Friday, July 31, 2015

What I'm Into (July 2015)

Well every month, I think that's it, you've watched so much tv that your brain has surely melted. Well done. But then the next month rolls around and my brain is still functioning and I watch even MORE tv.

I'm truly living the life.

What I'm Watching: July was big for movies.

I rented St Vincent, which was just every single bit as good as people (what people?) said it would be.  I laughed, I cried a little, two very enthusiastic thumbs up. We also rented Kingsman which was...different than I was expecting.  It was HYPER violent.  Like, Quentin Tarantino violent.  Watching Mr. Darcy brutally slay all those wackos in that's sort of been seared into my brain.  It was good! Don't get me wrong.  Just be's MEGA violent.  And what the hell- you have to be willing to kill your dog to pass the test?!?! What kind of lesson is THAT?

I watched Eleanor Rigby one night when Nick was out and it was meh.  I watched the Them version, maybe I should have watched the other two? I don't know.  It was good enough, just nothing to write home about.  I wouldn't waste my time actually. Maybe I would.  Everyone put in an AMAZING performance, maybe it's worth it for that?

I cried my way thru Fault in Our Stars.  Everything you'd expect.  I tend to shy away from cancer stories bc I had two terribly hard deaths when I worked oncology and so fiction gets into my head and gets all warped with's a whole big thing.  But this was good.  Laura Dern KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF. The scene where she tells Hazel it's okay to let go? MY HEART.

And at the theater, I went to see Spy, which I'm gonna go out on a limb and announce as the best movie of 2015.  It was SO FUCKING FUNNY.  I almost had a heart attack.  If you (like me) thought Melissa McCarthy was an overrated one hit are WRONG.  I was wrong.  She is absolutely BRILLIANT. And I've always loved Jason Statham but he is TO DIE FOR in this.  "I watched the woman I love get tossed from a plane and hit by another plane mid-air. I drove a car off a freeway on top of a train while it was on fire. Not the car, *I* was on fire." One more, I can't help myself "Nothing kills me. I'm immune to 179 different types of poison. I know because I ingested them all at once when I was deep undercover in an underground poison-ingesting crime ring."

I'm literally crying laughing just remembering it.

I also went to see Terminator and screw the critics- I loved it.  I was totally satisfied.  Of COURSE it's not as good as one or two.  DUH.  But as its own movie it was absolutely fine. Why are critics such assholes all the time?!?!

And lastly, we went to see Inside Out when it wouldn't stop raining last weekend.  It was good, I cried a little, but I was expecting...more.  I don't know.  So many people were all this is the best movie ever invented and I did think it was good.  Just...not mind blowing.  Does that make me a heartless bitch? Losing those 'islands' seemed like a normal part of growing up.  Maybe I missed something bc I was busy with the kids? Lol.  Yeah right, Nick took care of the kids. Anyway, I certainly didn't think it was better than Big Hero Six or even Wreck it Ralph.  

Let's hold off on tv for a while, bc it's a lot.  A LOT a lot. 

What I'm Reading: So many books.  Since last What I'm Into, I've read Second Life (sucked), Ice Twins (meh), Good Girl (SOOOO AMAZING), The Bear (so good), and Big Little Lies (surprisingly stellar.  Next on the docket is Case Histories, The Kind Worth Killing, and Three.  I'm STILL waiting for the dang library to get Finder's Keepers and Invasion of the Tearling.  Part of me says just bite the bullet and buy them (the kinlde would be easier to read in Greece...) but part of me is just stubborn and REFUSED to pay for something that would be free if the library would just get with the program!!

What I'm Looking Forward To: Greece.  Obviously.  No, we're not worried about riots or people not taking our money, and no I don't need to hear a twenty minute lecture about why we should cancel.  Thanks anyway.  We're spending four days in Santorini and then four days in Athens.  And I haven't planned a single fucking thing.  Holy moly, I better get cracking.  You know I loved a detailed itinerary.  Can "lay by the pool for seven hours' count?

As always, linking up with Leigh Kramer to see what everyone else is into lately.

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