Play By Play: Movie Edition

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Well blogging again needed to start somewhere.  On my search for blog post ideas I thought about doing a movie play by play.  You know like they do on Buzzfeed.  We just got a Hulu subscription.  We’ve barely used it so there is plenty of options for us to choose from.  Of course I go straight to the “Back to the 80s” section and look for a good movie.  I stopped on the Love is a Battlefield topic and there it was…Fatal Attraction!  Neither of us have seen it and its a boring Tuesday night so why not.  So without further ado here is our Fatal Attraction play by play.

**SPOILER ALERT** 

  • T “what is this movie about?”
  • You know its the one with the crazy lady who boils the bunny
  • Oh man that kid is watching old school Nickelodeon and people are getting slimmed.  I miss that.
  • Did Micheal Douglas always look like a middle aged man?
  • That is Michael Douglas right?
  • T “yes dear”
  • T ” the child repeating shit down the hallway would so be my kid”
  • Glenn Close has scary eyes right off the bat.  You should have known she was trouble.
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  • Is the old guy with the neck brace from the Parent Trap with Lindsey Lohan?
  • Hold on IMDB it
  • Yep that’s the grandpa
  • T “I’m sorry she is not cute at all”
  • Hello that escalated quickly
  • Is water a sexy foreplay thing?  Is that normal? and why are you trying to walk with your pants at your ankles
  • There are some serious red flags already this lady is nuts
  • This lady is nuts, it deserves a repeat
  • I mean for reals she is nuts
  • Did she just try to kill herself?!?!?
  • I’m sorry but your wife is way more attractive than the crazy broad
  • Oh Sookie’s grandma is his secretary
  • The crazy lady is showing up at your work.  Shoulda got a restraining order then
  • She literally spent 2 days with the guy and she has officially lost her mind.  That must have been some good lovin
  • T “I’m bored.  I’m going get chips and salsa”
  • Oh Herman Munster. So many fun people along with the crazy
  • I need to IMDB this movie
  • Its as old as I am
  • This movie may be 30 years old but crazy girls still pulling this today.  Spend one weekend together and they are in love and prego.
  • Don’t sneak in her house she gonna find you!
  • Glenn Close man you really making me believe in your crazy
  • Ah snap the crazy has made her way into your house and is having tea with your wife
  • So much for changing your number.  The crazy lady ain’t stupid
  • T “I bet she isn’t even pregnant”
  • uh oh poor bunny doesn’t even know what its in for
  • Why hasn’t somebody sent this lady to therapy
  • When was the last time we had a car with a cassette player in it
  • Ok I can’t anymore I’m cheating
  • I really can’t tell if the kid is a boy or a girl.  Ellen or Alan?
  • Poor Bunny
  • Poor Wife
  • Legit this lady is nuts.  I don’t even think I can say it enough
  • Was that lovin really worth it Michael Douglas, I don’t think so
  • You know she ain’t dead
  • T “yes she is he drowned her”
  • *crazy lady jumps out of the water* told you
  • stupid man coulda killed that psycho how many times now and the wife had to take care of business.
  • Crazy….All of it

Well that was fun but next time maybe we will pick one that isn’t full of psychos.  Have a good Wednesday everyone.

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Movie Review : Love and Mercy

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Recently on a boring Sunday afternoon I was searching through movie websites to find something to do when I came across Love and Mercy.  I’ve been hearing about this movie for a few months and was really interested in seeing it.  So I sat down and committed to 2 hours of a heartfelt and sometimes strange story of Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys.

Love and Mercy stars John Cusack and Paul Dano as Brian Wilson.  The movie takes place in two time frames; the 1960s when Wilson is trying to create his music masterpiece and dealing with on-setting signs of mental health and in the 1980s when a sad and over medicated Wilson meets Melinda Ledbetter a car saleswoman and falls in love.

I can’t tell you which version of Brian that I enjoyed more.  Both actors had such a commitment to their individual part showing him at different times in his life.  Paul Giamatti does a good job of making you hate him, which I have found is the kind of character he plays all of the time.  Elizabeth Banks refreshingly plays someone a little more serious than the likes of her Pitch Perfect parts.  She made the perfect romantic interest for John Cusack.  You believed the love story not because they acted lovey dovey but because she genuinely put him first and cared about his well-being.

This movie also brought to light the stigma and dangers that sometimes follow mental health.  It was scary to think how easily someone can be influenced by a physician and how someone who takes an oath to protect you can so easily mess up your life.

All in all I found this to be a very interesting, well written movie and I enjoyed watching it.  I’ve heard lots of Oscar buzz around it as well and wouldn’t mind seeing it get some awards.  Plus the soundtrack is killer.

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Day 5: Movie Review

Since I am poor as a church mouse these days there isn’t many dates or movie nights going on at the Collins’ Residence.  However working at a high school has its perks in learning about new technology and even better movie sites.  The kids have given me a few places to watch movies so we have stay in date nights here lately with dinner and a movie.  The last movie we watched and the one I will review today is Inside Out. 

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I am always down for a Disney movie especially the ones with Pixar.  This story basically is about our emotions and how they work together to become the personality of a young girl named Riley.  Riley is uprooted from Minnesota to San Francisco and has to learn how to cope.  Joy the leader of the emotions tries to keep everything perfect but in reality that now how things work.  When Joy and Sadness are lost in Riley’s brain it is up to Fear, Disgust and Anger to run Riley’s emotions.  While trying to return to headquarters Joy and Sadness encounter many different parts of Riley’s brain.  There is the dream factory that is set up like a Hollywood sound stage, memory erasers that get rid of useless information but love to replay jingles from commercials, and even Riley’s imaginary friend Bing Bong.

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In my opinion like many of Pixar’s more recent films there was a lot of adult themes in humor in this movie.  There is fun stuff for the kiddos but there were a lot more serious things that happened that left me thinking after seeing this movie.  Terry thought it was hilarious to compare me to the Sadness character the entire time we watched the movie.  There were times when I had to laugh myself when she said things I know I have said before when complaining about life.  Terry is more like the Joy character which is funny because these two get lots of interaction in the story.  Actually their interactions are very similar to those that Terry and I have on a regular basis.

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All in all I really liked this movie and I would recommend it to any of my friends.  I think younger kids may be a little bored by it but a little older audience would love the message.  **** four stars from me.

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