Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Sex and the City, the Movie

Friday, May 30th, 2008

I cannot wait! In about 12 hours, I’ll be sinking into some theater seating, popcorn in hand, to catch up on the “lives” of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. I came to the show later than most– it was already off the air before I started watching it. I got all the DVDs from Netflix, and watched the entire series in just a few weeks! I still watch the reruns when they run on Fox late at night, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing where the characters are at now. The movie supposedly picks up with them 4 years after the end of the television show.

The DVD Goes to…

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Because I love movies, I love watching them (see the Movie Project, above), and I love OWNING them, it was only natural that I chose to give away a DVD on this blog. It just so happened that Aladdin and Cinderella were being placed in the Disney vault that very day. It seemed like Kismet, so Aladdin it was. I always make a point of buying Disney movies as soon as they come out (Aristocats on DVD tomorrow!) so it surprised me that there were so many Disney lovers who don’t have this as part of their collections! Of course, I’m only so rabid about buying them immediately because I’m still bitter about the Lion King being released almost directly into the vault… when I was in college… and had no job and therefore no money. *sob*

Oh right, you’re not here to listen to me ramble about my DVD obsession, are you? You’re here for the winner of my giveaway. Well, if you insist. The winner is…

kadusey from My Cabbage of True Love! Congratulations! I’ll be contacting you a little bit later this afternoon to get your address!

Thanks to everyone for playing! I hope to see more of you around here in the future :)

Win a Copy of Aladdin on DVD

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I hope I have enough time to complete this before submissions are closed, but last-minute I decided to participate in the Winter 2008 Bloggy Giveaways

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The amount of giveaways is nearing 900, so after you enter this one, make sure you head over to check out the other submissions. I’ve spent time yesterday and a good portion of this morning entering for giveaways, and I’m nowhere near even 1/4th of the way through the list!

What I’m giving Away

A brand-new copy of Disney’s Aladdin on DVD. This DVD is getting put into the Disney Vault TODAY, so if you don’t already own it, this might be your last chance!

Who Can Win

It’s a Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only) DVD, so if you’ve got a DVD player that will play Region 1 DVDs, you’re good to go.

How To Enter

Leave a comment below! Easy peasy.

The Rest of the Details

Make sure the email address you provide is accurate… if I can’t contact you to get your information, you won’t be able to receive your prize.
All submissions must be in by 6 p.m. EST on Sunday February 3rd. The winner will be announced on Monday 2/4. Any submissions received after 6pm Sunday, but before the comments are closed will not be valid.
Good luck!!

If you’ve never commented before, your comment will land in the moderation queue. Don’t worry, I’ll get them approved just as soon as I can!

Snow and Harry Potter

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

This morning, I decided to brave the elements (and the crazy crowds of people) and get the DVDs I wanted. I was after Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Lost Season Three, both of which came out on Tuesday. I stopped and picked my mom up on the way. Of course, the crowds were absolutely insane, but we got in and back out in record time as we found a checkout lane that was almost completely empty. We stopped off for lunch, and by the time we got back to her house, the weather and road conditions had really started to deteriorate.

I knew we were supposed to get a pretty good winter storm this weekend, but they were expecting most of it to come overnight tonight. When the snow started to fall pretty heavily, I decided it was time to head back home before the roads got any slicker than they already were. Now I’m home, safely ensconced in my warm apartment, probably until Monday morning. I’m not venturing out into the winter weather unless I have to. So in the meantime, I’ll be here, hopefully getting a little cleaning done tomorrow, but for tonight I’m crocheting and watching movies.

I have Order of the Phoenix on right now, and I have to say, for the first hour, I was seriously less than impressed. I feel like they’re trying to shove too much into a short amount of time. Movies are never quite as good as the books they’re based on, but I feel like this one is missing a bit more of the finer nuances that the earlier four movies still managed to capture. It’s almost like they were more worried about making the movie into a neat, barely more than two hour package than they were about really telling the story. Ah well, it’s a decent enough movie, but it does make me worry a bit about the next two movies as those books are considerably lengthier and more involved than this book. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Monday, December 10th, 2007

I didn’t post at all yesterday… partially due to guilt over not posting a Self Portrait Sunday. Guilt is not the right word, but I kept putting it off thinking I might clean myself up and taking a picture and I never did. So what did I do all day yesterday?
Well, I watched movies for one. Or had movies running in the background while I did other things. Laws of Attraction, the Upside of Anger, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. One of those may have been Saturday…
I also did this:
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There are still a couple of gifts unwrapped, but for the most part, that’s everything. I got my card table just in time– it was so convenient for my little wrapping party yesterday!

