Sunday, January 24, 2016

Week #1 Update...

Here's an update on the Oscar-nominated movies I've seen!
  1. 45 Years
  2. A War
  3. Amy
  4. Anomalisa
  5. Ave Maria
  6. Bear Story
  7. Body Team 12
  8. Boy and the World
  9. Bridge of Spies
  10. Brooklyn
  11. Carol
  12. Cartel Land
  13. Chau, Beyond the Lines
  14. Cinderella
  15. Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
  16. Creed
  17. Day One
  18. Embrace of the Serpent
  19. Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
  20. Ex Machina
  21. Fifty Shades of Grey
  22. Inside Out
  23. Joy
  24. Last Day of Freedom
  25. Mad Max: Fury Road
  26. Mustang
  27. Prologue
  28. Racing Extinction
  29. Room
  30. Sanjay’s Super Team
  31. Shaun the Sheep Movie
  32. Shok
  33. Sicario
  34. Son of  Saul
  35. Spotlight
  36. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  37. Steve Jobs
  38. Straight Outta Compton
  39. Stutterer
  40. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
  41. The Big Short
  42. The Danish Girl
  43. The Girl on the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  44. The Hateful Eight
  45. The Hunting Ground
  46. The Look of Silence
  47. The Martian
  48. The Revenant
  49. Theeb
  50. Trumbo
  51. We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  52. What Happened, Miss Simone?
  53. When Marnie Was There
  54. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
  55. World of Tomorrow
  56. Youth

10/56

I watched 6 movies since the list came out!! So, YAY! I've just gotta keep plugging away!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Need Help Keeping Track of Your Oscar Watching?

If you need a little help keeping up with your Oscar-nominated movie binge watching,
here's a little checklist sheet I made!

Oscar Nominations Checklist 2016

For a copy of the full-res PDF, click here :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's That Time of Year Again...

It's officially OSCAR season!
The list came out today, and I'm pretty excited to attempt to out watch my last year's self!

I watched 40/60 movies last year!
So, I've got QUITE a bit of work to do!

Especially because it wasn't easy trying to find theaters that were showing so many of the movies. Luckily I think the greatest distance I had to travel was about an hour away.
(So, not too terrible!)

So, without further ado, the list of Oscar-nominated movies, and my checklist of initial movies I've seen thus far!

  1. 45 Years
  2. A War
  3. Amy
  4. Anomalisa
  5. Ave Maria
  6. Bear Story
  7. Body Team 12
  8. Boy and the World
  9. Bridge of Spies
  10. Brooklyn
  11. Carol
  12. Cartel Land
  13. Chau, Beyond the Lines
  14. Cinderella
  15. Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
  16. Creed
  17. Day One
  18. Embrace of the Serpent
  19. Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
  20. Ex Machina
  21. Fifty Shades of Grey
  22. Inside Out
  23. Joy
  24. Last Day of Freedom
  25. Mad Max: Fury Road
  26. Mustang
  27. Prologue
  28. Racing Extinction
  29. Room
  30. Sanjay’s Super Team
  31. Shaun the Sheep Movie
  32. Shok
  33. Sicario
  34. Son of  Saul
  35. Spotlight
  36. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  37. Steve Jobs
  38. Straight Outta Compton
  39. Stutterer
  40. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
  41. The Big Short
  42. The Danish Girl
  43. The Girl on the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  44. The Hateful Eight
  45. The Hunting Ground
  46. The Look of Silence
  47. The Martian
  48. The Revenant
  49. Theeb
  50. Trumbo
  51. We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  52. What Happened, Miss Simone?
  53. When Marnie Was There
  54. Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
  55. World of Tomorrow
  56. Youth

4/56

So, I have a lot of watching to do!

Friday, October 9, 2015

You Don't Know About Me, But I'm Feelin' 23...

Another year of my life has come and gone.
Not to make that sound negative or anything.

I'm totally ready for year 23.

I've been trying to tell myself that for the last week leading up to the day.
I think I was clinging to 22 because at 22, I was still in the stage of life when everything was so easy.
There were no adult responsibilities, SL (St*dent Lo*ns... I recently made a pact with myself that I'm not allowed to say those words anymore...), finding and working a full-time job.
What about life after 22 sounds fun?

Well... there are lots of fun things about being an adult.
Like, not having to do homework, which is an instant crowd-pleaser.

YAY FOR 23

I just need to stop thinking that I'm two years away from being 25...
And after 25... That means I'm 5 years away from THIRTY. Yes, THIRTY.

I thought I'd have a lot more accomplished at this point in my post-graduate life... But I have only just began.

As scary as growing up is, I'm so looking forward to the ride that is this life that I'm living... And I have some good feelings about the years to come!

Alright, there's my life update.
(If anyone even reads this anymore... Haha)


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Wedding Season Is Upon Us...

WEDDING. SEASON.

Being in that post-graduate, twenty-something stage of life is really when they start rolling in faster than the speed of light...



It's almost as if every time I get on Facebook, 
I see something like this:



And then all the love and congratulations from your Facebook friends, family, acquaintances, and random people you met at a party freshman year of college and got a friend request from the next day are coming in like crazy!






THE RING.
Does the ring really matter?



