2011 Movies Watched on Netflix Instant Que

Jamie Kennedy: Unwashed Cool & The Crazy Limitless
Prince of Persia Nice Guy Johnny Black Adder
Beauty and the Briefcase Heartbreaker Fawlty Towers
The It Crowd  The Loss of the Tear Drop Diamond Forks Over Knives
30 Rock For My Wife Shaun the Sheep
Kevin Smith: Too Fat for 40 Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Red State
Sesame Street 20 Years Chaos Theory The X-Files
Doc Martin Craig Ferguson: Wee Bit O’Revolution Rowan Atkinson: Live
Precious Friday Night Lights Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable
Men Behaving Badly Home Movies All Good Things
Any Human Heart Kevin Spencer Demetri Martin
Dogs Decoded Nova Life On Mars The Walking Dead
Sherlock Expired Black Adder’s Christmas Carol
Jekyll Beyond Scared Straight Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Lost In Austen The Christmas Bunny
Obsessed Neo Ned Ugly Betty – Season 3
Parks & Recreation Intervention  
Hank & Mike Kids In The Hall  
Mitchell & Webb Look The Wonder Years  
Mall Cops Me & Everyone We Know  
Sherry Baby Gamer  
Food Inc My Boys  
Outsourced Arrested Development  
Spread Life In A Day  
Addicted When Harry Tries to Marry  
American Pickers The Next 3 Days  
How To Lose Your Lover Take Me Home Tonight  
Wendy & Lucy The Yellow Handkerchief  
My Future Boyfriend Kiss Your Fat Goodbye  

In Time movie review

Spencer took me to see the new Justin Timberlake movie In Time last Tuesday. 

I’ve been jonesing for this one for quite sometime because the whole look of the movie is like one long, gorgeous I’m Bringing Sexyback video shoot, but in movie form for 109 beautiful minutes.  But unfortunately, it was a terrible movie.  

Justin was perfectly fine in the movie, but he really didn’t have much to work with as far as a script.  The special effects budget was blown on that silly LED clock built into their forearms and Amanda Seyfried’s acting was terrible.  I wanted to yank that awful wig off her head through out the entire movie…and maybe pop out her big eye balls.

Spencer’s review was succinct and to the point: It took a special kind of courage to watch the whole thing.”  I really couldn’t have said it better myself. 

Friends With Benefits -Thank You Justin TImberlake…Again!

As much as I’m frustrated that Justin isn’t rushing into making another CD, he is delivering on the goods with upcoming movies.  And by ‘goods‘ I mean the above super-hot flirty red trailer recently released online to create some buzz prior to its release date on July 22, 2011.

I’ve already added it to my DayPlanner with a exclamation point where the point is in the shape of a heart…cause I Heart Justin Timberlake….

Heathers: I Love My Dead Gay Son!

I’m in a nostalgic mood right now after the passing of John Hughes. After cooking up some cheese burgers on my George Foreman grill and having some frozen french fries and Goya rice, I’m about to suggest to Spencer that we spend this lazy Sunday afternoon watching Heathers.

Sincerely, John Hughes

I just read this amazing post from Alison Byrne who had the late John Hughes as her pen pal in her teens. How cool was that?

The fact that Alison sat down one day and wrote a letter to John Hughes because she found his movies so meaningful and he actually wrote back is incredible. I recall years ago reading Insomnia by Stephen King and feeling compelled to actually mail him a letter telling him about a really funny experience while reading his book:

We were living on Malden Street in Worcester at the time in a two-bedroom condo. I remember just being deeply engrossed in reading Insomnia. In particular, there was a part of the book where the main character walks into his kitchen and notices that the magnetic alphabet letters on his fridge actually spelled out something really, really scary. I was so creeped out with this imagery that I had to get up from the bed where I was reading the book and step away to the kitchen for a little breath of fresh air. Just as I was opening up the bedroom door, Spencer was standing a little off to the side and called out “BOO!” I freaked out. I must have jumped ten feet into the air and crashed back against the door.

We laughed and laughed at my crazy reaction to his simple little “BOO”, but I can’t recall a time that I was so engrossed in a story that it affected me that much. So I decided to write a fan letter to Stephen King telling him all about my little incident coming out of the bedroom.

I never heard back from him. Never even got the obligatory note from his publisher or one of his personal assistants thanking me for writing. I wasn’t that bothered about it. Really, how could I be? Who did I think I was that Stephen King would write back to me telling me how meaningful my letter was to him because after all, he writes those scary stories for plain folk just like me.

But after reading this post about the eventual blossoming pen-pal relationship that Alison Byrne had with John Hughes, it made me realize that sometimes it’s not important to get a letter back from someone you really admire. Really it’s the chance to have that someone or something in your life mean so much that you put yourself out there without any expectations other than wanting that person to know how he or she affected some aspect of your life.

If I were to write a fan letter to John Hughes, I probably would have thanked him for creating the character Long Duk Dong in Sixteen Candles and creating Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. That movie holds a special place in my heart because I just loved the concept of Ferris talking to little old insignificant me while he was taking a shower.

So take a moment and read the blog post from Alison. It’s a fine example of how sharing a part of yourself with a complete stranger can impact your life and all it took was a pen, some paper and a stamp.

Rest In Peace John Hughes

We’ll Know When We Get There

Photo courtesy of KickStock

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

I took today off from work.  The personal day was taken in part for an expected long getting-away-from-Massachusetts weekend.  However, our plans didn’t quite work out that way due to my lack of planning. Oh, the irony!

Instead we did other things in and around New England. Saturday we visited The Mall at Buckland Hills in Manchester, CT.  Sunday we drove to Newport, RI and did some shopping around town.  The visitor’s parking lot was the emptiest I’ve ever see it, but that probably had something to do with this thing they call ‘off season’ in Newport.  That and the wind gusts felt like they were 50 mph!

I had the great idea to go see the new Michael Cera movie – Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist at Showcase North this afternoon.  We went to the 2:45pm show and the best thing about seeing the movie was there was not one person in the theatre except us.  That’s never ever ever happened to me!  I just wish I could say the movie warranted the coolness of having the place all to ourselves-sadly it did not live up to my expectations.

The movie was pretty dull and certainly not the laugh-riot I had built it up to be in my head after seeing the previews.  No biggie.  We got to see a movie marketed towards teens without any of them being around us which was super sweet.

So yes, I had a very nice long 3-day weekend. I took several long naps, ate two amazingly tasty dinners at Smokey Bones and Chili’s and managed to finally watch the Tsotsi movie from Netflix which has been sitting on my living room table collecting dust for at least six weeks.

All in all, a very good weekend indeed.