Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Movie Reviews and an award!

I haven't done this in quite a while, but I thought I'd share my thoughts on a few movies I recently watched with you all.

First off, Julie & Julia
If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I love to cook. As soon as I heard about this movie, I knew I was going to love it. Not only because of the content, but also because of Amy Adams. I love her. Anyways, this movie was so inspiring. It made me wonder why I never thought of going to culinary school. Seriously...if this whole art thing doesn't work out, I'm going. Even if you aren't into cooking as much as I am, you should still see this movie.

Next we have District 9
I went into this movie with a totally negative mindframe. Mostly because I didn't WANT to watch it [Aaron made me], and because I think aliens are stupid. I was pretty grossed out a lot of the time. I didn't really like the story line, either. I won't lie, the way it was directed and the graphics were really good. I just couldn't stand looking at those ugly prawns.

On to Paper Heart
The main reason I wanted to see it was because I love Michael Cera. I knew this was going to be some kind of documentary, but I still can't figure out if it was more of a planned thing, or if it was legit. Someone help me out with this. The movie was really heart warming. Charlyne Yi is so cutely awkward and really funny. I wouldn't say go out and rent this right now, but I would definitely say check it out when you get a chance.

Lastly, for today atleast, is The Hangover
I had heard great things about this, so I was pretty pumped to FINALLY get to watch it. It was hilarious! It definitely did not disappoint. Zach Galifianakis is absolutely hilarious. I can't even say anymore without giving anything away, but go watch it. I heard there was some kind of spin off or sequel? Is this true?

Moving on...........

My sister, Cassie, at Southern Domestic Goddess gave me the Happy 101 award!

Rules: List 10 things that make you happy. Then tag 10 other bloggers.

  1. Waking up, knowing I have absolutely no obligations for the day.
  2. Watching the food network, history channel, travel channel, and discovery channel, and dreaming of my future.
  3. Spending hours preparing a meal, and hearing Aaron say 'That's PDG, babe.' [pretty darn good!]
  4. Getting really random/awesome ideas for paintings while doing other things & having to rush to write/draw them in my idea book before I forget.
  5. Spending time with Nanny, Dede, Cas, and Jackson.
  6. Shopping for home decor/home organizers.
  7. Cherry Dr. Peppers and Cheese sticks from sonic.
  8. Gossip girl, Nip/Tuck, The Office, It's Always Sunny..., and all my trashy reality shows.
  9. Traveling with Aaron, whether it be 30 minutes away or 300 miles, we always have fun.
  10. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sewing.......it all makes me very, very happy.
Those who I think deserve this award:

A Rush of Blog to the Head
Cooler Ranch or Nacho Cheese
Cape Cod Love
Yo Mama's Blog
The Secret Life of a Retail Assistant
Toddler Awesome...
Viva Voce
Passion.Fruit
Boredom's Bounty
Leaves In the Spring

4 comments:

Mr O said...

*I figured you would like the cooking movie and I'm glad you did. I would watch it just to drool over Amy Adams

*I don't know why, but I didn't like District 9 at all. Luis & Milly left because they got dizzy and if Laurie wasn't in the mindset of "I paid for it, I'm watching it" we would have left too

*I'm not 100% on this, but I'm pretty sure that Paper Heart was all movie, except for the couples they interviewed. That was probably legit. But I still liked the stick figures and when the girl was talking about love is taking your girl to applebee's and getting hot wings!

*The three main guys in The Hangover said while they were making the movie they were thinking of stuff that would be funny for a sequel. I like that better than "the movie made a lot of money -- let's make another one"

*Be honest... you only gave me that award so I would put a girly looking image on my blog

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the award! I loved Julie & Julia and I'm a terrible cook haha but I just love Meryl Streep like whoa.

I'll get to this award soon... I have it from another person too! I'm feeling the pressure! Hope you're having a great week!

Jeanette said...

Damnit Matt! You beat me by 1 minute!

amber said...

Thank you! So sweet!

I love the Hangover. That movie cracked me up!!