Jan 25, 2010

The Rock Does Not Dissapoint in Tooth Fairy

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson very rarely disappoints me in his movies and such was the case in his most recent kids' comedy The Tooth Fairy. Plot line being a minor league hockey player known as The Tooth Fairy for his ability to knock his opponents teeth out is sentenced ti serve as The Tooth Fairy for his ability to destroy his young fans dreams. The movie starts out slow, I won't lie. It takes about 20 minutes to get its rhythm, but Billy Crystal and Julie Andrews' entrance onto the screen get you laughing until the end. From Andrews' SUPER cheesy entrance where she flutters, wings, harps, and light all, to the lobby of Fairy Land to Billy Crystal and his ridiculously corny jokes you can't help but laugh at the movie keeps you entertained. And of course who can forget the Rock, whether it be his tiny voice as he shrinks down, or his antics with his Tooth Fairy merch, or of course his magical epiphany scene as he learns to fly, he's hilarious. One recommendation, if you are taking your kids to see it, don't be that douche bag that lets them scream and clap. It's freaking annoying.

Jan 22, 2010

I'm the only person on the planet that liked All About Steve

That's right people, I LIKED All About Steve. Let me say one thing to all the critics that slammed it as a horrible movie: it's a comedy, they don't have to be serious, they don't need a stellar plot. Ok, there wasn't much of a plot at all but that just added to its hilarity in my opinion. Come on! Sad sap girl trying to make a man love her by chasing him everywhere turns into a hero by saving deaf kids from a mine shaft! I laughed just typing that! It's funny because it's stupid. Plus, it's got like half the cast of the Hangover in it. It's stupid comedy gold. Yes it screams pathetic stalker and yes it has no plot but you know what, I left the theater happy with my abs hurting so it couldn't have been all that bad. Sometimes it's nice to just go to a movie to watch Sandra Bullock make a fool of herself. So, take that stick out of your bum, turn your mind off for a night, and enjoy a movie that has absolutely no point.

Jan 20, 2010

Blueberry Mango Muffin recipe

Alright, so last night I made some blueberry mango muffins to experiment a little with flavors. I was expecting an explosion of fruity goodness but instead I was met with a very light muffin perfect for breakfast. It was really simple to make and you can experiment with your own flavors. This is what I had in the fridge.
Here's the recipe, it's Betty Crocker
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup veggie oil
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 400. mix all the liquids, than add the powders. If you add too much flour the muffins will be dry so make sure you scrape off any excess. You can add a little extra milk if you think it's a little thick. As for he fruit you can pick any you want, I went with blueberries and mangoes. If you are doing mangoes I recommend getting some precut cuz it's a bitch and a half to chop a mango and it's also extremely messy. if you're like me you can puree the fruit so it's not too chunky in the muffins. It also makes for a more even distribution of flavor. If you want something sweet which these aren't really, go with chocolate chips. Stick them in the oven for like 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and don't squish too much when you touch them.

Jan 19, 2010

Leap Year pleasant at best

So last week my boyfriend and I went to see Leap Year after hearing numerous good things about it. All I can say is it was pleasant. I didn't hate it; I didn't love it.
Amy Adams was of course wonderful as Anna: a woman flying to Ireland on Leap Day to propose to her boyfriend who is apparently lacking in the balls to do it himself. She can't do much wrong to me and frankly she was probably the only reason I had interest in seeing it. Matthew Goode did a respectable job as the grouchy Irish man trying to save his bar by charging Anna 500 euros to take her to Dublin. He would have been much more enjoyable however clean shaven. All I could think the whole movie was SHAVE YOUR NASTY BEARD! but that's personal preference.
Overall the movie was predictable, as chick flicks are ought to be. The funniest moments were when the old Irish guys were arguing over superstitions.
The soundtrack however, was awesome and I applaud whoever was in charge of that.
Like I said, the movie was pleasant. I'd say rent it. It's not too sappy for the boyfriend to enjoy, mine did.

Jan 17, 2010

It is born

Hello world or friends that actually clicked on the link I posted on facebook,
It was recommended to me by my advisor that if i want to be successful in the journalism world then I should blog, so here I am...blogging. I'm not just blogging about anything though. No, you will not come here everyday to hear that I had fish sticks for dinner or that the customers I deal with are morons- although they are- I am here to give you my humble opinion of, well, everything. If I read something new, see a new movie, hear new music, eat somewhere new, or any other action deemed worthy of an opinion I will post it. And what better to start with than a HORRIBLE book.
The book I am referring to is Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. "Gasp!" you say, "It's about vampires, so it therefore must be an award winning work of literature!"
WRONG! May I be the 87,000th person to say I am sick to death of this whole vampire crap. Come on! There are so many better things to write about. It's played out! But back to my critique.
I may have been a little more lenient of my scathing if the books was written for the target audience of which it comes across, but it is not. This book is clearly targeted to a demographic of 17-25 as there are sexual scenes, profanity, and some attempts at disturbing imagery. However it is written like an 11 year old preteen fan girl writing her first piece of fanfic instead of an experienced author and a journalism major daughter. The language is immature. The style is juvenile at best, and the lack of solidity in the writing drives me insane! Every three sentences are interrupted by the inane thoughts if the narrator that have no business being part of the book.
Now I will say the ending was more bearable than the beginning but just barely. The authors seemed to develop more of a rhythm and the text was interrupted far less but I can still not get over the idea that such shoddy material was the work of two grown women.
The only way I would ever recommend this book is if the only choices you had were Huckleberry Finn and this.
If you really want to read something about vampires, check out Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, or Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore.