excited to see Fallon takeover?  Who do you think will host The Late Show?


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Weekly Rock – March 29, 2013

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Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to?  The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head.  Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!

Ashley’s Picks

  1. Only Love by Ben Howard
    This album is so natural and beautiful. I’ve had it on repeat all week, his music videos are just wonderful as well.
  2. You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional by The Lone Bellow
    Appalachian transplants in Brooklyn.
  3. Put the Gun Down by ZZ Ward
  4. Pusher Love Girl by Justin Timberlake
    I really shouldn’t have to explain this one.  Jessica Biel is one lucky lady.
  5. A Tattered Line of String by The Postal Service
  6. Sleeping Ute by Grizzly Bear
  7. My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me by Little Green Cars
  8. Rye Whiskey by Punch Brothers
    Nothing reminds me of an Appalachian Summer quite like the Punch Brothers.
  9. O.N.E. by Yeasayer
    This is a serious feel good jam and the anthem to my life at the moment.
  10. Let Me Back In by Rilo Kiley
  11. Show Me by Bruno Mars
    The song, the man, the words…………………
  12. Lingering Still by She and Him
    I’d like to think of this song as prep music for a Jamaica trip that is right on the horizon.

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. No Such Thing by John Mayer
  2. Runaround Sue by Dion and the Belmonts
    When spring time is around the corner, I want oldies and beach music to get me ready for warm weather.
  3. Little Deuce Coupe by The Beach Boys
  4. Trembling Hands by Explosions in the Sky
  5. Use Somebody by Pickin’ On Series
    There’s something very earnest about this cover of Use Somebody.  Anyone else loving the Pickin’ On Series?
  6. She’s Long Gone by The Black Keys
  7. Level by The Raconteurs
  8. Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips
    My favorite song off the Phillip Phillips album, video premiered recently.
  9. I Want You by Bob Dylan
  10. Slow it Down by The Lumineers
  11. Bad Habit by Sarah Darling
  12. If You Want it to be Good Girl (Get Yourself a Bad Boy) by Backstreet Boys
    I added this to my workout playlist a few weeks ago and I can’t stop listening to it.  And let’s face it ladies, truer words have never been spoken.

Jenn’s Picks

  1. Same Love feat. Mary Lambert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    This song is beautiful and very appropriate this week as the SCOTUS is currently debating gay rights
  2. These Foolish Things by Emmy Rossum
    Emmy Rossum’s voice is sultry and wonderful on this cover of the 1930s classic tune. Check out her new album, Sentimental Journey, here
  3. I Love It feat. Charli XCX by Icona Pop
    I’m obsessed with this song and guess what, I don’t care!
  4. Loud Love by Good Old War
  5. Count On Me by Bruno Mars
  6. Babel by Mumford & Sons
  7. Last Night by The Strokes
  8. Spaceship Coupe by Justin Timberlake
    I’d gladly fly away with JT
  9. In My Life by The Beatles
  10. From Finner by Of Monsters & Men
  11. Stubborn Love by The Lumineers
  12. Stupid Boy – The Voice Performance by Cassadee Pope
    Here is my favorite performance from Season 3 in honor of the Season 4 premiere of The Voice