Jun 29, 2015

Review: June Movies

When Marnie Was There
Recommend? Sure
Re-watch? Probably no

I liked this movie but I wanted to really like it. I was expecting something a bit more... magical? The story was good, well it got really good near the end but most of it was a bit slow. (not a bad thing, just a fact) I remember when the movie first came out people were saying how it was a movie about being gay, but it wasn't at all. Just some of the things said and some actions came off a bit strange but at the end it all makes sense. I'm glad I saw this movie but I don't think I'll even need to see it again.

Jurassic World
Recommend? Yes
Re-watch? Yes

I was SO excited for this movie! I loved it. The dinosaurs looked good, the story was decent... lots of nods to the first movie, Jurassic Park. (which I loved). I feel like everyone's seen this movie already but if you haven't yet... and you liked Jurassic Park, then go see this one!
Inside Out
Recommend? Yes!
Re-watch? Yes!

When I first heard what this movie was about, I was like... I can't wait to see how they do this! Very interesting concept. I love how they are thinking outside the box on this one. And it was so good! I cried. Like, sometimes movies make me tear up.... and once in a while I'll shed one single tear. But once in a blue moon I'll actually cry. And I don't even fully understand why I was crying but I wasn't the only one. The whole theatre was fully of sniffles. Aside from a movie (an animated movie!) being so good it brings me to tears... the story was great, something we can all relate to. A movie for the whole family for sure. And I loved Sadness, she was my favourite. I thought Disgust would have been my favourite character because of her design but Sadness won my heart. Phyllis Smith was a perfect choice as the voice for her.

P.S. I think the last Pixar movies that made me cry were probably Brave and Up.

Jun 22, 2015

Disposable Film Dump

I'm supposed to be posting a monthly film post but it takes a while for my film to get developed. And now, I'm a bit behind and the film is all mixed up. So I'm just going to post film dumps whenever I can. This is a mix of pictures I took between March and April using disposable cameras.
From the Art Gallery of Ontario. Kinda spooky looking.
A great shot of Captain at the dog park.
Waiting to go to work.
If only it was a bit more in focus!
Justin's Birthday!

Jun 15, 2015

NFCC video

Here's a little video from our weekend at the Niagara Falls Comic Con. I didn't actually film too much because we were a bit busy but enough to to put it all together for fun. :]

Jun 12, 2015

Goals for 2015: Update

Well, It's that time of year again. Time to see where I am with my goals for the year. Truthfully I thought I'd be doing a lot better but oh well...
Pay half my loan(s) (So far so good!)
I'm doing it. Some months I can put more towards my loans than others but this is the most I've paid towards my loans in years. Years! So I feel like I'm doing a good job. I'm very, super-duper close to my half way goal. So YAY!

A painting a month (Nope)
Because I was pretty busy for a while and then I got into this weird funk, I have barely painted this year. It makes me sad but I'm not gonna force myself. Instead I'm doing other creative things.

A roll of film a month (Yes)
I've been keeping up with this one, but it takes a while for the rolls to get developed.
Design my own fabric (Yes)
Yes I have. Already got some test fabric too. I'm gonna make things!

Lose weight (So far so good)
Very slow. But it's happening. I am losing weight. Maybe not a shit-ton of weight but I'm on the right track. Truthfully I should have lost a lot more by now but I just love food so much. :'[

How are your goals going?

Jun 10, 2015

Niagara Falls Comic Con 2015

We've been home now for a couple days since this convention. The night we came back to Toronto I came down with strep throat... for the second time! Anyways I'm starting to feel better so, I thought now would be a good time to post up some photos from our long weekend.

This was our second time at this convention, we decided a few months ago that we would go to Niagara Falls a day and a half early so we could have a whole day to just do fun touristy stuff. The first day we showed up, check into the inn and went out exploring, stopped by some gift shops and spent way too much money at the arcade.
Look at that smirk. ;]
 This was on our second day (our day of fun). This was the worst all-you-can-eat breakfast ever!
 We took a very similar picture our first time at the falls. You can find it here.
Last year Justin promised me we would do the Hornblower boat ride next time we came to the falls. I was so excited because I've never been on this boat ride! I love the huge ponchos.
 The falls were so pretty! I thought we would get more wet though.
I know, we're adorable.
After the Falls we relaxed a bit and decided to do dinosaur mini golfing again. We took the harder side this time around and I actually did pretty well. I still lost. But it was close.
 This picture shows how busy it was that day. It also got super hot. Like, too hot.
The next day was the first day of the convention. (This picture is actually from the second day, but this was the only picture I have of both of us behind the table).
At the end of the second day, we went out for dinner with a friend and then went to the gun range. (Not a real gun range). It was really fun!!
This was taken on our last day at the con. This was the day we had our animation panel. It was really fun to do the panel, I hope we get to do more in the future. The guys on the ends are friends we worked with in the past who also attend conventions.

P.S. There will be one more post coming up about the convention, It'll be a video. I know, you're excited.

Jun 1, 2015

Review: May Movies

Ex Machina
Recommend? Yes
Re-watch? Yes

This movie was great. I didn't have huge expectations, which might have helped the movie... but it was still very good. The robot looked amazing. The actress did a great job. Well, everyone did a great job. And I was actually pretty creeped out a few times. I will say this though... I did not like the ending. It felt long and boring but maybe that's just me?
Mad Max
Recommend? Yes!!
Re-watch? Yes!!

I was so excited for this movie. I have completed forgot how the original/first movie(s) were like but once I heard this was coming out, I was like, yes! Then I saw a little trailer for it and I was like, YES! And then I saw a longer trailer for it and I was like, Oh, hells yeah! This movie did not let me down. It was just so much awesome. So much action. So much (real) explosions. (You can totally tell when an explosion is CGI or real) And so many real stunts. So many cool things happening. It felt like it was an older movie. Like, it was done right... It was just good. Okay? Loved this movie so much, I saw it twice! Might even buy the soundtrack vinyl too.
Pitch Perfect 2
Recommend? Yes!
Re-watch? Yes!

Yay! I was so excited about Pitch Perfect 2 (because Pitch perfect was awesome, I loved it.) This movie was great. Not as good as the first but still very enjoyable. The story felt a bit weak and rushed but it was full of laughs and 'girl power'. Probably will end up buy this one.
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