This weekend, I decided to push my fear limits by watching a movie I knew contained aliens in it, so Captain Thoughtful and I rented Battleship. Girl on the Contrary commentary in 5..4..3..2..1..
Ok Liam Neeson, you get one more chance from me. Umm, why don’t we ever here about these scientific developments that are probably going to get us killed by aliens? They need to warn us about this shiz. Wait. Are these real scientific developments? Because that guy is talking in an English accent so I’m inclined to believe whatever he is saying. WHOA. Tim Riggins is in this? And Eric from Trueblood? Jackpot! Dude- Tim Riggins and Eric are brothers- so far, I really like this movie. Hey! Don’t taze Tim Riggins bro! Landry is in this movie too??? It’s like a Friday Night Lights reunion on a battleship!! You know something? I bet $10 that Liam Neeson changes his mind about Tim Riggins by the end of this movie. I have a feeling Tim Riggins will come through in the end. Rhianna, this is not an exercise, it’s ALIENS!!!! Prepare yourself. Man. Aliens are the worst, the just killed Eric the vampire. The jokes on them though because Tim Riggins is out for revenge. NOOOOOOOO! Damn it. They’re going to show real aliens- not just robots. This is becoming increasingly terrifying. Hey. People. Listen up: Whenever you think the alien is dead HE IS NOT, he is alive and he will try to kill you when he wakes up. Let’s learn some lessons here. See? I knew Landry would help save the day. Landry is the best! Yay! They have a plan! They have a plan to kill the aliens!!! Huzzah! Now, that’s what I call solar power (Get it? Because they use the sun to kill some aliens.) Bada Bing! What? They’re getting the USS Missouri back in action! THAT. IS. AWESOME. And they’re enlisting actual WWII veterans to help them man it and kill the aliens!! THAT. IS. EVEN. MORE. AWESOME. YES!!!!! Take that aliens! WWII vets are coming for you! Huzzah! We win!
And so does Liam Neeson, because I have totally forgiven him for The Grey. He is definitely back in my good graces. You guys, I feel like this movie got panned by critics, but I’m not even going to lie- I LOVED IT. Seriously, even though aliens scare me half to death, I was so into this movie that I was able to put my fears aside and get super amped by this movie. I thought the writing was actually pretty clever, and a lot of the jokes were tongue in cheek making fun of themselves and I quite liked it. Also, they used actual WWII vets and an actual veteran who had lost both his legs and he got to punch an alien in the face and was just an all around bad ass. This movie is pretty much the definition of bad ass and I loved it. I can’t believe I’m saying that but it’s true. I loved Battleship.
So, this is a thing where I watch a movie and then record everything I say/do during the movie. Also, you should know I’m watching these movies from the comfort of my own couch where I can yell out and blog about what I’m watching as much as I like. Because I’ve found people don’t like it much when I do that in a movie theater. I mean, I could be wrong, but they kind of seem to hate it.
This is me watching The Grey with Liam Neeson. Please note, there are spoilers.
It’s Aslan’s voice! Hmmm, I sense a tragedy in this man’s past. Yep. He just said it. Nailed it. WHAT?! Homie just shot a wolf. A WOLF. I like it better when people just dance with them like that nice Kevin Costner. No! Don’t kill yourself Liam! Whew- he didn’t do it. No no no! Do NOT get on an airplane covered in ice. I feel like this is common sense. Why are people getting on that plane? Dermot Mulroney?! Yay! Oh no! I KNEW you shouldn’t get on an airplane covered in ice. I just knew it! Also, I feel like maybe I’ll never get on any airplane anywhere ever again. Ick. A wolf is eating that lady….AAAGGGGHHH Liam Neeson is fighting a wolf with his bare hands!! Dude, I bet that the brother wolf to the one he killed earlier. At the very least it’s probably a second cousin seeking vengeance. What does that guy mean “How does he know about wolves?”? Didn’t he see Taken? I feel like Liam was pretty clear about having “A particular set of skills.”
(And then I hid my head under a blanket for like 45 minutes because WOLVES WERE EATING PEOPLE. Or, more specifically and way more horrifyingly, THEY WERE MURDERING PEOPLE WITH THEIR TEETH. So, yeah, head under blanket.)
Umm, I’m sorry, you can NOT jump off a cliff and into trees and not get hurt. That’s just not a thing that happens. No! Dermot Mulroney! Noooooooooooo!!!! This is the most depressing and hopeless movie ever. All is lost! All is lost! There is no hope or happiness! Wait. Are you kidding me? *That* is how this ends? No. Unacceptable. You do not get to make a movie that has me hiding under blankets, sobbing, and forsaking all hope, and then not give me a definite conclusion. You owe me an ice cream Liam, I’m holding you responsible for this.
That movie wasn’t grey like a rainy day, it was black like the part of the night when WOLVES COME OUT OF NOWHERE AND MURDER YOU. That’s real talk y’all. I found this movie upsetting. And poor Captain Thoughtful had to sit through it with me, bless his heart.
Occasionally, I have unpopular opinions. Instead of secreting them away in my fortress of unpopular opinions (the wallpaper in the fortress is lime green and they never serve red flavored gummi bears) I decided to share one of those unpopular opinions with you. I’m not entirely sure why but I imagine it has something to do with wine……
I think ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is going to be bad. And not in the way where it’s good to be bad, but bad in the way where it’s just bad. I’m going to see it, don’t get me wrong, those Hollywood types will get my money, but I still think I’m going to walk out of the movie thinking it was bad.
And that was GotC’s unpopular opinion of the week. So be it.
