December 2013 Movies Watched

This month was full of Christmas movies and similar and allowed for rewatching galore! 44 movies watched in total – I think that’s a new record!

Frozen (Theater) – A beautiful, fun, wonderful story! I really loved this one and can’t wait to see it again. Two sisters – one could accidentally destroy the world and the other is the only one that can save her!

FrozenNational Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (rewatch/two times) – I think I like this movie more each year. A Christmas classic for sure.

ChristmasVacationJingle All the Way (rewatch) – I do not think I had seen this movie since I was a kid. What a crazy movie all for a toy…but, at least the true meaning of Christmas is finally learned.

JingleAlltheWayLosing Control (2011) – A woman can’t give her boyfriend a yes when he asks her to marry him, so sets out to find unquestionable proof that he’s the one. Of course, he moves on in a few ways, but that doesn’t stop her.

LosingControlElf (own/rewatch/two times) – LOVE this movie! Buddy the Elf is awesome! A Christmas movie staple for me.

ElfI Don’t Know How She Does It – This movie was alright, but nothing special to me. A woman has it all, her dream job, kids, and a husband. Of course a nice house, too. Nearly loses it all for her job, but thankfully doesn’t. Awe.

IDontKnowHowSheDoesItThe Santa Clause (own/rewatch) – Another Christmas movie class to me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been watching this since I was a kid, but I just think it’s great.

TheSantaClauseA Very Barry Christmas – I wasn’t really watching this one, it was on while cleaning. From what I heard…it was set in Australia and a guy named, Barry, looks exactly like Santa. They somehow change places….so…it because a Very Barry Christmas.

AVeryBarryChristmasThe Polar Express (rewatch) – I like this movie, but my boyfriend just can’t watch it. He doesn’t like their eyes! LOL. Anyway, it’s mostly set on a magical train…bringing select kids to see Santa.

ThePolarExpressChristmas Town – No lie, I don’t remember watching this movie. I mean, I must’ve, I said I did. A woman and her son visit her estranged father in a town completely decked out for Christmas. Strange events occur.

ChristmasTownDear Santa (rewatch) – A party girl trying to change her ways, with a nudge from her parents, comes across a sweet Santa letter and sets out to find the father and daughter. She believes it’s fate, but will he? It’s pretty cute, and I like it, and Amy Acker stars.

DearSantaHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (own/rewatch) – Knew this one would be good with Jim Carrey as the Grinch! Nicely brought to “life”.

HowtheGrinchStoleChristmasAll She Wants for Christmas (rewatch) – A small town girl loves her small town and the toy factory that she works at. She’s trying to save it from going under, while being intrigued by the new guy in town. But, is he there to take down the toy factory? It’s not one of my favorites, but I eat up Christmas movies in December, and I do at least like this.

AllSheWantsforChristmasI’ll Be Home for Christmas – So, I’ll admit, I was devouring too many Christmas movies and this one didn’t interest me too much, but I was like well I used to like Jonathan Taylor Thomas, so like why not. Well, he’s spoiled, and learns a lot on a trip across country to get home…oh and goes through a lot.

IllBeHomeforChristmasSwitchmas – Two boys swap places – one wants to have Christmas so bad because he’s Jewish and doesn’t celebrate it…the other wants to go where it is warm. Again, Netflix to the rescue as Christmas movies that I haven’t seen became slimmer and slimmer pics. Though, this one was cute, it isn’t really for me, but I had to see it through, because it still was cute. Definitely for families with kids.

SwitchmasSaving Santa – Hmm, why do I mention movies I hardly watch? A lowly elf takes on saving Santa. Awe, I’d watch it again to make sure I watch it next time. Likely I’ll forget I even listened to some of it…and say I never watched it a year from now! LOL.

SavingSantaHoles – I never saw this movie, so we decided to watch it. Yep, they dig holes…why? Because they are troublesome kids who need to build character. It was actually pretty good.

HolesA Princess for Christmas – An estranged relative invites a mother/aunt with her children to a castle in Europe. It’s her deceased brother-in-laws family, thus the children’s grandfather. Well, the grandfather who isn’t used to children learns what it means to have Christmas again and the Aunt becomes the love interest of a Prince. Oh, isn’t that every little girl’s dream?

APrincessforChristmasA Country Christmas – Is Santa real? This movie will make you wonder. Can miracles happen? This movie will tell you. Yes, I sure got teary-eyed at the end, even though really this movie is kind of cheesy.

ACountryChristmasThe Mistle-Tones (rewatch) – The Mistle-Tones are the hottest holiday mall singing group there is and one girl just really wants to be a member of it…but she barely makes the audition and the girls don’t like her. Even though, she clearly was the best singer, they select someone else to join. Someone gives her the idea to start her own group and to go against the Mistle-Tones for the mall gig. A lot of build-up, then has to go quickly to get them up to speed and tell the whole story. Still a fun, learning, holiday movie.

MistleTonesHoliday Engagement (rewatch) – A woman afraid to admit she was dumped by her boyfriend, hires a guy to be her boyfriend for the Thanksgiving weekend. These stories sure are told over and over, but it’s still sweet enough, albeit not quite believable.

