TV & Movie Watching

The Loss of a Princess

I’ve been trying to figure out how to put into words how the loss of Carrie Fisher effects me. I’m devastated, actually. I was at work when I got the news and it was all I could do not to sit at my desk and cry. I was introduced to Princess Leia when I was 5. I still remember my big sister taking me to see Star Wars and reading the scrolling opening to me. It’s such a vivid memory and yet I can’t recall what I did yesterday. But that…that sticks in my mind. There is something special about Star Wars. Something that only a die-hard fan would understand. I grew up with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. I had the action figures. I can quote every line of the original movies without even watching the movies. I know every single line Han and Leia exchanged in Empire Strikes Back. Those were my favorite parts. My freaking text tone is “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for” and the one for my husband is the infamous “I love you. I know” line. I’m a total Star Wars nerd and have been since 1977. For many of us, Star Wars has a special place in our worlds. That movie introduced me to so many new and wonderful things. It gave me an instant love of science fiction and fantasy all blended into one great movie. It gave the world a smart-mouthed, gun toting princess who wasn’t afraid to…

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Friday Flicks: Star Wars Nerd-dom Post Here

I’m a super Star Wars nerd. I’ve been a fan since I was 5 years old when the original Star Wars came out in 1977. Dude, I am so dating myself. But who cares! Okay, I do a little. Anyway… I’m SUPER excited about the new Star Wars movie coming out this December. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know the franchise is owned by the superpower Disney and I *know* they have billions of dollars to put behind the films and I also know that it’s hugely commercialized these days. It’s not as…special as it used to be. But I still love it. And I’m still a Han Solo fan (even though we know what happens to him in the last film…) and I’m still looking forward to Episode VIII. Even if to hear Luke finally have a line. 😉 Anyway… Have you seen the trailer? No? Then check it out here!

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Friday Flicks: Star Wars

Because I’M SO EXCITED I could die! And I haven’t done Friday Flicks in a really long time. Oh and YES we already have tickets. We plan to have an all Star Wars weekend the when it opens. WOOHOO! And if you really want to get your nerd on, check this one out.

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Thoughts on the 2015 Oscars

I love movies. I love watching the Oscars about as much as I love the movies. But this year…meh. First things first. Let’s talk about the red carpet arrivals all those gorgeous gowns! Winner of Most Awkward Interview: Dakota Johnson and mom, Melanie Griffith. Melanie Griffith looked positively uncomfortable when asked if she’d seen 50 Shades of Grey. “Um, no,” she said and then went on to say she didn’t plan to see it. To which Dakota Johnson, in typical young adult fashion, rolled her eyes. “You could see it, though. It’s not THAT bad.” Like she was having to defend herself in her movie. I thought she sounded – and looked – like a spoiled brat. Also, the stars not wanting to be asked what they’re wearing. Um, hello, this is the OSCARS. That is THE POINT. The only reason peeps at home like me watch is because we want to know what they’re wearing. Personally, I could care less what their “cause” is—what is the point of Laura Dern wearing a large turquoise ring by Bulgari to raise awareness of lung cancer? How exactly does that help? Because I’m not seeing it. Patricia Arquette also got in her support of not only equal wage for women (snort – that seems odd coming from an actress who makes a hefty paycheck – I gotta wonder who her demographic is she’s speaking to there. Is she upset because she’s not making as much as the top A-list actor in the…

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