31 December 2012

Filmography 2012

How many movies did you see this year??


Films in order of appearance (On IMDb):

  1. 00:01:03        Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
  2. 00:03:21        The Dark Knight Rises
  3. 00:05:14        Life of Pi
  4. 00:06:21        The Amazing Spiderman
  5. 00:07:22        ParaNorman
  6. 00:08:23        The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  7. 00:10:00        Beasts of the Southern Wild
  8. 00:11:02        Rec 3: Genesis
  9. 00:12:12        Skyfall
  10. 00:14:03        Red Dawn
  11. 00:15:12        The Grey
  12. 00:16:23        The Bourne Legacy
  13. 00:18:00        The Apparition
  14. 00:18:21        The Dark Knight Rises
  15. 00:19:14        Total Recall
  16. 00:21:15        Wrath of the Titans
  17. 00:22:12        The Loneliest Planet
  18. 00:23:10        The Impossible
  19. 00:24:08        Red Dawn
  20. 00:25:18        Battleship
  21. 00:26:18        Underworld: Awakening
  22. 00:27:14        The Hobbit
  23. 00:28:12        Brave
  24. 00:29:10        The Hunger Games
  25. 00:30:08        The Avengers
  26. 00:31:00        The Amazing Spiderman
  27. 00:31:11        Underworld: Awakening
  28. 00:31:20        Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  29. 00:32:17        Cloud Atlas
  30. 00:33:09        Snow White and the Huntsman
  31. 00:34:05        John Carter
  32. 00:35:07        The Avengers
  33. 00:35:20        Red Tails
  34. 00:36:16        Alex Cross
  35. 00:37:12        Lockout
  36. 00:38:07        Flight
  37. 00:38:20        Chernobyl Diaries
  38. 00:39:07        The Divide
  39. 00:39:23        The Watch
  40. 00:41:12        Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  41. 00:45:02        Robot and Frank
  42. 00:46:15        Ted
  43. 00:48:00        The Oranges
  44. 00:48:21        Crazy Eyes
  45. 00:50:14        The Details
  46. 00:52:10        The Guilt Trip
  47. 00:53:15        Footnote
  48. 00:54:07        Man on a Ledge
  49. 00:56:07        Detachment
  50. 00:57:04        Fun Size
  51. 00:57:23        Ruby Sparks
  52. 00:58:16        In Our Nature
  53. 00:59:05        The Perks of Being a Wallflower / Ruby Sparks
  54. 01:00:04        Trouble with the Curve
  55. 01:00:23        21 Jump Street
  56. 01:02:18        The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
  57. 01:03:07        Being Flynn
  58. 01:03:23        Farewell My Queen
  59. 01:04:19        Think Like A Man
  60. 01:05:11        Piranha 3DD
  61. 01:06:12        Zero Dark Thirty
  62. 01:07:04        Starlet
  63. 01:07:23        That’s My Boy
  64. 01:08:16        Men In Black III
  65. 01:09:14        Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
  66. 01:10:11        The Sessions
  67. 01:11:03        Cosmopolis
  68. 01:11:23        The Oranges
  69. 01:12:10        Chronicle
  70. 01:13:01        Pitch Perfect
  71. 01:14:11        The Five-Year Engagement
  72. 01:15:06        The Man with the Iron Fists
  73. 01:15:21        A Liar’s Autobiography
  74. 01:16:11        The Avengers
  75. 01:17:01        Wrath of the Titans
  76. 01:17:15        Looper
  77. 01:18:00        The Woman in Black
  78. 01:18:12        Step Up Revolution
  79. 01:19:12        Wreck-it Ralph
  80. 01:20:02        John Carter
  81. 01:20:15        Rise of the Guardians
  82. 01:21:10        The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
  83. 01:22:15        Safe House
  84. 01:23:11        Ruby Sparks
  85. 01:24:06        The Words
  86. 01:24:11        Ruby Sparks
  87. 01:25:04        Hitchcock
  88. 01:26:10        To Rome With Love