HolidayEngagementHow About You… – A woman who is hardly responsible, ends up having to take care of 4 elderly people for her sister, who must go and take care of their mother. A lot of learning by all. A little slow, but still good to watch.

HowAboutYouFrosty the Snowman (own/rewatch) – Another classic that you just have to watch at the holidays.

FrostytheSnowmanThe Gift of Magi – Newlyweds can barely afford anything. Naturally things get worse, and even though they say they won’t get each other gifts, they do. To get gifts they sell their most prized possessions, which are what they other gets a gift for! Awe, still so sweet, so sweet.

TheGiftofMagiA Monster in Paris – This was an interesting animated movie that I thought my boyfriend would like, but he wasn’t so interested. I liked it. A story about a monster (mutated flea) in Paris. It’s cute and you grow to love the flea, too.

AMonsterinParisNiko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble – This movie was very cute and made me wonder where is the first one. Animated and about reindeer.

Niko2LittleBrotherBigTroubleA Fitzgerald Family Christmas – Oh, I ended up liking this…it’s not a super up kind of movie, but it is one where there is family growth.

AFitzgeraldFamilyChristmasCrazy Kind of Love – A broken family struggles through a period of time…to come out wonderfully.

CrazyKindofLoveLove Actually (own/rewatch) – What’s funny is I bought this, because I thought I hadn’t seen it and so many really like the movie…but as I watched it, turns out I had seen it before. Anyway, like it and glad I own it. I think it’s not just good for Christmas, though, it’s just a story about love.

LoveActuallyA Perfect Day – A family man suddenly becomes successful and super busy, and a strange man comes into his life and tells him he only has 40 days to live. It’s a nice ending.

APerfectDayNativity 2: Danger in the Manger – A weird little movie about a strange guy that is the only teacher the kids have, but when they get a real teacher they have to work together. Strange guy wants them to go to a competition and the whole class wants to also, but the new teacher wants to follow the rules. Oh my…but, yes, I did watch it, and it’s not terrible…and well, it has a happy ending and a morale, so ya.

Nativity2Winnie the Pooh, and Christmas Too – This movie played twice, because it was on a flash drive. Likely it is a rewatch. Anyway, Pooh and friends write Santa, but does their letter reach him?

WinnethePoohandChrismasTooChristmas with the Kranks (rewatch) – Actually, I don’t think I ever did rewatch this one for a second time…or maybe I did! LOL. I do enjoy this movie.

ChristmaswiththeKranksSanta Clause is Coming to Town (own/rewatch) – A real classic…this year I only half-watched it…but it’s one of my favorite.

SantaClauseisComingtoTownA Christmas Story (own/rewatch) – My boyfriend’s favorite movie. “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” A wonderful Christmas movie…that I really never got until a few years ago.

AChristmasStoryThe Heart of Christmas – This movie is so sweet, yet sad, to watch. It’s about a family that finds out their son has cancer, and doesn’t have long t live…and they plan to give him Christmas in October! It also follows another family, where the mom is so busy, but she learns about the other family and finds out more and more (thus we find out more and more). It’s based on true life. Sniff sniff.

HeartofChristmasThe Great Outdoors – My boyfriend had me watch this and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but well it has Dan Aykroyd and John Candy, so ya, I did like it. A family needs a vacation staying in a cabin, and well, the annoying brother’s family follows them…and hijinks ensue.

TheGreatOutdoorsGrease (rewatch) – “Oh, look at me, I’m Sandra Dee.” Classically fun musical.

GreaseEuropa Report – This was slow, but creepy…one little Indian, two little Indians…until..the culmination of all little Indians. Oh yes, success…uh…uh…ya…only partially. Get it? Maybe sometimes it’s better not to know if there is life “out there.”

EuropaReportBermuda Triangle Exposed – I thought this would be interesting because it is newer, but we only listened to it while doing other things around the house. It had some interesting theories, but also, some just were eh. Anyway, the truth of the matter is easily found online…no more loss there than any other place in the oceans on earth.

BermudaTriangleExposedDisney’s Hercules – Somehow I had never seen this movie, but I can’t say I was watching it fully. I do like the legend of Hercules, but I just couldn’t really get into Disney’s version. I might try to watch it when I can devote my attention to it sometime.

HerculesSilver Bells – An obnoxious man thinks it’s fine to be that way, until he is punished for going too far by having to ring the Salvation Army’s bell. It’s alright.

SilverBellsWhat If… – You made a different decision 15 years ago and you got to see how that path would have went…and you didn’t really believe it was happening…and then it wasn’t, but…fate steps in to your present and…now you have a real decision to make based on that new information. Yes, a lot more happens, but you still get a happy ending. It was cute.

WhatIfFlashdance (probably rewatch) – I don’t remember watching this, but I feel as if I must have at some point. All she wants to do is dance! Factory worker by day and strip dancer at night. It was a pretty good movie.

