2008 MTV Movie Award Winners

Juno, I Am Legend, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, & Iron Man are just a few of the films that were awarded this year. Ellen Page who stars in Juno won Best Female Performance. This should really put her on the map in Hollywood! Here’s the link to all the winners & even some pix from the ceremony! http://www.mtv.com/ontv/movieawards/2008/winners.jhtml

MTV Movie Awards!

So I don’t really have to keep this blog going anymore since I’m done w/ school but I’m going to try to keep posting reviews & stuff for you guys! Anyway…the MTV Movie Awards are tonight. I’ll try to post a link to the winners later. Mike Meyers is hosting so it should be hilarious! It’s probably on right now actually…lol! Oh well…winners should be up soon! Thanks!

Twilight…The Movie!

So I’m totally pumped for the release of this movie! It’s based on the hit novel Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. It stars Kristen Stewert as Bella, Robert Pattinson as Edward, Taylor Launter as Jacob, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Ashely Green as Alice, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, and Jackson Rathbone as Jasper. The movie just finished filming and is being edited & beautifully pieced together as I type this! It’s release date as of now is December 12th of this year. I can’t wait! I’m in love with the series & now I hope to fall in love with the movie! At first I was worried that they couldn’t cast actors that fit my image of the Cullens and Bella, but they did a pretty good job casting! I’ll post a link to the movie site under Stephenie Meyer on on blogroll.

The ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music Awards were on May 18th. The big award is Entertainer of the Year. This year it was fan voted which is a big deal. Kenny Chesney won that. Top Female Vocalist went to Carrie Underwood. Top New Female Vocalist went to Taylor Swift. They are my 2 favorite singers in country music! I’m so thrilled they won! They deserve it! I’m also very pleased to hear that Lady Antebellum won Top New Duo or Vocal Group this year! They are amazing! Miranda Lambert’s new CD Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won Album of the Year over Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, & Taylor Swift! That’s impressive! Sugarland took away 2 awards both for their song Stay. It won Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year. I’m so happy for them! I have a bias toward Sugarland. I saw them in concert before they got signed to a major label. They opened for Vince Gill in Danville, VA & I was there! They are just awesome & deserve everything they get! The Video of the Year winner was no surprise to me. Brad Paisley’s Online won that category. It’s a great video & it keeps you laughing! I’ll post a link to a list of all the winners in my blogroll.

The Matrix

We had to watch this movie in Bible class. I know you’re probably wondering why…so I’m going to enlighten you. We were given a sheet of 2 different worldviews & what they believe. Finding them was our goal. After finding them we had to write a 4 page paper on them. It was pretty hard! Now that we’ve cleared it up, let’s get to the review shall we? It’s rated R for violence and language. It stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus, Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity, Hugo Weaving as Agent Smith, Gloria Foster as the Oracle, Joe Pantoliano as Cypher, Marcus Chong as Tank, Julian Arahanga as Apoc, Matt Doran as Mouse, Belinda McClory as Switch, and Anthony Ray Parker as Dozer. Neo is the alias that Thomas Anderson uses when hacking. He gets paid by people to hack and burn copies of different softwares. One day his computer starts typing by itself while Neo is sleeping. It tells him to “follow the white rabbit”. A minute later a knock on his door is heard. He answers it & it’s a group of people who purchased software from him. One of the girls turns around & you see a white rabbit tattoo on her shoulder. Neo follows as he’s told. They go to a club where he meets Trinity. She was sent by Morpheus to bring Neo to him. When they meet, Neo is given a choice of 2 pills…red or blue. One reveals the truth to him while the other returns him to his bed & he forgets everything. He takes the one that reveals the truth to him. He’s taken out of the Matrix & into the real world by processes that I don’t care to discuss because it is quite graphic and gross in parts. Morpheus then trains Neo using software that can be “downloaded” into the individual by shock treatment…that’s Tank’s job. If you die in the Matrix, you die in the real world. The rest of the movie, Neo tries to come to a higher knowledge that he is “the One”. There are some shooting scenes & some pretty awesome effects! It’s rated R for a reason though. The movie made me think! If you want to think, see this movie!

The Crist Family

So I have become a HUGE fan of this group! I saw them perform at Singing in the Sun in Myrtle Beach, SC. The group consists of Tami Crist Starkel, her husband John, her brother Rich Crist Jr., his wife Lisa, 2 of their daughters Breana and Jakie and a family friend Tom Joyce. It seems pretty confusing but once you hear them explain it a couple of times it’s not. They sing southern gospel music but they aren’t from the south. They are actually from the mid-west. They moved to TN to obey God’s calling. Tami founded the group in 1987. They are now rising stars in the southern gospel world & are doing great! they have 6 albums & a DVD out. I put a link to their site on my blogroll. Please go check them out & then let me know what you think of them!

A Knight’s Tale

Wow! I really enjoyed this movie! Before a couple of weeks ago, I had not seen the movie since it came out. I remembered parts but not all of it. It stars Heath Ledger as Sir William Thatcher, Rufus Sewell as Count Adhemar, Shannyn Sossamon as Lady Jocelyn, Paul Bettany as Geoffrey, Laura Fraser as Kate, Mark Addy as Roland, Alan Tudyk as Wat Falhurst, Berenice Bejo as Christiana, Scott Handy as Germaine, James Purefoy as Sir Thomas, & Christopher Cazenove as John Thatcher. It’s rated PG-13 for violence & sex-related discussions. William is a squire who loves jousting & is very good at it. His “master” dies & he suddenly has no job…so he goes off with his 2 friends Roland & Wat. They meet this guy who gives William a fake family history so he can pull of knighthood. Since he’s good at jousting, he makes money which he needs. William then becomes Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein. He has to keep up this act if he wants to joust because only men from noble or royal families competed in this sport. He falls in love with Lady Jocelyn during his travels. The rest of the movie is about him trying to win her over & how he does it is very sweet! You’ll have to see the movie to find out how he does it though because I’m not one to spoil endings. Enjoy!