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Bambi

June 26, 2010

“Nobody eats cute.  Except Bambi maybe, but he’s a cartoon.” – 1.16

I don’t have any conscious memories of watching this movie when I was younger.  But I know I did because I had a bunny named Thumper.  I don’t remember the thought process involved in naming Thumper, but I assume it was from this movie.  We’ll see if it’s like Lady and the Tramp where I remember it as I watch it.

Now some things to mention:

  1. I get it.  The animals are waking up.  Let’s get on with the movie, guys.
  2. That’s overwhelming.  Dude just finished being born and now there’s like a million animals expecting him to wake up and say hi.
  3. Every time they say Bambi I think of Grey’s Anatomy.  “I’m Bambi, George!  I’m all alone in the forest, all alone in the forest, George!”
  4. I’d say naming my bunny Thumper was the best decision I made at 6.  Given the chance, I’d do it again.  He was a freaking awesome rabbit.  Both in the movie and in real life.
  5. That skunk is a big old flirt.
  6. I really don’t remember this movie.  I know the mother gets shot though.  No surprises there.
  7. I’m sorry, but deer are not this smart.  They’ve run into cars.  They would not know to check the meadow before going out in it.
  8. I remember the eating blossoms part!  You know, when Thumper doesn’t want to eat his greens.  Probably because I don’t have a very balanced diet.
  9. I wish I could hibernate and sleep through winter.  I love sleep.
  10. The shooting scene’s not that bad.  Sad for Bambi, but no big deal.  Stupid hunters.
  11. I don’t like these deep voices on Bambi, Thumper and Flower.  Not as cute.
  12. Bros before hos, Flower.  Bros before hos.
  13. This is why Disney gives unrealistic romantic expectations.  You’re just walking around, and you smile at a guy and suddenly he’s so smitten by you that you’re together forever?  Yeah…ok.
  14. There’s not much of a plot to this movie, is there?
  15. Wow, dramatic ending.  Bambi gets shot, forest fires…crazy.

It’s cute.  Not quite as good as Lady and the Tramp, but not bad.  I’ll probably never go hunting.  Although I’ve lived in 2 places now where hunting was pretty commonplace.  I guess it’s not as sad though when the animals don’t talk to you.  Overall, nice relaxing viewing and it made me miss my Thumper.

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Misery

June 20, 2010

Oh God. Mom has gone a little crazy with the figurines here, huh? A little Kathy Bates. Although you probably haven’t seen Misery, which is a good thing because Rory couldn’t sleep alone for a week after we watched it.” – 1.16

I’m a little nervous about Misery.  Rory couldn’t sleep alone for weeks after seeing it.  Stephen King has not served me well in the past.  I mean, let’s not ignore that horrible trick he played on me with the ending of Carrie.  So we’ll see how this goes.  I did wait until morning to watch it.  It’s no Lady and the Tramp, that’s for sure.

Now some things to mention:

  1. Is there anyone out there that can actually light a match with just one hand?
  2. I do not miss driving in the snow.
  3. I just got CPR certified yesterday and that is not the proper way to do it .  It’s 2 breaths, 30 chest compressions.  Not 2 breaths, 2 chest compressions.
  4. Wow, Kathy Bates looks young.
  5. Ew!  Stop talking about his bones!
  6. Woah, Annie.  Sometimes people swear.  Get over it.
  7. This sheriff and his wife are adorable.
  8. Yeah, you’re rethinking giving up on that series now, aren’t you Paul?  What’s a few more romance novels when compared to being alive?
  9. Oh god, all the broken limbs…I don’t know if I can handle this.  Damn you, Stephen King.
  10. I’ve decided I really don’t want Paul to die.  I think this could end badly for me.
  11. The penguin’s facing the wrong way!  Fix it Paul!!!
  12. No, don’t get out of the chair on those broken legs!  Don’t do it, I won’t be able to take any more cracking bones, Paul.
  13. Just for your knowledge, I’m actually shouting these things at the tv.  As if Paul can hear me and will do what I tell him to.  It’s not working.
  14. I’m telling you, the sheriff and his wife are secretly the most important characters in this movie.
  15. You are a sly fox, Paul Sheldon.  A sly fox.  But not sly enough my friend.
  16. Anyone remember the Pink video for Please Don’t Leave Me?  With that beautiful Eric Lively?  It’s a lot like this movie.
  17. She kills babies?!
  18. Let me paint a picture for you.  Annie starts to talk about “hobbling” Paul.  I grab my ears and shut my eyes and scream “Don’t do it! Don’t do it! Don’t do it!” and I wait until Paul’s screaming is done to open my eyes.  I open them and my cat is sitting next to the couch staring at me.  I think he thinks I’m crazy.  I think I probably am.
  19. Stop blaming your crazy on God.
  20. NOOOOOOO!!! NOT THE SHERIFF!
  21. I can’t believe she killed my favorite character.  I’m so over this movie.  The sheriff was the best guy in the whole movie.  And his cute little old wife is now a widow.  I’m so distraught.
  22. Wait, so beating her over the head with the typewriter didn’t do the trick, but tripping her so she falls on the typewriter?  That did it?  Oh wait…no it didn’t.

