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Marley & Me

I actually really enjoyed this movie. For what it was, I think it was quite a bit too long, but it was definitely entertaining. I think I actually liked the serious parts of the movie more than the funny parts. It’s really not much of a kid’s movie. I think it’s especially enjoyable/emotional if you’re a dog owner. Definitely one most people would enjoy.
B


Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

This movie was pretty strange. I liked it, but it just seemed really unrealistic. These high school kids live in New York and they never have a problem finding a parking place, or getting into clubs or anything. Hm. The soundtrack is quite awesome. The music alone is worth watching the movie. The two main characters seem a little over-the-top to be real, but all-in-all it was an entertaining movie.
B


The Reader

This probably isn’t a movie I’d recommend to most people. It’s pretty risque, and pretty depressing. I did enjoy it, though. It’s a great story. Probably not anything I’d ever watch again, though.
B


Slumdog Millionaire

The more I think about this movie, the more I like it. Especially the idea of it. It’s not a movie about a game show. It’s a movie about the life of a person. I like how they just used the game show to give us a reason to learn more about this person’s past. The actual game show part of the movie was definitely the most annoying part. I almost wish they would’ve just told the story of the guy and not used the game show premise, but I can see how that made the movie unique and maybe a bit easier to watch. I don’t really see how this is up for best picture, though. Whatever. What do I know?
B

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The drawings were done by non-other than Bobby Hopkins himself.

This is Bobby:

He likes to cover his mouth.

Bobby and I lived together for a little while in Texas.

We decided to start making little short films in our spare time.

I think we made like two. Possibly just this one.

The drawings on the banner are from the one I know we made.

I’ve put it on youtube, but for some reason it transfered all gittery.

You can watch it anyway… but it’s much better when it flows.

Here’s the original drawing:

Bobby is my friend.

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I love good television.

There is a new show coming out in March on NBC called Kings.

It looks great.

It is a modern-day drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.

And Ian McShane is in it.

Need I say more?

c.

This guy is cool.

More Tiny Houses.
I like the Weebee.

c.

Go ahead, Cornelius, you can cry.

“The formula behind what we’re doing is really rather simple:

  • Invite some of our favorite artists into the studio for the better part of an afternoon and have them perform a few numbers.
  • Document their performance with HD video and multitrack audio.
  • Edit. Mix. Master. Upload.
  • Lather. Rinse. Repeat.”

My good friend/exbandmate Joe Colvert wrote that. He is a co-owner of Lake Fever Productions, a studio on Music Row in Nashville. I’m proud of Joe.

Lake Fever Sessions is, obviously, a live recording of local Nashville indie bands inside Lake Fever Productions. What makes this whole thing even cooler for me is that the first band they picked to record also hits close to home. The guitarist/keyboardist Ryan Norris is also a good friend. Actually, Joe, Ryan and I all went to grade school together. Pretty cool, right? I thought so.

Even though none of you care about any of that other stuff, you should check out the sessions because they are well made and the band, The Privates, is really good.

¡Lake Fever Sessions!

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And it’s finally back!

I also love Jason.

But hate that he lives like a million miles away.

He has new glasses.

The end.

c.

Question: Why take diet pills when you can enjoy Ayds?

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1: I met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. one time.
2: Man, you lyin’. You ain’t never met no Martin Luther the King.


Role Models

I thought this movie was pretty hilarious. Bobby J.‘s character was a bit over-the-top, but I definitely laughed more than I rolled my eyes. Paul Rudd is becoming one of my favorite comedic actors. And Jane Lynch was great and had some of the best lines in the whole movie. It’s pretty crude, but it has a nice message at the end, so that’s good. Definitely a great comedy for those not easily offended.
A


The Foot Fist Way

First off I just have to say that I love Danny McBride. He is also becoming one of my favorite comedic actors. That being said, I didn’t love this movie. It had some good parts, but not a lot of them. It reminded me a lot of the movie I made for my senior project. Good idea, but amateur. It’s really hard to be funny for a whole movie. And to be a type of funny that everyone will enjoy. It didn’t work for me, and it didn’t work here. Just alright.
C


Mirrors

Silly. Not that I expected any different. I’m sorry, but Kiefer Sutherland will forever be Jack Bauer. Every character he plays is Jack Bauer. Even if it’s nothing like Jack Bauer. In other words, his acting in this movie is just bad. When he plays pissed off as Jack Bauer, it works. When he plays pissed off as another character, it’s just like a bad Jack Bauer impression. I wonder if I should say Jack Bauer one more time in this review? Oh… Plus, it should be called Reflections, not Mirrors. But whatever.
D

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