Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's going to be Legen....wait for it...Dary!

So approximately a year ago, there was a deal on one of my favorite websites, www.slickdeals.net What was it? The first 3 seasons of How I met your mother ran me a grand total of $27. I had never seen the show, but heard positive remarks from two separate people. Because its me, that was good enough to make the purchase. Okay..okay, let's be honest, if I heard a negative remark, I probably still would have made the purchase.

After episode one, I was sold. The cast was great, Jason Segel always was worth a good laugh, Alyson Hannigan looks ridiculously good, NPH is well...NPH and I feel like Ted Moseby is like someone in everyone's group of friends. The hopeless romantic that believes in fairy tale endings, only he's a dude instead of a chick.

The dynamic between the group of friends and the endless sexual tension between Ted and Robin is just fun to watch. You have the married couple that are always happy, the alpha male that just likes to sleep with women, the hopeless romantic and the girl that people want to sleep with but don't because they are friends.

It's been a long time since I've really enjoyed a true 30 min sitcom, probably the days of Seinfeld, Scrubs etc.. Obviously there is the Office now, but I think you get the gist. I beg you, if you like comedies and you are my age, you will love How I met your mother. Go rent it/buy it/borrow it immediately.

5 out of 5 Manatees.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


So I finally have internet again. I finished my move. Things are finally settling down and I can get back into the swing of things. Hopefully I didn't lose all 4 of my readers in my brief hiatus.

So while cleaning up my room a bit, I decided to watch a movie since I have a big queue of them to see. At the top of my list was a movie entitled 'Push'. More than likely, you've only heard of this movie a long time ago, and I'm not going to lie, it's probably that way for a reason. I wouldn't say the film was bad by any means, but I can assure you that it wasn't great. Who would you recognize in the film? A somewhat grown up Dakota Fanning. A svelt Chris Evans, aka the human torch. The black guy from all the good movies, Djimon Hounsou. If the name isn't familiar, he was the black slave in Gladiator, the African peasant from Blood Diamond, the extra from Stargate, the list goes on.

So what is the film about? Its in the near future (from what I could tell) in a world where there are people with special powers. Some are 'pushers' some are 'sniffers' some are 'readers'. I'm sure none of that makes sense, but think of these people all with subtle super powers. Levitation, telokinesis, things of that nature. The backstory was pretty cool saying it started during world war 2 with Nazi Germany. I say that its cool because that part is actual truth. Back in the day from what I remember (from reading obviously) Nazi Germany did all sorts of research to try and get a leg up in the war. People were found and branches of the govt were formed to carry on research after the war was over. The goal? The perfect solder, with heightened powers of course.

Yadda yadda yadda, fast forward. The film ends. It had its cool pieces, but I must admit seeing a semi-grown up Dakota Fanning through me for a loop. Am I sick when I say I bet she's hot when she's 5 years older? Will, I'm looking in your direction since I know you'll say that's only normal. Action sequences seemed vanilla since movies such as these have been done before. There was no real creativity or innovation involved, but the way the ending panned out did actually surprise me. Not often am I confused and surprised by twists, but this did a pretty good job. So there are some pros associated to the film.

Would I say its worth a rental? probably not, but worth a $1 redbox? If there is nothing else, I would comfortably say maybe.

I give the film 2.5 out of 5 Manatees.