Thoughts on Stuff

Julie and Julia and Grand Budapest

So I’ve been thinking…

  • Carrie has crazy eyes.
  • “The Old Wagon” episode of Modern Family is exactly what it’s like to have siblings.
  • Why are all the women in The Walking Dead (except Maggie) totally worthless?
  • Finally watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, which includes this line: “Not only was Agatha immensely skilled with a palette knife and a butter-cream flourish: she was also very brave.”  I feel Julia Child would approve.
  • I did not know Matthew Rhys was British. His accent completely blew my mind.
  • Aaaand I just teared up watching Zombieland. Gets me every time.

Happy Hump Day!


And the Winner Is…


Hey y’all! So I’m back from my wedding-planning, house-building, boards-taking, flu-getting, holiday-celebrating unannounced mid-season hiatus. Besides all that other stuff, I (of course) made time for some movie watching, and I have to say, I think Gone Girl just may take the cake for best big-screen book adaptation.  The screenplay was written by the author herself, Gillian Flynn, who managed to create a story that is equally as complete and suspenseful whether it is being read or watched.  Honestly, this movie didn’t even need the built-in audience that comes with a hit novel–the movie would’ve been a hit all on its own.  The cherry on top of this murder mystery sundae is the absolutely incredible acting from Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne (if you don’t believe me, contrast this performance with her portrayal of Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and be amazed), Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, Neil Patrick Harris as Desi Collings, and Kim Dickens as Detective Rhonda Boney.  Pike and Harris are totally amazing in a scene that left the entire theater with mouths gaping or eyes closed.  Trust me, you’ll know it when you see it.

Start 2015 off right, and treat yo self to one of best-adapted movies out there.