So You Think You Can Dance!  

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So You Think You Can Dance starts tonight! Two hour of auditions - I can't wait!!

Also, the format is different this year. Some favorites from previous seasons are coming back! WOOT!

Will you be watching?

This Makes Me Very Happy!  

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This news comes via @ShiriAppleby on Twitter:

We did it!! Life Unexpected got it's second season!! Time to celebrate!!

Woo frickin' hoo! This show was one of my most favorite shows this season, I can't wait for next season!

Movie Review: Kick Ass.  

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Starring: Aaron Johnson, Clark Duke, Evan Peters, Lyndsy Fonsesca, Christopher Mintz Plasse, Chloe Moretz, Nicholas Cage.
Rating: R, for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual contact, nudity and all of that.
Grade: A

Dave Lizewski, a comic-book fanboy, decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers. His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl and her father, Big Daddy.
Last night, Chelsea and I were the only ones home so we opted to go and see Kick Ass. The last movie that just me and Chelsea went to see was The Hangover so we wanted to see another movie that was sure to keep us in fits of laughter so we chose this movie.

We were not disappointed because this movie had us laughing from the beginning to the end. I'll be honest and tell you guys that I went into this movie thinking it was going to be one of those stupid movies but this movie actually had a plot that I could get behind. It reminded me of a lighter version of Ninja Assassin.

I gotta say that as much as I adored Kick Ass, for me, it was totally about Hit Girl. She was the bomb! Totally awesome and even though she had the worst potty mouth for someone her age, I still adored her. It was good to see Auggie again (from Role Models), I've missed him and his whipering eye whispering self, haha.

This movie is not suitable for young viewers but for us adults, it's great entertainment. I totally recommend this movie if you're in the mood for something kick ass and totally funny.

Movie Review: Iron Man 2  

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Movie description from Yahoo! Movies:
The world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts, and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces.
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johanssen, Sam Rockwell

I went to see this on Friday night, opening night. I really enjoyed it! Not quite as much as the first one, but pretty damn close!

Tony Stark is getting poisoned by the palladium core in the arc reactor in his chest. Knowing his blood toxicity increases every day and with no cure in sight, Tony is kind of getting wild. He makes Pepper the CEO while he does his own thing. On top of his personal issues, there's the government wanting the Iron Man suit. Tony is not going to give it to them and boldly states that the technology that other weapons makers are developing won't catch up with his technology for at least 10 years. But then he has an enemy, an enemy that sets out to destroy Tony the way Tony's father destroyed his family. And he the original plans for the arc reactor. And his very public unveiling of this technology sets Tony reeling - and people everywhere are throwing his own words back at him.

Like I said, I enjoyed Iron Man 2. It sets Tony up as this world hero that brings in an era of peace and how he's brought down by negative opinions and a truly nasty villain. Worse is the seeming defection of his good friends, Rhodes and Pepper.

The humor is still there though. Even though Tony goes to a dark place, there's still a wittiness to this film that makes it more than a simple action adventure, shoot 'em up movie. A Scarlett Johanssen in a tight black outfit. LOL

I definitely recommend seeing Iron Man 2, it sets off the summer to a good start and it's almost as enjoyable as the first one.

Friday Night Lights - Episode 1, Season 4  

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~image from NBC

It's no secret that I'm a Friday Night Lights fan. I love this show, and again I have to give a big thanks to Wena for introducing it to me!! Wena's the best, isn't she? :P

So Season 3 ended with Coach Taylor losing his head coaching position with the West Dillon Panthers and taking the head coach position with the East Dillon Lions. He lost his job because he pissed off the up-and-coming quarterback's dad, who is rich and bribed everyone he could to get his son's personal coach the head coaching job. Nasty fella, I know we haven't seen the last of him. And the town got split - the haves and the have nots, basically. East is poor, West is not. And this is not more apparent then when Coach Taylor sees his new field.  It's a dust bowl.  The locker room is a mess, with a freaking raccoon living in one of the lockers.  LOL  And his new team is a mess.  They resist his authority, they talk back, they don't listen.  So Coach cleans house - and he's left with a rag-tag crew that want to make him proud.  One of them Vince, a young man in trouble with the law, and being on the football is his last chance before juvie.

Tim Riggins, basically in his first day of college quits. He doesn't get a warm reception at home because his brother's new wife is pregnant, and basically tells him there's no room for Tim. Tim gets drunk and hooks up with a bar tender.

Matt Saracen, instead of going to Chicago's Art Institute sticks around at Dillon Tech - where the art teacher puts his art down. He delivers pizza on the side and JD, the new quarterback for the Panthers insults him and they fight at a party.

Julie, Coach's daughter, well all her friends got transferred to East Dillon and she wants to join them. Despite the fact that Tammy (her mom and principal of West Dillon) say that East Dillon is equal to WD, her parents don't want her attending East Dillon.

First Friday night game, Coach forfeits during half-time.  His team has taken a beating and the players are injured.  How is this decision going to play out?

So that's Episode 1 of Season 4.  I can't wait to see how this season plays out!


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We enter the alien world through the eyes of Jake Sully, a former Marine confined to a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where corporations are mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. Because the atmosphere of Pandora is toxic, they have created the Avatar Program, in which human "drivers" have their consciousness linked to an avatar, a remotely-controlled biological body that can survive in the lethal air. These avatars are genetically engineered hybrids of human DNA mixed with DNA from the natives of Pandora... the Na'vi.

Reborn in his avatar form, Jake can walk again. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life, and this changes everything. Jake is taken in by her clan, and learns to become one of them, which involves many tests and adventures. As Jake's relationship with his reluctant teacher Neytiri deepens, he learns to respect the Na'vi way and finally takes his place among them. Soon he will face the ultimate test as he leads them in an epic battle that will decide nothing less than the fate of an entire world.

The plot of avatar is a combo of Pocahontas, Dances With Wolves and from what I hear, Fern Gully ( I have never seen the movie). You have Jake Sully, a human who through some machine, is placed in a Na’vi’s body. He rescued from a female Na’vi. He’s taken to her tribe. She teaches him their ways. He falls in love with her, her people and culture. He helps to save their people from the human destruction.

The plot is very predictable. You know he’s going to help them. You know he’s going to bring down the bad guys and you know he’ll find a way to be with blue chick forever and ever. I didn’t think much of the story. My sister and I agreed at certain parts there was some over acting. Like when what’s her name is upset. I’m like.. dude, calm down.

The special effects were awesome though. The way the planet was, the floating mountains, the plants and flowers were all beautiful. That would have been cool to see in 3D.

Other than that the movie was just all right.