Monday, May 14, 2012

Dark Shadows a review

On Mother's Day Amber, Christopher and I went to see Dark Shadows.

It wasn't very good.
Some parts were funny and I am a huge Johnny Depp fan and an even bigger Tim Burton fan.
Add to the fact that I love me a vampire and you would think this movie would be the perfect film for me.
But sadly it wasn't what it could have been.
It was cartoonish. It was like watching one of those parody movies.
Johnny Depp was great and Michelle Pfeiffer is more beautiful then ever.
I don't want to give anything away. You know the gist of it.
Barnabas Collins returns to his home after being cursed and buried for centuries.
He finds his beloved Collinwood Mansion in disrepair and his family's company all but shut down.
He goes against the witch that cursed his family and obviously beats her.
Again I won't ruin the end but I will say maybe the worst end ever.

The best part of the movie was not even a part of the movie.
Forgive me a minute for this.
Our seats were as follows Christopher, Me and then Amber.
Next to Amber were to empty seats and then a bunch of people we didn't know.
Before the movie started an older woman and a woman whom we assumed was her daughter came in and sat next to Amber. They had an air of self importance about them.
As if they were better than us.
But they weren't.
Amber's cup holder was in the shared seat arm of the haughty older woman.
Every time Amber took a sip of her drink the woman huffed and noisily made us aware that she was annoyed with my daughters need to drink her ice tea.
So.....the movie starts and there was a funny part.
And the younger woman of the duo laughs and ........forgive me for this.......
And Amber and I crack up like two twelve year old boys.
The funniest part of all of it was the appalled look on the older woman's face.
It was part disgust and part ewwww you stink!
After the movie was over we sat in the car laughing hysterically while Christopher cringed with embarrassment. He may never go out with the two of us again.

Well that concludes my review of Dark Shadows!
Don't let me stop you from seeing it.....after all you never know who you might sit next to that could make your experience at the theater memorable.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sorry I was distracted by life

Last week is a blur.

Actually the last couple of weeks.
Its been kind of crazy.
It was Christopher's birthday.
We went to a Stanley Cup playoff game.
Perry passed away.
I turned 40.
The Flyers made it to the second round of the playoffs.
We got a new puppy.
Amber came home from college.....and so did loads and loads of dirty laundry.
It's funny how life happens like that.
And it doesn't appear that there is any end in sight to the madness. 
Amber will be leaving in two weeks to go to Disney World. 
She will be there for 8 months.
She has to pack......which means I have to pack.
Hopefully the Flyers will start playing like they can and get past the Devils.
School will be out and I will need to find places for Christopher to go all summer.......
Thanks to my live in babysitter going to Disney....ahem Amber
The puppy needs to get house broken.
My kitchen is still torn apart.
but again this is life.
I wouldn't want it to be any other way.......
Well thats a lie.
It would be awesome if I was incredibly wealthy and I could just hire someone to do all of this while I lounged around the pool all summer.
I do have several book which I will be reviewing in the coming months.
I can't wait to get the time to start reading again.

How about you? Has life every tackled you and taken you prisoner?

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