Monday, February 17, 2014

A Turn To The Crazy

There's a lot of talk about this "new" movie called That Awkward Moment. And I know that because last week I was playing with Google Chrome settings and it offered me to set up an alert for something. The precious and really needed automatic Google suggestions (because let's face it, we're part of the lazy generation, too lazy to type our information into required fields. And why would we, when we have Google auto-fill option?) suggested I set my name as an trigger for the alert, but let's face it, except for what I write about myself, no one will use my full name. It's not like I'm the president or a hot shot movie star or an athlete. And trust me when I say it's a gift you can't hear me sing while reading this. You'd probably run screaming from the computer and never ever turn it back on (BTW, I'm exaggerating to make a point. I'm not that bad, I was in a quire for about five years. But I never really got any important solos if I even got any (obviously my memory isn't what it used to be). So instead of my name I decided to make an alert for a phrase "that awkward moment". I can't wait to see the movie (I've been busy) and it was the first thing that popped into my mind and I knew it would get quite some hits. And I was right.
To get you to the speed in case if you haven't heard of the movie yet, it's about three guys who plan on being single together, but end up in a relationship with what trailer shows as a potential "the one". And in this relationship they each get to that awkward moment.
According to the movie each relationship get to that point once, personally I have no idea, because I've never been in a relationship (more accurately I haven't been in a relationship since I was eleven, which is the same as never).
The alert thing works perfectly. You get an email notice every time someone writes about the required frase on the internet (or once a day/week or something like that). What meant to be an experiment to see how this alert thing works turned out to be quite amusing, but in a strange way.
Maybe you remember, maybe you don't but one of my celebrity crushes is Zac Efron who stars in this movie. I'm not a crazy obsessed fan or something, but I do read all kinds of gossip sites so I must confess I know (probably) more than I should about him (and other celebrities). But with this movie the interviews took turn for the strange&crazy.
According to the internet Zac Efron doesn't have any particular turn offs when falling for the girl. But he does say he hates this movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. And that he wouldn't watch the movie even in exchange for 10min of the best sex ever. So ladies if you want to subtly tell Zac Efron you want to break up, just try and make him watch The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Maybe it's just me, or it's just that I'm a female, but I liked that movie. Not to mention that Blake Lively plays in it. I watched far worse movies just so I could see a hot dude that plays in it (like Magic Mike. The story isn't something I'd call good, but the fact Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer strip in it was good enough for me. Adding Alex Pettyfer to the mix was like putting a cherry on the top). And what about Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2? Would he watch that movie? (I just came up with another not so good movie. High School Musical. One, two and three. No questions there of why it was so popular. I mean it had hot guy, cute girl, a relate-able story and catchy songs. What more is there to a good movie?)
I also came across with how Zac Efron looks like when he is in a awkward situation. And yes, he's still super hot ;) The thing I'm talking about are two interviews he did together with his co-stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller First was this hilarious game they played in a Cosmo interview, where they had to guess whether the word names a cocktail or a sex position. The second and even more hilarious was the interview they made with Conan this funny talk show host. I re-watch it every time I feel down and/or depressed.
So this is the point I'm trying to make. At one point in the past week I went from a "special" type of person to the crazy with a click of a mouse. I got obsessed with watching celebrities trying to prove they're a normal human beings, which often result in them humiliating themselves. Especially if Conan gets involved.
Have fun people and be yourself (or in my case-crazy).
Lucy Jane

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quote of the Week

And here we are again. Me telling you it's been another week. Which you probably already know, unless you're not capable of counting to seven and knowing that we have seven days in one week.
Anyhow, this week's quote is a bit dark, but in my defence it was Valentine's Day on Friday and I was (once again) all alone. Just kidding, I spent most of it with my friend. We had more fun than she did with her boyfriend. Once again, just kidding. But she did got a better present from me than him. There just one tini tiny thing. My present was for our Christmas tradition of buying each other stuff we don't really need, but feel like we should buy it anyway.
Lucy Jane

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Movie of the Month: Magic Mike

I've gave this month's choice a lot of thought. At first I was thinking of going for the obvious choice - Valentine's Day, since this is what February is all about. I mean you spend the first fourteen days expecting/dreading the day, and the next fourteen telling everyone about how amazing/awful it was. But since I'm single and kind of not in the mood for any cheesy romance movie (that's not true, I love cheesy movies, as long as they have a happy ending) I decided to go with the less obvious choice. I proclaim this month's "Movie of the Month" to be Magic Mike!
I mean  single or not single, there's not a woman in their right mind that didn't want to see this movie. And I'm not gonna play stupid and pretend it was for the exceptional story line or acting (I have no qualification in judging if someone is a good actor or not, but I've see more than enough movies to know if a movie has a weak storyline, but trust me when I say, it doesn't really matter). But I will say that 2012 was the first year in history of film, that all the man were running to the cinema to watch a movie about a teddy bear (=Ted) and all the women went to see a movie about strippers. This was a huge year for the human kind. So many things has changed!
As far as the story goes, this clip shows you all you need to know. And I can sum it up in one sentence: There's a bunch of real hot male strippers. And that's all it really matters.
The movie includes some of the finest Hollywood hotties, including Channing Tatum, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer. They are all sporting some serious abs and great dancing (read: stripping) skills.


