Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Must Watch Thursday .... A little dash of EVERYTHING

As you all know I'm totally addicted to Fringe and I've made it to Season 2 on DVD (I'm almost caught up to what is on TV now). This show is amazing with it's special effects, humor and mystery's. I promise if you haven't seen this yet you need to check it out!

Back for its sophomore season, this supernatural drama from executive producer J.J. Abrams ("Lost") stars Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, a gifted FBI agent tasked with heading up the investigation of a series of paranormal events coined "the Pattern." Also returning are series regulars Joshua Jackson as charismatic renaissance man Peter Bishop, John Noble as his mad scientist father, Walter, and Lance Reddick as Dunham's boss, Agent Broyles.
One of my favorite shows has been cancelled. I was so worried when it was picked up by a new station but I had hope. It lost a bit of the pull to the show but it still was great. I'm so glad they ended it right, I hate when they just end shows with out giving you closer. That is when they need to take a look to Mash on how it is done :). All I have to say I've been watching Housewives of B.H. (which if you know me your shocked because I hate those shows, Rick is the only one that watches. But I'm all about the Kelsy & Camille thing I'm snoopy :).) So on the HOBH they had the "Real" Allison at a dinner and I was SHOCKED this character I love was based on this woman. All I'm going to say is I'll stick with my gal Patricia Arquette's version.

While using her powerful psychic abilities to assist Det. Scanlon (David Cubitt) in solving perplexing police investigations, Allison (Patricia Arquette) confronts tough new challenges at home with her husband, Joe (Jake Weber), and their three children. In the seventh season of this supernatural mystery series, Allison temporarily swaps personalities with her daughter Bridgette (Maria Lark) and starts seeing strange symbols above people's heads.
Everyone said how great this movie and book is, maybe I just need to read the book :(. Maybe it was so hyped up by everyone that when I finally watched I just couldn't get it. I really tried, even twice to sit and watch this movie but I just couldn't. I hope you may like this because Julia Roberts is one of my fav's and I feel bad I don't like her movie.

Julia Roberts stars in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir about coping with a depressing divorce. After deciding to reshape her life, Liz (Roberts) travels the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship and forgiveness. Along the way, she meets a bevy of characters and, possibly, her true love.
I picked this one up for Rick thinking he would love it, but even the funny was lost on him. Usually he tells me I'm to rough on movies and I need to laugh more. Well ha ... He said he didn't really enjoy this one either.

While an elite pair of New York City cops (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) nabs headlines for their amazing heroics, fellow boys in blue Allen (Will Ferrell) and Terry (Mark Wahlberg) toil in obscurity as lowly desk jockeys, until a big break finally gives them a chance to tackle real police work. Rob Riggle, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan co-star in this action-packed comedy directed by Adam McKay.
I guess I should have learned I've never really enjoyed any Anjgelina Jolie movie but I thought I would give it a try, yup I should have just said no. I'm sorry if you have liked this movie but I just couldn't get into it.

After she's accused of being a Russian sleeper spy, rogue CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) goes on the run, using every tactic, accent and disguise she knows to elude her pursuers, clear her name and protect her husband. Her supervisor, Winter (Liev Schreiber), buys her story, while counterintelligence officer Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) decidedly does not and will do anything to stop her in this fast-paced, intrigue-filled spy adventure.
The boys loved this movie so much they called my mom and asked her to go out and buy it. They actually have sat down and watched the whole thing which for them is hard to believe. Cute movie that even a adult would like.

When park rangers capture ambitious, head-of-the-pack wolf pup Kate (Hayden Panettiere) and happy-go-lucky wolf pup Humphrey (Justin Long), the two wind up in a strange land hundreds of miles from home and must find their way back. As they battle bears, porcupines and each other on their journey, they discover they're falling in love. This animated film also features the voices of Christina Ricci and Dennis Hopper.
You know the first one was just ok to me I liked it but didn't totally love it. This one I really enjoyed, I think I needed to laugh and this did it for me. The boys didn't sit threw the whole thing, but mom did so that is good :).

When Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives at the Green farm, she uses her blend of magic and discipline to help frazzled Mrs. Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) run things while her husband's off fighting in World War II -- and to help the Green kids deal with their nasty cousins. Soon motorcycles start flying and statues come alive as everyone learns important lessons. Maggie Smith and Rhys Ifans co-star in this sequel to the 2005 film.

We watched this at the movie night at the school, I haven't laughed that loud in a long time. This movie was cute and funny even an adult would want to sit threw.

Villainous Gru (Steve Carell) lives up to his reputation as a despicable, deplorable and downright unlikable guy when he hatches a plan to steal the moon from the sky. But he has a tough time staying on task after three orphans land in his care. Julie Andrews voices the role of Gru's malevolent mom, and Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig and Will Arnett round out the ensemble cast in this comic tale that earned a Golden Globe nod for Best Animated Feature.
Ok HOLY cow is all I can say about this work out. The next day I could barely walk the next day. I LOVE my kettle bell (which I picked up at Walmart - the one she has is pretty spendy). It's about 30 minutes but she really does change it up so it goes by fast. I promise to stick with it and do it every other day.

