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The Bourne Ultimatum

We actually saw this a couple of weeks ago, but I totally forgot to review it, which is weird, because it’s one of the best movies so far this year. I guess there isn’t a whole lot to say, anyway, though. If you like the Bourne movies, you’ll like this one. If you’ve seen the other Bourne movies, you need to see this one. All that good stuff. It seriously was really, really good, though. I had someone ask me which one I liked the best, and I honestly couldn’t answer. Even more so than most trilogies, they are too much a part of each other. The first one really gets you into the story, the second one is really action-packed and fun, and the third one closes out the story for you. It’s more like one movie chopped into three parts. All three are awesome, and none of them would be as good without the others.
Just see it.
A


The Dog Problem

This movie wasn’t necessarily bad, but wasn’t really that great either. It was just kind of there. There were some funny parts, and some somewhat interesting parts, but mostly it was just kind of blah. I can’t really recommend anyone watching this when they could be watching something better…
D


Mini’s First Time

This was actually pretty good. Surprisingly. The acting was good. The plot was a little messed up, but still good. It’s not really a movie I’d recommend to everyone, or maybe even most, but there are probably a few people out there who would enjoy it.
C

It’s a Boy Girl Thing

Yes, this is another one of those “something weird happens and we switch bodies” movies. No, it wasn’t terrible. Actually, I’d have to say it’s probably the best one of “those” movies I’ve seen. It was actually pretty funny and sincere. I thought both of the main characters did a pretty good job of acting like the opposite sex trapped in their rivals body. This is a good one for a relaxing night without much thinking involved, but some pretty good comedy and your typical happy ending.
C


Sunshine

I actually really liked this movie, although I think it was too long and too hard to follow at times. It’s a really cool idea, and if you look past some of the slow parts and some of the convoluted parts, the story is very unique and interesting. If you don’t know, the movie is about the sun finally dying out, and a crew is sent to get it shinning again. It was made by the guy who did 28 Days Later, The Beach, Trainspotting and a movie you probably haven’t seen, but should, Shallow Grave. Needless to say, I am a fan of his, and this movie didn’t disappoint.
B


The TV Set

I really, really liked this one. It was quite funny and interesting. It’s pretty much about the whole process of how a television show goes from concept to pilot, in hopes of being picked up by a network. The way the show changes to appease the big wigs at the network is quite humorous, and almost sad, at the same time. This is a really good movie with some really great performances (especially David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver), and I think most people would probably enjoy it.
B

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Earlier today Nick tagged me, telling me to find one of my favorite movie scenes on youtube and put it on our blog. I found quite a few clips from quite a few of my favorites. I didn’t know eveyone he tagged would be so quick to respond, so now I’m somewhat behind. Because I have quite a few clips I’d like to show, I think I might make “Favorite Movie Scenes” a weekly thing for the next few weeks. But, to get on with the “game,” here is my first clip:

Dead Poets Society
****SPOILER****ENDING****

This is one of the greatest movies ever made, and the ending is so inspiring and emotional. My favorite part is the very end when it shows Todd through someone else in the classrooms legs, and it looks like he’s in some sort of spotlight. I just always thought that was really cool. I also always found it rather funny, for lack of a better word, that about half of the class is still sitting down. What a bunch of nerds. Even MEEKS is standing on his desk!

If you haven’t seen this movie, go BUY it now.

I tag: Sheena, Reid, Ashley, J.T., and KelsEy.

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Spaced is a British television show that aired in 1999 (season 1) and 2001 (season 2). It was written by, and stars, Jessica Hynes and, more notably, Simon Pegg of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame (both of which are must-sees). Simon’s co-star in the aforementioned movies, Nick Frost, is also a part of the cast. It’s mainly a comedy of very quirky characters, as the actual plot isn’t really that important to the story that takes place in each episode.

Jason introduced me to the show, and although I’m not nearly as big of a fan as he is (he says it’s better than Arrested Development. Blasphemy!), it is a quite interesting and entertaining show.

I have two episodes left to finish the first season, and I must say that the episodes keep getting better and better. The episode I watched last night was pretty hilarious. Hopefully this trend will continue.

You can download all the episodes from both seasons here, for free.
So why not check it out?

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I began blogging in October of 2001.

I used an amazing site called diaryland (haha) and began blogging to appease a couple of my college classmates who had started blogging themselves, and wanted me to join the club.

In April of 2004 I made the amazing leap from diaryland to xanga. This was a major improvement, design and functionality-wise.

Then, in June of 2006, as my wife and I were wed, so were our glorious blogs. We made the switch from xanga to wordpress, and never looked back.

It’s embarrassing going back and reading this stuff. Which is why I’m sharing it with you. I just love embarrassing myself…

It has been a long and wonderful journey and I would like to thank all of my very loyal readers for sticking with me through all these years. Yeah, right.

Seriously, though… six years. Geez.

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You’ve probably seen this by now, but it’s awesome,
so you probably need to watch it again…

“…everywhere like such as and…”

wow…

c.

“I thought I was your snack pack.”


I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Weak. The only reason it doesn’t get an F is because there were a couple of moments that were actually funny…but not many. Actually, the only funny parts I remember came when this guy was on screen. It seems like he only plays over-the-top gay guys. And most of the time it’s not funny. This time it worked for the most part… and it was the only thing that worked in the whole movie.
Thanks, guy.
Don’t waste your time.
D

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let’s talk about how today was the second day of school and i’m already over it.
i’m so overwhelmed. i bought books for all of my classes today.
18 books…for 4 classes.
see for yourself.

this is me thinking about reading all these books

i think it’s safe to say that i will be MIA for the next 4 months.
i’ll miss you.

i updated the patton picture blog…so check it out.

anyway, i went to fusion spa this morning and got a massage.
casey got me a gift certificate for christmas last year and i just now used it.
it was so fabulous. i love massages. for real.
man…it’s been a while since i’ve actually blogged.
lets see whats new…
i had 3 sessions with a personal trainer at the rec center and i enjoyed it.
i’ve been trying to work out a lot…because i want to be healthy.
i’m kinda sad though because i don’t know when i’ll have time to exercise now (see picture above)
tomorrow casey and i are going to a dance party.
time to get…

saturday we have a wedding. i love going to weddings…mostly for the food.

well…this is why i don’t blog…
maybe someone enjoyed it. let me know if you are that someone…and maybe i’ll blog more often…only for you though.

sheena p.


Sheena and I have just finished the first season of a show called Dexter.

It comes on Showtime, but the first season is available on DVD.

It is awesome. Awesome.

It’s like a crime drama slash thriller slash dark comedy. Yeah.

The main character, Dexter, is played by Michael C. Hall of Six Feet Under fame.

The main premise of the show is that Dexter is a forensics analyst with the Miami Police Department (specializing in blood spatter) by day, but by night is a serial killer who only kills serial killers who have escaped justice.

A bit of a warning: Because it’s on Showtime, it’s pretty much an R-rated show (mainly for being bloody and for bad language). So if you don’t like seeing/hearing that stuff, I’d steer clear.

Trust me, though, it’s really good. You should definitely check it out.

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Go HERE to get the new Robbie Seay Band album for free.

All you have to do is sign up for the band’s newsletter, and Relevant’s newsletter.
I’m sure you can cancel right after you start receiving them.

Robbie Seay Band is awesome… so do it.

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