FlashdanceAtlantis: The Lost Empire (probably rewatch) – Milo joins a group of explorers to find the lost city of Atlantis. It was pretty good.

AtlantisTheLostEmpire Groundhog Day (own/rewatch) – I just felt like watching this movie, and I’ll likely watch again on the day. It’s a great movie and I love it. How many groundhog days does he live over and over? People sure estimate.

GroundhogDayExpect Groundhog Day to be rewatched on February 2nd, or close to it. 🙂

November 2013 Movies Watched

Toward the end of the month I started to allow early Christmas movies, while I started the month with more romantic movies.

Princess: A Modern Fairytale (rewatch) – It’s a little wild and it was made for TV, I think I might have even seen it on TV. As I was watching, I realized I probably watched this already. Anyway, it’s about a benefit dinner that a special Princess offers a date to raise money. A young man uses the rest of his trust fund to have that date…and then….magical things happen.

PrincessModernFairytaleSafe Haven – A young woman bonds with a widower and then, has to face her past. A sweet little romance with some scares for sure.

SafeHavenDorfman in Love – A young woman’s life is changed forever when she house sits for someone downtown. Pretty good movie…and definitely happy the way it ends.

DorfmaninLoveThor: The Dark World (Theater) – I was waiting eagerly to see this movie at the theater and it did not disappoint. The second Thor movie….and he must protect Jane Foster from a new old threat.

ThorDarkWorldThe Last Keepers – Finding your power…coming of age…trying to be different from your family, but realizing you should never stray and all will be okay. Cute movie, very family friendly.

TheLastKeepersElla Enchanted (own/rewatch) – Such a fun movie…I enjoy watching this. Ella is one obedient girl…and it’s a lot unfortunate, but it also becomes fortunate.

EllaEnchantedHappy Feet (own/rewatch) – He’s one different penguin, and he doesn’t fit in, but he saves everyone, eventually. It’s so sweet and cute…and then at the end it gets all preachy.

HappyFeetCompulsion – Eat my food. Eat my food. Eat my food! Or I’ll eat you! Muhahahaha. It’s dark, it’s stylized, and at least that’s how I think it ends.

CompulsionChristmas with the Kranks (own/rewatch) – Their daughter won’t be home for Christmas, so they plan to skip Christmas (based on the book ‘Skipping Christmas’). Naturally, that’s tough to do, and in the end all that skipping and then, they must put on Christmas all in a day! I find it funny, fun, Christmasy, and just something I must watch every Christmas season.

ChristmaswiththeKranksLovestruck the Musical – A potion turns a mom into a cousin…and brings exes back together. Yes, there is singing and dancing and Jane Seymore.

Lovestruck,_The_MusicalMickey’s Christmas Carol (own/rewatch) – A Christmas Carol with Mickey, Minnie, Scrooge McDuck, Goofty, etc.

MickeysChristmasCarolRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (own/rewatch) – On in the background, more than actually watching. I bet you know what this movie is about, it’s a classic.

RudolphArthur Christmas (own/rewatch) – Squee a newer Christmas movie! It’s about one of Santa’s sons, Arthur, who takes it upon himself to make sure the ONE missed toy will get to the little girl. It will take a lot! I definitely like this movie.


October 2013 Movies Watched

This month I tried to watch more weird and dark and scary movies.

Underworld (own/rewatch) – LOVE this movie! Vampire vs. Werewolves. A human holds the key. Need I say more?

UnderworldSilent Hill: Revelation – I was interested since I had watched the first Silent Hill. It was pretty good. I liked the concept of the one in the same, parts of the same story. No where near as creepy though as the first. Also, I did not see it in 3D, as we do not have a 3D TV. And, I liked that Kit Harrington was in it.

SilentHillRevelationDirt! The Movie – Documentary about Dirt! Honestly, I don’t remember much. Guess it didn’t move me like other documentaries.

DirtTheMovieBreaking Upwards – A couple plans their own breakup. Now how well can that go? It was alright.

BreakingUpwardsTricks of a Woman – Turn an ugly duckling into a model. No problem. It’s alright, it’s watchable.

TricksofaWomanThe Nightmare Before Christmas (own VHS-need DVD/rewatch) – Jack Skellington it tops when it comes to Halloween, but then he craves something more. Great movie!

TheNightmareBeforeChristmasUpside Down – My boyfriend said someone recommended this movie to him. It was weird. About a world where two meet in the middle and are upside down from each other…due to the environments they cannot walk on each others. Does love conquer all? You bet your upside down buns it does!

UpsideDownThe Brass Teapot – This movie was weird…this movie makes you say…oh come on I’d have stopped already! They find a teapot that gives them money whenever they inflict pain on themselves…it’s the miracle they have been needing…and then they find out it has a curse with it. Can they break it? Was it all worth it? Maybe, maybe not. I would not watch this movie again, but it was alright to watch once.

TheBrassTeapotEscape from Planet Earth – Animated movie that we weren’t sure about, but it was pretty cute. Aliens receive an SOS signal from Earth – a dangerous planet! I liked this movie.

