Friday, October 25, 2013

Wok This Way and Thai Thai

Wok This Way - San Antonio

I'm pretty sure this is a new place here in San Antonio because I don't remember seeing it before. Trying new Chinese fast-food restaurants usually makes me nervous because, besides Panda Express, they usually aren't that great. My husband and I kept passing this restaurant on the way to work and always commented on it but never decided to try it until my dad told us one day that it is pretty good and they give you a lot for your money. Once he said that I was convinced because even if it wasn't that good, it wouldn't be that expensive. My husband and I went and I actually loved it. They do give you a ton of food and the Lemon Chicken is exactly how I like it: crispy and not covered in the sauce. The only thing I didn't really like were the noodles; they weren't anything like Panda's chow mein, so I would just stick with the steamed rice. But the meal comes with soup, egg roll and a drink. Pretty good deal. I've been wanting to go back. My husband also loved that they had RC Cola.

Thai Thai -  San Antonio 

Surprise Surprise, another Asian restaurant to write about. My husband always wants to try new Thai places, and I like to compare them to the restaurant he used to work at, but they never measure up. No one can top the spring rolls at Thai Kitchen in Provo. They are just too good. Anyways, Thai Thai was really good. I, of course, always get the Pad Thai and it was delicious and they actually serve you a ton of food. Each time I've gone, and I've already been there three times, I have to take home leftovers. The lunch special also gets you some little spring rolls on the side. It is so good.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gravity and Olympus Has Fallen

Gravity (PG-13) - Sandra Bullock & George Clooney

When I first saw the previews of this movie where she's floating away in space, I said heck no. No way am I going to work myself up with anxiety just to watch this movie. Then my husband said he read really good reviews about it, but that we would have to go see it in IMAX 3D. So we did. Let me just tell you about my experience. We got there, watched the first like 15 minutes of it, then this couple comes in and sits down right next to me, and does not shut their freaken traps the entire movie. Like they are having a full on conversation with no breaks. First I wanted to tell them to shut their freaken faces, but then I thought about that whole Batman Massacre thing and thought if I was rude to this guy, he was going to shoot me. I kept giving them nasty looks though, but that obviously didn't do anything. I was so mad and kept thinking to myself that these jerks owe me $30 bucks because they ruined my movie! And all of a sudden, there's like 10 mintues left in the movie, and the picture goes out because of the storm going on outside. I'm like awesome, now I can go get a refund for my movie that these douches ruined...and I did!

Now for the movie, despite the very rude people next to me, I found the movie to be kind of boring. There's limited people in the movie, and there's not much talking going on, there's a lot of floating in space, there's not really much music. It was just super slow for me. I will say that the IMAX 3D was fun, and that I did tense up a lot during the movie at the crazy intense parts. But I also feel like they had to keep putting in these intense problems that she has to solve in order to have something going on, so it kind of got frustrating. When the power went off, I was not too crazy about finishing it because I pretty much already figured it all out. I wouldn't care too much to watch it again.

Olympus Has Fallen (R) -  Gerard Butler

I didn't even know that this movie had just come out. My dad suggested for us to watch it one night, and I thought it was one of his old-timey movies that I was going to hate, but my lil brothers girlfriend was like, "ooh I love that movie!" So he went to go get it from Redbox. Let me just tell you, when an action movie has anything to do with political people, I'm never too excited to see it. I paused the movie twice to ask questions. The thing I didn't understand was why the bad guys were doing what they were doing, but I pretty much got the gist of it. Besides all of that, I really loved this movie. It was so tense! So basically, Gerard Butler is one of the president's protectors, but then some bad event happens and Butler doesn't want to be around the president because of bad memories or whatever. Then the Asians take over the white house because they want the USA to leave their own country alone and Butler is the one that has to make everything all better. It was soo good. There were many times I tensed up and yelled out loud without realizing it. I wouldn't mind watching this movie again.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Despicable Me 2

My older brother came into town this past weekend and he decided that he wanted to watch a  movie with my dad. He first suggested Red 2, which I was not at all excited to see because it seemed too much like Expendables (worst movie ever), and luckily it was already out of the theaters. So then he asked me what I thought my dad would like to watch, and it between Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2. My brother didn't think for one second that my dad would want to watch this animated movie, but I knew he would like it, and that's what he chose. I later found out that my brother had already seen it. What a butt. I usually hate watching new movies for the first time in the theater with someone who has already seen it. First of all, I feel like they waste their money watching it again, and second of all, they already know everything that is going to happen.

