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March 31, 2009

F My Life

Filed under: Uncategorized — smackamack @ 11:04 pm

A new favorite site to make me feel better…

Ps. this has R rated discussions and dialogue!

FMyLife – Click!

March 29, 2009

Shirley Valentine (1989) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review — smackamack @ 9:10 pm

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Plot: Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n’egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she’s stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light.

valentinedm1204_468x376Although not the best of the british comedies I have seen, this film was a true delight.  I absolutely fell in love with the main character Shirley Valentine, played by Pauline Collins who was nominated for an Academy Award.  Her character can hold true to any woman who has ever had a relationship problem, midlife crisis, or a moment when talking to walls is acceptable.  Although her character is not educated, her wit and love of adventure (in the end) is truly refreshing and can make anyone want to experience life.

The script is surprisingly fabulous although the production isn’t very high and the story can feel a little slow at times.  However, I will never forget the classic line “I will not try to make fuck with you”…classic.

I recommend this film for anyone ages 16 +, anyone who has ever wanted to travel (specifically to Greece), and anyone who loves british romantic comedy/dramas. I give this film 3.5/5 stars.

Heavy Weights (1995) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review — smackamack @ 9:02 pm

heavyweightsPlot: School’s out for the summer, and Gerry Garner eagerly forecasts weeks of lazing around the house. That is, until his parents inform him that they have signed him up for a holiday at Camp Hope, a “fat camp” that, unbeknownst to Gerry, is about to be bought out by mentally unhinged exercise guru Tony Perkis, and turned into a rigorous fitness facility for youths. Tony pumps the fun out of the whole summer, and, with his assistant Lars, punishes anybody who tries to break his totalitarian grip on the camp. Together with his new friends and the camp’s original staff, Gerry must stop Tony’s brutal regime, and take back the camp at all costs…

Believe it or not, this was my first time watching Heavy Weights.  It was so cute! AND I found out that it’s a Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks) script.  Not to mention, Ben Stiller is just awesome playing the mean camp director.

The plot is actually really sweet and tries to teach kids that you can be healthy and happy and its better to be a fat nice person than a skinny bitch!  Definitely not the best comedy, but definitely a good solid family film.  I recommend this film for anyone ages 10 and up who enjoy disney comedies.  I give this film 3.5/5 stars.

Animal of the week – Axolotl

Filed under: Animal — smackamack @ 6:26 pm

 

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atcThe Axolotl (or ajolote) (Ambystoma mexicanum) is the best-known of the Mexican neotenic mole salamanders belonging to the Tiger Salamander complex. Larvae of this species fail to undergo metamorphosis, so the adults remain aquatic and gilled. The species originates from the lake underlying Mexico City. Axolotls are used extensively in scientific research due to their ability to regenerate most body parts, ease of breeding, and large embryos. They are commonly kept as pets in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Japan (where they are sold under the name Wooper Rooper, and other countries.

Axolotls should not be confused with waterdogs, the larval stage of the closely related Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum and Ambystoma mavortium), which is widespread in much of North America which also occasionally become neotenic, nor with mudpuppies (Necturus spp.), fully aquatic salamanders which are unrelated to the axolotl but which bear a superficial resemblance.

ambystoma_mexicanumI can’t find that much on this thing…I just thought it was really funny looking.  It looks like something…can someone tell me what it looks like please?!

March 28, 2009

A Classic SNL Commercial…

Filed under: Uncategorized — smackamack @ 10:38 pm

Check it out…promise it will make you laugh.

Noah’s Ark – TV Review and Film

Filed under: Film Review,TV Review — smackamack @ 9:21 pm

noahsarc-2ndseasonPlot: Noah’s Arc is an American cable television dramedy. The show integrated socially-relevant issues such as same sex dating, same sex marriageHIV/AIDS awareness, infidelity, sexual curiosity, promiscuityhomophobiagay bashing and same sex parenthood. It had parallels to and has been cited as an African-American version of the shows Sex and the CityQueer as FolkThe Golden Girls and has also been cited as a gay version of the shows Living Single and Girlfriends. The series was canceled in 2006 and was adapted into a 2008 film. The film Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom served as a follow-up of the series.

Ok, so I was really bored today and decided to check out what was on Netflix instant play.  Someone had told me about this show a while back because it was supposedly the black-gay male version of the L Word.  Anyway, it’s actually really bad.  The acting is terrible, its really low production value…but I couldn’t stop watching it.  I ended up watching both Season 1 and 2 and then the movie they made.  What a loser I really am.

I recommend this for people who are either TV addicts such as myself, or people who are interested in the gay tv movement (L Word, Queer as Folk etc).  It’s definitely interesting and good for a laugh.  3/5 stars.

Ps. Did I mention it was by MTV Logo?!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Filed under: Book — smackamack @ 9:15 pm

Ok…this one is for Mel!

Look what I found at the book store last night…crazy!

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie action. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield as Elizabeth wages war against hordes of flesh-eating undead. Complete with 20 illustrations in the style of C. E. Brock (the original illustrator of Pride and Prejudice), this insanely funny expanded edition will introduce Jane Austen’s classic novel to new legions of fans. 

It’s edited by Seth Grahame-Smith, and I must admit it looks intriguing…

Monsters Vs. Aliens Imax 3D – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review — smackamack @ 4:51 pm

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monsters-vs-aliens-movie-03Plot: On her wedding day, Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is hit by a meteorite infused with Quantonium, a rare and powerful element that causes her to grow to an enormous size. Targeted by the government as a monster, Susan is captured and imprisoned at a secret facility where other such oddities are being held, including Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie), a mad scientist who accidentally transformed himself into a roach-human hybrid, B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), a gelatinous, brainless mass brought to life in an experiment gone wrong, The Missing Link (Will Arnett), a Creature-from-the-Black-Lagoon-like lizard man, and the skyscraper-sized mutant larvae Insectosaurus. When deranged alien overlord Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) arrives on Earth to obtain the precious Quantonium and conquer the world, President Hathaway (Stephen Colbert) offers the monsters their freedom in exchange for defeating the evil mastermind and his legion of robots and clones.

monsters_vs_aliens_ver12Last night my friend Ashley and I went to see Monsters Vs. Aliens.  But not only Monsters Vs. Aliens, but Monsters Vs. Aliens IMAX AND 3D! It was probably the most amazing movie experience ever! We got to wear huge glasses, and all the monsters and stuff popped out at us!  It was so amazing, it actually felt like I was in the movie.  I loved the movie, but maybe it wasn’t exactly the film, but the entire experience.  

Anyway, the cast was out of this world, the graphics were fantastic, and I am in love with the big fluffy Insectasrous.  Anyway, I recommend this film to anyone and give it 4/5 stars… (that might be because of the Imax and 3D thing though).  


March 27, 2009

Animal VIDEO of the Week

Filed under: Animal,Video — smackamack @ 1:56 pm

I have decided to start posting an animal video of the week because there are so many good ones…I want to post them all, but I will spread them out!

Prop 8 The Musical

Filed under: Celebrity,Video — smackamack @ 1:48 pm

This is just such a great video with John C Reily, Jack Black and many other stars…brilliant!

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