Consumption Log

Les Miserables
This was great! They brought you right into the story. The performances were great. I was kinda surprised by how much I liked Amanda Seyfried in this. Her particular trill in her singing voice worked well for this character. And then I got into Eponine, and this whole love triangle thing. Then everyone died pretty much, but it was a great ending.

Les Miserables

This was great! They brought you right into the story. The performances were great. I was kinda surprised by how much I liked Amanda Seyfried in this. Her particular trill in her singing voice worked well for this character. And then I got into Eponine, and this whole love triangle thing. Then everyone died pretty much, but it was a great ending.

This is 40
I knew it. I knew it, yet there I was at the movie theatre. I was like, OK! I’ll see it. What? It was exactly what I expected? Oh! I mean, I can remember laughing. I can remember things I liked about it. But now, looking back, all I see is arguing and whining and just meandering scene after meandering scene. I got your point, and you don’t need a 2 hour plus movie to do it.

This is 40

I knew it. I knew it, yet there I was at the movie theatre. I was like, OK! I’ll see it. What? It was exactly what I expected? Oh! I mean, I can remember laughing. I can remember things I liked about it. But now, looking back, all I see is arguing and whining and just meandering scene after meandering scene. I got your point, and you don’t need a 2 hour plus movie to do it.

Django Unchained
It was great. It had all the cool elements I expected. There were funny parts, great characters, conversations, and things blowing up. Still, it didn’t quite grab me….you know what I mean? I certainly don’t.

Django Unchained

It was great. It had all the cool elements I expected. There were funny parts, great characters, conversations, and things blowing up. Still, it didn’t quite grab me….you know what I mean? I certainly don’t.

Parental Guidance
OK. I know. You look at this thing and you are just like, what? and you are like how? and you are like why? It’s actually not that bad. It is a nice little family movie, and it is funny and heartfelt and whatever. Plus, I stopped blinking long enough to see Christine Lakin, making her cameo in every Andy Fickman movie! (I know that the guy who made the first 3 sentences and the guy who made that last one seem like two diametrically opposed people, but I don’t care! It’s my dumb blog!)

Parental Guidance

OK. I know. You look at this thing and you are just like, what? and you are like how? and you are like why? It’s actually not that bad. It is a nice little family movie, and it is funny and heartfelt and whatever. Plus, I stopped blinking long enough to see Christine Lakin, making her cameo in every Andy Fickman movie! (I know that the guy who made the first 3 sentences and the guy who made that last one seem like two diametrically opposed people, but I don’t care! It’s my dumb blog!)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
I always preferred The Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings, as it is just a cool adventure story. I mean, in theory. I never read any of these and only ever saw the Rankin-Bass special and the LOTR movies, but some things you just know. Well, this was pretty good. The story of a simple Hobbit swept up into an adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, facing trolls and orcs and goblins and elves, is so great! I loved the funny bits. Overall, though, I found it a bit slow and long. I get what they were trying to do, but sometimes I just wanted to get out of wherever we were and on with the adventure!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I always preferred The Hobbit to the Lord of the Rings, as it is just a cool adventure story. I mean, in theory. I never read any of these and only ever saw the Rankin-Bass special and the LOTR movies, but some things you just know. Well, this was pretty good. The story of a simple Hobbit swept up into an adventure with Gandalf and the dwarves, facing trolls and orcs and goblins and elves, is so great! I loved the funny bits. Overall, though, I found it a bit slow and long. I get what they were trying to do, but sometimes I just wanted to get out of wherever we were and on with the adventure!

12 Disasters of Christmas
A Syfy movie about the end of the world, wrapped up in the 12 days of Christmas. If you can believe that the Mayans came up with the song to pass down the legend of the prophecy, then you can believe this crazy story. There’s this girl, Jacey, the great Magda Apanowicz, and her parents Joseph and Mary (get it yet?) and a bunch of confused townspeople. There are a bunch of disasters, like ice spikes, twisters, coldness that makes you disintegrate, mine dust that makes you disintegrate, and electricity that makes you disintegrate. Spoiler, she saves the world.

12 Disasters of Christmas

A Syfy movie about the end of the world, wrapped up in the 12 days of Christmas. If you can believe that the Mayans came up with the song to pass down the legend of the prophecy, then you can believe this crazy story. There’s this girl, Jacey, the great Magda Apanowicz, and her parents Joseph and Mary (get it yet?) and a bunch of confused townspeople. There are a bunch of disasters, like ice spikes, twisters, coldness that makes you disintegrate, mine dust that makes you disintegrate, and electricity that makes you disintegrate. Spoiler, she saves the world.

