Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Blue Valentine

I heard this movie was supposed to be great and I really like Gosling and Williams as actors, but this movie sucked. Sorry, it just did. The script made Gosling sound like a cheap Travis Bickel from Taxi Driver. Williams was good, but she couldn't carry the film all by herself. I should have known when all the movie was known for it's sex scenes ... whoop dee doo.

Dance Moms is hilarious. On the one hand, I respect Abby Lee Miller. She's tough as nails and she is a leader and leaders can't be nice sometimes. The moms are each nuts in their own way. Holly is the most sane, except she is hyper sensitive that her daughter is being deemed as ethnic, which I'm not sure is true. Christie and Kelly are seasoned Abby moms and they new ones, Jill and ... can't remember Peyton's mom's name ... are flat out stage moms.

Raising Hope is still incredibly funny. No shark jumping yet. I was afraid it would get worse as Hope aged, but they are incorporating a growing up Hope into the story lines very nicely.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I {{{heart}}} Steve

I am now Apple'd up. iPod, iPhone, iPad, Mac ... yaaaahoooooo! I now affectionately refer to this machine that I am typing on as "Steve" and I think Steve is cool. I have a great spouse who keeps me current with technology.

I've watched a lot of television, probably too much, as usual. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is done except for the reunion show, or shows.

I started watching a movie called Cedar Rapids this morning. So far, it's kind of annoying ... why does Hollywood make we midwesterners so extreme? You have the main character as this total rube and another character that is over the top. Oh yea, it's comedy. I find Ed Helm's character not funny though. He's the rube. I'm sure he has a hookup with the hooker in the end and becomes a much better man for it. Am I right? So far, it's like the hick version of the Hangover.

I watched another Errol Morris documentary called Tabloid and was it strange ... totally strange. It's about this strange woman named Joyce McKinney who allegedly kidnapped a mormon missionary, claiming that he was kidnapped and brainwashed. Chaos ensued and eventually settled. Then she clones some puppy called Booger and more chaos ensued. Where does Morris find these subjects????

The Adjustment Bureau was interesting. Not much else to say other than it was interesting.

Watched the new AMC show called Hell on Wheels and I liked it even though the main character's brooding was tiresome toward the end. Looking forward to the next season. Also watched Walking Dead. The season was boring as sin until the final episode ... and now I want to keep watching. Thank you AMC. Mad Men is supposed to be starting up again soon!!!!

The best series I've watched so far is Boss. Kelsey Grammar plays the mayor of chicago and he completely deserved that Emmy! And once again, another fab performance by Martin Donovan. I hope Ezra isn't dead.

Californication continues to be my favorite show based solely on dialogue. The scuzziness of the story lines ... blech. I love the scripts of every episode. That keeps me coming back.

Shameless season 2 has started and it's better than last season. William Macy stealing the candle offering box was so wrong, yet hilarious. Fiona isn't as annoying this season. The kid who plays Ian must have grown 2 feet between last season and this season.

I stopped watching Daily Show and Olbermann. I'm tired and bored with politics. Stewart was funny, but watching the same thing over and over again is such a chore. Olbermann seems to be throwing a hissy fit on Current, which is sad ... I sneak a peek at Rachel Maddow for a little while, but I get bored with all this crap now. Maybe in September I'll tune in again. But for now, I'm happy with the break.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

sigh ...

Who knew getting a puppy would completely overtake my life? Yea, a stinking puppy. I've had to alter my tv viewing significantly ... I catch Keith when I can, I don't watch Daily Show anymore because by the time they are on, I'm so exhausted, I can't stay awake to watch. Ugh ... puppies suck. I hope he turns out to be a great dog because I'm feeling all Tony Hayward ... I want my life back. I've been a mix of depressed, anxious ... even have the valium to prove it.

So maybe once this dog turns 1 in April, I'll be more coherant.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

wow ... march 27th ... really?

Where does time go??? Well, it gets sucked up into tubes called school, sports and exhaustion. And now it's summer vacation and it's the end of freaking June and I still am up to my eyeballs. I'll stop whining. It's all good.

I watched The Social Network early early early this morning and wow ... I loved it. Well, I love that Fincher directed it. Have I seen a movie of his that I didn't like? Hmmmmm ...

I heard a lot of negative press ... it was all a work of fiction. Well, yea, prolly ... it's a movie that's supposed to make some money. It's about a lawsuit ... boring! But this is what I took away from the film:

Mark Zuckerberg is one lucky SOB. A smart, lucky SOB. Did he steal the idea for Facebook from those Winklevoss douchebags? yep. He sure did. Did he steal their code? Nope, don't think so. The underdog in me loved that the Winklvoss twins got the smackdown from everyone. They still made a wheelbarrow of money ... like they needed it in the first place. There was a line in the film that said something to the effect of the reason they are suing Zuckerberg is because they were told no for the first time. Bingo. Those 2 spoiled trustafarians were denied and they threw a hissy fit. Loved the scene where Larry Summers put them in their places. Ha! Ok, so there's my rant on social status. I felt sorry for the guy who was Mark's friend who was screwed over by that Napster crackhead. Justin Timberlake was great! He's a good actor! Who knew? Note to Mark Zuckerberg ... high five man. You're just socially awkward enough to come off as eccentric and I hope you keep making billions. Keep it up. Just make sure if you ever have twin boys .. don't let them act like Winklevi.

Keith Olbermann is BACK!!! Woo hoooo!!!! He hasn't changed a darn thing except he now calls ... I can't even remember what it used to be called ... the segment where he highlights weird news ... well, in any event, he now calls it Time Marches On. That's it ... that's all that's changed. Thank you Directv for giving us Current! I hope it stays on the air. It's great to have him back. And if you don't like him, shut up and watch something else.