  89. 01:27:05        Butter
  90. 01:27:19        Savages
  91. 01:28:08        Damsels in Distress
  92. 01:28:23        Sparkle
  93. 01:29:13        Jack Reacher
  94. 01:30:01        Ruby Sparks
  95. 01:30:20        The Hunter
  96. 01:31:05        Bernie
  97. 01:33:00        Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  98. 01:33:23        Chernobyl Diaries
  99. 01:34:14        Django Unchained
  100. 01:35:21        The Expendables 2
  101. 01:36:08        The Lorax
  102. 01:36:20        Looper
  103. 01:37:09        Ice Age: Continental Drift
  104. 01:38:12        Cloud Atlas
  105. 01:39:09        Cabin in the Woods
  106. 01:40:05        Life of Pi
  107. 01:41:15        The Hunter
  108. 01:43:03        The Grey
  109. 01:44:22        Nobody Walks
  110. 01:45:21        Prometheus
  111. 01:46:18        Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
  112. 01:47:11        Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away
  113. 01:48:03        The Divide
  114. 01:48:19        Looper
  115. 01:49:14        Kumare
  116. 01:50:02        The Man with the Iron Fists
  117. 01:51:22        Killing Them Softly
  118. 01:52:12        The Three Stooges
  119. 01:52:22        The Avengers
  120. 01:53:15        Premium Rush
  121. 01:54:00        Hit and Run
  122. 01:54:07        Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  123. 01:54:16        Savages
  124. 01:55:06        The Raid: Redemption
  125. 01:55:21        The Bourne Legacy
  126. 01:56:04        Lawless
  127. 01:56:09        Contraband
  128. 01:56:16        Sound of My Voice
  129. 01:56:23        The Watch
  130. 01:57:09        Darling Companion
  131. 01:58:00        Prometheus
  132. 01:59:04        Hitchcock
  133. 01:59:10        This Is 40
  134. 02:00:00        Father of Lights
  135. 02:00:11        The Master
  136. 02:01:04        Hyde Park on Hudson
  137. 02:01:08        Lawless
  138. 02:01:15        Sinister
  139. 02:02:02        Frankenweenie
  140. 02:02:15        3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom
  141. 02:02:23        Hotel Transylvania
  142. 02:03:09        Where Do We Go Now?
  143. 02:03:20        Dark Shadows
  144. 02:04:11        People Like Us
  145. 02:05:04        Jack Reacher
  146. 02:05:14        Ek Tha Tiger
  147. 02:05:22        Big Miracle
  148. 02:06:08        Iron Sky
  149. 02:06:20        For A Good Time, Call…
  150. 02:07:13        Lockout
  151. 02:08:08        Detention
  152. 02:09:03        Chronicle
  153. 02:14:00        Lawless
  154. 02:17:00        The Avengers
  155. 02:17:21        Alex Cross
  156. 02:18:10        Seven Psychopaths
  157. 02:18:21        Casa de mi Padre
  158. 02:19:07        Safe
  159. 02:19:15        Savages
  160. 02:20:00        The Bourne Legacy
  161. 02:20:16        Django Unchained
  162. 02:21:03        Meeting Evil
  163. 02:21:18        This Is Not A Film
  164. 02:22:02        Act of Valor
  165. 02:22:20        Hold Your Breath
  166. 02:23:04        Goon
  167. 02:23:14        Snow White and the Huntsman
  168. 02:24:08        Gone
  169. 02:24:20        The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  170. 02:25:07        The Samaritan
  171. 02:25:17        Sleepless Night
  172. 02:26:11        Jack Reacher
  173. 02:27:05        Flight
  174. 02:28:07        End of Watch
  175. 02:28:20        Dredd 3D
  176. 02:29:14        Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  177. 02:30:04        Lincoln
  178. 02:31:08        Contraband
  179. 02:31:15        Total Recall
  180. 02:32:08        Wreck-it Ralph
