Archives for the month of: February, 2014

Check out this podcast I recorded with bloggers Paisley’s Paperbacks and Fashion Bumble (links below) where we give our thoughts on a few musicians and authors and how they dress.

http://paisleyspaperbacks.wordpress.com/

http://fashionbumble.wordpress.com/

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So I decided to listen to the ‘unfiltered’ podcast of Reality TV star Brandi Glanville. Glanville, a member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast (a Bravo reality TV series about Affluent women in LA, produced and at times presented by Andy Cohen) presents the cast with wit and refreshing honesty.
The podcast’s audio is presented with clarity, although at times the speaker(s) talk at, what seems like an accelerated rate. This could be because of editing (unlikely, because of the ‘unfiltered’ descriptive) or scripting, or possibly just my imagination.
Generally the podcast gives a lot of extra information from Glanville’s point of view about events, other cast members and situations on the TV show that a viewer or fan of hers would otherwise be unable to access due to these views having no place on the show or in interviews because of timing and the fact that they just aren’t relevant enough to what is happening on the show at that time.
Due to the podcast being presented by Glanville herself, I do get the feeling that she is talking about what she wants to talk about and thus there is more passion put forth on her part than is seen in the show and in interviews.
Additionally, Glanville doesn’t just talk about the TV show she stars in, but about all areas of her life and speaks on subjects such as fashion, pop culture and celebrity.

Glanville also has guest speakers on to talk with, these include other reality stars and other celebrities. Click on the link below and have a listen to the podcast and comment below what you think. Or tweet me at @PopCultureO

 

http://podcastone.com/Brandi-Glanville-Unfiltered

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Last night I sat down with a family sized bag of Doritos, a pot of hummus and Disney’s newest musical animation, Frozen. Set in the secluded Norwegian city of Arendelle, the film depicts the story of 2 royal sisters, one of which has the magical ability to manipulate and create ice out of nothing.

After she accidentally traps the kingdom in an eternal harsh winter while fleeing to the mountains, her sister sets out to find her with the help of a token Disney side-kick, an enchanted animate snowman and a man named Kristoff who sells ice for a living.
Filled with actors of notoriety, including Kristen Bell, the ever talented Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, my expectations were high.
The film has been highly praised by critics for its brilliant soundtrack and musical influence, especially its leading song ‘Let it go’ which seems to be a viewer favourite, Disney’s apt ability to inject Norwegian culture and influences through research of the Sami culture, its modern visuals, screenplay and voice acting.
Personally, I found the film to be entertaining and colourful. Additionally, I found it to have a very strong soundtrack, not only because of the popular ‘Let it Go’ song, but for others such as ‘Do you want to build a snowman’ which is a personal favourite of mine. The characters are also relatable and lovable, especially with the suggestion that the idea that Elsa (the one with the uncontrollable power) doesn’t have control over her power and feels isolated being linked to the mental disorder depression.
All in all I think this latest Disney movie is worth watching, even if you are not a fan of animated films, although theme, screenplay, soundtrack, score, voice-acting and animation are all sound stand alone, they make for a very good movie when combined.

Tell me what you thought of Disney’s latest hit in the comments below or feel free to tweet me at @PopCultureO