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.

Movie Review: Sabrina

Sabrina is a classic romantic comedy.  Made in 1954, its cast is made up of some of the most famous actors of the past:  Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

Sabrina is the daughter of the chauffeur for the Larrabee family. ¬†The Larrabee’s have two sons that are the complete opposite of each other. ¬†David, played by¬†William Holden¬†is the easy going playboy. ¬†While, Linus played by Humphrey Bogart is the very serious business man. ¬†Sabrina has been in love with David almost her entire life. ¬†But she is of little consequence to him until she comes back from France as a more mature, elegant version of herself. The story ensues with Linus stepping in to save the families reputation and latest business venture.

The movie is really cute in so many ways.  The comedy is subtle but cute.  And most, if not all the characters are lovable or serve their purpose.

I can see why Audrey Hepburn is remembered for her style as much as her acting because of this movie. ¬†Each scene ¬†has her dressed in memorable outfits from the conservative dress we first see her in, to the gorgeous ball gown she wears to the Larrabee’s party.

I also liked Humphrey Bogart in this movie. ¬†I haven’t seen many of his movies, but he strikes me as being very handsome for an older fellow. ¬†Although he does seem a bit too old in certain angles, his character was well played by him. ¬†Now I’m curious to see his other movies.

A while back I also saw the modern remake of Sabrina with Harrison Ford. ¬†This movie was also cute, but I believe the original is much better. ¬†The black and white cinematography makes some of the scenes look very nice and adds just a bit of extra class to the movie. ¬†Also, the 1995 version is a little more serious than the 1954 version. Therefore, I recommend you watch either…but my preference is now for the Audrey Hepburn version ūüôā

 

Text and the City

Well I don’t normally like to write about personal stuff, but I guess I can make an exception every once in a while.

I wanted to reflect on a conversation I had earlier with some friends about texting and relationships.  Unfortunately technology has killed, or is in the process of killing the telephone conversation.  Remember when you were in school and would talk on the phone for hours with your friends and/or that special guy/girl?  I do, and every once in a while I miss it.  I think it’s hard to keep up a conversation via text, and it’s really easy to misinterpret the emotional context of a text.  Did that person really give you attitude, or did you just read it that way?  This also applies to emails btw.

And lets not forget there can be misinterpretation when your text does not get answered immediately or within a few minutes, or even hours.  Were you being ignored, they were busy, or just didn’t have their phone handy?  All these things are subject to interpretation when texting.

Anyways, the one thing I very much miss is getting to know someone by phone.  I would spend hours talking to my x boyfriend on the phone, especially when we first started dating.  Although I hate to admit it, I miss having that.  To make it worse, I’m way too uncomfortable calling the guy myself.  How does that work out?!  It doesn’t!

When you first start dating you can quickly tell whether or not a relationship will be able to flourish just by how easily you can share and engage each other in conversation via the phone.  Of course going on dates is necessary as well, but its nice to know you can have someone to call and talk to.  

Anyways, I find it hard to get emotionally attached to someone that I only text with.  It feels like meaningless small talk.  It’s just not the same in my opinion.  Or maybe I just haven’t met the right guy? I suppose it is the latter.

On a sub topic…what is up with never meeting someone that is in the same stage of life as yourself?  It’s always too much or too little experience.  Where is the guy that is on the same page as yourself?

Anyways, leave a comment! I love comments!  Even if you want to be anonymous.  Also, I know there are some people out there that are just the opposite and love texting and hate calls.  Is it possible to really get to know someone via text?  What your opinion?

    

Movie Review: Sleepless in Seattle

Warning:  this post will have spoilers!

Okay, so a few weeks ago I finally saw Sleepless in Seattle. Yes,¬†I know this movie is really old, but I heard it was one of the best romantic¬†movies out there. Psshhh…I don’t think so.

I also had high hopes for this movie since Nora¬†Ephron, famous for When Harry Met Sally and You Got Mail was the director. ¬†Unfortunately, I didn’t understand the fascination with this movie.

So the movie starts off on a sad note. ¬†It¬†opens to a funeral scene. ¬†Sam, played by Tom Hanks is a widower with a¬†young son, Jonah. ¬†He decides to move to Seattle to help himself move on. ¬†On the other hand a pretty happy Annie, played by Meg Ryan is recently¬†engaged and announces her engagement with Walter to her family. ¬† The ¬†relationship seems to be pretty stable and Walter seems like a nice enough guy. ¬†However, doubt already starts to build when her mother tells her about ¬†how “magical” it was when she first met her father.

