Paul Reiser, “Couplehood”
Paul Reiser, “Couplehood”
Do you need a childcare provider for that last minute notice????
My name is Molly, I am a licensed provider; I am able to work with your hours
I have a clean and safe environment…My goal is to keep your children safe and
content while you are away…I also can help when your Regular Provider goes on
Vacation or has an Emergency…
$12.50 for 3hrs
$15.00 for 5hrs
$20.00 for 8hrs
$25.00 for 8—10 hrs”
I saw this alarming ad on Craigslist. Check out those prices. Does that seem normal to you? A person is willing to watch your child at a moments notice for 8-10 hours for $25. What are they getting out of this? I’m convinced something shady is going on. Can someone get the police on this “Molly” character? She’s got some splainin’ to do.
So cute. Jeff Brown, this one’s for you. You’ll love it. There are a ton of funny moments, but there’s one in particular that killed me. It’s clever, adorable, surprising, and genuinely funny.
Dealin’ With Idiots
Super enjoyable movie. Very funny performances. Bob Odenkirk, JB Smoove, Kerri Kenney, Steve Agee, Fred Willard. Come on, now.
I Survived BTK: BTK and the Otero Family Murders
This is the most depressing movie in the world. It’s a documentary about a guy whose parents and little brother and sister were murdered by the BTK killer. When they get to the court case, you see photos of the victims before and after the murders and they tell you horrific details about the crimes that will haunt you. It’s so, so awful, I can’t get over that these things happened to children. In short: I give this flick two popcorn bags way up.
The Way, Way Back
I loved this movie. Hard to go wrong with Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, and Steve Carell. And there are a ton of other great actors in this movie as well. The story is great, the writing is subtle and meaningful, the directing is excellent. If you want to enjoy every second of a movie, watch this one. Warning: you will be left in a deep depression because Sam Rockwell isn’t in your life.
My Dad and his friend drove by my zumba class the other day and decided to peek in. My Dad pointed out my Mom to his friend, then said he didn’t see me. His friend saw me and said, “Isn’t that your daughter, behind your wife, with the ponytail?” My Dad said, “No, my daughter’s hair isn’t that light. And it’s not in a ponytail.”
So now I have to explain ponytails to my Dad.
Soundtrack reminiscent of Drive. Gory. Primarily first-person POV, which is different and works well, but it means we don’t get to see Elijah Wood as much as we might like.
God Said, “Ha!”
Julia Sweeney’s one-woman show that’s hardly even supposed to be funny. It’s about her family moving in with her when her brother got cancer. It was pretty good, but a little awkward in execution.
Those puppets are creepy and they look pretty good. And every guy in the movie has an 80s ponytail.
I Don’t Know How She Does It
I watched this movie just because I love romantic comedies, but I didn’t think it would be good. I liked it so much though! It was well-written, well-acted, and had some original ideas for a movie like this. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys these kinds of movies.
Oh my god, so bad. So, so bad. It’s one of those movies that’s enjoyably bad, because so many of the choices in casting, scenes, and acting are ridiculous. There’s a sex scene where the guy is slamming the girl up against the wall and it’s supposed to be passionate, but it’s so awful. And the main girl you’re with for a good portion of the movie is the worst. She talks to herself constantly and she makes her lip quiver soooo fast when she’s afraid. It’s infuriating and hilarious.
Eh. I didn’t think their relationship seemed real or special. I didn’t care about them at any point. And kickboxing? Really? We were supposed to think he was a weird loser, right? And I thought the boombox-over-the-head thing was supposed to be a huge moment, but she kind of didn’t even care.
Mark Ruffalo and Jake Gyllenhaal are both great, as always. I wish there was more violence, but the detective stuff was really good too. I don’t think it needed to be two hours and forty minutes long though. And the attempts at levity and quirkiness seemed a little forced. The whole animal crackers thing didn’t feel real at all.
The movie looked really good and everything about it was good. I just wish the main girl would’ve been a little smarter, a little less impulsive.
Some of the movie was really good and some of it wasn’t believable. There’s weird shit happening to these two guys and the smarter one never seems to think anything is weird about it. He’s too casual about some of these serious threats to his safety. There are some original ideas in there though, which is all you really need from a low-budget movie like this.
The Killing (Season 3)
Oh my god, you have to watch this. It doesn’t even matter if you didn’t watch the first two seasons (I skipped the second, myself). This one is about a new case, new murders, and a bunch of new characters. The acting is excellent. I want to watch it again already. Peter Sarsgaard is in it and I really don’t think I even need to give you anymore reasons to watch. It’s on Netflix Instant, so there’s also that.
Very funny show. It’s free if you have Amazon Prime. If you like sketch comedy, Nick Kroll, Jon Daly, funny stuff, reality tv, you should watch it.
Nathan For You
One of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen. Free on Amazon Prime. I am now forced to be a fan of Nathan Fielder for life.
Impractical Jokers (Season 2)
This show is good. I know it seems stupid, but it isn’t. It’s a prank show with a bunch of friends who do improv together. They mess with each other, try to make one another miserable or embarrassed, and it’s a ton of fun to watch. Start with season one, where you can hear exchanges like this one between improviser Murr and a weird dude he met in Rite Aid who explained to him what a douche is: Murr - “What happens if you don’t douche?” “Hell if I know. I like a dirty pussy”. This isn’t your mother’s prank show, gentlemen.
United States of Tara (Seasons 1, 2, and 3)
Season 1 is excellent. I highly recommend it. You get to see personalities on tv that you haven’t seen before. I’m talking primarily about Tara and Max’s children, but also about Tara’s sister. The relationship between Tara and Max is also very unique and refreshing. In season 2, the character’s personalities kind of go all over the place and there’s a lot of fighting between Tara and Max. It’s annoying and it doesn’t feel true to the show. It gets better, but the show never really gets back to where it was. My favorite later episode was episode 4 of season 3, “Wheels”.
The Walking Dead (Season 3)
Way better than season 2. I particularly liked episode 4, “Killer Within”, and episode 12, “Clear”. Sometimes the show is as well-written and thoughtful as the comic. The last episode was a disappointment.
I love RateMyProfessors.com
Once when I was about 14, I was sitting in the little Starbucks cafe section of Barnes & Noble with my mother. I was talking way too much, as I often do, and wondering aloud what the cute barista’s sign might be. I said I was inclined to believe he was a Scorpio, which was kind of a turn-off because that means he’s probably stupid. After a while of my blabbing, this guy, who looked dead-on like Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World, turns around in his chair and confronts me. He says it isn’t fair to judge someone based on their astrological sign. I thought, hmm, you sound like a Libra. I told him that sometimes it can make someone feel good to be told they’re behaving like a certain astrological sign. I told him that my friend Jaimie, a Cancer (moody, impossible people), liked to hear that she was acting like an Aries. She got a self-esteem boost from it. He said it was all right as long as it was to make a person feel good. Then he asked my mom what her sign was and began to get real flirtsy, so I informed him that she is a married woman. Then I asked him what his sign is. He said he didn’t want to tell me. I begged. He said he was a Libra. I knew it, you justice-loving piece of shit.