EscapefromPlanetEarthClue (rewatch) – Sheesh, why don’t I own this movie? Love it. That old who done it movie. Hehe. Do you know who killed the cook? What about the singing telegram girl? What about Mr. Body? So funny, so fun, so great!

ClueThe Mummy (own/rewatch) – It combined a couple of my favorite things – Egypt and Brendan Frasier. Haha…I don’t follow him like I used to, that’s for sure. Anyway, Egypt, mummies, a curse, yep, it is my kind of movie.

TheMummyUnderworld: Rise of the Lycans (own/rewatch) – This one is really good. Telling the story of the werewolves and their beginning.

UnderworldRiseofLycansThe Scorpion King (own/rewatch) – A dessert warrior must defeat an evil army, naturally by capturing the beautiful sorceress. I like this movie a lot.

TheScorpionKingShaun of the Dead (own/rewatch) – As you can see, I watch this movie often. “You got red on you.” Really good zombie movie, even if you don’t like zombie movies.

ShaunoftheDeadCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – I really liked this and I want a pet Strawberry. I really, really, do, those things were ridiculously cute. Anyway, a really fun for the whole family animation. And, I recall liking the first one, too.

CloudywithaChanceofMeatballsHad to add this last one on 1/30/14, when I realized I had actually gone to theater to see it…amazingly on Halloween. Heh.


September 2013 Movies Watched

This month was another mix of movies from old to new, from Disney to not, and documentaries! Stonehenge: Decoded – Documentary about Stonehenge. New theories on who built and why. Very interesting. StonehengeDecodedCheesecake Casserole – Secrets come out when 4 friends get together one last time before graduation! Casseroles are involved. Decent chick flick, if you will. CheesecakeCasseroleFootloose (1984) – I probably saw this at some point in the past, but I sure didn’t remember it. The original, although duplicated, is still good. FootlooseJeff, Who Lives at Home – A slacker discovers his destiny. Meh, and I like Jason Segal…but not that much. JeffWhoLivesatHomeThe Kitchen – A 30th birthday party to remember where everything happens in the kitchen. Quite a day she would rather forget. I liked it…pretty wild, yet not. Laura Prepon is the birthday girl. TheKitchenTommy Boy – Yep, I don’t think I ever saw this, and my boyfriend insisted. It’s pretty crazy, and sometimes painful to watch, and a bit ridiculous, but still good. TommyBoyParker – How could I not watch a movie called Parker? Anyway, this one is about a thief who is double-crossed. With a new identity he sets out to hijack the score from his old crew. I liked this movie. ParkerRemarkable Power – What a tangled web we weave to get back at an ex. I think all ends well, but it’s fuzzy. Anyway, it was alright. RemarkablePowerEmperor’s New Groove (own/rewatch) – Fun Disney movie about an Emperor who is turned into a llama…yep that will change someone! Heh. Of course I totally enjoyed this movie! EmperorsNewGrooveSolomon Kane – I wasn’t entirely watching this movie…something about an evil mercenary, who changes his ways to redeem himself to get his soul back. Supernatural at times…might be good for those that enjoy this genre. I liked what I saw alright. SolomanKaneAll Good Things – I think I only watched this because a friend of mine posted that she did. I still have yet to watch the other one…anyway. This movie was made loosely based on a true story! Yikies! I didn’t know that until the end…anyway…yikies! If you like an fulfilling ending or based on real life…this is for you. AllGoodThingsMulan – Yes, I had NEVER seen this before. Why, this was good! I really liked it! If you haven’t, why? Go watch this Disney movie! MulanBeneath the Darkness – A group of teenagers watch a friend get murdered and make it a mission to prove the local hero is actually a horrible murderer. It’s one of those painful to watch because you can see it coming and then, like why did you do that. Anyway, you’ll have to watch it to find out if all turned out well – oh heck, only partially. BeneaththeDarknessSassy Pants – This was…interesting mildly. Eh…girl needs to see the world…runs to father…finds a friend in his much-younger lover. SassyPantsMulan II – The sequel where Mulan is to get her happily ever after….but of course, it’s not that easy. Not as good as the original, but still fun. MulanIIPrincess Protection Program – Guilty pleasure. A princess must learn to live like a normal teenager. PrincessProtectionProgramAladdin (own/rewatch) – One of my absolute favorite Disney animations! I have loved this movie since I saw it in the theater…I used to sing the songs all the time…and every now and again I’ll bust out in “It’s a Whole New World”, though YOU will never hear me…(at least probably not). Aladdin, Genie, Princess Jasmine, Abu, Raja, Carpet…oh yes, I love them all! And, Jafar is my favorite villain. Aladdin

August 2013 Movies Watched

Another month of movies…20 in all, here we go!

First Wives Club – What a fun movie with Goldie Hawn, Bette Milder, and Diane Keaton! Reunited upon the death of a mutual friend, they all vow to get back at the men that divorced them. Liked it.

FirstWivesClubNot Suitable for Children – A young man finds out he will become infertile in one month, realizes he wants children and sets out to procreate. It’s funny and sweet…with a nice ending after all.