If you're a female looking for a fun movie, Magic Mike is the one. If you're a male, looking for a movie your lady will definitely love, Magic Mike is the one. If you're a lonely soul looking for something to cheer you up on Valentine's Day, Magic Mike is the one!
Basically, the story line might be weak, but the video below gives you all the reasons you need to decide to watch this movie.

Also Channing Tatum, the moving force behind this movie, confirmed, he's writing the script for the second part. And in the name of all red blooded females, we're thanking you, for listening to our united verdict, that this movie should last at least another hour, so.

Lucy Jane

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Quote of the Week

Another week has passed and it's time for my weekly update in my Quote of the Week rubric. This week, I had another one of my existential crises which lead me to spending unimaginable amount of time looking at old pictures I have on my computes. This is when I stumbled at this quote by Pablo Picasso. It somehow spoke to me, and I decided to share it with you guys!

Lucy Jane

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Movie of the Month: Heart of the Country

Hey! I know I'm five days late, but I kind of ran out of time. The thing is I saw and decided on a movie, but didn't have the time to write about it. I got caught up in studying and today is the first day since the last post (Quotes of the Week don't count, I only need about five minutes to snap a photo and write three sentences next to it.) I was able to find the time for writing this. The point I'm trying to make is, better late, than never right?

So at the end of January I watched this wonderful movie and I decided I just have to write about it. It's called Heart of the Country and iMDb categorized it as drama/romance. The story has some really heart wrenching moments, and I cried at the end, so it definitely is a drama. But I also cried while I watched Iron Man 3, and there's nothing sad about that story (except the end. I have some issues with endings where happens three thounsand stuff in 30 second frame, but before we ha to watch a minute frame of Tony Stark driving a car. Sometimes I just can't understand Hollywood), so me crying probably isn't a legit way to categorize movies.


The story centres on Faith (played by Jana Kramer) a woman whose husband is accused of fraud in a Wall Street Ponzi scheme. When he's arrested, he tells Faith to leave New York and luxurious lifestyle she can no longer afford (FBI froze their accounts), and go back home to rural North Carolina, to her father and sister. Because of the movie's  portrait of the love between father and daughter, the plot of the story is also said to parallel the famous parable "Prodigal Son". I don't want to write any spoilers, so this is all about the story I will write, but I think it's a nice tale, telling love can concurs all (I'm not talking just about the romantic love, but also fatherly love, which is a nice diversion from all the romance movies I saw in the past years).


Jana Kramer, who portrayed the main female role, Faith, is known for her role of Alex Dupre, a character from a TV series One Tree Hill. She's also a country music singer with an album titled Jana Kramer. Her singing received many positive reviews from the critics and praises for her vocal performances. Her songs are also part of the movie.

Gerald McRaney who plays Calvin, Faith's father, is known for his work as Rick Simon from series Simon&Simon and Maj. John D. "Mac" McGillis from TV series Major Dad (I have to admit, I'm too young to watch these series, the only thing I know about them is what I read about them from the description box in iMDb). In the past few years he mostly played guest roles in different shows, like House of Cards, Fairly Legal, Mike and Molly...
Randy Wayne, who plays Faith's husband Luke, is known for his role as Brandon in Honey 2 (he played next to Kat Graham) and also for playing Justin Miller in now cancelled series The Lying Game (that role is the reason I felt like I know him from somewhere the whole movie. I was a big Lying Game fan). Currently he's working on four movies (don't know if he has big roles in them, that are just the information I found on the internet) and has a movie that came to theatres in America yesterday: Android Cop. 


The movie is sweet and I liked it, but the ending is kind of sad (as I said before I cried) and not at the same time. It was the type of ending for which the phrase "sweet and sour" was invented. Anyhow, the thing I like the most about the movie was the music, especially this one song called Weeds and Wild Flowers, performed by Jane Kramer. I've been looking all over for it (my latest info tells me it'll probably be on Jane Kramer next CD which will be released this year) and I can't find a decent recording of it. So instead I'm keep replaying the end of the movie. My final decision is, this is a movie worth your 89 minutes and 13 seconds.

Lucy Jane

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Quote of the Week

Another week has past, which means it's quote of the week time!
For this week I chose a quote from the author of seven of my favorite children books. They talk about kids who visit this enchanting world called Narnia where animals and trees can talk. Where you can meet dwarfs, giants and all kinds of different creatures. They are lead by a fierce leader, a lion named Aslan.
If you still don't know who I'm talking about (but probably you do, because three of the  books were made into three quite successful movies), I'm talking about C.S.Lewis.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Lucy Jane