Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Movie Dirty Dozen

Alright so I am a little behind on this one, but wow yesterday was crazy fun. This brilliant idea for this blog post comes from Alex J. Cavanaugh, the author of the new book CasaStar which sounds fantastic. So here I am blogging about my favourite 12 movies.

1. While You Were Sleeping. OK its a girl movie I agree but its just so funny and adorable. Sandra Bullock's acting is once again priceless with this romantic comedy about finding true love while already in love.

2. Robin Hood Men in Tights. Fantastic parody of Robin Hood Prince of Theives. Cary Elwes plays Robin Hood perfectly with his witty humor and sarcasm. Between Ahchoo, Blinkin, and Maid Marions chasidy belt you can't help but laugh out loud.

3. Made of Honor. For me its not so much Patrick Dempsey but the hope and chemistry that Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan bring to the screen. This romantic comedy is most defiantly meant for girls, but I have known a few guys that enjoyed it as well, and what makes the movie even better you say? Well its the soundtrack, some very Celtic feeling songs that just go so perfectly with the movie, and not to mention 'Love Story' by Sara Bareilles which is both upbeat and great.

4. Count of Monte Cristo. Perfect movie set back in the 1800's about jealousy, back stabbing and revenge. The wit and action brought into this movie makes it one of the best movies you will ever see in quite a while.

5. When in Rome. This outrageously funny and romantic movie which was performed brilliantly by Kristen Bell who yet again still has to let me down, her acting scores again with Josh Duhamel who's puppy dog looks and clumsiness brings brightness to the screen.

6. 30 Days of Night. OK I agree the ending sucked, at least the first time you watch it. But if you think about the ending you actually realize its brilliant. Movies have become predictable with the happy endings. Everyone expected him to live in the end, I mean seriously he only had to wait another hour max before they left. However he's portrayed as a hero, he saves others from dying including his wife who he still loves despite their marital problems. David Slade's directing techniques was also brilliantly done, that guy works miracles with movies and creates the perfect shots.

7. Star Wars. The best sci-fi films made in my opinion. The best were the older films, with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. The special effects look horrible but the storyline beats the new ones out of the water. Don't get me wrong I love Hayden Christensen, but the second one was just a teenage love story while the last one he whined way too much for my taste. Not to mention the first movie. What was that? It was a glorified kids movie, the only good thing about that movie was martial artist/actor Ray Park.

8. Zombieland. I have no idea what is with our generation at this time but Zombie are the shiz. Between Left 4 Dead, Shawn of the Dead and Zombieland, people are going crazy for brains. This action, comedy is hilarious with Woody Harrelson's crazy techniques and craving for Twinkies, and Columbus's rules for how to kill and avoid zombies - Double Tap. Not only was this film well written with its rules and lack of real names, but it was also well edited with the special effects.

9. The Day After Tomorrow. Its something about the end of the world that catches my attention. You would swear by the amount of times I can watch this movie that I was looking for something I could do to prevent this global warming Apocalypse. However maybe its the fact that I really like cold colours and this movie has a beautiful landscape while its all iced over.

10. The Proposal. Its another chick flick yes, but what can I say I'm a girl and its genetically encoded into us to like movies with Ryan Reynolds shirtless. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds hit their acting out of the park on this one. This romantic comedy is down right hilarious with Ryan singing 'It Takes Two' by Rob Base and Sandra Bullock dancing and singing to 'Get Low' by Lil Jon.

11. Italian Job. The idea of a robbery not once but twice for the same gold with boats and Mini Coopers and reckless driving sounds amazing. To tell you the truth I was sold on the mini coopers. This well casted movie is funny and brilliantly made.

12. For the final 12 the movie choice is: Ninja Assassin. Kick ass ninjas flipping, running and fighting. Enough said.
If you haven't had the chance to watch any of these movies, I suggest them all.

Monday, June 21, 2010

What is up with Dreams?

Dreams are a succession of images, thoughts, sounds or emotions that pass the mind during sleep. Are these emotions or images running through our head while we are awake but are not aware of it? If not then how are we able to conjure up a dream based upon a person that we haven't thought about for days?

What do our dreams mean? Are they telling us what we really want subconsciously? Or is it just playing mind tricks, giving us a different scenario of life. Such as the dreamer being in a different body but still the same personality and emotions? Having a different life.

The past couple weeks I have been having crazy dreams, from being an FBI agent and being chased by a dinosaur through New York City, everyone from my elementary school being sent back to grade 8 because the government ordered it but all of us already graduated High School last year. To last night having a dream about being a slimmer, gorgeous me, hanging out with friends and dating a guy from work. I mean the dream was fantastic but what does it mean?

Is the first dream telling me that I should go into the FBI? If so then it would make sense, I have never felt like I have truly been cut out for film, its a dream yes, but the chances of getting in? Slim. Is my second dream telling me how much I have changed over the years? From this shy girl whose face always went beet red when talking to now saying whatever I want to say? What about last nights dream? I believe that one is just showing me what I want my life to be like. I have emotional problems, I can't hug people that aren't my parents without feeling weird, or hold hands with anyone. I would love to be like those people but I can't. So whats my dream telling me when I am able to do that?

What are some weird dreams you have had? Did you ever wonder what they mean or just slip by it?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friday the 13th?

Is it Friday the 13Th? Wait....I'm a little late. OK so then why did my day suck so much? OH YEAH!!! That's right, it just follows me around. I always wonder that if I completely ignored everyone and everything today would it have turned out different? Like would one of my now favourite shows, which by the way has been over for three years but I just finished have ended better? Would the plan that they had for season 4 be different and make me feel more comfortable with the show ending the way it did. I mean if they didn't plan on skipping four years of her life it might have been worth it. Unfortunately life doesn't happen that way, and so it should go with television shows that go from year to year. That maybe if I woke up on a better day that I would have been able to hang out with my best friends at work and not get told off, then come home and find that my vision of one of my favourite fictional characters hasn't been ruined by their season 4 display of action?

Last night, or shall I say this morning, really really early I couldn't fall asleep. So I took two gravols to find out that it didn't help but just made me more tired. So getting up this morning I grab a cup of Joe and head to work. Which by the way, I had today off but picked up a shift for the fact that I need money for work and wanting to hang out with my friends. Just to find out that one of the guys I work with at the retail store forgot to tell me that two cases of water was at the bottom of the cart and I completely did not see it. After all isn't that what packers suppose to do? Its in the job description after all. So when they get to the door and get their receipt checked the people find the water and hence I get a door audit. Do I get in trouble. Yes. Was it my fault? Partially I mean I guess I have to be paying attention as I am serving bitchy people who would rather tell me off than help me out, and then figure out their receipt, be kind and ring everything through.

Then of course only an hour later I am joking around with a co-worker/friend and one of my managers and we are joking about me being a Newfoundlander, and of course a member thought I said something "rude" and complained about us. I mean excuse me? Are you saying I was being rude to myself? Cause after all I was talking about myself in that situation. Was I ignoring you? No I don't think so. I answer all questions, I help everyone pay and smile. Wait! that's it! I didn't give you an ear to ear grin? Wow, I'm sorry next time I will make sure not to smile. I'm sure you will complain about that as well. All in all today was horrible.

Would it have changed if I just stayed in bed? Would I have been better off passing away in the middle of the night happy knowing that I get to work with my best friends the next morning and that my favourite show did not let me down? Or how about tonight, having one of the worst possible days. Does everything turn out crappy because of the day your having? Or would everyone have seen a different last episode if I was in a better mood? I guess all this tells me is don't get obsessed with shows. Don't get too cocky with life.