NotSuitableforChildren The Heat (Theater) – On a whim we went to the movies and were in the mood for a comedy. This one did not disappoint. I laughed out loud and thoroughly enjoyed. Uptight FBI Agent (Sandra Bullock) is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop (Melissa McCarthy) to find a drug lord.

TheHeatUnknown – A man awakens from a coma to find out someone has taken over his life and no one believes him. I like Liam Neesom, so I’m unsure why I do not remember watching this movie…I’ll just chalk that up to time and perhaps to watch again.

UnknownView From the Top – I never got around to watching this, so finally I did. Gwynth Paltrow and Christina Applegate as rivaling airline attendants is a lot of fun. Small town girl learns all about the world of high flying and aims to have it all. Does she achieve her goal? Likely. 🙂

ViewfromtheTopGood Intentions – A wife finally takes the family’s financial situation into her own hands after countless times of her husband blowing all their money on hair-brained inventions. Nothing special, but not disappointing.

GoodIntentionsIf You Only Knew – A man needs an apartment, so the logical thing to do is tell your potential roommate you are gay. Only silliness can happen….and misunderstandings…and feelings…I liked it enough.

IfYouOnlyKnewWake Up – Documentary about a guy that can see angels and demons. I don’t think I finished this, and realized I wasn’t that interested in it.

WakeUpRise of the Guardians (Redbox) – I liked this animation. It was so cute…and funny…and fun. Evil awakens, and the Guardians must protect the children of the Earth!

RiseoftheGuardiansBeautiful Creatures (Redbox) – I had wanted to go to the theater to see this, but since I did not I rented one night. I liked it, but it wasn’t all that I was hoping for after reading the book. Guess, I read two books before the movies came out in 2013, wow.

BeautifulCreatures6 Souls – Julianne Moore’s character is a forensic psychiatrist and must find out what is going on with a patient that has multiple personalities. You know you want to find out! Though, I only liked it alright.

6SoulsThe Host (Redbox) – I really liked this movie. Aliens take over human bodies and few humans are left. One girl who is taken over, fights from the inside and manages to get her body to her friends. It’s really interesting the personalities of the two and the struggle internally to be dominant. And, I really liked that there was a happy ending for both of them.

TheHostBranded – It was interesting the idea that corporations have created a disillusioned population with their branding and one man’s effort to stop the conspiracy. Meh, tho.

BrandedLast Kind Words – Supernatural movie about a boy who finds a girl who is perfect, but it turns out she’s dead and she has a secret. And, yes, the ending is weird. It was alright. Not something I’d watch again.

LastKindWordsSecrets of the Dead: Terracotta Warriors – Interesting information about the Terracotta Warriors.  Documentary.

ChinasTerracottaWarriorsNational Geographic: Herod’s Lost Tomb – Pretty interesting documentary about Herod’s Lost Tomb, considering I didn’t know that much about it.

HerodsLostTombGirls Just Want to Have Fun – What a fun movie about a girl that just wants to dance, but is told she can’t by her parents. With her new friend, she enters a contest and makes it. Yah!

GirlsJustWanttoHaveFunIt’s a Disaster – Quirky movie about four couples that meet for a dinner party when the world is about to end. A lot of learning about each other happens. It was different for sure…and how should it end…does it end?

ItsaDisasterAlexandria – Documentary about the ancient city of Alexandria. You know I liked it.

AlexandriaNatural Selection – Slow strange story about a woman that discovers her dying husband had an illegitimate son a long time ago, so she sets out to find him. What a path this devout, sheltered woman takes.

NaturalSelectionCategory 6: Days of Destruction – Catastrophe happens when a category 6 twister happens upon a city. It’s alright if you need a movie like this.



July 2013 Movies Watched

Well, looks like in July 2013 I really picked up the movie watching! Quite a variety of movies and documentaries with 22 in total. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I don’t remember all of the movies.

Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption – I watch zombie movies, I started back in 2011, prior to that I never rarely did. Yes, I’ll watch good ones and bad ones. This one, I don’t remember, but IMdB does not give it a great value 3.3 out of 10. Hmm. Enjoy if you like zombie movies.

ZombieApocalypeRedemptionThe House at the End of the Street – A teenager and her mom move to a small town. The girl becomes friend with a guy that is the only survivor of an accident that happened in the house. Man, this movie was creepy….and when you find out what’s going on…you just want it to end well for the girl. Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Shue star…give it a try.

HouseattheEndoftheStreetEgyptian Secrets of the Afterlife – For as long as I remember I’ve had a fascination with the Egyptians, and while I do not watch as many things as I used to about them, I still thoroughly enjoy hearing new theories. I think this had a mix of new and old.

EgyptianSecretsoftheAfterlifeMayor Cupcake – Cute movie about a housewife that makes cupcakes and somehow becomes the mayor. Then, she uses her street smarts to clean up the town! Always a soft spot for Lea Thompson.