  181. 02:32:20        Argo
  182. 02:33:11        The Grey
  183. 02:34:08        The Lady
  184. 02:34:17        John Carter
  185. 02:35:09        Beneath the Darkness
  186. 02:35:21        Bel Ami
  187. 02:36:15        Cabin in the Woods
  188. 02:36:22        Silent Night
  189. 02:37:07        Paranormal Activity 4
  190. 02:37:13        Ultrasonic
  191. 02:37:23        Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
  192. 02:38:13        The Cold Light of Day
  193. 02:39:02        V/H/S
  194. 02:39:18        Dark Tide
  195. 02:40:05        Headhunters
  196. 02:40:14        Contraband
  197. 02:41:02        Deadfall
  198. 02:41:14        Universal Soldier
  199. 02:42:00        Killer Joe
  200. 02:42:22        The Big Picture
  201. 02:43:17        Here Comes the Boom
  202. 02:45:00        Keyhole
  203. 02:45:15        Resident Evil: Retribution
  204. 02:46:18        The Amazing Spiderman
  205. 02:48:00        Zero Dark Thirty
  206. 02:48:21        Gambit
  207. 02:49:19        Bernie
  208. 02:50:11        Laurence Anyways
  209. 02:51:13        Django Unchained
  210. 02:52:22        Promised Land
  211. 02:54:07        That’s My Boy
  212. 02:55:01        Celeste and Jesse Forever
  213. 02:57:16        Monsieur Lazhar
  214. 02:58:13        21 Jump Street
  215. 02:59:18        10 Years
  216. 03:00:13        Anne Karenina
  217. 03:01:04        The Raven
  218. 03:02:18        Red Hook Summer
  219. 03:03:13        Moonrise Kingdom
  220. 03:04:03        Premium Rush
  221. 03:04:20        Mirror Mirror
  222. 03:05:11        The Amazing Spiderman
  223. 03:07:07        The First Time
  224. 03:07:20        Barfi!
  225. 03:08:16        Silver Linings Playbook
  226. 03:09:10        Fun Size
  227. 03:10:09        The Man With the Iron Fists
  228. 03:11:13        So Undercover
  229. 03:12:05        One for the Money
  230. 03:12:19        Save the Date
  231. 03:14:12        Safety Not Guaranteed
  232. 03:15:07        Compliance
  233. 03:16:02        Haywire
  234. 03:16:21        Safety Not Guaranteed
  235. 03:18:08        Ek Tha Tiger
  236. 03:18:22        A Royal Affair
  237. 03:19:08        Magic Mike
  238. 03:19:20        Stolen
  239. 03:21:02        The Queen of Versailles
  240. 03:21:22        Barfi!
  241. 03:22:19        The Inbetweeners
  242. 03:23:16        Bachelorette
  243. 03:24:10        Only the Young
  244. 03:25:01        Shut Up and Play the Hits
  245. 03:25:17        In Our Nature
  246. 03:26:17        Gambit
  247. 03:27:13        Hope Springs
  248. 03:28:06        Ambassador
  249. 03:28:21        Project X
  250. 03:29:07        Joyful Noise
  251. 03:30:01        Looper
  252. 03:30:23        Trishna
  253. 03:32:09        The Deep Blue Sea
  254. 03:33:03        Smashed
  255. 03:33:18        The Lucky One
  256. 03:34:10        Not Fade Away
  257. 03:35:01        Pitch Perfect
  258. 03:35:19        Friends With Kids
  259. 03:36:14        Arbitrage
  260. 03:37:08        Madea’s Witness Protection
  261. 03:38:00        Freelancers
  262. 03:38:15        Hello I Must Be Going
  263. 03:39:07        Damsels in Distress
  264. 03:39:19        Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  265. 03:40:03        What to Expect When You’re Expecting
  266. 03:42:00        Seven Psychopaths
  267. 03:47:17        The Magic of Belle Isle
  268. 03:48:19        Liberal Arts
  269. 03:49:18        Hello I Must Be Going
  270. 03:50:20        The Woman in the Fifth
  271. 03:51:13        Lola Versus
  272. 03:52:15        2 Days in New York
  273. 03:53:14        Dragon
  274. 03:53:23        We Have a Pope
