Friday, September 7

Catching up on movies and books

I haven't posted in months about movies we've seen - part of that is because in our attempt to cut costs, we cancelled our Movie Pass and online subscription to Blockbuster... But here are the ones I can think of:

Halloween - As you probably all know I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rob Zombie's films lol...

21 Grams: I watch this anytime I get a chance - I really love this movie... depressing, but very well done... And of course yummy Sean Penn. ^^
Now since my aunt Cindy reads this I MUST interrupt here and tell a story that actually involves Sean Penn! LOL When I was little I used to stay with her a lot - she was young and fun and carefree and let me do fun things at her house (and BONUS she lived in town so she had CABLE!!). Anyway - we used to watch movies alot and one night we sat down to watch a movie. She told me it was rated R and I assured her I would "cover my eyes" during the "bad parts", so she said ok. The movie was (the classic) Fast Times at Ridgemont High. (After looking on IMDB I see that this film came out in 1982, and we were watching it on HBO so it was probably about 1983/4 which meant I was like 9 years old - oh, and you must understand my parents were VERY VERY strict when I young, especially about what I was exposed to...) LOL Anyway, I "covered my head" all right, but I could see through the cover - and what I saw was boobies boobies everywhere hahahahhahaha!! So the next day my mom picked me up and asked what we did and ... I LIED!!!!!!! LOL For only the 2nd time in my life (and probably the last time, if I remember correctly). I told her we watched tv and went to bed early and it was boring. I literally was sick for YEARS about lying to my mom. When I was about 27 I finally told her because I honestly could feel that guilt for all those years... LOL See what a bad influence you were on me Cindy - you with your sun-tanning on lounge chairs, red Thunderbird and CABLE!!! hahahahahaaa

Another great Sean Penn movie is Mystic River - check it out, its worth it!

Vacancy: Started watching it last night - so far it sucks, Charles got tired and we turned it off and went to bed, so idk yet how it ends - but I assume they live through it all lol...

The Ex: You can't lose w/ Zach Braff!

Reincarnation: Didn't watch it when it was playing - I thought it was really dumb and creepy.

Children of Men: Couldn't get into it - I really tried... just WAY too slow of a start to keep my attention. Fell asleep - Charles said it wasn't horrible.

Bobby: Much better than I'd expected - great cast! Many of the same people as Boogie Nights which was awesome, too.

Freedom Writers: Very similar to Dangerous Minds but updated and also based on a true story.

Secret Life of Words: Different but I liked it.

Norbit: Typical Eddie Murphy but very funny!

Gray Matters: Loved it!! Highly recommended...

The Last Mimzy: Meh take it or leave it - pretty odd - even for a kids' sci-fi lol...

Zodiac: Also kinda meh - good but could have been better.

The Number 23: Hmm.... that's about all I have to say about this lol... Not bad, but not great.

Firehouse Dog: LOL Obviously for the kids - not really an interest holder...

I know we've watched more since I posted my last list but I can't remember...

This isn't a film, but something I'm excited about in my nerdiness!!! Kat Von D has her own show (LA Ink) now!! YAY!!!

Also, I started reading again. I'm gonna try to keep track of everything I read here too.

This week I finished three books:
1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon: Really quick read and although depressing, it was heartfelt and believable.

2. The Book of Ruth Jane Hamilton: I loved this book and couldn't put it down - until the end... But I normally HATE endings no matter what book it is, so I wasn't surprised I hated the ending.

3. Plain Truth Jodi Picoult: I must first admit that I love JODI PICOULT... I absolutely love her books, and they always have a GREAT last page!!!! lol

5 comments:

CINDY said...

THAT IS TOO FUNNY, I DIDNT KNOW I CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR LYING TO YOUR MOTHER!! NOW SHE KNOWS HOW AWFUL I WAS AND HOW I CORRUPTED YOU SO YOUNG!!!

Keppy said...

haha I knew you would like that story! You bad influence hahahaha

Bohemian Road Nurse... said...

Now you've got me interested in seeing "Halloween"!!

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well, so it was Cindy that started you on your donward spiral!!!!!! Now the world knows, Toto, Toto, Toto!! hahahahaha.

Hey I liked Children of Men. I would never ask The Wizard to watch it watch it with me, because he would not like it, but I thought it was pretty good. I bought it to watch it, and I plan on watching it again before long to understand it!haha Dorothy

Keppy said...

LOL I only remember lying two times - once when I was 4 and was riding my bike in the street and said it was in the alley behind our house and then about the movie... Those gave me serious physical ailments so I didn't think lying was really worth the pain lol...