Posted in Life on February 22nd, 2010 – Comments Off
I am amazed at how low people set their expectations for movies. The PG rating should have given it away, and yet I still expected a little something from this one. But no, when I say this was a cookie-cutter film, I literally mean that I knew the precise moment when his tongue was going to enter her mouth….I could see the multiple proposals, cheesy lines, breakdowns, and the train chugging past scenes coming. And yet – the theatre I was sitting in was eating this crap up like I was munching on my M&Ms. No wonder these movies continue to be made, people continue to go watch them (oops, me included). Ohwell, got to go with my sister and laugh about it all.
Thanks for the bonding time Leap Year!
Posted in Movies, What’s Up With... on February 21st, 2010 – Comments Off
…credits. I think it’s time to just give it up with the credits at the end of movies and tv shows. No one cares, no one reads, and if anyone really did care enough to read, they couldn’t because they’re going so fast (after tv shows anyways). I literally saw some credits at the end of a show the other day that were scrolling so fast that they were just one big blurred image of scrolling text. Forget it,…you don’t see me asking for credits after doing my job…And as a side note – the only ones caring enough to read are probably related to the person listed in the credits.
Posted in Movies on February 20th, 2010 – Comments Off
I’m taking this time while my husband is away to catch up on some serious chic flicks. I thought they’d both be awful, but I was pleasantly surprised with one…the other was an obvious dud.
I began my day alone with some serious cleaning (so that when I started my serious movie watching, I wouldn’t feel guilty!), then when the dream of a Felicity marathon was crushed, I rented a couple movies my husband wouldn’t mind skipping. I started with The Time Traveler’s Wife. I wish this movie would have given some tips on how to go back in time and warn myself against renting this movie. It was kind of just weird, some thoughts of child molestation had to be ignored, and was all over the place. The only plus was that it was well made. I would not recommend this movie and would rather suggest my second watch.
I continued with Love Happens. I really thought that there’d be no chemistry and I’d just be annoyed by Jennifer, but neither happened. I enjoyed this one from the beginning and was actually laughing, crying, and happy throughout. It was just a well done, cute movie that was never offensive and not your traditional romance.
I’m not sure what’s on the docket next, but I have my sights set on Dear John. Any recommendations?
Posted in Life on January 21st, 2010 – 1 Comment
Well, if Simon’s not hanging in there, then neither am I.
What is American Idol without Simon Cowell? Nothing. Can we really take this week’s guest judge or Randy or Kara’s opinions seriously? We all only care to hear the rude but true, or very kind things Simon will say to those auditioning. We love to see his facial expressions at the contestants that we can’t quite tell if they’re being serious or (hopefully) just acting for their 15 seconds.
So thank you for all the laughs, but after this season I’ll be ready with my floaties as Simon jumps ship. What a shame too, Ryan was just starting to grow on me.
Posted in Movies on January 20th, 2010 – Comments Off
Wall-E was a hoarder
Tombstone stars everyone but Clint Eastwood
Thank You for Smoking will make you want to start
Prime is my new favorite movie
Henry Poole is Here‘s original script had Jesus on a piece of toast
The Book of Eli is actually a movie
P.S. couldn’t decide on an ending, so they decided to be weird
Annie Hall reminds you that you should never watch another movie starred/directed/written by Woody
Posted in Life on January 19th, 2010 – Comments Off
Stumbled onto this guys videos. Great imagination, implementation and sunglasses.
Posted in Movies on January 13th, 2010 – Comments Off
Well, looks like Little Miss Sunshine just didn’t want to live a miserable life without one of her kidneys.
Now here was a movie that falls under the ‘Depressing’ category. Talk about needing a box of Kleenex’s next to you for this one. This movie explores the hardships that come with cancer in the family. It’s sad all the way through, but I did find myself laughing a few times. The acting was good, the sick girl really does look sick, and Alec was the perfect casting job. If you’re in search of a sad movie, this one’ll do the trick.
Posted in Life on January 6th, 2010 – 2 Comments
It’s 5:30 at IGA: the lines are long, I’m bumping into grandma’s carts all over the place, even the express line is stretched to the entrance. This time I remember to buy the item that has been forgotton and therefore stuck on my grocery list for weeks, Saltines; I quickly grab a box, blindly reaching around the stocker. I put my gloves on after sacking my own groceries into my own bag, I throw my hood on to block the freezing snow and wind from reaching my face. It’s cold out there and I’m forced to make this trip almost daily because I have to carry all my groceries home. (But I’m really only exaggerating, I live a block from the store!)
I get home, stomp most of the snow from the bottom of my boots and proceed to the second floor and unload my bag. I made it! I love that going out, even just a block away, is an adventure, and now I’m home, safe and warm.
Now that dinner’s finished, cleaned and hours ago, I want a snack to go with my new favourite show, Conveyor Belt of Love (see previous post), and make my move for the Saltines. I grab a sleeve and go back to the couch. Strange, this first cracker tastes different. What’s that, the second one is tasteless as well. A horrible thought enters my mind….I jump up to check the pantry. OHNO! I really did buy unsalted tops Saltines.
I can’t believe it, I mean why is that even an option?!
Posted in Life on January 5th, 2010 – Comments Off
ABC has my full attention every Monday night from 10-11 this season. I’m a sucker for dating shows, usually getting sucked in by all the jokes I can make about these sad, beautiful people…but this show is different, they were making all the jokes for me, all I had to do was laugh. The premise of the show is so simple I don’t even have to explain, the title does it all (they really are literally on a conveyor belt and all we have to do is judge these guys based on about 2 sentences and their appearance). The girls and guys chosen for this particular episode were hilarious and the people in editing seemed to help by sharing all the uncomfortable reactions and hurtful (yet honest) comments.
Will this show help in any way with the morality of the next generation, of course not…but was this time-waster fun, absolutely.
Posted in Movies on October 20th, 2009 – 2 Comments
Jennifer Eight – Uma, a blind girl….Emilie, a sleeping girl. Here’s a movie (from the 90s) I watched on tv, pretty good, but still not sure how it ended. I think in my life I’ve fallen asleep to at least 60% of the movies I’ve seen, but that doesn’t stop me from having an opinion!
13 Going on 30 – Thankfully this one was playing on tv so I didn’t have to pay to watch, just give it my time. Surprisingly entertaining enough, even though Jennifer is a scary looking skinny broad with a big mouth, but Mark helps as the cute likeable love interest.
I Am Legend – I hate zombie movies, why didn’t anyone warn me?
Syriana – George works the beard in another movie that makes you wonder how true this all really is. I don’t think I want to know.
The Class – Entre les murs is a movie about a young French teacher to all the young punks of Paris. It makes you give up on the next generation of kids. The movie is very well acted, felt like they just stuck a camera in a real classroom, but has no ending so therefore I don’t recommend this film.