I was kind of excited to see this movie because I loved the first one, but I normally don't watch animated movies anymore because my husband doesn't really like them and because some of them are just really weird now. Anyways, we all loved it. My husband says that when we want to watch a comedy, it's better to go to the theater when it first opens because you'll get a good crowd. My brother first saw this movie at midnight with hardly anyone in the theater and he was tired, so he told me it was alright. But when we watched it this time, there were a ton of people. It was a good crowd and we just died laughing. At one part during the movie I looked over at my dad and he was wiping tears from his eyes from laughing so hard. I don't want to hype it, but I loved it. The story is that these people want Gru to help take down other villians which he doesn't really want to at first, but then he ends up helping and starts to fall for this woman. And that's pretty much the full story. Good movie.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

All Caught Up

Blue Valentine (R) - Ryan Gosling

I don't even know why I like Ryan Gosling so much because his movies are always so weird. I didn't like him in Drive, and I didn't really like him in this movie either. This movie was way too dark and weird for me. Basically this girl gets preggos and then he decides to marry her so they can start a family. He takes care of her even though sometimes he gets a little crazy and is kind of a bum. But he is still so good to her! And then the end is just sad. I didn't like how the movie kept going back and forth because that crap always confuses me. Anyways, this movie was no bueno.  

Skyfall (PG-13) - Daniel Craig

I'm not really into James Bond stuff. The only thing I ever liked about it was the video game when I used to watch my older brother and his friends play it. I didn't really like the first few movies either, maybe because I just think it's old-timey, like James Bond has been around forever. It took me and my husband forever to actually get around to watching it. He wanted to see it in the theaters, but since I wasn't really into it, we just waited. But I thought this movie was pretty good. I like that someone dies in it, and I like the story that the guy who used to be on the same team with them is now the enemy. He kind of creeped me out too. Looking albino and everything. I've also seen the bad guy in different movies where I didn't like him either so that added to the dislike. I enjoyed the movie though.   

My Cousin Vinny (R) - Joe Pesci & Marisa Tomei 

I absolutley loved the girl in this movie. I love how she acted, how she talked, her confidence, her sarcasm. She was definitely my favorite character. She's the reason I liked this movie. So basically these two kids accidentally steal a can of tuna and as they are driving away, they get pulled over by the cops. They think it's for the tuna but it turns out they are suspects in a murder that just happened at the corner store they just left. They don't have money for a lawyer so they call up his cousin Vinny to represent them. He's not really good, took him multiple times to pass the bar, hasn't even had a case before. He struggles throughout the whole movie, which is kind of frustrating after it happens too many times. And it turns out his girlfriend is the one that can actually help him win the case, even though he didn't want any help from her. There were a lot of funny parts in this movie too. One of my favorites is when they are waken up every night because of something going on, like a train shakes their room, or a factory whistle blows at 4am. I thought it was a pretty entertaining movie.

The Heat (R) - Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy

Surprisingly, my husband and I have watched a lot of McCarthy's movies recently. I said in a previous post that I thought she looked nasty and gross in Bridesmaids, and I feel the same way about this movie too. She wore the same outfit the entire movie, looking gross, and then she had like these hand bandages that looked all dingy and sweaty. She just looked like she smelled bad in this movie. I love Sandra Bullock, but I don't like when her character is a smart-a. Like in Miss Congeniality. This character was similar to that one, and I didn't really like it. However, I thought this movie was really funny. I think my favorite part is when she cuts off all her clothes in the restroom to look slutty. It was a good comedy.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Recent Restaurants

Mama Margie's - San Antonio

About a month ago I finally quit my job at Teka Molino which is a Mexican fast food restaurant. I was just a cashier, but oh my gosh how I hated it. Working in the food business is the worst to be honest, especially if you have customers that have never worked in food ever, or are just plain a-holes. That's not the point though. The point is, Mama Margie's is kind of like Teka Molino. You go in, order at the cash register, sit down, and your number is called. Then there was also chips and salsa on the side to serve yourself, just like at Teka Molino. The only difference really was the food quality, probably the price, and Mama Margie's had karaoke. We went way back in December around Christmastime. My husband and I split a plate of tacos and had the chips and salsa. I didn't really like it from what I can remember. Nothing really impressed me about it, especially after eating at Teka everyday. Or maybe I didn't like it because I did eat Mexican everyday and I was tired of it. Even though I hated working at Teka, I loved their food, and I would always go there before I ever go back to Mama Margie's.

