Thursday, April 23, 2015

What's On Your Netflix List?

I love love Netflix. It is one of my favorite ways to spend my weekend! I got hooked on Orange is the New Black and binge watched season one and two.
 Another one of my favorites was Bomb Girls. I was so mad when they cancelled it and gave us that lame series finale. Anyone else upset with that let down? Here Comes the Midwife is an amazing series. I started reading the books as well.

Here's what's on my Netflix must see list. While I impatiently wait for June and the return of Orange is the New Black!

  1. Heathers: Young Winona Ryder, Christian Slater- The clothes alone are a reason to watch! The Heathers, Veronica, clueless parents- and "I love my dead gay son!"

  2. Labyrinth: This is one of my all time favorite movies as a kid! I was 10 when it came out and was completely traumatized by David Bowie's crotch bulge and his dancing around in tight pants!

  3. The Thing Called Love: River Phoenix, early Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix, Nashville, and did I mention River Phoenix?

  4. The Slap: This is the Australian version that the Americans copied. The Australian version is way better! Didn't realize just how much sex and boobs were shown on Aussie tv!

  5. The Borgias: I have not watched this yet. But my good friend tells me it is amazing! Jeremy Irons is in it and from what I've heard, if you like The Tudors you'll like this one!

    I watch alot of documentaries too. 30 Days with Morgan Spurlock is awesome. You might remember him from SuperSize Me. Too bad his show got cancelled too. I think he has another show that is similar on MSNBC or something.

    What is one your Netflix must see list?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Kylie Jenner Challenge or Kids Today Are Brain Damaged

Raise your hand if you're sick of seeing any of the Kardashian or Jenner clan on your TV or magazine stands! Bruce can stay, Bruce Jenner is cool.

 Unless you've been living under a rock or are Amish, you have to have heard about the newest trend or challenge, The Kylie Jenner Challenge. Teens are using a shot glass to "plump up" their lips to look like a Kylie Jenner.  This is just the latest trend of kids doing brain damaged stuff to get on the internet. Remember the cinnamon challenge?

On Sunday night, the hashtag #kyliejennerchallenge popped up on Twitter. Kylie swears her plump lips are all natural. And one way to get this so called plump look without injections is to put your lips in a shot glass and suck as hard as you can. 

Of course since a Kardashian/Jenner girl is sporting a look, every girl or boy has to copy that look. 

Just take a look at some of these awesome results:

In reality, all these kids look like this:

I really don't know what is wrong with kids these days. I totally get copying a celeb (I hesitate to call Kylie a celeb) I tried to copy Madonna.I totally rocked some plastic bracelets, lace gloves, and fishnets! But I draw the line at physically harming yourself in order to copy someone else.
Kylie has since tweeted asking people to not harm themselves or try to copy her style, instead she wants them to just be themselves! Even though she said that, ET asked people to send pictures of themselves after they try it. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2015

Here in Kansas City, we have a thing called KC restaurant week. Different restaurants offer a priced fixed menu to show off their menus and to raise money for different charities.

Since my husband and I love to try out new restaurants and try new things, (well, I try more things than he does) we try to hit up a few new places along with some of our friends.
We've gone to 2 so far, and I'll be posting my pics and reviews this week.

Are you adventurous when it comes to food? Or do you like to stay with the tried and true? Let me know. And let me know what restaurant you would like us to try out.
Friday, September 12, 2014

The Maze Runner Advance Screening

Wednesday night, the geek and I got to see The Maze Runner.  I got advance tickets through my AMC Stubs reward card. If you don't know what the AMC Stubs program is let me tell you. It is an amazing program that allows you to earn concession upgrades and free movie tickets. Once you spend $100, you get $10 added to your account. You can either spend it on a movie ticket or on concessions. Plus you get free upgrades at the concession stand, so instead of a small popcorn and drink, you can say, "Upgrade." and get a medium for the price of a small!

Anyways, I got an email last week saying, had a screening in my area. (another great site for movie screenings and advance passes) We haven't been to a movie in a long time, so we decided to make a date night out of it.

The movie started at 7pm, and we arrived at 6:30, the theater was already pretty full with the only seats available up front. Next time, we will definitely get there a lot earlier!

Now to the movie, the cast is a mix of what appears to be newcomers and some familiar faces from tv and movies. The guy from We're The Millers (the kid whose dingdong got bit by a spider) is in it along with the kid who played Peter Pan in Once Upon a Time.

I've never read the book so I can't compare the two. I liked it. Maybe not go and pay to see it again, but rent from Redbox type movie. It is an interesting take on a dystopian society. I don't want to give away too much, because the movie needs that mystery and why are these boys trapped in this place questions to linger through out the movie. Plus when you see some of these advance screenings, they ask you to not tell too much.

If you have teenagers, I do think it is a good movie for them. Not too much cussing, I think maybe a few damns or shits. No bloody gore style violence.

The Maze Runner comes out September 19 at a theater near you.

*i have not been comped for this review.*
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Flowers In the Attic Remake

*Spoiler Alert* If you've never read Flowers In the Attic or seen either of the movies, then stop reading unless you want spoilers**

I was so excited when I read that Lifetime was remaking V.C. Andrews book Flower In the Attic. This book was so legendary, so gothic, so much a rite of passage for young girls.

I remember exactly who introduced me to her books. My friend Atlee from 7th grade. She was reading it in Pre-Algebra and I saw the cover and was immediately intrigued. She lent me her copy when she finished. She was another fast reader like me.

Talk about the books being an early education! While my mom was never one to ban me from reading books, she didn't want me reading books with sex in them. If you've ever read one of V.C. Andrews books, you know sex is a staple in it. Still I got to read the books, and was hooked. I read all of the Dollanganger series, the Landry, the Casteel, Cutler, well  all of the books.

I even watched that horrid, cheesy movie from the 80's Flowers In the Attic. Kristy Swanson was awesome, in a cheesy way. Who can forget, "Eat the cookie Mother!"

Last night, I was let down. The movie was better than the original 80's one, but still it felt rushed. I think it should have been a 2 parter or 3 hours. Ellen Burstyn did a good job as the grandmother, plus Burstyn is a great actress. Heather Graham played the vapid mother okay, I think she fell flat though. She just didn't bring enough to the character. The kids playing the twins were just background noise. I wish they had showed just how much Cathy and Chris became surrogate parents more. At least in this one, they actually showed the incest part. And told more about how the mother and father were actually half uncle/half neice.
Plus Bart, the swan bed!!

All in all, it was an okay remake. For Lifetime standards. Now they are working on the sequel book, Petals On the Wind. That one will be interesting.

Did any of you watch the movie? What did you think? Have you read the books as an adult?