Thursday, April 17, 2008

Knocked Up

This movie reminded me of Fools Rush In because it's the same kind of premise, but they were two very different movies so I can't really compare. I always like movies where the main characters get together kind of by accident and end up being perfect for each other. I like the fact that, at first, the main characters don't seem like two people you would normally see together, but then you realize they are in the end. The only thing I didn't take to so much was Ben and his friends getting high all the time, but Ben changed in the end and that was good. I guess there had to be an extreme there to show how much he matured throughout the film. Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann cracked me up as usual. I wasn't sure if I would like Katherine Heigl on the big screen, but she did well. I loved seeing Kristin Wiig from SNL. She's great!

Good movie.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

South Pacific

Not my favorite musical. Didn't finish it.

Originally Posted by HD on 4/12/08 at 3:26 PM.

The Water Horse: Legend of The Deep

Yeah it's a kids' movie, but I love 'em. Anyone ever wants to get rid of their kids for a few hours just send me to the movies with them. We'll all have a great time. This was really really sweet. Love all the guys accents and the loch ness monster was really cute.

Originally Posted by HD on 4/12/08 at 3:23 PM.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

August Rush

Sweet, sweet family/love story. I love Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Keri Russell is growing on me more and more with each new movie. Robin Williams was alright, but I prefer his comedic roles. Terrence Howard was in this, too, and I have really grown to like him as well. He was excellent in Hustle & Flow. Freddie Highmore did an incredible job as Evan/August. What a talented kid. I would love to be a musical genius like the one he portrays. Some of the movie was a little far fetched, but maybe not...there are a lot of child prodigies out there these days. It could happen. I really enjoyed the music. It was different and infectious. I knew the movie would end well, but I was hoping for a better wrap up between Lyla and Louis. Oh well. Still good.

Summer watched this with me, Heather, and she, unlike me, bawled like a baby. Sorry, Summer, but, Heather, you should be proud of me...I really don't think I even broke a tear. My eyes welled up, sure, but I don't recall one tear rolling down my cheeks. I couldn't believe it because this was a tear jerker. I think I finally got back the control over my emotions.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Yuck yucko do we have to watch another guy's throat being slit or being dropped on his head dead. Eeeww. Like the way the film looked, but it was kind of boring and gushing blood.

It's All Too Much - Peter Walsh

I bought this de-clutter book technically for my mom b/c she's got like 20 years worth of everyone's clutter in her house right now, and she needs some help getting it organized. I love this guy's show so I thought it would be a pretty good book. Lots of tips and step-by-step instructions on how to get your crap in order. I'm still working on de-cluttering and not buying more junk, but I think our house is looking nice. Biggest change is that I've instituted a no dish left behind rule in the house where I wash all the dishes from the day before I go to bed. It's going really well thanks to Josh buying into the idea and helping me out. :o) Once the dishes are beat, it's on to putting away the clean clothes. God, I hate doing that. Can somebody build me a robot for that or something? Oh wait...that's more clutter! Dang! The vicious cycle. Anyways...going well. Passing the book on to my mom as soon as she clears a place in her house to read it.


Looking For Alaska - John Green

Patti Pancake already commented on this book in another post, but it was so long ago I thought I would start a new one...

At first I didn't like the book much. I feel like they cuss a lot for a young adult book, but I suppose lots of young adults cuss pretty frequently so it was realistic. Patti had written that it had a lot of theories about life and philosophy or things like that, and I didn't see it until near the end. It had some great one liners. My favorite...Page 88 - "...thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane." What weather would you be? I wouldn't say I'm drizzle. Definitely not a hurricane. Ideally, I would be that one stream of sunlight that pokes through the clouds after it rains or that one ray that hits the spot on the floor exactly where you (or more likely the dogs) are sitting and gives just the right amount of warmth.

Another good thought. They said that anything that comes together must eventually come apart. Then they referenced memories. How true! I was thinking how many people we don't even remember in our own families. I don't even know the name of my great grandmothers. That's only 3 generations away from me! Craziness. I guess you could look at that in a negative way saying that life is fleeting or unimportant or meaningless. To me, that just kind of shows how much more important whatever there And that you should enjoy things while you've got them. Live in the moment sort of stuff. But now we're getting a little cheesy and over quoted, but I guess it's true.

So those are my thoughts on this book. I do recommend it to make you think and for a quick read. Not a very cheery book, which is my usual preference, but I'm happy I spent the time on it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I really, really liked this movie. Not only is Jake Gyllenhaal super cute as the bumbling cartoonist/code-breaker/amateur sleuth, but Mark Ruffalo stars in this film as the super cute detective/cop who he teams up with to try and find the Zodiac killer. Robert Downey, Jr. has a good role, too, but I like Gyllenhaal and Ruffalo best. Although, Dermot Mulroney does have a small part in this, and he is quite sexy (even with the small gut).

Despite the fact that this movie seems to last for the twenty some odd years it covers, it's really good. A lot of research, a lot of suspense, a lot of drama...great murder mystery movie. The fact that it's based on true events makes it even better! It frustrates me that they were so close for so long, and it's amazing that people actually spent the massive amount of time they did researching the killer, trying to put everything together. It would have been sweet if they could have actually caught the killer in the end and had justice served, but you can't win them all...which sucks. Still, excellent movie!