J. Alexanders - San Antonio

So my husband and I were going on a date night and we wanted to try something new. The Quarry is kind of the nicer side of town so we went in that direction and decided to try J. Alexanders. I had never heard of it before, but we always passed it anytime we went shopping or to the movies, and it looked kind of fancy so we thought it would be a fun experience. We went in and looked at the 10 item menu. Not a good sign. Then we looked at the prices. Another bad sign. But we were like, what the heck.. It was nice inside though. Dim-lit and what not. Well, I didn't want to go too expensive so I just got the Chicken Caesar Salad. How can you go wrong with one of those salads, right? Easiest thing to make. Well, they effed it up. There was way too much dressing on it, it was super sour, and there was hardly any of it on the plate. Worst. I don't think we will be going back there anytime soon.

Tong's Thai - San Antonio

I had been hearing about this place ever since I was in high school six years ago. My friends would always go there, another one of my friends started working there, and it was so close to where we all lived. But I just never really had the desire to try it. Then I married an Asian man who loves all kind of Asian food, so we have to try it all. My husband used to work at a Thai restaurant when we lived in Provo, UT, and the owner's (Gulavadee was her name) spring rolls were the best I have ever had. So most of the time when my husband and I try new Thai places, we like to try their spring rolls to see if they are even close to how good Gulavadee's were. So we did. We ordered the spring rolls at Tong's Thai and we were pretty disappointed. Not because they weren't as good as Gulavadee's, but because we only got two spring rolls for like eight bucks! They were kind of big, but still. That was kind of ridiculous. Anyways, we then go on to order our entree, and I of course have to try something I know I will already like. I can't try a new restaurant and a new dish at the same time; it's too risky for me. So I got the Lemon Chicken. The only complaint I have about that plate is that the lemon sauce was not that great. The chicken was amazing though and they give you a TON. I had a lot of leftovers, so I just bought some lemon sauce from another Chinese restaurant and used that one instead. But I guess I can't really complain because I did order a Chinese plate at a Thai restaurant. But then again, it is just lemon sauce, shouldn't be that hard to make. I would go back though. And probably get the same thing.

Tom Cruise Movies

Top Gun (PG) 

First of all, there was way too much sweating in this movie. It was ridiculous. Everyone was shiny with sweat/dripping sweat off their face the entire movie. Digusting. Second of all, Tom Cruise looked like a 17 year-old boy in this movie and it was just too weird for me. He looked pervy. And his teeth were also gross. Third of all, the music in this movie was AWFUL. And they played the same song like 15 times throughout the movie. Like they couldn't find another song to use. So as you can tell, I wasn't all too fond of this movie. Plus it was made in the 80's, which is a major red flag anyways when it comes to me enjoying a movie. OH! and the "sex scene" was so disgustingly gross.. so much tongue! Ew. Especially after seeing him sweaty the entire movie...
The plot wasn't all that bad though. I liked the action in it while they were flying around in those jets, and I liked the competitiveness because it made me want Tom Cruise to win. I also liked his flying partner and how honest he was with Cruise whenever he would eff stuff up. It wasn't all that bad of a movie, but I wouldn't watch it again. He really creeped me out.

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

Now this Tom Cruise is so much better. I don't like him all that much either way, but the older one is more bearable. I don't find him to be so creepy and pervy when he's older, and his teeth look much better now. I would say this movie is pretty good; I enjoyed it. Basically, this guy is suspected for being a sniper and killing random people on the street, and he asks for Jack Reacher. No one knows why this guy wants Jack Reacher, and no one even knows who Jack is. Anyways, Jack goes and investigates and figures out all this crazy stuff, which I like because it all fits into place. He gets set-up and all this drama and fighting happens. And then he meets this old man who helps him out in the end. I thought it was a fun movie to watch.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Taken 2 and Everything Must Go

Taken 2 (PG-13) - Liam Neeson


Surprisingly we did not watch this movie when it came out in theaters even though we were really interested in watching it. We even waited a couple months after it came out in Redbox for some reason. I was kind of excited to watch it because I liked the first one, and also because my husband thinks Liam Neeson is so funny. And he is. The way he talks just makes me laugh. So dramatic. Anyways, the movie was pretty expected. I knew someone was going to get kidnapped again and that he would have to go after the bad guys to get them back. His ex-wife was actually the one that got taken, because they took a vacation in Istanbul, Turkey.. who the eff goes on a vacation over there?! I did like that his daughter helped him find her mom, going on the roof tops and finding the hole to drop his phone into. That was pretty fun to watch. Crazy how he could remember and describe that to her. My husband loved the part where he is in the car with a bag over his head and he's describing everything that he hears. Too funny. Anyways, it was a good movie.