MayorCupcakeGirl in Progress – A single mom works hard to raise her daughter, while trying to make her affair with a married man work. Her daughter has other plans, based on all the coming of age movies, she plots a plan to gain adulthood on the fast track. It’s cute and heart-warming, and indeed has a happy ending. Awe.

GirlinProgressLoco Love – Mismatched love – a man who had it all and lost it all, but still feels the world owes him and a woman who doesn’t want to let any man near her. In order to get the money to get his business back on track, the man must marry this woman so she can stay in the US and get her green card. You know this story…but that’s why you watch it.

LocoLoveThe Factory – I started this movie, because of John Cusack, but it was hard to watch. So, I split up watching it. He’s a detective who is down and out, because he spent all his time trying to find a serial killer/kidnapper. That serial killer/kidnapper is out again, and at it again, and nabs the detective’s daughter! He goes crazy trying to find his daughter and ends up on probation. It’s such a dark movie, and finding out what is actually going on is so twisted…and the ending isn’t actually a happy one, but weirdly, twistedly satisfying.

TheFactoryThe Expendables 2 – Since I watched the first and liked it, I wanted to watch the second. Action, big names, what more could you want? Yes, I will watch the third! Heh.

TheExpendables2Cracking Your Genetic Code – A documentary about personalized gene-based medicine. If interested, check this out. It’s quite fascinating.

CrackingYourGeneticCodeForensics on Trial – This was really interesting investigating different areas of forensics: virtual autopsies, 3-D fingerprinting, and digital crime scenes. Documentary.

ForensicsonTrialMystery of Easter Island – Interesting look at how and why the Easter Island statues were put in place. Documentary.

MysteryofEasterIslandSecrets of the Sun – A documentary about the sun using new scientific techniques to find out more. I liked it alright, but can’t remember it that well.

SecretsoftheSunPlaying for Keeps – A soccer star fallen on hard times, winds up coaching his son’s soccer team. Ah complicated life. It’s cute, it’s heart-warming, it’s family, it’s love. I liked it for sure.

PlayingforKeepsStraight A’s – Pressured by his dead mother’s ghost a boy returns home to the life he left behind. Anna Paquin, Ryan Philleppe. This one has a lot of learning going on about the past and the present…and although the ending is sad, it’s bittersweet with a bit of happiness. Isn’t life like that?

StraightAsThe Gift – A woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a lost girl. I vaguely remember watching this, but ya…sorry! Lots of names in this one.

TheGiftState of Emergency – A toxic leak in a small town and then people start to change. Not too memorable to me.

StateofEmergencyThe Butcher’s Wife – Not sure if I ever watched this before, but felt like it. A clairvoyant thinks she’s met her husband to be in a butcher and quickly marries him. Of course, she’s so different from him, and meets more people in the city. Turns out, perhaps he wasn’t her intended…maybe someone else was! Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, etc. It was alright.

TheButchersWifeNext Stop Wonderland – Life changes for an unlucky in love nurse and a plumber who live across town from each other. Ya, sorry I don’t remember this one, either.

NextStopWonderlandThe Dead Undead – Good vampires trying to battle zombie vampires, while trying to stop the infection from spreading. What could be better? Memorable it was not, but still might be fun for B movie lovers.

TheDeadUndeadThe Wolverine (Theater) – Another rare time that I went to the theater. All the hype and I was excited for this next Wolverine movie. Personally, I’d like them to move on and expand on some other X-men characters, but Hugh Jackman does play Wolverine so well. This movie had it’s moments that were good, were fun, but then it had some that were not so good. Still a good X-Men movie.

TheWolverineHousesitter – I’m sure I must’ve watched this a long time ago, but since I didn’t remember while watching, who knows. Anyway, it’s a classic ridiculous situation movie with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, what’s not to love? 🙂

TheHouseSitterThe Cottage (2012) – A couple rents out the cottage behind their house to a charming novelist, only to have their lives turn to hell. It’s crazy when you find out what’s going on…how involved it is…and what it takes to get out of the situation. Twisted.


June 2013 Movies Watched

June was a variety of movies that were on Netflix, in the theater, from Redbox, and owned.

Saharah – I never was too interested in this movie when it came out, but I felt why not, since I sort of like all the actors. It was entertaining and I do enjoy a good adventure movie. A bit ridiculous at times, but what adventure movie isn’t?

SaharahThe Awakening – A movie about a girl in the 1920s that tries to disprove supernatural things, and she does really well, until she can’t disprove one. I remember the beginning of the movie, but not the rest, so I hate to say that meant it wasn’t that great, but maybe it did. Although, I do have this part of me that wants to rewatch to be sure.

TheAwakeningBachelorette – Girls get asked to be bridesmaids for a friend they all used to make fun of back in college. Everyone learns something about themselves and each other. I liked it alright, but wouldn’t be something I’ll buy.

BacheloretteShaun of the Dead (own/rewatch) – Oh, how I love this movie! Zombies, hilarity, reality, craziness, oh yes!

ShaunoftheDeadNacho Libre (own/rewatch) – It’s funny, but not my favorite, we own it, because Pete wanted it. Heh. Still, it’s pretty good. An orphan boy dreams of being a wrestler…and one day, he becomes Nacho Libre!

