Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)- Christian Bale, Tom Hardy

One of the many things I absolutely love about my husband is his love for movies. Although sometimes I have to admit, his movie choices suck, but when it comes to seeing the new super hero movies as soon as they come out, he's eager to do it. I don't think I have ever seen so many movies opening weekend as I have since we've been together. We don't necessarily go opening night at midnight, but he doesn't like to wait until the next week either.

So here's the crazy story with this one: 

My husband and his brother decided they would not watch this movie unless they saw it in the IMAX (which I was completely excited for), and seeing as they both don't like to wait a couple days to watch it, they wanted the first available time. And you want to know what time that was? 2:20 AM on Saturday. Now, if I were maybe 17, and I didn't have to wake up at 7:00 every morning for work, I wouldn't care. But seeing as how that Friday I woke up at 7, and I treasure my sleep, and I can't stay up as late as I used to, I was not too excited about this decision. I decided I would just have to take a nap after I got home from work and then drink a Super Gulp full of caffeinated soda from 7 Eleven before we went to the theaters. But we all know that feeling of knowing that we HAVE to go to sleep, and because we HAVE to go to sleep, we can't. And that's what happened. I fell asleep for two hours (when I was planning for four), and then I couldn't go back to bed. 

So we get to the theaters about midnight and wait in line. I brought a card game so the time would pass quicker. We got pretty good seats. I peed about three times before actually going into the theater, and once right before the movie started. And of course an hour into this almost three hour movie, I have this intense push on my bladder because of all the soda I drank, but of course I hold it so I don't miss any of the movie, and so I don't have to walk over 20 people to get to the restroom. BUT! I wasn't tired!

The movie was great. I told my husband I wanted to watch the first two movies before we saw this one so that I would be up to speed with everything, but we didn't have any time. So during the movie, they reference some stuff from Batman Begins, and I just didn't get it. I was a little disappointed. I remember The Dark Knight well because I've seen it so many times, so comparing The Dark Knight Rises to The Dark Knight, I would say The Dark Knight is much better. The Dark Knight Rises is... I don't know how to explain it. Not as interesting? Not as exciting? Because I loved the Joker, and I don't know how I feel about Bane. There's also not a lot of Batman in the movie either, and I didn't like that. The only reason I say anything negative about the movie though is just because of my comparison to the others, but I mean, it's Batman, so of course overall the movie is really good. It had a lot of action that actually made me tense up during the movie. It's surprising (that's all I'll say about that). And seeing it in the IMAX made it so much better.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What To Expect When You're Expecting (PG-13)

At my church right now, there are at least five pregnant women, and about three who just had babies. It's crazy. And because there are a lot of women with children, usually once a month we plan a girls night out so that they can get away from their house for awhile. This month it was my turn to pick the activity along with my friend Meagan. We chose to go out to Yogurtland and then watch this movie together since many could relate (and it was in the cheap theater). 

I have a few things to say:

First of all, I hate that girl Anna Kendrick. I said this in a previous post, but I hate the way she acts, I hate everything about her in all movies. She annoys the heck out of me. I don't know what it is, but I can't stand her. I have yet to find a movie where I like her in it. She's one of those annoying actors like Juno and that girl in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, I don't remember her name, but those girls suck. Kendrick now belongs to that group.

Anyways, I actually really like the movie. I'm sure I would like it a lot more once I experience pregnancy for myself. But what I really loved about the movie was that it showed having a baby from a lot of different perspectives. There was the couple who was trying to have a baby for years and finally got pregnant, but everything about the pregnancy was really hard, it was rough on her body, and labor took a long time. There was the girl who had the easiest pregnancy- didn't get tired, didn't gain a lot of weight, sneezed and the baby came out. ha. I do wonder if that has ever happened for somebody. I'm sure it's what all women wish could happen. There was the couple who couldn't get pregnant at all and had to adopt. Then there was the couple who wasn't married, they had just been living together, and they weren't even planning on having a baby at all. And then there was the girl who had a one night stand, wasn't even dating that guy, and then she had a miscarriage.

It was an emotional movie. There was a lot of humor with the Daddy Group, very sad when the miscarriage happened and with one of the couples after the baby was delivered, a lot of joy (I cried) when the couple finally got to adopt the baby, and kind of an annoying feeling with the dad competing with the son. I think this movie had a good balance with everything. And usually movies with a lot of well-known actors in it like "Valentine's Day" and "He's Just Not That Into You" are awful, but that was not the case with this movie. It was overall pretty good. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fa Sai

Of course, being that my husband is Asian, I have to try all kinds of different foods, usually foods that I find disgusting; well, not disgusting, but let's just say I'd much rather spend my money on a Big Mac from McDonalds. He used to work in a Thai restaurant when we both lived in Provo while we were dating, so I ate there a lot and it wasn't that bad. I only chose from two different dishes and the spring rolls, but the spring rolls were the best I have ever had in my life. But there was another experience I had where my good friend took me to a Thai restaurant in San Antonio, and when I walked in, the smell reminded me of my dog's breath. It smelt so awful, and when my plate came out, it was all up in my face and I couldn't eat it. Needless to say, I wasted my money at that place, which is why I usually don't like to try new things unless someone else is paying. Ha. 

