Oasis Fans, Prepare to Be Pissed

…there’s a movie called “Definitely, Maybe” and it has NOTHING to do with Liam or Noel Gallagher.

Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? The crew will be doing a location shoot on E. 45th Street between Lex and 3rd on Monday, October 2nd. Dare you to get a boom box and continually blast “Live Forever” at them all day long.

Oh and PS- the film is written and will be directed by the same dude who did not do  Bridget Jones’s Diary but Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. And in case you were wondering, yes, he’s Canadian. Yeahh…..

definitely maybe

“The Last Kiss” = Anti-Date Movie of the Year

Saw The Last Kiss this weekend and it was great. But I do have to warn you, it’s totally the anti-date movie of the year. You do not want to see this movie with a member of the opposite sex–especially if you are romantically involved. This movie is the Constant Dater’s biggest fears come to fruition.

For the ladies, this will probably be your conversation after coming out of the movie:

[dials phone]

Husband/boyfriend: Hello

You: Yeah, hi.

H/B: What’s up?

Y: You’re in trouble?

H/B: Huh?

Y: You are SO in trouble.

H/B: Why?!

Y: Because you ARE.

H/B: What did I do?

Y: I don’t know yet, but I just saw this movie and I’m sure you’ve done SOMETHING wrong.

H/B: Uh oh. Are you coming home?

Y: Yes, and when I get there, you’re in trouble.

Your significant other will be sending a letter of complaint to the director, you will be sending a thank you note. Good times.

The Notebook: Making Girls (and Guys) Cry Their Eyes Out Since 2004

Inspired by yesterday’s absolutely awful weather, I went to go see that new movie Half Nelson playing at the Angelika. It’s kinda a depressing film, but Ryan Gosling is really fantastic in it. At first it was hard to believe he was supposed to be a teacher, since he looks so young (he’s only 25) and he looks like a freaking rock star, but as the movie progressed I totally believed him as the character and went along with suspending my disbelief. He’s totally this generation’s Sean Penn or Robert Downey Jr.–hopefully without the behavioral problems.

So immediately after watching Half Nelson I demanded to see The Notebook–a movie I have heard a lot about, but never actually seen despite the fact that I adore Rachel McAdams. Since I had just witnessed the full awesomeness of Gosling (sorry, but I really can’t remember his performance in Murder by Numbers), I had to see how doubly awesome Gosling + McAdams would be.

I curled up in bed and CRIED MY EYES OUT. I think I sobbed for the entire last 15 minutes of the movie, whimpering something like, “I CAN’T TAKE THE SWEETNESS!” It was such a tearjerker.

Oh and I <3 that Gosling and McAdams met on the set of The Notebook and then subsequentally fell in LOVEZ. <3 <3 <3. The two of them together are just a synergy of amazing talent. So much talent it blows my mind. And I don’t even care that they are Canadian!

Then when I got to work this morning I found a package on my desk with this sticker on the outside:


I just about started crying then and there. It was a package from V2 Records promoting one of their bands called, what else?, GOSLING. How often is it that you go through a Ryan Gosling marathon and then see a sticker with his last name on it the morning after? It was like a sign from God, although I’m not sure what the sign is supposed to mean…

Well now’s a good time to have you guys listen to one of my favorite clips from the Chris Evans show on Radio 2. On it, you can hear Tom from McFly talking about the time he caught Danny and Dougie McFly up watching The Notebook. It’s pretty hilarious. I love Tom’s impression of Danny’s Mancunian accent.

DOWNLOAD: Tom from McFly on the Chris Evans Show on BBC’s Radio 2

Rachel Bilson: Official So Cute I Can’t Take It

What can I say…Zach Braff has a way of just looking at something longingly out of the corner of his eye and it immediately gets a coating of industrial strength quirkiness. Looks like Zach’s latest project, The Last Kiss, is no exception.

The marketing campaign is geared toward “the kids” as it were–young adults on MySpace and YouTube who will hopefully spread around these kinda adorable “Day in the Life Of” videos of the film’s stars, Rachel Bilson and Braff. You can even subscribe to the video podcast for the film, which will update every Tuesday and Thursday through September.

I don’t watch The O.C., but I do love Rachel Bilson because I think her fashion sense is great (I really only know who she is thanks to Teen Vogue), but now I love her a little more because she’s so darn cute in these videos. It makes me a little sick.

WATCH: Rachel Bilson driving and telling jokes

Oh and PS- Casey Affleck is looking SO FINE in the stills of the film. Thank god at least one of the Affleck brothers isn’t an eye sore.

casey affleck the last kiss

Snakes on a Plane Movie Theater Madness

Last night I laughed, I cried from laughter, I came out with a sore throat from screaming/ yelling/ cheering. Definitely see Snakes on a Plane with a crowd who isn’t afraid to shout things out or wear snakes (below):

snakes on a fan

The movie is not the most amazing piece of cinema you will ever see, but it is TOTALLY fun to see with a hopped-up crowd, who will shout out all sorts of snake-related phrases. For example, a group at the front of the show I went to made us do this chant: “GIVE ME A S! GIVE ME A S! GIVE ME A S! GIVE ME A S! WHAT DOES THAT SPELL?… SSSS!”

