The Break-Up

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. Neither are in my favorite of actors. As someone in the process of a break-up (i.e. getting divorced), I was SO on Aniston's side in this movie. I kept yelling, "That's my EX!", as I am sure many women will do upon seeing this movie.

Vince Vaughn plays an inconsiderate jerk that you just want to hit. Not only is he lazy and not appreciate of his girlfriend, but he has this sense of entitlement that makes you want to scream. And when he calls her 'nagging'--ARGH. Through the roof.

Good movie, but kind of slow. It's not really a comedy, so don't buy that line of B.S. The best time to watch this movie would be after a break-up, because you can relate so well to the content at that time and any other time it might be tiring and boring.

I am quite sickened by this a good way, too. After being shot, Burke's hand is damaged and shakes at times. However, he is doing heart surgery on people anyway. Christina knows this. In fact, she encouraged him to pretend that he was still "The Great Preston Burke" despite his damaged hand. It is completely reckless to be operating on people and saving lives when you know damn well that the first rule is "Do no harm".

Christina has not told anyone about her boyfriend's malfunction, or the fact that she is helping him cover it up. She is helping him so much with surgeries that you for that she is actually Dr. Bailey's intern. Christina seems like she is using Burke as well as protecting him. She gets to do all these advanced surgery and is helping him more than a little. How could someone so smart be putting anyone Burke operates on into mortal jeopardy. Maybe she thinks she is so smart that no one will ever figure out that Burke is no longer physically capable of being a surgeon. Maybe she thinks that she is just as clever and talented surgically as Burke that it doesn't matter. Obviously, she has a guilty conscience, but she is doing nothing to right her wrong or AT LEAST stop putting lives in jeopardy.

At the news that Amy Sherman-Paladino was leaving Gilmore Girls, I felt that the show took a big hit. Paladino IS Gilmore Girls!

Maybe this is the direction Paladino had wanted the show to go anyway, as she assured views that she had taken her replacement under her wing and had laid out her grand plan to that person.

Now, I am a loyal viewer. I have watched since the series premiere. However, this season has had plenty of episodes (i.e. plenty of opportunities) to continue of the vein of fine writing, dialogue and comedy. It has fallen short of the mark, in my opinion.

Luke and Lorelai broke up and barely ever have a scene together anymore. They made Lane and Zach get pregnant with twins after one night of bad sex on their wedding night...and oh yeah, they got parasites there and spent the whole honeymoon barfing. Lorelai got back together with Chris and, oh yeah, they just got married WITHOUT RORY in Paris. Rory herself has become very boring and self-centered and her romance with trust fund baby Logan is fizzling out to this viewer. Luke, my favorite character, is left to having only scenes with April. While I love these scenes, it feels like Luke is on a completely different show than everyone else.

Where is the baudiness of Miss Patty? Where is the scratchy rasp of good-hearted Babette? Where is Taylor Doose out on another crusade (or tirade) of making Luke's eyeballs pop? Sure, there was that incident of the car through Luke's restaurant, but really, the prominent Town Selectman is barely seen anymore.

Where is gentle, remembers-where-she-came-from Rory? Her interactions with her best friend, or closest thing to it, are slim and don't carry the same quality they once did.

Every episode, I am hoping that the show will get back to WHY people liked Gilmore Girls. Lorelai and Rory are barely ever interacting or have storylines that INVOLVE each other. The show is called 'Gilmore Girls', but it seems like each Gilmore Girl has gone her own way and the feel of the show is very much divided.

Lorelai and Rory both seemed to have come a long way, personality wise, in good ways and in bad. I am finding Rory to be too uber-confident in her looks, her intelligent, her "breeding stock". Everything is TOO EASY for her now. I know she worked hard to get where she's at (though being in a prep school and attending Yale certainly paves the way for her) but everything is so elitist in Rory's world and she has become the type of "mean, judgmental person" that she criticizes.

Lorelai has become wishy-washy on everything. Her personality used to vibrate the screen. It seems like too many zippy pop-culture references. Yes, pop culture references have always been a part of the show, but it seems like Lorelai is spewing them out like word vomit instead of having a bit of real dialogue.

I can't quite put my finger on exactly WHY the show feels very different. Oh wait, yes I can: Paladino is gone and the spark is not there anymore.

Bring back the quaint town of Stars Hollow and all its eccentric, wacky inhabitants. Bring back the sweetness of Rory, the strong-willed Lorelai, and the gruff but lovable Luke! Ahem...pretty please?

I'd like to know out there in Internet land...who likes Callie? I am never quite sure where I stand on her. Sometimes she just seems morbid and weird, and other times she seems like a strong, sensible woman that every man should want. I love when she is talking about cars with George's brothers and seems so un-girly girl. The anti-Meredith. She's not weepy or whiny like Meredith. She's a tough as nails kind of girl. And yet at the same time her toughness can get to me. Why can't the gentleness of George pull her down a notch.

So, I pose the question: Do you like Callie, do you not like her? Do you like her with George? Do you like her newfound friendship with Addison Shepard?


A straight-to-dvd horror about a girl, Tamara, whose typically has a bad life. Her father is an alcoholic, everyone in school hates her due to an expose article, and she just looks frumpy. This, of course, is the old trick of "uglying up" a very pretty girl right before they make her "transform" into a jaw-dropping beauty.

Tamara is a witch. Tamara dies. Tamara comes back as sexy hottie bent on revenge against the students who accidentally killed her. Tamara slinks around in sexy dresses and purrs sensual, but threatening phrases and then exacts her revenge.

If you can handle some bad acting, cheesy writing, and predictable plot, then watch Tamara. Yes, you know going in what to expect as a sub-par, direct-to-dvd movie. I wouldn't recommend paying money to rent it, but hey, if it's on tv and you can't find anything better to watch--be my guest.

John Tucker Must Die is a fun romp through the land of teenage revenge. The main character, Kate, looks like the missing triplet of the Olsens. Due to her mother's (Jenny McCarthy) habit of packing up and moving to a new town every time she gets dumped, Kate is again the new girl in school. She's practically invisible, though that's SO HARD to believe because of her beauty.

Soon, she becomes entrenched in the lives of 3 very different girls with one thing in common: John Tucker. All have been hoodwinked by him, as he has been dating all three at the same time. Kate becomes their guinea pig of revenge on him.

Now that you know the basic premise, give it a watch. Guys may not like this movie too much because their is an underlying theme of 'girl empowerment', but it is not short on comedy. It's just a light, entertaining watch with a satisfying ending.

I find that a horror tale woven into the tapestry of the 19th century has a better effect on me that a modern day one. Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek are the parents of Betsy, who becomes plagued by a violent spirit in their farm home. John (Sutherland) had made profit off of a witch's lands: Kate Batts. The court ruled in her favor, but John's punishment was light and Kate Batts cursed him and "his precious daughter"...and then the creepiness comes.

I admit that many moments are cheap scares where they amp up the music suddenly, and you are more startled by the suddenly loud music. However, there are true moments of fear.

We follow Betsy as the attacks on her become more and more violent. You feel the helplessness of her mother, father, and teacher, Richard. I cannot tell you more. Overall, the movie is not terribly clever, but it is worth the watch.

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