Everything Must Go (R) - Will Ferrell

There are only a few Will Ferrell movies that I don't like, and I thought this was going to be one of them. I knew it wasn't going to be a comedy because I read the description, and I thought that this was going to be one of his more serious kind of movies, and I usually don't like those. It was basically about a guy whose wife left him the same day he lost his job, and she left all of his belongings out on the front yard. And then after a few days, he decided that he was just going to sell everything he had because she wouldn't take him back. That's basically the entire movie. Nothing to crazy or dramatic about it. I did like the little boy who came to talk to and help him sell all of his stuff. Even though it was kind of simple, I liked the movie.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Random Movies

Les Miserables (PG-13) - Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway

I was completely disappointed with this movie. I knew it was a musical so I expected singing, but singing the whole entire frikin movie?! Singing conversations back and forth to each other? I thought that was a little weird. I was expecting more like Moulin Rouge or Hairspray, but whatever. I didn't really remember the story from watching the play when I went to New York in 2007, and I might have read the book for a high school assignment, but I don't remember if I did that either. Anyway, it's a good story. I didn't care too much for this particular version though. I did cry at the end though when he finally goes on after his little girl gets married and is taken care of. I would not care to watch this again though. Too much singing.

Man of Steel (PG-13) - Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

I love Superman. I didn't grow up reading his comics or watching his cartoons or anything, but I did watch Smallville and I absolutely loved that show. I watched every single episode of all ten seasons. That's also how my husband and I met. Well not met, but it's how we started hanging out, we'd watch the episodes together. And Tom Welling is a babe. Anyway, I was totally excited to watch this movie when it came out. We of course watched it opening weekend, like we do all superhero movies. I surprisingly didn't get confused since I usually do when it goes into different worlds with weird names and weird people. I really liked this movie except for one part. There's only so much action scenes I can take. Toward the end of the movie, Superman and the bad guy were fighting and fighting and fighting and fighting. I was tensed up for so long that I snapped back into reality and got bored. That scene felt like it lasted 30 minutes, it was so ridiculous. But other than that, I enjoyed the movie.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R) - Jason Segal, Ed Helms

  So my friend let us use her netflix account a couple of months ago, so my husband and I were roaming through the movies one day, and we can never agree on a movie to watch because I think he usually picks weird ones. Well we came across this movie, and there were actors in it that I knew and we both hadn't really heard about this movie, or at least he said he didn't so that I would agree to watch it with him. The movie did turn out to be a little weird, but I liked it. Basically it was about a guy Jeff who felt like he had some purpose in life to fulfill but he just couldn't figure it out, and while he couldn't figure it out he would just smoke weed and live in his mom's basement. Jeff didn't get along with his older brother who was going through something with his wife, but Jeff ends up helping him out. Then their mom is just sad about being alone and starts to like another woman, kind of weird. But it wasn't that bad of a movie, and it was actually kind of funny. I enjoyed it.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Girlish Movies

Identity Thief (R) - Jason BatemanMelissa McCarthy

The first time I saw Melissa McCarthy was when she was in Bridesmaids. I don't know if that's the first movie she's ever done, but that's the first one I saw her in, and I thought she was just so disgusting. She looked like she was dirty and smelled in that movie, and it really grossed me out, even though her character was pretty funny. My husband was more interested in seeing Identity Thief than I was, but we rarely watch comedies, or I should say, we don't watch comedies as often as we watch dramas or action movies, so I was in the mood for a comedy. As always, I'm hesitant on watching rated R comedies because they are usually more disgusting with nudity and stuff than it is actually funny. But that wasn't the case with this movie, although this was one of those frustrating movies where bad stuff keeps happening one after the other. It was actually a pretty funny movie, and it made me like this girl again, she redeemed herself from Bridesmaids. I'm not sure I would watch this movie again though.