  275. 03:54:11        Jesus Henry Christ
  276. 03:54:22        The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  277. 03:55:12        Silver Linings Playbook
  278. 03:56:06        A Thousand Words
  279. 03:56:21        Premium Rush
  280. 03:57:13        American Reunion
  281. 03:58:02        Bachelorette
  282. 03:58:16        Polisse
  283. 03:59:14        The Dictator
  284. 04:00:18        10 Years
  285. 04:01:16        Jack and Diane
  286. 04:02:08        Wanderlust
  287. 04:05:21        The Campaign
  288. 04:06:16        The Dictator
  289. 04:07:12        Barfi!
  290. 04:08:10        Searching for Sugarman
  291. 04:09:05        Nature Calls
  292. 04:09:21        Lay the Favorite
  293. 04:10:20        Union Square
  294. 04:12:04        Roadie
  295. 04:13:03        Free Samples
  296. 04:14:03        Hyde Park on Hudson
  297. 04:15:01        Little White Lies
  298. 04:16:01        Excuse Me for Living
  299. 04:16:17        Collaborator
  300. 04:17:12        Chimpanzee
  301. 04:18:13        In Another Country
  302. 04:19:13        Sightseers
  303. 04:20:14        Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie
  304. 04:21:06        Good Deeds
  305. 04:22:07        Price Check
  306. 04:24:05        Chasing Mavericks
  307. 04:24:23        Act of Valor
  308. 04:26:11        Life of Pi
  309. 04:28:11        Detachment
  310. 04:32:05        Middle of Nowhere
  311. 04:33:16        The Devil Inside
  312. 04:35:03        Barbara
  313. 04:37:00        Cloud Atlas
  314. 04:38:22        John Carter
  315. 04:40:02        Silent House
  316. 04:41:03        House at the End of the Street
  317. 04:41:19        Virginia
  318. 04:43:03        360
  319. 04:45:09        Sound of My Voice
  320. 04:46:22        Wuthering Heights
  321. 04:48:15        Return
  322. 04:49:04        Nobody Walks
  323. 04:49:22        Trishna
  324. 04:50:14        360
  325. 04:51:12        Citizen Gangster
  326. 04:52:20        Lawless
  327. 04:53:16        Keep the Lights On
  328. 04:54:13        Detention
  329. 04:55:08        Sinister
  330. 04:56:06        Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  331. 04:57:09        Little Birds
  332. 04:58:04        This Must Be the Place
  333. 04:59:09        The Vow
  334. 05:00:01        Unconditional
  335. 05:01:03        Pusher
  336. 05:02:07        The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  337. 05:02:19        Jack and Diane
  338. 05:03:12        Amour
  339. 05:04:22        Holy Motors
  340. 05:06:00        W.E.
  341. 05:06:22        Cloud Atlas
  342. 05:07:23        Katy Perry: Part of Me
  343. 05:08:19        Neil Young Journeys
  344. 05:09:13        Pieta
  345. 05:10:14        A Late Quartet
  346. 05:11:12        Norwegian Wood
  347. 05:13:05        Chasing Ice
  348. 05:13:21        Rust and Bone
  349. 05:14:17        Playing for Keeps
  350. 05:15:15        Beyond the Black Rainbow
  351. 05:16:08        The Dark Knight RIses
  352. 05:16:20        In Darkness
  353. 05:18:00        Chicken with Plums
  354. 05:18:22        The Paperboé
  355. 05:19:11        The Kid With a Bike
  356. 05:20:03        Being Flynn
  357. 05:20:17        The Apparition
  358. 05:21:11        Bully
  359. 05:23:01        Les Misérables
  360. 05:23:19        The Tall Man
  361. 05:24:16        Won’t Back Down
  362. 05:25:06        For Ellen
  363. 05:25:21        The Imposter
  364. 05:26:15        On The Road
  365. 05:27:11        Pusher
  366. 05:28:06        Hermano
  367. 05:29:03        Any Day Now
  368. 05:30:04        Heleno
  369. 05:31:00        Ambassador
