Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sucker punch me in the face

The hubs and I and some friends decided to play teenager for a night and go see a midnight showing of Sucker punch. It's always fun to wait in line with friends. But needless to say we were exhausted after it.

Spoiler alert. If you don't want to know about the movie leave now. But come back! :)

Run time: 2 hours

The movie was visually spectacular. Creative fight scenes, cool effects, pretty girls.
But the movie was also very depressing!

Set in a mental hospital after the main character "Baby doll" accidentally shoots her little sister while trying to save her. She learns that in 5 days she'll be getting a lobotomy. She immediately goes into survival mode and creates an elaborate story in her head involving the girls she meets, orderly's and her doctor. A story of her hatching an escape plan with some of the other girls.

While in Baby doll's fantasy she creates another fantasy in her head. Do you follow that? That's 3 different levels of story telling going on. Confusing!

On top of being confusing almost all of the non main characters die. Not in a really heroic way either but in sad way.

There's also this underlying theme of rape and sexual assault. It really bothered me in this movie for some reason. It never actually happened but I was waiting for it to. The girls were all ready fighting to leave and for their freedom. It felt like over kill for them to be fending off creepy guys too.

In the end the "baby doll" doesn't find her way out but she helps another girl escape.

It wasn't an absolutely terrible experience but I wouldn't watch it again. Although the hubs says he'd buy it for the fight scenes. Hot girls in skimpy outfits kicking butt..why does that not surprise me.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The worlds saddest commercial

There's this commercial from the foundation for a better life with a father and daughter. The dad pushes the little girl on her bike, walks her down and then it shows her kissing his forehead as he passes away.

Really foundation for a better life, really? Do you want to make grown women blubbering cry babies?

Because that's what happened. Yeah, think about that. Jerks.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

house hunters

Well, the hubs and I are looking for new digs...maybe. Our landlady wants us to sign a new lease. We're not super keen on signing a new lease because we don't want to get stuck in the winchester mystery apt for another year. We meet on Saturday to discuss. If it doesn't work out then we are on the hunt.

We've been peeking at cragislist and different apts. My friend Shauna found us a cute little house here in sunnyvale. We're meeting the owner tomorrow so I hope it goes well. My concern is that it's super close to the train tracks so maybe we wear earplugs? The trains run almost all night. :/

We're keeping our fingers crossed. I'm not sure which i want more to move or to stay. :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Grrrr

Sometimes working with your spouse isn't all it's cracked up to be. Like when he takes your car, doesn't tell you where he's going and then doesn't get back when he says he will.

All i know is that there better one heck of a good story behind this. And a foot rub.