What I thought was going to be a couple hours of pizza and Bible study turned into about 8 hours of pizza, Bible study, web series planning, location scouting, and Barnes-and-Noble-ing. But now, at the end of the night, naturally, I'm fresh out of ideas for my blog post. It's the usual story: I had so many thoughts last night as I drifted off to sleep...and now...I got nothin'.
So, when in doubt, I'll do something I do a lot of the time in real life: talk about movies. Last month, I did a web series recommendation blog, so now I'll do movies. It's the beginning of July, so here are movies out this month that I think may be worth seeing (but of course I haven't seen most of them, so I wouldn't know).
Brave: Okay, I have seen this one, and it was really good. Going into it, I was skeptical because the trailer gave me next to no information about the plot. But it's Disney and Pixar, and it's set in Scotland, and there's archery! So of course I gave it a chance, and I was delighted. It was a lot different than I expected it to be, but I'm not going to give away the plot for those who haven't seen it. You'll have to go into it guessing, just like I did. I will say that it was a lot funnier than I anticipated, and it was also epic and heartwarming at the same time. One specific thing I really liked about it was the soundtrack. The score was lovely, and there were also songs performed by Julie Fowlis and Mumford and Sons. It was pretty epic. Here's a little taste of the soundtrack:
Safety Not Guaranteed: This is probably the movie I'm most looking forward to this month. It's an offbeat, indie, limited release type film that has, ahem, finally come to theaters in Bowling Green. It's about a guy who submits an ad in the newspaper looking for someone to go back in time with him and the journalists who do a story on said guy. The concept of the movie was inspired by a real ad that someone found, funny enough. And the film looks uplifting and zany. It has the potential to be really good...or really bad, but I'm giving it my vote of confidence.
People Like Us: Well, the official synopsis says, "While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices," but the trailer makes it look better than that. Plus, it stars Chris Pine (who's just gorgeous) and Elizabeth Banks (who plays Effie in The Hunger Games). Could be horrible. Who knows? But I think it has the potential to be interesting.
Madea's Witness Protection: I haven't seen any of the Madea movies except Diary of a Mad Black Woman, but I really ought to, because even just the commercials have me rolling on the floor laughing (okay, slight overstatement). And I think this looks like the funniest one of all. Probably not something I'll go see in theaters (very few of these are), but I bet it would be worth it if I weren't so cheap. Madea is just hilarious! Who could resist?
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: I don't even have words to describe how weird I think this is going to be, but I'm going to recommend it in hopes that someone will go see it and tell me about the weirdness in detail. I'm confused, yet curious. Sara, Jill, you guys wanted to see it, right? When you do, you must tell me all about it.
Well, that's about it for my guesses at what movies may entertain you all this month...Oh, well, The Dark Knight Rises is coming out sometime, but I haven't seen the ones before that, so I wouldn't really know. *hides from the tomatoes and evil glares friends are now throwing at me*
That's a wrap!