What’s weird? Deadly Code.

John Malkovich in Deadly Code plays a vicious, protective, weird character. His Russian accent, his story telling, his snarling when using a wolf analogy. All very weird.

This community they live in, they take care of their own. They let no one go down. It kind of reminds me of Sons of Anarchy. They take matters into their own hands, and the only people they are allowed to steal from, are those in power positions. Those are the people that take advantage of them.

They are totally against drugs in the community, so when a man is caught selling cocaine because “I have three mouths to feed!” they take the cocaine and spoon it into his mouth until the man is no longer in charge of feeding those three mouths, if you know what I mean.

Violence between two “different kinds of people” is a theme throughout this movie as well. Which, realistically, is a very poignant mirror to our current times. The differences are truly only in our minds, and it poisons society, creating rifts that have no reason to exist. There are scenes – “Why are you Serbians on our turf!!” – With the response of the slashing a knife behind the knees and taking a baseball bat to another’s head.

I like the fact that this movie deals with people in all sorts of walks of life. Younger, older, illiterate, artistic,, troubled. There is a female character that is referred to as “not all there in the head.”

I have to say, seeing a bunch of guys covered in tattoos is kinda fun. John Malkovich, covered in tattoos, is kinda fun. haha!

Be mindful of this movie, if you don’t like violence and blood, and also, if you have trouble following a back and forth story-line. As it shifts frequently!

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As kind of a side-note, this movie reminded me of different kinds of love, and how it can mess with a person. Falling in love with someone you shouldn’t. Having someone fall in love with you who you don’t have feelings for. Becoming close and dependent on someone, only for them to let go without warning. The fear that comes with love and with giving your heart to someone else.

Friday Night Lights – It’s more than just a game

So as you can tell from the title, I started watching Friday Night Lights. I know, I am way behind in the times. As you can probably tell, I like to take my time with things. In any case, I’m only a few episodes in and I absolutely love it!

I have heard people talk about Taylor Kitsch for years, but I never had any idea who he was! And now I do, and now I get it.

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“Home Coming”

So here’s the deal, it wasn’t completely lost on me that his character… Tim Riggins… is exactly my type. A big of a train wreck. SMH. I literally cannot get away from finding these guys attractive. There’s something about knowing that underneath all the bad choices, there’s a heart that probably got a bit tore up at one point, and is now just reckless because they feel lost.

I love Connie Britton. I love her in Nashville, and in the first season of American Horror story. In FNL she plays Tami Taylor, the head coach of the football teams wife.

Jason Street, played by Scott Porter (who I LOVE in Hart of Dixie) gets hit on the field in the first episode, and is left paralyzed (at least where I am right now, that is still the case). And as someone who is an aspiring actress, I can only imagine what it would be like to play a part where you essentially cannot move! He does an incredible job.

Football is everything in Dillon, Texas… and as football season is upon us (Go Vikings!!) this post and this show is super fitting!

The show won 3 primetime Emmy awards!

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose!

Make sure you check out my best friends blog! She is a much better writer than I am. 😉

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New Beginnings

There is a new movie coming out with Robert DeNiro, The Intern. He basically does a radical change and starts all over again, from my understanding. I have yet to see the movie. So I don’t know if it’s any good, but seeing the trailer today reminded me of something…

This last week my dad accepted a job offer, one that will decrease his pay, but increase his overall happiness. My dad is in his 50’s. He’s young at heart, but sometimes starting over later in life is terrifying. I am so incredibly proud of him. He is chasing dreams he never knew he had, and he is trusting in God more than ever before.

Sometimes we find ourselves starting all over. With a clean slate. Doing something we never imagined.

Sometimes we find ourselves starting over because we have no other choice. Sometimes people leave us behind, and we have to re-evaluate our lives. We have to move forward without the one we thought would be there to help us move forward.

The only thing that I know is that you cannot give up. You cannot give in. And you’re never “too anything” to dream big, dream new, and accomplish things. Life is too precious to let anything hold you back. There is brilliance in there somewhere.

Tell me your new beginnings. Tell me your fears. Let’s move forward in life together.

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I don’t want to talk about that right now

What happened to all of great TV of the past that no one talks about anymore? I want to remind you of the gems from the past!

