New Banter with Ben and Lisa is up. Another super fun episode, this time with special guest Milan Christopher! Here’s the offish descriptch:
We’ve reached the 50 episode milestone on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” and to celebrate, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (idolator.com) welcome actor, singer, model, director Milan Christopher (milanchristopher.com) to the show. We learn all about the various projects Milan is working on, plus the three delve into Tyler Perry’s “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.” How can you resist? Come listen!
This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (idolator.com) talk movies in honor of the late Roger Ebert. First it’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, starring The Rock’s biceps. Then it’s on to Tyler Perry’s Temptation. Finally, the two wax nostalgic about Jurassic Park, which leads to a discussion of dinosaurs in general. Along the way, there are inaccurate references to acclaimed painters and authors, which is always fun. Come listen!
Hey err’one. This is a random little shilling post (don’t worry, an Adventure In Domesticity is forthcoming too). I get a lot of junk sent my way, but today I actually have something amusing to share. It’s called Oscar Bingo, and it comes courtesy of Evite Postmark. Basically, you print out these cards from the Postmark blog and then hand them out to your assembled guests at whatever Oscar party you’re at. And if you’re not at a party, well, then this is very awkward. Anyway, as the red carpet events unfold, players mark off squares, with merriment and mirth to ensue. Sewwwwwww check it out, and have fun!
Also, um, sorry I only did one Downton Abbey photocap. I’m not even done with the season yet. I’m so far behind. [crawls under rock]
It’s Friday, and you’re probably looking for a little bit of entertainment. Look no further than Milan Christopher’s Dark Claw, a new web series focusing on a brutal war between African tribes. I could sit here and list all the things I love about it — the acting, the suspense, the music — but I think it would be far more worth your time to simply watch the videos.
Above, check out part one of the series. After the jump, check out parts two through four. Brace yourself for a twist ending…
This week on Banter with Ben and Lisa, Ben and Lisa tackle some of the most important subjects of all time: Magic Mike, humidity, and Occupy LA. Yes, we’re keeping it REAL. Expect lots on Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and naturally, Rene Russo. Wait, what? Rene Russo? Just listen. Oh, and if you haven’t watched Thor yet, there may be a few spoilers (a year later).
Need some Banter in your life? Fear not: we have it. This week, Lisa and I cover the usual hodgepodge of pop culture topics, starting with the impending wedding of Brangelina, which then segues into a dicussion about summer movies. The two of us get down and dirty with The Avengers, Battleship, and Prometheus before setting our sights on two pop culture trainwrecks: Tan Mom and D’Angelo. Naturally. Check it out!
This Christmas, Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and Thomas Haden Church all star in the movie We Bought A Zoo. It’s sort of a strange concept (if you need a plot description, look no further than the title), but if the film finds an audience — who knows? Maybe we might see a sequel or two.
After the jump, ten sequel ideas that we’re pretty sure will never happen (although, I’d see almost all of them).
Every year, one of the morbid traditions of the Oscars is trying to guess who will make the Academy’s In Memoriam montage (and furthermore, who will receive the biggest amount of applause and the money-spot at the end). In recent years, the Academy has taken heat for leaving people such as Brad Renfro, Farrah Fawcett, and Corey Haim out of the mix, but I can assure you that if the people at TCM had any say, such omissions would never happen. I say this because TCM just released its very own year-end In Memoriam sequence with such an extensive list of dead celebrities, I find it hard to believe that anyone’s still alive to run this town.
Nevertheless, take a sad trip down memory lane and pay your respects to these showbiz peeps one last time (until the Golden Globes and then the Oscars).
People are obsessed with The Hunger Games, and I’ve been informed that unlike Twilight, this literary series is actually worth the devotion. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that everyone is now all atwitter about the new Hunger Games trailer that just surfaced. I’m not 100% swayed by it, but I like the presence of Lenny Kravitz. Maybe I’ll read those books after all (must tackle The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo first though).
What do you think about the trailer? Are you into the Hunger Games?