Is there a character that Meryl Streep can’t play convincingly? Doesn’t look like it. She stars in Ricki and the Flash where she plays a rockstar who gave up everything to follow her dream. She returns home to try to make things right with her family–all of her children now being adults–and things are not going so well.
Her real life daugher, Mamie Gummer, plays her on-screen daughter in this comedy written by Diablo Cody. Director, Jonathan Demme said Streep studied guitar for months before six weeks of band rehearsal ahead of shooting. The playing, the singing and the stage presence was all her doing. This is Meryl Streep, I wouldn’t expect anything less. The film also stars Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield. In theaters August 7, 2015. Can’t wait!
What Does The Fox Say?
Ylvis, Christian Løchstøer (co-authors) and Svein Nyhus (Illustrator)
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
“The Fox” song by Norwegian duo, Ylvis made a huge impact in music in 2013. What started out as a comedic video later turned into a viral YouTube phenomenon. To date the video has obtained over 342 million views. Though it’s debatable whether the song is catchy and entertaining or just plain annoying and ridiculous, the reality is that the song did its job of becoming popular.
To capitalize further on the success of the song, and in a brilliant move, the brothers released a children’s book of the same name through Simon & Schuster. Essentially, the lyrics of the song are the book’s story—and it’s perfect. If the lyrics didn’t already get stuck in my head, I can now read along with the book and share my excitement (and silliness) with others. Seriously, I was extremely stoked that they came out with this book and I bought my copy right away. Continue Reading