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG-13) - Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

I absolutley loved this movie. And that's not a joke. I don't care if I spoil this movie because it's too popular and too old for someone not to have seen this yet. Anyway, I think the movie was made pretty well, and it got me really good. The part where the Volturi come to kill the new baby and then they all start fighting because the Volturi cut off the Cullen dad's head.. I was like, I don't remember this part in the book OMG. And the scene lasted a good 20 minutes until it cut back to Alice thinking all that in her head. It was crazy, and I loved that they did it like that. I think that's the most significant thing I remember from that movie, and I liked it so much, it made me really like the entire thing.

The Guilt Trip (PG-13) - Seth Rogan, Barbara Streisand

So I went to go see this movie with my mother. Let me tell you a little bit about my mother. She's a crybaby, but when it comes to movies she sheds no tears. Hardly ever. Like we watched The Other Sister one time, about the cancer girl, and she didn't even sniffle once. She walked out with dry eyes like the movie bored her. But this movie.. When it comes to anything that reminds her of her sons, she bawls like a baby. 
The story is that her son created a new cleaning product and is traveling the states to try and get his product on stores' shelves. He goes home to visit his mother one day and then something happens to where he feels bad for her and decides to invite her on the trip with him. They go through the whole trip learning new things about each other, like why the mother doesn't date anymore after her husband's gone, or why the son isn't hung up on his ex anymore since she left him. And then she learns that he invited her with an alterior motive instead of just for fun, hence "the guilt trip" and during that moment of the movie, my mom bawled. Ok, not bawled but she cried, and that's saying a lot. And then of course she cried at the end when her son left her again, and she cried at the beginning when the mom wondered why her son likes to live so far away from her. This movie wasn't helping my brother's case at all.
Anyway, I did actually enjoy watching this movie. It was simple and relatable. Good movie.

Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) - Emma Watson

I usually like to watch movies where the actors have been a main character in a series of popular movies, just to see how they can act outside of that role. Like Stewart in Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman. So I really wanted to watch this movie with Hermoine from Harry Potter. I was excited to see how different she would be in this one. My husband would never let me get this movie from Redbox. Everytime we would go, he would convince me on watching something else, so when he went out of town for a wedding, I rented it without him. I know it's our thing to watch movies together, but that's not usually the case when it comes to movies the other one doesn't want to watch, and he obviously didn't care too much to see this one.
Anyway, as I said, I was excited to see this movie. But the movie itself was unexpected. I was thinking it would be more along the lines of a corny movie or teenager movie, but instead it was a dark kind of movie with drugs and suicide and molestation. I did not really like how it turned out. I was always on edge thinking something sad and dark was going to happen out of nowhere.  However, I did like Emma Watson's part, I think she did really well. And I loved her gay brother in the movie, he was super funny. I don't think I would ever watch this movie again though.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Man Movies

Shawshank Redemption (R)-Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

What a sad movie. Not that it was actually sad, but that this innocent guy had to go to jail for so many years. I don't think that I would be so calm if I went to jail for my spouse being murdered either, especially if I wasn't the one who did it. I actually liked the movie a lot because it kept me interested the entire time, not knowing if he was really innocent or not, not knowing what was going to happen because Morgan Freeman kept saying that he liked this guy for some reason and I didn't know what to expect. I also think this movie had a good amount of humor in it for it not being a comedy, like when Morgan Freeman recites the same thing every year to see if he can be released. The old man in the movie made me sad though because he couldn't handle being free after being in jail for so long, and the other man who threatened to kill his friend so that he didn't have to leave jail- that's just so sad. It's funny though becuase this movie makes me feel sorry for criminals; it made me feel sad for an old man who murdered someone, or for Morgan Freeman because he couldn't get out of jail everytime they interviewed him to see if he was doing any better to be released. This is one of the few movies I'm glad my husband made me watch.

The Usual Suspects (R) - Too Many People

Bleh. I got confused. I hate when I get confused during movies, it makes me like it less. I got confused because they introduced so many characters at once who look alike without saying their names and then they expect me to remember who they are and what crime they did and who the baddest of them all is?! Yeah, I'm not going to remember that. I also didn't like how bloody and disgusting it was. I can only take so much. And I knew the ending! I knew it. I didn't know it exactly, but I knew something like that was going to happen. I don't think I'd ever watch this movie again though. Maybe one more time so that I could actually watch it and understand it at the same time, but then again, maybe not.

