Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Heavy snow but too cold, lightening up and movie night
Okay, I'm a winter person but if this snow crap is going to keep happening and it's too friggin' cold to go out and enjoy it, then I guess I give up on snow shoeing this year. GRRRR!!! I think the only time we *might* be able to get out there is on Saturday morning but it'll still be colder than the arctic in the morning and not close to freezing until 3pm. We've got company coming not too long after so we can't wait that long. Wah wah.
I had to take it easy on the exercise front yesterday. I don't know what the heck I did to my hamstring on the back of my right knee but it hurt like a mutha. No amount of rolling or icing really relieved it much. All I did the night before was our version of Walk Away the Pounds. I think it didn't like me running the outline of the mats a few times because that's the only thing that isn't in the DVD version. So I guess I'll have to be careful with that in the future. I'm done killing myself for the sake of an 'X calories burned' badge vs. a 'can you walk the next day' badge. A resistance band workout was just the ticket and still mixed it up for us. Dinner was rosemary orange langostinos over thai lime rice and Parisian carrots. Yum!
We decided to rent a few movies...Birdman and Dumb and Dumber To. Honestly, I had no expectations for either movie. Despite loving the original Dumb and Dumber, I assumed from the trailer that this sequel could likely be a mistake of gargantuan proportions.
When a movie ends and you both roll your eyes and say "are you effin' kidding me?" in unison, then you know you have just wasted a few hours of your life you will never get back. No, that was not Dumb and Dumber...it was Birdman. Top five worst movies I've ever seen. I hexed the DVD to explode into a thousand tiny shards in the case once the video store scans it back and we are no longer liable for it anymore just so others wouldn't be subjected to it. If you're one of the people who loved it, good on ya. You're more elevated than we are and I'm totally fine with that.
Then it was on to Dumb and Dumber To . I have to say while there was no way it could live up to the original, it was funnier than I thought it would be. Some great cameos as well...(hello Bill Murray!) The credits were a nice throwback and make sure you watch until after the credits if you rent it. There was a nice 45 minute bonus featurette on the rental. Of course you have to own it to see the gag reel, deleted/extended scenes and alternate opening. The score was disappointing especially when you had such great songs like Boomshakala and Short Skirt, Long Jacket from the original. But they don't make music like they used to. Sigh. But it was nice to see the Mutt Cutts mobile again, especially since the Mr and I sat beside it in person at a Planet Hollywood gala back in the 90's. It's sad that it was left sitting out in the elements. Talk about disrespecting a piece of movie history.
Do you typically like critically acclaimed movies or are you always in the opposite camp of the critics?
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