Movie Reviews  

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Step Brothers

Brennan Huff, a sporadically employed thirty-nine-year-old, lives with his mother, Nancy. Dale Doback, a terminally unemployed forty-year-old lives with his father, Robert. When Robert and Nancy marry and move in together, Brennan and Dale are forced to live with each other as step brothers. As their narcissism and downright aggressive laziness threaten to tear the family apart, these two middle-aged, immature, overgrown boys will orchestrate an insane, elaborate plan to bring their parents back together. To pull it off, they must form an unlikely bond that maybe, just maybe, will finally get them out of the house.

Ok, i didn't really want to watch this one cause I thought Talladega Nights wasn't that great. But I was laughing through out this movie. Mainly cause the brothers reminded me of my husband and his two brothers. This one ended up surprising me.

Mamma Mia

Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tonya--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

I like the musical better. My favorite song is Take a Chance on Me. I wish they would've done like the musical but it was still cute. Pierce Bronson, oh my. He should not sing. I had to fast forward his parts cause I just felt embarrassed for him. As for the movie, it was all right. My biggest complaint, as with the musical, was that it seemed some of songs didn't fit with the scene. Or they tried to hard to make a musical with Abba songs. Like it didn't flow right.

Cadallic Records

The rise and fall of Chess Records, which launched the careers of Muddy Waters, Etta James and Chuck Berry. Leonard Chess scoured the South, checking out the various blues scenes and selling records from the back of his Cadillac.

Typical rock and roll picture (Ray, Walk the Line, La Bamba). Interesting story. I enjoyed the music. Beyonce did cover Etta James songs pretty good. However her version of At Last, didn't really like it. Etta James's version is much better.

Ghost Town

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy, who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle, with spirited results.

Joey and I were cracking up at this movie! Bertram in the beginning is how Joey is at work. And just some of the stuff he did cracked me up. Like when he's in the elevator with Gwen trying to talk to her. Or when he's asking his co worker for drugs. This movie was cute. We both enjoyed it.

New Releases on DVD for December 30  

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button  

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Movie Description from Yahoo movies: "I was born under unusual circumstances." And so begins "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Jason Flemyng, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond

Grade: A

I'm a Brad Pitt fan, so there was no doubt in my mind about going to see this movie.  I really enjoyed it!

Brad Pitt's character, Benjamin, was born an old man and promptly abandoned by his father.  He was raised by a caretaker of an old folks home in New Orleans.  This was the perfect place for him, an old folks home, since he's already an old man.  LOL  As he gets to be in his teens (and roughly in his 70s/60s) Benjamin moves out on his own and goes to work on a tug boat.  While on his travels, he writes to one of his friends back home, Daisy.  She was the granddaughter of one of the women in the old folks home and she always knew there was something different about Benjamin.  So Benjamin eventually comes home and Daisy is now a young woman and he's still an old man (60s/50s).  Daisy is also a ballerina and after a failed attempt at seducing Benjamin, she goes overseas where she's in a terrible accident.  When Benjamin goes to see her, she tells him she doesn't want him to see her like she is (stuck in a bed, very cut up) and so he leaves.  Daisy eventually goes looking for Benjamin once she is healed and they get together.  I love this part of the movie because their ages aren't too far apart at this point and they make sweet sweet love all over the place.  LOL  

So imagine you are with a woman who gets older and you get younger.  Imagine trying to be a father to a child that gets older as you get younger.  These what ifs plague Benjamin and create an interesting scenario to ponder.  

The acting is superb, Brad Pitt is beautiful to look at.  The movie does run over 2 hours, so get comfortable.  It's good stuff though.

mini movie reviews  

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I saw Burn After Reading in the theater and I still laughed like a damn hyena when I watched it the other night on DVD. Some movies, I laugh at them in the theater, but when I watch them at home for the 2nd time, they're not as funny. This was sooo not the case with Burn After Reading.
I can't really do a summary of the movie because the movie doesn't really focus on one person. There's Osborne Cox, the CIA analyst who gets fired from the CIA and his wife, played by Tilda Swinton who is sleeping with George Clooney, a US Marshall who is very paranoid. Then there's Brad Pitt's and Frances McDormand's characters who work in a gym and find some "secret shit" and try to return the information to Osborne Cox for a small reward. It's interesting how these characters all come together because they don't seem like they have a connection, but they do.

