Thursday, December 28

The Devil Wears Prada

I saw this movie in the theatre when it was originally released. I remember being pretty psyched to see it. I really enjoyed the book and thought that the cast would do it justice. I was pleasantly surprised by E.Blunt [a relative unknown] who plays the first assistant, Emily. There's a lot of Oscar talk for M.Streep, and deservedly because she's so good in this film. I thought it was really interesting that in an interview she said that she has very little interest or knowledge of fashion. Also, I had forgotten how awesome the montage is [was] where Miranda (Streep) throws her coat and purse on the desk with whatever the day's random thing she wants done immediately. The ending, I felt, was much more dramatic in the book, but that's my only gripe.

Finally, the thing I was struck by with the second viewing of the film was that it's totally "which came first, the chicken or the egg?" -- the whole premise is SO similar to the tv show, Ugly Betty that it's surprising that L.Weisberger didn't sue, or vice versa, I suppose, by the originators of the show, Betty, Le Fea. As far as plot structure along with keeping the idea fresh and exciting week-to-week, the tv show definitely has a "heel up" on the competition.

Wednesday, December 27

Transporter 2

Good action film with well-choreographed fights. Plus, love Statham - think he's pretty great.
Annoying villian who was supposed to be Italian, but seemed more Hispanic?
I liked the first one better, but this one wasn't as much a step down as some sequels.

Tuesday, December 26

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Cute premise? Check. Likeable actors? Check. Awful movie. Check.
Plus, around the halfway point, we thought that it couldn't get worse; then in the last 15 minutes, it DID.

Sunday, December 24

John Tucker Must Die

Another cheesy chick flick, but fun! B.Snow is very likable and the other characters while not overly developed, were like people you knew in high school. The only other random gripe was that I didn't find J.Metcalfe believable as a b-ball player - not sure why.

Friday, December 22

Bros Before Hos

SO many good quotes from "A Benihana Christmas" on The credit --

One of my favorites as follows:
Michael Scott -- "Bros before hos. Why? Because your bros are always there for you. They got your back after your ho rips your heart out, for no good reason. And you were nothing but great to your ho, and you told her that she was the only ho for you. And that she was better than all the other ho’s in the world. And then suddenly, she’s not your ho no mo’."

Guy Flicks

The boy is shocked that I haven't seen some of what he calls quintessential films.

I am a movie junkie after all. The only genre I won't watch is horror, but the rest of it...bring it on! And I will make an exception from time to time, although mostly for vampire movies. Really love those...but I digress.

Anyway, here's a short list -- I'm sure I'll be adding to it.
Rocky movies - apparently the first one (classic) and the fourth (fights a Russian)
Rambo movies - duh
Bigger, Longer, & Uncut [South Park movie] - I wanted to see that one actually
Team America: World Police - Marionettes? Political statements? Hmm, not so sure.
Airplane - Meant to see this too
Caddyshack - I haven't even told him that I haven't seen this one.
Braveheart - I would like to see this one.

Any of you folks have suggestions too?

Tuesday, December 19

The O.C., Season 4

I'm totally dorking out over The O.C. this year - I'm loving the Ryan Atwood/Taylor Townsend hook-up. *sigh* So cheesy, so romantic.
Photo borrowed from --

And TT's best line?
"Just because I wanna use your body as a jungle gym does not mean we have to get married."

Sunday, December 17

Our Very Own

Indie movie about high school kids in a very small town. Liked it, but very character driven rather than plot driven. Casting was well-done and believable. :-)

Friday, December 15

The Holiday

Saw this Wednesday, December 13. Predictable, but heartwarming. Total chick flick. Not a huge fan of Jude Law, but he is very, very pretty in this movie.

Thursday, December 14

Now, here's what I'm thinking...

This blog is going to be my media diary...

I hope to post lists of stuff that I'm watching, listening to, wanting to do, sites to visit...

It's probably going to be boring and useful only to me, but we'll see. I told someone recently that what I thought my last blog was going to turn out to be and what it actually turned into were two very different things.

To kick it off...

20 on 20 - aka What I'm Listening To Today
1. Paperweight - Joshua Radin & Schuyler Fisk, from 'The Last Kiss' OST
2. How We Operate - Gomez, from 'Grey's Anatomy, Part II'
3. Fergalicious - Fergie w.
4. Wind It Up - Gwen Stefani
5. Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence
6. Not Big - Lily Allen
7. Funky Dory (Vertigo Vocal mix) - Rachel Stevens
8. Bond on Bond - Bond
9. Remember The Name - Fort Minor
10. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) - Jessica Simpson
11. Mad World - Gary Jules
12. Bittersweet Faith - Bitter:Sweet, from 'The Devil Wears Prada' OST
13. Burning Up - Ashlee Simpson
14. Raspberry Beret - Prince
15. SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
16. Sixteen Going On Seventeen - 'The Sound of Music' OST
17. The Christmas Waltz - Peggy Lee
18. My Favorite Things - Tony Bennett
19. Caravan - The John Buzon Trio
20. Heaven - Bitter:Sweet

And a website - I met this guy last night - he had tons o' stories about all the random places he'd been...He told me that he travels about 40 weeks out of the year. Some sort of IT setup position...