Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Kids" Movies and TV Talk

I put kids in quotes because technically the movies I'm about to mention are aimed at children, but every once in a while, I cannot deny I am probably more intrigued then they are. I'm not really the target audience, but hey...if something makes me laugh, it makes me laugh.
I am very easily amused.

Since I don't have any youngsters of my own, I often have to recruit the little ones in my family to go with me so I don't feel weird going by myself.
If I REALLY wanted to go, I would go alone, but I do have to admit I like it better when I can wrangle or convince one or more of my brothers and sister's kids to accompany me.
It's more fun for everyone that way...especially the kids who love spending time with THE BEST AUNT in the world. (Had to get that in there somewhere!)

We went to see Puss in Boots, which was pretty good. It was crowded so I ended up in the front with the kids while my mom, dad, brother, and sister-in-law stayed in a more eyeball friendly back row. It was pretty good. We were so close I didn't even need to wear my glasses! I was in charge of rationing out popcorn and M&M's so I missed a few crucial plot points, but I think I got the gist. The kids liked it.

This pic is from over the summer when I forced my nieces to see Monte Carlo with me.
The oldest was NOT happy about it. I think I liked it more than she did.

A few days ago I went with 3 of the 5 nieces to see the new Muppet movie.

It was SO GOOD!!!! Even better than I was expecting.
My family always watched the Muppets growing up so I made my brother go too.
I think we laughed more than the kids. There was another couple in there (sans little ones) and they were busting up the whole time. Definitely not a boring kids movie, a lot of the jokes were geared toward adults. And the music was really catchy...(I may have added the soundtrack to my Amazon shopping cart.)
The muppets are known for their crazy celebrity cameos and this movie was no exception. I won't give them all away, but my favorite was a non speaking " Is-that-or -isn't- it" appearance by my man, Dave Grohl. I couldn't believe it! That itself was worth the price of the ticket.

And bonus - there's a really cool short Toy Story cartoon after the previews and before the actual movie starts. It was very funny and entertaining.

Next up on Dec 16th:
I am so excited! This:

was on constant play in my house when I was little. Whenever my sister is visiting and things start getting silly, it's only a matter of time before one of us bursts into one of the songs from it. Ya, we are a little obsessed in this family.

When the revamped movies came out a few years ago, I could not WAIT to see them. I know a lot of people hated them and think they're stupid, but they just make me happy. I will be there on Friday the 16th with bells on.

Now, a few thoughts on some TV shows.

First up, the Kardashian train wreck. I've seen many a televised wedding, but I have yet to have a front row seat to a celebrity divorce. I would feel really bad if my entire 2 second marriage was captured on film for all to see and to live on and on and on. It's pretty hard and uncomfortable to watch knowing it wasn't just fighting and drama for the cameras sake, but an actual relationship ending. Not sure if I can stick around for this one.

I'm sure whether you watch the show or not, you heard about the black cloud hanging over the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before it even premiered. Every one wondered how Bravo would handle it and I remember one magazine writer saying they should shelve the whole season. At the time I didn't know if I agreed or not, but now I do. There's no way to handle it gracefully, short of editing Russell out of the entire show, which they couldn't do because of how majorly involved this season he was and every time he is on the screen it just feels so wrong. Every time they show their daughter it just breaks my heart. Watching Taylor obviously headed for a severe nervous breakdown and then knowing what horror awaits her is just too hard to watch. So, another show I'm might pull the plug on.

In lighter TV fare, Tori and Dean are back. Their reality show is now chronicling Tori's pregnancy with their 3rd child and them opening their new business venture, Inventori, the furniture store (gotta love those clever ways they put "TORI" in everything.) Pretty standard reality TV.

What Not To Wear is back too. I'm not a die hard devotee, but I like seeing what they got for the $5,000 and when you can tell someone now feels pretty for the first time in a long time or ever. I don't watch every episode, but it's nice if you want a feel good moment at the end.


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Until Tomorrow!


  1. I didn’t hate Monte Carlo. Hahaha! I also stopped watching Kourt and Kim after the first episode. It was depressing. I’m still watching Bev Hills because I love everything but the Russell stuff.

  2. I love kids movies also. But I usually have to wait until they're on DVD. I grew up with the Muppets and adored the show. Have heard nothing but wonderful things about the movie. The tv shows nowadays have left me so uninspired. How REAL is reality tv!?! HAHAHA Great post girl!

  3. Aww i love kids movies! Now I'll actually have an excuse to go see them! :P I can't wait to see the Muppets too!

  4. @chrisina- i know what you mean. i still like the show, just cringe every time he's on.

    @sassy- thanks! I know ...the whole reality genre needs a refresher! It's getting a little redundant. I think that's why sitcoms are making such a comeback. A few years ago, I hardly watched any 1/2 scripted shows, but now there's a lot of good ones! I find myself wanting to watch those more than the "reality" shows.

    @jessica= it is nice to have an excuse.
    I think that some times- "i need a little girl to unleash my Hello Kitty obsession on!" LOL!