A New Years gift of Corbin Bleu Music for You

Happy New Year! Wow!  It is hard to believe it is 2009 already! Did you catch the Corbin Bleu music video on “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest” last night? I missed it. I was watching the show but, ahem, family members kept changing channels on me.

I Have 2 links for you today.  This first link is for a free download of Corbin’s song “Celebrate You”, you can also view the video of Corbin performing at the  Walt Disney World Christmas parade. The second link is to a preview of Corbin’s new music video “Moments that Matter” from his CD “Speed of Light” which will be available March 10, 2009.


New Year’s Eve

I just got an e-mail from Corbin Bleu’s website letting me know that they will show a sneek peak of Corbin’s new music video for his single, “Celebrate You” on “New Year’s Rockin” Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009″. There will also be a message from Corbin letting you know where you can download it for FREE! The e-mail didn’t state what part of the show it will be aired on so you may want to set your TiVo!

“New Year’s Rockin” Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009″ will air on ABC in three parts, “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin” Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009″ will air from 10-11pm ET live from Times Square, NY. Then at 11:35pm ET, after your late local ABC news, “New Year’s Rockin” Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009 Pt 1″ will air until 1:05am.  This part will include the countdown to 2009 and the ball drop as well as musical performances from New York and Hollywood.  Lastly, “New Year’s Rockin” Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009 Pt 2″ runs from 1:05-2:05am ET and continues with musical performances from the Hollywood party.

Kelly Pickler will be helping Ryan Seacrest in New York as she steps into the role of Times Square Correspondent, while Fergie will be hosting and entertaining at the Hollywood party. New Years Eve icon Dick Clark is scheduled to count us down to 2009. This sounds like it is going to be a great way to ring in the new year.


High School Musical 3: Senior Year Mistakes

With all of the movies released in the theatres in 2008, High School Musical 3: Senior Year ranks 5th overall in continuity and factual mistakes. HSM 3 has been tagged by MovieMistakes.com as having 41 errors. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull ranked first with 64 errors and was followed by Mamma Mia! with 44, The Dark Knight with 43,  and Twilight and HSM3 with 41.

I have always found continuity errors interesting. Considering all the takes that are needed to shoot any given scene it is difficult to match with 100% accuracy the placement of props, people, and animals. You would think though with the huge budgets of most major motion pictures, more of an effort would be made to reduce these errors.

I am not going to list all 41 mistakes but I am going to list some of the most interesting ones.

First a factual error:

  • When Troy calls to Gabriela from the rooftop, the clock on the school’s facade reads about 7:45, but the sun is almost directly overhead. There’s no way it’s early morning

    Now, some errors that show cast and crew mistakes:

    • When the class president pushes the sliding chalkboard over, it appears that someone off screen is pulling on the other end.
    • Kelsi’s necklace is backwards in one scene. This reveals the tape used to try to keep it in place.
    • Troy dances through the corridors at night.  When he jumps against the wall, you can see other dark footprints from previous takes.

    Continuity Errors:

    • When Troy is focused on the game his hair is wet with sweat, later in the locker room during half time-his hair is dry
    •  When Kelsi and Ryan sing “Last Chance” the sheet music movies.  In the shots of Ryan the pages overlap, but in the shots of Kelsi there are spaces between the sheets.
    • When Gabriella joins Troy on the roof, she places her bag on the step before she picks up Troy’s tux.  The position of her bag changes throughout the scene.
    • In the yearbook room, Troy is wearing Converse sneakers. In the next scene, at lunch, he is wearing Vans.
    • Troy gets green paint on his hands, then climbs over a white fence without getting green paint on the fence.

    Boxers, Boxers, Boxers

    • At Riley’s Garage, when Troy and Chad are looking for the radiator cap, Troy’s boxers are light gray, but in the next shot when he lifts the truck hood, his boxers are black.
    • When Troy is at East High at his locker, changing into his Wildcat jersey, he is wearing dark boxers. When he starts singing “Scream” his boxers are light blue.
    • When Troy is with Gabriella in her room, his boxers are white. When he is walking down the road after his truck didn’t start, his boxers are dark.

    Next time you watch HSM3 see if you can spot these and all of the other mistakes.

    source: moviemistakes.com


      High School Musical 2 CD Game Review

      I had the opportunity to play the High School Musical 2 CD game. The game comes in a cool zippered case and includes the gameboard, CD, pawn, die, cast cards, 9 to 5 cards and sumer job cards. The object of the game is to collect one of each of the 6 cast cards and get to the stage first. To collect the cards you have to answer trivia questions, sing and dance. This game is for 3-6 players.