Jason Priestly has this show on Directv's network called Call Me Fitz and boy is it weird. He plays an over the top used care salesman .. I mean, way over the top in every way. He's a scumbag. But there's this dumb character called Larry that I wish they would just kill off because the other characters can pull this show off. The Larry character brings the whole show down.

Wilfred ... Elijah Wood plays this sucicidal lawyer who befriends a dog named Wilfred. But to him, he sees Wilfred as a grown man in a dog costume and he's as rude and scummy as Priestly's character in Call Me Fitz, only it's worse because Wilfred does things in the dog costume that should be against the law. It's much funnier than Fitz. Will keep tuning in.

And the Louie started up again and the first episode was laugh out loud funny ... like seriously, funny funny funny. But then again, I find flatulance funny. I can't stop laughing at it. And there was at minute long flatus in the first episode that had me crying. He also had this conversation with his daughter about what is and isn't fair that was so dang spot on ... wow. Good stuff. Glad he's back.

Yea, Real Housewives of NYC are back and I'm over it. Seriously, they need to bury it in Grant's tomb.

I've started watching Larry Sanders for the first time. I can see why it was so popular back when it was on HBO. Love Scott Thompson's character. I find Shandling to be .. hmmm ... constipating?

I'm also watching this show called My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. Give me a break. These scumbags and their damn weddings? There is a reason why the word "gyp" means cheating. These people are disgusting grifters and this show tries to pretend that they are just a culture who wants to be left alone. Yea ... well, leave the rest of us alone and stop cheating honest people and we'll leave you alone. Blech. What a horrible group they are. The Riches was better and it actually made them seem likeable, but this show and their child brides who dress like hookers, ohhhh, but they don't have sex before marriage ... I'm supposed to feel sorry for them when they can't conduct themselves in a reasonable manner and the cops bust them? Give me a break. They can all just rot. They want us to leave them alone ... well ... pikeys ... leave us alone! Make money honestly.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Won't Get Fooled Again

Been listening to that song a lot lately. It's the first song on my "I hate running" playlist on my Ipod. It gets me to get my chubby butt in gear and getting moving. I've grown to appreiciate the Who more as I get older. What a foursome ... love how Roger Daltry had to work so hard to keep up with Townshend and Moon .. and failed ... ha ha ...

I've switched from Tivo to DVR .. it's still a process. I like Tivo's search capabilities better than DVR, but the "you're wrong and stupid for pushing that button" sounds are better on the DVR. I don't feel so stupid now. I had to remember all the shows I had setup .. missed a couple :( But now I think it's all taken care of.

Being Human is great. I didn't like the romance crap between Annie and Mitchell ... and I know how this season ends and I'm not going to like it. Oh well. I think the show will go downhill after, but we'll have to see.

Mr. Sunshine is Matthew Perry's new show. He's an older version of Chandler Bing, wow, such range this Matthew Perry fellow has . Allison Janney is magnificent ... she and her doof of a son are the reasons I'm tuning in anymore. There's a pathetic love triangle ... boring!!! Can't wait for them to bring in cameos from Friends ... that will be the end of the show.

Still waiting for Keith to come back on ... supposed to happen in May.

As Roger Daltry wailed ... meet the new boss, same as the old boss <----- one of the best lines ever written.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I'm beginning to suck at this blog stuff!!! Mucho apologies.

I thought my tivo caught Paranormal Activity ... that's what it said on the "now playing list". As I was watching and reading plots online, I figured out that it was Paranormal Actvity, but Paranormal Entity. Apparently, this was a rush to video ripoff. It was still kinda scary, but now I still need to see Paranormal Activity.

Watched a 5 1/2 hour movie called Carlos and it was AMAZING!!! It was about Ilych Ramirez, a Venezuelan who was one of the most wanted me in the world. He was a terrorist, well, he was an inept terrorist. It's a fascinating story because he's still alive and in prison in France for killing 2 French agents in the 70's. They finally caught up to him in the 90's. He fancied himself another Che Guevara, but he wasn't. He was a wannabe Guevara. I think Che would have shot Ramirez in the head for being a douchebag. Great film.

Keith Olbermann up and quit, got fired, whatever, from MSNBC. He'll be back on Current. I'll check it out. I wish he would have gone to Showtime to give Bill Maher a run for his smug money. I would love to hear Keith uncensored.

Tried watching a movie called (Untitled). Couldn't make it through 20 minutes, it was so awful. Adam Goldberg has to be the most annoying working actor in Hollywood. I don't see how he gets roles ... they are always the same ... a loser schlub and not a funny loser schlub like Seth Rogen .. I can deal with him. But Adam Goldberg was funny in Dazed and Confused only because he was new and his schtick was funny. Not so much now. Marley Shelton looked like she was trying so darn hard to act well ... but Goldberg ruined it. Ugh ... yucky yucky yucky.

Watching the PBS series, Pioneers of Television. Tonight is Late Night talk shows. Saw programs on Westerns ... meh .. not too interested. The one about Children's shows was awesome. Bozo, Ray Rayner, Romper Room ... took me back. Next week is sitcoms.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Total and Utter Guilt ...

Ok ... here goes:

I'm a fan of Pauly Shore. There I said it. I love Encino Man .. I'll watch it everytime I see it's on TV. Love it love it love it. And know what else? I love his movie, Pauly Shore is Dead. I laugh at it ... I laugh at HIM. I think he's funny ok? PSID is the best cameo laden film I've ever watched. But it's Pauly that makes it funny for me.

There, mea culpa. Happy 2011 folks!