A Good Day to Die Hard (R) - Bruce Willis

O.M.G. Hilarious! I thought this movie was just too ridiculous. I think Bruce Willis' lines just get worse and worse the more movies there are. He is just too corny; every single line he says is like he's a bad comedian. Made me roll my eyes too many times in this movie, I'm surprised they're not stuck like that. (See how not funny that was, but it was supposed to be?) There was one part that I absolutely loved though. It's when they are jumping out of this building while the bad guy is in a helicopter, and Bruce Willis has enough time and energy to turn in mid-air to flick off the bad guy. I died laughing. That's pretty much all I remember to this movie. It was all too funny. I loved it!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bossypants- Tina Fey

I never really liked SNL, and I still don't. For some reason I just don't find it funny, except for the occasional SNL shorts, and the clips with Justin Timberlake in them. I actually don't really remember when I first saw Tina Fey, maybe it was when she did the Sarah Palin imitation. But anyway, when I first saw her, I loved her immediately. Was I disappointed in Baby Mama? Yeah, I was. I expected it to be a whole lot funnier. I started watching 30 Rock with my husband, and I loved her in that too, but Tracey Morgan was just too annoying for me so I stopped watching. But Date Night with Steve Carrell... That is my favorite movie of all time. I love it. So last Christmas, my brother-in-law got me Bossypants as a gift, and I was totally excited to start reading it. I didn't really know what to expect from the book either. I never really heard about it before and wasn't too sure if it was an autobiography or what. It is.

I enjoyed the book a lot. I will admit that there were a lot of references that I didn't understand, but it was a good read. I like the way she writes, it's like she's just talking to you, explaining how her life was, and she had a lot of funny and embarrassing stories. The one thing I didn't like is that she kind of went out of order of her life, like back and forth, which was a little confusing. But I'd definitely recommend it.

Book Movies

The Lucky One- Nicholas Sparks

I like to read books that are turned into movies. I might have mentioned that before. I never really wanted to read Nicholas Sparks books because I always felt kind of funny like I'm some mushy, lovey girl. But I was fresh out of ideas, so I decided to pick one up. I was greatly surprised. They are mushy, lovey books, but they are a fun and easy read. The Lucky One was really good. It was about a man who finds this girls picture in the war, and his friend believes that this picture is what kept him from dying the whole three years he was in the war, and he decides to travel across the states to find her. There was obviously a lot of other stuff that went on in the book, even a douche bag character that annoyed the crap out of me, and I really enjoyed it. I like how Sparks writes. At some chapters, he leaves you with cliff hangers and I like that because it's not every chapter, but enough to keep you wanting to read more.

Now the movie on the other hand. Of course the books are always better than the movies, but this movie was very disappointing. Like with Harry Potter, the movies are still exciting even though they don't match the books that well, but this one, the story was lacking A LOT of the details in the book. Like the douche bag character in the book was barely even a douche bag in the movie, and that sucked because even though I hated his character, I liked it because I hated him so much. I'd definitely recommend the book though.

Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks

Now this book was amazing. It's about a girl who ran away from her abusive husband, but was always scared that he was going to find her. What an awful life to live. While I was reading this book, on the chapters that especially made me mad because the husband was an a-hole, I would slam the book closed, give an evil look to my husband and say, "If you EVER hit me, I would cut off your weener and throw it down the garbage disposal!" and then walk out of the room. But the book was just really good. It made me feel a lot of different emotions, and I was so tensed up during the end of the book because I was afraid of what was going to happen. Sparks really made me feel anxious and I loved it.

The movie was quite the opposite. This movie was just so different from the book that it made me angry. The parts that I loved the most in the book, the parts that made me feel  the most emotion weren't even in the movie, and the story was changed too much. The movie also started off super slow and I was getting bored with it. I'm surprised my brother and his friend didn't walk out of the room to watch something else.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Newer Movies

Silver Linings Playbook (R) - Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence

 I love Jennifer Lawrence. And Bradley Cooper come to think of it. And this movie was also nominated for best picture, so of course I had to see it. To be honest, I hadn't heard anything about it; I didn't know what it was about, I didn't know it was in the theaters, I didn't even hear anyone's opinions on it. I just knew that Jennifer Lawrence got Best Actress for this movie. We waited for it to come out on redbox because we were already too late to watch it in the theaters. And I absolutely loved it. I love Bradley's character in this movie because he is just so blunt about everything. He just says what's on his mind. I also love the realness of this movie. How there are really people in the world like that who struggle with some kind of craziness in their life. Jennifer Lawrence was also really good. I like how she always pops out of nowhere when Cooper's out running. I think there was a good amount of comedy and drama in this movie to make it really entertaining to watch.

