Month: September 2012

Cuter-Day

Maybe I should have a Cuter-day instead of a Caturday.  Well in celebration of me moving out soon.  A funny pic with Pusheen the cat.  I love this fat cat.  Basically this is what is going to happen once I try cooking on my own ūüôā

If you want to see more adorable pictures or buy adorable merchandise, go to http://pusheen.com/

Movie Fun and Movie Review: 21 Jump Street

Hey kiddos! ¬†Ever get pissed off at the ending for Titanic? ¬†Well here is a funny pic my friend told me about that is floating around in the Internet. ¬†Get it …floating? Oh no I just made a pun >:)

Well we all knew Leo could have fit on the plank of wood, but now we have proof:

On a totally unrelated note.  Just saw this commercial for Argo.  Ben Affleck actually looks like he might do a good job in this movie.  And look who else is in it, my favorite meth cooker, Bryan Cranston.  I am now curious to see this movie.

Oh and look what else is coming out next week. ¬†Taken 2! ¬†Okay, normally I would not promote a second part to an action flick, but its Taken 2! ¬†Taken has got to be one of the best action movies I have seen. ¬†I have talked and compared many action films to this movie and it’s hard to beat. ¬†I hope I am not disappointed. ¬†I have already started seeing bad things about this movie on twitter and other forums so I will have to see it for myself. ¬†I admit the previews are pretty lame. ¬†Cause overall you don’t really care about his family. ¬†You just want to see the action sequences (which are great in part one). ¬†Anyways, do check out part one of Taken. ¬†You will not regret it. ¬†And if you get a chance, see part 2 and let me know what you think.
Finally, I wanted to talk about 21 Jump Street. ¬†I finally saw it, and it was hilarious. ¬†This movie had many memorable lines you can joke around with your friends. ¬†I was pleasantly pleased with¬†Channing Tatum’s performance. ¬†For a guy I thought was just a meat head, he was pretty darn funny in the movie…playing a meat head ūüôā ¬†Also, I have yet to watch a movie with Jonah Hill that I didn’t like. ¬†So rent it now!
P.S. ¬†do not keep your Red Box rental after you watch it. ¬†You will dearly pay for every day you didn’t return it ūüôĀ ¬†Lesson learned.

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

I finally saw The Hunger Games. ¬†I’m not sure how to rate this movie. ¬†I can’t say I didn’t like it, but I can’t say it’s a great movie either.

Apparently the movie is based on a book.  That gives me hope it might actually be more interesting in a book format.

The movie is set in the future. ¬†The world was divided by a war that is now over. ¬†However, there is an oppressive tradition of “The Hunger Games” that is still on going. ¬†A boy and girl is selected from 12 districts to compete in The Hunger Games and everyone else is forced to watch. ¬†The last person standing at the end of the games wins and I believe their was a quick mention about them winning extra rations for their district.

I was extremely surprised there were so many familiar actors in this film.  Woody Harrelson , Donald Sutherland and even Lenny Kravitz are in the movie.  They all play their parts well, but the characters themselves are a bit eccentric since they are from or live in the Capital.

The movie took it’s time to develop some of the main characters and gets you to sympathize with their situation. ¬†However, I thought it might have taken too long to actually start the game and get to the action. ¬†Once the game started I thought the movie got much more interesting.

I can also see why girls may like this book/movie.  The main character Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence is a strong yet very feminine character.  In addition there are a couple of cute boys and a possible love triangle going on.

If you like sci-fi type movies or maybe interested in Ayn Rand novels (because it did remind me of some of her books) you might like The Hunger Games.  I might even check out the book myself.

One last note, there is a very similar Japanese movie and book called¬†Battle Royale. ¬†I think this was the main reason I didn’t want to see the movie. ¬†I had watched Battle Royale a while back and didn’t really like it. ¬†I had heard The Hunger Games was just the American version. ¬†The Hunger Games is a much better made movie, with regards to the budget and development of characters. ¬†However, the story line is very similar when it comes to the actual game. ¬†If your curious about it, check out that movie as well.

Movie Review: Paranorman

Paranorman was a pretty darn good movie. ¬†The movie is disguised as a children’s movie but in reality it has some pretty dark humor. ¬†Norman is the young outcast in a small town that can see and speak to ghosts. ¬† Norman is tasked with the job of suppressing the town curse and all sorts of trouble follows.There are references to pop culture and horror movies that might fly over a¬†child’s¬†head, but are great for adults. ¬†It has many moments that make you giggle and some moments that are pretty serious as well. ¬†It was well written and animated.

This movie has great style and artistry.  All the characters and everything around them is just a little asymmetrical and funky.  The amount of detail is great.  It adds even more interest to the movie. Just look at the graphics for this poster:

The voice acting was great as well. ¬†You may even recognize someone, McLovin ūüėČ All and all, it is definitely worth a watch. ¬†Especially if you like stop motion animation or¬†digitally animated movies.