NachoLibreCabin in the Woods – I won’t lie that I first never wanted to watch this movie, then, only was interested because I saw that Chris Hemsworth was it in. Damn, was I in for a wild ride! This movie is crazy….gory…crazy and just so not at all what I thought. Definitely recommend this trippy movie.

CabinintheWoodsHansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Redbox) – You know I wanted to watch this…but it was alright. I am always down for witch movies, vampire movies, and the like! I’d probably watch it again.

HanselnGretelWitchHuntersWorld War Z (Theater) – This was THE FIRST TIME I read the book before the movie came out. I bought the book for my boyfriend, because I thought he would like it, and he still has yet to read it (I bought Dec 2012 and it is now Jan 2014). I knew the movie and book were going to be different by the nature of the way the book was written, but I still would have liked the zombies to be the same kind of zombies. Also, would have liked a few more of the descriptive scenes in the book to have made their way into the movie. With that said, the movie was still very enjoyable and very tense. Sure some points weren’t so believable, but when it comes to zombie movies, anything goes, right?

WorldWarZHow to Live Forever – A documentary where the guy travels the world trying to figure out the secrets to a long life. It was pretty interesting.

HowtoLiveForeverThe Details – The cast was what interested me in this movie – Tobey Mcguire, Elizabeth Banks, even Laura Linny. Anyway, a pest problem sets off a crazy chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity, and murder! Dark comedy…craziness…but, sometimes it still turns out alright.

TheDetailsIdiocracy (own/rewatch) – This movie is ridiculously awesome and I do watch it a few times a year. It really makes one think about the correlations it makes to life. Ahhh, love it! “I like money.”



April/May 2013 Movies Watched

It’s been a really long time, so I might not remember very well what I thought about the movies. I’ll try my best. Since, I didn’t watch that many movies in April and May, I combined them. First up is April’s movies.

Secrets to Love – A documentary on finding what it takes to make love last and have a great marriage. At this point, I don’t really remember it, but likely it has some good notes here and there that we could all learn from.

SecretstoLoveNo Impact Man – A documentary following a family that is trying their best to leave the least impact on the planet that they can. It’s very inspiring, but I personally do not think I could be as good as they are ever. A lot of interesting fact though. I recommend watching and at least taking something away from it.

NoImpactManChemerical Redefining Clean for a New Generation – This documentary is an eye-opener about cleaners and other products around your house. You will really want to change things after watching this. Keep in mind, even a little change is better than none, as some of this can be too extreme for everyone.

chemericalDive! – Another eye-opening documentary that will really make you think. I mean, learning that all the food thrown away in a city might just feed all those that are hungry in it! Why do we not do this? If a lot of the food is steal edible? Well, because no one wants to eat food out of the trash, but this family and some of their friends do. Take a watch, if you dare!DiveWorld of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 – I am not sure this is a sequel or not, but you can still watch it from here. Unfortunately, it wasn’t anything I remember, and IMDB doesn’t give it very high ratings, so I say if you like zombie movies watch it, if you don’t, well don’t.

ZombieDiaries2The Pill – This movie is quirky, following an uptight guy and a free-spirited girl on their journey to not end up pregnant. A one-night stand that turns into something a whole lot more.

ThePillAs I mentioned in the March rendition, I had rewatched 3 Magical Words and With One Voice this month, too, but since I stated there, I shall not remention. Yes, this month I did not watch very many movies, odd, but it happens.

In May I only watched six movies. I’ll try my best to remember what I thought about them.

Butter – This movie was a lot of fun with butter. I actually liked it more than I thought I would. Who knew how important butter could be and what one will go through to try to win!

ButterLucky – This movie was different. A wannabe serial killer ends up winning the lottery and then, goes to win his crush. My oh my what happens then, and then the ending, sure isn’t what one would think. Yet, somehow maybe it is.

LuckyDead Season – Another zombie movie that I don’t really remember. I guess that might tell you something.

DeadSeasonStolen – Was this the Nicolas Cage movie? I don’t know. I really can’t remember watching it and the IMDB rating is better than the zombie movies. O’well…maybe one day I’ll attempt again and remember.

StolenRise of Zombies – I’m great at watching or half-watching zombies movies in April and May and not remembering them enough. Ha.

RiseofZombiesOblivion (Theater) – One of the few times I go to the theater and not disappointed. The only two on the planet, trying to fix things after winning against the aliens. Nope! Nothing is what you think! Self-awareness happens, the truth comes out, and in the end a happily ever after happens.


Hershey’s Spreads Crowdtap Sampling

Crowdtap and Hershey’s provided me with the NEW Hershey’s Chocolate Spread to try out! It arrived last week, so I’ve only had a short amount of time to sample and review!

HersheysSpreadnMeThe closest thing I’ve tried to this chocolate spread in the past was Nutella…which is actually a nut spread…with some chocolate and yummy! So, of course I was going to compare this to that….

