February 14, 2012

Trash Talk Tuesday (the return)

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's a glimpse of the beautiful roses my boyfriend sent me. They are wonderful and I am one lucky lady! (Sorry, needed to brag a little)

I love the red vase!
They came with sparkles!

I feel like on Valentine's Day you should be honest with those you love. Not that you shouldn't be honest on any other day... Wow, this sounding more and more awkward.

Anyway, I haven't done a trash talk Tuesday in quite some time. So in honor of my 2nd snow day from school, Valentine's Day, and a halfway decent Tuesday, here is a new one!

Whitney Houston Dies
Ok, don't get me wrong, sure it was a little sad that Whitney Houston died at a relatively young age. And, I'm guessing, it happened pretty unexpectedly. But at the same time, does EVERY news station have to be broadcasting it? And do they have to keep talking about it for days and DAYS? When our media can't even focus on the soldiers we lose daily in war, but they CAN focus on one pop singer for endless days-- I have to wonder what is wrong with our focus? We have turned our artists into idols and gods. Yes, she died. Yes, we can pay homage. But after that I think it's time to move on with our lives. 

Chris Brown at the Grammys
 I'm not sure what exactly I was watching on Sunday night, but I totally missed out on the Grammys. I DID turn it to the station once to catch Chris Brown winning a Grammy. I said to myself "huh." and changed the channel. I think I was watching old reruns of "Kitchen Nightmares" starring chef Gorden Ramsey. Even that seemed more interesting than the music awards. Anyway, all of the hullabaloo surrounding Chris is that he won awards and was allowed to perform at the show. Even though he got into big trouble for assaulting his former girlfriend (and pop singer), Rhianna in 2009. Scandalous. 

Adele Wins Big
 Bravo to Adele. In case you haven't heard her sing-- you really should look her up on iTunes. She managed to nab 6 Grammys-- including ones like "best song of the year", "album of the year", and "record of the year". (what is the difference between a record and an album?!?) I'm just glad that someone who can actually sing and write and HAS talent could win big. I tip my hat to this lady... well, I would if I were wearing one, that is. 
PS-Remember the year Justin Bieber was nominated for Best New Artist? I felt mortified for our country...

Transforming... Again 
  Apparently they are going to make a 4th Transformers... But the rumor is there will be no Shia LaBeouf. That being said, all I have to say is-- PASS. I do agree with a lot of people, these were once cartoons for kiddos. Why do all the robots have to use such bad language? Why the PG-13 ratings? What happened to family movies? 

Movie Reviews
I watched this movie thinking it would be another "Liam Neeson kicks some butt and makes everyone rue the day they crossed him" kind of film. NOT. AT. ALL. It was more of a story focusing on the human will to live. Overall I can't tell you what happens... But it was very depressing. And, safe to say, definitely a movie meant for guys. 

I rented this one from the Redbox. It was definitely worth $1. It's a true story-- a little comedy mixed in, but mostly drama. I found some of the flashbacks and flashforwards hard to follow... but I think that's a personal problem.If you love baseball or sports you'll most likely enjoy it.

If you know me at all, you'll know I can't resist "scary" movies or shark themed movies. (Don't worry, I didn't spend any money on this one). Over-cliched, bad acting, horrible graphics... This movie has it all! That all being said, I kind wish I had that hour and a half back...

I love Steve Carell, so I decided to give this chick flick a chance. Overall I think it had a really good message, it made me laugh, and the acting was GOOD. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and to anyone who enjoys chick flicks. (though be warned, it isn't as light-hearted and perfect as most chick flicks end up being-- which is why I liked it)

This one is mostly for Heather. First of all, I'm sorry I watched it. I LOVE the original Footloose. The one with Kevin Bacon. And I was super bored today, which is why I found myself wondering about the new version. Let me cut to the chase. Here is what I picked up on:
  • They use EXACT lines from the original (a LOT)
  • They use the same outfits as the original (like what they wear to the final dance, etc)
  • They used a lot of the same songs as the original (sometimes the same exact song, and some were the same song with new rhythms)
  • They tried to make it modern by adding in some random rap music and break dancing
  • The acting was pretty cheesy
  • The dancing wasn't all that impressive
Overall I felt like they were merely making a horrible copy of the original. If they were going to remake it, why didn't they try to change it more? That's what I don't understand. Why should they redo the original when there is NOTHING wrong with it? In the future, if I want to watch Footloose I will always go for the original instead of this cheap imposter. For shame. 


  1. First of all, why shouldn't you brag? You've got a man and that man gave you roses! Woo!

    Second, I am afraid I can no longer call you matey soul. I know, Valentine's day is a terrible day to tell you this, but I can't live a lie. You like Adele. And that is shocking. SHOCKING! She is TERRIBLE!!!!!! So terrible in fact that I have been known to link the sound of her voice to things like: nails on a chalkboard, some one hitting a bag of cats with a stick, a donkey with laryngitis...

    And third - we both knew the "new" Footloose could never compare to the old, so you have no one but yourself to blame. I recommend that you watch the good one (full of Kevin Bacon-ey goodness) and forget the "new" one exists...

    (P.S. even though I can no longer call you matey soul, I still love you)

    (P.S.S. Happy Valentines Day!)

  2. I cannot believe you watched the new footloose OR the shark movie! AAAHHHH....very disturbing, almost as disturbing as the idea of a 4th Transformers movie! Yuck!

    However, I do love Adele so I have to take Anna's side on that one!

    Also, tell Jake that those are awesome roses and he did good!! Sorry you guys couldn't be together yesterday. =(

    P.S. I miss both you and Heather SO SO MUCH! Is it time for the Renaissance Fair yet?!?