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Saturday, May 11, 2013

"The Great Gatsby" Film Review

When I first heard that Baz Luhrmann was taking on the project of recreating one of the most classic pieces of literature AND it was going to have one of my favorite actors in it, I was counting down the months until it would arrive on the big screen. After purchasing my tickets online through Fandango.com, I was counting down the hours until I could munch on popcorn excitedly before the previews.... At every spare moment that I could dedicate to this film, I was thinking "will it be worth it?" Ladies and Gentlemen..... it was. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Dog's Purpose

Anyone who has ever had or loved a dog needs to read this book... I am trying my best to write this review with tears in my eyes because a dog (reborn many times) that is trying to find his purpose of existence finally found it... It also doesn't help that my dachshund Happy Gilmore is curled up next to me.

Friday, May 3, 2013

My Life in France by Julia Child

What a lovely audiobook that provides insight to THE American master of French cooking and her adventures in doing so... I would play this every morning on my way to work and felt enlightened about making various dishes that I feel compelled to go out and get the actual recipes to try. Be forewarned- hunger pains and unusual cravings for butter will ensue as you absorb this memoir.

Django Unchained

I heard quite a few things about this movie, and when my roommate sat me down to watch it with her, I must admit that I only remained on the pretense that Leonardo DiCaprio was in this movie. This will be a short review as that it's 4 am and I'm sleep deprived. This movie was quite good with the action and essence of a Quentin Taratino film....I haven't seen many of his other films, other than the first "Kill Bill", but since I heard that Django was a Western-esque film, I thought that I'd try it out. I was quite impressed. Not only was the storyline very good, but the acting was superb from Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, DiCaprio, and Kerry Washington. There are also many memorable moments with Samuel L. Jackson, in a perfectly suited role that he obviously had fun with. I was on the edge of my seat (difficult since I was sitting on a plush and comfy sofa), and was immediately knocked out of my trance when my roommate threw a ball of orange Play-Dough at my face to knock me out of it. We rented this from Netflix, but I'll most likely be purchasing it to share with others...once every bill that decided to arrive in my mailbox AT THE SAME TIME has been paid.