Mar 26, 2011

International Tom Hanks Day: T. Hanks for the Greatness

Smiling His Way Into Our Hearts
Today is International Tom Hanks Day, and we here at Tableau Your Mind have been anxiously anticipating it. Tom Hanks is an actor that everyone loves, and the most deserving of an international day of honor (let lesser actors have streets in their hometowns named after them). So, to honor this square-jawed man of men, this ultimate mensch, we here at Tableau have decided to look back and quickly review all of the films that Tom Hanks has acted in so far (though, to be fair, we haven’t seen two of them). Enjoy the reviews after the jump, with special reviewing by Guest Blogger Road Warrior.

Mar 21, 2011

Literal Lyrics: Katy Perry Edition #2

Welcome to Literal Lyrics #2. This Literal Lyric again comes from the world of Katy Perry, and boy it's a doozy!  I give you, without notes, this gem.  Slightly NSFW answer after the jump:

Mar 15, 2011

Steve Martin: Banjo Playin' Fool

This next song is called "Angry Birds: Level 7"
I just got back from seeing Steve Martin at Joe's Pub, playing Bluegrass Banjo with The Steep Canyon Rangers, and before you can cough "The Return of Bruno" suggestively into your hand, let me just say that it was completely amazeballs. Martin has been playing banjo for a quite a while, and this is not his first CD release, but for some reason I have always blocked that part of his career from entering my conscious thought.  He was Steve Martin: Comedian and Steve Martin: Author, but Steve Martin: Banjoist was not on the docket. Apparently, I was missing out. Rather than go point-by-point through the whole show, let me just point out a few of the best bits:

Mar 14, 2011

Follow Tableau Your Mind on Twitter!

Hey, everybody!  Be sure to follow Tableau Your Mind on Twitter at for regular updates. It'll be Fan-twitter-stic!

Mar 11, 2011

Guilty Pleasures are No Longer Guilty!

Often my tastes are described as indiscriminate. I will watch basically anything, regardless of personal enjoyment.  And sometimes I love movies and TV shows that are considered less than critically lauded. And I hide that love, and pretend I hate movies like Miss Congeniality and totally love Casablanca (not that I hate it, I just haven't seen it). But no more will I hide in shame! A regular reader of the blog I Don't Feel Bad About It, I finally want to tell everyone my innermost desires without shame. So it is with clear eyes and a full heart (can't lose!), I am happy to say that I really want to see the critically panned and ridiculous looking...

Mar 10, 2011

Literal Lyrics: Katy Perry Edition #1

So many songs have awful, badly worded lyrics. Lyrics filled with confusing metaphors, misplaced modifiers, and odd professions of love. And some singers are worse offenders than others. So, from time to time, we will post a Literal Lyric interpretation, and let people figure out what the terrible (or just strange) lyrics are. First up is Katy Perry, a singer with more questionable lyrics in her songs than good:

Answer after the Jump:

Mar 7, 2011

Goodbye, Greek Part 2

[Spoiler Alert]

So the end of Greek saw the end of the Kappa Tau house, but the show lives on 'past houses, past college.' Many people turn up to say goodbye, and Rusty finally gains the confidence he so desperately needs.  Ashleigh finally grows a pair and confesses her true feelings to Rusty (WHAT?!) and they have an ending that is as adorable and twee as it seems. Casey stops going with the flow and makes a decision that isn't borne of

Goodbye, Greek

Cappie, Rusty, Casey, Ashleigh and the rest of the gang say Goodbye
Tonight, after four seasons and countless near cancellations, Greek is ending.  On paper, the show shouldn't work. Set on Greek Row of Cyprus-Rhodes University, the show amped up the cattiness and tomfoolery expected on ABC Family and combined it with heartfelt story lines and real-world consequences. Treating frats and sororities as slightly less deadly

Mar 6, 2011

Harry Plotter: Movie 1

When Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone hit movie theaters around the world, audiences were expecting a lot. Four of the books had already been released, and the series was only gaining in popularity. Stakes were high, which is why it's such a disappointment how much of a turd this film turned out to be.
Please, Chris Columbus, don't kill the franchise! It's just a baby!

Mar 5, 2011

Harry Plotter: Book 1

As I wrote previously, I will be going through the Harry Potter series one book and movie at a time. First up: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philosopher’s Stone, but I’m going to go with the American translation for continuity).  My quest in this is to better understand the books and their relations to the film, as well as exploring the omissions of certain facts and events in the films, both good and bad. Spoilers ahead.
The boy who lived and whatnot

Mar 1, 2011

Goodbye Black History Month, Hello Women's History Month

Black History Month has come and gone, and it is now Women's History Month, or, rather, Womyn's Her-story Month. So remember to celebrate the womyn who have made the world what it is today, womyn like Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Smurfette, Harriet Tubman, Margaret Thatcher, Marie Curie, Indira Gandhi, and Julia Roberts.

And, like Marky Mark once said, say hi to your mother for me.
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