Recent Movie Reviews: Immortals and the Muppets

My hubby and I try and go see one movie a month. But this month we got to see two.

The first movie we saw was the Immortals. 

We went together with another couple to dinner and a movie. I actually really liked the movie. And not just because Henry Cavill had a nice body. The movie was extremely aesthetically pleasing with beautiful cinematography. The plot was easy to follow, although with rather minimal character development. My only criticism was the many liberties taken by the writers. Now I don’t know much about Greek mythology, but I am pretty sure that the G-ds didn’t die. Also, it would have been nice for them to clearly name all of the G-ds, not just Zeus and Athena. That being said, if I was choosing between like and dislike – I would say like.

I would definitely recommend it and would give it 4/5 stars.

The second movie we saw this month was The Muppets

We got to see two movies this month, because this second one we saw at home with my family over the Thanksgiving break. Now I grew up with the muppets. Particularly the muppet babies. I loved the Muppets. Aminal has and always will be my favorite. My family and I used to watch reruns, movies and even listen to books on tape about the Muppets.

My first reaction to the movie, was if you don’t already love the Muppets, you probably aren’t going to like this movie. (unless you are a child under the age of 10 and don’t know the difference). To me, this kind of defeats the point, which I had thought was to bring back the muppets. They used a lot of old classy theatrical displays instead of really amping it up with new 2011 features. I found Amy Adams and Jason Seigel to be rather cheesy. and the Muppet characters themselves were very melencholy – not enough of the old rediculous interplay between them. I wanted to see more Muppets, and less of the Adams-Seigel drama, and frankly? I think I could have done without the singing (leaving in of course the rainbow connection which is a Kermit classic). I think of the “real people” cast, Jack Black did the best job.

Now, of course, it made me laugh. and I really do love the Muppets so I definitely enjoyed it.

Overall I would give it 3.5/5 stars. I would recommend it to people who like the Muppets and to those with children, but don’t make this your first introduction to the Muppets.

Anyone see Puss in Boots? My brother is raving about it.

What movies have you seen this month? What did you think of it?

Have you seen the Immortals or the Muppets? Do you agree?


Update on Knitting Two Socks at the Same Time

A long long time ago, I began some really awesome socks with some really pretty yarn.

I even posted a picture of the yarn and found a video about how to knit two socks at the same time.

But it took me quite a few tries to really figure out the technique and thus I had to keep restarting them. And then I found I got into med school, and there was finishing up my job, moving, traveling, etc and they got kind of lost for awhile. Not to mention I started that baby blanket for my nephew and that had to take priority in what little knitting time I did have.

So after months of no progress – I began again. I relearned the technique and got a serious start on the project. My socks are just over 1.5 inches, I have completed the cuffs, and officially done one row of the actual sock pattern (you will have to stay tuned for further updates to actual see the pattern of the body of the socks).

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What do you think? Have you ever knitted socks? What was your favorite pair?

If you are looking to learn, make sure to browse youtube, they have all kinds of helpful videos on how to knit. I would suggest you start with a scarf though, rather than socks. And feel free to ask me questions along the way if you get stuck!

Back to the Future

–I want to get back into blogging.–

I was talking to a classmate the other day, about how I USED to be a blogger. I used to blog about crafts and exercise, but since med school started, I hardly craft or exercise, so I have mostly quit blogging.

I had a really rough start here, to be totally honest. I wasn’t prepared for the academic load and I couldnt quite get into adequate study habits. I was slow to reach out for help and my academic performance was really taking a toll on my emotional status, which in turn further damaged my academic performance. But I think, for the first time, I am finally getting back on track.

I dyed and cut my hair and have refocused my thoughts into positive energy. I found a professor who is also NOT a visual learner who was extremely enthusiastic and determined to help me succeed in both Anatomy and Histology, the two courses I am currently struggling with the most. And? I am getting back into both crafts and exercise. And I am asking YOUR help to do them!

–Join Me in My Exercises–

I am starting an exclusive exercise group to begin after Thanksgiving. For 30 days, we are gonna take control of our lives through healthy eating and exercise. My only rules are you must commit to following your exercise program, and you must drink shakeology every day. Leave me a comment or visit my exercise blog if you want more information! The first five people to be officially enrolled get to join MY group. I hope you join me!

–As for crafting?–

I finally finished the baby blanket I was working on for my nephew that was born in August. Isn’t he adorable?

And I have pulled back out the yarn to make these two socks at the same time (I had to start it over because the socks were way too large, luckily the pattern had adjustments for small feet) and I am crocheting a hat for my cousins friend.

It’s about time I get back to my future.

If you were gonna make a change for the better, what would it be?