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Thanks for checking out my blog. This is mostly my own crazy thoughts on a variety of subjects, but primarily they will be about movies, tv, and books. Being a movie junkie, rabid reader, and TV show-aholic, this blog is just another excuse to feed my addictions. [a quiet 'yay me']. Hope you enjoy, Clancy Metzger

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

NFL, 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'Chicago'

Tomorrow is the first day of the regular NFL season and I can't wait! You know this, but I wanted to affirm it again, cuz it just makes me that happy :)

Several weeks ago, I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Since I am a huge fan of these movies, whether they are good, bad or indifferent, of course I loved it. The special effects were terrific and those critters looked about as real as humanly possible to my mind. I wish Tom Felton (aka Drako Malfoy from Harry Potter) would play a good guy, so we could see him in a different light, but perhaps he is being type cast, I dunno. What I do know is that as I was watching our shameful treatment of animals, I was rooting for the apes. To the point that when the end of the movie rolled around, I was actively cheering for human annihilation. Yep. If the movie had an agenda (and I'm sure it did), I fell for it hook, line and sinker. And I had no defense against it. My movie-watching-partner- du-jour had to suffer a tirade against mankind that grew as the movie progressed. I do like mankind. But, really, there are times when we are not so likable, and do things that are truly inhumane - to animals, to each other and that makes me sad. Bottom line though - I liked the movie.

Then another movie-watching-partner-du-jour took me to see Crazy, Stupid, Love with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Mind you I would have see this movie for any one of these actors, but I will admit I mostly saw it for Ryan Gosling because that man is a Genius-Actor-Uber-Sexy-God like person to me. In the pantheon of hot guys who happen to be awesome actors as well - he is Top 5, although when I think of him, I actually can't think of any others...oh, I thought of one. Jake Gyllenhaal is another Top 5. Anyways - great movie - funny, dramatic, heartfelt and romantic. And for my money, there is never too much shirtless Ryan Gosling.

Now, onto Chicago. I watched it last night - twice in a row. I was watching it because it has the best cast, songs, costumes and dancing of pretty much any musical ever filmed. And I do not say this lightly - I love me some musicals! But this one, well, I can't get enough. So, I was watching it again cause I never tire of the Cell Block Tango and my son caught the end of it, so then he decided he wanted to watch it too. I just put it on from the beginning and watched it again. And I was so proud - he liked it a lot. That boy has good taste. :)
If you haven't seen it in awhile (or ever... I cringe), I suggest you check it out.