Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Entertainment Weekly: Loving Lost

Entertainment Weekly: Loving Lost
Review by: Lauren

This review is rather long, for Entertainment Weekly is filled with a variety of information. Feel free to skim if it’s too long for you! Please leave your thoughts in the comment box, and remember: pick up a copy!

This week’s issue has a main feature about the show Lost, with Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly. Now, I’ve never watched the show (yeah yeah I know) so I didn’t read this article. However, if you are a fan of the show, I’d give it a glance and see if you might be interested.

When I open a new issue of EW, the first thing I read a lot of the time is the First Look section, which shows off a few pictures with a quote from someone involved in that particular project. This time I got to hear a bit about I Love you, Man which comes out March 20. I can’t wait! I also found out for the first time that Degrassi is filming a TV movie that features some alums of the show such as Ellie and Craig. The coolest part, though, is that Fall Out Boy’s Pete and Hey Monday’s Cassadee guest star.

In the top 10 Must List, I realized that I need to check out This is For You by Rob Ryan. I’d never heard of it, but it has as sweet cover and it seems interesting.

While reading News&Notes, you get a rehash on the big stories this week, like Christian Bale’s rant (which I find funny) and Michael Phelps smoking pot. When I first heard about the pot thing, I was talking to my sister and went “Who the hell cares?” and she’s all “Well, it’s illegal…” prompting my response “Oh yeah….” I guess it’s just one of those things you hear about so much it doesn’t really phase me (though I never would).

Going GaGa gets into the head of Lady GaGa and her catchy music. I found this interesting to read as I love her song “Just Dance.” I’m curious to see what I’ll think of the rest of her tracks.

Hitting the movie reviews, you get the low-down on what Lisa Schwarzbaum thought of Coraline as well as a short Q&A with director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas). The review was very nice and just proved to me that I really must see this film ASAP (though I still go by the rule that “the reviews are just our views” so I’d want to see it regardless). And can I just ask…was I the only one who didn’t realize Coraline was voiced by Dakota Fanning until really recently?

For TV, they spotlight the new show Dollhouse which will be on this Friday at 9 P.M. on Fox. I think it sounds like a really intriguing idea and would love to watch the show, but I’m afraid the 9 time means I’ll miss it every week as I go to an international film class with my sister every Friday evening. I’d say check it out though!!

When it comes to music, you get a rather long article on Lily Allen’s new album “It’s Not Me, It’s You.” I’ve heard some previous songs by Allen and I love her quirky nature and sweet voice while singing about all types of topics. I think this album sounds pretty good though and might have to look into picking it up at some point.

Entertainment Weekly also includes a look at The Lonely Island (starring Andy Samberg’s) debut album. The “article” of sorts lists five songs from the album with the guys’ notes on what you can expect. I’d love to have this!

For fans of Paul McCartney, there is also a short Q&A to read that I did find enjoyable and slightly humorous (on a different Paul note….did you see him on the Colbert Show? So hilarious! “Is there any chance I’m the fifth beatle?”).

Now, to end this review, I have to mention the Book section. Seriously, it would be a dream come true for me if I could ever write a review for EW. I just think it would amazing to see! The first and main review is by Tina Jordan for the nonfiction book The Survivors Club by Ben Sherwood. The title sounds familiar, but I’m not sure from where….regardless, I want this book now! It sounds great and intriguing, giving a scientific look into why certain people survive certain accidents and more.

There is also a short feature on the life and works of John Updike, who passed away recently. I am now even more interested in reading the books Updike wrote about the character Rabbit Angstrom.

The book section finishes off with four more reviews and I found that Waiting for the Apocalypse by Veronice Chater sounds interesting and amusing and Dream House by Valerie Laken sounds creepy, but one that I would love to try out.

If any of this sounds good to you, please pick up a copy of this week’s EW to find out more about the articles and reviews I mentioned as well as more that I did not.


4 comments:

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I'm unsure about The Dollhouse-it looks good and since I've missed every other Joss Whedon TV beginning, I feel like I should start from the beginning with this one while I have the chance-maybe then I'll be cool!:) But I read a review today that said it wasn't all that great...so we'll see.

Oh and I've been told I need to watch Degrassi so I have Season One sitting in my office right now!

And I Love You Man looks hilarious.

-Sarah

the epic rat said...

I've been waiting for The Dollhouse since Dr. Horrible came out and I saw the preview for it!

Lost is addictive - I'd probably wait until the entire thing is over if you don't want to wait to see what crazies they come up next.

I didn't realize Dakota Fanning was the voice of Coraline until recently either! I don't know how I feel about that - she's not one of my favorite child stars, but I haven't seen her more recent works.

Nice recap :)

cecilia

Bookworm said...

I love "Just Dance", it makes me wanna....just dance, LOL. (:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Sarah: hahah I gotcha. Well, I'd check it out so you ARE starting from the beginning if you like it and if not, you tried right?

Yes, it does! I can't wait to see it.

I need the Degrassi seasons. I've only watched it by random episodes, so I have like...an idea of what's going on for the most part but you know, I want them in order. hah

Cecilia: I hope you like it then!
Thank you very much.
I actually like Dakota so it's cool, but it's definitely odd to see her so grown up now like in Push and everything.

Bookworm: HAH! I do agree.

-Lauren