1. Home Improvement (1991 -1999)

Tim Allen! Tim the Tool-Man Taylor! This sitcom was hysterical! Let’s be honest, it was pretty fantastic. And as a girl, you had Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith. Basically a teenage girls dream pick. At least for their time.

And then there was Wilson. Wilson Wilson to be exact. And you never saw more than just his eyes.

And everybody loved Al. =)

2. Brotherly Love

Ah, the Lawrence brothers! They play half brothers who lost their father and are trying to make it in the world without him. There is a lot of teenage drama, and a lot of… brotherly love. And Joey… his hair!

3. Clueless

Come on! It was a TV show based on the movie that almost every single girl out there loved. I mean.. As if!

4. The Famous Jett Jackson

Growing up a TV star may be great… But Jett wanted some normalcy. So he brought his superhero character and show to his home town so he try to grow up and be around average people. Ya know. Best of both worlds kinda thing?

Sadly enough, Lee Thompson Young, the lead (Jett) died in 2013.

5. Moesha

Please tell me you remember Brandy in Moesha! =)

6. Kenan & Kel

Literally did not get any funnier than these guys. As a kid, I adored these two boys. They were doofy, and silly, and literally the best.

7. Sister, Sister

The Mowry twins are so cute in this. Separated at birth, they find each other by chance in their teens. They were both adopted, and have single parents, one with a mom, one with a dad. Naturally they all end up under one roof. Their parents don’t necessarily get along, and it makes for a hilarious situation. Oh, how I miss it!

8. Roswell

I cannot explain to you how much I LOVE this show. I own all 3 seasons, and re-watch it. Alien teenagers on earth? Attractive ones at that? Yeah. I like it.

9. The X-Files

I’m still working through this gem, and clearly… people DO want to talk about this show! Reunion is in the works I think. More alien stuff! More intrigue! Slightly terrifying at times. Yes.

10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Probably my all time favorite show. I rewatch it over and over. Sarah Michelle Gellar… David Boreanaz.. Yes please! And the character of Spike! I want! Joss Whedon is my hero.

11. Salute Your Shorts

I know I should probably say more… but I can’t. Kids at summer camp. Just, trust me.

12. The Secret World of Alex Mack

Larisa Oleynik plays a girl with super powers! Yes, it is ever tweens dream. Haha. And I loved it!

Okay, so what shows do you miss that it seems like no one is talking about anymore???

To fly away

The more tired I get, the more it hurts.

The more it hurts, the more tired I get.

2 days of silence, never forget.

9 days of eternity…

It feels like sinking, drifting.

My mind feels stuck, my heart feels heavy.

I’m bored, and it sucks.

Growing up was supposed to be blissful.

The childhood goal, which is ultimately inevitable, is a lie.

The joy of the Lord is my strength, but I still grow weary.

Don’t ask me about the tears on my cheeks if you put them there.

And if you put them there, don’t let me sit alone.

I’m so tired, but I’m okay.

Just don’t fly away from me…

Forever

Someone once told me to listen to the music. It will guide you. Today, my fortune cookie said “The universe without music would be madness” – It’s funny, for the past few years I have always had a song of the day picked at complete random. Sometimes they are just fun. But often times, the song that comes on when it’s time for me to post my random song of the day, speaks directly to my soul. I may be crazy. But music helps me feel sane. And God’s plan is bigger than all of us. This is today’s song.

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Forever

By HAIM

Hey you!
Remember me? Remember love?
Remember trying to stay together?
My time, you took it all.
You tried to see.
You tried to bring yourself up without involving me.
It isn’t fair, to have your way,
To try and get up and go and na na na na now can’t you see,
It isn’t fair to have your way,
But I’m trying to get your attention and I need you to know that.

Hey you! Hey you!
Can’t you make this thing?
I know, I know, I know you ain’t the one to play the game.
Now I know I’m gonna go your way.
Here we go, now I know, I know know know.

Forever I try to make it right,
Together we suck, end in sight,
I’m tired of fighting the good fight,
If you say the word then I’ll say goodbye.

Forever I see you and me,
Forever I’ll try for you and I,
No I never believed in the reason,
Just another good reason to get a ride.

