I Want To Be Like Youuuu

Oh The jungle book, what what?

First off, can we talk about the CGI for a second? I was absolutely blown away by how freaking incredible this movie looked, the fact that everything was CGI was incredible. There were certain parts of the movie where I thought “oh, they’re not in the jungle or Mowgli and Baloo isn’t traveling together up a stream?”

The movie as a whole was fantastic, it was great to see one of my top favorite Disney cartoons as a live action movie, I’m ok with that. There were certain things that I kind of wasn’t ok with.

First off, Kaa as Scarlett Johansson was ok, Scarlett is sexy, not creepy, so the whole scene with Kaa and Mowgli was a little off for me. Also, why did Disney make Kaa so big? It was weird since in the cartoon, Kaa wasn’t that big, at least to me Kaa wasn’t.

Second, Bill Murray and Christopher Walken’s singing was ok, wasn’t fantastic, wasn’t bad. I know they couldn’t do without those two signature Jungle Book songs but still.

There were times where Neel Sethi’s character (Mowgli) would almost look to someone for direction on what to do next. At times he was cute yet annoying, let’s be honest, what kid isn’t cute and annoying?

Was it just me or was King Louie really big? When I use to watch the 1967 version of The Jungle Book, I don’t remember him being such a big monster. Disney made sure I as a 31-year-old would be terrified of the live action King Louie. No lie, I had nightmares watching this movie, it was pretty scary at some parts.

I do have to say that Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Lupita Nyong’o (Rakasha) and Ben Kingsley (Bagheera) definitely were my top favorite characters in this movie, by far. Something about the dynamics between each character was undeniably amazing.

If you still haven’t seen this movie, do it, it’s a good family movie with some really great actors and some amazing jungle action, scary yet satisfying.

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I Wish I Never Had Visited

Think of someone throwing up repeatedly while trying to eat 10 burritos while throwing up, that was The Visit. This movie was extremely bad, like unnecessarily disgusting at some parts.

This movie could’ve been 10 times better; they could’ve taken it into a whole different direction yet they didn’t. It was the type of movie where you wish you didn’t pay to see it (shh, don’t download movies, that’s bad).

I didn’t care about the characters at all, I really wanted to. I wanted to feel bad for them and their situation but I just couldn’t do it. The movie had maybe 1 jump scare, it definitely wasn’t a good horror movie.

What annoyed me the most about this crap fest of a movie was the little brother, the rapping little brother that thought all of his raps were legit amazing. This felt forced, it felt like they didn’t know what to do with his character so they said “hey, you should rap, a lot, and end each rap with the word hoe”. They honestly didn’t need to add that at all.

The best part of the movie was the end, when it just ended, I was so happy.

I generally give every movie a chance, some movies are just meant to be unseen.

The movie was pretty predictable which annoyed me even more, it was almost as if they took scary scenes from other horror movies and just added it in this movie. I literally guessed every jump scare that was going to happen.

My advice is to watch this when you’re drunk, you may get more enjoyment out of it then I had.

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Can’t Get Enough Amy Winehouse

I can’t believe I waited this long to see Amy, this documentary is absolutely amazing. Amy tells the story of the singer songwriter Amy Winehouse, which included unseen footage and tracks of the late artist.

I love a good documentary and this was one of them. So many intimate scenes of the singer song writer, things I knew but seeing them makes me love Amy Winehouse more.

It’s hard to believe she is no longer with us on this planet, her voice and lyrics moved me in such a way, I still listen to her music. To think someone so talented could be so tortured mentally.

At certain parts in the movie, I ugly cried, at times the movie was just too hard to watch.

Her voice was like no other, she had so much soul at such a young age. Amy Winehouse had such a sense of humor and an amazing smile, it is hard to believe what she was really going through inside but I guess that is like anyone else, we all have our demons.

If you have Amazon Prime, I suggest you take 2 hours of your time to grab tissues, sit down and watch this amazing movie.