Jason Statham, oh how I love to watch your craptastic movies. LOL I mean really, this guy does action movies so well, so even if they aren't that great, they're still fun to watch. I enjoyed Death Race. Jason's character, Jenson, used to be a race car driver and after he's convicted of killing his wife, the warden of the prison asks him to drive in her televised prison race Death Race. There are no rules and the prisoners try to kill each other because if a driver wins 5 races, he can go free. Jenson figures out that he was set up because the warden is an evil bitch (played by a botoxed Joan Allen) and he's gotta win this next race or he's a dead man. Good stuff!!

Teena liked the House Bunny, so I thought I would give it a try. And I did get some laughs out of it, but Anna Faris kind of annoys me. (Which is too bad because she stars in the movie version of one of my fave books of 2008 20 Times a Lady.)

It was fun to see Hef, Holly, Bridgette and Kendra in this movie. They actually had lines and more than one scene. So that was good. So Anna Faris is this playboy bunny who turns 27 and is immediately kicked out of the Playboy Mansion. She ends up becoming a house mother for a nerdy sorority that seriously needs pledges. So she transforms all the girls and falls in love with some guy in the process. Meh, this was just ok.

no new releases  

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I didn't do a new release post because the movies that came out? Not so great. LOL Thus no post.

New Releases on DVD for December 16  

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Question: How do you know it's coming up to Christmas?

A crap load of DVDs are released. Now which one do you watch? Pictures in order of MY preference. :P

Sneak Peak: X-Men Origins: Wolverine  

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I wanna see!

Pushing Daisies  

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My thoughts on Pushing Daisies.

Ok, so Ned isn't too happy that Chuck tricked him. She apologizes but ned forgives her cause he did the same thing when he brought Chuck back. Chuck grabs a tarp so she can hug him. Kind of sweet.

One problem. Charles doesn't like the rules Chuck follows. He says he'll follow the rules only if Ned stops seeing Chuck. Which I guess they agree to. Except Chuck figures it like Charles being protective of her. She kisses Ned (using saran wrap) and Charles catches them. Which suprises Ned. Charles isn't supposed to be in the Pie Hole. Being a zombie and all. They both get into a scuffle. Which when Chuck comes back, Charles is totaling faking his injuries.

Emerson had warned Ned that Charles wouldn't follow rules and Ned should just "tap that" HA HA! And Ned confronts Chuck. Chuck is all, "Sending my dad is NOT an option." And I'm thinking, you selfish little (*&*(&! He's threatening to expose Ned just because he wants to go out and see the world. It's like Chuck doesn't care. UGH!! That's what got on my nerves.

Chuck's dad tells her they can go on adventures. That this life isn't what Chuck would have chosen. But she chooses to stay with Ned. The show ends with Charles driving off. See Ned, you should have just did what Emerson said.

Emerson and Olive were just too darn cute. I love Olive. I'm starting to wish Ned would notice her now.

New Releases on DVD for December 9  

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See this. Buy this. Love this. Live this. Just kidding. It's a good movie, definitely check it out. I saw it in the theater and I've been anxious to see it again ever since.

Show Rundown  

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Prison Break

So now T-bag has paired up with Self. Self holds Gretchen's family hostage so that she'll find a buyer for Scylla. Unfortunately for Self, Michael withheld a small portion of Syclla, so it's worthless. HA HA SUCKER!

Now the gang needs to regroup and go up against Self.

Pushing Daisies

Ned raised Chuck's dead for what he thought was a minute. But then Chuck tricked Ned and well now Chuck's dad is alive. The person who died in Charles place, was Dwight. At the end of the episode, Chuck confesses to Ned what she did. I wonder how Ned will take it. He can't get too upset cause he did the same thing with her.

I thought the comfort food contest was great. I loved how Olive said she wanted to win first prize and wrap it around the Muffin girl's neck. Awesome. I really hope someone else picks up this show.


I finally got to watch last week's episode. Nothing much except Brennan's dad is now working for the Jeffersonian. Now.. I'm still watching season 2, but her dad killed a guy and was in hiding. How is he now out and about? Anyways at first Brennan is no, you're fired. But then Booth convinces her to let her dad stay.