The Great Gatsby (PG-13) - Leonardo DiCaprio

I should have known that if we had to read this book in school that it was going to be an unhappy ending. They always make us read crap like that. I don't ever remember reading it though, so I didn't know what the story was about. I'm just going to assume that my readers know the story, so if you don't, you can stop reading here. I think that Daisy, the main girl who is the love of Gatsby's life is just a stupid whore. Gah, I hate her so much. I can't believe she would even have to decide who she wanted to be with. The answer was so easy for her. Someone who loved her and did all these crazy parties for her, or some a-hole she was married to who slept around with other whores. What a stupid. I did like the movie though. It was crazy-weird like Moulin Rouge, with the weird effects and stuff like that. And of course Leo was in it; I love 85% of his movies. I don't think I'd watch this movie again though just because the story makes me so mad. Didn't even pay her respects when it was all her fault. What a slut. 

Iron Man 3 (PG-13) - Robert Downey, Jr. 

I usually always love any superhero movie. And I really like Iron Man movies because I just think he's so funny. So you can guess that I liked this movie. It wasn't really much different than any other superhero movies to me to where I was like, oh man I wanna see that again, but it was still good. Would I watch it again? Yeah, of course. So, just so I remember the story of this one: there were these people who could like heat up like crazy, and this terrorist who was messing with the US president, and Iron Man was trying to stop him pretty much. My favorite part was the terrorist. When you see it, you'll know what I mean.

Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13) - Chris Pine 

 Now to be completely honest, I hate Star Trek. I watched it a lot as a kid with my dad only because if I watched it, I could stay up later and not have to go to bed. But I never liked it. I watched the first movie, one of the first movies I watched when I first met my husband. I don't remember much about it, but my husband likes to say that I didn't like the movie because I got confused. Which isn't true. Anyways, I wasn't too excited to watch this one. Well, it was more of, I wasn't too excited to waste $20 on a movie I wasn't really interested in seeing. But now I have to say it was worth it. I actually really like this one. I like how he was so sacrificial as captain, and how Spock was able to feel. Yeah, I teared up. I like to call my husband Spock because he feels no emotion. haha. I also like the whole story line; it wasn't all complicated to follow, and there was plenty of comedy in there to make me laugh. It was a really good movie and I'd like to see this one again.
Fast and Furious 6 (PG-13) - Vin Diesel, The Rock, Paul Walker

I really really like Fast Five. I liked it so much that I wanted to watch it again right after it was over. So I was super excited to watch this movie. Was I disappointed? Yeah. I don't really know why I didn't like it as much. Maybe because the fight scenes just lasted too long. There was one time when I was tensed up watching the fight scene, and after about what felt like 20 minutes I was like, ok this is just ridiculous and I got bored. My husband and I think Vin Diesel is just so funny. Everything he says is just over the top ridiculous. And then 50 cent. LOL. I'm not saying that I didn't like the movie, it was pretty good, but it just wasn't as good as Fast Five. I love The Rock. I like almost all of his movies. And Tyrese and Ludacris' parts were funny. I hate Michelle Rodriguez though. I think she is so ugly. But I loved how Vin Diesel loved her so much even though she didn't remember him. Tough guys in love are cute. Good movie.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stone Werks - San Antonio

My husband started a new job at Banana Republic back in November, and when he started, there was this going-away dinner for one of the managers there. She decided to have her dinner at this place called Stone Werks down by the Quarry on the nicer side of town. I had never even heard of this restaurant before so I was kind of excited to go. It was a really nice restaurant, kind of like Cheesecake Factory- it was a place you could dress up to go to, but it had a variety of food from pastas to burgers. I, of course, got the bacon bar-b-q cheese burger because those are always the best. And it was. I really like the ambiance there as well as the food. The service was also really good, but we had a room reserved with waiters just for us, so they were supposed to be good. The cost was average, like ten bucks a plate so that wasn't too bad either. I liked it a lot, so I don't even know why I haven't gone back yet, but I'll make my husband take me there on a date sometime soon.