As the story¬†progresses¬†Jonah makes a phone call to a¬†radio shrink and confesses he is concerned about his father. ¬†Sam ends up¬†talking to the shrink and guess who is listening to the radio show, Annie. ¬†Every girl who heard the show falls in love with Sam and his story. ¬†Women start writing to him and offering themselves to him. ¬†However, ¬†Sam wants more of a “feeling” if he intends¬†to¬†pursue¬†anyone.

So anyways, the very curious and obsessed Annie manages to ¬†persuade her boss to let her write a story on the show or something like that ¬†and hunts done Sam’s address. ¬†At the same time she continues to doubt her¬†relationship with not so dreamy Walter.

This is where it gets weird. ¬†She decides to go across the ¬†country to Sam’s house and practically stalks him and Jonah. ¬†She creepily shows up to his house and watches them while they go boating and play around. ¬†Sam catches her across the street from their house and doesn’t say¬†anything to her, they just stare at each other. ¬†This is weird! ¬†I¬†don’t find this romantic at all. ¬†If this happened in real life the guy¬†would think the girl was a crazy stalker! ¬†Or am I wrong? ¬†Is it more correct to assume that as long as she is pretty it’s ok to stalk a dude and his kid??? I dunno…

I guess I am not the only one that thinks this way.  Check out the video below:

Fast forward and Jonah comes across a¬†particular letter he¬†likes…from Annie. ¬†He decides to take her up on her offer to meet at the¬†top of the Empire State building. ¬†He takes a flight to NY with out his¬†father knowing and thus Sam flies there to find his son. ¬†After a almost¬†missed meeting, the two finally meet and talk and you know it’s going to be a happy ending after that.

An Affair to Remember¬†is¬†referenced during the movie and the major meet up at the Empire State Building comes directly from the movie. ¬†This is okay. ¬†Its a cute reference I¬†suppose. ¬†However, I guess I have a problem in part that Annie is made out¬†to be a stereotypical girl that doesn’t know what she wants. ¬†She is¬†already engaged to a nice guy. ¬†However, she is still not satisfied. ¬†She falls in love with the IDEA of Sam and his wonderful relationship¬†with his deceased wife. ¬†She doesn’t even know Sam! ¬†She falls in¬†love with his story and not him per say. ¬†The movie¬†keeps talking about¬†how love is magical and how there are no such things as coincidences and that¬†there might be people destined for each other. ¬†Poppy cock I say! ¬†Poor Walter gets dumped for a concept, an idea of something that may not¬†even exist. ¬†Not to mention he is not very broken up about it or even a little mad. ¬†Not every guy asks a girl to marry them you know. ¬†I’m too old for this…

If you have your own opinion I would love to hear it. ¬† Leave¬†a comment. ¬†P.S. ¬†watch¬†When¬†Harry Met Sally and/or¬†You’ve Got Mail. Much cuter¬†movies, and easier to swallow than this one.

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

 
The Dark Knight Rises: I don’t even think this movie even needs a review. I thought it was THAT good. It was a great end to the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie was not only a good comic book movie, but I believe it was a good movie overall.
Almost 3 hours long, the movie was suspenseful for it’s entirety. The usual bass filled score kept that feeling going throughout the film. I was fortunate to watch the movie in an Imax theater and was able to feel the full awe of some of the wide landscape and aerial shots.
The actors did a great job. Not only a cutie, but the role of Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt was well written into the plot and kept the story line moving. This was a great casting choice.
Although it may get some getting used to, Anne Hathaway played a pretty good Cat Woman. She was feisty but still had that tiny bit of good to her that Batman always saw in her.
I was especially impressed with Tom Hardy and Bane’s dialogue. It was intelligent and villainous as it should be.
The inclusion of little comic book tidbits and background stories satisfied the nerdy part of me enough to really enjoy the movie. Of course there will be fan boys to disagree with me. But my opinion will not sway. It’s a great film.
Unfortunately, the movie will be forever stained with the shooting in Colorado. Of course my deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims. It was a very horrible event, especially when it happened at an innocent event such as a movie screening of Batman. I was glad Christian Bale went out to visit the victims at the hospital. It was definitely something positive to do.
I hope this event does not deter people from going to see the movie, or going to the movies in general. I went that Friday night and everyone had to have their bags checked. ¬†It’s not a big deal for me to have my bag checked, although I honestly don’t think that does any good. ¬†Maybe it will give peace of mind to others. ¬†Either way, going to the movies is still one of my favorite things to do and hope you will enjoy as well. Now go watch the movie!

