29 February 2008

A Message from Kristen Stewart

HICCUP . . . Rural would, er, like to apologize for, ya know, being gone for so long and missing all the awards season hoopla and such. I accidentally threw his computer down an elevator shaft! HICCUP

He'll be back as soon as those bastards at Apple actually fix the damn thing!

23 February 2008

A Message from Sacheen Littlefeather

Don't forget to watch The Oscars! You never know what might happen . . .

18 February 2008

Rural Gets Mentioned #2: MATT AND ALISON READ MY LETTER!

I'm not even going to pretend to be cool or teenage-unaffected about this.

If you've read some of my earlier entries, you might be familiar with the fact that I have quite an unnatural obsession with Matt Singer and Alison Wilmore (pictured above), critics and pocasters for IFC. They have a weekly podcast available through iTunes that is an absolute MUST LISTEN for any film fan. My iPod has over 60 pocasts from them on it, and I listen to at least one of them (and I'm not kidding) pretty much everyday.

Why am I mentioning this? Well, at the end of this week's podcast on 80's nostalgia in modern pop culture, they read some feedback sent to them about last week's podcast on film chemistry. And you know what? THEY READ MY EMAIL!

After laughing about the comment/joke I opened my email with, they proceed to agree with me that Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet had great romantic chemistry in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

There's nothing like having your name read on . . . air(?) by your two heroes to improve your mood on a sucky day.

Anyway, you can listen to the podcast here. They read my letter when there's approximately 3 or so minutes remaining, but I'd really encourage you to listen to the whole thing.

(I'm William . . . by the way)

17 February 2008

Cloris Leachman Wants Us All to Share

This is pretty adorable until you start thinking about the puppet canibalism.

15 February 2008

Is It Weird that I Just Bought a 'Free Winona' T-Shirt?

Or is the nostalgia for the early aughts hip enough to make it cool?


11 February 2008

Hmmmm . . .

What? You thought the 'Huck' was just a coincidence?

08 February 2008

Ladies and Gentleman: The Class of 2008

As I was looking at the Academy Award nominee group shot, it struck me how everything in life seems to relate back to high school.

You have the strangely hot teacher and her favorite students, one of whom is almost definitely working for a little 'extra credit' . . .

Those weird, arty kids you secretly wish you could hang out with . . .

The musicians just biding time until they can hit the road . . .

The stoners . . .

And that creepy art teacher you're pretty sure is selling them weed . . .

That mismatched couple who fights all the time but never breaks up . . .

The class clown . . .

The popular jocks . . .

And the scrawny kid they beat up on . . .

The overacheiver destined for the Ivy League . . .

The principal everyone loves . . .

Short kids . . .

Tall kids . . .

Bad hair days . . .

Lots of unfortunate year book photos:

And, of course, the queen bee: the most popular girl in school . . .

Man . . . this brings me back!

I'll leave you with this.

See you at the Oscars!

I'm Kristen Stewart, and I (hiccup) approved this message.

07 February 2008

I Don't Know About You . . . but I Already Know Where I'm Vacationing

Utah's Cirque Lodge Treatment Center!

Lush scenery:

Comfortable Accomadations:

Helicopter Rides:

And lots of opportunites to make celebrity friends!!!

It seems like the place to be nowadays, especially with Kirsten Dunst checking in.

06 February 2008

Let's Play 'Predict the Ending Based on the Trailer'

We all know that trailers these days give away too much. So let's see how well we can do at predicting a movie based entirely off of the movie's trailer.

Definitely, Maybe
So, based off of the trailer, what we have here is a movie in which Ryan Reynolds is toying with Abigail Breslin by refusing to tell her who her mother is . . . or something. Anyway, the central mystery seems to be the identity of said mother. Is it Rachel Weisz, Elisabeth Banks, or Isla Fischer?

Let's do some eliminating. Elisabeth Banks is really only shown in the past in those trailers which COULD mean she's the mother, and the trailer isn't showing her to us. To me, though, her character just seems to disappear at a certain point. So, not her.

That leaves us with Rachel and Isla. In the trailer, he takes Abigail Breslin to see Isla in the future so either the trailer is giving away WAY too much or that's a red herring. Plus, her character seems wacky and heavens knows how much screenwriters these days like wacky women in romantic comedies.

"Isn't she hillarious," they say. "She treats him like crap/stalks him etc . . . SHE'S PERFECT!" If Fatal Attraction had been written by Nora Ephron, bunny boiling would be just some endearing and quirky character trait that the audience finda adorable.

Then we have Rachel. The trailer doesn't tell us too much about her, really . . . but I think we catch a glimpse of future her in the tv spot. I can't imagine that the spawn of Ryan Reynolds and Rachel Weisz would look anything like Abigail Breslin, but there's always the chance.

Of course, there's always the option that we haven't discussed: the movie isn't going to disclose the identity of the mother, and Ryan Reynolds isn't going to end up with any of the 3 ladies. Instead, he will tell his daughter that the story, "does have a happy ending". He has a daughter who he loves.


If I had to guess, that's the ending I see happening. It's possible he will end up with one of the girls in the end, but, if so, it won't be the mother. My guess, Isla as the mother, Rachel as the chosen love . . . but I stil predict the end with just him and his daughter.

And there you have it. What are your predictions? There's no wrong answer until the movie comes out. Definitely . . . well, maybe.