  370. 05:31:17        Chernobyl Diaries
  371. 05:32:07        West of Memphis
  372. 05:33:06        Les Misérables
  373. 05:34:05        The Lady
  374. 05:34:22        The Avengers
  375. 05:36:07        Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
  376. 05:37:00        Killer Joe
  377. 05:37:13        Ginger and Rosa
  378. 05:38:02        The Impossible
  379. 05:39:16        Taken 2
  380. 05:40:12        Marley
  381. 05:41:05        Solomon Kane
  382. 05:42:00        Django Unchained
  383. 05:43:19        Cloud Atlas
  384. 05:45:12        Starlet
  385. 05:46:14        The Hunger Games
  386. 05:47:02        Unconditional
  387. 05:48:05        Snow White and the Huntsman
  388. 05:49:14        Your Sister’s Sister
  389. 05:50:19        The Master
  390. 05:52:05        Take This Waltz
  391. 05:53:18        Ruby Sparks
  392. 05:54:14        The Invisible War
  393. 05:55:21        Oslo, August 31st
  394. 05:57:04        Here
  395. 05:59:14        Citizen Gangster
  396. 06:02:23        Alex Cross
  397. 06:04:20        Cloud Atlas
  398. 06:06:11        Men In Black 3
  399. 06:07:10        The Waiting Room
  400. 06:08:03        Alex Cross
  401. 06:09:06        The Dark Knight Rises
  402. 06:10:07        Samsara
  403. 06:11:07        This Means War
  404. 06:12:02        Dredd 3D
  405. 06:12:18        War of the Buttons
  406. 06:13:10        First Position
  407. 06:14:05        Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  408. 06:15:00        Sleepwalk With Me
  409. 06:16:05        Skyfall
  410. 06:17:03        Act of Valor
  411. 06:17:17        Beyond the Black Rainbow
  412. 06:18:10        John Carter
  413. 06:18:23        Mirror Mirror
  414. 06:19:14        Dark Shadows
  415. 06:20:06        I Wish
  416. 06:21:02        Safety Not Guaranteed
  417. 06:21:18        The Obama Effect
  418. 06:22:10        The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  419. 06:22:22        Ginger and Rosa
  420. 06:23:13        Five Broken Cameras
  421. 06:24:06        Not Fade Away
  422. 06:25:01        Undefeated
  423. 06:25:21        Samsara
  424. 06:26:22        Taken 2
  425. 06:28:02        Ice Age: Continental Drift
  426. 06:28:13        The Lorax
  427. 06:29:23        Prometheus
  428. 06:31:14        John Carter
  429. 06:33:05        Valley of Saints
  430. 06:33:22        The Possession
  431. 06:34:16        Jeff, Who Lives At Home
  432. 06:35:03        The Intouchables
  433. 06:35:15        Step Up Revolution
  434. 06:36:13        Rock of Ages
  435. 06:37:02        The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
  436. 06:37:13        Chasing Mavericks
  437. 06:38:12        Where Do We Go Now?
  438. 06:39:00        Parental Guidance
  439. 06:39:12        Waiting for Lightning
  440. 06:40:01        Thunderstruck
  441. 06:40:21        Nativity 2
  442. 06:41:11        The Tall Man
  443. 06:42:02        Snow White and the Huntsman
  444. 06:43:08        Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
  445. 06:43:19        The Avengers
  446. 06:44:09        The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
  447. 06:44:23        The Hobbit
  448. 06:45:17        North Sea Texas
  449. 06:46:11        Grassroots
  450. 06:47:01        Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  451. 06:47:15        The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  452. 06:48:04        Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
  453. 06:49:00        Craigslist Joe
  454. 06:50:00        Beasts of the Southern Wild
  455. 06:51:00        Looper