I don’t want to turn around,
So come on baby,
Come on and try to let it out,
Let it go.
We’re still the same,
So come on baby,
Kick to the sounds, figure it out,
Let’s get back to where we started out.

Hey you! Hey you!
Can’t you make this thing?
I know, I know, I know you ain’t the one to play the game.
Now I know I’m gonna go your way.
Here we go, now I know, I know know know.

Forever I try to make it right,
Together we suck, end in sight,
I’m tired of fighting the good fight,
If you say the word then I’ll say goodbye.

Forever I see you and me,
Forever I’ll try for you and I,
No I never believed in the reason,
Just another good reason to get a ride.

Go go go go get out, get out of my memory,
No no no not tonight, I don’t have the energy.

Go go go go get out, get out of my memory,
No no no not tonight, oh not tonight, oh not tonight.

Forever I try to make it right,
Together we suck, end in sight,
I’m tired of fighting the good fight,
If you say the word then I’ll say goodbye.

Forever I see you and me,
Forever I’ll try for you and I,
No I never believed in the reason,
Just another good reason to get a ride.

Forever I try to make it right,
Together we suck, end in sight,
I’m tired of fighting the good fight,
If you say the word then I’ll say goodbye.

Forever I see you and me,
Forever I’ll try for you and I,
No I never believed in the reason,
Just another good reason to get a ride.

Top 10 Movies that everyone in the world (so it seems) has seen, all except for me…

So, I watch a lot of movies. And I pride myself in having seen MOST of the — you have to watch this — movies. But there are some… (probably more than some)… that I have not seen. And there are many people who gasp at such a thought.

1. Gone With the Wind

It’s a classic. And no, I have never sat down and actually watched it. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen part of it in passing. Not one bit. Or if I have, I do not remember, or had no clue it was what was playing… But Theresa has assured me that I am NOT missing out on anything. For she said, if I remember correctly, that it is painfully long and boring. hahah Gotta love her honesty.

2. Pulp Fiction

It won awards, people still talk about it. I have absolutely no desire to see this. All I have heard is that it glorifies drugs. And that just really bums me out. My parents saw the movie, and my dad literally said that he wish he hadn’t. It is one of those movies that he wishes he could take back.

3. The Godfather

Please do not judge me! I’d love to see this. It’s a classic! I have no idea why it has not yet happened. It’s very strange to me.

4. Avatar

Yeah, I haven’t seen this movie either. At least not the entire thing. I have seen a few scenes from it. I guess when it first came out I really didn’t care to see it. I just kept hearing how politically driven it was, and how it was all about earth huggers, which I’m not exactly into all that. (I’m all about being responsible, don’t get me wrong, I just don’t take it to the political extreme with environmentalism}. In any case, my dad has said that if you can get past that, it’s a very good movie. I trust him. And so at some point, I would like to actually sit down and watch this movie.

5. The Hangover

I heard it was raunchy and gross. Which… to be honest, hasn’t stopped me from watching other movies. So I don’t know why it kept me from watching this one.

6. A Clockwork Orange

Yeah, I know. And it’s not that I don’t WANT to see it. But that picture that’s always attached to it, with the eyes propped open… I just.. *shudder*

7. Life is Beautiful

I tried, got a few minutes in, realized I had to read it, and I quit. I will allow you to judge me on this one. I just truly hate having to READ the movie I am watching. Mostly because I don’t end up WATCHING anything but the WORDS. And that just irritates me.

8. Dr. Strangelove

Okay, maybe not EVERYONE has seen this, but a lot of my movie/nerdy/awesome friends have. And some would be disappointed in me to find out that I have not seen it. Honestly… I don’t even know what it’s about, so I don’t feel like I’m missing out a whole lot.

9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Blah! I truly do feel like a failure on this one. I have got to see this movie, and soon! Audrey baby! =) I have no other words. =(

10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I was told, AGAIN, today that I should see this. Again. Because Will Ferrel is serious in it! Uh… I get that. Not enough for me to just be like OMG PLEASE LET ME WATCH IT RIGHT NOW! Maybe someday I will. I guess I’m not like, opposed to seeing it. But I simply have not seen it.

 

Okay my friends! There is my list. Do you have any movies that you have not seen, that perhaps you are ashamed to admit? Or proud to admit?