Holy cow, that’s a crazy movie.  Not scary like Carrie or The Shining, but scary in that creepy kidnapper thriller type of way.  Which, in reality does not scare me nearly as much.  It was good.  I’m glad I saw it.  I’ll never be able to look at Kathy Bates the same way though.

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The Lady and The Tramp

June 20, 2010

Wow, it’s gonna be just like Lady and the Tramp. You’ll share a plate of spaghetti, but it’ll just be one long strand, but you won’t realize it until you accidentally meet in the middle. And then, he’ll push a meatball towards you with his nose, and you’ll push it back with your nose, and then you’ll bring the meatball home and you’ll save it in the refrigerator for years and. . .” – 1.16

I am so excited to watch this movie.  I know I saw it when I was little because it was one of the very few movies that didn’t scare me.  But I can’t remember anything about it.  I am a dog person at heart who just happens to own 2 cats.  But my heart belongs to dogs.  Plus, Gone with the Wind was long and exhausting.  So I’m due for a Disney movie.

  1. The images in this movie are giving me this strong feeling of nostalgia even though I really can’t remember specifically watching it ever.
  2. I babysat for a very well-behaved little puppy last night.  And now I’m watching this movie.  I feel like the universe is trying to tell me something.
  3. I don’t understand why you wouldn’t let your dog sleep in your bed.  Both of my cats sleep in my bed.  It only seems fair.  They’re part of the family.
  4. I love how they call Lady’s owners Jim Dear and Darling.
  5. I’m a little offended at how happy Jim is about it being a boy…
  6. Stupid jerk face Siameses.
  7. If you had a dog, why would you have someone who hates dogs stay at your house while you’re out of town?
  8. Tramp is such a gentleman.
  9. Business must not be so good for Tony.  He just put together a meal and entertainment for a dog and his lady friend.  I wonder what his other customers are thinking as they wait for service…
  10. Can someone tell me why Tramp calls Lady “Pidge”?
  11. I’m pretty sure that all my pets are going to come from shelters, or rescued off the street, like my Sookie.  There’s just too many homeless animals.
  12. I take it back.  Tramp is not a gentleman.  He’s a man whore.  Dog whore?  Whatever.  He likes the ladies.
  13. Lady, never let the boy hear you cry after making a speech about how you don’t care about all of his other women…  Rookie mistake.
  14. That is a monster sized rat.
  15. Perfect ending.  Trusty didn’t die, Lady and Tramp have babies, everyone’s happy.

A perfect remedy for the intensity of Gone With The Wind.  Just a simple sweet movie.

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Gone With The Wind

June 9, 2010

Rory:  I’m assuming your locker’s somewhere in there also?

Paris:  Yep.  Right behind Belle Watling. – 1.16

I’ve actually never seen this one.  I always wanted to, but knowing how long it was, I always stopped myself.  So, I’m spending my day off watching it.  No real expectations about it, but I will be glad to finally say that I’ve seen it.  And I do know that Daisy, Daisy Adair died on set of this movie (Probably not true, but I’m a Dead Like Me fan, so I had to say it.).  My aunt said she thinks nothing is better than the book, but she still liked the movie.  So I think I’ll like it, I just think my attention span given to me by my electronic age generation is going to be stretched to its limits today.  But it’s my day off.  So if that’s going to happen any day, why not today?
P.S. I’ve typed all of this during the beginning credits and they’re still running.
So, now that we’re at intermission, I’ll write a little something.  So far, I’m really enjoying it.  Scarlett bugged me in the beginning, but she’s getting better.  Especially now that her home is falling apart and she has no food and none of those fancy dresses.  It is a little hard for me as a Yankee to hear them bash on us so much.  But we were jerks back then.  Burning down plantations and all that.  And now back to the action.
While this movie is insanely long, it’s really good.  Not a typical war movie, not a typical romance, not really typical of anything.  Which is probably why it’s such a classic.  It’s like a mini series of movies.  I’m not sure I could ever sit through it again.  I’m just not sure I could ever carve out enough time again.  There was a lot of stuff I was going to get done today, but half the day is gone now.  But still, I’m glad I’ve seen it.