Lawless
A movie about three brothers who are bootleggers, and the trouble they have when the city folk come out to the country. It was ok, it looked great, and the soundtrack was cool, and some of the acting, but in the end, it was sort of missing something that made me really care about what was going on.

Lawless

A movie about three brothers who are bootleggers, and the trouble they have when the city folk come out to the country. It was ok, it looked great, and the soundtrack was cool, and some of the acting, but in the end, it was sort of missing something that made me really care about what was going on.

A Fairly Odd Christmas
Another live action Fairly Odd Parents movie. It is great how they can really make it like a cartoon. The story is that Timmy messes up Santa’s plans by granting wishes for a bunch of kids. So he has to go to the North Pole to save Christmas. Mr. Crocker gets involved. Basically it is just a bunch of fun craziness!

A Fairly Odd Christmas

Another live action Fairly Odd Parents movie. It is great how they can really make it like a cartoon. The story is that Timmy messes up Santa’s plans by granting wishes for a bunch of kids. So he has to go to the North Pole to save Christmas. Mr. Crocker gets involved. Basically it is just a bunch of fun craziness!

Rock of Ages
A rock musical. It was kind of crazy and all over the place. I mean, I’m not really into that kind of music or that era, so I guess I just didn’t care. Julianne Hough was hot in it, so I guess it’s not a total loss.

Rock of Ages

A rock musical. It was kind of crazy and all over the place. I mean, I’m not really into that kind of music or that era, so I guess I just didn’t care. Julianne Hough was hot in it, so I guess it’s not a total loss.

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist
Kind of a cute movie for the whole family!

Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

Kind of a cute movie for the whole family!

Rise of The Guardians
Cool! Santa! Easter Bunny! Tooth Fairy! Sandman! Jack Frost! Yetis! Elves! Boogeyman! It was a fun and interesting movie.

Rise of The Guardians

Cool! Santa! Easter Bunny! Tooth Fairy! Sandman! Jack Frost! Yetis! Elves! Boogeyman! It was a fun and interesting movie.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
That thing where your relatives come over and the kids wanna watch their favorite movie. This is TERRIBLE! I mean, I wasn’t expecting much, but it was just nonstop noise, I guess to cover up the lameness of the jokes and lack of story.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

That thing where your relatives come over and the kids wanna watch their favorite movie. This is TERRIBLE! I mean, I wasn’t expecting much, but it was just nonstop noise, I guess to cover up the lameness of the jokes and lack of story.

Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade
My love for Autumn Reeser is well documented in this blog, so I will just say she is delightful in this kind of predictable Hallmark movie. It’s our classic high-strung control freak character, who has her heart melted by a potential nemesis. Oh, and she wears the cutest vintage clothes, along with her friend, played by Ali Liebert. Overall, not great, but fun.

Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

My love for Autumn Reeser is well documented in this blog, so I will just say she is delightful in this kind of predictable Hallmark movie. It’s our classic high-strung control freak character, who has her heart melted by a potential nemesis. Oh, and she wears the cutest vintage clothes, along with her friend, played by Ali Liebert. Overall, not great, but fun.

Lockout
I missed this when it first came out in theatres, and didn’t miss much. I think it has some good elements, but you can really just see them throwing all these things, like a wise-cracking anti-hero, and bantery relationship and crazy villians. It is sort of just the cut scenes from a video game.

Lockout

I missed this when it first came out in theatres, and didn’t miss much. I think it has some good elements, but you can really just see them throwing all these things, like a wise-cracking anti-hero, and bantery relationship and crazy villians. It is sort of just the cut scenes from a video game.

Lincoln
Quite a good film. I was a little worried that it would be boring, but it was engaging and interesting. I may not have exactly grasped all of the myriad elements and historical significance of little things, but it really is an interesting story. Daniel Day-Lewis IS Lincoln, and he just brings you into the movie with his stories and gravity. Also, every actor from everything is in here, which can drive a consumptioner crazy with his cataloging of people.

Lincoln

Quite a good film. I was a little worried that it would be boring, but it was engaging and interesting. I may not have exactly grasped all of the myriad elements and historical significance of little things, but it really is an interesting story. Daniel Day-Lewis IS Lincoln, and he just brings you into the movie with his stories and gravity. Also, every actor from everything is in here, which can drive a consumptioner crazy with his cataloging of people.