Due Date

I have been awful. Yes I have been absolutely awful at updating lately. Since school started again your priorities change a bit and therefore I have not been able to devote so much time into doing things for my blog as I normally would have. But I hope I can find a rhythm soon again. To have some fun I decided to watch a comedy movie from 2010.

The story is about two insanely different men who after an incident on a plane find themselves on a road trip to make it home together. But will they survive each others company?

I did not expect this. I mean Robert Downey JR is in the movie! I had expected some kind of entertainment. But then, just as I thought this movie was going to be the most boring comedy ever made something happened. It happened so fast. The movie went from more boring than watching paint dry to a fight where I had a hard time keeping my eyes open because I was laughing so much. After that funny moment I felt that the movie never really exceeded from there, but it was now a very enjoyable film. It was entertaining and in the end I had to love it despite the very rocky start.

The plot is sort of perfect for a typical summer movie and it was a great way for me to say goodbye to this summer. The characters give the movie some originality and they are one of the key elements to why I ended up liking the movie. I even liked the ending, which was surprising considering the rollercoaster it had been for me. But the ending was simple yet pleasant. It may not been the best comedy I have seen but if you still have a hard time to say goodbye to summer, this will be perfect for you. 8 / 10

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Orange Is the New Black

After tones of commercials I finally gave in and decided to watch the TV show. I made the right decision and this comedy and drama show is absolutely fantastic.

We meet Chapman who has been sentenced to prison. We get to follow her life from inside the prison which is nothing like normal life. We also get to see flashbacks of how the convicts’ lives were before they ended up in the institution.

This was genius. Pure originality and I have never seen anything like it. The plot is amazing and the layout with having only thirteen episodes is great. It is a good concept since it’s enough time to figure out if you like the show and not to long for the show to become dull. The characters are incredible and the acting is really good.

The only bad things about the show is that I did not find it extremely entertaining. It is a lot of fun but I don’t exactly burst into a laughter fit every ten minutes when I watch it. The other bad thing is the flashbacks. It is interesting to see but at times I thought it was a bit too much and during the first episodes I found them slightly confusing. Either way this is a show that makes you immerse in it from the start and I will look forward to the second season. 9 / 10

Theme Park World

Lately I have been in a nostalgic mode and therefore I have been playing some classic games. This one from 1999. It’s available on PlayStation 1, 2, PC and Mac. This is the ultimate game for kids ever made and playing it as an adult is fun, at least for an hour or two.

In the game you build your own theme park after different themes, like Halloween, Space and Wonderland. To get access to some of these parks you must win keys and collect golden tickets. The keys unlock a new level and the tickets can be used to buy special rides. With the help of an assistant you will hope to run a successful park, or it will all crash and you will go into bankruptcy.

This game was marvelous in the old days and it was everything a kid could dream of. Considering it’s age I think the game holds up fairly well even today. It can still be plays on your old PS1 or 2 and it works at least on the future versions of Windows. It looks good and the gameplay and atmosphere is perfect for kids. I would still say that this game can still be a six year olds dream even in 2013. But how is it for an adult?

I would say that it doesn’t quite succeed in being as fun there. Why? It is simply because we are to smart. The game gets repetitive and while it is great for kids it is just annoying for an adult. Some of those features can be turned off but that does not increase the playability by far. It does get boring after a an hour or two. So it is a fun nostalgic experience for a while before you never want to see the game ever again. It is also not challenging at all as a grown up and like I said, you are too smart and the game can be completed in a few hours.

Still I will judge this game through a kid’s eyes. If I would have been an adult, it would have been a five, but since I am that six-year-old again the game is actually a 9/10.

The Bling Ring

I’m pretty sure this is the worst cold I have ever had in my life and it’s been going on for nearly two weeks. But it’s not all bad because I got to watch The Bling Ring. I had been looking forward to watching it for months so I was glad that I finally got to do so.

The movie is based on actual events that some teens did. The group of teens is extremely fame obsessed and they start to rob the homes of celebrities’ houses as a hobby.

This may not be worthy of a bunch of trophies but I think it makes a statement while it still manages to be a movie that you watch for fun. It deals with the relevant topic that is obsession in material things. What the movie portrays is a bit of every teens dream. To have money, fame and the feeling that you can do whatever you want. Since it’s a movie they show the extreme sides of this by making the characters rob the houses. So the movie is something you watch for fun, but what you can read out between the lines is actually quite intriguing.

But this is still the movie that is perfect to watch with a chocolate bar and a relaxed mood. The movie is slow at parts and I think it’s perfect to lighten up a rainy Sunday evening. The characters are stereotypical and the acting is not exactly academy award material. But it is fun and I really enjoyed watching it. The only disaster of the movie was the ending. I found it to be pretty horrible and that took down my score with a point. Otherwise this is a fun movie even though it’s not a comedy and the subtext makes a statement. 8 / 10

Rock of Ages

After having been out cold for over a week due to fever I decided to watch a musical to cheer myself up.  I have never really the girl who likes musicals but I thought it would be fun.  Rock of Ages is a musical that came out last year and the story is about a girl who tries to achieve her dreams as a singer.

This was pretty awful. I thought I would actually like the musical since it is rock, but it was all horrible. The plot was the never ending cliché of the extremely boring story we have seen so many times before. The covers they made were bad and the characters made me cringe.

This review will be really short, because I’m still pretty sick. But I honestly don’t really have anything else to say about the movie. But once again I am not the one who likes musicals so you might actually like the movie. 2 / 10