      If you are a girl aged 6-12 who is a High School Musica 2l fan, this game is for you. I can easily see this being the hit of a birthday party or sleepover.  The trivia questions are fairly easy. The host on the CD asks you to sing or dance in cifferent ways. One singing example is “Listen to this song clip and then sing it back like you are the worst singer in the talent show.” For the dancing one example is “Dance to this song clip like Sharpay would dance.” They aren’t looking for specific dance moves just “in the style of…” The other players are the judges who decide if you completed the task or not.

      This game is available in stores everywhere and retails for $9.99. It is a good value and worth the money for the fun and laughs you will have while playing it.


      Merry Christmas

      Merry Christmas to all of my HSM readers and fellow fans. I hope you find all of your favorite High School Musical gifts under the tree, I’d like to find the High School Musical 3: Senior Year Dance! and Disney Sing It! for the Wii.

      Don’t forget to watch Corbin on the Disney Christmas Parade at 10am ET on ABC!

      Merry Christmas!


      Santa Zac

      Saturday, December 20th, Zac Efron played Santa Claus at Los Angles’ Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Partnering with gifts.com, Zac gave away $10,000 in toys, games and art sets to the critically ill children during his 2 hour visit.  Zac also signed autographs and posed for pictures during his surprise visit to the hospital. A source at the hospital to Usmagazine.com, “He really spent time bonding with each of the children.”


      The 25th Annual Disney Christmas Day Parade

      A Christmas Day tradition for 25 years, the Disney Christmas Parade, airs at 10am ET on ABC.  Thursday morning open your presents then gather the family around the tv to watch the parade.  The parade has already been taped and it includes parade floats and performances from both Walt Disney World and Disney Land.  The parade is hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in Florida and Ryan Seacrest in California.

      This year’s parade includes all of your favorite Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Cinderella and others.  The parade is kicked off by Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus, rocking it out with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.  Other big names performing in this year’s parade are The Jonas Brothers singing “Joyful Kings”, David Cook singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and Corbin Bleu debuting a song written for the 25th anniversary parade. Check out this video of Corbin at the parade taping. [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/1taBzooXNK8" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


      High School Musical 3 DVD

      It is official, February 17, 2009 is the release date for High School Musical 3 on DVD and Blue Ray. The movie will release in three different forms.  The first is a single disc DVD it will have the movie and a featurette featuring the stars saying goodbye to the High School Musical Trilogy. The second is a two disc extended version. This will have an extended version of the film, deleted scenes, outtakes, a sing-along feature, more featurettes and a digital copy of the movie.

      Now if you are a true High School Musical fan you might want to add a Blue Ray player to your Christmas list.  High School Musical 3 will be released in a three disc Blue Ray set. The set will include all of the features already listed as well as cast profiles, a BD live experience, a Senior Awards featurette and a regular DVD of the extended version of the movie.  All this will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.98.

      Also on February 17th the original High School Musical Remix movie will be released on Blue Ray for $34.95. Start saving your money now because buying both movies on release day at full retail price is going to cost you almost $70.


      Glee?

      Fox seems to be trying to cash in on the success of Disney’s High School Musical trilogy. They have ordered 13 episodes of Glee, a show about a high school glee club teacher’s quest to restore the glee club to its former national glory. According to the Associated Press, “The characters include a diva-in-training, a nerdy soprano, and a quarterback who tries to stay cool while singing.” Sound familiar? No premiere date has been set but it will air sometime in 2009.  What do you think about this? Do you think you will watch it?


      Jessica Tuck aka Mrs Evans

      Continuing our series on the actors who play the smaller rolls in the High School Musical films, we focus today on Jessica Tuck-Mrs Evans. Jessica was born February 19, 1963 in New York City. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in psychology. Jessica’s big acting break came in 1988 when she landed the role of Megan Gordon Harrison on the soap opera One Life to Live. She played Megan regularly from 1988-1992 and then in guest appearances in 1993, 1999 and 2004.  She was rumored to be returning again this fall but had to cancel due to her High School Musical commitments.

      In addition to her role as Sharpey and Ryan’s mother in High School Musical 2 and 3, she has appeared in the movies  Rising Sun, Batman Forever and she lent her voice to the character of Chris in The Little Toaster goes to Mars. She has appeared in numerous television shows also, such as; Home Improvement, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Seinfeld, and Judging Amy. She also played the part of Nicole Brown Simpson in The O.J. Simpson story.

      This week you can see Jessica’s work on television:

      • Tuesday Dec. 16 11pm on Fox as Bonnie in Seinfeld
      • Friday Dec. 19 11am & 4pm on SpikeTV as Sally West  in CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
      • Friday Dec. 19 12:30pm on TBS as Leslie in Home Improvement