Sunday, May 29, 2011

Movie Review: It's Kind Of A Funny Story (2010)

Warning may contain slight teasers! 

So in another Redbox trip for the weekend I rented both The Social Network and It's Kind Of A Funny Story. Considering most people have probably already seen/read about The Social Network I figured I'd review the lesser known of my two rentals. 

It's Kind Of A Funny Story is based of the novel of the same name that came out in 2006 by Ned Vizzini. I reluctantly gave this movie a chance, I had read the book more then once in the past and have been reluctant to have books ruined by movies like they have been before. 

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how well this movie was done. The actors really pulled off their parts well and the plot did not deviate too far from the book, which I love. The score for the film which was done by Broken Social Scene was excellent. And like the other movies I've reviewed there was some nice eye candy with Emma Roberts. 

Overall this film was very well done and heart warming. I'd give it a 8.75-9.2/10.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Movie Review: I Am Number Four (2011)

Warning May Contain Slight Spoilers! 

So having received a free Redbox rental I decided to use it on I Am Number Four, the commercials convinced me that it was worth a free rental. 

This movie is adapted from the novel of the same name and revolves around the exploits of a teenage alien for the planet Lorein, like most teenage aliens that are sent to Earth his planet was at war/destroyed before being sent here. 

The plot is solid for a sci-fi flick and follows typical character arches. There is also the whole teenager love plot line with a little hottie, which of course complicates things like all women do. 

Overall the plot was good, the visuals were pretty cool, and by the end you kinda wanted to see a possible sequel. Overall I'd give it around a 7.3-7.8/10.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day in Sports: May 26th

The main event of today was Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bulls and Heat. The game really changed in favor of the Heat around 2:30 left in the 3rd quarter off of a flagrant foul against Carlos Boozer. The Heat really just outplayed the Bulls from that point on and beat my hometown Bulls by 3. 83-80 Miami, winning then the series 4-1.

This sets up a Finals matchup against Dallas with took the West.

Other Briefs:

  • Red Sox won huge 14-1
  • White Sox finally pull it together a pull off a 3-1 win
  • A fan fell to his death at the Rockies game. 
  • The heavily favored Kim Clijsters got upset in the 2nd round of the French Open
  • Nadal won in straight sets at the French 
  • Doug Weight retired after 19 NHL seasons, he joined the Islanders coaching staff and front office
NHL News

New Jets? - The Atlanta Thrashers are 95% certain to move to Winnipeg, Manitoba. The NHL left Winnipeg 15 seasons ago and fled to hot climate of Phoenix. Personally I am not a fan of warm weather teams, but my plan for the NHL will be discussed in a later post. 

ECF Game 7: After a huge performance in Game 6 the Bolts pushed it to the pivotal Game 7 against the Bruins. Tomorrow we will find out the matchup for the Stanley Cup Final. Either way I hope the winner of this Game 7 wins the cup. 

Comment with anything you want me to cover or what you like about my coverage. 

Review: The Hangover Part II (2011)


I will say that I came in expecting the movie to be inferior to the first installment of the series. Even so I was expecting to laugh a lot more then I found myself. While the movie had some laugh out loud moments, it really felt like it was all just a remake of the first one.

The plot line this time wasn't as sturdy and a ton of the lines from Allen were just expected or plain dumb. I will say that Stu's bride to be is smoking hot which was a pleasant surprise, and you really can't beat a monkey. The movie dragged on, seemed much longer then it actually was.

That being said it still held my attention. Worth seeing it it's only $5.

Overall I'd give it around 6.5-7/10. Like the first installment it has little to no replay value.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day in sports.

With the conclusion of the exciting Game 6 just a few seconds ago, the Bolts tied the series with the Bruins to push it to a game 7. As usual Game 7 is up in the air with all Game 7's.

I still think the B's will pull it off, and then beat the Canucks for the cup.

Other stuff:

  • Mariano pitched in his 1000th game as a Yankee, quite a feat. 
  • My White Sox lost 
  • OKC and Dallas are battling hard in the WCF
EDIT: Well looks like the Mavs are a pretty dominate team, having come back to beat the Thunder once again. The Thunder are a good team, just way too inexperienced to pull off this series, they will be very good in the near future, if they can keep their pieces in place. 

The Soul? Real or Fake

I know that this topic is all based on faith for the most part, but I was reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown earlier (I know, I know Fiction but roll with this) and in the book the one character (Katherine) conducts an experiment that proves that the human body lost some kind of weight right after death.

It got me thinking about this, I never really thought that souls were real, but if science could prove somehow the same thing that the book claimed, I think I could accept the reality of a soul.

What're your thoughts?

*P.S. : Not finished with the book so no spoilers please.

WCF: Thoughts

I will admit that I am 100% biased against the Canucks being a diehard Hawks fan, but I will say that they did play a good series, even if their final goal was a little shady.

The Sedins and LOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU did pick up their game in this series, I still think that they will fall on their face in the Finals like they have over the last few years. 

The East *will produce the Cup champion.  

Sidenote: Everyone please keep Stan Mikita in your thoughts, hopefully he gets rid of his new found cancer quickly. 

* Prediction is Bruins in 5; or Tampa in 7 depending on who wins the ECF

EDIT: Getting lots of love on the "Hope the Canucks get swept in the Finals" Facebook status :)