Hey guys!

For those of you in the U.S did you have a good 4th?

Mine almost wasn’t good.

Matthew went to work and while on the highway was nearly hit by some teen boy who decided driving while drinking was a good idea.


Magnolia

“An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.”-IMDB

This was Matt’s pick for last night. I have told him previously the 1 or 2 “mosaics” that I have seen I haven’t liked, but I gave it a shot anyways.

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Ok, this movie centers around 2 new guys. One is a producer and the other is a game show host.

Both men are dying. Both men have/had loving wives who they cheated on several times. Both have estranged children.

Mr. Partridge’s son Jack chose to become a “motivational” speaker. Teaching guys how to tame the c**t. I am not sure if it was meant to be extreme or if its what a speaker of that sort may say, but Matt even said it kind of sounded like it was bordering rapey.

Frank T.J. Mackey: In this life, it’s not what you hope for, it’s not what you deserve – it’s what you take!

The daughter of the other guy turned to drugs.

I could tell you about all the characters like I normally do but I am just gonna cut to the chase.

1. This movie is 3 hours long. It was way to freakin long.

At about an hour 15 in I fell asleep. Matt says I was asleep for about 30 minutes. I woke up and based on what was going on in the movie figured I had only been asleep for 30 seconds.

2. I don’t feel like the characters were developed well.

You would think with 3 hours there would be enough time to learn and grown to care about the characters. I don’t feel that happened. When your following 5 or so people its hard to develop a strong bond to the characters.

Don’t get me wrong you learn about them. For instance that girl above at least partially turned to drugs because her daddy touched her “wrong”.

Tom Cruise aka Frank Mackey aka Jack Partridge probably turned to his profession (cause of $$) because of the example his father set.

3. It is suppose to be an artistic movie. So I guess that makes certain things that seem weird ok for some people. Not for me.

Examples: The beginning song is louder than the conversations going on. Matt told me this was probably to make it feel rushed. Sure ok.

Then they played the whole damn song. Thus adding to the ridiculously long run time.

The last scene is of the drug addict girl sitting on her bed and there is music once again playing over the dialogue so all you really can make out is the cop/date saying something about lies or lying.

I assume this was because the whole film was suppose to be themed on forgiveness.

However, she rather creepy/awkwardly smiles.

4. I didn’t hate everything. Phillip Seymour Hoffman was spectacular in this film. Who also happened to be the only non”damaged” person in this film but spectacular non the less.

Another thing I found interesting was the hundreds of thousands of frogs raining from the sky.

I am not sure if this was meant to be a plaque thing or something I just didn’t get but it was done well. Weird and kind of out of nowhere but cool.

All in all I would say its worth a watch if only to see Julianne Moore freak out at people and Phillip Seymour Hoffman be awesome. Plus the frogs.

6/10

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The lobster

Posted: March 15, 2016 in Movies

Hey guys long time no see.  How have you al been? Good I hope. We are good. We went to Disneyland a few weeks ago. My first time. I don’t know how he does it but Matt made a friend while standing in line. 

I am probably labeled an oddball but I’m not much of an amusement park person. So the rides were ok and the food was over priced for me. That being said I absolutely loved the trip and the paint the night parade as well as their fireworks. Amazing thing to share as a family. 

   
    
 
Ok so enough with the mushy stuff kind of..:

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The Lobster

  
I’m probably gonna spoil a lot so if you haven’t seen it beware.

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So somewhat recently I found out I love satire movies. Well this just happens to be one.  Have you tried any? 

A few weeks ago Matt and I were lying in bed and he asks is its ok for him to watch this movie(checking to seeing it’s one I’d want to watch with him). He tells me the premise. Basically you find love or your turned into an animal. Well it sounded weird enough to be right up my alley. So I said yeah I want to watch it.

Well, tonight Matt was wanting to watch a movie in his office and mentions this one. We start watching it and I didn’t remember anything about it. So when the woman goes up and kills the donkey first thing I’m kind of like wtf just happened here. Matt said maybe it’s her husband. Who knows?! I don’t know if they ever say why that happened. 

Colin Farrell plays the lead. A guy whose wife leaves him for another man. So he is then required to go to a hotel where he is suppose to find love in 45 days. 

Now I completely believe you can do this. But that is some slim pickings. Probably a total of 500 people in the hotel but narrow that down to maybe half of either gender. 250 people. 

If you have seen the movie then you know none of this  babbling I have done matters. It seems the only thing that matters is if the couples find something in common than they are good to go. 

I loved this movie because it felt like Facebook in a way. People form couples and the others cheer(πŸ‘πŸΌ). Meanwhile the single people sit there wondering when’s their turn(not saying everyone). Then you have the amazing joke of if you can’t fix an argument(or something along those lines) than you get a kid. Talking about those people who think maybe having a baby will fix it. 

So Colin Farrell’s  time is up so he tries to hit it off with the biggest ahole there. A woman who he deems heartless. She almost ruined the movie for me that’s how heartless she was. I thought she was kidding when she said what she had done. 

Colin ends up in the woods with the other loners. Who have terrible punishments for attempting to form couples. 

Colin finally meets his shortsighted match. They grow close and then something terrible happens to derail it all. 

However, in a very gift of the magi(esque) fashion things work out. 

Watch it!!!! 

Matt and I gave it 4/5.

What animal would you pick to turn into? 

I think I would become a tiger.

M.i.a

Posted: December 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hey guys!

It has been way too long since I last wrote a real post. 

In addition to lacking some motivation since my dads passing, I have also been homeschooling our kids. 

Maybe I am doing it wrong but gosh after a day of helping kids do math and write things and well just all around learn. I am not really in the mood to………think. 

In other news we started a new simplish app which was suppose to be my first app I would program for android. 

However, it looks like I’m going to be starting school in the coming weeks. (With the university of the people. Have you heard of them. They sound pretty amazing. At least their ultimate goal does. ) Of course it’s for programming and such so it’ll be good for me/ badpair in the long run. 

I miss writing and you guys so I am gonna have to try to fit in reviews or something. 

Have a great day.