Even though Phoebe offers very nice suggestions, with an engagement tiara, or and engagement Revolutionary War Musket...

Chandler sticks with the ring!

But gosh, there are way too many types!

Good luck deciding on one... 




THEN
THE SAVE THE DATES START ROLLING IN


I love these! They're so cute, and a helpful reminder!

My dad doesn't like these though...
I don't understand why... when I asked he started going into a huge rant and I just took the question back, because I didn't want to know anymore! (Haha)

But really! What's not to like?!





SHOPPING FOR GIFTS
(Bridal shower AND Wedding)


WHAT DO I EVEN BUY!?
So much stress!
I know there's a registry and that sure helps a lot... But what if everything on the registry is way out of my budget, or what if they actually didn't want something but forgot to take it off?
I'd hate for them to hate whatever it is that I buy...




Okay.
So it's time for the wedding...


If all the weddings you have in a season are going to be attended by the same people, that's even more stressful! You can't wear the same thing...

AND you can't match the bride, AND you don't want to accidentally match the wedding party...
Awk.

Sooo...
Picking out an outfit is so much work...


BUT THEN
You attend the wedding and have the greatest time ever with your best pals and it's actually a blast!




(Going back to the first point about seeing the announcements on Facebook...I really hope if the person getting married is your friend, you found out from them first before the rest of the social media world)


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Items From My Oscar To-Watch List Continue To Get Crossed Off...


Soo... Here's An Oscar Update:

Movie Count:
Seen: 27
Unseen: 33
  1. American Sniper
  2. Aya
  3. Begin Again
  4. Beyond the Lights
  5. Big Hero 6
  6. The Bigger Picture
  7. Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  8. Boogaloo And Graham
  9. The Boxtrolls
  10. Boyhood
  11. Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)
  12. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  13. Citizenfour
  14. Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
  15. The Dam Keeper
  16. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  17. Feast
  18. Finding Vivian Maier
  19. Foxcatcher
  20. Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me
  21. Gone Girl
  22. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy
  24. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  25. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  26. Ida
  27. The Imitation Game
  28. Inherent Vice
  29. Interstellar
  30. Into the Woods
  31. Joanna
  32. The Judge
  33. Last Days in Vietnam
  34. The Lego Movie
  35. Leviathan
  36. Maleficent
  37. Me and My Moulton
  38. Mr. Turner
  39. Nightcrawler
  40. Our Curse
  41. Parvaneh
  42. The Phone Call
  43. The Reaper (La Parka)
  44. The Salt of the Earth
  45. Selma
  46. A Single Life
  47. Song of the Sea
  48. Still Alice
  49. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  50. Tangerines
  51. The Theory of Everything
  52. Timbuktu
  53. Two Days, One Night
  54. Unbroken
  55. Virunga
  56. Whiplash
  57. White Earth
  58. Wild
  59. Wild Tales
  60. X-Men: Days of Future Past
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So, as of 8:10pm on Feb. 19, 2015, I still have 33 movies to go.

I'm being realistic with the fact that I know there's no way I'll be able to see all of them... There's no way... Unfortunately, so many of the movies haven't even been released, so there's no way I can see them! Oh well! I've seen more nominated movies now than I I've ever seen before.



Friday, February 13, 2015

Oh Won't You Stay With Me, Cause I Won't Back Down...

MUSIC.

I hate when I get fooled by Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama," and think I'm about to be graced by "Werewolves of London," by Warren Zevon...


Werewolves of London


VS.



Sweet Home Alabama

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Like, I know they aren't the same song. If you listen to each of them, right after another (the beginnings), you can hear the differences, but they are just soooo similar still.


It's so cruel when I'm listening to the radio & I get super pumped for 5 seconds and then realize "Werewolves of London" isn't the song that's actually playing... I don't care that SHA came first... WoL is better... Sry.

BUT! That's not even the worst part...

You know what's worse?

WHEN THE SONG IS NEITHER OF THE TWO.

That's right.

Sometimes you get double-fooled and the song is actually "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock...


My hopes were up.. and then BAM.

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Another one that is literally an actual copy...

Rixton's "Me & My Broken Heart"



VS.


Rob Thomas' "Lonely No More"



Like......... The actual same. Bye.



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Okay, I'm not claiming that they are literally chord-for-chord playing the same exact song throughout the entirety of both songs....

BUT...

The chunks of some of the chord progressions/cadence of parts of the song are seriously too close to not be compared & rightfully so...

**I am also not claiming to be a music expert, clearly...Just an avid music listener/cruel-nit-picky person...

I think this is incredibly relevant right now though.

SAM SMITH vs. TOM PETTY(win)
Tom Petty just successfully sued Sam Smith for Smith's, "Stay With Me" sounding much too similar to Petty's, "I Won't Back Down."

I wasn't convinced at first... Then, I found this:

Whew.

You can definitely hear it.

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But honestly, music has been around for so long... Things are bound to sound similar every once in a while.

Whoops.

Anyway, I found this cool website:

If you go there, you can listen to a bunch of different songs that people have compiled that sound similar. There's a forum below where people comment & it's just really neat to see all the songs over the years that have been "copied."

Well, judge for yourself!