Redbox Review “Wanderlust”

Review: Wanderlust

Let me start off by saying- I never intended on watching this movie in the first place.

Wanderlust is a comedy featuring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd as a recently out of work/newly homeless couple who stumble upon a hippie commune and stay the night. The end up having such a good experience that they decide to “stay for a while.” The movie starts off slow and leaves you biting your lip asking yourself “Where are the laughs?!” Luckily, it picks up at about the quarter to halfway point and it becomes better than simple “watchable.” The thing that made the film watchable for me was the strong presence of the communes male leader. He was funny and the dynamic that his character brings to almost every aspect of the movie is slightly impressive. In short, the movie is okay breaching the lines of pretty good. It’s cute though- and it’s a good movie to watch with your boyfriend/girlfriend.

 

Here’s the trailer:

 

Movie Review: “Ted”

For those of you who know me- I had LOW expectations for this movie. I know I know, i’m like the only person who did.

But this time I was wrong :)

Ted of course, did not live up to the propaganda of “Funniest Movie of All Time,” but it did qualify as the funniest movie of the summer (being basically the only memorable comedy blockbuster of this season). Ted is cute, funny, somewhat touching, and original. Seth Macfarlane did a good job in his directorial debut- which was to be expected from the talented producer of Family Guy. The movies humor mirrored that of Family Guy except Family Guy is funnier than Ted. I felt that Ted had too much space between laughs. Also, it could have been written better. But this is not a “bad review.” I liked Ted and it is definitely worth watching- but closely toes the line of the kind of move you rent, rather then go out to see.

Now here’s a clip from Family Guy- Featuring my second favorite character, the one and only, Lois:

XOXO Rae

Review- “The Dark Knight Rises”

Review-“The Dark Knight Rises”

So i’m sure 90% of the free world have seen this movie. But here is the review for anyone who wants a second (more like a millionth) opinion on this movie.

This installment of the Batman Trilogy is, in my opinion, the third best of the Batman movies. Despite being incredibly exciting, fairly sexy (with Christian Bale being EXTREMELY sexy), having a strong plot, and a great cast, I must say that the lack of believability of the movie was..distracting. The gadgets in this movie defied all logic. Also defying logic was Batman’s (Bruce Wayne’s) superhuman ability to physically recuperate- on several occasions.

Anne Hathaway did well- She was definitely better than people were expecting her to be, but the movie didn’t give the viewer as much CatWoman scenes as expected. I would have loved to see more character development on her.

Bane’s character was scary enough but I was highly annoyed by that fact was his voice was barely understandable- Oh, and don’t even get me started on that fruity/weirdo British-sounding accent. That was probably the biggest disappointment for me, by far.

Overall, it was a great movie in a sense that it entertained. It left one feeling awesome at the end simply for watching such a cool movie. I found myself wishing hours after the movie that I was watching it again. But, I have to be honest and say it did not live up to it’s predecessor, The Dark Knight, but then again, not many action movies have.

Since everyone has seen the trailer, here’s something better-

XOXO Rae

 

Redbox Review- “Our Idiot Brother”

Review- “Our Idiot Brother”

Ok….So I had high expectations for this movie. After all, what’s cuter than Paul Rudd playing a dopey, yet, loving Hippie? Well despite any hype, this movie fell short in one large way- It wasn’t funny!

This movie is the story of Ned, the air-headed organic farmer who gets down on his luck and is forced to live with his family. Other than seeing Ned be degraded and mistreated by his family and everyone else in the movie, there is not much else that happens. You find yourself feeling sorry for Ned the whole time, and this would be tolerable once again, if the movie was actually funny. The only thing that makes it remotely watchable is the fact that Paul Rudd is such a likeable actor- But unfortunately, for this movie, his character doesn’t even allow the moviegoer to truly connect with his character, or anyone else in the movie. But to end on a positive note, I must say that this movie did have a nice moral- that moral being something along the lines of “Being good to others always leaves you and everyone else around you doing better-even if you’re a total idiot.” But for that guidance, i’d much rather just see Winnie the Pooh.

