Monday, December 17, 2012


Today my friend told me that all the characters in Winnie the Pooh are based off of mental health disorders. If you think about it it really makes sense.

Pooh=Binge eating

... and Christopher Robin is the schizophrenic who made all of these characters up.
Crazy, huh?

Saturday, December 8, 2012


My dad just got a whole bunch of screeners in the mail! For those of you who don't know what screeners are, they are FREE (!!!) movies that my dad gets because he is on the voting panel for some writers guild thing magigy. So basically every year around this time we get movies that are either recently released on DVD, still in theaters, or AREN'T EVEN IN THEATERS YET. So far we have gotten The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Argo, Flight (which I am NOT watching because that means I will never get on a plane again), This is 40, The Darks Knight Rises, and Moonrise Kingdom. All of these movies I am really excited about (well, except for Flight), and I should have reviews on some of the very soon!


This movie was hi-lar-ious. From the memorable lines to the goofy characters, this movie was a riot. Set on a fake college campus, the two acapella singing groups on campus are huge rivals. They go to competition and compete against one another and...WELL GO SEE THE MOVIE TO SEE HOW IT ENDS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! But, seriously, if you haven't seen this movie, you should.

To tell the truth, at first I was a little skeptical about this movie, thinking it would be stupid and cheesy, but this was a few days after my "Looper" ordeal, so I decided to take a "risk" and give it a chance. This was probably the best "risk" I've ever taken. This movie was funny right from the start when *MINI SPOILER ALERT* one of the singers in the girls acapella group throws up on stage at a competition. With all of the jokes such as "horizontal running" and "mermaid dancing" this movie is a must see.

Fat Amy has to have been by favorite character. She calls herself "Fat Amy" so bitches like you don't do it behind her back. Played by Rebel Wilson (!!! who was Kristen Wiig's roomate in Bridesmaids), Fat Amy had to have been the funniest character. She spawned both of the jokes mentioned earlier (horizontal running and mermaid dancing). Fat Amy was ah-may-zing.

Overall, I give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I. Loved. This. Movie. I (no joke) watched it four times last week. "Perks" has to be one of the best movies I have seen in a looooong time. Based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky (writen and directed by him as well!) I found this to be a pretty near perfect screen adaptation. The Perks of being a Wallflower follows Charlie, (played by Logan Lerman) a freshman in high school, who dosen't really have friends. He soon gets taken under the wing of two seniors, Sam and Patrick (played by Emma Watson and Ezra Miller) who teach him about the real world.

I thought that Ezra Miller, who plays Patrick, did a phenomenal job. I thought he totally embodied the character of Patrick, and completely filled all my expectations of him as he was in the book. They could not have cast a better actor. As for the role of Charlie, I thought Logan Lerman was an excellent fit. The only thing about him was that he most definatly did not look like a freshman in high school. Other than that, Logan Lerman made an excellent Charlie.

And now for Sam. Here's the thing. I love Emma Watson as an actress. She was fantastic in all eight of the Harry Potter movies. She's awesome, don't get me wrong, but I hated her as Sam. HATED her. I just thought that she was the completely wrong casting choice. She had the right look for Sam, but she couldn't keep down that American accent, and her British accent kept popping out all over the place. I also thought she didn't really embody the character of Sam and make her as quirky and fun as she could have. That's all.

The soundtrack to this movie was perfect. Just listen to the songs. Some of the artists include: David Bowie, The Smiths, and The Samples. Here is a playlist of some of my favorite songs in the movie.

1. Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Riders
2. Heroes by David Bowie
3. Asleep by The Smiths
4. Pearly-dewdrops' Drops by Cocteau Twins

Overall, this movie was FANTASTIC and if you haven't already seen it GO AND WATCH IT NOW and if you have already seen it GO WATCH IT AGAIN.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Just in case you have no idea what Looper is about, here is IMDB's mini summary. 
---->In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.

I saw Looper a few weeks ago, during veterans day weekend, and I can't say it was what I expected it to be. I thought Looper was going to be a good movie full of "wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, " as thats was how the plot was described to me by my dad. Looper, set in the future year of 2074 is about a man named Joe (played by Joseph Gordon Levitt) who is an assassin who kills and disposes of the bodies of criminals from the future who are sent back in time for him to kill, which is called closing the loop. Eventually the Loopers will have to close their own loop, which is essentially killing their future selves.
When Joe has to close his Loop, his future self (Bruce Willis) escapes in the effort to save his wife who was killed while the mobbers were taking him away in the future. He comes to the past to try and stop a man known in the future who is called the rain maker. At this time the rain maker is just a child so future, older Joe was to essentially choke the wed before it grows.

I thought that this movie was very unnecessarily violent and visual. I am not too food of blood and guts and that type of thing, so as you may be able to tell, this movie was not my cup of tea. There was two extremely vivid scenes the still stand out in my mind. One is where future Joe goes to the building where past Joe works, where his boss and many of the other loopers are. He takes his gun and basically goes on a shooting rampage, killing all of the people in the building, and emerges from the scene drenched in the blood of other men. *shudders* If the makers of this movie were trying to make me have nightmares for weeks, they succeeded.

Overall, I found Looper to be a very well made movie with an interesting and unique plot. I thought that they could have used the time travel plot line a bit more than they did, and cold have toned down the violence a few notches.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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