Does having an entire audience HISS at the screen sound like fun? Well it should because it totally is. What about the whole room erupting into “YEAAAAHHHS!” after Samuel L. Jackson utters his now famous line, “I’m tired of these motherf—ing snakes on this motherf—ing plane!” Lots of Red Bull and PSP jokes (they had massive product placement). People threw (fake) snakes at the screen when the movie was over, and as we trickled out of the theater (after the Cobra Starship video played), all the people waiting in line actually CHEERED as we walked out, and we cheered back. It was crazy!

What a fun movie-going experience.

PREDICTION: Lots of “Snakes on a Plane”-themed Halloween costumes this year.

On the way to a party to the Bowery I walked by Mercury Lounge and saw everyone and their mom waiting to see Girl Talk, a band I had NEVER heard of up until that very moment. Wow, I’m out of touch.

Snakes on an Indiana Jones

Tonight I headed to DUMBO with a few pals to catch an outdoor screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Holy crap! Out of all the outdoor screening events going on in NYC, I have to say the “Movies with a View” ones certainly are one of the most beautiful. You get to watch a classic film right by the waterside, underneath the twinkling lights of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Amazing!

indiana jones

Now some of you may remember that during the opening sequence, Indiana jumps into a small plane only to find a slithering surprise. At the exact moment when it is revealed that there is a snake in his seat, I, along with some of my friends, shouted out “SNAKES ON A PLANE!” much to the amusement of those around us.

During another scene, when Indie is in the cave full of snakes, as a slithering reptile hissed at Indiana, Jocelyn grabbed me from behind, causing me to shriek loudly. Note to self: Do not sit in front of mischievous friends in public places as they will embarrass you.

WATCH: “Snakes on a Plane vs Indiana Jones” Mashup

We walked back into Manhattan by going over the Brooklyn Bridge, which was lovely.

brooklyn bridge

We spotted two cute boys on bikes going to the ‘Hattan (“Hey wait a minute! Those boys were cute!”) and then Miss Laura (not me, a different Laura) made eye contact with an ADORABLE boy wearing a cap who was riding his bike with a basket into Brooklyn and hollared “Hey newsie!” as the rest of us errupted into laughter. We should have all stopped and recreated that moment for my video camera. Damnit!

Me on Jo Whiley Tomorrow

I’ll be on tomorrow (TUESDAY) morning on Jo Whiley‘s lovely show on BBC Radio 1 talking about the latest trends in NYC.


You’ve been warned.

Listen live (or when it’s archived) on the BBC Radio 1 site.

Your New Movie Star Boy Crushes: The Treadaway Brothers

Today I went to the premiere of Brothers of the Head, a new British movie showing at the IFC Film Center. The film is about Siamese twins who rise to fame as a punk band in the 1970s. It’s basically the story of what would happen if Carl Barat and Pete Doherty had been born with a shared liver and circulatory system.

The movie is definitely worth seeing, it’s not as amazing as some other fictional freak rock star movies (like Hedwig and the Angry Inch), but the music composed by Clive Langer that is played in the movie is well worth the price of admission. I became totally obsessed with all the original music performed in the movie that I’m dead set on getting the soundtrack.

I kinda wish this band, Bang Bang really existed because the music is great! “My Friend (You C—)” is truly an AMAZING song. If you love the Libertines/ The Clash/ etc, you will totally EAT UP this movie soundtrack. It’s really brilliant. You can check out some of the songs on the official Brothers of the Head web site.

Oh, and need I mention that the brothers that play the conjoined twins are TOTALLY HOT?? Here’s the proof of the Treadaway brother’s adorableness:

brothers of the head

The Treadaways with the directors of Brothers, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe

luke treadaway

Luke and…

harry treadaway


Remember these faces. Not only are these kids gonna be stars (Harry will be in the new Joy Division movie, Control, playing Stephen Morris…although he totally looks like Ian Curtis in that photo) but they have awesome taste in music, as revealed by the 7-song playlist they requested the MisShapes DJs to play during the afterparty.

Hellooooo The Kinks, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Thom Yorke, Lou Reed, Kings of Leon, David Bowie, and The Clash! Total classics.

luke and harry ipod

Let’s hear it for the boys and to the success of their movie, which opens in NYC on Friday, July 28th.

WATCH: “2-Way Romeo” by Bang Bang

Motherf-cker: An Affair to Remember

This year’s pre-Fourth of July Motherfucker bash included a performance by one of my favorite contemporary Brit bands, The Futureheads.

I am tired, so I’ll update this space with some more interesting commentary later…

For now, photos:

the futureheads motherfucker nyc

barry hyde at mofo

I also got to watch Amanda Lepore and her crew film a segment for David Casey‘s upcoming film about Motherfucker (which wrapped tonight) in the “interview” room. I LOVE Swedish fish, which I ate the entire time.

motherfucker movie amanda lepore

For more photos, check out Flickr.

Officially Not Allowed to Watch “About a Boy” Anymore

Um… So… Uh… I know a lot of people my age start feeling really bad and creepy when we drool over boys who are 19 years old (like Brendon Urie of Panic!, or Jamie Bell, etc.) but hey, at least they are legal.

I think we’ve definitely crossed the paedo-creepy line, but dear lord, did you see those photos of About a Boy‘s Nicholaus Hoult on ONTD? Seriously, I should not be allowed to know that there are 16 year-old boys out there in the world who look like THAT!

nicholaus hoult

He was born in 1989. 1989!!!!! In DECEMBER, at that! I *remember* 1989.

He looks amazing with the longer, darker hair.

I want to cry right now. I’m speechless…all I can say is, keep up the good work, Nick.