I’d trade it all for a stairway to heaven…

J and I recently watched Blade Runner 2049, which I was pleasantly surprised… I love the original so much (I mean how can you not?). There were a lot of things that I thought I was going to hate, for starters, I a not a Ryan Gosling fan, like At. All. However his performance was pretty good. I also didn’t like how pathetic his character was, I mean I know the “designed” his character that way, but come on… His hologram girlfriend, his longing to find out who he really is, if he is in fact anybody, and not just a Replicant. I also wasn’t that impressed with Jared Leto, a lot of his work is hit or miss for me, and this was a miss.

We start out with Ryan Gosling’s character K, is a LAPD Detective, who hunts down and kills Replicants (sounds familiar right?). While hunting down a Replicant at a protein farm he comes a cross a box buried under a tree, with remains in side. He like the good cop/Replicant his is takes it back to his precinct, where upon further investigation they discover that it is the remains of a female Replicant and she died in child birth… But how is this possible?

K goes on a mission to find out who she was and what brought her to her end. Through some twists and turns he is lead to believe that he is the child of this Replicant that he has come to know as Rachael, a model made by the now defunct Tyrell Corporation. Who ran away with Deckard 21 years prior. He finds that twins were born on the date 06.10.2021, which he has a memory of a carved horse from his “childhood” bearing that date… Joi his hologram girl friend believes that this is evidence that he was born and not made… The twins were male and female, with the boy listed as alive.

K decides to visit the orphanage in what was San Diego where he is met with some opposition, when he finally thinks he is getting the answers he is looking for, only to be disappointed, he “remembers” being in the orphanage as a child and finds the carved horse with the inscription 6.10.21. Was he born and not made?

K visits Dr. Ana Stelline, who makes Replicant memories, confirms that “his” memory is real, he continues to believe that he is Rachael’s son. He goes back to his precinct and convinces his superior Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright) that he killed the Replicant child. She in turn gives him time to flee, his hologram girlfriend convinces him to download her to a emanator. He has the horse analyzed and there are trace amounts of radiation that lead him to Las Vegas, where he finds dun, dun, dun Deckard.

K and Deckard obviously have a gun fight… Like that was a given, and I’d say it was a tie leaning towards Deckard, I mean he is still a badass! They get ambushed of course and they get to the bottom of some business with the Replicant Resistance Movement, they want K to kill Deckard. In the mean time Luv (Sylvia Hoeks), a Wallace employee/Henchman kidnaps Deckard and takes him to Wallace headquarters, and they offer him a Replicant that looks like Rachael, only Deckard sees right through that, those dummies messed up her eyes… Luv plans to take Deckard off world where she can torture him, and K interviens, killing Luv and staging Deckard’s death. We wrap up with K dying from his injuries after fighting Luv, and Deckard finally meets his daughter Dr. Ana Stelline.

I loved how Harrison Ford was back as Rick Deckard, that was one of the main selling points for me, I also enjoyed Robin Wright (again, how can you not?), I also enjoyed how Ryan Gosling’s character wasn’t the love child of Deckard and Rachael. Because that’s the bitch that I am…

I feel like this film captured some of the wonder that the original did, but it was missing something, that may have been that I had to watch the movie a couple of times, because watching this movie with a small child bouncing around, screaming, or trying to pull your glasses off of your face does not lead to an enjoyable or coherent movie watching experience. But once I was able to finally sit down and watch this movie in piece I enjoyed it overall. And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,


Title from: Coachella – Woodstock in my Mind by LDR



Hey, you with the pretty face, welcome to the human race…

J and I recently (finally!) saw Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2. I was really excited to see the latest installment of the franchise, since I love, love, loved the first one! So for anyone who’s been living under a rock for the past few years, Chris Pratt portrays Peter Quill, aka Star Lord, an earthling traveling through space with rag tag group of anti heroes, who have dubbed themselves “The Guardians of the Galaxy”. But we all know them right? Good! So moving on…

