Wednesday, November 3, 2010

HDMR: Get Him to the Greek & a bonus

Well howdy folks, it's been a long while since I've done a Hump Day Movie Review huh? Amazing. Well, it isn't because I have taken a hiatus from watching movies, let me tell you. My Netflix rating is nearly to 1500 and that's only the movies I took the time to rate! If you do the math, that would mean I would average close to 54 movies a year, and well, that's just silly because I know during those college years I was watching movies like there was no tomorrow. ha ha!

In honor of November and the awesomness that is Thanksgiving, the ratings will be based on foods associated with that holiday. Anyway, on to the reviews:

Get Him to the Greek
I had a free Redbox rental code, so I said why not. I picked up the movie and at first Don looked at me like the pregnant hormones had completely taken over my brain, but he was open to watching it. We had to pause a few times when little Mari elected to get up and insisted that we have a dance/giggle party and again when she wanted/needed water. The movie flowed well, and there were a couple of moments in the movie where we were laughing so hard, I was not only gasping for air, but when I finally caught it, I started coughing so much that I nearly lost my dinner. Both of us had tears streaming down our eyes, and we were thankful for the added belly laughs from the movie that accompanied the ones earlier from the Sugarbean. I'm glad we didn't see this in the theater, because I don't think we would have had quite as much fun. I rate this a full-on turkey dinner with all of the fixin's plus dessert.  WARNING: It has adult content, so it is best to watch it only if you are an adult! It cracks me up that I write this because once upon a time, I was completely oblivious to how much influence movies and music has on a kiddo, but now I'm fully aware.

Oh and yeah, I totally forgot to return it before the 24 hour rental window, so our "free" movie cost us a dollar. Lucky for me, Don said it was worth the dollar, so hooray!

Now for the bonus: 
I have an additional album to review. Bianca, what is up with all of the music reviews? Seriously? Well, folks, it's been a LOOOOOONG dry spell since I procured any music, whether from a mix CD, friends sharing stuff with me, or actually *gasp* buying a CD. I like buying CDs as opposed to albums, because music from a CD will not all of a sudden vanish if/when your hard drive fails you. With that said, I bought another album. I can't believe I'm admitting this, but whatever. I bought the new Taylor Swift album, Speak Now.

Before you run off and judge me for my musical taste, here's the reasons:
  1. Her music is simple and yet catchy. 
  2. Her music is family friendly (minus the heavy sexual innuendo and curse words). Last thing I want is my toddler writhing on the floor, singing Like a Virgin, ummm...no thanks.
  3. Her music is simple enough for my daughter to sing along to, and I love hearing her sing along in her cute little voice! 
  4. Her music takes me back to a time that I don't ever want to forget, and that's a good thing.

Anyway, with that said, after I opened the CD, I read the liner notes. I look forward the reading the pictures, the "thanks" section, and bonus if the lyrics are included. When I read her note, I felt chills and kept nodding my head. She's right, there are times in your life where you are at a loss for words and you may be blindsided. After the fact, you are wishing that you would've said this or that. But sometimes, you are lucky and you DO have the words. Because you have those words, you should totally speak up, say them with conviction, and not live in regret for not saying what you felt. She has the medium with which to say those words after the fact and I applaud her effort for doing so.

Overall, I liked the album.Better than Revenge is a bit dodgy. I did not like the words she was singing and if there was something that I think she may regret later, it is singing about this song. It may be heartfelt and such, but I thought it was a bit tacky and low. To make up for it, though, we have Never Grow Up. When I first heard it, I saw my little one in the back of the car, happily bobbing her head to the beat. Tears filled my eyes and all of the hopes and dreams I have for her, flashed before me. I pray she's happy, I pray she grows up to be a genuine lady with character and integrity. I pray she meets the person of her dreams, who treats her with respect and admiration. I pray that she comes knows the love that Don and I share. I pray for all of these good things. I pray for a handful of tolerable hiccups, just so she can have the life experiences. I don't ever want her to have to go through the creepy dark, seedy parts of life. That song spoke to me and it continues to speak to me. Overall, I like this album. She and I were actually dancing to it the other day when we were making breakfast for Daddy. If it is on sale and she's the kind of gal you like, or you like your music, then you will not regret this purchase. I rate this pumpkin pie with a large dollop of whipped cream.

*I did not receive any compensation for reviewing these products. My free Redbox code was sent to me via their text program that I signed up for and I am pleasantly surprised by getting a free code via text. If you haven't done it and you have unlimited texts, it's a pretty cool thing.

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