You can bet I was very hesitant on trying this new place with my husband. When we drove up and I saw that it was this tiny restaurant in the middle of a strip of stores, I almost said, "you can eat here, I'll get myself something else." Or maybe I actually did say that, I don't remember. But my husband made me go in and try it, and it turned out...... it wasn't all that bad. It wasn't as good as the place in Provo, and it was for sure a heck of a lot better than the place in San Antonio, so I'd go there again. It wouldn't ever be my choice to go, but if my husband wanted to go again, I wouldn't be so reluctant. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (R) - Gary Oldman

Let's just say, my husband wasn't too happy with me after this movie was over. First of all, they talk in these heavy British accents. Second of all, it involves war. And third of all, it does cut scenes where it goes back in time. Anyone who knows me knows that these are probably the things that confuse me the most in any movie, and this one had all three!! I was not happy.

Basically, a guy is fired from this spy-place, and then he is talked to privately about a year later telling him that there might be a mole in the spy-place and he has the task of finding out who it is. I think that's right at least. Who knows. We had to pause the movie at least ten times to discuss what was going on, AND we had to read the flippin' outline of the movie online to make sure we understood.  Well, I had to read it at least. My husband was not happy with me by the end because I kept pausing it every five minutes since I was so confused, and he was trying to explain it to me, but I didn't care to listen because I just wanted to read the outline. Also, one of the characters names was Control. So they would say stuff like, "That's not want Control said." And the whole time they were saying that, I thought they were talking about the group of men that would gather together to discuss everything since that is usually what Control is in these types of movies, right? Confused the heck out of me. Anyway, awful movie, awful experience.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Away We Go (R)- John Krasinski & Maya Rudolph

Seeing this cover, my first impression would be, "Oh no, this is going to be another stupid movie like 'Juno' or any of the other weird movies Michael Cera is in like 'Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist' or worst of all 'Scott Pilgrim.'" So luckily I didn't see this cover or else I would have put up a fight to not watch it. However, I do love the two main characters. Of course I love Krasinski from 'The Office', and I love Rudolph from 'Bridesmaids' and her new TV show 'Up All Night'. So maybe I would have given it a chance since they were in it. Who knows. I watched it anyway. And there's a lot I could relate to.

Just to let you know a little bit about what's going on with me, my husband and I are kind of at a stand still right now. We live in California while my husband is attending law school, but our circumstances have changed, and we no longer have the financial support we used to have. Of course, being in California this is a problem because it is quite expensive to live here. I want to go back and live in Texas (or anywhere but here for that matter), but my husband doesn't.

So back to the movie, it's about them getting pregnant and basically traveling around to different states to find a place to start new. You can see how this is fitting for us. (Not the pregnant part though in case you were wondering.) I kept telling my husband, "See, let's just get up and go. I don't wanna be here anymore," but he just kept smiling at me. Anyway, while they are traveling, they go to see friends in each state they visit. They see how their friends' family life is: they see the struggles, the different values, the lifestyles, and they see the different ways of parenting. The whole time I was thinking the falling action of the story plot was going to be the main characters fighting and breaking up, but it turned out that wasn't the case, and that is one of the main reasons I really enjoyed this movie. They're in it together the whole time.

Now if only I can just get my husband to move... Maybe I should get pregnant..??

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)

Robert Downey, Jr. always talks so fast in his movies, it's hard to understand him. He says things that usually go right over my head because when he goes on for such a long time, I just end up losing focus, then I wait until he's finished talking, and then I turn to my husband and say, "Ok, so what happened?" My husband doesn't like that too much. There were a few parts in this movie where I had to ask my husband some questions. Talking scenes are just too much for me to handle sometimes. BUT, of course I enjoyed Sherlock Holmes. I usually enjoy all of his movies because he's so funny. The thing I like most about it is the slow motion scenes, either when he's thinking about how to attack his enemy, or when they are running through the woods away from the bad guys. I just think it looks so cool. Anyway, I'd watch this movie again, mostly because I'll most likely forget the story and have to re-watch it anyway to remember what it was about.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wicked Appetite- Janet Evanovich

Yup, you guessed it. Another Evanovich book. I think this is the last one I'll read for awhile since I don't think there are anymore of hers left to read. This one is kind of like the "between-the-numbers" books, except this one doesn't have Stephanie Plum. Diesel is the main character, and it's all about the "Unmentionable" abilities they have. I think I like this one better than the "between-the-numbers" ones because Evanovich doesn't use Stephanie Plum. When she did that it just took away from the main story of the number books, and I felt that it was just a hassle to read those books instead of skipping over them. I guess I could have skipped over them, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything. Anyway, "Wicked Appetite" was a lot more fun to read because it was a whole new story line of itself. The next one of this series should be coming out this month, I think. So, maybe I will read another book of hers pretty soon then.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Spiderman (PG-13) - Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone

I just think Andrew Garfield is so good looking. I'd watch this movie again just to see him. It was still a good movie though, even if he wasn't the main actor. The flying scenes were fun, the story line was good, and I like that he didn't have to keep the secret from the girl he liked. It also made me cry during the whole uncle dying part. I mean, I knew it was coming because that's the comic book story, but it was still sad. And I absolutely love Emma Stone. I loved her as an actress ever since I saw her in Superbad. I like them two together, and I can't wait for the next Spiderman movies with them.

Friday, July 6, 2012



When my little brother was visiting for the past three weeks, I wanted him to come meet me for lunch while I was at work so he wouldn't be bored at my apartment all day. He and my husband came sometime last week, and we all decided to go to Fatburger since it's right down the street from my work, and because my little brother and I haven't had it before. It's one of those old-time kind of places. And it was really good. I always think that old rinky-dink hole-in-the-walls are the best kinds of places to eat at because they usually have the best food. I definitely want to eat here again when I have a craving for a nice greasy burger and tons of fries.