The story: lack luster, for Peter finally finding his father after not knowing him his whole life, it’s pretty lame. Kurt Russell, Ego, a Celestial, finally connects with Peter only to use him to destroy the universe, and rebuild it in his image? More like egomaniac #Godcomplex #daddyissues. Then we have the Nebula-Gamora arc: will Nebula kill Gamora only then to exact her revenge on Thanos? Will Gamora kill Nebula and move on with her life? No! Nebula finally forgives Gamora only to then go on a fools errand to find Thanos and try to kill him, again #daddyissues. Of course Yondu makes an appearance, his crew mutinies against him and chaos insues. Then he finally shows some compassion and helps the Guradians destroy Ego, #I’mMaryPoppinsY’all. Then we come to my favourite and potentially only redeeming part of the film: Baby Groot, so we all know Groot sacrificed him self at the end of the first film, and was a sprout in a pot, now Groot is out of the pot and causing trouble as only a toddler can. He was always the most bad ass character IMO and he gets better scene by scene.

The music: The first film’s soundtrack was one of the best in recent memory, jam packed with great classic rock hits that just kept coming. This time around some of the songs may be a higher caliber like “My Sweet Lord” (I mean a freaking Beatle wrote it for Christ’s sake), but overall it’s just okay…

The credit scenes are good, but there are so damn many of them, they really need to simmer down, although the last one, where we see Groot as a teenager is quite funny.

Overall it was both a great and not great film, it looked great, the effect and “fight” sequences were awesome. The music, meh, it left a lot to be desired. And Baby Groot stole the show. Give it a watch, maybe two, but don’t expect the super fantastic film that the fist one was. And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,


Title from: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra



When everything feels like the movies…

The other night J and I had a movie night!  We love watching movies, but not so much going out to see them.  We often wait for movies to be released for home viewing before watching them.  So we made some popcorn, had a cocktail of two, and had an evening.

We watch Crimson Peak, starring Mia Wasikowska as Edith, a young woman who lives in Buffalo with her father played by Jim Beaver, in Buffalo, NY during Victorian times.  She has dreams of becoming a published writer (not unlike me!).  She meets a mysterious stranger at her Father’s office, whom has a business proposition for him.  This stranger, Thomas Sharpe, a Baronet from Cumbria, England, brought to life by Tom Hiddleston, and his sister Lucille, find their way into the local society.  The film also stars Charlie Hunnam and Jessica Chastain

Thomas and Edith develop an infatuation, and he proposes marriage.  Edith’s father does not agree.  I don’t want to give away anything but the rest of the film, kind of goes as expected…  Meaning I saw all of what unfolds coming from a mile away.  I will follow that up with the film looked amazing, it is very well shot, the CGI looked great.  The sets were expansive, and very well decorated.  And if this story was written as a book, I think it may have been more enjoyable for me.  I feel like the story just started to lack, and the “scary” bits at times were laughable.  Like Edith says, it’s a story with ghosts, not a ghost story.  But it’s also not much of a love story either.

I was really looking forward to seeing this film, it had the makings of a whole hell of a lot of things I really enjoy, but it fell short.  It’s not a movie I will be watching again.  But, there will be other great films that will come my way, and I may share my thoughts on some other new releases.  This film 2/5, based on how well it was shot, and the CGI, everything else meh.  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,


Title from: Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls


Lights, camera, action…

I mentioned yesterday that I love watching the Oscars, and I look forward to it every year.  I also mentioned that I would share a few of my favourite looks from the show.  It’s always been a great night for fashion, and I vividly remember as a little girl watching the Red Carpet show.


Can we just talk about Margot Robbie?  Did she look like an Oscar or what?  That woman can pull off just about anything.  Saoirse Ronan looked absolutely amazing in green Calvin Klein, and her mix matched earrings, TDF!  Charlize and Cate never seem to disappoint when it comes to their red carpet looks.  And Sophie Turner is looking very grown up these days.  What were your top Oscar Red Carpet looks?  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,


Title from: Put Me in A Movie by LDR