Scary Movies

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

In the spirit of confessionals, and the fact that Halloween the movie has released their trailer, I feel I must admit… I haven’t seen any of the Halloween movies!
I do like scary movies, I just don’t like to watch them by myself. I’m such a chicken… if I do manage to make it through the movie alone, I’m just going to be really freaked out afterwards. Every little noise will make me jump, and I probably won’t be going to bed anytime soon. This is part of why I don’t see as many scary movies as I’d like. Remember me talking about the movie 1408? Yeah, still haven’t seen it. I don’t make it to the movie theater often (and really, that’s the best place to see a good scary movie), and when Sarah comes over, we want to put in a movie that’s funny and we don’t have to pay attention to.
I think the last scary movie I saw in the theater was The Ring. I can watch that movie now without batting an eyelash, but at the time, it was the scariest thing, EVER! I dropped everyone off at home after the movie, and when I got home myself, it was almost 2am. I opened my car door, and the neighbor was outside and said something to someone else. The voice scared me so much that I RAN from the car to the house, and practically pulled the screen door off the hinges in my hurry to get inside. Then, of course, I turned on every light in the house, and put a Disney movie on! :)
I think I might have to brave those end of the night, alone in the house jitters to see Halloween the movie, though. I mean, come on, it’s about time I see a Halloween movie, don’t you think? Besides, with Rob Zombie directing, you know it’s going to be good and twisted! I’ll need someone to come hold my hand though. And no popcorn– I’ll either jump and throw it on the floor, or scream and choke on a kernel. I want to watch a scary movie, not be a part of one! Check out the trailer below… looks promising doesn’t it?

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I finally got to see the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie last week… my major reaction throughout the whole movie was “what the heck?” Erica and I kept looking at each other and saying “Wait. What’s going on? Where did they come from? When did that happen?” and pretty much any variation of those questions you can think of.
I thought they were trying to do too much with the movie– there were so many characters doing different things that a lot of times it was hard to keep track of everyone. Much of the movie, especially the beginning, left me with the feeling that they’d skipped large chunks of the story. The millions of Jacks notwithstanding, there just wasn’t enough Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie. I do have to admit that Will Turner looked pretty darn good at the end of the movie though, and I’m not a huge Orlando Bloom fan.
All in all, it was a good movie, though probably not as good as the first two. They wrapped up most of the story lines, but left enough things open to make a fourth movie if they wanted to. I’d be happy with the three that are out now, I think. This is definitely a movie that I need to see again– I feel like I might not be so frustrated with the beginning of the movie now that I won’t be spending the time trying to put everything together.

The Movie Project, Updated

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I just went in this morning and added the last 3-4 movies I’ve watched and decided to go through and add it all up. When I decided to start this movie list back in January, I honestly didn’t think I’d make it to February before I forgot to keep it up, and that would be the end of it. Here we are, though, halfway through June and the list is still growing! I’m sure there are one or two movies I’ve forgotten along the way, but for the most part, they are all on there. I haven’t been watching as many movies since I no longer have a position that allows me to watch movies to kill time, but I still watch plenty on the weekends! As of this morning, I have watched 119 unique movies so far in 2007. If you count the movies I watched more than once, the number climbs up to 141. And none of those figures include TV on DVD. I’m really interested in seeing what this number rises to by the end of the year. I was thinking today about whether or not I’d continue the movie project next year, but I don’t know yet. I guess we’ll see when 2008 rolls around if I’m starting to feel forgetful!
If you want to see what I’ve been watching for yourself, visit The Movie Project.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I absolutely love the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, so don’t let the fact that I always call it 10 Things I Hate About You fool you. It’s the tens in both of the titles that confuse me, but I like both movies. I hadn’t seen the movie in a really long time, but I watched it again a week or two ago. All the things that Andi puts Ben through crack me up, like dragging him to a Celine Dion concert or letting the dog pee on all the poker tables. What makes it so funny is that we all know someone who has committed at least one of those horribly annoying offenses. Come on, admit it, you had someone in mind.

1408

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Most people who know me know that I believe in the supernatural. I absolutely, 100% believe in ghosts. I’ve had experiences personally with “little girl who lives in my room”, and my mom has stories that make my skin crawl. You know, things like seeing the face of an old man in the front of a stainless steel refrigerator. I have an unnatural curiosity for all things supernatural, but NO desire to experience it!! I want to read about it, and see pictures, but under no circumstances do I want to see it myself.

I am rather sadistic however, in that I like to watch scary movies even though they make me so scared I want to wet myself. I am usually bright enough to not watch a disturbing movie alone. One movie that has peaked my interest and has got me looking for someone’s hands to break, I mean, someone who is willing to go to movie with me. It’s the 1408 Movie starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson. Cusack’s character decides that he doesn’t believe in ghosts, having seen no physical evidence of their existence, and decides to spend 10 nights in haunted hotel rooms. All goes well until he checks into room 1408 of the legendary Dolphin Hotel. According to the hotel manager, there have been a total of 52 deaths in that room alone, and noone has lasted more than an hour in the room. Cusack throws down the gauntlet, and the room rises to the challenge spectacularly. The beside alarm clock sets itself to 60:00 and the one hour countdown begins. I couldn’t even begin to explain what happens next, so you’ll just have to check out the trailer below. Spooky! Who’s coming with me to see the 1408 Movie?

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