Friday, February 1, 2013

The "I Dreamed A Dream" Spoof Has My Oscar Vote

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM

Anne Hathaway might need to watch her back at her next casting call.

Hathaway’s Oscar-nominated turn as downtrodden prostitute Fantine in Les Misérables prompted moviegoers everywhere to dig out their tissues (the Weekly’s Bob Grimm included), but a viral video parodying the actress’ rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” skips the heartstrings and goes straight for the funny bone.

“For Your Consideration” is meant to be a good-humored nod to the actress as she rounds the final lap of awards season to the Academy Awards. (She’s already taken home a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for the role). This spoof would fall flat if actress Emma Fitzpatrick wasn’t sporting a voice practically on par with Hathaway’s, and her delivery of lines like, “I already have my speech, ‘Oh God, is this really happening?!’” are so spot-on of Hathaway’s irritating over-eagerness on the podium as of late.

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This Week in Tucson Bicycling

Posted By on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 9:41 AM

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Want to check out a fast-paced bike race? Go watch the free UA Cycling Club's Criterium. Details here.

A dedicated cyclist with Tucson roots was killed in a car crash. More details here.

There appears to be an increase in bicycle theft recently. YMCA has begun warning their patrons. See the photo and why I think bike thefts are still under-reported.

A mail order bike business is moving to Tucson and looking for an employee. Find out when they will start and how to apply.

Sometimes when you ride a bike you come across an unexpected joy. Find out what our unexpected joys are. What's yours?

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