My favorite part in the episode is this (since I can't find the clip you'll have to settle for this):

Max Keenan: Can I ask you a question?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Sure.
Max Keenan: You - are you - uh are you sleeping with my daughter?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: No.
Max Keenan: Why? Are you gay?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: [chuckles] No.
Max Keenan: She not attractive enough?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: Bones is beautiful.
Max Keenan: Is it because of me. Because I killed one man and we *both* know he deserved it.
Special Agent Seeley Booth: All right just cut it out, Max. I'll talk to her. Probably won't do any good. I'll talk to her.
Max Keenan: You're a good man. And I want that for her.

Awww, I love how Booth says Bones is beautiful.

Grey's Anatomy  

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Ok, I've been watching this show all season and I need to weigh in on some things.

First of all - Izzy and Denny.


I hate hate hate this storyline. Izzy and Alex were together, then a heart patient comes into the hospital and Izzy is now seeing and SLEEPING with Denny. He's a ghost. No one else can see him. And now stalker ghost is following deranged Izzy to the hospital and screwing up her job. (Although I did find Denny's reaction cute when Alex kissed Izzy.) And then Izzy showing up for the surgery at the last minute? What about the clinic? Does nobody notice her not doing her job? Hasn't she gotten into enough shenanigans in the past???

I have a theory about Denny the ghost. Writers' revenge on Katherine Heigl. Why? Oooh remember some comment she made about not having good material to work with so she doesn't deserve an Emmy nomination blah blah blah?? Yeah, I think this is payback because how the hell is Izzy gonna come back from f**king a ghost?

Second - Christina and Hunt

I am disappointed with this storyline. Why? In the season opener, Hunt was awesome! Then when he comes back, he's all distant and troubled by his experiences. That's ok, that's fine. But now he seems to be all better and here I thought Christina would have had to work to make him open up to her. Like she would have fought for him. So the disappointment stems from my own expectations. Also, I would have preferred more screen time for them. We’re just getting little snatches of stuff going on with them, so more would be better – in the case of this viewer.

Third – Lexie and Sloan

I so didn’t want these two to get where they were going. But after last night – I’m on board. Lexie is making Sloan a better person. And what woman doesn’t want the ability to change a man for the better? LOL So yeah, Sloan looked soooo tortured when Lexie was asking him to teach her. His body language (half turned away) just emphasized his conflict – he wants to do the right thing, but he can’t resist the girl. I loved the end – when he said he was bad. Oh yeah you are!

Fourth – Callie and the new intern, Sadie?

So they kick Erica’s character off the show but now they have Callie going after another chick? This really pisses me off because the only reason they kicked Erica’s character off the show was because she wasn’t “hot” enough for a lesbian romance. But this new girl is – so Callie is back to being a lesbian? Again I say – WTF? But still, glad they’re including a non-heterosexual storyline.

Izzy's take

Ok I am done with the Izzy/Denny ghost sex story line. I think it's dumb. DUMB I SAY! I found a spoiler about Izzy and Denny. Don't know if it's true but it's the only thing that can explain what is happening with her. Click here if you want to check it out. Even with that explantion, it's still a dumb story.

Anyways, Izzy is having fantastic ghost sex and doesn't even care about the solo surgery. So she doesn't even try to kiss Christina's butt.

Speaking of, Christina won the solo surgery but because of the interns playing operation on themselves, her punishment is to pick one of her peers. And since the interns are banned from the OR, the winner gets to pick someone to assist. Let the butt kissing begin. George was funny. Meredith got on my nerves. But Alex, he did make the best case. I just loved how he tried to kiss ass but couldn't cause it was Christina.

In the end Christina picks Alex. Yay Alex. By the way, I love his character now. The way he looked for Izzy and told her he loved her. *squee* I'm sucker for tortured heroes and Alex, in my opinion, fits the bill perfectly! I really hope whatever happens with Izzy it doesn't make him revert to the butthead he was.

I also loved they toned down Dr. Hunt. He was just too macho manly man for me. When he told Christina, "not here" when she was going to break down and cry and took her to the vent and distracted her from the solo surgery. I thought that was sweet. I felt bad for her losing the solo surgery cause she did deserve it.

What else... Lexie and Sloan. I'm on the fence with this one. I think Sloan needs a woman and a story but I don't know if it should be with lexie. I was really hoping for Lexie and George to hook up. We'll see how this goes.

As for Callie and Sadie, meh is how i feel about the story. I just don't buy it at all.

Dr. Dixon, don't really care for her either. (Ames - neither do I.)