I’m thrilled today because I’m going to see the midnight showing of The Hunger Games and I know it will fill the Harry Potter sized hole in my heart. Thank heavens I have three more movies based on books I love to see me through the next few years. After that, I expect all hell to break loose unless Suzanne Collins or JK Rowling come to the rescue again.
The release of The Hunger Games movie is forcing us all to ask (or re-ask if we’ve read the books) ourselves how would we fare if we were forced to be a tribute? As for me, I see it going one of four ways.
1. I would be so hilarious and charming that no one would want to kill me and I would win by default.
2. I would be so hilarious and charming that everyone would want to kill me and I would be the first to go.
3. I would devise a ludicrous strategy that was just zany enough to keep me alive.
4. I would devise a ludicrous strategy that was just zany enough to backfire and kill me instantly.
What about you? How would you fare in the hunger games?
Why is today a happy day? Two reasons.
1. Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it’s my favorite holiday.
2. THE MUPPETS MOVIE COMES OUT TODAY!!!!
I love The Muppets. I love them so much. They were an awesome part of my childhood and an even more awesome part of my adulthood because I understand the jokes a lot better. I am so thrilled that I finally get to see the movie today. So thrilled, in fact, that I can talk of nothing else and when people ask me to please be serious all I can say is “Waka waka”. If you get that joke, we’re probably friends.
In honor of this most auspicious day, I thought I would share some of my absolute favorite Muppet moments. Enjoy!
Queen + The Muppets? An epic win.
Classic y’all. I sing this every day while I’m getting ready for work. Puts me in an awesome mood.
Johnny Cash and The Muppets!!!!!! My brain, it explodes with happy.
I hope this filled your day with happy!!!!
This movie was so terrible. SO. TERRIBLE. I don’t even think terrible covers it. When I left the theater I felt like the biggest fool in the world. Why was I there? What possessed me to give that movie a chance? How could I have let such a travesty happen to me? What makes it worse, is I was there with my friend and her brain got punched as well and it’s all my fault. I can’t believe I paid to see that. I will never forgive myself. Ever.
Full disclosure here, I did read all 4 books so I knew what I was in for more or less. Which, really, when you think about it, makes it all the worse that I saw the movie. I knew better! The first 3 books were fine I guess, I’ll admit I was caught up in the romance of them, but when I got the the fourth book everything changed.
Listen- I can suspend my disbelief enough to believe in vampires and werewolves. But under no circumstances am I able to suspend my disbelief so much that I can accept that a vampire who has been dead for over 100 years still has viable sperm. Really? Unacceptable. I’m also unwilling to believe that chewing your baby out of the womb is an acceptable way to deliver a baby. Oh, and just so everyone knows, no matter how innocent they try to make “imprinting” sound- it is still creepy as hell. And honestly, it was even worse on film. Worse and never-ending- this movie is like 2 1/2 hours long. For reals. Shame on me for sitting through it.
Anyway, I’ll probably see the next one too. I clearly need to have my head examined.
My deep and everlasting love of Alan Alda is well documented on this blog. He is one of my absolute favorite actors so when his new movie Tower Heist came out, I knew I had to see it. Granted, this movie is more of a Ben Stiller/Eddie Murphy driven film but my guy Alan had his fair share of screen time as well.
The movie got off to a promising start- Alan Alda with his shirt off swimming. Let me tell you a little somethin somethin- Mr. Alda is rockin that 75 year old bod. I mean, sure, the movie is obviously playing up his heartthrob status by having him shirtless but that is A-ok by me.
After that, things got uncomfortable. Mostly because Alan Alda is the bad guy. A real bad guy. A money stealing-lying to yo mama-keeping the little guy down kind of bad guy. And I just couldn’t take it. It upset me. Obviously, I know he was playing a part but I genuinely hated to see him like that. I just couldn’t take him as a villain. The movie was difficult for me to watch because on the one hand, I wanted the good guys to get theirs, but on the other hand, I didn’t necessarily want anything bad to happen to Alan Alda. When they get him in the end, he looks so sad. And his character totally deserved it but all I saw was Alan Alda sad eyes and that made me want to hug him and tell him everything will be ok.
So, overall, I would have to say this movie just made me uncomfortable.
Funny story: When Alan Alda shows up on screen with his shirt off, I may have squealed like a teenage girl and gotten some very strange looks from people. Whatever. A love like ours can’t be understood.
I’m just going to jump right in and hopefully not jump the shark. (Poor Fonzie, I thought that was an awesome trick).
I am so STOKED for the new Muppets movie. Truly. I’ve always loved the Muppets and have seen all their adventures many a time, now my one of my favorite people, Jason Segel, wrote and is starring in the new Muppet movie. My favorite plush actors and my favorite people actor are coming together. I. AM. STOKED. STOKED. Although, to be clear, I’ve never met Jason Segel so I don’t really know him, but everything I know about him assures me that if I knew him, he would be one of my favorite people.
Not only does this movie look muppety and hilarious but the soundtrack sounds AMAZING. (You may think that I’m using a lot of uppercase letters, but I assure you, I’m holding myself back quite a bit.) Ok Go, Weezer, Alkaline Trio, My Morning Jacket, Amy Lee, Andrew Bird, and Matt Nathanson just to name a few. If this doesn’t sound awesome to you, then watch this:
Huh? Huh? You see what I mean? It’s brilliant. Completely brilliant. If the movie is anything like this, and I believe it will be, then I am going to be over the moon come November. Also, did I mention Jason Segel wrote and is starring in this? Because he is. And he may be my soulmate. Or you know, whatever. Also, Kermit and Miss Piggy and Animal and Fozzie Bear. Fozzie Bear y’all- he’s like my comedy idol. Wonka Wonka. Ne’er were truer words spoken.
Any movie you guys are excited to see in the next few months?