I am finally sending out the prizes for my seven clever questions giveaway today. The OCD part of me was waiting for all of the mailing addresses so I could send them at once, I like to do things that way. The winners are getting a polymer clay sculpted cupcake necklace in a sprinkles zipper wallet! How perfect is that? The tutorial for the polymer clay cupcakes can be found in my left sidebar.
I'm buried under a few projects. I'm writing some reports for a friend and trying to upload them to her server. Veto's birthday is coming up so I was pulling recipes out late last night. I need to get over to help Sassy with Photoshop. Today Loopy has to get caught up on her summer math program, I think we fell behind a bit... for no reason except I think I was just being a little slack. Last night she and I managed a little break from all the hubbub and slipped out to get a few school supplies... she just lurrves shopping for school supplies... and we saw the new almost-Disney pic, Band Slam.
I mean, I think it is Disney-related. It has Disney stars in it with a few unknowns, and Lisa Kudrow from Friends. I was really expecting something very, very Disney. Even now, I don't quite know how to cupcake review it for you. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I don't even know if the producers of the movie know how they themselves feel about it.
Note the movie release date. It's all over the internet and in the trailers and on the poster. And yet, it was released last weekend. Have you seen many television ads for this show? Is that why there were only twelve people in the theatre? The two of us and a big group of high school kids right behind us?
Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame is not the main character in the movie, but some of the posters feature her. Obviously it was an attempt to lure in the HSM followers.
At this point I am thinking that it wasn't even supposed to be called Band Slam. Check out the cast list on this one: David Bowie, as himself. But they decided to market it a little more like High School Musical, and this is what they did with it:
Ummmm... reminiscent of anything? The only thing that would make this look more like HSM would be if it were red, black and white!
Gah. I bet Vanessa Hudgens threw up a little bit in the back of her mouth when she saw this. Still, it's no High School Musical. Her character is an obvious departure from the one that made her so famous, but don't take anyone under, say, twelve. It's still pretty Disney-powered. The band Honor Society appears on the soundtrack courtesy of Jonas Records. Oh, that's why Loopy wanted to see it. Now I get it.
Maybe they should have stuck with their original, edgy promotion. It looks less slick, more rock and roll. However, the group of teens sitting behind us loved it. They clapped along to the music and they good-heckled it. Good-heckling, you know, the kind that doesn't annoy the other two people in the theatre.
I don't know if Band Slam rocked my socks off or not. It was a little long. It was a little interesting. It was a little lost. The music was good.
This is the poster that might have sold it for me all the way. I'm going to give it three and a half cupcakes, because where it could have been predictable, it wasn't. It lost one and a half cupcakes, because where it could have been predictable, it was. Rent it some fall evening when your teenager has a bad day. Serve with popcorn, soda and chocolate.
Tomorrow: a sweet tutorial. After that: a game.