Inspirational fitness trainer Jillian Michaels ("The Biggest Loser") presents an intensive total-body workout program designed to sculpt lean muscle and burn fat in a hurry, using hand weights and Michaels's innovative exercise sequences. Two half-hour routines feature proven-effective moves designed to yield major results in just a few weeks. Also included is an easy-to-follow tutorial on using kettlebell weights.
This work out on the instant Netflix Wii was not too bad it was pretty simple to follow and I did 2 at a time which was a nice work out. I think I'll keep it on there for the time I need to a pick me up.

Who says exercise can't make a difference in the body when it's not prolonged and sustained? The producers of the popular 10 Minute Solution series beg to differ, and they've designed five separate regimens that can be done in less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee. Beginners can work the shoulders, glutes, abs, arms and thighs separately, settle in for a short but productive stretch, or put together varied combinations.

With dancing being the craze now and me not having money to buy the game for the Wii and I thought heck I'll just use the Instant Download for the Wii. Well I'm sorry to say this one even being 15 minutes didn't keep my interested or wanting to do the steps. I felt like I was in a bad 80's work out video. UGH

Dance the inches away and get energized with this high-energy, low-impact aerobic workout from fitness expert and bodybuilder Lydia Haskell. You'll burn calories and fat with Haskell's dance routine, which features fun, easy-to-follow choreographed movements. Perfect for busy people on the go, this 15-minute express program will have you kicking up your heels as you shape and firm your body and boost your metabolism.
Garfield has always been a favorite of mine when I was young and now the boys have found it and love it. Again you got to love the Instant download (Netflix Wii) to bring this classic to life for the boys.

When an alien menace and her army of undead minions threaten to enslave the world -- and worse, disrupt Garfield's cookout -- the courageous cat shakes off his lethargy and heads up a team of comic-strip superheroes to save the day. But when the going gets tough and his pals are imperiled by the otherworldly forces, will Garfield prove he's up to the challenge -- or is it too late for the well-fed feline to change his slothful stripes?
Hammer + Bop the builder mean amazing fun at our house. Another one Cole found on the Instant download on the Wii. Almost an hour and the boys are happy :).

As Bob the Builder tackles projects around the team's new home of Fixham Harbor, Spud and Scrambler scour the entire town to track down hidden treasure -- Pirate Brickbeard's Golden Hammer -- in this feature-length special of the beloved PBS series. Children will love to join in this fun, computer-animated adventure as the gang follows Brickbeard's clues and meets new friends such as Scratch, a rookie digger.

The boys found this on the instant download (Wii) and LOVE it, now me not so much my favorite but heck if they like it and want to watch it over and over I'm for it!!!

Charlie (Jerry O'Connell) and Louis (Anthony Anderson), two longtime friends from Brooklyn, are bothersome to mob kingpin Sal (Christopher Walken), who's Charlie's stepdad. So Sal sends the hapless duo to Australia to deliver $100,000 -- which they accidentally give to a renegade kangaroo. Afraid of their fate if they fail in their task, they're forced to chase the runaway 'roo and find the money, even if it means heading deep into the Outback.


  1. You have some great movies here. I have been wanting to see Julia Roberts movie because I love her, now I'm not sure. My kids watched Kangaroo Jack on instant download last night:) I need to find Jillians dvd with the kettlebells I would probably die lol

  2. Ah yes I was a bit sad to see the series (Medium) end but I am glad they put together a real ending like you said. It was sad but happy at the same time. I have seen and interview with the real Allison and agree that they are really nothing at all alike. I have EatPrayLove sitting on my vcr waiting to be popped in...I am not sure about it though, we'll see I guess. We all LOVE despicable me, I am even working on a little needle felted minion.

  3. I am going to miss Medium so much.
    I watched the finale a few times. When I went to the show to see EatPrayLove I liked it but just so so. I have since watched it again and liked it a little better. I am sure we will see The Other Guys on Netflix, we do like all the actors. I really enjoyed SALT. I would like to see Nanny Mcphee Returns and Despicable Me. You have really seen a lot lately.

  4. whoa...that's a list, for sure!
    Great variety!

  5. Love the movies.. Thanks for the work out ones that is very helpful.. Have a great night..

  6. Another great post. I must admit most of these I have not seen. I am soooooo behind. That 10 minute work out seems perfect for me 'cause my endurance is about that much...after that I start to see funny swirly lights and tweety birds! Blessings, Joanne

  7. Some great movies here! I have never seen Fringe. hmmm Must check it out:)

  8. I couldn't get into Eat Pray Love (the book) and I don't really care for Julia Roberts so I'll pass on that one.

    You've got me curious about the Jillian dvd. I've been thinking of getting a kettle ball, too. Hmmm...maybe I'll head to WalMart today.

  9. Thanks again!! I love Fringe also, but have gotten majorly behind so this is perfect! I did not care for "The Other Guys" either. I was expecting alot more. Despicable ME was darling!! I laughed at the kids laughing in front of me!! It was the best movie I have seen in awhile!!

  10. I'm not a fan of Will Ferrell, but I liked him in The Other Guys. I laughed quite a bit during the movie. I don't plan on watching Eat Pray Love. It doesn't seem like something I'd be interested in.

  11. great blog..nice post..
    there is a big movie that you post..
    i heve to watch this..


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