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Aye Deadpool

I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved Deadpool, yet I can begin to tell you how much I loved Deadpool.

Ryan Reynolds plays a former Special Forces operative subjected to an experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, making him the alter ego Deadpool.

From start to finish, this movie had me and the audience laughing our butts off. It was one of those movies that kept you on the edge of your seat and even made fun of themselves and X-Men at times.

I saw Deadpool the day after Valentine’s Day, it definitely had that lovey dovey I’m going to kick your butt feel to it, my heart was swooning.

With me, some of Ryan Reynolds movies were kind of blah (Green Lantern and Amityville Horror) to name a few (a small few) but alas, Deadpool was absolutely amazing. I’m a big nerd that loves super hero movies and expect a lot from them. To my surprise, I didn’t know how much I was going to like Deadpool, I liked it a lot more than Ant Man with Paul Rudd, trust me, that is saying much.

Now I can’t deny that Ryan Reynolds is a hottie with that body, I just didn’t want that to be the main focal point for my review but it definitely helps sway some women into watching this movie.

If you like naked Ryan Reynolds, sex scenes, DMX, punch/kick scenes, more sex scenes and explosions then this movie is for you. What are you waiting for? Grab your significant other tight and drag their butts to see this movie, you won’t be disappointed.

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To Sims 4 Is The Question

So, as you all may not know, I am an avid The Sims player, it has been the staple in my life. Granted, I’ve only played The Sims 2 – The Sims 4 but that’s ok, I equally enjoy them for different reasons.

When I heard Maxis was working on The Sims 4 with EA, my heart fluttered, maybe I was having a heart attack, who knows, all I know is that I was very excited for this since we didn’t get a base game since the release of The Sims 3 on June 2, 2009.

The Sims 3 was good except for the fact that it was glitchy and laggy, I couldn’t install too many expansion/stuff packs on my laptop and if I did, the game would crash. Granted, I have everything installed on my gaming PC but that is broken (sad panda). Also, the loading screen at the beginning of the game was absolutely atrocious. It took a minimum of 2 minutes for the game to start, why EA, why? By the time the game started, I had no desire to play. The build mode was ok, not the best, it definitely needed improvement. Even though these are a few of my pet peeves about the game I have positive things to say about it as well.

What I absolutely love about The Sims 3 is the abundance of customization within the game. The fact that you can use the style and color of a checkered couch and make everything in my Sims house match that couch is amazing to me. Also, driving in The Sims 3 made me happy, it felt realistic. Also, toddlers, I love those toddlers, who doesn’t love toddlers?

With that being said, The Sims 4 is the type of game that I personally like but others are on the fence about and I know why. First off, The Sims 4 is missing things, basically everything I just mentioned above is what’s missing from the game plus some.

When The Sims 4 was released on September 2, 2014, I instantly bought it because it’s the Sims. After installing and playing the game for a few hours, I noticed an obvious significant change. First off, the load time at the beginning of the game is roughly 10-20 seconds long (amazing). Also, the graphics are a lot better than in The Sims 3. Also, it’s not glitchy or doesn’t crash at all or isn’t laggy, even having The Sims 4 Get to Work, Spa Day, Outdoor Retreat and Get Together installed (playing this on my laptop), you can tell EA took the time to clean everything up for this game. The build mode is so much better, the ease of picking up and rotating rooms makes the game a lot more fun.

My main problem with The Sims 4 is the $10.00 stuff packs. First off, all the content in all 6 stuff packs should’ve either been free with an update or already added in the base game. Who wants a stuff pack that has five new items? Not I. If they released all 6 stuff packs as a bundle, I would buy it and feel like I am getting my money’s worth. I think EA is really milking it with the “unnecessary content”, if they could just give us the stuff we are actually asking for, that would be great. What we really want is toddlers, university related things, pets and seasons.

A while ago, there was a survey going around, asking simmers to pick, I believe up to three expansion packs they would love to see in The Sims 4. A few of those choices were a Rebuild Sims world, an On the Road expansion pack, a Metropolis expansion pack, a Back to School expansion pack and a Summer Vacation expansion pack to name a few. Why isn’t this happening EA? This seriously would make me so happy if this could happen, this is what the people want, why aren’t you listening to the people that give you ample amounts of money?

I know a few people are asking for The Sims 5, we don’t need The Sims 5, what we need is a finished Sims 4.

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Yay, A Star Wars Spoiler Free Review

A few movies come along that take my breath away and move me in such a way that I have to sit back and take a minute and think “wow that was incredible”.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens definitely took my breath away, it takes place three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, having a new threat arise in the galaxy far far away.

Don’t worry, this is a spoiler free review, I don’t play those reindeer games, I hate spoilers, I hate them so much that I didn’t even go on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram for about a week.

If you were to ask me which Star Wars movie was my favorite, after watching Episode VII, it would definitely have to be Episode VII, no questions asked.

The music and the different locations sucked me in and made me feel like I was there with the characters.

The costume and hair design was absolutely gorgeous, such detail, from Rey’s hair, to Poe’s jacket, to Kylo Ren’s helmet and clothing, to Captain Phasma’s helmet and clothing. Some of these factors including seeing some of my favorite characters from the past movies and the practical effects they used made this movie what it was supposed to be.

I had a lot of favorites in this movie, as you can see from what I wrote before, one of the many things I love is the new faces in this movie. I appreciate an unknown face, especially in a movie like this. Adam Driver as Kylo Ren? What a great choice. He wasn’t very unknown since I watch HBO’s Girls, one of my top favorite shows, definitely check it out. Daisy Ridley is absolutely adorable, especially as Rey. Her character is strong, independent and savvy. John Boyega was so amazing in this movie as Finn, his sense of humor definitely was one of my favorite things about him. Everyone did an absolutely fabulous job in this movie, twice I cried while watching this movie, it blew me away.

The movie was fun, funny, a little scary and brilliant. From the moment the audience in the theater saw those words on the screen come up at the beginning of the movie and then saw their favorite characters appear for the first time in Episode VII was awesome, we clapped and cheered, laughed and I cried. To be around so many people with a genuine love for Star Wars was great. From young kids to adults, the movie had something for everyone. This is the first Star Wars movie I’ve seen in theaters so to be around others that loved the movie as much as I did or are experiencing it for the first time, was amazing.

Please, please, please see this movie, it’s one to not miss.

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“Crimson Peaked My Interest”

Crimson Peak is the type of movie that you want to watch just to make fun of it but realize the movie is actually pretty good.

I tend to cringe at horror movies from 2000 on since some of these horror movies that I’ve seen have been atrocious, (Insidious 1 and Insidious Chapter 2, Oculus, House Of Wax, Ghost Ship, Sinister 1 and 2, The Women in Black 1 and 2, The Possession and The Conjuring just to name a few).

Do you know what all of those movies are missing? A good plot, the surprise factor, good acting and a good script.

 

Crimson Peak in its own right was actually pretty good, for the most part. A good plot, the type of plot that most new horror movies from 2000 on seem to lack. Without giving too much away, the director, (Guillermo del Toro) did something with the plot (narration) that I actually didn’t care for, it didn’t actually bother me too much until I realized later on in the movie that it was the kind of thing they could’ve done without. I know some movies do it but in this instance, with the type of movie it is, they could’ve left it out.

The art style and design was absolutely beautiful. Between the detail with the costumes, the ghost, the location, the Crimson Peak house, I was swept away into this movie.

The spook factor was there, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I crushed my fiancé’s arm with such force every time something scary happened.

The trailer didn’t give too much away, which tends to happen almost every time with trailers for movies.

So the plot, I figured it out but not until the movie was close to ending so that’s a plus in my book. Some movies do a terrible job with plots, this movie did not.

The acting was good, it didn’t feel forced or blah, the actors felt natural, I just wanted to know everything about everyone.

Overall the movie was pretty darn good, you should see it because Star Wars Episode VII- Force Awakens isn’t out yet, what else would you watch in the meantime?

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Why? Just Why?

Jem is still is my favorite 80s cartoon, when I heard they were making a movie (Jem and the Holograms), I was like “oh yeah, sweet”. I decided to see the trailer for the movie. After watching the trailer, I turned off my computer and ugly cried in the corner.

How could they take another awesome 80s cartoon, completely disregard everything from the cartoon and make it into an utter catastrophe? Just like almost every 80s cartoon turned movie of today’s date and age, the directors and writers have completely butchered everything.

Where was Synergy? No Eric Raymond? Why is it now Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis)? No Misfits?  I get they don’t want to make everything the same but Synergy was a vital part of Jem, the Misfits were a vital part of Jem, Eric Raymond was a vital part of Jem.

Did they forget that my current generation of 30 something year olds that watched the show when they were kids in the 80s remember details and remember key characters of the show? How could you take out a key factor and pretend it never happened? Maybe IMDb left out certain characters on purpose just to freak me out but I highly doubt it since the movie comes out October 23, 2015.

Maybe I am being too critical but still, they should’ve either made the movie right or not of made at all.

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And A Is…

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Spoiler Alert

So I have been an avid Pretty Little Liars watcher since the very beginning. Every season, from season one to season 6, left the Liar fans with not only confused faces but head scratches each and every time.

With every season, what you thought you knew or who you thought was A was never really A or they were would just make my head hurt.

Since I don’t have cable, my only way of getting my fix is through Hulu, which meant no

Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for me last night. Today when I woke up, my first agenda was to watch Pretty Little Liars, (brushing my teeth could wait), I had to know who the heck A was.

There was speculations from everyone, everyone thought they knew who it was. Was it Ezra? Was it one of the Liars? Was it one of the Liar’s moms? Was it a tree? We just didn’t know.

Now we all know who it is, that damn Cece (Charles), the brother that was sent away and now is Ali’s sister. I think around the time Cece joined the show, I really didn’t get an A vibe from her, I just thought she was a bitchy girl that was good friends with Ali but seriously? It took the writers 6 seasons to finally reveal A, 6 seasons. There have been episodes where there was nothing more than fillers, those were the worst episodes. Fans, including myself, would have to wait 20 something episodes before something actually happened, that’s a no no in my book.

I wonder what the writers could possibly have in store for the fans now. Now that we know who A is, what more could they do? They fast forwarded to five years after the girls went off to college, they also showed Ali in a classroom, she appeared to be a teacher of some sorts, the Liars run into the classroom, screaming about some man coming. It’s like come on, what the heck is going on now?

The best part was that before the show ended, the parents were in the basement, after five years, are they still in the basement? That’s what I really want to know, I know everyone was wondering, I figured I’d ask.

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Another Expansion Pack And Still No Toddlers

So Wednesday August 5th, 2015 EA announced the second expansion pack in the series for The Sims 4 called The Sims 4 Get Together coming out November 2015. While many were really excited for this, some (such as myself) were kind of taken back by this.

Now I have been an avid Sims fan for many years, I have all but one of the base games (The Sims), many expansion packs, stuff packs and game packs. I absolutely love The Sims 4 in all its entirety and have praised it numerous times but let’s be honest, I want a little more than just places to party, closets (which I can make my own prior to this new expansion pack), newer social interactions and scenery.

From what the trailer shows for The Sims 4 Get Together, it’s kind of vague (lack of information) which I am sure by November, we will get our fill with as much information EA wants to shove down our throats while attempting to get us to give them moolah.

I’m hoping after watching many reviews and getting more information, I can make a final decision on whether or not to buy this expansion pack, but as of now, I have no desire to pre order this.

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