Charlie Does The Dirty Work

Charlie WorkHoly Cannoli, did you see that?!  Yes, I am talking about that February 4th episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, “Charlie Work”. Sure, it was a funny episode, and I definitely laughed out loud when Charlie iterated the entire air mile, steak, and chicken scheme with a heavy dose of exacerbation, but y’all. With each passing minute that episode got more and more exciting. It went something like this:

Haha, Charlie is the responsible one today, pretty funny.
Lol, Carmine’s: A Place for Steaks, funny name.
Har-dee-har, disabled carbon monoxide detector, hilarious.
Hah–wait–they haven’t broken this shot yet.
Oh my God, they haven’t broken the shot yet!

Y’all, so awesome, and so fun to watch. Charlie has a VERY hefty portion of the dialogue in this episode, with the camera following him the entire time. This means that not having to start over a million times rested mostly on his shoulders. And boy, did he deliver.

Even if you’re not an “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” fan, this episode is worth checking out. It turned out pretty darn cool.


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.

If, Then – Again

scott pilgrim kickass

If you liked Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, then you’ll probably like Kick-Ass.

drive let the right one in

If you liked Drive, then you’ll probably like Let the Right One In (note: you will have to watch this with the caption, as it is Swedish.  Don’t watch it with the English dubbing though, because it just sounds ridiculous.)

disturbia last exorcism

If you liked Disturbia, then you’ll probably like The Last Exorcism.

airplane anchorman

If you liked Airplane!, then you’ll probably like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

the lost boys goonies

If you liked The Lost Boys, then you’ll probably like The Goonies.

Until next time,


Late to the Party: Some Thoughts on the Dexter Finale

dexterYeah, I know, I’m like a year late on this. What can I say? Finally got around to the finale, and I have some things to say about it.

1) How the heck does someone literally just walk right out of a hospital with a dead body, walk it onto a boat, and drive said boat off into an impending hurricane? I mean seriously, does this hospital have NO security?! Not one person saw that? I know it was supposed to be all pre-hurricane-chaosy, but that is just too much. I can only suspend by disbelief so far, and Dexter blew right past that limit like a serial killer on a speed boat.

2)Why. On Earth. Would Dexter become a lumberjack. Again–seriously? That is just a completely absurd ending. To me, there were 3 possibilities for a logical ending to this series:

  • Dexter realizes he can overcome/is no longer a slave to his “dark passenger”, becomes a good guy, meets Hannah and his son in Argentina, and lives happily ever after.
  • Dexter realizes he cannot overcome/will always be a slave to his “dark passenger”, comes to terms with this, and relocates to a new place to continue his killing.
  • Dexter realizes he will always be a slave to his “dark passenger” and that this will always make him a danger to the people he loves. Since he is A MURDERER who deals with bad people BY KILLING THEM, he commits suicide by driving his boat into the hurricane, thus solving the problem in his usual definitive manner

Notice that none of those possibilities mentioned anything about BECOMING A LUMBERJACK. BECAUSE IT MAKES NO SENSE. UGH.

3) This has nothing to do with the finale, but didn’t Dexter just have the best intro? I loved it. Never has breakfast looked so delicious or so sinister.

And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.


Awesome Mix Vol. 1



Here are some more great finds from movies and TV for you…

11. Cups (aka You’re Gonna Miss Me/When I’m Gone) by Anna Kendrick – Pitch Perfect
12. Paper Bag by Fiona Apple – Bridesmaids
13. Monsters by Angus Stone – Law and Order: SVU
14. Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers – Love Actually
15. Sons & Daughters by The Decemberists – The Office
16. You Slay Me by Sideboob – Orange Is the New Black
17. Up Up Up by Givers – Glee
18. Mr. Brightside by The Killers – The Holiday
19. Baby It’s Cold Outside (best version by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan) – Elf
20. The entire Awesome Mix Vol. 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy.  Guaranteed to get you dancing!

For #1-10, see this post.

Happy listening,