Emma Movie Review

After Andrew was done with work, we went to go see Emma. I tried to prep Andrew for the movie. I said think Clueless, but less modern. I was so excited for this movie to come out. I love period pieces. The movie was so good! I loved the costumes and the dialogue. I think there is a bit of Emma in each of us. I also liked the actor who played Mr. Knightly. The actors were well picked for the characters.

Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker Review

This evening, Drew and I saw the new Star Wars movie. I am not a huge Star Wars fan. I am more of a Darth Vader fan, but he is dead. So now there is Ky lo Ren, who flirts with the dark side, but isn’t 100% dark side. He is annoying. Vader needs to resurrect.

Drew wasn’t impressed with the movie either. I guess there was someone else who took over and pretty much tried to fix and make whatever the other guy did to the last movie better. I don’t know I don’t know the back story like Drew does.

I am sure there will be another one. 🙂

Frozen 2

This evening Drew finally took me to see Frozen 2. I was so excited. I already sort of knew what was going to happen. I think Drew liked it as well.

The only thing I didn’t care for is that Anna is so needy. She wants to do everything with Elsa. Elsa needed to go into the unknown alone in order to discover things about herself. It was her own journey. Anna is supposed to be a bit older in this season, but she didn’t seem like it. I liked the movie, but I think the the first one is better, which always seems to be the case with sequels.

Mr. Rogers Movie

This afternoon I took my mom to see the Mr. Roger’s movie. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew it wasn’t going to be fully about Mr. Rogers, but more about a reporter who did a story on Mr. Rogers. I  grew up watching Mr. Rogers neighborhood. I used to love King Friday, and Daniel Tiger. I remember watching it at my grandma’s house.

Admittedly, as I got older, most of the things that Mr. Rogers taught me in my childhood about forgiveness, respect everyone, and liking people for who are I have found is hard to do sometimes, as I have moved through life and have experienced certain things, but I am sure this is the case for everyone. However, Mr. Rogers makes us feel like it is never too late to start over.

I highly recommend this movie it will make you reevaluate things and give you a new perspective.

Judy

on Sunday, my mom and I went to the movies to see Judy. I thought it was so good. Renee Zellwegger gave me an idea of what Judy looked like back then before she passed. I think she did an amazing job. Judy seemed to be a complex person. I loved the Wizard of Oz when I was a child.
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At one point in the movie, she sang Somewhere over the Rainbow, and the audience joined in. I love that song. It brings back such wonderful memories from my childhood, and my grandmother on my dad’s side. I used to watch the Wizard of Oz over and over again.

 

Downton Abbey Movie

This evening, I finally saw the Downton Abbey movie! It was everything and more! I loved the story, and the plot. I mis this show so much. I will admit I cried at the end. There will never be another show like it. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing it again. I love lady grantham’s zingers. I highly recommend the movie!

Spoiler Alert! 

  • I liked how the whole Irish and English conflict was portrayed
  • Thankfully, George Clooney was not in the movie (he doesn’t need to be in Downton Abbey)
  • Lady Mary is still freaking out about whether or not it is best financially to run Downton
  • Lady Edith will win you over if she hasn’t already!
  • Old Lady Grantham tries to reassure Mary that she has to take over Downton and continue to keep Downton running, because she won’t be alive much longer. I cried I just cried. It was a passing the torch kind of moment. A nod to the newer generation!

The list goes on and on. I may have to watch see it again. I am just so in love!

After review

I have been wanting to see this movie for so long. When I saw the previews for the movie, I was at theatre with my best friend, Anthony. He said, this looks like a biopic of your life. We laughed.

The second time I saw the preview for After was when I went to the movies with Jenna and Wynn to see Cruel Intentions. Jenna turned to me and said, “What is the plot?” I shrugged my shoulders and said it doesn’t need a plot he is hot!

While I was watching the movie, I thought about what Anthony said and laughed a little. However none of the guys in my past were as hot as Hero. It has been a long time since there was a good chick flick movie. There are references to great works of literature such as Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice. After combines a hot male main character with a trouble past and literature! Two things that make me swoon! If you have the chance watch it.

After I finished the movie, I goggled “After” and found that the movie is actually a book series by Anna Todd. She based it off of Harry Styles fan fiction. Harry Styles? I don’t think he is that good looking, but okay. I am going to have to check out these books.

Spoiler Alert: The movie has an open ending! Ugh, I think they are together, but I need to know for sure.

Rocket Man Review

After work today, I went to the movies with Anthony. We went to Southside Works Cinema. I was excited to see Rocketman! I haven’t been to Southside Works Cinema in years. It is a little run down compared to Cinemark. Tickets were only $5. It was a half off movie night.

