The IT Crowd (What did Jacki K Watch, day 28)

Moss, Jen, and Roy

Do you guys remember that quirky British comedy that came out around 2006, but didn’t really hit the states until 2008? It was called The IT Crowd and to anyone who was unaware about the premise of the show, maybe thought that the show was about an IT CROWD. Like the popular crowd. The new IT item. You know, that end of the social spectrum. Ironically, the show is about something completely different. It’s about the I.T. Department at a high end business with many levels to one building in London, England. And as you can imagine,  the three main characters are quite awkward, and two of them are a bit  on the antisocial side. Continue reading

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The Princess and the Frog (What did Jacki K Watch Day 27)

Princess and the frog poster

Princess and the frog poster

Or a more fitting title would be WHAT YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY BE UPSET ABOUT WITH THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, INSTEAD OF THE RACISM. 

Don’t get me wrong, I actually really enjoyed The Princess and the Frog. For the longest time I refused to watch it because I was under the biased assumption that it looked extremely racist. But then tumblr got to me, and I kept seeing posts that were incredibly too cute to pass up.

Before I explain you a thing, I do want to say that the animation of this film is beautifully done. In a previous post I ranted about how this film was the last hand-drawn film to be made by Disney. The scenery is wonderfully drawn and just breath taking in general. The movie also had many funny, cute, and adorable moments and jokes. And the characters are interesting enough to watch for 90 minutes. I especially enjoyed the jazzy alligator Louis. Continue reading

Army of Darkness (What Did Jacki K Watch? day 26)

Army of Darkness Poster

Army of Darkness Poster

GUYS IT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN ME 17 YEARS OF PURE LOVE OF HORROR TO FINALLY WATCH ARMY OF DARKNESS, BUT PLEASE RESTRAIN FROM THE HATE COMMENTS. I love horror right? I have since the age of like 6. And I was always told that the Evil Dead is this amazing, cheesy, horror franchise of blood, gore, and crazy shit. But after I was scared and scarred after watching the first installment I dubbed the franchise to scary to watch by myself. I tried again when the new Evil Dead came out, and got through the first two before seeing the new film in theaters. At the time I figured it was all I needed. And I was right about that. But I was wrong about putting the movie off for so long. Continue reading

The Emperor’s New Groove (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 25)

Poster

While I was in London, I got onto Netflix and saw all of these amazing movies and TV shows that were available there, that apparently aren’t here. If I could have sat around and watched British television shows all day in one of the most amazing cities in the world, I probably would have, but the sites called to me. The only thing I actually watched while there were show’s I’ve already seen before, those being Doctor Who and Sherlock. Hey stop giving me that face, of course I would watch those while in London! I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff. Continue reading

Unstoppable (What did Jacki K Watch Day 24)

Unstoppable poster

Unstoppable poster

I ended up watching Unstoppable , (2010) not in one fluid continuity, but I still ended up seeing all 98 minutes of it. While also rereading The Sea of Monstersbecause I seriously cannot wait until August 7th for that bad boy to hit theaters. But coming an hour into Unstoppable on FX and then watching it from the beginning when it aired directly afterwards was a bit of fun.

I ended up watching it with my father, which was lucky for me, because he has some knowledge of trains and knew that this was a Hollywood adaptation of a real life story. He provided much information that would had been lost on me, and also told me when to look up from my book. So he has his perks. Continue reading

Star Trek: Into Darkness (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 23)

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS poster

STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS poster

So I finally got around to watching a not so legal copy of Star Trek: Into Darkness, but hey guys, I’m working two jobs and don’t really have free time when theaters are open, don’t get mad at me for watching one of the summer’s most special effects driven epics through a bloated lens on my HDTV at home after 10 PM. We movie watchers have to do what we got to do.

I will admit it probably wasn’t my best idea, because now I won’t praise the movie as much as I could have if viewed in theaters. I would have appreciated the movie’s gratuitous fight scenes, explosions, and cheekbones, that much more. Continue reading

Despicable Me 2 (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 18)

DM2 poster

DM2 poster

By far the funnest animation of the summer came out this previous Wednesday to wreak havoc in the box office. And havoc was wreaked by Despicable Me 2 and all was well in the world. I was lucky enough to see it Thursday night with my father who I had seen the original with.

The movie really starts off with little Agnes’ birthday party where Gru is being by far the best father in the world to these 3 little girls. The detail they go into with the princess party theme is brilliant. All of the kids are dressed up in theme related costumes aside from Edith. Who of course is in ninja garb. Which she dons almost the entire time. I love this scene for so many reasons, but the main three are:

  1. You have girls and boys wearing whatever costumes they want, girls aren’t just princesses but also knights (etc.).
  2. When the hired fairy princess cancels last minute, Gru cross dresses as a fairy princess for his beloved Agnes.
  3. There is an adorable scene with the Minions attacking a medieval villain dressed as knights, and of course end up attacking one another.

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World War Z (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 17)

World War Z poster

World War Z poster

Last night I went to see Word War Z, toting along with my mother who has recently become a crazed zombie fan thanks to The Walking Dead. Honestly I don’t know if she likes being on-edge every Sunday(?) night or if she has the hots for one of the characters. I know you must think that I am personally crazy if I don’t watch the critically-acclaimed drama about life after zombies. But zombie films do a really good job of either making me laugh, or keeping me on edge for the entirety of the film. The idea that zombies could exist today because of some mad scientist with too much power may or may not give me some serious bouts anxiety. If I don’t watch the movie or TV show, then no anxiety! Makes sense right? It’s not like I don’t watch any zombie films; the 28 franchise gave me a run for my money, I adored Warm Bodiesand Pet Sematary gave me nightmares as a kid.

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She’s the Man (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 16)

She’s the Man poster

She’s the Man is a wonderful teen comedy that came out in 2006 that starred Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum which I love. It’s clever, fun, awkward as hell, and loosely based of off Shakespeare’s Twelfth Nightso that’s cool right? Totally. So I don’t have to give you the low down on the synopsis of the film here’s the most accurate trailer I could find that isn’t completely bad.

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Game of Thrones (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 15)

The back of the throne

The back of the throne

Yesterday a friend finally sat me down and forced me to begin watching Game of ThronesSomething I was avoiding because it was impossible to watch anywhere aside from HBO. And the fact that their DVD sets are outrageously priced. So there was a lot keeping me from this new cult phenomenon of a mystical world. I am currently 3 episodes in and I have to say, after a rocky start, I am ready for more Game of Thrones. Continue reading