I just wanted to make sure everyone knows that the blog is moving. I’ve decided to go with a different blog host and expand a little on what I post, so the blog will now be Things Liz Loves. I’m moving all the posts over there except for the ones about the book contests, which will stay up until the contest is over. Once all the contests are done, I’m going to take the blog down completely and have it just be on the other site. One of the motivating factors for the move is the fact that I can post Adsense ads on the new site and offset some of the costs for hosting and future domain names, which I can’t do on this blog. So head on over to the new page and follow the blog with your Google account. Thanks for reading!
I love a good movie debate. Whether on a message board, Twitter feed or comments section of a movie review, a healthy debate about the merits of a film is more stimulating than most other conversation. I don’t mean a bash session where everyone rips each other for having an opinion, either. I mean a mature exchange of ideas and opinions that leaves everyone involved feeling a little bit smarter and a little bit more open minded about another’s thoughts on a movie or actor.
The most entertaining movie discussions I have been involved in have come by way of Twitter recently. I am fortunate enough to have almost regular conversation with some of my favorite critics and film buffs on the Tweet-o-sphere. Trust me when I say that talking fight scenes in Ong Bak 2 with Jen Yamato or victim selection in Law Abiding Citizen with Scott Weinberg is way more fun than the daily conversations I have with my fellow housewife neighbors. One of my favorite movie websites, Cinematical, is heavily populated with awesomeness, and almost all of their contributors are on Twitter and willing to chat with even the lowliest of amateur writer movie loving mommies. Hitfix and Movies.com are also a pretty safe bet for superb film crtitique and conversation.
If you are looking for entertaining…um, entertainment discussion, then Cinematical, Hitfix and Movies.com are the way to go, no matter what Vanity Fair says. There’s a few links below to some fantastic Twitter feeds as well. I may add more Twitter handles to this list, so check back periodically to find out who is awesomesauce.
Summit Entertainment announced that Breaking Dawn, the final chapter of the Twilight Saga, will be two films. Twihards of the world, rejoice! Both films will be directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon. Filming begins this fall, and the first part will be released November 18, 2011. All of the cast is locked in for both films, so we don’t have to worry about any recasting fiascos. The third film in the series, Eclipse, is premiering June 30th of this year. The official soundtrack to Eclipse is available now.
There has been a fresh batch of death hoaxes. The latest not-really-dead celebrity is Russell Crowe. Some crappy fake death site (I won’t post the name so they don’t get any traffic from me) posted that Crowe had fallen off a cliff while filming in Austria. Lucky for us, Gossip Cop is around to debunk these ridiculous rumors. It’s not surprising that the death hoax machine is kicking into gear again. It always happens after a series of real celebrity deaths. Just be sure to check with Gossip Cop to see if it’s for real. You can follow them on Twitter.
Rumor has it that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play The Riddler in the next Batman film. While this would be totally awesome, it’s not true. Gossip Cop, once again coming to the rescue, spoke with Levitt’s rep, who said that no one has spoken to Levitt about the role and that it’s all just “wishful thinking.” So maybe it will come true later, but for right now, it’s a big fat no.
Finally, we’ve reached the useless drivel section of the blog. In news that should not be news, Heidi Montag has filed for divorce from her husband Spencer Pratt. Why am I even bothering posting this crap? Well, I wanted to share the great news that the Antichrist will not come in the form of a Speidi child. Thank God these to split before they had a chance to reproduce. Maybe they will both just drop out of the spotlight now. I know, wishful thinking.
I’m going to be very busy over the next few months. My Suite 101 pages are starting to pile up, and I’m starting to put a lot more time into my book, so Musings will be few and far between for a little while. I still heart my readers and plan to post as often as I can. Follow my Twitter to keep up with my other work.