By Samantha Wong, Staff Writer
The Notebook has the ability to reduce people to tears. This holds true even nine years after its release in 2004. Which may or may not have to do with the fact that The Notebook is what I consider to be one of the most celebrated romantic movies of all time. Oh and, of course, Ryan Gosling.
Ryan Gosling stars with Rachel McAdams as the star-crossed lovers Noah and Allie, convincing women everywhere that there is a Noah for all. This impossible standard was only further solidified when Noah (Gosling) begs Ally to stay with him– but only after a romantic kiss in the rain.
Unfortunately, according to an article on Time Magazine’s website, Gosling announced for Gosling fans everywhere, Gosling is taking a hiatus from acting.
Fortunately for women everywhere, BlinkBox, an on-demand British movie site, thought it would be a good idea to create the Gosline. The Gosline, a play on the words ‘Gosling’ and ‘Hotline’, is otherwise known as a help-line for those that need incentive to get through their day. ‘Incentive’ meaning Ryan Gosling.
The hotline works in the following way: the caller dials the number for the Gosline. Once the call is answered, Ryan Gosling gives the caller a motivational monologue.
One such monologue is the following, which can be heard in The Notebook: “It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I wanna do that because I want you. I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me, every day.”
That is one of the more powerful quotes that Ryan Gosling says throughout the movie. Not including what Gosling does that doesn’t include speech (i.e., the Gosling swagger, the intense gaze that he casts at his beloved Allison).
So, for those Gosling fans whose names aren’t Eva Mendez, that need that push to get through the day…this is a formidable alternative if that 5-hour Energy just is not cutting it.
By Maya Devereaux, Staff Writer
Scenes From a Hat, Foreign Film Dub, Props, oh and Wayne Brady. Do these terms ring any bells? Well the rumors are true! Whose Line is it Anyway, the improvisational comedy show that launched in 1998, will be returning to your TV, according to Gawker.
The 22-minute comedy show that ran for nine seasons on ABC and subsequently on ABC family has been picked up by the CW. Another key change which viewers should take as they will is Drew Carey’s departure. Carey will not be returning for the reboot and will be replaced by Aisha Taylor, comedian and TV personality.
What about the other Whose Line veterans? Well, Wayne Brady, Collin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles will all be returning. Wayne and Collin have enthusiastically taken to their Twitter accounts by announcing the good news.
So say so long to reminiscing about hilarious Whose Line moments via scattered clips on YouTube! Sure, there are many fans who will be upset by the fact that Carey won’t be hosting, but at least the rest of the talent is the same. Plus, every a special guest will participate in each episode. Remember the episode with Robin Williams?
By Bonnie Zeng, Staff Writer
Social networks recently exploded when Fall Out Boy unexpectedly announced plans for a new studio album, Save Rock N’ Roll, and released a new single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up).”
“I almost just about dropped dead when they announced it,” said Stacey Su, College of General Studies freshman. “I didn’t think it was going to happen at all.”
After three years of being on hiatus and releasing their last album, Folie a Deux, in 2008, the band announced their first show to start off their world tour. The show, which they played in their hometown of Chicago, sold out in minutes.
“This isn’t a reunion because we never broke up,” is stated on the band’s official website.
Like most bands that come back after hiatus, it seems like Fall Out Boy intends to try something new, rather than go back to the familiar pop-punk style that their fans are nostalgically hoping for.
“It’s an extremely different sound and a bad reaction was to be expected,” said Emily Kraklow, College of Communication freshman. “I think fans need to realize that they’re not the same people they were three year ago.”
With their new R&B-influenced single, it seems evident that they want to move forward with their music, though the extent of which they have changed their sound differs among fans.
“I’m really glad their new stuff is a little different, but not too different,” said Su. “It still has this hardcore and edgy sound while being really expressive.”
Save Rock N’ Roll will be available worldwide May 6 and 7. Dates for the “Save Rock and Roll” tour are listed on the band’s official website. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” is available on iTunes.
Check out the new single here: