Sunday, February 5, 2012

What Emily's Been Watching- January Edition

I warned you last month that I was watching a lot of movies in January, and what do you know- I was right.  I was inspired by all the end of the year top ten lists.  Next month I going to try to hit up a few more Oscar nom movies.  I even found time to start Emily's Wall of Shame.  (What better time to finally start that then January?)  If you are new to this, or have forgotten, my wall of shame is watching a movie that is super well known/famous that I have just not happened to see or missed it, etc.  You know those movies:  ones that are on AFI's 100 best, or come up in Trivial Pursuit a lot. Yeah- those. Oh, and as always, the titles link to their page on IMDB if you want more info on the movie.  Ok, here we go...........

THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA  (2009) [R]  documentary.  This was a documentary recommended by my sister Sue.  It was a strange mix of interesting, disturbing, entertaining, shocking and depressing.  I like anything that pulls you into a different world, to see a slice of life that is normal to someone else and utterly alien to you.  This movie does that.  Apparently, The White family is pretty famous/infamous in the mountain culture of West Virginia.  It started with a grandpa that tap danced and now there is a huge family tree comprised of drug infested, self entitled, dishonest, foul mouthed, ignorant people.  There is definitely not a lot of heart warming pay off here, or lessons learned, but it is fascinating to get a glimpse into the lives of this family and what constitutes as normal to them.  .Also some really funny moments.  And don't forget: Sue Bob is the sexy one.  Emily only recommends this documentary to people that like the slice of life story telling and have a fascination with the Appalachian Mountain culture like I do (you also must not mind drug use and language).

Here is a funny scene that I found more entertaining then the trailer.

ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011) [R]  comedy/sci-fi.  This movie was so much fun for me.  I just loved it.  It was made in the UK and centers around some sort of ghetto in London.  I texted it as a recommendation to my brother and described it as "Super 8 meets Boyz in the Hood- in London" and that does about cover it.  Basically, these little alien things start falling from the sky while these kids are holding up a lady.  They take action and then find themselves having to defend their block by themselves cause the cops aren't their friends of course.  It's really funny, has some intense scary alien scenes, and isn't afraid to kill the main characters.  I loved the London, inner city, ghetto vibe it had- the accents and idioms were quite entertaining.  It was just well made and well written and the kids were quite likeable for meeting them while ganging up on and holding up a unarmed woman at night while walking home.  Cool aliens, especially for a low budget picture.  Emily totally recommends this movie for the alien adventure lovers out there (I wouldn't call myself one of those, but I do enjoy a well done alien movie once in a while).  It brings something new to the table.  It was my first English alien picture (I think).

ANOTHER EARTH (2011) [PG-13]  drama/sci-fi. Another Earth.  What a polorizing film this has been this  past year!  It won an award at Sundance, then got picked up.   It has appeared on critics top 10 best lists and others worst of the year.  I've heard critic partners discuss it together on total opposite ends of the spectrum.  Where do I fall?  It totally worked for me.  Here is what gets some people:  It is drummed up as a very very interesting idea- a sister planet suddenly appears by earth with apparently the exact same structural make up as earth, it later reveals that EVERYTHING is the same, including cities and people having the exact same experiences as you.  Essentially, there is another you doing the exact same thing on another planet.  So, with that premise, people expect to dive into all that entails and they want to visit that world during the movie and find out all the answers.  This movie doesn't do that though and that disappoints some.  It also doesn't depict all the havoc that planet would have on our earth such as gravity problems and the tides- that stuff isn't touched on.  Instead, this is a character drama that kind of revolves around the question of what if you met the other you?  What if you could change the past and right the mistakes you have made? 
It was written by two friends (a man and a woman) and first time movie makers.  Then, he directed it and she starred in it.  They filmed it with very little money, saving money by staying at one of their parent's houses and eating their food, etc.  I listened to two interviews by this team (one was a Q & A after a screening) and I just was even more impressed.  I loved hearing the process of how they made this and the stories behind it.  Fact:  they did try to add some of the elements of what would happen to the earth if we had another one so close but they told us that we are very glad they cut it all out, it looked terrible with the budget they had.  I totally respect that and am glad they left it out.  I don't think they needed it.  The story wrapped me totally up right away and I felt so heavily for the main character, Rhoda.  I knew the main stuff going in about the other earth stuff I explained, I also knew that a car accident was involved.  That is all I knew going in and didn't happen to see the trailer.  There is stuff I didn't see coming at all (which I think is rare- most know).  It was a great way to watch the film I thought.  I was just so wrapped up in the emotions of the main characters- it was quite the ride.  One thing didn't work very well for me, but it was a minor side plot, so it didn't ruin anything.  I recommended this one to Matt too and this one he and his wife really hated (he enjoyed Attack the Block very much).  Guess it is polarizing.  Emily has decided to not recommend this movie.  I will leave it to you to decide if you want to see it or not.  By the way, I couldn't get this movie out of my mind for most of the next day and I have spent quite a bit of time coming up with different versions of the ending (it was left sort of ambiguous- about that:  the directer/writer said in his interview that they know very specifically what actually happened, but want to keep it under wraps to allow the audience to do what I have been doing and interpret it their own way.  Stinkers.  I have had a great time coming up with my own, but I am dying to know the real ending.  If you've seen the film and am interested in hearing the interviews I spoke of (and I really recommend them) you can find them here and here.  Pretty clean PG 13- no language, but there is a pretty intense car accident scene.

HUGO 3D (2011) [PG]  family/drama/adventure.  I suddenly had an urge to see this one while it was still in theater in 3D (I'd heard things about it), so I reached out to my Utah family to see who would be interested (I was going to just go down the street after the kids went to bed and watch it by myself if no one was interested- I'm cool with that).  My cousin Dan was able to go, so the two of us went and we really enjoyed it!  The 3D really was amazing.  I am not a big 3D person, in fact the only other I saw was when one of the Harry Potter movies had a few scenes in 3D (6th?-  yep).  I just find it pretty unnecessary.  That is also how I felt during the 3D previews they showed before Hugo.  BUT Hugo was impressive.  It really was worth seeing that way.  The movie was really enjoyable too.  I liked the story and liked learning a little about the history of film, mostly about Georges Méliès. Most of it takes place in a Paris train station and features lots of clock work (which is really cool to watch in 3D).   The auto-matron totally blew my mind.  I couldn't get over the work involved in programing one of those things.  CRAZY.  It may seem like a kid's movie to you, but it isn't.  I don't mean that it isn't appropriate, it just would be totally boring to a child if you want my opinion.  I think it is more a magical movie for adults.  That sounds lame, but it really was excellent. It had a great story to it and fosters a love of cinema- especially old cinema- which is cool I think.  Emily recommends this movie very much for anyone (except those under about 11 I'd say- unless they were unusually mature).  I figure it is probably too late to see it in 3D but if not- it is totally worth the effort and extra money to check it out that way- and that may be the only time I ever say that.  3D is stupid.


CLOVERFIELD (2008) [PG-13]  horror/sci-fi.  Cloverfield came out a few years ago and is still brought up all the time when anyone discusses a monster movie.  It is one of those "found footage movies" I am a big fan of, but somehow, even with all that, I never saw this film.  It hung out on my Netflix queue for a very long time and I finally decided it was time.  Wow-- it was fantastic.  I really liked it.  It is essentially an American godzilla movie.  The very beginning of the movie (very first thing, so I'm not spoiling anything) says that this tape was found in some number area (I forget) which used to be known as "Central Park".  It is pretty cool that the whole story is just shown with the point of view of the guy with the camera, so you don't know any more then they do.  The footage begins at a party for some guy that is leaving for a job in Japan and the lights go out, there is some mayhem, and then they evacuate and the guy still has the camera.  They are in downtown Manhattan and there are explosions and shouting from far away and suddenly the Statue of Liberty's head comes flying down the street.  That's all I'm going to say about that.  Emily was a big fan, lots of fun.  Check it out if you haven't yet (I'm probably the last person on earth that hadn't seen it though).  It's not to be missed if you like the found footage movies, and in that genre- it's a classic.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011) [PG-13]  romcom/fantasy.  I had been waiting to see this one for a long time, and snatched it up at Redbox the week it was available.  What a fun little flick.  You get to combine the Woody Allen film style with history and classic painters and authors AND Paris.  You get to vicariously meet people like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Picasso.  You get to walk the streets of Paris with Owen Wilson and hear love of the city gush out of his and everyone's lips almost continually.  I love it and I think I would really love Paris if I ever went there.  But mostly it was fun to see the 1920's Paris set interact and hang out together.  Also- I love Woody Allen.  I am not even as harsh about his stuff from the last 10 years as everyone else is.  I've enjoyed them all at least a little and on some level.  This one is a no brainer- check it out.  Good times.  Might be a pretty good introduction to Woody Allen.  It's kind of "Woody Allen light", definitely has the feel and dialogue of his movies, but isn't too heavy handed.

MOON (2009) [R]  drama/sci-fi.  This is a movie I have heard about for a long time, I think my sister Sue has mentioned it once or twice and I have finally gotten around to watching it.  Here is what you can know about this movie:  Sam Rockwell lives in a space station and has for 3 years.  He lives alone with a robot companion voiced by Kevin Spacy.  The robot is really interesting, it's face is just a classic yellow smiley face that changes it's expression when appropriate.  It has a very HAL like vibe to it.  One day, Sam (I forgot his character's name) goes out to investigate something (on the moon which if you couldn't tell by the title, is where he is stationed) and finds a crash victim and it looks exactly like himself, so he takes it back to his space station.  This movie was really good and interesting, and if anyone can be pretty much the only person in every scene- it's Sam Rockwell.  He is a really great actor, whom I always enjoy.  Kevin Spacy (even though it is only his voice) is also AWESOME.  He gave a very memorable performance.  Good surprises peppered throughout and a good twist ending.  Emily recommends this one too if you can possibly handle another sci-fi movie.  It's R for some language.

TABLOID (2011)  [R]  documentary.  I have been interested in seeing this movie since I heard of it's existence early last year.  It's the story of this lady that back in the 70's fell in love with this guy in Provo, said they were planning to get married, but "the Mormons got him" and he went on a mission instead.  So, she did what any sane person would do (seriously- in her eyes she did), and follows him to England, kidnaps him, and ties him up in this little cottage and has sex with him.  He escapes and she becomes a tabloid super star in England.  This film was made by the legendary documentarian Errol Morris. This was my first of his and I just loved the style.  He pretty much just filmed her telling the story.  He is well known for doing reenactments of crime scenes and stuff and according to him, was sick of people talking about it, so this time he showed clips of old 50's movies in their place.  I loved that effect, it added a whimsy I just loved.  He also would randomly speak, with a short question or shout of incredulity once in a while that was just funny.  It was fairly jarring and something that if you think about, you never see during a documentary and it always tickled me when he'd do it.
About the story:  She obviously has some sort of vast mental problems.  She is kind of freaky, but very very entertaining to listen to and watch.   It is more like she lives in her own little universe that has it's own truth and actual facts don't matter-what's in her head is what is true.  A fascinating thing to watch and listen to.  Weird.  She is VERY angry at the Mormon church and blames it for everything that is wrong with her life- even though all it did to her as far as I can tell is be the religion the man she became obsessed with belonged to.  She paints missionaries as these brainwashed men that are held against their will by power hungry leaders.  Too bad the movie's mission was not to go into discrediting that lovely and crazily skewed view she has, but I dare say that her obvious craziness discredits it to the smart viewer.  It gets a little too close to sacred things I wish it wouldn't (cause it's sacred) once, but otherwise it doesn't get into much doctrine.  I will tell you one thing though, and this isn't just this movie-- if I hear the term "magic underwear" used one more time- my brain is going to explode into a million pieces.  I can't express how much I hate that.  A great review of this movie (done by a  film reviewer that happens to be LDS can be read here)  I thought he reviewed it really well and think it's worth reading. Anyway, VERY interesting movie, and an interesting story.  Too bad the man in question would have nothing to do with being interviewed.  It would have thrown an interesting twist into the mix.  But the spectacle that is Joyce McKinney is the spot light- she really is a trip.  The last 15 minutes or so she tells about her dog she had cloned in Korea (cause she is nuts) and man I laughed so many times, it was SO FUNNY.  Emily recommends this movie- it's a very interesting story told in a very unique and interesting way.  Watch out for a fair amount of nude photographs during this one part and she gets fairly explicit on describing their "consensual sex" that even out of her mouth does not sound consensual.  Us Mormons were not conveyed in the best light, but I have heard us depicted far worse for sure, and that is not the center of the story.

THE ARTIST (2011)  [PG] romcom/drama.  I can describe this movie with two words:  utterly charming.  I, along with the rest of the world, just loved this movie.  I also love the idea that a movie that is  silent, French, and black and white can be so mainstream.  That is pretty cool.  It is also fun to see a movie like this, one you don't see everyday- that reminds you that you don't need a lot of dialogue to tell a great story.  Saw this with my Utah movie peeps crowd and we were all charmed.  I loved the lead characters- Jean Dujardin pulled off a mustache in the spirit of Clark Gable (a rare gift indeed), he also, even in depths of despair- was able to break out in a smile that would light up his face and the whole room (also very Rhett like).  Bèrènice Bejo could not have been cuter.  She was funny and channeled some sort of Carol Bernette vibe at times, or she could just be simply stunning. Would I see this movie again the next chance I got?:  with pleasure.  Go, run out and see this film.  See it in the theater, so you can sit back and relax without distractions.  You'll love it.

THE THIN BLUE LINE  (1988)  [NR]  documentary.  So with Tabloid I discovered Errol Morris.  Which made me naturally seek out his most famous documentary.  This movie came from a 3 year investigation he did on an old case in Texas involving a routine police stop, where the officer was shot and killed when he approached the vehicle.  Morris upon investigating the story, came to believe that an innocent man was on death row.  So, he made a documentary about it.  What made this so famous, is that Morris got a confession from the actual killer on tape, which lead to the innocent man getting exonerated days before he was scheduled to be put to death!  Isn't that crazy?  What may be more crazy is the man that was set free, after getting out of prison- ended up suing Morris for sole rights to his story.  I would have thought a thank you might be in order.........  But anyway, this movie plays a lot like a true crime investigation like 48 hours (but better of course).  But how many times during 48 hours have you wanted there to be a satisfying end and answer to who really committed the crime?  Not often does that happen, they just raise speculation and uncertainty.  This documentary actually solves the crime during it's filming.  Awesome.  Emily recommends this movie to anyone that likes true crime shows- it's a fun and satisfying time for that set.  Also, David Chen of the /filmcast interviewed Errol Morris last month for over an hour.  It was really interesting and he talks extensively about Tabloid and The Thin Blue Line.  You can find it here if you're interested.

It doesn't look like a trailer exists for this film, but I found this- which is a bunch of people talking about the film and showing it some love.

Emily's wall of shame

APOCALYPSE NOW  (1979) [R] drama/war.  Wow.  I don't quite know what to say except wow.  This movie was so nuts.   I will tell you one thing: this movie deserved all the hype and mentions that it has gotten over the years.  Watching this was truly an unforgettable experience.  I've seen my share of Vietnam movies in my time, and they have all been amazing and horrible in their own ways.  This one took war horror to a new and interesting realm though.  Amazing film.  Creepy and disturbing, but amazing.  Martin Sheen is a secret op agent of sorts in the military, and is sent on a mission down the river into Cambodia to terminate with "extreme prejudice" a rouge and insane general (Marlon Brando) that has made himself into a god for a group of followers and soldiers.  One question:  what was up with the napalm in the morning, surfing general?  Did it have a reason beyond showing callousness of war?  The surfing just seemed weird.  Just wondering.  This one isn't for the faint of heart.  It's war and it's crazy.  If you can handle it- this is totally one to see.  I mean- it's Coppola.  The man can do intense and he is a brilliant director.

Buffy watch:  I have seen little Buffy this month, but have seen the first handful of episodes of the 4th season and I hope it gets better.

Still watching Fraiser in my down time.  Almost done.  Next up: The Wonder Years.

That is all for my honorable mention lists. 


Haley said...

Wow some good ones this month. I definitely plan on watching Hugo and The Artist.That girl is totally adorable, I think Annie would really enjoy that one as well. How did I miss Midnight and Paris?? Going to be watching that one tonight. Marcus and I saw Cloverfield in the theater and it freaked the bippin bip out of me. Hahaha. Good movie and all, liked the style but a little too violent for my taste. That lady on that documentary looks like a total freak. What the bip. His other documentary also sounds interesting, I like how he actually ended up solving the crime, that's rare I'm sure. A roundabout way of saving someone's life.

Haley said...

Woops, I meant Midnight IN Paris. I hate typos.

Emily said...

Yeah- how did you miss Midnight in Paris?
Haha- that's awesome you saw Cloverfield in the theater. Seems a little intense for a Haley movie.

And it was totally cool that a documentary actually fully did what it set out to do~ they usually raise awareness, but to make that much of a difference is totally awesome and yes, rare. It was all just classic sloppy police work, the Dallas Police just wanted to pin it on someone and have a body to fry for the crime and didn't seem exactly fully interested in it being the right guy. Sad. That guy totally owes Errol Morris his life (which is why suing him instead confuses me a great deal). He didn't exactly seem to be totally with it though.

Emily said...

By the way (at least as I watched them)

Wonderful Whites: Instant Netflix
Attack the Block: Redbox
Another Earth: Redbox
Hugo: Theater
Cloverfield: Netflix disc
Midnight in Paris: Redbox
Moon: Netflix disc
Tabliod: Netflix disc
The Artist: Theater
The Thin Blue Line: Netflix intant
Apocalypse Now: Netflix instant, but it's last day was the 31st.

Emily said...

I just have to say one more thing: The reason David Harris gives for framing Randall Adams in his confession was CHILLING.

Amy said...

I thought the same thing about Annie while I watched the trailer for The Artist. We'll have to check it out. I also really want to see Midnight in Paris. I haven't seen ONE of these movies. Who's the lamest movie watcher? ME

Emily said...

What is it about the artist that made you guys think of Annie? I did not (but you guys know her better) just wondering so I can know that facet of her personality too.

Sue said...

That is quite the list Em! Lots of good watches! I'm glad you liked the Wild and Wonderful Whites and saw it for what it was. I need to see Attack the Block! I have heard nothing but good and keep meaning to grab it. I am interested in watching Another Earth, so I'll do that soon and get back to you. I like polarizing movies. Hugo 3D I had to miss because of the 3D thing. Doesn't work very well for old blind eye. I will catch the 2D version on DVD. I'm so glad you liked Cloverfield so much. I really liked it too and am kind of surprised you liked it. Still need to see Midnight in Paris. I have Friday off so maybe I'll redbox it and watch it that afternoon. I LOVED Moon! Yes, I have probably mentioned it to you 2 or 3 times. Loved it and was very impressed with Duncan Jones' directoral debut. He also directed Source Code. Tabloid sounds great, will have to check it out. LOVED the Artist. I kind of want to go see it again in the theater. And I haven't seen the Thin Blue Line yet. It is always on everyone's top docuemtnary lists, so I'll check it out. And I've seen Apocalypse Now a few times and really like that movie.

Okay, so those are my opinions on your list.

Sue said...

Oh yea, and Em, the Hunger Games movie is coming out on March 23. And Woody Harrelson is playing that one guy and Lenny Kravitz is going to play Cinna. That is some great casting.

Emily said...

Wow the 23rd of March? That's way sooner then I thought! So glad those Woody rumors were true and Lenny Kravitz?? That is SO COOL. I need to re read the books. Only read them once and as they came out.

Yeah- check out Midnight in Paris. Adrien Brody is Salvador Dali and he is SO FUNNY. Oh, and Martin Sheen plays the funniest character and I didn't even recognize him the whole movie which blows my mind! It took until the credits when I went, "WHAT?" and had to go back and check it out. I'm going to blame it on the beard and American accent. Anyway, it's a good time.

You must see Attack the Block and Tabloid and Another Earth. Matt and Dan and I are going to have a spoilery discussion one of these days about Another Earth and like it or hate it, it would be good to get you into the debate (I have a feeling you will like it- but who knows). And that Duncan Jones- he sounds like someone I'll need to look out for.

Sue said...

Adrian Brody as Salvador Dali?!? That is brilliant! I love him! I didn't know Martin Sheen was in it. Do you mean Michael Sheen? I knew he was in it.

Okay, I will watch Another Earth in the next couple of days so I can get in on the discussion. Maybe I'll pick it up from Redbox on my way home from work today.

Yes, Duncan Jones has had an impressive two movies so far. He actually wrote Moon, but not Source Code. You knew he was David Bowie's son, right?

Emily said...

Yes I definitely meant Micheal. And yes, Brody is great (as always). He is fixated on rhinoceroses and it seems pretty much like I would imagine Dali was like. He made me giggle constantly. His mustache isn't as grand as it was in later years though.

You know, I'd heard that he was Bowie's son a long time ago but had totally forgotten. One of those things where you don't have a reference point (like having seen one of his films), so the info just evaporates in your head. That's awesome.

Haley said...

Dali! Dali! Rhinoceros! Haha obviously I watched Midnight in Paris. I loved it! I surprisingly recognized Michael Sheen and thought he was great, so annoying. Doesn't everyone know someone like that?! I really liked the story and what the characters learned throughout the movie. His girlfriend was so dumb! Anyway, fun movie.

Oh, Annie is an old soul and loves old movies, clothes, etc. She also obviously loves music and appreciates talent, uniqueness, and artistry so that is why I think she would like it.

Haley said...

Oh, and seriously can't wait for Hunger Games. That's the weekend of Kelly's wedding...maybe a late night movie in St. George is in order....

Sue said...

I was thinking the same thing Haley. We should see Hunger Games in St. George. Unless, that starts another weird tradition where we all go to St. George to see the Hunger Games movies! haha.

Emily said...

Capital idea! And we shall only make it a tradition if they sell the individually wrapped Sun Chips down there. OR if they have a generator from the 1940's in use.

Didn't know Annie liked old movies! Cool.

Haley said...

Do you guys get a picture in your head of what individually wrapped sun chips would look like? I do and it is fantastic. I recently watched the BBC Pride & Prejudice because my mom gave it to me for Christmas (awesome) and Mr. Lucas always says "capital, capital!" the whole time so that reminded me of that. I've been thinking so many British words lately between watching P&P, Sherlock, Peppa Pig, and Charlie & Lola it is bound to happen. Awesome that you guys are down for movie night in St. George. I just hope there is an opportunity to do it because it will be brilliant! Ok just had to throw that in there, I'm done now.

Amy said...

Annie's favorite movie is "Singing in the Rain". I gave it to her for Christmas. She buys 50's style dresses and shoes. She'll like it.

Amy said...

Kelly, Annie & I watched Midnight in Paris last night and we all really liked it. I think I'd enjoy watching it more than once. I think I'd catch more funny little details. Fun movie.

Sue said...

I watched Midnight in Paris over the weekend too and loved it. I wanted more Michael Sheen in the movie! His character was so awful and it cracked me up. I thought Owen Wilson did a really good job too. One of my favorite parts was when he was describing his relationship with Inez to Hemingway I think. He tells him that they have a lot in common and then tries to come up with things they have in common and finally comes up with "We both like Greek food. Well, we like pita, so we both like pita". That isn't the exact quote, but it was somthing like that. Wilson's delivery was great and the quote was just so Woody Allen. Anyway, good movie.

Em I also watched Another Earth. So, if you, Matt and Dan want to start a private conversion about it. It was bugging me during the movie who that actor was that played John. Then it hit me, it's Ethan from Lost!

Emily said...

Yes, the Micheal Sheen character was so awful he was funny. He totally could have been in a lot more scenes. I loved the things they have in common conversation too! I can't remember who he was talking to either, but I loved how he obviously thought when he started talking that they had a lot in common but then couldn't think of anything but pitas. Classic. I also thought it was so funny when they have the conversation *SPOILER ALERT* when they break up and she finally admits that she slept with the Micheal Sheen guy and like one minute later goes, "get over it!". Get over it? They were engaged! It was just funny. I watched it about 5 days later after seeing it the first time at my neighbor's house (but I couldn't get away and over there until the movie was almost half over, but it was just as fun seeing it the second time. And yes, more funny details.
Another Earth thread coming up.

B said...

Haha! Wow, this took off. Attack the Block was great, I've still been thinking about it a lot (probably because Owen reminds me of the aliens). I also REALLY want to see Midnight in Paris, Tabloid, The Artist, The Weird Whites (Matt doesn't think I'll like it, but I am totally intrigued), The Thin Blue Line, and Hugo (in that order).

Matt and I weren't super huge fans of Cloverfield, but it stuck with us, and we watched it in Denver when we went down for a concert. It was fun, but I'm not a huge fan of alien movies (except Attack the Block. I love all of the kids in it).

Ok, so Amy lent me the Hunger Games a LONG time ago. I read a chapter, but wasn't really in the mood for it. Two days ago, I picked it up and was like "I'll just read a chapter to fall asleep." I read 7 chapters. Then last night I was like, "I'll just read a little bit because it's late and I need to do lots of homework tomorrow. " I read until 3 am, and am SO CLOSE TO THE END! And I saw a trailer for the movie, and it looks GREAT! So what I'm saying is that I am totally down for a St. George late night movie. I'm excited that it'll be so fresh in my mind.

Emily said...

Yay for 20+ comments! I miss those days...... Owen totally looks like the aliens! That is hilarious. I love all the boys too. They were the best- especially the one with the glasses I forgot his name "this is too much madness to explain in just one text!!" And Haley, I get British phrases and words in my head all the time too. In fact, I probably spend more time in British culture then American. I think I'm a Brit at heart.

B- I didn't know you weren't all in with The Hunger Games. They are a little gritty though. Not all sunshine and rainbows- and starlight:) Good though.

B said...

Yeah. I knew it was good and tons of people loved it, but I knew what the majority of the book was about and fights to the death aren't really my thing. But I did like it, I just wasn't in the mood for it when I initially started it. Almost lost it when Rue died. But that lady knows how to write a cliffhanger!

BTW, you guys are thinking of coming up for Kelly's bridal shower I heard? Camelot is playing and Puck plays Lancelot (zo 'e eez Fraynche, hawhawhaw!). Hehe. Just thought I'd let you know. (My WV was Puck, so I had to bring it up)

Emily said...

We were actually talking about going to the Hurricane one, when we thought Hurricane was only 3 ish hours away. I got your invitation yesterday and am wondering if I can pull off going up there for it....


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