Fan Girl Friday

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Happy Friday, all!

I’ve found some squee-worthy finds this week, so let’s jump right in!

A certain movie came out last weekend about a shoe-losin’ Disney princess. We all know she lived happily ever after, but did you know she has mad rap skillz, yo? Check out Sara Michelle Gellar as Cinderella in this epic princess rap battle!

 

Ever since Mockingjay: Part One was released on DVD, I have been ITCHING for trailers/info/pictures for MJP2. And even though this teaser gives NOTHING away, it still gave me chills! I dare you to not get goosebumps!

 

You guys. Remember how movies were made about things from our childhood and most of them were total crap? Well fear no more, children of the 80’s! Someone’s got our back for a MAJOR project about to hit the Henson Company!

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in and produce a live-action Fraggle Rock movie! Cue the Kermit arm flails! According to Variety, the reason JGL wants to make this movie (which has been in the works for nearly a decade) is because he’s a HUGE Henson fan! Fraggle Rock: “The first screen personas I ever loved were Henson creations, first on ‘Sesame Street,’ and then on ‘Fraggle Rock,’” Gordon-Levitt said. “Jim Henson’s characters make you laugh and sing, but they’re also layered, surprising, and wise. From Oscar the Grouch, to Yoda, to the Fraggles. I’ve never stopped loving his work, even as a young frisky man, and on into adulthood…I’m grateful and excited to be working with New Regency on this project.”

 

Today is the first day of spring, and you know what that means: your Facebook newsfeed is about to be blowing up with people doing marathons, 5K’s, and crazy zombie runs! And I’ll be one of them! I just signed up for my first color run and I am so excited! Maybe I need to get me one of these fandom workout shirts to train in…?

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See the rest of them on Buzzfeed, right here!

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It’s Friday, people! By this time next week we’ll all be waking up from our turkey comas and trying to scrape together bail money for that one aunt who punched a man for the last $1.99 DVD at the Black Friday sale. Ah, family.

 

But before you get frantic over family and food, take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy all the geeky goodness I have to share!

 

You guys. Are you sitting down? If not, do it now. Are you sitting? Good. Lego recently announced six new sets coming to stores next year and three of them are from two of our favorite fandoms!

Oh yes, you heard that right! The Big Bang Theory AND Doctor Who will be getting their own Lego sets! I am seriously geeking out over here! I have already posted these bad boys on my Christmas 2015 list on Amazon!

 

Speaking of toys, you know I have a deep love for the girls’ line called GoldieBlox. They encourage young girls to get excited about engineering, physics, and other areas of science. While I sometimes think that their marketing may ruffle a few feathers (shamimg girls for liking princesses is sort of like shaming girls for not liking them, amiright?) I do think that their heart is in the right place by wanting to help the fields of math and science be more than a boys club. Here is their new ad:

What do you think? And if it looks familiar, here’s why.

 

This has been a great week for movie trailers! Especially from Disney! Check out two, all-new trailers from the House of Mouse:

 

 

 

 

And speaking of movies, I saw The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 last night and It. Was. AH-MAY-ZING! Seriously. I think this is the BEST one so far! The acting was great, the effects were so superb I fought back tears multiple times, and the sets totally blew what I had pictured out of the water! Even though I’ve read the book three times, my heart pounded, I covered my eyes, and hoped upon hope that things would work out (even though I knew the ending). Plus, J.Law’s rendition of The Hanging Tree was ON. POINT.

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Iiiiits Friday! Start your happy dance and let the Diet Coke flow! I’ve got some fantabulous fangirl finds to make today even more like a party!

Even though Firefly is long gone (I know, try not to sob into the tassle’s of your Jayne replica knit hat) you can still live the renegade lifestyle ONLINE! Oh yes, that’s right, Firefly is coming to your PC AND smartphone! You can carry Serenity in your pocket!

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Even though it won’t be available until early 2015, you can check out a sneak peek of the game by clocking the link here. What do you think? I think its SHINY.

 

I’m not going to lie, when Andrea from The Walking Dead was killed off, I was like, “Sheesh! FINALLY!” Needless to say, I was not the biggest fan of her character. I know I can’t be the only one. Anywhoo, Laurie Holden, the actress that played Andrea on the show, is MUCH more likeable in real life!