First day I try the spread, it’s breakfast time when I think about it…so I put the spread on one half of my English Muffin and give it a taste test. I like it, it tastes like frosting. Due to that I was glad I only put it on half of the English Muffin, since I do not normally have sweets for breakfast.

HersheysEnglishMuffinLater that night, I decided to try again…this time on raspberries. Luckily there were a few bigger ones, so I slathered on the chocolate spread and gave it a taste. I didn’t like it as much. It was alright, but not as good as I hoped. Likely better on strawberries, but I didn’t have any.

HersheysRaspberriesThe next day, I decided to have the Hershey’s chocolate spread on a slice of toast in the morning with my breakfast. Oddly enough, I liked this better than the English Muffin. It really could have been that I grabbed the toast out of the toaster faster and it was warmer. I really believe spreading over a hot slice of bread changes spreads to make them better…like peanut butter…oh my! I digress.

HersheysToastToday I needed to squeeze in a couple more samplings…but, I was not in the mood all day. Finally after dinner seemed like the perfect time. I first tried the chocolate spread on pretzels and oh my! That salty and sweet combination is delicious! Really tasty! Only 2 in the picture, but I had 2 or 3 more.

HersheysPretzelsThen, I went for an apple….seriously, my favorite to put the Hershey’s chocolate spread on! Yummy!

HersheysApplesAll in all, I don’t think Hershey’s chocolate spread is great on everything, but it is good on most things! I dare think it would be good on s’mores! Or just on marshmallows…or on bread with peanut butter. Oh the spreading possibilities keep going!

HersheysSpreadWhat would you try new Hershey’s Chocolate Spread on? Also, there is an Almond Spread I have yet to try, would you prefer that?

Thanks so much to Hershey’s and Crowdtap for sending me this sample to try! I only received the Hershey’s Chocolate Spread and a sampling pamphlet, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Rose Vox Box (Influenster)

RoseVoxBox_BadgeI joined Influenster earlier this year and have had the pleasure of receiving my second box in November. This one was called the Rose Vox Box and it included some wonderful products for me to try out. PS – Ask me if you want to join Influenster, I can email an invite to you.

RoseVoxBox1. belVita crunch Breakfast Biscuits (Retail for $3.69 for a box of 5 packets of 4 biscuits): They are made with delicious ingredients and carefully baked to release steady energy that lasts all morning long. They are a good source of fiber and B-vitamins, contain no high fructose corn syrup, have 18-20 grams of whole grain per serving and taste great – perfect for on-the-go.

Belvita_RoseVoxBoxMy thoughts: I was skeptical of a breakfast biscuit..but when I taste tested it…it was delicious! I received the Blueberry flavor and I would indeed buy these.

BelvitaEat_RoseVoxBox2. Kiss Graduation Polishes (Retail for $6.99): Quick and easy to apply in three easy steps, you will end up with a mani filled with glitter and shine in no time! Available at Walgreens in 4 colors (Film Noir, Exposure, Big Break, and Freeze Frame).

Kiss_RoseVoxBoxMy thoughts: Honestly, I wasn’t sure about the color I received – Exposure, but I thought I would give it a try when I had an event to attend. It was so easy to use and follow the three steps. I ended up LOVING this manicure! And, I even received a compliment from a friend. Seriously, so easy and pretty! I definitely hope they make these in more colors eventually.

KissNail_RoseVoxBox3. Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara (Retail for $5.99): The 60s are back in full swing with a thicker, fuller, wide-eyed look! This brings you a bold, wide-eyed look, fanned out volume, and no clumps for lashes that are up, out, and over the top!

Rimmel_RoseVoxBoxMy thoughts: I waited to use these until I saw some reviews and then…WOW. Seriously, there was no clumping, and so easy to apply. Really made my eyes pop…just luscious. Might be my favorite mascara at the moment!

Rimmel2_RoseVoxBox4. Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles (Retail for $3.99 for a 5.1oz bag): Smooth, Melting, Luscious. When you break the shell of a LINDOR truffle, that irresistible filling starts to melt and so will you. Available in 10 smooth, melting flavors.

Lindor_RoseVoxBoxMy thoughts: Delicious, creamy, and so delightful. The milk chocolate version is not my favorite, but it is still a real treat! My favorite are the white chocolate version – so decadent, it takes a while to eat just one!

Lindt_RoseVoxBox5. Dr. Scholl’s For Her Cozy Cushions (Retail for $12.49): Help keep feet warm and dry while providing all-day comfort. Their multi-layer design helps insulate the foot while two plus layers provide extra cushioning. Cozy Cushions help keep feet dry by absorbing perspiration and offer superior support on hard surfaces.

DrScholls_RoseVoxBoxMy thoughts: I have not had a chance to use these yet, as the temperatures in FL have not gotten down low enough where I think these would be great. Once it does, these will go in my boots or sneakers and be tested out for sure!

DrSchollsCushions_RoseVoxBoxI loved being a part of this Rose Vox box and trying out the different products. I shared pictures and my thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram… thank you so much for letting me be a part of this!

*I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.*RoseVoxBox_Badge