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Sharknado 2: A review

I must confess I am Shark Disaster Movie Addict.

I apologize for nothing.

I love the bad special effects, the bad acting, the bad everything.

I loved Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus.  I loved Two Headed Shark Attack. I loved Snow Shark.

I really loved Sharknado. So last year when I learned about this movie.  I was stoked.

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So when it was time to watch Sharknado 2, I was 100% on board.  I convinced my dad it was the best junk food for the brain and for 2 hours you won’t think about anything except sharks

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Last year when Sharknado took twitter by storm I was excited because FINALLY I would have people that got “the disaster” shark movie genre.

I could talk to people about Sharknado and not get weird looks.  (Seriously when I talk about Mega Shark peopled looked at me like I was a compete psycho)

Spoilers ahead, but believe me they won’t ruin the  movie for you.  You really have to watch it to really enjoy it for all of it’s glory.

This movie was so deliciously bad for you that instead of being a sane rational person and quit after the commericial break you just hung around to see what was next.  Something this bad for you has to be good for you too right?

There were chainsaws for a hand, there were sharks flying through the air.

There was even a scene that Tara Reid was trying to convince  “Fin” the shark was after her for revenge.

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Say what? Did I start watching the remake of Jaws The Revenge?

The plot was practically the same as the first one, except let me just tell you unlike the folks from LA, the New York mayor made it know that was LA this is NYC and we don’t take no sh*t.   When the mayor said that I couldn’t help it, I was rolling in laughter.   Next thing I know there are people in the streets of NYC (where you can’t find guns by the way) carrying machine guns (and firing them into the air like we were on the set of rambo), pitchforks, shovels.

Cause a shovel totally can knock a shark out by the way.   Didn’t you know?

There really is not much of a plot.  Sorry there wasn’t.  (Hope you were not expecting one!) but if we ever have a Sharknado I just hope I get to ride a shark down the tornado like Fin did.  Cause yeah, that would be epic, and my life would be complete.

I would most likely be dead, but at least that is one epic way out of this life.

Guys do yourself a favor and go snag a little junk food that is Sharknado.

PS:  I love how Will Wheaton had a “Sharknado 2” audition in The Big Bang Theory and bailed on Penny… only to really be in Sharknado 2.

What were your thoughts on Sharknado?  What was your favorite scene.

Summer Plans

Can you believe Summer is here?

As I sit back and think about the past few months I really can’t believe that it is already May and that this is already an insane year.

I am going to be traveling a lot the next few months and I really just can’t wait for the hot summer sunshine.

Summer is my favorite time of year because yes I am a fan of the hot humid summer air that Texas is known for.  So let’s get to my plans for the summer.

What do I plan on reading this summer?

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It just isn’t summer without a hot Stephen King book, last summer I fell in love with Joyland and judging by the overview of this book, it will be no different.

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I have been a fan of the Stephanie Plum series for years I am one of the few that does think the series needs to come to an end, but I will be very sad when it does. I can’t wait for book 21 of this hilarious series.

As far as books go, those are the only 2 I am dying to read. I know I will read a lot of different books  but these are the two I can’t wait for.

What movies am I most excited about?

When it comes to summer I feel like I am at the movies every single weekend to see movies, often more than one movie.  This summer is no different!

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I am a huge fan of re-tellings, and trust me I can’t wait for this movie. I love that Disney is FINALLY giving the Villian’s more pub and I will be lined up for this movie May 30th.

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When this was teased at the end of Wolverine, I am pretty sure I almost peed my pants. (I am a nerd get over it) I have been waiting very patiently for this movie, and I can’t stress enough how excited I am. Just two weeks. 🙂

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I can’t help it. I loved 21 Jump Street and I feel like I am being un-loyal if I don’t go.

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AS I love everything Vikings…. OBVIOUSLY this is a must see for me 🙂

Also plan on seeing but don’t want to make this post uber long, so I will list them out 🙂
Transformers 4
Snow Piercer (Umm Chris Evans anyone?)
Tammy
Dawn of the Planet of the APes
Jupiter Ascending
The Purge: Anarchy (Yes I think there is something wrong with me!)
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Guardians of the Galaxy (Cause Duh!)
The Expendables 3
The Giver
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

and that rounds up August 🙂

Places I am visiting this summer

Florida 🙂
New York City
Phoenix
San Diego
Hawaii!!!!!

I will expand on those for sure in the future but I am very excited about the upcoming summer

This is going to be a very jam packed Summer and I am so excited it is FINALLY here!

What are you plans & Must Do’s this summer?

Wordless Wednesday

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Movie Monday

For my New Year’s Resolution I said I was going to tackle the AFI’s 100 Greatest Films List I have been slacking on this list quite a bit and have barely made a dent, and we are almost HALF way through this year. Lucky for me,  I have seen a lot of movies on this list already.   AFI recently changed the list but I am going to stick to my original list, because that is the one I wanted to conquer.   So starting today I am dedicating Monday’s to this list (and any other great movie I have seen this past weekend)  I saw Captain American for the fifth time this weekend so I won’t bore you with those details.  I don’t want to turn this into another fangirl post or rant 🙂

My goal is to start with number 100 and work my way down, so without further ado.  Here is my thoughts on

Number 100- Yankee Doodle Dandy

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When I decided to watch this on Amazon the other night I didn’t realize what it was about, I thought it was about a big Fourth of July celebration up north or something.  I really had no clue what I was getting into.   For those of you that don’t know like me it is about George M Cohan, who is known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway.”

I understand why the movie is on the list, it has great acting, it is well cast and great musical numbers.  It just isn’t my cup of tea and I found myself nodding off during it.  I did enjoy the dance numbers, but I always enjoy the dancing.

Number 99 Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
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I loved this film. I loved this film to the point I started researching it. If you are not aware, this film was made in 1967 and tackled interracial marriage/relationships. An issue that is STILL very relevant today. I found it interesting that back then it took a very liberal stance (for the time period) on the topic. I found the characters refreshing, and the movie is worth seeing. I am also a huge fan of Sidney Poitier, and I am very ashamed to admit I have never seen this movie.

If I ever taught a film class I would show this film. I enjoyed it that much. In fact I started watching it at 11 pm at night and finished it. If you see one film from this list, see this one. I have so many positive things to say about this movie, and I feel it is still very relevant today. To me this is a very important film to preach tolerance, a topic that is still relevant today.

Number 98 Unforgiven

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This was a good film, I understand why most view it as a great film, but to me it was just good. I am not a fan of westerns, and I do not get really that giddy over Clint Eastwood. I did find the plot interesting and very intrigued about the dark developments of Eastwood’s character, but again it did not move me like Guess Who is Coming to Dinner.

Don’t hate me though, I know Unforgiven is very much a fan favorite for a lot of people.

So there you go, I made it through three of the films and I am hoping to make it through a few more in the next week. If I had to choose a favorite I would choose Guess Who is Coming to Dinner. If you have not seen any of these films I would recommend seeing all three, but if you can only watch one, watch Guess Who is Coming to Dinner

Until next time

XOXO

Jen