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{August 31, 2009}   Wow, where the hell have I been?

Obviously not blogging, huh? In my defense, working two jobs and dealing with a new puppy that has completely taken over my life hasn’t really left me much time for anything! I’m going to try to get better about updating this thing, but really, I make no promises. Why? Because I’m a huge slacker, that’s why!

Now I’m off to watch (and drool over) my future husband, Michael Weatherly. That’s right. Be jealous.


{June 10, 2009}   Movie Review: Summer School

Title: Summer School
Starring: Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Courtney Thorne-Smith
Running Time: 97 Mins
Plot: A high-school gym teacher, Freddy Shoop (Harmon), is forced to cancel his summer plans and take over the Remedial English summer school class. Hilarity ensues.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Comments: Okay, I know I’m about 22 years too late on this movie, but in my defense, I was only one when it first came out!

I bought this movie specifically for Mark Harmon (who will always be Leroy Jethro Gibbs to me. I’m sorry, that’s just how it is) and we all know how that turned out the last time I bought a movie I’d never seen just to watch the NCIS pretty, but this time, it seems I did good!

Of course, it helped that I’m apparently the only person on the planet who hadn’t seen this flick, so there were plenty of people to ask for feedback, and the general consensus was the same: Go ahead and spend the $13 (plus $2.95 shipping & handling) from Amazon. It’s a fun movie, and you’ll get your money’s worth.

And they were right. Aside from the bad hair (which, I suppose wasn’t considered bad hair back in 1987, but boy oh boy is it bad) and the too short shorts that Mark Harmon is rocking in the majority of the film, it was a good movie!

The only reason (well, aside from the previously mentioned bad hair — especially the mullets) I gave this movie a 4 out of 5 is because of that annoying kid who talks like a girl. Did anyone else get the strong urge to punch him in the face or am I the only one? Anyone? Anyone? No? Okay then…

I laughed, I cried (okay, not really. Except I did get a little sad when the dog was all miserable because Shoop threw Bob into the water and then he floated away), and I would definitely watch this film again.

Title: Drag Me To Hell
Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Dileep Rao
Running Time: 99 Mins
Plot: After denying an old gypsy a loan to keep from being evicted, Christine Brown (Lohman) is cursed. With the help of her boyfriend (Long) and a seer (Rao), Christine desperately tries to break the curse before she’s damned to Hell.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Comments: From the very moment the beginning title sequence started, I knew this had to be a movie from the same guy who did the “Evil Dead” series. I was not surprised when I confirmed this via IMDB when I got home.

I did not go into this movie with high expectations. I had read reviews, proclaiming it to be more of a comedy than a horror, and after finding out it was, in fact, a Sam Raimi film, I found myself wondering how anyone could expect anything else? Have they not ever heard of Evil Dead? =P

Overall, the movie was not horrible. I felt like some of the special effects were a little over-the-top gross, but what “horror” movie today isn’t? Justin Long did a great job without making his character seem overly corny, which isn’t easy and Dileep Rao as the seer Rham Jas was great. I actually found myself wishing for more scenes with him!

There was a nice mix of humor thrown in (Lohman had some great lines, in my opinion), and the only reason I rated this a 3 out of 5 is because I guessed the ending about 15 minutes before it was actually over.

So boo to you, Sam Raimi, for not surprising me.

Title: Her Minor Thing
Starring: Estella Warren, Michael Weatherly, Christian Kane
Running Time: 91 Mins
Plot: Jeana (Warren), a 25 year old virgin, is accidentally outed on live TV by her newscaster boyfriend (Weatherly) while he’s venting to his camera man (Kane).
Rating: 2 out of 5
Comments: Okay, first of all, let me preface this by saying I bought this movie off of for $8(+$2.95 shipping & handling) because of the fact that Michael Weatherly was in it. I figured, even if it it sucked, at least I’d have a little bit of eye candy to drool over. Within the first five minutes, I understood why I’d never heard of this movie before.

I thought, going into this, that I’d get a few laughs along the lines of The 40 Year Old Virgin. Yeah, not even close. I found the movie to be uncomfortable, and unfunny, with parts reminding me painfully of a soap opera that just refuses to end.

I will admit, however, that I did manage to make it all the way through this retarded flick, simply for the fact that it was like a trainwreck: as much as I wanted to, I just could not look away! I hoped that maybe if I watch just a little bit more, stuck it out just a little longer, that it would get better. You can imagine my disappointment when the credits rolled and I still thought it was a piece of crap.

I gave this movie 2 out of 5 points for two simple reasons: Michael Weatherly and Christian Kane. Do yourselves a favor: If you’re going to torture yourself with this movie, go to the $5 bin at Walmart and try to find it there; it’s not worth the extra $3 (+$2.95 shipping & handling) from Amazon.

{June 9, 2009}   Howdy y’all!

Well how’s that for a greeting? Welcome to my place. This is just an avenue for me to muse on the daily happenings of my life. So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and settle in as this average, wrongfully labeled bitch attempts to get through this thing called life.

et cetera