Independence Day 2: Resurgence

Independence Day (1996) is one of my all time favorite films. As I rewatched the film just last night, I realized, to be a girl is to have a crush on Mr. Charismatic, Will Smith, Captain Steve Hiller, to become a woman is to love Jeff Goldbulm’s David Levison. To be fair, I love both characters and have watched Independence Day at least once a year my entire life since 1996. Whoa… that’s at the bare minimum of 20 times. Needless to say, I was very excited for Independence Day 2: Resurgence to soar into theaters and got the chance to see it opening day on Friday.

id422ID4 2 delivers edge of the seat fun, 20 years after Levison and Captain Hiller defeat the aliens that came to pillage the earth for their own reasons that never really become clear until we get the sequel. It is very entertaining to watch almost all of our favorite characters come back to continue a story line that  we have all come to know and love, and most likely quote in regular day conversation and then not have other people understand, then you sigh and die a little inside, but know that there has to be someone out there who would have understood the reference. Then you smile a little. Because now you have another installment of one of your favorite story worlds. Continue reading

Series Finale of HIMYM: Why I’m Not Actually Angry

One year ago today, still sad, but not salty. Find out why with my review on the series finale of HIMYM

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I know the majority of the Internet has been in a complete hissy for the past few days, and every person is entitled to their own opinion, but I’m here to tell you why the series finale of How I Met Your Mother wasn’t as outrageously bad as everyone believes. And I’m writing this post and publishing it days later yes, but I wanted to be able to think about the show, think about the ending and really mull over what they did with it. Hopefully you will read all of this post before you post any hate comments at the bottom.

To begin,

I’ve been watching HIMYM since the very start, I was front row and center when creators and writers Carter Bays and Craig Thomas gave us what was seemingly our first bait and switch on September 19, 2005. I was a wee 15 year old, who was…

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Hey Guys, Anchorman 2 came out today with 700 and something new jokes! A very interesting way to get you to buy a copy of the movie. I haven’t watched the new DVD yet, but this is what I thought while in theaters.

Reel Thoughts of Jacki K, Jacki Krumnow, Jacqueline Krumnow

Is the long awaited sequel to the comedy cult worth the wait? Yes. Is  Anchorman 2 better than the first? Upon a first watching no, it’s a 2 hour film, and for a comedy, that pushes the standard limit of the audience’s full attention. Can the new film stand alone and eventually ascend cult classic status? Maybe, it’s still a bit early to tell.

One of the biggest fears an audience has when a studio finally comes about making a long awaited sequel, is getting the full cast to return, and thankfully, Paramount Pictures (the parent studio) got the whole gang back together. Leading stars Will FerrellSteve CarellPaul RuddDavid Koechner, and Christina Applegate come back to play Burgundy, Brick, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, and the lovely Veronica Corningstone. Smaller roles make their return as well which (without spoilers) include barking Baxter and Fred…

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A review on the novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampie Hunter

And the B.A. poster

Recently I wrote a thesis for my Vampire in Films class on Vampire Hunters and Slayers. While researching the topic, every time I “googled”Vampire Hunter it brought up something or another about honest Abe. So I said to myself “for fucks sake fine! I’ll read the damn novel.” So I purchased Seth Grahme-Smith’s novel and began the “autobiography” of Abe Lincoln that no one ever knew existed.

Now I watched this video before the book made it into my hands, at least I believe it was this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X58RPS665V0 After watching said video I was then under the impression that Abe would be kicking ass as the president! Seems that way doesn’t it? But it is a life journey we get instead, which is still entertaining yes, but nonetheless not what I was expecting. And (a small spoiler alert) he pretty much stops hunting vampires when he becomes president. I was filled with disappoint when he claims he never wants to see another vampire as long as he lives!

I will say that if you took out the vampires you have a pretty well researched account of the history of Abraham Lincoln in your hands. Then there are some decently gory scenes in the novel as well (with the vampires back in). I have never read any other novels by Grahme-Smith, although I have always intended to, but I will admit I was a bit let down by this novel. In no way is it an “I can’t put this novel down” book, because it isn’t. I can usually read a book in about a week, but with taking 18 credits in college I am pressed for time. I started the book at the beginning of February and finished at the beginning of April. That’s two months. AT LEAST doubled what it should had been without classes. It’s not difficult by any means but it’s not gripping for my attention either.

For once I can honestly say that the movie may be better than the novel, here’s the trailer for that one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34x6m-ahGIo and really that just looks DAMN NEAR AMAZING! The poster even tells me that he’s hunting vampires during the presidency years, therefor makes me more excited than the book did.  I was told today that Grahme-Smith wrote the screenplay for it though, and it doesn’t really seem like it follows the book to the letter. Which I think is a good thing. But honestly how often in Hollywood does the author of the book get to write the screen play for the movie, and IF THEY DO, how often do they change the plot or details? Honestly I have no idea, but it does just seem out of the ordinary to me. Tim Burton also plays a hand in the adaptation of the movie, so hopefully this will be a redeeming quality and not a remorseful one.

Anyways, I did like the ending of the book, that was one thing that surprised and bestowed pleasure for me. There are also chapters in the novel that are heart-wrenching. And of course the civil war was fought because Lincoln was filled with benevolence over  the innocent spilled  blood of the slaves, so he served justice against the South, the South that was colonized by bloodsucking parasites; vampires.

All in all it was a good novel, just not a great one, but the movie, that is going to be bad ass.

~Jacki K

“Choose Your Boyfriend’s Attitude App”

Hi! Welcome to the “choose your boyfriends attitude” app.
Press 1 for understanding, kind, loving boyfriend you signed up for
Press 2 for cranky, just got out of bed boyfriend
Press 3 for horny bastard boyfriend
Press 4 for drunk, horny bastard boyfriend
Press 5 for lovey-dovey, romantic boyfriend
Press 6 for “anything you say to me is going to irritate the hell out of me” boyfriend
Press 7 for “I miss you like hell” boyfriend
Press 8 for quick conversation boyfriend
Press 9 for “I’m gonna be a bitch until I eat food” boyfriend
Press 10 for distracted by video games boyfriend
Press 11 for Best Boyfriend in general about everything you say (11 may only be distributed under *set* amount, use wisely)
Press 12 for SPORTS NUT BOYFRIEND
Press 13 for drunk, argumentative boyfriend
Press 14 for drunk boyfriend
Press 15 for competitive boyfriend
Press star then pound to opt out.

Dial *1*
“You have selected number *6, 2, and 9* be prepared for everything you say and do will be irritating the hell out of him, not to mention nothing you say will help.
“STAR POUND STAR POUND!!! MOTHER FUCKER NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo- Hiya babe!”

My First Blog

Dear Reader,

Hello, this is my very first blog, I would just like to tell you what my blogs will be about. They can very anywhere from movie reviews, whats about to come out, opinions on how women are viewed today, what music I may be listening to, and anything on sex or dating life, and if you, viewer, have any questions for me, that can go from movies, sex, music, dates, opinions on the LGBT community, drinks or going green I’m your girl. Personally I believe I would be a great “IT girl” if they were still around, and maybe thanks to this blog, my tweet account and others, I can be. You want to know more about any of these things? Have personal relationship questions? Want a second opinion? Want to know how to stay STD/STI free? Ask Jacki K. I’m your girl and I will keep you up on all the new upcoming trends that matter to these subjects. I keep a clear head when it comes to hot debates, and yet I can have some wicked weekends.

 

So please, read, comment, follow, and if you ever need any advice or just want to know what movie to see this weekend. Come here.

 

JackiK