After we got our tickets, we went upstairs to the concession area. I bought us a small popcorn to share which was $6.75. Anthony bought two bottled waters that was $9.00. It is expensive! I typically smuggle in my own water, but I didn’t have time to stop anywhere on the way.

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Once inside the theater, there was no one there we were hoping it was going to be an empty theater. We sat in the first row of seats that has a bar separating the platform from the floor. We like to put our feet on the bar. The seats were flimsy and didn’t recline. Anthony said, “What the hell is this.” We took a selfie in case we wanted to look back on this moment and laugh. The picture is a little dark, but it works.

Once the movie started, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was almost like a Musical, singing dancing. I didn’t know much about Elton John. I know his songs, but I didn’t know much about him as a person, or his background. His family life was kind of sad and his mom was supportive and mean.

However, he was so gifted on the piano from the time he was a child. It seemed as though he could hear a song and then play it immediately on the piano. I wish I could do that.

There were parts of the movie that moved kind of slow, but overall I really enjoyed it and it was a great start to Pride week. It is also Anthony’s birthday week. 🙂

Cruel Intentions 20th Anniversary

Work was chaotic we had prospective graduate students visiting our department. After work, I drove home. Drew took off work and went over his parents to watch some March Madness games. He was on his way home so he could see me before I went out in the evening. He had plans to go to the smokestack with Mike.

When I arrived home, we hung out for a bit, then I went upstairs to get ready. I wanted to look cute. I curled my hair. It was a girl’s night. I kissed Drew goodbye, and then I got in my car and drove to the Waterfront in Homestead. It was a little snowy outside, but it wasn’t really laying thankfully the ground was too warm.

When I arrived at PF Changs at the waterfront. I saw Wynn and Jenna in a corner booth. I  walked over and hopped into the booth. I hugged them both. Wynn said, “you said, casual!” I said, “true, but this is my night out. I wanted to look cute. I am in jeans.” I laughed. We ate dumplings and lo mein. I had two goose and soda waters, and Wynn had a cocktail. Jenna didn’t drink.

While we were eating and chatting, I got a text from Drew and asked if I saw the e-mail from the chancellor of Pitt. It was about waiting for the Antwon Rose verdict. I thought it was beautifully written. A few moments later, Drew called me and said, Michael Rosfeld was found not guilty. When I got off the phone with him, Wynn got a text from her husband, and then Jenna got a text from her husband. We look towards the TVs at the bar, and they had a picture of Michael Rosfeld and it said “Not Guilty” in big letters. Where we were located was east of Pittsburgh, where this event took place. Wynn texted her husband, who is a medic and he is listening to the police scanner now. We had second thoughts about going to the movie theater. We weren’t sure if the protesters were going to shut down the roads like they have done before. We decided to go to the movie, but be ready to leave if we need to.

Right before walking into the movies, we took a selfie.  I love these girls so much. Wynn is there for me whenever I need someone to vent to at work. Jenna, she just started last year. She is the sweetest.
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When we entered the theater, we got our tickets scanned and went into the theater.  I can’t tell you the last time I was at this theater. I never come out this way.

They did not have reserved seating, so we picked our seats, and I sat in the middle of Wynn and Jenna. This was Jenna’s first time seeing Cruel Intentions!

As soon as Placebo “Every You, Every Me” came on for the opening credits, Wynn and I started dancing in our seats and singing the words.

I have seen this movie a thousand times. I own it on DVD, and I watch it when it is on cable, but something about it seeing it on the big screen was amazing! Of course, it never gets old, when Ryan Philippe’s character dies. 3

At the end of the movie, Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve plays over the surround sound. Wynn an I start singing the lyrics. Poor Jenna probably thought we lost it. I had so much fun.

After the movies, we walked to our cars and said our goodbyes. I raced home. I couldn’t wait to get home to my husband, who was home from the smoke stack.

Aquaman

This evening, we went to go see Aquaman. I couldn’t wait to see Jason Momoa. When we arrived at the theater. Drew already bought the tickets, so we just had to approach the ushers to be scanned in. I stopped to talk to my friend Theresa and she gave us the new bucket and drink cup for the new year and threw away our old ones. We got popcorn and a drink cashed out and approached the usher. He scanned our tickets. We walked down the hallway to the theater room and took our seats. We munched on some popcorn and waited for the movie to start.

The movie was amazing. There were some parts that were a bit too fantasy for me, but Jason Momoa was a great Aquaman and he is easy on the eyes. There were some humorous lines in the movie and a happy ending. At the end, of course, we have to stay after the credits for the scenes.

Spoiler Alert: There will be another Aquaman!