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Turns out Holden was an instrumental part in an undercover sex-trafficking bust down in Columbia. Holden is a human rights activist and works with a program called Operation Underground Railroad. The group, led by former CIA-agent Tim Ballard, works to free young girls sold into sex slavery. During the sting in Columbia, Holden and the group helped free fifty-five young women! Go Laurie! You can read the full story here.

 

I am SO incredibly ready for November: turkey, stuffing, and Mockingjay! I’ve been waiting for any new trailers to be released, so when I saw this one, I squealed like a little girl! Check it out!

 

Speaking of movies, look at what an incredibly talented teen did–using Lego and stop-motion–to capture some of the greatest moments in cult movie history, as well as classic movie posters:

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I am SO. FLIPPIN. Glad it’s Friday. Not because it’s the start of the weekend, but because my long-lost-bearded-babe will be returning tomorrow! Huff the Hubs has been in Cali this week, learning all kinds of interesting things that I know nothing about and he FINALLY comes home tomorrow! Hermione and I have been in countdown mode pretty much since he stepped onto the plane.

 

But, in all my joy at my geeky guy’s return to the Heartland, I have not forgotten about you! I’ve found some nerdy novelties sure to tickle your fancy!

 

If you haven’t seen Maleficent yet, you really need to! My sister LURVES Mal (she’s her favorite Disney villainess) and I think she needs this dress! She can channel her inner dark fairy with this adorable a-line dress from Think Geek!

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Well, well…dressed!

 

I went to the movies the other day and saw The Fault in Our Stars (great flick; take tissues!) and while I was at the theater, I saw a poster for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. I wish it was November 21st already! Sadly, its still months away. But, Lionsgate knows we’re anxiously awaiting its release and has decided to whet our appetites with these propaganda posters, fresh from The Capitol:

 

Excited yet?

Excited yet?

 

 

If you’re like me, you don’t like the dark. But, I also don’t like Daleks. However, I think I’ll feel much safer with this Dalek keeping watch over me at night:

IL-LU-MI-NATE!

IL-LU-MI-NATE!

 

 

 

Is everyone lamenting the end (for a few months away) of Game of Thrones? What will happen to Tyrion? What about Dany’s dragons? Will we ever learn what product Jon Snow uses to make his curls stay so nicely intact? If these questions are ever-running through your mind, you may need some of these awesome GoT inspired gifts! Check out the full list here.

Truth.

Truth.

Fan Girl Friday

Ah, Friday, you sexy SOB. I’m so glad you’re here again. And I’m even more glad that you’ve brought some squeal-worthy fandom news and goodies to make us all pee our pants with excitement!

Guys, I’ve got movie and television news coming out the wazoo!

The highly-anticipated second-to-last film in The HUnger Games trilogy opens later this year! And we FINALLY have a first look at the film (other than the teaser at the end of Catching Fire). Check out Julianne Moore as President Coin:

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Of all the casting decisions for THG, I am MOST happy with this choice. When I read about President Coin, the person I envisioned was very, very similar to Moore’s representation. Why do you think? Like it? Hate it? Wish someone else was cast? You can get more Mockingjay news here!

 

Fairy tales are getting a lot more screen time here lately: ABC’s Once Upon a Time, NBC’s Grimm, and the feature film about Princess Aurora’s nemesis–Malificent–will be hitting the big screen May 30thNow we can add another film to the list–Cinderella. Kenneth Branagh (AKA, Professor Lockhart), director of Thor and Iron Man 2, is doing a live-action retelling of Cinderella! And the teaser trailer hit the web this week, making us Disney-Princess-lovin’-chicks squeal with delight! Check it out!

 

The CW is really trying hard to cash in on the super hero phenomenon. They’ve already got Arrow, they used to have Smallville, and coming this fall: The Flash. Take a look at the trailer for the show!

 

Star Wars Day was a few weeks ago, but its never too late to share some Jedi-inspired duds! Check out this awesome Star Wars themed wedding! Complete with light saber grooms cake! Click the link for more!

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Have a happy weekend, fangirls and boys!