30 December 2012

Book Review


Summary: Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out alone on desperate quests to find what they are missing.
Set fifty years apart, these two independent stories--Ben's told in words, Rose's in pictures--weave back and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. How they unfold and ultimately intertwine will surprise you, challenge you, and leave you breathless with wonder. Rich, complex, affecting, and beautiful--with over 460 pages of original artwork--Wonderstruck is a stunning achievement from a uniquely gifted artist and visionary.

This book was by Brian Selznick, the same author as The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I actually enjoyed Wonderstruck better. It was an easy read and I loved how it told a story with words and pictures and how they both intertwined at the end. It was such a magical book!

Silver Linings Playbook

Summary: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

I had really wanted to see this movie and talked John into taking me. It was a comedy but ended up being more of a chick flick than I expected. But I thought it was a great movie! I really enjoyed it. This movie is based on a book, so this is one of those rare times when I saw the movie before reading the book. Hopeful I'll get to read it soon. Anyway, here is the movie trailer! Enjoy!

28 December 2012

This is 40 - Movie Review

I've seen several movies, but have failed to talk about them. So here I go!


Summary: An original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete and Debbie from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. After years of marriage, Pete lives in a house of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte and 13-year-old Sadie. As he struggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest of their lives...before they kill each other.

I saw This is 40 with John and Joe. I thought it was going to be really funny. Turns out this was one of those movies where most of the funny parts were in the movie trailer. And parts were uncomfortable family drama situations. I was an okay movie, but would have been better as a rental with girlfriends and a few adult beverages. 

25 December 2012

Mr Bean - Nativity Scene

Merry Christmas!! Teresa and I came across this the other day. It was kind of funny that there was a Dalek present. It you like Dr. Who, you'll know what I mean.  Enjoy!!

23 December 2012

Beautiful Creatures Trailer (2012)


Book Summary: Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

So here is another book I read that is being made into a movie. I thought this book was really good, except I'm not quite sure how I feel about the ending. The whole book built up to the end, then it kind of left you where you have to pick up the next book to get any real answers. (there are 4 books total) But it was still a fun read. The movie has lots of award winning actors in it so it should be good. Here's the trailer.

16 December 2012

The Host Official Trailer (2013)


Today I finally finished The Host by Stephanie Meyer. It was a long book that took a little while to get into it.,but turned out to be a good book. I picked it up because I wanted to see what Stephanie Meyer's adult book was like and because it's been made into a movie. 

Quick Summary: It about aliens. Imagine invasion of the body snatchers but one girl who's body gets invaded has such love for a guy that the alien couldn't fully take over her body. And they (the girl and the alien as one) go looking for him. Should be interesting to see how this is on the big screen since most of the book was internal  thoughts and conversations. Anyway, here's the trailer...

26 November 2012

Safe Haven Book Review!


Summary: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

This book was unlike any Nicholas Sparks book I've ever read. It had a love story, of course, but the main topic of the book was much more serious. For a Nicholas Sparks book I was surprised and happy with the ending. I mainly picked up this book because it's being made into a movie! It comes out Valentine's Day 2013! Here is the trailer...

Back Home Again - Ep: 67

16 November 2012

Life Of Pi Book Review


Summary: Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger.

I saw the preview for this movie and it looked interesting so I decided to pick up the book first. I almost put the book down, it took almost 100 pages to get into this book. But it ended up being amazing!! It was a great story and had the most unexpected ending. I would recommended this book to just about anyone.

Here is the movie trailer, it comes out next week!

15 November 2012

13 November 2012

New Soup Recipe!

Tonight I made Chicken Taco Soup! I kind of created a recipe from several that I had looked at and some ingredients that I already had. Here's the recipe:

* Rotisserie Chicken (tip: get all the chicken off when it's still hot)
* 2 cans corn
* 2 cans low sodium black beans
* 32 oz. Low Sodium Chicken Broth
* Tomato Paste (I found the Ro-Tel Tomato Paste for extra spice)
* 8oz. Reduced fat Cream Cheese   
* 1 cup Reduced fat Sour Cream
* Packet of Taco seasoning
* Packet Ranch Dressig
* Cheese (for topping)
* Fritos (for topping)

I put all of in the Crock-Pot on low for about 7 hours, adding the creamy ingredients last. This made lots of soup, enough for me to make 8 lunch size meals out of it!!

Ingredients

End result! 

10 November 2012

New Orleans Weekend!

This weekend John, Joe, and Dan had relatives visiting them from Italy! They decided to take them to New Orleans for the weekend. We had lots of fun and even got to go to LSU for the LSU vs MSU game. I took a few pictures, but not too many.

Crossing over Lake Pontchartrain! The sun was setting and it was so pretty!

Started the weekend with a Kir Royal. 
I got to New Orleans after work and didn't have a key to the hotel room yet. So I ended up getting a free voucher to the bar while I waited on the group to get back.

John's relatives wanted to hear the sounds for New Orleans, this Jazz bar came highly recommended. I really enjoyed this place. There was great live music, but at a level where you could still hear people talking beside you.

A walk down Bourbon Street.

Hand Grenade (A Bourbon Street delicacy)

The day of the game we went to Cafe du Monde for breakfast. It was so good. We also went to Cabela's (kind of like Bass Pro Shops, but just has hunting stuff). They don't really have specialty stores like that in Italy, so they really enjoyed that store.