Monday, March 4, 2013

I'm way behind..

Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13)

 I liked this movie a lot better than the first one. It was more current than the last one, not done in the 80's. I really liked the story for this movie, where Bruce Willis got caught up with Justin Long to take down an ex-CIA guy who was taking over all of the technology stuff to prove that the CIA had bad security and to rob people's money. This movie kept me on my toes and I thought it was pretty exciting. Now that I'm writing about it, I'm realizing that it was a really fun movie to watch, and Bruce Willis didn't have so many corny lines in this one. At least not that I can remember. I would totally watch this movie again. 

Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

So when I first saw the previews to this movie, I thought, "That movie is gonna be super cheesy, but I really wanna see it because of that fat girl." I figured I wouldn't watch the movie until it came out on redbox because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a corny movie, and I didn't want to make my husband watch it too. Well then, my brother told me that I should really watch it because it was so good, and that he had already seen it three times in the theater, and that's saying something because we're super cheap to watch a movie in the theater even once. So one day, my friend and I were out shopping and we decided we wanted to watch a movie. I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I can't really watch movies without my husband because that's just a thing of ours. So I called him while me and my friend were out and I asked him which movie I could see without him: Pitch Perfect or Twilight. And he said I couldn't watch Twilight without him!! I died laughing.
So anyway, I loved the movie. I was right, it was kind of cheesy, but the fat girl made me laugh a lot. It's kind of like "Bring it On:" I like to watch it for the performances. The last two performances in the movie are definitely my favorite, but I also like the part where she starts singing that ghetto song at the sing-off, and all the white people don't know what she's singing. Surprisingly enough, this is the first movie I liked Anna Kendrick in. I've complained a lot about her in my last few posts of her movies, but I really had no complaints in this one. Maybe I'll start liking her now. We'll see.

The Artist (PG-13)

My husband and I try to watch all the movies that are nominated for Best Picture each year, and each year we fail to do so. But we usually do end up watching the movie that won. Last year it was The Artist, so it took us awhile to finally watch it. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. I don't really like old movies, and even though this movie was made in 2012, it was still old-timey. But I loved it. I loved that it was a silent film, and I loved how dramatic it got at the end. The puppy was so adorable the entire time. I wish my puppy could do tricks like he did. It was a really good movie, simple, easy to follow, and fun. The only complaint is that it was kind of long. Or at least it felt long. I don't know if it was because it was a silent film, or if I was just tired that night, but it seemed to drag on after awhile. Still good though. 

Looper (R)

I've been watching a lot of Bruce Willis lately. I don't really like him, but I absolutely love Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And I thought this movie was a lot better than I expected it to be. It was really good. Basically, as you probably understood from the previews, is that Bruce Wilis is Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the future, and JGL has to basically kill himself, but he gets away. And then there's the whole reason he wanted to get away and why he's trying to save himself, and it's just a really good movie. Not as confusing as I thought it was going to be either. I mean, it's time travel, I thought I was going to get lost somewhere, but I don't think I did. It was a sad and kind of gross movie, but I would totally recommend watching it. I loved it. 


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Magic Mike (R)- Channing Tatum (mmm)

Tooo many butts. Yeah, it's a stripper movie, what did I expect? Not so many freaken butts! Let me just say, I don't think butts are a bad thing. All butts are the same to me no matter if it's on a man or a woman. Ok, some might be hairier than others, but still, you can't really tell what gender a butt is. The only reason I'd be embarrassed if someone saw my butt is because it's so white. Anyways, the first butt in the movie was Channing's, but I still laughed when I saw it because it's funny and it was kind of unexpected. Then throughout the movie it just kept happening and honestly, I just got bored and kind of annoyed. Like, oh my gosh again?! 
So the story line was pretty stupid. And kind of dark in a way. It's like a story of the stripper life style with all the drugs and girls and weird crap that goes on. So I didn't really like that. Channing's story with him and the girl was kind of lame too. I don't understand why they would even be attracted to each other. She was so boring. Basically, Channing got some guy to strip with him, and it turned out that that guy had a sister who he was living with, and then Channing started to like the sister, while the sister just let her brother go out and strip. Really weird. The only thing I loved about this movie was... can you guess it? The dancing. I watched it with my best friend and we giggled like little school girls when he came out to dance. He's such a babe. Anyway, I'd never watch this movie again. Too many butts for my liking.