Sunday, April 14, 2013

Movie Reviews: Lincoln & Paperboy

I had a few days off, and after I cleaned the house, went to some events, shopping, treasure hunting, and alligator wresting, I decided to watch a few movies.

I thought I knew a lot about Lincoln, but this movie blew me away.  I have visited Ford's theater and the attached museum.  I've red books about Lincoln and he has been a background story of many other movies that I have seen.  (Not to mention "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Slayer"
But this movie puts the focus on Lincoln and many of the verbal battles (and all of the politics) that it took to pass the 13th amendment abolishing slavery.   This is an "Epic" movie, meaning, that your 10 year old child will HATE this movie, but if know anyone history buffs, this is a must have.  It really is touching to see the internal struggles that Lincoln has about the death of his son.  How Mary Todd was extremely involved in the politics of the time (almost more than Lincoln).  My favorite 2 characters (other than Lincoln) are Mary Todd, she has a great break down in the middle about Bob going into the way; and the character played by Tommy Lee Jones, about how he must give up on his 30 year endeavor to "tone down" his dream of complete equality of the races to persuade democrats to ratify the 13th amendment.  Great Story, Great Movie!

The Paperboy

Wow!  What a movie… I am a HUGE fan of this movie… it is a little dark and twisted, but good none-the-less.  Staring Matthew McCanaoughey, Zac Efron, John Cuscack, and Nicole Kidman.  Nicole proves that she is still a heart-throb, Zan dances in the rain in his tightie-whiteys, Matthew is the closeted gay older brother who is a famous writer.  He comes back to his home town to help make sure that Justice was not passed up on a suspected killer (John Cusack) that is in the local jail.  Nicole Kidman plays the pen pal that is in love with John Cusack.  Zac Efron is in love with Nicole Kidman.   Best part of the movie????  Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bruno Mars: Unorthodox Jukebox

I thought I had already wrote this but I guess I didn't do it.  I remember writing his publicist but I need to share my post with you (my readers and favorite people in the world!) 

When this album first came out I downloaded it immediately because Bruno Mars is one of my favorite artists!

"Unorthodox Jukebox" is completely different than anything we have heard from Bruno before, and I personally love it!  I listened to it on repeat for 6 straight hours on my last road trip and never got tired of it.  Every song was so different from the one before, one track would sound like a pop song, then r&b, then something from the 70's funk area! 

My favorite track is "Gorillas".  It hasn't received much radio air time yet, but once it does, it will blow UP!  It is catchy, fun to sing along with, etc.... 

Please let me know what you think of this album and what is your favorite track off of it!  Tweet me
your response!  @TeeJayToday

At the time of writing this "Unorthodox Jukebox" has spent 162 days in the top 100 charts on Amazon.  Congrats Man!


Friday, April 5, 2013

The Evil Dead Remake Movie Review

 was off of work today, try to stay at home and clean, do laundry etc....  but at about 3P I was starting to go stir crazy.  I pulled up the Flixter app on my iPad and noticed that Evil Dead was about to start at my local theater and I had just enough time to get there for the matinee!

Evil Dead
What a Gore fest!  It literally has hundreds of gallons of blood in it.  I wasnt so much scared of the movie as I was wincing in pain at some of the stunts that the actors had to endure.  Not sure if I am going to add this to my home theater collection but it was a good movie. Not as witty as I thought it would be. My favorite part was listening to the macho guys behind me jump and shriek when they got scared!  This would be a great date movie, not a first date, but maybe number 10 if you what her to get in close to ya!