“I just put his foot in my mouth. There was no sucking. It was a spontaneous moment, too — it wasn’t in the script. I just went for it. I still don’t even know how Zac felt about me cramming his foot into my mouth. It’s not like we’re e-mail buddies.” — Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis, on his skit with Zac Efron. Not scripted! Which explains why he...
Z-Attack: Vol. 2
Why do we care about Zachary? Why? Why? I Don’t Know. I’d like to say it’s because of his one legitimate IMDB credit as “Young Simon” in Firefly, but there is something more at work than that. I never, ever thought I would say this, but Manohla Dargis and I seem to be on almost exactly the same page. The second half of this entry was pretty much going to be about...
Zaccc Attack: Vol. 1
Oh gosh. Oh gosh. So, I just saw 17 Again, the new piece of cinema starring weirdly Ken-like heartthrob Zachary Efron. And now I am a little drunk and watching American Idol and ZAC EFRON IS IN THE AUDIENCE wearing the douchiest hat. GROSS. Oh. Feelings. Zac Efron has entered this vortex of complete meta-ness. I mean, 17 Again is essentially High School Musical 4 combined with Bet On It: The Zac...
Gone with the wind.
Well, much in the way that the duration of Young Americans was cut tragically short, so will be my career as a recapper. Turns out, it’s boring-er than I had thought! And, incredibly time-consuming. Also, in a rare moment of blogger self-reflection, I realized that recapping is not really my goal on iloveamandabynes. So, you’ll just have to wait for Young Americans: The Criterion...
Big Dreams and Wild Schemes
Yes, the time has come to do a full television recap. The pull of Young Americans is far too much for one person alone to resist. Who am I to even try? Our beloved show opens with some kind of “ fancy” tracking shot over the town of (we are about to learn) New Rawley, South Carolina. North Carolina? We are never to know. But it’s very picturesque. And then begins one of Will Krudski’s famous...
I finally started watching Battlestar Galactica, which pretty much everyone has told me I will really like, and all I have to say is this: Former Special Agent Paul Ballard is in this show, too, and he is in love with a Cylon! Can this man not have sex with real people? What is up with this?