Thursday, April 22, 2010

Movies, Movies, Movies

It's been awhile since I have reviewed any movies and I don't want you to think that is because I haven't been out seeing movies. I do it for you really! So, without further ado here is a quick rundown of the last 5 movies I have seen.

  • Alice in Wonderland- I saw this on in 3D and 2D and have to say I liked it much better in good ol' 2D. The colors seemed more vivid and the movie just seemed more real. As for the movie; I found it quite enjoyable. The story is a fresh take on the story that most of us know from the books or the animated movie. There are some fighting sequences that may be a little scary for the under 6 crowd but otherwise this one is a crowd pleaser.
  • Clash of the Titans- After learning that this was was converted to 3D at the last minute, and because of enjoying Alice better in the second dimension, I saw this one in 2D. This is best described as an adult Percy Jackson prequel of sorts. I say that because I had just read the 1st Percy Jackson book (and seen the movie) and haven't seen the original Clash of the Titans. This movie was okay, nothing great with okay special effects. Worth a rental or dollar movie viewing if you have to see it on the big screen.
  • She's Out of my League- I enjoyed this movie; sure it is crude and predictable but it has a new, relatively unknown cast that do a good job with the material they have been given. I should add a side note that me and my movie companion were the only ones laughing in the theater for the first half of the movie and this might have added to my overall enjoyment of the movie. It was almost like it was an inside joke that only we got.
  • Kick-Ass- This one turned out to be more of a violent action movie then I was expecting and the fact that it has teens and a pre-teen doing, and receiving, most of the violence it is defiantly not for everyone. I liked the movie because it was different from most of the comic book/superhero movies that have come out but if you are turned of by large amounts of violence and language this movie isn't for you.
  • Death at a Funeral- Another remake, this one of a British movie by the same name. Full of laughs and more enjoyable then I was expecting it to be. James Marsden steals this movie and really is the best reason to go see it. I would tell you more but that would ruin the fun. This one does have some low brow humor but overall a good laugh. It made me want to go out and watch the original just to see how close they are in nature.
Well there you have it. A quick take of five movies. Seen anything good lately? Let me know in the comments section.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What I'm watching..

Spurred by Eric's post. I thought I would share my t.v. addiction with you too. Like Eric said, without the power of Tivo, none of this would be possible. Especially since I watch most of my t.v. on Sundays, so I have a bunch of shows stored up for me..


Ellen DeGeneres Show. This is my favorite day time talk show, and the only one I actually have set on my Tivo. Sorry Oprah.


-How I Met Your Mother
-Dancing With The Stars (I usually just fast forward through most of it.)


-Dancing With The Stars (results show)
-The Biggest Loser
-Glee (Why did this have to change nights??)


-Modern Family
-America's Next Top Model (Another guilty pleasure. I just love the photography aspect of it. So I usually just fast forward to the pictures and eliminations. I can't stand Tyra and her minions.)


-The Office
-30 Rock
-The Marriage Ref
-Project Runway
-Models of the Runway


I'm at a loss. What do people watch on this day?? Somewhere in here my Tivo records my throw away shows that I watch as background noise while I am doing other projects, like Jessica Simpson's Price of Beauty, and Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood. Yes, feel free to judge, I realize it's weird.


-The Amazing Race

-Celebrity Apprentice (I am addicted!)

I have probably missed a couple shows I watch. But this gives you the gist of my t.v. addiction.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What I'm Watching-Television

I said I was an entertainment junkie and here is your proof. The following is a rundown of my weekly TV schedule. Thanks to the magic of Tivo I don't (and couldn't without Mr. Tivo) watch these all during their original air times, but I have listed them by when they air. Please no comments on how I need to get a life, I am already aware of this fact.

  • How I Met Your Mother-If you have watched since the first season you know why this show is great.
  • The Big Bang Theory-This is perhaps the most consistently funny show on TV
  • Chuck-It fills the void left by Alias but with a much lighter touch.
  • Castle-The cast makes this show and each storyline is tied up nicely by the end of each episode.


  • NCIS-I have been hooked this show since finding it in it's second season. There is a reason this is the #1 show on TV
  • NCIS:Los Angeles-Not as good as the original but it has promise
  • Lost-Best show on TV. Period. I am both excited and sad for this final season to end in May.
  • V-Oh, how I wanted you to be better. I am not giving up yet but this show needs to pick up soon.
  • Parenthood-I like parts of this show more then the show as a whole. Still undecided on whether or not to continue watching.
  • The Good Wife-Best new drama series of the year. Once you start watching you will be hooked.
  • Glee-Moving to Tuesdays next week (like I needed more shows to watch this night) Glee is just fun to watch. Plus it's songs will be stuck in your head for weeks on end.
  • Southland-TNT picked up this show from NBC. It deals with some dark and gritty material but is still a great cop drama that is probably closer to real life then anything else currently on.


  • The Middle-I have only seen one episode but it was funny and earned this show a spot on my season pass list.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine-Another show that I was late to. This show is always good for a decent laugh or two.
  • Modern Family-Best new comedy of the year. I dare you not to laugh out loud once each episode.
  • Cougar Town-I wasn't sure if I was going to like this show at first, but it has gotten better with each episode.
  • Ugly Betty-Only a few weeks left until this show signs off and while this season has been better then previous seasons I am ready to say goodbye.


  • Survivor-The granddaddy of reality shows. I was late to this one but must say that I am enjoying it.
  • FlashForward-I like this show but I just don't feel the need to watch it right away and there is backlog of episodes on my Tivo to prove it. Like V this show needs to pick up the pace.
  • Grey's Anatomy-I think I am watching this one more out of habit then actual entertainment. I like enough of the cast to keep coming back...for now at least.
  • CSI-This year I was able to finally quit the awfulness that is CSI Miami. CSI proves that crime scene dramas can still be good even 9 years in without resulting to murder in space. (That is when I said enough CSI Miami!)
  • Private Practice-Better then Grey's but that's not saying much. This show can get a little heavy handed at times.


  • The Amazing Race-Best reality show ever!
  • Desperate Housewives-Still surprisingly fun in it's 6th season.
  • Brothers & Sisters- I love the cast of this show but they need to stop recycling the same old story lines season after season.
  • Life- As a huge fan of Planet Earth I was very excited for Life to start. And now I can say that I haven't been disappointed yet. HD TV's where made for these types of shows.

Okay, that sums up what I am currently watching. Are there any shows that you are watching that you think I should give a try? Disagree with my short take on some of these shows? Sound off in the comments section and let me know.