Saturday, December 26, 2009

Fav of Favs!

Katz Deli:

There is nothing I love more that a good Romantic Comedy. Most of my favorites are written, produced or directed by Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle are by far my favorite.

Katz Deli is where Meg Ryan filmed her famous scene for When Harry Met Sally. I went with some of my close friends. I don’t remember anymore what I ate but it was something along the lines of a sandwich. I do remember that I wasn’t too pleased with food but it didn't matter much because I was so excited to be there and it was truly a dream come true for me. The script is clever and witty and truly a Nora Ephron classic! Anyone who knows me personally can tell you that I quote this movie all the time.

This is the beautiful arch located at Washington Square Park, also famous for the filming of When Harry Mete Sally. This is where Sally drops of Harry the first time they meet on their way from Chicago to New York City. (I am that little dot in the middle of the picture.)

Cafe Lalo:

I went to Café Lalo with by best friend Jona. We took a copy of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen with us in the hopes of remaking the scene of You’ve Got Mail, we couldn't find a crimson rose to complete this scene.

In the movie Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) is waiting for Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) at this café. They met in a chatroom and are meeting in person for the first time.

This is Jona's copy of this book, I finally got mine this summer :)

These pictures are posted right outside of the café where you can see Ryan and Hanks filiming the movie.

This is where one of my favorite parts of the movie was filmed. LOL makes me smile everytime I see it.

If you haven't had a chance to see either of these films I highly recommend them. Truly chick flicks that capture that love that you know sadly only exists in movies. Nora always knows how to give you the right dose of laughter and deep sighs of hope that that special someone is truly out there.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Go Team Jacob!

I went to see New Moon a few days after it came out, trying to avoid crowds and teenagers which for this movie was unavoidable. The movie was awesome and much better than the first one. I left the movie motivated to read how the Saga ends. This movie gives us a better understanding about the story behind Carlisle’s coven, the ever growing love between Edward and Bella, and of coarse JACOB! <33333
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New Moon, is all about getting to know Jacob. His love for Bella and a connection that forms between them. It brings yet another legend to life, as we learn about Jacobs not so human side. We also learn about the Volturi’s who are a coven of vampires made up of some of the most ancient and powerful vampires operating from Volterra, Italy.
I was excited and looking forward to seeing this part of the Saga especially because New Moon was my favorite book out of the 3 I read from the Twilight Saga. I stopped reading the Twilight Saga because I actually really do NOT like Bella. I find her to be extremely selfish and her character annoys me so much I had no desire to continue reading it. I took me about a year to return to the Saga. I am currently reading book four because after all, I have to know how it all ends!! If you have not read the books, I’m telling you the movies don’t even come close. Especially the first movie, which I didn’t like at all. It was very choppy and both movies leave out the intimate details. If you really want to know how much Edward loves Bella and how much she obsesses over him???…..Read the books! There is so much more emotion that goes on in the books that the big screen has failed to deliver. Stephanie Meyers is a great author.
In between Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, I read The Host also written by Meyers which is also amazing! Sorry ladies no Edward or vampires in that one. ^_^

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine -REM

2012 movie Pictures, Images and Photos

Although, 2012 is not my kind of movie, I couldn't help my curiosity about this 2012 theory or my love for John Cusack. I have to say it didn’t make a 2012 believer out of me but I surely enjoyed the graphics and imagination of Hollywood. If indeed this is what our “End of Days” have in store for us, we need to pray or become European billionaires!!! In my opinion the storyline was weak (as expected) but My Johnny delivered a thrilling and entertaining role. Fun to watch but not worth waiting in line for 3 hours on opening night!!
I had the pleasure of watching this movie with my sister and her husband. We had every intention of watching a late movie but we didn’t anticipate a sold out show!! Our planned 10pm show turned into a bloodshot 12:30am bust. We were early, which only made our wait a total of 3 HOURS! ::Ugh:: I was exhausted before the show even started. Luckily, the movie had some eye opening scenes that kept me awake. To help pass the time, we went fast food hoping but when our gluttony had reached its limit, we retreated back to the theater on 34Th street. The actual waiting on line was the worst part. I squirmed for coffee and was highly fidgety, trying to ignoring the constant making out of about 4 couples as we waited on a tremendous line. Just to let you know it was way passed my bedtime and not my idea of fun by any stretch of the imagination!!I finally reached my bed at 5 o'clock this morning! Lol All in good fun and for the love of movies!

Despite the craziness of our night, all in all, if you enjoy apocalyptic disasters this is one to catch on the big screen!!!

John Cusack Pictures, Images and Photos <33

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What's your dreams?

I love movies simply because I love stories. Growing up my father always told me stories and although I couldn't always identify with all of them, I loved all of them because I learned more about him. They where like a portal to a different time- the 60's, 70's and so on... I love movies mostly for the messages they send, just like a great book, or great lyrics, what I like best about movies are their scripts.

Today I watched Pretty woman as I cleaned my room. I've seen some of my movies so many times I no longer need to actually watch them to know exactly what is happening on the screen. Some people clean to music...I clean to movies!

Anyway, what really gets me about this movie is not so much the Cinderella story between Edward and Vivian but Kit, Vivian's roommate, friend and "co-worker". Kit is a prostitute with no ambition for change in her life. I think about so many people that I know who are just like Kit, all they see are momentary fixes. They have no long term plans, no dreams or goals. I'll never understand people who don't dream at all, who don‘t want better for themselves. In the end of the movie there is a man walking in the street saying, "Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don't; but keep on dreamin' - this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin'."

I may not live in Hollywood but dreaming is not something I lack. It’s never too late to make changes in your life. I hope you have big dreams and that some how your finding a way to make them a reality. There is a big world out there with so much to offer!!

"If you've never stared off into the distance, then your life is a shame."
- Counting Crows