Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Currently Reading..

I love love love to read, unfortunately being an busy Interior Design student does not allow for many free moment to read. But thankfully it is SUMMER, aka read till my eyeballs fall out. I am currently reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I had heard of this book a long time ago and never got around to reading it but, I saw the trailer for the movie which is coming out August 14th and it gave me the push to read it. So then I can love it and then become mad when the movie is not as perfect as the book was, which is usually what happens. 

The book is an untraditional love story about Henry DeTamble, a cute adventurist librarian who involuntarily travels through time and Clare Abshire, an artist whose does not time travel. The story is strange but intriguing because Clare first meets Henry when she is five and he is in his 40s. The first time he meet her however he is 28 she is 20 and he doesn't know her, but she knows him.

I cannot wait for the movie and I am only 100 pages into the book. The trailer grabs you and if that doesn't Eric Bana will. The movie also stars Rachel McAdams and the screenplay is written by the same man who wrote Ghost. 

Check out the trailer below.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Away We Go

I went to see the movie Away We Go last weekend. I was really excited about seeing this the trailer looked great, I love Sam Mendes movies (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) and I also love Dave Eggers' books (A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius and You Shall Know Our Velocity).

The movie lived up to the expectations. Not only was it incredibly funny but it was sweet and a glimpse of a couple, a type of couple not usually shown in movies. The couple was as they called themselves "fuck ups" they are 30 something and have no idea what to do with their lives, but as the impending birth of their child approaches they search to learn what is happiness and where do they find it.

Both John Krasinkini and Maya Rudolph were perfect  but the supporting actors of the film added to the collage of life shown as they search through North American to find their "home" and happiness. 

The first stop is Phoenix where the couple spends the day with Verona's (Maya Rudolph) former boss Lilly (Allison Janney). Lilly is terribly blunt to her children and husband and her antics leave you laughing.

They then go to visit Burt's (John Kransinkini) childhood friend Ellen (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who has renamed herself LN and now lives a "hippie" lifestyle with her partner and two children, both of which she still breast feeds even though one is old enough to ask for it. The two couples clashing lifestyles lead to many funny scenes and a clue to the path of happiness.

Burt and Verona then bolt for Montreal to find their old college friends Tom (Chris Messina) and Munch (Mealine Lynskey) who have a home with a collection of children Brad and Angelina would be proud of. 

The film shows that although life is not always planned happiness and home can be found in the most unlikely situations, and it makes life that much more fun, and humorous.

I whole heartily recommend this movie as it does not disappoint. Check out the trailer below. Not to mention the movie has amazing music listen to some of the music here.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Sweetest Love Story..Disguised as a Children's Movie

This weekend I went to go see the movie Up. I fell in love with Pixar movies first by Toy Story,  and always find it amazing that they can make a movie which is not only fun for children, teenagers, and adults. Up was no different..

Up is the story of 78 year old ballon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who is determined to finish the life long dream of his deceased wife Ellie. The story centers on Carl's journey to bring his and Ellie's home to South America just as she had always wanted. The adventure focuses on the relationship between Carl and his stowaway; Russell, a 8 year old Wilderness Explorer (the cutest kid ever).

The relationship between the two was endearing and heartfelt and full of laughs.  But the relationship I loved the most was the realtionship between Carl and his wife Ellie. The two meet when they were just children and although they were very different, Ellie never shuts up and Carl doesn't say two peeps, they found a happiness together and Carl always strove to make her happy.

During the movie I cried and laughed. The relationship of Carl and Ellie struck me so much, Carl was so in love with his wife he flew to the end of the earth via a few thousand helium balloons to carry out her dream. If we could all just find a man who loves us like Carl loved Ellie life would be complete. 

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." Moulin Rouge

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Long Overdue..

I haven't posted anything in a while I have always wanted to have a blog and then find I'm at a loss of interesting things to share..

Recently I have been diving in to the TV show True Blood from HBO  via Netflix and the Sookie Stackhouse books.  The books and show I must admit are a guilty pleasure more sex and romance then quality but highly entertaining.

The girl can make a headband look sexy..very Blair if you ask me.

Not only is the show intriguing but Anna Paquin's character Sookie is just a treat. She is naive and funny, and her southern drawl and fashion sense is charming. If that doesn't get you all the eye candy on this show has to 

Ryan Kwanten plays Jason Stackhouse

Sam Trammell plays Sam Merlotte

and Stephen Moyer plays Sam Compton 

The second season premiers this Sunday but I don't think I'll be caught up enough to watch it on Sunday night so I might have to catch it at another time..