Here’s the trailer.

XOXO Rae

Redbox Review- “Friends with Kids”

Review- “Friends with Kids”

If you are one of my closer friends you already know- I LOVE THIS MOVIE.

Why?

In this adorable comedy/drama a male and female best friend decide to “skip over all the marriage bullshit” and just have a kid together. Their lack of sexual attraction to one another gives them the notion that they can have a child, and then go ahead and start searching for their true loves.

Seems predictable, right?

Well, it actually ended up being a romantic comedy masterpiece (if there is such a thing). Not only was it funny, featuring the snl cast, but it was believable, well written, and truly interesting. This movie kept my attention from start to finish and not once did I think “wow, another crappy romantic comedy.” I was surprised by the lack of publicity that this movie had- It was better than any movie I have seen this entire summer. This movie is great, and leaves you feeling good in general.

By the way, the trailer doesn’t do it justice- But here it is anyway.

See Friends With Kids :)

XOXO Rae

Body Language- The Basics

Being fluent in “Body Language” is a great way to..

1. Read People/Assess Situations *cough* RECRUITMENT.

2. Help people feel comfortable (or if you’re a total sadist, make them uncomfortable)

3. Present yourself in a way that’s ideal to you.

So here are some body language rules of thumb that will help you be even more awesome, or just give you something interesting to look for when you’re in the mood to sit around and stare at people.

1. When someone rubs themselves in places like their arms or the back of their neck it means they are uncomfortable.

2. When people are blinking a lot, it means they are annoyed- or it means they have shit in their eye. Odds are, it’s the first one.

3. When someone’s pupils shrink it is a sign of fear- When pupils enlarge, it is a sign of attraction. So, you wanna know if he likes you, look into his soul windows. (Side note- People look the most attractive to others when their pupils are enlarged (hence why candle lit dinners are so “romantic.”) It’s also why animated animals have such large pupils, cause it’s so damn precious.

4. “They say” that when someone typically sleeps on their back, that is a sign of sound confidence and security in life.

5.In many situations when a woman touches her hair a lot, it means she is open to being approached by a man. So girls, remember not to touch it too much! You wouldn’t wanna look the D word- Desperate.

6. When people mirror your movements. Example-If  you just slapped your knee while laughing and the person you’re with slaps theirs too soon after, it means they enjoy being around you.

7. When someone purses their lips it means they have something to say but are using better judgement not to. This does not apply to duck lips. Unless, of course, the offender is trying to tell the world how insecure they are.

8. Palms up communicates friendship (even to animals, as long as it’s under their face) If I were you, I would remember the “under the face” tidbit, you wouldn’t wanna inadvertently have Fido thinking you’re gonna bitch slap him.

9. Putting your hands on your hips (fingers in the front) represent masculinity and dominance. When your hands are on your hips and your fingers are in the back it communicates a much lesser dominance in the individual-kind of like a false confidence thing.

10. According to “Clueless,” when couples have their legs crossed towards each other it’s a good sign, sexually. Does the fact that I learned this directly from the mouth of Alicia Silverstone’s character in “Clueless” negate it’s credibility?  Well, I thought so, leading me to research further. Apparently, legs crossed towards one another means the two are comfortable with one another.

Body language speaks for itself, whether intentional or by accident- and since it is usually unintentional, it is a great way to see what people aren’t saying. Plus, it’s the easiest language to learn-If you don’t already, pay attention to the people around you and they’ll tell you how they really feel.

 

So I wrote a Rap

The following is a rap I conducted(z)..

It’s like you made love to my mind,

left yourself inside

and in time it ferments into the sweetest wine.

It drips down my body, and into my heart

pumps through my veins

and i’m forever changed

I look in the mirror and I see your reflection

some kind of physical manifestation of our connection

the universe bends as my heart breaks

pouring hot desire like an earthquake

but you don’t even feel it, do you?

like the blink of an eye, or an ambient sound

your love for me is less than profound

but a wink, a touch

send me in a downward spiral

exponentiating my love to a level that’s viral