It wasn’t horrible. It’s one of those movies where you don’t laugh out loud very much but you will say to yourself, “That’s so funny.“
The structure was weird but that’s to be expected when you base a movie off a self-help book (which worked so well for my least favorite romantic movie of all-time). The only noteworthy performance is Anna Kendrick as Rosie who gets pregnant after a one night stand with an old high school crush, Marco (Chace Crawford). Elizabeth Banks was pretty good as well but she always is.
Honestly the movie was a bit of a mess the more I think about it. About 95% laughs came from Rebel Wilson as Janice, a dim-wited employee of Wendy’s (Banks) shop and The Dude Group, a secret society of fathers played by Chris Rock, Rob Huebel, Amir Talai and Thomas Lennon. Unfortunately, all of the funniest parts featuring them are in the trailers and commercials.
DC isn’t stupid. They know no one would accept this even a little bit unless the writers and artists behind this weren’t the best of the best. As much as I hate that this is happening, I would read anything by Brian Azzarello, J. G. Jones and Darwyn Cooke (J. Michael Straczynski…not so much).
The reason this seems like such a bad idea is Moore crafted such a detailed tale that there’s no room for expansion. Between the flashbacks and the supplemental pieces, we know everything we need to know about these characters. All these comics could possibly do is illustrate stories mentioned in the supplemental materials or flesh out stories described or mentioned by characters. It all seems like a pretty obvious cash grab on a known respected property by DC Comics.
I was never much of a dater (surprise surprise) but I’m noticing that looking for a job has become like looking for a new girlfriend. Everything I hated about being single is now haunting me in my unemployment.
E-Hireme: Before when you were looking for jobs, you would write a cover letter to an HR person with your resume attached. Now there are all these detailed, annoying online applications that take like 15-20 minutes to fill out. It’s like registering for a string of online dating services. You have to recreate your resume over and over again (plus attach your resume – why both?) and you just feel like it’s going into a void never to be looked at.
Hook Me Up?: Everyone you know who has a job at a company you want to work at becomes that friend who has a cute friend you want to be introduced to. It’s awkward especially when they don’t think you two would actually make a good match.
Although I found Nas’ fictionalized home life in the video pretty funny (I mean if you are going to put your daughter on blast, the least you can do is give an accurate representation of her home life), I can’t deny that this is a great video.
One of the things that I’ve missed during my unemployment is listening to music. All the music I downloaded was listened on my way to and during work. You’d think being unemployed would give me more time to listen to music but it never seems to work out that way. Between television, books, comic books and podcasts, music seems to get lost in the shuffle.
Since it seems like every is using Spotify, this seems like a perfect way to continue my Mixtapes For No One. Here’s a quick mix of songs I’ve been enjoying from this year and albums I’m looking forward this spring/summer. Hopefully, this will give me a reason to stay up on what’s good and what’s coming out: Continue reading →