 

 

 

Long Time No Blog….Supercon!

Hello fellow followers…all 7 of you ūüėČ

Anyways, I have been neglecting my blogger duties lately.  Been out and about and just plain watching and reading a lot of nonsense online.

One of the few things I have been up to in the real world is attending Supercon!  I got to see lots of awesome cosplay by some of the attendees, went to some panels, and of course spent money at the vendors.

If you ever get a chance to attend Supercon next year, I would highly recommend you do! ¬†Take advantage of the panels that include discussions with comic artists and other topics. ¬†I also wanted to mention the “Pineapple-Shaped Lamps Sketch Comedy Show”. ¬†It was a pretty funny group of actors that performed a few comedy skits related to everything nerdy. ¬†The hour long show was pretty entertaining. ¬†Hope they come back next year with new stuff.

Check out some pics from the con.  Of course my phone was about to die, so I only was able to take a few pics.  Enjoy!

 

Posters being sold by a vendor at the con. ¬†Hey look it’s Game of Thrones ūüôā
This has to be one of the best cosplay outfits I have seen.
This Hulk comic and a few others were being sold for about $3-$4,000!
Awesome Storm cosplay!
Another hot X-men character, Mystique.
Just some of the awesome craftwork by some of the vendors, a Sailormoon handmade card.
For you Brony’s out there…

Movie Review: Prometheus

I have been procrastinating writing a review on this movie.  Mainly, I have been trying to form an opinion of it.

The movie centers around a team of archaeologist, engineers and other scientist that travel to a distant planet to explore the origins of humans.  Unfortunately, what they find is not the origin of humans but a possible plan to end all of humanity instead.

The movie was visually great.  It is one of the few movies worth watching in 3D.  The shots of space and the ship Prometheus are beautiful.  The lighting whether the cast was in the ship or in the dark cavernous ruins set the cold and ominous mood of the movie.  Unfortunately, the movie was as suspenseful as a cheap horror movie.

As much as I like this movie, the characters were not as well developed as I had hoped.  For such a beautifully shot movie it missed creating believable/likable characters.  Other than the actual crew that flew the ship, the men were all men of science (archaeologists, engineers, biologist).  They did not have the temperament or verbiage of being more than a regular Joe Schmoe from a fishing crew.  Yet, we were supposed to believe these men were maybe some of the brightest minds set to go explore the origins of man kind on an entirely unknown planet.  Two of these brilliant minds get separated despite the immense technology the ship has to possibly locate them and bring them back to the ship.  The captain was the least likable for me.  As a captain you would think he would have more decorum, yet he definitely reminds me of one of the captains from those shows on TLC.

I highly liked David the android.  Just as the original Alien movie had a android with a separate agenda so did David.  He almost seemed to have emotions as some of the other crew members constantly took a jab at his logic and purpose of existence.

I also have to give props to Charlize Theron for a great performance as a cold bitchy umm captain? I have no idea what her role was in this movie.  But whatever it was, she did a good job at it.

Noomi Rapace also does a good job for what is given to her.  She is basically a young Ripley and was probably one of the more developed characters in the movie.

Anyways, there are a few more bloopers that can be discussed but I don’t want to ruin the movie. ¬†I do recommend people watch it and take it for what it is. ¬†It’s a prequel that deserves a second movie to resolve all the unanswered questions it creates. ¬† And despite all the negative reviews its getting, it sure makes you think about the plot gaps and allows fans to create their own conclusions. ¬†I have read several theories on the Engineers already and its kinda fun reading fan fictions based on their own conclusions of the movie. ¬†So go see it for yourself! ¬†As a matter of fact, I want to¬†watch¬†it for a 2nd time. ¬†Its pretty enjoyable with lots of cinematic eye candy. ¬†It leaves you thinking, but isn’t that good sometimes?

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P.S. ¬†Just wanted to share a funny pic someone sent to me ūüôā Thanks Chris!