Month: March 2006

Mixed Bag of Movie Review

Approximately a year ago, me and another gal from started what is now known as “Chick Flick Night”. We were both complaining about all the movies that guys never want to go see, otherwise known as the dreaded “Chick Flick”. I can probably count on one hand the number of times my husband has actually gone to see one of these so-called dreaded movies with me. So, we started our little clique and decided that we would once a month pick a movie to go see that no guy would ever want to see. Our movie list includes: Princess Diaries 2, Ice Princess, Monster In Law, The Family Stone, In Her Shoes, Brokeback Mountain, and most recently: Failure to Launch.

This movie, certainly not destined to win any Oscars, was O.K. Some admitted laugh out loud moments, but mostly a sort of weak story line, Matthew McCoughnaghy’s abs, Sarah Jessica Parker’s horse face and giant mole-like thing on her chin, and yes, you heard it correctly: Terry Bradshaw’s ass. Here’s the story line- it’s a story about a 35 year old guy who is unwilling to move out of his parent’s house. They still do his laundry, make his meals, pack a lunch and he uses as his biggest excuse to break up with every woman he starts to get serious about. His parents want him gone. They then hire “Paula” who is an interventionist trained in getting men to move out of their parents’ houses. As you can probably guess, Paula falls for the 35 year old guy and doesn’t get a chance to tell him before he finds out that his parents paid for her. Blah Blah Blah, they fight, he deciedes to move out, she wants to move away and their weird friends somehow get them back together. Typical typical typical- I knew how it was going to end almost before it started.

Point of my story? I didn’t go for the story. I went to see it for Matthew! Yum.

I give this movie the following stars: 5 stars for Matthew’s abs, 1 star for the story, and 3 stars for making me laugh at some of the absolutely ridiculous antics.

My Confession

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Okay- I have a confession… Not that you haven’t figured it out already, but I am an American Idol junkie. Yeah, the show is kinda fixed, I don’t call in and don’t think anyone is really able to, but I love seeing these absolute Joe Nobody’s (yeah that’s a plug for you Joe!!) getting up there and doing their thing in front of millions of viewers. I gave my picks the other day- I still stand by most of them. Kevin Covais definitely had to GO GO GO away. I was fine and happy that he got voted off. He is that nerdy guy from the choir and theatre group in high school that was a superstar there, but certainly never cut out to actually become a recording artist- are you kidding me? Bucky is next to go. UGH WTF??? Firstly, he is by far the nastiest, red-neck lookin dude I have EVER seen. Not MY American Idol! His voice really bugs too. Go back to the VFW and rock the house there. Lisa Tucker will likely go after that. I know she’s been listed by some popular magazine that she is one of the top 10 most talented teenagers to watch and has performed with the broadway musical The Lion King, but I don’t think this is her gig. Now, if I had it my way, Kellie Pickler will just GO FAR, FAR AWAY. She is white trash and in no way is stupidity even the least bit endearing- act or no act. She is not Carrie Underwood, even though she might think she is thanks to Simon’s ridiculous comparison. Let me put it this way. She bugs, she sucks and needs to go. There are a couple in between that are just O.K. to me- Paris who is young and reminds me too much of Fantasia who I HATED and Elliot who is incredibly talented but can’t help but think I saw him down in Amish town down in Rochester riding in a buggy not too long ago. Ace is good looking but… uh… that’s about all there is to say about him. Mandisa is good. Really good. Katharine is REALLY good- she has a classical training that crosses platforms- I think she’s really talented. I LOVE Taylor Hicks. I think he is different and has a unique voice and really enjoy watching him perform! He’ll do well. My winner? Still Chris Daughtry. He’s incredibly hot and I love the rock ‘n roll. I was a big Bo Bice fan last season so I’m going for the rocker this year!!

I’ve gotten my A.I. nerdiness out of my system for the week! Phew!

I just had to share this little clip from my wedding reception…

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