Tiger Stadium!

Kick-off! Even though we lost the game, it was still a good game!

I forgot to take a picture of it, but I also got to try Quail this weekend! I really liked it. Some of the men folk went hunting and shot Quail, and they grilled it up for dinner when we got back from NO. We also had some tasty pasta, John's relatives actually own a restaurant in Italy and they made dinner for us!!!

04 November 2012

Afternoon Movie!


Summary: A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being A Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

I needed to go into work today, on a Sunday, and decided to see a movie after I was done. I was really looking forward to this movie, I had read the book several years ago. Then I heard that it was going to be in select theaters only, so I was quite surprised when I saw it was playing at the Malco! (Mississippi usually doesn't get movies that are listed in select theaters only) It was a really cute and funny movie, there were several serious parts too, but overall a good book to movie adaptation!!

Here is the trailer again, for your viewing pleasure!

01 November 2012

Care Packages - Ep: 58

New Recipe!

Here is another Pinterest idea! Candice was here for a long weekend. We usually go out to eat while she is here, but we decided to stay in for a few meals. Can and I were looking for new recipes to try and came across this one!

Chicken Roll Ups
1 pkg cream cheese
1 pkg crescent rools
1.5 C grated chedder cheese
1 C grated Montery Jack cheese
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
bread crumbs
1/4 sick melted butter

Combine chicken, cheeses, salt and pepper. Spoon onto crescents. Roll them up making sure they are sealed around the chicken mixture. Brush tops with butter and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. To reheat, just place in a 325 degree oven for 15 minutes.

We decided against the bread crumbs. (it felt a little weird putting bread on bread) So we decided to add garlic powder instead. Can had it all ready when me and Lou got home from work! It turned out delicious!

Yummy meal!


31 October 2012

White Chocolate Candy Corn Colored M&M's

Teresa got these for me the other day. They were delicious! But I don't think I could eat them all the time though, they were very rich!


Disney's Legend of Sleepy Hollow (full version)

Happy Halloween!!

28 October 2012

Crock-Pot Soup!

Between the cold weather and me spending entirely too much time looking at Pinterest. I decided to make some soup. Warning: It very delicious and unhealthy. I also made a lot! I was able to feed me, Teresa, and Lou dinner. Plus enough leftovers to have lunch for the whole week!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup!
Ingredients:
1 lb of ground beef
1 container of Philadelphia Cooking Creme ( I used regular creme cheese)
6 slices of bacon
1 bag Ore Ida Hash Browns
1 8 oz. Velveeta cheese
1 32 oz. chicken broth stock
Small onion diced

32 oz. chicken broth stock

Cut and cubed cream cheese and Velveeta

Add in hash browns

Add browned hamburger and cook & crumbled bacon

Ready for cooking!

The directions said to cook it for 4-5 hours on high.
I had a problem with it sticking. So I would recommend cooking it on low for longer and
stirring it very often.

Soup is ready to eat!

I added a little cheese and some French's fired onion on top!

27 October 2012

New Restaurant!

Teresa and I tried Crazy Ninja, FKA Stix. It a new Hibachi and Sushi restaurant in Flowood. The atmosphere was really fun. They played 80's and 90's rock. The menus were on record covers. And there rolls were rock and roll themed. The sushi rolls were a little spendy, but one roll filled me up! 

Crazy Ninja!

Fire and Desire Roll

26 October 2012

24 October 2012

Drive to Work

This has been my drive to work the last couple of days...

22 October 2012

Free Dinner

I somehow got on the Corner Bakery e-mail list. Whenever they add something new to their menu they let people come try it for free! This is there new Mac & Three Cheese. It was delicious, not sure that I would pay $7 for it, but I was excited to get the free meal.


Weirded Out - Ep: 57

20 October 2012

Alumni Band!

This weekend was Homecoming and it was also Alumni Band weekend! Here are a few pictures from the weekend!

Check in at the Band Hall

This poster was at the entrance to the library. I thought it was neat.

View of library and the Drill Field!

Stadium!



Marching in on the field

Full crowd

Pre-game

Another pre-game picture!

Group picture!

Alumni band 4 years ago!

They shoot fireworks off the Jumbotron when we score!

We won the game!